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Is It Too Late to Learn Guitar?

Is It Too Late to Learn Guitar?

Learning a new skill can be a little bit intimidating. With any new activity or hobby, you'll have to get past a learning curve. But, learning a new skill or hobby gives you a fun way to spend your time...

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Craft Great Tone With Cordial Cables

Craft Great Tone With Cordial Cables

Tone Troubles? Maybe it’s Time to Upgrade Your Cables Do the cables you use really affect your tone? In a word…absolutely! In fact, cables are a critical part of crafting great tone. It’s the old adage at work: You’re only...

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History of the Yamaha Synthesizer

History of the Yamaha Synthesizer

The Yamaha Corporation has been at the forefront of innovation in the music industry ever since it was established in 1897. The Yamaha brand is trusted by musicians around the world to produce high-quality musical instruments with exceptional sound, and they...

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How to Start Your Kids Playing Guitar

How to Start Your Kids Playing Guitar

At Bananas at Large®, our customers range from the youngest learners to people that have been playing music their entire lives. What every one of them has in common is that at some point, they made the decision to follow their...

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Comparing Transacoustic Yamaha Guitars: FG vs. FS

Comparing Transacoustic Yamaha Guitars: FG vs. FS

Yamaha launched its TransAcoustic series of acoustic guitars in 2016 with the release of the LL-TA and LS-TA models. The two guitars were immediate successes, winning the "Best in Show" award at the Summer 2016 NAMM and being named "Best...

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Bananas At Large® Is On The Move

Bananas At Large® Is On The Move

Northern California’s Oldest and most Prestigious Musical Instrument Store is Relocating! San Rafael, CA: After over 40 years, Bananas At Large® is moving to a new location. We have found a new home. We will move from our current downtown location,...

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Finding Your Perfect Pick

Finding Your Perfect Pick

A pick may be the smallest part of your guitar rig, but as the most direct connection between you and your instrument, its importance easily outweighs its diminutive size. In this post, we provide a brief overview of the differences...

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MIDI Explained

MIDI Explained

Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) has played a role in performance and production since its introduction in the early 1980s. Today, a basic understanding of MIDI is essential if you want to record at home or in the studio, and it's highly...

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Acoustic Guitars for Beginners

Acoustic Guitars for Beginners

The guitar is a versatile and fun instrument to learn how to play. A lot of people who decide that they want to learn how to play the guitar choose the acoustic guitar as a starter. The acoustic is great...

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What Are In-Ear Monitors?

What Are In-Ear Monitors?

In-ear monitors are a helpful piece of equipment for performers and music producers. They are very similar to earbuds and allow musicians to hear themselves play — or mixes of vocals and instrumentals — and to block out ambient noise. These...

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