Simple Improvisation Techniques for the 12-Bar Blues

The 12-bar blues is usually one of the first chord progressions a musician will come across as they begin to learn to improvise…

What to Look for When Buying a Cigar Box Guitar

Don Tucker handcrafts 3 and 4 string cigar box guitars and custom instruments from the Niagara region in Canada and owner of Blue Boy Guitars...

Three Ways I Make Pop Hits Sound Like Jazz Standards

Toronto-based trumpeter and composer Brad Eaton draws inspiration from all corners of today’s diverse musical landscape.  As the son of two...

How to Approach a New Piece of Violin Music

Born in Los Angeles, Jonathan started his violin studies at seven and gave his first solo recital at the age of eleven. He earned a M.Mus. in violin...

Your Instrument is Essential to be a Songwriter or Composer

Robert Critchley is a musician and songwriter and composes music for film and television. He has 30 years of experience recording, editing and...

Learn a 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression in Open D Tuning (DADF#AD)

Learn a 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression in Open D Tuning (DADF#AD) DADF#AD tuning or "Open D" is a fantastic tuning that many guitarists and...
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