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by Gary
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Conrad Herwig
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Conrad Herwig

I don't know when you guys say he's not well known what kind of criteria you're using. To the best of my knowledge most musicians I know, know of him.
by Gary
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Value of Urbie Green tbone? PLEASE
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Value of Urbie Green tbone? PLEASE

Notice it says :
Delivery not available
Pickup not available
:-0
by Gary
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Value of Urbie Green tbone? PLEASE
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Value of Urbie Green tbone? PLEASE

Wow, thanks. Seems to be around $800.00 what I was expecting, just didn't know. Thanks again!
by Gary
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Value of Urbie Green tbone? PLEASE
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Value of Urbie Green tbone? PLEASE

I need to know the value of a Martin Urbie Green trombone.

I've searched it but the results are insufficient. All I get are Urbie Green albums, not 'bones.

The horn is in excellent condition. No scratches, mars or dents. Thank you.
by Gary
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Making play-a-long tracks
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Making play-a-long tracks

https://officialrealbook.com/backing-tracks/ We are witnessing an explosion of printed material and advancements in music technology that just wasn't available some years ago; certainly not when I was a youth . . . . . . and putting more live musicians out of work with every passing moment. :evil:
by Gary
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Dorico
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Dorico

I loved Sibelius but have had nothing but annoyance with its subscription and other policies since selling it, so decided to go with Dorico, because it seems excellent and is being programmed by the original Sibelius team. But their Help and Customer Service has also been abysmal to the point where ...
by Gary
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Ideas that feature sections of the Symphonic Wind band for Kids concerts.
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Ideas that feature sections of the Symphonic Wind band for Kids concerts.

Depending on your band's level and the sophistication of your audience, I have had good effect from both: Carnival of the Animals: https://youtu.be/T76Jlds9GNk and Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra (Band) - the performance is not the issue here, it's the composition. https://youtu.be/eYlvxyRtcYE ...
by Gary
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Collecting Large Currency Denominations
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Collecting Large Currency Denominations

Aloha nui loa!
by Gary
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Collecting Large Currency Denominations
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Collecting Large Currency Denominations

I take it you've seen "Hawaii Overprint Currency Catalog (2012 Survey Edition)" by Jeremy Uota and "Catalogue of the Hawaiian Collection of American and Foreign Coins" by Scott and Company?

BTW, I'm from Kailua - McKinley grad. (district exception). You?
by Gary
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Favorite music to play
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Favorite music to play

In this order:
Pop cover band ("horn band")
Jazz combo
Big Band
Wind Ensemble
by Gary
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Favorite Modern Big Bands?
Replies: 43
Views: 4614

Re: Favorite Modern Big Bands?

Upper Austrian Art Orchestra
Vienna Art Orchestra
by Gary
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Building a following for a big band
Replies: 20
Views: 1041

Re: Building a following for a big band

One thing to consider is having themes to your concerts. A theme gives you several benefits. One is to give a focus to the type of programming for each concert - music selection. But another reason, and with bigger impact, is that it gives the potential audience a way for them to zero in on the even...
by Gary
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 53
Views: 3017

Re: Strangest gigs

Played a gig in the winter in Germany. It was so cold, I wanted to cancel before we even played. A band board member told me that we had to play a minimum of 30 minutes or we wouldn't get paid and we needed the money. After about the third number, the flutes stopped playing. When I asked "why", they...
by Gary
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 49
Views: 3462

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

Kingfan wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:54 am
The conductor asked me why I cracked so many notes tonight. I said I was playing French horn cues.
That's like the old joke:
"How do you make a trombone sound like a French horn?"
"Stuff a roll of socks in the bell and miss a lot of notes."
by Gary
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Who is Florida Man?
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Who is Florida Man?

I was asked "Who is Florida man?

I interpreted it as just a joke. The baddest man around takes the name (real or metaphorically) of the state of origin. If you want a more specific answer, it's available on google.
by Gary
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?

How did this thread get about Olds equipment? It might be overlooked buried in Martin thread. Maybe starting another thread would call more attention to your discussion.
by Gary
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Who is Florida Man?
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Who is Florida Man?

