Arming the Artists
Guidance to help you enhance your playing skills and perform to your potential.
Bring the bassist forward
Bass players don't often get the credit they deserve. This article showcases some of the most creative and forefront bassists out there past and present.
Did someone say Roadtrip?
It's time to go on tour, but where do you start the planning and packing?
Get your groove back
Struggling to get creative? Here's our top tips for overcoming writers block.
The Truth About Bass Cabs
Do you need a bass rig with all the bells or can you get the same sound from a simpler set up?
The Winning Formula
Hit singles that strayed from songwriting tradition that can inspire you to supercharge your own songs.
Soundproofing on a budget
How to transform your digs into the perfect rehearsal space and still keep the peace with your neighbours.
In the studio
Common mistakes to avoid and how to make the most of your time in the studio.
How to make your solos sing
Standing out as a guitarist is tough, but a kickass solo can set you apart from the crowd.
Low-end techniques to boost your bass playing
The bass guitar is an essential part of modern music, but despite its undeniable importance it’s a tricky instrument to master. So, how do you go from dropping the ball to dropping the bass?
Maintaining your kit
Care and maintenance advice to keep your drums in prime playing condition.
Shaping your sound
Looking for ways to add some bite to your bass playing? Luckily for you, here’s 5 ways to mix up your low-end tone.
Is the guitar riff dead?
Regularly credited as the DNA behind rock and roll, we delve into what goes into some of our favourite riffs of all time, how they've evolved, and if there’s still a place for riffs in today’s tunes.
The Alternative Inspirations
Every great musician was inspired by another great musician, so we've put together a list of 6 guitar heroes from outside the world of rock, and share the techniques they mastered that players can learn from today.
Out in front. The voice of the band.
We love instruments, it’s in our DNA. But it’s in the hands of the singer to elevate your songs to the next level, so we’ve taken a look at key characteristics that every lead singer needs up their sleeve.
Thinking outside the band
Guitar + drums + bass = a band… right? Well yes, but there’s so many more possibilities than just that. We’ve taken a look at instruments you might not have considered to propel your next track to amazing new heights.
The evolution of the bassist
For over 70 years the electric bass has been key in setting the tone for modern music. Usually underrated, often overlooked, but forever essential, we look at what’s expected from today’s bass players.
The role of the drummer in modern music
2019 marks 100 years since the advent of the contemporary drum kit, so we ask how drummers have evolved and what their role means today.
Marshall and ArtistWorks launch ‘Plug and Learn' series
Marshall Amplification and ArtistWorks are delighted to announce a new series of videos to support guitarists; the Plug and Learn series powered by ArtistWorks.
The Marshall guide to sleigh-ing your own Christmas song
Marshall has analysed the biggest festive songs ever and created a fool proof guide on ‘how to write a Christmas cracker’.
Don't Clap This One Back
We all have a sense of rhythm, but sometimes we need a little help in finding it. Discover the tricks to maintaining a great beat.
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Moving on up
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