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Top 6 Bass Multi-Effects Pedals

Find the pedal you need to improve your bass sound

How to Work as a Film Music Composer

New ways to make money from music (part IV) 

Handpans - the magic steel

A foray into the world of these soulful instruments

Reboot Guitars: Vintage Brands Come Back to Life

Iconic guitar brands are re-emerging everywhere

Interview with Opal Ocean

Amazing metalhead duo from Australia playing flamenco rock

How to Start Selling Stock Music

New Way to Make Money from Music (Part III)

How to Get Projects as a Video Game Music Composer

New ways to make money from music (part II)

How to Work as an Online Session Musician

New Ways to Make Money from Music (Part 1)

Multi-effects Pedals for Guitarists: Testing 6 of the Best

Find out which modern guitar multi-effect is right for you.

Dowina Guitars: The Spirit of Wood

Touring a Luthier’s Workshop

Get to Know Your Synthesizers

A quick guide to buying and selling synths

Pearl Jam in Prague! Concert Report

Grunge legends from Seattle deliver 150 minutes of pure musical bliss

Greek and Turkish Stringed Instruments: an Introduction

 

Carnival of Cultures in the streets of Berlin

Music, dance and good vibes!

Concert Review: Femi Kuti and the Positive Force

Afrobeat legend brings his positive forces

Bbop Interview: Wild Dog Stomp boxes

Portable Percussion

Interview: Pur Cajon Manufaktur

Quality and Innovation

Musikmesse 2018 - Highlights and Impressions

 

Carl Craig and his Synthesizer Ensemble hit the Funkhaus Berlin

Techno Symphony for Funkhaus Sessions

How to sell your instruments: a quick run-through.

Sell your stuff easily with Bbop!

Interview with Trouble Notes

"Music from everywhere, for everyone"

6 Ways to Improve Your Songwriting and Composing

Unleash your creativity with these tips

Protecting Your Musical Instruments from the Cold

7 Tips to Survive the Deep Freeze

7 Must-Hear Japanese Bands

 

travelling instruments (test)

 

The History of Electronic Music - from Noise to Techno

The Art of Noise.

Carbon Fibre Instruments- Fad or the Future?

Acoustics from Alternative Materials

Interview with Rockfabrik Effects

Handmade pedals using the highest quality components

Portable MIDI controllers

 

New Year's Product Giveaways on Bbop

Win items you are watching!

Tinariwen: Blues Power from the Sahara (Concert Review)

Borderless music with irresistible grooves

Bbop Discovers Jeudy Custom Amps

A vintage amp is good, but a Jeudy customized is better

Inside Vince Gill's Guitar Collection

A brief visit to guitar heaven....

Zeberus Guitars On Bbop

Handmade Guitars from Stone

Bbop is now available in Polish!

 

Interview with Velvet Kills

Electro-Sex-Rock from another dimension?

The History of Gospel

Gospel - History and Characteristics

Bbop Team at Mannheim Guitar Summit 2017 (new)

Guitar Overdose!

The 7 Best Video Game Soundtracks

Geeks listen to good music

MEETING: BUDINO

Bbop chats with DJ Budino aka Valentina Bodini

Rosewood and the CITES treaty

 

Les 7 Plus Riches Guitaristes du Monde

 

Self-Marketing Points that you MUSTN'T Forget!

Never forget these when trying to make it as a musician!

A Beginners Guide to Writing Song Lyrics

How to write killer lyrics from the start!

How to form your Major and Minor scales the easy way!

Theory for those that don't like theory!

Transposing on the go... ASAP!

Here's a great way to transpose on the fly!

7 Choses Inévitable Si Vous Sortez Avec un Musicien

 

Bbop Introduces: Banwo The Poet

An interview with Spoken Word artist Banwo The Poet

Migration - Bonobo

Vom Wandern, vom Aufbrechen und vom Ankommen...

Our Interview With Nicolas Quirin

Nicolas Quirin - Discussing his album "Lullabies For My Ghost"

Gentrifizierung und Clubsterben in Berlin?

Berliner Clubs - vom Aussterben bedroht?

5 Key Tips To Be A Pro Busker!

Some pointers on how to maximise tips and experience

Musikmesse 2017

A few highlights

Comment Eviter de Jouer Dans Les Festivals

 

MEETING: FULMEN RECORDS - Utopyk Jones and El Fulminador

We chatted with Fulmen Records about their record label, up-coming parties and their future projects

Remixes In Music Today

Artistic plagiary or innovation … I think the latter. 

5 ways that you can instantly become a better showman

Let out the animal inside of you!

7 ways to drastically improve your singing voice

Release the voice inside of you!

How To Write A Concept Music Video

OK Go and their viral genius

Quality Apps For Musicians

Use technology to make music!

Yousician

An effective way to learn an instrument?

African Accapella and Other Mesmerising African Music

The savannah is calling

Dry Bell Vibe Machine

Handmande Vintage Univibe

Turkish Cymbal Making

400 Year of Excellence!

Polynesian Music – Spirit of the islands

Hula's just the beginning!

MEETING: Lauren Sky and Valerie Orth

Bbop chats with the singer-songwriters and producers after the female:pressure showacse in Berlin 

Les Paul Ukelele Giveaway

for Bbop Members

Musilink

 

Frank Turner

Catch up with Frank Turner

7 Ways to promote Your music

 

Drum pants

 

World Music day

 

Bbop is FREE!

 

Nori Ubukata's Theresyn

Strange 1950's science fiction sounds

Deafening Opera

Progressive Rockers from Munich

Mr. Ginger McCurly

The dreamlike world of Mr. Ginger

Behold the Scratchocaster

It's a guitar, it's a turntable...

Aclam Guitars: Design-focused Innovation

Made in Barcelona

Looking back on Musikmesse 2016

A little of everything, at the same time

Mogees

Now you can play the world

TVJones Releases New Strat Pickups

Classic tone now available in single coil size

Recording Microphones

 

Musikmesse 2015: A Brief Recap

 

Making the Switch

Choosing the right DJ controller.

Instrument Simulators for Guitar

 

A Brief History of Modular Synthesis

 

J Joye Guitars

Retro style, Modern Precision

Supro amps return!

The return of the legendary Amplifiers

Synthopolis at Musicmesse 2015

analog synths are all the rage