So, you've heard that wah-wah sound in Hendrix, (early) Clapton, and even John Squire's guitar solos. You've watched guitarists express themselves with their feet as well as their fingers, and you're wondering if you could do the same. How...
As an adult, picking the right guitar for you is a pretty difficult decision. All the ideas, thoughts, and needs you go through are amplified for a child; especially for one who has never played a guitar before. These decisions cover many aspects of the guitar from whether your child is left or right handed and whether they want an electric or an acoustic guitar. 
Whether you are a seasoned jazz musician or a solo lead guitarist, you can re-imagine your talent to the piano. Many complex melodies and chords are transcribed with ease to traditional sheet music. Mastering a new instrument can bring...
Where to start, when it comes to learning how to play the guitar? Acoustic verses electric? Do you invest in an instructional book, dvd, surf youtube, sign up for some lessons with a guitar instructor? So many possibilities! First, you...
It’s hard to summarize an entire life experience into one page onto the internet but I wanted to briefly share with you what I experienced, as it was a musical one. The Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project may not...
The life of a traveling musician can seem easy-going from the outside looking in. But the truth is, plenty of hard work goes into working on-the-go, securing tours, and performing them well. This is why it’s important that musicians...
Whether you write your own songs or just enjoy playing improvised stuff, being inspired can make a huge difference! Inspiration can come from all kinds of things including, of course – other people’s music, art, experiences, or even just...
Working at a repair shop (SF Guitarworks) in the Bay Area for nearly three years taught me a lot about buying used instruments. Occasionally we would have customers bring in seamlessly innocent second-hand guitars (maybe encouraged to purchase them...
As a gigging musician, you come to a point when you realize that Jane Q. Public has little to no idea just how much of your blood, sweat and tears go into making live music or about the ringing...

Guitar Amp Love

Show your guitar amplifier your love and it will sing its heart out for you. Once upon a time there was an man from California who said “Until it's recognized that the amplifier is AT LEAST 50% of the...