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by CalgaryTbone
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How to practice the Arban book
Replies: 24
Views: 1536

Re: How to practice the Arban book

One thing I would suggest is to play some of the exercises in other keys. Jim Scott That was one of the complaints of that trumpet teacher I linked to. His other complaint was the lack of any high range. He solved both by rewriting the PD version from IMSLP in many more keys. He calls it New Arbans...
by CalgaryTbone
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How to practice the Arban book
Replies: 24
Views: 1536

Re: How to practice the Arban book

One thing I would suggest is to play some of the exercises in other keys. It's very easy to take an exercise in B flat, and just imagine that the key signature is B natural instead. Arbans is a little too "flat key oriented" so practicing some of your technical exercises in sharp keys will make you ...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51 or Bach4G
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: Schilke 51 or Bach4G

I think there was a thread on the old forum about the Schilke numbering system. I believe many of the mouthpieces already existed as models made for various artists, and they bunched them together with the same number for the rim in a sort of "close enough" move. Also I've been surprised to find out...
by CalgaryTbone
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Going from 5G to Bach 5
Replies: 20
Views: 1263

Re: Going from 5G to Bach 5

I'll try this again - the "chat" ate my response. I found that the small Schilke 51 worked well in a Yamaha 321 Euphonium when I was playing the large version on my .547 horn, and I also was surprised that it played pretty well in a Conn 75H (a 1980's replacement of the 78) that I tried one time. I ...
by CalgaryTbone
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: GB 2GP (Premru)
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: FS: GB 2GP (Premru)

Bump.
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Going from 5G to Bach 5
Replies: 20
Views: 1263

Re: Going from 5G to Bach 5

The Bach 5 is smaller in the cup/throat than than the 5GS - the 4C would be slightly bigger in the rim area, but with a shallower cup than the 5. It all depends on what the OP is looking for - if he wants the same rim, a 5 is worth trying. If he wants to invest some $$, a Doug Elliott setup is a goo...
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Going from 5G to Bach 5
Replies: 20
Views: 1263

Re: Going from 5G to Bach 5

Back in the day, when Bach 5G's were "the" standard for .547 horns, there were a lot of players that used a 5 on their small bore horns. There might be other mouthpieces that are "better" for the small horn, but a 5 will work reasonably well, and will be a comfortable switch. How well it works will ...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: GB 2GP (Premru)
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: FS: GB 2GP (Premru)

Hi - I sent a PM a few days ago. Can I see pics.? Also wondering about the $$?

Thanks!

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giardinelli Size Chart? Plus M vs. D underparts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Giardinelli Size Chart? Plus M vs. D underparts?

I think this will work - here (hopefully) is a c.1980 Giardinelli catalog w/their trombone offerings:
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giardinelli Size Chart? Plus M vs. D underparts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Giardinelli Size Chart? Plus M vs. D underparts?

I found the Giardinelli catalog and scanned the trombone pages. Either someone can talk me through how to post a pdf attachment here, or I can easily send it to anyone that wants it.via email. There's no date on the catalog, but I'm guessing by the address of the shop, it's from the early 80's - sti...
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Lindberg 13CL
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: WTB Lindberg 13CL

Thanks Barry, but I was looking for the 13CL because it's supposed to be the same rim size as what I play on tenor. Was thinking of trying it as an alto mpc. or for small tenor depending on how it works for me. Harrison's right - not very expensive new (Hickeys is best price I've found) - but I'm ju...
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help with Identification
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: Help with Identification

My High School had a Holton (student model) .547 bore that looked like that. 9" bell, and it played OK. I used it during marching season, so I wouldn't have to drag my 88H out on the field.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giardinelli Size Chart? Plus M vs. D underparts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Giardinelli Size Chart? Plus M vs. D underparts?

I doubt there's any legal issue - I need to find it. I'll try to get to that today, and I may need some help as to how to post it here. My computer skills are limited.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giardinelli Size Chart? Plus M vs. D underparts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Giardinelli Size Chart? Plus M vs. D underparts?

To the OP: I have an old Giardinelli brochure somewhere - I'm pretty sure I can find it. I'll send you a scan of it when I find it.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Project 1958 6H
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

Re: FS: Project 6H

I think the bell engraving that you describe is from the 60's. If you can see the serial number on the slide, you can find out the year by going to the Conn Loyalist site.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath Large Bores
Replies: 25
Views: 2547

Re: Rath Large Bores

I tried some Raths at Dillon Music in NJ several years ago. I really loved one that they told me was Michael Powell's basic model - red bell, bronze slide, rotax valve. It was very much like a great 88H. Both Powell and Rojak are playing Rath's in the American Brass Quintet (or at least were playing...
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Snake oil instead of good teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5715

Re: Snake oil instead of good teaching?

