The 7 Best Baritone Ukuleles in 2022

The 7 Best Baritone Ukuleles in 2022

The baritone ukulele is the largest member of the uke family and it produces a mellow, delicate, and beautiful sound that is somewhat similar to that of a nylon string guitar. The combination of its deeper tone and lower tuning configuration make the baritone ukulele...

The 79 Must-haves for Musicians

The 79 Must-haves for Musicians

As a professional musician, you know that your instrument is only one part of the equation. To be a great performer, songwriter, composer, or music producer your talent and skillset have to combine with a variety of external tools that help you find your voice within...

The 9 Best Wired Earbuds of 2022

The 9 Best Wired Earbuds of 2022

If you're like most people, you probably spend a lot of time listening to music, podcasts, audiobooks, and watching videos on the go. Whether you're working out, commuting to work, or just trying to relax at home, a great set of wired earphones can make your listening...

13 Best Guitar Capo Options 2022 (Reviewed and Rated) 

13 Best Guitar Capo Options 2022 (Reviewed and Rated) 

Guitar capos are an essential tool for both professional and amateur guitarists. From making difficult keys more accessible, to brightening up the tone of your instrument or changing the key of a song effortlessly, guitar capos offer both practical and creative...

Blues Improvisation Using Guide Tones

Blues Improvisation Using Guide Tones

Improvisation is one of the most exciting aspects of playing music and is a direct manifestation of our desire to create, express ourselves, and jam with other musicians. Learning to improvise and expand one’s improvisational skills are among the most common goals...

Common Questions from People Learning The Guitar

Common Questions from People Learning The Guitar

1. I’m a complete beginner and have spent a few months trying to learn using online resources but I get confused and don’t seem to make much progress. I feel like my time could be used in a better way. What should I do? When you first start playing it can be really...

Feel The Music When You Play Guitar

Feel The Music When You Play Guitar

We always hear the phrases like a guitarist's "touch" and that one should "feel the music" associated with great players and other musicians but it's easy to overlook the significance of these particular words. Just pause for a second and think about what they really...

Part 5 – Pentatonic Scales

Part 5 – Pentatonic Scales

We have made it this far which means you should now know at least 1 major scale position (but most likely a few or even all 5) and be able to use it/them in a creative way, playing little melodies and phrases, using all parts of the position or even just ascending and...

Part 4 – Transitioning Between Thinking Major and Minor

Part 4 – Transitioning Between Thinking Major and Minor

Ok, so it's probably getting clear that the major and minor scales can really be thought of as the same pattern but with different root note positions within that pattern. Often they will seem to be described as different scales and with different formulas. This is...

Part 3 – The Minor Scale…

Part 3 – The Minor Scale…

The Minor Scale What do you mean "I already know it?"   Now, remember how earlier on we went through the Major Scale and not only memorised where all the Major Root Notes were but also added the Minor Root Notes to our mental labelling? By the end we should have...