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Do You Need Guitar Pedals?

The world of guitar effects pedals can often seem daunting, with many beginner or intermediate guitarists not knowing how to get started or if they’re even necessary.   So, do you need guitar pedals? No, guitar pedals aren’t absolutely necessary to execute a convincing performance. However a modest setup can add a significant amount to…

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How Do Bands Make Money Today?

It’s a well-known fact that the traditional music business has more or less flip flopped on itself following the turn of the century. Record sales were once the primary driver of the industry, with bands touring and selling merch in order to promote an album. Now, a recorded album is often a  loss-leader for touring…

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How To Make A Three Piece Band Sound Full

Some of the world’s most famous rock acts have been power trios (The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rush, Cream, Nirvana, Muse and Green Day to name a few). Whilst this no-nonsense lineup is well known for being both efficient and time-tested, it’s not without its challenges. One of the most common issues that power trios run…