Monday, May 21, 2012

FREE Dulcimer Workshop coming to YAMS!

Young America Music Schools is proud to announce a FREE Dulcimer workshop, to be held at the store on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 1-2 PM with the nationally acclaimed Aaron O'Rourke. This event is  being held in association with the Middle Georgia Dulcimer Club - which will have a few starter dulcimers available for use [on a first come - first served basis, so come early!]

Workshop Title:

A Contemporary Approach
to Mountain Dulcimer
from the Ground Up 

This free workshop is geared towards the absolute beginner looking for a solid foundation in a style that lends itself to chord-melody flat-picking and the use of the entire fingerboard. Emphasis will be on ergonomics and how to move forward with your playing.
If you have no idea what that means, come on and find out - it'll be a fun time with some good people!

CONCERT with the Aaron O'Rourke Trio

Aaron and his trio will be giving a concert later on Saturday evening June 2 starting at 7:30. Tickets for this event are $20.00. Go to or call 478-335-3895 for concert and ticket information.

CLICK HERE to buy a ticket online to the house concert - seats are seriously limited!

For more information about the workshop:
  • Call Young America Music School at 478-474-4264
  • or fill out the contact form here
  • Check out more about Aaron at

Monday, May 7, 2012

Bajo Sexto @ YAMS!

This is a lousy picture of an absolutely gorgeous Bajo Sexto we have in stock at Young America Music School. 

Come on in to the store on Zebulon Road and take a listen - then check out the fabulous YAMS "Beat the Internet Guys" pricing"!

According to
The history of the Bajo Sexto is not exactly clear, but by some historian's account, the instrument was first brought to Mexico by the Spaniards. Others say it evolved from the 12-string guitar, emerging sometime late in the 19th century as native to the bajio region of Jalisco, Mexico.
In the early development of conjunto music, the Bajo was used mainly as a bass instrument in conjunction with the bass chord elements of the accordion. But later, with the addition of bass and drums in modern conjunto groups, the Bajo players were free to expand on its primary use as a rhythm instrument and played as a solo, melody-line instrument. The first to do so was Santiago Almeida who played with the pioneer accordionist Narcisco Martinez in the early 1900s.

The Steel -stringed Bajo is tuned an octave below a standard guitar, and the last two strings are tuned up a half-step: E, A, D, G, C, F, low to high, with each course tuned in octaves. This gives it a rich tone and a loud, resonant quality.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mackie: Speakers, Power, and even a SUBWOOFER!

All of these are at an incredible YAMS "Beat the Internet Guys" Price - come on by the store and take a listen!

At YAMS we have a couple of these great LITTLE speakers in stock [but we can ALWAYS get more!]

As Mackie says:
The built-in three-channel mixer features two combo XLR/line inputs (with true 48V phantom power), a stereo channel for CD/MP3 players, and Mackie's powerful 3-band Active EQ. The SRM150 can even be mounted on a mic stand, making it the ideal personal monitor. Put simply, with its tremendous feature set and 150-watts of world-class sound, the Mackie SRM150 is the perfect solution for any application requiring superior sound quality. 

THREE channels, 150 watts, and it can mount on a mic stand? 

Wow - and at a YAMS price that beats the internet guys...but you'll have to swing by the store to see what it is. 
[Sorry - it's a lawyer thing....]

The SRM1801 is a THOUSAND watt subwoofer that can [but doesn't have to] shake your socks clean off your feet. here's what Mackie says:
What does 1000W of peak power mean to you? It means having a subwoofer that delivers rump-shaking bass night after night. It means getting class-leading power and output. To accomplish this, the SRM1801 features Class-D Fast Recovery™ amplification. Class-D amps are more efficient and lightweight, with far less waste heat produced versus competing designs. Fast Recovery means you can occasionally push into clipping without a ton of nasty distortion. So, power is no problem... but how does it sound? The SRM1801 benefits from built-in Active electronics, like a precision crossover and tuning filters for accurate bass response. Some subwoofers have decent power, but when you listen, everything sounds loose and flabby. The SRM1801 delivers professional low end that you can feel...custom tuned to be tight and punchy.

In the Middle is the SRM450, a powered loudspeaker that is "just right". This is a lightweight portable powered speaker with high quality electronics inside that will produce a clean musical sound.

  • 2-way bi-amplified, optimized Active loudspeaker system
  • High-output precision titanium compression driver
  • 12″ lightweight long-throw low frequency transducer with 3-inch voice coil
  • Servo Feedback controlled woofer for tight low-end punch
  • 300W class-D, Fast Recovery LF amp / 100W HF amp
  • Ultra-wide, smooth dispersion via multi-cell horn aperture and HF waveguide
  • Built-in phase-accurate 24dB Linkwitz-Riley electronic crossover
  • Mackie Active Electronic time alignment, phase correction and EQ for studio quality sound
  • Mic/line input and pass-thru connector
  • Lightweight for ultimate portability (40lbs)
  • Flyable, Pole Mountable, Floor Wedge-able