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  • Virtual Keyboard Fest is Happening Soon! Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    Today's blog is all about our Fall 2020 Virtual Keyboard Festival. This year's Keyboard Fest is sure to be one for the books! Students won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to sh...
  • Sheet Music for October Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Welcome back to our Print Music Preview for the month of October. Read below to see what's hot off the press for sheet music now and get a head start on your Holiday sheet music shopping! Pian...
  • Digital Pianos vs. Acoustic Pianos Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Today's blog comes from guest contributor Chris Senner of KeyboardKraze.com . KeyboardKraze is a blog that reviews all things keyboards and music industry related. On his website, you ...
  • Picking the Right Drum Practice Pad Saturday, September 12, 2020
    Today's blog is part six in our percussion series. Resident percussion specialist Alan Compton walks us through how to choose the best practice pad for your needs. Today, I'd like to ...
  • Picking the Right Tambourine Friday, September 11, 2020
    Today's blog is part five in our percussion series. Resident percussion specialist Alan Compton walks us through how to choose the best tambourine. At some point, every percussion student...
  • Picking the Right Triangle Thursday, September 3, 2020
    Today's blog is part four in our percussion series. Resident percussion specialist Alan Compton walks us through how to choose the best triangle. Choosing a triangle for yourself or for y...
  • September Print Music Preview Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    September Sheet Music Selections In today's blog, we're reviewing newly released sheet music titles for the month of September. If you're interested in any of these,  call  o...
  • Top 5 Reasons You Should Clean Your Instrument Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    Why You Should Regularly Clean and Maintain Your Instrument In today's blog, we'll be reviewing the 5 most important reasons to clean and maintain your instrument.  1. Hygiene ...
  • How to Set Up a Drum and Bell Kit Saturday, August 8, 2020
    Welcome to Amro Music! Today's blog is part three in our percussion series. Our resident percussion specialist and director services representative, Alan Compton, walks us through&...
  • The Latest COVID-19 Research for Music Programs Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Normally during this time of year, students are finishing up summer camps, parents are shopping for last-minute school supplies, and teachers are preparing their lessons for the upcoming year. But as...

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Returning an instrument at Amro Music

There are times when you will need to return your rented instrument to Amro Music, whether your child is just not going to be playing anymore, or if they are ready for an instrument of their very own. Read on for information on returning an instrument to Amro Music. If your child is still in band: We recommend that you keep your instrument if your child is going to continue participating in band or orchestra. Your instrument has been selected with the preferences of your band... Read More
at Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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How Do I Play This Thing?, Part 7 - Percussion

Congratulations on choosing to play percussion! When many people hear the word "percussion" they think of drums, but percussion is actually a category of instruments that includes cymbals, xylophones, marimbas, timpani, and a variety of small rhythm instruments.  Percussion generally means any instrument that makes its sound by being struck. Percussion instruments can be bold and exciting, like the snare drums in a marching or parade band, but they can also be subtle and sophisticated... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, September 19, 2014
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How Do I Play This Thing?, Part 4 - The Trumpet

Congratulations on picking the trumpet! The trumpet is one of the most exciting instruments in the band.  Its bright tone and strong projection make it perfect for upbeat, high-energy music. Trumpets are used in all styles of music including jazz, classical, and popular.  Here are some tips to get you started. When you open the case, it will probably look something like this.  It's helpful to make sure you can name every major part of the trumpet. The trumpet is... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, August 29, 2014
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How to Read Music

Some of the oldest-known written musical notation has been dated back to around 1250 B.C.  The image to the left is some of the oldest discovered musical notation: a stone found at Delphi containing two hymns to the Roman god, Apollo.  The musical notation is the line of occasional symbols found above the uninterrupted line of Greek lettering. Before a system of written music was developed, songs were passed down from generation to generation by ear - younger generations learned... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, July 4, 2014
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