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Finding Your Beat: How to Discover What Genre Matches You Best

Whether you want to find your groove or start a band, one of the first things you will need to do is to narrow down what genre you should play. This can give you some direction about the kind of songs that you should be rehearsing or even composing. Now, unfortunately, this isn’t the easiest thing to figure out. For starters, just because you listen to a particular genre doesn’t mean you can autom...[Read More]

What type of guitar is good for beginners?

Even great guitarists have humble beginnings, some artists start their journey by inheriting them from friends and family, some simply buy them. For a new guitarist enthusiastic to learn the guitar it can be confusing, here are some of the best options. Guitars can broadly be categorised into two sections: acoustic and electric. So, the first decision is what genre of music you want to learn. Your...[Read More]

Navigating Opportunities – The Indie Artist

I’ve done two previous articles for Artistic Echoes that both relate to Indie Music. This article essentially is the third of what now appears to a series that continues the trend to provide some insights into challenges that an indie artist can run up against. I will detail a couple of situations or opportunities that highlight the caution signs that an Indie artist should be very cognizant of. T...[Read More]

The Effects and Pedals Used By 9 Guitar Heroes

Every guitarist has a guitar hero – someone whose style, sound, and technique are a constant source of inspiration. Whilst I can’t help you play like Jimi Hendrix, for that you are going to have to practise, it’s worth remembering that a lot of these guys had some help from the effects pedals they used. Effects pedals, of course, come in a huge range of variants, and ultimately you should experime...[Read More]

An Illustrated Guide to Effects Pedals and Pedal Boards

If you are new to effects pedals, or even if you are an old hand who has been using them for years, the range available today can be really confusing. Since the 1940s, when the first effects pedals began to be used, each new technological advance has brought a new load of effects. But worry not, we are here to help. We’ve put together a guide to the most commonly used effects pedals, to help you a...[Read More]

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