The two instruments you see depicted are roughly contemporaries (the Bass Trombone is actually a little later, in the 1910’s, and English rather than American, but contemporaries they are just fine enough).
I actually rescued this mouthpiece from a pile that were going to be scrapped, and boy what a find! A little polish and a great background shot for a future library is possibly born.
Some consultation with a more experienced individual points towards this mouthpiece being based on the sort of mouthpiece measurements one might find from the Classical period- large, relatively flat rim, smallish cup, somewhat sharp transition into backbore, small bore.
So much is going on… First off, the website got a bit of redecorating, and I rebuilt the menu bar from scratch so it’s a lot cleaner and nicer looking (see image below).
The big thing I got figured out was the playback of audio on mouse-overs on the instrument pages. I ended up using Flash to do this- mouse over the little eighth notes before a word and you get to hear the audio streamed live in full quality!
Lastly, I plugged away and wrote a considerable amount of tutorials on game scoring and also sent off some e-mails to people for interviews.
Just a quick update on the progress of my web project ‘A Guide to the Orchestra’!
I recently added a neat new feature- buttons on most pages that bring up a synopsis and also a ‘learn more’ button with links to helpful things to check out for more information on the instrument. This will make the site more accessible to those who aren’t interested in all the information and fluff and just want a simple run-down.
In addition, I’ve added some more reference material to help people out and redid the organization of the reference material.
- Audio playback
- Finish Woodwinds and move on to Strings!