Packing and Storing Musical Instruments

Many musical instruments are valuable pieces of equipment, others are simply treasured for sentimental reasons rather than having any intrinsic value, but all different types of instrument have one thing in common with each other: they are fragile and can easily be damaged or even broken irreparably during moving either whilst being transported or whilst in a storage unit.

Pianos typically range from instruments of little monetary value such as an old upright which has seen better days and will never again be tuned to concert pitch but on which your children are learning to play, right through to the very best quality grand pianos such as a Steinway that can cost substantially more than the average year’s salary for some of us and played by the very talented professional musicians, with every other type of piano in between. You might wonder why anyone would want to put a valuable piano in storage but if, for example, you have been temporarily transferred overseas by your employer then it would be unfeasible to transport a delicate instrument like a piano and expect it to arrive in a new country (perhaps one with a completely different climate) in good

Tips to Choose the Right Scientific Instruments Manufacturer

Industrial Laboratory equipment from glassware, microscopes to scientific devices have become the inseparable parts of a laboratory. As they help in carrying out different types of researches, you need good quality and high performing research products. Your way to select an analytical instrument impacts your work in important ways. Hence, it has become necessary to deal with the reliable scientific instruments supplier to ensure that you are getting the right product according to the money paid with better future backup. Adhering the given below tips, you can choose the right scientific instruments manufacturer to meet scientific, as well as practical requisites of your work:

Experience

To select the right manufacturer, judge the stability of its business and experience in the domain. The standard of financial success depicts the stay of a manufacturer in the business. You can develop a business relationship with equipment manufacturers having at least one year experience as they must know the every aspect of the designing of Industrial Laboratory equipments.

Past Track Record

Always check the business reputation of the scientific instruments exporter before cracking a deal. You should evaluate the references before dealing with the manufacturer to know how

Tips for Buying Used Instruments

used-instruments-300x300If you need to buy analytical equipment on a limited budget, buying it used could be the answer. Each year, state and federally funded research facilities release good instrumentation into the secondhand market and buy new instruments to preserve their funding. To ensure that what sounds like a good deal is one, observing some time-tested tips for buying used instrumentation is crucial. Below are five tips for purchasing quality used analytical instruments.

Only Buy from a Professional Seller

In pursuit of the best price, some companies shop for instruments on auction websites and at company liquidation sales. The problem? In some cases, the seller can’t guarantee that an instrument is in perfect working order. On the contrary, you are the one who is expected to be the expert. If you are not trained to assess the quality of the instrument that you need, buy it from a seller who is.

Examine an Instruments Service Record

When shopping for instruments that require maintenance, request a copy of their logged service record. Like other types of equipment, analytical

Music Transcription Services

Online music transcription services offer quality and custom transcription in guitar, bass guitar, piano, violin, and drums. Music transcription is the process of writing down a song in a notated and comprehensible format commonly known as sheet music. Such services have transcribers who typically write down the notations and chords in a music sheet after listening to the melody, solos or chord progression several times.

There a number of musicians who enjoy transcribing songs and instruments, and these professionals are highly accurate and detail oriented. Their transcriptions provide music fans an opportunity to understand musical structure in an easy to follow format so they can use and play it later and preserve it forever. These are the reasons why there are many bands and musicians nowadays who hire musicians to transcribe their music. Many bands realize the great demand for their sheet music and sell it along with an MP3 download or separately.

Piano and guitar are the most commonly transcribed, but there is certainly a demand for bass guitar, drums, violin and all other instruments in all genres. Besides these, long recorded beautiful music pieces are also transcribed and improvised by many, to give the

Time To Choose Your First Musical Instrument

Music makes the world go round, or was it money? Either way, if you feel you need a new hobby, something fun and entertaining, you could do worse than trying out a musical instrument. There is no age limit on learning to play; there are no time restrictions. You can choose to get professional lessons, learn with a friend, or just teach yourself at whatever pace you fancy. When it comes to choosing an instrument, well, you are literally spoilt for choice. Let’s take a look at the types available and see what tickles your fancy.

Electric Avenue!

