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Is sheet music a thing of the past?

Posted by Andrew Rivers at

I was talking to a fellow musician at the London International Guitar Show. We were chatting about how best to learn new music, and how we read music during practice. We both identified with the bulging folder of dog-eared music printouts, where pieces are lost or end up covered in coffee or beer. We were pretty certain that we are we are not alone in this experience. I switched from this method once I found a solution which worked for me and I have been sharing this with fellow musicians ever since. I now store all of my music on my...

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Matt the Riff Master Reviews Our Strings

Posted by Andrew Rivers at

The other day,  I was looking through some of the YouTube videos we've been in and I found this one.  I'm not sure if we've shared this one on the website before, but it's great to watch. If you haven't seen Matt the Riff Master before you should head over to YouTube and subscribe to his channel.  He's got great enthusiasm for all things guitar and a presenting style full of warmth and humour. In this video Matt is reviewing some of the Aurora strings we've given him, and getting some great tone out of them too! You can find the...

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Coloured Bass Strings - Not just a gimmick

Posted by Jo Rivers at

We have been raving about Aurora bass strings for a while now;  they have superb quality that delivers amazing tone and a range of colours to suit the mood of your playing and your audience. They are everything you need to not only deliver your music but to hand feed the audience an experience that will live long in the memory. We believe it's the silver coated wires that makes the magic happen here. Not only does the silver help the sound carry, it's crisper, and bassier (so bass led that we had to make a word up for it). Don't just take our word for it: this what...

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New Fretfunk Video - How to Hang Your Guitar the Easy Way

Posted by Andrew Rivers at

Jo has created this great short video telling the story of how we developed the Fretfunk Picture Rail Hanger.  I love it, I hope you do too. As always we'd love to hear your feedback on this video or anything else we do here at Fretfunk. You can also see the product itself by clicking on the image below:

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The Fretfunk Story

Posted by Andrew Rivers at

You could say the Fretfunk story started in 2010.  That's when I designed the first product.  It's when I founded the company. You could say the story really started in 2011.  I remember going over to an industrial estate in Chichester in my old Toyota estate and filling the boot with 10,000 pick holders from a plastics company there.  Within a few weeks they were on sale on Amazon UK, and we were up and running.  Sort of.     I remember when the first online sale ticked in.  What a feeling! I'm not the first person in business to...

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