Keeping the Band Together: A Blog for Musicians

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Keeping the Band Together: A Blog for Musicians

Hi, my name is Erika, and I have been a member of two different bands. I have found that keeping a band together involves a delicate balance of several elements. You have to continue being excited about the same type of music, you have to practise and try new things together and you have to mesh on an emotional level. This can be hard, and if you are a temperamental and emotional musician like me, it can be even more challenging. Since I have experience, I decided to create this blog. It has tips on making music, being a band and staying together. Please explore these posts. I hope you enjoy them.



Tips For A Successful Musical Instrument Rental Experience

Playing an instrument is an exciting process in which you or your child can learn to produce beautiful sounds and music while working the right side of the brain. However, investing in the purchase of a musical instrument may be beyond your personal budget and financial constraints, but you can rent a high-quality instrument as a smart option. Here are some recommendations to help you as you plan to rent a musical instrument.

Look Into the Protection Service Plan

One of the reasons that you may be renting a musical instrument is the backup plan that the rental comes with to help you take care of the instrument. Besides the fact that you cannot afford to buy some instruments because they are quite expensive, the maintenance and repairs on the same instrument may be more than you want to invest in it, especially if you are renting the instrument for your child who is learning to play it in school. Because there may be occurrences where the instrument may get damaged or broken when your child is learning to play the instrument or while they carry it to and from school, there is a chance that it will need repairs. 

Servicing your instrument rental is important so it can continue to work well for you. Some instruments, such as brass instruments, need oils and lubrication to keep their parts moving smoothly to produce their unique sound. If this maintenance is neglected, your instrument will start sounding bad when it is played, and it will get further damage to the instrument's components.

Many instrument rental services will provide repairs and maintenance in their rental agreement. So be sure to check on the details of the maintenance agreement with the instrument's availability. If the rental does not automatically include a service contract, find out if you can add this on at an additional fee or you can check into a third-party insurance on the instrument to help you with repairs and protection against the instrument's usage if it becomes cracked, dented, or a piece gets broken off the instrument, as examples. 

Find Out About Upgrades 

Another consideration to look into when you rent a musical instrument is the opportunity to upgrade your instrument later on. You may begin by renting a flute only to realize later that you would rather learn to play the saxophone. Can you upgrade your current instrument rental with a different instrument? 

Make sure this upgrade option is available to you in your rental contract so you have the opportunities to find your musical passion in the right instrument. This also saves you money on having to buy the same instrument each time you want to try your hand at playing a different piece. For more information about instrument rental, contact a local rental service.