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by imsevimse
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High range - "Relax", "No tension" etc
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: High range - "Relax", "No tension" etc

Consider this analogy: You've decided to take up weightlifting. You've never lifted weights before, so lifting, say, 50 kg is just about as much as you can handle. Then, at the gym, when struggling with the 50 kg, some big guy comes up to you, pushing 150 kg, and says: "Hey, you should relax more! ...
by imsevimse
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High range - "Relax", "No tension" etc
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: High range - "Relax", "No tension" etc

No, there is a lot of work to play ultra high. The work is to control those small muscles that holds your emboushure The thing with those who struggle with high range and can not do it is they often work to hard with the wrong muscles which build tensions in a lot of areas that need to be relaxed. T...
by imsevimse
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 500 vs 508 bore
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: 500 vs 508 bore

I prefer .485 to .500 before .508 for lead parts. I would not say small bores are "stuffer" the smaller they are. I think that often is more coused by not finding the sweet spot in the smaller horn. This happens a lot if you are not used to play that size, maybe you are not comfortable on a smaller ...
by imsevimse
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Leadpipes? Do I have one?
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Leadpipes? Do I have one?

New trombones often come with two or three leadpipes that can be removed and switched easily. Old horns have one leadpipe that is fixed and can not be removed as easy. On my new horns I tried the different options and found one that worked well and have not changed since. The old horns just have the...
by imsevimse
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single valve bass trombone choices.
Replies: 18
Views: 7560

Re: Single valve bass trombone choices.

You have to relearn so you never play any notes with the slide in a closed position. The only note I play on a closed first position on a horn with f-valve is the low F on T1.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2214

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

Sorry I bring this topic up again but……. Yes, its so good to learn all the possibilities a double valve in line have. Its in fact nearly endless. With a little risk to also confuse a beginner. But I have still have to say, its not a goal to move the slide as little as possible. It is an essential s...
by imsevimse
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Relearning Positions on New Horn
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Relearning Positions on New Horn

Every horn is different, including the same model horns! High G on my bass is nearly in first position. On my large tenor it is basically second. Yes the horns are different. Brands are different and individual horns of the same brand are different. Basses are different from tenors and of course al...
by imsevimse
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Relearning Positions on New Horn
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Relearning Positions on New Horn

Yes, I think Matt K is right. I have a lot of trombones. None of them has the e and g at the same spot and the Ab on first is always very flat on every horn. Modern horns are built like that. As to the problems. If it is an old horn then check the leadpipe for dirt. If not dirt then it is probably y...
by imsevimse
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Small bore suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 1653

Re: Small bore suggestions

Ok, I’m contemplating a trade with my Yamaha 891Z (508 bore, 8 bell). I like it but I finally found I was on the wrong way: I think I’m a smaller gear person... And I have a 640 wich I think can do the same job with the right mouthpiece, cleaner... I understood when I played test my ugly King 606 I...
by imsevimse
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2214

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

Tonight was the second time I brought the single valve bass to a big band gig. I think I will continue to do so, I've got so much positive feedback now on the single that I can not find any good excuse to go back to a double. This horn just sings. The lead trombone player gave me much credit for my ...
by imsevimse
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2214

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

For the first time I brought a single bass to a payed gig with a big band. Encouraged by the other trombonists in the section on the rehearsal this monday I used the Holton 169 I bought last week. It worked very well. It was decided we should play swing all night but it was obvious from the start th...
by imsevimse
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2214

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

I have a student playing a Yamaha bass single these days. He have a regular Bach 1 1/2g and sounds amazing. Big centred core with colours around. I nearly dont dear to play because that sound is so good. I dont know the number on that horn but it has a yellow bell. Maybe 322? Anyway, how instrument...
by imsevimse
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Small bore suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 1653

Re: Small bore suggestions

I ordered a 32H cupper leadpipe from Noah Gladstone to my YSL-891Z. On the website that leadpipe is sold for a .500 bore. This leadpipe is .508. I had to do a special order. The sound is better now. /Tom Interesting... You meant “copper”, right? Seamed or drawn? How would you describe it compared t...
by imsevimse
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Small bore suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 1653

