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Just a quick FYI and disclaimer. These guides are intended for anyone looking for general information about the listed topic, some of the information listed in a particular topic will not apply to your specific situation. We are always happy to speak with you about your specific needs by phone, text, or email. Before attempting any of the activities listed make sure you have the permission of your parent, guardian, or teacher if applicable. 

Tutorials

-Band Instrument:

  How to clean a piston brass instrument (trumpet, baritone, euphonium, tuba, etc.)

  How to clean a rotary brass instrument (french horn, f attachment trombone, tuba, etc.)

  How to check whether your woodwind instrument needs service

  My instrument is stuck together?!?!?!?!

  My mouthpiece is stuck!!?!?!

-Orchestral Instrument:

  How to restring and tune using pegs or fine tuners

  Daily maintenance

-Guitar:

  How to restring an acoustic steel string guitar

  How to restring a classical guitar

How to restring an electric guitar (pitfalls of floating bridges)

-Ukulele:

How to strum a ukulele

-Drum set

  How to change and tune a drum head

-Marching Percussion

-Concert Percussion

  How to tune timpani

 

Buying Guides:

-What teachers need to know about how music stores sell to schools and why 

-Should you rent or purchase an instrument for beginning band and orchestra?

-How to sell your instrument (and why we wont buy it) 

-Piano (Acoustic/Electric):

-Audio Equipment:

  Microphones

  Amplifiers

  Mixers

  Speakers

  Monitors (including headphones)

  Cables

-Band Instrument:

  Instruments

  Reeds

  Mouthpiece

  Oils and Greases

  Mutes

  Cases

-Orchestra Instrument

  Violin

  Viola

  Cello

  Bass

  Bows

  Cases

  Rosin

  Shoulder Rest

  Chin Rest

-Ukulele:

  Acoustic Electric?

  Painted vs. Laminate vs. Solid wood

-Guitar:

Acoustic Steel, Nylon, or Electric?

Bass guitar?

  Types of tone woods

  Strings

  Cases

Capos

  Cables

-Drums and Percussion Gear:

  Drum Set

  Cymbals

  Hand Drums

  Backline Percussion

-General Accessories:

  Music Stand

  Music Stand Lights

  Earplugs

 

 

 

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