2017


#11 Choosing Your Instrument: Bodhran drum

no comments

Too many people pick up the bodhrán with the laudable desire to join in the music, but without the dedication necessary to learn to play any instrument properly. If you work at it, you can make beautiful music with a bodhrán. The Rhythm is Critical You really can’t stress enough that getting the rhythm is […]

#10 Choosing Your Instrument: Vocals

no comments

I know that some would argue that vocals is not really an instrument, but I disagree. Here is the dictionary definition of musical instrument: a device for producing musical sounds, by vibration, wind, percussion etc. The vocal cords vibrate when air from the lungs pass through them, and the vocal cords produce speech and singing. […]

#9 Choosing Your Instrument: Drum Kit

no comments

The drummer in any band is a rhythm specialist, and you had better know what you are doing, like knowing the tempo of each song you are playing because it’s the drummer that will get the blame if it’s to fast or to slow. The drummer is like the engine in a car, it’s what […]

#8 Choosing Your Instrument: Classical Guitar

no comments

In the 70’s John Williams and Julian Bream both classical guitarists, were like pop stars, playing together, and as solo players they both had a very unique style. When I heard them play on the TV, I wanted to play like them,  this desire took me on an incredible journey, not only on playing guitar […]

#7 Choosing Your Instrument: Bass Guitar

no comments

I think most guitar players could play the bass guitar, because strings 1 to 4 on the bass are tuned the same as string 3(G),  4(D), 5 (A) & 6 (E, the same as a guitar.. The bass is different in a few ways from the guitar but you could say it is part of […]

#6 Choosing Your Instrument: Electric Guitar

no comments

I bought my first electric guitar,  from a school friend, don’t know what make it was, and can’t remember how much I paid for it. I was fifteen years old and still going to accordion lessons. To get started I found a guitar book in the local music shop, all it had was a few […]

#5 Choosing Your Instrument: Acoustic Guitar

no comments

Acoustic guitars come in lots of shapes and sizes, I’m not going to go into all the variants, there simply isn’t enough time to cover them all in this blog. We can narrow them down to two categories’ s, by the type of strings used; nylon strings, and steel strings. The difference is in the […]

#4 Choosing Your Instrument: Pop Piano

no comments

Let me explain what I mean pop piano. Most piano players that I know have been to formal music lessons and learned the piano in the traditional way, which is learning to read music for the treble clef and the bass clef. I can read both clefs, but I’m very slow at reading the bass […]

#3 Choosing Your Instrument: Keyboard

no comments

The piano keys in modern times have come in all sorts of shapes and sizes but the traditional piano is still a main-stay, while many of the unusual variants are now only history. I used two electronic keyboards, which in there day were about as cool as it gets, but are now just history. The […]

#2 Choosing Your Instrument: Piano Accordion

no comments

Before we begin this process I would like to dispel the myth, that some instruments are easier or harder to learn. This is a bit like saying it’s more difficult to climb Mount Everest than it is to climb up the outside face of a sky scraper, reasoning that Mount Everest is higher. Both are […]

« Previous Page Next Page »