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Best Places to Buy Guitars Online

10 Best Places to Buy Guitars Online in 2021

When you are looking for a new guitar, the Internet can be an excellent resource. There are so many websites that offer guitars of all shapes and sizes. You have to narrow down your options, but...
Sweetwater vs Guitar center

Sweetwater Vs Guitar Center – Which is the Better Music Store?

Editor's Note: Guitar Junky is an affiliate for Sweetwater.com. However, this does not, in any way or form, affect this detailed comparison review. As the two largest online music instrument retailers in the world, Sweetwater and...
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How to Convert MIDI to Sheet Music (7 Free & Paid Options)

Converting midi files to sheet music can be a difficult process, but it's not impossible. Luckily, there are plenty of programs and websites that will help you get the job done in no time. In this...
How To Record Guitar in FL Studio

How To Record Guitar in FL Studio

FL Studio is a powerful digital audio workstation (DAW) that’s been used far and wide by rappers, beat makers, and other famous music producers. What people often don't realize about the DAW, is that it...
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How To Record MIDI in FL Studio

FL Studio has changed the music landscape for many rappers, beat makers, and producers. The digital audio workstation continues to attract music makers every day because of how simple and intuitive it is to create...
Fender Mexican vs American Strat

Fender Mexican vs American Strat – Which is Better?

Fender has been one of the biggest names in the music industry that produces high-end guitars with top notch quality. They provide musicians with a supersonic experience, making them want to play the instrument more...
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Gibson SG Special vs Standard – Differences, and Which is Better?

Rock n’ roll legends consider the Gibson SG Standard a tone monster and one of the best electric guitars ever to grace the music-loving world. Gibson designed the SG Standard as a more affordable...
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Fender Stratocaster HSS vs SSS – Differences, and Which is Better?

Without a doubt, the Fender Stratocaster is the world’s prettiest, sexiest, and most popular electric axe. Rock legends and masters of the riff use a Strat to deliver electrifying performances that get the crowd...
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Top 10 Greatest Rock Bands Ever

Rock and roll is a cultural force that has influenced our fashion sense, our behavior, and different cultural norms. From the hundreds of rock bands that have mushroomed since the birth of the genre in...
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Fender Stratocaster vs Telecaster – Key Differences and Which is Better?

The Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster are an enormous favorite of rock legends, aspiring artists, heavy metal bands, and everyone else in between. Beginners often find themselves at a loophole, trying to figure out which...
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15 Easy Country Songs on Guitar 2021 (Great for Beginners)

Looking for easy country songs on guitar for your to learn? You've bumped to the right post!  We have compiled 15 of the most popular country songs for beginner guitarists. Check them out. Achy Breaky Heart...
Most Popular Raspy Voice Singers

10 Most Popular Raspy Voice Singers

A raspy voice is a breath of something unique with the right style of music. The sound of a raspy voice gives off a cool and at the same time, a sexy tone in...
How Hard Is It to Learn the Guitar

How Hard Is It to Learn the Guitar? PRO Musician Answers

Playing guitar is a great skill to develop. It is fun, and you can make your own songs if you want. If you’re thinking of learning to play guitar, you might ask, exactly how...
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What Happened to Firefly Guitars? Are They Gone Forever?

If you are here, you might have already heard about the quality of a Firefly guitar and would want to get your hands on one but to no avail because you cannot find a...
WHY IS STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN BANNED IN GUITAR STORES

10 Reasons Why is Stairway to Heaven Banned in Guitar Stores

Stairway to Heaven is one of the most iconic rock songs ever written. When you walk into a guitar store, though, it's not likely that this song will be playing on the speakers- in fact,...
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Bass vs Guitar – Key Differences and Which is Better to Learn?

Stringed instruments are among the most versatile pieces to learn and master. Most people who are starting to express their love for music almost always reach out to a bass or a guitar. Even when both...
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PRS Silver Sky vs Fender Strat – Which is Better?

Investing in an electric guitar needs a thorough thought process for you to arrive with the instrument that will suit you. There are a lot of considerations before you can come out with an intelligent...
Tube Amps vs Solid State Amp

Tube Amps vs Solid State: Differences, & Which is Better?

Tube amps vs solid state? What are their differences? If you’re on the market trying to pick a guitar amp, you might be feeling confused because you’re unfamiliar with what factors to consider in the...
acoustic vs electric guitar for beginners

Acoustic vs Electric Guitar for Beginners – Which Is Better?

