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This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Music
Here are some great gift ideas from Yamaha.
Yamaha at The Met
Interactive learning with unique instruments.
Making Connections Through Music
How a sense of community helped one young drummer find his way.
A Guide to Parent Resources for Beginning Band and Orchestra
Looking to introduce your child to music? Here are the answers to your questions.
Yamaha NAMM 2023 Recap
A memorable show for both products and performances.
Back to School Instrument Guide
Inspirational and practical music products for students.
Sara Davis Buechner Finds Pride Through Music
On achieving lofty goals and remaining true to one’s self.
Yamaha Products at 2023 NAMM
Here are some of the new Yamaha products that debuted on the show floor this year.
Breakthroughs: A History of Yamaha Product Announcements at NAMM
Decades of innovation on display.
Seraph Brass and the Next Generation of Female Wind Players
Yamaha trumpet artist Mary Elizabeth Bowden on founding the all-women group.
Women of NAMM
An organization dedicated to increasing female representation in the music industry.
Eric Wortham Takes the Stage
Adele’s accompanist talks about what it takes to prepare for working with A-list artists.
How To Write A Love Song
It’s not as hard as you may think.
Honoring Black Composers
Innovators whose music has brought so much joy to so many millions.
10 Ways to Jump-Start Your Songwriting
A New Year’s guide to re-inspiration.
New Year’s Resolutions for Musicians
Here are seven ways to improve your chops and expand your musical horizons.
The Unlikeliest Places
Finding inspiration where you least expect it.
Yes, There Is Such a Thing As Silent Practice
How to keep things quiet when there’s a budding musician in the house.
Top Gifts to Encourage Your Child’s Love of Music
Here are some great ways to instill a passion for music.
Write Like Nobody’s Listening
Dancing alone in a room and the songwriting equivalent.
Bethany Robinson: Education As Foundation
Inspiring a new generation of music makers with jazz bass fundamentals.
The beauty of creating face to face.
Music and The Brain
Here’s why music is good for both your health and your emotional well-being.
What Is Bedroom Pop?
Learn about the sound, history and top practitioners of this fast-growing genre.
The Healing Power of Music
Sometimes music is the best medicine.
Staying Inspired When You’re Creatively Spent
Break through the logjam by throwing kinetic pebbles.
Pomp and Circumstance
How one teacher changed my world.
Testing the Water
How to trust its creative powers.
Yamaha Products at 2022 NAMM
Here are some of the exciting new Yamaha products you’ll find on the show floor.
Empowered Expression: An Interview with Adam Tendler
Yamaha Artist Adam Tendler shares his career journey and coming out story for Pride Month.
Musical Instruments Across Asia and the Pacific Islands
Celebrate AAPI heritage by learning about these instruments.
Never a Dull Moment
The benefits of boredom.
On a Clear Day You Can Create Forever
Life hacks to burn through the fog.
Respect: Honoring the Great Woman Songwriters of Our Time
They formed the soundtrack of my life.
The Music and Work of Omar Thomas
This Yamaha Master Educator is forging new trails in jazz and classical composition.
A Song for You
Sharing your love through music.
The Power of the Placeholder
Dummy lyrics aren’t actually so dumb.
Holiday Sheet Music and Software Buying Guide
Ready to get into the holiday spirit? We’ve got you covered.
Top Stocking Stuffers
Affordable gift ideas for the musician or music lover in your life.
Encouragement is the best present you can give.
Ultimate Buying Guide
Luxury gift suggestions for the musician or music aficionado in your life.
Songs of Thanks
Getting in touch with our gratitude.
How Humor Can Help Improve Your Playing
When it comes to music, it’s important to laugh.
Using music to go within.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Soundscapes Through Time
Three Yamaha artists on how their Latin American musical roots influenced their careers.
Bringing the Joy of Music to the Hard of Hearing
Meet the inventor of machines that allow music to be seen, not just heard.
Creativity is anything but still.
So Your Child Wants to Play Strings
How to get your child started on violin, viola, cello or upright bass.
So Your Child Wants to Play Brass
How to get your son or daughter started on trumpet, trombone, baritone horn or euphonium.
