Rhythm is the most fundamental element in every style and genre of music, the heartbeat of the song. However simple it might be, you must have it; clapping hands, a tambourine, or even singing. Multitrack Demonstration During the NTCC Spring Conference 2010 in Graham, WA, we hosted a musical workshop called “Mastering your Music”. During (…more)


Ah, guitars! My first instrument, and a love-affair that only guitarists understand. I have placed a link in the sidebar for a valuable resource that I have often used. The business is an online musical resource called Chord Melody. The owner, Steaven, is a well-educated, established musician and guitar teacher, who offers a monthly lesson (…more)

The Mandolin

The Mandolin is an often misunderstood instrument. Though it seems relegated to limited musical genres, it is a versatile, tonally beautiful instrument. It has four pair of strings, tuned to the same notes as a violin (E-A-D-G) and played with a thick, tortoise-shell plectrum (pick). Though the mandolin was made more widely known in America (…more)

Bass Guitar

This is where the first article about Bass Guitar will be placed. Bass is a very important part of the heartbeat of music and critical to rhythm.