Saturday, January 30, 2010

We'll be closed on Sunday, Jan 31 for inventory. Our Intro to Guitar Class will be held. Good deals today so we have less to count tommorrow! :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

5 Essential Music Tips - Tip#1

Tip 1 - Take some Lessons

If you got a musical instrument for Christmas, we can teach you how to play it. You wouldn’t put somebody behind the wheel of a car until they learned how to drive, would you?

Learn how from the experts.

Rick’s Music is the area’s leader in music education, nearing 500 students. But at Rick’s, it comes down to number one, You!
Every lesson is customized by your Teacher, just for you. Our Teachers also love to work with musicians returning to music or looking to add new concepts to advance their skill level.
Call 508-977-0200 and talk to our Lesson Coordinator, Jess Hood. She'll hook you up!

5 Essential Music Tips - Tip#2

Tip 2 - Have your Guitar Set-Up!

This is a Winter necessity for all guitars and their fretted companions, whether they are old or you just got a new one for Christmas. Bring yours in for a FREE evaluation. Here’s why you should…

Weather changes play havoc with guitars and their fretted companions. Wood & metal expand and contract when exposed to changes in temperature and moisture. They don’t sound right. Their necks can warp making them harder to play and they won’t stay in tune. What’s the best prevention? Seasonal basic guitar set-ups.

Think of it as you would an oil change for your car. Low-cost maintainance that helps avoid high-cost repairs. We’re offering maintenance specials during the month of January and your guitar evaluation is FREE.

5 Essential Music Tips - Tip#3

Tip 3 - Fight Old Man Winter

Always leave your guitar in its case for an hour after you bring it in from the cold. That will minimize the effect of a dramatic temperature change. The quality of the case makes a difference! Is it time to upgrade yours? Come in for our in-store specials on cases during the month of January.

Acoustic instruments are in more danger in Winter. The dryness of winter air can consume the wood’s natural moisture, leaving the wood cracked and brittle, subject to splitting. Ouch! It won’t sound the same either! You can get rough fret ends, loose bridges, braces and neck joints, besides separations along the glue joints that hold a guitar together.

What’s the best protection? Insert a guitar humidifier and store the guitar in a decent quality case when not in use. We’ve got humidifiers in stock for as little as $4.95 and in Rayham and at Rick's online.

We recommend the Planet Waves Humidipak. See why Bob Taylor endorses this product.

5 Essential Music Tips - Tip#4

Tip 4 - Quiet PLEASE!

Where there is noise, there is usually someone nearby who needs quiet. Especially after the craziness of the holidays.

We have solutions to your sound control dilemas. We have drum mutes for drums, headphones for amps, electronic drums and the newest product on the market..”JAM HUB” for the Silent Band Rehersal! You can still play your heart out and live in peace with your family. (Are you listening, Mom?) Best of all, each band member can choose their own mix.

Play any time, any where. Dorm rooms, bedrooms, apartments, condos or in your family room! Three models to choose from. Come in today for a demo.

5 Essential Music Tips - Tip#5

Tip 5 - Get out and PLAY!

Are you ready to perform? Get yourself in front of an audience at our Thursday Night Open Mic. You’ll not only get great experience and feedback, you’ll benefit from watching the other performers. We provide the venue so you and others can develop their performance skills in front of a very supportive audience in a fabulous family-friendly environment. Let’s PLAY! Learn more..