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Backun Clarinets at Paige’s Music

Backun is a clarinet brand after my own heart: a respect for tradition and the past, but fearless when it comes to experimenting with new designs and new materials. Based in Vancouver, BC, Backun offers a truly incredible line of custom, professional, and intermediate clarinets. In addition to complete instruments, Backun offers a wide array of mouthpieces, bells, and barrels that can complement the existing clarinet you play.

Paige’s Music is proud to partner with Backun and launch their product in central Indiana. Through the month of December, you can audition their fine clarinets, mouthpieces, barrels, and bells.

Here is what you can request:

2020 November SuperSale at Paige’s Music

 

We go ALL OUT for the Paige’s Music Super Sale.

Here’s how this works
Visit our store Thursday, November 19 through Saturday, November 21. Draw a ticket for 5-50% off your purchase. There really are tickets for 50% off. And we do not limit savings to bargain items. Customers have literally saved THOUSANDS on everything from Buffet Clarinets to Altus flutes to Yamaha trumpets.

 

Prefer to rent? We’ve got you covered.
All tickets will give you two to four months off ANY premier instrument on our rent-to-own program. This includes intermediate and professional trumpets, trombones, saxophones, clarinets, and much more. You still get all the same great Paige’s rent-to-own benefits that made us famous. Free repair and replacement? Check. Easy exchange? Check. Easy return? Check. Early purchase discount options? Check.

 

Do you offer traditional financing? YES.
We offer special financing on Yamaha instruments. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 18 months. Minimum monthly payments required. Financing offered through Synchrony.

We offer special financing on Conn-Selmer instruments. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 12 months. Minimum monthly payments required. Financing offered through Synchrony.

Want to finance something else? Email us at sales@paigesmusic.com or call us at 800.382.1099 to speak to one of our sales associates and we will let you know what we can do!

 

Do I still get Step Up to Yamaha Rebates? YES.
All NEW Yamaha step-up wind instruments are eligible for $50 or $100 rebates depending on the specific instrument you purchase. If you purchase a new Yamaha instrument during our Super Sale, your rebate DOUBLES to $100 or $200. Official details: 4wrd.it/SUTY19.

 

Legal Stuff
* Only applies to outright purchases. Drawing is limited to one ticket per family per day. Sales staff must witness drawing. Does not apply to any previous purchases, current rentals, pay-offs, repairs, or special orders. In-person sales only. Valid from November 19-21. No rainchecks.

Step Up Your Instrument with Step Up To Yamaha 2020

 

School has been back in session for a few months. And whether you are in-person, virtual, or on a hybrid schedule, it is a great time to talk about the benefits of an upgraded instrument!  Manufacturers build student level instruments to be durable and easy to play. This is great for a new player but it can become a detriment as the individual progresses.  Some of the benefits that you gain with an upgraded instrument can include: better tone, improved range, new features and even different materials that are used when making it.

Another great time about this time of year is that it is rebate season and the most popular one is Step Up to Yamaha!  The Step Up to Yamaha rebate promotion provides great consumer offers on some of the finest quality instruments from one of the most recognizable brands in the music industry.  This is an opportunity to get a great instrument and receive either a $50 or $100 rebate back from Yamaha.

Paige’s Music is one the select few Yamaha Shokunun dealers in Indiana! That means we carry a very wide array of Intermediate, Professional, and Custom level Yamaha Instruments. This includes Xeno and Custom Z Trumpets and Trombones, Custom EX and Custom Z Saxophones, Custom clarinets, and so much more! You can schedule an appointment to try are large Yamaha instrument selection on our website

For more information, please follow the links above, or call us at 1-800-382-1099.

The Jazz of Physics and the Physics of Jazz

Music has a mysterious power. In his TedTalk, Stephon Alexander explores the parallel between jazz music and the functioning of our universe. Stephon’s journey in becoming a physicist started in high school when he encountered a teacher who believed in his potential and introduced him to the magic of jazz while fostering a connection between John Coltrane and Albert Einstein. The narrative  takes us to the present day with the world of physics attempting to understand the origin of the universe, which may in fact have its own parallel to a jazz improvisation. In closing, Stephon challenges us to live a life of improvisation. 

Stephon Alexander is the EE Just Professor at Dartmouth College of Natural Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, focusing on theoretical cosmology, quantum gravity and particle physics, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Stephon studied at Brown University and conducted postodoctoral research at Imperial College, London and at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory. He also plays jazz saxophone and sees improvisation as an extension of his scholarship. Stephon is the current President of the National Society of Black Physicists.

Interested in more of Dr. Alexander’s work? He recently appeared on The Portal podcast discussing jazz, theoretical physics, politics, race, and other timely topics. His book The Jazz of Physics is available at book store.

Summer Sale at Paige’s Music

Through June, Paige’s Music is offering a special promotion on all brass and woodwind step-up instrument rentals!

We are offering up two months free use of the instrument before any rental payments are due. All you need to do to redeem this special offer is begin renting an intermediate or professional instrument in the month of June.

Which Valve Oil Is Right For Me?

Choosing the right valve oil at Paige's Music

At Paige’s Music, we are frequently asked “what valve oil do you recommend”? This answer can vary depending on the type and age of instrument as well as specific player preferences. Here is a short overview of our most popular options.

5 Tips For ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble

ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble is just around the corner. Here are five tips to prepare for everything you need crush your performance!

Finding Balance: Why “Perfect” Is a Point-of-View

Professional or advanced instruments will make you play and sound better. However, the actual instrument that is best for you is very subjective. We have students come in all the time with the intention of getting the best trumpet and mouthpiece. Those students don’t know that there is NO universal best trumpet or best mouthpiece. There is ONLY the best trumpet and mouthpiece for a particular player.