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by imsevimse
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 50
Views: 1844

Re: Kanstul

Alan Kaplan plays his .500 bore 1602b and also the convertable .547 bore 1570b with removable Thayer f--valve. George Roberts did help with the single bass trombone that he played to the end. These are two giants for you that liked the Kanstul horns. In Symphony orchestras over here it is not easy f...
by imsevimse
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mt Vernon mouthpieces - hate and love
Replies: 29
Views: 1004

Re: Mt Vernon mouthpieces - hate and love

There are actually numerous options, though fewer are exactly a .485 specifically; dual bore options that are similar to the 2B's specs seem to be the norm: The quintessential King 2B is still produced, and is a .481/.491 Shires offers a 485 as a stock option, as well as several dual bore options a...
by imsevimse
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mt Vernon mouthpieces - hate and love
Replies: 29
Views: 1004

Re: Mt Vernon mouthpieces - hate and love

Chris, I think I'm a dinosaur too :-) I have never liked the idea that bigger is better. To me the biggest mouthpieces I have are not the best choice. On small bores 11C'-ish are great or the great Mnt. Vernon 12C that I played until the plating was lost. Now I'm on a 6 3/4C, still close to 11C. On ...
by imsevimse
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mt Vernon mouthpieces - hate and love
Replies: 29
Views: 1004

Re: Mt Vernon mouthpieces - hate and love

The only one who never will know exactly how you sound is you :hi: It sounds weird but if you think about it even though you hear yourself to the death you will never hear the true you. The sound travels thru your body and gets coloured by the bones on the inside on its way to your ears. This sound ...
by imsevimse
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 50
Views: 1844

Re: Kanstul

To bad if it is true ;-( I'm happy with the Kanstuls. The best modern horns I own are the 1555, 1606, 760, 1570 and the 1662. In hundred years they might be praised and missed just as the Williams horns are today.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing After Shaving
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: Playing After Shaving

I have a beard and need to shave at least where the mouthpiece is. It is the low bass register especially below contra F that I completely loose if I don't shave. I do not use an electric razor. Be gentle with the razor blade and you could wait an hour before you practice.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lost pedals with smaller mouthpiece
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Lost pedals with smaller mouthpiece

I think it is wrong to decide first what mouthpiece to choose and then struggle to make that one to work. There are lots of other mouthpieces you could try. Personally I like the 1 1/4 size very much on bass trombone. I don't think of that is a very large bass trombone mouthpiece. As someone said yo...
by imsevimse
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Does the starting point of your warm up matter?
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Does the starting point of your warm up matter?

I don't want to be dependent on a special warm-up. My gigs are often with minimal warmup so I try to practice like I'm doing a gig. My start is mostly on a Swedish folk song or any other folk song like "Jenny with the light brown hair" (starting on d above the staff) or "Londonderry air" (starting o...
by imsevimse
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

I'm not sure who is who but I think the order is like this. The first: Red Nicols? is "High placement" player, looks to be downstream but the angle is up most of the time, or perhaps stright out. The second: Pete Candoli? is"Very high placement" player, downstream, looks to push up to ascend The thi...
by imsevimse
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Keep the corners tight or nah??
Replies: 40
Views: 1088

Re: Keep the corners tight or nah??

His philosophy is "education is brainwash"? That's what he said. Well that means he is trying his best to brainwash us since he is trying to educate us. He is also trying to sell a lot of books and videos about a subject he says he is the only one who can do, except a few dead guys he use to confirm...
by imsevimse
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Keep the corners tight or nah??
Replies: 40
Views: 1088

Re: Keep the corners tight or nah??

I found this article 10 years ago. This is what can happen if you continue to play with the wrong technique. You will have cheeks hanging on your chest. Read this!!! That will teach you... https://2b06260c-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/brazzmusic/home/miscellaneous/Droopingjowlsyndrome.jp...
by imsevimse
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Low B Attachment
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: Low B Attachment

As I understand it, most of the people who used that sort of system didn't use the two valves together very often - they either used the F attachment or the D attachment. Consider playing a low C on a Bb-F-D dependent, Bb-F-Gb-D indy, and a Bb-F-D-B indy. On a Bb-F-D, you've got both valves engaged...
by imsevimse
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Developing mental focus
Replies: 46
Views: 870

Re: Developing mental focus

Yoga is a serious suggestion. It helps breathing and does good to your brain (It seams) I don't do it myself but many do. I guess they get something out from it.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

Savio wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:02 pm
And also one strange one with horn angle up. He have a sound like a bee and I dont know what to tell him. He doesn't have any register at all. I will look closer at him.

Leif
The "bees" are very difficult to type. :good:

/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Developing mental focus
Replies: 46
Views: 870

Re: Developing mental focus

Savio wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Not like me that just pick up the horn and just blow something. But sometimes thats ok also if its fun.

