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songwriting tips
Jul 02

4 Unusual Songwriting Tips That Work!

By Monica | News

You can always search and find various songwriting tips online. Through Google alone, you can already discover millions of related resources in just a matter of few seconds.

However, let me tell you that a majority of these tips are superficial. And sometimes, that causes them to be ineffective. After all, songwriting is an art that heavily relies on personal motivation and desires. Although it is true that there are technical aspects that you should follow in songwriting, the art still boils down to how creative you can get.

The tips that I have listed here are something that you wouldn't find elsewhere. They are unique because I am far familiar by the idea that songwriters and other artists operate differently. I am not assuming that I know you guys thoroughly. Instead, I am just stating that what I have here can help you eventually.

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guitar serial numbers
Jun 25

Guitar Serial Numbers: Their Importance In Dating Your Guitar

By Monica | Guitar , News

Not all guitars today have the same manufacturing date. It is an obvious fact, but I have to emphasize to ensure that you won't confuse one guitar model from the other. Guitar brands themselves even rank or categorize their units based on the date that they were manufactured or released in the market.

Of course, it is quite difficult to assume the year or era of production of an instrument. Without a specific guide or information, guessing is the only best thing that we can do. Fortunately, there's a way out of this dilemma, and that is through the use of guitar serial numbers.

If there's a need for you to research the manufacturing year of a certain guitar, such as Fender or Gibson, you need to look at their serial numbers. This is the only foolproof method that you can utilize to track down the specifics of your rig without missing any details at all.

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headphones for guitar
Jun 21

Headphone for Guitar: How to Choose A Good Pair

By Monica | Gear , Guitar , News

We are accustomed to playing the guitar without any assistive tool. Even a basic acoustic guitar can already be enough for our daily practice and performances.

However, the advent of technology has changed the landscape. There are a lot of assistive tools that can improve and simplify the art of playing the guitar. From stompboxes down to amps, everything that you need to exploit the instrument is there.

But if you are an avid guitar player, you will certainly need to get a set of specialized headphones. The item significantly benefits your endeavor, especially recording applications. It also allows you to listen keenly to the overall sound of your instrument--if it does come with irregularities or imperfection.

Now, a lot of people are looking for the best headphones for guitar. I was overwhelmed by the fact that a lot of searches today involve this device. Now, there are a lot of guides that you can see on the internet today on how to choose a guitar headphone. But in here, I made things a lot straightforward and specific. Check them out now!

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How to String a Ukulele
Jun 15

How to String a Ukulele: A Guide For Beginners

By Monica | News , Ukulele

Learning how to string a ukulele is pretty necessary. Just like guitars, the strings in ukuleles get worn out eventually. Sooner or later, you will have to replace them. Depending on the frequency and force that you use, you might have to restring your instrument every two weeks or so. Doing this will ensure that your ukulele will always be in its top shape (and sound).

Don't worry a thing here. You see, stringing your ukulele is not difficult. In fact, if you have experience already in stringing a guitar, you are quite fine already. You just have to make some minor adjustments, and you are good to go!

But for the sake of consistency and appropriateness, I do encourage that you check out this tutorial of mine. The method that I have written here is the one that is applied by pros. You might still learn a thing or two here.So if there's nothing more to beat here, so let's start the whole process now.

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must have guitar pedals
Jun 13

6 Must-Have Guitar Pedals For Any Skill Level

By Monica | Guitarist Gear , News

Guitar pedals are the next stage of playing guitar. Once you did a pretty decent job at the basics of this instrument, you can already experiment with a myriad of sounds.

Of course, the sound and tone of your guitar will remain static if you don't augment it. After all, it is designed that way. If you are looking for a way to open a whole new world of possibilities, you should include guitar pedals in your rig. These particular amenities will change the tonal characteristic of your guitar. They can make it suitable for various genres and playing techniques. Sounds savvy, right?

It doesn't matter if you are a pro or amateur. Guitar pedals will always come helpful, one way or another. Nevertheless, investing in these devices won't hurt your pocket either.

So what are the guitar pedals that you need in your pedalboard? Well, here is a checklist to get started.

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