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  • The piano continues to be a driving force in all styles of music. But where are its roots, and why was it invented in the first place?

    Why the Piano Was Invented

    Why the Piano Was Invented

    by JohnMello3

  • The chin rest that came with your instrument when you bought it might not be a good fit. Learn about some of the factors to consider when selecting a chin rest.

    Finding the Right Chin Rest for Violin/Viola

    Finding the Right Chin Rest for Violin/Viola

    by Goh Tong Keat0

  • Learn how to choose an affordable Gibson Les Paul, find the best Les Paul copy or evaluate a non-Gibson, budget-friendly alternative made by another guitar company.

    Best Affordable Les Pauls

    Best Affordable Les Pauls

    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

  • This is a personal review of the drum set bought for my grandson and why we think it's the best junior drum set for 7 to 10 year old kids. It includes advice, personal photos and updates over 4 years.

    The Best Junior Drum Set for 7- to 10-Year-Old Kids

    The Best Junior Drum Set for 7- to 10-Year-Old Kids

    by Faye Rutledge6

  • 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

  • The magical sounds that come from the harmonica are nothing short of a mystery. How do they do it? This article explores some of the masters of this tiny musical instrument.

    The Harmonica: Masters of the Mouth Harp

    The Harmonica: Masters of the Mouth Harp

    by Shauna L Bowling94

  • 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

  • In this hub you'll learn how to clean and polish your guitar in easy to follow steps. I'll show you the products that I use and some easy tips that will help to keep your guitar looking great.

    How to Clean and Polish an Acoustic Guitar

    How to Clean and Polish an Acoustic Guitar

    by KawikaChann26

  • Learn how to re-string your acoustic guitar. Lots of pictures, an animated video and clear, simple instructions!

    Restring an Acoustic Guitar

    Restring an Acoustic Guitar

    by Joanna20

  • 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

  • Compare five of the best electric guitars under $750 and decide which top-rated instrument is perfect for you and your style.

    Best Electric Guitar Under $750

    Best Electric Guitar Under $750

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • 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

  • When it comes to vintage American guitars the big three will always come to mind. Now, everyone has heard of the big three American automobile companies, but we Americans have a big three for guitars as well, Martin, Gibson, and Fender. C.F. Martin...

    The Gibson Dove Guitar

    The Gibson Dove Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw22

  • Find out what electric guitars are made out of and how wood is used in different parts of the instrument. Learn what’s inside an electric guitar body, how wood is routed to accommodate the electronics, and how alternative materials may be the way of the future for electric guitars.

    Are Electric Guitars Made  of Wood?

    Are Electric Guitars Made of Wood?

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • Many a great guitarist has played the venerable Martin D - 28 dreadnought guitar, and of course the legendary Jimmy Page did as well. Many a great song in the works of Led Zeppelin was recorded on a fine rosewood and spruce Martin D - 28, and before all has been said and done, more terrific music will come from the hands of others playing that timeless design of six strings and woods. Hats off to James Patrick Page, "Jimmy Page," for all he's provided for us to enjoy with his Martin guitar!

    The Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

    The Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

    by Wesman Todd Shaw6

  • The vibrato is one of the most fascinating aspects of violin playing. To master the technique, one needs to understand its mechanism and nature.

    The Workings of Violin Vibrato

    The Workings of Violin Vibrato

    by Goh Tong Keat0

  • 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 JohnMello21

  • 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

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