Most modern bands will use electrical instruments; they are more versatile and offer more of a variation in style and substance. The obvious choice is the electric guitar. Everyone dreams of being a guitar hero; you probably played the computer game a few times. However, you should bear in mind the fact that it will take some time before you can take to the stage and dazzle the audience with your fancy finger work. The electric guitar can be used for most genres of music: rock, jazz, blues and country. You may prefer the guitar’s smooth and lick

How to Preserve Your Woodwind Instrument

Most accidents happen with these instruments, when they are not put into their cases in between use. A favourite accident is with children who practise in their bedrooms and leave the instrument temporarily on their beds; then subsequently sit on them during a lapse of memory. Keys are bent out of place and in the case of flutes, they take on a decidedly banana-looking shape. When not in use, keep the instrument in its case, as that is the safest place for it. Equally, the popular gig bags best avoided with younger children as damage can still be caused if accidentally dropped. A hard case will always offer the best protection.

When putting an instrument together, the aim is to position the hands so that there is minimal pressure applied to any of the keys. With the saxophones the principal danger is with the crook (Top joint). With clarinets and oboes there are keys that need to be matched up from one joint to the next and those are at high risk of damage. When in doubt, bring the instrument into a recognised repairer to be seen to. All cork joints are to be greased regularly to

Tips To Upgrade Your Music Enjoyment

Music can be uplifting and motivating even at times your life does not seem to be working right for you. Listening to good music can help you get over the blues and start having a positive outlook to life. However, the quality of your music can determine just how much you get to enjoy your favorite songs. Poorly encoded files can be frustrating and so can the type of devices and accessories you are using to listen to the songs. It is one thing to download some of the best MP3 files, but quite another to enjoy quality audio. Here are tips you can use to enhance your experience.

1. Unleash the full potential of your headphone by using an amplifier and USB digital analogue converter, DAC. They both will improve the quality of the audio output even though it means attaching additional gadgets to the headphones.

2. Choose your playlist smartly. You might of course have some of your favorites, but sometimes your experience can be maximized when you pay attention to the tunes that have not been played as much before or those that have not received any airplay. Know your playlist, but at

Steps to Getting Over the Fear of Performing Music in Public

OK, you’ve been jamming at home in your bedroom for a while now, having some fun, feeling pretty good, and it’s about a “no-brainer” to improvise, at least, with your blues scales. That’s Wonderful! You have arrived! Mission accomplished.

But now… The band at cousin Abigale’s wedding wants you to sit in! Your whole family knows you’ve been practicing, and maybe even a select few have been lucky enough to hear you jam a bit in private.

Oh! The Shock! The Horror! The Terror! The Humiliation! The Embarrassment! (need I go on?) How can you bare your very soul to the masses?! Quick! Throw your instrument in the trash! Hide it (and you!) under the bed! Deny that you’ve ever even held one in your now sweaty hands!

Relax. Breath deep. You know that you can improvise just fine. A bit (or even a lot) of stagefright is very normal for first timers. Getting over it comes in stages (of course! Ha!).

Stage 1:
Fear. “They’re all gonna laugh at me!” “What if I stink?” “What if I make a mistake?” “Is my fly open?” “My slip showing?” “A piece of toilet paper stuck

How To Care For Your Musical Instrument

Why would you need a piano cover or piano bench covers you would ask. Well, like any other precious thing, the piano too needs protection from dust, scratches, and other external damage risks. It would definitely go a long way to ensure that the piano is unharmed by the so many factors natural or otherwise. For example, someone may come and inadvertently scratch it by placing things on it; something could be spilled on it and the like. If you care for your piano, you care for your piano and bench, you would ensure that both are covered and protected from any possible harm. Other ways to ensure that your beautiful piano stays in good condition are:

1. Keep it in a dry and cool place – this is very important especially if you live in a place where you have high humidity in the air year-round or a good part of the year. Humidity is basically water so continuous and sustained exposure to humidity could easily destroy your piano in no time internally and externally. Heat can also be bad for the wood, and the fine internal wires of the grand musical instrument. It is therefore

How To Play Songs On a Guitar

For many people once they have started to learn how to play the guitar find that as soon as they have the capabilities they are looking forward to learning how to play songs on a guitar that have been composed by other musicians. Often in the beginning they find it extremely difficult especially as there is such a large choice of songs for them to choose from and a lot of them are far too difficult for those who have only recently begun to play the guitar.

However in this article we will be taking a closer look at some ways in which you can learn how to play songs on your guitar.

Firstly it is important that you get as many recordings and song books as well as copies of the sheet music relating to all those of your favorite songs which you are looking to learn. Then you should start to learn each one of them one at a time. This is an extremely important step when it comes to learning how to play the guitar and will ensure that you learn to become a much better guitar player much more quickly. It is