The History Of Black Gospel Piano
The History Of Black Gospel Piano

Mahalia Jackson's voice rang out at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King. Mahalia was one of the greatest voices of gospel music then, and still today. It was in 1968, the song she sang was "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," written by a suffering...

Like a Kid in a Guitar Shop
Like a Kid in a Guitar Shop

I am one of many people whose interest in music goes far beyond plugging myself into my mp3 player and absorbing myself in the hits of my favorite groups and musicians. I am one of those people who need to be actively making music and my...

Vacuum Tube Amplifiers - Costly...
Vacuum Tube Amplifiers - Costly But True Value for Your Money

Vacuum Tube amplifier consists of vacuum tubes which are used to amplify audio, power and other alternating current signals before transistors were invented. This vacuum technology is still used by guitars. This tube amp basically operates on...

Best Guitar Strings for Beginners
Best Guitar Strings for Beginners

When you're learning to play guitar, you want to make things as easy on yourself as possible. Learning how to play chords (especially barre chords), leads and solos is hard enough without struggling with an uncomfortable set of strings. So how do...

The Yardbirds: Anatomy Of A Year...
The Yardbirds: Anatomy Of A Year With Jeff Beck In 5 Songs

In 1965 Eric Clapton was devoted to what he considered unadulterated blues. He was not interested in being part of the Yardbirds' forays into pop music and left the band. Clapton suggested Jimmy Page as his replacement who, happy doing session...

About The Fender Stratocaster...
About The Fender Stratocaster Guitar

It is probably the guitar which every guitar player should have. The most flexible and playable guitar in the history of the planet. Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton are just three of the thousand legendary guitar players who could...

Vintage Guitar Amps Versus...
Vintage Guitar Amps Versus Modern Guitar Amps

Whilst it's an accepted fact among the guitar playing populace of the world that tube amps sound better than solid state, this generalisation can be dissected into various strands. The first and most prominent is age, those who started playing...

Electro Acoustic Guitars - There...
Electro Acoustic Guitars - There Are Actually Different Types To Choose From

Popular music making has never been just about electric, acoustic, bass and electro acoustic guitars. It is interesting that in the 21st Century with pop music no longer considered a teenager fad, that some people still do not realise that there...

Squier Stratocaster Review

Squier Stratocaster Review

Listen to a discussion of affordable guitars and you'll likely hear the Squier brand brought up. The Squier Affinity Stratocaster may not be the most glamorous guitar around, but it can get the job done if you're looking for a quality instrument with a rock bottom price.s

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