A proper clarinet embouchure can mean the difference between a pleasing sound and a reedy, squeaky or airy sound. And developing a strong embouchure is a common challenge among beginner clarinetists. I’ve played the clarinet and bass clarinet for … [Continue reading] about How to Develop the Proper Clarinet Embouchure
Many composers and listeners love the bass clarinet because it has a warm, resonant sound. The bass clarinet is a wind instrument and larger cousin of the B-flat clarinet, or soprano clarinet, with a range several octaves lower. I have played … [Continue reading] about Bass Clarinets: 20 Frequently Asked Questions
Rap and hip-hop were popular for a lot of kids in my neighborhood when I was growing up—popular enough for a few to record themselves with flip phones and PC mics. By the time I was 12 years old, there was always a digital audio workstation (DAW) … [Continue reading] about Music Production Equipment for Beginners – 6 Essentials
The first time I sat down to play a drum set, the thing felt foreign. I wasn’t sure which way to face my torso or how high to adjust my seat. I quickly began experimenting with the angles and relationships between the drums to make it feel better … [Continue reading] about 9 Parts of a Drum Set – a Beginner’s Introduction
There are a wide variety of wind instruments available to current and aspiring musicians today. Some have a low upfront cost and make great starter instruments. Others require a bigger commitment but offer a lifetime of enjoyment to those … [Continue reading] about 10 Wind Instruments – Which is Right for You?