INSTRUMENT REQUIREMENTS
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Please   bring   your   own   instrument   to   each   lesson   (except   for   piano   and   drums).   There   are no "loaner" instruments available at the school. Always wash your hands just prior to playing the instrument. Keep your music in a waterproof book-bag, and bring it to every lesson. Pianos   should   be   tuned   twice   yearly   and   the   damper   pedal   (far   right)   MUST   be   working properly.   Students   will   achieve   better   technique   on   an   acoustic   piano   than   on   a   "keyboard" because   the   weighted   feeling   of   a   hammer   hitting   the   strings   develops   the   hand   muscles properly.   If   you   must   use   a   keyboard,   the   minimum   requirements   are:   88   "fully-weighted"   keys and a damper pedal. Guitar   and   Electric   Bass    strings   need   to   be   changed   every   couple   of   months.   Keep   a   supply of extra picks available in your case (use the hard ones: between 1.0 and 2.0 mm). Violins   and   Violas    need   new   strings   every   4   to   6   months   and   need   a   shoulder-pad   to   work effectively. Cellos and Acoustic Basses should be re-strung at least once a year. Bows    need   to   be   re-haired   when   the   hair   becomes   soiled   or   hair-loss   becomes   noticeable. All bowed instruments need a good rosin cake in the case (apply every couple of days). Do   NOT   leave   your   instrument   in   the   car    other   than   to   transport   it   to   and   from   lessons. Extreme temperatures will destroy the sonic capabilities of wooden instruments! All   instrument   cases   should   contain   a   rag    to   clean   off   any   finger-oils   and   moisture   after playing. Choosing an Instrument A   bad   instrument   can   prevent   a   student   from   succeeding   just   as   a   great   instrument   tends   to propel a student forward to the highest levels of playing. This   is   especially   true   for   violin,   viola,   cello   and   bass   because   ear-training   depends   on   hearing "overtones" not present on inexpensive instruments. For this reason, you should always buy the best instrument you can afford. String   Players   should   up-grade   as   the   student   matures   and   keep   the   instruments   in   good maintenance with adequate bow-hair, rosin, and fresh strings. Choosing a Merchant The following local merchants exceed our exacting standards Renting a Bowed String Instrument David   Kerr   Violin   Shop    (Violin,   Viola,   Cello)   offers   incredible   classical   instruments   set-up   to peak performance, reasonable prices, with a full trade-up allowance.    David Kerr Violin Shop: 4451 S.E. 28th Ave. Portland, Or. 97202, 503-238-4515 Purchasing a Bowed String Instrument Paul   Schuback    (Violin,   Viola,   Cello)   offers   incredible   classical   instruments   set-up   to   peak performance,    reasonable    prices,    with    a    full    trade-up    allowance.   And,    he    pays    wonderful attention   to   customer   service.   Jerome   purchased   his   first   bow   from   Paul   in   1975,   and   3   of   the most amazing instruments on his wall of came from Schuback. Schuback Violin Shop Tel: 503.916.4430Tel :1-800-99-CELLI Email: violin@schuback.com Wally's   Music:    Winds,   Percussion,   and   Bluegrass   Instruments:   Banjo,   Bass,   Mandolin,   Guitar, Rental,    Purchase,    Repair,    Sheet    Music,   Accessories.   Above    the    Oregon    City    ElevatorTel: 503.656.5323607 Washington St.Oregon City, Or Piano Tuners: Larry Fisher: 360.256.2999 Electronic Instruments, Guitars, Drums: Guitar Center
INSTRUMENT REQUIREMENTS
©2018 The Music School, Inc.
Please   bring   your   own   instrument   to   each   lesson   (except   for piano   and   drums).   There   are   no   "loaner"   instruments   available   at the school. Always wash your hands just prior to playing the instrument. Keep your music in a waterproof book-bag, and bring it to every lesson. Pianos   should   be   tuned   twice   yearly   and   the   damper   pedal   (far right)    MUST    be    working    properly.    Students    will    achieve    better technique   on   an   acoustic   piano   than   on   a   "keyboard"   because   the weighted   feeling   of   a   hammer   hitting   the   strings   develops   the   hand muscles    properly.    If    you    must    use    a    keyboard,    the    minimum requirements are: 88 "fully-weighted" keys and a damper pedal. Guitar and Electric Bass strings need to be changed every couple of months. Keep a supply of extra picks available in your case (use the hard ones: between 1.0 and 2.0 mm). Violins and Violas need new strings every 4 to 6 months and need a shoulder-pad to work effectively. Cellos   and   Acoustic   Basses    should   be   re-strung   at   least   once   a year. Bows    need   to   be   re-haired   when   the   hair   becomes   soiled   or   hair- loss   becomes   noticeable. All   bowed   instruments   need   a   good   rosin cake in the case (apply every couple of days). Do NOT leave your instrument in the car other than to transport it to and from lessons. Extreme temperatures will destroy the sonic capabilities of wooden instruments! All instrument cases should contain a rag to clean off any finger- oils and moisture after playing. Choosing an Instrument A   bad   instrument   can   prevent   a   student   from   succeeding   just   as   a great   instrument   tends   to   propel   a   student   forward   to   the   highest levels of playing. This   is   especially   true   for   violin,   viola,   cello   and   bass   because   ear- training     depends     on     hearing     "overtones"     not     present     on inexpensive instruments. For   this   reason,   you   should   always   buy   the   best   instrument   you   can afford. String   Players   should   up-grade   as   the   student   matures   and   keep the   instruments   in   good   maintenance   with   adequate   bow-hair,   rosin, and fresh strings. Choosing a Merchant The following local merchants exceed our exacting standards Renting a Bowed String Instrument David Kerr Violin Shop (Violin, Viola, Cello) offers incredible classical instruments set-up to peak performance, reasonable prices, with a full trade-up allowance.    David Kerr Violin Shop: 4451 S.E. 28th Ave. Portland, Or. 97202, 503-238-4515 Purchasing a Bowed String Instrument Paul    Schuback     (Violin,    Viola,    Cello)    offers    incredible    classical instruments   set-up   to   peak   performance,   reasonable   prices,   with   a full    trade-up    allowance.    And,    he    pays    wonderful    attention    to customer   service.   Jerome   purchased   his   first   bow   from   Paul   in 1975,   and   3   of   the   most   amazing   instruments   on   his   wall   of   came from Schuback. Schuback Violin ShopTel: 503.916.4430Tel :1-800-99-CELLI Email: violin@schuback.com Wally's    Music:     Winds,    Percussion,    and    Bluegrass    Instruments: Banjo,    Bass,    Mandolin,    Guitar,    Rental,    Purchase,    Repair,    Sheet Music,      Accessories.      Above      the      Oregon      City      ElevatorTel: 503.656.5323607 Washington St.Oregon City, Or Piano Tuners: Larry Fisher: 360.256.2999 Electronic Instruments, Guitars, Drums: Guitar Center
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