07/21/2014

Choosing the Right Instrument

The staff at Midwest Musical Imports has extensive experience performing and teaching on our respective instruments, in addition to the sales we do every day. We want you to make an informed decision and purchase an instrument that will serve you well for years  We hope that these guide will give you a more clear […]

05/12/2014

Orchestral Duets for Play Testing and Fun

Whenever I have clients trying new instruments or related equipment, I’m often asked what musical material is good to use as testing passages. For bassoonists I often suggest playing duets from within the orchestral repertoire with the clarinet. Because the instruments have such different tonal characters and tendencies, it can be very revealing if your […]

04/18/2014

Spring Savings!

Just in time for the arrival of Spring in Minnesota, we’re offering up savings on Instruments, Bocals, and Accessories!  Check out our sale sections for oboe, bassoon, and single reeds for all of sale items! And don’t forget about our spring shipping rebate!  Now through May 31st, if you purchase an instrument from a trial […]

03/24/2014

Buffet R13 Clarinets – try before you buy!

Hand-Selected Buffet R13 Clarinets We currently have a great stock of hand-selected Buffet R13 clarinets! And with our try before you buy program, you only pay shipping for up to 3 clarinets with no money down. NO RISK – even if you or your students do not buy an instrument from us, we’ll refund your […]

03/18/2014

Current Buffet-Crampon R13 Clarinet Inventory – 3/18/14

Current R13 Bb clarinet stock includes: S#634680 – Nickel Keys S#636044 – Nickel Keys S#634729 – Nickel Keys S#650657 – Nickel Keys S#650658 – Nickel Keys S#650672 – Nickel Keys S#650684 – Nickel Keys S#650699 – Nickel Keys S#650705 – Nickel Keys S#651165 – Nickel Keys S#651617 – Nickel Keys S#635830 – Silver Keys S#645878 – […]

03/05/2014

Instrument Trial Shipping Rebate

Now through May 31st, 2014 we’re pleased to offer an instrument trial shipping rebate! We have a large selection of new and used oboes, bassoons, and clarinets in stock and if you purchase an instrument now through the end of May we’re please to refund your trial shipping costs on all standard ground shipping! Right […]

02/12/2014

Reeds and Weather

The weather in Minneapolis took an upward turn overnight last night. Our temperatures are now in double digits above zero for the first time in weeks! With a dramatic change in weather you might find a change in your reeds. I don’t know if anyone has come to any scientific conclusions on how reeds react […]

01/30/2014

On Winter and Binding Keys

Those of us living here in the upper half of North America have been experiencing an unusually frigid winter. As a result, here in the repair shop we’ve been seeing some severe binding of keys and mechanisms with Grenadilla instruments. Wood is a natural fiber which will tend to “breathe” and either contract or expand […]

11/14/2013

New Buffet R13 Clarinets are here!

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our latest batch of Buffet-Crampon clarinets.  We have new R13 Bb clarinets with both Nickel and Silver keys, the new E12 France Bb clarinet and a few R13 A clarinets too. Try an Instrument We always recommend that you try an instrument before you make your decision. […]

I've only heard great reviews about this trial procedure with [Midwest Musical Imports, it was very convenient.