How to start a home based telephone answering service

So you’re ready to take the plunge and set up an answering service for your home office. That means you probably already know about some of the benefits that an answering service can provide for you. Maybe you’re most attracted by the savings factor. You will certainly save time by not having to spend half […]

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How to install a small business phone system

A good small business phone system will vary in price depending upon the versatility of the system and its expandability features. Each system is designed specifically for a company’s needs. Computer systems and software have greatly improved the ability of small businesses to have phone systems like large corporations. So, can I really install my […]

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How to start piano maintenance and repair service

Deciding whether or not to go into the piano repair business will take lots of thought and consideration, and if you decide it’s a go, it’ll also make some money, long hours and determination. If you keep it on a low scale – tuning, minor repairs, and supplies – you can probably run the business […]

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Violins violas strings: how to change them

How to change violin strings

Everyone who’s ever played an orchestral string instrument (especially violin, viola, or cello) knows how often they need their strings changed. Strings break, get worn out, or get too covered with sticky rosin. However, many people have no idea how to replace them. The first thing to do is to select the type of string […]

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How to find a good piano instructor

How to find a good piano instructor

The right piano teacher takes some research to locate. A teacher that works well for you or your child will provide a great entry into the world of piano and music. Learning to play the piano can have life-long benefits, so it is important to get the most out of each piano lesson. The following […]

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Customizing your electric guitar: replacing the whammy bar

How to change – fix – guitar whammy bar?

The tremolo bar (or whammy bar) has certainly come a long way since its introduction in the late 1950s and early 1960s. These early electric guitar accessories were at first considered a novelty at best. The surf music pioneers of the mid-1960s were among the first to actually incorporate the tremolo bar into the writing […]

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piano repair tools

What tools are needed to repair a piano?

Buying a piano is a big investment; however, investing more in the beginning by purchasing a higher quality piano will save you time and money on maintenance in the long run. In order to protect your investment regular maintenance is advisable, and most experts recommend full servicing of your piano two to four times per […]

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How to tune a guitar for the tone deaf

How to tune a guitar for the tone deaf

By now you’ve practiced (if not cursed at) the basic tuning procedure of 5 – 0, 5 – 0, 5 – 0, and so on. But what if the strings still aren’t harmonizing and an electric tuner is not an option? Here is a short checklist to eliminate the abstract: Make sure new strings are […]

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best acoustic guitar strings

How to choose the best acoustic guitar strings

Most acoustic guitarists like to change their strings rather frequently. A new set of strings provides a brightness, richness, and resonance that can add dimension and depth to your playing, so making sure that you have a fresh set at all times is important if you want to be in top form. But what kind […]

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How to change the strings on an acoustic guitar

How to Change Your Acoustic Guitar Strings

The sound and quality of a guitar have as much to do with the strings as with the instrument itself. This is why many guitarists choose to change their strings frequently even if none of their strings have broken. It may seem like a daunting task to change your strings, especially if you are a […]

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