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The High Pitched Beauty of the Flute

The flute is a member of the woodwind family and is played by blowing air across the mouth of the instrument instead of using a reed, which makes it rather distinct from most other woodwind instruments.It appears that the flute has been around for thousands of years and predates many of the instruments most are familiar with today. In fact, there have been flutes found that have been dated to be as old as 30,000 years. There have been many flutes found that have been made out of the bones of animals or out of different kinds of wood. To change the sounds that the flute makes, the musician covers the different holes in the body, either with the pad of their fingers or by pressing the keys. The different combinations of open and closed holes in the flute create different pitches and sounds. The air that the musician puts into the flute can also determine the different pitches. By changing the amount of air the musician blows into the flute, they can create different pitches without needing to worry about openi...


Buying Good Quality Used Tubas

For some reason, everyone loves the sound of a tuba, and they also find it to be one of the funniest instruments around. Tubas are also a staple of many marching bands and high school bands. In fact, why don't you try picturing a marching band or high school band without a tuba? It is not easy, and hence that is the importance that the tuba plays in the musical environment of sports and school.Of course, when your child decides they want to play the tuba, and yes there are some out there, you are going to have to pay out hundreds of dollars for something they may stop using in a few weeks. No parent wants to put pressure on their children to succeed just because they paid a lot of money to get them something they had an interest in only briefly.What can you do then, instead of buying a new tuba? Well, one of the best options, if not the best option, is to buy used tubas. When you are looking for a used tuba, you can do no better than visiting a pawn shop. However, it needs to be noted that you are actually qu...


The Sachmo of Music and His Extraordinary Life

Despite the claim that he was born on the fourth of July in the year of 1900, baptismal records later confirmed that he was actually born on the fourth of August in the year of 1901. He was born into a poor family that broke up when he was still very young. His father left his mother for another woman and he and his sister often spent much of their time in the care of their grandmother or uncle, who was his mother's brother. It is believed that his first interaction with music came during the time he spent attending school.From there his interest in music grew. At the early age of eleven, he was singing in the streets with other boys for money. Two of his friends also taught him how to play by ear and he was able to purchase his first musical instrument, the cornet, when he was loaned the money by a Jewish family who befriended him and who he had done some work for. It was when he started to receive lessons and training from a professor of music, who put him in a band that his reputation started to grow. It ...


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