Players Pointers is where we share our best tips, tricks, how-to's, and more — while giving Players Circle members the opportunity to grab some bonus points!
Fact: It's really difficult to find the motivation to take your instrument out of the case during summer. But as hard as it is, nothing beats the pride and satisfaction you feel after completing a summer practice session.
New strings are great — but so are strings that play like new. With a few simple tips you can keep your strings sounding and playing fresh longer, while extending their overall life and saving yourself some dough on string purchases.
String players can practice relentlessly to become great at their instrument, but without the right supporting items, musical success can still be difficult. After all, no matter how good you are, you won't be able to nail your part if the sheet music is flying off your stand or a string breaks.
Mouthpieces are crucial for producing a rich, full tone. But without proper care, they can become a breeding ground for nasty bacteria, colorful mold, and boast all kinds of chips and scratches. Each of these issues negatively affects your sound.
However, if you follow these five simple tips, you'll be able to keep your mouthpiece clean, scratch-free, and sounding great!
The digital age has turned every aspect of the music world on its head. Maybe the greatest example of this is in how we create and distribute music. Today, anyone is capable of recording and releasing music in a manner that was once reserved solely for label-backed artists. And while there are many facets to recording and releasing music on your own, this new age process often begins in a home studio.