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  • Museum of Making Music - Laps to Pedals
    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 Laps to Tables to Pedals The development of the lap steel guitar into the table or console and pedal steel guitar reflects the musician s desire to expand his or her musical voice or expression As strings and necks were added to the lap steel the instruments became heavier and more difficult to play on one s lap Thus legs were added When foot pedals and knee levers were later incorporated the instrument s versatility expanded exponentially Now instead of having only as many tunings as there were necks the musician could change tunings as the guitar was being played Further the pedal steel guitar allowed for an unlimited number of chords and inversions There is a great amount of individuality associated with pedal steels While standard pedal assignments exist many advanced players can create their own setups Lap table and pedal steel guitars have long been aligned with the development of country music and western swing However musicians of many other genres have incorporated the instrument s distinctive sound into their

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  • Museum of Making Music - New Expressions
    different directions At the same time this diversification was counterbalanced by a strengthening of traditional genres We see the result of this musical evolution in today s existence of a kaleidoscope of styles some honoring the past some celebrating the present and many combining the two with individuality and independence The building of steel guitars is entwined with this surge in musical creativity In the last 20 years or so a number of luthiers have combined the developments of yesteryear with today s knowledge and ever evolving world view to create instruments of remarkable acoustic and visual quality Lap steels console and pedal steels Weissenborn National and Dobro styles and even upright guitars made specifically for bottleneck playing are all accessible Although historic makers demonstrated great inventiveness and capability in making high quality instruments contemporary luthiers exhibit a higher degree of control in their creations For example Bill Asher and Larry Pogreba produce instruments with greater tonal variation Their artistic vision technological understanding and global perspective allow them to be in full control of their creations Perhaps one of the most important recent developments is a tendency to cross pollinate cultural elements both in the building and playing of instruments

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  • Museum of Making Music - Introduction
    of the Madeiran craftsmen who made the first jumping fleas in the Islands Featuring instruments from the collections of the Bishop Museum and Leslie Nunes a descendant of ukulele pioneer Manuel Nunes the exhibit ran for seven months and was memorialized with a modest typescript catalogue printed on a folded legal sized sheet of paper Compelling textually for the time it was unfortunately not illustrated In September 1993 the Honolulu Academy of Arts presented Extraordinary Ukuleles The Tsumura Collection from Japan an exhibit that displayed the noteworthy collection of Akira Tsumura but ran less than four weeks A beautifully illustrated full color catalogue was produced comprised of twenty two pages printed on coated stock Regretfully for posterity the accompanying text did little to illuminate the pictures Other recent exhibitions on the East and West coasts have produced no catalogues at all understandable considering the prohibitive costs of photography preparation printing warehousing and distribution The Museum of Making Music s exhibit The Ukulele You America s Love Affair with the Ukulele was also destined to become just a memory until one passionate collector Geoff Rezek stepped up with a monetary gift to enable production of an online catalogue thereby negating many of the costs associated with traditional print media However it should be noted that like its predecessors this catalogue is imperfect since it was not part of the plan from the exhibition s inception Timing played an important role in what is presented here because the grant was offered after the exhibit closed many of the instruments had already been returned to their owners and were not photographed What is left is like found art It s necessary therefore to judge the online catalogue on its own merits any perceived deficiencies are likely to arise only in the minds of

