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Dear Musician – Music’s Frisson Experience The Frisson Experience may set you apart as a human being…and a musician!     by Dendy Jarrett       If you haven’t experienced it yourself, you certainly know p...
10 Must-Follow Metal Musicians on Twitter These may leave you "twitterpated"...   by Anne Erickson       Pop stars aren’t the only ones ruling the Twitter world. If you’re a fan of metal music and on Twitter, you’re ...
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...
Three Steps to Becoming Holy Grail Gear Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister   by Chris Loeffler       There comes a time in most players’ lives where practice begins to yield incremental (but the most important!) gains ...
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...
Choosing the Best Guitar and Bass Strings Strings are the foundation of your sound—make sure you use the right ones   by Craig Anderton (with Permission from Full Compass)     Strings play an essential role in your playing, because th...
Dear Musician – Music’s Frisson Experience The Frisson Experience may set you apart as a human being…and a musician!     by Dendy Jarrett       If you haven’t experienced it yourself, you certainly know p...
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 ...
Surviving Summer Music Festivals - 5 Tips Avoid wackos, and more!   by Anne Erickson   Whether you’re sweating through the boiling temps at Lollapalooza, fist-pumping at Mayhem Festival or rocking out at any of a bazillion festivals aroun...
Choosing the Best Guitar and Bass Strings Strings are the foundation of your sound—make sure you use the right ones   by Craig Anderton (with Permission from Full Compass)     Strings play an essential role in your playing, because th...
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...
Hal Blaine – The Drummer’s Drummer Remembered We lost a living legend in music…     by Dendy Jarett     Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing many great drummers. While I respect them all, I&r...
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...
Checking Phase (Polarity) Integrity Studio doesn't have phase integrity? Your mixes probably won't either!     by Craig Anderton     Digital audio workstation software, or two-track audio editing programs (like Magix Sound Forge or St...
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