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by Kdanielsen
Thu May 19, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: closed wrap is back, baby
Replies: 20
Views: 1300

Re: closed wrap is back, baby

Double Helix Wrap (TM)
by Kdanielsen
Wed May 04, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?
Replies: 62
Views: 1850

Re: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?

Well, the job mattered to me as an attempt to improve my musicianship. For somebody trying to make a living as a musician it would be a joke. It barely even supplanted the income from teaching lessons. A lot of the rest of the orchestra were local music teachers. Well...I don't really want to argue...
by Kdanielsen
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTT Wessex euph for yamaha 321
Replies: 0
Views: 143

WTT Wessex euph for yamaha 321

I’m putting out feelers to see if anyone is interested in trading their Yamaha 321 for my Wessex Dolce euphonium. My dolce plays very nicely but I’ve decided I’d rather have a 321. I’ve always liked them, and I find the compensating horns very stuffy, especially down low. My dolce is silver plated (...
by Kdanielsen
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Getting paid by a college has turned into a real PITA
Replies: 24
Views: 965

Re: Getting paid by a college has turned into a real PITA

Same thing for me too at many of my college ringer gigs.
by Kdanielsen
Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Grigeo Alessi 1A ss or Greg Black
Replies: 0
Views: 88

WTB Grigeo Alessi 1A ss or Greg Black

Looking for a Griego Alessi 1A small shank. I'd also be interested in the Greg Black equivalent. Let me know if you've got one!
by Kdanielsen
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?
Replies: 62
Views: 1850

Re: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?

OP: are you including your sub work with pro groups on your resume?

Gabe is right, btw.
by Kdanielsen
Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Double tonguing tips/advices
Replies: 43
Views: 1244

Re: Double tonguing tips/advices

As to the multiple tonguing in that register specifically, start at soft dynamics and VERY soft consonants. Look in a mirror to see how stable your embouchure is while you do that. If the corners are moving all over the place, play even softer and use even softer consonants. Ah! The elusive thuga t...
by Kdanielsen
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Double tonguing tips/advices
Replies: 43
Views: 1244

Re: Double tonguing tips/advices

Does anyone have a strong opinion about the order of syllables for triple tonguing? I learned with the G/K on the second syllable (tuh-kuh-tuh), but it seems that most (including Arbans) put it on the third (tuh-tuh-kuh). Are there any benefits to re-training my tongue to match what most people do?...
by Kdanielsen
Fri Apr 15, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Do mpcs, leadpipes etc. affect intonation?
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Do mpcs, leadpipes etc. affect intonation?

I don't know the answer, but I've always been curious about this. I've definitely noticed that pulling my F slide way out changes the way the open horn plays. Pulling it out entirely does too. I'm not sure it changes the intonation, but it does something to the feel/slot. I find this too. There's e...
by Kdanielsen
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Do mpcs, leadpipes etc. affect intonation?
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Do mpcs, leadpipes etc. affect intonation?

Absolutely. Changing between and f-attachment and a straight neckpipe is a pretty complicated from an acoustic standpoint. How so? If the 2 assemblies are the same length, intonation shouldn't change. I don't know the answer, but I've always been curious about this. I've definitely noticed that pul...
by Kdanielsen
Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Charlie Vernon’s Tenor and Bass Equipment
Replies: 48
Views: 9536

Re: Charlie Vernon’s Tenor and Bass Equipment

meine wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:26 am I let make the cuts by Thein and it‘s amazing! The response is much better and the playbility in the valved register improved. Very happy to have done this😃
This is fascinating. Anyone else done this??
by Kdanielsen
Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New Griego Markey Mouthpieces
Replies: 63
Views: 5939

Re: New Griego Markey Mouthpieces

Just played the 87 at a rehearsal with my Edwards 502. Really quite nice. Very clear articulation. Centers quickly and easily. High range and low range are both easier than my GP. Nice color to the sound (clear and bright, but I could fatten it up down low). Overall a keeper for this tenor trombonist.
by Kdanielsen
Thu Apr 07, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What's a good smear tune that isn't Lassus?
Replies: 31
Views: 1242

Re: What's a good smear tune that isn't Lassus?

I like the trombone solo from Pulcinella by Stravinsky. Lots of glissandos in that. If that's too sophisticated, do a drunken version of "How Dry I Am". I still feel that if you don't identify the title of Lassus and just play the music, nobody would know or want to take offense. The tune...
by Kdanielsen
Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Markey slide
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Markey slide

I bought my 502 with the single bore slide. Once I changed to dual bore it really made the horn feel much better. The valves felt the same and playing in both valves was better. High range was/great with either slide.
by Kdanielsen
Fri Apr 01, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Rise and Fall of Franck's Symphony in D
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: The Rise and Fall of Franck's Symphony in D

Opening act for Gershwin... NYP-1928-12-13.jpg This is interesting... a major orchestra, a major conductor, Carnegie Hall... and yet only one piece out of five we might still recognize today: NYP-1921-03-30.jpg Don Juan is a standard. Just played it, in fact. whoops never mind. I didn't even read t...
by Kdanielsen
Fri Apr 01, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alternatives to Bach Cello Suites
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Alternatives to Bach Cello Suites

The unaccompanied telemann flute things (fantasies?) are pretty great.
by Kdanielsen
Fri Apr 01, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Rise and Fall of Franck's Symphony in D
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: The Rise and Fall of Franck's Symphony in D

robcat2075 wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:24 pm Opening act for Gershwin...


