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Paul McCartney

Happy Father’s Day! Hopefully you’ve got a really cool present (like a Roadie 2) from your kids,

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 17, 2018 . 4 min read
Fathers day gifts

So your daddy is a rockstar, and you have no idea what to get him for Father’s Day, besides your

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 15, 2018 . 3 min read

Even though genres like jazz and rock have been around for donkey’s years, they are still the children of the blues genre.

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 14, 2018 . 3 min read
awesome guitar tricks

You are all in for treat! One can never be awesome enough with the axe, so take a look below for the tricks

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 13, 2018 . 4 min read
selling a guitar

For most people, the first instrument that they buy isn’t their instrument for life. That cheap electric guitar

Alec Plowman
Jun 10, 2018 . 4 min read
Bass guitar

So you’ve decided to learn bass guitar. Congratulations, and apologies in advance for all the jokes

Alec Plowman
Jun 6, 2018 . 3 min read
Roadie wins primavera pro startups

Band Industries stands out once again with its exceptional hardware innovation, the Roadie Tuner, and wins the “Best Music Startup 2018” award at the Primavera Pro Startups

Abir Farha
Jun 4, 2018 . 1 min read
concerts, new concerts announced

What I personally love about rock musicians is that they have such an incredible work ethic. And for the most part it doesn’t slow down

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 3, 2018 . 3 min read

“It’s not about the money, money, money.” But yes it is, Jessie J, yes it is. This week in music has been mostly focused on how little money

Frederik Nielsen
May 31, 2018 . 3 min read
George Clinton Funkadelics

Watching a James Brown performance is an experience. The man had so much funk and soul in him that

Frederik Nielsen
May 29, 2018 . 4 min read
5 cool guitar tricks

Embedded in every guitar player’s DNA is an incredibly huge ego (not my opinion, Google it) that needs to be fed on a regular basis.

Frederik Nielsen
May 28, 2018 . 4 min read
rock band

A few days ago, I went to a local show to watch a couple of up-and-coming bands I’d heard some good things about.

Alec Plowman
May 25, 2018 . 3 min read
tips for playing guitar live

What’s the best way to learn guitar? You can take guitar lessons, you can look up guitar tabs,

Alec Plowman
May 24, 2018 . 4 min read
guitar thumb picks

When you learn to play guitar, there’s a considerable amount of guitar equipment you need to get started.

Alec Plowman
May 23, 2018 . 5 min read
Roadie 2 reviews

“The combination of audible, visual and haptic feedback when a string is finished being adjusted means that the Roadie 2 will work on a noisy stage.

Abir Farha
May 21, 2018 . 4 min read
chris cornell

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Chris Cornell. We’re still reeling from the loss

Alec Plowman
May 17, 2018 . 3 min read
Guitar picks shapes

Welcome back to Roadie’s guitar plectrums series! If picking the right pick has you lost in a world of confusion, then this is the series for you!

Alec Plowman
May 16, 2018 . 4 min read
guitar player alternate tuning

Musicians and creatives in general, are known to be open-minded. So open-minded, some would say, that their brains fall out.

Frederik Nielsen
May 14, 2018 . 4 min read

These days, keeping a guitar in tune is easier than ever.

There is an abundance of digital guitar tuners,

Alec Plowman
May 13, 2018 . 3 min read
Guitar pick material

Last week, we covered gauge, and talked about the different uses for lighter and heavier gauge plectrums (if you’ve haven’t read last week’s article, check it out here

Alec Plowman
May 10, 2018 . 4 min read
Brian Eno

Brian Eno may very well be the best ambient music creator of our time. At the very least, he stands

Evan Ceretti
May 8, 2018 . 3 min read
Gibson goes bankrupt

There is a lot going on in music right now, and this past week has been no exception. The Billboard charts

Frederik Nielsen
May 6, 2018 . 3 min read
guitar barre chords

Back when I was a wee lad who attended guitar lessons after school, I looked forward to what I would learn during each session.

Frederik Nielsen
May 4, 2018 . 3 min read
guitar picks

In my experience, the beginner guitarists who stay the course are often those who take a lot of care when buying their first guitar.

