What Acoustic Guitar Mic Should...
What Acoustic Guitar Mic Should I Use For Recording?

I see and hear this question quite a lot: what do you use for an acoustic guitar mic? That's a great question, especially for people like me whose primary instrument is acoustic guitar. I suppose the first question to ask back is to find out if...

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...

Top 3 Greatest Progressive Rock...
Top 3 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs

In the early part of the 19th Century, near the end of the Romantic era of classical music, composers were stretching the limits of our musical minds, using more, and more varied sounds in their works. The mantra was to 'break all boundaries' and...

Guitar Buying - Getting Started...
Guitar Buying - Getting Started With A Practice Amp

If you have limited funds after guitar buying, but would like to own an amp, start out with what's known as a practice amp - one that has a decent feature set (tone controls, reverb, and two or more volume controls so that you can sculpt your...

Top 5 Bob Dylan Songs That You...
Top 5 Bob Dylan Songs That You Should Know About

Who doesn't know Bob Dylan? Even if you are not a music aficionado, you know him too well. He is an iconic songwriter-singer who made America's greatest songs for nearly four decades. He depicted America's rich and highly-faceted culture through...

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...

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.

How To Record An Electric Guitar...
How To Record An Electric Guitar - The Basics

An electric guitar differs from an acoustic guitar in that it uses electric pickups to convert the sound into an electric current, this is then amplified which produces a clear signal audible to the human ear. There is a wide variety of electric...

Play Guitar For Fun Or Fame
Play Guitar For Fun Or Fame

So how do you get started playing guitar. Here are two simple tips to help you get started. First, get yourself a good acoustic six string guitar. This is where you learn the basics. You can then move on to the electric guitar later. Second, get...

Best Johnny Cash Songs

Johnny Cash is a musical legend that will live on forever. Almost everyone has heard about "The Man in Black" and many of his songs are still played today. The dark attire he wore on stage earned him this nickname and his deep voice could never be mistaken for anyone else's.

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