Tuesday, May 22, 2018
As a guitar teacher there have been many instances where parents have asked for recommendations for a small child's first guitar. I have found that too many young children end up with a nylon string guitar with a wide...
A few years ago, when I discovered the original iRig, i was so excited. As a musician that traveled, the iRig (in my case along with the IK multimedia app, AmpliTube) it gave me the ability to practice, record new song ideas, and transcribe songs while on the road with great sound quality, and minimal equipment. I loved the sound quality and ease of the apps that I found that even when I wasn't on the road, I was using the iRig for practicing and recording ideas at home.
Awesome Guitar Apparel via Capturing Couture
I had the chance to test out Fender’s PM-2 Standard All Mahogany Parlor guitar which is an addition to their Paramount Series.  The Parlor being a body shape which predates the most popular shapes of today, such as the...
With texts, tweets, posts, blogs, Skype and OMG phone calls, your phone alone can be a distraction from focusing on making your music. You know when you can look inside to really let your creativity flow. Be it when you’re in your quiet place at 3AM by candle light or at full volume under the bright stage lights with your crew, Hogjim, Kyle Koster’s creation and the Mongolian word for music, their guitar straps, pick holders and t-shirts help focus on making the magic happen.
I've been a fan of short scale basses for some time, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to test out the new Taylor GS Mini-e Bass.  At 23-1/2-inch scale length, this small-scale acoustic bass is around...
One of the most famous names with regards to professional effects for musicians and recording engineers would be Rocktron. I want to introduce the Utopia G300, something I think is amazing, although when programming your own presets can be...
I was thrilled to get my hands on the new Builder’s Edition model K14ce from Taylor Guitars. I was most interested in the latest construction design by Taylor’s Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers which covers everything from body and...
I, like many practicing guitarists/musicians, have grown tired of the annoying sounds of a metronome. So when I was presented the opportunity to review the BeatBuddy, I was excited. I thought it would be a great tool to make my practice sessions more interesting. Once I started using the BeatBuddy, I felt like a kid in a candy store. With 200 preloaded beats, and 10 drum sounds on the provided 4 gb SD card (you can get new beats and updates online), I realized it was everything I was hoping it would be, and so much more.