This is probably why Autotune infuriates so many serious musicians: those variations in pitch aren’t mistakes in the performance; they are the performance. If you clean up those “errors” and quantize everything to the “correct” pitches, all you’re left with is dry, robotic music.
The lap steel guitar has a unique sound, and is a lot of fun to play! Check out this video demo to hear it for yourself.
With the ever increasing popularity of the ukulele as the “go to” instrument for many recreational musicians around the globe, it only stands to reason that instrument makers would want to capitalize on the public’s growing interest. So, outside of the immediate ukulele family a variety of offshoot instruments have cropped up thanks to innovative […]
Six years ago, when Mike Orr made his first cigar box guitar, he wasn’t thinking about beginning a second career. He came across cigar box guitars while surfing the Internet one day, and decided to make one as a Christmas gift for his son. He studied the design and made it his own. Then, he […]
Wouldn’t it be great to have a friendly, nonjudgmental and noncompetitive environment where you can share your ideas and love of music? The Guitar Church in Western Canada and the Guitar League of Syracuse, New York, have been hard at work to create just that: a safe haven for closet pickers and pros alike to […]