The zurna, dumbeg, dudek and the oud are common instruments to Armenians, but are not widely known to the rest of the world.
Find out why learning to play an electric guitar might be a better choice compared to choosing an acoustic guitar as your first instrument.
Learn what to look for when choosing an electric or acoustic guitar for beginners and get step-by-step advice on how to pick out your first guitar.
This article will show you how to open an upright/studio/vertical piano, to give access to the hammer action mechanism, keys and the strings for examining/repair/maintanence purposes.
Two of the greatest guitarists to have lived, both from the British invasion, settled into playing, primarily, the Fender Stratocaster. Let's look at the Artist Series strats named after them.
Randy Rhoads and Marty Friedman were two of the most influential American guitarists. Jackson X series guitars are super-affordable, and here are the rest of the details for these signature guitars.
Learn how to care for your acoustic or electric guitar with a few easy maintenance tips meant to get beginners on the right track.
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 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.
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!
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 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.
Find out why learning to play an acoustic guitar has some big advantages over choosing an electric guitar as your first instrument.
The talking drum, like the Gangan and Kalangu, is a percussion instrument that can adapt tone to spoken language and is used to relay messages afar.
Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen are two of the most influential European guitarists in the world. Fender has Artist Series Stratocaster guitars in production for both. Here is the story.
In a telephone interview, Scott Ward of The Wardens tells me about the origins of this unique band, how they approach songwriting and recording, and where they find creative inspiration.
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica have long endorsed ESP guitars. They both have several, but two of the most favored ones are the Iron Cross and the White Zombie. Here's the story.
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.
The Gibson Les Paul Studio is a great guitar. But within the same price point there are many other guitars one may find more suitable to their style of play and aesthetic value.
A pair of spoons can be used as a folk and percussion instrument. A variety of playing techniques are possible and a range of rhythms and sounds can be produced.
Learn how to re-string your acoustic guitar. Lots of pictures, an animated video and clear, simple instructions!
One of the single most widely desired solid body electric guitars in the world is the Stratocaster. Fender American Strats are anything but cheap, so what is a poor musician to do? Buy one of these.
The Fender Stratocaster is one of the most iconic guitars in music history. If you don’t play one, here are 10 reasons you should.
Glenn Frey and Garth Brooks are two of the finest singer songwriters the USA has ever produced. Takamine makes a great signature guitar in honor of both of these legends. Here's the story.
Learn about the Ibanez Iron Label Series in this review and check out some of the meanest RG, S, and 7-String guitars ever made.
Check out this review of the Jackson JS32 Series. They're affordable versions of classic designs such as the Rhoads, King V, Dinky, Warrior and Kelly.
New in 2017 comes the Gibson Custom Modern Double Cut Guitar. It has some brand new features. Then we have the very similar Tak Matsumoto Doublecut Custom, which has been around a bit. Which is best?
Are they two names for the same thing? Are they different instruments? Does it matter what style of music is played on either the violin or the fiddle?
Check out these affordable acoustic guitars for around $400 and learn how to land a great instrument without breaking your budget.
Learn whether or not brand name matters when it comes to guitars for beginner, intermediate and advanced guitarists. Are some simply better than others?
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Johnson are both monster guitarists from Texas. They also each have Fender Artist Series Stratocaster guitars made after and for them. Here's a close look at both.
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 importance of tonewood and how it effects an electric guitar's sound is a hotly debated topic among guitarists. The answer is actually quite simple, though one you might not want to read...
Discover the amazing history of Gibson electric guitars and learn what made the Les Paul, SG, Flying V and Explorer so legendary!
Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan are long-time warriors of the blues guitar. Both have Fender Artist Series Stratocasters made for and after them. Here's the story on both.
Madagascar rosewood dreadnoughts are some of the hottest items in the world of guitars. Here is why, and here are five of the very finest dreadnought guitars of Madagascar rosewood made anywhere.