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Playing the Part and Looking the Part: What Guitarists Should Know

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017

Playing the Part and Looking the Part: What Guitarists Should Know

In today’s fast-moving, social-media-centered entertainment climate, appearances are everything. From television actors to musicians and all sorts of entertainers in between, the overall look of professionals arguably defines them more than their actual work does. For example, if an actor stars in a fantastic film, and a few days after it releases, he or she is spotted in public wearing completely unsuitable clothing (to his or her personality), one can bet that the press and social media users will have much more to say about the latter than the former. Moreover, not adopting the right look for an entertainment career can cause one—regardless of talent and potential—to never get off the ground.

The point is that professional entertainers need to look the part, in addition to being skilled.

This idea holds especially true for guitarists, who in addition to playing and performing at their best, would be wise to adhere to a few key appearance guidelines—guidelines that will maximize their appeal and potential career success.

Let’s take a look at some ultra-useful appearance tips for guitarists!

White Teeth Please Crowds

Many skillful guitarists, upon reading this tip’s title, undoubtedly considered running as far away from their computers as possible, in an effort to avoid even thinking about the dentist.

Well, these guitarists can relax—this tip doesn’t have anything to do with going to the dentist, as one can achieve impressive teeth whiteness from the comfort of home by using today’s excellent dental products. For example, pearly whytes, a review website for oral care products, offers great information on whitening strips that are surprisingly easy to use. Therefore, whitening teeth is no longer a hassle.

Briefly, the reasons guitarists should consider improving the whiteness of their teeth are straightforward and important: fans respond positively to white teeth, white teeth look much better than non-white teeth in pictures and especially in film, and white teeth contribute to the “good-looking musician” vibe that so many artists have taken advantage of.

Jeans are Relatable

While every guitarist dresses up differently in public and on stage, the reality is that determining what to wear can often be tough. Instead of going back and forth trying to decide upon an outfit, guitarists should simply stick to jeans. Jeans naturally match the “professional yet exciting” general identity of guitars, and also, can be easily related to by fans. Additionally, top-quality jeans can be purchased for very affordable prices—even from industry-leading companies.

In other words, jeans are a perfect addition to any musician’s appearance, and what’s more is that they feel great to wear and can be purchased for cheap!

Don’t Overdress

“Don’t overdress” is perhaps the most relevant appearance tip that can be given to guitarists. Especially as more and more fans begin to support one’s career, the urge to wear flashy, large, and plainly ridiculous outfits can, for whatever reason, begin to build. This is not recommended!

Guitarists should stick to relatively normal, impressive-looking clothing and overall appearances. Bluntly put, like actors, guitarists are expected by their fans to be both consistent and to-the-point, in terms of the way they look. Thus, while Lady Gaga and Katy Perry—performers—are expected to dress in exciting outfits, Jack White and Leonardo DiCaprio would draw the wrong kind of attention if they did so.

Guitarists should consider shopping for normal-looking clothing that fits their style and personality at one of today’s leading department stores!

These tips are sure to help each and every guitarist in the world attract fans, find success, and entertain as many individuals as possible.

Thanks for reading and good luck!

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A Man Who Loves To Collect Guitars

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016

Guitar Collection

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Playing guitar has always been my passion. I consider it as an outlet for my emotions. I have different kinds of guitar and every time I go to different places I make sure that I purchase a guitar as a souvenir. Throughout the years of collecting guitars, I have mastered the factors that make a guitar beautiful and worth your penny.

Buy as many as you can

For guitar collectors like me, having as many guitars as possible gives a sense of pleasure. In my guitar collection, I have both the new models and the vintage ones. It does cost me money, but I don’t mind at all.

Get a better version

Whenever I purchase a new guitar, I always make sure that I buy the better version. I always see to it that the guitar I purchased can be used on special occasions. As for me, I record my own song and I also perform. Hence, having a presentable guitar is a must.

Budget allocation

I know that collecting a guitar is quite an expensive passion. I must admit there are times when I feel like I have to sacrifice other important stuff just to buy a new guitar. My usual budget is around $200, but I am willing to stretch my budget a bit more if I feel like the guitar is worth it. Of course, I consider the design, style, and quality of construction.

Currently, I have a total of eight guitars and I purchased them from different places. I have different varieties of guitar such as the single coil electric guitar, humbucker electric guitar, a 12 string acoustic guitar, a steel string acoustic guitar, semi hollow body electric guitar, and a classical nylon string guitar. It took me two years to collect all these types of guitars. It is a long process and I know that my addiction to guitar will not stop here. I am a self-confessed traveller and whenever I visit new places the first thing I look for is guitar.

