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Guitars and Bass
Drums & Percussion
Guitars and Bass
Drums & Percussion
Yamaha at The Met
Interactive learning with unique instruments.
Making Connections Through Music
How a sense of community helped one young drummer find his way.
How To Write A Love Song
It’s not as hard as you may think.
10 Ways to Jump-Start Your Songwriting
A New Year’s guide to re-inspiration.
New Year’s Resolutions for Musicians
Here are seven ways to improve your chops and expand your musical horizons.
The Unlikeliest Places
Finding inspiration where you least expect it.
Write Like Nobody’s Listening
Dancing alone in a room and the songwriting equivalent.
The beauty of creating face to face.
Music and The Brain
Here’s why music is good for both your health and your emotional well-being.
What Is Bedroom Pop?
Learn about the sound, history and top practitioners of this fast-growing genre.
The Healing Power of Music
Sometimes music is the best medicine.
Staying Inspired When You’re Creatively Spent
Break through the logjam by throwing kinetic pebbles.
Pomp and Circumstance
How one teacher changed my world.
Testing the Water
How to trust its creative powers.
Never a Dull Moment
The benefits of boredom.
On a Clear Day You Can Create Forever
Life hacks to burn through the fog.
Respect: Honoring the Great Woman Songwriters of Our Time
They formed the soundtrack of my life.
A Song for You
Sharing your love through music.
The Power of the Placeholder
Dummy lyrics aren’t actually so dumb.
Encouragement is the best present you can give.
Songs of Thanks
Getting in touch with our gratitude.
How Humor Can Help Improve Your Playing
When it comes to music, it’s important to laugh.
Using music to go within.
Bringing the Joy of Music to the Hard of Hearing
Meet the inventor of machines that allow music to be seen, not just heard.
Creativity is anything but still.
Don’t Resist Resistance
Overcoming creative obstacles.
Six Ways Music Can Improve Your Life
Music can be a tool to help you exercise, meditate or even face your fears.
Writing When Nobody’s Watching
Open the door for someone and set their inner songwriter free.
How to Find (and Stay on) Your Own Unique Path
Six ways to help you hone and maintain your musical identity.
Light My Fire
Ten ways to rekindle a creative flame.
Nobody Does It Better
What is YOUR superpower?
A Musician’s Guide to Getting Your Work Out There, Part 2
More practical tips for achieving your career goals.
Collaborating with Your Dreams
Lucid dreaming can lead to creative breakthroughs.
A Musician’s Guide to Getting Your Work Out There, Part 1
A practical guide to achieving your career goals.
If your piano could talk …
Mind Over Music
The power of creative affirmations.
Into the Light
A song worth writing … even if nobody ever hears it but you.
Making the Perfect Creative Space
Go to your room!
Finding My Inner Joni
Getting adventurous with some tasty tunings.
John and Paul and … Mac
Technology and creativity.
Wearing Many Hats
Embracing your inner techie.
The Saddest of All Keys
To Dm or not to Dm?
Focus Like A Laser
Shine a light and shoot for the moon.
Writing for TV and Film
The process is anything but free-form.
The Difference Between a Writer and an Author
Are you willing to chip away at what you create?
Zen and the Art of Making Music
Be open to not knowing.
Lyric or Vibe?
What draws you to a song first?
In My Room
We all need a place of positivity.
A Musical Message of Healing
Voices that speak without words.
Reconnecting With Your Creative Self
Your new favorite collaborator may be the one who was there from the very beginning.
We Can’t All Be Isaac Newton
But we can try to follow his example.
The Pleasure / Pain Principle
Where do our best songs come from?
From Zero to Hero
It’s never too late to take up a musical instrument.
Friends and NAMMily
Don’t wait another year to put off going to a NAMM show.
Dress for Success
Find fresh creative style by changing the clothes you wear.
The Element of Surprise
Keep your listener wondering what’s going to happen next.
Your inner child can help you make better music.
You may not know where you’re going until you get there.
The Pursuit of Perfection
What do professional athletes and professional musicians have in common?
The creative perks to a good night’s sleep.
Listening Inside the Music
There are no shortcuts, but it’s a skill that will serve you well.
Stepping outside your comfort zone can help strengthen your musical skills.
Finding the write collaborator.
The harder you work, the luckier you’ll get.
It’s your time to shine.
Taking A Leap of Faith
Transitioning from accommodator to artist.
Alchemy, Perpetual Motion and the Perfect Song
There’s a reason why hit records are termed “solid gold.”
Cool Songs for a Hot Summer
How music can help cool you down.
Compare and despair.
We Are Not Alone
Will “Johnny B. Goode” play as well on other planets?
Listen and Learn
It’s a potent combination.
The Morning After Test
You can’t please everyone … so you’ve got to please yourself.
What’s All That Noise?
Inspiration can come from anywhere … even from noise.
Teach Your Children Well
That first instrument can lead to a lifetime of music.
It’s the best way to raise the bar.
The Connected Disconnect
Take the time to smell the roses… and to listen to the music.
A Mother’s Love
Sometimes all you need to do is simply get out of the way.
How to Bore an Audience
Ready to turn those cheers into tears? Here are six ways to turn a lovefest into a snoozefest.
The Benefits Of Collaboration
Sometimes one plus one can equal three.
Your Instrument Is Your Inspiration
Choose her wisely!
Fertile ground for creativity.
Pushing the Envelope
Dare to be different … and be prepared to weather the storm that follows.
How Do You Know When It’s Over?
Don’t rush to finish a song just because you’re dying to play it for everyone ASAP.
Too Much Is Never Enough
How do you know when a record is finished?
Carving out time to create.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Where does your knowledge base begin?
Creativity at Christmastime
Are you revving up or shutting down this time of year?
Songwriting Without a Safety Net
Don’t forget to press record!
The Sounds of Silence
When it comes to music, less can be more.
Blocking Writer’s Block
Don’t give it the dignity it’s trying to rob you of.
Genius Is As Genius Does
Whatever you think can’t be done, somebody will come along and do it.
Long May You Run
Moving your body will help you up your game.
The Art of Arranging
What’s going on beneath the surface is often what makes a piece of music special.
The Importance Of Improvisation
This essential skill for musicians can have hidden benefits.
Finding a suitable partner for your music.
Words and Music
It’s all in the phrasing.
Good Morning, Good Morning
Looking to maximize your productivity? Honor thy mental peaks and valleys.
Yanny vs. Laurel: Perception Is Reality
The ear can play tricks, too.
Don’t Disturb This Groove
Getting into the Zone.
Instinct and Training
When it comes to music, both play an important role.