So, you’ve decided to play the guitar, and that’s good. But then, you have a lot of thinking ahead of you if you’re unfamiliar with their differences and which works better for beginners. In this...
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Acoustic Guitar vs Bass Guitar – Which is Better for Beginners?

Playing any instrument takes sacrifice and practice. Although bass is easier to begin with, it’s difficult to master. Bass needs you to play easy patterns first, but with guitar, you need to memorize chords....

7 Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners (Songs With Simple Chords)

You've seen our guitar buying guides, you've read what we had to say about this year's best acoustic guitars for beginners, and you've probably bought a brand new guitar as well. Now what? If you haven't...
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10 Biggest Music Stores in USA, Ranked Based on Revenue

Americans spent more than $4.3 billion on musical instruments in 2020, with experts predicting a steady annual growth rate of 4.42%. By the end of 2021, you can expect the sales to knock on...
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21 Facts About The Music Industry

The music industry is a growing business. But behind the curtains, there are things that listeners may not know. People who have been in the music industry may learn new things every now and...
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15 Most Famous Female Guitarists of All Time

Most people will never believe that guitar playing is not just for cock-rock grandstanding and phallic fretwork. Female guitarists can produce equally electrifying and soul-reaching music that bombard the senses and stir emotions. Check...
A Guide to Converting Your Tapes into Digital Files

A Guide to Converting Your Tapes into Digital Files

Taking home videos was a staple for families throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. We cherish these videos as they captured everything from birthday parties, to camping trips, to family events. However, over time,...
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The Best Laptops For Music Production in 2021 (Reviews)

When it comes to music production, a good, fast, and reliable laptop have become an artist’s best friend. From the heavy rendering, mixing, editing, you need a reliable and fast laptop that can support the...
10 Helpful Factors On How To Buy Guitar For A Child

10 Helpful Factors On How To Buy Guitar For A Child

The moment your kid starts to show interest in musical instruments (particularly, a guitar), you, as a parent, should not let it pass. It’s a parent’s responsibility to deliver and thinking about getting a...
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5 Types Of Gain Pedals Explained

If you play the electric guitar, you're more than familiar with the varying levels of gain (aka distortion or overdrive) that a player can take advantage of. Almost all genres of guitar music, from...
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How To Replace Your Guitar’s Pickguard

Whether you’ve been playing the guitar for years or you’re just considering starting guitar lessons, there are a couple of DIY things you can do to mod your instrument and make it your own....
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The 10 Best Ways To Care For Your Guitar: Essential Tips You Need To...

If you're worth your salt as a guitarist, you should be taking care of your instrument at all costs. Guitars are made from the finest premium woods and materials. They are set up with patience...
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How To Build Your Board: Will 2021 Be The Year Of Versatile Effects Pedals?

As I started to sort out my review calendar for 2021 one thing became glaringly clear: people want pedal reviews and they want pedals that do more than one thing. As such, I began...
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5 Affordable Guitar Brands You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

When it comes to affordable guitars, there has never been a better time to be a consumer and player. Mass production, technological advancements, and a robust market have all led to huge increases in...
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10 Greatest Beatles Songs, Ranked

It is almost impossible to imagine contemporary music without the Beatles, period. They were part of the British Invasion that included other UK influential greats such as The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, and The...
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Top 10 Guns n’ Roses Songs of All Time

Very few rock acts can come close to the raw honesty and fidelity of the songs of Guns N’ Roses. Axl Rose has always been very straightforward about the issues that matter to him...
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Top 10 Nirvana Songs

With 18 successful albums under their belt, three of which are studio and five live, there is no doubt that Nirvana is one of the most popular and successful rock bands ever. It took...
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Top 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

No other music genre can be as provocative and controversial as heavy metal. Invented way back in the 1960s as a vehicle for venting out artists’ frustrations against social and societal evils, heavy metal...
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Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Guitarists this 2021

No global pandemic can ever dampen the spirit of gift-giving come Christmas Day. In fact, a well-meaning present could very well be what everyone needs during these trying times. A gift that can offer...
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Taking Care of Your Fiddle – 10 Quick Tips for Every Fiddler

Fiddles or violins do not only make one of the loveliest sounds on the planet. They are also some of the world’s most durable musical instruments. For example, Amati, Guarneri, and Stradivari fiddles can...
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10 Best Practices for Music Cataloging

Cataloging music is not as easy as systematically organizing literature. There are many formats across hundreds of genres and subgenres of music. Different arrangements, variations of the same song, and reductions of a particular...
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10 Things Every Musician Should Know about Music Licensing

