Woodwind Instruments

Daniel Bangham
The care and understanding of an instrument are critical to its sound. This thorough book is therefore aimed at both the interested musician and those embarking on instrument repair as a full-time career. Organized into six parts, it guides the reader from initial diagnostic techniques all the way through to specialist repair instruction. It is packed with over 700 colour illustrations, step-by-step guidance and general advice. It covers clarinets, flutes, saxophones, oboes and bassoons. Written by a leading woodwind technician and teacher, it should be an essential companion in every workshop and be a handy reference for all musicians who want the best from their instruments.
Woodwind Instruments by Daniel Bangham

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About the author

Daniel Bangham has been a woodwind technician, repairing and hand-making clarinets for over forty years. After training at Newark Technical College, he left to set up a repair business in Cambridge at the suggestion of Nicholas Shackleton, who wanted help looking after his collection of historic clarinets. A few years later, once the repair business was established, Daniel was invited back to Newark to become the visiting lecturer where he found his love for teaching. By the 1990s he was making instruments for international performers and his work featured as solo instruments on acclaimed recordings. He was also consulting for a number of other manufacturers, as well as managing his repair and retail shop called Woodwind & Reed. In the early 2000s Daniel set up a teaching workshop called Cambridge Woodwind Makers. This workshop gives a venue for visiting specialists to teach their specialist skills to students, who come from around the world.



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