[Trombone-l] Bachelor thesis about bass trombone

Roger Carmichael rc750 at live.com
Wed Mar 29 09:03:42 CST 2017


If one is not careful, a bass trombonist can quickly overblow a tenor trombone.  I also have to be careful when I switch to my tuba.


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From: Trombone-l <trombone-l-bounces at trombonelist.org> on behalf of Earl Needham <earl.kd5xb at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:56 AM
To: Kristine Oppegaard
Cc: trombone-l at trombonelist.org
Subject: Re: [Trombone-l] Bachelor thesis about bass trombone

Kristine, there's one thing I always say --

After spending some time on the Bass Trombone, which takes more air than
any other wind instrument that I know of, even tuba, a person feels like
SUPERMAN when going back to the tenor trombone.  It's just incredible.

Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico USA


On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 1:02 AM, Kristine Oppegaard <oppekri at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thank you so much for all your answers! I needed answer to the questions,
> but it was really nice of some of you to inform me about other works on
> this subject! Hope i'll pass the exam😘
>
> Best,
> Kristine
>
> 2017-03-28 16:28 GMT+02:00 Daniel Walker <brasswalker at gmail.com>:
>
> > Hi Kristine,
> >
> > I'm thinking this is more along the lines of a survey, rather than a
> > request for resources?
> >
> > To answer the questions:
> >
> > 1) Yes, it can have a negative affect on tenor playing in the short term,
> > but this effect diminishes the longer you work on switching back and
> > forth.  Being primarily a tenor player, I find I have to do more work
> > transitioning to bass to achieve a workable sound than I have to do when
> I
> > transition back to tenor.  Although it is possible to play both back to
> > back with acceptable results, for optimal performance I find I need a day
> > or two to make the transition.
> >
> > 2) I play both because I can. Same reason for doubling on euphonium and
> > tuba.  Would not apply to viola. The more things you can do, the more you
> > will have opportunities to play.  Also, it's fun!
> >
> > 3) I use the Six Notes as a foundation for locking in with the equipment.
> > After that, the standard assortment of lip slurs and technical
> fundamentals
> > that you would do in any practice session.  I don't have a routine
> > specifically tailored to "making the switch".
> >
> > 4) YES
> >
> > 5) Well, yes, I work on the low range!  Lip slurs, Caruso excercises.
> It's
> > not so much different exercises, but what I do with the ones I always
> use.
> > Mostly, on bass I have to be very concious of not spreading the
> embouchure
> > too much.I  have also found that maintaining (or striving for) a solid
> low
> > register on the tenor carries over to the bass.  I don't do anything
> > fundamentally different chop wise (at least that's what I strive for!)
> so
> > it's mainly about getting comfortable with the different rim sizes.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:48 AM, Kristine Oppegaard <oppekri at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi trombone friends!
> >> I am writing my bachelor thesis about learning bass trombone as a tenor
> >> trombone player and i wonder if there is someone out there who has gone
> >> through the same process and can answer some questions!
> >>
> >> 1. Does it affect your tenor trombone playing negatively or positively
> to
> >> play bass trombone?
> >> 2. Why do you play both?
> >> 3. Do you do any particular excersises or adjustments when you change
> >> between the instruments?
> >> 4. Has it given you more gigs?
> >> 5. Do you do other types of ecxersises on the bass compared to the
> tenor?
> >>
> >> Best,
> >> Kristine, student of Gothenburg Music academy
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