Back to School

Back to School

August 02, 2018 1 min read

A new school year is upon us and everyone here at Tarpley Music is excited for the next wave of band and orchestra students to begin what is hopefully a lifetime filled with music. We're here to help you get your musician off to a great start. We recognize that this time of year is stressful (for everyone) and we want...

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Let's Talk About Mutes

Let's Talk About Mutes

April 02, 2018 3 min read

A mute is a small accessory that fits over or attaches to the bridge of your violin, viola, cello, or bass. At some point in your music career, you're going to want to get one of these, so... let's talk about mutes! So a mute essentially dampens your sound. And naturally, different materials and sizes of mutes will...

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Wolf Tones

Wolf Tones

February 26, 2018 2 min read

So there you are, in the middle of what should be an effective practice session, when you hear an awful warbling sound coming from your instrument. You may be inclined to think that it's you, but that's not always the case! It could be a wolf tone in your instrument (typically found in cello and bass). A wolf tone happ...

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