Common Mistakes When Choosing Acoustic Guitars

Common Mistakes When Choosing Acoustic GuitarsPlaying musical instruments is a wonderful activity. In case you do not have anything to do during the night or during the weekend, you can play musical instruments. By playing musical instruments, you can hone your musical skills, which can help open new opportunities. And, playing instruments can also help you unwind and relax.

As of now, there are numerous musical instruments individuals can choose from. However, one of the most popular instruments played by individuals is acoustic guitars. Because of this, finding acoustic guitars in the market is an easy task. Unfortunately choosing the right acoustic guitar is another story. The task of purchasing can get even worse in case individuals make the wrong decisions in choosing guitars. To help individuals avoid these issues, below are some of the most common mistakes in choosing acoustic guitars.

Not knowing the right type of acoustics

One of the most common mistakes individuals make when buying acoustics is opting for the wrong type of acoustics. When it comes to acoustics, there are numerous options you can choose from such as classical guitar, steel-string acoustic

Writing Melody

Writing MelodyMelody

The melody or tune of a song is what most people hear when listening to music, the chords, drums, bass are very important in supporting the melody but the average person hears the tune. The best melodies are simple, easy to remember and easy to sing along with. However the goal of good melody writing is to make the tune simple but not boring or run of the mill. We will discuss how to write a melody, explain a bit of music theory

(I promise not too much!) behind constructing a tune and how to fit lyrics to melody.

The most common question I receive from ‘non-‘musicians’ is what do you write first, music or words? I like to do both and I would recommend you try both ways. If I’m writing with a collaborator who writes lyrics I would always write the tune to fit the lyrics. Sometimes if you have a chord sequence composing lyrics and melody at the same time is a good way to go. Even a combination of the two will work, remember there’s no hard rules to this. The

The Basic Tricks When Learning the Piano

The Basic Tricks When Learning the PianoWhen you are learning the piano for the first time, it may seem a little hard to understand all the terminology. From scales to chords, it may seem almost overwhelming since most people just need to know some basic stuff and they’ll be playing piano in no time.

However, there are some tricks when learning the piano that can help you:

* Learn your music theory:

I’m sure you weren’t expecting this one. Learning theory when you just want to sit on the bench in front of the piano and start playing? Well, only by understanding some of the theory you will be able to evolve and become a better pianist. You don’t have to dig it all in, but knowing some of the theory will help you play any music you want.

* Listen to a lot of piano music:

When you are learning the piano, you have to train different things. You train your eyes to read, you train each one of your hands to

An Ideal First Instrument – The Harmonica

Knowing absolutely nothing about the harmonica other than blowing in, sucking out, and sliding it left to right and back again across the lips, I have discovered it to be a versatile, harmonious instrument. While I understand that playing with real skill would require years of practice, in just a few days you will be able to perform some recognizable tunes while have a good time. If you can’t read music, the harmonica is ideal as you read signs instead, with your harmonica already in the particular key. As long as your ears can pick up a melody or your mind can design background music, your home, office, backyard, and wilderness hikes will soon be filled with bends and riffs.

I have played the piano since I was in the third grade. Although the lessons only lasted a little over a year as my teacher moved away, I loved the keys, the challenge, and the fun of coordinating left and right hands while transferring notes on a page to movement across the keys. Although practicing has been sporadic, including dedicated weeks of hitting the keyboard every day to long droughts of nothingness, when I return to my

How To Cover Up Mistakes While Playing In a Band Onstage

During a live performance all bands and all performers make mistakes. The good bands find ways to quickly recover from those mistakes without the audience knowing anything has gone wrong. The not so good bands quickly melt down, have a train wreck, and then seriously bum out the rest of the gig. This article about improving your musical performances by covering you mistakes will give you a few ideas on just how to not look bad while doing something, lets say not exactly right, onstage.

First of all the don’ts. No matter how tempted you are, when you make a mistake try not to glare at another member of the band hoping that blame will pass to someone else. This mostly happens when a guitar player goofs something up. He will give a dirty look to the bass player thinking that generally bass players already have a confused look on their faces and the audience will be forgiving of the bass player’s “error” anyway because, well hey he is the bass player. Don’t look at your amp like there is some technical thing that caused the note you wanted to hit sound like the wrong note you

The Right Guitar Tuner For You

There are so many different guitar tuners out there that it can be hard at times to know which one you should choose. We have all been there when you need a new tuner so you start doing some research on the best guitar tuners and you end up with pages upon pages of results. It may all seem intimidating at first but am going to give you a few of my favorite all time best guitar tuners. Hopefully using this list you can find one that you really like.

My all time favorite has to be the Korg GA-40, I have had this tuner since I first started playing guitar almost 13 years ago. I still have the same exact one and it has yet to die on me. I can not think of anything else that is as reliable as the Korg. Not only is it reliable but the quality of the tuning is almost perfect. The Korg GA-20 even allows for drop tuning which I highly appreciate because I enjoy playing the heavier metal and rock songs. If you can not decide on as guitar tuner, the Korg GA-20 is no doubt one of

Professional Tips on Mixing and Mastering Audio

Music mixing is a task that forms an important part of music creating. The procedure of penning down the lyrics, creating a tune, syncing the lyrics to the tune created, recording it and finally mixing and mastering it makes it a complete music track. Music mixing is often the task of professionals who know the technicalities involved in creating a perfect song. They are the ones who use modern software allowing them to have perfectly mixed songs at the end of the entire procedure. These are performed at specialised studios, but several companies specialise in online mastering and mixing where there is no need for you to go to a studio and instead get professional results virtually.

Any professional who is an expert in mastering and mixing audio, know the right ways to have a final mastered sound piece. Mastering too requires a particular procedure which when followed would give the best results. Here are a few steps that you could follow that come direct from the mouths of professionals.

• Choose fresh music – It is always advisable to bring about freshness to the music that you record. While you record music, ensure that you

Tips on How to Make Vocals in Music Recordings Sound Professional

First things first

Every voice is different. Settings that help the voice of the top-selling artist to be at the top of the charts, might do nothing to help your voice. In fact, such settings might even harm it. Keep that in mind as you read advices regarding frequency numbers, etc.

Your voice is unique. And what is unique, has to be treated as such. That’s why opinions about microphones vary so much. I will say this though – the better the vocal recordings, the easier it is to mix them properly.

1. Equipment

Let’s say you take a picture of a sunset over Paris with an old, two megapixel camera. It’s going to be a great picture nonetheless. But if you try to make a poster out of it, you’ll end up with a blurry, pixelated mess. What the pixels and camera quality are to your eyes, bits and studio equipment are to your ears.

Expensive, high end studio equipment can indeed give you a sense of what makes it expensive, or to put it correctly, what makes it different. Using it is a good way to train your ears. But never