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A Cappella

A Cappella

A cappella music is solo or group piece which is played or intended to be played without the accompaniment of any instruments. The name a cappella comes from Italian and literally means ‘like the chapel’, as the name suggest, a cappella music has its roots in religious choir music; but developed over the centuries and became central to more modern movements such as the barbershop and doo wop vocal harmony genres.

A Frame

A Frame

An A-Frame Stand is a robust and reliable floor stand, designed to accommodate a single guitar. Usually Crafted from steel with non-slip rubber feet, The stand can usually be collapsed into a flat format, enabling easy storage and transport, whilst the padded stand arms provide plenty of protection for the finish of your instrument. 

Acciaccatura

Acciaccatura

A musical term from classical music, an Acciaccatura is played by quickly playing a short grace note immediately before the principle note. In practice, this is normally a whole step or half step either higher or lower than the principle note. In modern classical music this could also be referred to as a very short appoggiatura.

Accordions

Accordions

 

An Accordion  is a hand-held, keyed wind instrument, whose sound is generated by squeezing its bellows upon free reeds. It is sometimes referred to as a 'squeezebox'. The keys on the right side are similar to piano keys and are used for melodies, while the buttons on the left-hand side are used to play chords. The straps are worn over the shoulder, like a rucksack across the front. When the accordion is not in use a strap holds the two ends together to prevent the box holding the accordion opening.

The Accordion is a mainstay of blues, folk, bluegrass and Cajun music and is also a popular choice with buskers worldwide due to its portability. They are remarkably agile instruments in spite of their size, capable of swift and delicate melodies, across a wide dynamic range, which is varied by the speed at which the box is squeezed. The range of an accordion is generally form the F below middle C, up one and a half octaves to a C.

Acoustic Drum Kit

Acoustic Drum Kit

 

Acoustic Drum Kits are one of the most rewarding instruments to play but they require a commitment in terms of space and cost, especially when starting out. Because of this, you'll want to ensure you get the set that's right for you. If you're a junior player or beginner, you'll need a compact kit that's easy playing and strong enough to stand up to hours of practice. Mapex,Yamaha and Pearl make some exceptional drum kits for beginners that are affordable, long lasting and will likely include cymbals and hardware.

These and our other complete kits come with hardware and cymbals. Many drummers prefer more control over the configuration of their kit so opt for a shell set which usually contains drums only, although sometimes may include hardware. Other drummers choose to select their kit by there preferred style. Rock, Jazz, Junior and Fusion kits are determined by the drum sizes and often associated with a particular style of music.

 

 

Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically as opposed to relying on an electric amplifier. When the strings on an acoustic guitar are plucked or strummed - the sound waves resonate through the body of the guitar, therefore creating the acoustic sound. The various frequencies produced can all depend on string length, tension and more. The strings are what cause the soundboard and box to vibrate - if the strings of one guitar are different from another then they will amplify the sound frequencies stronger or weaker than the other.

We have a wide range of acoustic guitars from many well-respected brands, including Falcon, Valencia, Yamaha and many more. We also provide left-handed guitars too for the left-handed guitarist.

 

Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

An acoustic guitar amp is used to increase the quality of tone produced from your guitar, they simply make you louder and ensure that when performing you are heard. An acoustic guitar amp is powerful and reliable, acoustic guitar players look for something that will increase their sound quality, and this amp does exactly this by ensuring a rich natural tone is amplified.

There are many acoustic guitars on the market today, and finding your own amp is easier than it seems, there is something for everyone whether you are hoping to perform at home or in a venue.

 

Acoustic Guitar Packages

Acoustic Guitar Packages

Acoustic Guitar Packages at Rimmers Music all include everything you'll need to get started with the guitar you want.

The Acoustic Guitar can be one of the most thrilling and rewarding yet simply instrument to pick up. We offer a good variety range of Acoustic Guitar Packages from well known brands such as Fender and Epiphone aimed at the beginner, to ensure that you have all the necessary resources and tools you'll need along the way when starting with your guitar.

