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by GabrielRice
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Eccentricity & Instability in Talented Individuals
Replies: 16
Views: 6849

Re: Eccentricity & Instability in Talented Individuals

In my world, freelancers are nice to each other. You have to be if you want to work. I don't care how well somebody plays if I don't want to sit next to them. It's that simple.
by GabrielRice
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Yikes
Replies: 301
Views: 64598

Re: Yikes

Yes, Kris. Well said. Her facebook account was removed before I had a chance to look at it; I did see some of her twitter feed. This is not new behavior from her. Her published racist opinions create a hostile workplace environment, which is a fireable offense in any field. There have to be conseque...
by GabrielRice
Sun May 31, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Yikes
Replies: 301
Views: 64598

Re: Yikes

A message from Austin Symphony Orchestra Executive Director, Anthony Corroa “We would like to thank the community and let you know that your voice was heard. As previously stated, we were made aware of offensive posts that were shared on social media by one of our musicians late last night. Once ale...
by GabrielRice
Fri May 29, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trombotine question
Replies: 14
Views: 8856

Re: Trombotine question

I have been dismayed to find that the Yamaha slide lube I loved is no longer working since the change in packaging in the last year. Slide-O-Mix does not work for me (something about my body chemistry I think), so I have been using Trombotine recently on both my fairly new Shires slide and my vintag...
by GabrielRice
Sat May 23, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Caruso-Landsman: anyone spend time on this?
Replies: 18
Views: 2445

Re: Caruso-Landsman: anyone spend time on this?

I use elements of the Caruso method, some inspired by Julie Landsman, some by Laurie Frink (RIP), some that were taught to me by Sam. Some of what I worked on when I studied with Norman Bolter is very, very similar to Caruso exercises. And then more recently, the horn teacher at Kinhaven (my summer ...
by GabrielRice
Fri May 22, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach NY era mouthpieces
Replies: 52
Views: 5252

Re: Bach NY era mouthpieces

I have 11Cs of all eras squirreled away around the house. One of these days I hope to be able to tell the difference between any of them. That helps motivate me to get up early and make some noise in the garage. :lol: Once I was staying with a friend, a trombonist I won't name who works in the reta...
by GabrielRice
Thu May 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach NY era mouthpieces
Replies: 52
Views: 5252

Re: Bach NY era mouthpieces

the mouthpieces used as lathe tracing patterns were perhaps used well beyond their "expiration dates." As the tracing patterns were progressively worn down, the cups got deeper, the rim profiles became softer, the mouthpiece mass became lighter, etc., until the patterns were eventually replaced. To...
by GabrielRice
Thu May 21, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach NY era mouthpieces
Replies: 52
Views: 5252

Re: Bach NY era mouthpieces

Thanks Paul, that's exactly the kind of information that interests me about the process.
by GabrielRice
Wed May 20, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach NY era mouthpieces
Replies: 52
Views: 5252

Re: Bach NY era mouthpieces

This is entertaining... I have very little experience comparing vintage mouthpieces to modern ones because there are no vintage mouthpieces in sizes I'm comfortable with. But I have been on the eternal quest for two mouthpieces I like that are identical. It's never happened. Right now I have three D...
by GabrielRice
Sun May 17, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: VITCON May 16 & 17
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: VITCON May 16 & 17

Thanks everyone...videos will stay up on the Boston University Trombone Choir facebook page.

The big takeaway is to sing. Sing before you play, sing in your mind while you're playing. Sing, sing sing.
by GabrielRice
Sun May 17, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: VITCON May 16 & 17
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: VITCON May 16 & 17

Today's VITCON schedule! Go to the Boston University Trombone Choir facebook page for the livestream https://www.facebook.com/BUTboneChoir/?epa=SEARCH_BOX Yesterday's sessions are archived at the Videos tab Sunday 17 May 11 am Gabriele Malloggi Bass Trombonist, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra “...
by GabrielRice
Sat May 16, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: VITCON May 16 & 17
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: VITCON May 16 & 17

I will broadcast the live stream to the Boston University Trombone Choir facebook page. Link from the event.
by GabrielRice
Sat May 16, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: VITCON May 16 & 17
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: VITCON May 16 & 17

Late breaking addition!

