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brass playing: 60 is the new 40

Postby bloke » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:36 pm

' pretty sure that most of the brass players are well over 60 here, and I'm certain the average age is over 60.

audio/video...??
This year's guy, seemingly, was clueless. :shock:
I got the best results via turning the youtube audio level to about half, and adjusting everything else. I suspect the guy pegged everything, audio-wise.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2AXlnMzr2M
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Re: brass playing: 60 is the new 40

Postby Steve Marcus » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:51 pm

Good music to play at a church. Nice, bloke.

Aren't you happier, though, when you don't need to "compete" with the organ (or timps, for that matter)?
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Re: brass playing: 60 is the new 40

Postby Mark » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:11 am

We all say that after we turn 60!

Sounds good and the organ doesn't change intonation with the slightest temperature change in the church. I've played in too many old churches where the organ wanders all over...
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Re: brass playing: 60 is the new 40

Postby bloke » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:22 pm

THE secret REVEALED: NOT using a playing stand :shock:
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Re: brass playing: 60 is the new 40

Postby MikeMason » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:20 am

I’ve gone to using a sticky dash pad to hold tuba in place, ala Olka. Enjoying the freedom of no stand, but yet security to still move slides. Gig bag significantly lighter too.
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Re: brass playing: 60 is the new 40

Postby bisontuba » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:03 am

bloke wrote:THE secret REVEALED: NOT using a playing stand :shock:



NO....use a stand to keep playing into your 70’s & 80’s!! Your legs, hips, back, and shoulders will thank you in the long run... :D

PS. A non slip /sticky dash pad works very good too...
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Re: brass playing: 60 is the new 40

Postby bloke » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:01 pm

bisontuba wrote:
bloke wrote:THE secret REVEALED: NOT using a playing stand :shock:



NO....use a stand to keep playing into your 70’s & 80’s!! Your legs, hips, back, and shoulders will thank you in the long run... :D

PS. A non slip /sticky dash pad works very good too...


yeah...
Other than whose which were - on the face of them - absurd, I've tried out most every new gimmick.
this particular one:
- lugging around several extra pounds of gadgetry to/from the car
- CNS (craned neck syndrome)
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