NYP-1928-12-13.jpg


This is interesting... a major orchestra, a major conductor, Carnegie Hall... and yet only one piece out of five we might still recognize today:

NYP-1921-03-30.jpg
Don Juan is a standard. Just played it, in fact.
by Kdanielsen
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Rise and Fall of Franck's Symphony in D
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: The Rise and Fall of Franck's Symphony in D

CalgaryTbone wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:01 pm I found my Chicago recording of the Franck - I was wrong, the conductor is Pierre Monteux. Two other good recordings in my library - New York Philharmonic with Kurt Masur, and Montreal Symphony with Charles Dutoit.

Jim Scott
I really like that Monteux recording.
by Kdanielsen
Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Alto trombone
Replies: 20
Views: 1655

Re: New Alto trombone

Looks awesome. I hope to try one someday. Looks a lot like my alto (.508 and plays like a beast btw).
by Kdanielsen
Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Blind Audition Attire/Unwritten Rules of the Trade/Gen Z Nonsense
Replies: 37
Views: 2525

Re: Blind Audition Attire/Unwritten Rules of the Trade/Gen Z Nonsense

Matt K wrote: Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:40 pm Best outfit is a polo shirt and tan khakis. Everybody can wear it, it’s inexpensive and easy to clean, looks good but not ostentatious and hella comfortable.
Thats my go to. I also teach class in that at two universities. Seems to be fine.
by Kdanielsen
Mon Mar 28, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Blind Audition Attire/Unwritten Rules of the Trade/Gen Z Nonsense
Replies: 37
Views: 2525

Re: Blind Audition Attire/Unwritten Rules of the Trade/Gen Z Nonsense

Standard concert dress preceded the boomers by a considerable number of years if not generations. “Classism”, meaning class distinction? Is that still the case I wonder? Here on the W Coast a far more compelling argument could be made for ethnic distinction, as classical music is supported by the A...
by Kdanielsen
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Blind Audition Attire/Unwritten Rules of the Trade/Gen Z Nonsense
Replies: 37
Views: 2525

Re: Blind Audition Attire/Unwritten Rules of the Trade/Gen Z Nonsense

I played the Flowers Duet with the community band with the director on euphonium. A young flutist music teacher conducted. Near as I could tell she had on a long dress and two shoes. It helped that my bell goes to the left and blocked the view. Im sure she found you distracting as well, but in a di...
by Kdanielsen
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Anyone else do this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Anyone else do this?

It should be illegal to have new mouthpieces arrive on Friday-Sunday morning.
by Kdanielsen
Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New Griego Markey Mouthpieces
Replies: 63
Views: 5939

Re: New Griego Markey Mouthpieces

Yeah I played a GP before the change. The 85 is a smidge bigger overall, lighter blank, but with a “darker” sound. I don’t like that word but I don’t know what else to call it. Also the rim on the GP is pretty flat, the Markey series of mouthpieces are not. They aren’t razor thin like Schilkes also...
by Kdanielsen
Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New Griego Markey Mouthpieces
Replies: 63
Views: 5939

Re: New Griego Markey Mouthpieces

ZacharyThornton wrote: Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:45 am Been playing the 85 since TMEA. Haven’t wanted to play anything else. Way better than my two Laskey 85s. Easier to play by miles.
Spent any time on a GP? If yes, how’s it compare?
by Kdanielsen
Thu Mar 24, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New Griego Markey Mouthpieces
Replies: 63
Views: 5939

Re: New Griego Markey Mouthpieces

Any reports? Anybody try one?
by Kdanielsen
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Medium bore trombones - why?
Replies: 108
Views: 6553

Re: Medium bore trombones - why?

I like them in certain specific environments: 1. Playing with very small, (usually freelance) orchestras supporting a choir (often a church choir or semi-professional chorale). The trombones are always too loud. You can get a little brilliance at a lower volume with less work. Yes. Brilliance at a ...
by Kdanielsen
Sun Mar 20, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Rise and Fall of Franck's Symphony in D
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: The Rise and Fall of Franck's Symphony in D

I think it might be more popular with community orchestras than with pro groups lately. I've done it several times, but only with community and academic groups.
by Kdanielsen
Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YEP-321 Euphonium Mouthpiece Receiver
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Yamaha YEP-321 Euphonium Mouthpiece Receiver

I used to play the 321 at the shop I taught at with an xt I cup and I6 shank (quite deep and large). Played awesome.
by Kdanielsen
Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YEP-321 Euphonium Mouthpiece Receiver
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Yamaha YEP-321 Euphonium Mouthpiece Receiver

I used to own a 321 with a Yamaha 621 leadpipe on it - great improvement. I've played several - all very good. I've also played some where just the receiver was changed on the existing leadpipe, and they played OK, but I found them hard to play soft on. Something about the large receiver opening in...
by Kdanielsen
Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alto trombone pitch tendencies differ from tenor through partials. What the heck!? Help!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1155

Re: Alto trombone pitch tendencies differ from tenor through partials. What the heck!? Help!!

