Articles Tagged As Winds

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.

The Pianica: A Great Way To Start a Musical Journey

Because making music should be easy and fun.

So Your Child Wants to Play a Woodwind

Here’s what you need to know to get your son or daughter started on saxophone, clarinet or flute.

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.

Tower of Power Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary

Half a century and still going strong.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

My Venova Impressions

One music educator’s experience.

Introducing Venova

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.

Recorders: Baroque vs. German

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

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