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...

What Do Guitar Effect Pedals Do?

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What Do Guitar Effect Pedals Do?

Guitar pedals have fondly been nicknamed stompboxes, because well, they're a little electronic box that you stomp on. Straight forward… right?  Well the nickname may be the simplest part of these little pedals. Once you start diving into the world of guitar effects you might start to get a little overwhelmed with all the different pedals and multi-effects available. There is A LOT happening, and to a novice or beginner it starts to sound like a foreign language.  So, if you’re also feeling overwhelmed, or just wanting to learn a little more, take a deep breath. We’ve got you covered....

Gift Ideas For Music Lovers and Musicians

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Gift Ideas For Music Lovers and Musicians

With the holiday season coming up, many of us are left struggling to find gift ideas for the loved ones in our lives.  So why not support the music lover or musician in your life by getting them a gift that encourages their love for music? Whether it’s a new vinyl record, a music box or even a music themed card game, there are so many options for gifts.  So whether there's a birthday, special holiday or you just want to show your appreciation, here are some great gift ideas for the music lover in your life. Headphones A nice...

Tips For Buying a Musical Instrument Online, Australia

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Tips For Buying a Musical Instrument Online, Australia

Australia is a big country, and you might not always be in the position to go in person to buy your next instrument, or your local shop might not have the glorious guitar you’ve been dreaming for.  Online music stores can be a great way to buy your guitar or any other instrument when you don’t have any other options. Shake It Up Music is not only a legendary local store on the Sunshine Coast, but we also function as an online retailer.  Our whole range of high quality instruments is available to browse and purchase at our website. With...

How to Choose the Best Beginner Ukulele

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How to Choose the Best Beginner Ukulele

You can’t deny that the little ukulele has a lot of charm, yet often we see it get pushed to the sidelines for the arguably cooler and bigger guitar.  The uke may not be associated with shredding and rocking out because of its happy tone, but it is a great beginner instrument for a lot of people. It’s typically easier to play than a traditional guitar and is a great option for children and people with smaller hands.  It can even be a bit of fun, and kind of a novelty, for an experienced guitar player to see what they...

How To Get the Most Out of Your Musical Instruments

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How To Get the Most Out of Your Musical Instruments

We love getting to see people’s faces light up when they finally decide on the perfect instrument and they get to take it home. It’s an exciting time, full of new possibilities.  But getting an instrument can also be filled with a lot of uncertainty, especially when it’s your first time looking after an instrument of your own.  To help you get the most out of your instrument, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you with practice and maintenance!  Practice Makes Perfect  It’s one of those phrases that can make you roll your eyes, but truly, practice...

Shining the Spotlight on the Best Fender Guitars

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Shining the Spotlight on the Best Fender Guitars

Fender has been manufacturing guitars for 75 years, and is the home of some of the most iconic electric guitars of the past century. Originally designed to be the working man's guitar, Fender is now known for their luxury, high quality instruments. They have guitars that are suitable for all different genres of music, from rock, country, pop, metal, blues and jazz.  Shake It Up Music has a diverse range of Fender Guitars for sale, and to celebrate their 75 years of business, we’re shining the spotlight on some of their best electric guitars and bass guitars.  Fender Noventa Stratocaster ...

Amp Up Your Music Choose the Best Amps Shop in Australia

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Amp Up Your Music  Choose the Best Amps Shop in Australia

Shake It Up Music is proud to have a wide selection of amplifiers for you to choose from.  At their base level, amplifiers are used to strengthen the weak sound from an instrument, so that it can be replicated through a loudspeaker. They help you rock out at max volume levels, giving you the best sound from your instrument.  If you are looking to record your music or perform, they are an essential part of your setup.  They can also play a big role in a musician's signature sound.  Different types of amplifiers can have different sounds, and different types...

How To Choose The Best Beginners Drum Set

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How To Choose The Best Beginners Drum Set

So you’ve begun your journey into the world of rhythm, and you’re ready to upgrade to a proper drum set, but where do you start? Drum sets consist of a lot of different parts, floor toms, crash cymbals, drum heads, kick pedals, just to name a few. They’re certainly not the most convenient things to move around with. But as the years have progressed, manufacturers have slowly begun to refine and perfect the drum set, with lighter parts that still hold all the power you want.  A basic, beginner drum kit, will consist of a kick drum, a snare drum...

How To Pick Your Guitar Accessories

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How To Pick Your Guitar Accessories

Buying a new guitar, whether you’re a new player or an old pro, is an exciting time. When you pick your new love up from the shop, or it arrives in the mail, you can’t wait to start strumming some tunes right away.  There are a lot of things to consider when you get a guitar, such as your playing style, your budget and what accessories you will need.  If you want to get the most out of your guitar, here are some of the essential guitar accessories to get you started. Guitar Strings  Guitar strings? You might be thinking...

4 Fun and Affordable Instruments To Try

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4 Fun and Affordable Instruments To Try

Playing an instrument is such a fun and rewarding experience, but sometimes it can come with a hefty price tag. We don’t want that to discourage you, because here at Shake It Up Music, we have a range of fun and affordable musical instruments to learn on.  Whether you’re a beginner looking to try something different, or an expert looking to diversify their skills, there’s something for you.   1 - The Kalimba  The kalimba, sometimes known as a thumb piano, is the modern version of the African mbira. It is a peculiar percussion instrument that consists of a wooden board...

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