Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hey, quit drumming on the furniture!

Drum Practice Pads at YAMSBeginning drummers need to practice a lot (and are generally beating on things all  the time anyway!). Your drummer needs a practice pad - they can beat on these all day, no worries!

The surfaces are designed to give a real drum feel, but they are a LOT quieter. Come by the store and take a look at all  the options we have at Young America Music School - Macon & Middle Georgia's best music store!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Drum Books (Yes, I want to bang on a drum all day)

Drumming book at YAMS, Macon's best music store

Hey, drummers - need to learn how to play? We have a GREAT selection of books covering a variety of styles that can help YOU master the art of the drums.

We also have an excellent drum teacher - Mark Williams (of the Joey Stuckey Band, the Mosely Dixon Project, and others....) who can help you learn to play much faster.

So come on by the store and see what we've got in stock. Things are always changing at YAMS [Middle Georgia's best music store].

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Korg CA-30 tuner

Korg CA-30 - The Ultra-compact, LCD Needle-Style Chromatic Digital Tuner

High accuracy & superb functionality have made Korg chromatic tuners the worldwide favorite. The CA-30 offers a pitch reference tone and marks for pure major thirds and minor thirds, the CA-30 digital tuner packs basic functionality and convenient tuning functions into an ultra-compact body. This is a superb Compact Chromatic Tuner, ideal for brass band or orchestra instruments as well as guitar and bass.

The CA-30 offers a Wide range of pitch detection - from C1 (32.70 Hz) all the way to C8 (4186.01 Hz). The High-precision LCD needle-type meter for stable tuning. The Sound Out feature produces a reference tone from the internal speaker, and the Calibration Function supports a variety of concert pitches.

You can even attach an external contact microphone for tuning in noisy situations.

Auto Power Off function conserves battery life, although you do get about 100 hours of continuous use from the batteries. There's even a Memory Backup function.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Roland Demo Day - Saturday June 5th

Roland Demo Day @ Young America Music School:
Coming Saturday June 5th

YAMS will host our first Roland Demo Day on Saturday, June 5th. We'll be featuring performances by Macon's own Matt Moncrief as well as the Mosely Dixon Project (all of whom teach at the store).

After the performances the guys will split out and demonstrate, along with Roland rep Dan Quisenberry, a whole slew of interesting gear from Roland, Boss, and Edirol.

Tom Rule will be talking about keyboards & combo amps & music technology in general,
Mark Williams will demo Roland's electronic drums and the Rock-Band compatible software that's available,
and Bobby Hall & Matt Moncrief will talk guitars and Boss effects pedals.
Dan Quisenberry will float, answering all those questions the other guys can't answer.

We're trying to talk Dan into doing some of the killer demo stuff he does - we hear he's incredible!

We’ll have 2 sessions:
one from 11:00 to Noonish,
and the second from 1 - 2 pm(-ish!).

No registration needed – but please share the word on Facebook, email, or tell a few people. It’s sure to be fun!

(oh, yeah – free hotdogs, too!)

YAMS Roland Demo Day
Saturday June 5th
11 am-12 pm and
1-2 pm
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For more information:

Call the store at (478) 474-4264.

The Mosely Dixon Project
Contact Mark Williams at (478) 737-7410

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It's gonna be a blast!

[...and oh, yeah - free hot dogs as well!]

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Deering Banjo: The Boston

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For parking lot picking the Boston rings out loud and clear.

The thick steel rim [which is unique to the Deering line] produces a sound similar to a bronze tonering and enables you to get a much more affordable banjo.

The Boston provides exceptional tone, which is far superior to the tone of the die-cast brass tone-rings or aluminum rims of the imports.

Hey, playing is always more fun when you enjoy the sound of your banjo!

The Boston has the same adjustable mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, mother-of-pearl dot inlays, and satin finish as the higher-priced Sierra. The primary difference is in the drum assembly which is a 3/16" thick steel rim but rings like a tone-ring. The 24-piece flange and steel rim give you a very bright, sparkling, crisp tone. We use high quality sealed guitar-style tuners because they provide a 6:1 gear ratio for accuracy in tuning. The fifth peg is geared as well.

The 24-piece flange design allows you to convert this banjo to open-back by removing the flange pieces and resonator.

You'll progress much faster and enjoy playing more with a Boston compared to a lower priced import that's hard to play. The Boston banjo makes playing easier because the banjo works with you, not against you.

The Deering Boston Banjo Features:

  • American Made

  • Tropical American Mahogany

  • Slender Deering Neck Shape

  • 3/16" Steel Rim, 24-Piece Flange

  • Geared Tuners

  • Nickel Plated

  • Satin Finish

  • Lifetime Warranty