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.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Musical instruments

    The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.

  • Organic building materials

    The types and processing of organic materials to build products or parts of products.

  • 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.

  • Tuning techniques

    Tuning pitches and techniques and musical temperaments for the various instruments.

Skills

  • Assemble musical instrument parts

    Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Decorate musical instruments

    Create designs on musical instruments by using methods such as embossing, piercing, painting, woodworking, weaving, and other methods.

  • 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.

  • Repair musical instruments

    Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.

  • Maintain musical instruments

    Check and maintain musical instruments.

  • Create musical instrument parts

    Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

metal smoothing technologies metalworking analyse the need for technical resources acoustics design musical instruments musical instrument accessories select restoration activities identify customer's needs ensure correct metal temperature woodturning restore musical instruments apply restoration techniques conservation techniques stain wood create smooth wood surface manipulate wood use welding equipment verify product specifications evaluate restoration procedures trade in musical instruments types of wood technical drawings cut metal products estimate restoration costs metal forming technologies pass on trade techniques estimate value of musical instruments history of musical instruments tend lathe