February 2014 / 19 posts found

Using a Chromatic Tuner for Better Performance of Your Guitar

by Helmut Eder
Tuning your guitar with a tuner can make a real difference in your tuning. Tuning by ear may often not be reliable enough. Using a chromatic tuner makes your tuning more even more exact, and gives you more options in tuning. Read More »

The 0001 Stratocaster – David Gilmour

by Helmut Eder
A short article detailing information regarding the famous 0001 Stratocaster as currently owned by David Gilmour. A 1954 original pre CBS stratocaster with a 0001 serial number – this must be one of the rarest guitars in the world irrespective of the notoriety of the instrument’s owners through the years. Read More »

Fender Japan – MIJ and CIJ Guitars

by Helmut Eder
Anyone that knows a thing or two about Stratocasters should know about the famous Japanese series of Fender guitars. Perhaps the younger generation will not have come across these as they will be more acquainted with the Made in Mexico range of instruments that followed the discontinuation of the Japanese line. Read More »

How To Become A Highly Successful Guitar Teacher

by Helmut Eder
Are you tired of working a full time job because you don’t earn enough money teaching guitar lessons? You would benefit greatly by watching the Olympics and closely observing the athletes who win. Why? Most athletes who compete are about the same in terms of size, strength, speed, etc. However, those who succeed and win the gold have something ‘extra’ that those who miss the podium entirely do not have. This is what propels them to victory every time. Read More »

Mixtapes and How Artists Use Them to Gain Exposure

by Helmut Eder
What is a mixtape you might ask? In today’s music industry a mixtape has a few different meanings. It can contain one single artist’s musical works with other featured artists, many different artists on a compilation mixtape, or even just instrumental tracks from one producer or many producers. This article will discuss each of those topics. Read More »

Gold Medal Guitar

by Helmut Eder
Watching the Olympics made me think of all the dedication, effort, time, and practice that it takes to win an Olympic gold medal. The same is true if you want to achieve excellence in anything you are striving for. It is definitely true if you want to achieve excellence as a guitar player. Of course, natural talent is a big plus to start off with. On top of that, you need to add dedication, effort, time, and practice. I want to zero in on one very specific, crucial element. Read More »

A Beginner’s Guide to Mixing: Volume and Panning

by Helmut Eder
Mixing and mastering music is an art. Modern recording technology makes it easier to learn than ever, but you must have the right knowledge in order to do it correctly. Read More »

Ways for Unsigned Music Artists to Earn Money Without Being Famous

by Helmut Eder
One of the best ways for unsigned music artists to get a breakthrough to fame and success in the music industry is through online musical talent promotional sites. It is not necessary for all talented musicians or singers to be million-dollar platinum successes like Carrie Underwood or One Direction. It is possible for unsigned music artists to enjoy a good income by selling their music or songs on the Internet. Read More »

What Is a Crotchet Note? Is It the Same As a Quarter Note?

by Helmut Eder
Music has been described as an “International Language”… because no matter what language people speak, everyone can hear and understand music to different degrees. Music is a natural part of being human. So why do teachers start with such boring things as crotchet and quarter notes? Argh! Let me help you understand what they are. Read More »

The Future and Benefits on Online Music Lessons and Online Learning

by Helmut Eder
Online music lessons are something you will likely hear more about in the coming years. Read this article to gain a general insight into why online education is not only a viable solution, but a smart solution for learning. If you would stream a movie to your computer, why not a music lesson or class? Read More »
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