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by Namibiantrombone
Tue May 07, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Endurance training
Replies: 17
Views: 781

Re: Endurance training

Though I may not be an expert/teacher. I'm teaching myself due to teacher availability/costs. I use quite a number of different sources studies. Playing a bit long and regular helps. Shorter at starts with breaks, but as you grew strength you will be fine just playing longer at a time say 40min. It ...
by Namibiantrombone
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: My Yamaha trombone made me bleed!!
Replies: 20
Views: 901

Re: My Yamaha trombone made me bleed!!

My ysl 354 hasn't done that over two years. Though I experienced it with another nameless much older trombone right after oiling it.
by Namibiantrombone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: How Can He Do This?
Replies: 29
Views: 3776

Re: How Can He Do This?

Anybody knows where to watch Alex Iles videos? Tried to search but seems scarce.
by Namibiantrombone
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A very unusual trumpet embouchure
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: A very unusual trumpet embouchure

I read this in Charles Stacy trombone studies,is this normal? Sorry I pasted it from pdf.”The extremely high registers must be acquired with as light pressure of the mouthpiece upon the lips, reliance being placed entirely upon the lip muscles for the contraction of the embouchure.” There is a schoo...
by Namibiantrombone
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How many years a slide lub bottle stay good?
Replies: 10
Views: 2705

Re: How many years a slide lub bottle stay good?

The Yamaha purple bottle last at least a year, but I only use it once a week. I bought 4 at once when I travelled. I only keep in it and use it from the fridge. I only keep slideomix and Yamaha cream as backup in the bag. However this is for the older horn I use. Somebody sold me trombotine (which i...
by Namibiantrombone
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 2337

Re: Mouthpiece suggestions

I'm an amateur and played now for a year. Trying to transcribe music through listening and noting on musescore. This process helps me a lot with confidence in sightreading. However I noted whistling a note ( soprano) is not always accurately indicated on the tuner, thus my transcription would be unr...
by Namibiantrombone
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 2337

Re: Mouthpiece suggestions

I started playing on a trombone given to me which had an alto mouthpiece as I found out. Played on it for a year even though I got a Yamaha ysl student model 354 E. I started playing on the latter mouthpiece for a few months now. I practice exclusively on it, however I find I can't tighten my lips e...
by Namibiantrombone
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue position
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Tongue position

Though I am an amateur, I relied quite heavily on the tah (unknowingly) while some suggest dah for legato until I recorded myself whilst playing with others. On the older trombone both these don't differ much and the attack is quite strong. I heard one professional saying she uses lah instead. Sound...
by Namibiantrombone
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: How to practice technical studies on your own
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

How to practice technical studies on your own

I have been playing trombone for over a year, but keen to improve. Private tutor is at the moment out of reach. However I found, via the internet archive, technical studies books by C. KOPPRASCH Sixty Studies for Trombone, A Slama 66 Etudes in all major and keys for Trombone, Chas E. Stacy Techninal...
by Namibiantrombone
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Listening and learning by ear, alto
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Listening and learning by ear, alto

I'm also a beginner and include playing by ear in every practice session. If I know the song or can sing in my head I can simply use my bone to export the pitches I anticipate. While being mindful of the scale positions, which comes naturally. However at one point I was using songs to recall pitch, ...

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