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by baileyman
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: "Plays bigger than it is..." - questions
Replies: 31
Views: 2891

Re: "Plays bigger than it is..." - questions

Bach 6, biggest horn of all time.
by baileyman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Low Range Buzzing
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Low Range Buzzing

Low buzz seems to be a matter of getting more mass involved in the vibration. Pouting, pushing forward in a pursed lips way, pulling corners way in, something like that.
by baileyman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB Original Bach leather gig bag
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: WTB Original Bach leather gig bag

If it's what I had, it was a floppy vinyl bag branded Bach. I gave it away and the guy was so happy to get it.
by baileyman
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Do Bach 16/12/8 slides have same tenons?
Replies: 18
Views: 1580

Re: Do Bach 16/12/8 slides have same tenons?

I had thought 16M tenons were a bit larger, but I just slipped one into a NY8 and it fit fine.
by baileyman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice/Warm-up mutes
Replies: 14
Views: 1741

Re: Practice/Warm-up mutes

Next time you're in Boston, come by and I'll make you one that plays perfectly.
by baileyman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Re: Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn

RichEKelly wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:09 pm
... Or like many have adopted, push the tuning slide all the way in on each horn and tune with your ear and right hand.
:good:
by baileyman
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: In defense of Yamaha
Replies: 70
Views: 7452

Re: In defense of Yamaha

Just listening, it seems Yamaha must tend toward a vowel sound of "aw" through "uh" and "thud". Though I would expect players to influence that a lot.
by baileyman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: high to low notes
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: high to low notes

Having solved 4th partial G to 2nd partial G, solve 8th partial G to 4th, and then 16th to 8th and find the path that also gets all the way to 2nd from there. Chances are really good the set that does that is lots different from most that can do 4th to 2nd well.
by baileyman
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Leadpipe comparison chart?
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Leadpipe comparison chart?

Chart may need to include how a leadpipe compares to itself both with and without gook.
by baileyman
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 40
Views: 4056

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

Definitely could not have then read tenor clef, or any other clef...
by baileyman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone Use My Mutebags?
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: Anyone Use My Mutebags?

Meh. Measure your stuff and head to a thrift store. On a lucky day you find the size you need with a rollie handle on it.
by baileyman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: SoCal Trombone Day Feb 1, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: SoCal Trombone Day Feb 1, 2020

Ordinarily ensconced in Boston, but recovering from winter in LA, I hope to be there.
by baileyman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 40
Views: 4056

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

For anyone playing tunes, which are always treble clef, concert key, the workaround is to imagine you're reading a trumpet part transposing treble. But I see in the jazz and commercial context more and more tenor clef, where it just does not belong. It's a shibboleth. Whatever, it looks like it will...
by baileyman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Trombonechat award for the BEST case...
Replies: 9
Views: 1660

Re: Trombonechat award for the BEST case...

cozzagiorgi wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:49 pm
The text says it is made of apple wood ...
Man, that was a honkin' huge apple tree!
by baileyman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Intermission Riff
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: Intermission Riff

Take it easy!

This is a very relaxed lightly swinging west coast chart. Just be clean and on time. Especially on time, on top of the beat. Be perfect with the string bass.
by baileyman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ta-ta-ka vs ta-ka-ta - triple tongue articulation
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

Re: ta-ta-ka vs ta-ka-ta - triple tongue articulation

... Basically the same as a rolled R but with a single roll rather than a sustained or repeated rolling. Italian methods from the 16th up to the 19th century give it as "te-re te-re", the closest approximation for English speakers not used to rolled Rs would be "te-de te-de" (it's not quite the sam...
by baileyman
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Need Advice on Mouthpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Re: Need Advice on Mouthpieces

... 1. you won't know what works best for you right away. ... This can go on for years! Even now, I'm not sure I can differentiate between several versions of my own 1950s style middle of the road equipment. They all seem to work well enough. So to improve my horns, I try to spend better practice t...
by baileyman
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case for multiple slides
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: Case for multiple slides