Re: Small bore suggestions

PaKETaZ wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:57 am
I find the 891Z (with the Kanstul leadpipe, I’ll give you that) too... diffuse.
I ordered a 32H cupper leadpipe from Noah Gladstone to my YSL-891Z. On the website that leadpipe is sold for a .500 bore. This leadpipe is .508. I had to do a special order. The sound is better now.
/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2214

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

the single valve bass may limit your acceptance. Not "big enough" for bass, and too big for tenor. As I see it, this is a little wrong put Bruce? A single has the same bore and bell as an double. The sound can even be bigger on a single. So big enough is not a problem. The problem is technically ar...
by imsevimse
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185
Replies: 18
Views: 2121

Re: Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185

I'm struggling to explain to my wife why I need all the trombones that I have, but I'm way behind you. What's your secret :wink: S Me and my trombones don't need no wife :-) More testing... Yesterday I took the 169 to a big band. I got a lot of positive comments on my sound from the other bone-play...
by imsevimse
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: How Can He Do This?
Replies: 29
Views: 2199

Re: How Can He Do This?

The only Trombone I have ever played is the (new) King 606 I had on rental for two months over the summer. I watched a beginner video on YT that outlined the location of the positions thus: 1st: slide closed; 6th, slide out as far as comfortable, 3rd, 1st upright of the slide in line with the bell,...
by imsevimse
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: How Can He Do This?
Replies: 29
Views: 2199

Re: How Can He Do This?

If you play different brands and models the distance to the bell varies. My question to them who think they need to touch the bell for reference is; Why the need of a reference for 3:rd position if you can find 4th, 5th and 6th pos without a reference? I think touching the bell is just a habit. If y...
by imsevimse
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High note technique
Replies: 37
Views: 1521

Re: High note technique

I don't think it is possible to just follow a good player and do the same. We can't copy what works and just apply it on our selves. The reason is we are physically different. Just have a look at everything on the outside and it is obvious we are not created the same. The same differences are within...
by imsevimse
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185
Replies: 18
Views: 2121

Re: Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185

This evening I put four Holton basses up to a test. It is one 169 with 9 1/2" bell from 1964, two TR185 with 9 1/2" bell from 1968 and one TR183 with 9" bell from 1974. I put them on four stands and switched repeatedly between them. First one comment about the trigger on the TR183 that has two plast...
by imsevimse
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High note technique
Replies: 37
Views: 1521

Re: High note technique

He sounds good and plays well but I wouldn't go so far as to say he knows his business. What he does and talks about is correct for some players, but far from correct for others. A lot of my teaching time involves getting players to unlearn wrong stuff they've learned from good players like that. Y...
by imsevimse
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185
Replies: 18
Views: 2121

Re: Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185

Look at your picture and study the flare width... 185's were 9 1/2" or 10" in diameter whilst almost all 169's were 9 3/8" diameter, which makes the 169 look like a more open bell throat. I have owned many 185's and 169's. 169 Holtons vary a lot.... thick bells and thin bells, different valve bores...
by imsevimse
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High note technique
Replies: 37
Views: 1521

Re: High note technique

This guy is actually more dangerous because unlike the first post, he can play the high register with good sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJXt8SL8VWo Yes he knows his bussiness. I think he is making much more sense, and he is not just talk. I don't know who he is, but somebody should. That ...
by imsevimse
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 7, 9, 11, 12
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: Bach 7, 9, 11, 12

I have a MV 12C that feels more like a modern 11C. Twenty years ago I used that mouthpiece a lot, but the loss of plating has made me search in another direction. Modern 11C's are great too but... No mouthpiece beats my 6 3/4C. The 7C is good, but for some reason not the best for me at the moment. I...
by imsevimse
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High note technique
Replies: 37
Views: 1521

Re: High note technique

I think he is forgetting something that is very important and that is the importance of a good SOUND. The sound is a very good guide to if something is right or not. Since he has not solved THAT puzzle himself It is hard to take anything he says seriously. What he says and what he does could be diff...
by imsevimse
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doubling on trombone and cornet
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: Doubling on trombone and cornet

That shouldn't be a problem. You will learn if you really put work into it. When I grew up one teacher had the belief I should not switch mouthpiece, not to play trumpet, not even to change mouthpiece on trombone. "Pick one and stick to it". Other teachers pointed that as long as you put work in eve...
by imsevimse
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?
Replies: 27
Views: 2800

Re: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?

