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by afugate
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn

And thank you to everyone else who chimed in. FYI, for those worried about sight or touch playing on her part, that was one of the first things I taught her to avoid. She plays by muscle memory - playing in the dark or in a dimly lit pit isn't a problem for her. But she does so on King horns. (She p...
by afugate
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn

You want the “X” tuning slide. That will put that partial back where it is on most other horns. Andrew In this case, it is a partial thing. As Andrew suggests, the Shires X tuning slide will put that D partial in a more familiar place. It might not fit exactly without a little tweaking. Thanks, guy...
by afugate
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Anyone bought the Jay Friedman Masyerclass DVD
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Anyone bought the Jay Friedman Masyerclass DVD

dxhall wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:36 am
Too bad they want $35 for it. I’d buy it for a reasonable price.
Why is $35 not reasonable?

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom counterweight
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: Custom counterweight

Matt K wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:59 pm
You could also do what the Olds ambassador used to do:
This is my thought, too.
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn

I play an older Eastman Shires as my primary large bore horn. Plays well for my level of playing. When they were being closed out, I bought a second one at a very good price, keeping it in reserve for my daughter, who also plays trombone. She's a King player. Her primary horn is a 3BF Silversonic. S...
by afugate
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Gordon Jacob Sonata for Trombone and Piano
Replies: 1
Views: 85

WTB: Gordon Jacob Sonata for Trombone and Piano

My daughter played the Concertino last year for solo and ensemble contest. She really like the piece and would like to perform his Sonata this year.

Let me know if you have a copy you'd be willing to part with.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: iPad versions
Replies: 26
Views: 1098

Re: iPad versions

elmsandr wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:35 am
For those using the 12.9”, do you utilize any case or protection for this? Just thinking of how many times stands have been knocked over, I want to try to protect this thing.

Cheers,
Andy
Yes. I wouldn't go without a case. Accidents happen...
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is there anything worse than "Christian Rock?"
Replies: 30
Views: 829

Re: Is there anything worse than "Christian Rock?"

Gary wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:01 pm
You folks mean Highland Pipes. Uilliann Pipes and Northumbrian Pipes are a gas.

(Uilliann) https://youtu.be/AOjYKx4LMkc
(Northumbrian Pipes) https://youtu.be/bWkmer6cgiM
:good: Worth a listen.
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Mouthpiece Storage

btone wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:11 am
Plano molded single pistol cases work great. The egg crate foam inside holds 12 or more mouthpieces securely in place. Very inexpensive and durable.
I bought this. It's GREAT. Highly recommended!

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 40
Views: 1342

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

Tenor clef is super useful. Even if you don't play orchestral music, it does pop up many other places. The way I most often use it is reading trumpet/clarinet/tenor sax music, which opens up a lot more repertoire. Yep! I often do this with our church orchestra. 3) If you read treble clef well (from...
by afugate
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Position chart
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: Position chart

Could someone post a link to a position chart I can download for a dependent double rotor horn? - I'm going to be play testing a stock Duo Gravis in a couple of days and I have never played a double rotor horn. If it works out I might be buying it. - Thanks Do you know which valve tuning you're loo...
by afugate
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 55
Views: 4475

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

JeffDeault wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:05 pm
What's the difference between a bassoon and a vacuum cleaner?

Vibrato.
Your vacuum cleaner can do vibrato? Cool! :good: :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Arban Book
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: WTB: Arban Book

I've got a copy of the Carl Fisher version that I could part with.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: iPad versions
Replies: 26
Views: 1098

Re: iPad versions

I use a music stand. A very flimsy one might not work well, but a regular K&M is just fine. I use a dedicated holder. Advantages Easier to transport More room on the bandstand Many more adjustment/angle options Disadvantages Difficult to play "in the stand" and still read music Additional expense -...
by afugate
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Got to vent about a tbone seller
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: Got to vent about a tbone seller

What on earth are these shady-sounding back lot cash only deals? I guarantee you, no matter what it is, it's not worth meeting someone in a parking lot and handing over cash for, like some kind of deal. How can you be surprised that you got stood up? By a female no less. She was probably like, "wai...
by afugate
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily
Replies: 45
Views: 1833

Re: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily

Really good doublers don't sound like "a bass trombone player playing a tenor" or "a tenor trombone player playing a bass"; they sound like the instrument they're playing should sound. Mediocre doublers don't. Perhaps that's part of the challenge. I wonder just how many tenor players who double on ...
by afugate
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Getting serious again, need some guidance
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Re: Getting serious again, need some guidance

Some great responses already. Have you done an assessment of where you are today? Knowing what you do well and what you do poorly is the key to good practice. Most people spend too much time working on things they are good at and not nearly enough on those areas that truly need improvement. Why? Sev...
by afugate
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What makes the bass trombone challenging to learn?
Replies: 24
Views: 1011

Re: What makes the bass trombone challenging to learn?

