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Developing a portfolio career as a musician
By Lauren Windle / September 20, 2021

Developing a portfolio career as a musician

We’ve all been hearing a lot about today’s “gig economy”, which gradually developed over the past year or so due...

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Buffet Clarinet Models and Prices 2021
By Lisa Canning / July 19, 2021

Buffet Clarinet Models and Prices 2021

In 1825, French instrument maker Denis Buffet Auger sets up his workshop in Paris and became known for producing excellent...

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The Care and Feeding of Woodwind Players and Their Instruments
By Lisa Canning / July 13, 2021

The Care and Feeding of Woodwind Players and Their Instruments

As a music educator, learning how to care and nurture your woodwind musicians can feel a little bit like trying...

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HOW TO CHOOSE A BARREL
By Lucy Abrams-Husso / July 5, 2021

HOW TO CHOOSE A BARREL

Like the clarinet mouthpiece, a clarinet barrel can make a tremendous difference in the performance, sound, and intonation of a...

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Wood Clarinet Care and Preservation Tips
By Chaiphat Tripipitsiriwat / June 21, 2021

Wood Clarinet Care and Preservation Tips

The clarinet is made from grenadilla wood (African Blackwood). It is a well-known type of wood famous for making instruments...

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How to Fix Air Leaks on a Clarinet
By Emily McIvor / May 17, 2021

How to Fix Air Leaks on a Clarinet

Over time, as you play your clarinet, the mechanisms will shift slightly due to use. This is normal, but it...

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Clarinet Articulation Guide
By Kristine Dizon / May 3, 2021

Clarinet Articulation Guide

The clarinet is an instrument that is solely based on breathing and air blowing and from your first day in...

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5 Flute Care & Maintenance Tips
By Kristine Dizon / April 5, 2021

5 Flute Care & Maintenance Tips

The flute is one of the smallest instruments of the woodwind family, and like any instrument requires care and maintenance....

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The Value of Quality Repair: Why repair matters more than ever to sustainable music participation
By Lisa Canning / March 26, 2021

The Value of Quality Repair: Why repair matters more than ever to sustainable music participation

As a musician, why is that we spend most of our time taking lessons, practicing and rehearsing but learn very...

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Clarinet: Renting vs. Buying for Beginners
By Barbara Borowicz / March 15, 2021

Clarinet: Renting vs. Buying for Beginners

When you start your adventure with clarinet, you probably wonder what is better: renting or buying the instrument? At many...

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