Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:55:57 -0600
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:00:33 -0600Sometimes it can be difficult to find a quality musician, band, or vocalist. Oftentimes, it is difficult to know where to begin to locate them.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:26:57 -0600The electric guitar is at the heart of the music we know and love. It's also the heart of the music that has been enjoyed by generations before us...
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:26:56 -0600They are instantly recognizable and they have been around for centuries. What are they? Acoustic guitars, that's what!
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:55:25 -0600As a new jazz guitar student, you likely have tons of questions. The good news is we've got the answers. Here's a brief list of some of the most common beginner jazz guitar player questions and professional answers.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:53:42 -0600Volume pedals are used for different reasons, including fetching organic sounds that mimic the human voice and adding crispness and reverb among other effects to the sound. They are important items for musical setups, especially for people wishing to perform live since they can mimic different effects. They also make useful items for studio sessions as they can be used not only for mimicking the effects but also for looping and focusing volume.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:03:25 -0600The local oldies station played a string of seventies flashbacks, and one in particular caused me to revisit the lyrics. It was Tie a Yellow Ribbon by Tony Orlando and Dawn, the tune that went on to be selected as the number one hit of 1973. The story that builds to the applause-inducing last verse centers on a guy riding on a bus, intending to see if his girl still wants him.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:23:26 -0600There was plenty of excellent music doing the rounds in 2016, so much so in fact that favourite artists like Van Morrison and Dexy's didn't make the short -list this year! Here are the albums that did!
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:51:49 -0600What is a musical pillar? Around a bigger central column are clustered smaller shafts; each having different thickness and differently fluted, produces different notes when struck with a hard substance like a pebble or hammer or with rubber head. Sha, Ri, Ka, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, Sha are the basic seven notes in Karnatic Music. These note could be produced in these wonderful Musical Pillars. A remarkable and thinnest musical pillar of diameter 4 cm and length 1.6 metre is found in Thanumalaya Perumal Temple at Suchindram near Cape Comorin.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:25:05 -0600St. Paul & the Broken Bones are a retro soul group with a phenomenally gifted frontman in Paul Janeway. If you get a chance to see them play, make sure and take it!
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:10:21 -0600Big Band Corporate Entertainment Options for the event of the season? Who's on your list? We offer a recognized list of live entertainment options for your corporate event, and then we offer to help you make the best picks.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:02:11 -0600The Universe can be explained simply in one word! Vibrations! It is all vibrations. Scientists now have come to the conclusion that the universe is full of waves and vibrations. It is made out of vibrations. Scientists want to find out a theory which could explain everything or tie together all the theories so far found out. A single theory is needed. Vibrational energy will be the basic for this unifying theory.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:01:29 -0600Beginner jazz players have it rough. They want so badly to play their favorite tunes but are so far away from where they need to be to do that. Fortunately, you can build a better foundation for learning how to play jazz guitar and music with a few simple tips. Check out the following to get started on the right foot.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:26:07 -0600Are you having a difficult time playing guitar with speed? The reason why is you are focusing way too much on building potential guitar speed vs. building usable guitar speed.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:39:18 -0600Before it brings those proverbial May flowers, the month of April will bring a brand new studio album from one of today's most popular recording artists. Father John Misty is set to release his third record, Pure Comedy, on April 7, and he is already streaming a twenty five minute video relating to the album. In addition to his eclectic amalgamation of various musical genres, Father John Misty is also unique in another way.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:26:25 -0600According to experts, Cambodia music is a mesh of cultural traditions in China, India and Khmer empire. While majority of Cambodia music is traditional, there is some that has been modernized due to westernization. Types of Cambodia music - There are many types of Cambodia music. The most common types are: Court music: It's similar to java Indonesia and features choruses with large orchestras that are based on gongs and keys.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:53:30 -0600Fans of British indie rock received some great news last week. One of the pioneers of that music genre, an artist who dates all the way back to 1990, is releasing a new studio album next month.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:05:18 -0600Jazz is one of the world's most loved music genres. Whether enjoying one of many classic jazz standards or embracing the sounds of a local jazz musician, the melodies and improvisations originating with this style of music have forever changed the world. Today we're taking a look at some of the most influential jazz legends in the world to see how their work changed the way music is played.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:42:24 -0600Guitars come in many shapes and sizes and produce all kinds of sounds. Here we discover what there is to know about electric guitars.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:56:00 -0600A guitar is a guitar, they're all the same. Or are they?
