A Shot at Something New: The DAWning of Creativity

A Shot at Something New: The DAWning of Creativity

By Lila Karash, Local Musician and Teacher at Twin Town Guitars

Here's what I've been up to lately: experimenting with a DAW (Digital Audio Workshop). If you own a Mac and you've played around with Garage Band, then you already know what a DAW is. But for those of you who aren't familiar with a DAW, it's a program that lets you record music on multiple tracks.

June 14, 2021 — Webteam Member
Why We Play Music

Why We Play Music

By Hayley Nelson, Local Musician and Violin, Viola, Cello Teacher at Twin Town Guitars

Even though practicing can feel lonely and difficult sometimes, it's important to remember that the music we create makes the world a nicer place to live, not just for us, but for everyone else too!

Why do I SUCK as soon as people START WATCHING ME PLAY?!

Why do I SUCK as soon as people START WATCHING ME PLAY?!

By Ryan Smith, of Soul Asylum, Melismatics, Ryan and Pony & Teacher at Twin Town Guitars

Have you ever felt like you can play a song really well, but as soon as other people start paying attention and listening to you it becomes infinitely more difficult? You are not alone! 

Korg Volca Series Synthesizers Kick and FM

Synthesize the Masses: Korg Volca

By Jeb Silburn, Twin Town Guitars Staff Writer

Empowering creatives who may be yet-unacquainted with the world of synths and drum programming, Korg’s Volca series offers a variety of intuitive platforms for first time users to begin their journey. 

Vintage Harmony and Kay Guitars

How to: Vintage Without Breaking The Bank

 By Jeb Silburn, Twin Town Guitars Staff Writer

Tapping into the territory of time aged vintage guitars often brings to mind models that carry price tags well into the multi-thousand dollar range. A word of encouragement; Despite the high-dollar associations with the infamous V word, a vintage guitar doesn’t have to empty your piggy bank.

Strymon Iridium and Walrus Audio ACS1 Amp and Cab Simulation Pedals

Simulated Sound

By Jeb Silburn, Twin Town Guitars Staff Writer

Few things feel as good as standing in front of a 100watt full stack, turned up to ten, with fuzz blasting out of it at full throttle. For the longest time, big and loud have been the go to solution for many performing artists.

A Harmonious Pair - A dynamic duo from the freshly revitalized Harmony Guitars

A Harmonious Pair - A dynamic duo from the freshly revitalized Harmony Guitars

By Jeb Silburn, Twin Town Guitars Staff Writer

Once upon a time, Harmony stood as the largest producer of musical instruments in the United States. Crafting everything from banjos and ukuleles, to violins and- most notably, guitars. 

March 27, 2021 — Carrie Bell
Grouchy Guitar or Grouchy Hands?

Grouchy Guitar or Grouchy Hands?

By Lila Karash, Local Musician and Teacher at Twin Town Guitars

Since spring is almost here, it's time to check in with your guitar and see how it's feeling. Does it have any dead or buzzy frets? Are the strings so high off of the neck that it's difficult to play?

Gretsch Falcon Guitars

Gretsch Falconry

By Jeb Silburn, Twin Town Guitars Staff Writer

A historical summary of one of the most iconic birds of prey in music history.

1834 Tonometer by Johann Heinrich Scheibler

A440 - What does standard tuning mean?

By Mark Wade, of Melismatics, Teacher and Assistant Director of Music Education at Twin Town Guitars 

When you hear something that is “in tune,” what does that really mean?

Cinematic Reverb Pedals

Cinematic Reverb Pedals

By Jeb Silburn, Twin Town Guitars Staff Writer

Reverb is a favorite effect for many when it comes to adding depth, texture, and space in their sound. Let's explore a trio of effects that take up a more painterly mantle than some of the familiar analog classics, and pull the mind to far off landscapes...

The Rule of 18 and Intonation

The Rule of 18 and Intonation

By Lila Karash, Local Musician and Teacher at Twin Town Guitars

Historically, the "rule of eighteen" is the mathematical formula used to determine the fret positions on the guitar neck, but it should really be called the "rule of 17.817, since technology has allowed for more accurate calculations.  Here is how it works...

January 31, 2021 — Carrie Bell