Are the savings worth it? A few words of warning to the prospective home producer.
Chromatic, minor, tremolo, octave, miniature—what are they and how are they used?
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.
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!
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
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 to learn new songs, but this discipline has its worth. Here are a few reasons to consider memorizing some scales: Improve your coordination. As a…… Continue reading 8 Reasons to Memorize Scales