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by afugate
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Photography equipment
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: Photography equipment

Good lenses and understanding how to use the equipment will go a lot further than nitpicking which model you get. Any dSLR made in the last five years will be more than adequate for any sort of hobbyist photography that isn't in a specialized application. Pick up a nice used Canon or Nikon body, in...
by afugate
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lessons available on my trip to TMEA
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Lessons available on my trip to TMEA

I will now be making 2 new stops, available for lessons and mouthpiece trials. Oklahoma City, or probably Norman. I'll be there Monday evening 2/18 and Tuesday morning 2/19. Also Louisville KY on Wednesday 2/20 in the evening, at the University of Louisville. :good: We have a young lady trumpet pla...
by afugate
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTS: Many Mutes PRICE CUT
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: WTS: Many Mutes

Email sent - Soft Tone mute...
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: "Alternate" positions?
Replies: 38
Views: 1129

Re: "Alternate" positions?

blast wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:03 am
baileyman wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:43 am
The Reneau statement is could be shortened to, "Best trombone sound is in close-in positions."
No.... it could be shortened to 'if you are not good at playing alternate positions you won't sound good when playing alternate positions'.

Chris
:good:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Placing cleaning rod in case?
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Placing cleaning rod in case?

I don't recall how the SKB holds the hand slide, but would it be possible to wrap the cleaning rod and store it in the slide itself? (Note for newbies.... This might be a terrible idea!)

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small accidental discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Small accidental discovery

Kingfan wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:37 pm
JohnL wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:15 pm
Doug, maybe that's a tchotchke you could offer - an official Doug Elliot branded spanner.
...made from billet unobtanium, complete with a unicorn hide storage pouch. :D
Doug Elliott wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:10 pm

Shhhh... don't give away my secrets!
You didn't get one with your mouthpiece? :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB: Conn Director Case or two
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: WTB: Conn Director Case or two

Bonearzt wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:30 pm
Hey Andy, I can probably hook you up with a couple!
Thanks, Eric! I appreciate you.

--Andy in OKC.
by afugate
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB: Conn Director Case or two
Replies: 2
Views: 92

WTB: Conn Director Case or two

I've got a couple of Conn Directors I'm going to donate to the local schools. I've cleaned them up and repaired the slides. But I need a case for each of the horns. I'm looking for a couple of solid cases - they don't have to be pretty, but they have to be good enough for middle school abuse. And, i...
by afugate
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha ysl-548G
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: FS: Yamaha ysl-548G

As the song says, "Que Sera, Sera, whatever will be, will be..." :D

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Focus and intonation with double valves in the middle register
Replies: 37
Views: 2017

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

When you have to play B after D oderD after B, it's useful. For diatonic or chromatic run it's mostly useless. For then you have to stop the slide und go into the opposite direction. Usually it's better to keep the direction of the slide-movement, because ist's faster and more fluid. Not to belabor...
by afugate
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High School Quintet or Sextet Suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: High School Quintet or Sextet Suggestions?

Thank you, @hyperbolica. The Fantasia is still in print. And, I found a recording of the OU trombone choir doing this one. It might work for the kids. I'll run that by them.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High School Quintet or Sextet Suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: High School Quintet or Sextet Suggestions?

BGuttman wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:50 am
Mixed brass ensemble or trombone ensemble?
Strictly trombone.
by afugate
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High School Quintet or Sextet Suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

High School Quintet or Sextet Suggestions?

My daughter and her high school classmates are interested in performing as an ensemble this year at contest. The playing ability of the group ranges from intermediate (one 9th grader) to advanced. There are 6 likely players, but they have said they will cut the 9th grader if the right music comes al...
by afugate
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Focus and intonation with double valves in the middle register
Replies: 37
Views: 2017

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

Why not play the B flat in T3? Then it's right there by the D in fourth. :good: Because it is in fact in a sharp 4th position. So you have zero advantage, when you use the valve for that note. That's precisely the point? You don't have to move from first position to fourth. (Or am I missing somethi...
by afugate
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?
Replies: 69
Views: 2751

Re: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?

Same HTTPS issue.

Here's a convenience link others can cut-and-paste to see the video in a separate window. (I just removed the "s")

Code: Select all

http://streamable.com/e/ceg7n
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best case that holds music and trombone stand
Replies: 17
Views: 1623

Re: Best case that holds music and trombone stand

The more stuff you add in a case or gig bag, the heavier it gets and the more chance of damage to the horn or to you in terms of injuries like tennis elbow from carrying the weight. I've just started using a carry-on size suitcase which holds everything - mutes, trombone stand, music stand, music v...
by afugate
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?
Replies: 69
Views: 2751

Re: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?

