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Inside the Les Paul Classic How "Traditional" is the "Classic"? Let's find out.   by Craig Anderton   (Editor’s note: Harmony Central’s offices are located about 300 feet away from the Gibson USA factory, so when the 2017 guitars we...
Inside the Les Paul Classic How "Traditional" is the "Classic"? Let's find out.   by Craig Anderton   (Editor’s note: Harmony Central’s offices are located about 300 feet away from the Gibson USA factory, so when the 2017 guitars we...
Essential Acoustic Guitar Accessories The right accessories can help you get the most from your acoustic guitar   By Phil O'KeefeSome people think that "a guitar's a guitar" and there's really not a lot of difference between electric and acousti...
VARIETY FOR EVERYONE - A Visit With VFE Pedals Four knobs and one minor control ...   by Gearphoria (adapted by Team HC)     AMBITION WAS an essential element of Washington-based VFE Pedals from the get-go. The goal was to take a classic c...
How to Buy the Right Guitar or Bass Strap It’s not as simple as you might think…   By Cori Gordon     Many guitarists think of straps as being pretty much all the same, but that’s definitely not true. There are signi...
Jason Lollar - Magnetic Attraction Enamoured with the pickups ...   by Blake Wright - Gearphoria  (adapted by Team HC)     JASON LOLLAR wanted to build guitars. He attended and graduated from Roberto-Venn School for Luthiery in Phoeni...
Give The Gift Of Music Giving or receiving … music should be on your list!    by Dendy Jarrett       Back in the 60s, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers launched the first industry-wide campaign to promote ...
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 ...
Microphone Accessories Whether live or in the studio, for vocals or instruments, the right accessories can help you get the most out of your microphones by Phil O'KeefeI can hear it now. "Microphone accessories??? I can understand an article on guitar acc...
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...
Clique Clique Boom! How to expand your band's local base   by David Himes - ‘The Gig Kahuna’   One complaint I often hear from local bands is something like: “You have to be in a certain clique to get booked.” Altho...
Make Better Music Now It’s Never Too Late   by Dendy Jarrett       In recent issues, we’ve explored "Why Choose Music," "Why Harmony Central," "Keeping Music Alive," and "Music Mentors." But there's one important element we...
Guitar Feedback "Modeling" with Samplers Add an extra dimension to keyboard samplers by emulating "guitar feedback" effects   by Craig Anderton       One of the great aspects about guitar is feedback, but how can you possibly tran...
Freelance Musician: Advancing The Gig Assimilate! Resistance is futile and could cost you the gig   by Brendan Buckley (DW's Edge Magazine)     A  freelance musician can sometimes get a call to perform with one artist for eight months...
How To Make Keyboards Fit in a Mix Have your keyboard play nice with others   by Craig Anderton       A guitar covers about 3.5 octaves, a bass about 3 octaves, most voices do a few octaves—but keyboards can cover 7 octaves and b...
Can Gear Lose Its Mojo? Where did the magic go? Can you get it back if it goes away? By Phil O'Keefe    Have you ever had an amp or instrument that needed to be repaired? Maybe you broke a headstock on a guitar or your amplifier fried and neede...
VERELLEN TAKES FLIGHT   Hear the sound in your head ...     by Blake Wright - Gearphoria (adapted by Team HC)           MUCH LIKE HIS beloved Seattle Seahawks, Ben Verellen (shown below) isn’t afraid to shake...
Planned Gear Obsolescence — or Progress? Afraid to buy new gear?     by Dendy Jarrett       All the recent hubbub about Apple removing the 3.5 mm earbud jack pin receiver from the new iPhone 7 got me to thinking about my mus...
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