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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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Most Popular Recording Microphones

Most Popular Recording Microphones

When you're in the studio, your goal is to record the best quality music you can. While you're recording, the microphone you're using can play a big part in that quality. We've put together a list of Six of the...

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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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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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