How To Become A YouTube Musician

Making your way in a digital world In today’s world of constantly connected devices, where people spend large chunks of their lives with smartphones poised mere inches from their faces, it makes sense that the big stars of now aren’t found on TV. They are just as likely to be unearthed making short videos from… Read More

7 Weird and Wonderful Film Soundtracks

Know The Score Ok, so we all know and love John Williams, his work transcends classical music and transports us to a very specific time and place; whether it be the first time we were captivated by Jurassic Park, or the last time we were bored senseless by a Harry Potter film. Today though, we’re… Read More

Where Are All The Guitar Heroes?

No More Heroes Any More? Strange things are afoot in our musical world. Whisper it quietly, but the notion of the guitar hero is dying out. Superstar guitarists are a dying breed. This article in the Washington Post said as much, so it must be true, right? Well, yes and no. It is an interesting… Read More

Has X Factor Ruined Christmas?

Has a gameshow stolen our Christmas cheer? And our Patience? It’s coming to that time of year when Simon Cowell’s latest exports vie for the Christmas Number 1 slot, only to disappear in a week or so, destined for university fresher week performances and slots on “celebrity” antique shows. The winners’ music and careers, however promising… Read More

Friday Feeling Playlist – The TGIF Rock Version!

21 of the best songs to get your weekend started There’s simply no other day like it. Friday. That wonderful day where we don’t really mind heading in to work because the weekend is a mere 8-ish hours away. It’s come down to the last hour of the day – all your documents are saved,… Read More

Best Wah Pedal Songs Of All Time

Iconic pedal takes centre stage As far as guitar effects go, there are few as well known and widely used as the famous wah pedal. Since its creation in the mid 1960s, wah wah has featured on countless records by bands and artists from pretty much every genre of music. If you want a bit more… Read More

How To Be A Star Wars Rockstar

Make sure you know your Kloo horns from your Fanfars before you apply to Jabba’s Palace! Ever wanted to front your own Jatz Band? Think you’ve got what it takes to join Max Rebo on an interplanetary tour across a galaxy far, far away? Well before you decide to join the musical hall of fame… Read More

10 Unusual Christmas Songs That You’ve Never Heard (But Really Should)

Sick of Slade? Weary of Wizard? Try our alternative selection… Yes, its that time of year again, when every radio station, shopping centre and office is full of the sweet sound of Christmas music. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with ‘White Christmas‘ or ‘Fairy Tale Of New York‘, but listening to any song on… Read More

What Are The Benefits Of Playing A Musical Instrument?

Why do musicians do what they do? Ask any musician, from the striving busker to the thriving megastar, if they’re glad they took the time to learn an instrument and you can guarantee the answer would be positive. Put simply, there are no downsides to it. You develop a new skill, open up the opportunity… Read More

How To Prepare For Your First Gig

Allaying those first gig fears So you’ve written some songs, or diligently learnt someone else’s, and your band is pretty tight after countless hours of practice and fine-tuning. You’re ready to play your music to a group of very fortunate people, who will always be able to say they saw your first show. Exciting, isn’t… Read More