[Trombone-l] The big dark bass trombone sound

Dennis Clason dclason at nmsu.edu
Mon Sep 8 16:47:20 CDT 2008


You know, I hate it when directors say stupid s**t like, "Could you 
sound more like a tuba?"  If that's what he wants, why doesn't he get a 
f*$#ing tuba to play the part? 

Daniel Alessi wrote:
> Hi trombonists
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> I know, this question has already been asked 100 times. but where are the
> good answers :-)
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> Since some years I play bass trombone in a championship brass band (I think
> you call them so.). I have always been happy with my sound and also was the
> director.
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> Since two or three weeks the director asks me to get a "darker" "more like a
> tuba" sound. Well. If he wants that sound he will get that sound, but how
> can I make my sound darker? I play plenty of long tones, listening to
> myself, but the sound doesn't really get darker, what to do? How practice?
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> My equipment: (if it's an equipment question) Schilke 59, Edwards Leadpipe
> (don't remember the number), Slide Edwards BDBN, Hagmann progressive bore
> valve section (by mr. Hagmann) and a 9.5 Bach 50b bell (gold brass I think).
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> I don't want to change very much in my equipment but. maybe a leadpipe or
> the mouthpiece?
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> Oh and soon I'm getting those mp's for trial: Jeff Reynolds, Faxx 11/2g,
> Schilke Symphony 6.0, Yeo signature, Gold plated George Roberts SE. Maybe
> one of those may help me?
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> Thanks for your help!
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Dennis L. Clason, Ph.D.
University Statistics Center
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico



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