I keep thinking about making one. Or two. Absent that, I have slides stuffed in gig bags with pads between. What I would make would likely be 1/4" hardwood ply put together with a boatmaker's "stitch and glue" method. Stitch all the corners together with copper wire, then slather the joints with bod...
by baileyman
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Edge on attacks
Replies: 26
Views: 2918

Re: Edge on attacks

Sometimes I get progress by finding ways to add mass in the piece in different ranges, like pouting or puckering out a bit. Then other times ain't nothin' gonna help. Go figure.
by baileyman
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Les Benedict's 2019 "Christmas!" now out
Replies: 0
Views: 546

Les Benedict's 2019 "Christmas!" now out

Here is LA player Les Benedict's holiday piece for 2019. He plays the four tenor trombone parts, the bass trombone part, the two euphonium parts and the tuba part. Parts is parts! Arranged by the great Rick Hills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_TUleA ... e=youtu.be

Happy holidays all.
by baileyman
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band
Replies: 13
Views: 4722

Re: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band

What a great situation!
by baileyman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mute Idea
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Mute Idea

I like it. Now trying to figure out how to push it in without collapsing it.
by baileyman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?
Replies: 42
Views: 3835

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?

You don't need to lift weights for the tiniest, weakest muscles in your body, like trying to strengthen the muscles that move your pinky toe with weights. It's a fine motor skill, not a power lifting event. But that doesn't answer the question as to whether or not it can be used as training that wo...
by baileyman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?
Replies: 42
Views: 3835

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?

What harrisonreed said. I wish buzzing seemed like a great help. It would be so convenient. Trombone seems more like running a motorcycle over the tops of little dirt hills peak to peak. Or skate skiing. Or juggling. Neither piece buzzing or free buzzing seem to resemble those. Buzzing feels more li...
by baileyman
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Recommendations for books to re-learn and practice
Replies: 16
Views: 1628

Re: Recommendations for books to re-learn and practice

Find some sort of basic routine that uses full breaths like long tone work, but also has partial changes and scales and articulation work, with metronome, then organize your life so you can do it first thing every day. As skill accumulates, expand the thing over the entire horn. Make it as crazy as ...
by baileyman
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Volume vs. Sound
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Volume vs. Sound

I remember something, perhaps reported here, that when the articulation is stripped from the note, many people cannot say what instrument the note is from. So perhaps the difference in some pieces is that they affect articulation.
by baileyman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Transitioning to larger mouthpiece
Replies: 18
Views: 1634

Re: Transitioning to larger mouthpiece

PaulT wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Horn: Yamaha 620 (.547)

Experience: Started playing again almost two years ago after a thirty-year layoff. ...
Similar experience suggests discriminating between mouthpieces, horns, horn parts, metals, lacquers, et al, may require a bit more time. Perhaps try ten years.
by baileyman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High range sharp and low range flat...
Replies: 16
Views: 1426

Re: High range sharp and low range flat...

It's amazing how often standard equipment is at fault for playing problems.
by baileyman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Loud metronomes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1240

Re: Loud metronomes?

The Franz makes a really effective "clack". Like a good hat it cuts through most anything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ypLZJqAZ8
by baileyman
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing brighter?
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Playing brighter?

You can check for cheek and lip pockets and tongue position easily. There's quite a range of dark to bright available.
by baileyman
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long Tones for more even practice?
Replies: 25
Views: 1723

Re: Long Tones for more even practice?

