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Charles Darwin didn't think much of the importance of music in terms of his theory of evolution, but he believed that music made us more attractive to the opposite sex and therefore contributed to the replication of our genes. | Photo: Edward Cisneros (Unsplash)
Music is Not Rocket Science #2: Is Music Sexy?
"I really like the feel of playing drums – the tactile, haptic response I get from the instrument," says Tony Buck. | Photo: Holimage
Tony Buck: Drum Kit Is like a Kaleidoscope
NEW GEAR 9/24: Squier LE 60s Limited Series, Gibson LP Studio Modern, Vox AC HW and Walrus Delay
Mitxela: The World's Smallest MIDI Synthesiser?
How do you deal with time pressure? What if you only had 30 minutes a day to practice your guitar? And can you practice without an instrument in your hand? | Photo: Soundtrap (Unsplash)
TOP 5 Practice Methods without an Instrument
Dan Koentopp with his classical guitars. l Source: Koentopp guitars Facebook
Dreamstruments #25: Koentopp Guitars
Guitar Effects Guide #3: Transparent Overdrive
"The album In Death's Eyes is an honest guide to a destabilising experience," says Petra Hermanova. | Photo: Spiros Droussiotis
Petra Hermanova: Berlin Is an Island Where Many Artists Like to Get Shipwrecked
NEW GEAR 8/24: Gibson Combo Amps, Boss VE-22, Vox amPlug3 Series and Yamaha SEQTRAK Groovebox
Test of 16 Guitar Power Amps: Choose Your Rackmount Favourite
The inner critic is like a parent, a teacher, a sound engineer and a bartender, all in one – it knows exactly when your intonation has been out, when you’ve failed to build a solo, when your timing has fallen apart and when your inventiveness in song lyrics has reached an artistic low. | Photo: Dolo Iglesias (Unsplash)
Top 5 Strict Music Critics or Are Mummy and Sound Engineer Always Right?
A farmer in a Colombian village. | Photo: Matěj Ptaszek
Songs Written with a Machete #17: A Bloody Mouth and an Ink-Stained Finger
Arthur Brown changed the world of psychedelic and experimental rock music forever. | Photo: Bryan Ledgard via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)
Milestones in Music History #52: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Fire and Theatrics
"I think Mat most certainly had a clear idea about how he wanted it to sound because it is essentially Mat's album," says Jennie Bellestar | Photo: Mat Sargent's archive
Jennie Bellestar: There Is Not Much Music I Don't Like
NEW GEAR 7/24: Tama Reissue Kit, Walrus Tube Fuzz, DiMarzio Pickups and Laney Box
A Vending Machine in a New Zealand Bar Rewards You with a Beer for Playing Guitar
We assume that bagpipes come from Scotland, don't we? However, archaeological findings suggest that the Hittites were playing bagpipes as early as 1000 BC. | Photo: Wallpaper Flare
TOP 5 Musical Curiosities from All Around the World
It would become one of popular music's greatest songs of nostalgia and self-reflection. | Photo: Brett Jordan, Flickr (CC BY 2.0 DEED)
Story of a Hit #17: "My Way"
Where does music come from? Is it a mere luxury, a mathematical play of intervals or our vital instinct? | Photo: William White (Unsplash)
Music is Not Rocket Science #1: Universal Instinct
Jesper Kyd, author of Assassin's Creed. | Photo: Soundsgate
Composers Summit Prague: The Legendary Assassin's Creed Comes to Life at the Municipal House
NEW GEAR 6/24: Ibanez Guitars and Effects, Laney BCC, Tama Snare and ZIO Bass Preamp
Ascender Series: Travel Electric Guitars by Ciari Guitars
The male falsetto is often ridiculed as "effeminate", "soft" or even "gay", especially in the context of pop music. When it comes to rockers who use a high head register, we don't hear those kinds of comments much – rock has always been seen as a "masculine" genre, disregarding the falsetto. | Photo: Steven Erixon (Unsplash)
TOP 5 Rock Singers who Sing in Falsetto
David Mák in the workshop. | Photo: Jakub Vít
Dreamstruments #24: Salz Guitars