About

Last Updated: Nov 8, 2018

It's hard not to think Ledger Note without thinking leading-edge music magazine.

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What do you get when you cross world-class musicians with elite web developers? What happens if you put them into a beaker, add a dash of humor and a pinch of perfectionism, put your thumb over the top, and start shaking it as vigorously as you can?

When the dust settles, the smoke clears, and the fire extinguisher is extinguished, you realize you've created a monster... an amalgamation... a creature with an insatiable passion for all things music.

Our Mission Statement

Ledger Note commits to the advancement of skill, knowledge, and competency in performance for all musicians. Through rigorous study and experience, we will continue to provide access to the most pertinent information possible regarding all aspects of music. By consistent involvement in and contributions to the community, Ledger Note represents on-going education, benefit, and entertainment of all students and masters. Through the application of cutting-edge internet technology and a design philosophy of minimalism, the users best interest will always remain the sole focus. High-value content and respectful presentation are the pillars of Ledger Note.

Who is Ledger Note?

Ledger Note was founded by Jared Hobbs in December of 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee with no outside investment. This is a project that has lifted itself up by its own bootstraps.

Jared Hobbs

Jared's path in music led him early on to learn web development as a way to create a website and forum for his own music projects. LedgerNote.com is the culmination of personal experience, over 20 years in the music industry and over 15 years in web development and marketing.

Today, Ledger Note reaches over 1,000,000 readers globally per year, receives a constant stream of praise in fan mail from beginners and famous artists alike, and continues to commit to music education for the masses, free of charge.

Please visit our Disclosures page to understand how we support ourselves and the website.

Our Contributors

While Ledger Note is largely the work of Jared Hobbs, who has personally authored over 300 of the posts currently found on the site, when outside expertise is needed it is sought without hesitation. Though we have worked with many guest contributors and freelancers, only those who have co-authored a substantial number of articles on the site earn a spot on this list, often those who have taken on a lead responsibility in a specific column. In all cases, Jared Hobbs acts as editor, reviewer, and co-author.

Jared Hobbs HeadshotJared has surpassed his 20th and 15th year in the music industry and in web development, respectively. He acts as owner, editor, and lead author, as well as co-authoring all other articles on the site. His accomplishments include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering with honors
  • Released 4 independent albums & merchandise w/ global sales
  • Mixed, mastered, & recorded for many independent artists
  • Built websites for dozens of companies nationwide

Josh Hobbs

Josh Hobbs HeadshotJosh has been playing music for over 23 years and teaching students for over 13 years. His love of music, as a touring musician and recording artist, and woodworking drive his involvement in the industry. His accomplishments include:

  • Bachelor of Music in Studio Music & Jazz
  • Has been a multi-instrumentalist instructor for over 13 years
  • Performed live 100's of times, including Bonnaroo
  • An accomplished guitar tech and hand-crafted guitar luthier

Special thanks goes out to any contributor to the site who goes unlisted. Your contribution to the music industry is fully appreciated. Contact us to get involved!

As It Stands...

Building on the massive reach of the local music community, Ledger Note is quickly growing into it's title as the premiere music magazine online. With columnists providing top-tier information on topics related to specific instruments, music theory, mixing and mastering, and more, and a blog chock full of entertainment and industry news, a person could get lost for hours soaking in the tips, tricks and advice. The cover features are full-on journalistic endeavors summarizing vast quantities of must-know topics in an easy-to-comprehend manner. We suck you in hard, fill your brain with knowledge quickly, and send you on your way to your next musical plateau.

Moving Forward

Ledger Note will never stand still. We welcome everyone in the music community to reach out to us and get involved. If we don't hear from you, guaranteed you will hear from us. We don't compete. We collaborate for the betterment of all.

Expect more columns, more blog posts, more music gear reviews, more tips and tricks of the trade, and most importantly more of a relaxed and good time, which is what music is all about.