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Cause and Effect – Building a Pedalboard

Cause and Effect – Building a Pedalboard

When it comes to guitar players, gear placement is a topic that pops up on a regular basis.  Whether it’s finding that sweet spot when miking a speaker cabinet, having that amp at the right angle so it projects well, or daisy-chaining effect pedals and rack gear to mold your tone of choice, placement is paramount. Read More Comments

How to Overcome Stage Fright - For Musicians

How to Overcome Stage Fright - For Musicians

Many of my music students and fellow musicians ask me, “How do I get over stage fright?” I am a professional musician, and at times I still experience stage fright.  Here are some ideas and strategies which I have used in order to perform to my best ability, despite that primal and familiar fear of stage fright.... Read More Comments

Tim Hicks: Rebel With Applause

Tim Hicks: Rebel With Applause

Stomping Grounds There's something to be said for old stomping grounds. The Golden Horseshoe cities of St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, Ontario may not be known for their cattle farms or rodeos –... Read More Comments

Tip Toe Through the Tulips: A Ukulele Primer by Ian James

Tip Toe Through the Tulips: A Ukulele Primer by Ian James

The popularity of musical genres, and the instruments needed to perform them, tends to go in waves. But if there is one wave of popularity that musicians have been riding for the last 5 years and more, it’s the one coming out of Hawaii. Read More Comments

Five Ways to Diversify Your Musical Experience

Five Ways to Diversify Your Musical Experience

"I'm not getting any worse, but I'm definitely not getting any better...” "I'm bored"..."I don't feel like picking up my instrument...” Sound familiar? Here are a few different trick for avoiding a musical dry spell. Read More Comments

The Language of Music – Why Music Theory is Fun

The Language of Music – Why Music Theory is Fun

If you learn to ‘speak’ music theory it lets you talk about music without having to say: “remember that bit there that went da, da, da, dum?” It lets you define the particular bit of music you are talking about and the specific component of that music.   Read More Comments

What to do when your child doesn’t want to play in the recital

What to do when your child doesn’t want to play in the recital

After shelling out big bucks and a significant amount of time, your child adamantly decides that they do not want to play in the recital.  Sound like your house?  Don’t worry; this happens to most children at some point. Read More Comments

Classical to Country: The Polish Man in Black

Classical to Country: The Polish Man in Black

Dan is a classically trained singer who often wanders the halls singing Beatles songs and has spent his share of time rocking out. Recently we heard that Julian was commuting to Poland to sing in various venues and were curious about the connection. Read More Comments

NAMM 2016: Line 6 Wireless Audio System and Bluetooth Amplifier

NAMM 2016: Line 6 Wireless Audio System and Bluetooth Amplifier

A look at the new Line 6 Relay G10 Wireless system and Amplifi 30 Bluetooth Amplifier. This article is from our Namm Show series, where we focus on new and upcoming products in the world of music. Read More Comments

NAMM 2016: Soundcraft Digital and Analog Mixers

NAMM 2016: Soundcraft Digital and Analog Mixers

Soundcraft's latest SI-series 32 x 32 USB interface/digital mixer • Signature Series 10, 12, 16, and 22 analog consoles. This article is from our Namm Show series, where we focus on new and upcoming products in the world of music. Read More Comments

NAMM 2016: KRK Rokit Desktop Monitors

NAMM 2016: KRK Rokit Desktop Monitors

Studio monitors showcased by KRK at NAMM 2016, including the 4-inch Rokit RP4 G3 and 10-inch RP10-3 G3 mid-field monitors.This article is from our Namm Show series, where we focus on new and upcoming products in the world of music. Read More Comments

NAMM 2016: Yorkville Sound EXM70 Speakers

NAMM 2016: Yorkville Sound EXM70 Speakers

Today, we take a quick look at the new Yorkville Sound  EXM70 70-watt active loud speaker. This article is from our Namm Show series, where we focus on new and upcoming products in the world of music. Read More Comments