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Museum of Making Music

museum of making music

Music soothes the mind, the heart, and the savage beast. Human beings have been making  various forms of music since the very beginning of our time here on the planet. The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad showcases and celebrates the instruments people play to create the sounds that linger in the memory long after the sound has stopped. With a focus on American musical instruments, the Museum has a permanent display that includes hundreds of vintage instruments, audio and video clips, and a vibrant interactive area.

Upcoming Events:

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Current Exhibitions:

The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument

This is a special exhibit that reveals a compelling and triumphant story about “America’s Instrument.”  Today the banjo is nearly everywhere from children’s television, late-night television to the World Series. Grammy winning artists, famous comedians and international megastars often place the banjo at the center of their acts. Today, the banjo is so popular, a Google search for “banjo lessons” turns up nearly four million hits in 0.25 seconds! Click here to learn more!

Celebrating 30 Years of MDI

Developed in 1983, MIDI allows electronic instruments and computers to communicate with each other. it enables them to exchange information about a musical performance. MIDI revolutionized an industry and changed the way musicians make music and collaborate. A special display at the Museum of Making Music highlights MIDI capable instruments. It also features an interactive YouROCK guitar and E-MU Proteus 2 module. Click here to learn more!

Address: 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm  Phone: (760) 438-5996

The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

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