Saturday, December 27, 2008

Gorilla Snot - not as gross as it sounds

What izzit? It's green goo that you put on your hands - that will keep your picks or drumsticks from slipping out of your hands! Gross name - really handy stuff. Come by and check it out - we have a sample jar on the counter.

...... and no, it doesn't really smell that bad, either. Sorry.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hand Drummers - keep your hands healthy!

Swing by YAMS and pick up a pair of these gloves specially designed for hand drummers. They are reliable, feel great, and are at a fantastic YAMS price!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Transducers @ YAMS - plug your instrument into an Amp!

Ever wanted to plug your acoustic guitar into an amp? Or your clarinet? Or your kazoo? Pick up one of these transducers and you can! They are specially made for YAMS, and can work with just about anything. Pick up a pair and experiment!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Suzuki materials at YAMS!

If you have a Suzuki student in your family, swing by YAMS and check out our selection of Suzuki music and CDs. It's a great way to learn to play a stringed instrument - especially for younger students.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Microphones at YAMS? Shure!

Yes, it's yet another bad pun! We have the venerable Shure SM58 mic in stock - this is an industry standard mic for vocals work, but also works pretty well with mandolin and banjo (and yep - even guitar!). Come by and check out the special YAMS price, and support your local music store!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Need a little (micro!) Guitar Amp?

Here's a great idea we started stocking recently - a battery powered guitar amp that plugs right into the jack on your guitar. It's lightweight - so it won't damage your jack - loud enough to be satisfying (but not loud enough to annoy your neighbors).

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Get Picky with it!

Young America Music has a great selection of picks for the "picker" in your family - and they make great inexpensive stocking stuffers! Come by and check it out!

Monday, December 8, 2008

We haven't forgotten you brass players!

YAMS has a decent selection of Brass mouthpieces, as well as Brass instrument care kits that will help you take care of your instrument. Come by and check out what we have in stock - and feel free to ask questions if you ahve any!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Guitars and More Guitars at YAMS!

Here's a picture of some of the acoustic guitars we have in stock. Come on by and see what we've got - you're sure to have some fun checking them out!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Music Music Music @ YAMS

Have you got the music in you? Well, we've got music on the shelves! (OK - enough with the bad puns.....).

Come by and see what we have in stock - and ask Emmett if there's something you'd like to order!

YAMS has music for all instruments - band methods, piano music, guitar music, bass music, Piano methods..... my fingers would wear out trying to type in the entire list. (...and don't forget you can also order music online).

Friday, December 5, 2008

Mandolins @ Yams

Yams has a variety of Mandolins in stock - from inexpensive student models that are under $50 all the way up to famous Weber Mandolins. Come by and check out what we've got!

Don't know what a mandolin sounds like?
Click here and check out some YouTube videos.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What fun - Kazoos!

A great inexpensive stocking stuffer - a kazoo - the one musical instrument anyone on the planet can play. All you have to do is HUM!

The Kazoo is one of the few instrument invented in America (Shoot - right here in Macon, Georgia). So come by, pick up a handful of kazoos, and start a new family tradition.

(Yes, it's goofy - but fun!)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Zoom H2 - new to YAMS

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Just arrived at YAMS - the Zoom H2 handheld recorder. This unit is great for recording stuff around the house, around the neighborhood, in your car - anywhere! The built-in mics sound pretty good, and since the thing is digital you have great sound quality. You can plug external mics into it for even better quality, and it has a USB port so you can transfer your recording to your computer for editing and burning to a CD.

Want some free ways to edit audio? Check out Audacity. After editing your tracks - deleting the stuff you DON'T want - You can then drag your tracks into iTunes - also free - and burn your CD from there.

Well, just HangIt up!

While normally "Just Hang It Up" is a signal to give up - in this case it's a signal to get your guitar out of harm's way (in the middle of the floor) and on the wall where it's safe yet ready to play at a moment's notice. YAMS has a variety of HangIt guitar wall hangers - come by and check out what we have in stock!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Speaking of Guitars......

A complete guitar package - for less than you think! Includes everything listed on the box. Now, this IS a "student line" guitar - which means it doesn't play like a professional guitar. That being said, it's no piece of junk, either - and is perfect for that youngster who want to start learning to play (AND for the parent who is paying for it!)


Monday, December 1, 2008

Electric Guitars galore!

Here are just some of the many electric guitars we have available at YAMS - in all sorts of price ranges. Emmett and Peggy would be happy to help you decide what guitar is best for your purpose, from student all the way to professional. Be sure to check out the Blueridge guitars  we have in stock as well!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hey, you Drummers - Glove up!

