It’s that time of year & this is one of the most popular blog posts we put up every year. Everyone loves to get a gift and when that gift is something as cool as a melodica then it’s a HUGE score. We’ve broken the list down to SMALL musical gifts – music making toys & BMF Swag (in this post), and bigger more serious purchases (in THIS post). This first post will cover the little toys. These musical toys are awesome to have in your music corner, and can inspire tons of creativity!
Have fun shopping!
Proud to be a member of the BMF community? Show off your pride with some cool merch. We’ve got hoodie sweatshirts, tote bags, knit hats, drum sticks and more. Stop by Brooklyn Music Factory to check out our gear, or order online and we’ll ship for a flat fee of $5 within the continental U.S. before December 20, 2018.
A More Musical Home
We believe that music can and should be a communal activity in the home. When playing music is a group activity for the whole family, the rest comes a whole lot more easily. That’s why setting up a fun and welcoming play space is so important.
Here is a great list of what you need to start building an AWESOME musical play space in your home. Your entire family will be playing music together in no time! It all starts with… the percussion basket.
What percussion basket you ask? This is your go-to jamming grab-bag. Everyone in the family, regardless of age or experience level, will love joining in the jam with any one of these instruments!
This is the CORE of your percussion basket! The djembe has a wide range of tones, depending on how you hit it. This thing can hold its own in any jam. Check it out.
The description may say “kids toy” but we can guarantee that every last one of you will be SHAKIN IT. Check it out.
You gotta have a tambourine. This is a solid model – we find this style of tambourine easier to hold and play than the traditional round ones. Check it out.
The Glockenspiel is a classic early instrument, and a wonderful addition to your percussion basket. This model comes in a few cool colors (just search the brand name), have fun picking your favorite! Check it out.
This beauty is the closest thing to a portable piano. We use it all the time for ear training games @ BMF and I’ve played my fair share of reggae gigs on it. It also happens to be huge in Brazil (for whatever that’s worth to ya). Check it out.
- “Got a smartphone? We love “Guitar Tuna” by Yousician.
- For a digital tuner, we’re big fan of Snark. It easily clips onto your ukulele or guitar for clear & quick tuning.
Up Next: More Musical Gifts! Check out our musical experiences & instrument recommendations.