Beginner Basics: How to Teach Yourself Guitar
Getting started on guitar can be mystifying without a great teacher to guide you. Follow these tips from guitar teacher Jerry W. and you'll be on your way to playing the guitar...
So you want to teach yourself how to play guitar? You dream of playing your favorite song or gigging in a band. You've bought a guitar and you're ready to start. But now what? Where should you begin?
In this post I will walk you through making a plan to teach yourself guitar. I will cover the steps to developing
Gibson vs. Fender: Which Brand Do Pro Guitar Players Prefer?
In the Gibson vs. Fender debate, where do you stand? Here, professional musician Michael L. shares his thoughts on the two brands
There's nothing like being a guitar player, am I right?
You've got your pick of genres to explore, from jazz to country to metal. You have amazing guitarists to look up to and learn from. And when it comes to gear, you have your pick of some of the coolest innovations to make your sound rock.
If you're like most guitarists, you like to talk
5 Tips for Pulling Off a Showstopping Violin Performance
Stage presence is an important skill for all musicians to master. Below, violin teacher Ha-eun R. shares several tips on how to confidently pull off a showstopping violin performance...
Have you ever attended a concert in which the artist sounded better if you closed your eyes? A performers stage presence is more important than one might think, as a recent study has shown.
According to research, published in the PNAS journal, participants who were shown silent videos of piano competit
Quiz: Which Epic Guitar Solo Are You?
If you were one of the best guitar solos of all time, which one would you be? Take the quiz and find out!
Interested in learning how to play guitar? Try this one trick to make your guitar solos pop!
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How to Make it as a Touring Musician: Sleepmakeswaves Tells All
If you're an aspiring guitarist, you're going to want to get to know the instrumental post-rock quartet sleepmakeswaves. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, the band kicks off their United States tour this month, behind the release of their new album Love of Cartography.
We had a chance to catch up with Alex Wilson from sleepmakeswaves (bass, keys, electronics), to chat about the new album, and living the dream of being a touring musician.
TL: First of all, congrats on the new album and th