The History of Christmas Carols / Happy Winter Solstice

Hello Everyone!  I hope that you are having a great holiday season so far!  Today, I thought we’d take a look at the history of christmas carols. Christmas carols really got there start in ancient Europe, but they weren’t really … Continue reading

History of the Violin

Hello all!  It is time once again for a rousing blog from Willis Music Louisville!  Today’s topic:  The Violin.   What is a violin you ask?  Well the violin, also known as a fiddle, is a string instrument, usually with … Continue reading

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