Alec Plowman
May 2, 2018 . 4 min read
Pentatonic Scales

When you start out playing, there’s an array of different scales to learn. In the beginning, you’ll familiarize yourself with the basics: major scales

Frederik Nielsen
Apr 29, 2018 . 2 min read
music news

A star has passed away, a rapper has won a Pulitzer Prize, two rappers won (and subsequently ruined) an Echo award,

Frederik Nielsen
Apr 27, 2018 . 3 min read
Black Sabbath

I’m a Drop D kind of guy. Things are just heavy where I’m from. The rain, the tax burden,

Frederik Nielsen
Apr 25, 2018 . 3 min read
overcoming stage fright

A while back I wrote a blog post about songwriting habits. Most of what I found during my research

Frederik Nielsen
Apr 24, 2018 . 4 min read
Roadie Tuner tune up

We have just released a new firmware update for Roadie 2 and Roadie Bass for an awesome new feature we have been working on for a while.

Bassam Jalgha
Apr 23, 2018 . 2 min read
Prince

It’s been two years since Prince stopped making music. I could say that he left this world, but with “Kiss”

Frederik Nielsen
Apr 19, 2018 . 4 min read
Kora african instrument

The world is full of strange things, but did you know it is also full of strange strings? The lute and harp are

Frederik Nielsen
Apr 18, 2018 . 4 min read
Most covered songs of all time

The Internet changes things.

You would be forgiven to think that books like Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code and J.K. Rowling’s

Frederik Nielsen
Apr 17, 2018 . 3 min read

Band Industries is really excited to bring you the new Roadie app update v2.2 for both iOS and Android.

Abir H. Farha
Apr 11, 2018 . 2 min read
Concert posters

Creativity in music doesn’t stop at the tunes themselves, and there’s been a long and happy marriage between musical and visual art.

Frederik Nielsen
Apr 11, 2018 . 4 min read
Guitar Fretboards

Why should you care about the kind of wood used for your fretboard when everyone knows that the body is what really matters?

Frederik Nielsen
Apr 9, 2018 . 4 min read
Vintage guitar

They don’t make ‘em like they used to. No, I’m not talking about rock stars, although now that I think of it – it goes for rock stars too.

Frederik Nielsen
Apr 5, 2018 . 4 min read
Mike McCready Flight to Mars

If you’re learning to play guitar and you were born in the month of April, you’re in good company!

Alec Plowman
Apr 5, 2018 . 4 min read
Muddy Waters

April 4th marks the birthday of one of the all time blues guitar greats, Muddy Waters. If you want to learn to play blues guitar,

Alec Plowman
Apr 3, 2018 . 3 min read
Joining a band guitarist

If you’re learning to play guitar, it’s easy to fall into the habit of being a bedroom warrior. Locking yourself in your room with guitar chords,

Alec Plowman
Mar 29, 2018 . 3 min read
Cool guitar gadgets Roadie 2

Guitars and technology complement each other perfectly. Whether you’re thinking of what kind of gift to give a tech savvy loved one who

Frederik Nielsen
Mar 28, 2018 . 3 min read
Know your Ukulele

Few people like the sound of cat song. Most people, on the other hand, love the sound of catgut strings – especially when they’re attached to a ukulele.

Frederik Nielsen
Mar 26, 2018 . 5 min read
Pearl Jam concert berlin

It’s beginning to look like 2018 is going to be THE year of the best rock shows and music festivals

Frederik Nielsen
Mar 23, 2018 . 4 min read
John Lennon Imagine

Since its release in 1971, John Lennon’s “Imagine” has become one of the enduring anthems of our time.

Alec Plowman
Mar 20, 2018 . 3 min read
expensive guitars vs cheap guitars

“Cheap” is relative. The word “cheap” can mean two things: worthless, or just… cheaper. It’s possible to get a good deal

Frederik Nielsen
Mar 19, 2018 . 4 min read
Finger picking guitar

A list like this is a tough one to make. Instrumental fingerstyle guitar has crawled its way into the mainstream more and more over

Evan Ceretti
Mar 16, 2018 . 6 min read
Eddie Van Halen guitar

When you’re learning how to play guitar, sometimes it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. Especially in this day and age, there are so

Alec Plowman
Mar 15, 2018 . 4 min read
5 most difficult guitar songs

Music is incredibly subjective, so making a list like this is no easy feat. It’s also not made easier by the fact that guitarists are known to have incredibly big egos

Frederik Nielsen
Mar 14, 2018 . 3 min read
pedal steel guitar lap steel

Remember the electric hurdy-gurdy? Here’s another one of those. If you know your country music you will already know that the pedal steel guitar

Frederik Nielsen
Mar 12, 2018 . 4 min read
Music festivals in spring

Spring is almost here! If you live in Northern Europe, like I do, the recent snow storm coming from the east might have fooled you into

Frederik Nielsen
Mar 11, 2018 . 3 min read
Film movie tv series scores

A few months ago, I was at a guitar clinic hosted by Rabea Massaad of Dorje, Toska and YouTube fame.

