Woodwind Instruments: Purchasing, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and More

Woodwind Instruments: Purchasing, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and More

by Charles West

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Overview

(Meredith Music Resource). Why does the low register of any woodwind instrument respond poorly? Where can you purchase good double reeds? What should you do when a woodwind instrument cracks? What options are needed on a school oboe and bassoon? How do you deal with stuck swabs? Why is one particular note sharp or flat? Why is just the upper, middle or lower register flat or sharp? These and countless other questions about purchasing, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing and storing woodwind instruments are answered in this comprehensive yet concise handbook. Topics include: * Purchasing - what options you need/don't need, safest to buy * Maintaining - lubrication, water control, tarnish and residue control * Troubleshooting - pitch, response, mechanical, common problems * Repair - cork and pad replacement, emergency "fixes" * Storage - minimizing wood instrument cracks, keeping in adjustment * Tuning - affects of temperature, dynamics, instrument length, reeds * Peculiarities of "harmony" instruments * Understanding reeds - brands, warpage, balance * Mouthpieces - jazz and classical recommendations * Building a woodwind tool kit - what to include

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574631456
Publisher: Meredith Music
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 937,178
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Introduction vii

Woodwinds in General: Problems and Solutions Applicable to all Woodwind Instruments 1

Instrument Selection 1

Maintenance and Storage 1

Lubricants and Polishes 1

Moisture Removal 2

Temperature 3

Assembly and Handling 3

Troubleshooting 4

Basic Woodwind Toolbox 8

Tuning 9

Flute and Piccolo 11

Purchasing 11

Options 11

Recommended student flute brands 12

Step-up 12

Maintenance and Storage 13

Moisture Removal 13

Lubricants and Polishes 14

Storage 14

Troubleshooting 14

Pitch 15

Response 16

Mechanical 17

Oboe and English Horn 18

Purchasing 18

Options 18

Recommended beginning and intermediate brands 18

Professional oboes 19

Maintenance and Storage 19

Moisture 19

Oiling keys 20

Temperature and humidity 20

Troubleshooting 21

Pitch 21

Response 23

Mechanical 25

English Horn 26

Purchasing 26

Other issues 26

Oboe and English Horn Reeds 27

Recommended Suppliers for Oboe Reeds 27

Clarinet 29

Purchasing 29

Recommended student clarinet brands 29

Step-up between beginning and professional instruments 29

Maintenance and Storage 30

Troubleshooting 31

Pitch 32

Response and Annoying Noises 34

Mechanical 35

E-flat Clarinet 37

Bass Clarinet 37

Reeds 38

Mouthpieces 38

Ligatures 39

Barrel Joints 39

Saxophone 40

Purchasing 40

New saxophones 40

Older instruments 41

Mouthpieces 41

Classical 41

Jazz 41

Maintenance and Storage 42

Troubleshooting 44

Pitch 44

Response 45

Reeds 46

Understanding Clarinet and Saxophone Reeds 47

General Information 47

Recommended Brands 47

Reed Care, Break-in, Storage and Adjustment 48

Understanding Reed Warpage 49

Balance 50

Testing for balance 50

Bassoon 52

Purchasing 52

Recommended student bassoons 52

Step-up and professional 53

Maintenance and Storage 53

Troubleshooting 53

Pitch 54

Response 55

Mechanical 56

Bassoon Reeds 58

Recommended Suppliers for Bassoon Reeds 58

Problems with Bassoon Reeds 58

General Reed Knowledge for the Non-Bassoonist 59

Glossary 60

About the Author 64

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