The Basics of Electric Bass Guitars

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The Basics of Electric Bass Guitars

If you’ve decided you want to give the bass guitar a try, then you’re in store for a fun and funky journey ahead.  The bass guitar can help drive a song, and adds a more dynamic and flavourful sound to any genre of music.  It’s a great instrument for any beginner looking to get their start in music, or for anyone looking to add a new rhythm instrument to their repertoire.  And as bass player Thundercat would say, once you choose the bass, the bass chooses you.  So, what do you need to know before buying your first bass guitar?...

Killer Keyboards For Beginner Musicians

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Killer Keyboards For Beginner Musicians

When it comes to starter instruments, you really can’t go wrong with the keyboard. It can help teach you invaluable skills that will help you if you ever decide to branch out into other instruments later on.  Learning to play the keyboard and read sheet music is going to set you up for success later down the road, and comes with a whole heap of other benefits for you.  There are a whole lot of things to take into consideration when it comes to buying a keyboard, including sound quality, your goals as a musician, and your general budget.  To...

Equipment You Need To Record Music At Home

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Equipment You Need To Record Music At Home

So you want to record your music at home… How exciting! We love seeing all the amazing things that our customers are doing with their music.  We live in an amazing world where it’s easy to share and express our love for music with each other, and there is a constantly growing community of talented musicians putting themselves out there.  If you’re looking to record music at home, this guide will help you reach that goal.  Start With The Basics!  Whether this is just a fun hobby for you, or you’re hoping to eventually turn it into something more, it’s...

How To Clean Your Drum Kit & Cymbals

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How To Clean Your Drum Kit & Cymbals

Let’s be real with each other, cleaning is boring. It’s just one of those annoying things you have to do if you want to have nice things.  This includes that shiny drum kit that you probably spent a decent chunk of change on. If you want to keep playing and have a good clean sound, then you need to be taking care of your equipment.  You gotta clean any of the gunk before you can start to feel the funk. So without further ado, let’s go through how to keep your drums and cymbals squeaky clean.  Another one bites the...

Our Guide To Schecter Electric and Bass Guitars

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Our Guide To Schecter Electric and Bass Guitars

It’s always an exciting day when we get a shipment of brand new guitars, and our latest arrival is a delightful selection of Schecter guitars. Schecter was founded in 1976, but only became popular in their own right in the 1990’s and onwards. They’ve built some incredibly reliable, innovative and premium quality guitars. These guitars have been used by many guitar players, including Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Pete Townshend (The Who), Matt Bellamy (Muse), and Eddie Vender (Pearl Jam).  They’ve created a long line of electric guitars and basses that feature outstanding tone, performance and aesthetics that have made them...

Guitars You Need To Add To Your Collection in 2022

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Guitars You Need To Add To Your Collection in 2022

As avid guitar lovers, we all know that just one guitar isn’t enough to truly satisfy the itch, and soon you find yourself hoarding guitars like a dragon on a pile of gold.  With so many amazing and unique styles and colours, it’s hard to stop at just one. Which is why we’re happy to feed the addiction with some of the coolest guitars around.  We like to think of our shop as a guitarists paradise, and when you walk through the door you’ll understand exactly why. We have a massive range of electric, acoustic and bass guitars to suit...

How Important Are Music Books and Who Needs Them?

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How Important Are Music Books and Who Needs Them?

If you’re looking for a quick and easy yes or no answer to this question, then I’m sorry to disappoint you, there is no simple answer.  For many people, music is something that is so deeply ingrained in them, that it feels like you can’t possibly teach someone that passion and heart through a book. For others, books are an essential tool that allows them to perfect their craft and share this with others.  So do you need to use a music book to become a great musician? No. Can music books be an essential tool to helping people hone...

Why You Should Shop With Shake it Up Music

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Why You Should Shop With Shake it Up Music

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of walking into a music shop and seeing the walls lined with different instruments, all sparkling and ready to play.  If you’ve ever visited the Shake it Up Music shop, you’d know straight away that there is something truly special about this 3 story megastore.  We pride ourselves on serving our community, and working closely with musicians and schools, to help bring the best customer service and instruments.  So, if you’re looking for the best Sunshine Coast music shop, then look no further than Shake It Up Music!  The Store The great part of...

Picking the right cymbals for your drum set

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Picking the right cymbals for your drum set

If you’ve just started your journey into drumming, you might not have realised how important your cymbals are.  At first glance, picking out your first set of cymbals may seem like a simple choice, right?  Your cymbals are actually really important in defining your overall sound, and after purchasing your cymbals, there’s little you can do to manipulate their sound.   There is a common drummer phrase; ‘you can tune a drum but you can’t tune a cymbal’.  Meaning, you can tune a cheap drum kit to sound great, or at least good, but you can’t tune your cymbals, which is...

Picking the Right Amp For Your Instrument

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Picking the Right Amp For Your Instrument

If you’re looking to record, perform, or just explore your music more thoroughly, then you’re probably in search of an amplifier.  Amps are a staple for guitars, bass and keyboards. Picking the right amp that is properly optimised for your instrument is important. You don’t want to end up with an amp that doesn’t work well with your bass, or an amp that doesn’t suit your style or genre of music.  There are many different things to consider, so this blog will help guide you through the process of choosing an amp, and explore the different options available.  What Are...

What Is the Best Electric Guitar?

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What Is the Best Electric Guitar?

What is the best electric guitar? It’s a bit of a loaded question, that doesn’t really have one true answer.  As always with music, it’s going to come down to your personal tastes and style. What you think is the best electric guitar ever made, could be completely different to what someone else believes.  But with the enormous range of electric guitars available, it can be difficult to decide where to even start.  To help you get more acquainted with these beautiful instruments, we’ve created this guide on some of the best electric guitars available.  Body Shape Electric guitars have...

Start the Year Right With Music Lessons Sunshine Coast

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Start the Year Right With Music Lessons Sunshine Coast

As a new year rolls in, many of us make those pesky little new year's resolutions. Whether it’s to eat healthier, exercise more or save money, often by the end of January our goals are long forgotten.  If your New Year’s resolution is to learn an instrument, get started on the right foot with lessons at the Shake It Up Music School in Nambour, Sunshine Coast.  Our school caters to students of all ages and skill levels, with music teachers for nearly every instrument.  To get you ready, here are some tips to make sure you reach your new years...

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