MX Newsletter Excerpts
- Music Explorium News - 30 November 2004
MAKE YOURS A MUSICAL HOLIDAY
We've got the cool instruments you want for a jolly, music-filled
holiday! - from $1 up !
Our prices are low throughout the store and selection is wide right
We appreciate your business this year, and wish you many happy hours
of music making with your family and friends. This will be a short e-
newsletter, with just the biggest news.
The Holiday Gift Registry is available, so you can tell family and
friends what new toys you want to receive. AND empty stockings are
free for you to fill with musical gift assortments.
IN STOCK AT LAST! Meinl Woodcraft Congas Traditional rim congas for
players who want authentic Cuban tone. The shells are American Ash
with a classy light walnut stain. There is no substitute for the old-
school shell profile and traditional rim, if you want to explore the
wide range of tonal colors available in a professional quality conga.
You've got to play these, the Timbas and the used Gon Bops, all in
the same room!
Slap really crispy, easy to get that bright "crack" that cuts
through anything, and yet there is still a depth and warmth to the
Open tone brilliant, absolutely perfect, even when tuned lower than
you'd ever want to play!
Bass speaks quickly, great response. Has a strong tonal impact, yet
maintains a distinct richness of sound.
Overall You have an amazing variety of tonal qualities at your
command, at a higher-than-average volume level, and without having to
11" Quinto List $785 Our price $549
11 ¾" Conga List $800 Our price $560
12 ½" Tumba List $815 Our price $570
all three sizes list $2400 our price $1440
Wheelchair clamp - attaches firmly and holds any drum with a handle.
List $100, sale $79, and we'll throw in a free $12 converter that
will allow the clamp to hold any rod-mountable percussion! Rock and
UPCOMING Community Drum & Dance Events
LAST DRUM CIRCLE at Carrboro Century Center, Wed. Dec. 15
Facillitated drum circle starts at 7:30.
Bring percussion, or borrow ours - all levels welcome.- $3/person or
This will be our last facilitated community drum circle until Spring.
We're kickin' back from doing drum circle facilitating for awhile,
but not to cry 'cause - Hey! look what's coming . . . . .
The ArtsCenter in Carrboro is hosting a WEEKLY Community Drum Circle
starting Sunday, January 9th, 4-6 PM. Each week the ArtsCenter is
inviting drummers of all ability levels to join in an unfacilitated
drum circle. The group song will be created by all partipants, and
community members are invited to assist in leading rhythms. Bringing
your own drum is best, but a few drums will be available for loan.
Music Explorium is the sponsor of this weekly event, and one of us
will attend from time to time as well.
Staff News -
Sadly, Lee Raymond has left MX to teach more. She will continue to
pick up repairs and set up work.
Kevin Miller is working more days, and is knowledgeable about many
kinds of instruments.
JJ Kidder has taken over our synthesizer / electronics area.
Blaise, Jill, Gabe and Laurel are here to serve you as usual. And
Cathy will be here sometimes too!
"A deep silence revives the listening
and the speaking of those two
who meet on the riverbank.
Like the ground turning green in a spring wind.
Like birdsong beginning inside the egg."
- Rumi (1207-1273)
play on! - Blaise, Jill, Gabe, Cathy, Laurel, Kevin
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