Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

New Musical Prodigies Are Born Every Day—Is Your Kid Next?

Posted by Rock Dojo on Monday, April 1, 2019

BEYOND MOZART and CHOPIN When we think of musical child prodigies, most of us travel back 300 years to Mozart. He started playing the piano at three and composed his first composition for a string trio at five. In fact, even when we think of “modern” child prodigies we still go back over a century […]

5 Famous First Guitars and How They Learned to Play Them

Posted by Rock Dojo on Friday, March 1, 2019

The benefits of learning the guitar go far beyond being fun and looking cool. When taught a young age, it gives kids an advantage in the ability to learn and socialize with others. Leaders in any industry or culture have strength in the ability to grasp concepts and read social cues from their peers. Learning […]

6 Surprising Celebrities Who Also Play Guitar

Posted by Rock Dojo on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Learning to play the guitar is not just for a career in rock! Many famous successful people learned to play the guitar and credit the skill to their success in other areas. Here we list some famous personalities you may not know played the guitar. Some of these famous people are current headliners while others […]

Five Guitarists Every Kid Should Listen To: #4 Albert Lee

Posted by Brian Parham on Thursday, February 1, 2018

  When it comes to legendary rock guitarists, most kids know about the big three: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards. But there has been a pantheon of gifted and innovative guitarists contributing to the evolution of popular music over the years. From blazing bebop and country soloists to soulful blues and jazz players, here […]

The Guitar Can Save the World! Here’s How.

Posted by Rock Dojo on Saturday, October 21, 2017

“Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” ― Jean Paul Friedrich Richter It’s no secret the world is in some trouble. Climate change. Inequality. Mass shootings. The rise of neo-fascism and the threat of nuclear war. These days, the headlines read like a recipe for the apocalypse. As a result, people are […]

Rock Soloing 101: Chuck Berry Style Guitar Lick

Posted by Rock Dojo on Friday, August 18, 2017

In this lesson, you’ll learn one easy guitar lick for kids in the style of legendary rock guitarist Chuck Berry. At the end of this series of rock soloing lessons for kids, I’ll show you how to combine these licks to create compelling guitar solos. What in the World is a Guitar Solo? Let’s be honest: […]

3 Practice Tips for a Guitarless and Recovering Guitar Hero

Posted by Rock Dojo on Thursday, May 11, 2017

  While most die-hard guitarists have little problem establishing efficient and daily practice routines, they often struggle with “not practicing.” Busy schedules, outside distractions, and repetitive stress injuries can impose a quick halt to their best intentions. For many musicians, imposed time off from their instrument can cause frustration, anxiety, and depression. However, the truth is time […]

Five Guitarists Every Kid Should Listen To: #4 Albert Lee

Posted by Brian Parham on Monday, October 26, 2015

  When it comes to legendary rock guitarists, most kids know about the big three: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards. But there has been a pantheon of gifted and innovative guitarists contributing to the evolution of popular music over the years. From blazing bebop and country soloists to soulful blues and jazz players, here […]

Five Guitarists Every Kid Should Listen To: #3 Dickey Betts

Posted by Rock Dojo on Friday, September 12, 2014

When it comes to legendary rock guitarists, most kids know about the big three: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards. But there has been a pantheon of gifted and innovative guitarists contributing to the evolution of popular music over the years. From blazing bebop and country soloists to soulful blues and jazz players, here are […]

Five Guitarists Every Kid Should Listen To: #4 Albert Lee

Posted by Rock Dojo on Friday, September 12, 2014

When it comes to legendary rock guitarists, most kids know about the big three: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards. But there has been a pantheon of gifted and innovative guitarists contributing to the evolution of popular music over the years. From blazing bebop and country soloists to soulful blues and jazz players, here are […]

Five Guitarists Every Kid Should Listen To: #5 Steve Cropper

Posted by Rock Dojo on Friday, September 12, 2014

When it comes to legendary rock guitarists, most kids know about the big three: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards. A Young Steve Cropper But there has been a pantheon of gifted and innovative guitarists contributing to the evolution of popular music over the years. From blazing bebop and country soloists to soulful blues and […]