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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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 the Wildest Winners of Competition to Invent New Musical Instruments

Where else can you find an instrument that can be played with a mallet, a violin bow or a hair comb?

The Sound of Ancient Irish Horns, Rediscovered in Modern India

A musicologist uncovers a surprising link between the musical cultures of ancient Europe and India.

Why do banjos sound so twangy?

At a glance, the banjo seems like a pretty simple instrument. In actuality, a complex combination of acoustics, physics and musicianship work in tandem to produce that signature twang.

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.

Playing music isn't expensive when you make your own PVC pipe instrument. Learn about how to make a PVC pipe instrument in this article.

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.

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.

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.

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

12-bar blues is taught on the guitar in this collection of videos. Find out how to play the 12-bar blues.