What Are the Different Parts of the Trombone?
What Are the Different Parts of the Trombone?

If you’re thinking about enrolling your child in marching band, selecting an instrument is part of the process–and the trombone is a popular choice. The trombone’s ancestor was a medieval instrument called…

How to Extend the Life of Your Cymbals

Although cymbals can last for over a decade with proper care and maintenance, they’re among the more delicate percussion instruments. Treating your cymbals with care, including setting them up properly and keeping…

Bassoon Case Buying Guide

The best money you can send on a bassoon, besides purchasing the instrument itself, is investing in a durable case that fits your bassoon snugly. A proper case typically costs no more…

Artist Interview with a Great Big World
Artist Interview with A Great Big World

A Great Big World features the singing, playing, and performance talents of Ian Axel and Chad King. The duo formed while Axel and King were music business students at New York University. In…

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Brand Spotlight: Bellafina

When translated directly, the term “Bellafina” means “beautiful fine”– a fitting name considering their line of high-quality violins, cellos, violas, and double basses are some of the most beautiful instruments in the…

Why Is My String Instrument Making a Rattling Sound?
Why Is My String Instrument Making a Rattling Sound?

Rattling or buzzing from your stringed instrument can be alarming, especially for new players or those who have never heard the sounds before. Fortunately, it rarely indicates the need for expensive repairs.…

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