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Chuck E. Cheese's Robot Band is Breaking Up for Good

Tuesday - Nov 21, 2017 Culture

This is sad news indeed for many of us musicians, old and young.  The animatronic band that graced the stages of Chuck E. Cheese locations across America are finally throwing in the towel to enjoy a well-earned retirement. Chuck E. Cheese & ShowBiz Those of us born in the late 70's and early 80's will […]

How Long Does it Take to Develop Calloused Guitar Fingers?

Monday - Nov 20, 2017 Q & A

Most of the questions we receive usually reveal a gap in our content and today's question was no different.  What we did manage to do this time was publish a full length post related to the growth of calloused guitar fingers before we managed to post the Q&A itself.  If you want the long explanation, […]

Fletcher Munson Curve: The Equal Loudness Contour of Human Hearing

Wednesday - Nov 15, 2017 Mixing & Mastering

Working with studio headphones and monitors that feature the flattest frequency responses is important.  They reduce the possible variation our listener's will hear due to their own stereo systems, equalization preferences, and the influence of their listening rooms. Untold hours and billions of dollars have been spent in research and development in these industries alone. […]

Spotlight: Puddles Pity Party Deserves to Win America's Got Talent

Thursday - Nov 9, 2017 Artists

Puddles Pity Party is one of the most unique and talented acts you'll see on America's Got Talent this year or in any of the past ones. After 12 seasons, fans of the show might think they've seen it all already, but every now and then a very unique talent comes around to turn things […]

How to Build Guitar Calluses: Take Care of Your Fingers!

Monday - Oct 30, 2017 Guitar Guru

Forget about the tall tales, the marketing schemes, and the urban legends.  Nobody wants their fingertips raw and wounded from playing guitar. Mainly because that means you have to stop playing until you heal. As a beginner, it's bad enough to need to restrict your practice time because your fingertips are tender and squishy. You […]

4 Recent Music Publicity Stunts Gone Stupid

Wednesday - Oct 25, 2017 Lessons

Let today's post serve as a lesson on how not to execute a publicity stunt to drum up interest and sales in your new album (while our last 'Lessons' post showed a great marketing example by 50 Cent). There’s no such thing as bad publicity, or is there? It’s a cliché, but it tends to […]

EQ Cheat Sheet? Frequency Charts for Mixing Hurt More Than Help!

Tuesday - Oct 17, 2017 Mixing & Mastering

They're designed well and make nice posters for a school classroom.  They get a lot of re-pins on Pinterest.  Halfway interested amateurs pass them around because they seem profound and packed full of useful information. Except they aren't. Your first clue that these abominations suck are the instrument frequency charts that purport to show the […]

What's the Difference Between Mixing and Mastering?

Monday - Oct 9, 2017 Studio Recording

We've all heard the difference between an amateur recording captured in your buddy's garage and a professional recording tracked in a recording studio equipped with all of the best gear available.  But that only affects the clarity of the song in general. Those differences in recording environments and access to gear is like the difference […]

The Best Guitar Tuners to Get You Back in Key Fast & Reliably

Friday - Oct 6, 2017 Gear Reviews

If there is one tool you will absolutely need as a guitar player, it's a guitar tuner. The importance of having your instrument in the right key can't be emphasized enough. Additionally, guitars going out of tune during use is something everyone has to deal with. So it's a non-negotiable skill; you will have to […]

Why Are Some Guitars More Expensive?

Wednesday - Oct 4, 2017 Q & A

A reader recently asked a question that seems obvious on the surface until you realize you haven't really considered the details.  We all tend to brush questions like these off, as if "well, duh, because they're better" is a sufficient answer.  That's actually a non-answer and we'll have none of that here! So let's get […]

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