Four brass and woodwind essentials

There are a few essentials every progressing brass and woodwind student should have in their case or practice room. Tuner and Metronome We’re counting this as one item; though we recommend buying both a tuner and a metronome, there are a lot … Continue reading

Stolen – in Melb, Besson Prestige Euphonium and Besson Sovereign EEb Tuba

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Two instruments were stolen from brass banding legend Wayne Bowden this week. (12-08-16) The thief/thieves broke into his car and took the following instruments: – Besson Prestige Euphonium (Gold Lacquer) SN:102341 – Besson Sovereign EEb Tuba (Silver-plated) SN:718963 ​Anyone with … Continue reading

New ‘Exquisite’ B-Flat Trumpet by B&S

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One of the most prominent figures in L.A. commercial trumpet playing is Malcolm McNab; famous for solos on Hollywood soundtracks to Dances with Wolves, Independence Day, Men in Black, Pretty Woman, Indiana Jones, E.T. and L.A. Confidential, to name a few. … Continue reading

The Ozwinds Weekly – Feb 9th, 2016

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Thank you once again for reading the Ozwinds Weekly; your guide to news, events, advice, and product reviews in the brass and woodwind world. Due to the Telstra issues we were unable to get this edition out on time, so … Continue reading

The Ozwinds Weekly – Feb 2nd, 2016

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Thank you for reading the very first edition of the Ozwinds weekly; your guide to news, events, advice, and new product reviews in the brass and woodwind world. We will be in search for material for this weekly publication, so … Continue reading

Did You Know?

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UNESCO is known as the “intellectual” agency of the United Nations. UNESCO considers education in music and the arts to be a universal human right. We should all agree with that!

Stocking Stuffers for woodwind players

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Yes, it’s that time of year. The festive season has snuck up on us once again – and the overwhelming question beckons “What do I get that [clarinet/flute/oboe/bassoon/saxophone] player?” Fear not! We’ve broken down the BEST knick-knacks for your  woodwind … Continue reading

Choosing a student instrument: A guide for first time buyers

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The first instrument you or your child plays has a big impact. I remember getting a used Yamaha T100 when I was 10 years old. The silver had lost it’s bright sheen, the valve felts were original brown, and there … Continue reading

Music stands and why one size never fits all

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I knew there would come a time where I’d have to talk about music stands. A while ago I posted a video called the “Ultimate Everything Stand.” True to my word, I still have that stand and most of the … Continue reading

The four most important items to have in your saxophone case (other than your saxophone)

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To state the obvious, you should have already bought your saxophone, mouthpiece, ligature, and reeds to the gig. If you haven’t, you might want to visit our saxophone page. For most of you though, you’ll be set to play. There … Continue reading