Know Your Instrument
5 Tips For Buying Your First Acoustic Guitar
Buying your first guitar involves taking several factors into consideration, such as the kind of music you want to play and your budget. To help you avoid making a hasty decision and purchasing the first guitar you come across (and probably regretting it a few days later), here are... Read more
Pen, Paper, and Heart and Soul – Finding Inspiration for Writing Songs
You and your band perform night after night, giving it all that you’ve got. You feed off the crowd’s energy, and you’re marveled by the audience’s response to your show; you feel as if there could be no greater experience in the world. But what if those songs that... Read more
Playing a multi-neck guitar: What you need to know!
Multi-neck guitars have more than one fretboard necks and are available in acoustic and electric versions. The most common type in the contemporary music industry is the double neck guitar, which usually has 12 strings on the top or upper neck and six strings in the lower neck. There... Read more
The history of the Fender Telecaster
“That thing will never sell.”, were Fred Gretsch’s first words upon laying eyes on the Fender Telecaster in 1950. Nearly seventy years later, the first ever solid body guitar is still going strong. From Keith Richards to Johnny Greenwood, this iconic guitar has proved that Leo Fender’s invention was... Read more
Despacito: How You Hate to Love it, but Come on. You Love It!
Let me start off by saying, this is a safe space to admit you love Despacito. Everybody has their handful of guilty pleasure songs. This tropical Latin Pop song just happens to be the ear worm of the year for 2017. There’s plenty of reasons to like this song,... Read more
5 Handy Apps for Guitarists on the Go
I’ve travelled a lot this year. More than I have before, at least, and I’ve travelled with my guitar and no idea as to when I’d be finding myself back at home. It’s mildly frustrating to travel light and to make sure you have everything you need to back... Read more
Acoustic guitar shapes and the sound within
I write almost all my songs on an acoustic guitar, even if they turn into rock songs, hard rock songs, metal songs, heavy metal songs, really heavy songs… I love writing on an acoustic because I can hear what every string is doing; the vibrations haven’t been combined in... Read more
8 Top Chords Every New Guitarist Must Learn
Chords are considered the building blocks of songs. Beginning guitar players who see a chord chart for the first time will probably be overwhelmed by the number of chords they need to learn. If you’re new to the guitar, it’s easy to get dizzy looking at fret markers and... Read more
Our 80 favorite songs for 2017
Our 80 favorite songs for 2017 2017 has seen some great music, with plenty of new releases and some albums in the pipeline from the world’s best recording artists. We all have our favorites and it’s somewhat hard to keep the list as short as it is (and a... Read more
Our Top 4 Tips For Ukulele Beginners
You really like that warm and tinkly ukulele sound. You’ve seen tons of ukulele players covering your favorite songs or coming up with some great originals. Your friends have started picking up the instrument and taking it everywhere with them. You want to try playing the ukulele too, but... Read more