Forte 8 music notation software is easy to use and, more importantly, focused on training with online documentation and tutorials. The basic version is just $24.
Have you noticed that much of the “new” music you listen to lately sounds vaguely familiar? Well, it should. Sampling, from perfect pitches to whole phrases, has been the norm for quite some time
It’s personal, very personal. My guitar is my traveling companion, my solace, and literally an extension of my personality.
Incorrect miking could turn a pristine guitar sound to mud or a gleaming Bach trumpet could end up sounding like a kazoo. Read our Mic Techniques guide.
“Hearing protection is for sissies,” says my guitar playing friend Pete. He casually signs the internationally understood words for “earplug” and “feather weight” in my direction. Years of thunderous nights in tiny clubs have left him aurally impotent. It’s sad to see. With proper ear protection, his life may have turned out differently.
It’s no wonder that percussionists the world over are turning to a significantly smaller alternative. The cajon has become a popular addition to many a jam session, acoustic gig, and space-challenged environment. And in the right hands, the beat is as sweet, strong, and soulful as it ever was.