January 25, 2021
January 22, 2021 4 Comments
There’s nothing quite so beautiful as well-recorded acoustic guitar. Whether it’s a 6 string, 12 string, nylon string, old and scruffy, or bright and shiny, acoustic guitar is an amazing instrument to put “on wax.” But it can be a little tricky to get right.
So here we’ll go over some basic guidelines that should help you on the way toward capturing that perfect acoustic track.
January 12, 2021 3 Comments
If you’re a guitar player, you drag around an amp and cabinet. That’s just how it goes, right? Well, what would happen if your cabinet fell off a building or failed to get packed? Or, what if you simply got tired of lugging the heavy thing around? Could you still play gigs?
January 08, 2021 3 Comments
Unless you’ve decided to try gigging with only a direct box and some pedals, you’re going to end up miking up a cabinet both on stage and in the studio. Of course, if you’re doing big gigs, the sound team will take care of it, and similarly in the studio, you may not have to think about it.
January 07, 2021
December 18, 2020 2 Comments
December 16, 2020 2 Comments
December 10, 2020 4 Comments
Stage fright, or performance anxiety, is so common it’s actually rare to find a person who doesn’t have at least a little of it. Even being a professional performer doesn’t necessarily cure a person of it, and believe it or not, it can come and go in even the most confident performers. The good news is, it’s something that most anyone can handle.
So, without dwelling too much on it, let’s jump right into some tips for dealing with and preventing stage fright.
December 07, 2020 1 Comment
Since guitarists use amps, and so do many keyboard players, you might overlook the need for a direct box. But a direct box is a tool along the lines of cables, pics, sustain pedals, and tuners – an essential accessory. If you don’t have one in your toolkit, you should probably find one. If you don’t know what a direct box is, we’ll talk about that first.
October 28, 2020 4 Comments
September 28, 2020 2 Comments
Music is a funny business. It can be one of the toughest ways to make money, yet instruments, PA gear, and recording equipment can be notoriously expensive. Plus, it seems the amount of gear you need to put together a great record or an awesome show gets to be more and more every year.
Go into a typical commercial or home recording studio or band rehearsal space, and you’re liable to lay eyes on thousands upon thousands of dollars of value.
But what if you don’t have the scratch to accumulate that much gear? You’ll have to make the most of what you've got. It turns out this is very doable.
Here are a few tips for making the most out of not much gear.
September 24, 2020 3 Comments
There are no artists who don’t suffer from writer’s block occasionally. It may seem that some don’t, because they consistently generate great work, but they’re human too. In reality, professional songwriters simply have tools they can use to get out of a slump, and to prevent writer’s block in the first place.
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