These gloves from Zildian will help protect your hands from the elements - and they feel great, too! Come by and check them out.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Keep the Damps away from your instrument! DampIt!

Use Dampit to keep your instrument case from getting too dry, which can reduce the life of the cork pads on your woodwind instrument. It's a low-cost way to stretch out the life of your instrument, and is real easy to use. Come by and check it out!

Friday, November 28, 2008

ClearVoice it! Prevent Voice problems!

ClearVoice has been used by professional singers for years to relieve tired, scratchy throats so tey can keep singing. It's a great thing for ANYONE who uses their voice for work to keep around - and YAMS is now carrying it. Check it out at the counter!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Here's something different: an Electric Autoharp!

If you are looking for something really different for someone, check out this electric autoharp. I know - not your normal thing, right? This Oscar Schmidt electric autoharp has 21 chords, a gorgeous protective case, and includes picks and a guitar chord so you are ready to plug right into an Amp and jam away with all those guitarists.

It's a LOT easier to play than guitar!

Check out some youtube videos for some samples - and even for a How To video series!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Learn to play the Bagpipe!

Yes, at Young America music you can even learn to play the bagpipe! This is a "learn to play" kit we have available - although Emmett doesn't play bagpipe himself, all the other teachers are betting he could learn in about 15 minutes (hey, he plays everything else!)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Polish your Gear with YAMS!

Keep your gear looking great with YAMS polish! We have Drum Cleaner, String Cleaner, and Guitar poilish - all designed to make your instrument look and play great. Come by and check it out!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Replace your Boring Flute & Clarinet case!

Here's something that the girls in band will like - colorful flute and clarinet cases. They are sturdy enough to be used at school, and can be cleaned when they get grubby. Come by and take a look!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bari composite woodwind reeds

These synthetic reeds are great! They outlast cane reeds by 200 times - but certainly don't cost 200 time more than cane reeds! Professionals all over swear by the composites - come on by and try them out! We have the Bari reeds for clarinet, and several of the saxes.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Deering Banjos @ YAMS

Deering Banjos are in stock - we have several models in stock and ready to play. We usually keep the lower-priced but still excellent-sounding Deering Goodtime series in stock, and also have several of the higher-end models.

You really have to hear the difference a Deering makes! Call or come by and check out the YAMS special pricing!

Write it down!

YAMS staff paper - printed on special stock, with staves on both sides so you can write those musical ideas down before you forget them! This paper has a smooth feel - which makes it NICE to write music. Each sheet is three-hole punched for easy storage in a notebook.

Sure, you could just print some staff paper off on your printer - but it's the paper that makes it NICE to write down. This paper also won't let marker bleed through (so you can still use both sides), and it takes pencil quite well.

We have 2 staff sizes in stock, and it is sold by the sheet or by the pack, so it's easy to pick up exactly how much you need. Come by and pick up some staff paper at a special price!

Elixir strings @ YAMS

Looking for Elixir strings? We have them, in stock and ready to play! Guitarists around town are raving about how long these strings last. They cost a bit more, but are definitely worth it. One of our customers is changing strings FAR less often now that he's using Elixirs.

Casio Privia @ YAMS

We now carry the Casio Privia 88-note weighted digital pianos. This is the keyboard that Tom - one of our piano teachers - recommends for families who only have around $500 to spend on an instrument for their beginning piano student. He says, "While it isn't as good a piano action as a grand piano, it's darn good for $500 - and it only weighs 20-something pounds, AND has a headphone jack! I can play classical on this keyboard, and that's saying something."

Friday, October 24, 2008

Looking for Weber mandolins?

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We are a dealer for the famous Weber mandolins. These are HIGH quality, hand made, high performance Mandolins that you have to play to believe. They are hand-built with love and attention to detail, which ensures every instrument's integrity and acoustic personality. Come check them out!

Blueridge Guitars @ Yams

YAMS is proud to announce that we are now a dealer for BlueRidge guitars - an excellent line that has been called by some in the industry as the best quality import for the money. We've got around a dozen guitars on the way - they should be in any day now!

Get more details on the BlueRidge page.

Don't just play - READ!

YAMS is now carrying several dozen magazines that cover YOUR musical interest. Sure, several Guitar magazines (including some you really do need to check out), but also
Electronic Musician,
String Player,
Teaching Music,

and even mags covering the Drum Corp and Marching Band scenes

Come check them all out!