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Welcome to the Bold Music Library where you can learn music theory, how to practice, the latest and greatest equipment and technology, and more from our talented Bold Music instructors. We also post Bold Music news and local events here, feel free to explore! All articles in the Bold Music Library are organized by what you want to learn, a bunch of different disciplines, and skill levels.

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3 Performance Prep Secrets Beginner Vocalists Miss

So - you’ve got a performance coming up! You may be feeling any number of emotions from nervousness to excitement, and you might be feeling them all at once. Trust me - it’s normal. Preparing well before a show can help any musician to minimize the effects of nerves. Still, ...

Practice & Theory

3 Performance Prep Secrets Beginner Vocalists Miss

So - you’ve got a performance coming up! You may be feeling any number of emotions from nervousness ...

4 Things All Live Audiences Want (& How to Give It to Them)

One of the most wonderful things about music is that it is such a sharable medium. It can ...

5 Ways to Overcome Songwriter’s Block

I’m sure you know the feeling. You’ve been working on a song - trying to get something, anything ...

Equipment & Technology

Choosing Your First Recording Software

DAW may seem like a silly word, and it is. Go ahead, say it. DAW. Silly, right? It’s ...

5 Apps Every Beginner Musician Should Be Using

One great thing about being a beginner musician in the 21st Century is the plethora of amazing apps ...

How to Restring Your Guitar In 6 Easy Steps

If you are like I was when I started playing guitar, restringing your instrument seems completely overwhelming, and ...

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3 Performance Prep Secrets Beginner Vocalists Miss

So - you’ve got a performance coming up! You may be feeling any number of emotions from nervousness ...

4 Things All Live Audiences Want (& How to Give It to Them)

One of the most wonderful things about music is that it is such a sharable medium. It can ...

5 Ways to Overcome Songwriter’s Block

I’m sure you know the feeling. You’ve been working on a song - trying to get something, anything ...

Playing Slide Guitar in Standard Tuning

As previously mentioned in the last blog, open tunings are the most commonly used tunings when playing slide ...

Slide Guitar: The Basics

What is Slide Guitar? The slide playing style in guitar has been prevalent in popular music since the ...

How To Play Well With Others

Every musician has a moment when they have had hours of practice under their belt and are starting ...

Songwriting for Beginners: Part 1 – Lyrics

*Disclaimer* This is my approach to songwriting, one that has brought me a lot of joy and a ...

Choosing Your First Recording Software

DAW may seem like a silly word, and it is. Go ahead, say it. DAW. Silly, right? It’s ...

What is TAB? (And How to Read It)

What is TAB? TAB, also known as Tablature, is a common way of notating music for fretted stringed ...

Woodwinds: Debunking the Myths of Playing High Notes

If you’re a woodwind player, you may find a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to how to ...

How to Develop a Practice Method

It’s easy to pick up an instrument. You’ve watched your favorite guitarist, vocalist, or band onstage and you ...

The Guide to CAGED Method

Part 1: A Way to Expand the Fretboard with Chords You Already Know! Guitar players who know the ...