you want to learn a musical instrument? We advise you what instrument to
play, where to buy one, how to get lessons, what it will cost -
everything you need to know about instrumental tuition
About Pay the Piper
play an instrument?
What instrument to play
How to buy an instrument
Where to get lessons
How much progress will I make?
Doing your practice
Upgrading your instrument
Finding opportunities to play
Other brass instruments
Links to other sites
Your questions answered
you want to play
a musical instrument?
You think you'd like to learn a musical instrument but don't
know which one to try? You want to know how much they cost? You don't
know where to find lessons?
And once you've learned to play it, will you be able to
find a band or orchestra or other group to play it in? What
maintenance will it need? What happens if it breaks?
We provide the answers to all these questions and more.
Simply click on the links on the left to read about
individual instruments and to get helpful advice on every aspect of
playing an instrument. Please note, though, that we only give
advice - we don't sell anything. If you want to buy an instrument
there are plenty of websites on our Links page that can sell you one.
Do take a look at our Links page. It's large, constantly
updated, and contains many excellent sites which you will find
interesting and useful. We're very proud of it!
A new page - we've borrowed some excellent advice from the Choirmaster Press about the vexed question of COPYRIGHT - what it means and what you as a musician have to know about it. Click the "What's copyright?" link on the left.
And when you've finished reading what we have to say, try putting the name of your chosen instrument into the Google search-box
at the foot of each page, select "Web" and click "Search" - you'll be amazed how much information is out there!
In a number of places on this site we recommend
Hugo Pinksterboer's excellent "Rough Guide" series of books
about instruments, and provide a link to each one in case you wish to
buy. American visitors should note that there is a special U.S.A.
version of these books, called "Tipbooks". Rather than
clicking our link, you should instead go to
and use their search box to find "Tipbook Clarinet" or
whichever instrument you are interested in.
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