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Music Career : Instrumental Repair

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Music Career Assignment

For our Music Careers Assignment, I chose instrument making and repair. I always was interested in crafting. Whenever I hear people (for example, our band) playing their instrument, I think of two hands; the hands creating that instrument from little pieces. These days with improved technology pushed actual handmade instruments away and start to produce more and more manufactured instruments. Of course not all the procedures are done by machine; even some parts are still need to be assembled by hands. Only very few instruments are crafted, and collected together all by hands. They are way more valued than manufactured instruments as they considered being scarce with high prices. I respect these craftsmen but that same respect goes to people who repair them. My instruments were never been repaired so I don’t know the feeling of having a broken instrument and get it fixed, but then I recall a excitement I get whenever something was fixed for me. For some reason, to me, the feeling was as great as getting a new stuff.
First off, I will start with makers of instruments. They Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. This includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures. Makers select the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work. With advanced technology, the job can be done more accurately so the makers prefer getting a help from machines. A job as an instrument maker falls under the broader career category of machinists. Some personal qualifications are: an ability to work with people or alone, commitment to the music community, efficient work habits, problem sensitivity, manual and finger dexterity, and...


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