What is that Sound? Troubleshooting Musical Instruments: A blog with what can fix strange noises on musical instruments and how to do it.
What is that Sound?
If you hear a strange noise coming from your instrument, don’t panic! It may just be a minor problem, or one that requires no repair, such as the sound of the strings being tuned or the sound of the reed vibrating. Many instruments have a specific sound they make when they are not in tune or need adjustment. The only way to find out what is happening is to listen carefully and try to determine what it might be.
Some common types of strange noises are listed below.
A blog with what can fix strange noises on musical instruments and how to do it.
What is that sound? That is a question I get asked all the time. So here is a blog that will help shed some light on why musical instruments make strange noises sometimes and how to fix them.
Musical instruments have many moving parts so there are many things that can go wrong. There are also many different types of musical instrument and each one has its own issues. So, I will do my best to cover all the basics and then some. As time goes by I hope to add more instruments and problems to this ever growing list of explanations. Hopefully you will find these posts very helpful if you have not fixed your instrument already.
There are many things that can go wrong with musical instruments. Some of the more common ones are listed below:
This is a blog devoted to identifying and troubleshooting strange noises that emanate from musical instruments. I have had many years of experience working on all kinds of musical instruments and as a result, I see many things that don’t make any sense.
It’s not always easy to describe what you hear, but if you can describe it to me, I may be able to help. If you have questions or comments please use the Contact page on the right side of this site.
I have been a professional musician for over 30 years, and I have played the piano for 40 years.
Over the years I have had many questions about musical instruments and musical instruments, so I decided to start this blog to answer these questions and help you find the best musical instrument for your needs.
I am going to keep it simple and easy to understand.
I will also be using my own personal experience as a professional musician and as a music instructor to help you with your questions about instruments and music.
I am not trying to sell you any products, but I hope this blog will help you decide on the right instrument or musical instrument for your needs.
Since I teach and repair brass instruments, I get a lot of questions about strange noises coming from them. One of the first things to understand is that almost any sound coming out of an instrument is perfectly normal. There are so many sounds that can happen when playing wind instruments that it’s impossible to know what most of them are from just listening to them. This is why I always make sure to look at the instrument before diagnosing it.
Here’s my list of some of the most common sounds and their possible causes:
Scraping or clunking when moving slides. This can range from a mild scraping sound to a loud clunk. It usually means the slides need greasing; it can also mean there is something in the slide (like a paper clip). Also, you may have inadvertently bent the slide while cleaning it or storing it; I have seen this several times on trombone slides (check for bends by looking through each tubing section).
Hissing noise as you play. A hissing noise can indicate a leak around the mouthpiece–make sure nothing is in the gap between the mouthpiece and receiver (cork if you have one, shim if you don’t). A hissing noise can also