The first position G is usually sharp on most altos. A mouthpiece that fits properly, and has a backbore that is designed for alto can help minimize some adjustments. There are quite a lot of differences in how close the bell is to your face between different makes. Take all of this into account, a...
by Kdanielsen
Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alto trombone pitch tendencies differ from tenor through partials. What the heck!? Help!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1155

Re: Alto trombone pitch tendencies differ from tenor through partials. What the heck!? Help!!

Every alto I've played has a sharp G partial. That's par for the course. This includes Shires, Courtois, and Thein. You just need to get used to it.

I have noticed that while G is sharp, F# is less sharp, and F is usually pretty close.
by Kdanielsen
Tue Mar 08, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB DE XT 105 N rim
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: WTB DE XT 105 N rim

Emailing you now
by Kdanielsen
Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: New video – virtuosic baroque solo
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: New video – virtuosic baroque solo

Lovely playing!!
by Kdanielsen
Thu Mar 03, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: New Open-Wrap Horns in Movies Replicating Era's Prior to the 1960's
Replies: 15
Views: 991

Re: New Open-Wrap Horns in Movies Replicating Era's Prior to the 1960's

There is someone wearing a mask in a shot of the orchestra in HBO’s “The Gilded Age”

Oh well
by Kdanielsen
Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tell overture
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Tell overture

Depends on how long your arms are. I’m a gorilla so I like 7th. I’ve never spent much time trying it with the valve, but I’ve heard it sound great that way (t2-t1-5).
by Kdanielsen
Tue Feb 15, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTT: Edwards Bass Bell and Independent Valve Section
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Re: WTT: Edwards Bass Bell and Independent Valve Section

If someone would prefer Rotax valves to AR valves I’d be willing to work out a three way trade. I have an original 502 bell section with Rotax valves that I’d be happy to swap with AR valves.
by Kdanielsen
Sat Jan 29, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: PLEASE DELETE
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: WTB Griego Alessi 1C

Burgerbob wrote: Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:52 pm I have a friend selling one on facebook, if you're on there.
I’ll look. Thanks!
by Kdanielsen
Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: PLEASE DELETE
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: WTB Griego Alessi 1C

Bump
by Kdanielsen
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: PLEASE DELETE
Replies: 3
Views: 298

PLEASE DELETE

Looking for a Griego Alessi 1C. Pm me if you’ve got one! Thanks!

Found please delete
by Kdanielsen
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Flat chin?
Replies: 27
Views: 3068

Re: Flat chin?

I'm not much of a jazz player, but I also have tried moving my "home" note up over time. I gradually moved it up from 2nd partial to 4th partial (middle Bb), and lots of things have improved. I tried going up to 5th partial, but that was too high. My embouchure does "something" (...
by Kdanielsen
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 356R
Replies: 61
Views: 4201

Re: Yamaha 356R

You're making much too big a deal about the whole situation. He's totally fine on the 356 and the Landgren. Leave it alone, he really doesn't need anything else, now or maybe ever. It sounds to me like maybe there's something wrong with the Benge, it shouldn't be that much of a problem. Yes. This ^
by Kdanielsen
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cup Mute not speaking low range
Replies: 16
Views: 1310

Re: Cup Mute not speaking low range

The jo-ral adjustable cup mute doesn't have these problems. I'm curious why anyone would use a stonelined cup mute outside of a big band. Not being critical, I just don't think they are the right tool for that job. I prefer the sound of the stonelined. I use the small bass sized one on my 547. I pa...
by Kdanielsen
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 356R
Replies: 61
Views: 4201

Re: Yamaha 356R

356R vs. Benge is the most Trombone Chat topic I’ve ever seen. It’s like asking Trombone Chat to choose its favorite child.
by Kdanielsen
Fri Dec 24, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: We wish you a merry christmas quartet :)
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: We wish you a merry christmas quartet :)

robcat2075 wrote: Fri Dec 24, 2021 6:42 pm I enjoyed your performance and the arrangement!

My tip... do these things as a video and put it on Youtube. More accessible than Dropbox, although it did play for me.
Absolutely not too late to record the video and just sync it all up.
by Kdanielsen
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Alto Mouthpiece(s)
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: WTB: Alto Mouthpiece(s)

Mv2541 wrote: Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:56 am
Kdanielsen wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:57 pm Ive got a Griego Oft with a Griego Alessi screw rim (same size as the Oft but the flatter Alessi contour instead) and a Griego Alessi 4A if you’re interested. PM me.
I’ll shoot you an email after Christmas if it’s cool.
👍
by Kdanielsen
Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Alto Mouthpiece(s)
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: WTB: Alto Mouthpiece(s)

Ive got a Griego Oft with a Griego Alessi screw rim (same size as the Oft but the flatter Alessi contour instead) and a Griego Alessi 4A if you’re interested. PM me.

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