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Why You Need a Step-Up: Trombone

Learning to play an instrument is such a great activity! You’ve been working hard all year- perfecting your embouchure, improving your playing technique, and learning new songs. But something is missing... As you were starting band, your beginner trombone was picked just for you because it was made to be easy to understand how to play. As you advance in your second or third year of band, you’ll start to put more demands on your trombone, which is why it's the perfect time... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Thursday, April 15, 2021

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