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

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Click to see a detailed closeup"]Zoom H2 portable recorder

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!