Category: Video Archive

What the Heck is it? The Soundpost Setter

What is a soundpost setter? How is it used? Why is it important to have the soundpost in the exact right location on your violin or other string instrument? Brad answers these questions and more in this installment of What the Heck is it?

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Care and Feeding of Your Snare Drum Part 1: How to Change a Drum Head

In this brief primer, Boomer Music’s Peter Knudson shows how to change a drum head. Watch the complete video for more in depth instruction including how to tune your drum once the head has been changed.

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Care and Feeding of Your Snare Drum: How to Change and Tune a Drum Head

In this comprehensive video, Peter Knudson takes you through all the steps to change and tune a snare drum head. He answers the questions “How do I know I need to change my drum head?”, “What tools will I need?”, “What is the proper loosening and tightening techniques?”, “What are the parts of the drum […]

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Care and Feeding of Your… Reeds!

What is the proper way to put a reed and ligature on your woodwind mouthpiece without damaging anything? Kammi shows you how!

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What the Heck is it? The Udu!

What the heck is an Udu? Peter explains what it is, why it’s cool, and how to play it!

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Care and Feeding of Your… Flute! How to keep your flute safe in band class

Katie shows us the correct (and incorrect) ways to keep your flute safe while in band class.

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What the Heck Is It? The Grombal

Boomer Music’s expert Ward Durrett explains what it is, what it does, and why you need some!

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Care and Feeding of Your… Trumpet! How to (and not to) pull a stuck trumpet mouthpiece

Boomer Music Company owner Drew Holmes demonstrates the right and wrong ways to pull a stuck mouthpiece from a trumpet.

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Trying Out the Bass

Bob Kreutz shows us the double bass including the proper grip of a German bow, how to hold the instrument, and some surprising sounds you too can make with some practice. Equipment Considerations: All string instruments are sized to the player, and the bass is no exception. In general, students entering the sixth grade will […]

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Trying Out the Cello

Bob Kreutz plays some familiar tunes on the cello while also demonstrating proper technique for holding the instrument and bow. Equipment Considerations: All string instruments are sized to the player, and the cello is no exception. In general, students entering the sixth grade will begin on a 3/4 cello but occasionally students may start on […]

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