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:46:26 -0600Neither conference championship game was very exciting, as New England trounced Pittsburgh and Atlanta dismantled Green Bay. All football fans are hoping the Super Bowl will prove to be more of a nail biter. What would really be nice is to have a contest much like those to set up the conference championship matchups, when the Packers beat the Cowboys on a last second field goal and the Steelers edged the Chiefs when a fourth quarter two point conversion was nullified.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:25:02 -0600A listing of popular pieces that work for all wedding ceremonies. Most of the pieces are popular classical favorites that suit all musical interests.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:15:39 -0600Congratulations on your engagement! Now that the excitement of a new life together is in the near future, many decisions are required to help create the perfect wedding day! One important set of decisions for any wedding day is the musical accompaniment to be provided at the wedding ceremony, wedding reception, champagne reception, and dance. Of course, there are many options to consider. Not all newly-engaged couples wish to have a large ceremony. On the other hand, not all newly-engaged couples want to go "all-in" with a lavish reception to the 9's!
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:56:43 -0600Learning how to play an instrument requires more than patience, it also requires the right instructions. Whether you want to learn scales or figure out how to improvise properly, there are several steps along the journey to get you where you're going. Here's what you need to know about everything from guitar scales to jazz theory to become a skilled player.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:14:11 -0600President Donald Trump is now settling into what will be his home for at least the next four years, having replaced Barak Obama as the chief executive of the United States of America. Trump and his family are now the residents with the most famous address in the country, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Other well-known addresses have come mainly from television shows, starting with the home of Archie Bunker and his clan at 705 Hauser Street in the seventies sitcom All in the Family.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:05:32 -0600Are you thinking of purchasing a jukebox for your home or business? Here are some things you should be thinking about before you make your purchase.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:10:14 -0600It's fun being a pop star as everyone knows your name. Unfortunately, writing hit songs isn't easy. If you are a song writer and you don't feel like writing or you don't have song ideas, here are tips on how to find the writing inspiration:
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:05:39 -0600Bobby Rydell shares some personal and sometimes painful memories with me in an eye-opening interview. Read about the deeply personal, inspiring, and extraordinary back story behind this fascinating man.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:30:23 -0600Recent scientific evidence has shown that learning to play a musical instrument can make you smarter. Researchers found that playing regularly changes the shape and power of the brain and can add up to 7 IQ point in children and adults. In addition, playing an instrument can improve a whole range of other skills including increased memory capacity, concentration and basic mathematics and arithmetic amongst many others.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:25:17 -0600Sturgill Simpson, who just played for the first time on a recent episode of Saturday Night Live, joined a venerable list of recording artists who have been musical guests on the long-running show. Perhaps the most memorable musical performance came during just the second show ever, hosted by Paul Simon on October 18, 1975. Art Garfunkel made a surprise appearance, and he reunited with his long time music partner Simon for a poignant rendition of their hit The Boxer.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:02:19 -0600Are you interested in playing tabla? If so, you may be looking for some useful tips to improve your skill. Given below are a few tips that can help you improve your practice and techniques with time.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:38:56 -0600This article emphasizes on the key areas that you need to focus on while selecting the type and size of home audio systems. You need to do a considerable amount of investment while buying one and this article makes sure you get the best out of it.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:56:37 -0600Since their iconic album The Joshua Tree turns thirty this year, Bono and U2 are doing a tour to celebrate the anniversary. They plan to perform in several cities in North America and Europe, starting in Vancouver on May 12 and finishing in Brussels on August 1. Fans will likely enjoy hearing the band play the songs from that album, such as the huge hits With or Without You and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:37:29 -0600Having already teased their fans with a single just before the holidays, the Shins have officially announced that they will release a brand new album in March. James Mercer and his band have been on hiatus since 2012, when they recorded Port of Morrow. Mercer at the time had believed that album would be the last ever for the Shins, as he chose to focus on his collaboration with his side project.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:30:59 -0600***Reap healing or at least alter a mood by listening to various different sounds and musicians or different genres of music on a daily basis. Music can actually command a tone, mindset or even stimulate movement or provide preparation for an audience that gathers together to listen to a common event of praise and worship. Whether you prefer to unplug, decompress or plan to meditate and worship music is the great medium to get your mindset and focus ready to engage what the music, musician or the art does to elevate or change a mood into something that you want to experience, almost as if done on command. Perhaps you have a favorite artist or a favorite genre that represents the form of entertainment your ears prefer to hear. Melodies, harmonies, a creative singer that sings, on-key, it's makes no difference to you or to me. As long as it moves your soul to a comfortable zone or mindset music is liberating and entertaining- to say the least. How grand it is to invite a mood of gratitude by listening to inviting music that invites a nice artist or nice song into your car, home or office?. ~
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:39:56 -0600Want to become a great guitar player? There are 3 HUGE differences between great guitarists and mediocre guitarists. Get started becoming a great guitarist by learning them:
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:06:55 -0600Though everyone would like to make a rousing argument for why their favorite music is superior to others, there is no denying that one of the biggest draws of fans is live country music. Country music has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years due, in part, to a dedicated attempt by country artists to make the music connect with the "everyday man".
