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 […]

 

5 Benefits You Ought To Know Of Playing In A Marching Band

Playing in a marching band is one of the interesting things that one can do. This is done with the aim of entertaining your viewers to enjoy the kind of movement that you are doing for them. The following are some of the benefits that will get when you participate in playing a marching band.

Dedication and commitment

This is where one has to be responsible and accountable on what is done by the band. The leaders in authority such as seniors, section leaders, drum majors, staff and directors within the marching band are all respected. The participants of the marching must appreciate compliance and cooperation.

Good sportsmanship

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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 or a flute player.

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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 this, the history of the french horn remains a mystery to many. This article highlights the development of the french horn, right from the earliest form to the most present form.

Basically, the french horn is in the records as one of the oldest instrument to be in continuous use. The Hebrew shofar, its direct ancestor, is still in use 6000 years later. A close resemblance to the modern day french horn was developed from the shofar at around 1550. The instrument so developed was in form of coiled helical horns and was used for sending hunting codes, in Italy, France and Germany.
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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 in Ancient Egypt, Greece and the Far East. Read more »

Factors to Consider When Learning About Brass Instruments

Learning how to play brass instruments can be quite challenging. This is especially the case if you are doing it for the first time. However, with the right tips and mentorship, the process of learning these interesting musical instrument can be quite fulfilling. Let us have a look at some of the factors to consider when learning how to play brass instruments.

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