Many amateurs use a loose/collapsed embouchure to play low on tenor. That kind of playing doesn't translate well to the bass trombone. The result is weak sounds, wildly varying pitch/intonation, terrible articulation, and difficulty sustaining notes because the embouchure is so inefficient. (Note: I...
by afugate
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Finally upgraded my Slide lube.
Replies: 19
Views: 1604

Re: Finally upgraded my Slide lube.

My big problem with Yamaha is that on slides that don't get used every day it tends to dry out and turn into this extremely hard residue on the stockings that I have trouble removing. Ideally I should be wiping off my slides after I use them but once in a while after a gig something that isn't my m...
by afugate
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: iPad versions
Replies: 26
Views: 1098

Re: iPad versions

Size is definitely a consideration. What do you all think about eink vs lcd? Is there an e-ink tablet with corresponding software like ForScore? (I've really grown to like ForScore a lot. Now if they would only allow me to cut/paste into a PDF...) One potential concern with e-ink is the lack of bac...
by afugate
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece characteristics that affect partials
Replies: 14
Views: 1116

Re: Mouthpiece characteristics that affect partials

It's all about balance actually, and not any single parameter. What affects the tuning of the partials is the balance/ratio between the volume of air in the the backbore(which is affected by the size and affair of the throat and the length and taper profile of the backbore) vs the volume of air in ...
by afugate
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: iPad versions
Replies: 26
Views: 1098

Re: iPad versions

I picked up a used first generation 12.9" iPad Pro. It's got plenty of horsepower for music reading and the larger size works well for these aging eyes.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece characteristics that affect partials
Replies: 14
Views: 1116

Re: Mouthpiece characteristics that affect partials

This is too complicated for a simple answer. In general a mouthpieces with a larger volume makes the higher partials flat, smaller volume the higher partials sharp and the lower partials flat. If the rim is too large for what the embouchure can manage the high partials will come out flat, but if th...
by afugate
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece characteristics that affect partials
Replies: 14
Views: 1116

Re: Mouthpiece characteristics that affect partials

imsevimse wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:05 am
This is one of the reasons mouthpiece is important but what is most important to me is to find a mouthpiece that helps me get the sound I'm after.
That's always been my approach, too.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece characteristics that affect partials
Replies: 14
Views: 1116

Mouthpiece characteristics that affect partials

I'm curious about what aspects of the mouthpiece affect how the partials line up on a horn? I assume insertion depth is one.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Wycliffe Gordon Wybrid
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Wycliffe Gordon Wybrid

I got a wild hair a couple of years ago and bought a trumpet and one of those mps to see if I could become a trumpet player. Kept at it for about a month and then eventually sold both the trumpet and the mp. I could get an ok sound on the trumpet, but my range topped out at about a concert F above ...
by afugate
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily
Replies: 45
Views: 1833

Re: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily

There are already a lot of good and valuable comments here. See you at MidWest. As Kris said in the previous comment, when your embouchure formation becomes independent of the rim, doubling is less of a problem and can be beneficial. If you're doing everything correctly for your particular face. Th...
by afugate
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bell diameter
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Bell diameter

Any thoughts about taper to bell ratios? There are some early Conns that have large throats and small bell diameters that are described as having a lush sound, but great punching power when needed.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: When worlds collide
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: When worlds collide

Halfway through this week. I am really beginning to wish that someone would write some new Christmas songs. Every year there are new Christmas songs released. Most are awful. Some are just merely tiresome. :roll: When translated to instrumental/band music, it's "hard to make a silk purse out of a s...
by afugate
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Going digital: stands and holders?
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Going digital: stands and holders?

I use a collapsible boom mic stand. Lightweight, and I can adjust the boom to keep the stand out of the way when necessary to fit into cramped quarters. I'm not especially satisfied with my current tablet holder, so I'll defer on that. Oh, I found an old Prince tennis racket bag that I picked up for...
by afugate
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case recommendation for King 3BF
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: Case recommendation for King 3BF

jorymil wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:33 pm
That's a really nice-looking case... I might have to pick one up for myself! Did you get it directly from BAC?
I found our daughter's case on the used market here in OKC. I don't know if BAC sells them directly or not.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case recommendation for King 3BF
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: Case recommendation for King 3BF

Just a quick update for everyone. I wound up finding a used BAC trombone case that I really like. It appears to be a rebadged Thomann case. Backpack straps are excellent and the case is solid. I did make a styrofoam disk for the bell to fill the space just a bit (may add a cone as well). Highly reco...
by afugate
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: DIY trombone softone mute
Replies: 26
Views: 2787

Re: DIY trombone softone mute

What most trombone players dont realize, is that the Softone Mute is a great way to shorten your warm-up time. Blow it up like a balloon over the bell and ease into the feel of it with your chops. Not being able to center upper register notes is just a reminder you need to have a more focused embou...
by afugate
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Outer Slide weight posting
Replies: 38
Views: 2065

Re: Slide weight posting

This seems like a great entry for the Trombone Chat Wiki.