I have not been able to watch your video. That's kind of weird. On my lunch hour at work lots of stuff is blocked by our security, but even at home it didn't come up. When I get a chance I'll try on my Linux box. I had this problem as well and discovered it doesn't play under https, which is how I ...
by afugate
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?
Replies: 69
Views: 2751

Re: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?

YouTube can be your friend. Here's an example that applies to your situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax0gKFGs5Z0 . It can also be your enemy, especially if you don't know what's right for YOU. I'm a rank amateur, but I am pretty certain by what I see in the OP's video that Lindberg's appro...
by afugate
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Missing part???
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Missing part???

Beautiful arranging. I like Al Cobine's stuff. And, yes. The melody is in the vocal.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?
Replies: 23
Views: 921

Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Also, since there are many broken music stands, and also drum stands that I can use as starting point for a DIY trombone stand, does anyone has experience building one your own? I once used a drum stand with a rug laid on it for protection; usable but not that stable since there is no support insid...
by afugate
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mutes to actually practice daily on
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Practice mutes to actually practice daily on

I used my Yamaha Silent Brass when I was in a Rehab recovering from surgery. It didn't even disturb my roommate, who said while he could hear me it wasn't as loud as his TV. Again, I was able to make it sound to me like I was unmuted. Problem is the wires and the earbuds (which I discarded in favor...
by afugate
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 76
Views: 7160

Re: Notation programs

Thanks for that Andy, most appreciated. You're quite welcome. A few years ago I took a big band / commercial music composition class from forum member Exaclee. Didn't want to spring the dough nor spend the time to learn Finale when I'd been using Muse score for quite some time. Zac is very upfront ...
by afugate
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing loud with projection - lip compression or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 941

Re: Playing loud with projection - lip compression or not?

Maybe this is too simplistic, but I think these are trying to do two different things. I think Al Kay's approach is about cutting through a band, like a big band lead player. And Jonathan's approach is about creating a bigger/broader sound that carries. What *you* do and how you need to do it is the...
by afugate
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 76
Views: 7160

Re: Notation programs

I've been playing around with Musecore 2 for the last couple of weeks, but I'm still trying to find my feet with it. I'm hoping some of you can assist with some noob questions. Please keep in mind, I'm transposing a solo part from a score onto it's own single page. Instead of having several bars re...
by afugate
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Christmas challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Christmas challenge

Darn! I was hoping to enjoy a little of Leif's fine playing this morning, but the youtube links say the video isn't available. :/

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Morbid thought: who will play my horns after I'm gone?
Replies: 18
Views: 822

Re: Morbid thought: who will play my horns after I'm gone?

What's the old joke?

When I die, I hope my wife sells my fishing (umm... trombone) equipment for what I paid for it and not what I told her I paid for it! :horror:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Outer slide crook dent
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Outer slide crook dent

No problem, IMHO. BUT....there are some that may think dents do affect the horn in some way, "I" just don't. Those dents unter the end guard are usually very difficult to repair cleanly. Usually involves unsoldering and possibly replacing the guard, then repairing the dent and realigning the slide....
by afugate
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bach Sarabande
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Bach Sarabande

@Savio, which arrangement is this? As always, your playing is inspiring.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Chop Remedies?
Replies: 15
Views: 806

Re: Chop Remedies?

Oh, boy, lucky me. This is what Markey was talking about. Doug didn't give me advice. He told me to freebuzz, but only for 5 minutes max and only if I did it the way he considered to be correct, but he's pretty sure I don't know how to freebuzz anyway. What am I supposed to do with that information...
by afugate
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doubling on trombone and cornet
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: Doubling on trombone and cornet

Just do it. Just do it correctly ... :wink: I was never successful playing trumpet until I fixed some fundamental chop issues with Doug's teaching. Now, it's no big deal to pick it up and play. I'm no virtuoso, but I have the sound and flexibility I need to do the things I need to do when I do pick...
by afugate
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 88H
Replies: 11
Views: 2171

Re: FS: Conn 88H

greenbean wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:32 pm
Free can of cranberry sauce! :D
Do you include the can? Or is it just can-shaped? :lol:

(Happy Thanksgiving!)

