Casio Town

We are ecstatic about the variety of Casio Keyboards we have in store right now! Let’s take a look at all the wonderful options.

The Casiotone CT-S200

These cool little keyboards are great beginner keyboards. With over 400

tones and 77 rhythms, as well as a Dance Music Mode that offers 50 additional rhythms, this keyboard is versatile! Plus, it has a super cool handle built into the keyboard, and it’s so lightweight that you’ll want to carry it around (plus, it has the option to function on batteries alone!). This keyboard comes in red (pictured) as well as black.

Casio’s CT-s300

This keyboard is the step up from the CT-S200. With all the same great tones and rhythms, as well as portability. The CT-S300 model comes with velocity-sensitive keys, to take the next step in realistic playing.

 

Casio’s CT-X700

 

This 61-key portable arranging station is perfect for someone just getting into making

music. With 600 tones, 100 arpeggiators, 195 auto-accompaniment rhythms, and 161 songs, this keyboard is ready to jam. Don’t forget about the recording abilities on board, or the easy MIDI connection for getting your wonderful music into your computer.

Casio’s CDP-S150

This stage piano is a wonderful step in the world of electronic pianos.

With weighted keys and velocity-sensitive electronics, this feels like a real piano. No sounding like a telephone or anything crazy like that, just realistic piano tones (including a harpsichord, a grand piano, and an electronic piano).  This piano also features Duet Mode, which is excellent for lessons or practicing with friends.

 

Come on by to check out the wonderful selection of keyboards we have. For any questions, feel free to give us a call at (603) 356-3562. We hope to see you soon!

 

Breedlove Guitars and NCMC

We are overjoyed to announce that we are officially a Breedlove Guitars Authorized Dealer!! The folks over at Breedlove Guitars are dedicated to making quality instruments that are just as unique as their players. We could not agree more with their love for nature, music, and community.

Stay tuned for when the first batch of Breedlove Guitars comes to the store, you might just find a new addition to your collection.

Repairs Are A Go!

Hey Guys!

Nicole here! I wanted to swing by and let you know that Band Instrument repairs are back in swing, as well as string repairs! All woodwind and brasswind repairs are currently undergoing a one-week waiting period from the time they enter the shop until they are tested for evaluation, just to keep everyone safe. I hope to see you all in the store soon!

My Horn Isn’t Pretty, Does That Make It Bad?

We’ve all seen a professional musician playing on a beautiful instrument, one that is most likely way out of our budgets. Sometimes we start to look down on an instrument because it’s not “pretty,” and I think that’s a stigma we should break.

Your horn doesn’t have to be pretty to play well. It’s just a fact. Many of us receive our instruments as hand-me-downs, or maybe the ones we bought used have some finish imperfections and don’t look new or shiny. This is totally okay! Many professional players got famous on instruments that aren’t the best looking, and that’s because it’s about the sound of your instrument. Sure, it’s nice to have your instrument look super sparkly all the time, but not necessary.

I like to bring up the example of Louis Armstrong’s first cornet. It’s currently on display in the museum that was his home growing up, but that horn has a lot of issues, from an aesthetic and a repair standpoint.

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Louis Armstrong’s First Cornet

Obviously there are certain things we must consider; if there is an aesthetic “boo-boo” that disrupts the playing ability/functioning of the instrument, it’s time to take action, but most aesthetic issues don’t affect the instrument in that way.

What I’m trying to say is that you shouldn’t be discouraged if your horn doesn’t look awesome. If you enjoy playing it and it sounds good to you, that’s the baseline for what matters. If you’re concerned about the way your horn looks, bring it on in for me to take a look at! We can see if what’s going on has anything to do with structural integrity, or playability. We can discuss aesthetic-improving options. See you soon!