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Mose Allison: The Musician's Musician

Mose John Allison Jr, or just Mose Allison as we know him, is one the many jazz legends that has contributed to jazz and blues. Born on 11th of November 1927. Mose's fascination with music started when he discovered an ability to replay the tunes that he heard on the jukebox. He took a liking to boogie and blues tunes. He pursued his love for music playing in bands, playing the trumpet in his school band and was even writing his own tunes when he was just in school. His inspiration at the time were the char...


What's The Difference Between An Orchestra & A Band?

Different combinations of musicians are given different names, based mostly on personnel, instrumentation, and the style of music played. An orchestra, traditionally, is made up of the following: strings (violins, violas, cellos, bass), brass (trumpets, trombones, french horns), woodwinds (clarinet, oboe, bassoon, flutes, piccolos), and percussion (snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, misc. percussion instruments). Although there are exceptions, an orchestra plays mostly symphonic music (Mozart, Bach, Beethoven,...


On Cleaning a Soprano Sax

Anyone who owns a soprano sax can feel proud to have purchased a truly excellent musical instrument. It takes a great deal of talent and skill to play such and instrument. It also takes a bit of talentd and skill to clean one.As much as we all wish it was not the case, you need to take a little time out to clean a soprano saxopone. The reason you need to do this is twofold. First, you need to clean the sax out in order to ensure it plays properly. Second, you do not want the soprano sax to degrade due to ne...


The Bass of the Band The Tuba

The tuba is best known as a member of the brass family, though it is also known as a wind instrument and an aerophone. It is a rather new instrument as it only first appeared in the mid 1800s. It has the lowest pitch of all the brass instruments and like other brass instruments is played by blowing directly into the mouthpiece through closed lips. This creates the vibration needed to make the sound. What also makes this instrument unique is that there is a record with the exact date that the creators of the...


Getting Used Clarinets For a Great Price

One of the more beautiful types of instruments to play is the clarinet. It is an instrument that sounds wonderful when played, and it has proven to be one of the more popular instruments in music.It may happen that your child becomes enchanted with the sound of the clarinet, and they choose to begin playing it. Don't think it can't happen, many musicians have made it their livelihoods to play the clarinet.It is a staple of jazz music as well, and many jazz musicians have expressed admiration of the instrume...


The Little Heard Cousin of the Trumpet

The cornet is an instrument that is a member of the brass instrument family. Its appearance is close to that of the trumpet in its design. The tubing is wrapped in a clever way that will allow the musician to easily carry and play the instrument, and the tube's diameter increases in size until the end. It is a common mistake for people to believe that the cornet has originated from the medieval cornett, but in truth there is no relation. In fact, the cornet originated from the simple horn, just as the bugle...


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