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by GMB
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ta-ta-ka vs ta-ka-ta - triple tongue articulation
Replies: 14
Views: 1510

Re: ta-ta-ka vs ta-ka-ta - triple tongue articulation

I found the variety of responses interesting so I decided to stick with what sort of works (tkt/dgd) and managed to work the speed up, so now it's just a matter of staying concentrated if it's an extended passage. On a side note, I haven't picked up all the syllables used but I wonder if this could ...
by GMB
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Rotor valve bumpers falling out (Yamaha)
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Rotor valve bumpers falling out (Yamaha)

The rubber ones even though they're oil resistant it's almost like they just got too slippery once in contact and would just pop out (and couldn't get them to stay back in even with a screwdriver)
by GMB
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Rotor valve bumpers falling out (Yamaha)
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Rotor valve bumpers falling out (Yamaha)

Yes, the replacement ones were larger because my tech concluded that the original ones were too small/loose, and because one of my valves actually isn't 90 degrees (on the F attachment if it's actuated to where the lines on the valve cap/cover show it should be it actually overshoots the entrance to...
by GMB
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Rotor valve bumpers falling out (Yamaha)
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Rotor valve bumpers falling out (Yamaha)

Has anyone had trouble with rubber valve bumpers falling out on Yamaha trombones and have any fixes that don't involve filing metal? I've had the originals and replacements fall out way too easily. I've just had silicone ones put in so we'll see how they hold up... I don't care if they wear out as l...
by GMB
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tinnitus
Replies: 17
Views: 2392

Re: Tinnitus

Worse yet, when I play, I get a funky “resultant tone” that’s kind of an out-of-tune fifth that wavers around a bit. It’s annoying, distracting... maddening. I got this once after a stream of throat infections a long time ago (don't remember the interval but I know it was something horrifically out...
by GMB
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: From tenor to alto
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: From tenor to alto

As others have said, the alto probably won't increase your range (or endurance). The effects when playing vs tenor is that 1) the partials in the high range are spaced further out so it's harder to miss notes and 2) it takes less air to play because it has a more brilliant sound that makes it more n...
by GMB
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ta-ta-ka vs ta-ka-ta - triple tongue articulation
Replies: 14
Views: 1510

Re: ta-ta-ka vs ta-ka-ta - triple tongue articulation

Burgerbob wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:34 pm
I find TTK to be a little better if you want the accent to fall on the downbeat, more of a fanfare style.
Funny thing, when playing or even just pronouncing w/o the instrument if I go ttk i instinctively want to go ttk-t :D
by GMB
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ta-ta-ka vs ta-ka-ta - triple tongue articulation
Replies: 14
Views: 1510

ta-ta-ka vs ta-ka-ta - triple tongue articulation

From a young age I'd "learned" to triple tongue using t-k-t instead of t-t-k, but to be honest I'd never practiced it much and had never run into a situation where I needed to play more than a few triplets in a row, at least until I played Lohengrin (there's a section with probably 8 bars of triplet...
by GMB
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Hagmann valve maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 2167

Re: Hagmann valve maintenance

Also if the spring were stronger the valve should respond quicker, right? Only in the direction the spring pulls it. It would be slower/harder to push with the thumb which is my experience. Maybe the position also affects this, and maybe Hagmann's have a longer throw. Why don't you order the oil th...
by GMB
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Hagmann valve maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 2167

Re: Hagmann valve maintenance

It's gotten better with Hetmann 11. It's not scratchy or anything, TBH it might just be that the spring is a little stronger than on my rotaries.
by GMB
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily
Replies: 61
Views: 7168

Re: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily

It's hard to say, but if you're mature enough to avoid bad habits I don't think there are any inherent dangers. About a year ago I switched solely to bass for about 6 months. Playing tenor after that was very weird (and very bad). Now I can play both well and don't even have a problem switching duri...
by GMB
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YBL 822/622 removable 2nd valve stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: YBL 822/622 removable 2nd valve stuck

Just an update, my tech got the valve out today (that was painful to watch). There are no visible signs of corrosion but the tubes were completely dry so he lubed them up well with a lighter lube. Along with having tighter tolerances than the tuning slides (probably due to being much shorter), they ...
by GMB
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YBL 822/622 removable 2nd valve stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 560

YBL 822/622 removable 2nd valve stuck

So I got an 822 a while ago, it's the Yamaha dependent bass trombone with removable 2nd valve, but the tubing to take the 2nd valve off is stuck, as in it doesn't even budge. My tech saw he could get it off for me (he knows the right way to hit things) but said it would almost certainly get stuck ag...
by GMB
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Radical Mouthpiece size change
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: Radical Mouthpiece size change

I was on a 5G for ~8 years after being on a 6.5A through high school and beginning of undergrad. I had fewer chipped notes on the 5G but the rim was uncomfortable and physically painful after a while. I'd always had a tendency to miss notes by hitting the higher partial, even while in good shape. Fo...
by GMB
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Monsieur Lindberg
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Monsieur Lindberg

Great catch!
His is still my favorite interpretation of the final variation for Blue Bells
by GMB
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 77
Views: 9365

Re: Strangest gigs

Funeral in a blizzard with a 6-piece brass ensemble. The tubist didn't stand a chance, next with frozen valves were the baritone and then the second trumpet. My slide froze near the coda of the march but I'd stopped playing from the 8th measure because I was trying so hard not to laugh. I didn't pla...
by GMB
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Wanted, Duet Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: Wanted, Duet Books?

