Archive for May, 2008

Student Instruments – Student Clarinet

When buying student instruments, it is a good idea to get recommendations from qualified musicians and music educators before you make your purchase. Their advice, along with your personal research, will help you make an informed band instrument purchase.

If you’re shopping for a student clarinet, the LeBlanc Noblet wooden clarinet, model L4K,  is an excellent choice. It is a wind instrument that has passed the test of time and durability in many school programs, and also with many student clarinetist.  It is is an intermediate clarinet made in France and has a beautiful full-bodied tone quality that is exceptionally flexible, responsive and easy to control throughout the clarinet range.

The LeBlanc Noblet also has separate post mountings for the C#-G# key and gold-plated springs. The Noblet clarinet by LeBlanc has a long and very favorable reputation among band directors and students. It is an excellent choice for someone who needs a high quality instrument, but does not have thousands to spend on a new wind instrument.

For additional information on student clarinets and oboes, visit the music instrument music store at

Yamaha MM8 Synthesizer

The Yamaha MM8 synthesizer features 418 Voices and 22 Drum Kits on board, all based on the dynamic, realistic sounds of the advanced MOTIF synthesizers. These exceptionally high-quality sounds range from authentic acoustic instruments to wild, unique and in-your-face synth Voices. An extra set of GM Voices is built into the instrument as well, giving you all you need to play back songs recorded in that popular format.

With so many Voices to choose from, you might think it’s difficult to select the ones you need. Not so. The convenient Category Search function lets you choose the type of instrument you want to play – organ, guitar, synth, lead, strings, whatever – then select the specific Voice. All your favorite sounds are right at your fingertips, ready to play when you are.

The new Yamaha MM8 synthesizer will available in June 2008. For more information on Yamaha keyboards and synthesizers, visit the music instrument music store at