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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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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

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

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 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

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

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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