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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The Beginner’s Guide to the Musical Alphabet on Guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3PhHKSLLUE The First Step: Whole Steps and Half Steps A step is the smallest distance between two different notes. There are two types of steps, a whole step and a half step. They are played differently on other instruments, but on a guitar they are played as either skipping a ...

Practice & Theory

The Beginner’s Guide to the Musical Alphabet on Guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3PhHKSLLUE The First Step: Whole Steps and Half Steps A step is the smallest distance between two different ...

Four Bar Phrasing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaamWVW4bPs What is a Four Bar Phrase? A four bar phrase is the smallest measurable unit in musical ...

How to Tune a Guitar to Open G

Playing in an open G tuning has been a common practice among guitar players in rock n roll, ...

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

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 ...

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, ...