July 6, 2020

World Music Day gives rise to a new appreciation for music as a positive force that tells stories, bonds communities, and bridges gaps in social and cultural understanding. In fact, scientific studies have shown that the study of music can play significant positive rol...

September 25, 2018

Fretmonkey Records names Mark Grover as Manager and Director of Community Outreach.

August 23, 2018

Learn about 7 artists who play Taylor Guitars.

August 8, 2018

They say music can soothe the savage soul and that’s never more apparent than when you’re looking for a new hobby to ease your worries and woes. Playing, listening to, and writing music are all exceptional pastimes that have big benefits.

If you’re thinking you can’t le...

July 5, 2018

When it comes to playing a bass guitar, many guitarists find that it’s not as easy as the bassist makes it seem. “It’s just single notes, how hard can it be?” Is a phrase often uttered by many a guitarist who feels like branching out and picking up a bass guitar.


     When it comes to Jazz, the practice of reharmonizing songs for any particular instrument or artistic taste is all but commonplace. Reharmonizing can give a  personality to a song that would otherwise be dull, boring or too dry for a more modern audience....

May 20, 2018

During your studies of the guitar, you have probably heard of “Alternative ” or  “Open” tunings. In this article I will demonstrate to you something more to this “alternative” world. This demonstration is a creative way to discover new possibilities on the instrument a...

May 3, 2018

Playing jazz music with nothing but a guitar might seem like it is out of reach, but I am here to tell you, that is not the case at all. I know that in the beginning I was intimidated by all of the information I was being asked to absorb. Eventually, however, I learned...

March 16, 2018

Since they were invented, video games have used music to draw players in. From the iconic opening melody  of the Super Mario Bros theme, to the sacred choir textures of the Halo opening, the themes are imported to introduce players to the game’s setting or to underscor...

March 15, 2018

Have you ever seen a spaceship with a visionary pilot? Maybe in a film? or in a TV series?. Well, let me show you a true musical genius; a real man with his exotic guitar.

Pino Forastiere is one of the most innovative performers and composers in the acoustic guitar worl...

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