instruments

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

3 Reasons to Start Working on Your Guitar Technique
What kind of musician are you? Are you the person who comes home from doing whatever you do, and you play your guitar as a way to decompress from the day? Or are you the person who wakes up and picks ...
Will Ea month ago
Everything You Should Know Before Getting Your First Piano
So you want to play piano. But before you can even begin to consider notes and rhythm and squiggly lines that give you migraines, you must first find an instrument to play on. Naturally, you’ll have a...
Simon Dupree2 months ago
Who Really Invented the Electric Guitar?
With advancing technology, more sophisticated musical instruments became possible, and during the 20th century, peaking in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the electric guitar became an institution for musicians an...
Becky Jimenes3 months ago
Top 5 Tips for Practicing Guitar
Chances are, if you’re reading this, then you have already heard the timeless adage, “Practice makes perfect.” Unfortunately, sloppy practice can likewise make for sloppy imperfections; which, too oft...
Rich Monetti4 months ago
13-Year Old John Jay Middle School Student Makes Magic with Her Flute
13-year old Rachel Rodgers of John Jay Middle School can offer an opinion on the flute player that most readily comes to mind for those of us raised on classic rock. "I've only heard him a few times,"...
Simon Dupree5 months ago
Five Best Starter Musical Instruments for Kids
Over time, there have been some gifted child prodigies who have used their musical talents to dazzle people and make a name for themselves. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is one of the most famou...
Chuck Weiselberg5 months ago
The Korg MS20 Mini
Honestly, amongst my modest seven synths or so, this is my current favorite and has captivated me since it’s purchase. The filters wail, patching is powerful, and the modulation capacity is wobbly. Do...
Eada Hudes5 months ago
4 Healthy Habits When it Comes to Maintaining Your Acoustic Guitar!
Do you own a guitar? Do you plan to own a guitar? Either way, you already know or will soon know that it’s quite an exciting and nice feeling when you bring home one. This musical instrument gives you...
John Marvin Scott6 months ago
Why You Should Learn Alternate Tunings on the Guitar
We've covered where standard tuning comes from in my previous post (if you haven't had a chance to read it, here it is), and in all honesty, standard tuning is surprisingly important to being able to ...
John Marvin Scott6 months ago
Where Did 'Standard Tuning' Come From?
How long have you been playing guitar? Some people can't even remember that far back. But what if I asked you how long you've been playing in standard tuning? The largest collection of guitar music is...
John Marvin Scott6 months ago
5 Reasons to Start Playing an Ergonomic Guitar
Yes, we all know that if you aren't a true guitarist if you don't play one of the "Big Four" guitars (Strats, Teles, LPs and SGs). Well, I'm here to tell you that is 100 percent FALSE. In the last fiv...
Saxophonist Luefras Is Redefining Love
You will rethink the meaning of love as you listen to the inspirational sounds of Saxophonist Luefras Robinson on her latest single. Her new instrumental cover of “More than Anything” (Lamar Campbell)...
WatchMojo 10 months ago
Top 10 Guitar Solos
It takes a whole band to rock, but these solos will make you roll. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 guitar solos. For this list, we’ve limited it to one...
Mimo le Singea year ago
The Science Behind Musical Instruments (Part One)
I was cleaning my room yesterday and amidst the clutter found a presentation I did for my high school physics class that taught students about the sound in musical instruments. I always say I'd like t...
Linda Paula year ago
Tales of a Ukulele
My dad was an awesome musician. He was self taught and could pick up any stringed instrument and play completely by ear. He could hear a song once, pick up a guitar or a banjo, and crank out that tune...
Mark Darnella year 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 Gurrolaa year 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 Paulsena year 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...