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Homemade Instrument Cables. Apr 24 We all know that guitars, amps and all the other gear doesn’t come cheap - but there are some things that you can do to save a bit of money. Making your own instrument cables is a simple task given you have the right tools. Made properly, they are just as good as the ones you buy in your local guitar store. The following image shows you the tools you will need. First of all, you will need to cleanly one free end of the cable. I have purchased a standard 1 1/4" plug, made up of 4 sections. I am assuming that the cable you have purchased is approximately the same as this. Carefully cut through the outer casing 2cm or so from the end, down as far as the wire mesh. Next, carefully part the wire mesh to one side, and angle it away from the end of the cable. After the two wires are exposed you should be up to this point below.

I have bent the centre core in half so that it fits snugly into the centre hole of the jack plug. Here are the finished joints. Just a second shot of the join. Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now! Music Production Tips from Tenth Egg. Musical Form. There are several ways to approach a composition. Start with overall planning then start sketching. Sketch first then develop an overall plan that fits your ideas. Note: Overall Planning is always in the equation. Sketching without thought of structure leads to aimless stream-of-conscious lack of cohesion. Thelonious Monk Solo Transcriptions. Free printable staff paper @ Blank Sheet Music .net. Music Listing - without preview images.

16 Legendary Fingerpicking Patterns. For tabs see below. Fingerpicking style is a technique that is used in many famous and legendary songs over the years. The 16 examples in this post are a good source to learn the most common fingerpicking patterns you will ever come across. The fingerpicking patterns can be applied to almost every folk, pop, country or rock song. Try and figure out which pattern suits your favorite song.

Maybe you’ll already recognize some of these patterns from songs you heard before. I personally think pattern #12 is a really nice one. It’s a Travis fingerpicking style arrangement named after Merle Travis. Right hand finger positioning Now let’s take a look at the finger positioning assuming you are a right handed guitar player.

For my right hand position I use my thumb to pluck the low-E, A and D-string. For each different chord, you play the corresponding bass note with your right hand thumb. Practice each and every one of them thoroughly. Enjoy! Did like the patterns and do you like Guitarhabits? 10 lessons DIY musicians can learn from Radiohead « Live Unsigned Blog. Music.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) Guitar Lessons, Interviews, News, Reviews, & More | Guitar Messenger – Auditioning For Lady Gaga. June 21st, 2011 by Ben Levin Dear Fellow Musicians, In January 2010 I had the opportunity to audition for the guitarist position on Lady Gaga’s international arena tour.

I made it to the final 15 guitarists and learned a few valuable things about the music business, particularly the music world outside of Berklee. I think it is definitely worth reading this because the experience was fascinating. The audition opportunity fell on my lap by sheer luck. Lady Gaga My name is Ben Levin and I am a guitarist interested in auditioning for Lady Gaga’s band. Here is my website for some more examples: I hope you enjoy the music! After I found out that I had been accepted to audition, I immediately began absorbing Lady Gaga’s repertoire. The first day of auditions was on Monday, January 18th, 2010 in New York City. A few hours went by and the casting staff told the guitarists to line up.

The first guitarist played for about 6 seconds before the judges told him to stop. Advanced Guitar Lesson - Buddy Guy - Teachin' The Blues. Gears: An Index of Songwriting Techniques. Blog Archive » Tabs: Für Elise (Beethoven) Random Rhythm Motif Generator | Learn How to Write Songs. Some ways you can use these rhythm patterns. 1) You can play around with these patterns by going to the online drum sequencer and enter the pattern into the app to sample the pattern. 2) Combine both patterns to make a new single pattern. 3) Augment the Values. Take these pattern and increase the note or rest value. Augment the time value by doubling the value. Change all eighth notes to quarter notes, Change all Quarter notes to half notes. etc. 4) Diminish the Values. 5) Combine the rhythm patterns with results from the Melody Shape Generator More Useful tool for Songwriters To download the free Song Writers checklist, please provide your email in form below.

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Audio Sauna - Online Audio Workstation. Classical Guitar Sheet Music. All this sheet music is for classical guitar. If it is in PDF format you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to be able to open the documents. For any of the image files (GIF, JPG, BMP etc.), you can right click the picture of the music to save or print.

(When saving or printing the file will not be as small as it is viewed in your browser.) If you have sheet music to request/share, or want to report a dead link to be fixed, please e-mail me. Do you appreciate this growing collection of free sheet music? When making a donation you will have the option of entering your E-mail adress to be put on a list of Bi-Weekly E-mails containing FREE sheet music! Or you can do us all a favor and click a banner on the bottom of one of the pages one or more times. 12 low cost promotional ideas for musicians « Live Unsigned Blog.

Times are hard for everyone at the moment, especially musicians. Unfortunately you can spend a lot of time signing up for free promotional sites online that will do nothing to raise their profile. Your time is limited, as are your funds so you need to focus on the free and low cost promotional opportunities that will really deliver. Marketing people say that you need to see the name of a brand between seven and nine times before you pay attention to it, so each of the below is another chance to get your name out there.

Here are our recommendations for ways to promote your music for very little money: Get Internet radio play – It costs nothing to send a link for a free download of music to an internet radio station. You can do a lot without spending much money although unfortunately it can be slow going.