Advice for young musicians

While in the process of editing and revising my WordPress site, I’ve one across a few older articles which might be of interest to some readers. In particular, those of us who are practising or recording more at home during the COVID19 lockdown [still in place this month] might find something they can take awayContinue reading “Advice for young musicians”

Tonerider pickups Vs Squier Classic Vibe Pickups

Last year, I was in the process of changing the pickups in my two Stratocasters. One, my blonde Squier Vintage Modified (pictured below), was fitted out with custom pickups handmade for me by Rohdan Pickups in the USA. These were made using Alnico III magnets in the neck and middle pups, the same as theContinue reading “Tonerider pickups Vs Squier Classic Vibe Pickups”

Warm up & practice recommendations

This week, I’ve had the rare luxury of free time. Free time to pick up my guitar whenever I like and play. Not specifically for any particular goal, just to PLAY for the love of playing. It then occurred to me just how little I get to do this. Usually I pick up my guitarsContinue reading “Warm up & practice recommendations”

Want your music to be heard? Pick a genre!

I love artists who create works that cross the boundaries of genre, style, and in some cases, medium. Most people do. Others, of course, are faithful purists to their favourite genre. But for the rest of us who take our influences from all manner of avenues, how do we categorise our music? There’s a goodContinue reading “Want your music to be heard? Pick a genre!”