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  • Museum of Making Music - Past Exhibitions
    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 of historical instruments as well as those made by today s companies large and small the exhibition tells a story of how music is made in America how all elements of the industry musicians manufacturers dealers consumers songwriters and publishers interact in a musical ecosystem centered on the banjo Singing the Golden State 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 Singing the Golden State shared California s exuberant history immense geography diverse population awesome beauty commerce politics disasters and delights through stunning visuals and nostalgic sounds The Harp A Global Story of Man Music and Medicine March 23 2013 September 30 2013 Breaking free of its rarefied profile and lofty reputation the harp takes the leading role in a new exhibit The Harp A Global Story of Man Music and Medicine confronts stereotypes and reveals the harp s indelible place in the history of mankind A six performance companion concert series coincides with the exhibit s opening featuring an international slate of harps and harpists throughout the spring and summer Celebrating 30 Years of MIDI Developed in 1983 MIDI allows electronic instruments and computers to communicate with each other and exchange information about a musical performance Still going strong after 30 years MIDI revolutionized an industry and changed the way musicians make music and collaborate A special display at the Museum of Making Music highlights MIDI capable instruments and features an interactive YouROCK guitar and E MU Proteus 2 module Learn more about this display The Sound of Sax May 19 2012 January 2013 Discover a powerful story about a powerful instrument It s the story of a genius instrument maker cheered by audiences but jeered by competitors It s the story of a 1920s America wild about a new kind of sound It s the story of jazz unleashed free to roam and improvise like never before And it s a story of how music is made an endless cycle of innovation as ancient as music itself where musician composer listener and manufacturer stretch the boundaries of sound composition and performance Learn more about this exhibit Roots of Reeds September 2011 March 2012 Centuries before oboes clarinets and saxophones were created in Europe people

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  • Museum of Making Music - Speakers Bureau
    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 Speakers Bureau Speakers Bureau Program Staff and volunteers from the Museum of Making Music are available to provide fun informative and music filled presentations for your local club or social group The Speakers Bureau presentations provide a brief engaging overview of the of the museum s history its exhibitions and multi faceted programming for children and adults The presenters explore some of the ways in which instruments have evolved in the 20th century and what their impact has been on popular music Live musical demonstrations on a variety of instruments bring the presentation to life in a beautiful way The length of the presentation can vary from 20 minutes to an hour depending on your group s needs and can take place at your venue or here at the Museum If you would like to host a Speakers Bureau program please fill out the form below You have entered a wrong verification code Speakers Bureau Request Form First Name Last name Phone eMail Address Tell us more about the type of Speakers Bureau

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  • Museum of Making Music
    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 You have entered a wrong verification code In Kind Donation Request Please complete the following form if you are hosting a charitable event and would like the Museum of Making Music to make an in kind donation of passes Contact Information Organization Contact Name

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  • Museum of Making Music - Carlsbad, California
    Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy Play it Forward Annual Campaign Donate today This campaign ends in 2 2 5 5 Days 2 2 1 1 Hours 3 3 8 8 Minutes 3 3 0 0 Seconds This Month MoMM Upcoming Events Learn about DIDGERIDOO Join composer and multi instrumentalist Randin Graves for a one man show about his journey with the didgeridoo Read More Victor Wooten Master Class SOLD OUT Electric bass players are invited to a special master class by world renowned bassist Victor Wooten Read More Victor Wooten in Concert SOLD OUT Victor has been heralded as the Michael Jordan of the bass and one of the most fearless musicians on the planet Read More 1 2 3 4 5 Contact Us Street Address Museum of Making Music 5790 Armada Drive Carlsbad CA 92008 Phone 760 438 5996 Fax 760 438 8964 Toll Free 877 551 9976 Send us an eMail Follow us Sign Up Subscribe to the Museum s E mail list to receive news about upcoming concerts events and more Please note that subscribing to our eMail

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  • Museum of Making Music - About the Museum
    Foundation Founded in 1998 by the National Association of Music Merchants NAMM the Museum of Making Music a Division of the NAMM Foundation is a 501 c 3 non profit organization The Museum was developed to showcase and celebrate the music products industry Soon thereafter in March 2000 the Museum was opened to the public For over ten years the Museum has provided opportunities for cultural enrichment while preserving our musical heritage through special exhibitions innovative concerts and educational programs aimed toward a wide range of audiences On permanent display are hundreds of vintage instruments audio and video clips and a vibrant interactive area Organized chronologically each gallery features the historic milestones popular music and instruments of those eras A snapshot of music business practices and nostalgic re creations of music stores provide a glimpse into the music products industry Special exhibitions are presented twice a year with concurrent music presentations and workshops highlighting renowned international and national musicians as well as local talent The Museum believes in broad based educational programming and providing accessible instructional experience to students of all ages and backgrounds Our Core Beliefs Exploring connections between people instruments and the music we make is an important

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