Southeast Asian Rosewood Southeast Asian rosewood is an endangered species. This wood is no longer harvested for guitar manufacture, and is therefore extremely hard to find from legitimate sources. Southeast Asian rosewood has the exotic colors that make Brazilian rosewood so highly sought. It tends toward a reddish cast. Black grain lines offer contrast, but…… Continue reading Rosewood: Southeast Asian, Amazonian, & Honduran
Does country of origin make any difference in the sound of the rosewood? Let’s examine each type in turn and find out.
You Can Teach Yourself Dobro offers a logical sequence to learning this unique instrument, starting with the basics.
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 and pages for an agripreneurial website. Blogging about country living. Writing a how-to book for future generations of farmers. Writing a business letter. Keeping a…… Continue reading 5 Tips for Improving Your Writing
Beginners should not hesitate to purchase a laminated guitar for their first guitar despite the drawbacks.
The Pick Punch lets you make guitar picks out of plastic. Put those old credit cards and gift cards to use to make one-of-a-kind picks!
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 in a research-intensive style or genre, here are a few tools that can make your life easier: Microsoft OneNote. And its equivalent, Evernote. You will…… Continue reading 5 Handy Resources for Writers
The singing cowboy is by no means a Hollywood invention. History records the fact that cowboys always sang, starting back when cattle trails began.
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 G chord. This means that if you strum all of the strings you will produce a G major chord instead of some kind of discordant…… Continue reading How to Play Minor Chords on a Dobro
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, simple, and effective solution to all of you writers out there. Zotero allows users to compile collections of research material: Blog posts.Books.Conference papers.Dictionary entries.Interviews.Journal articles.Letters.Maps.Patents.Statutes.Theses.Much…… Continue reading Zotero