Violins of Italy: The Testore...
Violins of Italy: The Testore Family and the Great Violin Making Traditions

Italian violins from the 18t Century and earlier are very much sort after, commanding some very high prices for the top names. Some stand out more than others, most notably Stradivarius, Guanarius and Amati. After these and a few other Cremonese...

Timeline of the Guitar
Timeline of the Guitar

The modern day guitar does not need and elaborate introduction to many of us. The six stringed instrument has a rigid neck and a body to which the strings are strapped. Modern categories include acoustic and electrical guitars, where the acoustic...

What Makes Bass Guitar Playing...
What Makes Bass Guitar Playing Cool?

Bass guitar playing is considered by many as cool for a variety of reasons. Oftentimes, the people who would say that it is cool are those who are just watching the performance and listening to the music being played. However, if you are the one...

Jim Morrison's Rise And Failures...
Jim Morrison's Rise And Failures As An American Singer

During the 1960s, the Southern California community was taken by storm by a rock-and-roll band referring to themselves as The Doors, who combined a mixture of blues rock, hard rock and acid rock. Despite their prosperity, the band received much...

Some Facts You Do Not Know About...
Some Facts You Do Not Know About Beyonce

Everyone knows who Beyonce is and that she is probably the most famous female singer on the planet and also a star of the silver screen and now a fashion guru. She is a person of total inspiration who has millions of followers all over the world...

Best Guitar Amplifier for College
Best Guitar Amplifier for College

When you're going to college, you need an amp that will let you rock out without raising the ire of your roommate or neighbors. Luckily, there are plenty of impressive amps that both sound good at lower volumes and can hang with a band if...

Buy Vinyl Now - Records Are Not...
Buy Vinyl Now - Records Are Not Dead

Records are not dead and you can buy vinyl now and appreciate all of the classics just like you remember them. At one time, music lovers feared vinyl would be replaced with iPods and CDs but the increasing demand for vinyl records has proven this...

The Beatles Books I Own - My...
The Beatles Books I Own - My Five Favourites

I've been collecting books about The Beatles since my early teens, and I'm now nearing the age of 50, although I admit my trawl of Beatle-related volumes has diminished in the last ten years or so. However, I find it almost therapeutic to revisit...

Oliver Sack's Musicophilia - Book Review

This is a book review of Oliver Sack's magnificent book Musicophilia. It highlights his experiences as a neurologist in the amazing field of music psychology.

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