Leif
But wait a minute. If you are doing it all wrong, how come you sound so good? :idk:

/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

The trumpet player is a "Very High Placement" player with downstream emboushure. "Push up" to ascend and "Pull down" to descend. I looked a second time and saw the angle he use is very steep. He has bent the mouthpiece as to make the bell point more straight out. What I saw was he uses quite a lot o...
by imsevimse
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

Looking at my calendar and upcoming commitments this video will probably be the last one I will post for a while. But I think my points have been made: 1. Embouchure issues exist that cannot be fixed by breathing or focusing on musical expression or anything not related to addressing the actual iss...
by imsevimse
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Low B Attachment
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: Low B Attachment

When I purchased my current Bass Trombone, it came with that giant low B extension (Bb/F/D/B) are these sought after/ worth much? I'm literally never going to use it and would like to move it if I could. Also I've only ever seen one guy use it, have you also seen it used much? I have never met a ba...
by imsevimse
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Need breathing advise
Replies: 25
Views: 597

Re: Need breathing advise

I notice a big difference when switching between instruments with different bores. Bigger diameter tubing requires more air. If I go from a month of playing bass to playing a 500 bore horn, I notice that I have to plan my air differently. It feels strange to need to exhale at the end of a phrase, w...
by imsevimse
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Need breathing advise
Replies: 25
Views: 597

Re: Need breathing advise

The most frequent reason I have seen for "not enough air" is inefficiency of the buzz. Going from a smaller instrument to a larger one, it's really easy to waste a lot of air and not realize it. Do a lot of extremely soft playing so your capacity matches your expectations. That practice will help e...
by imsevimse
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

The trumpet player moves his jaw not only back and forth but he also moves his jaw sideways. He moves to his left when he ascends and to his right and down, to descend. The tromboneplayer is a " Low placement player" with upstream emboushure and he push down to ascend and up to descend. He switch re...
by imsevimse
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

As usual I'm late and have not read the comments after that trumpet player. He looks like a downstream, "Very high placement" player, push up to ascend and down to descend. About the jaw He moves his jaw forward which also push his mouth corners forward. It looks like there is more weight on the upp...
by imsevimse
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Developing mental focus
Replies: 46
Views: 870

Re: Developing mental focus

As I stated in my original post, I believe that part of my problem is mental focus. I'm wondering what others do to ensure what comes out of their bell is what they hear in their heads. Rather than working on being "present" in your practice, make your practice fun. When it's fun, you'll be present...
by imsevimse
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

I just found out I have no problem to switch to a "Low placement player" and to play upstream instead of downstream. The sound is a little different compared to my usual sound with "Very high placement" and downstream. It sounds like a new version of me :good: I wonder if I should experiment with t...
by imsevimse
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

I just found out I have no problem to switch to a "Low placement player" and to play upstream instead of downstream. The sound is a little different compared to my usual sound with "Very high placement" and downstream. It sounds like a new version of me :good: I wonder if I should experiment with th...
by imsevimse
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Developing mental focus
Replies: 46
Views: 870

Re: Developing mental focus

I have read "The inner game of tennis" as well as a lot of books of philosophy. All the books by Eckhard Tolle. I have also read a lot of books by Tony Buzan about mindpaps and memory training. This is interesting reading and personally I think I have learnt a lot from those books. I have learnt a l...
by imsevimse
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

Okay I read your answers now. It seems we agree he is doing rather well. I thought it looked like he was doing the reversed pivot for his emboushure type, but it is not that easy to see in front and when we saw him from the side he was playing in the high register already, playing :trebleclef: b :li...
by imsevimse
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

As usual I'm late to this one (Tromboneplayer 3) also because of work and a rehearsal with a Symphony Orchestra. I have not looked at your answers so if I'm making a fool out of myself it is not because I can't read, it is because I did not want to read, not until I made up my mind. I don't want to ...
by imsevimse
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .485 bore tenors
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: .485 bore tenors

Go vintage. Bach 6, Conn 44h "Vocabell", Conn 24h, Conn 4h, Martin "Commitee" to name a few.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

After have seen that second video of the tromboneplayer he is definitely a downstream player. I guess to make him a "Medium high placement" player could help him. The other choice would be to suggest an upstream emboushure to go with that low placement, but I would not suggest this. That plastic mou...
by imsevimse
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

I have been busy at work and came late to this one. I have not looked at the answers after that first tromboneplayer-video. I wanted to see if I could sort him out. So my answer without consideration to any other answer is it looks like he is a "Low placement player" but it also seems like he is pla...
by imsevimse
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

More bottom lip than top lip makes him a "Low placement" and probably upstream. "Push down" to ascend and up to descend. To me the last phrase was more evident.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 500 vs 508 bore
Replies: 26
Views: 1849

