The Best Things In Life Are Free

Usually when someone gives away something for free I get suspicious. I think that in this day and age most people throw up alarms. What is the catch and why is it free? As I give an analysis of the fr...

Useful Plugins And Hidden Gems

I like to collect useful plugins and hidden gems. The Free Software section of this website was just one tab. It had about 20 plugin apps that people could download to add to their arsenal. These are ...

Inspiration Over Time

There have been several people who have inspired me over the many years I have been playing guitar. If you listen close you can hear their influence in my playing. All of us start playing instruments ...

Alternate and Open tunings 2

Open Tunings In our last post we talked about tuning the guitar so that when you strum it open with no fingers on the fret board you are actually strumming a chord. This process of tuning the guitar t...

Alternate and Open Tunings 1

If you are a beginner to intermediate guitar player then maybe you heard these terms but you were unsure what they meant. In essence what we are talking about is re-tuning the guitar away from the sta...

Automated Luthier part 2

In the last post we compared hand-made guitars by professional luthiers with factory made guitars. We toured the Taylor factory and watched the process with a little more detail. I have been very impr...

Automated Luthier part 1

Some people will debate over what kind of guitars are the best. Of course all of this is opinion oriented. One line of debate is whether or not hand crafted guitars are better than factory made guitar...