Join the band

Making music can be life changing, whether it's making friends in a band, dealing with difficult situations or emulating your guitar heroes. But, don't just take it from us, hear it from the artists. We've worked with Youth Music and Girls Rock London and talked to real people playing music across the UK and asked them Why Do You Play? 

Your journey begins here

You know why you want to start making music but aren't sure how to get started? We've collated a toolbox below packed full of lessons, advice and techniques to get you started on your journey. 

Now you can, just come and play.

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Notes, keys and scales

Know your music theory

Music theory is the platform behind every song, but it's often difficult if you're just starting out to understand what's important and what's not. Thankfully, our Making Music With Marshall series starts right at the beginning and teaches you everything you need to know. Check out our advice on notes, keys and scales now to get you started.

From beginner music theory through to chords, song structures and techniques. The Making Music With Marshall series covers everything you need to know as an emerging player. 

Beginners Guides

Understanding Amps

We've got plenty of history in creating and using amps, but they're not always the easiest technology to get your head around. Which is why we've created the Marshall Workshop, packed full of videos to get you started.

What EQ settings are available to you and what do they do? How would you describe the difference between digital, valve and solid-state amps? What's a head and cab, or would a combo amplifier be better suited to you? We've got answers to all these questions and lots more presented in handy animated videos within our Marshall Workshop.

Moving on up

Becoming a professional musician

It takes a lot to become a professional musician and you will face a whole host of challenges along the way. Whether you're wondering how to get on a festival bill, how to release your own music, or even what to call your band, we've got the answers.

It's a well trodden and memorable path to take, so make sure that you're well armed with all the advice we've got to offer. Check out our Moving On Up series now.

Arming the artists

Little known knowledge

Once you've started to learn the ropes, there's a whole host of other knowledge that's well worth you knowing. Whether looking for some alternative guitar inspirations, songwriting tips, or ways to keep your drum kit in tip-top condition, we've got you covered.

As part of our Arming the Artist series, we ask the questions that let you make the most out of your talents. No matter what instrument you play or how long you've been playing, this series will boost your confidence and teach you all sorts of valuable wisdom.