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  • Learning to play drums is one of the greatest decisions, and once you get a kit, it is important to know how to care for your drums. Here are some tips to help.

    Tips on Caring for Your Drums

    Tips on Caring for Your Drums

    by Anne Marie Carr0

  • If you are looking for a piano but don't want to spend much money, find a used piano and do any needed repairs yourself. Not only you will get to know your instrument, but you will save money as well.

    How to Repair Broken Piano Keys

    How to Repair Broken Piano Keys

    by ikta6

  • A step by step guide on the best way to clean your trumpet or cornet. Keeping your trumpet clean will keep instrument playing its best and will help avoid slides becoming stuck.

    How to Clean Your Trumpet or Cornet

    How to Clean Your Trumpet or Cornet

    by Tim Curd0

  • A review of Gibson's best selling guitar of all time— the Gibson SG. In its first three years of production, over 6,000 SG’s a year were sold. The SG had established itself as a new thoroughbred in the Gibson stable. Advertisements by Gibson claimed it had, “the fastest neck in the world”.

    Gibson SG Review: 50th Anniversary of a Legendary Guitar

    Gibson SG Review: 50th Anniversary of a Legendary Guitar

    by shimla1

  • Check out some of the best electric guitars for the musician on a budget who demands an affordable, quality instrument that looks and sounds amazing.

    Best Budget Electric Guitars

    Best Budget Electric Guitars

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Check out the top 7-string guitars for the money. These are the ultimate metal machines for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.

    Best 7-String Guitars for Metal

    Best 7-String Guitars for Metal

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Here is an interesting guitar from my collection. Casio made these guitars to try and capture some of the sales of electric guitars, coupled with MIDI, or Musical Instrument Digital Interface functionality built-in.

    Review: The Casio Midi Guitar Model MG-510

    Review: The Casio Midi Guitar Model MG-510

    by nachase92

  • The zurna, dumbeg, dudek and the oud are common instruments to Armenians, but are not widely known to the rest of the world.

    Armenian Musical Instruments

    Armenian Musical Instruments

    by Ellen Gregory11

  • Learn the differences between a stock Fender Stratocaster and hot-rodded superstrat. Find out what makes a superstrat so super, which brands make the best superstrats and how guitar players learned to mod their favorite guitar for maximum performance.

    Superstrat vs. Stratocaster: What’s the Difference?

    Superstrat vs. Stratocaster: What’s the Difference?

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • An orchestra model or 000 body guitar can be the ultimate guitar for a beginner, intermediate or even professional player. Here are some great guitars to start with, and some better pro level values.

    The 5 Best Value Small-Body Acoustic Guitars

    The 5 Best Value Small-Body Acoustic Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • John Fogerty is one of the greatest of all American songwriters, and he's penned numbers which will transcend centuries, and become folk songs. Hundreds of years from now, his songs will live on. He primarily played those songs on a Gibson Les Paul Custom.

    John Fogerty and the Gibson Les Paul Custom

    John Fogerty and the Gibson Les Paul Custom

    by Wesman Todd Shaw4

  • Here's my list of the best acoustic and electric guitar brands for players on a budget. Whether you are a beginner looking for a cheap starter guitar or a veteran guitarist who wants an affordable instrument you’d be smart to look to one of these brands.

    10 Best Budget Acoustic and Electric Guitar Brands

    10 Best Budget Acoustic and Electric Guitar Brands

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • The Top 10 Greatest Gibson Guitars of All-Time Gibson Guitar Corporation was founded on October 11, 1902, and has been making quality instruments ever since. However, most of you may agree with me and say they really started making good stuff in...

    The Greatest Gibson Guitars of All Time

    The Greatest Gibson Guitars of All Time

    by parkerk39332

  • An ocarina is a fun musical instrument to learn how to play. You can even make your own! Try these steps to create a sweet potato ocarina (which is not made out of potato)!

    How to Make a Sweet Potato Ocarina

    How to Make a Sweet Potato Ocarina

    by Chen7

  • Cedar top guitars offer a different tonal character to what spruce top guitars offer. Cedar caters to the finger-picker and the light strummer backing a vocalist. More nuanced notes at lower volume.

    5 of the Best Cedar-Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars

    5 of the Best Cedar-Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • Check out the Best Gibson Les Pauls for metal, plus some amazing Les Paul alternatives for heavy metal and hard rock.

