Music

Earphones: what’s in there?

In a previous article we dug into personal headgear. This article explains the difference between consumer and professional in-ear earphones. In order to understand these differences, we must take a look inside. Let’s go nerdy once again! Dynamic/moving coils 9…

Hacking the Pringles Disco Speaker

Step 0

Do you like Pringles? Have you seen one of those Pringles TV commercials? Buy 2 cans, fill in the codes on the bottom of the cans on the Pringles website, pay 2 Euros for shipping, and they will send you…

MUSIC: Let’s move on to the mystical!

I have talked with you about joy and depression the last two weeks. Today I want to point out the last mood for now: Mystical. This one is nice and easy.  Harmonic minor is the western scale we associate with…

MUSIC: Winter has come

Last week I promised you to be back to talk more about moods in music. Like I said last week, mood means many different things to many different people but, in this situation, I’m talking about emotional evocation.  Does the…

MUSIC: What’s That You Say?

The next couple of tech support articles are going to focus on the mood of music.  Mood means many different things to many different people but, in this situation, I’m talking about emotional evocation.  Does the song sound happy or…

DIY Recording: Lessons Learned

It’s time for some lessons learned. These lessons are about recording music for an EP, an album or a single. These are just a few basic, and therefore the important aspects. I discovered the importance of these items when recording…

Choose your weapon!

This blog is mostly going to be about how to decide what instrument suits your needs best. I am also going to give some recommendations.  There’s going to be a lot of general information and a few specifics but, nothing…

Sweep Picking

This time, I’d like to discuss about improving weaknesses in playing.  I’m going to focus on Sweep picking, my personal biggest problem. How I’m approaching it will be quite a useful subject for everyone who plays guitar, as a lot of…

Sync or Swim

Since this is the first post of this new series, I’m going to start by writing just a little bit about myself and the series I will write.  My name is Cob, a certified guitar instructor and veteran musician with…

The Missing Link

It’s not uncommon for us axe wielders to spend a small fortune on gear. You’ve carefully chosen your axe, effects, amplifier and speaker cabinet to fit your bands’ sound and your personal playing style. You might hear “your sound” while…