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How To Assist Your Child's Learning With The Right Piano

There are tonnes of studies and articles about the benefits of children learning music. Music can play a big part in a child’s development – from memory to patience, plus helping with cognitive and social skills. Music is a universal language that can benefit anyone and everyone, regardless of background and age. So, you’ve decided to get your child started in learning a musical instrument. Congratulations! There are many instruments to choose from. Strings, woodwind, brass, percussion….but unless your child has a strong preference to play a particular instrument, I feel that learning a keyboard instrument is a great place…

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Exploring The Hidden Powers Of The Katana Guitar Amp

With its ultra-responsive feel, gig-ready tones, and versatile onboard effects, the affordable BOSS Katana series is taking the guitar amplifier world by storm. By design, all Katana amps feature an instantly familiar interface that makes it easy to dial in and save great sounds on the fly. But there’s even more power under the hood,…

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BOSS Tuners: A Lesson in Fine-Tuning

If you’re a musician and have been around for a while, chances are you’ve seen or owned a BOSS Tuner. Maybe you’ve come across one of the pocket tuners or perhaps you’re that guitarist who starts your effects chain with one of BOSS’ classic white stompboxes (which might even be the most important piece of gear…

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The Clean Legacy of the Roland Jazz Chorus

An electric guitar played through an amplifier is a fantastic combination. Capable of volume, tone and of course, distortion, the amplifier is undoubtedly as much a part of the player’s sound as their instrument is. Contributed by Byron Struck for Roland Corporation Australia If you’re a guitar player, chances are you’ll have one of a…

  BOSS Talk

Shades of Time – What The BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay Can Do For You

The BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay is BOSS’ flagship, multi-mode delay pedal. With exceptional sound quality and customisable flexibility, the DD-500 is an absolute powerhouse of a delay, able to handle practically any delay-related task you assign to it. The core of the DD-500’s gigantic flexibility is the varied delay modes available for selection, accessible via…

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One Delay To Rule Them All – BOSS DD-500

BOSS delay pedals are legendary in the world of stompboxes. From the classic analog delay of the DM-2 Delay, to the world’s first digital delay pedal in the DD-2 Digital Delay and through to today with the unique TE-2 Tera Echo, BOSS have continually provided artists with delay pedals that deliver exceptional results. Guitar players,…

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Amp Up Your Ukulele

The ukulele, which has never lost its popularity since its introduction by Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii in the late 1800s, is a continual best seller in Australian music stores. At Roland, we have several staff who play ukulele in many different styles and we realized that several of our new amplifiers are ideal for many…

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Tones in Time – 70s Rock

Rock music owes a lot to the 1970s. This was the era of dramatic shifts in the sound of Rock. It was when huge, loud amplifiers ruled, when new genres began to bubble away and when innovation and adventurous concepts helped to move Rock into previously unexplored territory. While there were some amazing albums released…

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Tones in Time – 60s Rock

The 1960s is undoubtedly one of the most beloved decades for music. It was during this time that some of the most influential bands in history were formed, releasing albums and songs that still resonate to this day. While the 1960s produced a huge scope of music, we’ll focus mostly in this article on Rock,…

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BOSS CP-1X – COMPRESSION REIMAGINED

A stompbox effect staple, compressor pedals have managed to carve out their own certain niche in the guitar playing community. When used for specific genres, they suit some players perfectly. Country musicians for example, who play those awesome chicken-pickin’ or bluegrass kind of licks discovered the benefits of using a stompbox compressor decades ago. The…

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Synth Bass for Bass Players – Part 2

In Synth Bass for Bass Players, Part 1, we talked about how doubling on synth bass can increase your opportunities to land more work in today’s music scene. We also outlined some of the important features to look for when choosing a keyboard for playing synth bass. This time, we’ll take a closer look at…