Which Instrument should we learn?
Where do we get one? Buy it or rent it? Here's our thoughts on one of our favorite topics.
- an instrument in good working order and its case, (for a percussionist that’s sticks and a practice pad)
- if it’s a woodwind: cork grease, extra reeds, and a swab, (saxophones and bassoons need a neck strap)
- if it’s brass: valve or slide oil, tuning slide grease,
- if strings: don’t forget the bow and rosin, an extra string set is handy,
- the music: Essential Elements 2000 (CD not required, but nice to have)
- a portable / foldable sheet music stand to use at home when practicing,
- a folder for holding sheet music, and lastly
- a stand to hold that instrument securely when it has to be left unattended (bathroom breaks)
Unheard of Saxophones
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