Last year Yamaha upgraded their popular Xeno YTR8335 trumpet. Now we have a regular supply available we look at what changes and improvements they've made.
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Andy is a Director of Normans Musical Instruments and has worked within the business for over 20 years. During this time he has been involved in all areas from Sales and Marketing to Operations and Web Development so has experienced both Normans and the wider Musical Instrument industry from many aspects. Originally a Brass player, Andy has developed a good working knowledge of a wide range of instruments and is always keen to augment his understanding when an opportunity arises.
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Introducing the Normans Sponsorship Rebate Programme, a new initiative aimed at spreading our sponsorship support as fairly as possible whilst developing long term partnerships with Music Hubs.
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Which trombone is best for a beginner? There are many options out there so we'll try and make your decision a little easier by comparing our top sellers.
There are many types of saxophone within the family but which one is right for you? We take a brief look at the history of the saxophone and discuss the most popular ones used in today's ensembles.