Wycliffe Gordon will join us for a final presentation at 5PM Eastern on Sunday!

www.wycliffegordon.com
by GabrielRice
Fri May 15, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Cheek puffing in lower register
Replies: 16
Views: 2134

Re: Cheek puffing in lower register

Practice with those firmer corners, since it does give you better results. Don't worry much about what happens when you're just playing. Practicing is for correcting the mistakes you make the rest of the time. Yes! Over time, the habits you reinforce when you practice stay there when you're complet...
by GabrielRice
Fri May 15, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: VITCON May 16 & 17
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: VITCON May 16 & 17

The schedule is still the same right now, but I'm working on one more superstar presenter...stay tuned!
by GabrielRice
Thu May 14, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: VITCON May 16 & 17
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: VITCON May 16 & 17

Here is the schedule as it stands right now. This might not be the final word! https://www.facebook.com/events/258566155332924/?event_time_id=258566158666257 VITCON Schedule All times US Eastern Time Zone Saturday 16 May 9 am Don Lucas Professor, Boston University, International Soloist “These Thing...
by GabrielRice
Thu May 14, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Eastman ETB848G
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Eastman ETB848G

I had the yellow bell prototype for a while on loan. I could very happily play it in any professional situation.
by GabrielRice
Wed May 13, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: VITCON May 16 & 17
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: VITCON May 16 & 17

Here is the schedule as it stands right now in Eastern Time in the US (and GMT). There may still be an addition or two, and times may still change a bit. I'll post updates when that happens. The facebook live event will be at the Boston University School of Music page: https://www.facebook.com/event...
by GabrielRice
Wed May 13, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide Cleaning. Dry/Wet?
Replies: 16
Views: 7379

Re: Slide Cleaning. Dry/Wet?

First of all, the best use of that terrycloth-on-the-rod thing is to dry the insides of the outer tubes before you put the instrument in the case at the end of the day. Every day. An even better, more effective tool for that is muslin cloth wrapped around a cleaning rod, made tight enough that ther...
by GabrielRice
Wed May 13, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Dave Stewart on Kenny Wheeler's A Long Time Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 3766

Re: Dave Stewart on Kenny Wheeler's A Long Time Ago

I met Dave and had a lesson in about 1990. He had also spent some time studying with Ray Premru and replaced him in London Brass (formerly Philip Jones Brass Ensemble). At that time he was playing a Bach 50B3 and a Schilke 58. He had me start working on false tones...
by GabrielRice
Wed May 13, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide Cleaning. Dry/Wet?
Replies: 16
Views: 7379

Re: Slide Cleaning. Dry/Wet?

Posaunus wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 7:02 pm
I also treasure the HWP Brass-Saver – I know of nothing else that will clean and dry the slide crook (and bell!).
Excellent. Don't use the cleaning rod on the inner tubes - the Brass Saver will do what you need there.
by GabrielRice
Tue May 12, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide Cleaning. Dry/Wet?
Replies: 16
Views: 7379

Re: Slide Cleaning. Dry/Wet?

Lots of good questions here, and a little bit of misinformation. The info I'm about to give you comes from master trombone builder Steve Shires, whom I worked for and is a good friend. First of all, the best use of that terrycloth-on-the-rod thing is to dry the insides of the outer tubes before you ...
by GabrielRice
Mon May 11, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: VITCON May 16 & 17
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: VITCON May 16 & 17

We're working on firming up the specific schedule ASAP.

I'll look at the settings as we get closer.
by GabrielRice
Mon May 11, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Something to save my wrist for edwards bass
Replies: 23
Views: 8101

Re: Something to save my wrist for edwards bass

Nothing will save your wrist except an Ergobone. Everything else is still just redistributing force on the hand, and that force still has to go through the wrist to the rest of the arm. Straps and grips only help your fingers. The fingers certainly need help on a bass bone, especially an Edwards. B...
by GabrielRice
Sun May 10, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Getting an endorsement
Replies: 14
Views: 9479

Re: Getting an endorsement

In the end, isn’t it all a status symbol to have people think you’re a bigger deal? But it’s also a revenue stream to book branded master classes and clinics? Even possibly use it as momentum to book higher profile, higher paid gigs ? Now I don’t know what I’m asking anymore :-) For educators? :shu...
by GabrielRice
Sat May 09, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Any opinions on Hammond 20BLs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: Any opinions on Hammond 20BLs?

