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    History of the Synthesizer, Part 2

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    Yamaha Guitars at 2022 NAMM: A Preview

    A look ahead at what will be on the show floor.

    Focus on the Focus Switch

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    Top 10 Bass Effects

    Spice up your sound with these sonic embellishments.

    Spotlight on Second-Generation Yamaha Revstar Guitars

    These great guitars have gotten even better.

    How to Set Up Your Bass

    Keep your bass in top playing condition with these three simple steps.

    10 Best Turntable Moments in the Movies

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    20 Best Movie Scores of the Last 20 Years

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    Dedication to the Craft

    Tina Guo on staying true to her creative convictions.

    Going Electric

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    What Is a Fractional Size Violin?

    There is a violin that’s sized right for you.

    Five Benefits of Joining School Orchestra

    Give your child the opportunity of a lifetime.

    How to Prepare Your Child for School Orchestra

    Navigating the first journey into musicianship.

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