Profession wind musical instrument maker
Wind musical instrument makers create and assemble parts to make wind instruments according to specified instructions and diagrams. They measure and cut the tubing for the resonator, assemble parts such as braces, slides, valves, piston, bell heads and mouth pieces, test and inspect the finished instrument.
Would you like to know what kind of career and professions suit you best? Take our free Holland code career test and find out.
- Enterprising / Conventional
- Realistic / Artistic
- Musical instruments
The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.
- Musical instruments materials
The characteristics of composite materials, felts, glues, leathers and skins, metals and precious metals, woods and wood derivatives to create musical instruments.
- Organic building materials
The types and processing of organic materials to build products or parts of products.
- Tuning techniques
Tuning pitches and techniques and musical temperaments for the various instruments.
- Produce wind musical instrument components
Choose the appropriate materials and tools, and build the different components of wind musical instruments such as key mechanisms, leadpipes, bells and mouthpieces.
- Create musical instrument parts
Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for musical instruments.
- Assemble musical instrument parts
Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.
- Decorate musical instruments
Create designs on musical instruments by using methods such as embossing, piercing, painting, woodworking, weaving, and other methods.
- Maintain musical instruments
Check and maintain musical instruments.
- Repair musical instruments
Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.
- Apply a protective layer
Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.