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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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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 ...

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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 ...