Jools Holland Competition Winners Take To The Stage

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Jools Holland Competition Winners, Charlie Cooper and Annaca Espach, perform at the Manchester O2 Apollo It’s not every day you get chance to play on the same bill as one of your idols, let alone your idol hand-selecting you personally to join the bill at his next sold-out show. Fortunately for two talented, up and… Read More

3 of the Best Lightweight Stage Pianos

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Nobody wants to lug around a huge weight on his or her own – here are 3 lightweight stage pianos that your back will love… If you gig regularly, then regardless of the instrument you play, you’ll end lugging some heavy gear around- something that your back won’t thank you for. Guitarists have their amps… Read More

How Do Electronic Drums Work?

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If you’re a beginner, or ‘crossing over to the dark side’, you might wonder, how do electronic drums work? – Here’s how… The digital revolution has transformed the world of musical instruments. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the world of electronic drums. Nowadays, the digital drum kit has become the beginners’ first choice… Read More

Yamaha Tyros 5 Things We’d Like to See

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Yamaha Tyros Arranger Keyboard : 5 Things on our Wish List The Tyros 5 (as we expect it to be called) is (like Tyros 2, Tyros 3, and Tyros 4) one of the most anticipated instruments in the keyboard world. As Yamaha’s flagship arranger keyboard, every generation has featured the cutting edge of its technologies…. Read More

New Yamaha Products at Musikmesse 2013

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As always, there was a huge selection of new Yamaha Products at Musikmesse 2013 – here are some highlights… Yamaha’s presence at Musikmesse is always huge (the brand generally has an entire hall to itself) and 2013 was no different. There was a comprehensive range of new products on display, in all of its many… Read More

Yamaha Amps – Which THR Guitar Amp Is For You?

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There’s and impressive range of Yamaha amps available in the form of the THR series, and here’s a mini guide to the range… Yamaha amps became a major talking point when the THR series was launched last year. Billed as ‘your third amp’ upon launch, the range combines several different Yamaha technologies into a retro… Read More

Best Piano For Beginners

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Looking for the best piano for beginners? Here are three great digital models to get started on… There are many that may claim to be the best piano for beginners, but what makes one instrument better than another? Here, we take a look at some of the best and most affordable digital pianos available. Whilst… Read More

Replace Pots and Pans with a Digital Drum Kit This Christmas

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If someone in your life is hitting the pots and pans in your house like this guy, why not give them a digital drum kit? There are many people who have argued the case for a having a digital drum kit in their life, and many who have demonstrated their ‘natural ability’ by hitting a… Read More

Yamaha’s Latest Piano For Beginners…

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The new Yamaha P-105 may well be the perfect digital piano for beginners… The Yamaha P-105 is a new addition to one of Yamaha’s most popular piano ranges, and it might prove to be the ideal stage piano for beginners. The P-series has provided a wide selection of highly regarded stage pianos for many years,… Read More

The Most Affordable Stage Piano Ever?

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The Yamaha P-35 may well be the most affordable, fully weighted stage piano ever made… The new Yamaha P-35 offers so much in terms of specification that the price is, frankly, shocking (in a very good way). As a new model in Yamaha’s ludicrously popular P-Series, you would already expect it to provide great performance… Read More