So, You Want to To Teach Guitar?

What’s the best type of guitar? No matter what grade levels you teach, the best guitar for classroom use is the classic or nylon-stringed guitar. The strings are much easier on the…

Common Repairs for the Clarinet

If you’re an aspiring musician, one of the most important lessons that you must learn is that proper care and maintenance of your instrument will help you maintain consistent sound quality and…

Drumstick Anatomy

A great drumstick is the perfect combination of balance, response, feel and sound properties. Each of these critical factors is a function of a stick’s design— and knowing a little about each…

An Introduction to Guitar Pedals

Every guitarist loves pedals, and most have at least a handful in their collection. When you’re first venturing into distortion and other pedal effects, it can be difficult to know exactly where…

Microphone Preamp Buying Guide

In case you’re not familiar, a preamp’s job is to take an audio signal and give that signal shape and definition before the signal is output through speakers, headphones, or other audio…

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