You don't hear much of Hawai'i Man. He's just busy being mellow.
by Gary
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?

Thanks. Only time will tell. ;-)
by Gary
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?

Thanks again guys. I decided on a Bach 12EW but couldn't find one anyplace so went with a Rudy Muck.
by Gary
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 49
Views: 3462

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

"Take it up an octave and leave it out."
by Gary
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?

More background info: I cycled in my playing. I was originally a French horn and trumpet player in college and a hitch in the service (ca. 14 years). Then a long stint as a sax and flute player (ca. 20 years). Returned to trumpet and Horn (ca. 8 years) and then had two strokes. Rebuilding has been v...
by Gary
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?

Bruce, on the Bachs - small shank?
by Gary
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?

Wow, lost a post! I'll try again. I have a Martin Urbie Green trombone. I have been a multi-instrumentalist most of my life and am 74 years old. But I've had two major strokes and my embouchure strength is not what one would, otherwise, expect. For all intents and purposes, I am a rank beginner. Tha...
by Gary
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?

What is the ultimate beginner's mouthpiece? I am learning trombone and would like to know what is the most commonly agreed-to beginner' mouthpiece. Nothing more than that and nothing exotic. Just a milk-toast, generalist, middle-of-the-road, consensus-agreed upon mouthpiece. Help a clueless, old man...
by Gary
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Arranging and Composition for jazz
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Arranging and Composition for jazz

I just sent you the Miller book. You can draw your own conclusions. As Bruce lee said, "Absorb what is useful, discard what is not". Good luck.
by Gary
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 87
Views: 12906

Re: Notation programs

Thanks, guys.
by Gary
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 53
Views: 3017

Re: Strangest gigs

I played in a circus band a few years back and the bandstand floor was at the perfect height for the elephant to reach into the set with her trunk. She only managed to knock over one alto sax, thankfully. That reminds me, I played in a Barnum&Bailey/Ringling parade. Huge. We followed the elephants....
by Gary
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 87
Views: 12906

Re: Notation programs

I notice this is an updated thread. I've used Sibelius since it was on floppy disc and have loved it, but since it's sale to a new company and the licensing procedures, I've had nothing but irritations and I'm fed up with continual inabilities to access Sibelius. I neve used to have this problem. I'...
by Gary
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Which trumpet mouthpiece to play
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: Which trumpet mouthpiece to play

I've found that it's not advantageous to try to find a mouthpiece that matches (as well a possible) your trombone mouthpiece and trumpet mouthpiece. I think you should choose one and the other as stand-alone choices. Use an average sized mouthpiece, which is between a 3-7 Bach, or comparable from ot...
by Gary
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Rehearsal piano for choir
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Rehearsal piano for choir

I don't understand the problem, and I'm not being a smart @ss. I just may have missed something.

But otherwise, you just put all he voices exactly where they are sung, on a piano staff. If you want to include lyrics, put them below the bass clef.
by Gary
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thinking about purchasing a straight horn?
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Thinking about purchasing a straight horn?

Well, I've got an excellent Urbie Green trombone I'll sell you for $800.00, including shipping and a brand new SKB case. Just let me know.
by Gary
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Hearing Aids and Playing Trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Hearing Aids and Playing Trombone

I had the same progression as John but with differences. I did not have as limited an experience with hearing aids, both styles giving much better results that they did for me than they did for John. Also my Phonaks seem to be configured differently than his. Having said that, I have worn them in "c...
by Gary
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 53
Views: 3017

Re: Strangest gigs

The military thing reminded me . . . I was in the Air Force and played a recruiting gig an the parking lot of a shopping center. Problem was, it was in southern California in the middle of the summer, mid-day gig, and with zero - zero - audience. They just walked right past us. Too hot.
by Gary
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 53
Views: 3017

Re: Strangest gigs

Well . . there was that leper colony on Okinawa, I played. That was fun. Especially when the dumb band leader tried to get the audience to clap along.
by Gary
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: going rate for custom arrangements
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: going rate for custom arrangements

Baileyman, I've written charts for various media for over 40 years, in many countries and I've always found it to be a floating market. It depends on the going rate range in your area and what kind of quality you can produce. Also, what kind of wage boundary you want to set for yourself.
by Gary
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How should one clean their mouth before playing?
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: How should one clean their mouth before playing?

