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by afugate
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Outer slide crook dent
Replies: 6
Views: 174

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: 147

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: 479

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: 513

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: 1940

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: 582

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: 21
Views: 940

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: 21
Views: 940

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: 21
Views: 940

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: 177
Views: 16753

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: 177
Views: 16753

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: 177
Views: 16753

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: 3746

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: 3746

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: 6
Views: 3347

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: 16691

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: 3508

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: 5708

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: 5708

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: 2278

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: 1804

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: 6843

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: 2813

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: 1056

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: 55
Views: 4696

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: 1531

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: 5267

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: 1200

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: 1338

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: 817

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: 1380

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: 1070

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: 3558

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: 1015

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: 1332

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: 1332

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: 1332

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: 1270

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: 41
Views: 5708

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: 13
Views: 2341

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: 1388

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: 1388

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: 1887

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: 2287

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: 1097

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: 788

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: 1612

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: 1093

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: 414

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: 1283

Re: FS Get a Grip price drop!

I will. :) I messaged you.

--Andy in OKC

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