Don’t Resist Resistance
Overcoming creative obstacles.
So Your Child Wants to Play a Woodwind
Here’s what you need to know to get your son or daughter started on saxophone, clarinet or flute.
Six Ways Music Can Improve Your Life
Music can be a tool to help you exercise, meditate or even face your fears.
Writing When Nobody’s Watching
Open the door for someone and set their inner songwriter free.
Summer NAMM 2021 Preview
Here are some of the exciting Yamaha products on display.
Pride Month Special: Breaking Barriers
Three Yamaha artists discuss their LGBTQ+ identity and experience.
How to Find (and Stay on) Your Own Unique Path
Six ways to help you hone and maintain your musical identity.
Light My Fire
Ten ways to rekindle a creative flame.
Cultures in Harmony: The Heritage of Asian American Pacific Islander Music
How three artists weave their cultures into their music to bring communities together.
Nobody Does It Better
What is YOUR superpower?
The History of Musical Genres, Part 6: Rap and Hip-Hop
When poetry jumped on the beat.
Transforming musical instruments into works of art.
A Musician’s Guide to Getting Your Work Out There, Part 2
More practical tips for achieving your career goals.
Collaborating with Your Dreams
Lucid dreaming can lead to creative breakthroughs.
A Musician’s Guide to Getting Your Work Out There, Part 1
A practical guide to achieving your career goals.
Music Direction in the Digital Age
Jason Halbert of the Kelly Clarkson Show Band takes a fresh approach.
If your piano could talk …
Reflections on Black History in Music
Three Yamaha artists on their musical influences and hopes for the music industry.
Mind Over Music
The power of creative affirmations.
The History of Musical Genres, Part 5: Pop, Rock ’n’ Roll and Rock
The songs that make us sing and dance.
NAMM 2021 Highlights
Here are some of the exciting new product announcements from Yamaha.
Into the Light
A song worth writing … even if nobody ever hears it but you.
The History of Musical Genres, Part 4: R&B and Soul
Providing the backbeat to everyday life.
Chuck Leavell: A Life In Music and Conservation
The grounding influence of working the land.
Making the Perfect Creative Space
Go to your room!
The History of Musical Genres, Part 3: Country Music
Folk music from the heartland.
How Low Can You Go?
These are the bassiest of bass instruments.
Michael Tilson Thomas: Celebrating an American Icon
An illustrious career, an unparalleled musical legacy.
A Conversation with Beth Nielsen Chapman
Art is our way through.
The History of Musical Genres, Part 2: Blues and Jazz
An aural reflection of America’s melting pot.
Healing on the High Seas
An interview with Mercy Ships Director of Corporate Development Russ Holmes.
Finding My Inner Joni
Getting adventurous with some tasty tunings.
The History of Musical Genres, Part 1: Classical Music
It may be centuries old, but it’s still relevant today.
John and Paul and … Mac
Technology and creativity.
Music Equals Hope
An inspiring message from an inspired artist.
Wearing Many Hats
Embracing your inner techie.
The Saddest of All Keys
To Dm or not to Dm?
Focus Like A Laser
Shine a light and shoot for the moon.
Writing for TV and Film
The process is anything but free-form.
The Difference Between a Writer and an Author
Are you willing to chip away at what you create?
Choosing the right instrument is key.
Zen and the Art of Making Music
Be open to not knowing.
Lyric or Vibe?
What draws you to a song first?
In My Room
We all need a place of positivity.
Sounds of Resilience: An Interview With Dr. Barry Bittman
How musical expression reduces the impact of stress.
Music Is Life: Michael McDonald, Bob James and Jon McLaughlin
Three pianists share the impact music has had on their lives.
A Musical Message of Healing
Voices that speak without words.
Reconnecting With Your Creative Self
Your new favorite collaborator may be the one who was there from the very beginning.
We Can’t All Be Isaac Newton
But we can try to follow his example.
Top Five Irish Artists
Four of them will come as no surprise … but the fifth one probably will.
The Pleasure / Pain Principle
Where do our best songs come from?