My observation has been that this mouthpiece is not balanced in a way I like. I think it's because the throat is so large compared to the rim diameter and cup depth that the pitch center is too wide. I find that students have a hard time playing well in tune with a clear sound on it.
by GabrielRice
Sat May 09, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: New Album From Bass Trombonist Max Seigel
Replies: 4
Views: 3277

Re: New Album From Bass Trombonist Max Seigel

Buy it! I agree with Nick 100% - Max is one my very favorite musicians and people, and the way he plays bass trombone is unique and inspiring.
by GabrielRice
Sat May 09, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: VITCON May 16 & 17
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: VITCON May 16 & 17

Posaunus wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 11:03 pm
Is this event available to us non-Facebookers?
I believe you can watch a facebook live event without a facebook account. You probably can't comment or ask questions without one.
by GabrielRice
Fri May 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: VITCON May 16 & 17
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

VITCON May 16 & 17

https://www.facebook.com/events/258566155332924/?active_tab=about This is the brainchild of one of my students. A sophomore no less. He had the idea, and asked Don Lucas and me to help him realize it. The Boston University School of Music has graciously agreed to host the facebook live event and hel...
by GabrielRice
Fri May 08, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Studd, Faulise, Raph - what mpcs?
Replies: 60
Views: 6405

Re: Studd, Faulise, Raph - what mpcs?

I understand Ray Premru's MV 2G was also opened up a little. Greg Black's copy has a .281 inch throat. I believe .277 is and was the factory spec for both the 2G and 1-1/2G.
by GabrielRice
Thu May 07, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: NEW Greg Black model-Premru inspired
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Re: NEW Greg Black model-Premru inspired

I thought Greg's standard 2G was a copy of Ray's mouthpiece. I guess I was wrong... Ray played that Mount Vernon 2G all the time I studied with him. It had been bored out a bit - which was a very standard practice for Bach mouthpieces and still is for trumpet players - and someone in England had add...
by GabrielRice
Mon May 04, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shires Trombones Today ?
Replies: 18
Views: 11464

Re: Shires Trombones Today ?

bassboy wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 8:16 am
I remember being told that a number of Shires parts were being made in China, well before Eastman took over.
Miniball linkages. And not even all of them.

Older models of cases.

AFAIK that's it. And I was there most days for a lot of that time.
by GabrielRice
Sun May 03, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Chuck McAlexander
Replies: 16
Views: 12467

Re: Chuck McAlexander

I had Chuck do an open wrap on the first bass trombone I owned, a Bach 50B3. It played great - I wish I'd never done the Thayer conversion to it - and that I still had it. He also pulled the leadpipe of that Bach, and I bought three or four leadpipes from him over the next few years. He made lots of...
by GabrielRice
Sun May 03, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Straight Mutes, your opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 7618

Re: Straight Mutes, your opinion

Denis Wick.

It sounds like a mute at every dynamic.
by GabrielRice
Fri May 01, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 5 sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Bach 5 sizes

In the large shanks there is also a 5GB with a different rim profile and a 5GL with the deep cup of the 5G but smaller throat of the 5GS. The 5GL is particularly interesting and works great for some students I've given it to.

