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by afugate
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: great slide from slide dr
Replies: 35
Views: 1013

Re: great slide from slide dr

Having read this tread, I decided to experiment on my king 606. I went to the local auto shop and bought a bottle of polymer car wax. I poured it into the outer slide tube and used the cleaning rod to work it in. Result......a 7/10 slide becomes a 9/10 slide !!! I've done this as well -- after a th...
by afugate
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Sheet Music and Book Recommendations for Intermediate Player
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Sheet Music and Book Recommendations for Intermediate Player

Renowned performer and teacher, Brad Edwards, wrote a book for intermediate trombonists, titled "The Intermediate Trombonist" :) http://trombonezone.org/books/int/ I ordered a copy for a student of mine and I like it. It's well organized. Lots of useful exercises. That said, your son may think of pr...
by afugate
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 50
Views: 1759

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

2bobone wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Silver ? Brass ?? Gold ??? Everybody get ready ---- here comes Carbon Fibre !!
And for the requisite follow on question...

Lacquer, or unfinished! :lol: :lol: :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning to Read Treble Clef
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Learning to Read Treble Clef

I studied piano for a number of years before picking up the trombone. Bass clef was easy. Tenor clef? I still sometimes switch between treble and tenor clef in the middle of reading a part... :shuffle:

Regarding the OP, I'm with many others who believe it just takes time/practice.

-- Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 70
Views: 2091

Re: Notation programs

robcat2075 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:06 am
Savio wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:01 am
Professional arrangers and componists use it, must be a reason?
And what is that?
Exaclee summed it up on the old forums - It's because those who use his services expect to have notation created in Finale. In his case and from his perspective, it was simply market demand.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: High pressure work environment?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: High pressure work environment?

Repeated stylus use.

-- Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Jeunaturel wood Tenor Trombone / Euphonium mouthpiece 11C ergonomic rim small shank
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Jeunaturel wood Tenor Trombone / Euphonium mouthpiece 11C ergonomic rim small shank

Those aren't scratches. They are wood grain. Oooh, that's interesting. I didn't realize you can get grains perpendicular to the growth rings like that. It looks like he didn't apply and remove the dark stain on the top of the rim. So, those don't "pop" in the photo like they do on the sides of the ...
by afugate
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F Contrabass Trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: F Contrabass Trombone

I'm not in the market right now, but all I see is a picture of a case and a stand. Am I missing the pictures of the horn itself? :???:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Big band charts suggestions that will get the crowd dancing.
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: Big band charts suggestions that will get the crowd dancing.

It's much more than just steady tempos. At studios, dances are taught to certain specific recordings because the tempos work for the specific moves they're teaching. Then when the band plays the same song but not quite the same tempo, the dancers can't do the things they practiced. The same thing g...
by afugate
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Returning to the horn
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Returning to the horn

Just a thought. The issue might be embouchure-related, perhaps the chops not being set ideally for you. That might also cause a hesitation to sound production. Doug Elliott frequents the forums and is well-versed in embouchure mechanics. I'd reach out to him. He may be able to help. I know his teach...
by afugate
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 26
Views: 2402

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

Cannot find them in England. Just use your least favorite pair of socks. I use green; works as well as black. :biggrin: Or your favorite pair. My hamilton stand has the socks that matched the sweater my wife gave me on our first Christmas when we were dating. That was 30 years ago... :) I still hav...
by afugate
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: FS: Wise Grip

I'll give it a whirl. :)

Email sent...
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 50B2 second valve extension
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Bach 50B2 second valve extension

Check with a repairman named Colter there in OKC at the Larson music store on NW 63rd. He is a trombone player from UNT that has learned some from Eric Swanson. Phone 405-843-1573. My brother is a repairmen there also but doesn't do that kind of trombone work. Yep. I know Colter. He was our daughte...
by afugate
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 50B2 second valve extension
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Bach 50B2 second valve extension

Just curious, Andy. Is this the original in flat E or the newer version in Eb? The length of the adapter will change. That is a good question. I do not know. :/ I'll check when I see the youngster again this weekend. It is as pictured here: https://www.wwbw.com/Bach-50B2-Stradivarius-Series-Bass-Tr...
by afugate
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 50B2 second valve extension
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Bach 50B2 second valve extension

Our local high school has a Bach 50B2 dependent stack with F / Eb tuning.

Can someone point me to a reasonably priced option for extending this to F/D tuning? Apparently MSRP is about $1,000 for this... :roll:

TIA,
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Getting a favicon
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Getting a favicon

Tetraphosphate wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:09 pm
I had actually just spent the past two hours making this.... oh well :idk:
Image
Nice!

-- Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

tskeldon wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:24 am
I think that trombonists are often inclined to lubricate every time they hear a friction sound (in a hushed environment), even though the slide is working well.
I can't speak for others, but what it feels like is the only criteria that matters to me. :good:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance

Bonearzt wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:17 pm
I just use Lemon Pledge furniture polish and a soft rag.

Eric
Same here.

FYI, I find spraying the wax works much better than just wrapping the rag around the can and rubbing it across your horn. YMMV... :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Yamaha YSL-645 (.525" bore, 8.5" bell)
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Yamaha YSL-645 (.525" bore, 8.5" bell)

Matt K wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:53 am
I'm selling my YSL646 still (ad is a little further down). If someone wanted a straight horn instead, I think I could make that happen as well.
Did you ever list your 646? I searched your posts and only find a WTB for a tuning slide. :idk:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Yamaha YSL-645 (.525" bore, 8.5" bell)
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Yamaha YSL-645 (.525" bore, 8.5" bell)

Posting since the OP hasn't replied. I picked it up as a backup for my other 645... :)

Good transaction. Horn plays as described. Now I've got one for our daughter (and perhaps she'll let me play my 3BF again sometime...)

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Adventures at Band Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: Adventures at Band Camp

Look at it this way. What is the purpose of music education in high school (marching band included)? Is it to produce a huge crop of amazing players that all go to college to study music? Or is it to foster a love of music, camaraderie, and pursuing a goal? I was told by an old band director that i...
by afugate
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Intonation Repair Tool
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

Re: Intonation Repair Tool

I'm looking to buy a product I read about on Jay Friedman's website called "The Intonation Repair Tool". I guess the idea is to train "Just Intonation". Also, has anyone tried it or had any success with it? I tried a couple of these. I liked The Intonation Repair Tool (this one) the best. :) YMMV -...
by afugate
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Possible Downtime Approacheth
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Possible Downtime Approacheth

Good luck. And thank you, to all of you who are working hard to keep our rehosted community alive and kicking!

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: how to develop endurance
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: how to develop endurance

Savio wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Maybe practice on using as little effort as possible?

Leif
This was very important for me. It's amazing how much more endurance I have now that my embouchure mechanics are better.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High range to low range
Replies: 30
Views: 1112

Re: High range to low range

But I have found that such slow speeds can allow lots of chop movement in the solution. I was a good player who had this problem. I had several different settings for the horn and a significant amount of motion and shifting on the horn. I could make things work just fine for slow and moderate passa...
by afugate
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Post started by member Ids
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Post started by member Ids

I use the "unread posts" function. That presentation is much better than the category page.

Unread posts does include both the originator and the most recent commenter for each item it lists.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Building range
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Building range

I found Sulliman's approach helpful for me.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS Get a Grip price drop!
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: FS Get a Grip price drop!

I will. :) I messaged you.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 2329

Re: New Wessex Bones

I think the valve caps are pretty. I guess I'm sorta shallow. I wonder if they have improved. One of the minor quibbles I have with our daughter's Wessex 525 bore horn is that the valve cap just feels very insubstantial. It feels cheap. I have no idea if it has any effect on how the horn plays, as ...
by afugate
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: SOS:: Airmen of Note Info
Replies: 26
Views: 1120

Re: SOS:: Airmen of Note Info

I was able to find this tidbit of legalese: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/974 (c)Recordings.— (1) When authorized under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense for purposes of this section, a military musical unit may produce recordings for distribution to the public, at a c...
by afugate
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Expired Certification in Some Browsers
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: Expired Certification in Some Browsers

The verification is going to take longer than expected. This is not my choice, but it is the way it is, unfortunately. I promise that nothing nefarious is going on...mostly waiting. Or, nothing like this: http://www.tromboneforum.org/ :tongue: Seriously though, thanks to all you guys for making thi...
by afugate
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 2329

Re: New Wessex Bones

The new Wessex F contra and the Chris Stearn bass have been added to the site. No pictures yet, but specs and prices. https://wessex-tubas.com/collections/trombones-and-sackbut/products/f-contrabass-trombone-pf588 https://wessex-tubas.com/collections/trombones-and-sackbut/products/professional-doub...
by afugate
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1690

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

Then I confess to being totally mystified about how it could have had any objective effect at all. My best shot would be to speculate that it removed some vertical play in the rotors and forced them to retain correct vertical alignment. But given how the bushings work and fit into the casings, that...
by afugate
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 1609

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

The lips buzz and the horn amplify this. This thought is what I work to address by having kids blow the horn without the slide on it. Kids who think this generally have a very pinched and thin sound. I think it's because they are "muscling" their lips into buzzing. (I'm not saying this is happening...
by afugate
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 1609

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

Thanks, @mrdeacon! The "solid air column" makes sense. It's neat to observe the kids as they go through this process. I generally do this with kids who have a thin, pinched sound. The ones who (I think) are generating all the sound by forcing their lips to buzz. I blow my pipe and let them feel my h...
by afugate
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 1609

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

Off topic... :) Regarding the question of resonance. I teach kids to make the horn sing by removing the outer slide and having the student buzz the mouthpiece and top tube, blowing until they can feel the horn vibrate in their hands. And then I explain that's a good thing - we want the horn to reson...
by afugate
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?
Replies: 29
Views: 2074

Re: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?

