Singing is rough. It involves millions of micro-collisions inside the throat. Vocal cords are a pair of thin strips, which are located inside the voice box, or larynx, inside the throat. Your vocal cords have the highest concentration of...
You know as a guy I’m in no way an expert or an authority on makeup, but a few years ago while watching my girlfriend at the time try out all kinds of funky makeup tricks, I realized that when done right, it’s actually an incredibly fascinating form of art. And while watching her learn to do all these crazy things with her eye liners and her eye shadows, I realized that there were actually quite a few simple lessons that I could learn from her as a guitarist.  
I am often asked how many minutes to practice per day. Remember that you will get back what you put in, the more time spent practicing, the closer you will reach your goals as a guitarist. For beginners, ages 8 -10, I...
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...
We’ve all been there: You’re on stage singing your most heartfelt song when all of a sudden you feel your heart stop as you realize you’re playing the wrong chord. A little stunned, you look down at your hands to see...
AS SEEN ON GUITAR GIRL MAGAZINE ISSUE 6  A seasoned guitarist knows what they like. They know what strings give them their sound of preference, what tuner suits their needs, and what picks they can depend on. In other words,...
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...
The average woman packs nearly 60 items for a two-week vacation, but only wears one-third of those items. When you are headed on the road to perform, either alone or with other musicians, there are several things to consider when packing for...
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 4. One of the best-kept secrets in the vocal technique world that is gaining some recognition lately is that of the Straw Technique or Straw Phonation. If you ever experience vocal fatigue, strain for higher notes,...
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 4. Songwriting is a talent that I think is entirely different from being a gifted singer, live performer, or instrumentalist. Lots of singers and soloists can blow you away with their chops...for a while. But...