All About Paolo Soprani Accordions
All About Paolo Soprani Accordions

When it comes to Irish music, it is very hard to miss out the accordions. It is one of the main instruments that are used in Irish music. The first ever accordion was known to be possessed by an Austrian pilgrim and even his was a copy of he...

Violins of Italy: The Testore...
Violins of Italy: The Testore Family and the Great Violin Making Traditions

Italian violins from the 18t Century and earlier are very much sort after, commanding some very high prices for the top names. Some stand out more than others, most notably Stradivarius, Guanarius and Amati. After these and a few other Cremonese...

What Type of Microphone Is Best...
What Type of Microphone Is Best For You?

Beyond mixing great tunes and sounds for your crowd, you also need to communicate with them with your voice. A good DJ microphone can improve your speech sound so you don't sound like your mouth is full of marbles when you talk. Your show is only...

Led Zeppelin DVD
Led Zeppelin DVD

Several years ago, I picked up the DVD of Led Zeppelin, simply entitled "DVD". As concert DVDs go, this was nothing short of outstanding as it followed the band from its early days until the end. Led Zeppelin was media adverse and most of these...

Are You a Guitar Player or a...
Are You a Guitar Player or a Musician?

When you first discover guitar and get into it you may be limiting yourself from your true potential right off the bat. Think bout some of the greatest guitar players today like Tommy Emmanuel. This man has no limits. Of course he is a guitar...

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...

Guitar Amps
Guitar Amps

Guitar amps are used to amplify the sound of your guitars strings (via pickups). Amplifiers fall into three main varieties: Valve, Solidstate, Hybrid and Emulator.

Guitar Lessons Guide
Guitar Lessons Guide

This article aims to provide a guitar lessons guide. After you've read this article you'll be able to plan what you need to do you get good at the guitar. I only started to learn the guitar when I was about eighteen years told and I often wish...

Vacuum Tube Amplifiers - Costly But True Value for Your Money

Vacuum Tube Amplifiers - Costly But True Value for Your Money

Vacuum Tube amplifier consists of vacuum tubes which are used to amplify audio, power and other alternating current signals before transistors were invented. This vacuum technology is still used by guitars. This tube amp basically operates on vacuum tube or valves. Audiophiles usually desire these tubes as tube amplifier is considered ideal for home listening as it produces natural and smooth sound.

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