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...

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...

Play Saxophone Like the Pros
Play Saxophone Like the Pros

Although it's one of the quickest instruments to initially pick up, learning to play saxophone like a pro - or even a highly developed student - is a whole other matter. In order to become great, it's crucial that you concentrate on the three...

5 Reasons for Learning Organ...
5 Reasons for Learning Organ Improvisation

For many centuries improvisation on the organ has been an important requirement in organist position. Skills in improvisation enable an organist to fulfill the duties of an organist on a much higher degree. Before beginning to teach oneself...

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...

Four Tips To Playing Scales
Four Tips To Playing Scales

Playing scales is a good thing for developing technique. I am not saying that one should sit down at the piano and practice scales and exercises for hours to obtain results. That would be so boring but if you look at these points, you will acquire...

You Can Play The Guitar - Tips...
You Can Play The Guitar - Tips For Beginners And Revision For The More Accomplished Guitarist

Begin learning as young as possible and practice daily for as long as you can. Always keep clean hands with short nails on your fret hand as this will stop your fingers from slipping off the strings when fretting notes and playing chords.

Learning Guitar - What's With...
Learning Guitar - What's With The Pain In My Finger Tips?

Here's the question we hear so many times. "I just started learning to play guitar and the tips of my fingers on my fingering hand hurt. Why, and will it always hurt?" No, the pain will stop. This is actually really good news. It shows progress....

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...

3 Ideas to Help Accelerate Learning The Guitar

3 Ideas to Help Accelerate Learning The Guitar

Learning to play the guitar may be a frustrating job for the those just starting out, with all the hand and finger manipulations being unnatural and not comfortable when you're a new comer to holding an instrument. In addition, a number of guitars may have strange shaped necks along with dimensions of the fretboard...

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