KRK Systems has released its new studio-quality headphones, the KNS 6402 and the KNS 8402. In a press release, the company said, “Building on its renowned KNS 6400 and 8400 headphone models, KRK enhances the durability and comfort of its headphone offerings with these updated models. Delivering an accurate listening experience in a high-performance package, […]
Product & Industry News for the Week of Aug. 9
Neunaber Audio of Orange, Ca. has released Illumine, the company’s latest reverb pedal. In a press release, the company said its new “reverb machine” includes “17 studio-quality reverbs, 50 presets, MIDI and powerful expression control, [and] comes in a low-power, pedalboard-friendly package with top jacks.” The Illumine reverb pedal is available online at https://neunaber.net/illumine. Gibson […]
Picks of Summer NAMM 2021
If I learned anything at Summer NAMM this year, it’s that there are more types of picks in this world than I ever imagined. The expo offered a plethora of picks, ranging from your standard flat pick to intensely designed 3-D picks. I’m sure some people will always prefer the classic simplicity of a standard […]
Editor Offers Tips on Acoustic Guitar Maintenance
As we musicians surely know, playing your instrument – in my case the acoustic guitar – is often a source of great joy and happiness. To be sure, mastering a certain technique or learning a difficult piece of music can be frustrating, aggravating, or annoying if your progress isn’t what you desire. But the sense […]
What goes into the creation of a music book?
Walk into any music store and you will almost certainly see, besides all the instruments and associated gear, a display of music books. Some might be instructional in nature while others may comprise collections of songs based upon a specific songwriter’s or band’s catalogue, or some other theme. Have you ever wondered what goes into […]
Diving Down the Rabbit Hole of Guitar Effects Pedals
Danish electronic musician and author talks with Making Music about creating his ninth book, Pedal Crush How do you write a guitar effects encyclopedia that is exhaustive but not exhausting? You dive down the rabbit hole of guitar stompbox pedals and see where it takes you, said Kim Bjorn, Danish electronic musician and co-author of […]
Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar with Joe Rathburn
That led to Joe attending his first Folk Alliance Conference in Nashville. While there he played the famous Bluebird Cafe, and a few major open mics, learning from those “Nashville cats” and gaining experience. He used that experience as he continued to write and play more and more original shows back in San Diego…
Libba Lives On: The Enduring Influence of Humble Folk Guitarist Elizabeth Cotten
Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten had humble beginnings in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but she would go on to launch a storied musical career that spanned four decades, gaining national renown and the title of oldest woman to ever win a Grammy.
Cait Devin: Young Guitarist Taking the Lead and Playing It
Meet 19 year old alternative / pop singer songwriter from New York, Cait Devin. Guitar is a key part of Cait’s artistry. She dabbles in many styles, reaching a diverse range of audiences. Devin cites her influences to include Taylor Swift, Ashnikko, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Paramore, Chase Atlantic, Avril Lavigne, and Grimes….
How to Sell a Guitar – and Make Money
In the 30-plus years I’ve been playing music, I’ve owned dozens of guitars. Sometimes a new guitar is something you’ve been dreaming of for years, sometimes it’s a guitar that scratches an itch, and sometimes it’s a deal that’s too good to pass up. That said, I don’t think I’ve ever owned more than eight […]