Tag: Music

Help Beat the Winter Blues by Learning to Play an Instrument

By: Luzerna Solon

It will be winter again before we know it! I am so happy, I cannot wait! What did you think, about what you just read? Do you feel the same way about winter time as I do? If you are like the average person, you probably thought this guy is wacko, or something.

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It’s just that I have enjoyed every season since I was a young child, to me they each have great things, and nothing is worse in one season over the other.Continue reading Help Beat the Winter Blues by Learning to Play an Instrument

Acoustic Guitar Flatpicking Techniques For The Right Hand

by Ricky Sharples

Acoustic guitar flatpicking techniques are components of the language that helps you to speak to your audience. As you do not have the electronic effects an electric guitarist has at his disposal, you are left with the flatpicking techniques you can use to make your music touch the minds and hearts of your listeners.

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Acoustic guitar flatpicking techniques govern how you touch the guitar strings with your pick. How you control volume and tone, and how you manage the clarity of your flatpicking. The right hand controls the way you play your acoustic guitar and how it sounds, we should concentrate on this hand.

The main part of your collection of flatpicking techniques is freedom of movement. Your right hand should be able to move freely from soundhole to bridge to give you the biggest range of tones available on the acoustic guitar. The biggest obstacle to freedom of movement for your right hand is anchoring it by pressing down on the guitar body with your little finger.Continue reading Acoustic Guitar Flatpicking Techniques For The Right Hand

Song Writing: Why Is Completing Your Songs Important?

By Peter Edvinsson

Do you find it easy to write songs? Too easy? Well, I at least have had a problem with this.

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If you would visit our home and my garage you would find a lot of unfinished songs and a lot of manuscript paper with some notes on them showing that I wanted to say something with music but never finished it.Continue reading Song Writing: Why Is Completing Your Songs Important?

How To Reduce Feedback When You Play

Written by ELMORE MUSIC

If you’ve performed live on stage or even a casual jam with your friends at band practice — one of the most annoying things guitarists have is a thing called FEEDBACK!

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If you don’t know what feedback is — it’s that terrible high pitched sound that comes from speakers.

It usually happens when you place your microphone too close to the speaker or play your guitar directly in front of the amplifier.Continue reading How To Reduce Feedback When You Play