June 2018 Posts

Teens See Music As Social Glue

Teens see music as their “social glue” and as a bridge for building acceptance and tolerance for people of different ages and cultural backgrounds.

~ Presentation to U.S. Congress, 2007, Washington D.C. (Invited and arranged by the National Association of Music Merchants/NAMM, on “The Impact of Music on the Lives of Children and Adolescents”).

Hammond Design Brass Mouthpieces at Paige’s Music

hammond design brass mouthpieces

Paige’s Music offers a variety of Hammond Design brass mouthpieces. Hammond Design mouthpieces are handmade by Karl Hammond near Chicago in Western Springs, IL. Hammond mouthpieces provide a fantastic combination of warmth and core while giving the player quick and dependable response. Mouthpieces for trumpetmellophonetrombone, and tuba are all available through Hammond Design.

Hammond’s numbering system is unique, and it is important to understand what the markings on a mouthpiece mean. These charts (trumpet and trombone) are helpful in understanding similarities between Hammond Design mouthpieces and other mouthpieces that may already be in your case. It is important to note that while the dimensions between a Hammond Design mouthpiece and a mouthpiece of another brand may be similar they may play differently.

The following mouthpieces are available for testing in our store.

Trumpet:

4MB, 5MB, 6MB, 4ML, 5ML, 4MLH, 5MLH

Trombone:

10ML, 11ML, 12ML, 13ML

 

For more information, please feel free to contact Paige’s Music or visit www.karlhammonddesign.com

Music Is An Educational Power

It is said that the state of mankind improves through music; music not only trains but educates individuals and makes them fit for a life of community. Music is spiritual and mental food, an edifying and educational power. In comparison with sports (the motion of bodies), music (the motion of sounds) belongs to a higher sphere. In extreme cases, one encounters the tenet that music actually elevates man into a higher realm, transforming him into a new form of the human species.

~ Albrecht Riethmüller, “Music Beyond Ethics,” Archiv für Musikwissenschaft, p. 170, Volume 65, Issue 3, 2008.

Music Training In Children Leads To Gains In Motor Function

Music training leads to greater gains in auditory and motor function when begun in young childhood; by adolescence, the plasticity that characterizes childhood has begun to decline. Nevertheless, our results establish that music training impacts the auditory system even when it is begun in adolescence, suggesting that a modest amount of training begun later in life can affect neural function.

~ Adam T. Tierney, Jennifer Krizman, Nina Kraus, “Music training alters the course of adolescent auditory development,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2015.

Quick Tips On Caring For Your Flute

We recently updated the care videos for several of the beginning instruments available on our Debut Rental Program. The original videos were done just before HD became popular, so it was time for a redo. Below is the general care and maintenance video for flute, with instruction given by Erin Nichols of the Indy Flute Shop. Indy Flute Shop is a flute-specialty store owned by Paige’s Music. If you’d like to see the rest of the flute videos, you can view them on our Flute Care & Maintenance page.