Yes, I just turned in the first draft of my new book (along with author and all-around electronic music guru Mike Levine) iPhone and iPad For Musicians For Dummies to the good folks at Wiley Publishing.
HOW DO YOU LOSE THE #SITARFUNKFAIL HASHTAG?!
And that’s why I always leave early – for crappy stuff like this. From now on, guitar stands are my canary in a coalmine.
Apple buying Beats and looking into new headphone connections shouldn’t be a big deal. Apple bought Beats for the music streaming and personnel as much as the headphones (which are NOT GOOD AT ALL PLEASE LOOK INTO KLIPSCH OR AKG OR SENNHEISER OR SOMETHING ELSE), and the 3.5mm connection was never an audiophile choice for headphones. The jack works because… Read more →
Benjamin Strange did a great job of describing the crafting and installation process on his site, so I’ll focus here on why I actually did it. My practice (and there’s NEVER enough practice, but I’m doing what I can) focused recently on right-hand technique, including picking techniques from Matthew Garrison, Steve DiGorgio, and Alex Webster). And I’d been intrigued… Read more →
So basically, I’m an idiot. I’ve used earplugs from EarEverything for a long time, and they’ve always served me well. Unless, of course, you lose them ’cause you take them everywhere you go and they fall out of your pocket and you don’t realize it. And you’ve moved out of state and no longer reside near L. Dawn Flinn and… Read more →
So the title of this post could probably expand to include all instruments, but most museums lend out famous or rare instruments to be played in public on occasion, and I didn’t see a magazine at the airport titled “French Horn Afficianado.” I did catch this little gem, though, and it reinforced everything that’s wrong with instrument collecting (minus a… Read more →
Part of trying to use too many toys is finding out how they work together. And part of moving into a new place is discovering all kinds of fun buzzing and grounding issues. So I’ve spent the past few months trying to locate the best places to place gear and try out configurations of pedals. My usually reliable Q-tron had… Read more →
A couple of weeks ago, I spent a good portion of my Saturday learning more about my instrument from the technical side instead of the musical side. Strange Guitarworks in New Orleans presents a setup workshop the first Saturday of every month, and I was lucky enough to be part of the first class. Check out Benjamin’s thoughts on the… Read more →
Many bassists (including myself) don’t change the strings on some of their basses very often. My main players get a regular rotation, but the flatwounds on my fretless are . . . vintage. When they do come off the instrument, though, they’re usually useless to the player. In my case, I usually cut them at the tuning peg for easy… Read more →