Friday, December 15, 2017

Jonathan Cain

From Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie’s roots in Santana, to their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Journey’s contribution to Rock...

The Language of Music: Chord Personalities Part 2

Last Episode… In the previous issue we got to know the personalities of our Primary Chord Family, the 1 chord / 4 chord / 5...

The Myth of Inspiration

Hey, pilgrim… here’s a wake up call. While you’re trolling for tips and tricks and hacks, the pros are busy constructing the next hit...

Songwriter Profile: Dan Reifsnyder

Dan Reifsnyder recently won 1st prize as a co-writer in the Country category of the USA Songwriting Competition. The song “If You Drink” was...

I Saved a Bird Today

Don Potter, wonderful musician and friend, once told about a dream he’d had where he went to heaven. He was walking around there when...

Don’t Shred Your Voice

We’ve all seen and heard vocal shredders. Veins popping out of their neck as the singer goes for the high note. Tone that is...

MIJ TeleStar 5002 Electric

This month’s quirky guitar was originally a mystery, now solved. Your author consulted “History Of Japanese Electric Guitars”, the informative and recent book by...

Simo Says: Casting Off

Hey there everyone! Hope all is as well as it can be! Being a guitarist has many characteristics that we all share. The need...

“What Child Is This” Chord Melody

One of the best ways to learn new chords is to learn the chord melody of a favorite song. A chord melody is an arrangement...

In Her Own Words: Laura B. Whitmore

In this edition of In Her Own Words we talk with the founder of a movement in the industry. What is the mission of...