Education has moved online. There's a massive amount of information you can learn from a computer or device. Why? Because there are people online who can teach, and the guitar - perhaps music in general - is an area where this has been highly applicable in recent years. Whether online … Read More
It's hard to have Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang in your banner photo and then write anything that comes close to doing them justice. Guy, in particular, is one of the most underrated guitar minds. His work with blues chord progressions and melody has inspired many guitarists that have come … Read More
Before we start looking at specific flamenco guitar lessons, let's talk about a broader understanding of the playing style. First, flamenco guitar refers to both a specific type of a guitar and a specific genre of playing, largely derived from southern Spain and Andalusia. While a flamenco guitar is slightly … Read More
First, I believe that - to some extent - the less-is-more principle is true in all kinds of music, particularly in our time period and culture.
Take "Teardrop" by Massive Attack, or "Madness" by Muse, just as two examples off the top of my head. Those songs are massively powerful … Read More
For a long time, I've been using GarageBand with my guitar.
This article contains nearly everything I know about using Garageband for playing and recording guitar. In this guide, I've included information regarding two different versions of Garageband:
- The iOS version (mobile for iPhone and iPad)
- The Mac version (desktop
In this build guide we're going to look at some decent and recommendable Stratocaster bridge upgrades for a few different Stratocaster guitars. These models span both Fender and Squier brands and, generally speaking, are compatible with each bridge mentioned.
Keep in mind, these bridges may not be considered upgrades for … Read More
An inversion can refer to several different aspects of music and music theory. In this article, we're focusing on notation conventions for inversions in the context of triadic chords and their inversions. This means we'll be looking at ways to properly notate a chord's root position and its own two … Read More
Kids benefit from involvement in the arts, particularly kids that are right-brained and gifted in the more creative and idealistic areas of study. Even my one and half year old son, who has no artistic ambition, loves making noise with a musical instrument. Somehow, he knows there's more to it … Read More
Nearly all of the music we listen to is based on third intervals. If that terminology is foreign to you, I'd recommend reading through the following pieces on intervals and diatonic scales, as prerequisites, before moving any further into this piece.
- Total Guide to Guitar Intervals
- A Diatonic Scale Guitar
I want to provide some context for these MIDI controller recommendations.
We did MIDI keyboards in this article, but that felt a little too broad and not focused enough. At the same time all DAWs, and nearly all MIDI controllers function in more or less the same way. Even as we've … Read More