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2015 marks Casio’s 35th year in business, and they’ve come a long way since their humble beginnings in 1980.

Read more: Casio Music: Hitting All The Right Notes >>>


Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Babe Ruth, Napoleon Bonaparte, Leonardo da Vinci, Madame Curie, Aristotle, Jimi Hendrix. What do all of these prominent figures have in common?

Read more: If It Ain’t Right, It’s Left - 35 Years at Southpaw Guitars >>>

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Hal Leonard Jazz & Blues Piano Methods and First 50 Christmas Carols You Should Play on the Piano

Hal Leonard has just released two new genre-specific methods for piano and keyboard: The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method by Mark Davis is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano – from the complete novice just learning the basics to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary. The Hal Leonard Blues Keyboard Method is written by Marty Sammon, the keyboardist in Buddy Guy's acclaimed band, and includes a foreword by Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for the Allman Brothers Band, Rolling Stones, and many more! It is the authentic guide to traditional and modern blues keyboard playing, with rhythm and soloing concepts for piano and organ.The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the books and is accessed online, where you can adapt the tempo or set practice loops so you can work at your own pace! Both books can be ordered by calling the Hal Leonard E-Z Order Line at 1-800-554-0626.

Read more: Piano & Keyboard Product Spread >>>


Precision. When asked, Basilios Strmec, President and Owner, explains that if there’s one thing that Hailun excels at above all others, it’s the ability to make parts that fit perfectly.

Read more: The Oyster and Its Pearl – Hailun and The Hailun Grand 178 >>>


Sales of analog synthesizers over the past few years have been, for the most part, on the rise. Korg’s ARP Odyssey is surely the poster child for this revitalization.

Read more: Guess Who’s Back? – KORG Reissues the ARP Odyssey >>>


An average sized Chihuahua, a small bag of flour, a table lamp – each item weighs, on average, between around five and six pounds. These are all things that weigh slightly more than the electric guitars Gary Nash is producing at Nashville Customs.

Read more: Practically Weightless – The Story of Nashville Customs and Their Carbon Fiber Guitar >>>

Small Business Matters

After twenty-six years of conducting employee interviews, you could say I’m almost starting to get the hang of it. So here are five things I look for when I hire people to work in my business:

Read more: Top 5 Things To Look For When Hiring Someone New >>>

Upfront Q&A

2015 has been a busy year for Soundcraft and Studer. Most significantly, in April of this year the former introduced the Si Impact Digital Console line, which offers professional level mixing capabilities at an affordable (just over $2,000 is, in fact, “affordable” in this realm) price.

Read more: Harman Professional’s Scott Robbins >>>

The Good Fight

You know it when you see “it,” and when you don’t. A school that has “it” is different than one that doesn’t.

Read more: Music Education Curriculum in Schools: ‘It’ is Something Worth Fighting For >>>


Ongoing technological innovations continue to allow digital pianos & keyboards to create more “realistic” sounds and provide greater ease of use for the player.

Read more: Black & White and Zeros & Ones >>>

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