Maintain and repair any instrument with these useful handbooks from Meredith Music!
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.
Why do pegs continuously slip or stick making it difficult to tune? Or endpins become stuck or keep sliding down? What about fine tuners that malfunction; strings that break, become false or fray; bows that warp or need rehairing; chin rests that won’t stay on; bridges or sound posts that lean or fall; strings that are either so high they injure fingers or so low they buzz? What can be done to prevent wood scratching or cracking or students from getting poor quality instruments that they will struggle to play due to poor set-up or improper sizing? These and countless other questions about purchasing, maintenance, troubleshooting, repairing and storing string instruments are answered in this comprehensive yet concise handbook.
Why does that snare drum sound like a cardboard box? Why don’t the pedals on the timpani stay in position? What kind of cymbals should I buy for a drum set? Why does the bass drum rattle when struck? These and countless other questions are answered in this comprehensive text for anyone who deals with percussion instruments. If you have ever struggled with questions on purchasing, maintaining, troubleshooting or storing your percussion instruments, then this book will provide you with a wealth of information on these topics and more!
Why does the low register of any woodwind instrument respond poorly? Where can you purchase good double reeds? What should you do when a woodwind instrument cracks? What options are needed on a school oboe and bassoon? How do you deal with stuck swabs? Why is one particular note sharp or flat? Why is just the upper, middle or lower register flat or sharp? These and countless other questions about purchasing, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing and storing woodwind instruments are answered in this comprehensive yet concise handbook.