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by afugate
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Repository of Catalogs and Pamphlets
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Repository of Catalogs and Pamphlets

Neo Bri wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:34 pm
This sounds like it'd be a great candidate for our TromboneChat wiki. I hope Matt K will chime in. This is essentially why we set that up.
Where is the wiki? There's a link on the main forums page, but it 404s for me.
(And I didn't know we had one! :o )

--Andy
by afugate
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ambassador 5 Mouthpiece?
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Ambassador 5 Mouthpiece?

Does anyone know anything about a mouthpiece marked as Ambassador 5? I purchased Mason's Olds Special and got it in the mail today. To test out the horn, I pulled out a trusty Olds 3 mp and tooted away on the horn. Then I noticed that inside the case was a mouthpiece, an Ambassador 5. The shank is s...
by afugate
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: ITF 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 507

ITF 2019

Anyone else going to ITF this year? I'm a first-time attendee and excited about seeing/hearing everything. And, as with everything else I do trombone-related, advice is definitely appreciated! :good:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carrying case for Trombone Stand + Music Stand?
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Carrying case for Trombone Stand + Music Stand?

Not directly on topic, since you didn't mention music. But I thought I'd mention this for others.

I carry a trombone stand, a microphone stand plus iPad holder, and a 12.9" iPad pro to gigs. I just found a used Prince tennis bag that is perfect for this.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best mid-size?
Replies: 41
Views: 1226

Re: Best mid-size?

Call me cheap, but why not just replace the inners? (I love my 645! :D) --Andy in OKC. This is why, Andy!... ... I mention this and my wife says "you need a new horn." ... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/000/157/itsatrap.jpg --Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best mid-size?
Replies: 41
Views: 1226

Re: Best mid-size?

Call me cheap, but why not just replace the inners? (I love my 645! :D)

--Andy in OKC.
by afugate
Sun May 26, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Electronics for sensing partial
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Electronics for sensing partial

How do you plan to make the horn slot to produce the partials?

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu May 23, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz book?
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Jazz book?

Doug Elliott wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:17 pm
Transcribing is the absolute best thing you can do and you don't need a book.
^^^^^ This! :good:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu May 23, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bell Receiver/lock protection for Conn 88HO
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Bell Receiver/lock protection for Conn 88HO

Simple O ring from the plumbing section of your local big-box hardware store?

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed May 22, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: How to modify Hamilton stand
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: How to modify Hamilton stand

Has anyone modified a Hamilton tenor stand to securely hold a bass? How do I do it? Thanks in advance for advice! I'm not sure I would feel comfortable with putting my bass on my Hamilton stand, regardless of the modifications. I made my bass trombone stand out of a broken cymbal stand I bought at ...
by afugate
Mon May 13, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Selfiesound Trombone Bass - Baffle Reflector Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Selfiesound Trombone Bass - Baffle Reflector Sound

I think this is intended to be an instructional aid. The concept is supposed to reflect back a portion of the sound but not interfere with the overall projection. (No idea if it works - seems kind of goofy to me)

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed May 08, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Several mouthpieces for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Several mouthpieces for sale

Email sent - LT 101 rim

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed May 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Endurance training
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Endurance training

Thanks for all of the replies. I think lessons would be a good next step. The problem is that, for those of us who are not in academia, or not involved in professional music in our areas, locating qualified instructors for an instrument like the trombone is not that easy. While anyone can google “t...
by afugate
Wed May 01, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Pit Recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Pit Recommendations?

Kingfan wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:16 pm
pompatus wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:17 pm
In addition to bass, an argument could be made for tuna.

Edit:
...tuba, too, perhaps!
Yes, always an advantage getting gigs if you play in tuna. :pant:
Also good for capturing stuffed Tigers like Hobbes! :lol:
https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1985/11/18

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed May 01, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Favorite trombone quartet albums
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Favorite trombone quartet albums

dershem wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:16 pm
Winding * Mangelsdorff * Watrous * Whigham - Trombone Summit.
Thank you! :good: I wasn't aware of this album.

I gave it a listen and thoroughly enjoyed it. Passed it on to our trombone playing daughter. It's been her primary tune list ever since. :)

--Andy in OKC.
by afugate
Wed May 01, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 228
Views: 26753

Re: What we're doing

We are in rehearsal for Mozart's 'Magic Flute'. They want 'small bores' (along with nat trumpets and baroque timps but everything else normal !) so I started out with my 1927 Conn 14H,but found that to be the wrong sound at the louder end. I am now on my late 19th C German Piering Bb/F trombone. 13...
by afugate
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Happy Birthday Ella Fitzgerald (Fascinating Rhythm)
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Happy Birthday Ella Fitzgerald (Fascinating Rhythm)

BurckhardtS wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:54 pm

Enjoy.
I did! :) :good:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE XT pieces for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: DE XT pieces for sale

Email sent, small shank setup.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sharp Main Slide Lock
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Sharp Main Slide Lock

I bet this refers to the tenon nut connecting the bell to the slide.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 43
Views: 3904

Re: DE rims -

PM sent: LT S101
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn *SOLD* 48H Bell Section Only
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: FS: Conn 48H Bell Section Only

PM sent.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Using Slide Lubricant
Replies: 32
Views: 1973

Re: Using Slide Lubricant

Ytterbium beads. Better yet, Unobtanium. :evil: Or even Trombonium? Not as heavy or toxic as lead, but particularly slippery.. I highly recommend Trombonium. :lol: It's dirt cheap - much less expensive than the other stuff. In fact, sometimes it's free, just so it can be included. :D --Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Value Elkhart Conn 88H
Replies: 12
Views: 978

Re: Value Elkhart Conn 88H

cozzagiorgi wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:48 am
They are certainly used to loud noises, but maybe not to MUSIC?
:-)
:lol: :lol: :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: American Trombone Workshop 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1810

Re: American Trombone Workshop 2019

Doug posted a link to the full day for ATW day four. For those interested in catching his performance, here's a direct link to where it starts (about 8 hours and 20 minutes into the day).



Great playing!
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: prices on classifieds
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: prices on classifieds

Perhaps we should create a separate "make an offer" area within the classifieds?

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Photography equipment
Replies: 14
Views: 863

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: 807

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: 4
Views: 810

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: 2207

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: 764

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: 1150

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: 248

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: 248

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: 9
Views: 871

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: 3012

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: 396

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: 396

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: 396

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: 3012

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: 4256

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")

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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: 2296

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: 4256

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: 4256

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: 415

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: 1692

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: 886

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: 9429

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: 1417

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: 9429

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...

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