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  Using Pad Juice to Eliminate Sticky Flute Pads For More Repair Videos and information please JL Smith & Co. at visit http://www.jlsmithco.com/   ...
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Flute Fix Kit  by: Valentino For More information please visit www.jlsmith.com ...
An Easy, Convenient and Practical Way to Keep Your Brass Instruments Clean. By Robert W. Ricker, ESW, Director of Operations   March 9, 2013 Horn hygiene is important to all musicians. Keeping brass instruments clean can be tedious and time consuming. However, with the advent of the Quick Horn Rinse (QHR), a horn can be cleaned and ready to play in ...
.article {margin: 0 15px 20px -40px;} REPLACING SAXOPHONE NECK CORKSJL Smith For more information please visit http://www.jlsmithco.com/   ...
The Saxophone and Emergency Repair What does a band director really need to know about the saxophone and emergency repair? By Rheuben Allen The answer is not so much. I see a lot of repairmen offering emergency repair kits... complicated things to work with and a lot of advice on the technical way to do the repair. All repairs of the saxophone that can b ...
Clean Your Horn! Dr. Gary WurtzAssociate Professor of MusicStephen F. Austin State University A few years ago a student of mine was struggling uncharacteristically during a lesson. After some discussion I decided he might need to clean his instrument out. The discussion went like this: Teacher: “Your sound is real stuffy. When’s the last time ...
Wood Clarinet Care and Preservation By Scott Kurtzweil – Director of Marketing for Clarinets, Conn-Selmer, Inc. Understanding Wood Grenadilla wood is one of the most beautiful, durable and stable products of nature—hard, dense and extremely close-grained, capable of being worked to very close tolerances. Acoustically, it is an ideal material, i ...
Evaluating the Condition of a Used Bassoon Chip Owen The objective of this article is to provide advice about the physical condition of the instrument. Advice about the price to pay for a used bassoon is outside of the scope of this article. The advice in this article is applicable to any bassoon. The make of the instrument may give an indication of how g ...
String Selection, Installation, and Care D'Addario Bowed Strings   String Selection There are many characteristics to consider when selecting the best string for an instrument. Each string has its own unique characteristics. An understanding of these characteristics will make it easier to select the string that best matches your instrument, your pla ...
Adjusting the Saxophone Neck Octave Key A common problem that occurs on saxophones, especially in the hands of young students, is the octave key on the neck goes out of adjustment. A good indication that this has happened is when the notes below high A (first ledger line above the staff) won’t play. Several things can cause the octave key to go out: ...
Care and Maintenance Habits Are an Important Part of Music Education by Julie DeRoche Director of Performance Education G. Leblanc Corporation Julie DeRoche is Leblanc's newly appointed director of performance education. Prior to joining Leblanc, she served for many years as coordinator of the woodwind department and clarinet faculty at De-Paul University ...
Piston Brass Maintenance by Windys Winds To keep your instrument in the best possible condition, please consider the following information. Valve oilValve oil has three purposes: it cleans, lubricates, and it fills air space.  An un-oiled piston will wear faster than a regularly oiled piston.  Al Cass is a good brand to use until you have experi ...
Rotary Brass Maintenance by Windys Winds To keep your instrument in the best possible condition, please consider the following information. Valve OilValve oil has three purposes: it cleans, lubricates, and it fills air space. A common habit is to not use enough oil on valves. An un-oiled rotor will wear faster than a regularly oiled rotor. Over oiling va ...
Pulling a Stuck slide Pete Emerson               ...
Pulling a Stuck Mouthpiece by Pete Emerson ...
Flute Pad Replacement by Pete Emerson ...
Pulling a Stuck Mouthpiece Pete Emerson       ...
Clarinet Maintenance by Windys Winds To keep your instrument in the best possible condition please follow these suggestions: AssemblyStart with checking the cork grease on your tenons. When properly used, cork grease should allow you to assemble your instrument without excessive force. A tenon cork should not have pieces missing, and it should not fall ou ...
Flute/Piccolo Maintenance Armed Forces School of Music Equipment Needed: (1) Soft, clean, 100% cotton cloth (1) Small piece of cheese cloth Cotton swabs Pipe cleaners Key brush (or soft bristle brush) Flute/Piccolo cleaning rod Woodwind key oil (sewing machine oil can also be used) Organic bore oil and bore oil swab (mineral oil) Maintenance Procedure: ...