Trumpet Embouchure: A Beginner’s Guide and Tips

Correct Trumpet embouchure is one of the most mysterious parts of brass playing. Lots of players will have wildly different opinions and advice about how to improve your embouchure. Even more, will have no idea how it works! In this article, we’ll have a look at what embouchure is, why it’s important, and go over …

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Cornet vs Trumpet: What are the Differences?

The Trumpet is perhaps the most well-known instrument in the brass family – its distinctive shape and sound make it instantly recognizable, even to the most casual listener. But you’d be forgiven for not even having heard of its sibling, the Cornet, even though they’re very similar instruments. In this article, we’ll look at what …

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11 of the Greatest French Horn Players of Past and Present

French Horn players often listen to other Hornists to study their repertoire, whether for a recital, audition or concert. Whether they are from the past or those of the present, beginner or professional, Hornists often admire well-known Horn players for how they interpret music, as well as their tone and technique. Here are some of …

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How to Hold the French Horn: A Beginner’s Guide

To the beginner horn player, holding the instrument for the first time seems to be awkward. Many beginners make common mistakes because of its round shape and backward-facing bell, from carrying it outside of the case to sitting and standing while playing. Holding the instrument properly not only makes the musician look more professional, but …

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