I think it is great value to experiment with what ever is fun for no particular reason at all. You always learn something. To do wild and crazy things and to think out of the box is a method to learn. You will never know where that takes you. The road can take a quick turn in another direction, but ...
by imsevimse
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Factors affecting intonation and slide positions
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Factors affecting intonation and slide positions

Clean the leadpipe from dirt. Where the mouthpiece ends is a place where a lot of dirt is collected. I have played a King 2b where the dirt at that place in the leadpipe was hard as concrete. I had to use a knife to remove everything. The horn was really bad, the sound was unfocused and the intonati...
by imsevimse
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?
Replies: 27
Views: 2800

Re: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?

I think it is always difficult to predict how tools will work. Some of my trombones and gears are fine at home, but when I bring them to a big band or an orchestra and try them for real in the right context, it is another thing. I'm sure the mouthpiece works for you, we can hear it does, but does it...
by imsevimse
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?
Replies: 27
Views: 2800

Re: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?

I have the 5CL and 15CL. I used them for a short time. I think it is obvious they suit Christian Lindbergh very well. I think it is a problem with most custom made products. If they are perfect for him and his playing as a world class soloist it is just average for an average player who performs in...
by imsevimse
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?
Replies: 27
Views: 2800

Re: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?

I have the 5CL and 15CL. I used them for a short time. I think it is obvious they suit Christian Lindbergh very well. I think it is a problem with most custom made products. If they are perfect for him and his playing as a world class soloist it is just average for an average player who performs in ...
by imsevimse
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Older Yamaha 321 and 322R basses
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Older Yamaha 321 and 322R basses

I'm a collector. I have one 321 and one 322. They are truly great! 😀 I have no Shires. I have tried but I can't find a reason to buy at those high prices. Old instruments are as good, sometimes better, and definitely cheaper.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single valve bass trombone choices.
Replies: 18
Views: 7560

Re: Single valve bass trombone choices.

The Yamaha model 321 and 322 can be found at a good price. If you want a cheap single you should definitely look out for one of those.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alto trombone bad note
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Alto trombone bad note

In analogy to that bad Db the corresponding note on a tenor is the bad Ab (bad ass :good: ) Many players have said the high Ab is difficult on third position on a tenor. I do remember I had troubles with the Ab too in high school on a King 3b with f- valve. I thought it to be the valve. I sold that ...
by imsevimse
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bolero on Veteran's Day program in France
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: Bolero on Veteran's Day program in France

Well, I did intend to inject a little humor. And yet, physically it just isn't that hard. The problem here is mental, right? Ten minutes to think about how you're going to clam the first note (one you used to hit in 9th grade), thereby disgracing yourself, getting fired, losing the career you studi...
by imsevimse
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bolero on Veteran's Day program in France
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: Bolero on Veteran's Day program in France

Not just physics, a lot of psychics going on in those 10 minutes. A capacity of 200% and 300% confidence, then anyone can do it. It's easy.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185
Replies: 18
Views: 2121

Re: Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185

I now have two 9 1/2" bell TR185. Both from 1968 and both are great. One has the optional second valve in Eb and the original almost impossible thumb-setup to control both valves. What were they thinking? The other has a modernized D-valve which is manovered by the middle finger. Much more useful. B...
by imsevimse
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences between Benge 190f & 165f
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Differences between Benge 190f & 165f

I have a 190C. The C is because it has a removable open wrap f-valve. I do not think there are any 165C- models.

I have not heard of any other difference than the 190 has an open wrap and the 165 don't. I'm also interested. What about the valve?

