Are you just starting to get skilled on the trumpet? Are you jealous of the high trumpet range other players have? Learning how to play high notes on a trumpet can be tricky, but it’s one of the hallmarks of a skilled trumpet player. There is a right way and wrong way to go about … Read more How To Play High Notes On A Trumpet – Tips From a Trumpet Expert
When it comes to acoustic guitars, shape and size really do matter. After talking to many students over the years, it has become obvious to me that one of the lesser considered features of an acoustic guitar when making a purchase is the acoustic guitar body shape, size, and tonewoods. As it turns out, the … Read more Acoustic Guitar Types: Body Shapes, Sizes and Critical Features
Finding quality acoustic guitars can be tricky. There are a lot of great ones out there and a lot of junky ones too. Finding the best acoustic guitar for under $300 isn’t impossible if you know where to look. There are a few choices I’ve recommended to my students over the past 10 years, and … Read more Alvarez Artist Series AF30 Review: Great Sound at a Small Price
Years back, I remember mulling over the electric vs acoustic guitar face-off, which is the best beginner decision when learning to play the guitar? As with most enjoyable things in life, the answer comes down to your unique preferences. The easiest guitar to play is the one you are most motivated to learn on and … Read more Electric vs. Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: Expert Advice
When people ask me for the best student and beginner trumpet, I always direct them to the Yamaha 2300 series of trumpets. These trumpets are great and have proven good results for my students in 10 years of teaching and for my own playing for 20 years. But which one should you get? It depends, … Read more Yamaha YTR-2335 vs. 2330 vs. 2320: Which One Is Best for Students and Beginners?
Imagine you’re heading into the local music store to look for the best professional trumpet you can buy for the money you would like to spend. You’re really excited because this is one of your major steps to becoming a quality musician and pursuing your dreams. But when you start pricing the horns, your heart … Read more Best Professional Trumpets for Jazz: Intermediate to Advanced Players
When I first decided to quit my 9-5 office job to travel around Europe and Asia, I knew I couldn’t give up my most precious home possession: my acoustic guitar. A travel-friendly acoustic guitar would be the perfect accomplice to accompany the digital nomad lifestyle. Since both are the perfect size for casual playing at … Read more In-depth Comparison of Baby Taylor vs. Little Martin by Professional Guitarist
Deciding which acoustic guitar to buy can be challenging. There are so many different types of acoustic guitars out there, each with different features that affect the sound and playability of the instrument. If you’re here, it means you’ve been looking at picking up a new or used Seagull Artist Mosaic acoustic guitar. I wrote … Read more Seagull Artist Mosaic Guitar Review – Is this Really a Good Guitar?
I have played dozens of acoustics over the years, and the Big Baby Taylor easily sounds better than a lot of guitars that are more than double its price. This guitar gives you all of the playability and durability of premium Taylor guitars without the typical $1000+ range of Taylor prices. Whether you’re a homebody … Read more Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar Review – Is It Worth Buying?
The world of trumpets is absolutely massive. There are so many brands out there that make the instrument that it can be hard to know who to trust. Word of mouth can only be trusted so far; at some point, you need to turn to the experts. This list of the best trumpet brands covers … Read more Best Trumpet Brands for Beginners, Intermediate and Professional Players