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:57:16 -0600Providing a worthy diversion from all of the college bowl games on New Year's Day was a documentary of the band Chicago, which aired on a national cable news channel. The program tastefully presented its chronological development as well as multiple interviews with five of the seven co-founders. One unique characteristic of the band, besides its gorgeous blend of horns and electric guitar rock, concerns its album names.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:16:23 -0600Since the announcement that Bob Dylan had been honored with the Nobel Prize for Literature, fans have been quoting their favorite among his thousands of lyrics. Most people prefer selections from what was Dylan's most commercially successful era in the mid sixties, when he issued Highway 61 Revisited, Bringing It All Back Home and Blond on Blond. The line I find most appealing, right now anyway, comes from an album released fifteen years after those three.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:15:38 -0600The music world lost numerous popular artists in 2016, the latest of which was George Michael. The British singer who first gained fame as part of the duo Wham passed away on Christmas Day, adding to a list of obituaries that includes David Bowie, Prince, Glen Frey, Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. In spite of those passages, the year did manage to leave us with something to be thankful for.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:34:09 -0600Recently, I attended a Brand New concert and wondered after I left the show, how popular is Emo music still in today's society? Emo music was at its peak in the early to mid-2000s, and was a big part for teenagers and young adults in the United States. Bands that fell into this genre were bands like My Chemical Romance, American Football, and Dashboard Confessional.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:03:35 -0600Even though I taught English at the high school, the subject of literature would seldom come up when I met with my main friends there. Being football coaches, most of our discussions concerned that particular sport or others that are popular in our culture. One of the two physical education teachers on our coaching staff happened to glance at a stack of papers I had placed on the desk in the football office.
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:21:35 -0600The term Swan Song, a metaphor for a final gesture or effort, often gets used when the year comes to a close. It was actually quite a few months before the New Year back in October, when veteran Boston designated hitter David Ortiz enjoyed his swan song by playing out his final season with the Red Sox against the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series. A more appropriate use of swan song occurs when it regards musicians, to whom it applies in a literal sense.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:51:15 -0600Shapes, a DJ duo from Kent, have been a part of Kentish nightlife for a year, and have branched out into the world of festivals and further afield in the country. Having ran into them on multiple occasions, i believe they are the next best thing. Here is why, and i hope you agree.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:10:36 -0600Immigration continues to be one of the hot political topics of the year, in spite of the irony of the country's foundation. The very men who forged our Constitution were immigrants, as we all are other than the Native Americans who inhabited the land before the explorers arrived. The most famous of the immigrants is of course Christopher Columbus, an Italian who stumbled upon the New World while sailing under Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:25:36 -0600In the world of music, the year 2016 started with sadness. At the start of the second week in January, David Bowie passed away just a few days after his 69th birthday. The demise of other rock icons soon followed, as we lost Glenn Frey of the Eagles and Dale "Buffin" Griffin that very same month.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:06:45 -0600What is the best way to clean up your guitar playing while playing fast? Many guitarists think it's best to practice things slowly until mistakes are corrected... then to build up their speed over time. This may seem like a good idea on the surface, but you will need to do much more than this in order to master guitar playing technique.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:00:22 -0600Los Angeles is best known for its entertainment in the whole world. As the capital of the tribute bands in USA nobody can cast doubt on its potential and great talent. A large number of these tribute bands started as mere side ventures of local artists which eventually turned out as fully equipped entities in the music industry.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:00:44 -0600Kano is widely regarded as one of grimes forefathers. But why is this? and what is it that makes his latest album 'Made in the Manor' not only a major success for himself, but grime as a genre?
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:36:21 -0600Much of the late sixties work of The Beatles is filled with messages about peace, change, and hope. John Lennon sang All You Need Is Love and Revolution, while Paul McCartney contributed political ballads like Blackbird and The Fool On the Hill. Their solo albums, such as Lennon's Imagine and McCartney's Pipes of Peace, contain even more philosophical musings about improving the world.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:08:38 -0600On Thanksgiving Day the local public radio station played Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie, which in great detail describes an ordeal that befell the singer on the holiday of the last Thursday in November. Few other songs seem to fit the theme of Thanksgiving, especially if you are searching for songs about turkeys. John Lennon's Cold Turkey is probably the most well-known, but it is less about the bird on the dinner table than it is about a personal struggle.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:52:27 -0600Green Day's Revolution Radio was released on the 7th October, their first studio album since their trilogy flopped in 2012. Has it revolutionised their style, or left much to be admired?
