Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2016’

How to Import Tracks From Music Memos App to GarageBand

How to Move Tracks From Music Memos App to GarageBand

The new Music Memos app from Apple is a welcome upgrade for musicians who have been using the Voice Memos app to record song ideas.  Music Memos allows you to record in uncompressed audio, add drums, add bass lines, make notes, and export to GarageBand. Why Would You Export to GarageBand? The quality of your Voice Memos recording probably won’t …

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1 Minute Video Review - Music Memos App

1 Minute Video Review – Music Memos App

Apple released the Music Memos app a few weeks ago.  The intent is to provide an upgrade to the existing Voice Memos app, with a focus on recording musical ideas. I think Apple is spot on with this update.  Recording musical ideas is pretty much the only thing I used Voice Memos for.  So it’s nice to get a specialized …

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Alternate Tunings: GTDB

Over 500 Alternate Tunings for Acoustic Guitar

This is, by far, one of the coolest online resources I’ve seen for acoustic guitar: www.gtdb.org.  Don’t even bother to read this post, just go check it out. Guitar Tuning Database According to their homepage, gtdb.org has been going since 2011.  The site keeps a huge list of alternate guitar tunings, racking up 507 different tunings.  Many of the tunings are user-submitted …

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Florentine vs Venetian Cutaways: What's the Difference?

Florentine vs Venetian Cutaway: What’s the Difference?

TL;DR:  A Venetian cutaway is rounded, a Florentine cutaway is sharp.  As a mneumonic, you can remember that the Florentine is like floss, which feels sharp on your gums. A Tale of Two Cutaways The cutaway of an acoustic guitar gives access to the upper frets.  The luthier provides this access by removing part of the body of the guitar under …

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Top 10 Best Fingerpicking Songs For Beginners

The 10 Best Easy Fingerpicking Songs for Beginners

Learning fingerpicking guitar (or “fingerstyle guitar” as it’s also called) can be overwhelming.  You see YouTube’s of people like Andy McKee or Tommy Emmanuel and you think, “not me”.  But playing this kind of music is like the journey of a thousand miles – you have to start with a single step. So where to start? Choosing Easy Fingerpicking Songs If you …

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