A used saxophone has a definite mystique, but even the most sought after used alto saxophones, used tenor saxophones, and used baritone saxophones won’t sound like a buyer hopes if they aren’t in good working condition. Jonathan Cathell, who has repaired woodwinds for twenty years, offers pointers for bargain hunting musicians. Check Craftsmanship of a Used Saxophone It’s important to determine whether the used saxophone is a student saxophone, intermediate saxophone, or professional saxophone. “Most instruments have a model number,” Jonathan remarks. “On a used saxophone, the brand, model, and serial number are usually found on the back of the instrument just below the thumb hook.” Once a buyer has this information, a google search can uncover its quality, features, and mater
Practice your aNueNue Ukulele every day, and of course you'll improve your intonation and technique. But playing, and time itself, brings wear and tear to your instrument. You should strive to keep your aNueNue Ukulele in a good state of repair. This makes for a better sounding instrument, which means it is more satisfying to play. It will also save you money, because caring for your aNueNue Ukulele means you won’t need to rely on a professional luthier for the maintenance you can easily do yourself. Store your aNueNue Ukulele properly and safely The first rule of thumb is to always store your aNueNue Ukulele properly in a hard case. Leaving your aNueNue Ukulele sitting out in the open is an invitation for serious damage caused by collisions, crashes, or exposure to rapid temperat
The many names of the Jew's harp--jaw harp, mouth harp, maultrommel, mungharpe, munngiga, and trump--attest to the instrument's popularity. Ron Berry is an Australian instrument maker as well as a Jew’s harp player and importer. “I like to play them at the market and watch people’s eyes go wide,” he says. “It’s just one of those sounds I guess. People love them because they’re nice and easy to play. You can pick them up and get a sound out of them straight away without much technique.” Jew’s harps have carved a niche in nearly every part of the world and can be found in quite a few shapes and styles. This tutorial focuses on those jaw harps held against a musician’s parted teeth. Parts of a Jew’s Harp A Jew’s harp consists of two parts--the frame and the tongue or reed. The vi
Professional beatbox flute player, Greg Pattillo, is blown away by the volume of internet resources available to musicians today. With his first flute lessons in the 80’s, he falls among the last generation of musicians who had to learn music the old fashioned way. “I had to search long and hard for boot legged tapes of live recordings,” he remembers. “I couldn’t just open up my iTunes and download them, you know.” Nowadays, Pattillo makes his living playing flute, but he’s used the web to learn a variety of musical instruments including 6 string ukulele purely for enjoyment. “I got my mitts on an alto sax not so long ago,” he says, “and now I have something like YouTube where I can get exercises, hear different people play the same things, teach myself how to have an opinion about
How to mesmerize a man or woman for emotional intimacy in marriage is the biggest question these days. Having satisfying emotional Intimacy in marriage does not happen automatically. It takes time, courage, and work, but the effort is well worth it because it is an investment in the marriage. Healthy communication means that both spouses are willing to make an appointment to communicate, desiring to understand each other through active listening, and having the courage to share feelings. Making Time For Marital Intimacy Loving someone enough to make time for them keeps the "love tank" full, according to Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages (Northfield Publishing, 2004), and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Giving someone undivided attention is nea...
Bikram Choudry’s beginner yoga class for cosmic energy is offered in studios around the world. Each class is made up of 26 yoga poses and two breathing exercises. The yoga workout is completed in a room heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, which is why this form is also called “hot yoga.” A Bikram yoga class is unlike any other type of yoga! Many beginners are excited to try the series because of the benefits it has for flexibility, strength, balance and focus, but they have questions about how to do Bikram yoga and want some hot yoga tips to ensure a great first class. With just a few Bikram yoga tips to follow before, during and after class, every Bikram yoga class can be a great one! How to Prepare for Bikram Yoga Class One of the most common problems for new students is being