    Best Les Paul for Metal

    Best Les Paul for Metal

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • The trumpet and the cornet are both brass and wind instruments, made from brass tubing, have an oblong frame, three valves (usually), pitched in the B-flat key, make sound the same way so, it's no wonder they are often mistaken as the same musical instrument. However, they are individually unique.

    The Difference Between the Trumpet and the Cornet

    The Difference Between the Trumpet and the Cornet

    by Beverley Byer2

  • The guitars of the Paul Reed Smith company are widely desired, but their prices are prohibitive for most working musicians. The new S2 line remedies this, and the S2 Vela may be the best one.

    The Paul Reed Smith S2 Vela Guitar

    The Paul Reed Smith S2 Vela Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • The Fender Telecaster was born perfect, but this doesn't mean adding a maple top to one is a bad thing. Maple tops on Telecaster guitars are beautiful and add a little tonal color. Here are the 5 best.

    5 Best Telecaster Guitars With Maple Tops

    5 Best Telecaster Guitars With Maple Tops

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • The Gibson Marauder and S-1 guitars were crossover instruments where Gibson tried to steal some market share from Fender. These are somewhat rare birds, but very fine instruments should you find one.

    The Gibson Marauder and S-1 Guitars

    The Gibson Marauder and S-1 Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw6

  • David Gilmour's glassy Strat tone has been a part of over two hundred and fifty million albums sold world wide. Here's what you need to know if you're attempting to get a Strat with that exact sound.

    David Gilmour and the Fender Stratocaster

    David Gilmour and the Fender Stratocaster

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • Beginner to advanced, Daisy Rock has guitars to inspire girls and young women. Find out why Daisy Rock makes the best guitars for girls!

    Best Beginner Guitars for Girls

    Best Beginner Guitars for Girls

    by Guitar Gopher4

  • Leaning to play the guitar takes commitment and practice, but it’s extremely rewarding. Here ten tips to help the beginner learn how to play the guitar.

    10 Tips on Learning to Play the Guitar

    10 Tips on Learning to Play the Guitar

    by Artois520

  • The Martin HD 28 VR is the vintage reissue of its legendary Herringbone dreadnought 28. This guitar is one of the most sought after and best sounding instruments on the planet.

    The Martin HD-28 VR Acoustic Guitar

    The Martin HD-28 VR Acoustic Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw7

  • Learn how to buy a bass guitar in this guide to choosing a bass for beginners. Get advice on setting a budget, understanding pickups, strings, scale length and more.

    How to Choose a Bass Guitar for Beginners

    How to Choose a Bass Guitar for Beginners

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • Check out some of the best superstrats and learn more about guitars built for the fast lane. The hod-rodded Stratocaster-style guitar is back!

    Best Superstrat-Style Guitars

    Best Superstrat-Style Guitars

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Pete Townshend is one of the most influential rock guitarists from one of the most influential rock bands. For about a decade he played Schecter PT guitars almost exclusively. Here's the story.

    The Great Pete Townshend and His Schecter PT Guitars

    The Great Pete Townshend and His Schecter PT Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • Joe Perry, formerly a toxic twin, and one of the two guitarists in US rock super-group, Aerosmith, is a legend of rock and roll. His primary guitars are Gibson Les Pauls, and here's the rest of the story.

    Joe Perry and the Gibson Les Paul

    Joe Perry and the Gibson Les Paul

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • You need to change the strings on your ukulele regularly to keep it sounding great. Here's how to easily restring your uke.

    How to Restring Your Ukulele

    How to Restring Your Ukulele

    by Jennifer Wilber0

  • Rock guitar superstar, Slash, a man with a universally known one syllable moniker, and a visual flair so distinct he can be recognized by just his silhouette, is the global ambassador for Gibson Guitars. He almost always plays a Les Paul, and here is the rest of the story.

    Slash and the Gibson Les Paul

    Slash and the Gibson Les Paul

    by Wesman Todd Shaw4

  • At some point or another most people who are into music wish to play an instrument, or see if they can - and the guitar is the most common instrument found in modern music. Here are five of the very best acoustic guitars for under five hundred dollars. These guitars are all very good instruments that won't need to be replaced until a musician reaches a higher skill level, and even then these are guitars that are keepers for a lifetime if they are properly cared for.

    Top Five Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars for Under Five Hundred Dollars

    Top Five Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars for Under Five Hundred Dollars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw18

  • What's the fastest and easiest way to memorize a piano song? Is it a good idea, and if so, what benefits will it bring? Look inside to find out more.

    Tips on Memorizing Piano Songs

    Tips on Memorizing Piano Songs

    by JohnMello23

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