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If you learn some technique the wrong way at the beginning or are convinced that, i.e. a C major chord is played with a minor third between the first and second notes, you may adopt these mistakes into your practice routine. | Photo: Pixabay
TOP 5 Tips How to Practice an Instrument More Effectively
Aretha Franklin's signature song is a big part of what earned her the title Queen of Soul. | Photo: Brett Jordan (CC BY 2.0)
Story of a Hit #7: "Respect"
TD-02K and TD-02KV: Electronic Starter Drum Kits from Roland
A Colombian drunk. | Photo: Matěj Ptaszek
Songs Written With a Machete #1: "I’ll Cut Your Face With a Razor Blade," Sing Las Hermanas Calle
As a musician you want only one thing – to buy one more guitar, one more effect, a bigger pedalboard and a better amp.  | Photo: Unsplash
TOP 5 Musicians’ Quirks That "Normal" Mortals Don’t Understand
Laboratorium of Dr. Hyenik #3: Magic Ingredients
Luciano Berio and Andrea Lucchesini in 1994 | Photo: Nicola (CeDoMus), CC 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Milestones in Music History #31: Luciano Berio, the One Who Started It All
Guitar Gear Alert: February 2023
Play an instrument, sing and make music with whatever you have at hand. Your brain (and heart, of course) will reward you with incredible excursions into the unexplored corners of your hemispheres! | Photo:  Miles Giles (Unsplash)
TOP 5 Reasons Why Music is Not a Superfluous Luxury
Robin Stummvoll and Verso Instruments at last year's NAMM Show | Photo: facebook Verso Instruments
Dreamstruments #9: Robin Stummvoll and Verso Instruments
Understanding the development of such a major brand as Fender should be part of the basic knowledge of every music enthusiast.
Under the Hood #33: A Timeline History of Fender (Part 1)
Three New Taylor American Dream Sunburst Electroacoustics
The next song turned out to be a slow ballad. But that could mean that you too should calm down and finally realise that you are not alone on stage. But why on earth would you do that? | Photo: John Matychuk (Unsplash)
5 Tips on How (Not) To Be a Jerk at a Jam Session
Laboratorium of Dr Hyenik #2: Cutaways
Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala, a.k.a. Amnesia Scanner | Photo: Officical Bandcamp website (
Milestones in Music History #30: Amnesia Scanner and Deconstruction in Music
Miscellaneous Gear Alert: January 2023
One of the greatest guitarists of all time has passed away. | Photo: archive of Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck: Interesting Facts From the Life of the Guitar Wizard
Did you know that the iconic British band Blur are only known in the US for their "Song 2", an ironic song they wrote as a parody of the American grunge scene? | Photo: Wes Candela
23 Surprising Music Facts to Impress During Small Talk
As a response to her breakup with bass player Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani rewrote the lyrics and gave "Don't Speak" a complete facelift. | Photo: Jim Trottier (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Story of a Hit #6: "Don't Speak"
When buying an old electric guitar, it is essential to check the condition of the neck. | Photo: author's archive
Under the Hood #32: How to Upgrade Old Japanese Fenders and Their Copies
So tune up, and let's get down to work! | Source:
3 Online Practice Tips for (Not Only) Wind and Brass Instrument Players
12 Very Good Reasons Why Acoustic Guitar Is the Best
Laboratorium of Dr Hyenik #1: Thumbs Up!
Aphex Twin's logo as street art on a sidewalk in New York City | Photo by Autopilot (CC by 4.0)
Milestones in Music History #29: Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works 85–92