[Trombone-l] Bachelor thesis about bass trombone

Price Taylor pricetaylor at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 09:04:27 CST 2017


I second that Earl. Doubling on bass has made me a better tenor player.

I can't recommend it for everyone since some can't switch mouthpieces that
easily - which is why Doug Elliott found a niche with making and selling
screw-on rims.

Price

On Mar 29, 2017 7:57 AM, "Earl Needham" <earl.kd5xb at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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