How To Improve Your Guitar Tone Without Buying New Gear
Want better guitar tone without spending hundreds of dollars on new gear? Guitar teacher Ben M. shares how you can use the settings already on your electric guitar to drastically improve your sound...
When it comes to the electric guitar, players can be relentlessly dedicated to achieving the perfect guitar tone.
Guitar tone (also called guitar sound) is most simply defined as the sound your guitar produces. Guitar tone can be compared to a painting; it is a masterpiece that results fr
6 Things to Remember for Singing the Blues
Love to sing the blues? There a few things to keep in mind as you sing in this genre -- find out in this guest post by St. Augustine, FL teacher Heather L...
The history of blues music is rich and bittersweet. The genre was originally born as an expression of those suffering as American slaves, mostly in what's called the "deep South," That expression is heartbreaking by nature, but healing, too. The brilliance of the blues is that by singing about what's making you sad, you feel be
Peter Matthew Bauer of The Walkmen Talks Living Room Shows and Liberation!
Growing up on indie rock, The Walkmen were among my favorite bands in high school and college. Though they are now on "extreme hiatus", members of the band continue to make great music that I can love as an adult too.
The band's bassist Peter Matthew Bauer embarked on a solo career with his 2014 album Liberation!, an album that pairs spiritual themes and literary references with catchy rock hooks and psychedelic vibes.
I got the chance to talk with Bauer about his musical background, his s
Can You Really Teach Yourself How to Play Ukulele?
If you want to learn how to play ukulele, youre in excellent company. Todays popular music scene is rife with ukulele players, including Taylor Swift, Eddie Vedder, and Zooey Deschanel, just to name a few.
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro says ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to play, and you dont have to be a musician to play it. But if youre just starting out, can you really teach yourself how to play ukulele?
While its certainly possible to teach yourself the basics
Learning Guitar: Understanding Minor and 7th Chords
What are minor and 7th chords anyway? TakeLessons teacher Brian T. breaks down the music theory behind building these chords...
Learning guitar chords is one of the early challenges of learning the guitar. Very often a new student will find themselves presented with a host of fingering patterns that make little sense. "Why this set of frets and not that one?" the student wonders "Why, when I move my E major down a string does it become A minor?" With just a bit of music theory and a willi