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THE HOME BASED MUSICIAN: THE ROLAND PERSPECTIVE

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 23, 2020

In these unprecedented times, we’re all being encouraged to spend more time at home. While we’re understandably stressed about the unknowns, the blessing is that we do have this unexpected time on our hands. For musicians it does offer the opportunity to create, record and even live stream your music….

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‘KEEP JAMMIN’ WITH HAWORTH GUITARS. WIN A STRAT!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 23, 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, Haworth Guitars are launching a new musical initiative with the aim of bringing people together through music. It’s no secret that learning a musical instrument has proven benefits to mental health and well-being such as; reducing stress and depression, increasing blood flow to…

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FENDER OFFERS 3 MONTHS OF FREE ONLINE GUITAR, BASS & UKE LESSONS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 23, 2020

Fender has today announced that it will offer 3 months of free guitar, bass and ukulele tuition via their Fender Play platform. Fender Play is a video-based learning platform for desktop and iPhone. Fender Play is designed to change the way beginning players learn how to play guitar through hundreds…

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REPORT: ISOL-AID THE INSTAGRAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak shutdown the live music industry worldwide, independent musicians in Australia got busy and banded together last weekend to perform for ISOL-AID, a unique, socially (media) distanced music festival. Gigless music industry workers Merpire (Rhiannon/ Small Time Group), festival organiser Em Ulman (Brunswick Music Festival/Small Time Group)…

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GIBSON OPERATIONS IN THE USA TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 22, 2020

Gibson has maintained the highest standard of protocol and recommended hygiene practices throughout the evolving COVID 19 situation, including daily leadership briefings and pro-active communication to all employees. This also included the monitoring of accordance with federal, state and local entities – and other professional sources. Until last Friday, the majority of…

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MUSIC INDUSTRY UNITES WITH CREATIVE SURVIVAL IDEAS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 19, 2020

The knock-on effect of the coronavirus is proving to be devastating for music communities worldwide, both economically and emotionally. Everyday we are waking up to ever-changing scenarios which are catching us all off-guard. Not only are we losing our livelihoods through the cancellation of gigs and events of all sizes…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2020 POSTPONED

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - March 19, 2020

In the light of developments and the impact of the coronavirus, the Australian Music Association, organiser of the Melbourne Guitar Show, which was scheduled for August 1 & 2, 2020 has announced the postponement of the August event. The Guitar Show, which has become a crowd and music industry favourite,…

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COVID-19 AND PIANO CARE    

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - March 17, 2020

In these unprecedented times, we turn to the experts to give us guidance on all kinds of matters. There are many things we wouldn’t even think about if they weren’t pointed out by people who know best. The following important piano care article from the Piano Technicians Guild in America…

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Support Act’s Australian Music Industry Fundraiser

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 16, 2020

There’s been a lot of talk about how much the coronavirus has effected those in the local music industry. With the cancellation of so many avenues of work, many are wondering how they’ll pay their rent, mortgage or even eat during this shocking period. As you would expect from our…

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COLE CLARK #1 SERIES IN SOUTHERN SILKY OAK

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog    //    Post Date - March 15, 2020

Cole Clark’s Miles Jackson shows us the new #1 series with Southern Silky Oak top, back and sides, available in Fat Lady and Angel models Founded in 2001, Cole Clark combines classical construction with innovative design and manufacturing techniques to produce a lighter, stronger, unique guitar with a natural amplified…

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