Tag Archives: Music

Rocksmith — how a guitar game will change the world

Rocksmith guitar game

Rocksmith offers the allure of using a computer gaming environment to learn and play guitar. A new generation of computer geeks and middle aged men are going to be able to play guitar, perhaps even as well as the cool kids. As a result, this computer game has the potential to change the world. What is Rocksmith? The Rocksmith web site promises, “… the next stage in the evolution of the guitar game. Rocksmith, themore »

Yamaha FG720S acoustic guitar review — a great go-to guitar

The Yamaha FG720S is a great go-to guitar. Value for money, it is hard to beat with good build quality; a pleasing rich, bright sound; and good intonation. The FG720S guitar holds its tuning well, and looks and feels like a good quality guitar. Background I purchased my Yamaha FG720S guitar about four years ago on special for $450 from Allan’s Music. It seemed to be the best value for money guitar on the marketmore »

Jose Ferrer El Primo classical nylon-string guitars

I have recently purchased two Jose Ferrer El Primo classical nylon-string guitars for my daughters. My seven year old daughter recently started learning guitar at school. The school music teacher recommended that we purchase a Jose Ferrer guitar. A quick trip to Music Express at Mt Gravatt resulted in purchasing a three-quarter-sized Jose Ferrer El Primo guitar (retail price $129.95). When the seven-year-old started to practice, my four-year-old decided she wanted to join in.more »

Casio CTK-3000 keyboard

My five year old daughter has started learning piano through Groove n Move School of Music at Coorparoo. Their recommendation is to just buy a cheap $100 keyboard from Target or Big W to get the child started. Sensing an opportunity to get another musical instrument, I did a little research and decided to purchase a Casio CTK-3000 digital keyboard/electric piano. I bought it off eBay including a keyboard stand and AC adaptermore »

Saxophone players wanted

I am looking for a few people to play in a casual saxophone quartet/duet in Brisbane, perhaps getting together one afternoon a month. I have returned to the saxophone after 20 years of not playing and am keen to find some people to jam with. I have student-quality alto and tenor saxes at present. I am keen on jazz/groove/funk/pop/rock music. Forget classical though. I have no aspirations of performing for profit. If wemore »

Selmer Bundy II alto saxophone

I have not made a post recently, and have not yet put up a few photos of the instruments I have bought. I have been busy. But not too busy to purchase a Selmer Bundy II alto saxophone off eBay. Apparently the instrument was used for about six months, and then left in its case for 10 years. The instrument was described as being in very good condition, but in my opinion needs work.more »

Sterling Bb nickel clarinet SCL-250N — first play

I had my first real play of the Sterling Bb nickel clarinet SCL-250N today. I have a lot to learn. The fingerings are very different to the Sterling tenor saxophone, and I keep on getting this horrible squeaking noise as I hit middle B and C. Still, like the tenor saxophone, I reckon that it is me that is deficient, not the instrument. Keep practicing … I will have to take some photos of the clarinetmore »