I'm pretty sure that even after we get back to teaching lessons in person, we won't be trying the student's horn for quite a while. The days of casually playing a few licks on another person's instrument are gone, at least for now.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Lindberg 13CL
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: WTB Lindberg 13CL

I've also been looking for one of these. If there are multiples of this mpc., please contact me after Kdanielsen finds his and we can talk.

Thanks!

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: What did minick do?
Replies: 26
Views: 2731

Re: What did minick do?

Minnick was one of the first repair guys to venture into open wraps, detachable valve sections, and removable leadpipes. Also, the making of leadpipes of his own design, and experimenting with bracing on stock horns like Conns and Bachs. These were new innovations when I was a student, but people we...
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Snake oil instead of good teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 5715

Re: Snake oil instead of good teaching?

The problem with giving advice about these things is that you need more information than what can be relayed in a single email post to really determine what's wrong. Some years ago, I took on a jr. high euphonium player as a student. It was a favour to a colleague (the family were neighbors of a fri...
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Alto trombone in 10-piece brass group
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Alto trombone in 10-piece brass group

Check out the German Brass recordings of Bach and other baroque music - some nice uses of alto on the occasional piece. Enrique Crespo also uses an alto valve trombone for an interesting sound color in some more technical pieces.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tuning Tips
Replies: 32
Views: 4125

Re: Tuning Tips

The "D" above tuning B flat, as well as the octave up are flat on most older horns (in 1st position) and are slightly sharp (in 1st) on most newer instruments. Manufacturers learned to adjust some dimensions in their trombones to accomplish this since flat harmonics are a bigger problem than sharp o...
by CalgaryTbone
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: ISO: Alto trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: ISO: Alto trombone

I saw a Dillon Alto on eBay earlier today - in your price range, and looked to be in good shape.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Bad news from the symphonic scene
Replies: 39
Views: 4205

Re: Bad news from Indianapolis

I was lucky to be able to play a few concerts in the past 2 months. Not sure when I'll be able to perform again. Where the heck did you do that? Not very smart of the people putting those concerts on. I saw a recent Monozl (spelling?) Brass recording on YouTube that was a straight up concert jammed...
by CalgaryTbone
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Martin Urbie Green Trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: Martin Urbie Green Trombone

That sounds about right. I met Urbie around that time - maybe year or two later, A few of my fellow students from Manhattan School of Music found out that Urbie was playing club date w/a rhythm section at Michael's Pub in NYC. About 5 of us went and sat at a table up front and clapped like crazy aft...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on a Benge 290?
Replies: 37
Views: 3302

Re: Thoughts on a Benge 290?

The Benge tenors were popular for a time. John Marcellus was endorsing them, and most of the Cleveland section were playing them. Dave Finlayson won the NY Phil. 2nd job on one (but switched to Bachs when he got there), and Jim Pugh had something to do with the development of the .500 bore horn, and...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning outer slide tubes on nickel alloy tubes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1995

Re: Cleaning outer slide tubes on nickel alloy tubes?

I think you want the Wright's Brass Polish - I could be wrong but I think the previous poster just made a mistake in the name. I've always used the Polish anyway. Don't use too much, and rinse thoroughly when you're done. It is one of the few brass polishers that is water soluble.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: USPS
Replies: 113
Views: 9383

Re: USPS

USPS is slow these days, but so are most of the others too. It's double the slow service here, because it gets handed off to Canada Post after a vacation at Canada Customs. I had a really bad experience with DHL once - they kept trying to deliver a correctly addressed package to a different address ...
by CalgaryTbone
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Use of plug-in valve
Replies: 30
Views: 2700

Re: Use of plug-in valve

I do have an old 72H with a plug-in 2nd valve. I don't remove the 2nd valve often, but I also don't play the horn often. I ended up with it because I found a great eBay deal on a 72H, and an old friend on the previous list had some parts and made me a reasonably priced plug-in valve from parts he ha...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Music for Horn, Trombone, and Bass Trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Music for Horn, Trombone, and Bass Trombone

I just read that Hidas trio at a "socially distanced" back yard get together with some other brass players from my orchestra. Very good piece, and there are substitute parts included so that it can be played by 3 trombones (alto, tenor, bass) or horn, trombone, tuba, or any combination of those. We ...
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: slide extender
Replies: 35
Views: 5768

Re: slide extender

A proper handle might be better, but if it's for a young student, hopefully it's just a temporary fix until their arms grow a bit. As far as making the leather handle a bit more rigid, that's why I suggested a cut down popsicle stick inserted into the mouthpiece pouch (maybe a short small wooden dow...
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: slide extender
Replies: 35
Views: 5768

