Articles Tagged As Winds

A Guide to Parent Resources for Beginning Band and Orchestra

Looking to introduce your child to music? Check out these four vital websites.

What’s the Difference Between a Flute and a Piccolo?

There’s more to these two instruments than meets the eye.

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.

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.

How to Clean Clarinet and Oboe Tone Holes

The solution is simpler than you might think.

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.

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.

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.

Bassoon Basics

The birth of the bassoon … and a few factoids you may not know.

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.

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.

Five Things You Never Knew About the Clarinet

It’s one of the newer instruments … yet one of the most influential.

Recorders: Baroque vs. German

Why are there two fingering systems, and what’s the difference?

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