October 31, 2023

How to develop your musical ear?

Listen actively: Take the time to listen carefully to different styles of music, instrumental and vocal pieces, as well as various musical genres. Try to discern the different musical elements, such as melodies, harmonies, rhythms, and timbres. Try to mentally isolate the different instruments by actively listening to each one. Focus on the melodic or harmonic line of each instrument.
October 30, 2023

Your role as a parent in your child's musical development

Does your child want to start learning a musical instrument, in particular the clarinet or saxophone? As a parent, you play an important role in your child's musical development. By following the advice in this guide, you can create an environment conducive to learning music, choose the right equipment, and support your child's progress.
October 24, 2023

How to adjust your reed to your requirements?

Steuer offers a wide range of reeds for clarinet and saxophone, suited to your level and playing style. Strengths range from 1 (the weakest) to 5 (the strongest) and are available in half-strengths. Choose the reed best suited to your level and playing preferences.
October 19, 2023

What is the purpose of a metronome when learning music?

The metronome is an invaluable ally for mastering the rhythm of a piece and developing your sense of timing. It was invented in 1812 by the German clockmaker Dietrich Nikolaus Winkel. Indeed, before this period, teaching oneself to keep time while learning to play was done by other means and was not always a simple matter.
October 5, 2023

What is the secret to successful improvisation?

Improvisation is a stimulating challenge for musicians who have achieved a good level of technical mastery, yet may still be reluctant to embrace the unexpected. It is also an opportunity to liberate yourself from perfectionism, and find the freedom to express your personality to the full.
September 27, 2023

6 creative summer vacation projects

Summer offers you the luxury of time and space for creativity. If you’re a beginner musician, this is your chance to put into practice what you’ve learned over the past year in the form of your very first compositions. If you’re more experienced, it’s an opportunity to play in a group or perform in concert. Because in summer, the days get longer, the diary gets lighter, and the mind gets freer. Fewer constraints means more freedom: meet-ups with friends, dreams becoming concrete projects, ideas maturing, and decisions being made. Let's take a look at the steps you can take during your summer vacation!