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Flute maintenance and care (21 key tips)
The flute is a delicate instrument which can easily fall into disrepair, making it unplayable, if maintenance best practise isn’t followed.
11 essential bass guitar accessories for beginners
To set yourself up for success when starting on the bass guitar, you need certain accessories.
There are a lot of bass accessories on the market though, so we’ve narrowed the list down to 11 that we consider to really be essential for beginners.
17 trumpet tips for beginners
Getting the right trumpet tips at the start of your learning journey is the smart way to accelerate your progress and avoid creating bad habits.
12 clarinet mistakes that beginners make
Learning how to play the clarinet is equal parts challenging and rewarding.
But when you start, you don’t want that balance to tip in favour of the challenging side.
Cello maintenance and care (17 key things)
A well maintained cello is a beautiful instrument with a wonderful sound. Conversely, a cello that hasn’t been well cared for looks and sounds tired.
12 Viola tips for beginners
When you’re starting out on the viola, a little knowledge goes a long way.
Practical, useful tips can make the difference between a good start and one which makes you question whether the instrument is right for you or not.
When was the violin invented? (Violin history timeline)
Learning a little about the history of the violin can be a powerful way to inspire yourself along your learning journey.
10 essential drum accessories for beginners
When you’re starting out on the drums there are certain pieces of gear that are essential from day one.
Imagine sitting down to play and realising you don’t have sticks!
14 common trumpet mistakes beginners make
When you’re starting out on the trumpet it’s important to know the common mistakes beginners make so you can avoid them.
7 essential saxophone accessories
To get the most out of your saxophone, you need more than just the instrument itself.
Here are seven accessories you should purchase alongside your sax and how to use them.
10 common flute mistakes and how to avoid them
Learning the flute requires patience, determination and discipline, there’s no way around that. But there are ways to make the learning process easier and to increase your chances of success.
12 drum tips for beginners
Getting started on the drums is an exciting but daunting prospect. After all, a drum kit is not a small investment and learning is a long term commitment, so you need to have everything on your side to give yourself the best chance of success.