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Drums

How to Tune Drums

Understanding how to properly tune your drums is the foundation of an excellent sounding drum kit. In this guide we will begin with the tuning of the snare drum. But first we will go over […]

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Features

How to Book a Show

Some venues are small, but because they have such a good location/nostalgia/following, they’ll do well. Do your customers like to drink? Does the venue have a bar? Good specials? On the other hand, some places can hold 2,000+ plus people, but won’t do well because they don’t have any of the aforementioned attributes. When considering a venue, check to see if they have a sound system. Will it suit your needs? If not, how much will renting a PA cut into your profit margin? […]

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Live & Recording

STUDIO MONSTER – A Day At The Recording Studio

This being the fourth recording session as a band to date, we have a better grasp on how recording goes, and what speed bumps a band is always going to encounter almost every time. Problems happen, no matter how prepared you think you are to detour and prevent them, so you’ve got to be ready. […]

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Guitars

eMedia Guitar Collection Pack Software Review

One of eMedia’s most popular offerings is the Guitar Collection Pack, which is a bundle of four programs, Guitar Method, Intermediate Guitar Method, Blues Guitar Legends, and Guitar Songs Volume I, that provide the advancing guitarist with enough learning options to keep busy all winter […]

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Guitars

Break Strings Much? Ernie Ball Offers a Solution

I refused to play anything but DR’s on my electric guitar. Though, once I really began gigging out every other weekend, I began to encounter a really frustrating issue. Every two-three shows, I was breaking a string. After considering a setup and messing around with new saddles, I decided to try a set of Ernie Ball coated slinky strings […]