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by StefanHaller
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: iPad versions
Replies: 26
Views: 1935

Re: iPad versions

I use a music stand. A very flimsy one might not work well, but a regular K&M is just fine.
by StefanHaller
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: iPad versions
Replies: 26
Views: 1935

Re: iPad versions

I have been using the 2019 iPad Pro 12.9" for half a year now, and it's awesome. I had used an iPad Air 2 before, and the larger screen of the Pro makes a huge difference; I wouldn't want to go back. As for processing power: it's true that it is more powerful than needed for just a screen reader, bu...
by StefanHaller
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Suggestions for Music Shop in Berlin Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 1437

Re: Suggestions for Music Shop in Berlin Germany

Sorry for the long delay, I haven't checked the forum in quite a while. Hope this is still relevant to you. There's no good place to check out trombones in Berlin, sorry. You could try bcschipper's suggestion above ("Der Blechbläser"), but don't be disappointed by the very narrow selection of instru...
by StefanHaller
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Missing a page from "Front Burner" (Nestico)
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Missing a page from "Front Burner" (Nestico)

Argh, the second part, not the third, sorry. 2nd part, 3rd page. Thanks!
by StefanHaller
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Missing a page from "Front Burner" (Nestico)
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Missing a page from "Front Burner" (Nestico)

We play Sammy Nestico's big band arrangement "Front Burner", and for some reason or other the third page of the second trombone part has gone missing. Anybody happen to have a copy and could send it to me?
by StefanHaller
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 320
Views: 74012

Re: What we're doing

Oh, and speaking of folk songs, I finally found out where your funny forum name comes from. I found this in a small book with "Svenska Visor" in a book shelf in our cottage:
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by StefanHaller
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 320
Views: 74012

Re: What we're doing

Yes, I like to write four-part arrangements for many of these to sing them with my family (which is not so easy when your family consists of three mezzo-sopranos and one baritone). Many of them lend themselves to beautiful rich harmonic settings, we are having a lot of fun with that.
by StefanHaller
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 320
Views: 74012

Re: What we're doing

Vacation in Sweden, three weeks. I brought my horn and practice every day (much to the delight of my family). Playing "Kristallen den fina" over the lake at sunset is quite nice though.
by StefanHaller
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Favicon missing
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Favicon missing

As of a few days ago, I no longer see a favicon in either Firefox or Chrome. I still see it in Safari though. Any idea what's going on?
by StefanHaller
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-assemble spit valve that came off
Replies: 17
Views: 1406

Re: Re-assemble spit valve that came off

I took it to the tech this morning, it was a three minute job (as expected, I guess). He put in a new spring.

He had never heard about Saturn keys though...
by StefanHaller
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-assemble spit valve that came off
Replies: 17
Views: 1406

Re: Re-assemble spit valve that came off

Thanks for the advice, I'll take it to the tech then. I guess I'll consider having them install a saturn key instead, while at it.
by StefanHaller
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-assemble spit valve that came off
Replies: 17
Views: 1406

Re-assemble spit valve that came off

The screw of the spit valve of my new Getzen trombone came off today. This happened before, last time I could just screw it back in, but this time the whole thing came off and I'm not sure how to put it back together. I think the two single ends of the spring somehow need to go the other side of axl...
by StefanHaller
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing high notes
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: Playing high notes

Interesting. I have been trying to replace my 354 with a "better" horn for a while now, and I have found a couple horns that sound a lot better and play nicer in the mid or low ranges, but I haven't found any that's easier to play in the high range. And that includes some of the very expensive or of...
by StefanHaller
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen 4147
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Re: Getzen 4147

Even on full-day rehearsals with 6-8 hours of total playing time. Dude, what kind of amateur has 6-8 hours of rehearsal a day? We do this four times a year. We play two concerts a year, and for each we have two weekends of full-day rehearsals (10am to 9pm on Saturday, not quite as long on Sunday), ...
by StefanHaller
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen 4147
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Re: Getzen 4147

I bought one three weeks ago, and I love it. It is super easy to play, response is incredible, it has a very easy high range, and it sounds great. Intonation is perfect too. I'm an amateur player, and I haven't played many horns in my life yet, so you probably shouldn't listen to me. I just had to s...
by StefanHaller
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Buzzing in low register
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: Buzzing in low register

I have the suspicion that Leif was talking about mouthpiece buzzing, but Doug about free buzzing?
by StefanHaller
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Aging of Lexan rims?
Replies: 10
Views: 1348

Re: Aging of Lexan rims?

I'm getting a better surface finish than I used to. Send the old one back and I'll refinish it. Just pay for shipping. Awesome, ok. Thanks for the offer, but I don't need the old rim any more, I'm more than happy with the new one. Just wanted to make sure that the new one doesn't get worse over tim...
by StefanHaller
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Aging of Lexan rims?
Replies: 10
Views: 1348

Aging of Lexan rims?