Alec Plowman
Mar 8, 2018 . 5 min read
Top Female guitarists

Although women by no means are under-represented in the music industry, female instrumentalists are not quite as common as we’d like them to be –

Frederik Nielsen
Mar 7, 2018 . 4 min read
Songwriting habits

Before writing this article, I did some research on the habits of great songwriters. You know what I found? Not a whole lot.

Frederik Nielsen
Mar 7, 2018 . 4 min read
Truman Show Jim Carrey

Some of my favorite movies happen to also feature some of my favorite soundtracks. Coincidence? I’m not sure. Regardless if I like the movie

Evan Ceretti
Mar 5, 2018 . 5 min read
Practice guitar like a pro

Fun Fact: 90% of newbies quit learning the guitar in their first year of playing.

Alec Plowman
Mar 4, 2018 . 6 min read
Oscar nominations 2018

The Oscar for Best Original Song is officially meant as a recognition contribution by songwriters and composers to the official movie soundtracks.

Frederik Nielsen
Mar 1, 2018 . 4 min read

Chet Atkins was one of the most influential guitar players of the 21st century. His legendary career spanned six decades,

Evan Ceretti
Mar 1, 2018 . 5 min read
Best Original Song Oscar history

The 90th Academy Awards is almost upon us, and you can check all the nominees for Best Original Song

Frederik Nielsen
Feb 27, 2018 . 4 min read

One of country music’s most influential singers was born on this day – February 26, 1932. Though Johnny Cash sadly passed away in 2003,

Evan Ceretti
Feb 26, 2018 . 5 min read
Alternate tuning guitar

When you learn guitar, you sometimes hit a brick wall. You get sick of working on the same things, and find it harder and harder to get inspired.

Alec Plowman
Feb 25, 2018 . 4 min read
Musicians who died before they got famous

Over the years there have been countless musicians who unfortunately passed away before they got to experience the appreciation that their music really deserved.

Shane Groghan
Feb 20, 2018 . 4 min read
K pop music

The K in K-pop music stands for Korean, but don’t tell a K-pop fan you didn’t already know that.

Frederik Nielsen
Feb 20, 2018 . 4 min read
black panther kendrick lamar

Everyone’s talking about it: Black Panther. Some say it is empowering disenfranchised women and Black communities, others accuse it of Blaxploitation.

Frederik Nielsen
Feb 19, 2018 . 3 min read
guitar techniques

As every beginner guitarist will know, it takes some time for your fingers to become friends with the strings.

Frederik Nielsen
Feb 15, 2018 . 4 min read
hurdy gurdy instrument

If you frequent European folk festivals, or have just been binge-watching Black Sails,

Frederik Nielsen
Feb 12, 2018 . 3 min read

Band Industries is excited to announce a mobile app update for both iOS and Android,

Abir F.
Feb 6, 2018 . 2 min read
top 7 love songs of all time

Love songs are popular because they speak to our hearts and souls in a way that nothing else can.

Julie Butler
Feb 1, 2018 . 4 min read
Best Jazz guitarists

While it’s true that jazz music is on the decline, it’s still around and kicking! And in fact, 2017 proved to be an exciting year for jazz

Julie Butler
Jan 31, 2018 . 3 min read

We are so excited to announce that Roadie 2 has been ranked #6 Ezvid’s Wiki of 2018’s best guitar tuners!

Abir Farha
Jan 28, 2018 . 1 min read
Podcasts for music fans

Over the past decade podcasts have become one of the number 1 ways that people consume on demand content for news and entertainment.

Tim Redford
Jan 23, 2018 . 3 min read
Sister Rosetta Tharpe

STOP. Before you read any further – you need to know just what kind of lightning in a bottle it is that we’re dealing with here.

Tim Redford
Jan 17, 2018 . 2 min read
Art of Guitar Making

Up until recently, for thousands of years, guitars have been skillfully handmade by Luthiers for us to enjoy.

Tim Redford
Jan 14, 2018 . 3 min read
Eric Clapton playing guitar

Yes, it’s true. Eric Clapton unveiled the sad news in an interview with Steve Wright on BBC radio 2. The main topic of the interview was “Life in 12 Bars”, a documentary with which fans can take

Alain A.
Jan 11, 2018 . 1 min read
Kid playing guitar

It’s easy to see how music enhances our lives every day; but did you know that musical education plays an important role in early childhood education

Julie Butler
Jan 11, 2018 . 3 min read
Tuning Pegs

Those windy-turny things near the top of your guitar that adjust the strings. Yah, those are your tuning pegs and you use them all the time to keep your instrument in tune.

