How To Choose A Guitar...
How To Choose A Guitar Distortion Pedal

With all the Guitar Distortion Pedals on the market today, it can be frustrating to find the right one that is best for you. This is probably one of the most asked questions as a guitar player that is still working with their sound. I honestly...

Rolling Stones Score Big Again...
Rolling Stones Score Big Again With 'Some Girls' Deluxe Reissue

The Rolling Stones are having success the second time around with their deluxe reissue of "Some Girls." The remastered 2-CD version of their 1978 masterpiece includes an album of bonus tracks that would have made an excellent release on their own...

Jim Morrison's Rise And Failures...
Jim Morrison's Rise And Failures As An American Singer

During the 1960s, the Southern California community was taken by storm by a rock-and-roll band referring to themselves as The Doors, who combined a mixture of blues rock, hard rock and acid rock. Despite their prosperity, the band received much...

Best Guitar Amplifier for College
Best Guitar Amplifier for College

When you're going to college, you need an amp that will let you rock out without raising the ire of your roommate or neighbors. Luckily, there are plenty of impressive amps that both sound good at lower volumes and can hang with a band if...

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...

Boutique Amp Maker Alexander Dumble
Boutique Amp Maker Alexander Dumble

Alexander Dumble (formerly Howard Dumble until he legally changed his name) makes the most sought after boutique amplifiers in the world. Every amplifier is personally hand-built to order and the waiting list can take several years. And Dumble...

Def Leppard Vocals: A Sonic...
Def Leppard Vocals: A Sonic Touchstone for Rock-N-Roll

You can count on big guitars and big drums as part of the Def Leppard sound. But without the big vocals, you would just have well-crafted rock instrumentals. Here's some insight into a crucial element to the Def Leppard sound.

Difference Between Distortion...
Difference Between Distortion and Overdrive

Distortion and overdrive pedals are both sometimes referred to as gain pedals, or perhaps dirt or crunch pedals. These types of pedals add extra grit to your guitar tone, and in the process they can also boost the volume a bit, if so required....

Black Leather Jackets - A Punk...
Black Leather Jackets - A Punk Rock Beginning Part 2: The Ramones

The Ramones or The Sex Pistols, which band was the godfather of Punk Rock? The age old question that music lovers have been arguing for the past 35 years. The boys in black leather jackets had both started in the mid 1970's and seemed to move an...

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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