Brass is basically an alloy of copper and zinc, however different blends of these materials offer different tones. Continue reading
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When looking for a mouthpiece, there are many variables that you will need to consider. This can often get confusing. The dimensions and shape of a mouthpiece have a direct impact on its feel, play-ability and sound. We hope to give you a brief overview of the various parts and Jargon used when talking about mouthpieces and their effects on the mouthpiece characteristics.
There is a huge variety of types of high trumpets both in terms of keys and exotic makes. We have therefore restricted the range in this catalogue to ‘mainstay’ instruments needed by orchestral players and music college students - the Eb/D Such as the Bach Artisan ADE190 and the and Bb/A piccolo like the Yamaha Custom 9835, however, if you want something more specialist please call us.
One of the most popular lines of questioning I get revolves around choosing between the multitude of Digital Pianos on the market. There's a huge array of different brands, styles and models at your fingertips -which can be a little overwhelming. Have a read through and see what model is right for you...
Cajons were making Peru a cool place to be long before Paddington caught the train. The name translated from Spanish literally means “Crate” or “Box”. See why they're making such a racket!
The new Yamaha Neo cornets are nearly here. A cornet of excellence, designed and developed without compromise.
A short guide to brass essential accessories. Make sure you have everything you need when starting your musical journey.
Introducing the latest addition to the ever popular Yamaha Arius series - The YDP142 and YDP162 Upgraded model of the perennial 141 and 161 units, these new pianos have been augmented and upgraded with the latest Yamaha technology that was previously only available on the more expensive pianos.
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One of the questions I get asked the most at Normans is a variation of "My son/daughter would like to start learning the piano" or "I'd like to buy my husband/wife a piano for them to start learning with" which invariably leads to "Which would you recommend?"