When I recently got my new Lexan rim from Doug, I saw that it is noticeably smoother than the old one that I had been playing for a bit more than two and a half years now. It's not a huge difference, and I wouldn't call the old one porous or anything, but you can tell the difference, at least side b...
by StefanHaller
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Search function kaput
Replies: 15
Views: 2037

Re: Search function kaput

I never use the search function, but type "my search terms site:trombonechat.com" into google search. I got used to that with the old forum, where the search just never seemed to work.
by StefanHaller
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: D J Kennedy
Replies: 21
Views: 5638

Re: D J Kennedy

Posaunus wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Surprised to learn that he has not yet participated in TromboneChat.
He has. He is a registered member and posted a few times, but only between April and June last year, it seems: https://www.trombonechat.com/search.php ... 3&sr=posts
by StefanHaller
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Focus and intonation with double valves in the middle register
Replies: 37
Views: 4648

Re: Focus and intonation with double valves in the middle register

b flat is sharp 5th, d above is flat 4th, f above is sharp 4th. Do you actually know the Rimsky Korsakov? It's an octave lower. I was sometimes wondering whether it makes sense to play Bb in 1st, D in 4th, F in 6th, A in 6th, Bb in 5th, to avoid the sawing back and forth. Does anybody think this is...
by StefanHaller
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do you lick or moisten your lips before you play?
Replies: 46
Views: 4920

Re: Do you lick or moisten your lips before you play?

Somehow I didn't get around to contributing while the thread was still alive, so here are my belated thoughts (and a question). I play with wet lips (not just moist, really wet), so I lick both my lips and the mouthpiece (often). I don't do this because it makes shifting easier - I try not to shift ...
by StefanHaller
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping internationally
Replies: 13
Views: 3776

Re: Shipping internationally

What's your experience with customs duty in Europe (specifically, Germany) when buying privately from the US? I find it difficult to find out how much the fee will be.

Also, what about import taxes (Einfuhrumsatzsteuer), does this apply when buying a used horn?
by StefanHaller
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Favorite Heavy Piston/Rotor oil
Replies: 12
Views: 2136

Re: Favorite Heavy Piston/Rotor oil

Yes, I use Ballistol to treat the outside of my raw brass Egger sackbut. With good results.
by StefanHaller
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Straight versus f-attachment
Replies: 65
Views: 6896

Re: Straight versus f-attachment

bcschipper wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:58 am
Could you please point me to 1st trombone parts that actually need the valve? Thank you.
The solo in the first movement of Schostakowitsch 15 is very unpleasant to play without a valve. Possible, maybe, but I wouldn't want to do it.
by StefanHaller
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Improvising?
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: Improvising?

This is a very interesting topic to me, I'm also wondering what goes on in the head of great improvisers. I'm not one, I'm an amateur who is barely past beginner level. I can describe what goes on in my head, not sure how relevant this is for the discussion, but it might be interesting anyway. For c...
by StefanHaller
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 500 vs 508 bore
Replies: 26
Views: 4066

Re: 500 vs 508 bore

Which bell flares do you have, and would you say that this difference between the slides is bigger than the difference between the flares?
by StefanHaller
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece for high notes?
Replies: 36
Views: 4185

Re: Mouthpiece for high notes?

When people are talking about "big" and "small" in this thread, I wonder how many of you are thinking about rim size and how many about cup depth. Doug was explicitly talking about rim size. When it comes to ease of high range or good sounding low range though, isn't that more a matter of cup depth?...
by StefanHaller
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tablets
Replies: 36
Views: 22750

Re: Tablets

thatme wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:56 pm
I agree with others that a dedicated device that solved many of these problems would be nice, but the market for such a device is likely too small.
There are attempts at such a thing out there already. Crazy expensive, though:

https://www.gvido.tokyo/

https://www.padformusician.com/en/
by StefanHaller
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Airmen of Note 1989 concert
Replies: 10
Views: 4124

Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Wow, that's some impressive soloing, rough or not...
by StefanHaller
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Hetman hydroslide
Replies: 5
Views: 2577

Re: Hetman hydroslide

ghmerrill wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:08 pm
By the way, it's the ONLY Hetman product I use. I stay away from the various Hetman valve oils.
Why? (Just curious.)
by StefanHaller
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Screw Rim vs Solid state
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

Re: Screw Rim vs Solid state

Most of us don't spend a lot of time switching off parts of modular mouthpieces (at least we shouldn't). Once you get a combination that works, tighten it up and use it. I switch parts daily. I'm using the same rim with different cups and shanks for small bore and large bore horns. Isn't that the w...
by StefanHaller
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 320
Views: 74012

Re: What we're doing

86 Fahrenheit at night 93.2 Fahrenhiet at daytime. This has been for the last four weeks. Numerous fires starts every day even one in my neighbourhood. Some fires are out of control. Thunderstorms and trains are causing most fires but there are also fires started by pyromans. This summers wether is...
by StefanHaller
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bass trombone and guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 3480

