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Ken Dattmore

Ken Dattmore

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Ken Dattmore currently serves as a marketing manager with Yamaha Corporation of America, where he oversees marketing, promotion and music education efforts for all Yamaha stringed instruments. He is a native New Yorker and an alumnus of Bradley University, where he obtained degrees in Music and Business. Despite a career that spans over 30 years in the string industry, his primary instruments are tuba and trombone. During his youth he marched in Drum Corps for 7 years. In his off time, you will most likely find him attending a live sporting event.

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It is inevitable in the life of every string player that they will encounter a sudden distracting buzzing sound coming from their instrument. Fixes can range from the simplest of tweaks to a major repair that requires a skilled

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Failing to recognize when your child is ready for a new violin can hinder their progress in learning a string instrument. Many factors can contribute to the need for a new instrument. Here are some signs that will let

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Perhaps you are a violinist, violist, cellist or bassist considering the world of electric strings. After deciding to “plug in,” your next question is probably: “Plug in to what?” If you’re a traditionally trained acoustically-grounded musician, the world of amplification

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Here are five fun facts about string instruments even some experienced players don’t know: 1. Violins Come in Seven Standard Sizes That’s because it’s not unusual for string players to begin at a very young age. The popular and widespread

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Every string player knows the importance of bowing, and having the right bow, in order to produce the best sound possible from their instrument. Here are six questions and answers about bows that may help you better understand the

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