Your guitar playing starts with your sound. After all, it’s your sound that the listener reacts to before you’ve played even five notes. Here are 15 quick and easy ways to get your tone in shape without going broke.
A recently circulated video of Andrew Kalleen being arrested for busking in the New York City subway system has caused a lot of concern in the music/busking community. Andrew was armed with the citation that permitted him to play, and despite his repeated attempts to get the arresting officer to understand the law, the officer failed to understand and arrested Andrew after he refused to be ejected from the subway.
Spending money on any guitar that requires substantial repairs before you can play it is a risky proposition, even more so when it’s a vintage example and its originality can be affected. But buying beat also gives you a chance to get a guitar you might not be able to afford otherwise. Part three will give you some specific questions to ask regarding the repair work, but here are general questions to consider about the guitar itself.
Rock, pop, metal, alternative, blues, jazz and hip-hop have die-hard fans who firmly believe the best aspects of their favorite genre lie in its purest form. Mixing these styles together can be thought of as blasphemous by some, an attempt to dilute their purity. But is this really the case?
Back in the Eighties, during the heyday of metal, bands like Van Halen, Judas Priest and the Scorpions were releasing incredible, killer albums packed with amazing guitar playing. Today, I feel that the majority of metal is more focused on rhythmic parts with less harmonic movement than what I think of as the approach representative of Eighties-style metal.