Following the release of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, TakeLessons shared tips for the most basic step that guitarists often skip - cleaning their guitar.
Online PR News – 13-December-2011 – – The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced, joining the likes of Elvis Presley, Ozzy Osbourne and Simon & Garfunkel. Following the announcement, TakeLessons (http://takelessons.com), the nation's fastest growing music lessons provider, took the opportunity to encourage blog readers - after all, 25 years need to have passed after an artist's first album to be nominated, which gives musicians time to start practicing now.
TakeLessons also reminded students to remember the most basic step that some guitarists skip - the importance of keeping the guitar clean. The blog provides simple steps to make cleaning a breeze.
The following is an excerpt from the blog:
"Right after playing is the best moment for some quick cleaning. It's essential to focus on the elements of the guitar that are used (touched) the most.
1. Wipe the strings with a soft cloth: Start cleaning the guitar by taking a cloth, grabbing a string near the bridge and moving the cloth all the way up to the nut. Also, take a look at the nut and the bridge of the guitar. If they need some cleaning, wipe them as well.
2. Take the cloth and wipe the body of the guitar, the neck and the fretboard. Some guitar players may want to use a small amount of guitar polishing agent (be careful with standard polishing agents, using them might not be the best idea). Don’t let the polishing agent get on the strings!
And every once in a while (say, about once a month), do the following as well:
1. Clean the frets. This is usually done each time the strings are changed. First, take a cloth and wipe the frets. To get rid of some more resistant dust, use some wire wool (the softest available). But be careful not to destroy the frets. Take a look at each fret and try to notice any recess and irregularities, which can be corrected with wire wool or soft sandpaper."
By sharing the tips with blog readers, TakeLessons hopes to continue engaging current students and help with any musical goals they may have. Readers are invited to share their thoughts by commenting on the TakeLessons blog, where readers can also voice their thoughts on the best music of 2011, and comments are also welcomed on Facebook (http://facebook.com/takelessons).
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, TakeLessons is America's full-service music and voice lessons provider. With private lessons taught by TakeLessons Certified™ instructors in cities nationwide, students of all ages can start living their dreams through music. Founded in 2006 to help people discover their creativity and pursue their passions, TakeLessons also offers turnkey music programs for schools and community centers.