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Musical Resources
Trumpet Introduction

Trumpet The trumpet is characterized by its striking, triumphal sound and by the fact that it boasts the highest register of all the brass instruments. It does splendid work, single-handedly giving expression to heroism and jubilation. Trumpet Sound is produced by buzzing the lips! The trumpeter produces sound from the...

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Trumpet Care and Maintenance

Care and Maintenance of a TrumpetWeekly care and maintenance Cleaning the slides Carefully remove the slides and wrap a polishing gauze around a cleaning rod so that the metallic part of the cleaning rod's tip is not exposed. Now proceed as follows: Remove the dirt from inside the middle and...

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Trombone Learn More

The Structure of the TromboneLearn the parts of the trombone The trombone is comprised of the following parts: * A tenorbass trombone is shown in the diagram.   The Structure of the TromboneThe trombone: The instrument that extends and retracts How exactly does a trombone extend and retract? One interesting...

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Trombone Introduction

Trombone Trombones produce sound as they are extended and contracted. They have continued to evolve since their creation in the 15th century. The origins of the TromboneThe birth of the trombone What does drawing a sword have to do with trombones? The trombone is said to have been created in...

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Trombone Care and Cleaning

Care and Maintenance of a TromboneWhat do I need to do daily? Prior to playing Preparing the slide 1. First, clean any dirt from inside the slide, then apply a bit of slide cream (or slide oil) on the slightly thicker end sections of the slide (the stockings). Do not...

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French Horn Introduction

Horn The horn is a brass instrument whose soft resonant timbre allows it to harmonize well with both brass and woodwind instruments. One of the unique aspects of this instrument is that the player keeps a hand in the bell while playing.   The origins of the HornThe birth of...

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French Horn Learn More

The Structure of the HornLearn the parts of the horn The horn is comprised of the following parts: F/B♭ full-double horn The Structure of the HornSlightly different from other brass instruments Protean timbre Compared with the simple animal-horn instruments of the past, the modern horn is highly complex instrument with...

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How to Buy a Violin Bow

Whether you're a student starting out on the violin, or a professional musician, choosing the right violin bow to buy can be difficult.  There are a variety of violin bows available in the marketplace, from wood bows to those made of synthetic materials such as fiberglass.  When choosing a quality...

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Woodwind Family

The Structure of the WoodwindsWhat is the reed? Making sound by vibrating the reed The sound of a woodwinds, except flutes, are generated by vibrating the reed attached to the mouthpiece, which the player puts in his mouth. Instruments that make sound in this way are called reed instruments. The oboe and...

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What is the Fibonacci Sequence – and why is it the secret to musical greatness?

Geniuses from Mozart to Leonardo da Vinci have used the Fibonacci Sequence. But what is it and why does it make great music? The Fibonacci Sequence has been nicknamed ‘nature’s code’, ‘the divine proportion’, ‘the golden ratio’, ‘Fibonacci’s Spiral’ amongst others. What exactly is the Fibonacci Sequence? Simply put, it’s...

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Opening Sunday, May 10th 10-6 and thru the week

Starting Sunday May 10th, we will be open by appointment, curbside delivery and limited shopping for walk-in (two customers at a time, Parent and child count as one).   For people that make appointments, we will allow you to bring ONE family member with you but for the walk-in, only a single person w/child is allowed.   Please call or email to make an appointment. 

Online or In-Person Lessons - Advantages? Disadvantages?

For the time being, our online lessons are great but we are looking forward to seeing all of you in person again!

There are definite pros and cons to online instrument lessons as well as in-person lessons. In the end, during this time when in-person lessons aren't an option, online lessons are a great benefit for students to continue their study and enjoy playing their instrument under the guidance of their teacher.

The term Composition - used for music exclusively... - Top 12 Film Composers of our Century

Per Groves Dictionary, Composition is a term which literally means a "putting together", is now almost exclusively applied to the invention of music -- a novelist or a poet being not spoken of as a composer except by way of analogy,  The Top 12 Composers of the 21st Century, From Hans Zimmer to Nick Cave

Paolo Spagnoletti, Italian Violinist, started out just like our kids...

What a life of a young musician!  We see hundreds of young children everyday at the store.  They need a new 'E' string because they tried to tune the instrument and tightened it too much.  They need their first "real" shoulder rest because they've grown out of the foam sponge. 

Here are some pictures of Golden Music's world of strings:  

What is a Chord?
Merrium Webter's definition of a Chord is three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously. Let's talk about this some more. Here are a few chords: Only two notes is considered an interval. The relationship between the notes is often described as consonance: smooth, pleasant, agreeable, or dissonance: rough...
What Is Music and How Can It Help Us?

Have you ever felt more relaxed when listening to music? Have you ever listened to music that instantaneously brought up strong feelings or brought you back to a special time from the past? Have you ever felt a sense of inner strength or spirituality when listening to music? Have you ever sung a lullaby to help comfort a crying baby or sung the alphabet song to a young child who is just learning the alphabet?

Transform Your Life With Music Making

What were the dreams that this could become?  Don't forget the vivid color and these scenes.  You found your instrument and it found you!   The focus, practice, goal setting, etc, the “work” can come later.  Priority is enjoying the time you spend with your instrument.  Of course, the more time you spend practicing with intent, the better you get at it and the rewards come.