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The most expensive instruments

Posted on: 08 November 2016

The top 5 most expensive musical instruments in the world - including a £10.5 million violin and a piano made out of crystal.

Find out more about the most expensive instruments in the world

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Scary musical instruments

Posted on: 25 October 2016

Ever wondered how they make the scary music in horror, sci-fi and thriller films? Alongside computer generated sounds and synthesisers, film composers sometimes use obscure instruments to create some of the creepiest sounds.

Find out about the instruments used for horror film music

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Unusual instruments

Posted on: 11 October 2016

Weird and wonderful instruments from around the world. Take a look and have a listen to some of our favourites.

Find out about the most unusual instruments

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Spotlight on the Superhuman Musicians

Posted on: 23 August 2016

Meet the 'Superhuman' musicians supporting the Rio Paralympics.

Meet the 'Superhuman' musicians supporting the Rio Paralympics

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Flying with your instrument

Posted on: 28 July 2016

Make sure your instrument is protected when flying. We’ve created a simple checklist, read more here.

Find out how to fly safely with your musical instrument

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Instrument care and security

Posted on: 12 July 2016

No matter what you play it’s important to look after your instrument to keep it in tip-top condition. Musical instruments are precisely made and require maintenance to stay in perfect playing order.

Read our tips to looking after your instrument

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Travel and theft advice

Posted on: 12 July 2016

Theft, loss or damage is a musician’s worst nightmare. So we’ve created this guide to help you protect your instrument whilst you’re out and about.

Read our advice on travelling with your instrument

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Our top 7 guitar performance essentials

Posted on: 21 June 2016

Guitarists are daring musicians, but there are some things you should never take to the stage without. These are our guitar performance essentials.

Read our list of guitar performance essentials

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Infographic: Major risks at live music events

Posted on: 30 May 2016

Festivals and concerts are elaborate productions – check the key risks at live music events.

 

Read about the major risks at live music events