Category: Band & Orchestra

Brass Instruments

When Is It Time to Upgrade Your Brass Instrument?

To the non-musician eye, there’s no difference between a student trumpet and a professional one. But there’s a universe of difference between brass instruments designed to introduce students to music and those designed for professional or passionate musicians.  There comes a time in every musician’s journey when upgrading to a better instrument is necessary to […]

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Saxophone Sound

Five Things You Can Do to Upgrade the Sound of Your Sax

Musicians, regardless of their instrument of choice, are always looking for ways to improve their sound, especially once they’ve nailed down the basics and have the time to experiment. Sometimes that means working on their technique and other times it means investing in a premium mouthpiece or a new set of reeds. Whether you’re looking […]

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Important Jazz Saxophone Players

Important Jazz Saxophone Players Through History

When Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone in 1841, he couldn’t possibly have imagined how popular the instrument would become. The saxophone is regarded by many as being the backbone of jazz. Its players are some of the most talented in history, and their music will live on for centuries. There have been countless saxophonists throughout […]

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Upgrade Your Flute

Upgrade Your Flute: Beginner vs. Intermediate Flutes

When a child initially takes an interest in learning to play the flute, parents often opt to purchase or rent a basic instrument, and with good reason. While there are numerous benefits to learning to play, the fact is that instruments are costly and there is no guarantee that the child will enjoy the learning […]

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When Is It Time to Step Up Your Instrument?

Whether your child is enrolled in private music lessons or is involved in band or orchestra at school, chances are they’re playing a beginner-level instrument. It’s not uncommon for budding musicians to rent or buy a beginner instrument to play before they step up to a higher-quality instrument. After all, the last thing any parent […]

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Upgrade Your Sound: Essential Orchestral String Accessories

Whether you play the cello, the violin, the viola, or the double bass, high-quality orchestral string accessories are the most important purchase besides the instrument itself. From stands and bows to cleaning supplies, there are tons of accessories on the market that can improve the sound, longevity, and your overall enjoyment of your string instrument. […]

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5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Trombone Players 2020

Trombone players are special people, but since you’re reading this you probably already knew that. Whether the one in your life is a promising student or a seasoned player, there’s no better time than the holidays to celebrate their musicianship and creativity. Here are five stocking stuffer ideas for trombone players in your life this […]

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Music Stocking Stuffers

5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Viola Players in 2020

The holiday season is here, and Christmas is right around the corner. If you have a special viola player on your list, and have no idea whatsoever what to get them, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you need to pick up a last-minute gift or have some time to plan, here are some […]

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5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Flute Players 2020

The holiday season is here, and Christmas is right around the corner. Literally. If you put off your Christmas shopping until the very last minute, and have no idea what to get that special flute player on your list, you’ve come to the right place. Whether the flute player is your best friend, your child, […]

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VENN Synthetic Reeds

VENN Advanced Synthetic Reeds – Back, and Better Than Ever

Despite global events in 2020 that forced much of the music industry to pause or to reduce production, D’Addario Woodwinds has remained consummately dedicated to bringing players one of the most innovative synthetic reed experiences they’ve had to date. Back and better than ever, D’Addario Woodwinds is excited to announce their exclusive relaunch of the […]

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