New Year's Resolutions for Musicians: Taking Better Care of Your Instruments, and Your Craft

We all know the new year comes with setting new goals, some of which we might neglect once the winter doldrums set in. But when the weather's too cold to, say, go to the gym, you can always stay in and hone your musicianship or take on a new gear-related DIY project.

Being able to do maintenance on your own instruments has many benefits: Thrift, frugality, self-improvement. Plus, it can breathe new life into a well-loved instrument, making it all the more exciting to play. So, we've assembled some of our best tutorials for keeping your guitars, synths, amps, and other gear in tip-top condition.

But what's so great about working on your instrument if you're not going to play it? So, for further self-improvement, we've also compiled some of our best lessons for guitar, bass, drums, recording, and more.

Whether you spend the year getting better at your main instrument or start fresh on another, you'll never regret learning something new or woodshedding your existing chops.

We've split the tutorials and lessons into a few gear categories, but don't limit yourself to just one. Jump around by clicking on the icons below. Here's to more and better music in 2020.

TUTORIALS & LESSONS BY CATEGORY
 
Guitars & Pedals
Recording & Production
Synths & Keys
Bass Guitars
Drums & More
Guitars & Pedals

Guitar Maintenance

Amp Maintenance & DIY Projects

Pedal Maintenance & DIY Projects

Guitar Lessons

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Recording & Production

Recording Basics

Recording Hacks, Tips & Advice

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Synths & Keys

Synths & Keys Maintenance

Synths & Keys Lessons

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Bass Guitars

Bass Lessons

Bass Advice, Hacks & Upgrades

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Drums & More

Drum Maintenance, Recording Tips & Advice

Drum Lessons

Music Industry Advice

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