MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Musical Instruments demonstrates how guitars and other common band equipment can complement one another to create melodies, harmonies and rhythms.
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  • 10 Connections Between Physics and Music

    10 Connections Between Physics and Music

    It's unlikely that most rock stars are thinking about physics during a performance, but all musicians have learned to manipulate sound waves to create their art. See more »

  • How Acoustic Guitars Work

    How Acoustic Guitars Work

    The acoustic guitar is one of the most successful instruments of all time, and also one of the simplest to learn and play. And its ingenious, straight-forward design allows for a huge variety of sounds. Learn more about acoustic guitars. See more »

  • How Band Equipment Works

    How Band Equipment Works

    Ready to kick out the jams? To make your songs resonate like you know they can, you’ll need the right equipment. Instruments and amps are just the beginning -- public venues require special audio equipment to make sure things sound the way they should. Read this before you rock. See more »

  • How Electric Guitars Work

    How Electric Guitars Work

    There aren't too many inventions that have had as much cultural impact as the electric guitar. Its distinctive sound winds its way through most popular music from the past 50 years -- the electric guitar IS rock and roll. See more »

  • How Guitar Chordal Fills Work

    How Guitar Chordal Fills Work

    Chordal fills help make ordinary guitar chords sound unique and fascinating. Learn how to play chordal fills in this section. See more »

  • How MIDI Works

    How MIDI Works

    MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) allows musicians to combine their musical instruments with computer technology. Learn more about how MIDI works in this article. See more »

  • How to Play 4 Guitar Licks

    How to Play 4 Guitar Licks

    Learning these 4 guitar licks will have you well on your way to becoming a rock star. Learn about playing 4 guitar licks. See more »

  • How to Play a Guitar Lick in 3 Easy Steps

    How to Play a Guitar Lick in 3 Easy Steps

    Learning guitar licks can help you on your way to becoming the rock star you've always dreamed about. Learn about playing guitar licks. See more »

  • How is an electric guitar different from an acoustic guitar?

    How is an electric guitar different from an acoustic guitar?

    If you pluck a string on an electric guitar that is not plugged in, you'll notice that you can barely hear the sound. Why is that? See more »

  • How to Learn Guitar Chord Transitions in 4 Easy Steps

    How to Learn Guitar Chord Transitions in 4 Easy Steps

    Chord transitions are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about chord transitions. See more »

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