Monday, October 24, 2005
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Maintain Your Clarinet by Mike Lutley
Swabbing is one of the most important ways a woodwind player can keep his or her instrument playing at its full potential. Pulling through a cloth-type swab or brushing out the bore of the instrument with an absorbent wand swab periodically while playing (even 3 or 4 times per hour) is helpful in the following ways:
It prevents excessive moisture buildup in tone holes and absorption into pads resulting in fewer gurgling notes, and yielding longer pad life.
Remember to store the moist swab OUT of the bore of the instrument, to dry over time, and NEVER pull harder on a very tight swab---it will only get stuck! (try to pull the opposite end out slowly and gently, or get assistance!). Remember... "Swab with care, More great music to share!"
Mike Lutley is an expert service technician at the Yamaha
Custom shop. The article is
compliments of the Rico website.
Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts Events
is coming to the Hammons Hall for the Performing
Other upcoming events at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts:
Bela Fleck November 5, 2005
Chris Botti March 4, 2006
Blast April 20-22, 2006
For more information, visit the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts website.
Need Some Sousaphones?
Missouri State University recently purchased 18 new sousaphones from Palen Music Center and we took their existing instruments in trade. If you are in need of a used silver sousaphone (with case) in great working condition, please contact your PMC road representative. We have twenty to choose from and they will go fast!
Upcoming Area Marching Band Festivals
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Greater St. Louis Marching
Can we assist you with anything? Please contact your local Palen Music Center school road representative for all of your music education needs.
Moberly (660) 263-0109 Clint Thompson
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