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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 ...

The Latest In The Library

Special Announcement: Bold Partnership With Sam Ash

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Sam Ash Music! All Bold Music students who stop ...

Maintaining Your Guitar Part 2: Everyday Tips

Taking your instrument to get set up at least once a year is a great first step in ...

Maintaining Your Guitar Part 1: Where to Get Repairs in Charlotte

Guitars are surprisingly delicate instruments. Sure, many of us, including myself, can’t help but picture Pete Townshend and ...

A Practical Explanation of Dorian Mode, Part 2

Now that we’ve learned how to construct a Dorian scale in a way that should make practical sense, ...

A Practical Explanation of Dorian Mode, Part 1

Every serious guitarist inevitably comes across modes as they hone their improvisational chops. Unfortunately, modes often confuse and ...

Borrowing in Music, Part 2

In order to survive in the current musical culture where borrowing other artist’s ideas is a normal practice, ...

Borrowing In Music, Part 1

Every serious guitarist should go through a phase of listening to and learning from one of the all-time ...

Performance Update: Bold Back By Popular Demand

Several Bold Music students took the stage once again on October 12th to perform at the Davidson Farmers ...

Performance Update: Handy Cousins Rock Out

The normally quiet town of Davidson got a heavy dose of classic rock this past weekend when Chris ...

Jay Z’s ‘Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film

Jay Z's film about his six-hour performance of "Picasso Baby" at a New York art gallery made its ...

Nine Inch Nails Return to America for Lollapalooza

If Trent Reznor surprised fans when he announced recently that he had secretly been working on Nine Inch ...