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Hey, I’m Kit.

I am a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, and music teacher. I have toured around the world, taught thousands of lessons, produced hundreds of tracks, self-released an album and EP, and written hundreds of songs.

As a teacher, I want to share my knowledge with as many people as possible. I created this site as part of that desire.

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Freddie Mercury Shure 565SD

What Microphone Did Freddie Mercury Use?

Freddie Mercury was the lead singer of the rock band Queen. He died in 1991, but to this date, there are rumors about what microphone he used. But first, why is this even important? Well, if you understand how microphones work, then it’s easy to see that the choice of a microphone for a vocalist … Read more
Gibson Les Paul and Fender Strat Control Knobs

What do the knobs do on electric guitar?

As a guitarist, I’m not proud to admit that it took me quite a few years to figure out how to use my guitar knobs. The circuitry on a Guitar may be used for many purposes, and understanding what they are is critical to developing your sound. There are generally two functions for the knobs … Read more
Dean Guitar Serial Number

How To Read Dean Guitar Serial Numbers? How Do You Tell Where A Dean Guitar Was Made?

Dean guitars have a long history dating back to the late 1970s when they were founded. Since Dean guitars was founded, they have been bought and sold numerous times. Each time the new owners had a different method of implementing and printing the serial numbers on the guitar. Depending on which era the guitar is … Read more
Jack Johnson Playing Guitar

What Guitar Does Jack Johnson Play?

Jack Johnson is one of the most well-known soft rock acoustic players. He started his rise to fame in the early 2000s and continues to release hits two decades later. Jack’s music first became commercially successful in 2001, with his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales, which became a platinum-selling album. Johnson has reached number one on … Read more
Acoustic Guitar no strings with oil

How to Clean an Acoustic Guitar Fretboard

It’s always exciting to get an acoustic guitar and even more exciting when you’re a new player and get your first acoustic guitar. However, beginners will often forget some basic care and maintenance of their new instrument. For those that do remember, one of the most important things to take care of while cleaning and … Read more
How to hold a guitar pick

How To Hold A Guitar Pick & Why It Matters (Speed, Strumming & Tone)

A guitar pick is a critical component of playing guitar when not using fingerpicking. Since the guitar pick is such an essential piece of playing guitar, allow me a few minutes to teach you how you should hold the guitar pick and why it makes a difference when playing guitar. How should you hold a … Read more
Right angle cable

Why Use An Angled Guitar Cable? Angled Jacks vs Straight Jacks

We all need instrument cables when it comes time to plug in our electric guitars. Instrument cables are an essential part of the guitar setup and something most electric guitar players are familiar with. It’s a lot more fun playing an electric guitar when it’s amplified, and you can hear it.  We know the cables … Read more
focusrite audio interface

Can I Use An Audio Interface Without Computer? Will Focusrite Work Without Computer?

If you already have an audio interface, or maybe you’re looking at getting one, and you want to use it without having to attach it to a computer, you are in the right place. This article will guide you through situations where you may want audio to pass through without being processed by a computer … Read more
Soundboard and focusrite audio interfaces

Should I Get A Mixer Or Audio Interface? Can A Mixer Act As An Audio Interface?

If you are just getting into recording music or another type of audio, it can be confusing what hardware you need to actually record. Many get confused about mixers and audio interfaces. You are not alone.  A mixer and an audio interface can have a lot of similar features, depending on what model you are … Read more
Wilbur Soot Guitar

What Guitars Does Wilbur Soot Have? What Can He Play?

Wilbur Soot, known as Will Gold in real life, came to fame as an internet gamer streaming on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Wilbur Soot didn’t learn to play music until he was 21 years old. He picked up guitar for the first time in 2018, and stated that he practiced for up to 10 … Read more