how to play guitar
Jul 03

How to Play Guitar: A Comprehensive Course for Beginners

By Monica | Guitar Techniques , News

Learning how to play guitar is a remarkable thing to consider. Many people want to get familiar with this instrument because of its capability to exercise your dexterity and affinity to music. Of course, we all know that guitarists are cool folks. If you want to join the bandwagon of all string-lovers, then you should check out this article! This will be your comprehensive guide towards learning the guitar.

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Top Favorite Music Instruments for the Best Musician
Apr 18

Top Favorite Music Instruments for the Best Musician

By Monica | News

Music has proved to be the best therapies of the mind and soul whenever we feel too much pressure from the daily challenges we encounter. At times, we use music to express our deepest feelings towards our friends and relatives we treasure dearly.

But have you wondered what makes music so soothing? The music instrument used in any music adds that fine soothing touch that you enjoy so much. The music instrument adds more meaning to the words being uttered by the artist thus capturing your attention and taking you to yet another world.

There are common instruments you will notice from the best musicians. You will observe that these instruments feature in almost all their songs and they have developed a unique technique to bring the best beats from the instruments. In this review, I am going to highlight the top five favorite music instruments you will get with any top musician.

Electrical Guitar

I am yet to see any top musician who distances themselves from this amazing musical instrument. This music instrument has a solid body and uses amps together with pick-ups to come up with an irresistible sound that is very clear and audible. I think the reason this instrument has become such a darling to many top musicians is the fact that it is very flexible due to the portable cable and it’s lightweight.

In addition, this instrument allows the musician to play music from diverse genres ranging from rock, jazz, classical and blues just to mention but a few. What is more, as an artist, you can create your own style and sound from this music instrument.

Piano

When I was in my sweet 15, I pleaded with my dad to take me to music class just to learn this instrument. I would sit all day and listen to someone play the piano for me; I just can't help but love it. This instrument is among the top five favorite instruments for best musicians.

You play this instrument by pressing the keys on the piano keyboard rhythmically and besides producing the musical sound, the instrument makes you feel engaged and part of the music. The instrument is simple and interesting to learn and play.

Drums

This instrument not only is it common with the best musicians but also with the audience. Most of us the first instrument that clicks to mind when we hear of music is none other than the drums. Drums are a top consideration for best musicians since they produce rhythmical beats to every piece of music. These beats are always clear and audible thus capture the audience attention making them connect with the music. Most of us actually find ourselves nodding to the beats of the drums before getting to hear what the musician was singing about. The art of playing the drum set fascinates the audience and keep them attentive wanting to see the next hit.

Saxophone

When I first encountered this music instrument, the aspect that caught my eye was the visual appeal from the artistic design. Little did I imagine that the music instrument would blow my mind when played! The saxophone is made of brass and you play it through the single-reed mouthpiece which is similar to the one you find in a clarinet.

The best musicians associate with the music instrument because when played, the saxophone gives very distinct and beautiful beats that work magic to the ears. You will be eager to hear more of it throughout the music. It is worth noting that this instrument can play different genres of music from jazz to rock.

Violin

This is the best instrument to bring out that romantic and sensational feeling from your audience. That is why most top musician will want to have this instrument at their disposal. The violin is made from wooden strings that produce very high-pitched sound. In fact, it is the highest-pitched instrument you will encounter.

You cannot help but like the artistic design of this music instrument in addition to the fact that it is small in size making it very flexible and portable. This instrument is the perfect accompaniment for heavy music, hip hop which happens to be my favorite, Dracula music, and melodic metal music. This explains why it is a top choice for any best musician around the universe.

Conclusion

Producing the best music requires one to identify the right music instrument. This will help you in capturing the attention of your audience and make them part of your music. Any good music instrument will make the audience connect to your music thus they are able to flow and draw meaning from it.

The top music instruments as seen have one thing in common; they all produce very clear, well-pitched, audible sounds and have an artistic design which brings a visual appeal. If you consider yourself a top musician, I am certain you concur with me that these are among the top choice instruments for you any day. For upcoming musicians, I recommend you get to learn how to play these music instruments and you will see the magic.

AUTHOR 


Gloria Stokes is a blogger by choice. She loves to discover the world around her. She likes to share her discoveries, experiences and express herself through her blogs.

top Practice Tips For Guitarists
Apr 07

Top 5 Practice Tips For Guitarists

By Monica | News

Are you looking for some practice tips that can help you practice your guitar more and improve?

