How to Play the Guitar For Beginners – Pt. 1: Beavis-to-Keaggy Mastery Awaits You!

Ever since Elvis Presley appeared in 1956, flailing and rhythmically beating up the guitar that was strapped just above his undulating hips, guitars have been one of the best-selling instruments among youth in America. Currently, it’s the second most popular instrument for students taking private music lessons in America, dancing only behind the ubiquitous piano. …

How To Make a Song – Charlotte Shows the Ropes!

(Editor’s Note: Teaj here. Today you’re in a for a special treat. While I’m unpacking a new mic pre my ol’ pal Charlotte will be tutoring us in how to “make a song”, as she puts it. She’s really good at it and I know you’ll dig her methods. I asked her to share with us because …

The Aston Spirit Mic – Shootout in the Studio!

Well, I have had a blast as usual in the studio today, and you all will reap the benefits of my fun!   I decided to really put my new Aston Spirit mic through the ringer and test it against other mics in my arsenal that I use on an ongoing basis.   The results are pretty much …

Aston Microphones – Toe Goes In… Hits Come out!

The world wasn’t really expecting, wanting or needing yet another microphone, let alone another microphone brand, to appear in 2016. Most would’ve said, “Okay, there’re enough kids in the pool at this point. Let’s stop the propagation before one of ’em breaks the ‘no pee‘ rule!” But despite our jaded-gearhound cynicism, a resounding SPLASH was …

Music For a Career – “I Am the Great Port-FOLIOooooo!”

There are some to whom the thought of being an accountant, a lab technician, an I.T. worker or even a helpful cop just can’t rub them the right way. Those who hear a different call; those who must stoke the inside fires and be true to the elusive muse that is shy but ever-present. Those …