Bold Music Library

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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Slide Guitar: The Basics

What is Slide Guitar? The slide playing style in guitar has been prevalent in popular music since the days of the delta blues in the 1930s. It is mostly used to convey emotion through long sustained notes, much like a human vocal or a violin. It relies heavily on tone ...

Practice & Theory

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 ...

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 ...

The Latest In The Library

Changing Chords: Effective Methods for New Guitarists

Chords are the harmonic building blocks of music. They act as the support system for the melodies and ...

How to Properly Tune a Guitar, Uke, and Bass

Every single time you pick up your instrument, the very first thing you should do is check your ...

3 Ways to Stay Busy While on Lockdown

What a time to be alive...2020 has gotten off to a wild start, and now most of us ...

Best Places to Get Music Gear in Charlotte

There are a ton of options in the Charlotte area for purchasing the right gear - it can ...

Best Guitars for Beginners

Depending on where your interests lie when beginning to learn the guitar or bass, there are a few ...

Easy Guitar Chords: Power Chords & Open Chords

A beginner guitarist can get overwhelmed with the seemingly unlimited array of chords, chord types and voicings needed ...

Practicing Guitar Licks and Riffs

Have you ever been working on a guitar riff, and been unable to execute it properly? As guitarists, ...

Video Lessons With Jamie Hoover

Bold Music Lessons have officially entered the future! No matter where you live, we've got the capability to ...

What is a Metronome?

Depending on your skill level, a metronome is either your best friend or your worst nightmare. Metronomes are ...

Guitar Exhibit at Discovery Place in Charlotte

Nothing gets us more excited than education and musical instruments, which is why we are so eager to ...

Bold Music Student Offer at Sweetwater

Need new gear at unbeatable prices? Look no further than Sweetwater. This online retailer specializes in all things ...

Piano Soloing Basics

Starting to learn how to solo and improvise on the piano can be a daunting task. Improv is ...