What Music does to our Brain

We all love music, but have you ever considered how music affects our brains and body?  There are ways that we react to music without realizing that it’s happening. Firstly, music affects different areas of the brain (see pic below). … Continue reading

Saxophones Rule!!!

Hello everyone!  I hope this post finds you all well.  Today we’re going to learn a little about the Saxophone, or the Sax, if you’re nasty – What is a saxophone you say?  Well, the saxophone is a family of … Continue reading

The End Of An Era!

THE END OF AN ERA! Wednesday, August 14, 2014 is the last day Mohawk Mike McAfee will be an employee of Willis Music. After 22 years, Mike is entering a different industry and going to work right down the street … Continue reading

Whoa… our best deal ever!!!

Sometimes sales get a little confusing. Your friends at Willis Music have decided we don’t like confusing sales, so we’re having a really cool, really easy one! Here’s how it works: You buy any 5 items and get the 5th … Continue reading

2014 Ky. State Fair Talent Preliminary

Are you a singer between the ages of 13 and 21? Wanna chance to win some big money and get some serious media attention? The Kentucky State Fair is proud to once again have Willis Music in Louisville is hosting … Continue reading

Make Music Day is June 21st!!

Got plans for June 21? Cancel them! Saturday the 21st is National Make Music Day and we want you to celebrate with us! We have tons of things going on that day! First, if you don’t play music, we want … Continue reading

Music Theory Terms 101

School’s out, but just for fun here’s a list of some of the musical terms you would likely learn in a Music Theory 101 class. Pitch Class – All pitches on a keyboard that have the same name Scale – … Continue reading

The Roots of Bluegrass Music

Bluegrass music as we know it today has a long history, one that many agree dates back to the 1700s and 1800s, when America experienced an influx of English, Irish and Scottish immigrants.  They settled in the Appalachian region of … Continue reading

June 3rd in Music History is…

The day the Rolling Stones launched their first ever US tour. Joining the party in 1964 were Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee, so it’s a safe bet things didn’t get too out of hand! Click the picture of the tour … Continue reading

Eight Inch Elvis & Curt Mangan Strings

Often overlooked, but an absolute requirement for guitar and bass, strings get nearly no love. Well, no love from most people. Store manager Mike McAfee & assistant manager Vinny Flick are members of Louisville’s Eight Inch Elvis, and are thrilled … Continue reading