Oh, for Pete's sake. Is rinsing one's mouth such a big thing?
by Gary
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Harmony texts
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Harmony texts

Gad, there are scores. Considering the time frame, maybe Hindemith's Elementary Training for Musicians. Older (but not 20s-30s) standard texts are by Robert Ottman or Walter Piston. A slightly different bent, but downloadable for free, is Berklee School of Music's Theory Course. https://www.scribd.c...
by Gary
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Favorite Modern Big Bands?
Replies: 43
Views: 4614

Re: Favorite Modern Big Bands?

Back to the German Radio/T.V. big bands, they're all great, but my favourite is the NDR, primarily for its frequent adventurous programming.
by Gary
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Finding Gigs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: Finding Gigs?

Find out who are the performing ensembles in your area and get their performance schedules.
by Gary
Fri May 31, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Who is Sousa?
Replies: 31
Views: 2149

Re: Who is Sousa?

Sousa is as contemporary as Haydn or Bruckner. He didn't write anything for electric quartet (lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, drums). In his day many of the pieces we know him for were dance music. A dance called the One-Step that was popular a century ago. It was also popular as circus mu...
by Gary
Thu May 30, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Who is Sousa?
Replies: 31
Views: 2149

Re: Who is Sousa?

All kidding aside, I once took a graduate course on wind music and musicians and, in cruising the library section (remember those days!?), I came across a bio of Sousa. Now, I had already been a military musician for at least 15 years and had played, reluctantly after a redundant while, plenty of So...
by Gary
Wed May 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain
Replies: 22
Views: 2670

Re: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain

I enjoyed the links and really applaud the nurturing.

But I would like to know, what is so "unique" about her sound? Thanks.
by Gary
Tue May 21, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing an Orchestra Concert when the power goes out
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: Playing an Orchestra Concert when the power goes out

I was playing a concert in Sicily, once, in a field adjacent to the town, assumedly because it could handle crowds better than anyplace in town. We had a lot of logistics, also. At the first downbeat - we were plugged in to a town electronic source - the entire town went dark. We blew it's entire el...
by Gary
Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Backing tracks
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Backing tracks

I had really good luck with a Spot Light play along series from England. I'm sorry but all my former sax play alongs have been sold because I now play brass. If you can find this series it is first class.
by Gary
Mon May 13, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Music that influenced you as a trombonist
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: Music that influenced you as a trombonist

Stan Getz and J. J. Johnson at the Opera House (1957)

Especially "Yesterdays"
by Gary
Mon May 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: church gigs for high school player
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: church gigs for high school player

At your age, mainly through networking. Begin playing in your own church if you have one, and for pay or not. Meet other players through this and see if there are other opportunities through them. There may be other word-of-mouth gigs you get from school band. If you have a community band near by, c...
by Gary
Fri May 10, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Where is the trombone today!
Replies: 16
Views: 2476

Re: Where is the trombone today!

I lived in a city in Germany that housed one of the radio-T.V orchestras, a very healthy symphony concert season including. i.e., Leningrad, BBC, Radio Bavaria and other outstanding orchestras, as well as a similarly distinguished chamber music series. With the passage of time, the Radio orchestra w...
by Gary
Fri May 10, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bifocals and Note Reading
Replies: 20
Views: 2016

Re: Bifocals and Note Reading

Wittenberg . . isn't that where Martin Luther . . oh, never mind. ;-) This question has been resolved, but for anyone still opening this up looking for a solution, I got bifocals. (I wear trifocals but the close-up reading lens is superfluous.) The lenses are configured for instrument playing, with ...
by Gary
Thu May 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Where is the trombone today!
Replies: 16
Views: 2476

Re: Where is the trombone today!

There are some well thought and insightful comments above. The one thing that is unchanging and that is that everything changes. Some of the above really relates to larger changes in music, and not "the future of the trombone", itself. Personally, I think there will be a place for traditional trombo...

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