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Things with Strings

Things with Strings

Through the ages, stringed instruments have developed into a wide variety of unique families. Find out the distinctive characteristics of some of the post popular instruments today!

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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!

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The Undisputed Champion: The Ukulele

The Undisputed Champion: The Ukulele

Once looked upon as a bit of a novelty, the ukulele has been riding a wave of popularity for nearly a decade. In this blog, we will discuss why that might be, and we’ll also discuss some basics to help you choose wisely when it comes time for you to don the tights and enter the ring.

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Guitar Picks: A Plethora of Plectrum Possibilities

Guitar Picks: A Plethora of Plectrum Possibilities

People often ask us what picks are best for a beginner, what pick is good for country music, or what is the BEST pick. Picks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours and materials. This article will enlighten and educate you on the humble plectrum and how it can be the most important part of your tone.

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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.

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