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Be My Valentine. Duets That Rock Our Musical World

“Love is in the air, everywhere you look around. Love is in the air, every sight and every sound…”   You may recognise those two lines as the opening lyrics to Paul Young’s, Love Is In The Air. And if you don’t, you soon will! This is the time of year when people start humming love songs in lifts and supermarket queues. Shops dig out their Valentine duets collections and play them on a continuous loop. The hope is clearly to seduce [...]

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Caring For Instruments – Top Tips For Touring Musos

Your musical instruments are like your children. They cost almost as much to maintain and look after, but they’re a lot less maintenance and often WAY prettier. But travelling with your instruments can be surprisingly stressful. Handing equipment over to people who often have no idea of its value or importance is, to be polite, unsettling. I regularly get to take 2 guitars in cases as well as a pedalboard on an aircraft as hand luggage, although I still have [...]

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Planning A Successful Music Festival

How To : Plan A Music Festival South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. We’re blessed with great weather, magnificent scenery, and diverse, characterful, fascinating people. These are just some of the reasons why music festivals in our awesome country are becoming more and more popular. Every year, iconic festivals such as Lush Festival, Splashy Fen, Rocking The Daisies and Oppikoppi, draw tens of thousands of free-spirited fans, ready for a long weekend of camping, [...]

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It’s Time To Blow Your Own Jupiter Trumpet!

It’s Time To Blow Your Own Jupiter Trumpet! A Jupiter trumpet is a popular choice both for beginners and more advanced players. They’re affordable, easy to carry around and have a variety of applications across a wide range of musical styles. Whether you’re in an orchestra or wind band, a jazz ensemble or are a soloist playing for pure fun and enjoyment, there’s a Jupiter trumpet to suit your needs. Learning to play a musical instrument has a host of benefits, [...]

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In Dust We Trust – It’s Oppikoppi Or Bust!

In Dust We Trust – It’s Oppikoppi Or Bust! For 23 years, revelers from all over the country have been kicking up the dust at the Oppikoppi Music festival on a remote farm near Northam in Limpopo. In the first week of October every year, this unassuming mining district transforms itself, becoming the bushveld destination of choice for thousands of sleeping bag-toting, beer bottle-waving music lovers.   Oppikoppi is officially South Africa’s longest-running music festival and is regarded by many as the [...]


What to Look For When Buying a Keyboard

  Looking To Buy A Keyboard? Here Are Some “Key” Pointers! When you’re want to buy your first keyboard, it’s often confusing to know exactly what to get. Keyboard or piano? Or do you actually want a digital piano? And what are the differences between the two? The most important fact is the following: From the smallest to the largest, they are ALL keyboard instruments. Even a Steinway concert grand is a keyboard instrument. Over the years though, taking acoustic pianos out of the [...]

Why You Should Buy Musical Instruments For Your Children This Christmas

  Give The Gift of Music this Christmas   We know. The thought of your children making your teeth itch as they screech their way through a violin solo is not pleasant. Neither is having to face your elderly neighbor at 6 am on a Sunday morning when he comes round to complain about the continuous and very loud, drumming emanating from your child’s bedroom. However, there are numerous and well-documented advantages of introducing your children to the joys of playing music [...]

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Rocking The Daisies – Where Flower Power Meets Music With A Message

Rocking The Daisies – Where Flower Power Meets Music With A Message   Four days. It doesn’t sound like much, but for thousands of music fans across South Africa, it is everything! Because for those four days every year, the Rocking The Daisies Music and Lifestyle Festival takes over the Cloof Wine Estate in Darling in the Western Cape. Since it was first launched 12 years ago, “Daisies” has evolved into South Africa’s best-loved music festival. With 25 000 people attending the [...]

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The 8 Strangest Musical Instruments In The World

Discover 8 Of the World’s Strangest Musical Instruments If you’re lucky enough to have seen the incredible musical Stomp, you’ll know that it’s possible to make some kind of music with pretty much anything. Brooms, metal dustbin lids, plastic waste storage drums….in the magical hands of the Stomp cast, they are all instruments. Even if you haven’t seen Stomp, but you have a small child, you’ll know that music really is all around us. Give a toddler a wooden spoon and [...]


Dan Patlansky Guitar Weekends – December 2017

BOOK YOUR SPOT TODAY AT DAN PATLANSKY GUITAR WEEKENDS – LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE! The DAN PATLANSKY GUITAR WEEKENDS are back in December 2017 for the last opportunity  this year to eat, breathe and play guitar with #4 best rock guitarist in the world, as voted by Total Guitar Magazine UK, DAN PATLANSKY. Voted #1 in the world twice by Blues Rock Review USA, the only artist to receive this accolade twice, you will find no better teacher than this guitar virtuoso and this is your chance to spend 3 days living guitar [...]

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Legendary Jazz Drummer Bernice Boikanyo to tour Africa

Bernice Boikanyo’s Afro-Groove Master Tour In association with Concerts SA, legendary jazz drummer Bernice Boikanyo will be touring Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa, while collaborating with local A-list musicians and imparting workshops. Better known as ‘The Groove Master’ in the music circles, Boikanyo will start his musical tour on the 2nd November, when he will be jetting off to Tanzania for rehearsals with his local band, to perform and do workshops at Karibu Music Festival. The Afro-Groove Master Tour 2017 will continue when he comes back home to perform [...]

Marshall Music’s Annual Musical Instrument Sale

Marshall Music’s Annual Musical Instrument Sale is here, and it’s bigger than ever! It’s almost time for our Annual Musical Instrument Sale and we are just bursting at the seems to tell you about the great deals we have put together for you! To celebrate our love for all things music, we’ve taken up to 40 and 50% off all your favorite musical brands and instruments online and in-store. Expect great bundle deals, once in a lifetime specials and all the cheap [...]

The Only Guide To Buying A Guitar You’ll Ever Need!

Take a guess as to the Number One reason most people never learn to play a musical instrument. They don’t want to? Nope. They don’t have to time? Wrong again. They lack the confidence? Okay, stop guessing – we’ll give you the answer. The absolute main, Numero Uno reason why most people never learn a musical instrument is cost. It’s sad but true. Just think about how much even the most humble piano costs.   This is why guitars are just [...]

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The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute Show

“Music is for every single person that walks the planet” – Robert Plant Robert Plant is rumored to sometimes sing notes only dogs can hear, while Jimmy Page’s shredding skills have inspired generations to pick up an axe and start practicing – Who better to pull off the ultimate tribute show than some of SA’s Rock n Roll legends! Join us as we pay tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all Time – Led Zeppelin. For one night [...]

Leigh Stephens – The Original Guitar Man

“Who draws the crowd, who plays so loud? Baby, it’s the Guitar Man.” This line from Billy Joel’s famous song could well have been written about Leigh Stephens, who according to Rolling Stone, was “shredding eardrums with the psychedelic-blues trio Blue Cheer before heavy metal had a name. The group bragged of being the loudest in the world, and Stephens’ molten solos epitomise Sixties rock at its most untethered and abandoned.” “Loud” seems to be the impression a lot of people [...]

Fender South Africa Invites You To The Fender Roadshow 2017 Ft Dan Patlansky & Robin Gallagher

What To Expect at The Fender Roadshow 2017 Fender South Africa invites you to experience this unique and interactive event in an intimate environment. This is the perfect opportunity to see, hear and play the latest Fender guitars and amps, including a selection of the finest Fender products, Custom Shop models, and other Fender Family guitars. During a one hour session, Global Fender Clinician, Robin Gallagher, and internationally acclaimed local legend, Dan Patlansky, will put a ton of new gear to the test [...]