Saturday, April 30, 2016
We have been listening to a lot of music lately in remembrance of all of the musical accomplishments of Prince Rogers Nelson. In honoring his musical innovations, our kids have been considering many instruments. In addition to lessons in piano and violin, they have now expressed interest in the trumpet. My husband is a big fan of classic jazz, so I know that there have been some very influential trumpet players. Another good thing about the trumpet is that many of the accessories are affordable. I noticed that wwbw's trumpet cases are both good quality and accessible. Thus, it is good to know that if one of our girls chooses the trumpet, both the instrument and the accessories will not necessarily break our budget.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
My oldest daughter has been studying strings for nearly an entire term. After weeks of practice, she can perform many pieces quite well. Not surprisingly, she already dreams of professional performances in front of large audiences. My cousin, who is a professional bass player, only encourages her dreams. Then there are also products like the Line 6 Firehawk 1500. She sometimes peruses trade journals and websites looking for high-end professional equipment. She is absolutely mesmerized by the Firehawk, which appears o be an incredible piece of equipment. It is hard for me to even imagine the sheer power behind a 1500 watt amplifier. It must be a sight to behold and to hear.