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Conn Symphony Trumpet

This is an incredible example of this famous trumpet from the golden age of Conn USA trumpet making. This .458” bore horn has a rotor valve in the main tuning slide to convert from Bb to A. Valve slides are changed to match. Note the extensive engraving which was later discontinued. The pics tell the…

Turn Listening into Playing

In my previous two posts I mentioned how important I believe it is for musicians to develop their listening skills, both to recognise styles and to be able to build the sound of their playing. This is where the rubber meets the road, and in this post I hope to show how to turn listening into playing.

More Listening Thoughts

In my last post I wrote about the importance of listening to music and how having a healthy collection of recordings can help your development as a player. I thought I would expand on some of the benefits of listening and share some more listening thoughts on how you can use it in your daily practice.…

Save on your tax

This new tax rule from the government means that for every instrument you purchase and claim through your business between now and June 30, 2015 the ATO will refund you only weeks later.