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All about musical instruments, their tunes, and the people that play them.

Stayed Motivated and Play Guitar
Passion for doing anything is rooted in enjoyment and fun. You must enjoy what you are doing to keep motivated. Playing the blues is no different. You need to tap into what makes it fun. Blues was the...
Jane Lianga month ago
A History of the Ubiquitous Air Horn
For those struggling to place this half-beloved, half-hated sound, give thanks to the internet for providing us with a site that instantly plays an airhorn soundbite for all your air horning needs, wh...
R.J Taynesa month ago
Play Guitar Like a Pro: Avoid These Common Mistakes
Avoid making these common mistakes while playing the guitar. In this article we will discuss mistakes commonly made not only by beginners, but guitarists of all levels. These tips will help your playi...
Marshall Thomas2 months ago
Did Piano Really Change My Life That Much?
Hi. My name is Marshall, and I started playing piano with my grandmother when I was just 7-and-a-half years old. Summer of 2003. Almost 14 years later, I sit here writing this story on how it changed ...
Matt Loftus2 months ago
A Medley of Guitar Covers to Brighten Your Day...
Having the day from hell? we've all been there, music can be an aide to relaxation so i've compiled a few of my Acoustic Covers for that purpose. I know, i'm usually the "Horror Guy" on here as i'm pa...
Phill Ross3 months ago
The Battle of the Axes
If you were to ask any guitarist this question, I can guarantee the answer would be subjective. It’s like asking someone which person they fancy as not everyone finds the same traits appealing. The sa...
Steven Swift5 months ago
How To Conquer the Major Scale
When learning scales, it is best to break down each pattern into smaller segments. Breaking down two octave scales is best when they are approached by a lower and higher register (as shown above). Sca...
Beth Langstreth5 months ago
Why You Should Learn to Play the Ukulele...
My first ukulele was given to me as a whimsical birthday gift from my brother when I was 18 years old. Who knew it would lead to years of playful joy and inspiration! Nearly 7 years later, I am not ye...
Mark Darnell5 months ago
Juniors Gone Wild
I have spent a good portion of my mid- to late-twenties trying to find the right sound for me. At the time I was in an all-original band that did play covers to pay the bills. So needing something ver...
Jared Rimer5 months ago
The Musical Evolution of a Webmaster
Hello everyone! Welcome to another article here on Vocal. Today, I'd like to talk about my music experience, and what types of music I’m in to. I started with music at a very young age. I am told that...
Jesse Guerrero6 months ago
6 Tips to Become Great at Piano
Want to be great at piano? Use these tips to improve your skill!
Yvonne Glasgow6 months ago
Mariachi for the Millennium
The only time in this review I am going to compare this band to The Beatles is right now, and that’s simply because both bands came out of Liverpool. I was actually kind of surprised to find that Live...
Gregory Eze7 months ago
Why Study Music?
As a six-year-old boy growing up in a working-class area of London, I watched my parents deliver a massive object into the house which was called a piano. I wondered what my parents were going to do w...
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Mary Golden7 months ago
5 Reasons Why Musicologists Are Important
"Musicology? What's musicology?" If I had a nickel for every time I heard that question, I'd have quite a bit of money by now. It is unfortunate that many people don't know about musicology. Whenever ...
Mark Darnell7 months ago
Crown CM700
*Pros: Small, Smooth Sound, Priced right! They sound like a "million dollars". *Cons: These mic's are now obsolete. And very little support is out there for them, if you need them to be serviced. I ha...
Emily Rose Thorne8 months ago
Remembering Prince, An Artist That Defied Boundaries, On What Should Be His 59th Birthday
“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” Today, we recognize what would have been the 59th birthday of Prince, the iconic artist who left us last spring. On ...
Mark Darnell8 months ago
Fender Toronado: Not to Be Confused With Grandma's GM Oldsmobile
This is not to be confused with your Grandma’s old boat of a car, the GM Oldsmobile Toronado! This is a guitar folks. This is one breed of guitar that has both confused and interested me at the same t...
THE BEAR8 months ago
New Modern Blues Artists You Should Be Listening To
So we're heading in a new direction - gone are the bubble gum factory of the processed beats with no feeling, music recycling and four chord madness. The rise of hipster left wing veganism has yes, ge...