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A Bach transcription is entirely appropriate for a trombone audition. If the audition requirements don't say anything that exclude it, I'd say that's an excellent choice, provided you can play it well! One thing I would be looking for as an adjudicator of an audition would be how you adapt the breathing required for playing the piece on bass trombone to the ...


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The common wisdom I got from the brass faculty at my university was: You won't be able to make an informed choice on a mouthpiece until you're skilled enough that you can tell whether it's the mouthpiece making the difference. In other words, a mouthpiece might make a 5% difference to your playing (within reason—we're excluding very unusual mouthpieces ...


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When switching from an 8.5" bell (or smaller) to a 9.5" (or larger) bell, as one does when switching from tenor to bass trombone, the sound will become significantly different to the players' ear though it is often much more similar to their prior sound than this feedback gives. So your articulations and tone are perhaps not as poor as you think they are. ...


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It is hard to say what you have, although I suspect it may be a JinBao. Especially if your horn is from eBay as a discount model or from one of the JinBao distributors like Mack Brass, Wessex, esp. Concerning the size: Many manufacturers use the Bach numbering system, of which this is one. "1 1/2" is a general bass trombone size that means roughly 28.2mm ...


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You should disassemble the trombone before washing it in the bathtub. In particular, you don't want mold or food particles getting caught in the valve (as gross as that sounds, it happens). Yes, you can use rotor oil on the valves.


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