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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 Sanitize Your Wind Instrument

Sanitizing Your Wind Instrument Welcome to Amro Music. Today we're going to be talking about sanitizing your instrument. If you play a wind instrument in band or orchestra, you should know that it's important to keep all of your gear sanitized. This is especially true if you've been sick or been around someone who is sick. That is also a great time to get new cleaning brushes, swabs, and polishing cloths. So, go ahead and clean your instrument following the steps in... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, March 20, 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

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