There are the Rochut counterparts if you already have the main book Are these compatible with all versions of the Rochut? I’ve only got the Mulcahy version on me atm. I don't know, I have the original/Fischer edition. I don't even have the counterparts unfortunately, I just remember playing them wi...
by GMB
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Wanted, Duet Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: Wanted, Duet Books?

There are the Rochut counterparts if you already have the main book
by GMB
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Hagmann valve maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 2167

Re: Hagmann valve maintenance

Mine actually is kinda slow, the previous owner had it serviced recently but IDK what oil he used, I'll try the Hetmann 11.
by GMB
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Hagmann valve maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 2167

Hagmann valve maintenance

I've recently gotten a horn with a Hagmann valve and having prior experience only with classic rotors I was wondering if there was anything I should look out for maintenance wise. Are these instructions good, and are either of these oils good for the Hagmann (the "Valve Oil" one I presume is OK) or ...
by GMB
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Poll - Tenor Trombone: Where does your solid upper register end, and become precarious upper register?
Replies: 21
Views: 2284

Re: Poll - Tenor Trombone: Where does your solid upper register end, and become precarious upper register?

You didn't specify what kind of concert in your assumption. I can play an F5, probably even a decent G5 in the middle of most symphonies without a sweat but after 30 minutes of solo/chamber or even concert band playing it's a different (more precarious) story. That said, for etudes I personally woul...
by GMB
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Joseph Alessi - David Concertino?
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: Joseph Alessi - David Concertino?

Not Alessi, but ARD competition 2015
by GMB
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black NY 5 vs Bach 4G
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Greg Black NY 5 vs Bach 4G

Another thing is that not all 4G rims are same between Bach's various periods of manufacture -- some are flat-ish and some are more rounded. Which contour does yours have? Mine's about 5 years old so I'm assuming it's the newest version. I'd say it's rounded, much more comfortable than my 5G which ...
by GMB
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black NY 5 vs Bach 4G
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Greg Black NY 5 vs Bach 4G

I'm actually interested in trying the MPs because I want to see basically the effect of making my 4G cup slightly shallower, so I was asking because I was hoping the GB rim would be similar enough but with different other characteristics. Thinking a smaller rim is the ticket to a better upper regist...
by GMB
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black NY 5 vs Bach 4G
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Greg Black NY 5 vs Bach 4G

I guess I'll have to call him next time I'm visiting family in NC (second-hand always seems to sell in 5 minutes). I also might ask around for custom work, any suggestions for someone in Europe? Windhager in Austria?
by GMB
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Two G's. Same but different.
Replies: 18
Views: 1601

Re: Two G's. Same but different.

I think when most of us learn to play around middle b flat and above in the lower/primary positions we get comfortable with a more approximate blowing of the note which we are allowed vs playing them in alternates where the other partials and notes are closer together. This is why I don't think it's...
by GMB
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black NY 5 vs Bach 4G
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Greg Black NY 5 vs Bach 4G

How do the GB NY 5 series compare to the Bach 4G as far as the rim shape and cup depth? I've figured out that I really prefer the Bach 4G rim to the 5G, it's much more comfortable (possibly rounder and less sharp bite or I just have a dog of a 5G) for me and I get the sound and flexibility I need. I...
by GMB
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 37
Views: 3397

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

Does anyone know where to get the Yamaha or Leather Specialties straps in Europe?
by GMB
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Yamaha Yeo Replica
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Yamaha Yeo Replica

I've also recently switched to the DY that came with my 822 and am pretty sure it's keeper. Definitely wasn't a starter when I began doubling on bass though.
by GMB
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Aperture Collapse
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Re: Aperture Collapse

All I need to do to remedy this is take the horn off my face for about 10 seconds, then I am reset and perfectly good to continue. This sounds very familiar to my own experience during my first two years of studying. What I'm about to say is far from any profound wisdom and I'm not a teacher, but I...
by GMB
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata Transcription (Complete)
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata Transcription (Complete)

I don't think a lot of decent trombonists could play the best part of the second movement as it's written (a flat an octave above :trebleclef: :space2: ) :wink: I might've used the wrong word, I'm well aware the music is on IMSLP but because of some of the "technique"-al aspects as well as range iss...
by GMB
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata Transcription (Complete)
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata Transcription (Complete)

I saw recently that Ian Bousfield recorded the complete Rachmaninoff sonata on a Japanese release ( Camerata ) last year. I haven't gotten my hands on the recording, but am wondering whether anyone knows of any transcription(s) for trombone and piano and where they're/it's available for purchase. Wh...
by GMB
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: UMI 5G vs others (Bach, Griego)
Replies: 2
Views: 515

UMI 5G vs others (Bach, Griego)

Hi all. I'm wondering if anyone's come across the UMI 5G mouthpiece and your thoughts on it. I bought a Conn 88H back in 2000-2001 and the UMI came with it, from the outside it looks similar to a Denis Wick. In my experience it gives a notably darker sound than the Bach 5G, while somewhat surprising...

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