For musicians, YouTube has become a vital and essential tool with a plethora of channels, videos, and content mixed among nearly 430,000 hours of content uploaded every single day. From lessons to gear reviews and techniques YouTube is a galaxy of music knowledge. With so much to offer, which ones are worth your time? Here’s the list of our favorite YouTube channels for musicians.
Whether you’re trying to build a pedalboard for a specific genre of music, or you want to throw together a universal board that will best help you cover a wide variety of musical genres. We’ve built a guide to which pedals are most necessary to encapsulate the tones that capture the most common and popular genres of music.
Want to understand guitar pickups, how they work and what all the differences are without completing your degree in electrical engineering? Take a ride with us as we explore the differences between some of the most prominent pickup styles in the industry and perhaps learn a little bit along the way.
Deciding to buy drums for the first time can be beyond overwhelming. Drums have a lot of pieces, accessories and parts so knowing exactly what to look for within your budget and goals can save you money in the future, prevent headaches and have you spending more time learning how to smash the skins and less time trying to keep your kit staying playable and sounding great. We’ve got the tips to get you the best skins for any budget.
The cell phone has become an undoubtedly powerful tool for musicians of every type. It can bring a cabinet full of music, a desktop computer’s worth of ideas and record at a professional level with no deviation. It’s become such a great tool that app makers have made it big business creating thousands of apps that promise to make you a better musician. We’ve gone through the rigors and tested our knowledge bank to come up with apps that are must own for every level of musician.
Exotic woods harvested from tropical forests are disappearing at an alarming rate despite massive amounts of regulation. So much that some woods have already been banned from use as they face near extinction. What does this mean for the future of instruments that rely on woods like mahogany, ebony, and rosewood? What will future instruments look like and be made from and are we looking through the rear view mirror at tonal bliss?
2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series. 10 years and more than 600 concerts have brought some fantastic performances from major artists, new talent and living legends alike. Who made our list of performances that mattered most on one of the greatest music platforms available today?
The complexities of choosing a new guitar don’t just start with choosing among hundreds of different colors - it even extends to what the finish is actually made of too. In this article, we’re breaking down the positives and negatives of each common finish compound so that you can make the most informed decision on your next axe.