The Brass Instrument Owner’s Handbook

In The Brass Instrument Owner’s Handbook, a companion to the String Instrument Owner’s handbook, Michael Pagliaro follows the pattern of the string book by surveying the complete “ownership life cycle” of brass instruments. A touchstone work for uninitiated and advanced players, The Brass Instrument Owner’s Handbook provides a roadmap for every step of the owning process, from selecting and buying (or renting) to maintaining, repairing, modifying, upgrading and even re-selling your instrument.

The Brass Instrument Owner’s Handbook answers, chapter by chapter, such key questions as: Where did brass instruments come from? How do they work? What are the different kinds of brass instruments? How are they made? How should you choose one? How do you care for brass instruments? What accessories are needed and what do you need to know about them? How do brass instruments compare to one another? How does one learn to play? And so much more. This work should be included in the library of not only every professional musician but also of students, teachers, technicians, and parents.

Look forward to the Woodwind Instrument Owner’s Handbook soon to follow.

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