- 02/12/18Getting started
Recording electric guitar - Prerequisites (Part 2) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 64
Second installment of the chapter dedicated to recording electric guitar. Today we'll discuss a small accessory that many guitar players are fond of to see how it impacts the sound and how you can make the best of it.
A synth in my guitar - Brief guide to guitar synths
The '80s revival that has taken hold of pop culture seems to not have an end. And, obviously, music hasn't escaped this phenomenon, to the benefit of one instrument: the synthesizer. A fact that makes most guitar players sad... But fortunately, there are solutions.
- 01/31/18Getting started
Voicings, important notes and notes to avoid - Harmony Basics - Part 35
Today we'll continue exploring voicings... but going back to the basics! Because it's really nice to talk about open, closed, added-tone and what-not chords but if you don't know which notes you can or cannot use, then you might end up a bit frustrated.
- 01/30/18Getting started
Recording electric guitar - Prerequisites (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 63
This week we'll start a new construction site dedicated to recording electric guitar. This chapter will have a lot in common with that of the bass – some of you might even think that certain passages seem like I'm only repeating myself. But in my defense I must say that that's one of the basic pillars of learning: repeating what you learn until ...
- 01/26/18Getting started
Voicings for the II V I pogression - Harmony Basics - Part 34
Ever since I started this series I have striven to give you a bunch of theoretical tools that allow you to understand as well as possible the mechanisms behind Western harmony, always trying to avoid complicating things too much. At least that was my goal, and I hope I've achieved it. But don't worry I'm not saying goodbye just yet, far from that!
- 01/24/18Getting started
Getting to know your gear - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 62
Following the previous article, I think it's appropriate to discuss a crucial topic when you want to take recording seriously: the knowledge of the tools at your disposal. That's why today I will show you a method that will help you understand better the characteristics of your recording gear. This, in turn, ought to make your life easier when i...
- 01/21/18Getting started
Top brands of power supply units for pedals - The best brands of power supplies for pedals
Everybody knows guitar players love to collect pedals. Pedals are nice and good, yes, but they aren't much worth if you don't feed them some power. Regardless of whether you settle for a small setup with just an overdrive, reverb and delay or an XXL pedalboard you will need a power supply for the pedals. There are countless options and for every...
- 01/18/18Getting started
Voicings and added-tone chords - Harmony Basics - Part 33
In the present article we'll discuss added-tone chords in more detail, but first let me finish the previous installment.
- 01/15/18Getting started
Talking mics - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 61
A series like this wouldn't be complete if it didn't have an article dedicated exclusively to the recording tool by excellence: the microphone. For a change, I'll start today with some theory and then go on to close with a practical example.
- 01/11/18Getting started
Open position chords - Harmony Basics – Part 32
In the previous article you saw how to create an interesting harmonization and, at the same time, develop clear bass and harmonic lines by simply inverting chords. But it isn't enough just to invert the chords, you can also play with their structure to open them!