Archive for the 'Editorial' Category

Troubleshooting guitar problems

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

This article is inspired by a recent problem I had with my guitar, and the steps I had to take to fix the problem. It will be continually updated.
Guitar won’t stay in tune
The main reason a guitar will not stay in tune is because you need to allow the strings to “break in” and [...]

Using a metronome

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

The metronome is a very seldom used tool for many reasons. First, many people think it is something “extra” that they either decide to use or not, like a humidifier or capo. Secondly, many people aren’t aware of how badly their tempo sways, and thus don’t really think they need to use one. Thirdly, even [...]

Powertab Tutorial

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Powertab is a free music software that is used a lot on this site. Powertab lets me write tab versions of every piece of music on the site and allows students learning the piece to “play back” the music using the software and see the piece progress as they read the music. Every piece of [...]

Reading guitar tablature

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Depending on your background, you may not know what guitar tablature is or how to read it. Guitar tablature is a device used to be able to “read” music notes without knowing how to read music. It’s practice is many centuries old, and there are tablatures (or “tab” for short) for other instruments as well. [...]

Learning new pieces

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Have you ever spent countless hours studying a new piece of music, and when you think you finally have gotten it all down, you realize you learned a certain part wrong? You go back and try to correct the mistake, costing you even more time and aggravation? If you are lucky, your hard work will [...]