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Band Instruments at Best Buy

The musical instrument selection at Best Buy has grown yet again and this time, it’s expanded into the band instrument realm. A selection of entry-level brass and woodwind instruments have arrived for the budding musician in you or your family.    

Best Buy and Casio present news and highlights from the NAMM...

The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show is the biggest annual showcase of musical technology and innovation.  This year’s show runs from January 22nd to January 25th.  Best Buy and Casio have sent two writers to Anaheim to bring you articles, photos and videos of the excitement. This post will be updated throughout the show with links to all of our coverage.

Must-have features to look for when buying your first piano or...

 If there is one instrument I’d say is found in nearly every home, it’s the piano. Acoustic pianos, small and large, and digital piano keyboards bring endless hours of fun and pleasure to any home. However, if you’re a first-time piano buyer, you may have many questions about your first piano purchase. I’d like to share with you a few tips how to buy your first piano keyboard.

Tips for introducing your child to music

When my children were younger, I remember my wife and I contemplating questions like: when is my child ready for music? and How can I make sure they’ll like it? Even though we’re both classically trained pianists and I write and produce music for a living, we STILL grappled with these questions! Well I’m going to try to give all parents some answers. In addition to my own perspective on this subject, I bounced a few ideas off Jennifer Gasoi (2014 Grammy Award Winner- Best Children’s Album). She obviously has some fantastic insights and tips. You’ll see her perspective liberally peppered throughout this post.

Gifts for the musician: intermediate piano players

With this year's holiday gifts you can help the intermediate-level pianist on your list to have the perfect setup for all their musical activities. I'll make some gift suggestions to help encourage the making of a star!

Zoom H5 Audio Recorder is a videographer’s best friend

Recording decent audio for video production is arguably the most difficult aspect of the video making process. The Zoom H5 with its quality and ease of use just made this process a whole lot friendlier.

IMGadgets PrtyRckr Karaoke Review

The PrtyRckr is an awesome way to amp up your holiday get-togethers this year. Check out the full review of this portable karaoke machine.

Review: Yamaha P-115B Digital Piano

The Yamaha P-115B is a great choice to consider in the ever popular sub-$1,000 digital piano market. It has all the essential features, very good sound and comes in a convenient footprint for those looking to acquire a piano, but not the size and inconvenience.

Instant music producer, just add iPad!

Advances in technology have made it easier than ever before for the casual musician to write and record their own music. The iPad is a user friendly and portable addition to this.

iRig Pro and iRig 2 expand your possibilities for creating music.

IK Multimedia has taken already compact and portable recording technologies and made them even more compact and more portable. All of this without significantly restricting what or how you can record and what you can ultimately produce. In this blog I am going to look at two different IK Multimedia products. First is the iRig Pro, which was released in late 2013. I will then look at the brand new iRig2 and explain what each can do for you so that you might have a better idea which unit will meet your needs.

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