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  • Museum of Making Music - Distribution
    Strings Outreach Partnerships Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy Distribution Technology Rules St Louis Music s Research and Development staff 1987 To compete in a changing world distributors such as St Louis Music diversified into manufacturing The company established SLM Electronics to develop and manufacture Modular Power Circuits for guitars Crate amplifiers and Audio Dentron sound reinforcement equipment Many long established wholesale distribution firms closed their doors in the 1970s and 1980s Manufacturers doing their own distribution and a new generation of wholesale companies quick to import less expensive Japanese acoustic guitars drove the competition Newer companies took advantage of cutting edge technology to provide faster service to retailers who were lowering costs by streamlining operations Although a slump in acoustic guitar sales hurt the inability of many large established companies to change with the times was a deciding factor Those distributors who used WATS lines UPS fax machines and computers to increase productivity flourished Those who did not went out of business By the end of the 1980s Targ and Dinner Buegeleisen Jacobson Chiasarini David Wexler

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  • Museum of Making Music - Manufacturing
    Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy Manufacturing Rise and Fall of the Conglomerates Hartley Peavey with GE Calma CAD CAM System 1984 Symbolizing the pressures to stay competitive Hartley Peavey opened one of the world s most advanced research and design centers in 1983 The conglomerates who had purchased highly profitable instrument manufacturers in the sizzling 1960s found themselves deeply in debt by the early 1980s They had failed to recognize the small size of the music industry and paid too high a price Most thought the conglomerates were ill suited to manage an industry they knew little about Their mistakes led to the demise of dozens of instrument manufacturers By the end of 1985 the conglomerates had departed The companies that survived went through painful rebuilding and consolidation to compete in a world market with increasingly high standards Companies of the 1980s had to be flexible responsive innovative and global in scope Foreign manufacturers like Kawai Roland Yamaha and Samick opened facilities in America giving U S firms even more competition By 1985 advanced technology was

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  • Museum of Making Music - NAMM History
    Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy NAMM History On the Move A look at the dynamic changes in the style of trade shows reveals much about NAMM s activities in the 1970s and 1980s and its efforts to respond to harsh economic times NAMM inaugurated the industry s first open floor exhibit format in Miami in 1970 That winter it held the first Western Regional Seminar in Los Angeles Then it was back to Chicago and the new McCormick Convention Center for an energized 1971 summer show By 1978 the winter show had moved to the Anaheim Convention Center and rivaled the summer exhibitions In spite of recessionary times record numbers attended To help its members NAMM introduced an industry wide promotion campaign called Discover Music in 1973 It also conducted Regional Marketing Clinics and expanded its retail assistance programs In the 1980s NAMM worked to underscore the importance of school music William Gard retired in 1981 after 34 years of dedicated service as NAMM s executive secretary With Larry Linkin now at the helm NAMM moved

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  • Museum of Making Music - Gallery Sponsor
    first recognized and relied on the healing power of music He would listen to the radio hour after hour day after day The music nurtured him to appreciate both the power of music and the various technologies that could assist in spreading its power to the world Fostering musical expression through technology was to become Mr Kakehashi s life ambition After years of developing his skills as an electrical engineer he established Ace Electronic Industries in 1960 and set to work designing his first musical instrument an electronic organ It was during this time that Mr Kakehashi also began developing an innovative new rhythm machine a product that would later serve as one of the key elements in establishing the Roland Corporation in 1972 And the rest as they say is history Under Mr Kakehashi s direction Roland brought groundbreaking products to the mainstream public and opened new channels of creativity for musicians the world over Entirely new technologies were introduced such as the world s first programmable drum machine the TR 808 Rhythm Composer the world s first computerized sequencer the MC 8 Micro Composer the world s first digital synthesizer with integrated effects processing the D 50 and the world s first chorus effects pedal the BOSS CE 1 Chorus Ensemble Mr Kakehashi led Roland Corporation into totally new areas of music making such as guitar and synthesizer integration with the GR 500 Guitar Synthesizer hard disk recording with the revolutionary VS 880 Digital Studio Workstation and innovative modeling instruments such as the VG 8 V Guitar System and the V Drum System In fact many Roland and BOSS products have become the backbone of contemporary music With each innovation Roland has continued to set the industry standard for sound quality playability and thoughtful design Mr Kakehashi was