The Yamaha 51 series is also worth a look in that size range.
by GabrielRice
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece too large for the horn
Replies: 13
Views: 3009

Re: Mouthpiece too large for the horn

I highly recommend working with Doug Elliott on a set of mouthpieces for you. You can unify the rim size and choose a cup volume and backbore that works best for each horn.
by GabrielRice
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Range of acceptable sizes for bass
Replies: 34
Views: 4997

Re: Range of acceptable sizes for bass

I agree with Doug that the 0AL is a very strange and unbalanced mouthpiece. I've never known anybody to play one professionally.
by GabrielRice
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Edwards Thayer vs. CR-E valves
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

Re: Edwards Thayer vs. CR-E valves

It can be a difficult adjustment to go from Thayer valves - particularly after 20 years - to rotary valves. I did it after about 12 or 13 years on Thayers, but I was very unsatisfied with certain aspects of the Thayers, specifically the response and lack of pitch center definition around C and B bel...
by GabrielRice
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 16035

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

Jay Friedman and Charlie Vernon of the Chicago Symphony both play vintage Bach bells and (I think) tuning slides on completely custom built instruments - non-original slides, modern valves (Thayer, Greenhoe, etc. - they've both experimented quite a bit). They have found those instruments to be the b...
by GabrielRice
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: bass Trombone mpc observation
Replies: 60
Views: 11506

Re: bass Trombone mpc observation

I understand. Again, I'm just trying to understand the bass trombone thing. Me too, Doug. Me too. What I know is that a rim that's too big makes me work too hard, and the effects are not necessarily immediately apparent. Over time I get tight and overly muscular, the sound closes down, it gets hard...
by GabrielRice
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What to look for in a music school
Replies: 21
Views: 2292

Re: What to look for in a music school

I MAKE A LIVING PLAYING AND TEACHING MUSIC. Many people I know make livings playing and teaching music. Almost without exception they went to music school. Not a local community college while they took lessons with the best player nearby. I don't understand that advice at all. If you want to be a p...
by GabrielRice
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: bass Trombone mpc observation
Replies: 60
Views: 11506

Re: bass Trombone mpc observation

I know some 1 and 1/2G players who can lay waste with their double pedals. Not all can but it is possible. And if you doubt this, just listen to any recording of the Maria Schneider Orchestra. George Flynn has about the biggest bass trombone sound I've ever heard - I've heard him live too, and I ca...
by GabrielRice
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: bass Trombone mpc observation
Replies: 60
Views: 11506

Re: bass Trombone mpc observation

I settled into a mouthpiece just a little bigger than a 1-1/4 (a Doug Elliott 112/K, comparable to a Schilke 59) in my sophomore year of college, after starting on a 1-1/2 and then going to a 59, then a 60, then back to the 59. I was studying with Ray Premru at the time, and he didn't like how I sou...
by GabrielRice
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Curry Bass Mouthpieces
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Curry Bass Mouthpieces

Hey Bill, Max Seigel plays a Curry 1D, which is a very nice mouthpiece. It's a little smaller then what I'm comfortable with where I usually play, but it responds great and is very comfy to play.
by GabrielRice
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What to look for in a music school
Replies: 21
Views: 2292

Re: What to look for in a music school

Full disclosure: I am a college teacher at an expensive school (but you can see that from my signature below...). Yes, teacher is important...but I have also taught at a school with a much smaller music department, and that was challenging because my students were not surrounded by other ambitious s...
by GabrielRice
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 70H Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 2097

Re: Conn 70H Help?

I am a professional bass trombone player, and I own a vintage 70H. I don't play it all the time because it doesn't work well in a section with big modern orchestral tenors, but it's a wonderful instrument that I do have occasional use for. If your son is serious about playing trombone, it will be an...
by GabrielRice
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Recommendation for something like Rochuts
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: Recommendation for something like Rochuts

Try the 20 Pieces Melodiques by Yves Borderes
by GabrielRice
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 63
Views: 5773

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

I've seen 88Hs with yellow brass slides. Not many, but I've seen them.
by GabrielRice
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 63
Views: 5773

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

I used to do this work for the Shires company. I would suggest a 7GM or 7GLW bell. The X tuning slide is not a bad idea, but has to be considered as part of the whole package. I've seen Gen II 88Hs with gold brass and yellow brass slide tubes. Which is your preference? Depending on the answer to tha...
by GabrielRice
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Musicians Union
Replies: 12
Views: 9971

Re: Musicians Union

And what exactly do you expect the musicians union to do during a pandemic?

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