Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Cheeto, Jul 12, 2008.
I have been lurking for a while, and finally decided to join !
Hello and welcome to tMP from a fellow "Boner"
Hope you will stick around and give us your insights on "Brass-ing"
I must fess up!
I have spent most of my playing career on Euph. I had a spell on trombone a good few years ago, and now I have made a return to Banding I have been put on bone because needs must !
I don't regard myself as capable yet but if I can perform a well received solo number I think I can then call my self a true trombonist. :clap::biggrin:
I love the instrument though, and am considering buying my own.
I have been given a copy of the Acrobat to practice and then perform, but, to be honest I would much prefer a ballad.
Flugel has bagged "Misty" so I am at a loss as to what to play ?
I fancy a go at "Georgia on my mind" or something similar ?
Hi Andy and welcome as a fully-fledged tMPer
One piece you may like to consider is Ray Steadman-Allen's arrangement of Stephen Foster's "Beautiful Dreamer" (published by SP&S under the title "This is my story") - nice solo and a well-written accompaniment.
Don't worry about that! You're a bone player now!
What's your register like?
Certainly am ! I've bought me a nice new 88h today :biggrin:.
Register is a little lacking upstairs as yet.
Top c's are a bit squeaky.
Thanks Peter, I'll take a look at that.
Londonderry Air arr. John Iveson.
Two top B's in it, the first one has a lead up to it, the second one just comes in on it but you can do the same lead in as the first time to make it easier.
Other than that and two A's just after each B it doesn't go above a G!
There's one foreign named one thats quite famous that I can't remember that only goes up to an A, then takes a DC back to the beginning if anyone can think of it
There's also One day in your life which only goes up to a Bb, which you could just gliss up to first position for that
There are also things like the 2nd movement of Concerto for Trombone (Top A) and Sweet Nightingale which has a top D which is optional, and some top C's that shouldnt be too hard since you play an A just before them I think, so just lipping them up should be fine!
I've got loads in my head, I've just forgotten the names!
A Bb in first?
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Yes, or an Ab in bass clef if that's what you read.
Don't you use it? It makes common sense if you want an easy route from playing an A upwards to the Bb, but it sometimes can be abit flat depending on the trombone (which is why you need to sharpen your 2nd position when playing an A, as you will know)
I don't know anyone who can play a Bb in tune in first.
Luckily mine is then :biggrin:
My Dad's Bb/F, that I played on when I first went onto bass trombone, had a sprung slide that was most useful, as it gave the option of a short 1st position, enabling exactly that
Thank heavens I play something with valves! This all looks very technical to me. I just thought it was a case of just keep sliding 'til you hit something that sounded about right - obviously not!
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