Every guitar player has dreams of being able to play fast. I don’t blame them. There is nothing more impressive than watching an expert guitar player effortlessly shred over the entire neck of the guitar. Good news is it’s possible...
Writing a song is a delicate, intellectual process that is both unique and personal, individual to every guitarist without an exception. Some people like to make patterns that they begin with during each song-making session, others like to paint...
If you’re past the trick or treat period, then Halloween is all about the looks, the decorations and the parties. If you’re getting ready for a boogie night, make sure to check off your list the top songs for...
Improvisation. The freedom to express yourself anytime, anywhere through the notes you play. It’s the ability to rock a solo like your guitar heroes. The Holy Grail we aspire to when we first pick up the guitar. Cover Photo credit: (Image...
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...
Female guitarists, simply put, are often at a distinct disadvantage. This whole guitar thing seems to be built around male players, especially when it comes to gear, guitars, and learning. Anyone who has smaller hands than the average guy...
Musical instruments belong to a large family – all tightly connected to each other in one way or another. It might not have occurred to you, but learning how to play one instrument directly affects your skills with other...
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...
With summer officially here and kids are out of school, now is the perfect time to enroll your child in a summer music camp. Even if your child is already enrolled in private lessons, camps are a perfect way...
After long hours of working and studying, it is finally time for some summer musical fun! One of the best ways you can enjoy your time off and improve your playing skills is to attend a summer music camp. ...