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Rafa Raposo – World Renowned Guitarist – Demonstrates For Rimmers Music!

Rafa Raposo – A Short Biography Of This Amazing Guitarist. Here’s a quick video of him in his band “Mr.Pink” to get us started….. Rafael Gonzalo Raposo Carreno was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in December 1980. Known as “Rafa Raposo”, he started playing guitar when he was 9 years old and at age 11 began his Estudios de Guitarra Clásica at the Conservatory of Música Leo Scheneider. He also took the Historia de la Música and the Teoría and Solfeo courses at the same Conservatory. Using his gift on the... Read More

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Beginner Yamaha Keyboards

What’s a good entry level Yamaha keyboard? Peter at our Edinburgh store is a Yamaha keyboard and Piano specialist! We asked him about entry level Yamaha keyboards and what he thought of them. Here’s what he said, I hope it helps you…. “Yamaha beginner keyboards are now designed to appeal to people of all age groups and genders. With many of them being similarly designed and priced it is hard to know what to look for when comparing models. I would always recommend looking at models with many voices (this... Read More


Taking Care Of Your Drums

Hello! In this brief post, I will be talking about some of the best and easiest ways of keeping your drums looking and more importantly sounding their best. First thing, may seem a simple one but keep your drums clean of dust and grime, especially by the inside of the rims, as this can cause bacteria to form that can corrode away at the chrome rims and even eat away at the drum skins if left for long periods of time. Staying in the same area, your drum skins are... Read More

Acoustic Drum Kit Vs Electric Drum Kit 28/03/2019

Differences Between Acoustic and Electric Drum Kits

Acoustic Or Electric Drum Kit! Which should you get? I will tell you a short story about my sons musical journey who is now 14 and a very keen drummer and this will hopefully help you decide which way to go….. My son at age 11 decided he wanted to be a “professional drummer in a band”, having been through piano, guitar and ukulele for a few months each, deciding they weren’t for him, as children do….swapping and changing!  After the “I won’t ask for anything else ever” line, I... Read More


Why Are Beginner Instruments So Important?

When it comes to starting out when playing a musical instrument, you have to consider a few things before diving in, to make sure you are comfortable, not spending out of your budget and that you have an instrument that will meet your personal requirements. Music is very rewarding, so having the perfect instrument to make this experience more enjoyable is vital. But why are beginner musical instruments important? Let’s take a look at some reasons why beginner musical instruments are important Sizing If you are buying an instrument for... Read More


Should I Try Before Buying?

Due to all of the content available on the internet describing, demonstrating and showing every instrument model imaginable, many people are happy to take a recommendation from a stranger on the internet and buy before trying. I believe that it is very important to try out an instrument that you are thinking of purchasing as you need to get a feel for it to know if you will really enjoy playing it as hopefully, it will be your instrument for years to come. For example, when looking for a digital... Read More


Why Should I Opt for a Digital Piano?

Many people ask what the benefits of buying a digital piano over an acoustic are, often with the impression that the feel and sound of a digital are nowhere near the standards of a “real” piano. This may have been the case in the past, but in more recent years, digital pianos have hugely improved and are much closer to the real thing than you may think. Many digital pianos have real wooden keys which very closely match the touch of an acoustic piano. This is a very important factor... Read More


Top Tips for New Piano Players

Sitting Position: Positioning yourself correctly is the first step towards becoming a better player. You should ensure you are sitting up straight with your arms level with the keyboard. Having an adjustable bench can help with this, alternatively, prop up some cushions. Scales, Scales, Scales:          They can seem boring and monotonous but nothing prepares you for the rigours of playing music quite the way practising your scales does. Whether you are learning classical or more modern repertoire, scales will improve your muscle-memory enabling you to use correct fingering and... Read More


Top Tips to Make You a Better Piano Player

Whether you have just started to learn the piano or have been playing for years, there is always room for improvement. Here are a few important factors when it comes to developing your piano skills. The most important of all is practice. Like a lot of things in life, progression comes from repetition. Seeing improvement in your playing is a lot to do with muscle memory so playing pieces regularly is the best way to get your hands used to the movement. It is also helpful to put aside time... Read More


Entry Level Instruments

Learning how to play a musical instrument is a very rewarding experience, but deciding on which instrument to purchase can be quite overwhelming, so we wanted to create a page on our website dedicated to helping you make that all important decision. Our NEW Beginner Packs page is the go-to destination for helping you make the decision, either for yourself or for somebody else! You can find it on our website here: Throughout the page, you can find something for everyone, ideal for children and adults – as we are... Read More