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Learning Series 2021 - Virtual Edition

Learning Series 2021 - Virtual Edition

With national and international legends poised to present these live-streamed clinics, this year's offerings will be like no other! Read More Comments

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Accordion (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Accordion (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Of all the instruments, the accordion is undoubtedly one of the weirdest and most wonderful. Played badly, it can be irrepressibly irritating; played well, it can be enchanting. Keep reading to find out how the accordion came to be, how to acquire one, and how to make it sing! Read More Comments

Maximizing Your Practice Time

Maximizing Your Practice Time

Have you ever got stuck while practicing - that feeling like you're just not getting any further with a piece of music, or a section in a song? Here are a few tips for hacking your own brain and maximizing your learning curve to get the most out of your practice time. Read More Comments

Reverb Pedals

Reverb Pedals

Over the years, there have been many variations of reverb types as technology has evolved, such as spring reverb, plate reverb, hall reverb, chamber reverb, modulated reverb and many more. There are many more excellent reverb pedals available but these models should whet your appetite. Read More Comments

Great Gift Idea Livestream Series

Great Gift Idea Livestream Series

Find holiday shopping ideas for all of the musicians on your list! Read More Comments

Three Ways for Musicians to Beat the Covid-19 Blues

Three Ways for Musicians to Beat the Covid-19 Blues

Covid-19 blues got you down? Check out these three tips to help you stay musically active and energized! Read More Comments

5 Reasons Why Steel Drums Are the Perfect Choice for Students During a Pandemic

5 Reasons Why Steel Drums Are the Perfect Choice for Students During a Pandemic

Move over, recorders. Students have another option when it comes to basic music education, and it’s more sanitary than many other options! Steel drums are a low-touch, high-performance instrument for kids to learn music during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Read More Comments

The Best Method Book

The Best Method Book

You've just bought or rented your new instrument and you are SO EXCITED to play! You want to find the book that's going to turn you into a rock goddess, or a virtuosic soloist. There are so many books to choose from, but one of them MUST be the best, right? Read More Comments

Breaking Down a Speaker Cabinet

Breaking Down a Speaker Cabinet

What should one look for in a guitar cab? In this blog, we break down the components of a guitar cab to help you make a decision when shopping for one. Read More Comments

Getting Started on Slide Guitar

Getting Started on Slide Guitar

It’s a high lonesome sound that shivers and quivers, swoops and soars. Stars who’ve fallen under its spell and tried their hand include Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Winter and George Harrison. Here are some tips to help you get started on the slide guitar! Read More Comments

The Benefits of Playing Musical Instruments

The Benefits of Playing Musical Instruments

The Chinese philosopher Confucius once said, "Music emits a pleasure that the human race can't do without." If hearing music can be so beneficial to the human race, it follows that playing a musical instrument would be even better. Here are some benefits of playing musical instruments. Read More Comments

Drum Muffling Part 2: Bass Drum Muffling

Drum Muffling Part 2: Bass Drum Muffling

In many ways, bass drums define the sound of the drum kit. Only you can determine the appropriate bass drum sound for the music you are making. However, it is good to experiment and learn how to modify the sound of your bass drum. You may be surprised by the range of sounds available to you without buying another kit. Read More Comments