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...
For guitarists who don’t want to lose a second of inspiration, the SixString app is available for download. A big feature of the iPhone app is the ability for guitarists to record audio and video on-the-fly and post it. Axe...
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...
As a musician, I’m sure you have been selling merchandise at one of your shows and one of your fans was short on cash. There are various issues such as: the venue does not have an ATM or it...
Guitarist Cecilia Villar Eljuri recently released "Eljuri on Guitars" on SoundCloud as a three-part educational series created to provide tips and advice for inspiring people to find their "inner voice" and to pick up a guitar a play. According to...
The wave of performance-based reality TV shows are swamping our prime time schedules – contestants’ vocal performances and victories champion aspiring musicians and band members to follow their dreams. Below are some valuable tips to help you in your quest...
Take it from someone who works on guitars regularly, with some attention and TLC, almost any guitar can be made to sing sweetly.  I've listed a few tips below.  While I have listed these in what I consider to...
OK, your band has finally starting to get more gigs which is really awesome. That feeling you get when you’re having a good show is beyond amazing. Of course, it’s a huge bummer if something breaks down which stops the show. So you definitely want to be prepared to be able to make a quick fix so you can keep on rocking.
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.  
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 9 - Autumn 2019 - Ladies of Metal Many professional voice teachers will tell you in no uncertain terms that the screaming, growling, and rasping sounds of heavy metal singing will damage the...