People make music not only because they would like the rest of the world appreciate and enjoy their creations and share in their passions. They also make music to live their dreams. One of...
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The Top 10 Guitar Brands in 2021 (Reviewed)

Great sound can only come from a great musical instrument. High quality materials, impeccable craftsmanship, and consistently excellent performance. These are the attributes of the best guitars on the planet. Some of these also feature...
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How to Play the Guitar – An Updated Guide for Beginners in 2021

When it comes to hobbies, learning to play the guitar is a fairly popular one, and once you learn, you can even make money as a professional musician. In fact, according to the National Association of...
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Top 10 AC/DC Songs of All Time, Ranked

With a hard-edged music that features bludgeoning guitar riffs, forceful vocals, and layered power chords, AC/DC remains one of the most popular rock and roll bands ever to come from the Land Down Under....
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Jazz Music: Playing a Key Role Against Racism

Music admittedly plays an integral part in our lives. In every melody are feelings of the musician. In every line are the stories that unfold. In jazz music, the tune reflects racial and social...
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10 Helpful Tax Tips for Artists

Anyone who is deriving income from any activity is required by law to pay the correct taxes. This includes artists, such as musicians, singers, art gallery owners, painters, and everyone else in the arts...
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Why are vinyl records making a comeback in 2020?

Vinyl records have been making a huge comeback in the last decade especially in the last five years because people are buying vinyl records again like it’s 1988. As the owner of Unified, a company...
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History of Jazz Music – A Detailed Timeline

Most musicians simply follow trends or create songs based on what is currently popular. They may be skilled, but I don’t see any imagination and creativity in that. Only a musical genius can create...
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Complete List of Digital Service Providers

Digital service providers are one of those terms that can be confusing to some people. Knowing what its is should give you a better chance of optimizing your use of digital technologies, especially in...
Financial Grants for Texas Artists

25 Financial Grants for Texas Artists Affected by Covid-19

Most artists make a living performing in front of a live audience. They perform at bars, pubs, discos, and other party places and entertainment venues, bringing fun and a memorable experience to their audience....
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How Musicians Can Stay Healthy During Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has made our lives screeching to a halt. And while all of us are deeply affected by this global health concern, musicians and other artists bear most of the brunt. Musicians...
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Top 10 Best Annual Irish Music Festivals in Minnesota

The Irish culture is still very much celebrated today. Minnesota has been annually having music festivals and other activities to give honor to the ones with Irish roots or by simply loving Irish music....
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10 Most Notable Autoharp Players

Who are the most notable autoharp players in the world? But before diving into this topic, let’s have a bit of fresher about the autoharp. Is it an actual harp? No, it isn’t.  This...
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10 Creative Ways Musicians Can Earn Money from Home During COVID-19

If there is one sector affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it must be the music industry. Many artists are displaced, lost their gigs, and unable to play for an income.  And due to social...
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7 Things You Should know About Guitar Action

It is important to understand guitar action because it affects how you play great music and the comfort you’ll get while playing. Guitar action also influences guitar intonation, but what is it, exactly?  Let...
What Do I Need to Start Playing Guitar

What Do I Need to Start Playing Guitar?

You need to have a guitar, of course, and the necessary accessories that you might need. Then, start with the basics. You can hire a guitar tutor or simply browse for guitar lessons online....
How Long Does it Take to Learn Acoustic Guitar

How Long Does it Take to Learn Acoustic Guitar?

It depends. There are those talented musicians who need decades, while others need only a few years. With diligence and practice, playing for 1-2 years allows you to master most guitar technicalities. However, with...
Classical Vs Steel-String Guitar

Classical Vs Steel-String Guitar – Which is Better?

The type of music you want to play dictates the type of guitar you should have. So, whichever is better between the two, depends on your musical interest. Classical guitars have a mellow tone...

How to Tune a Guitar String?

There are a lot of ways to tune a guitar string. You can do it using the 5th fret method, tuning fork, piano and using digital tuners. If you don’t trust the tuners, you...
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Are Small Guitars Easier to Play?

Not necessarily. Small players and kids find them easy to play, while adults and big players may find them a little awkward. String tension is less with smaller guitars, so they’re easy to fret...
What is the Best Guitar Size for Beginners

What is the Best Guitar Size for Beginners?