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:50:08 -0600There is a fine line between a madman and a genius. Which one was Barrett? Delve into his mind to find your own interpretation.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:15:14 -0600Most guitarists have their own personal collection of gizmos and gadgets to help play and maintain their equipment. The most popular accessories are there to help perform better, change strings quickly, or make it possible to sound unique.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:27:19 -0600Pat Metheny continues to make time for music. Pat Metheny has an extensive discography. Pat Metheny continues to devote his life to music study and innovation.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:41:42 -0600Sloppy guitar technique is a major part of why you make mistakes and experience frustration in your playing. When you have sloppy guitar technique, you are unable to make fast progress and your playing tends to sound amateur.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:00:04 -0600There are thousands of different types of music that have different features. The different types of include: Blues They originated from the African-American work songs. The songs are characterized by simple and plain designs. The first blues song was published in 1912 and was written by Hart Wand. Prior to 1940s, blues music was played unplugged but with the entry of electric instruments, most of the music now heavily relies on the instruments.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:59:59 -0600Music entertains, educates and informs. While it has been around for a long time music has gone through a number of changes that range from the instruments used to the style of composition. To help you out, here are some of the ways in which music has evolved over the years:
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:07:20 -0600As soon as you know you will host a party with music, you need to get into action. Understanding how to hire a singer for a party will save you time and stress. It will get you the results you want in the least amount of time. Keep in mind many performers book fast so you don't want to wait!
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:06:49 -0600Enjoy the festive fun by singing some of the best-known Christmas songs and Christmas carols and enjoy the festivity with great joy and fervor. Merry Christmas!
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:03:31 -0600Do you find it difficult to get the precise finger placement on your fret board? Are you new to the world of guitar playing? If so, you might need to study up on the guitar chord chart. The guitar chord chart helps you identify specific chords that you'll need to know once you start building your own songs or simply playing the tunes of your favorite jazz hits. You can't get around the chord chart if you want to be a successful guitar player in any music genre.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:22:50 -0500One of Bob Dylan's folk songwriting peers in the sixties, were he still with us, would probably appreciate an ironic result of the Nobel Prize For Literature being recently bestowed on Dylan. That peer is Phil Ochs, who died in 1976 after a career as a clever protest singer and political activist. Ochs had a unique sense of humor, so he would certainly find it amusing that Dylan was preceded in the award in 2015 by journalist Svetlana Alexievich, an investigative reporter from Belarus.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:52:12 -0500This article contains creative ideas about songwriting. Learn how to stand out from the crowd and be a goose among among a world of ducks.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:40:53 -0500One testament to the substantial influence of Bob Dylan, who recently was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, are the numbers of artists who have covered his songs. More than three hundred documented singers have made their own versions of Dylan tunes, people ranging from Cher to Metallica to Johnny Cash. The most well-known of these cover versions are hits like Jimi Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower" and "Quinn the Eskimo" by Manfred Mann, both of which scored bigger than Dylan's originals.
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 16:38:15 -0500Most musicians just want to play the instrument of their choosing to the best of their ability. They don't want to spend hours in the classroom learning about the theories behind music, but should they? When it comes to jazz theory, how important is it for aspiring jazz musicians to learn it?
