instruments

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

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 ...
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...
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 5 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 Singe6 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 Paul6 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 Darnell7 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 Gurrola9 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 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...
Jez Sullivana year 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 Lianga year 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 year 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 Thomasa year 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 ...