Neunaber Audio of Orange, Ca. has released Illumine, the company’s latest reverb pedal. In a press release, the company said its new “reverb machine” includes “17 studio-quality reverbs, 50 presets, MIDI and powerful expression control, [and] comes in a low-power, pedalboard-friendly package with top jacks.” The Illumine reverb pedal is available online at https://neunaber.net/illumine. Gibson […]
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How To … Deal with Stage Fright
Stage fright is the bane of all performers – musicians, actors, lecturers, even professional athletes can all experience bouts of nervousness or even sheer terror before getting up in front of their respective audiences. The ability to get past stage fright (sometimes called “performance anxiety”), its causes, how to overcome it and climb up on […]
Product & Industry News for the Week of July 19
Casio recently introduced the PX-S1100, the latest addition to its Privia PX-S series of digital pianos. In a press release, the company said: “The PX-S1100 replaces the PX-S1000, which has become one of the top-selling digital pianos on the market today and earned its reputation for sound and features that punch far above its price […]
What goes into the creation of a music book?
Walk into any music store and you will almost certainly see, besides all the instruments and associated gear, a display of music books. Some might be instructional in nature while others may comprise collections of songs based upon a specific songwriter’s or band’s catalogue, or some other theme. Have you ever wondered what goes into […]
Hal Leonard Bagpipe Method
The Hal Leonard Bagpipe Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the Great Highland bagpipes. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner’s guide serves as an introduction to the bagpipe chanter. It includes access to online video lessons with demonstrations of all the examples in the book. Lessons include: The practice chanter The Great Highland […]
The Art of Vibraphone Playing
This method for the study and performance of the vibraphone provides the fundamental techniques, musical concepts and performance practices necessary to excel as a vibraphonist. Featuring 2 and 4 mallets in accessible to advanced exercises, studies and solos and clear strategies for pedaling, dampening, and tips on how to practice, this book will help those […]
Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking
Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction to the craft of making—as well as creatively cannibalizing—electronic circuits for artistic purposes. With a sense of adventure and no prior knowledge, the reader can subvert the intentions designed into devices such as radios and toys to discover a new […]
Junkyard Jam Band: DIY Musical Instruments and Noisemakers
Making music doesn’t have to be about dropping big bucks in the guitar shop or endlessly fiddling with expensive software. You can make good noise out of bits of wood and wire, plastic and steel. When you build your own instruments, creating your own sound comes naturally. Junkyard Jam Band is a step-by-step guide to […]
How to Play the Accordion
How To Play the Accordion, published by Santorella Publications, is an easy-to-follow guide which contains clear, logical lessons for beginners with helpful diagrams and photos. Designed for the adult beginner, Santorella’s easy method includes explicit instructions with diagrams and sketches that details basic music theory and a fundamental understanding of the accordion.
How to Read Music for Any Instrument
Even if you beginner or are a more seasoned musician looking to brush up on your musical knowledge, this guide covers every notational aspect of music on the page needed to understand music for any instrument. It is designed to be easily understandable, with everything laid out in an easy-to-digest and step-by-step manner. This guide […]