5 Tips for Caring for a Vintage Guitar

Vintage guitars are really something special. You can admire their craftsmanship; the precision with which these instruments were built before there were machines to mass-produce them is remarkable. The sounds produced by vintage guitars are also rich and vibrant. Playing one can feel like a true luxury.  If you are lucky enough to own a vintage guitar collection, then it is important to take good care of these instruments so that you and future generations can continue to admire them. Read More 

Want A Musical Commercial For Your Business?

If you're looking to market your business and you want to have a personalized touch to your marketing that makes people remember your business, and that draws people in, there are a few different unique things you can do. You can decide how much you want to put into the marketing, but getting a song or a jingle, and knowing how to exploit it, can help people get your business stuck in their mind. Read More 

Four Ways A Band Management Company Can Help Your Band Plan A Band Tour

If you have a band that you want to take on tour, it can be very hard to know how to properly plan the trip. There is a lot that goes into planning a band tour and it may be in your band's best interest to hire a professional to help with the planning process. The guide below walks you through a few of the many ways a production management company, like Blue Alley Touring, may be able to help your band plan the tour. Read More 

Breathe New Life Into Your Guitar Playing With These Different Picks

If you're a new or moderately new guitar player, you might simply be using the standard-sized guitar pick that you picked up at the time that you bought your guitar. While there's certainly nothing wrong with doing so, it can be beneficial to explore some different types of picks as your playing develops. Depending on the style of music that you play and the pick that you choose, you might find that switching your pick can dramatically benefit your playing. Read More 

Tips For Helping Your Child Play The Tuba

Your child might come home with an unusual request for you. He or she might want to play the tuba. Here are some steps that you can follow in order to help your child fulfill this dream. 1. Assess the Reality of the Situation Your first step is to assess the reality of the situation. A tuba is a huge investment of time, financial resources, and space. You need to first determine if your child is serious about playing the tuba or if this is a passing fancy. Read More