So, you want to start playing guitar? I mean you really, really want to start playing guitar? The good news is you’re certainly not alone. The guitar is one of the most popular instruments out there, and I’m sure you can tell why! Although a wonderful hobby to have, sounding great requires dedication and quite a bit of money. However, if you’re dead set on picking up an axe, then I advise you to go for it! The following is a brief guide on starting to play guitar.
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.
I talk to musicians all the time who want to hire a publicist or ask about doing it themselves. One thing I’ve found is that most artists don’t really understand what publicity is. One of a publicist's main functions is to generate press coverage on behalf of clients and to serve as the bridge between clients, media outlets and their public. My job is to liaise with the press. Publicists write press releases, manage campaigns and perform other public relations functions. A publicist is the one who builds and maintains relationships between the artist and members of the media. You should not expect them to book your gig or plan your tour or find you an agent or secure a record label deal for you. You CAN count on a good one to bring you your favorite coffee and remember that you don’t like cheese on your salad, though.
If you have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, you may not have been able to fulfil this wish for budget reasons. Taking up any musical hobby comes at a cost. There’s the one-off price to be paid for the instrument, and it’s accessories as well as the ongoing expenses, including sheet music and lessons. But learning to play the guitar is so enjoyable and rewarding that it seems unfair to let money get in the way. Fortunately, there are ways that you can cut down costs so that you can learn this fantastic skill without blowing your budget. Let’s take a look.
Starting a rock 'n' roll band is the dream of so many young people worldwide. But not enough of them succeed because they don’t take it seriously. Either that or they’ve not thought the steps through enough. Here are a few great tips for starting your very own rock 'n' roll band.
Whether you’re a little-bit country like Taylor Swift, or rock n’ roll like Lzzy Hale, a pick should fit your signature style. Guitar Girl Magazine looked at numerous pick manufacturers to bring you many options and styles to explore. As...
Are you a rock and roll fan? Is jazz music more your style? Or, are you a fan of classical music? Whatever style of music you like, you can easily learn to play your favorite songs and music genre on the guitar.
For many musicians who are trying to break into the music industry, the cost of paying a professional sound engineer to record a demo CD is just too high. So, instead, many musicians have started learning how to record their music themselves.
So what does it take to become a great guitarist, or a great musician, or a great anything for that matter? Well in the words of Chris ‘Izzy’ Cole from the movie Rockstar, it’s just a matter of wanting it bad enough and being willing to work hard enough. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well it’s not. The journey of mastering the guitar is both a joyous and arduous one. And in today’s article we bring you Guitar Girl Magazine’s top 10 guitar practice tips to help you make the most out of your time spent with the instrument.
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.