Posted: 21 Aug 2008 04:31 PM CDT
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is widely recognized for writing a total of twenty seven concertos over the span of his lifetime. He first began composing when he was only four years old. He was able to repea...
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 05:20 AM CDT
Wherever you get a group of musicians collected together, it's inevitable that the question of 'the worst gig you've ever played' comes up at some point. Road rats just love swapping stories and the m...
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 05:18 AM CDT
Over the years I've heard many horror stories from musicians about equipment failures at gigs that could have been prevented if only their internal department of forward planning had been paying atten...
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 05:14 AM CDT
I'm often asked how it is that players manage to get gigs playing alongside the legends of the business. I mean, does the phone just ring one day and it's Eric Clapton, begging you to become his rhyth...
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 05:07 AM CDT
It's something which has bothered me for quite a while, so I thought I'd address it on this here groovy new website. And the issue which has caused me many sleepless nights and hours of vexation is th...
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 05:05 AM CDT
Dodgy Adverts and Industry Secrets... As a guitar journalist during the 1990s, part of my job entailed reviewing guitars, amplifiers and so on. Over the years, I saw many examples of bad practices fr...
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 05:02 AM CDT
Buying Guitars Second-Hand - A Beginner's Guide Bargain-hunting for second-hand guitars can be a perilous business for the uninitiated. As a guitar teacher I witnessed quite a few tales of woe from my...
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 04:59 AM CDT
When I think back to all the crap I learned at high school...' When Paul Simon penned the lyrics above, he could easily have been talking about the music lessons I endured at school. Back then, such ...
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 04:57 AM CDT
Now we've all been tempted by the Aladdin's cave that is eBay, and I've no doubt we've all had some real steals...and some real howlers of purchases, too. My learned colleague, Mister Mead, has, in a ...
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 04:53 AM CDT
"Most guitars are made in factories populated by normal people and not some peculiar race of evil guitar wizard high priests..." Most players believe it would be impossible for them to build...
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 04:50 AM CDT
'...you've spent hours going through a piece and you know it very well. Surely you're ready to unleash your performance on the public? Well, maybe not.' I would think that just about every music ...
Posted: 20 Aug 2008 08:25 PM CDT
I still can remember when I wanted to buy my first guitar. The Beatles had just stormed the U.S. and every kid my age wanted to go out and get a guitar. I'd sit and look at the Sears catalog and the...
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