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by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Rude Awakening
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: Rude Awakening

One time a neighbor knocked on my door to tell me he didn't like me playing jazz. He was fine with me playing trombone, but jazz really bothered him. I figured it's 'cause he just needed more exposure to jazz, so I played exclusively with Aebersolds after that for a while :pant: Your neighbor is li...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best Small Bore Jazz Horn for Beginner
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Best Small Bore Jazz Horn for Beginner

3B!

Even better, 3BF!
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?
Replies: 68
Views: 2272

Re: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?

"serious sax music" :???:






Especially at 1:35 in the Kenny G one! The way he resolves his musical message at 1:45 is what I live for! The more times I listen to 1:35-1:46, the more right it sounds.

:biggrin:
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: PayPal 1099
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: PayPal 1099

PayPal assumes everything you sell is literally something you produced for free out of thin air and you're selling it as a business. The 3% is their credit processing fee, and it's a bit more than what a normal card processing service charges because it is way easier to set up and use. That convenie...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Inauguration
Replies: 70
Views: 2622

Re: Inauguration

I recall one of the network voices saying, " Lady Gaga ... there's an introduction I don't think the Founders ever anticipated..." :D If there was a click track, that indicates some portion of the accompaniment was recorded. No need for a click track if there isn't something you're trying to stay i...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Voice Teacher Reacts to Lady Gaga - The Star-Spangled Banner
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Voice Teacher Reacts to Lady Gaga - The Star-Spangled Banner

You know he's legit because his Neumann U87i mic has a pop filter
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Coffee and The Trombone
Replies: 43
Views: 2018

Re: Coffee and The Trombone

$360 for a brand new 88H...

Wonder what the elkies used to cost new?

Wonder what Lindberg paid for his Minnick, for that matter, too.

The inflation chart says it costs about the same now as it did back then, but dang.
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Where do you play B natural?
Replies: 28
Views: 1282

Re: Where do you play B natural?

I never understood why someone would tune the "F" attachment to "C"
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Where do you play B natural?
Replies: 28
Views: 1282

Re: Where do you play B natural?

:shock: They don’t???? :shock: It's not just what Aiden is saying. How to get them to play in tune will vary from trombone to trombone, yes, but even on a trombone that somehow breaks physics and has every note in a harmonic series (position) perfectly line up with all the others in 12TET, you STIL...
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?
Replies: 68
Views: 2272

Re: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?

Based on some of this stuff, it seems like the idea (from people who can't improvise, like me) is that people who improvise well are some sort of wizards who can read every change as it comes, analyze on the fly, and make music come out like some sort of scientist. I think it's usually a lot more fe...
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Shires Mouthpieces
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Shires Mouthpieces

It seemed to be a lot wider than an 11C
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Shires Mouthpieces
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Shires Mouthpieces

I can report that the Shires 11C mouthpiece I tried is the heaviest mouthpiece I've ever held. It weighs nearly as much as an alto trombone. That is all!
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: SOLD - Bach 2G
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: FS - Bach 2G

Sold!
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?
Replies: 68
Views: 2272

Re: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?

A performance, even just with friends, is not the place to LEARN how to play. It's where you try out what you've worked out and practiced and learned on your own time, in a practice room, with or without current technology. I might have worded that wrong. Definitely don't LEARN during a live perfor...
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?
Replies: 68
Views: 2272

Re: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?

As for the fear, I think you need to find people who are better than you who want to work with you, and perform with you warts and all. Those people are the real saviors, and they helped me exorcise some demons. Again, I'm terrible at improvising. But I'm not terrified of playing a solo in front of ...
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?
Replies: 68
Views: 2272

Re: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?

Let me tell a little story on myself. I've never admitted this to anyone out loud. I lived near a very nice city for music, and I had a lot of contacts. I had a different day job, but I played a lot of great gigs, including recordings and under internationally renown trombonists. Then I got this jo...
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embochure fatigue
Replies: 27
Views: 1705

Re: Embochure fatigue

I calls it as I sees it. Sam said that often
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Post Needs Approval From Moderator
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Post Needs Approval From Moderator

I get that when I go to edit a post too many times. I have a bad habit of not proof reading before I hit send. Maybe it's that?
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embochure fatigue
Replies: 27
Views: 1705

Re: Embochure fatigue

Facebook is gross
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?
Replies: 68
Views: 2272

Re: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?

I'm definitely not an expert here, but I also think it has a lot to do with being brave enough to just trying. I teach a lot of kids and they seem to be more brave than me. Yep... I am terrible at improvising. But I feel braver if I had written out the solo I wanted to play beforehand and memorized...
by harrisonreed
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Where do you play B natural?
Replies: 28
Views: 1282

Re: Where do you play B natural?

There are no exact positions for any given note. It depends on the context that you are playing that B natural in. There are cases where it will be in exactly the same place as the E below it.
by harrisonreed
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Media
Topic: feedback wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: feedback wanted

The trick with the upper register is that you need to believe in it. Just will the high note into existence
by harrisonreed
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Coffee and The Trombone
Replies: 43
Views: 2018

Re: Coffee and The Trombone

Everclear might leave your horn cleaner if you play it after drinking...

