Flying with a Guitar: Everything You Need to Know

Flying with a Guitar: Everything You Need to Know

From learning your rights, to airline policies, to packing—we’ve laid out the most crucial to-knows for flying with a guitar  more

The Guide to Building Your Own Pedal Board on a Budget

DIY pedal board and the essential gear you’ll need (while being thrifty) to create a clear plan. Building a great  more

Getting Capable: Learning How to Use a Capo

Using a capo may seem intimidating if you’ve never played with one, but once you understand its purpose, a whole  more

Up to Speed: Exercises for Fast Playing

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Magazine Issue #17, released April 2019. Players of all levels can benefit from  more

Touring Parents Balance A Career, Negotiate Environments And Rely on Community

The first thing Laura Jane Grace, founder and frontwoman of Against Me! and solo project Laura Jane Grace & The  more

String Selects: Knowing Your Perfect String Type (Electric Guitar)

In this string overview you’ll learn about the varying components that affect your tone and how they can determine whether  more

How To Change Your Ukulele Strings

Changing your ukulele strings for the first time? At the tail end of the 1800s, Portuguese immigrants from Madeira and  more

Pedals Pt. 6: What’s All That Noise? Our Trouble Shooting Guide

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 5: Building-Your-Own (Simple) Pedalboard!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 4: Pedal Chain Configuration!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 3: Getting Real With Your Cables!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 2: Identifying Your Power Supply!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Effects, Chain Configuration, Troubleshooting, and DIY Pedalboard Series Pt. 1

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Eve Alpert of Palm on Exploring Time Signatures and Meter

Palm is a four-piece indie rock band that is currently based in Philadelphia. Their sound mixes a wide array of  more

Rhythm Styles for the Right Hand

This lesson originally appeared in the twelfth issue of She Shreds, published in April, 2017. Subscribe here and receive your  more

Review: Plug and Play with Burger Records’ Burger Buddy

The Burger Buddy updates the standard cassette player for the modern tape listener. It can also be a helpful tool  more

The Way Ep. 4: Deep Sea Diver’s Jessica Dobson Teaches “Always Waiting”

Just as classic songs can sound completely different depending on who is interpreting them, no two musician approach their instrument  more

Nuts and Bolts 6: How do I Improve the Playability of My Guitar? Truss Rod and Action Adjustments

The latest in our Nuts and Bolts series takes a look at adjustments you can make to your guitar for  more

Yvette Young on Guitar Tapping for Beginners

Yvette Young, the gifted guitarist for instrumental progressive math rock band, Covet, has been absorbed with music from an early  more

The Way Ep. 3: La Luz’s Shana Cleveland Teaches “Sure as Spring”

Every artist has their own way of learning and relating to music. For some it’s through classical methods such as  more

Musicians Tips: Vorhees’ Dana Wachs on Finding Your Musical Voice

Dana Wachs began studying electric bass and cello at a young age, but she soon discovered that conventional music lessons  more

Mobina Galore on Troubleshooting Gear Issues from the Road

Winnipeg, Canada-based punk duo Mobina Galore was on stage during first show on their recent European tour with Against Me!  more

Dirty Dishes’ Jenny Tuite on Controlling Your Fuzz Effects

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Jenny Tuite has an awesomely experimental, do-what-works and DIY attitude and an intimate understanding of the  more

Yonit Spiegelman on Taking Time for Timing

In any piece of music, the importance of rhythm and timing can not be overstated. Proper timing leads to a  more

Ariel Bui on Ear Training for Guitarists and How to Improve Your Skills

As any guitarist or bassist will tell you, creating music has as much to do with listening as it does  more

After Recording Her First Live Album, Lissie Shares Tips For Recording Your Show

Folk-rock guitarist/songwriter Lissie (born Elisabeth Corrin Maurus) was raised in Rock Island, Illinois and began making a name for herself  more

Nuts and Bolts 3: How Does this Thing Work? Putting the “Electric” in Electric Guitar

The body of an electric guitar is most often made from a solid block of wood. You pluck, strum, or  more

Black Table’s Mers Sumida on Preparing For and Getting Through Your Studio Session

New York / New Jersey metal band Black Table made waves with their 2012 genre-blurring EP, “Sentinel,” but after an  more

Tips and Tricks: Advice From 4 Pedal Builders and Designers

Let’s face it: there is no lack of women playing music—we are everywhere—but we at She Shreds couldn’t help but  more

Nuts and Bolts 2: How Do I Check My Intonation and How Do I Fix It?

Sometimes you might tune your guitar, get everything sounding perfect with the strings open and when playing close to the  more

Helms Alee’s Dana James on Working Through Tough Spots in Song Development

With a mix of melody-driven post-rock, punk, prog, and pop, enormous, chugging riffs, and unusual use of time signatures and  more

The Julie Ruin’s Sara Landeau on Overcoming Creative Ruts

Creative ruts happen to everyone from time to time. It’s a fact of life. Most musicians and artists have developed  more

Nuts and Bolts: Restringing Your Classical, Electric and Bass Guitars

If your guitar is sounding a little dull and lifeless, won’t stay in tune, or you can’t remember the last  more

Step by Step: Restoring Your Guitar or Bass to its Former Glory

Saturday, June 25th She Shreds will host a workshop in Portland, Oregon that will teach you how to set up  more

Fretboard 101: The Five Octave Patterns

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

Intro to Pedals: Defining Effects and Signal Chain

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

The Way Ep. 2: Des Ark Teaches “Ties”

In our latest episode, Aimeé Argote, founder of North Carolina-based dynamic folk/noise rock group, Des Ark, walks us step-by-step through  more

She Shreds SXSW: Deap Vally’s Festival Dos and Don’ts for Bands

Large-scale festivals like SXSW can be intimidating for musicians who are new to navigating the chaos of the festival circuit.  more

The Way Ep. 1: Holly Miranda Teaches “Everlasting”

Every artist has their own way of learning, playing, teaching, and relating to music. As musicians, we’re taught that there  more

What’s Up in the Studio: Mixing Basics

After tracks are recorded, the engineer begins the editing and mixing processes. The goal of mixing is to sculpt and  more

What’s Up in the Studio: Speakers & Cables

Let’s review the ground we covered in the first couple of installments: The sound source or microphone connects to the  more
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