Band & Orchestra Buying Guides

French Horn Buying Guide

French Horn Buying Guide

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How to choose the right French Horn to match your skill level, music and budget

Brass Instrument Mouthpiece Buying Guide

Brass Instrument Mouthpiece Buying Guide

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How to find the right trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, trombone, French horn or other brass instrument mouthpiece that makes sense for your music, budget and skill level.

Saxophone and Clarinet Mouthpiece Buying Guide

Saxophone and Clarinet Mouthpiece Buying Guide

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Mouthpieces exert a huge impact on your instrument’s tone and playability. Learn how to choose one to match your music, budget and skill level.

Saxophone Buying Guide

Saxophone Buying Guide

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How to choose the right saxophone to match your skill level, music and budget

Flute Buying Guide

Flute Buying Guide

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How to choose the right flute to match your music, skill and budget

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

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A quick-start parent’s guide to choosing the right trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, violin, cello or percussion instrument for your budding musician

Trombone Buying Guide

Trombone Buying Guide

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How to choose the right trombone to match your skill, music and budget

Violin Buying Guide

Violin Buying Guide

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How to choose the violin that matches your skill level and budget

Trumpet Buying Guide

Trumpet Buying Guide

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From student models to professional trumpets, we cover all the basics including materials, playability features, the many different trumpet types, and things to look for when shopping.

Clarinet Buying Guide

Clarinet Buying Guide

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How to choose the right clarinet to match your music, skill level, and budget.

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