Collecting a guitar is a hobby that takes self-discipline. A guitar comes with an expensive price tag, especially if you want to collect premier guitars. You have to manage your finances and see to it that you are not sacrificing other things just because of your addiction to guitars. I know it is easier said than done for I myself can’t sometimes control myself. I love my guitars and they are all worth my time and money.

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Unfair Medical Billing for a Fellow Musician Friend

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015

The Medical Billing was too Expensive

It is an undeniable fact that at some point in our lives we do get sick, no matter how careful we are and conscious we may be when it comes to our health.

David, an old friend of mine who is a fellow musician and a master of the drums, unfortunately, became sick. He was diagnosed of tuberculosis and had to be admitted to the hospital. My thoughts as to why he got that disease is because he doesn’t care too much when he sweats a lot during a drum session. He just lets it dry off which I know isn’t a very good idea; he plays the drum about four or five times a week for an hour.

That could probably be one reason why he acquired such illness. I came to visit right away after knowing his condition.  We talked about our previous gigs which were pretty cool, reminiscing old rock and roll showdowns on our younger years, the glory days.

He told me that he is getting better already and things are going smoothly about his recovery which was for me, very pleasant news. But there was something that bothered him after our jolly chitchat. So I asked him what seems to be the problem.

He said that the medical billing he got was a bit too much for him, although that wasn’t supposed to be the case. He wasn’t prepared at all for such amount so I told him not to worry because I’m going to lend him some money and will ask a few friends to help too. I saw him quite relieved after saying that which I know will better help him heal faster.

He then exclaimed that he thinks this is one reason why the medical billers here have the highest medical billing salary he knows so far.

We then talked about after he is fully recovered he would want to have a jam session with our old friends who are also into music. I just chuckled and told him focus first on a fast recovery, eat well and don’t overdo things. I know that this guy is really active and sometimes forget about taking care of his health so I advised him to ease down a bit.

David laughed and just said “sometimes my drive in playing the drums just couldn’t be stopped,” he admitted that he plays the drums for about 2 hours a day and that is tremendous stress. The doctor also told him to refrain from activities that would make him sweat or exhausted just for about 3 – 5 months just to make sure he gets back into shape.

Surely I admire David’s passion but I think he should put it into moderation because things like this can really happen again if he overdoes it. I believe that too much of everything is never okay, just the right amount is perfect.

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Giving Value to Your Guitars as Much as You Value Your Home

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015

Improving your home is a very essential part of living. A comfortable life can be achieved if you have a house that is built and designed to your liking. A beautiful home is also a source of pride and joy. People will see you and the house you built and designed, and they will know how happy and content you are in your life.

As a music lover and a fan of guitars, they way I treat my home becomes a reflection of how I treat myself and my instruments. This is because I know for a fact that my instruments are at home, with me. Meaning, my home does not just protect me and other people I live with, it is also protecting my guitars and other valuables. A demerit on my home is a demerit on my possessions.

To achieve a good home, one has to work for it and provide it with the necessary tools and materials that will keep it strong and steady and fully functional. It’s almost the same as taking care of your own guitar. As you use your guitar everyday, you provide it with the right strings, materials for care, and you give it a proper case, area or room, where it can stay and be well protected. To be able for your guitar to be fully functional, it has to be in a condition of full-capacity. This means, that it has to be just right. Hence, if you suddenly abuse it, you can be sure that it will be a mess, sooner.

Proper home care includes proper foundation, and one aspect of a good foundation is good plumbing. Plumbing is often times a neglected part of the home structure, with people thinking it is an easy task that anybody could just do.

I personally had to learn this the hard way, because a recent incident with my home’s plumbing system got me calling for an Oxford plumber to help me save my possessions, especially my guitars.

From the flow of this story, you can pretty much tell that what happened, but let me tell you anyway., A pipe leaked and I shook it off as an easy problem and just sealed it with one of those commercial seals you see on TV. The next thing I heard was a loud bang and water started pouring out of the pipes like a waterfalls was living under my house. It became a mess, really quick. I did not have a second floor to bring my possessions and my guitars up to, so I was stuck with bringing them to the neighbors while I waited for the plumber I called to arrive.

Good thing they were as quick as the situation called for, and everything came back to normal by the end of the day. Of course they had to come back to do more fixing but at least I was able to stay in my own bed for the night, and my guitars and other valuables were saved from harm.

This event really got me thinking about being more thorough with the needs of my home. Now, I am even thinking, what if there is a fire? What if an earthquake occurs? Can my house survive those? What would happen to my possessions my house gets hit hard by whatever natural or man-made disaster?

In the next few days, I will have my home re-surveyed and inspected for possible problems, and I will act on them immediately, before an actual disaster occurs. You should try doing that too, for your sake and your families. And for your guitars, too, if you have them at home.

 

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