Acoustic Piano

Acoustic Piano

Acoustic Pianos produce a full, rich sound and are perfect for performing expressive and dramatic pieces. Many players believe that the depth and volume of sound produced from an Acoustic Piano will never be fully copied in any digital model, although some players prefer the extra features and capabilities of digital pianos.

An Acoustic Piano is an investment that can remain in your family for generations. The structure and quality of acoustic cabinets ensure that these beautiful instruments will become a valued part of your home to be enjoyed for many years to come.

We have a wide range of acoustic pianos from well known brands such as Yamaha,Kawai & More 

Active DI Boxes

Active DI Boxes

Active DI Boxes are able to accommodate a variety of different input sources ranging from high-impedance instrument, line, and loudspeaker connections.

Active DI Boxes can be powered by either batteries or a dedicated power supply usually power can be supplied from a mixing console. They also usually feature a variety of controls including ground lift, gain control, pads, high pass filters,and EQ switches.

DI Boxes Typically Range From Just £25 all the way upto £100 


 

Allegro

Allegro

The term ‘Allegro’ refers to the tempo of a piece of music and denotes music which is to be played at a ‘brisk’ or ‘fast’ pace. In classical music, it is common to see words such as Allegro used to dictate musical tempo, as opposed to other time indications. Allegro is generally measured to be between 120-168 BPM (Beats Per Minute).

Amp Packages

Amp Packages

Amp Packages are a great way to save money when buying your first amp or upgrading your Guitar gigging rig.

Our packs range from practice amps with guitar accessory packs, to custom paired amp heads designed for seasoned players 

At Rimmers Music we offer a great selection of amp packs from leading brands such as Orange, Laney and Marshall. Whether you're just starting out or you're a pro to the stage, these amp packs are the best to get you going for both beginner and pro alike.

Amplifier

Amplifier

Amplifiers are devices which are used to amplify the electrical signal produced by an instrument, so that the signal is capable of driving a loudspeaker, drastically boosting the volume of the instrument's output. Amplifiers are commonly used in conjunction with guitars, but amplifiers for a variety of other instruments do exist - for example, a keyboard amp.

Category | Amplifiers

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Analog Mixer

Analog Mixer

Analog Mixers are basically designed to use traditional analogue circuitry, which carries the audio signal along an analog path. Analog mixing desks are generally preferred when in the studio as they add an often desired warmth and character to audio.

From small compact mixers ideal for setups where space is at a premium, through to large 32 channel boards designed for Massive  band performances we will have something to meet your needs.

Appoggiatura

Appoggiatura

A classical music term, appoggiatura is an embellishing or grace note of any length which is nonharmonic and played before a resolving harmonic note. A type of appoggiatura that is extremely short in terms of note length is an acciaccatura. 

Arranger Keyboards

Arranger Keyboards

Arranger Keyboards are advanced,complex and professional instruments that can produce a wide range of sounds and backing accompaniments for performance amd gigs alike making them very good if u want to stand out from the crowd at gigs and venues 

Many have advanced production tools allowing you to arrange and perform complete musical pieces using the auto accompaniments, inbuilt displays and a wide range of intuitive controls.

Here at Rimmers Music We Sell well known brands like Korg that have a good range of arranger keyboards that would be perfect to add to a keyboard player collection.

Audio Recorders

Audio Recorders


Audio Recorders can come in many different variations/versions, from portable handheld recorders to desktop units. Here at Rimmers Music we stock recording solutions for every musician.

The Zoom H4n is a portable handheld recording device for quick and easy recording whilst multi track recorders are useful for recording full bands. Units such as the Roland R-88 Channel Recorder and mixer are more advanced, providing Built-in 10in/8out audio interface to use with any common DAW. We also have a great range of audio recorder accessories to help you get the best recordings while on the go.

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