If you’re a fan of the convenience and comfort a ukulele strap offers then the only decision to make is where to find the best one for both you and your instrument. Where to buy the perfect ukulele strap for...
When you are performing live, getting your tone is the most important thing. But how exactly do you achieve that? Although many people claim that very sophisticated and expensive gear is what you need, you should know that this is not the secret to a great sound on stage. The key is knowing how to choose and use the equipment you already have.
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...
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...
Whether you’re a little-bit country like Bonnie Raitt, or rock ‘n’ roll like Lzzy Hale, a pick should fit your signature style. There are numerous pick manufacturers offering many options and styles to explore. As you may know, the teardrop-shaped...
There was a time when releasing your own music meant sending demos off to every label that you have heard of and relentlessly performing live in as many different venues across the land. Nowadays, however, you have the chance...
You don’t have to be a lighting technician to understand that stage lighting can enhance any band’s musical performance.  Scene: the lights dim, the fog machine mists the darkness.  Spotlights follow the band as they make their way to their positions on stage.  The first note of your favorite song erupts into colors of blue, purple and red.  You are entranced into that very moment of rock n’ roll. 
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...
There are lots of different guitars out there these days. And they are all suited to different kinds of music. Not sure which one will be best for your style? No problem; here is our guide to choosing the best guitar to rock out with.
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...