Going From Beginner to...
Going From Beginner to Intermediate Guitar

Everyone at one point in their life has made the statement "I want to learn to play the guitar." From that point there are infinite possibilities to where that simple idea can go, either people start to learn and instantly become prodigies, or...

Tascam DM-4800
Tascam DM-4800

The Tascam DM-4800 provides a comprehensive range of I/O facilities. For analog input the mixer features 24 balanced inputs; mic pre-amps, balanced line connections, and insert points. Both mic and line connections may be made to the same channel...

The Three P's of Playing Guitar...
The Three P's of Playing Guitar (Or Any Other Instrument)

Learn what I call the three "P's" of playing guitar and how you can apply them to your own playing no matter your skill level. They are as follows: #1: Perception, #2: Patience, and #3: Practice. I believe if you follow these three P's you'll...

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...

29 Ways to Make Money in the...
29 Ways to Make Money in the Music Industry

As an Assistant Professor of Recording Arts & Technology, one of the first thing I'm asked by parents of prospective students is whether or not it's possible to make a living in the music industry. Obviously, this is a difficult question. I...

10 New Heroes of Piano Rock
10 New Heroes of Piano Rock

Foxy Shazam are a Cincinatti based experimental/progressive rock band that sound like some unholy mix of the Misfits and Meatloaf. Guitars blast and then are occasionally quiet to make way for Sky White's virtuoso piano playing. They claim to be...

Interesting And Important Facts...
Interesting And Important Facts About Turntable Needles

While today's modern world of music has been turned into a digital soundscape, many parts of this same music are made using equipment from past generations. The turntable has indeed become an intricate and hugely popular part of many kinds of...

Guitar Effects for Beginners - A...
Guitar Effects for Beginners - A Guide to Stomp Boxes and Multi-FX (Part 2)

In the last article I looked at the main types of effects you'll encounter for your guitar. Here I'll deal with the physical form these typically come in and I'll also, based on my personal experiences, recommend a few to get you started. Since as...

Blues Guitarist Carolyn...
Blues Guitarist Carolyn Wonderland Follows Her Own Muse

The marriage of blues guitarist Carolyn Wonderland and writer/comedian A. Whitney Brown officiated by Michael Nesmith, former member of the Monkees, was the featured wedding in the New York Times Style section on Sunday, March 6.

What You Should Learn From Your First Flute Lessons

What You Should Learn From Your First Flute Lessons

This article will give you an insight into what you should expect from your first few flute lesson. Topics covered include an introduction playing the flute and understanding basic music theory.

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