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How to make a brass instrument PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colin Murray   
Tuesday, 06 November 2007

Here's a clip from the semi-irregular segment called "Ask MrEquipment" that I do on CBC Radio Two's "Music and Company" with Tom Allen. Tom's show (which airs weekdays from 6-9 AM is wonderful and Tom (a bass trombonist and former McGill classmate) is a delight and makes the show what it is (along with his terrific colleagues).

Some people actually write in to the show and ask how different instruments are made or where things come from, and so on. Just listen to the audio by clicking and it should be self-explanatory.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 January 2009 )
How to Sell a Brass Mouthpiece PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colin Murray   
Wednesday, 24 October 2007

It's hard to find good help in music stores anymore, so I put this training video together about 10 years ago with my colleague Kris Hansen at Long & McQuade in Toronto. (Although Kris had never seen "Dragnet" before, I think he did very well.) Disclaimer: We did this after hours and this video in no way reflects Long & McQuade's staff training policies. It does illustrate, however, that the right mouthpiece can solve all your problems. (High note courtesy of


Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 November 2007 )