Music Gear

What I use as a musician and music educator.

Resources stated here are non-exhaustive.
Preparation is key.

Performance Arsenal

I use these frequently for performance, recording, and practice.

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Cole Clark Angel 2 – CCANEC-BBR

My current favorite go-to for percussive fingerstyle. Mine is this model with a cutaway in the body to reach higher frets.
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Maton Messiah – EM100C 808

70th Anniversary version. I use this. Next time, I would go for one with a natural finish. TE 808 with cutaway, perhaps?
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Zager – ZAD900CE

Top-notch customer service by Danny Zager Junior. Hand-made by Danny Senior. Mine has a simpler Fishman pickup. Check it out here.
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Maestro Custom Series – Victoria MR 2014-1317

Given by a friend. Read about the story here.
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Tonewood Amp

www.tonewoodamp.com
I use it mainly for the portable reverb effect on my acoustic guitar.
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Thalia Capos

www.thaliacapos.com
My favorite capo. Customizable grip for guitars of different fretboard radii.
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Roadie 2 Tuner

www.roadietuner.com
Awesome for managing many alternate tunings on a single guitar. I use this.
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Peterson Strobe Clip HD Tuner

www.petersontuners.com
For super accurate tuning for a clip-on tuner. I use this.
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Elixir Strings

Gauge 0.12-0.53
I am still exploring what is the kinds of strings for the guitars and style of muisc I play. For now, this is good.
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AirTurn PED pro

www.airturn.com
I own two of these and use them with the OnSong App in my 12.9″ iPad Pro.
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Suede Guitar Strap

I find myself keep coming back to this. Easy to pack into my guitar case and comfortable on my relatively small physique. Bought it on Amazon.
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REUNION BLUES Continental Voyager Small Body Acoustic Case

www.reunionblues.com
I prefer this to my Mono guitar case.I use this.
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MONO Vertigo Acoustic Guitar Case, Black

www.monocreators.com
I still use Mono guitar case for my dreadnaught-sized guitar. Bought into this brand first. I use this.
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OnSong

OnSong on a 12.9″ iPad Pro makes my life of carrying hundreds of chords and lyrics so much easier. Tansposition and Setlist functions are super useful to me.
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AnyTune Pro+

This helps me to change speed and pitch of any song in my collection. Imagine the usefulness for practice, teaching and learning!
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Tempo Advance

One of my favorite metronomes around.
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Tuner +

Straightforward tuner when I have no access to my Peterson Strobe HD and Roadie 2 Tuner.
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PDF Expert

Readdle
I use this with Dropbox. This allows me to scribble notes on the copies of Tabs I am practicing at the moment with my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
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Dropbox

Keeps many of my music-related PDFs in the Cloud for easy access on-the-go.
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Teaching Arsenal

I use these frequently for my day job as a music educator.

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iPad Pro 12.9″ First Edition

I use this with its companion Apple Pencil.
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VGA Adpater

Because my iPad still uses lightning cable and has a headphone jack, I can connect my iPad as is in all of the government public schools (MOE) in Singapore, to project the visual and audio out on a larger screen and sound system. Hallelujah!
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Pointer

Extends from about 15cm to 1.2m. Useful to point to what is on the classroom board or screen when my iPad App does not have a pointer feature.
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GoodNotes

Time Base Technology Limited
I use this as my “whiteboard” to communicate ideas and concepts to my students. One of the underrated features is its “pointer” function when plugged in to a projector.
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OnSong

onsongapp.com
I use this with tracks I had prepared in my iTunes. The auto-scroll feature and the ability to sort chords and lyrics as songs in setlists turned out to be especially useful.
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Tempo Advance

Frozen Ape
Useful when I wish to present the ideas of rhythm, such as accents, to my students.
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AnyTune Pro+

anytune.us
I use this with the iTunes. This allows me to change pitch and speed of any song on my iTunes in my iPad. Useful when helping students on speed-training.
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Videos

This is the one of the deafult Apps in my iPad. I prepare them from within iTunes.
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FaceClock

iReka
Useful when I wish to show students in a classroom via projection for the purpose of classroom management.
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*This page is last updated on 2019 January 5th, Friday.