Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Spocks Beard at BB King

Spocks Beard at BB King last night. Keyboard player, Ryo Okumoto, is using one of our New Hammond SK173 Keyboards! Great concert!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Used Classical Artesano Guitar

This is a beautiful handmade classical guitar made by Artesano in Spain in 1987. Looks like it was barely played! Fabulous condition and plays beautifully! Some minor scuffs but barely noticeable. 
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

1949 Vintage York Silver Plated Trombone

This is a Vintage York Silver Plated Trombone c.1949. These Grand Rapids, MI horns were well made from solid quality brass. This one is silver plated. The Grand Rapids plant closed in 1971. This York Trombone is in excellent playing condition, despite some cosmetic flaws. It plays like a small bore horn with a sweet centered tone. Perfect for a player or collector, this horn is a fine piece of American workmanship and expertise! Comes with the original case also in good condition. For more details visit Scott Russ Music.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hard To Find String Instruments

Did you know we handle every size string instrument- even children's sizes?  Shown here are some of our cellos, including a 1/16 size Celestini Cello perfect for a small child. For more information about our vast string instrument collection visit Scott Russ Music on Sunrise Highway in Merrick.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Difference between a Flute and a Piccolo

We are often asked to explain the differences between a flute and a piccolo. The two instruments are similar looking and are both wind instruments. In general, the main difference between them is the size of the instruments and the octaves they can play. 

The Flute is pitched in C and is made of silver, gold, or platinum. Flutes have a range of three and a half octaves. The piccolo plays an octave higher than the regular treble flute. The fingerings are basically the same for both the flute and piccolo. 

In general, the Piccolo is exactly half the size of the flute, and plays an octave higher than the regular treble flute. Its highest notes correspond to the top notes of a piano. Piccolos can be made of silver or different types of wood, most often grenadilla. The piccolo has one less key than the flute, and possesses a range of just under three octaves. 

For more details about flutes and piccolos visit Scott Russ Music in Merrick.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Our Music History- Scott Russ Music

Our family has been in the music business for three generations! Check out an oral history of our business that Scott recorded for NAAM. http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/scott-russ