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Dear Musician - Some Gifts are More Than Just a Gift Because you never know where the gift of music may take you…     by Dendy Jarrett       It’s true—some gifts are more than just a gift. In previous Dear Music...
Have Yourself a Very Merry Metal Christmas Silver and gold, silver and gold. Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold....   by Anne Erickson         ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, and we want you to have yourself a very merr...
CITES Regulations - What Guitarists Need to Know How to avoid hidden surprises ...     by Dave Hunter Rosewood has a long history in guitar making. With its appealing dark-brown hue that occasionally reveals a subtly exotic grain. Rosewood, cou...
A Visit with Greer Amplification  Athens roots...and Lightspeed ahead...     by Blake Wright, Gearphoria     Greer Amps is located in a magical spot for music in Athens, Georgia. The office park, which is a bit off of the beat...
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...
A Visit with Greer Amplification  Athens roots...and Lightspeed ahead...     by Blake Wright, Gearphoria     Greer Amps is located in a magical spot for music in Athens, Georgia. The office park, which is a bit off of the beat...
Dear Musician - Some Gifts are More Than Just a Gift Because you never know where the gift of music may take you…     by Dendy Jarrett       It’s true—some gifts are more than just a gift. In previous Dear Music...
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...
Five Microphones Under $500 That You Need In Your StudioA microphone doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars in order to be a professional tool  by Phil O'Keefe Let's face it - if money was no object, most home studio owners would have no problem q...
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 ...
Improving the Sound of Your Room with Acoustic Treatment Great gear is only part of what you need for great sound!   by Terry Hearn     In recent years, the rise of the home studio has democratized the process of creating music through tech...
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...
Getting the Most out of Your Piano Practice Don't confuse "playing" with "practice"   by Ian R.       Piano practice can be an intimidating thought if you don’t know where to begin. Despite sitting down and playing every day, yo...
Spicing up Your Drum Set with Electronic Elements Add a new world of sounds to your kit   by Mike O'C       There is nothing quite like the feeling and presence of a full acoustic drum set. The timbre of the sounds and sonic variety o...
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...
Community Voice: Permutations of Chord Tones Bass Players - buckle up for a mind blowing ride...   by James Rosocha       By definition: per·mu·ta·tion pərmyo͝oˈtāSH(ə)n noun   "A  way, especially...
A Visit with Greer Amplification  Athens roots...and Lightspeed ahead...     by Blake Wright, Gearphoria     Greer Amps is located in a magical spot for music in Athens, Georgia. The office park, which is a bit off of the beat...
Composing at the Speed of Inspiration Tame that technology, and make it work for you...   by Craig Anderton     Is "writing in the studio" an oxymoron? It seems that writing a song and recording it are two totally different activities, and...
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