My nephew who is visiting from the United States can’t believe he found a pair of Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumstick from our local store. He said he’s been looking for this in America, but only a few stores carry the brand. In his excitement, he bought a few pairs for him and his friends. He started with the drums when he was 12 and all the while I thought he stopped playing when they migrated. It’s good to know that he’s still at it.
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While typing away on my keyboard, I am also helping my wife bake some Coconut Macaroons.
School is off and the kids are all at home, so we decided to make them a sweet snack. My son is also busy in his room with his BFF Martin. No, Martin is not a person, it’s a guitar. Ever since he got it, he’s been very busy practicing. Well, at least he is busy with something while he’s on his summer vacation. When he goes back to his Med Tech proper, he won’t have time with his best friend anymore.
Not all synths are created equal and if you are a musician, you know how hard it is to find a synthesizer that has an exceptional keyboard and expressive enough to produce a true piano sound. More often, you’ll know that the sound came from a synthesizer. That’s the difference with the 88 key Yamaha. It produces high quality piano sounds and expressions, you’ll never guess they came from a synth. Professional or not, you will definitely appreciate the amazing features, impeccable sounds and ease of use of this little legend.
Buying your first bass guitar can be confusing. There is a huge range of bass guitars on the market, and trying to decide which guitar is best for you is daunting. However, there are a few basic things to keep in mind when you begin your search for your first bass guitar.
Decide how much you are willing to spend
You can purchase a bass guitar for a couple of hundred dollars or as much as a few thousand. How much money you are willing to spend will narrow the choices available to you. If this is your first bass guitar, it is recommended that you buy a lower priced guitar. You may find that over time you don’t like playing bass guitar as much as you thought you would and may want to switch to another instrument. If you do like playing the bass, you can always upgrade to a better instrument as you become more proficient.
Decide on the brand name
There are certain manufactures that produce a bass that has a sound you may like better than others. Think about the bass players that you like the most and learn the manufacturer of the bass guitars they play. It is a good bet, that you will enjoy playing the same brand name.
When you begin to shop for a bass guitar, the best place to begin your search is with an online guitar shop. They will have a wide range of bass guitars for sale. One example of this type of company is Bass Central.
My son wants another accoustic guitar. He already has one in his sights. It’s one of the best. He’s ben studying hard and have been getting good grades. He desrves a reward for his efforts. His love for music doesn’t take him away from his studies. Christmas is just around the corner anyway. My wife agrees with me, he desrves it. Unlike other kids his age, he would rather spend time doing things that makes him a well-rounded person. Another guitar wouldn’t hurt.
My son found a nifty way to help him write his own music. Complete with melody and every instrument imaginable, his MIDI has been a great help. He can even insert solos for guitars and drums and check if everything gels well. Clicking away on his computer, he enthusiastically points out to me that everything he needs is right here at a click of a button. He has his own band in a box.
My son’s hobby could might as well be a career. His dubbing in music is getting more intense. He plays different instruments and is now going into writing songs and creating melodies. He would spend hours trying different beats and tones on his ableton push controller. He saves these in his computer. It’s his personal music aide. I let him enjoy his hobby and it really doesn’t affect his tudies.
I do check out what’s new at some of my favorite sites when I have the time. I used to play drums during my high school days. I chanced upon the new kelly shu drums & percussion at guitar center the other day. It brought back memories of my youth. I miss playing the drums. You can call it my lost love.
I’m running errands again. My wife wants me to pick up the cake she ordered and my son asked me to buy him some Rotosound guitar strings. I don’t mind doing these runs, I get to somehow unwind after work. I’ll grab a slice of favorite pizza and maybe browse around at the new kits they have at the hobby shop. Maybe I’ll sit for awhile while I sip a cup of coffee.
My niece received an early Christmas present from my wife. She’s been trying to upgrade her drum set for quite some time now. My wife saw some stagg cymbals at musicians friend. She asked my niece to pick one and she bought it for her. She was so thrilled and excited and called my wife to thank her the very same day it was delivered to her. I can almost see my sister’s face when my niece starts practicing her drums.