This coming Saturday, December 1st, the ABC Music Children's Choir presents, An Afternoon of Carols. Please join us as we sing some of your favorite holiday carols during Downtown Livermore's "Home for the Holidays" Celebration.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Stan at ABC Music Store and Academy shows off a Greg Bennett designed guitar by Samick. This one is unique with a cedar top and walnut sides and back. This line of guitars are high quality at a very affordable price and with features that you would typically find on much more expensive instruments. The action is great, the sound is full and the playability is smooth.
ABC Music Stores in Benicia, CA and Livermore CA stock several models of these guitars for you to choose from.
See more about ABC Music Store & Academy at http://www.ABCMusicStores.com
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Stan of ABC Music Store & Academy in Benicia CA shows off a beautiful hand-made Flamenco guitar that is exclusive to ABC Music and made in American Canyon CA by a luthier named John Datlen. The tonal qualities of this instrument are clear and the value is superb. See this an other models available now at ABC Music Store & Academy.
See more about ABC Music at http://www.ABCMusicStores.com
Monday, November 26, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Stan shows off a hot seller in their ukulele inventory. They are popular because they are so inexpensive (only $39.95!!) and they come in 8 crazy bright colors like the blue one shown, also in red, orange and more, and lastly because they are a good enough quality for the price that they are tunable and easy to play! These are available at the Benicia CA and Livermore CA stores.
See more about ABC Music & Academy at www.ABCMusicStores.com
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Exclusive to ABC Music Stores (Benicia CA and Livermore CA), owner Stan Houston demonstrates this local Benicia-made custom unique ukulele.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Stan of ABC Music Store & Academy shows off a hand-made unique classical guitar made in Benicia CA by a local luthier, Byron Barnes. This beautiful Byron Barnes instrument has a typical cedar top, but an untypical curly maple sides and back which is so beautiful to see in person. Another unique feature is the tuning pegs that are reminiscent of hand-made flamenco guitars of the past, which according to Stan are extremely easy to use.
These Byron Barnes hand-made guitars are ONLY available at ABC Music and we have them in stock at ABC Music & Academy in Benicia CA.
See more about ABC Music at www.ABCMusicStores.com
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Join us at ABC Music Store in Benicia, CA or Livermore, CA on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm for Ladies Night and Learning To Play The Ukulele. This has been a very popular series and is a whole lot of fun for everyone.
Don't have a ukulele? No problem. We let you play one of ours until you decide you really like playing the ukulele and then we have a huge selection of quality ukuleles to choose from available in both of our stores.
See more about us at www.abcmusicstores.com
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Desert Rose Band performs "Time Between" at Takamine's 50th Birthday Celebration at the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The first of Vic Firth's video coverage of PASIC 2012!
This video features short clips from:
Steve Gadd and the Pedrito Martinez Group
Line Upon Line Percussion
Brad Dutz and Bruce Carver
Stay tuned to http://www.vicfirth.com/features/PASIC2012 for FULL PERFORMANCES AND CLINICS from all the Vic Firth artists - or "like us" on Facebook for posting announcements!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
CEO Jeff Cohen and Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary visit Fender Guitars in this history making episode for Voyage-Air. A Folding Fender? Yes you saw it here! Fender has agreed to do a test of a 150 folding neck Fender guitars in 5 - 10 stores. Stay Tuned!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Now in the Livermore store, ABC Music Source & Academy, Tested by THE Matt Troubador. http://www.abcmusicstores.com. Livermore store facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ABCMusicSource?ref=ts&fref=ts
Friday, November 9, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Bolero by Maurice Ravel, performed by Michael Munzert, Germany on a pBone (plastic trombone) with standard plastic mouthpiece. Sound recorded with Zoom H2n, video with iPhone 4. The Bolero practice-midi you can find here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETGJkqYxOQg. A little reverb was added in this video for concert-atmosphere, but no other modifications were made (no cuts, Midi and Trombone were recorded live, together with video). Michael Munzert resides in Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Who doesn't love a drum solo? Yeah!
Kenny Aronoff performs for us during our shoot for the Vic Firth Factory Tour DVD! Check out other performances from your favorite Vic Firth artists at: http://www.vicfirth.com/tour/
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Robin Everhart, bass player for the amazing rock band the Rival Sons graced us with a funny and entertaining interview here are our factory. If you haven't heard the Rival Sons you should check them out as soon as you can. The Rival Sons are doing very well in Europe with headline tours and festivals and they are looking to break into the U.S. market soon so keep a lookout for them on your FM dial and on iTunes.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
For more information on the MXR Bass effect pedals seen here, please visit:
DUNLOPTV - MARCUS MILLER
Studio great, engaging performer, composer, arranger, producer...all around amazing guy Marcus Miller took time before a recent sound check at the SF Jazz Festival to talk to DunlopTV about his life, music, and general approach to using effects in a very tasteful and compositional manner.
Marcus was also good enough to play for us and give us some examples of some of the pedals on his board.
The MXR design team had players such as Marcus in mind when the MXR Bass Innovations line came about, and it goes without saying that Dunlop is incredibly proud that these pedals have gotten Mr. Miller's "stomp" of approval and that they meet his high standards of musicality and tone.
For more information on Marcus Miller's tour and recordings, please visit: