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How a flute is made

September 26th, 2010 5 comments

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Here is a cool video on how a flute is made. How could a flute possibly cost $48,000?

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Saxophone family

September 21st, 2010 6 comments


Here is a great picture of the 7 military saxophones. Eb sopranino, Bb soprano, Eb alto, Bb tenor, Eb baritone, Bb Bass and Eb contra-bass.

The man in the photo is Siguard Rascher, a very important American saxophonisit from the early 20th century.

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Stars and Stripes

September 21st, 2010 1 comment

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This is a performance from an International Trombone Association conference.

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Wynton Marsalis plays Hummel

September 21st, 2010 1 comment
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Wynton Marsalis plays the Hummel trumet concerto, 3rd movement.
Wynton Marsalis won a Grammy for best classical album and a Grammy for best jazz album both in the same year. He was 19 years old.

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Time warp drums

September 21st, 2010 3 comments
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Check out drummer Mike Mangini.

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the whole family

September 21st, 2010 No comments

The clarinet family is keyed in Bb and Eb, just like the saxophone family. From smallest to largest: Eb sopranino, Bb soprano, Eb alto, Bb bass, Eb contra-bass, Bb sub-contra bass.

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evolution of the clarinet

September 21st, 2010 2 comments


Here are some older models of the clarinet. How many differences can you spot between these and a modern instrument?

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Instrument FAQ

September 19th, 2010 No comments

Check this section for cool videos, tips, tricks, practice ideas and other specifics about your instrument.

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