The Best Place for Woodwind or Brasswind Instrumentalists EVER!

PBMusikWEST - A note from Barbara

     
PB Musik
in Landstuhl, Germany

 
Why West?

Well, I've moved. After almost 20 years in Landstuhl, Germany the physical shop has closed, but the internet shop is alive and open for business!

PB Musik Now:  What PBMwest has to offer is a little different than what PB Musik, Germany offered. Some because the shop lives on the internet now, not in a brick and mortar building and some changes were made because they seemed like good ideas. Take the time to click around. We're doing some interesting stuff, we're doing some unexpected stuff and we're doing some stuff just for laughs.
 

  • Webcam music lessons The testing phase is over and the idea worked!. It is possible to give live music lessons over the internet no matter what your computer set up is. What you will need is an instrument to play, a computer with a  DSL line, a camera, microphone, speakers and some time.

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  • I've been using for more than a year now not only to keep up with friends living in Germany and across the States, but, also to give Live Online Webcam Lessons. They have been very successful, even with people who have less than state-of-the-art computer hardware. If this sounds like something you'd like to try, click on Webcam Lessons link for more info.
     

  • The Lounge is an idea I got from my Mother. I told her we were building our own website. Mom is not into computers so to explain the idea of what a website is, I used the example of a shopping mall. Then she asked where the Food Court would be. Hmmmm, good question. That's where I started to form the idea of The Lounge. We don't have real eats on this link but you will find food for the ears and for your funny bone. We also hope to get a listing of places to visit in the real word if you get hungry for live music or live food.

     
  • Resources takes you to our diverse services page. It has everything we could cram in that we thought might be helpful. Resources gets you to advice from our team of experts on just about everything music, a buyers guide to help you sort through the information and get the best instrument for you, maintenance tips to help keep your horn in tip-top condition and, Green-Horn, where you can find out if your old instrument has any value.  We are also including a non music related area we call LXXVcare This page is for those of us that are helping our aging parents cope with life in the 21st century. There are tips and topics and personal experiences traveling this path of  special duty. If you're one of the growing numbers of us who have found themselves in this unique and difficult place I'm hoping, maybe this can help.

     
  • Hosted Pages is just what is says. On this link we're offering to everyone listings of live music and other music related events for free. Just click Add an Event  and send us your details for posting on our site. PBMwest is here to support everyone's music. The internet is world wide and so are we.

     
  • Help and Support  Computers have changed our lives there is no doubt. I know there are a lot of people like me out there who need and use their computers daily but can still have trouble with their machine that needs the expert advice from a true computer support professional. If you need computer help or support from us, just ask. PB Musik geeks are the best!

 

  • And thank you! I know the internet is one enormous international shopping center that can be overwhelming. I'm glad you took the time to stop into my little corner of this world mall. I hope I can help you with your musical questions and curiosity. I want to hear what you have to say and I also want to give you a good laugh while you're here. Thanks for your time. Enjoy!

 

 

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Joke of the Day

...it never hurts to laugh.

We work so hard day to day sometimes we forget to laugh. One of the best teachers I ever had reminded us every day to make sure we find the fun. Good advice.

The Lounge
This is the place dedicated to finding the fun. There must be a million and three funny stories, jokes and cartoons out there that have something to do with music. We've got a long list already and look foreword to the input of our readers. If you've got a joke, a cartoon or a story that makes you laugh and you want to share it, you'll find a Joke of the Day link on the The Lounge page.

What about repair?

Good question. We're working on a system that will let you ship your instrument to me for repair. This is something that is still in the drawing board stage. As soon as it's up and running we'll let you know. I thought about giving some tips on repair but too much can go wrong with good advice. Our Resources page contains a healthy dose of instrument maintenance tips and suggested accessories to help keep your horn in top playing condition.


Buying Guide
This section on the Resources page will help you know how to pick your first or next instrument. It's too easy to spend too much money in music. One rule that works for everything is, 'If it looks to good to be true, it usually is!'  We have to keep in mind that a musical instrument is a machine similar to your car. It has moving parts and fixed parts. The machine has to work in order for you to be able to play up to your potential best. And, just like your car there are expensive models and economy models. If you've got enough information you'll be able to pick the model that best suits your needs and budget.

Our Experts
PBMwest is very lucky to have some of the finest musicians working with us. A diverse and dynamic group of professionals that include Grammy nominated musicians, educators from world class music programs, repair technicians with international experience and you.

 

PB Musik West. We're here to help

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