Hold a lighter up the the bell while playing. That'll clean it out real fast
by harrisonreed
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Inauguration
Replies: 70
Views: 2622

Re: Inauguration

Is there really an official arrangement of the SSB? The laws adopting it just say "the words and music known as The Star Spangled Banner" The Library of congress says : The new law, however, did not specify an official text or musical arrangement, but left room for creative arrangements and interpr...
by harrisonreed
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Inauguration
Replies: 70
Views: 2622

Re: Inauguration

Thanks! Yep, that was it. It was a slower and quieter arrangement than I am used to. Not sure how many thousands of times I played that march when I was in the Navy. Slower at the trio to make sure the Marines could keep up. Quieter? Never heard it that way, especially at the trombone trio. Somebod...
by harrisonreed
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching the Gb valve
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: Teaching the Gb valve

I mean...

by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Different materials in components and how it affects sound and plability.
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Different materials in components and how it affects sound and plability.

Science is so important. In the beginning, there was no science. Then Einstein went back in time from the future. He invented the trombone. Then he turned it into pure energy using E=MC^2 on a high Bb and started the big bang. His trombone was made out of cheese, and didn't sound good. But there is ...
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Your Personal Picks - Most FUN to Play
Replies: 23
Views: 1438

Re: Your Personal Picks - Most FUN to Play

My 3BF silver sonic is butt ugly but a joy to play. So fun! My T396A, at least with how I've got the thing wrangled, is also pure joy. It took fourteen years, and lots of little, inexpensive tweaks, and my 36H is extremely fun to play. Finding the right mouthpiece took forever. I'm happy because com...
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Coffee and The Trombone
Replies: 43
Views: 2018

Re: Coffee and The Trombone

You will all hate me for this, but I totally clean my horn twice a day. Hey drill sergeant, I fired my weapon this morning! What should I do? Clean it, troop. Hey drill sergeant, I didn't fire my weapon at all today. What should I do? Clean it, troop! Is there even a thing as too clean? I don't thi...
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching the Gb valve
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: Teaching the Gb valve

I learned more about how to use the valve in the Brad Edwards lip slurs book than I could have on my own. And a lot of it was inaccessible because I don't play bass
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?
Replies: 31
Views: 1359

Re: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?

Hobart wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:53 pm
harrisonreed wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:03 pm


Then, have a thayer valve put onto the gooseneck
I think the Holton Monster would be a better valve to put on.
Yes, the decommissioned land mine!
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?
Replies: 31
Views: 1359

Re: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?

JCBone wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:28 pm
harrisonreed wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:03 pm


Then, have a thayer valve put onto the gooseneck
I assume you are being sarcastic.
Yes
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?
Replies: 31
Views: 1359

Re: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?

Thrawn22 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:06 am
Take the valve off and have a straight neckpipe pit on.
Then, have a thayer valve put onto the gooseneck
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Rethinking Throats and Backbores
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Rethinking Throats and Backbores

I didn't realize it was that big on the G cup.
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: SOLD - Bach 2G
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: FS - Bach 2G

Now $50
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Rethinking Throats and Backbores
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Rethinking Throats and Backbores

I probably shouldn't have tested the 4CL again, but I gave in to temptation. In my mind, if the thing actually fit my face, it would be like cheating. I guess this might be an itch that you'll just have to scratch. You know which rim sizes and contours suit you... but how do you know the 4CL's thro...
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?
Replies: 31
Views: 1359

Re: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?

The reason to spend money to remove it is "I don't use it that much". Not "it's too heavy" or "I tried a straight 3B and it was better".

I don't get it :(

Is there something else you don't like about it?
by harrisonreed
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Rethinking Throats and Backbores
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Rethinking Throats and Backbores

I find mouthpieces REALLY interesting. Nothing seems to be able to completely change they way someone sounds and plays more than swapping a mouthpiece on them. Finding mouthpieces that work is a magic experience. I have noticed a couple patterns - If I don't have the right cup width, my range goes a...
by harrisonreed
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What's Frustration To You?
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: What's Frustration To You?

People removing F attachments from 3BFs.
by harrisonreed
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?
Replies: 39
Views: 1661

Re: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?

The saxophone is the kazoo of the woodwind family. I asked a really great sax player about this and that is how he described his instrument. He also said: "Sure, some of it is licks, some of it is ideas in my head that are spontaneous. All of it is just button combinations, though. You press down th...
by harrisonreed
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?
Replies: 31
Views: 1359

Re: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?

You won't be able to get $2k for a 1978 king 3BF unless you want to feel guilty about tricking someone who doesn't know better. Some conundrums: 1. You hate maintenance but you love polishing silver... 2. You sometimes use your F attachment, but feel like you need to justify it to keep it. The 3BF F...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What's Frustration To You?
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: What's Frustration To You?

Only being able to watch three episodes of Attack on Titan in a row due to an arbitrary household rule.
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Loose F tuning slide
Replies: 12
Views: 2036

Re: Loose F tuning slide

If your tech suggests "spreading the tuning slide legs" or "making a slight bulge in the tuning slide", take it to another tech! Neither of those techniques corrects the problem. Slide expanders are also NOT the right tool for the job. Expanders leave a zig-zag pattern of expanded metal on the tube...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Coffee and The Trombone
Replies: 43
Views: 2018

Re: Coffee and The Trombone

"Long ago when I started my undergrad."

Good one!
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: SOLD - Bach 2G
Replies: 2
Views: 369

SOLD - Bach 2G

DSC_0059.JPG DSC_0060.JPG DSC_0061.JPG Here is a like-new Bach 2G mouthpiece. I am only just dipping my toe in the waters of bass trombone playing, and this was a stepping stone on that path. The rim feels almost identical to the Bousfield V3 rim in the terms of shape and cup width. $55 shipped any...

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