The Player’s Room

Balancing Time for Guitar in Your Life

Being that most consumers of guitar-related gear work hard at a job that has nothing to do with music, time spent home is precious and usually spent with family. This article will give some suggestions to help keep guitar in our life, and balance it with the other demands on our time. Continue Reading

8 “Easy-To-Play” Songs To Add To Your Guitar Repertoire

In our first segment of “Easy-To-Play” Songs I presented seven songs across several genres to get you on the fast track to campfire and family gathering greatness. You may have even been able to learn a few new tricks to use at your first open mic night, or followed some of the video links to an even longer list of songs to learn. Without further adieu, […] Continue Reading

The Fractured Sound of the Whole Tone Scale

Scales are strange beasts. History shows us that the practicing of scales consists of playing the same notes in the same order while a ruler-armed teacher barks "Faster! FASTER!" at us all the while assuring ourselves that the study of scales builds character, and one day it will all be worth it Continue Reading

A Guide To Playing In The Cold

It is always cold somewhere. Well, unless it’s spring or fall, but it can still be cold. As they say, the show must go on. But how are we supposed to rock (or pretend to) if we are freezing our butts off? If you are a performing player (or soon hope to be), you will most likely play several outside shows. Some of those outside shows […] Continue Reading