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Jazz Guitar 101: Must-Knows for Beginners

Jazz Guitar 101: Must-Knows for Beginners

This article originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #16, which was released in December 2018. Upon  more

Synthesizer Series: How to Make Your Guitar Sound Like A Synth

This is the third part of a three part series exploring the use in synthesizers in music. Just because you  more

Synthesizer Series: How To Dial it All In

This is the second part of a three part series exploring the use in synthesizers in music. Like any other  more

Synthesizer Series: Does Any of This Make Synths?

This is the first part of a three part series exploring the use in synthesizers in music. AN INTRODUCTION    more

How to Begin a Long Term Loving Relationship with Your Bass

So you want to play Bass Guitar? The bass guitar is probably one of the funkiest instruments you could ever  more

Be Your Own Marketing Expert Pt. 3: Website

Whether you’re trying to get people out to your band’s first show or trying to sell tickets for a major  more

Be Your Own Marketing Expert Pt. 2: Social Media

Whether you’re trying to get people out to your band’s first show or trying to sell tickets for a major  more

Be Your Own Marketing Expert Pt. 1: Let’s Start With Email

Whether you’re trying to get people out to your band’s first show or trying to sell tickets for a major  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

Photo Diary: Spring Cleaning/String Changing Workshop

Last Saturday, May 26th we began our monthly workshop series hosted by us, at our cozy headquarters in Portland, Oregon.  more

SSM Live Session #1: Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females Talks Tour Health and Stability

This week She Shreds hosted our first-ever AMA on Facebook Live, with special guest, Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females. Calling  more

Erica Blinn on What You Need to Know About Your Tour Van

Any touring band knows that a reliable vehicle can mean the difference between playing or missing their next show. So,  more

Haley Heynderickx on How to Transform From Solo Act to Band Leader

As the saying goes, “three times is a charm.” That certainly rings true for Haley Heyndrickx. The Portland-based guitarist/songwriter had  more

The Way: Clementine Creevy of Cherry Glazerr teaches, “Told You I’d be With the Guys”

Despite what you may have been told by teachers, friends, or even fellow guitarists, there’s no one right approach to  more

Nuts and Bolts: What’s in a Whammy Bar?

It’s hard to love guitar music without falling in love with the whammy. From the subtle warble of surf to  more

Artist to Artist: Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast and Marisa Dabice of Mannequin Pussy

If there’s anything better than catching a band you dig when they tour through your town, it’s seeing them share  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

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

Sleuthing Out Lutherie: Tools to Build On with Jayne Henderson and Rachel Rosenkrantz

So, you’re interested in building your own guitar, but the idea of acquiring the experience and tools seems way too  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

Build Your Own Pedals: Getting Started

If you’re someone who is interested in building your own effects pedals but are overwhelmed with where to start, I  more

Tara Jane O’Neil on Collaboration, Intention, and Choosing the Right Gear

Tara Jane O’Neil is one of indie rock’s most versatile songwriters. A founding member of the post-hardcore band Rodan, O’Neil,  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

Brittany Howard on Collaboration, Gear, and Making Up Your Own Chord Shapes

This feature originally appeared in the eleventh issue of She Shreds, published in November, 2016. Subscribe here and receive your  more

Nuts and Bolts 5: Choosing and Installing your Pickups

With the exception of hand-me-downs, most of us probably picked out our guitars in a similar fashion. We notice the  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

Nuts and Bolts 4: Troubleshooting and DIY Fixes for Guitar Electronics

You love your guitar, but all of a sudden it’s buzzing and driving you up the wall. Or: you have  more

10 Women Luthiers You Should Know

While there may not be as many women luthiers in the guitar industry as there are men, their numbers are  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

Kaki King’s Other Cathedrals Blends Inclusivity with Education and Performance

In 2007, Kaki King was the only woman to place on Rolling Stone’s list of new guitar gods. Her presence  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

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

Photos: She Shreds Setup and Maintenance Workshop

Last Saturday we hosted a workshop on how to set up and maintain your guitar at Service studio here in  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

Plugged In: The Beginners Guide To Buying and Troubleshooting Amps

[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 Story of Maybelle Carter + “Wildwood Flower” Tabs

[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

Peach Kelli Pop: Teaching Yourself How to Play Guitar

Peach Kelli Pop hits a sweet chord with catchy rhythms, bubble-gum vocals, and whimsical lyrics—but don’t let her cute image  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

What’s Up in the Studio: Audio Interfaces

For many years, even the world’s most renowned audio engineers were only able to record a couple tracks at a  more

What’s Up in the Studio: Microphones

Whether you’re experimenting in your basement or laying down tracks at a large format studio, your microphone choice will impact  more

Talking Technique with Mary Timony

Mary Timony has been lending her dynamic and melodic guitar riffs to the alternative/indie rock music scene since Dischord Records  more

NAMM 2014 Shred Session with Tom Tom Magazine

This year at NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants) She Shreds Magazine and Tom Tom Magazine teamed up to  more
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