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  • Museum of Making Music - LOW: The Power & Beauty of Bass
    sound like if the bass part were missing Guests can watch a video or listen to the music selections on an interactive iPad to hear and see music played with and without bass Do you think it makes a difference INSTRUMENTS ON DISPLAY The instruments and products on display in this exhibition are a small sampling of the many low register instruments that exist in today s musical world Fleishman Big Compact Bass Luthier Harry Fleishman s 2015 Compact Big Acoustic Bass is the culmination of nearly 40 years of development to make an acoustic bass that is compatible with acoustic guitars It is made from curly maple ebony and mahogany Didgeridoo is a musical instrument that originated among the indigenous people of Australia It s made of a hollowed out log and is usually played sitting down A low drone sound is produced by continuously vibrating one s lips and a continuous tone is created through the use of circular breathing simultaneously breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth Bass Clarinet Jupiter 675N The bass clarinet is a single reed woodwind instrument that was developed in the late 18th early 19th century It can play notes an octave lower than the more commonly heard B flat clarinet and also has a large dynamic loud soft range Bassoon Jupiter 363 The bassoon is a double reed instrument of the woodwind family that has a rich history spanning several centuries While considered a low register instrument it is not as low as the contrabassoon whose bore is 15 feet 8 inches long compared to the bassoon s 7 feet 9 inches Alto Flute Armstrong Step Up Model 703 Heritage The alto flute sounds a fourth lower than the more common C flute Its tube is longer and thicker than a C flute and thus requires more breath from the musician The headjoint of the alto flute may be straight or curved to accommodate different arm lengths Bass Trombone Jupiter XO 1240 Unlike brass instruments that use valves to change pitch trombones typically use a slide mechanism In order to play the right note in tune a trombone player develops very accurate muscle memory to know where the slide must stop The ancestor to the trombone appeared in the 15th century and was called a sackbut Tuba King Student Model 1135W The tuba is the lowest sounding instrument in the brass family It was incorporated into bands in the mid 19th century and replaced its predecessor known as the Ophicleide The main tube of a B flat tuba is approximately 18 feet long Sousaphone C G Conn 36K Series Fiberglass BBb The Sousaphone is a type of tuba and is the descendant of an instrument known as the Helicon The main difference is that the latter has a moveable directional bell The first Sousaphone was created by J W Pepper reportedly at the request of John Philip Sousa himself Baritone Horn King Student Model 623 The baritone horn belongs

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  • Museum of Making Music - LOW: The Power & Beauty of Bass
    bass part were missing Guests can watch a video or listen to the music selections on an interactive iPad to hear and see music played with and without bass Do you think it makes a difference INSTRUMENTS ON DISPLAY The instruments and products on display in this exhibition are a small sampling of the many low register instruments that exist in today s musical world Fleishman Big Compact Bass Luthier Harry Fleishman s 2015 Compact Big Acoustic Bass is the culmination of nearly 40 years of development to make an acoustic bass that is compatible with acoustic guitars It is made from curly maple ebony and mahogany Didgeridoo is a musical instrument that originated among the indigenous people of Australia It s made of a hollowed out log and is usually played sitting down A low drone sound is produced by continuously vibrating one s lips and a continuous tone is created through the use of circular breathing simultaneously breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth Bass Clarinet Jupiter 675N The bass clarinet is a single reed woodwind instrument that was developed in the late 18th early 19th century It can play notes an octave lower than the more commonly heard B flat clarinet and also has a large dynamic loud soft range Bassoon Jupiter 363 The bassoon is a double reed instrument of the woodwind family that has a rich history spanning several centuries While considered a low register instrument it is not as low as the contrabassoon whose bore is 15 feet 8 inches long compared to the bassoon s 7 feet 9 inches Alto Flute Armstrong Step Up Model 703 Heritage The alto flute sounds a fourth lower than the more common C flute Its tube is longer and thicker than a C flute and thus requires more breath from the musician The headjoint of the alto flute may be straight or curved to accommodate different arm lengths Bass Trombone Jupiter XO 1240 Unlike brass instruments that use valves to change pitch trombones typically use a slide mechanism In order to play the right note in tune a trombone player develops very accurate muscle memory to know where the slide must stop The ancestor to the trombone appeared in the 15th century and was called a sackbut Tuba King Student Model 1135W The tuba is the lowest sounding instrument in the brass family It was incorporated into bands in the mid 19th century and replaced its predecessor known as the Ophicleide The main tube of a B flat tuba is approximately 18 feet long Sousaphone C G Conn 36K Series Fiberglass BBb The Sousaphone is a type of tuba and is the descendant of an instrument known as the Helicon The main difference is that the latter has a moveable directional bell The first Sousaphone was created by J W Pepper reportedly at the request of John Philip Sousa himself Baritone Horn King Student Model 623 The baritone horn belongs to the brass family

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  • Museum of Making Music - The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument
    a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy The Banjo A New Day for an Old Instrument March 29 2014 October 31 2014 The Museum of Making Music s special exhibit The Banjo A New Day for an Old Instrument reveals a compelling and triumphant story about America s Instrument Today the banjo is nearly everywhere It s played on children s television late night television and at the World Series Grammy winning artists famous comedians and international megastars place the banjo at the center of their acts Today the happy instrument is so popular a Google search for banjo lessons turns up nearly four million hits in 0 25 seconds How did that happen How did the banjo emerge from the plains of West Africa to plantations in the American South How did it survive the disturbing years of minstrelsy and eventually thrive under the bright lights of country folk and bluegrass And finally how did the instrument break from its traditional roots to influence nearly every genre of American popular music from jazz to rock from funk to punk Accompanied by an impressive array

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  • Museum of Making Music - Singing the Golden State
    M Guitar Lab Families Kids Programs for Adults New Horizons Band North Coast Strings Outreach Partnerships Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy November 15 2013 January 31 2014 Celebrating the State of California through sheet music and popular tunes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

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