Student not producing sound on instrument
Posted 19 October 2004 - 11:59 AM
I have tried to play a students instrument myself using my own set up and produced no sound so I know it's not the student but the instrument.
Our principal needs to know what is exactly wrong with the instrument before we submit it to be repaired and just telling her it leaks air will not be sufficient enough.
Posted 28 October 2004 - 04:49 PM
Posted 01 November 2004 - 01:49 PM
Posted 22 November 2004 - 07:24 PM
Assuming it is a woodwind, i suggest yout try moving your hand up and down in front of the instrument, sometimes you can feel the airflow from were it is leaking. Also try having the student play his b flat major scale until he/she gets to the notes they cannot play, then narrow it down to the certain keys.
Posted 12 March 2005 - 04:14 PM
In addition, an expert needs to put a leak light down through the instrument and see what else is going on. These people that repair instruments spend all of their time every day working on these instruments and are experts in their field. They go through extensive training and an apprenticeship before they get to repair on their own. I'm just a band director and I don't know enough to fix anything except very minor things.