Don't know if anyone else is having trouble, but I can't see to login to the wiki portion of the site. :( (I've emailed Matt about the problem I'm having.)

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: My mail has been hacked
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: My mail has been hacked

Just an FYI that the malicious email may not have come from you. Your email address may have been spoofed to make it appear that the email came from you. It's relatively easy to manipulate the address headers in email.

Regardless, this stinks. :(

--Andy in OKC.
by afugate
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: MuseScore Question
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: MuseScore Question

In MuseScore, you begin with the duration of the triplet figure. Choose a half note duration and then the triplet command for a quarter note triplet. This. :good: So, while in notation mode, press 6 to set the duration to half note. And then press the key combination for triplet. On my mac, thats C...
by afugate
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Rochut #59 - Carl Fisher edition - errata?
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Rochut #59 - Carl Fisher edition - errata?

LeTromboniste wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:01 am
It's just following an older, outdated notation convention (which wasn't older or outdated in Rochut's time) for tuplets in compound meters.
Ahhhh! I hadn't thought of that.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Rochut #59 - Carl Fisher edition - errata?
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Rochut #59 - Carl Fisher edition - errata?

Does anyone know of someplace where I can check errata for the Carl Fisher edition of the Melodious Etudes as arranged by Joannes Rochut? I'm specifically interested in etude #59. The second measure of the second line appears to be notated incorrectly. As written, it's missing one beat. I presume th...
by afugate
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Building a following for a big band
Replies: 20
Views: 1463

Re: Building a following for a big band

Have you guys found Facebook ads to be effective in building an audience? I spent $20 on an ad for this last show that they said "reached" 1,284 people and generated 69 "post engagements" whatever that means. It was the first time we have taken out a FB ad. We used to run ads in the paper, thanks t...
by afugate
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 297
Views: 42024

Re: What we're doing

Last night I played the lead book for a big band rehearsal on the wrong equipment... I brought my Duo Gravis in the mistaken belief that I was playing the bass book. :weep: I made it work. It was a good lesson in keeping the burn and bark in the upper registers of the horn. But the chops are definit...
by afugate
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

Re: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?

Good discussion. Thank you to everyone for chiming in. My takeaways... It has to sound like a trombone It's prohibitively expensive today It's more important to have a well-balanced horn than just a light one Carbon fiber is still in it's infancy - technology advances will lead to new applications I...
by afugate
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

Re: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?

hyperbolica wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:54 am
We will get there eventually. I think tuba components will come first, and maybe euphonium bell as well. Marching instruments would be an obvious target due to weight and durability.
This makes sense.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

Re: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?

BGuttman wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:08 am
I suppose it could be done. Do you think they would sell more than the one you will buy? ;)
:lol:

At today's prices, I'm pretty sure I couldn't afford it, unless I could also drive it or live in it. :biggrin:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide cleaning
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: Slide cleaning

If you need something that strong to clean your slide, you have bigger issues!! Cool to lukewarm water & dish soap should be all you need! Well I personally don't have bigger issues. I purchased a horn that's been sitting for quite awhile. The slide was gross now just not as clean as I'd like. I us...
by afugate
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?

After reading, hearing about, and seeing (at ITF 2019) the Butler Carbon Fiber tenors - and reading forumite 2bobone's comments about his Butler CF Bass and hyperbolic's original question about ergonomics... It made me wonder about the possibility of using carbon fiber for a contra. Contras are so s...
by afugate
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Arranging and Composition for jazz
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Arranging and Composition for jazz

In terms of harmony, a lot of lesser-experience arrangers underestimate the usefulness of closed-position voicings, and their related drop-2 and drop-2-4 voicings. Those 3 tools will get you a lot of mileage. But, that's a pretty small part of arranging. I recommend score study. Actual full score j...
by afugate
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach bass madness
Replies: 102
Views: 4685

Re: Bach bass madness

I forget which member posted it on the old forum, but someone posted a youtube video playing a King 2B of some vintage back to back with his new shiny Rath, playing a couple choruses each. It was startling to hear the difference in sound between the horns-- it was clearly easier for him to play on ...

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