The best guitar size for beginners is the one you are comfortable playing with. A kid shouldn’t get a big guitar, but rather a mini guitar or guitarlele. A child that's 8-12 years old...
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How to Travel with Guitar (Infographic) : 12 Useful Tips for Traveling Guitarists

Going on a vacation and you want to bring your guitar? Go ahead. Nothing is more rewarding than a vacation where you can still do the things you love. Still, are you worried that something...
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How to choose a guitar for beginners – 10 easy steps to follow

According to the Association of Music Merchants, there were 2.6 million acoustic and electric guitars sold in the U.S. in 2017(source). That’s sold guitars in the U.S. alone. How much more if we count...
What is the Right Age for Learning Guitar

What is the Right Age for Learning Guitar?

The right age to learning a guitar is when the child can follow instructions well and can hold the guitar in the right position. Perhaps, the earliest age of the child to learn guitar...
Is it better to learn guitar on acoustic or electric

Is it better to learn guitar on acoustic or electric?

Either is better because it primarily depends on your comfort and the kind of music you want to play. If you love rock-n-roll, then start with an electric guitar. However, if your favorites are...
Les Paul or Stratocaster for Beginners

Les Paul vs Stratocaster for Beginners — Which is Better?

Quick Answer: For beginners, you can start with a Stratocaster. It's C-shaped neck makes it much more comfortable to play compared to a Les Paul, which is thicker and heavier than Strat. Both are...
Are Guitars Tuned When You Buy Them?

Are Guitars Tuned When You Buy Them?

Quick Answer: Not all guitars are tuned when you buy them. In fact, most guitars don’t have proper tuning when they arrived. This is because it’s necessary to detune the strings when shipping the...
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What is a Dreadnought Guitar?

Quick Answer: Dreadnought is the most popular type of acoustic guitar body. It’s characterized by its large body with a broad waist and smaller upper bout. In terms of sound, it’s loud and boomy. This...
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How to Choose a Guitar for Beginners? Here are 5 Important Things to Keep...

Choosing the right guitar for beginners needs a lot of considerations. Music preference and budget are two major things you need to think about. Once you’re done with these two, the next thing to...
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What Makes a Good Acoustic Guitar?

Quick Answer: Higher price means the guitar is of good quality, but that’s not always a guarantee. A good acoustic guitar should fit you well and you should be comfortable to play it. It...
What is the Best Way to Teach Yourself Guitar

What is the Best Way to Teach Yourself Guitar?

Quick Answer: It varies from player to player. One needs to have a guitar tutor, while others learn best by studying along through guitar lessons online. Either way, it’s very important to have discipline...
Is it Better to Learn Guitar on an Acoustic or Electric

Is it Better to Learn Guitar on an Acoustic or Electric?

Quick Answer: Either is better. Your interest and your music preference will determine which is a better guitar for you. However, if you don’t know where to start, get an acoustic guitar. It’s the...
Can You Teach Yourself to Play Guitar?

Can You Teach Yourself to Play Guitar?

Quick Answer: Yes, you can teach yourself to play guitar. In fact, there are a lot of famous guitarists who are self-taught. You can learn from the songbooks, watching video tutorials from YouTube or...
Is it Hard to Learn Acoustic Guitar

Is it Hard to Learn Acoustic Guitar?

Quick Answer: It depends on the willingness of the player to learn. Generally, with acoustic guitar, you need to exert effort fretting chords. But, if you choose an electric guitar, it’s easier to play....
Is Acoustic Guitar Good for Beginners

Is Acoustic Guitar Good for Beginners?

Quick Answer: Yes, an acoustic guitar is good for beginners. It’s cheaper and it’s the most straightforward way to learn a musical instrument without the need for additional accessories like an amp, cable and...
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Are travel guitars really worth it?

Quick Answer: Yes, travel guitars are worth it, especially if they play and sound like a real guitar. The ability to play anytime, anywhere gives you more freedom. Plus, it’s portable and handy, you...
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Digital vs Acoustic Piano for Beginners – Which is Better?

Quick Answer: Either is better because it depends on your budget, purpose, and space. Acoustic pianos are more expensive and bigger than a digital piano. For beginners short on budget, maybe start with a...
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21 Things You Should Know Before Buying an Electric Guitar

Following our guide on the best electric guitars for beginners, we answered the FAQs by most newbies when it comes to buying their first guitar. Read on. Before we start, I think you should definitely...
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What Do I Need to Know Before Buying a Violin? Here are 21 Helpful...

