A Holiday Gift Guide for Drums

Sourcing for a great drums’ paraphernalia or books for your drummer friends or family? Check out our latest gift catalog for drums, curated by Liberty Park Music’s very own drum instructor, Brendan Bache. We give you AWESOME options to surprise your family & friends! Mapex Tornado 5 Piece Drum Kit Royal Blue If you are feeling generous this Christmas, get the Mapex Tornado 5-piece drum kit for your kids, or spouse!. It’s a perfect beginner drum kit with 5 drums, 2 cymbals and more for less than £300. Gift Here Istanbul Mehmet Samatya Cymbal Set 1 With this reasonably priced, … Read more

A Holiday Gift Guide for Guitar

The holiday season is coming and some of us may still be searching frantically for awesome gift ideas. Members at Liberty Park Music have asked our talented instructors for a few suggestions, thus we have created a gift catalog! In this guitar gift guide, we assembled a list from our guitar teacher – Ze – to present the best gifting options: found on Amazon or direct websites! Thalia Capo 200 A guitar capo essentially allows the player to execute a music piece in a different key. This stunningly beautiful capo, designed by Thalia, keeps the guitar in tune with interchangeable … Read more

Which Piano Is Right For You – Grand or Upright?

“There is no such thing as a bad piano, just bad pianists,” My teacher in undergrad used to tell me this over and over again. To some extent this is true: a great pianist should be able to make even the shyest of pianos sing. There are videos of professionals on Youtube making the most beat-up street pianos sound good. However, I personally believe that for strong growth and proper development, a student must have access to a good quality instrument. If we take a student who is still learning, and we provide them with only a terrible instrument, growth … Read more

Top 10 Pianos for the Cool (and Rich)

If you were a pianist with a few extra bucks to spare and a taste for the extraordinary, you’d want to purchase a piano that not only sounds good, but also makes a statement with its individuality. In this article, we introduce 10 super cool pianos, with out-of-this-world wacky designs, unparalleled elegance, and mind-blowing concepts. These are works of art that you might aspire to own one day. 1) Yoshiki’s Kawai CR-40A Crystal Piano It’s no exaggeration for Japanese piano manufacturer Kawai to claim that its transparent CR40-A grand pianos adorn every room with unsurpassed beauty and are deserving to … Read more

Acoustic vs Electric Drum Kits

Electric drum kits have burst onto the drum kit market in a massive way. Many beginners look for electric kits when buying their first drum kit, both for their reduced volume and often smaller size. There is also a large demand for electric drum kits for drummers who play predominantly electronic music. The wide array of digital sounds available, and the ease with which sounds can be changed makes electric drum kits suitable for styles of music which require more than just a traditional drum set configuration (bass drum, snare drum, tom toms and cymbals). This article will explore the … Read more

Clear or Coated? Thick or Thin? A Guide to Buying Drum Heads.

Your choice of drum heads is equally important as your choice of drum kit. Good quality drum heads can completely transform the sound of your kit and you have a plethora of options when buying drum heads. This article will provide you with all the information you need to decide on a set of drum heads that suits your style of play. Brands Unlike the number of drum kit and cymbal manufacturers, that of highly respected drum head manufacturers is small. While there are a number of good quality local drum head manufacturers (such as Code in the U.K.), the … Read more

Guide to Piano Care & Tuning

At a glance… 1. Reasons why pianos go out of tune 2. Importance of tuning your piano 3. When you must tune your piano 4. How often you must tune your piano 5. Prices 6. DIY Piano Tuning 7. Care for your piano What is the importance of piano tuning? When should I tune my piano? Is piano tuning really necessary? If you’re a pianist or intending to purchase a piano, you’ve most likely asked yourself these questions a couple of times. Many seasoned pianists don’t give much thought to these questions and simply have their pianos tuned twice a … Read more

How do I choose the right musical instrument for my child?

If you’re reading this, you’re likely a parent who’s concerned (and rightly so) about choosing the right instrument for your child. While the key to mastery of an instrument lies in copious amounts of practice, you and your child could have a much easier and more enjoyable time learning music if you help him or her select a more suitable instrument. In this article, we share some tips to choose the best instrument for your child by considering age, physical features, personality, instrument popularity, interest, and your financial position. Age With age comes increased physical strength and height. Both of these … Read more

How To Choose The Right Piano

Getting yourself a new piano is an exciting decision and, as a fellow musician, I’m happy for you! But before you can embark on your musical journey, you have to choose the right piano, which can be a real headache. There is a wide array of pianos, but which one should you buy? This article discusses the factors to consider and the things to look out for when you are buying a new piano. The first step is to decide between a digital and an acoustic piano. If you want to learn more about the differences between the two pianos, … Read more

Electric, Classical, and Acoustic Guitars: What Are The Differences?

At a glance… 1. Strings 2. Sound production 3. Genres 4. Shape and size 5. Feel and suitability 6. Price One of the first questions I get from people who are looking to pick up the guitar is, “what is the difference between a classical, acoustic, and electric guitar? And which one should I choose for my first guitar?” It really all comes down to what you would like to accomplish with the instrument and your personal preference for genre of music, sound, feel of the instrument, and of course, price. No arbitrary rule states that, for example, all beginners … Read more