Re: slide extender

I don't want to take business away from the folks who have designed products, but I have often thought that you could making something similar out of a leather trumpet mouthpiece pouch. You might want to cut a popsicle stick to size to put inside it to make it more rigid. It would be in the student'...
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Sauer and Alessi
Replies: 60
Views: 4654

Re: Sauer and Alessi

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the link too!
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Fast Lip Slurs
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Fast Lip Slurs

All of the method books mentioned are good for finding exercises, but a good starting point is to just pick a note to start on (say middle b flat in 1st) and start slurring to the next harmonic up (or down) using quarter notes in 4/4 time. Then move to eighth notes for a bar - then eighth note tripl...
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Sauer and Alessi
Replies: 60
Views: 4654

Re: Sauer and Alessi

All of us that lived through the 70s/80s have pictures that feature fashion choices we'd like to forget! There may be similar regret 40 - 50 years from now for high school/college students of today.
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Sauer and Alessi
Replies: 60
Views: 4654

Re: Sauer and Alessi

I would guess that Joe is playing the top (melody) part. I've heard him live enough to feel like I recognize his sound, legato and vibrato. Of course, these are all great players, so any of them would do a fantastic job on any part, so I could be wrong on that. The 4 of them sound beautiful - what a...
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sterling Silver Bells
Replies: 12
Views: 2579

Re: Sterling Silver Bells

I think that at least at one time, the whole section in the San Diego Symphony were playing sterling silver Conns. Not sure if that's still the case.
by CalgaryTbone
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: alto mouthpiece suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1841

Re: alto mouthpiece suggestions

I'm certainly no expert, but when I played alto, a smaller mouthpiece gave a more characteristic sound. I used a Christian Lindberg 15. Anything larger you might as well use a small tenor, soundwise. I'm a fan of Doug's stuff (and big rims) for tenor. You've got some time, you should probably see i...
by CalgaryTbone
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 20686

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Could I suggest that we form an academic research committee for the next ITA and have a nice roundtable with qualified academics, and performing artists? Kinda like what ITA had with the Awards Committee. Look for Abby's post online. Could I suggest the editors of the Fillmore marches, like de Meij...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Alternatives to Lassus Trombone
Replies: 36
Views: 2678

Re: Alternatives to Lassus Trombone

I've played a couple of "76Trombones" arrangements that have glisses - easy to incorporate your own version of that as a demo tune.

JS
by CalgaryTbone
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Woah
Replies: 19
Views: 2028

Re: Woah

Sorry, I messed up the quote from Burgerbob in my reply - I like the 10,000 hours quote - somehow, i dropped it in my post.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Woah
Replies: 19
Views: 2028

Re: Woah

Practice for 10000 hours Get a nice mic In that order. :good: No substitute for practicing - make sure that your practicing includes long tones and slow lip slurs, and that your music listening includes lots of great trombone players. Have the great sounds that they produce in your head while you p...
by CalgaryTbone
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What kind of black magic is this horn?
Replies: 20
Views: 1976

Re: What kind of black magic is this horn?

I have a plug-in valve for an old 72H that works very well. In that case, the horn still has the old closed wrap F attachment, so it's set up differently. Plays very well though. I would think this would play well - free blowing while the valve isn't engaged, and maybe a bit "tighter" through the f ...
by CalgaryTbone
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 20686

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Here's my take. I think that Fillmore was perhaps not a "bad" man by the standards of his time. I'm also not sure how many listeners would catch the racial slur in the title of "Lassus", or how many would care. This is all however irrelevant - I would know! I'm a grown-ass man, working in 2020 (at l...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 20686

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

The title "Lassus Trombone" (I've been told) is indeed a play on the word molasses, or more to the point, the old saying - "Slower than molasses". This was a saying that was meant to characterize a person as lazy, and it was often applied to black people to promote an insulting image of them. The ty...
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Denis Wick heavytop conversion boosters
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: Denis Wick heavytop conversion boosters

There's a Wick booster on eBay right now, in case anyone is wanting to give it a try.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Hugh Fraser passes away
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Hugh Fraser passes away

Hugh was a force of nature. As a trombonist he was the embodiment of excitement and enthusiasm. I remember playing a big band gig where Hugh was the guest artist. We went at least a 1/2 hour overtime with the audience standing in place and crying for more. His solos kept getting more intense with ev...
by CalgaryTbone
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR-E vs AR valves
Replies: 12
Views: 1665

Re: Edwards CR-E vs AR valves

Yeah, but that's a big expense to just be able to find out if the new valve section is an improvement to my existing set-up. I guess Edwards knows what's the best business decision for them when it comes to what choices they offer, but it would be nice to be able to test all of the various valves wi...
by CalgaryTbone
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR-E vs AR valves
Replies: 12
Views: 1665

Re: Edwards CR-E vs AR valves

Thanks for the reply - too bad to hear that though.

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