Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 Review – When An Apple Loop Won’t Do It

When you start out creating music, as a guitar player, the drums are probably not the first thing on your mind. You’re thinking about writing a great riff, how to capture your guitar and get a great tone. So when you’re at this beginning stage, having drums that exist is usually good enough. Going to an Apple Loop, or Logic Pro’s Drummer is usually where most people start off - even the built in drums in Logic Pro are great for getting started.

The Major Scale on Guitar

The major scale is the most important scale in music theory, and today we will have a brief look at how to play it on guitar. What Is The Major scale? The major scale has seven notes, which we label 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. The first note, note 1 is the root note. This is the note that we start from. From 1-2 is a whole step. From 2-3 is a whole step.

50 Little Things You Can Do To Get More From Your Guitar Practice Time

Set Goals For Yourself and Guitar practice The first step to getting more form your guitar practice time isn’t doing practice, but thinking about who you want to be as a guitarist. Do you want to play rock guitar? Rhythm guitar? Lead guitar? Classical guitar? Do you want to be able to compose or improvise? Read music? Or play songs from tab? What genres do you want to play? Do you want to play in a band?

Getting Your Music onto Spotify, iTunes and Other Streaming Platforms

Comparison of Music Distributors (CD Baby, Tunecore, Distrokid, etc) If you’re a musician wanting to put your music on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal and Deezer (and the myriad other options), then you need a music aggregator. Let’s look at what they are, what your options are and which aggregator is suitable for you: What is a Music Aggregator? A music aggregator is a 3rd party company that will submit your music to all the different online stores and streaming services.

How to Perform Neoclassical Chord Progressions on Guitar

The music theory behind neoclassical guitar is the theory of what is known as “The Common Practice Period”, often abbreviated to CPP, of music. The CPP spans roughly from 1650 - 1900. In terms of music theory, this is what we know as “tonal music”. CPP gave us: a framework for the order in which chords can be played and exceptions for those rules, known as functional harmony guidance on how each note within a chord should move to the next chord (this is known as voice leading) structures for composing music, from the sentence / period, up to the sonata musicians pushing the limits of virtuosity Practices such as counterpoint, 4 part voice leading, complex forms such as sonata form and multi movement forms such as concertos were well developed in this period.

The Guitarists Guide to Lead Guitar

What is Lead Guitar? Lead guitar is when a guitarist plays a melody, usually in a higher pitch range. In most rock, pop and metal music, the main melody of the song is performed by the vocalist. You can think of lead guitar as replacing the vocalist, for supplying the main melodic material of the song, at that point in time. You often hear lead guitar playing at guitar solos, intros and outros, and sometimes as breaks between sections in a song.

The Guitarists Guide to Sweep Picking

Sweep picking is a popular technique amongst shred guitar players, and cracking the technique is often seen as an important milestone for guitarists interested in that genre. But is sweep picking a technique that is only useful for those who want to shred, or is it worth learning for all lead guitar players? That is what we are going to discuss. But, before we do so, we should take a minute to think about what sweep picking is and is not.

10,000 hours and becoming a better guitarist

You may have heard of the 10,000 hours rule to becoming a master at any skill, and in this article we are going to talk about how this applies to practising and improving our guitar playing. Simply put, the 10,000 hours rule states that in order to become a master at a subject, you have to put in at least 10,000 hours of practice. In this article we’ll talk about the rule, where it came from, it’s consequences and how we can apply it to becoming better guitar players.

How to Use Music Theory to Become a Creative Guitarist and Composer

When it comes to music theory, there is a myth that some people like to subscribe to, which goes along the following lines: Learning music theory will make me less creative as a guitarist and composer. In this article, we’re going to look at why this is a myth and why learning music theory will help you become more creative guitar players, not less. What is the purpose of music theory?

How to Learn Songs Faster Using Guitar Pro

Guitar Pro is the most popular guitar tab program in the world. And it is easy to see why - it’s easy to use to write your own tabs and is packed with useful features for writing and learning songs. I’m sure every guitar player that has discovered it remembers the moment they did! For sure, Guitar Pro is great for learning songs, but… are you using it to its full potential?