Trumpets – Stand Your Ground! Stands for Trumpets21st March 2020
Many trumpet players find themselves doubling – playing more than one instrument at a gig. This ranges from classical and orchestral musicians who might have trumpets in different keys required by the repertoire, to pit musicians playing a part with flugel horn on the same pad. Or maybe you just have a long time to wait before your next entry and don’t fancy holding your instrument for so long! Whatever the case, plenty of trumpeters will require a stand for their instrument. Take a look at the options we offer to keep you from putting your instrument on the floor!(more…)
Brass Mouthpieces – An Overview30th October 2018
Why so Important?
All brass players wonder at one time or another whether or not making a change to their mouthpiece will help. Could it give them more range, more volume or a bigger sound? A change in the mouthpiece can yield fantastic results to the player. You can achieve faster, higher and louder from just a small change.
Brass Mouthpiece Advice & Info…18th July 2014
Many brass players will tell you that you can search for that elusive perfect mouthpiece, but never find it. Truer words have probably never been spoken but the benefits of trying to find a good compromise can be enormous. If you are looking to improve the squeakiest of lead trumpet parts, the mellowest of flugel tones or the meatiest bass trombone pedals, the chances are we have something to suit!
ChopSaver Lip Balm – Product Review26th May 2011
It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the brass band world, with the run up to the Spring festival and now in the last week before the Masters. We have been rehearsing solidly most nights for the last 3 weeks and along with my personal practice, and an instrument and mouthpiece change, my lips have taken quite a beating.
Yamaha Flugel Horns – YFH8310Z & YFH8315G – New Model Info19th May 2010
A tale of two Flugels: New in Summer 2010, at a music shop near you (well, at Dawkes anyway!!) Yamaha have been busy working on two new Flugel horns in their professional range. The YFH-8310Z and YFH-8315G each offer different options for all players.