What is an easy instrument to learn?

Triangle, tambourine, Congo/bongo drums, cowbell, gong…or any single hit percussion instrument is easy, but not very rewarding. Blowing on a whiskey jug is about the same. The jaw harp is pretty cool, but has limited applications. Kazoos are actually considered instruments, but you are not likely to get much respect from other musicians as a […]

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Acoustic Guitars Under 300 Dollars?

Look at the highly rated Yamaha FG7xxS or the smaller bodied FS7xxS series. They start at $200, have solid spruce tops for better tone (models ending with S only), are regular acoustics with no cutaway, and are traditionally styled. You can get them at any Guitar Center or Sam Ash. Best to go to the […]

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Yamaha vs Jasmine Acoustic Guitars?

Yamaha has a better rep even on their plywood guitars, but if you have $200+ to spend, you should see a MAJOR improvement by getting one of the solid spruce topped Yamaha 7xxS series, like the FS720S. Solid wood is well known to give better tone than plywood, and it is rare to find it […]

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Why does my guitar muting sound like crap?

Gabe, you’re new to guitar and an Fm is not one of the easier chords. To play it properly, you should be pressing your first finger across all 6 strings at the first fret. (This is called a “barre”) Then you press the 4th and 5th strings at the 3rd fret. If you do it […]

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What are some low cost guitars?

First, and most importantly, don’t even think of buying from e-bay or Amazon. I think Amazon must be THE worst place for a beginner to buy a guitar. Buy from a proper guitar/music store and buy the actual guitar you try, NOT a similar one still in it’s carboard box. Be aware that a “low […]

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Why are people in play auditions and whatever so rude?

For anyone to be so rude, insensitive and downright cruel is quite appalling. There was no need to say that at all. However – it’s quite obvious that he was right about your not being the right fit for Anne Frank. She wasn’t black. She was small, skinny, and most definitely white. And anyone playing […]

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