Re: 500 vs 508 bore

Bore is just one factor among many (some of which can't be measured) that affect how a horn blows and sounds. I've played different vintages of Bach 12s 16s and 16M's, and when played blind, you can detect "stuffy/open" or "bright/dark", but it's usually impossible to tell which is a single/dual/sm...
by imsevimse
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

If people are still getting something out of this I'll pull out some random video from my data and we can play guess the embouchure type. Yes, absolutely. That last video as a summary was very good! I can spot signs in several of those last excerpts that help me categorize them according to the thr...
by imsevimse
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

I have found that it helps my emboushure to blow in an angle down to the right when I play low. It is more of a feel than something that actually can be noticed.Then I have also found it helps to "push up" when I go real high. If "push up" to ascend means raise the horn angle slightly and to have a ...
by imsevimse
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

These trumpet players sound good. I can see the first aim to his right when he reach for the higher octave. I have no problem with that All three "tew" a little between the octave leaps. That could be worked on. The mouthcornes are not as firm as they could be. They could be more forward and down in...
by imsevimse
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

The placement of the mouthpiece is obviously different. You could suspect the first player to be upstream and the second to be downstream, but I would not be 100% sure Their placement suggest this, that's all I can say. .... except that logic dictates it's the other way around: If you play with mor...
by imsevimse
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

The placement of the mouthpiece is obviously different. You could suspect the first player to be upstream and the second to be downstream, but I would not be 100% sure Their placement suggest this, that's all I can say. The tubist has a centered mouthpiece placement. It might be easier for his overa...
by imsevimse
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

Good. But that is the typical approach taken by almost all teachers. It can provide an apparent immediate imorovement - but does nothing to fix the actually problem, it only hides it better. Yes it is an approach that teachers who themselves have never experienced such a problem would se as logical...
by imsevimse
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

"He probably needs to do a change big enough to overcome that switch." YES! "Either he needs to remain upstream or change to downstream." YES! "Probably work a lot just below or under the point where he switch and go up or down one note at the time and gradually move the switch to a point he no lon...
by imsevimse
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

He might have to do the same receipt I gave myself when I decided to get rid of my "smile emboushure". I also changed from upstream to downstream when I did my change. How I did it? I worked from top to bottom and started as high as I could downstream and took it one hafstep at the time. I started a...
by imsevimse
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

Well, you spotted his problem very quickly. What do you think? What would you try to help figure out what he needs to be doing? Yes the plan is the big thing! He probably needs to do a change big enough to overcome that switch Even if it sometimes can be difficult to diagnose what's wrong it is not...
by imsevimse
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

He change between upstream and downstream and the problem is obvious on those notes where he is neither up or downstream. At fast runs he crack in the middle. He is more successful in big leaps. If we could not see this in the plastic mouthpiece it would have been remained as hidden. I can see why t...
by imsevimse
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

"we try not to accept people with obvious mechanical issues at audition" is also how they look at it in Stockholm. I additioned for two different programs in 1982, one to be a "trombone player/musician" and the other to be a "trombone player/teacher". I was accepted at the teaching program. At the m...
by imsevimse
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Holton Tr180
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: WTB: Holton Tr180

No argument that the Glantz trigger is a bad design, but for players like me who don't need to use the second valve it is a moot point. The looks of my pawn shop TR180 are nothing to brag about, but it plays and sounds great. Actually the Glanz-bar isn't that bad. I have two Holton TR180. One is or...
by imsevimse
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

A special certificate to be trustworthy to teach and correct emboushure? No, that sounds silly to me. It is an experience to gain through a lifetime of playing and teaching and it is not enough to have ben an educated and experienced teacher because these problems can be avoided if you start student...
by imsevimse
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4722

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

In Sweden you need to be certified to work at a school. Not the exam but a special new certificate for teaching. The education I have is old 1984-1988. I worked for 13 years as a brass instrument teacher. I even had a few students in trombone at a music gymnasium for three years. The certificate ide...
by imsevimse
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?
Replies: 69
Views: 2620

Re: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?

If anyone can read through this thread from top to bottom like I just did and honestly say that it didn't make them feel a little greasy, by all means, say so and I'll never bring the matter up again. so :hi: Maybe this topic should not be in "Mouthpieces" but except from that I have no problem wit...
by imsevimse
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: The benefits of recording
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: The benefits of recording

:good:
/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass players that don’t play tenor?
Replies: 32
Views: 1178

Re: Bass players that don’t play tenor?

Most bass trombone players (ALL I know) start on tenor and switched to bass for some reason when they where ready physically. Some are doublers today, the rest probably have a tenor hidden in the closet to play if they want to. Anyone started on bass?

/Tom

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