Tim Redford
Jan 4, 2018 . 3 min read
Ed Sheeran

We all see street performers downtown and busking in high traffic public places, it’s a good way for musicians to make some money while sharpening their skills.

Tim Redford
Jan 2, 2018 . 3 min read
#MeNoMore logo

On the heels of recent scandals in Hollywood, the world has taken a hard look at itself and its relationship with sexual harassment and assault.

Tim Redford
Dec 27, 2017 . 3 min read
Music industry podcasts

If you’re always on the lookout for new ways to take your music to the next level, there are many great podcasts worth subscribing to. Music business podcasts are in a golden age of useful content.

Tim Redford
Dec 26, 2017 . 3 min read

We’ve all heard about people with something they call “perfect pitch”. That’s the skill a person has when they’re able to identify or reproduce any note on the musical scale without having a reference.

Tim Redford
Dec 25, 2017 . 3 min read
Jon Bon Jovi Guitar

The Bon Jovi Hall of Fame controversy has been heated since 2009. Wednesday Dec. 13 of this year saw the release of the 2018 list of new inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Tim Redford
Dec 21, 2017 . 3 min read
cover songs

You may be one of the trivia minded music fans who has always known these famous cover songs had life before they hit the big time, but for the rest of us many of these titles come as a total shocker!

Tim Redford
Dec 18, 2017 . 3 min read

When you start thinking outside the box about the way you make music, you can come up with some strange ideas that only work on paper

Tim Redford
Dec 15, 2017 . 3 min read

Promotion used to be something best left for professionals at a record label. Today the options for how to promote your music to new fans are wide open.

Tim Redford
Dec 14, 2017 . 3 min read

And How Roadie 2 Can Help

Have you experienced that frustration when you slam down on your low E string and it rings sharp

Tim Redford
Dec 12, 2017 . 3 min read

I challenge you to name as many music festivals as you can. Go on. I mean, how many can there be?

Tim Redford
Dec 8, 2017 . 3 min read

After months of speculation among Pearl Jam fans, the band has officially announced a 2018 European Tour this summer.

Abir Farha
Dec 5, 2017 . 1 min read

Ah! The Floyd Rose system, one of the most important and most complex inventions in the history of guitar playing

Alain Abou Atmeh
Nov 13, 2017 . 4 min read

Developed in Hawaii during the 19th century, the ukulele has been riding

Alain Abou Atmeh
Sep 13, 2017 . 3 min read

“Black Hole Sun” 

After mishearing a news anchor, Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell wrote

Alain Abou Atmeh
Aug 25, 2017 . 4 min read

Let’s face it, female bassists are underrated the world over. Today, we are shedding light on a few

Alain Abou Atmeh
Aug 18, 2017 . 3 min read

As with many areas of life, left-handed people face challenges when it comes to playing the guitar. Standard guitars are built

Alain Abou Atmeh
Aug 13, 2017 . 3 min read

Depression has proven to be the main factor behind the death of both Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, which caused the music

Alain Abou Atmeh
Jul 28, 2017 . 1 min read

“RIP” is becoming a word that we’re getting used to seeing all over the internet, especially in the music scene. But this time it was even more shocking.

Alain Abou Atmeh
Jul 22, 2017 . 1 min read

So, you’ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but you’re concerned that you may have passed the optimal age.

Alain Abou Atmeh
Jul 13, 2017 . 3 min read

With vinyl record sales in the United States having increased by a whopping 1200 percent over the past decade, it’s official:

Alain Abou Atmeh
Jun 23, 2017 . 3 min read

One great way to learn more songs on the guitar is to listen for chord progressions. Fortunately, when it comes to modern pop music, there’s a surprisingly

Alain Abou Atmeh
Jun 7, 2017 . 3 min read

The history of rock music is filled with influential guitarists whose distinctive techniques and styles have contributed to the development of the ever-expanding

Alain Abou Atmeh
May 26, 2017 . 3 min read

Music is universally adored by all kinds of people throughout the world. Every culture has rich musical traditions that

Alain Abou Atmeh
May 16, 2017 . 3 min read

The first thing we look for before purchasing any product are the online reviews.

