Okay, now music making software might be the perfect gift for the budding musician or recording studio novice. Offerings include Sony ACID Music Studio 9, eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method v3, Pitch Switch, Samplitude Music Studio 2013, Music & Sound for Film: The Editor’s Companion, RecordNow Music Lab 10 Premier and Continental Drift: World Music Loops & Samples. In addition, Magix has MAGIX Music Maker 2013, MAGIX Music Maker 2013 Premium and MAGIX Samplitude Music Studio 2014 available.
Now, if you’ve got wee ones on your list there’s plenty of musically inspired gifts to get little minds engaged. Truth be told, I’d probably play with some of these goodies.
- Hohner Kids Toddler Music Band
- Melissa and Doug Band in a Box
- Hohner 6 Piece Rhythm Instrument Set
- Kikkerland Over the Rainbow Crank Music Box
- Melissa and Doug Deluxe Band Set
- Music Maker Lap Harp
- Neurosmith Music Blocks
- Plan Toys Concertina
- LeapFrog Poppin’ Play Piano
- Ucreate Music
- Winfun Step To Play Giant Piano Mat
- VTech KidiBeats Drum Set
- VTech – 3-in-1 Musical Band
- LeapFrog Touch Magic Rockin’ Guitar
- Melissa and Doug Learn-To-Play Piano
Perhaps you’re buying for a group or a class and want to give a music-inspired, or maybe you’re looking for some stocking stuffers or are just seeking out a gift for under $25. Well, we’ve got some ideas and they won’t break the bank!
- Sheet Music Playing Cards
- Rock and Roll Triviologies
- Ultimate Music Board Game
- Silver Plated Various Crystal Music Notes Clef and Ottava Charm with
- Heart of Music: Stainless Steel Musical Note Heart Pendant with Black Rope Necklace
- Heirloom Finds Crystal and Enamel Microphone Mic Pendant Music Necklace
- Cufflinks Grand Piano Silver Music Presentation Gift Box
- Froots magazine (1-year) – 10 issues / 12 months
- Songlines magazine (1-year) – 8 issues / 12 months
- Jolee’s Boutique Music Notes Dimensional Stickers
- Woodstock Music Festival – Dove Rocking Guitar Patch
- Toprate(TM) Bob Marley ONE LOVE Vinyl Wall Decal Sticker Dorm Room Music
- Novelty Iron on – Music Themed Rock n Roll Record With Headphones Black Logo Patch
- Music Keyboard Scarf
- Soft and Comfortable Music Notes Trouser Socks in Black By Foot Traffic – One Size
- Tshirtmystyle Men’s Guitar Tree Graphic Music Art Banksy Man T-Shirt
- Davinci Guitar shirt funny music tshirt Les Paul marshall gibson shirt
- Music Keyboard Silk Scarf
- IamTee Without Music Life would Be Flat T-Shirt
- Evolution of a Trombone Player T-Shirt
We hope that you’ve found the perfect gift or at least pointed you in the right direction.
As always we encourage you to give to some of our favorite charities like VH–1’s Save the Music and the Music Maker Foundation. We also hope that you’ll donate any old instruments or CDs to your local community center, arts center, local school music program or library so that gift of music keeps on giving.
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Author: TJ Nelson
TJ Nelson is a regular CD reviewer and editor at World Music Central. She is also a fiction writer. Check out her latest book, Chasing Athena’s Shadow.
Set in Pineboro, North Carolina, Chasing Athena’s Shadow follows the adventures of Grace, an adult literacy teacher, as she seeks to solve a long forgotten family mystery. Her charmingly dysfunctional family is of little help in her quest. Along with her best friends, an attractive Mexican teacher and an amiable gay chef, Grace must find the one fading memory that holds the key to why Grace’s great-grandmother, Athena, shot her husband on the courthouse steps in 1931.
Traversing the line between the Old South and New South, Grace will have to dig into the past to uncover Athena’s true crime.