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by GBP
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2834

Re: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?

I think the Suites are less about the instrument and more about the musician. On trombone, there are lots of compromises that must be made to make them playable by a wind instrument. The musician needs to weigh their skills against the comprises to create a convincing performance.
by GBP
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2834

Re: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?

Didn’t Marsteller do an arrangement of the Suites for trombone?
by GBP
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2181

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 GBP
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2181

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

I have always wanted to try that Conn 88h tenor with the 9 inch bell and bass slide.
by GBP
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2181

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

To be clear, my "points" - if any - were: • A single-valve bass trombone does not sound appreciably different (or "smaller") relative to a double-valve bass of the same make, bore size, etc. It just looks smaller. That appearance should not be used as a point of prejudice or belittlement. For reper...
by GBP
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2181

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

I didn’t miss his point. You however, missed mine.
by GBP
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2181

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

I have an Edwards 427 single bass. I use it when play the Mozart Requiem, Beethoven 9 and similar music where a less heavy sound is needed. I don’t play it often, sticking with doubles for most of the playing I do. Good grief. A full-size bass trombone (yes, even single-valve bass trombones are typ...
by GBP
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2181

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

If a single works for the type of playing you do and the kind of player you are, play a single. If not, play a double. You’re welcome.
by GBP
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2181

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

I have an Edwards 427 single bass. I use it when play the Mozart Requiem, Beethoven 9 and similar music where a less heavy sound is needed. I don’t play it often, sticking with doubles for most of the playing I do.
by GBP
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What can I expect from an All Nickel Slide?
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: What can I expect from an All Nickel Slide?

I am going to try my M/K nickel silver leadpipe in my Edwards nickel silver slide. I am trying to develop a more commercial sounding horn.
by GBP
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Diffuse sound in lower register when playing soft
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Diffuse sound in lower register when playing soft

I do that study out of the Vernon book that combines soft playing with legato technique as slow as you can play it. I do it in all keys. It really helps to give my soft playing clarity and focus.
by GBP
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Harmonic Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Harmonic Bridge

For those of you who have fooled around with the harmonic bridge on a 502, what were your impressions on how the rods effected the feel and the sound? Placements seems critical, also. I have used all silver rods. The red, to me, make the horn play tight.
by GBP
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bass Trombone Jazz/Symphonic
Replies: 19
Views: 1747

Re: Bass Trombone Jazz/Symphonic

I find it difficult to "blend" with the tubas on my 7B clone. My guess is that it would be better on a Bach or such. However, when we do most things in the band, I'm really happy with the sound I get from the horn. When we did "Pirates of the Caribbean" this past season, this horn was GREAT. It dou...
by GBP
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB G&W Karif Bass Piece
Replies: 0
Views: 288

WTB G&W Karif Bass Piece

Must be in good condition. No damage to the rim or shank.
by GBP
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: G&W Karif
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: FS: G&W Karif

Still for sale?
by GBP
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: 7th Position
Replies: 16
Views: 1651

Re: 7th Position

I use 7th when it makes sense to do so. I don’t try not to use it, but in most situations, there are better solutions available.
by GBP
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing
Replies: 24
Views: 1574

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing

Ralph Sauer in a masterclass said that he doesn’t buzz. He felt it didn’t do anything for him. He also said that if you feel it is helping your playing, by all means continue to do so. We all have different weaknesses and strengths, so what we do to improve will be different.
by GBP
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High range to low range
Replies: 30
Views: 1609

Re: High range to low range

Not everyone can play shiftless. I can't. But, I shift by sliding my lips on my teeth, not sliding the mouthpiece. Got that pro tip from Doug Elliot. (Amongst many others.) I don't think this is necessarily universal for all embouchure types, though. Also important is returning to the same horn ang...
by GBP
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Beethoven 9th Symphony - Alto or Tenor
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

Re: Beethoven 9th Symphony - Alto or Tenor

Go with the instrument you can play in tune and with your best sound. Alto can be tricky if you haven’t spent time working things out. I like Andrew’s suggestion. It is a very good compromise.
by GBP
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

I like playing stainless. It gives my sound good clarity. I feel like it gives my sound some presence without having to really push.
by GBP
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: They Weren’t Joking
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: They Weren’t Joking

Those new Greenhoes are great horns. My buddy just had a section built up around a Shires bell and he really sounds good. I was wondering how Shilke would approach building the Greenhoes (units vs. quality). Clearly they put craftsmanship as their primary goal.
by GBP
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

If you like the Harwood, try the NYO
by GBP
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: They Weren’t Joking
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: They Weren’t Joking

That CRE plays great. I have no doubt the 502i will exceed the CRE.
by GBP
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: They Weren’t Joking
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: They Weren’t Joking

It isn’t a huge deal. I have a very nice Greenhoe Edwards bass that I play on and a CRE that I use as a jazz horn.
by GBP
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: They Weren’t Joking
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: They Weren’t Joking

I haven’t seen many for sale used. They must really play well. I haven’t seen one around where I live, yet.
by GBP
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: They Weren’t Joking
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: They Weren’t Joking

:shock: Called today. 4 more months.
by GBP
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: They Weren’t Joking
Replies: 11
Views: 766

They Weren’t Joking

Edwards was not joking when they said it would take 8 months to deliver the 502i that I ordered. We are at 7.5 months.
by GBP
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR valves
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: Edwards CR valves

I have those valves on a inline bass I use for big band playing. It took me awhile to dial in the right equipment (slide, mouthpiece and those things that screw in), but once I get that squared away, it turned out great. I have great range on the horn and it plays loud without much effort. I was so ...
by GBP
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bollinger Tuning System - Genius!
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Bollinger Tuning System - Genius!

The tuning allows for certain arpeggios to be played without moving the slide. For to music that he plays, Blair sees this as an advantage. I think Dr. Pollard has his bass setup this way, also. I haven't seen Dr. Pollard in a little while but I am about certain he plays in Bb/F/G/Eb. And man does ...
by GBP
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bollinger Tuning System - Genius!
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Bollinger Tuning System - Genius!

The tuning allows for certain arpeggios to be played without moving the slide. For to music that he plays, Blair sees this as an advantage. I think Dr. Pollard has his bass setup this way, also.
by GBP
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help

Start with a pedal note that sounds good, start the pedanote and then glissando into the lower register
by GBP
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 11443

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

Well - Just because 90% of the rep CAN be played with a single doesn't mean it SHOULD be. I also believe that these days a dependent system has no benefits over an independent system. And really the only benefits of a single are weight, and sometimes ergonomics. Independent all the way. Also - I ha...

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