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Dear Musician – Do You Hear What I Hear? Don’t let a critical ear spoil the festivities …   by Dendy Jarrett                                   &n...
Uncle Raymond Kane Style Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Techniques by Mark Nelson Guitar techique that will get you lei'd ...   by Chris Loeffler Hawaiian slack key guitar is one of the world’s great guitar traditions. Called ki ho`alu in Hawaiian,...
Juke N' the Uke Ukelele Fundamentals with Mark Nelson   by Chris Loeffler   The Ukulele has enjoyed quite a resurgence over the last ten years, and has taken the place of the mandolin as the instrument guitar players pick up to add new col...
Freakazoid DAW Signal Processing through Automation Make your signal processing come alive with automation   by Craig Anderton     What makes an acoustic instrument special? Nuances. The way the strings in a piano interact, the angle at wh...
Flatwound vs. Roundwound StringsDoes it make a difference which type of strings you use? by Phil O'Keefe The average person probably doesn't put much thought into musical instrument strings; to them, strings are strings and as long as you get the right s...
Guitar Pickups – What You Need to Know Looking for a good pickup line?     by Craig Anderton      They’re just wire and magnets, right? Well…yes, but there’s a lot more to the story than that. A pickup cha...
Dear Musician – Do You Hear What I Hear? Don’t let a critical ear spoil the festivities …   by Dendy Jarrett                                   &n...
Using Bus-Powered Hardware MIDI Controllers with iPad AppsConnecting and using external controllers with your iPad is easy - if you know the tricks by Phil O'KeefeThe Apple iPad is a surprisingly wonderful music-making tool. A quick search of the App Stor...
Microphone Miscellanea - Part 3Phase and polarity, and powering your microphones   by Phil O'Keefe     In Part 1 of this 3-part series we went over impedance levels and SPL, while in Part 2 we covered the basics about microphone s...
Making Music Matters- Why Mozart Won’t Help You   by Chris Loeffler     “Music makes you smarter”, is an idea that has been core to the lexicon of our society, especially by parents ready to raise the next generational g...
Craig’s List - 5 Terrific Tips for Newbie NAMMsters Like speed traps, Starbucks coffee shops, and muggers, the Winter NAMM supersized convention is just around the corner! Going for the first time? We’re here to help.   by ...
Derrick Wright - Drumming Big Gigs Hello from the other side ...   by Atom Willard (adapted by Team HC)       From the outside looking in, it would seem like playing drums with Adele would be the ideal gig, right? Well, you’d be...
Flatwound vs. Roundwound StringsDoes it make a difference which type of strings you use? by Phil O'Keefe The average person probably doesn't put much thought into musical instrument strings; to them, strings are strings and as long as you get the right s...
Recording FM Synthesizers It's not the technology's fault that FM was overused in the 80s - and it deserves a second chance   by Craig Anderton     When FM synths came on the scene in the mid ’80s, their bright, digital sound s...
Steve Misamore - Country Drumming with Dierks The Country gig that manifested into a dream-come-true ...   by Brook Dalton     In addition to being an extremely affable and funny guy, Steve Misamore is also a very driven musician. From an ...
Recording FM Synthesizers It's not the technology's fault that FM was overused in the 80s - and it deserves a second chance   by Craig Anderton     When FM synths came on the scene in the mid ’80s, their bright, digital sound s...
Breaking Into the International Scene A bass player's perspective   by Vinnie Santino - adapted with permission by Team HC     A  small local business can usually service customers within a five mile radius. This puts a financial ...
Tips for Getting the Best Sound from Your Guitar Amp ... just turn it up to Eleven!   by Chris Loeffler     So You’ve Plugged in to a New Amp…   With so many different genres of guitar music and amplifier styles out there...
Freakazoid DAW Signal Processing through Automation Make your signal processing come alive with automation   by Craig Anderton     What makes an acoustic instrument special? Nuances. The way the strings in a piano interact, the angle at wh...
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