Whether you’re a music educator, band or orchestral student, conductor or composer, timpani has been one of the most mystical and misunderstood percussion instruments ever.
Drum master Bill Ray shreds light on drums and drumming with MakingMusicMag, and to talk shop from a pro’s perspective.
The Digital World is Both the Opportunity and the Existential Threat Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X may be weathering the pandemic storm (although the big money comes from touring), but in the larger community of independent artists and teachers a shudder is palpable. What do you do when your income disappears overnight? What happens […]
For beginner guitarists, reaching the point of playing your first song — and ultimately first batch of songs — is really important, for many reasons. The biggest one being that it means you’re applying the skills you’ve been working to develop and therefore you’re showing proven, tangible progress. This is not only rewarding, but encouraging […]
Latin Percussion’s (LP) We Are Rhythm Podcast, is a new way to listen to and learn more about the world of percussion with some of the most distinguished and respected musicians in the business interviewed across 30 episodes. The We Are Rhythm Podcast is free at www.lpmusic.com/listen. Created to inform and inspire, the podcast library is available […]
Grammy-nominated Producer ill Factor and Mixing Engineer Frank Socorro Kick Off “Modern Music Production & Mixing” with Free Access On April 4 Music Expo in association with Sound On Sound announces “Music Expo Livestream,” a new virtual series to keep music makers connected online. Grammy-nominated Producer ill Factor (Matisyahu, Justin Timberlake, Jason Derulo) and Mixing […]
Here’s an article all about a distinctive, important technique in guitar playing—particularly in styles like country, folk, and blues—and that’s Travis picking. We’ll cover the background, where to hear it, the theory, and how to do it, and get you Travis picking right away. Good luck and enjoy! What is Travis picking? In short, […]
Thinking what you’re writing for guitar is too simple? Worried it’s not enough? In this video Mike Meiers will show you how to layer your guitar lines and bring your songs to life. Mike Meiers is a songwriter, producer, and founder of Songwriting For Guitar. Download the FREE Songwriting Guitarist Quick Start Guide: ➡️ https://www.songwritingforguitar.com/
“What should I learn to play first?” is a really common question for beginner guitarists. And although it’s somewhat subjective, there are certain staple essentials. Your stylistic tastes may determine how you explore these key elements (more detail below), but still this is ground that needs to be covered. Here’s a list of the categories […]