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Brass Instruments

Purchasing, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and More

Brass Instruments

Purchasing, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and More

Series: Meredith Music Resource Publisher: Meredith Music Format: Softcover Authors: David Fedderly, Sally Wagner

What instrument 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

  • Brass

$14.95 (US) Inventory #HL 00233563 ISBN: 9781574631494 UPC: 888680682835 Width: 7.0" Length: 10.0" 96 pages

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