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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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