Well it's that time of year again and Avalon Music is pleased to annouce that C.F. Martin Day is coming on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Our awesome Martin rep Larry Barnwell and Martin guitar guru Richard Starkey will be with us. There will be FREE acoustic guitar restringing event from 11 am - 3 pm, and then a FREE clinic and Steel String Showdown with Larry and Richard starting at 6 pm.
You won't find twp people with more collective knowledge about the history of C.F. Martin or the making and sound of Martin guitars anywhere - or have more fun with two very entertaining bluegrass guys.
Mark the date and times on your calendar. In the meantime, check out Martin guitars at Avalon Music and at the C.F. Martin website. You don't want to miss C.F. Martin Day at Avalon Music!
Avalon Music is very pleased to bring you a harmonica clinic with Mitch Michkiosky on Wednesday, September 28, at 6 pm, at Avalon Music. Whether you're like most of us and have always wanted to play "the harp" - or if your already able to grab a harmonica and join a jam, Mitch will be informative and entertaining. Some of the topics will be the history of the harmonica, styles of harmonica music and playing, how your embouchure it relates to your tone, lip pursing vs. tongue blocking, proper grip and use of hands, effects techniques, and using dynamics.
Mitch will also talk about gear - choosing the correct harmonica for your style and your band's music, playing with other musicians, choosing keys, and using mics and amplifiers.
Whew! This is going to be one information packed clinic! We'll be providing more information as we get closer to the date about door prizes and our co-sponsors - and to let you know what key of harmonica you might want to bring to the clinic.
In the meantime, please let us know if you're coming by emailing or calling the store at 509.663.7300. This will be one fun evening!
Come hear the fabulous Paul Hanson at Avalon Music on May 17 and see what he can do with Roland and Boss gear! Make sure you call and reserve a seat. This will be an awesome clinic!
Great news! Avalon Music is pleased to announce a C.F. Martin guitars clinic for Tuesday, March 2 at 6:00 pm.
We're bring back Martin rep Larry Barnwell and his sidekick, clinician Richard Starkey on their way back from the Wintergrass Festival. Richard has worked as the resident player, technician and guitar setup expert at C. F. Martin & Co. for over 8 years. His clinics include a historical overview of the Martin Guitar Company throughout its 177 year lifetime. There will be lots of picking and singing by Larry and Richard in a wide range of styles.
Avalon Music will have special pricing for all Martin guitars during the day and a free restringing clinic for steel string acoustic guitars from 11 am to 3 pm, as well as lots of FREE STUFF at the evening clinic!
Avalon Music will have another clinic to demonstrate the incredible Bose L1 series of portable, cylindrical array speakers on Tuesday, December 1 at Avalon Music from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Product specialist Mark Chipuer from Bose will be here to show the capabilities of the Model 1, Model 2 and Compact models within the L1 series - gorgeous sound reproduction, even dB dispersion throughout your venue, intelligibility, feedback control, elimination of floor monitors, and ending volume wars among musicians and vocalists. These versatile speakers are being used by churches, schools and clubs throughout Central Washington with these results. Come find out why!
In the meantime, check out our product videos on the Bose L1 series. We'll see you on December 1!