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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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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

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 ...