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Guitar Stores Buffalo NY

Local resource for guitar stores in Buffalo. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to guitars, bass guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, guitar rentals, guitar lessons, guitar repair, and guitar tuning, as well as advice and content on buying the right guitar.

Chimes Music Corp
(716) 892-0819
1172 Walden Ave
Buffalo, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Music City
(716) 838-4547
3236 Main St
Buffalo, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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The String Shoppe
(716) 874-0120
524 Ontario St
Buffalo, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments
Store Information
Website Sales: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Repairs on all fretted instruments, acoustic and electric.
Hours
Monday-Friday 7PM to 9PM
Saturday Noon to 5PM
Closed Saturdays during July and August

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Kenmore Music
(716) 877-5253
3173 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music Station,The
(716) 824-5539
Po Box 235
Buffalo, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Allentown Music
(716) 883-2341
1113 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Qrs Music Rolls Inc
(716) 885-4600
1026 Niagara St
Buffalo, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Airport Music Center
(716) 634-5649
448 Cayuga Rd
Cheektowaga, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Expert repairs are done on guitars, brass, woodwind and string instruments.
Hours
Monday-Thursday 12-8PM EST
Friday 12-5PM EST
Saturday 10-5PM EST

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Guitar Factory
(716) 677-0908
1079 Union Rd
West Seneca, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Music Room,The
(716) 668-5441
444 Borden Rd
Buffalo, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Take Command Over Your Instrument

By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

Back in the early 80s I went to the London College Of Music to study classical guitar for three years. I studied exclusively with a wonderful guitarist named Robert Brightmore who is now teaching at the Guildhall School Of Music in London. Bob was not only a great teacher but a mentor to me and I looked forward to my weekly lessons with him. However, he understood my dedication to the instrument and no matter how much I practiced during the week, he would never ever have me resting on my laurels. He always wanted to push me harder. I remember him saying to me many times, "Play strong Chris, play strong!". Those words are still embedded in my skull today and they may well have been some of the most powerful words he could have uttered.

But it took a while for me to really know what he was talking about. Indeed I don't think I really got it until my final term at the music school when I had to do a recital for my Fellowship diploma. Right before I went on to perform he said "Play strong Chris!". And so I did.

Classical guitar is a tough instrument. It's just you and the guitar. Nothing in between. It's an acoustic instrument, and if you are playing in a hall you have to project that sound to the back of the room. You have to play strong. There's no amp to help you. But strong doesn't mean loud. It has to do with articulation, commitment to the music and command of your instrument, even in quiet passages. It really has to do with a solid technique, in a perfect world, so you can focus on the music, not muscle mechanisms. Playing strong most of all I think means communicating the music as if you are a great master. Playing strong means that the audience is comfortable listening to you. Comfortable in that they can relax and be taken on a musical journey. Not uncomfortable, worrying if you are going to 'make' the next phrase.

Of course now I am ensconced in the jazz world, my classical guitar playing has taken a long hiatus. But everything I learned about playing strong has been adopted to my jazz guitar playing, and I still think about it often. Not only do I want to play strong, but when I listen to other musicians I want to hear that command, strength, confidence and surety in their playing. I want to be comfortable listening to others play so I can enjoy their musical journey.

It starts with technique. But as I mentioned it's not about dazzling chops. Technique is a means to an end. If you can't say what you want to say musically, then examine whether your technique needs improvement. But I like to focus on the word 'articulation', because to me that describes what we are trying to achieve a little better.

So how do we learn to play strong? In the classical world, slow but sure practice is key. Learning to project sound, focusing on right hand attack, using different areas of the sound hole e...

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