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Sunday, October 15, 2017

How Brass Instruments Work

Have you ever wondered how brass instruments work? This Ted-Ed video shows you the physics of it all, from the air stored in the lungs, to the vibration of the lips, to the sound coming out of the bell.
Depending on the combination of the valves pressed (or position for instruments using a slide), they can alter the length of their tube, changing which harmonic series it belongs to. From there, what dictates which note in the harmonic series (also known as a partial, or overtone) is being played is all dependent of the lips of the musician and how fast they vibrate.
For a more in-depth explanation, watch the video!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

IDRS 2018 Granada, Spain

The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) is hosting their 2018 conference in Granada, Spain. From now until the 15th of December, you may submit ideas and proposals at their new website address

Perform on front of world class musicians and show who you are, host a masterclass or share an idea that may be revolutionary and innovative.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Beethoven on Halloween

If you're looking for activities besides Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has something fang-tastic in store for you!

On top of his infamous Symphony No. 5 (showcased in the picture above), TSO will also be playing a number of Beethoven's other compositions on Tuesday, October 31st 8pm at Roy Thompson Hall. 

For more information, click here!