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Olds Super Recording 1949
Olds Recording 1951
Olds L-12 Flugelhorn
Olds Super 1947
Olds Super 1970's
Conn 40b Vocabell 1933
Boston 3 Star cornet 1890's
Scherzer 4 valve rotary piccolo
Bach 37 (Son's)
Holton Collegiate (Son's)
Buescher mdl 15 cornet (Dad's)
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I posted this over at TH but thought I'd share it here too:
I'm really happy with the progress I've made using BE. In addition to my BE routine and other stuff I've added playing real book melodies up an octave. I have been able to play tunes up to the G above high C. I don't claim to own that note. It is thin and ugly, but it is there. During my BE routine I can play exercises above the G, some days up to double C. But again they are not really usable yet. But they are there. My endurance is also way up.
I am very anxious to have a gig. I haven't played a gig since March. I hope what I have worked on in practice will translate to the job. The proof is in the pudding where the rubber meets the road.
A friend gave me a 1957 Conn 12b. He was expressing his gratitude for repair I’ve done for him over the years. It is a little beat up but I can fix that. MAN, WHAT A GORGEOUS SOUND IT HAS!!!
The reason for kicker slides:
The basic trumpet is built to play in tune when using no valves. Lowering the pitch a half step is based on a percentage of the overall length. So when you use your second valve it is built at the correct percentage. When you play with just the first valve down it is a correct percentage. When you push down the first and the second valve, the valves are built on a percentage of the overall length of the open instrument. But now with two valves down the overall length is a little shorter than the correct percentage. With 2 & 3 it is a little more too short. When you get to 1 & 3 and 1,2, and 3 it is noticeably too short.
This is a simplistic explanation. There are other variables that have an effect. Like what partial are you in, what part of the chord are you playing, etc.
This is the song that got me started (no pun intended) on trumpet. Al Hirt playing I Can't Get Started.
@N1684T said in Olds Pinto?:
Agreed. Big clue is Olds Pinto used a plastic valve block;)
During the late 70's I made my living as a full time repair tech at the local music store. I saw quite a few Pintos and its cousin, the Reynolds Ranger. They did not have plastic valve blocks. They were brass valve blocks coated in a thick plastic. They could be taken apart without a torch, and the valves were interchangeable. And they sucked big time. But they were nearly indestructible.
@BigDub I got an iPad a couple of weeks ago. I'm still working on getting everything into ForScore, but it helps a bunch. Now I don't have to carry 3 large books with me. Just an iPad. Okay, truth is I'm old and don't trust technology. I still keep the books in the car just in case something goes wrong with the iPad. But it is a lot easier anyway.
Hey, Kehaulani. It is an Eterna Large Bore. Have you played one? They are one of the unicorn trumpets. I had one in my shop for repair a few years ago. It was dogged out but was an incredible player.
Do I need it? No. The only horn I really need is my 1949 Super Recording. Will it get playing time? Yes. And the upturned bell will help me deal with playing over the stand into a mic during performances.
I do have a couple of horns that are great horns but don't get playing time. I would like to sell them, but no takers so far.
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Aw, man. I'm just getting over a respiratory infection. You made me laugh so hard I coughed my (unicorn) @ss off.
Nashville Parks & Recreation holds big band dances at Centennial Park during the summer months. I have been playing some of these for years. The park is near Vanderbilt University. There are frequently a lot of college age kids there who an REALLY dance. A very fun gig.
Thanks for all the replies!
I decided to bring the Onkyo amp out of the house and into my studio. I found a pair of Klipsh tower speakers that have what I consider to be a really nice sound. I am enjoying the "new" rig.
My room is 14 feet by 30 feet.
I have a 50 year old Pioneer amp that cuts out periodically on one channel. I have cleaned the switches and pots in it but it still cuts out. I ave a Shure SM81-CN and a 50 year old Shure PE5888.
I would like to keep the cost for all under $1500. Is that doable?
My home stereo is ancient.
I sold my Wurlitzer piano and was planning on getting a keyboard amp for my Korg. A friend who is a keyboard pro said If I'm not gigging with it I Should put the money toward decent home stereo instead and run it through that. It sounded like a good idea.
I am not looking to spend a lot of money on it, but I would like to get a nice sounding amp and speakers.
fMy 2 GO go to horns.
Basics gleaned from the article linked by Dr. GO:
Patients were asked to lie down and were instructed to inhale through their mouth slowly over 10 seconds, exhale completely and repeat this 10 times consecutively. There was no recording available for exhalation. The patients were instructed to mark the highest inspired volume during their 10 breaths by sliding the plastic marker on the device. Patients were instructed to complete this exercise three times a day for 30 days.
Patients were also asked and committed to general cardiopulmonary fitness and endurance training through walking or light jogging to achieve 70% targeted heart rate for 20 minutes three times a week
Furthermore, the participants were instructed to perform postural drainage exercises to enhance the clearance of phlegm by using gravity and position changes. They were instructed to apply percussion to the back, chest, or sides. Patients were requested to perform postural drainage in the morning before eating, on the bed or floor, with the chest lower than the hips to allow mucus to drain. They were also instructed to use pillows, foam wedges, and other devices for comfort and to elevate the hips above the chest. Patients were instructed to first perform the exercise on the back, then each side, then on the stomach, holding each position for a minimum of five minutes. During each position, they were instructed to breathe deeply and slowly in through the nose and out through the mouth. Patients were informed that postural drainage could be enhanced by another person gently cupping hands and clapping quickly on the side of the chest, side, or back that is facing up during the five minutes.
I received the tool to measure the amount of air I can take in today. I was wondering what your routine for using this was. How many reps in one set? How many sets in a day?
My Bobby Herriot Getzen is quite a player, but with the upturned bell I find it difficult to hold in the left hand. I was thinking about soldering on a bari sax thumb hook onto the bell side of the 3rd valve to facilitate holding it.
Will this hurt the resale value if I decide to get sell it? It would definitely make it easier to play.
I bought what I was told is a Getzen Bobby Herriot model large bore.
Does this model have a Bobby Herriot designation stamped somewhere on it?
It has a B on the second valve, but not LB. So is it not a large bore?