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Can Music Really Change the World? by Craig Anderton   It may sound hopelessly idealistic, but all of us at HC truly believe that music can change the world. During a time when society seems to be filled with complicated environmental, social, religi...
Guitar Chord Progression Theory —  with Screencast by Bobby Kittleberger Understanding chord progression theory is more difficult than memorizing chords. Fair enough?  I’d like to think so. Yet, chord progression theory can br...
by Christian Wissmuller   Lee Oskar - Harmonicas Breaking Barriers Harmonica players within pop and rock music are often a somewhat anonymous bunch, so far as "name recognition" by the general public goes. Unfair, no doubt, but - generally speaking ...
Build a centralized patch bay for your pedalboard Here's a really simple project that doesn't require any advanced electronics knowledge, and only the most basic of soldering skills.   But first, you might think there's no real reason to DIY I/O box...
Is one really better than the other? Recently I purchased a new acoustic guitar - a Taylor 150e 12 string (you can read the details about it in this thread, or check out Russ Loeffler's comprehensive review of the Taylor 150e right here on Harmo...
A new guitar is great, but you're going to need these goodies to go along with it too by Phil O'Keefe Congratulations! There is (or there's about to be) a new electric guitar in the house! Maybe it's one you're buying for a loved one who has always wante...
Can Music Really Change the World? by Craig Anderton   It may sound hopelessly idealistic, but all of us at HC truly believe that music can change the world. During a time when society seems to be filled with complicated environmental, social, religi...
The more interesting the synth sound, the better   By Craig Anderton   One of the great advantages of virtual instruments is that many parameters are automatable, so you can introduce dynamic changes as you do with other elements of a mix. But which ...
  There's an easy way to avoid self-inflicting wounds —   In recent weeks, a video floating around social media sites shows that Kanye West’s attempting to channel Freddie Mercury singing Queen’s famed Bohemian Rhapsody goes beyond ...
Tredwell Music Centre, the last printed music store in Winnipeg, closed its doors after 80 years of operation. Is it a sign of the times? by Paige Tutt, MMR Associate Editor          "This generation has no Elvis, no Jerry Lee L...
  Are you the best person to help avoid those Spinal Tap moments - or do you need professional management?                     An artist’s work is never done. That’s borrowing from an...
The marching band was banned …    This past week one hard-working, long-rehearsing, and sun-baked high school band got benched by a Federal Judge for allegedly having a hymn as part of their half-time show repertoire (although it wasn&rsq...
by Christian Wissmuller   Lee Oskar - Harmonicas Breaking Barriers Harmonica players within pop and rock music are often a somewhat anonymous bunch, so far as "name recognition" by the general public goes. Unfair, no doubt, but - generally speaking ...
  3 Simple Steps to Build the Perfect Drum Practice Routine by Alan S.   You have to practice drums if you want to improve, but how can you make your practice time more productive? Here, Rosendale NY drum instructor Alan S. shares his stra...
  Make quantization work for you, not against you   by Craig Anderton   Quantization was controversial enough when it was limited to MIDI, but now that you can quantize audio, it’s even more of an issue. Although some genres of music work ...
There's a reason why we keep getting more of the same… There's an epidemic in the music industry that's impacting people at all levels and in many associated fields - from songwriters to instrumentalists, from manufacturers to managers, ...
Sometimes the right accessories can make all the difference    Most musicians are familiar with the variety of accessories that are available for guitars and basses, but did you know there's also a large variety of useful accessories designed t...
Sure, you can use effects the same way as everyone else . . . but let’s not   By Craig Anderton   It’s been said there are no rules in recording, and I agree. But then there’s the corollary: Rules that do exist are made to be b...
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