With so many violin brands to choose, do you really know what you should look for? Lucky for you, we've answered these FAQs from beginners who are looking to buy a new violin. Is it Hard...
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21 Important Things to Know Before Buying a Digital Piano

Buying a digital piano soon? Wait up! Perhaps you've been looking for some tips on which digital piano to buy. Make sure to read this article first before you hit that “buy” button.   Which Brand of...
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14 Important Things to Know Before Buying an Acoustic Guitar

Buying an acoustic guitar soon? Wait up! Make sure to read this article first before you hit that "buy" button. Is Acoustic Guitar Good for Beginners? Definitely, the answer would be "it depends," because players have...
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Buy Acoustic Guitars Online

One of the most commonly bought musical instruments is the guitar. It offers playability, versatility, affordability, and portability. And, speaking of affordability, acoustic guitars are amongst the cheapest of the guitars. Not just that, when...
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iZotope Spire Studio Review (2021)

  Recording music ideas anytime with ease has been a common challenge to most songwriters. For me, I still need to sit in front of my computer, use DAWs, connect the mic, the guitar, and...
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Recording Studio Equipment List for Beginners – A Detailed Guide

Recording studios don’t quickly have all the professional and advanced tools and equipment in just a week or two. They have to go through stages, so you can properly organize your work and it...
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Punk Rock Guitar Gig on a Budget

While punk rock is already fairly minimalist, let’s take a stab at building a high quality punk rock rig capable of being used live, all for under $500. While punk isn’t the most diverse...
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Top 15 Guitar Learning Sites Worth Following in 2021

When it comes to learning to play guitar, many people can’t afford the time to travel to a guitar lesson, and that’s where this article will come into play. For those who have funds available,...
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Top 10 Pawnshop Guitars Brought Back to Life

Thanks to players like St. Vincent, Jack White, and Dan Auerbach, vintage “pawnshop” guitars have been back in style in recent years. Thanks to this new market space for defunct brands and models that used...
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The Best DAW Softwares for Recording in 2021 (reviews)

Eye-catching and award-winning tracks and mixes wouldn’t be as great as they are without a DAW software. DAW software are used to make music editors and producers (among others) a lot better. With the best one...
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Buying and Upgrading Your Gear Online: Amazon vs Everyone Else

Editor's Note: This superb article is a guest post written by Matt Dunn.  When it comes to searching out guitar or gear advice online, there are dozens of blogs, videos, and websites fighting for your views,...

Here’s An Ultimate Guitar Amp Buying Guide For Beginners

Letting other people hear your music is part of the fun when you're learning how to play the electric guitar. There's nothing like the feeling of excitement and fulfillment when you see other people...
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Cheap VS Expensive Amplifiers – What’s the Difference?

Can you tell the differences between a cheap and expensive amplifier? We hear this question time and time again from both guitar aficionados and beginners. It seems that everyone is out there looking for the...
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What To Look For When Buying an Electric Guitar? Here are 6 IMPORTANT Things...

After spending hours and hours watching Jimi Hendrix play the electric guitar like it’s nothing, you’d be crazy not to be in awe. I mean, he wouldn’t be described as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in...

6 Things You Should Know Before Buying Your First Guitar

So you've finally decided to take your passion for music to the next level, and now you are ready to invest in your first guitar. Owning a guitar can drastically change your life as an...
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How Much Should You Pay For A Beginner Guitar?

Sometimes, whenever we’re excited about buying something, we tend to pick up the first thing that catches our attention. Without even minding the price tag too much, we tend to buy it right away...
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5 Best Musical Instruments For Babies in 2021 (Parent’s Guide)

Exposing your little one to musical instruments as early as they can barely talk would be the first step if you want them to develop any musical skill. One way to do this is through...
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Why Would the Guitar be a Good Companion for Your Next Solo Trip?

Music is something that can change anyone’s life! And, when it comes to traveling alone then it can become one of your best partners.I have personally tried doing the same and trust me it...
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5 Reasons Why You Need to Play the Guitar

As a performer and a teacher of guitar, people ask me how long I have been playing guitar, what age I started and many other similar questions expressing a genuine interest in the guitar. There...

A List Of The Best Acoustic Guitar Brands For Beginners

There are a lot of people who believe that each instrument has emotion - a feeling that is attached to it. A violin or a cello, for example, has a melancholic tone, while a flute...
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25 Best Music Deals 2021 – Amazon Prime Day Deals You Shouldn’t Miss

Who doesn't love discounted deals? Amazon prime day is coming, and if you want to get ahead on the latest deals, check out this guide that we've made just for you. And oh, this event is...
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