6 Essential Tips for being a Better French Horn Player

The basis of being a good french horn player is good technique, so make sure you have the following points in mind the next time you’re practicing: 1) Control your breath, the french horn is a wind instrument, that means […]

The history of woodwind instruments

The history of woodwind instruments dates back to time of first made tools for domestication and farming practices. The two main woodwind instruments used during these times were; flutes and reeds. People realized that they could make music from wind […]

History of the Flute

The Flute is a musical instrument that is under the family of woodwind. Flute is basically a reedless wind musical instrument or aerophone unlike the woodwind instrument basically having reeds. Musicians who play flute are simply referred to flautist, flutist […]

History of the French Horn

The french horn passes as an exceptionally beautiful musical instrument. The quality and mellow of sound from this bass family’s second highest sounding musical instrument has no close rival either from marching band, brass ensemble or orchestra. Yet, despite all […]

The Trumpet Through The Ages

The trumpet is more than a musical instrument. It is in fact part of world history. For thousands of years, it has played part in almost all major civilizations. It is believed that the trumpet was used as a signaling device […]

 

Where Are The Mentors?

Mentors are generally available, but they usually don’t wear uniforms or name tags.
From a musical viewpoint, your Band or Choral Director may be a possible mentor. If you take private lessons, your instrumental or voice teacher might also be a potential mentor.
If you are thinking of a career in music, one or more individuals from the field of music should be possibilities. Among the qualifications for this role should also be individuals that you respect and view as interested in you and your life achievements.

Your search for mentors should begin within music educators and/or professional musicians.
We will have frequent commentaries on this subject.

6 Essential Tips for being a Better French Horn Player

The basis of being a good french horn player is good technique, so make sure you have the following points in mind the next time you’re practicing:
1) Control your breath, the french horn is a wind instrument, that means that your whole respiratory system, from your lungs to your nose and mouth, must work synchronized with it. Not only do you need to supply the instrument with a steady flow of air, remember, you also must save some for yourself. Make sure that when you blow the intrument, you keep a steady flow of air. Don’t just “spit the air”, but rather push it without variating the speed or force of the exhalation.
2) Keep your mouth open, imagine you have your mouth full of food, and try to make as most space inside your mouth as you possibly can. This will help you create a better resonance when you blow the instrument.

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The Benefits of Listening To Classic Music

Today music remains as a powerful tool in our society. Classic music among the other music remain as the most popular music worldwide and is connected to lower blood pressure, reduce pain and increase learners learning capabilities .

The following are the benefits of listening to classic music
i. Improves mental alertness- listening to classic music help passive listen to become active listeners. By listening to this music, learners with low IQ respond to their assigned task more accurately and faster, hence their mental alertness enhances.

ii. Improves baby’s power-Regular listening to classic music persuades baby to learn to distinguish different sounds, thus helping him/her in their auditory memory which is very important in language skills.
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Trumpet tips

The trumpet is a beautiful instrument that produces a beautiful sound. It is versatile and can be played in many types of bands, including orchestras, pop groups and big bands.

There are three main types of trumpets these are beginner, intermediate and professional trumpets. They are all different from each other and all are as they coincide skill level. It makes no sense for a starter to buy professional trumpet because first its high price and the second a beginner will still sound like beginner no matter how good is your trumpet. So the best choice is to buy intermediate trumpets because it sounds better than beginner and the price difference is not much. Professional trumpets are the best, but only if you play professionally or you have years of experience.

Here are Trumpet tips to help get the best trumpet

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The history of woodwind instruments

The history of woodwind instruments dates back to time of first made tools for domestication and farming practices. The two main woodwind instruments used during these times were; flutes and reeds. People realized that they could make music from wind by causing the wind to vibrate within a region prompting them to make instruments mainly of wood to serve the purpose of music entertainment. These wood instruments were mainly bands of ten or twenty and more to generate music. Such instruments were considered sacred and were kept safe.

History of woodwind instruments majorly started with the make of flute which were either open or closed. Flutes during these immemorial time were made from hollowed tree branches, tubular reeds and maybe just wood not as compared to today where they are made from metals and metal alloys.

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