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Make Better Music Articles - 2018 Year in Review

Because knowledge is power!



by Team HC




Articles that don't fall under Dear Musician or Community Voice are written by our team of editors each week. The objective is to arm you with more knowledge so that you may feel empowered to make music. As they say, knowledge is power. Below are the articles we published for you in 2018:


January 15, 2018   5 Mastering Tips

Getting into mastering? Then heed these five tips



January 29, 2018   NAMM: Is it Relevant Anymore?

Only time will tell …




January 29,2018   MV Pro Audio- an Industry Profile

Changing with the times ...





January 29, 2018   CITES Regulations - What Guitarists Need to Know

How to avoid hidden surprises ...





January 29, 2018   Team HC's Product Picks from Winter NAMM 2018

Gear that turned our heads ...




February 12, 2018       The Value of Group Lessons

When three's not a crowd ...




February 26, 2018    The State of Live Music, 2018

"Hey, can you play this event for the exposure?" — puleaze!




March 12, 2018   Mixing for Better Mastering

What you do during the mix can make a big difference ...




March 12, 2018    Electric Guitar Switches - a Beginner's Guide

Confused about what the switches on your guitar do? We're here to help





March 26, 2018  Toby Lee -Inspiring the Next Generation of Blues Guitarists - an Interview

Who said the guitar hero was dead?




March 26, 2018   Sound Effects with Guitar

Think sound effects are solely the domain of keyboards? Think again




March 26, 2018   Music Instrument Industry Retail Trends

Is it just a case of follow the leader?




April 9, 2018   Exploring Explorers with Lzzy Hale - an Interview

Sometimes you just need to walk on the dark side ...




April 9, 2018   User Reviews Make the World Go 'Round

And can help you with your next music gear purchase ...




April 23, 2018  Vivian Campbell - Def Leppard, Signature Les Paul, and More - an Interview

Pour some 'guitar' sugar on me ...




May 7, 2018  James Blunt Talks Guitars, Touring and Making Music

Still going strong and making music for a living...




May 21, 2018    Chris Cornell - a Retrospective

It's hard to believe it's been a year




June 4, 2018   Jared James Nichols - Guitars, Chops and More

Skill mixed with a little Black Magic ...




June 4, 2018    The Death of the Electric Guitar (Part X)

You think you've heard the story before ... 




June 18, 2018  When Noise Attacks Your Signal, Fight Back

 Yes, it's a beautiful, noise-free world...   





June 18, 2018     Jason Hook - Five Finger Death Punch, 'Hired Gun,' and More

He's more than just a hired gun ...





July 2, 2018  Summer NAMM 2018

The Music City Meltdown ...





July 2, 2018    George Thorogood - on Music, Guitars, Music ... and Guitars

Hey...Party of One please...





July 2, 2018     Big Dreams in a Small Town - Making Music When You Don’t Live in the City

 Sometimes you've gotta hang in there like a hair in a biscuit!





July 16, 2018    The Social Musician

Get out from under that rock!





July 16, 2018    Better Squashing through Multiband Dynamics Processing

What can be better than one compressor? Lots of compressors!





July 16, 2018   Ace Frehley - What Keeps Him Passionate About Guitar, and More

How about a little KISS!





July 30, 2018    Dave Amato - on Guitars, Music, and More

Riding the Speedwagon ...





August 13, 2018  Pearl Jam's Mike McCready - a Guitar Chat

 Special guitars and special causes...





August 13, 2018     Top 10 Mixing Tips

The devil may be in the details ... but if you do it right, you'll find an angel instead





August 13, 2018    A Brief Tour of Rue de Guitare (Guitar Street) - Paris, France

Where the French take their guitars very seriously!





August 27, 2018     Eric Church Talks Guitars, Music and More...

Should music be this kind or that kind?





September 10, 2018      KT Tunstall Talks Music, Guitars, and Women in Music

From black horse to white dove...





September 10, 2018   Composing at the Speed of Inspiration

Tame that technology, and make it work for you...





September 24, 2018   The 2018 Guitar Town Festival at Copper Mountain

A great place to get a Rocky Mountain high!





September 24, 2018  Top 10 Female Guitar Players of All Time - Guitar Gal Greats!

What could be better than a killer female guitarist?






October 8, 2018  Discussion with DiscoFreq's Guitar Effects Database

This guy eats, sleeps, and breathes guitar effects...





October 8, 2018     Natalie Stovall Talks About Guitars and Women in Music

She's got The Drive..





October 22, 2018      Les Paul Fun Facts

One man...lots of hats...





November 5, 2018   Little Guitar Shop on the Mountain - a Visit to D'Angelico Guitars

Aspen high! Who needs legalized drugs with all these guitars?





November 5, 2018      Ten Rising Great Rock and Metal Guitarists - New Blood

Making major (sound) waves...





November 19, 2018    Rock Guitarist Love Affair

Five Rockers come clean about their love for the Les Paul...





December 3, 2018     How to Beat Holiday Jet Lag

Over the river and through the woods for the holidays—or any other time of the year...




December 3, 2018  Have Yourself a Very Merry Metal Christmas

Silver and gold, silver and gold. Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold....




Thanks to our Editors, Craig Anderton, Phil O'Keefe, Chris Loeffler, Russ Loeffler, Dendy Jarrett and Anne Erickson for keeping the music mission alive at Harmony Central.   - HC -



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