[Trombone-l] Downsizing

James L Scott jscot at ucalgary.ca
Wed Jul 14 09:52:53 CST 2021


One other option:

If there's a college/university near you with a music department, you could donate some music to their library for the use of the students. You might also get a tax receipt for next April's filing.

Jim Scott
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Folks,

I'm to the point where I have too much "stuff" in the house.  My wife
and I are on a cleaning binge and one of this weeks targets is my music
closet.

I'm in the process of digitizing all of my handwritten items, my charts,
etc. But I still have a whole bunch of purchased items to sell.

I have a lengthy list of trombone and tuba method books, solos, and
duets that I would like to find them a new home.  I also have a bunch of
choral stuff, including bunches of hymnals and song books and jazz and
pop song books.  I haven't dug into the last pile yet.

My question for the collective hive mind is this: Should I -

Option A: offer the lot up on eBay as a lot?
Option B: offer the lot up on eBay piecemeal?
Option C: offer the lot here or somewhere else for a price?
Option D: send the lot to someone willing to pay for the shipping?

I am loathed to just trash printed music!  Photocopies I will trash in a
heartbeat, in fact I've already trashed 3 garbage bags full.  Anything
that I can legally retain a digital copy I will trash. (I.e. my
arrangements, compositions, works for hire, etc.)

This should lead to a civil discussion on what to do with our musical
stuff.  I'm not dying or anything like that...I just have too much stuff
and it's getting in the way!  The next items to go will be some horns,
mostly wall art caliber that are no longer being displayed, but a couple
of playable horns...with a little work.

So, what is the consensus?  Send me your thoughts, on the list or
privately and I can summarize.

Thanks,

Ralph

Ralph W. Whitfield, Jr.

Bass Trombone, Gadsden Symphony Orchestra,

Founder of "Grand Avenue Brass"

"Trombonist by nature, engineer by necessity."

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