Re: Bass trombone and guitar

Here's another nice trombone+guitar duo (not a bass trombone though):

by StefanHaller
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part
Replies: 6
Views: 2353

Re: Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part

Dress rehearsal yesterday. It's very hard to tell how the balance was in that passage; the distance to the soloists is huge (we're on opposite ends of the stage, really). I only heard myself. Not much feedback from the conductor, and when I asked the second Horn soloist afterwards what he thought ab...
by StefanHaller
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: New Forum Suggestion
Replies: 2
Views: 2026

Re: New Forum Suggestion

Who else thinks that feature would be useful? I would find this very, very useful. With the one big thread in "Performance", the risk I see is that this is a one-off thing that dies down after a while. And even if it doesn't, and people do post again about their progress after a few weeks, it's har...
by StefanHaller
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 320
Views: 74012

Re: What we're doing

I like the idea, thanks Bflatbass for getting this going. Will post something about myself later when I have more time. I also like the suggestion of creating a new forum dedicated to this. Having all of this in one huge thread doesn't seem ideal. People could have their own threads in a new forum, ...
by StefanHaller
Sat May 26, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bass trombone and guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 3480

Re: Bass trombone and guitar

Hey Leif, it's good to see you here! I'm surprised that there isn't a loud cheering welcome from the old TTF crowd seeing your first post here, so you'll have to be content with mine, even though you probably don't know me. But I read and enjoyed many of your posts on TTF. I like these recordings, v...
by StefanHaller
Fri May 25, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part
Replies: 6
Views: 2353

Re: Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part

For your first question, my answer is this : does it really matter? No, it totally doesn't. It was really just curiosity, I should have mentioned that. I don't have an alto trombone anyway and I've never played one. I guess I was mainly curious how well that passage in the 2nd movement could be pla...
by StefanHaller
Fri May 25, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part
Replies: 6
Views: 2353

Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part

We have the Schumann Concert Piece for four horns coming up in our next programme (with four members of the Berliner Philharmoniker horn section doing the solo parts, I'm very excited about that; but that's not why I'm posting ;) ). I have two questions about the alto trombone part: 1) Is it meant t...
by StefanHaller
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Lexan Rim
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

Re: Lexan Rim

The condition of the skin, and especially timing of shaving, has been important to me for that same reason. It doesn't bother me much lately but if I play too soon after shaving the Lexan feels like it's glued to my chops. Interesting. I usually shave in the morning and practice in the evening, so ...
by StefanHaller
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Lexan Rim
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

Re: Lexan Rim

Thanks for the elaborate response! 1) Facial hair, if applicable. That can't be it. I can't stand having any hair between my skin and my mouthpiece, so I always shave thoroughly, daily. 2) Humidity & Lip Balm Usage. In the winter, I tend to use more chop saver than I normally do. Me too, but not ver...
by StefanHaller
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Lexan Rim
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

Lexan Rim

I have been playing on a Lexan rim (DE 102) for almost two years now, and I have been happy with it most of the time; I think I mostly liked the grip that's a little stronger than what I was used to with my silver mouthpiece before. Lately, however, it happened a few times that I feel it is too grip...
by StefanHaller
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Lehár, Merry Widow
Replies: 0
Views: 853

Lehár, Merry Widow

Has anybody played the Merry Widow? I might have a chance to play it later this year, but I'd like to know how much there is to play for trombones, or how difficult it is. Or does anybody happen to have a first or second trombone part that they could e-mail me? On IMSLP there's only a piano reductio...
by StefanHaller
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 66
Views: 14326

Re: Forum forgets me...

That's interesting. I've yet to be logged out a single time since the upgrade. Same here, but a moment ago I found myself logged out for the first time. This was on iOS with Safari after I came home, so connected to WiFi; I had used it before on mobile data. During the last couple of days I switche...
by StefanHaller
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 31
Views: 6549

Re: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)

I'll still advocate for the Hamilton Bone Sock . They work perfectly on each of my stands (Hamilton, K&M, On-Stage). Absorbent micro fiber, soft and bell-protective, no more bell sticking to the stand dome, easy to apply (and stays with your stand). Accomplishes everything these do-it-yourself tric...
by StefanHaller
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz "play along"
Replies: 32
Views: 5839

Re: Jazz "play along"

I second the recommendation for iReal Pro, I use it a lot, and it's very nice. Of course it's not the same as playing along with real musicians, but the advantages outweigh this (being able to set the tempo and key, or change some chords), and the musical quality isn't bad at all. Apart from that, I...
by StefanHaller
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Board structure
Replies: 6
Views: 2628

Re: Board structure

Thanks!
by StefanHaller
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Board structure
Replies: 6
Views: 2628

Re: Board structure

I totally agree that a structure that is too fine-grained should be avoided. In this particular case though, I feel that there's just no place in the current structure to discuss topics related to how to perform brass music, which for me is one of the most important topics to talk about. And "Music ...

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