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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

    Original URL path: https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/gallery5/manufacturing (2016-02-18)
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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 - Camps & Workshops
    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 Camps Workshops The Museum of Making Music regularly hosts youth camps and educational workshops specifically focused on providing an introduction to making music and encouraging musical development for the whole family In addition to an annual Summer Music

    Original URL path: https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/education/family/81-camps (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - "Learn To..." Workshop Series
    MusicVentures Title One Fieldtrips S T E A 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 Mar 5 Learn about LOW BRASS Musician clinician and educator Scott Sutherland a member of the Presidio

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  • Museum of Making Music - Joli Ann Leichtag School Partnership
    Leichtag Elementary School is a unique multi year museum school partnership that seeks to provide a systemic music education to the 800 students at the school This program features weekly music instruction lessons in music history and hands on experience with dozens of instruments In addition to music history and theory each grade focuses on a different instrument The fifth graders learn guitar fourth graders learn ukulele third graders learn percussion and second graders focus on world music First graders and kindergartners are exposed to a medley of musical activities laying the foundation for the coming years This is a multi year program designed to create happier healthier and more well rounded students It inspires students to find their place in music and gives them the confidence to try new things Each year new skills are developed and existing skills are strengthened For example the third graders who learn the recorder will enter fourth grade understanding music notation and with the dexterity to play an instrument These skills will transfer as they learn the ukulele and continue to grow as they pursue the guitar in fifth grade This level of skill building can be found at each grade level The Museum oversees the curriculum and teaching staff and provides unprecedented access to our instrument collection Throughout the year artifacts are brought into the classroom for an interactive lesson about the instrument Traditional instruments such as the violin and trumpet are explored as well as world instruments like the cajón and djembe This provides an additional layer of learning which is unique to this program Student feedback has been positive This year in music class I learned many things One thing that I learned was if you have a small instrument you will get a high pitch and with a big

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