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece for bass trombone beginner
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Mouthpiece for bass trombone beginner

As a beginner, it doesn't matter very much what you start on. Find something locally that is within the 2G to 1-1/2G size range to get started. Same as trumpet - I bet you weren't looking for the ideal mouthpiece in your first months of playing - you wouldn't have known anyway. You said "I haven't ...
by afugate
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Focus and intonation with double valves in the middle register
Replies: 37
Views: 2017

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

I'd play it 6-4-1-4 (or 1-4-6-4) so the slide only changes direction once instead of sawing back-and-forth. :idea: --Andy in OKC. I'd agree. But then, I think the opening triplet in the Rimsky-Korsakov should be played 1-4-6-6-5. I've never seen even the most rabid advocate of alternates do that, b...
by afugate
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Focus and intonation with double valves in the middle register
Replies: 37
Views: 2017

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

As a kid I hated alternate positions because, frankly, I just didn't play them in tune, so they sounded bad. As an adult, I've focused for years on making them work and sound just like traditional positions. I taught our daughter from the very beginning to use them just as regularly as traditional p...
by afugate
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Focus and intonation with double valves in the middle register
Replies: 37
Views: 2017

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

I'd play it 6-4-1-4 (or 1-4-6-4) so the slide only changes direction once instead of sawing back-and-forth. :idea:

--Andy in OKC.
by afugate
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 195
Views: 20625

Re: What we're doing

Congratulations on the win Andy - and I mean the win for all of us. Glad to have you in the right place at the right time! Thanks, Zac! I appreciate your kind words. BTW, I ran into a guy yesterday who says he's your cousin. It happened during the employee payroll / HR session. I think his name was...
by afugate
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 195
Views: 20625

Re: What we're doing

Now I'm probably going to find myself with less playing time since I've been elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. :good: I'm going to bring a horn up to the capitol to keep in my office. And if any other legislator ever gets annoyed with me, I'll just grab my horn and show them just ho...
by afugate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 195
Views: 20625

Re: What we're doing

So, I've been officially unemployed since the end of September. In the interim, I paid the bills with my horn and some gigs that actually paid pretty well. :) Now I'm probably going to find myself with less playing time since I've been elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. :good: I'm goi...
by afugate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TromboneChat Status Update (2018.11.09)
Replies: 10
Views: 4061

Re: TromboneChat Status Update (2018.11.09)

The IP address—206.189.209.207—now shows up in the status bar, rather than “trombonechat.com.” Also, I get the message that this site isn’t secure. Is that right, or do I need to reset something? That's a DNS problem. Basically, after a DNS change, your ISP, local nodes, computer, browser, etc. wil...
by afugate
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TromboneChat Status Update (2018.11.09)
Replies: 10
Views: 4061

Re: TromboneChat Status Update (2018.11.09)

FYI, HTTP is working for me, but HTTPS is not. I receive a "connection refused", which makes me think the apache instance isn't listening on port 443. Also, in reviewing the network responses, it looks like we might be able to reduce the server load/capacity by offloading some assets (like favicon, ...
by afugate
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: copper director price range?
Replies: 9
Views: 3696

Re: copper director price range?

Conn used to call this material "Coprion". It was used on a ,485 bore (12H), a .500 bore (10H), the 16H Director, and a few other models (I remember a 76H). We have had discussions about Coprion bells. They were reputed to have a nice warm tone at low volumes and get really strident at louder volum...
by afugate
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 19954

Re: Db bass trombone!

[snip] I've pointed this out before, and I hope you take it to heart. You're a talented machinist, with good ideas and a strong set of skills. However, instead of referencing your own skills in your sales pitch, you tend to denigrate the work of others. I think it works against you. Hey my buddy's ...
by afugate
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 4328

Re: Calling all horn makers!

I regularly complain about people from Oklahoma. OSU, there, isn’t a football school, and most party noisemakers are more accurate than their trombone players. To set the record straight... Paul Compton, trombone professor at Oklahoma State University, is turning out some outstanding trombone playe...
by afugate
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 41
Views: 6411

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

Thank you, Bruce!

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 41
Views: 6411

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

BGuttman wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:00 pm
There is still the thrill of the chase for many of us. I found that a Mobil spindle oil (Velocite #5) worked great on my rotors.
Bruce, out of curiosity, I googled for this. I don't see a #5?

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual radius tuning slide
Replies: 17
Views: 2582

Re: Dual radius tuning slide

[snip] Trombones and mouthpieces don't DO anything.... the good stuff gets out of the way and lets YOU do things. Chris [snip] Your statement about mouthpieces is utter bs. I can do things on certain mouthpieces that are simply beyond my ability on others, and why shouldn't I? Everyones facial stru...
by afugate
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What horn is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1984

Re: What horn is this?

Is that Stan Laurel, of Laurel and Hardy fame?

It looks like he knows how to hold and play the darned thing. :)

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 51
Views: 7973

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

... Tone Development Through Non-Traditional Techniques: A Pedagogical Resource for Trombonists by Martinson, Philip, Dissertation, Oklahoma University ... Thank you for the links. I'm reading Philip Martinson's document now. He has such a gorgeous sound! So, whatever he's written is undoubtedly wo...
by afugate
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: great slide from slide dr
Replies: 35
Views: 3478

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: 1148

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...

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