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by trombinstharry
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Finding Gigs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2004

Re: Finding Gigs?

I'm in central eastern florida. I know of the Maitland Stage band and Orlando Big Band n such.
by trombinstharry
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Finding Gigs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2004

Finding Gigs?

Hello all, I'm interested in listening to live Big Band Jazz but I don't know how to find upcoming performances. Help?
by trombinstharry
Sun May 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 51
Views: 5420

Switching between bass and small tenor

Hello all, I have been playing only bass for several months now, and have completely lost my small tenor chops. What can I do to get a good sound again on small tenor? How can I switch between the two effectively?
by trombinstharry
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Pit Recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Pit Recommendations?

Hello all, I was just wondering, what instruments would I need to be proficient on if I ever considered playing in a professional pit orchestra? I currently play bass trombone and euphonium, but I feel I would need more instruments under my belt for a pit. Thoughts?
by trombinstharry
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 3897

Re: Dropping Bombs

I am surprised by how little people actually know about bomb drops. From what I know, it is an official term, as I once real about it in an article on the role of the bass trombone in a big band. I also heard the term come from the all-county jazz band clinician this year, so I at least assume it's ...
by trombinstharry
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 3897

Re: Dropping Bombs

hyperbolica wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:10 pm
High school or Jr high?
High school :)
by trombinstharry
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 3897

Dropping Bombs

Hello all, I recently posted a thread about this on Reddit, but I feel as though I could get a more solid answer here. What do you know about bass trombone bomb drops in jazz? About placement in relation to the music, and placement in relation to the beat? Note choice?
by trombinstharry
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Central Florida Big Bands
Replies: 5
Views: 1577

Central Florida Big Bands

Hello all. Does anyone know of good big bands in Central Florida?
by trombinstharry
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bass Trombone Sound?
Replies: 129
Views: 12971

Bass Trombone Sound?

Hello all, I believe I have made a thread about this before but I didn't really know how to word what I was asking. Let's say there is a jazz bass bonist and a classical bassist, but about to perform a bass trombone feature piece in wherever they perform. What does the jazz basser look for in his so...
by trombinstharry
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sharp Main Slide Lock
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: Sharp Main Slide Lock

Yeah, it's just got a pretty sharp edge that's painful after a short time
by trombinstharry
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sharp Main Slide Lock
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: Sharp Main Slide Lock

afugate wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:37 pm
I bet this refers to the tenon nut connecting the bell to the slide.

--Andy in OKC
Yes, that part. I couldn't remember what it was called. The thing that you screw when you're putting the horn together is a big bother
by trombinstharry
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sharp Main Slide Lock
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Sharp Main Slide Lock

Hello all, I recently purchased myself a Bach 50 series bass horn and the main slide lock is pretty sharp. After about 45 minutes of playing, the part of my hand that comes in contact with the lock is pretty irritated and sensitive. Is there anything I could do to help this or do I just have to wait...
by trombinstharry
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Buying a New Horn
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Buying a New Horn

Wait, it might be a 62hi. Whatever it is, it's an independent open wrap Conn bass
by trombinstharry
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Buying a New Horn
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Buying a New Horn

Hello all, I wish you are all doing well. I currently play on my school's fairly old (~40 yrs) King Duo Gravis horn. I was able to find a new Conn 112h for only $700 and it seems to be in good condition, but I'm still waiting on more details from the seller. Assuming I go try out this horn, what sho...
by trombinstharry
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Buying Trombone Blind
Replies: 21
Views: 2635

Buying Trombone Blind

Good evening all, I am a highschool bass trombonist in the market for a bass trombone. Currently I play on my school's old Duo Gravis. (Semi) Locally (it would be over a 4 hour drive to the horn) there is a Jupiter JSL 740RL being sold for $1300. I think the Duo Gravis is an alright horn, but I don'...
by trombinstharry
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Double Thumb Levers
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Double Thumb Levers

Good morning all. Are there any advantages to having a double thumb rotor setup on bass trombones? Why would someone choose this over a split lever?
by trombinstharry
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning Tuba Quick
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: Learning Tuba Quick

**I will be performing in a pit ensemble for a play; the play is something with Mary Poppins
by trombinstharry
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning Tuba Quick
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Learning Tuba Quick

Good evening all, I am a high school bass trombonist and I need to learn tuba for a performance at the end of June. Of course, every day of June we will be rehearsing our "Summer Fine Arts" performance, but I might need tuba for the audition on April 4th. I am auditioning for the trombone position, ...
by trombinstharry
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Three Czech Folk Songs
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Three Czech Folk Songs

Hello all, does anyone know what Johnnie Vinson was referencing their arrangement of Three Czech Folk Songs off of? There are 3 movements - Walking at Night, Meadows Green, and Spring, the Madcap. What did these come from? Thank all
by trombinstharry
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Inconsistent Embouchure
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Inconsistent Embouchure

Hello all, something weird is going on with my lips when I play. Say, I'm doing an exercise of just octave slurs between a low Bb and tuning Bb. I can slur up from low to tuning no problem with just about no embouchure change whatsoever, but when I slur back down, my embouchure changes? How can I he...
by trombinstharry
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Upper Register
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Re: Bass Trombone Upper Register

Harry, Just out of curiosity, why would you want to do this? See, I'm a high schooler and personally I'm fine with my low & mid register, but I dislike my upper register. I feel like, it's more impressive to have a great high register on bass than low register. Tenor trombonists are expected to hav...
by trombinstharry
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Upper Register
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Bass Trombone Upper Register

