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Instrument Trialing Guide: What to Play and Other Tips

Instrument Trialing Guide: What to Play and Other Tips

A great instrument should be able to do it all. That means it shines no matter what style of music you play on it, whether that’s a slow romantic sonata movement or a fiery baroque concerto finale. When you head to a shop to try instruments, make sure you’ve prepared at least one lyrical excerpt and one fast, virtuosic excerpt. Or at the very least, make sure to pick an excerpt that contains both.