Brass Posts

Mouthpiece Clocking: Voodoo Magic or Real Science?

As a brass player, there are naturally good days and bad days. Days where the instrument sings effortlessly, and days where you want nothing more than to touchdown spike your instrument into the pavement. What if I said that this issue could partially be within your control without changing the way you play?

Repair Shop Tales – Kids and a Kanstul Trumpet

Every once in a while, we get in repairs that we just have to share. We recently had a trumpet brought in that the customer thought was possibly “beyond repair”. But we assured them that our shop has performed many “miracles” in the past and they might be surprised what we can do. Here is their review after receiving the instrument back…

Tips On Buying A New Trombone

Finding your next instrument can be a daunting task if you don’t have a game plan. The market is filled with a plethora of options, and sometimes it can be difficult to see the forest through the trees.From my time at Paige’s Music and my experience as a player, I can provide my thought process, and hopefully it will help with your future instrument selection.

Start by playing on your instrument.

Always, always, always limit the variables. Bring your current instrument and mouthpiece as well as familiar music. Warm up on your instrument and take note of how it sounds in the space around you. You need to have a control for the experiment, and your current instrument will provide that. Take out uncertainties like unfamiliar music, unfamiliar mouthpieces, and etc.

Don’t Let Your Instrument Be Cold

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Over the past few weeks central Indiana has experienced dramatic changes in temperatures—in a span of 4 days there was a temperature swing of 75 degrees! These dramatic fluctuations in temperature can wreak havoc on instruments. Cold weather in particular will cause serious issues with your instrument if you are not taking proper care of it.

The Importance Of Breathing Well

The most important factor in brass and woodwind performance is breathing. If you aren’t breathing well, it is very difficult to achieve a great sound on a wind instrument. The best instruments in the world won’t sound great unless you are breathing well!

Here is a short exercise that will enhance your awareness of your breathing:

2018 Yamaha Trunk Sale at Paige’s Music

BEAT THE TAX – SAVE AT LEAST 7%:

All instruments purchased that day will save at least an extra 7%. No reason to shop online for cyber deals! The savings are better at Paige’s Music.

HUGE SELECTION:

Paige’s Music will have an increased selection of Yamaha step up instruments at big discounts. Choose from several intermediate to professional flutes, piccolos, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, French horns, and more! All at extra savings!

DOUBLE YAMAHA REBATES:

Earn Double Rebates! Purchase any qualified Yamaha ‘Step-Up’ Intermediate or Allegro level band instrument between now and December 31, 2018 and receive a $50 mail-in rebate. On Saturday, December 15, 2018 this rebate will double to $100!

Purchase any qualified Yamaha ‘Step-Up’ Professional or Custom level band instrument between now and December 31, 2018 and receive a $100 mail-in rebate. On Saturday, December 15, 2018 this rebate will Double to $200!

SALE IS ON SATURDAY, December 15, 2087 ONLY.

Why a professional instrument might be perfect for your student.

There are numerous reasons that make professional instruments the ideal instrument for advancing players. The term “professional” does not mean high-end instruments should only be used by professional players—in many cases they are the perfect instrument for the serious music student.
Professional instruments provide extraordinary features and outstanding value for their prospective players.

1. Quality
The biggest advantage of professional-level instruments is quality: play quality, build quality, tone quality, etc. Professional instruments are designed to satisfy professional-level players. They are play tested by the best and go through numerous iterations before they appear in the showroom. This boundless quest to build the highest quality instrument means you only see the best products in a manufacturer’s repertoire.

Wycliffe Gordon Clinic at Paige’s Music – The Top 5 Reasons To Come

We are proud to announce that Paige’s Music will be hosting an Artist Clinic featuring Wycliffe Gordon on Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 6:30PM in the Paige’s Music showroom. The event is free and open to the public, and it provides the opportunity to hear a true master at work.

Top Five Reasons to Come