Zing Instruments is an online music publication that publishes in-depth guides about playing instruments and buying gear. We’re all aspiring musicians who write our own music and play in various bands, from gypsy jazz to alt-rock.
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Well, there’s a funny story there. When I was trying to find a name for this site, I struggled to find anything that I really loved (I’m Ged by the way, see below).
There were the usual ideas…’Instruments HQ’, ‘All About Instruments’, etc. etc. but nothing very inspiring.
But then a random thing happened. A movie had just come out called ‘Hotel Transylvania’ and one rainy afternoon there we sat, my 6-year-old daughter Martha and I.
In that movie (which I absolutely love and probably enjoyed more than my daughter) the monsters (i.e. Dracula, who funnily enough had a wife called Martha) have a word for falling in love.
That word, or verb, is ‘to Zing’.
And boom, like a lightbulb in my head suddenly switching on, I had it….’Zing Instruments’.
Zing, also known as “love at first sight”, is a special feeling that only happens once in your life.
It rhymed, yes. But more than that, it had a deeper meaning. When you go about learning an instrument in the right way, you really do fall in love with your instrument.
So that’s the purpose of this site. To make the world fall in love with playing music. Should be pretty straightforward, right?!
Editor-In-Chief / Founder
Ged is the dude behind all this. As the founder and editor-in-chief, he spends every hour he can muster researching and geeking out on music. When he’s not spending time with his little ones Martha and Jack, or walking his dog Simba, he’s jamming with friends and playing the odd concert. He has various music projects going on, and plays in a London based Gypsy Jazz quintet called Django Mango. He’s also a VW geek and loves spending crazy amounts of money doing up his vintage Campervan called ‘Hux’.
Head of Music Education
Roz heads up music education at Zing. A multi-instrumentalist and music teacher, she plays in various alt-rock bands.
Maddie is a senior writer for Zing. She plays guitar in a metal band and has a passion for flute and classical music (yes, quite an eclectic mix!)
Ben is bass guitarist and songwriter for alt-rock band Stateline Road. When he’s not jamming, he’s watching his beloved Man City.
SEO & Content Manager
Sam looks after the SEO and content marketing side of things. When he’s not deep in content, he’s listening to Kasabian.
Head of Mischief
Simba is our resident pup and loves nothing more than hanging out, digging holes, eating treats, and listening to prog rock. He has a particular thing for Led Zeppelin. Very good taste!