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I did an article recently for Marching Band students and the maintenance and thought this was a great addition to maintain not only the instrument, but also their health.  Marching Band students perform just as hard if not harder than the actual Football player in most aspects. Staying in shape and hydrated are no brainers, but I thought that a part 2 was required. The

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This article is about how and where to place microphones so you can capture the best tone from an electric guitar. It’s a subject that Jon literally wrote a book on (and recorded a CD to help explain): Recording The Electric Guitar—It’s All About Tone. Loud is critical Where to begin? Begin at the source, of course. If the amp doesn’t sound good in the

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There is a whole world of info for how to get children into music. None seemed to address the whens and whys of what a child should learn regarding this subject. Ruth Bonetti touched on this in the book Practice is a Dirty Word; How to clean up your act. Below is a summary of said book. If you want to learn more go to

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Wondering how to take care of your violin? I know I do since I have never played or owned one. I thought it might be time to address these types of instruments courtesy of violinonline.com  The following tips provide guidelines for the proper care and maintenance of your violin. Tighten your violin bow before playing by gently turning the tension screw. Avoid making the bow

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3D printing is all the rage right now. Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using additive processes, where laying down successive layers of material creates an object. It is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques (subtractive processes), which mostly rely on the removal of material, by drilling, cutting etc. A

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Is this a valuable tool for committed guitarists, or a crutch for the lazy and tone‑deaf? Founder and inventor Chris Adams claimed that he would be able to turn almost any six‑string, steel‑strung or electric guitar into an instrument that could automatically tune itself. Not only that, but Tronical’s self‑tuning system would be invisible to the audience, didn’t make the instrument heavier or change its balance, and

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I was revisiting the article Tour Smart: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Touring Musicians and thought that this was a great starter piece on what to prepare for during and planning going on tour. After reading How to Tour Without Losing Money by Ari Herstand, I thought this would be a great time to add some other specifics mentioned. I will let Ari explain the

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Out of all of the floating tremolos available today, the original Floyd Rose bridge is probably the most stable and easiest to play. Lots of guitar companies have made their own Floyd Rose style bridges like Ibanez, but the original Floyd is still viewed by many as the best. Although the Floyd Rose design might be the best floating tremolo system, it still comes with

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These bridges have individual saddle pieces like the Fender and Gibson style bridges, but the Floyd Rose bridge saddle pieces are not adjustable and cannot be filed down. The Floyd Rose saddle pieces are hinged to intonation pieces that are bolted to the bridge itself. The intonation pieces are the parts of a Floyd Rose bridge that actually set the radius of the strings. The

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