/Tom
by imsevimse
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185
Replies: 18
Views: 2121

Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185

I know this has been discussed a lot, but unfortunately the knowledge that was shared is now buried in the old forum and that forum might never go up again. I'm interested in these facts and new generations of trombone players might also be interested, so please share if you know the answers 😀 1. I ...
by imsevimse
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz Player Accustomed to Jazz Articulation
Replies: 13
Views: 6038

Re: Jazz Player Accustomed to Jazz Articulation

Very good advice so far. A lot have to do with efficiency. It could help to fix the legato first. To be able to play long legato phrases you need a continuous airstream and an efficient use of the lips. Don't be scared of glissando as you learn. Most important is continuous air. To practice you coul...
by imsevimse
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 176
Views: 16639

Re: What we're doing

It has been an intense period of gigs and everyday work the whole autumn and it continues. - We finished our two months of monday night gigs at the Olympia theatre in Stockholm with the "Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band". We played the last and seventh concert this monday. The trial period turned out ju...
by imsevimse
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High Note Milestone?
Replies: 18
Views: 8937

Re: High Note Milestone?

The five ledger high F in writing isn't that common. I have seen it a few times in trombone-quartets by Tommy Pedersen amongst others. /Tom It's in every Maxted (except those where the key signature makes it F#) and there are 20 of them. I hear it often from the first in our trombone choir. I'm on ...
by imsevimse
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High Note Milestone?
Replies: 18
Views: 8937

Re: High Note Milestone?

The five ledger high F in writing isn't that common. I have seen it a few times in trombone-quartets by Tommy Pedersen amongst others. In big band arrangements I have not yet had an high F in my part, but a few E's, Eb's andf D's, but notes up to Db are very common. To be able to play a reliable fiv...
by imsevimse
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 65
Views: 8082

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Hello! Could u please tell me the differences between the 13M and 13ML also Compared to a Bach 6,5AL? Thanks! The Karl Hammond mouthpiece series is very comfortable to play. I have the 14XS, 14S, 13M, 13ML, 13L, 12M, 12ML, 12MXL, 12L, 11M, 11ML, 11L, 19BL, 20BL, 21BXL. I use several of them on diff...
by imsevimse
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct
Replies: 52
Views: 9995

Re: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct

Hello Somebody in power - who knows how that could happen - said while pointing fingers: "It's dangerous to be a man now... you could be wrongly accused to something like this. I have several times, many, many times so I know...." but the real problem is there has always been dangerous to be a woman...
by imsevimse
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Diffuse sound in lower register when playing soft
Replies: 11
Views: 1530

Re: Diffuse sound in lower register when playing soft

I agree to what's been said above and just add something from my experience... There are great benefits from soft playing, but I did not experience this until I combined it with legato playing and playing the legato with no tongue. This means the soft playing must be done right to be effective just ...
by imsevimse
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Big Band Performances and Fees
Replies: 15
Views: 25052

Re: Big Band Performances and Fees

It varies a lot. If it is a dance with a more known band I get between $130 and $170. With a not known band I get $65 which is as low as I go on a dance gig.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What horn is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: What horn is this?

On the other hand we have the Conn 44H "razorbell" (Vocabell) that looked cool and actually played well. Yes the "Vocabell" Conn 44h is a fine horn. Very thick bell and likewise the tuning slide. The whole horn is thicker. It's built like a tank and no bell-ring. Despite this the response is quick ...
by imsevimse
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

Re: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band

This was yesterday's concert. Next Monday will be the last concert before Christmas..This was our sixth concert and our drummer and singer starts to take their chanses with this Sinatra number. "New York New York", the last number in the show. I'm usually on second but this concert I sub on first. /...
by imsevimse
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 2h anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: Conn 2h anyone?

I think it may need a different (shank) mouthpiece. It is 0.458 which is the same as my old Conn from 1902. It is close to the bore of a trumpet. I made a search and found this link on internet https://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/Conn2H1924image.html Hope someone knows for sure and can give you the deta...

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