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How to Fix a Dented Brass Mouthpiece Shank

How Do You Fix a Dented Brass Mouthpiece Shank? Welcome to Amro Music! Today, we're going to learn how to fix a dented brass mouthpiece. We all know that accidents happen and somehow or other dents and dings show up on your mouthpiece. This can cause several different problems by leaking air and changing the resistance and feel of the mouthpiece. The process used to fix this is commonly referred to as truing and is fairly easy to do with some practice. Materials You Will... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, July 10, 2020

How to Remove a Stuck Mouthpiece

Removing a Stuck Mouthpiece From Your Brass Instrument If you're a brass player, you've probably had to deal with a stuck mouthpiece. It could have been from an accidental drop, a little too aggressive mouthpiece placement including twists or slaps, or just a buildup of gross stuff in the lead pipe leading to the binding of the mouthpiece. Brass mouthpieces are made to taper perfectly into the lead pipe of your instrument. They have to fit snug to prevent air from leaking... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, February 7, 2020

Amro's Repair Shop and Maintenance & Replacement Program

  Here at Amro, we don’t want you to be done after you select your instrument. We truly want to guide you through the process of understanding how to own your instrument. When you purchase any instrument, you should know that over time, that instrument will need adjustments and repairs from a professional, as well as routine maintenance from you! From replacing the pads of a woodwind to tuning the strings of a piano, Amro has thought it through for you.  We have all... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, June 11, 2019

How to Clean Your Clarinet

Any instrument that isn't cleaned on a regular basis is likely to become unsanitary quickly. Food particles, sugar, and germs don't just create a breeding ground for bacteria, but they also change the tonal characteristics of the instrument. The clarinet is especially prone to this happening. Its small size, tight fit in the case, and small vents (tone holes) trap any moisture left in the instrument when they player is done. Fortunately, it's easy to do preventative cleaning on your clarinet... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, March 6, 2015

Why & How to Clean Your Flute

A dirty flute isn't just a cosmetic issue. Any instrument, not properly cared for, will eventually have numerous problems. These might include: A dirty flute won't play in tune as easily or consistently. And, it won't play with the best possible tone. A dirty flute can be a bacterial feeding ground. More on that in a moment. In extreme cases, dirt and build-up can lead to keys not functioning properly. In today's blog post, let's take a look at each of these... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, February 27, 2015