Modern Music: Rock Rot
Modern Music: Rock Rot

Whenever I'm out driving and I listen to Modern Rock Radio one band always catches my ear; The Foo Fighters. I told my son one day when they came on and after I asked him who it was, "I think I like the Foo Fighters."

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...

29 Ways to Make Money in the...
29 Ways to Make Money in the Music Industry

As an Assistant Professor of Recording Arts & Technology, one of the first thing I'm asked by parents of prospective students is whether or not it's possible to make a living in the music industry. Obviously, this is a difficult question. I...

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...

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...

What Is Post Rock?
What Is Post Rock?

Post rock is one of music's more enigmatic genres. Defining itself by what it's not (rock) gives little clue as to what it is. Ironically, given that the phrase 'post rock' literally translates to 'after rock', it is in fact a sub-genre of rock...

How To Improve Your Guitar...
How To Improve Your Guitar Playing With And Without A Metronome

Do you think that using a metronome is important for improving your guitar playing? Here is how you should use the metronome in your guitar practicing in order to make faster progress as a musician.  On this issue, guitar players tend to fall into...

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...

History of the Electric Guitar - Music Technology

History of the Electric Guitar - Music Technology

The fame of the electric guitar started in the big band era when guitarists wanted to amplify their guitars to compete with the large brass sections in jazz orchestras. Earlier, electric guitars were mainly made up of empty acoustic bodies with electromagnetic pick ups attached, to convert the sound into electrical energy for amplifiers.

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