Category: Video Archive

David smalley talks trumpet maintenance

Former SE Shires trumpet builder and current Boomer Music Company repair shop Manager David Smalley sits down to talk trumpet maintenance. He touches on such topics as: Simple routine maintenance you can (and should) do at home How often to get a professional chemical or ultrasonic cleaning Lubricants – What to and not to use […]

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Care and feeding of your string instrument

In this Boomer By Request video String instruments can be tricky to maintain, especially for a beginner. We hear from orchestra teachers all the time that kids adjust one tiny thing and make their instrument unplayable. This is not their fault! They simply lack the necessary experience. In this video Sarah draws on her years […]

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Weekend Update 2-27-21

Weekend Update 2/27/21

In this Weekend Update Videos of the Week: Peter Knudson Demonstrates the Congas! (Boomer YouTube) https://youtu.be/5VksQRHyjC8​ Drew Gives Up! And why you probably should too. (The Podcasting Store Youtube) https://youtu.be/C5iZhdmtOX0​ Podcast of the Week: *Now* What’s Wrong? Troubleshooting audio in the video editing process. It’s more interesting than it sounds, honest! (The Podcasting Store) https://www.thepodcastingstore.com/no…​ […]

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How to Play Conga Drums

The Congas!

Peter Knudson gives an overview of the congas! He talks about the different kind of drums, the history of them, and demonstrates several fundamental tones all conga players need to know. He also combines these tones into fundamental rhythms that are crucial to playing the congas.

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Weekend Update 2-21-21

Weekend Update 2/21/21

If you’re having trouble engaging your remote students, you need to see Christopher Youngren’s YouTube Channel! His recent video on this very topic is full of useful and actionable tips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Zrr…​ AND KHS America is hosting a series of professional development sessions! They start this week and space is limited, so you’ll want to act […]

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Weekend Update 2-14-21

Weekend Update 2/14/21

Last Week:We released some great video content. On the Boomer YouTube Channel is The History of Swing session we sponsored at CMEA 2021. And on The Podcasting Store’s channel is some tips on how to have better sound and video on your remote meetings. We also have information for the KHS band tryout kits, which […]

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The History of Swing

The History of Swing – CMEA 2021

Kevin Bollinger of Denver’s own Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra takes us through the history of swing! Topics include the origins of the genre, prominent performers who helped shape its evolution, and the decline of swing as popular music. This session was proudly sponsored by Boomer Music Company at the 2021 Colorado Music Educators Association Virtual […]

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Weekend Update 2-7-21

Weekend Update 2/7/21

Last Week:We released some great videos, specifically the CMEA session Podcasting and the Virtual Director and Care and Feeding of Your Trumpet Valves. And since things rarely go as planned, there’s also a blog post on ThePodcastingStore.com talking about everything that went wrong in making the Care and Feeding Video and how these challenges were […]

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Care and Feeding of Your Trumpet

Care and Feeding of Your Trumpet

Drew walks you through some easy trumpet valve maintenance that a player of any experience level can do at home. He shows you how to remove the pistons, use a cleaning rod and cloth to remove dirt and gunk, oil the valve and casing, and some valuable tips on realigning the valve accurately. Performing this […]

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Podcasting and the Virtual Director

Podcasting and the Virtual Director

Podcasts and video content are now more prevalent than ever in today’s remote learning environment. But how can a classroom teacher adapt these tools to enhance remote learning and better engage their students? Dr. Charles Menghini and Don Stinson recorded this video outlining how to do this very thing. We are proud not only to […]

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