How to Get Started on The Road...
How to Get Started on The Road to Play Fingerpicking Guitar

Playing the guitar by fingerpicking often takes effort to master; how would you explain those guitar tabs, fingers that have a mind of its own, and your long nails? But with time, you will manage. You just need a lot of patience, determination, an...

The Three P's of Playing Guitar...
The Three P's of Playing Guitar (Or Any Other Instrument)

Learn what I call the three "P's" of playing guitar and how you can apply them to your own playing no matter your skill level. They are as follows: #1: Perception, #2: Patience, and #3: Practice. I believe if you follow these three P's you'll...

The Best Guitarists Of All Time
The Best Guitarists Of All Time

 Coming up with a list of the best guitarists of all time can be a challenging task, as it is often quite subjective and taking into consideration that there are many genres to choose from such as blues, jazz, rock, funk and classical. 

Choose the Best Trumpet Straight...
Choose the Best Trumpet Straight Mute

Every trumpet player knows a great mute is going to make your playing sound stellar. But how do you choose the best mute for your type of playing?

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...

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...

Buying Your First Guitar Online
Buying Your First Guitar Online

Buying a guitar for the first time is a difficult process. If you've never done it before, it's almost certain that you won't even know where to start. But never fear! This handy guide will take you through the process so that you buy the right...

Top 20 Simon and Garfunkel Hits
Top 20 Simon and Garfunkel Hits

It's hard to believe that they've been entertaining us for 55 years, but despite some personal differences, they never disappoint their audiences. Here's a look at Simon and Garfunkel, individually and collectively, plus their 20 biggest hits....

Top 20 Carpenters Hits
Top 20 Carpenters Hits

Although they had a squeaky-clean image, Karen and Richard Carpenter had their share of personal problems. Here's a look at the Carpenters career and their twenty biggest hits. How many do you remember? The nucleus of the Carpenters was sister and...

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 can't promise anyone that they'll be able to make a living working in the music industry...

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