How to Adjust Clarinet Reeds

For anyone who is new to playing the clarinet, clarinet reeds may seem like a relatively small piece of the instrument. It may be small, but the reed is one of the…

Musical Instrument Storage: A Guide
Musical Instrument Storage: A Guide

As the proud owner of a brand new musical instrument, proper storage should be one of your top concerns. You just invested hundreds, if not thousands, into the instrument itself- shouldn’t you…

How to Choose a Tuba Mouthpiece
How to Choose a Tuba Mouthpiece

Any brass musical instrument will sound and respond better when it’s used with a mouthpiece that’s a good fit for the instrument and musician, the tuba included. Choosing the best tuba mouthpiece…

Tips and Advice for New Tuba Players

Learning how to play the tuba can be a fun and exciting adventure, but becoming comfortable with the larger-than-average instrument can be hard, especially for those who are new to the instrument,…

5 Practice Tips for the Summer Months
5 Practice Tips for the Summer Months

  Summer is right around the corner. While homemade lemonade, trips to the beach, and sleeping in are perks of the season, the interrupted schedules and lapsed routines are not. If you’re…

Choosing the Best Trombone Case
Choosing the Best Trombone Case

Trombones may not be the largest instrument in the brass family, but they’re certainly not the smallest- and, the larger the instrument is the more important it is to protect it from…

Common Repairs for Trumpets

Since the various components of a trumpet must work together in order for the instrument to function and play properly, it’s not uncommon for problems to arise. Fortunately, the trumpet is a…

Make Music Day: How to Participate
Make Music Day: How to Participate

Launched in 1982 in France as the Fete de Musique, Make Music Day is a free celebration of music that takes place in more than 120 countries around the world. Each year…

What Are the Different Parts of the Trumpet?
What Are the Different Parts of the Trumpet?

Featured in a wide variety of different musical genres, ranging from orchestral music and jazz to rock and pop, the trumpet is one of the most popular and interesting musical instruments around.…

How to Choose a Music Lesson Program for Your Child
Saxophone Ligatures: Choosing the Best One

Saxophonists, like any other musicians, are known to do what they can to produce the best possible sound from their instrument. Sometimes this means practicing for several hours a day and other…

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