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3 Reasons to Take Up the Flute After Quitting Smoking

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Looking for something to busy your hands and mouth with after quitting smoking? Why not take up the flute? Aside from being a fun activity and a great distraction that’ll help you avoid relapsing, playing the flute offers many other benefits for ex-smokers too. Here are 3 of the best. It’ll Strengthen Your Breathing As most smokers know, cigarettes often cause moderate to severe lung damage over time. This can make breathing difficult–even after you quit smoking–and breathlessness can be uncomfortable, stressful, and tiring. Read More»

How beginners can choose the right mouthpiece

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The mouthpiece is a very important feature of any bach trumpet. It is simply a circular opening which connects the lips of the artist to the main body of the trumpet.  Without a mouthpiece, no sound can be produced from the trumpet, and the better the mouthpiece, the finer the bach trumpet sounds. Every mouthpiece features both the rim and cup as part of its design. This article looks at these components and what beginners or students should consider when looking for the right mouthpiece for their bach trumpet. Read More»