Songwriting - How Neil Young's...
Songwriting - How Neil Young's Heart of Gold Uses Rhyme As an Accelerator in Its Lyrics

When you write lyrics, they tend to work best when the meaning of your words is directly tied into what's happening musically. Rhyme can be an incredibly powerful tool for tying the meaning of your words to your music. One way to do this is to use...

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...

Beginning Guitar Check List
Beginning Guitar Check List

Going it alone as a very beginning guitarist can be tricky because you don't get your road map through the musical trip that a guitar tutor can offer. It's harder to master intermediate and advanced guitar techniques for those who do not have the...

The 5-String Bass Guitar
The 5-String Bass Guitar

For anyone who has learned how to play the bass guitar that has four strings, having one that is 5-stringed would be heaven-sent. This type of bass guitar is much more popular today as it allows you to play music without the need for you to move...

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...

Led Zeppelin DVD
Led Zeppelin DVD

Several years ago, I picked up the DVD of Led Zeppelin, simply entitled "DVD". As concert DVDs go, this was nothing short of outstanding as it followed the band from its early days until the end. Led Zeppelin was media adverse and most of these...

3 Simple Steps to Tune an...
3 Simple Steps to Tune an Electric Guitar

Novice guitar players usually have a problem with how to tune an electric guitar. However, this is an easy process that can be mastered with time and patience. Tuning an electric guitar can either be done electronically or manually. The first...

The 4 Best Rock Bands of the 80s
The 4 Best Rock Bands of the 80s

The 1980s was a great decade for rock, and you may even have a number of albums from well-known rock acts lurking around in your record collection. But which were the best rock bands from the 1980s? Here are four of the best that should be present...

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...

Techniques That Will Make You a Technical Guitar Player

Techniques That Will Make You a Technical Guitar Player

The acoustic guitar is an amazing instrument. It allows people with limited knowledge the ability to be a rock star around the camp fire. But there is way more to it than just strumming the chords of Kumbaya. Here are a few tips and tricks you can try to make yourself a more technical guitar player.

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