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Why are some instruments, like the saxophone or trumpet, tuned differently from the piano or guitar?

I've seen the answer to this question right here: http://thebandleague.com/blog/?p=492 Basically it is because some instruments - mostly horns -  have a different "natural root" because of the length...

September 13, 2018 5
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Clarinet Squeaking - Why does that happen?

In the high school band I play in, new clarinet players seem to "squeak". What causes that, and how can they stop doing it?

August 23, 2018 2
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Where did the Band get started?

I believe the Band consisted of a bunch of young musicians who started out playing in Toronto in the 60s backing the club act of Ronnie Hawkins (The Hawk). Eventually Bob Dylan heard them and asked them...

July 23, 2018 5
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Introductory Crash Course in Guitar

If you were putting a crash course together for teaching/learning the guitar what would it include?

July 23, 2018 2
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How is a mandolin tuned?

A mandolin is not tuned like a guitar, but is like a violin, except that it has 4 pairs of strings. The strings are tuned G-D-A-E.

July 10, 2018 5
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What's the difference between a trumpet and a cornet?

 I know a trumpet is longer than a cornet, but are there any other differences. If I wanted to play one of these, which one should I pick?

July 8, 2018 2
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How are different notes produced on the guitar?

I'm interested in learning the guitar, but don't have any idea where to begin. How do you get different notes from the strings?

July 6, 2018 2
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