Good evening all. Is it possible to have an amazing upper register on bass trombone? If I work hard enough, can my upper register be good like say Tommy Dorsey or Steinmeyer, on a bass horn? Is there any bassist I can listen to that has a great upper register? Thanks
by trombinstharry
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Styles of Bass Lines
Replies: 12
Views: 2361

Re: Styles of Bass Lines

Say, I'm jamming with some friends and we're playing some funk for example. What do I do for a bass line? What if we're jammin in latin? etc. That's not quite what I meant. Do you want to look at either funk bass lines or latin bass lines? Any particular bassist that you admire? I like swing a lot,...
by trombinstharry
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Styles of Bass Lines
Replies: 12
Views: 2361

Re: Styles of Bass Lines

Bass line styles are often unique to a style, so I think it would be a good idea to narrow down the scope of that question a bit. Are there some styles in particular that you are interested in? Say, I'm jamming with some friends and we're playing some funk for example. What do I do for a bass line?...
by trombinstharry
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Styles of Bass Lines
Replies: 12
Views: 2361

Styles of Bass Lines

Good evening trombonechat, recently I've been interested in walking bass lines. I know the general idea of establishing where you are and where you're going, but how do I apply that to the different styles of jazz?
by trombinstharry
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lost pedals with smaller mouthpiece
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Lost pedals with smaller mouthpiece

The reason I switched was because my upper register was just not working on the bigger mp. I suppose for my solo I could still use the bigger mp, but I think that after this I might switch to the King. What's a way to get my pedals back on this smaller mouthpiece, but with no time constraints?
by trombinstharry
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lost pedals with smaller mouthpiece
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Lost pedals with smaller mouthpiece

Good afternoon TC, I recently switched from a Bach 1 1/4 g bass trombone mouthpiece to a King 29 and with that, I lost a big chunk of my pedal register. Beforehand, I could play pedal Fs and Es like they're nothing but now, I have to change my embouchure greatly to play them and they sound horrible....
by trombinstharry
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Improvising?
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Improvising?

Hello all, I was wondering what I could do to practice improvising. When you as a player are improvising, what are you thinking? Are you thinking about the notes at all? I know there are different styles of jazz too, but I was thinking just about improvising in general. Thank you
by trombinstharry
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Euph Mouthpiece for Bass Trombone?
Replies: 14
Views: 2017

Euph Mouthpiece for Bass Trombone?

Thoughts on getting a large euphonium mouthpiece to use on a bass bone? Recommendations?
by trombinstharry
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Music Performance Majors
Replies: 5
Views: 3287

Music Performance Majors

Good evening all, I was wondering what you learn in college music performance classes? What more do you learn in one of these classes with a doctorate, than with a standard masters or bachelors? Thank you
by trombinstharry
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Patrick McCarty Sonata for Bass Trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 6792

Re: Patrick McCarty Sonata for Bass Trombone

Do you have a string trio available to play it with you? That could make it more fun. I believe it was originally written for trombone and string trio. Never tried it my self. Leif Thank you, I will see if I can find some string players at my school willing to perform with me. I think that would be...
by trombinstharry
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Patrick McCarty Sonata for Bass Trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 6792

Patrick McCarty Sonata for Bass Trombone

Hello all, I have just acquired a nice little solo to perform at my county's solo and ensemble this year. What are your thoughts on this piece? How should I approach a piece such as this?
by trombinstharry
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Difference between low pitch and high pitch?
Replies: 10
Views: 3079

Difference between low pitch and high pitch?

Good morning all. A little bit ago I heard someone talking about low pitch and high pitch, something like A=435 Hz or A=445 Hz. I don't remember much from that but is this a thing? What does it mean, and why does it happen?
by trombinstharry
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Contrabass vs. Tuba
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

Contrabass vs. Tuba

Hey all, I was wondering if there was a difference between contrabass trombone mouthpieces and tuba mouthpieces. Do contrabasses use bigger bass bone mouthpieces or regular tuba mouthpieces? Thanks
by trombinstharry
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Method Books?
Replies: 4
Views: 1837

Method Books?

Good evening all, I will be switching trombone teachers soon and I will need to return a Rochut book and an Arbans book. I do have a newer Arbans book somewhere but I was wondering what books you all would recommend? I would like to improve consistency in my lower valve register on bass bone, but I ...
by trombinstharry
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bass Trombone Jazz/Symphonic
Replies: 19
Views: 3806

Bass Trombone Jazz/Symphonic

Good evening fellow trombonists. I will be playing bass bone in my schools jazz band this year as well as my schools symphonic band. I was wondering what the goal of the bass bone is in both of these scenarios. In jazz, does the bass trombone want to rumble the ground playing, or should the bass be ...
by trombinstharry
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: This is what happens when i get bored!
Replies: 7
Views: 2423

Re: This is what happens when i get bored!

awesome, definitely post final pictures and maybe even a little playing demo
by trombinstharry
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: This is what happens when i get bored!
Replies: 7
Views: 2423

Re: This is what happens when i get bored!

looks cool. how is it coming?
by trombinstharry
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bass Bone PVC Extension?
Replies: 7
Views: 2031

Re: Bass Bone PVC Extension?

Where would one go about purchasing a new set of piping for my 2nd valve? I looked into my trombone and it is an early 70s Duo Gravis 6b. Could I order a D tuning slide from King?
by trombinstharry
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bass Bone PVC Extension?
Replies: 7
Views: 2031

Bass Bone PVC Extension?

Good evening fellow trombonists, I have been playing on an old king bass trombone that belongs to my school and personally, I dislike the valve tuning. Of course, it is a Bb bass trombone with two stacked valves tuned to F and E. Yes I do understand that this is not uncommon but I think that this tr...

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