Scott's Guitar Space


Mid-Side Recording Technique for Acoustic Guitar

Recording an acoustic guitar should be simple, right? Just point a microphone at the sound hole and hot the red button! Not quite. In fact, pointing the mic at the soundhole is about the worst thing you can do. It will more than likely sound horrible recording from that position. […]

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect.

A common view amongst guitar players is that you just practice and push through the pain and you’ll be okay.  In my experience, someone with such an approach often sees practice as just playing something over and over in the hope that it somehow clicks…and that the pain will simply[…]

Auditioning Musicians

Before we discuss some of the more memorable experiences I have had with such endeavours, and perhaps an interesting audition or two I had been to myself, let me say that it is a very good idea to know exactly what you want to achieve with the project, show or[…]

The Value and Importance of a Music Teacher

Many people are convinced that music is something you can or can’t ‘do’. To be honest, nothing could be further from the truth. We wouldn’t expect someone to put on a pair of joggers and be able to run a marathon straight up or someone to pickup a paintbrush and[…]