Once I started the Edwards lip slur studies, I stopped long tones and haven't looked back. They are far more efficient, and if you think you still need long tones, you can do them as part of the lip slur studies. If you are doing an hour of long tones a day you are likely wasting your time. Ten min...
by baileyman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Al Grey - The More I See You
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: Al Grey - The More I See You

Listen for the cut off notes for the sake of greater swing. The first instance is at A2 the low Ab, but stronger in the next measure the higher Ab. The same effect happens throughout. This is a really simple way to make swing really swagger.
by baileyman
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Favorite music to play
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: Favorite music to play

Pretty songs with pleasing changes and players who make melody.
by baileyman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jack Jenney trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Jack Jenney trombone

7" bell.
by baileyman
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure Video on YouTube
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: Embouchure Video on YouTube

With regard to body rhythms...I believe all parts of my performance should be coordinated and working together to produce. ... Body rhythms may be a poor choice of words, since it doesn't really express what I meant. But when I play I want to have all my focus, both physical and mental on playing, ...
by baileyman
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Building a following for a big band
Replies: 20
Views: 2584

Re: Building a following for a big band

High school promotion really works!
by baileyman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Need opinion for an amateur jazz trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Need opinion for an amateur jazz trombone

Those are great suggestions. Any will work. And unfortunately, any other horn you bring will probably work, too, because people aren't very particular these days. Personally, go for .500 or less unless you will play the fourth book. The greatest bang for the buck is to make yourself a student of big...
by baileyman
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Small Bore Bach Tenor Bones
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

Re: Small Bore Bach Tenor Bones

Mine has a really narrow throat, and squeals!
by baileyman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: I just found out my horn was owned by a LEGEND
Replies: 5
Views: 979

Re: I just found out my horn was owned by a LEGEND

Very cool. It's often been said a great way to find a good horn is to get one from a pro you admire. It's as if he picks it out for you! Twice in my closet that has been great advice.
by baileyman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Too bright and too much bite?
Replies: 22
Views: 1895

Re: Too bright and too much bite?

Cheek pockets make a remarkable difference in brightness.
by baileyman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: The Mysteriously Disappeared High Register
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: The Mysteriously Disappeared High Register

... I can manage a few high B-flat long tones, but they get airy-sounding pretty quickly, and eventually just cave, entirely. ... Well, this part suggests to me a couple things. The airy sound can be your muscular strength reaching its limit. The caving could be the collapse of your setup due to th...
by baileyman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice Mutes
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Practice Mutes

I would expect the Bremner would alter tuning by lengthening the horn a few inches due to the cork seal just as happens with a Solotone. Maybe it's not so bad. It's hard to make a light weight mute when you reproduce part of the horn as the mute. I mean, the stem of the Bremner is just a section of ...
by baileyman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Studies and etudes
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Studies and etudes

I would be tempted to do on other days different keys. C comes immediately to mind. Familiar shifts move to different places and the ear learns.
by baileyman
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F.S. Bach Stradivarius 6
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: F.S. Bach Stradivarius 6

$425 because you have to take the case, too?

;)
by baileyman
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: chart hieroglyphics
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: chart hieroglyphics

That's terrific! A complete solution. Thanks much. On to the next thing my leetle brain gets hung up on...
by baileyman
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: chart hieroglyphics
Replies: 4
Views: 767

chart hieroglyphics

Here is a chart with strange notation at the top. "8/5 circle 41". I don't know what it means, though I have asked numerous old timers, from Boston to Louisiana to Los Angeles, but the notation shows up nationwide on various charts. Different numbers, similar style. This particular chart has probabl...
by baileyman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching playing the right partial
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Teaching playing the right partial

Endless bugling repeats, all tongue driven. Pitch/partial then becomes a whistling type thing. Each partial becomes a mouth feel, tongue position.
by baileyman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Connecting pedal register
Replies: 12
Views: 1423

Re: Connecting pedal register

Lots of standard advice: drop your jaw pout your lips Let me add one: move your tongue to the rear like a piston. Not down, but back. To explore this, do two partial flexies on 1st and 2nd partials focusing on the tongue driving the pitch change. (And remember whatever exercise seems to be working f...
by baileyman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Wycliffe Crossover MP
Replies: 19
Views: 1907

Re: Wycliffe Crossover MP

I have an Al Cass doubler, but have no experience on it.

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