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

Studio Recording/Songwriting Camp Recap

Hi Folks- What a summer it was for Bold Music students! Apart from numerous gigs at the Davidson ...

Studio Recording and Songwriting Camp Update

Hey Folks- George here from Bold Music HQ writing with a quick update on our Studio Recording/Songwriting Camp ...

July 19th Atherton Market Jam Session

Hi Folks, George here from Bold HQ with an invitation to all Bold Music students, parents, friends, family, ...

A Guide to Suspended Chords

In previous posts, we’ve looked at major, minor and dominant seventh chords. Today, we’ll take a look at ...

The Capo Explained

The capo can be a confusing accessory to many beginner guitarists. Let’s take a look at what they ...

Performance Recap: Smithfield Fun Run

Bold Music students again displayed their talents this past Saturday, May 10th at the Smithfield Elementary Fun Run. ...

5 Beginner Tips for Getting Great Tone

Learning your chords, basic strum patterns and scales are all essential for beginner guitarists. These are the building ...

12 Must-See Concerts This Summer in Charlotte

The wait is over, Summer is upon us! What better time than now to take a look at ...

7 Tips For Helping Your Kids Learn Guitar

Learning music is one of the greatest gifts a parent can bestow upon a child. Children that learn ...

Bold Music Studio Recording Camp Summer ’14

Hi Folks, We're writing to let you know about an exciting opportunity Bold Music is offering to our ...

Mixolydian Using Major and Minor Pentatonics

You can’t really talk about soloing on the guitar without understanding pentatonic scales. Normal, or “full” major or ...

Updated Davidson Farmers Market Performance Dates

It's getting close to our next season of Davidson Farmers Market performances! However, we've pulled a quick one ...