Gifts For A Saxophone Player: 5 Great Options

If you ever had to buy gifts for a saxophone player or have a saxophone player in your life then this post might have just the thing you are looking for. All musicians love to get goodies for their instrument and sax players are no different. For many musicians receiving a specialized gift for their instrument shows that their friends and family really are paying attention.

Saxophone

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Instruments of the Woodwind Family: A Closer Look

The instruments of the woodwind family is a diverse group of instruments. Although they all belong to the same family, they each have a very different sound and look. In todays post I would like to introduce you to the individual instruments of this family and take a closer look at how they make sound and how they are made.

Before introducing the instruments I would like to answer a question that I hear all of the time. I often hear people ask:

Are all the instruments of the woodwind family made of wood?

 

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Yamaha Digital Piano Review: My Favourite Choice!

Welcome to my Yamaha Digital Piano review! I have been playing a digital piano for many years now and it is by far my favourite choice. In a previous post I discussed the many options available when trying to decide what type of piano/keyboard to buy for a beginner. Click here to read that post. While writing that post it occurred to me that the digital piano I play daily is an excellent option for piano players of all levels. I, like so many others, had many factors to consider when making a decision and the final purchase. Today I would like to share those factors, as well as, my final choice which if you haven’t already guessed is a fine Yamaha digital Piano.

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Piano or Keyboard for Beginners! Making the Big Decision

I often hear people debate whether it is best to get a piano or keyboard for beginners. For many folks the question is asked with finances in mind, however, there are many reasons for the debate. In todays post I would like to look at the various options available focussing on the pros and cons of each. I will not tell you what instrument you should buy as everyones situation is different, but I will give you the information you need to help you make the an informed decision. Todays post will cover:

  • Why People choose the piano
  • Features of the piano to consider
  • Your options

Why People Choose to learn the Piano

Playing the piano

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Understanding Time Signatures: Common Time Signatures in Music

Understanding time signatures is yet another important part of reading music. Regardless of your skill level or instrument time signatures are key to determining how the rhythm should be read. Although the time signature is simply two numbers at the beginning of a piece of music, it is one of the most important pieces of information you will need to decipher in order to play the music properly.

Todays post will cover:

  • The purpose of the time signature
  • What the numbers means
  • Most common Time signatures and how to apply them to the music

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