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How To Purchase Or Rent A Quality Student Band Instrument

How To Purchase Or Rent A Quality Student Band Instrument

Nothing can be more frustrating than getting an instrument that does not sound well or has notes that don't even work. We need to try to set our students up for success, ensuring that they receive a quality instrument that will help get them started on the right path. Having your student participate...
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Interview With Steve Allen From Legend Musical Instruments - Take It Up Podcast ep.2

Interview With Steve Allen From Legend Musical Instruments - Take It Up Podcast ep.2

my grandfather came down to Miami helped me pick out a trumpet my first trumpet was a Holton collegiate student model and I played that all the way through high school until I got my Bach but then I went to Miami Killian senior high school practice like mad became first chair and the Killian senior high school band and my sophomore year and I just never looked back...
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NAMM Release Radar: Jody Jazz Mouthpieces

NAMM Release Radar: Jody Jazz Mouthpieces

ody Jazz has announced a few new products at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show. Always innovating, and creating different ways to capture the sound you're looking for in a mouthpiece. Jody Jazz has released the new Jody Jazz HR* Custom Dark tenor saxophone mouthpiece, in addition, they are introducing...
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Jody Jazz reboots Chedeville Mouthpieces

Jody Jazz reboots Chedeville Mouthpieces

Jody Jazz acquired the Chedeville mouthpiece company in 2018. This year at NAMM 2019 they debuted the new Elite clarinet mouthpieces and the RC Series classical saxophone mouthpieces. Made from a proprietary more pure rod ebonite recreates the great rod...

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My Child is Whining About Music Lessons (and I am, too)

My Child is Whining About Music Lessons (and I am, too)

Parents usually involve their children in two major extracurricular activities: music and/or sports. Usually you end up being the Taxi-Mom or Taxi-Dad and find yourself “hauling” (at least it seems that way) your kids to multiple activities. Slave to the...

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How Do I Play High Notes On Trumpet?

How Do I Play High Notes On Trumpet?

How To Play High Notes This article is not going to make every trumpet player have the ability to play screaming high notes.  Truthfully there is no secret to playing higher notes on the trumpet, but this article will give...

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Five Common Mistakes Of Young Trumpet Players

Five Common Mistakes Of Young Trumpet Players

My Top 5 Problems This article is about the five most common mistakes young trumpet players have.  I will address the mistakes, what causes them, why they can create a problem and ideas to help fix them.  Remember that this...

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My Brass Instrument Smells Funny

My Brass Instrument Smells Funny

My Brass Instrument Smells Funny “I have been playing a brass instrument for several months now and there is a funny smell coming out of it, what do I do?”  Many students do not keep their instruments clean; this then...

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