The number of harmonica styles, brands, and variations can be daunting for a beginner. This guide to harmonicas can help you find the right harmonica.
In reality, transposition isn’t all that hard to grasp. Put simply, a transposing instrument is one whose musical notes are written at a pitch different from actual concert pitch.
were united in CSO’s Side by Side, a special program where members of the community were invited to play major repertoire alongside their professional classical music counterparts
The Allora Black Nickel Pocket Trumpet (Bb) is as functional as it is fun to play. Its sharp black nickel plate finish makes it the perfect trumpet for the player who wants a cool look as well as a great sound. Its compact size makes the Allora 5801especially well suited for travel. It features stainless steel valves, a third valve slide ring, and two water keys. It comes with a 7C trumpet mouthpiece and a lightweight nylon case.
For brass musicians looking to discover new sounds, mutes may be the way to go. They change the instrument’s sound by reducing airflow, altering the volume, and changing the resonance. Typically made of copper, aluminum, or brass, mutes can be placed either in the interior, or on the exterior of the instrument.
If you want to add something special (and perhaps a bit pricy) to your or your loved one’s holiday gift list, here are some limited edition and collector’s series instruments that are sure to please. Their rarity is their appeal. “This guitar is beautiful and rare—just like you.” “There are only 500 other violins like […]
David Kalt has always loved guitars. As owner of the iconic store Chicago Music Exchange, he’s surrounded by guitars all day. Recently, Kalt combined his two biggest passions, music and technology, and founded Reverb.com, an online marketplace for musicians. The site boasts 9,000 unique visitors every day, and has grown 35% each month since its February launch.
Behold: the latest trumpet from Conn-Selmer, showcased at the 2013 NAMM music trade show. This beautiful horn was co-designed by Jose Hernandez, the great mariachi trumpet player. If you’re looking for a bright sound with a clean staccato attack, look no further. For more information, visit the Bach website.