Brass Instruments: Purchasing, Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and More

Catalog: 00233563

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What instruments brands provide the best value? Are used instruments a good investment? What mouthpiece should beginners use? Single or double horn? Is there a way to make it easier for beginners to play the tuba? Why are certain valve combinations always out of tune? When is it time to move to an F attachment trombone? What's the difference between compensating and non-compensating - isn't that what the 4th valve does? What's this I hear about trombone lung? These and countless other questions about purchasing, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing and storing brass instruments are answered in this comprehensive yet concise handbook. Topics include: · Purchasing - brands to consider and prices to expect · Maintenance - lubrication, cleaning and maintaining brass in top condition · Troubleshooting - quick repairs, what to look for and preventive measures · Repair - what can be done with a few tools and what REALLY needs a brass repairman · Storage - how to protect your instrument and your investment · Tuning - tendencies and solutions for ALL valved brass · Mouthpieces - a good place to start and what comes next · Mutes - shapes, types and pitch tendencies · Building a brass tool kit - what to include

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Publisher: Meredith Music
Composer/Author: Fedderly/Wagner
Catalog Number: 00233563
Pages: 96