Don't leave it to trial and error. With a bit of research, you can find your perfect pair of drumsticks.
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Shure recently discussed how guitarists can achieve great results when recording at home or in a small project studio. We took a look and picked out our favourite points.
Recreate the Brazilian carnival atmosphere at your World Cup party with our Samba instruments.
Many parents want to encourage their child to take up an instrument early on in life. Music can be a fun and rewarding activity for children but knowing where to start can be tricky. Here are our top picks for ideal starter instruments for children under 7.
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You've spent ages perfecting your sound and now it's time to let others hear it too. Read our 8 Tips for Putting on a Great Live Show.
Want to get more out of your practice sessions? Take a look at our top tips from successful drum practice.
Whether you're running a large professional PA system, a medium set up or a small karaoke night, there's a mic for you in our guide to budget vocal microphones.
One of the most crucial things to consider when you buy a guitar is the wood it's made from, which can affect the tone you produce to varying extents.
When you're shopping for a loudspeaker, often the specifications can seem a bit confusing! Use this guide to help you demystify common terms and find the right speaker for your needs.
Roland's award winning music industry magazine is now available as a free app for the iPad.
Learning the chords to a favourite song is a good way to get better on the guitar.
Musicians going into the studio may want to own a pair of Fostex TH-5 headphones.
Francis Rossi has revealed he practises playing his Fender Telecaster for two hours a day.
A guitar player in Radiohead has advised young musicians to innovate as much as possible.
A musician has explained why he uses the Gibson ES-335 guitar.
Anyone getting behind a drum kit can achieve success if they have enough belief, musicians have been told.
People starting out on the drum kit should be faithful to what interests them, it has been advised.
Some people could find the prospect of recording an electric guitar quite daunting, but musicians and engineers in fact have many options open to them.
One of the most essential items for a musician, engineer or producer who is recording in a home or studio is a good set of headphones.
A trombone is one of the most popular and versatile brass instruments, featuring prominently in genres as diverse as classical and jazz. As a result, people who are buying one for the first time may wish to consider which type suits them best. It may be a relatively simple brass instrument, but it is vital for learners to make sure they get the right one.
Musicians who enjoy genres such as jazz and classical may be keen to invest in a trumpet, as it suits both styles perfectly. But with many different types available, they may be well advised to consider a variety of factors before choosing to make an investment.
Musicians who record at home to produce demos or professional quality recordings can build up a vast array of equipment to come up with their ideal sound. However, it is not just the instruments themselves that can determine how a recording turns out, as the engineering and production can potentially make or break a track.