Tag: guitar

Tips, tools, and resources for guitar players and aspiring guitarists alike. Featuring articles on the gear, artists, and techniques you should know about to take your playing to the next level.

  • 10 Bizarre Yet Functional Guitars That Are More Than Just Gimmicks

    10 Bizarre Yet Functional Guitars That Are More Than Just Gimmicks

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Everyone knows about the Strats, Teles, and Les Pauls. These guitars are ubiquitous in the rock world. In fact, I think you’d be hard-pressed to find […]

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  • Spider Hands: Writing with a Deadly Genetic Disorder

    Spider Hands: Writing with a Deadly Genetic Disorder

    How Marfan Syndrome killed my music career, replaced it with a writing career, and helped me see the connective tissue flowing through everything. “You have spider hands,” the doctor said. Known formally as arachnodactyly, it was the thin, elegant structure of my hands that — along with the abnormal curvature of my spine, and my generally […]

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  • 5 Compositional Elements That Define the Music of Ennio Morricone

    5 Compositional Elements That Define the Music of Ennio Morricone

    You know these iconic sounds of movie Westerns, now dive deeper into the makeup of Ennio Morricone’s signature works via these five compositional elements.

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  • Let’s Get Weird: Crazy Pedals for Crazy Guitarists – Distortion

    Let’s Get Weird: Crazy Pedals for Crazy Guitarists – Distortion

    Distortion, or dirt, as us cool guys call it, is not only used in loud garage rock. In fact, it’s used in every genre of music under the sun. It’s that crunch on the guitar, that huge, fuzz sound, the broken amp effect. There are three major types of distortion: fuzz, overdrive, and distortion, as well […]

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  • The Best Guitar Music in the World Is Coming from Agadez

    The Best Guitar Music in the World Is Coming from Agadez

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. It was late 2009 when I got my first taste of Agadez. Searching a relatively primitive YouTube for new music to explore for an ethnomusicology class, I […]

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  • Learn to Use a Digital Pedalboard Alongside Kaki King

    Learn to Use a Digital Pedalboard Alongside Kaki King

    New course announcement! Today, we’re launching a brand-new, free course with one of our absolute favorite guitarists on the planet (we are not alone), Kaki King, and no, it’s not a course in guitar shreddery. In this course, Digital Pedalboards with Kaki King, we take a deep dive into how and why she uses the Apple MainStage 3 […]

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  • Allegro! Exploring the Legacy and Technique of the Great Django Reinhardt

    Allegro! Exploring the Legacy and Technique of the Great Django Reinhardt

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. A fire roars with life on a cool summer night somewhere in the north of France, possibly even just over the Belgian border. Music drifts into the night […]

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  • Now It’s Our Turn to Say ‘Adiós’

    Now It’s Our Turn to Say ‘Adiós’

    Just two months after releasing his 64th studio album entitled Adiós, it’s the world who now has to bid farewell to Glen Campbell. A true titan of the fast-changing music industry, Campbell, who passed away on August 8, 2017, was a bonafide crossover sensation who released over 70 albums over the span of his career, appeared on […]

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  • Tone Timeline: Using Delay as a Secondary Instrument

    Tone Timeline: Using Delay as a Secondary Instrument

    When it comes to playing an instrument, especially in a live setting, there are hundreds of different sounds you can create through the use of effects pedals. One of the most popular and versatile effects is delay. Dozens of major brands have produced stompboxes with settings and delay variations such as analog, digital, tape, tap […]

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  • The 9 Most Common Mistakes Musicians Make When Learning to Play Electric Guitar

    The 9 Most Common Mistakes Musicians Make When Learning to Play Electric Guitar

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. By Natalie Wilson As a guitar teacher, I see a lot of common mistakes in my beginner students. While it’s okay to have lofty goals and aspirations, […]

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