During my time of learning and playing music, I've found out some of the most ideal approaches to practice guitar. These simple steps have worked for me and they'll unquestionably work for any individual who applies them as well.

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Electric guitar tips for beginners
Mar 21

Electric guitar tips for beginners

By Monica | News

Now, I may not be a professional at playing electric guitars but I do have a little experience in playing for the past 10 years now, I started off with being completed off from electric guitar but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it is absolutely impossible to resist. I own 4 guitar brands including ESP, ESP LTD, PRS and Guild. Try the below 6 tips that helped me through the process.

1. Start slowly

Take the first step slowly, remember that everyone who is professional today has gone through this and you are not the only one. They may be playing really fast now and it is tempting to try that pace but today is not the time. You need to start slow and do not even think about shredding. It is all about training your fingers, you need to train them to manage the string slowly first and then try and move then faster. Once you have mastered the normal pace, speed will follow automatically.

2. Shut your eyes and find your happy place

Music is all about finding your happy place. Well, for electric I would rather say finding your inner monster to let it out and vent your feelings. It is hard when someone is watching you play, in such situations try and look away to avoid the tension. With enough practice one day, you will be able to play in front of large audience without even thinking twice. What helped me get through the stage fright was the after-feeling of performing in front of your loved ones and hearing people cheer for you.

3. Don’t try the easy way

I know I asked you to take it slow but this does not mean that you neglect the difficult chords. You will eventually have to try our F Major which might be a challenge but nothing good comes easy now does it? Also do not forget chords like B minor. You might feel that your fingers are being tangled in these chords but try it slowly before rushing yourself into it. It will be frustrating to try the hard chords but there is no skipping these, once you have mastered the hard chords you will be able to play any song, any day. Imagine that!

4. Barre chords know how

If you already know barre chords on acoustic guitars then playing them on electric guitar will be a piece of cake for you. Barre chords are extremely awesome, they can help you make fantastic music in no time. My secret three tips to learn barre chords are to simplify the pattern to your adjustment. Second, tune your guitar to Tune D, this will enable you to use only one finger for this. Last but not the least, you have to simplify your voicing. All in all, you need to train your finger to have the strength to master complicated patterns and play automatically. This will all come in time as it is not that easy; however, once you master these quick cheats, it will be easy to train your fingers.

5. Know what you are playing

Do not stay away from the original tone you are playing, there is a slight slip and you might lose your tone. It might sound childish to you at this point but it does make a difference in the end result. It is always a must to know what you are playing. If you are playing a C Major, you should play a C Major and not something close to a C Major. It is good to get creative but these chords are in place to help you grow as a better musician.

best guitar tuner
Mar 20

Best Guitar Tuner of 2018: Reviews and Guide

By Monica | Gear , Product Reviews

Your rig is never complete without the best guitar tuner. That's a definite fact. And even if you have a trusty set of ears with you, they can never really beat the technical accuracy of these tuners no matter what.

Don't say that a guitar tuner is just an optional tool and that there are other items that you should prioritize first. Well, amplifiers, effects pedals, and other modern guitar gizmos are cool. But what is their purpose if you cannot make your guitar sound the way that it should be?

If you are already playing the guitar for quite a time already, you should know the difference between the properly tuned guitar and a shabby one. Even a basic guitar setup, if tuned and adjusted appropriately, can beat high-end units. Because of this, it is quite hard to undermine the essence of guitar tuners. They are your saving grace every time your instrument is playing out of hand.

Fortunately, your options for a guitar tuner is not limited. In fact, you can drown to the number of choices that you have for this gadget. But in this guide, I will only feature the cream of the crop. After all, you do not deserve something that can be considered as "additional baggage." Let's start with our rundown now!

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How to Play Jazz Songs
Mar 13

How to Play Jazz Songs with Just a Guitar: The Basics

By Marc Andre | Guitar Techniques , News

Playing jazz songs with just a guitar can seem like a bit of a daunting task, but it is actually a bit easier than you might think. In order to achieve this, you will need a good understanding of the fretboard, a couple of basic arranging concepts, and some chord vocabulary. In this article, we will discuss these ideas and how you can put them together to make simple jazz guitar arrangements. This lesson assumes you know the notes on the fretboard, or can at least locate them with relative ease. If that’s not something you feel very comfortable with, I would recommend improving your overall fretboard awareness before tackling solo jazz guitar arrangements. Anyway, with that said, let’s go ahead and get started!

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