Friday, November 2, 2012

Solid states amp used by a professional guitarist.


There are many professional guitarists who say that they use only tube amplifiers and because they don’t get a good sound from their guitar by using solid state amps.  I think tube amps sound good but solid states amplifiers can also be used to make some awesome music. 

I have always felt that good music is made by musician’s talent and not by using the best gear. There are people who have the best guitars but don’t know to make good music.  So you don’t believe me !

Here is one video of Tom Morello who talks about using a guitar that he bought from a pawn shop and a solid state amplifier to make an album which won a Grammy. 


This  video is inspiring to me and I hope you guys and gals like it also. Cheers!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

cheap guitar lessons online


This post is about how you can find cheap guitar lessons online. I will give review of the best guitar lessons. Lot of people decide to learn guitar and they are looking for some options online According to me the best cheap guitar lessons online is Jamorama. They have good list of lessons that you can buy. If you hire a guitar teacher, you will have to pay a lot. However if you are on budget, I think Jamorama is your best bet.
There are many people who insist that they need a teacher who can sit with them and teach them everything. This was okay few years back but now everything has changed. With so many guitar lessons online, lots of people are overwhelmed with so much information and they don't know where to go. If you are learning from a private teacher and you can afford those lessons, then it is good thing. A private teacher is good can point out the mistakes that you are making. That's not possible when you are playing yourself as long as you are a good critic of your own playing. So if you can afford a private teacher, I would suggest going ahead.
When you are learning from a teacher, you have to pay around 25 dollars to 50 dollars for half an hour. This costs so much money. I think the best thing to do in this information age is to get an online course and learn guitar at your own convenience. You don't have to drive and go to your guitar teacher's house. You can learn and practice guitar whenever you want at home.
However if you can't afford it, I would recommend Jamorama to you.
There are many ways to learn. You can learn guitar by buying a book which has a CD and you can learn by yourself by looking for some free guitar lessons but I think the best way to learn is to follow a step by step course and you can get that by getting the Jamorama
If you looking to learn by reading a book and with a CD, I recommend the following two books:

 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Understanding TIme Signatures 4/4 timing

If you are interested in learning and understanding Time signatures, I will give you the information you need in this post about the most common time signature which is called 4\4 timing.

Most of the rock and pop songs that are made are created in this timing. I don't want to complicate things so I will explain this to you bit differently. 4/4 timings means one measure has 4 beats. So when you listen to a metronome, it means you have to listen to 4 clicks.

What is a measure? Songs are divided into measures. So how should you identify a 4/4 timing. You need to listen to a song and you have feel the rhythm of the song. It's a good idea to listen to a song and say 1 2 3 4 aloud.

When you do this, you might not count right. So how can you make sure that you are counting right?

I will give you few tips. The first beat is always loud. So when you are counting 1 2 3 4, you will notice that the first beat is always loud after four.

Another good idea would be to start when the main drum groove starts in a song. Count 1 2 3 4 and you should start over again when the drum groove is played again. The drum groove is just a loop with some variations in a song.

This may take time but when you get a hang of this, you will discover something new in music. When you strum your guitar you will know how to stay in time.  There are many other time signatures and I will covering them in the future. Just listen to some popular songs and they have to be in this timing.  For example, listen to november rain by Guns N roses. It is in 4/ 4 timing. Listen to this song and count 1 2 3 4. Figure out when the loud 1 comes after 4 and when does the drum groove start again. I hope this will help you in understanding time signature 4/4. I have not given a proper sheet music explanation. I have given just some practical advise. I hope this helps! If you have any questions, post a comment below.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Most Expensive Guitar in the World

Gibson Les paul is my favorite and I would like to own it one day. I always felt that it is the most expensive guitar however I was just curious and though which guitars are the most expensive in this world and I came across certain articles that I would like to share with you.

Although I feel expensive guitars don’t sound good all the time. It depends on the player who is playing it. The better the player, the more justice he can do the guitar.

However I am curious so I stumbled on this article about Midnight Opulence which is a guitar that is studded and encrusted with precious metals and stones. For more information click here

Here is a good video of expensive guitars:



There are also some other guitars which are used by more than 1 million and of course these were played by guitar legends. Check out some more expensive guitars on My Les Paul

There is also a guitar Goldcaster which is made of gold. It is made of 18 carat gold. I just found this video on You Tube about Goldcaster. Check it our

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

songwriting for dummies review

This is a review of songwriting for dummies. If you are thinking of buying songwriting for dummies, you have made the correct choice.

I will give this books 5 stars because it covers everything that is required for a person should know about songwriting. The best part about the Dummies series is that, it is straight to the point and is very easy to grasp everything.

It will give you examples on how to use the inspiration moments and turn that into that song. When I bought this book, i completed it in three to four days and all I can say is that is one of a best investment I have ever made. Although I was writing songs earlier, this book gave me some new ideas and I was able to write some good songs which lot of people appreciated.

I would highly recommend this book and you can buy it from Amazon by clicking on the link below.