Category: Buyer’s Guides

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Instrument

What Is An Instrument Starter Pack?

When a child takes an interest in music, one concern that parents often have is whether they’ll be able to afford an expensive instrument and music lessons. All parents want to encourage their children to pursue their creative interests, but the fact is that some musical instruments require a significant investment of time and money. […]

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Musical Instrument Insurance: Pros and Cons

Back-to-School Buying Guide for Musicians

Going back to school can be a stressful prospect for students at any age, but for musicians, there’s a lot more to take care of after all the pens, pencils, paper, and other essentials are purchased. If your child is joining the school band or another music program, or even just returning to lessons after […]

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Five Gifts for Dads and Grads Who Love Music

For many, the beginning of the summer months marks a special time for celebrating Dads and graduates. Here at Music & Arts, we want to help you congratulate your grads for what they have accomplished, and also celebrate Father’s Day by thanking Dads for what they do every day. Here are some of our top […]

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Six Great Father’s Day Gifts for Dads Who Love Music

It’s hard to imagine a dad who wouldn’t like some music this Father’s Day. But let’s face it–he already has a ton of Rolling Stones shirts and burned CDs are a thing of the past. If you really want to show your dad you care, impress him with one of the gifts on this list. […]

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Ukulele Buyer’s Guide

Buying Your First Ukulele So you’ve decided to buy a ukulele… well, you’re in for a treat. Sure, it may appear small in size, but the ukulele is actually a very versatile stringed instrument with a broad history. In fact, the ukulele has found its way into the hands of many well-known recording artists over the […]

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The Essential Home Recording Studio Guide for Beginners

While all serious crafts require some investment in gear and space, any seasoned musician knows that the first steps to creating a home recording studio can seem daunting. But setting up your studio doesn’t have to feel like a monumental undertaking (or break the bank). Here, we’ll take you through the first steps to building […]

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The Total Beginner’s Guide on How to Choose a Guitar Amp

If you’re wondering how to choose a guitar amp, begin by considering the type of music you play. There are many different types of guitar amps and each one offers a different sound, as well as other features like effects. Guitarists who play in a band may need a different type of amp than a […]

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VENN Advanced Synthetic Reed – A New Species of Reed

Selecting the right reed When it comes to choosing a reed, the choices can be daunting, especially for beginner or intermediate woodwind students who are still finding their sound and style. With so many reeds on the market, how do you know which one will work the best?          There are two […]

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Best Gear for 2020

This year, our favorite musical gear combines value with quality, consistency, and precision. No matter what kind of music you play, investing in the best gear for 2020 will ensure that you play it well.

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Our Favorite Love Song Songbooks

If you play piano, or you’re learning, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to add some love songs to your repertoire. Here are four of our favorite love song songbooks.

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