We can't tell you what you will like... :idk:

https://www.google.com/search?q=top+jaz ... yer+videos

It will be far more meaningful to you, if you make time to look and listen.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 2329

Re: New Wessex Bones

I see $1675 on the second link, but that's for the bass trombone? :???:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 14
Views: 1067

Re: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.

I like simple ideas..... when my students are having legato issues, I tell them to think about keeping playing a note right up to the new note... keep blowing.... you then find slide movement will need to be quick and articulation will become quick and neat. Just remember to keep playing a note rig...
by afugate
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 152
Views: 7189

Re: What we're doing

I've been using MuseScore for my final drafts. Anyone else use MuseScore? Yep. I do all my work in it. :) I'm running for office our state legislature here in Oklahoma, so my composing (and playing/practicing) has taken a back seat to that. I've had the itch to write a couple of times, but I've squ...
by afugate
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Printers for music
Replies: 18
Views: 1009

Re: Printers for music

[snip] I know there's a similar Mac utility that I think I paid $10 for, but I can't recall the name of it since I haven't really used OSX in around 5 years. [snip] No need for an extra utility on the mac. Just open up the printers, select your printer with the attached scanner and click the scanne...
by afugate
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Printers for music
Replies: 18
Views: 1009

Re: Printers for music

[snip] I know there's a similar Mac utility that I think I paid $10 for, but I can't recall the name of it since I haven't really used OSX in around 5 years. [snip] No need for an extra utility on the mac. Just open up the printers, select your printer with the attached scanner and click the scanne...
by afugate
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages with a soprano trombone
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Advantages with a soprano v sewtrombone

Neo Bri wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:32 pm
imsevimse wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Another advantage with a soprano is it fits in a handbag and can travel safely on a flight.

/Tom
Plus the size means that it will much more convenient to practice while operating a hang-glider.
Don't let go of the slide... :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 1409

Re: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjSBQl38ksk this trumpet player actually lower his tongue level for the higher tones. Watch the back of the tongue... It would be interesting to see the tongue level and action of someone like Wayne Bergeron. It seems most lead trumpet professionals say they use tong...
by afugate
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Marching Slide Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Marching Slide Trombone

[snip] Yes, DCI allows trombones now, but they're not really part of the fundamental drum corps sound concept. [snip] As a trombone player, I detest what DCI is doing with trombones on the field. They're nothing more than novelty items with no real purpose. Might as well march kazoos. :roll: --Andy...
by afugate
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Listening and Learning: one song, three ways
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Listening and Learning: one song, three ways

I took Exaclee's big band composition class... Curious to hear more on that! Zac's class was a blast! Masters level - 4 students total - and I was the only duffer in the group. I took the class because I love big band jazz. Zac was kind, thoughtful, and inspiring as a teacher. About 3 weeks into th...
by afugate
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Listening and Learning: one song, three ways
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Listening and Learning: one song, three ways

If there comes a day when I can immerse myself in musical study again I will definitely spend half as much time blowing my horn and twice as much time with ear buds in. Buy a good set of headphones if you're going to be listening. I had a set of Shure in-ear buds that I thought was pretty good. At ...
by afugate
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe for an Olds Special
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Leadpipe for an Olds Special

[snip] I do have an Olds 3 mp, but I have avoided in the past because I find the rim to be a little small; however, it is the only mp that seems to fit so maybe I should just "get used to it". [snip] Maybe you could send your Olds 3 MP that is the perfect fit to Doug and ask him to replicate the sh...
by afugate
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility

blast wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:37 am
Okay, I surrender..... you can use it with whatever you like.... there, that's helpful.

Chris
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is a Medium Shank?
Replies: 18
Views: 918

Re: What is a Medium Shank?

Please note: If this question is concerning a mouthpiece for a medium bore horn as being discussed in a separate thread of yours :), then don't worry. Most medium bore horns, like my Yamaha 645 - and the King 3B+ mentioned in that thread, use a small shank mouthpiece. I *think* there are a few mediu...

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