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Roland EC-10M El Cajon Mic Processor

We just opened the Roland EC-10M El Cajon mic and cajon processor, Daniel Romeiro gives us a sneak peak.  Stop in to try it out!

 

The New Ortega Horsekick Pro

New at Willis and Moeller Music is the New Ortega Horsekick Pro!  This is a great accessory for just about any musician.  Solo acoustic player?  Add hands free kick drum, tambourine, cajon, cowbell, or casaba to your song.  Great for percussionist also.  Bassist can also benefit as you’ll see in the video below.  Stop by and check one out today!

DIGITAL STOMP BOX with multiple built-in digital samples of percussion sounds that can be played on its own, as a percussive instrument, or blended with your stringed instrument signal through the output.

What The Heck is a Cajon?

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A Cajon drum is a percussion musical instrument that existed in the eighteenth century. Its origin can be traced from the slaves of Africa and Peru which makes it known worldwide.

Another theory on the origins of the drum dates back to when the Spaniards colonized the African territories and banned music. The African slaves notwithstanding the risks it would cause them kept these drums and played with them secretly. The Cajon’s were made to appear like chairs and pieces of furniture so as to conceal their true nature.

The Cajon box drum became very famous around 1850 and towards the end of that century. Musicians, particularly the Cajon players, started experimenting with the designs and features of the drum thereby causing different beats and sounds to come out of the instrument. The drum has greatly evolved since then.

This instrument is made up of wood. The front side which is called the head is made up of thin plywood. This is the part where the musician slaps the palm of his hand to make a musical sound. A hole is located on the back of the box in order to release the sound. The musical player sits on the drum and slaps the head of the Cajon situated between his legs.

Other modern versions of the Cajon Drum have features that can adjust the tones and timbres in order to produce a variety of sounds. The percussionist or drummer may also slap the sides of the box with his hands if he wants to create further sounds. These types of drums are now being widely used globally. It has been known for its versatility and style that not only percussionists are playing this instrument nowadays but other musicians as well.

Click the pic for a great cajon solo!

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Super Hit “Royals” w/ a UK Spin!

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Lorde’s award winning hit, “Royals”, gets a basketball themed makeover by these UK Wildcat fans! Click to watch.

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October- Drum & Percussion Markdown (clever Halloween references to follow)

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If you are a drummer, you know that Tri County Willis Music is quite the drummer’s paradise.  But, it is time we part ways with some of our great gear!

Every Tom, Rick, and JACK-O-LANTERN is invited to our newly set up BONEYARD of a drum floor!  CHILLING discounts and special offers on all percussion products that will make the SPINE TINGLE.  We’ve cleared the COBWEBS, chased off the BLACK CATS, and ran the BATS from behind the gongs!  Over 20 sets of drums marked down to almost nothing!  Hand percussion items at SCREECHIN’ deals!  Excellent offers on hardware, and cymbal prices that would HAUNT their manufacturers!

Just like your Trick-or-Treat candy, once it’s gone, it’s gone!  Stop in and see us!  Trade in your unwanted gear!  Call 513.671.3288 with any questions!

October- Drum & Percussion Markdown (clever Halloween references to follow)

drum1    drum2

If you are a drummer, you know that Tri County Willis Music is quite the drummer’s paradise.  But, it is time we part ways with some of our great gear!

Every Tom, Rick, and JACK-O-LANTERN is invited to our newly set up BONEYARD of a drum floor!  CHILLING discounts and special offers on all percussion products that will make the SPINE TINGLE.  We’ve cleared the COBWEBS, chased off the BLACK CATS, and ran the BATS from behind the gongs!  Over 20 sets of drums marked down to almost nothing!  Hand percussion items at SCREECHIN’ deals!  Excellent offers on hardware, and cymbal prices that would HAUNT their manufacturers!

Just like your Trick-or-Treat candy, once it’s gone, it’s gone!  Stop in and see us!  Trade in your unwanted gear!  Call 513.671.3288 with any questions!