We’ve gathered 7 awesome Roadie tuner

Alain Abou Atmeh
Mar 14, 2017 . 6 min read

With some 7,000 languages being spoken around the world, it’s impossible for everyone to talk to everyone else on the planet.

Alain Abou Atmeh
Mar 2, 2017 . 3 min read

The world of music is growing every day. With so many genres out there, it’s kind of hard to keep track of everything.

Alain Abou Atmeh
Feb 20, 2017 . 3 min read

Do you struggle to tune your guitar just the way you like it?

Alain Abou Atmeh
Feb 9, 2017 . 2 min read

Whether you are a beginner or have some experience with guitars, you still may be wondering how to tune a guitar perfectly.

Alain Abou Atmeh
Jan 30, 2017 . 4 min read

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by.

Alain Abou Atmeh
Jan 24, 2017 . 4 min read

The holidays are upon us! We compiled a list of our favorite music gear for 2016.

roadietuner
Dec 13, 2016 . 2 min read

The music industry is constantly evolving and revolutionizing. Changes in the audience’s taste and musicians’ desires to experiment and push the envelope

Alain Abou Atmeh
Dec 2, 2016 . 3 min read

In order tо enjoy thе full life and playability оf уоur instrument, іt іѕ раrаmоunt that уоu kеер it іn thе bеѕt роѕѕіblе condition.

Alain Abou Atmeh
Nov 10, 2016 . 4 min read

We’ve all been there. Getting our guitar out of its case, playing the first tune off our head, then, “SKRANG!”

Alain Abou Atmeh
Nov 9, 2016 . 3 min read

Halloween is all about picking the right costume, doing the right face painting and decorating with the right pumpkins.

Alain Abou Atmeh
Oct 28, 2016 . 3 min read
News
Roadie wins primavera pro startups

Band Industries stands out once again with its exceptional hardware innovation, the Roadie Tuner, and wins the “Best Music Startup 2018” award at the Primavera Pro Startups

“It’s not about the money, money, money.” But yes it is, Jessie J, yes it is. This week in music has been mostly focused on how little money

Roadie 2 reviews

“The combination of audible, visual and haptic feedback when a string is finished being adjusted means that the Roadie 2 will work on a noisy stage.

chris cornell

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Chris Cornell. We’re still reeling from the loss

Gibson goes bankrupt

There is a lot going on in music right now, and this past week has been no exception. The Billboard charts

music news

A star has passed away, a rapper has won a Pulitzer Prize, two rappers won (and subsequently ruined) an Echo award,

Tips & Tutorials
Fathers day gifts

So your daddy is a rockstar, and you have no idea what to get him for Father’s Day, besides your

awesome guitar tricks

You are all in for treat! One can never be awesome enough with the axe, so take a look below for the tricks

selling a guitar

For most people, the first instrument that they buy isn’t their instrument for life. That cheap electric guitar

Bass guitar

So you’ve decided to learn bass guitar. Congratulations, and apologies in advance for all the jokes

5 cool guitar tricks

Embedded in every guitar player’s DNA is an incredibly huge ego (not my opinion, Google it) that needs to be fed on a regular basis.

rock band

A few days ago, I went to a local show to watch a couple of up-and-coming bands I’d heard some good things about.

Events
Paul McCartney

Happy Father’s Day! Hopefully you’ve got a really cool present (like a Roadie 2) from your kids,

concerts, new concerts announced

What I personally love about rock musicians is that they have such an incredible work ethic. And for the most part it doesn’t slow down

Mike McCready Flight to Mars

If you’re learning to play guitar and you were born in the month of April, you’re in good company!

Pearl Jam concert berlin

It’s beginning to look like 2018 is going to be THE year of the best rock shows and music festivals

Music festivals in spring

Spring is almost here! If you live in Northern Europe, like I do, the recent snow storm coming from the east might have fooled you into

I challenge you to name as many music festivals as you can. Go on. I mean, how many can there be?

Interesting Facts & Info

Even though genres like jazz and rock have been around for donkey’s years, they are still the children of the blues genre.

George Clinton Funkadelics

Watching a James Brown performance is an experience. The man had so much funk and soul in him that

These days, keeping a guitar in tune is easier than ever.

There is an abundance of digital guitar tuners,

Brian Eno

Brian Eno may very well be the best ambient music creator of our time. At the very least, he stands

Black Sabbath

I’m a Drop D kind of guy. Things are just heavy where I’m from. The rain, the tax burden,

Kora african instrument

The world is full of strange things, but did you know it is also full of strange strings? The lute and harp are

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