Our October issue is full of goodies. We’ve got a cover story on pianist/songwriter Jim Brickman, modeling amps for guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, harmonicas, even bagpipes.
In this video, Todd Hobin to discuss his pics for the best modeling amps. A modeling amp is an easy-to-carry, affordable, and often great-sounding alternative to the beastly amplifiers you’d normally take to a show. Watch our video to learn more.
Jazz musicians are a treasure trove of sensational anecdotes and idiosyncratic characters. In this quiz, test your knowledge of some of the lesser-known facts about the people who pioneered this wild genre.
The Hammond SK1 is a vintage lover’s dream machine. It’s a B3 first and foremost, but comes loaded with other built-in sounds, from Wurlitzer to Fender Rhodes and grand piano. You’ve got to hear this thing to believe it. Which is why we made this video! Video stars Todd Hobin; produced by Drew Roberts
“My parents were very musical, so it was natural when we were kids to sing together all the time,” says second eldest son Jason, 42. The family performed at church functions and small events around their hometown of Taylorsville, Utah. “My mom always had a way of making whatever it was sound like the biggest […]
With Bela Fleck as the cover story, a History of the Banjo two-page spread, and a banjo contest we’re running until August 15, our August issue is sure to please any banjo lover. But don’t worry: we haven’t forgotten about the rest of you! Other stories include Antique Piano Restoration tips for anyone interested in […]
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.
When I met the remarkable Hughes family in Branson, Missouri, I was intrigued by how talent seems to run in the family. They were one of the closest families I’ve ever met, and they say that performing together brings them closer. It made me wonder how many families around the country have had that same […]