instruments

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

Becky Jimenesa month 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 Monetti2 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 Dupree2 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 Weiselberg3 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 Hudes3 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 Scott4 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 Scott4 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 Scott4 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 8 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 Singe9 months 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 Paul9 months 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 Darnell10 months 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...
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 Sullivana year 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...