Category: The Skills

5 Tips for Improving Your Writing

5 Tips for Improving Your Writing

Writing is a valuable communication skill, no matter what we do in life. Just to name a few of the uses a small farmer might have for writing: Writing posts […]

Pros and Cons of Laminated Woods for Guitarists

Pros and Cons of Laminated Woods for Guitarists

Perhaps you already have a particular type of wood in mind for your new guitar. Whether that wood is solid or laminated will make a tremendous difference in the sound […]

Pick Punch

Pick Punch

Here’s a fun gadget every flatpicking guitarist will love! The Pick Punch lets you make your very own guitar picks out of any suitable plastic. Put those old credit cards […]

5 Handy Resources for Writers

5 Handy Resources for Writers

Every writer has a preferred modus operandi, including diverse details such as when we write, where we write, and what we use to write. For those of you who write […]

Why Cowboys Sang

Why Cowboys Sang

The singing cowboy is by no means a Hollywood invention. History records the fact that cowboys always sang, starting back when cattle trails began. At first, there were no true […]

How to Play Minor Chords on a Dobro

How to Play Minor Chords on a Dobro

The Dobro or resonator guitar has a unique feature that can be a great help or hindrance, depending on how you look at it: It is tuned to an open […]

Zotero

Zotero

If you have ever tried to compile a bibliography by hand, you know that it is not an easy task, even with a small bibliography. Zotero (zoh-TAIR-oh) offers a free, […]

8 Reasons to Memorize Scales

8 Reasons to Memorize Scales

Memorize those scales. How many times have beginning musicians heard this advice, no matter what instrument or genre they are playing? Drilling scales may seem boring when you are anxious […]

Scrivener

Scrivener

If you enjoy research and writing, you are probably always on the lookout for a better way to keep track of information. Scrivener is an outstanding program that can help. […]

Sharpen Your Skills—Record Your Music

Sharpen Your Skills—Record Your Music

Looking for an effective way to improve your musical ability in a relatively short period of time? There is a simple tool that can work these wonders for you. This […]