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Musicologist, Clarinetist, Small Business Owner


Jan
19
revised instrument-cleaning wiki excerpt
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Jan
19
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Jan
19
suggested suggested edit on instrument-cleaning tag wiki excerpt
Jan
19
wiki created instrument-cleaning excerpt
Jan
18
revised How do I clean the windway on my recorder?
fixed grammar
Jan
18
comment How do I clean the windway on my recorder?
@Luke, your question makes me laugh as I think of my answer. I always clean my clarinet mouthpieces with Efferdent (the dentures cleaner).
Jan
17
awarded  Critic
Jan
17
comment How do I clean the windway on my recorder?
I agree with what is said here. However, be careful when using a pipe cleaner because the metal can scratch the instrument and damage it. Brass can handle brushes, but plastic especially is prone to scratching.
Jan
17
answered How do I clean the windway on my recorder?
Jan
17
comment Assess child's ability or interest in music and piano
I felt the same way about piano when I was a kid. Looking back, I now wish I had stuck with those lessons.
Jan
16
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Jan
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
15
revised Can an accidental carry over to the next measure?
Included EDIT for exceptions to the rule.
Jan
15
comment Can an accidental carry over to the next measure?
Thanks @aeismail, I'll add that! Thanks for pointing it out!
Jan
13
comment Can an accidental carry over to the next measure?
@JoshFields, haha, yeah I totally understand! They always make me do a double take when I see them.
Jan
13
answered Can an accidental carry over to the next measure?
Jan
11
answered Why does this note sound like it is not played?
Jan
11
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Jan
11
revised Why does this note sound like it is not played?
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Jan
10
comment What should I look for when buying a used trombone?
A good mouthpiece is always handy. Instruments generally come with a "stock" mouthpiece. But sometimes you can find people selling their instruments with a quality one in the case. As a woodwind player, I know that very very often a good mouthpiece can outweigh the quality of the instrument. Not sure if this is true for brass, but it's certainly something to look into.