instruments

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

Mark Darnell4 days ago
1972 Was It a Good Year?
Was 1972 a special year for the Telecaster guitar? That question we will cover in detail and you can decide. However, Fender did come out with several new designs, making the Telecaster available with...
Victor Gurrola3 months ago
Teaching Yourself How to Play Guitar
Have you ever tried to pick up a guitar and learn how to play it without taking lessons, made a little progress, got stuck, and then quit altogether? If you answered yes (or even no) to this question,...
Iggy Paulsen4 months ago
Health Benefits of Playing the Drums
Drums are one of the oldest musical instruments in history, and are used in almost every single musical genre out there. Metalcore bands wouldn't sound the same without amazing drum beats balancing ou...
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Lorraine Woiak5 months ago
How To Pick Up Clarinet at Any Age
Music has a tremendous influence on everything in life, from entertainment to mental health. That said, learning how to play an instrument for the first time may be daunting. Whether you have kids sta...
Jez Sullivan5 months ago
Opinion: The Fall of Gibson Guitars
According to a recent report in the Nashville Post, Gibson Guitars faces a $375 million (£268 million) deadline for a debt repayment in less than six months’ time. A further $145 million worth of loan...
Jez Sullivan6 months ago
Fender Richie Kotzen Signature Strat
As this is my first missive on here, we best delve into a bit of backstory regarding my love of Fender Japan's Richie Kotzen signature guitars. In my younger days, I grew up playing Ibanez & Yamaha Su...
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 Liang8 months 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 Taynes8 months 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 Thomas9 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 Loftus9 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 Ross10 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 Swifta year 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 Langstretha year 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 Darnella year 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 Rimera year 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 Guerreroa year ago
6 Tips to Become Great at Piano
Want to be great at piano? Use these tips to improve your skill!