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...

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...

Guitar Apps - The Practical...
Guitar Apps - The Practical Choice for Today's Future Musician

Smart phones and touch screen tablets have altered the way we live our everyday lives. So many different apps are now available online. These apps can be entertaining, informative, and educational, among other things. It used to be that to be able...

Learning Jazz Guitar
Learning Jazz Guitar

For those who want to learn how to play jazz guitar music, jazz guitar books can be a helpful start if you understand what they are saying and have the patience to learn. However, after you download a pure pitch course, you can learn to play "by...

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...

Since When Is the Saxophone Not...
Since When Is the Saxophone Not a Rock and Roll Instrument?

Thank you for proving that the saxophone is a rock and roll instrument! This a comment I received recently after someone watched one of my sax videos. Two friends were arguing whether the sax was even considered to be a valid instrument in rock...

The Best Folk Rock Songs
The Best Folk Rock Songs

The folk rock genre was built on the extraordinary songwriting of Bob Dylan and the ground breaking representations of the "The Byrds." In the years that followed, a legion of songwriters, bands, and artists, continued to grow this dynamic genre...

Drugs and Songs and Rock 'N' Roll
Drugs and Songs and Rock 'N' Roll

Ever wondered what some songs are really about? We've got a selection of tracks, all accused of hidden DRUG-themes. Are these Rockers guilty as charged?

Guitar Aerobics by Troy Nelson
Guitar Aerobics by Troy Nelson

Book Review: Guitar Aerobics by Troy Nelson. This book is an astonishingly good book except for the audio content that comes with it. I believe that the audio content could have been organised in a more easy to understand way. There are two CDs...

How to Find a Clarinet Teacher?

How to Find a Clarinet Teacher?

This article covers a number of topics that you should consider when trying to find a clarinet teacher. The principles mentioned within this article can be applied to the sourcing of any musical teacher.

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