Tag: Inspiration

Finding your personal voice on guitar

Seven guitar legends on finding your voice

BB King, Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Beck and other musical icons dish the secrets of developing your personal playing style.
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Songwriting 101: Start with the melody

Beginning a songwriting session by crafting a melody is more efficient than not, say these four guitarists.
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Songwriting 101: How the pros compose by improvising

Here’s why Yngwie Malmsteen, George Lynch and other guitar heroes believe jamming is the best way to write a song.
Songwriting Inspiration

Songwriting 101: Staying inspired

How do you keep the passion for writing new tunes burning? Five pro musicians drop tips and tricks on seeking inspiration.
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Five reasons to listen to music you don’t like

Keeping an open ear and mind can be more valuable than chugging out the same riffs for hours on end.

Six guitar pros on why you shouldn’t obsess over gear

It’s easy to get carried away with GAS. But before you do, take stock of everything, really understand the nuts and bolts, and try to make the most of all you have.
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How the iPhone can help you make music

It’s not just for liking photos on the Gram. Your iPhone—or any mobile for that matter—can help you write tunes, practice chops and be a better musician, say these five guitarists.