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Guitars and Bass
Drums & Percussion
How Yamaha SILENT Brass™ Works
How to practice without disturbing the neighbors.
Trumpet vs. Trombone
What are the differences between the two?
Top Tips for Playing in Your First Band
Here’s what you need to know when joining your first band, orchestra or musical group.
The Brass Family, Explained
An overview of brass instruments and how they work.
The Woodwind Family, Explained
An overview of woodwind instruments and how they work.
A Conversation With Bobby Shew and Wayne Bergeron
Two musical icons share their affinity for the newest Yamaha custom flugelhorns.
The Pianica: A Great Way To Start a Musical Journey
Because making music should be easy and fun.
New Yamaha Brass and Woodwind Instruments for 2022
Precision craftsmanship assures superior tone, playability and durability.
Bob Malone: A Look Back on a Storied Career Designing Yamaha Trumpets
The Director of Yamaha Winds Atelier and Artist Relations prepares for a new chapter.
Here’s What to Look for When Buying a Clarinet Mouthpiece
It’s a major factor when it comes to your instrument’s overall performance.
What’s the Difference Between Baritone Horn and Euphonium?
When it comes to these two low-register brass instruments, it’s down to the details.
What are the Different Kinds of Tubas?
Here’s what makes each one special.
What’s the Difference Between Alto, Tenor and Bass Trombones?
This is what makes each instrument special.
What’s the Difference Between Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones?
They’re similar … but also very distinct.
What’s the Difference Between a Flute and a Piccolo?
There’s more to these two instruments than meets the eye.
Tower of Power Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary
Half a century and still going strong.
What’s the Difference Between a Trumpet and a Cornet?
They’re not the same … and perhaps not even as similar as you may think.
The Bass Recorder Takes Center Stage
This unique instrument has become an integral part of an iconic soundtrack.
Step Up to a Better Wind Instrument
Five reasons your child needs a more advanced instrument.
Expanding the Onboard Capabilities of the YDS-150
A guide to Bluetooth
pairing and using the YDS Controller app.
What’s the Difference Between an Acoustic Saxophone and the YDS-150 Digital Saxophone?
There are lots of similarities, but they are far from the same.
Beginner’s Guide to the Saxophone
The basics of playing sax.
A Strong Foundation, A Lifetime of Good Habits
The lessons you learn as a child shape who you become as a musician.
Music Equals Hope
An inspiring message from an inspired artist.
Introducing the YBS-62II Professional E♭ Baritone Saxophone
A second-generation instrument that builds on an impressive legacy.
Introducing the YBS-82 Custom E♭ Baritone Saxophone
Fine-tune your sound with high-quality handcrafted options.
How to Lubricate Trombone Slides
Keep those slides lightning fast.
How to Oil Brass Instrument Valves
It’s easy to prevent stuck valves.
Introducing the YBS-480 Intermediate Baritone Saxophone
Raise the bar in your school’s band programs.
Winter Weather Care for Woodwind and String Instruments
Here’s what to do when the temperatures plummet.
A Guide To Adjusting Saxophone Neck Screws
How tight is too tight?
Introducing the Alto Venova™
A new casual wind instrument with a larger body and a mellower tone.
How to Clean Clarinet and Oboe Tone Holes
The solution is simpler than you might think.
Clarinet Replacement Barrels and Tuning
Don’t just grab any random barrel for your clarinet!
Brass/Woodwind Instrument Finishes and Their Effect on Tone Quality
What’s the sonic difference between instruments with different finishes?
Yamaha Saxophone Neck Compatibility
The differences between new design and original design.
Correct Reed Placement and Ligature Positioning
Get the best sound from your clarinet or saxophone.
Meet the French Horn
Here’s an introduction to one of the most expressive brass instruments.
How to Clock Your Mouthpiece
Here’s an easy way to improve your brass performance and consistency.
My Clarinet Won’t Play. Now What?
Here’s how to determine and fix the problem.
“I’m a HERO” Program and the Venova
Bringing the power of music to the children of Colombia.
The Importance of Trumpet Valve Alignment
It can make the difference between a good instrument and a great one.
It produces the lowest pitches of all brass instruments … and there’s a reason why.
Swabbing Brass Instruments
This simple preventative measure allows your instrument to respond, play and sound better.
How to Keep Brass Instruments Clean … Inside and Out
Some simple tips to help avoid that panic trip to the repair shop.
The Recorder: It’s an Instrument, Not a Toy
This serious instrument has a rich history that goes back to ancient times.
Open Your Mouth … Even If You’re Not Playing a Wind Instrument
It’s a great way to improve your performance.
The birth of the bassoon … and a few factoids you may not know.
Why Does the Oboe Lead the Orchestra in Tuning?
Six Things You Never Knew About Trombone
Fascinating factoids about a fascinating instrument.
Eco-Friendly Plastics from Plants
Helping the environment with Yamaha Ecodear® recorders.
Yamaha Clarinet Bore Taper Explained
These are the differences between the CS series clarinet and the SE series clarinet.
Genealogy of the Flute Family
There’s a long and fascinating history behind this woodwind.
Venova: How Can a Plastic Tube Sound Like a Saxophone?
There’s a lot more going on inside than you may realize.
Five Saxophone Facts You May Not Know
Born from the mind of just one inventor, it plays a major role in two different musical genres.
Guide to Brass Mouthpieces, Part 4: Weights and Finishes
Are they just cosmetic, or do they change the sound too?
Kenneth Tse: Master of the Saxophone
Hard work generates results.
What’s a “casual wind instrument,” anyway?
Five Things You Never Knew About the Clarinet
It’s one of the newer instruments … yet one of the most influential.
Here are some factoids about the trumpet you probably never knew.
Remembering the Passion and Enthusiasm of a Beginning Trombone Player
“That’s my favorite trombone song in the whole world!”
The Mouthpiece Gap
Filling in the “gap” about an often misunderstood subject.
Guide to Brass Mouthpieces, Part 3: Throats and Backbores
Hidden inside but critical to the sound.
Recorders: Baroque vs. German
Why are there two fingering systems, and what’s the difference?
Why Use Synthetic Valve Oil on Your Brass Instruments?
Cure your sticky valves with an upgrade to synthetic oil.
Guide to Brass Mouthpieces, Part 2: Cups and Rims
Small details can make a dramatic difference in your playing.
Guide to Brass Mouthpieces, Part 1: Choosing the Right Mouthpiece
Picking one that is right for YOU.