Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Land of the Loops - Check out one of the coolest guitar pedals for creating ideas on the spot!

Boss RC-3 Loop Station Pedal

There are variations on this model with different features. This is the newest and most compact model. Browse other Boss Loop Pedals and email elliot@rhapsodymusicschool.com with questions or suggestions.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Great Beginner Ukulele

I teach with this same model Ukulele and love it. Several of my students play the same model. It's great for kids or adults. Don't forget to order a case and a tuner. I recommend the Snark brand tuners I have listed at the bottom of the post.

Need a keyboard at home?

Check out these steals on an 88 key keyboard. If you don't already have a stand I'd recommend the suggested package that comes with a keyboard stand and bench. Alesis 88 Key Williams Legato 88 Key

Monday, September 12, 2016

Great Starter Pack for your first electric guitar!


A great playing and sounding strat with everything you need to start today.
There's no easier and more affordable way to get started on electric guitar than this value-filled Squier set. Opening this box opens a whole new musical future for you, with a great-sounding, cool-looking and easy-playing Affinity Strat guitar, a compact 10-watt Fender Frontman 10G amp to plug it into and all the accessories you need, including an electronic tuner, instructional DVD, gig bag, cable, strap and picks.

Squier Affinity Strat is available in Black and Brown Sunburst, and features three singing, sparkling single-coil pickups on a classic single-ply white pickguard, rock-solid bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, skirted white control knobs and a sharp new gold-and-black Squier headstock logo. Fender Frontman 10G amp features custom-voiced built-in overdrive for natural grit and adjustable gain control that rocks guitar tones from tube-emulated overdrive to full-strength ultra-saturated distortion (perfect for blues, metal and the famous Fender clean tone), along with volume, treble and bass controls, 6" Special Design speaker, closed-back design for heavier bass response, auxiliary input and headphone jack, and classic black panel/skirted knob/silver grille cloth looks.

You get guitar, amp, accessories and instruction all at once, and more than ever it's everything you need to Stop Dreaming and Start Playing!

  • Affinity Series Strat Electric Guitar
  • 3 single-coil pickups
  • 5-way pickup switching
  • Solid hardwood body
  • 21-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Die-cast chrome tuners
  • Fulcrum tremolo bridge
  • Fender Frontman 10G
  • Type: Solid state
  • Output: 10 watts into 8 ohms
  • Ohms: 8 ohms
  • Speakers: 1-6" Fender Special Design Speaker
  • 2-Band EQ
  • Headphone jack
  • Auxiliary input for CD, tape, or drum machine
  • Closed back
  • Blackface styling with silver grille cloth
  • Also includes:
  • Instrument cable
  • Electronic guitar tuner
  • Instructional DVD
  • Gig bag
  • Guitar strap

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Find all the music gear you'll need using Rhapsody Music School's Amazon Portal and help out your school at the same time!

It's hard to always know what the best gear is at a good price. To help you find what you need while managing a busy schedule you can check back to the Rhapsody blog for suggestions on any kind of music gear you might need. If you don't see what you're looking for contact us and I will add it to the blog! Please use our Amazon portal for all your shopping needs help Rhapsody get a little support!

These Snark tuners are great and affordable! They were great with pretty much any instrument as they operate by vibrations from sounds and don't require any additional equipment such as instrument cables, etc. Just clip it on, turn it on and start tuning.

Friday, March 18, 2016

FREE WORKSHOP : Sampling Vinyl Records & Making Beats with Ableton Live and Push 2

Cartilage Osseux Records recording artist Moongriffin invites you to a special Music Production workshop at Rhapsody Music School in Portland, Oregon!
 Join us as we'll get deep into sampling audio from your vinyl record collection to manipulate in any way you imagine. Create your own beats, remixes, sound collages, loops, ambient creations, etc all using Ableton Live 9 and Ableton's Push2 ! 

Everyone in attendance will receive a FREE license for Intro to Ableton Live($100 value) plus swag items! Lead instructor Elliot Ross (aka Moongriffin) will sample from his own vinyl collection to create fresh organic beats in a LIVE collaboration with guest vocalist Yafe Aros!

Listen to Moongriffin & Yafe Aros on Soundcloud

RSVP REQUIRED for Attendance!
 PLEASE RSVP info@rhapsodymusicschool.com
Space is LIMITED!

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Photos by Matthew Hook