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:10:43 -0500Have you ever wondered where the records you loved were recorded? Today great sound can be recorded on to the hard- disk of a computer or hand- held device, but most professionals still use a purpose- built recording studio with expensive high- tech recording equipment. Before tape recording technology, recordings went straight to disc.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:45:23 -0500A review of Lady Gaga's new album Joanne questioned the decision to include so many collaborations on the songs. According to the October 23 Wall Street Journal article "Can Too Many Singers Spoil the Song?", critic Neil Shaw wonders if too many is a crowd.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:10:40 -0500Each music genre is unique. It comes with its own characteristics, musical influences, and even its own set of music fans. For many, jazz and blues are the same thing. In fact, many enjoy listening to what they call 'jazz blues songs,' despite the definition of each genre being very different. The evolution of jazz and blues began in very different geographical locations and required different skills to master. Those with a keen ear for each genre know precisely what to expect when they listen to music from each musical style.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:59:58 -0500The regular season has been over for several weeks, and as soon as the World Series champion is crowned baseball will be put on hold until Spring Training begins in February. For true fans, and even casual ones, baseball is never really forgotten. In fact, the sport is so ingrained in our society that references to it abound in pop culture.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:29:49 -0500It looks like hearing your favorite music can instantly place you in a great mood. But researchers are actually finding that music can perform more for you personally than simply raise your spirits. Scientific studies are showing it features a number of health advantages.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:00:23 -0500The auditoriums are one of the important sections in educational institutions, business organizations, religious places and other public places to gather larger number of audiences. From plays, musical performances and debates to motivational lectures, auditoriums are required to cater large group of people at once.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:39:25 -0500Music is the heart and soul of just about any gathering. Why not make yours spectacular with a singer for hire? You can find someone with a lovely voice, plenty of material they offer, and a great price. This makes it ideal for dancing to be part of the event. You can hire someone who sings their own songs or covers from other bands.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:21:08 -0500Bob Dylan made the news this week for winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, an honor of which America's greatest songwriter was certainly worthy. Meanwhile another influential folk artist, one who was initially deemed as the next Dylan, quietly celebrated his seventieth birthday. John Prine released his debut album way back in 1970, a record satiated with many clever songs that earned him the comparison of Dylan.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:01:15 -0500Guitar scales are essential to jazz improvisational play. If you want to rock it on your solos, you have to know the basics of guitar scales. Let's take a look at what a guitar scale is and which ones you need to know as an aspiring jazz guitarist.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:01:06 -0500Learning how to play jazz music can be a bit of a nightmare. There are so many theories about how to best play. This is especially true if and when we are talking about how to learn jazz improvisation. Every great has to, at one time or another, be introduced into playing improvisations, and today is as good a day as any for you.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:49:42 -0500In spite of the dangerous connotations of the words, people continue to use expressions such as "take a shot" or "take a stab" quite frequently. Fortunately, these phrases are used only figuratively in common life, given the consequences of their literal meanings. As is the case in our society, shooting is much more frequent than stabbing when it comes to popular songs.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:47:25 -0500I had the opportunity to tour Prince's Paisley Park on October 6. The museum honors the legacy of one of the most talented musicians of the last 100 years.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:19:24 -0500Whether you're struggling to tap into the world of jazz music or are a longtime player who wants to improve his or her style, everyone could use a bit of jazz advice every now and again. Today we're offering up a bit of encouragement sprinkled in with some straight up jazz advice to get your jazz music career headed in the direction you want. Consider the following 7 bits of advice to jumpstart your road to jazz fame.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:35:19 -0500It is an impressive talent to see today if a person can make a distinctive didgeridoo sound out of the latest didgeridoo players. If you are looking for an answer to how to make the didgeridoo sound that way, the first thing that you need to know is that the instrument essentially functions like an amplifier. That means that no matter how hard you blow into it, you will not get the drone sound. Instead, you have to focus on learning how to vibrate your lips.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:08:41 -0500The new album from Peter, Bjorn and John has been a delightful treat, but long time fans may sense fear when they listen to the lyrics. More than half of the dozen songs on Breakin' Point portend discontent either within the band or with their recent success, or perhaps a combination. The Swedish rock trio has been together for nearly twenty years, but their first taste of commercial success came in 2006 when the single "Young Folks" reached number six in the United Kingdom.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:06:47 -0500The musical soirees that changed my life are the memories of the days gone by flood my mind. "Gazab Ka Hai Din Socho Zara, E Diwanapan Dekho Zara." Truly unforgettable!
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:52:46 -0500Before we get too far into jazz guitar transcriptions, it's vital to understand their importance. For starters, jazz is its own language with its own melodies and tones. Learning how to transcribe jazz enables you to get a better grasp of jazz language. It also turns abstract ideas into applications that you can use to improve your skills.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 11:29:43 -0500There are a lot of free music sites out there, but they're not all equal when it comes to quality and ease of use. Here's some good things to know about royalty free music sites.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:16:23 -0500A colleague in my poetry class a few years ago claimed that a good song is like a pair of socks fresh out of the dryer, warming your feet on the cold floor in the winter. The simile worked for me, except that I kept thinking about how most of the socks I pull from my dryer come out without a mate. A better comparison for a good song, I think, would be the home of a friend.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:47:38 -0500They said, "Come to Vegas, it will be so much fun!" And I took them seriously, but I really didn't have the money, or the time to go to Las Vegas to find the right spot to host our Corporate Training Event, and I wasn't really keen on the whole concept of spending ALL of our training time on Entertainment, so the option was Las Vegas style entertainment for our Corporate Event... Here's what I found.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:32:38 -0500My pride in my musical knowledge suffered a bruise recently, while I was reading an article about former governor Huey P. long. The piece appeared in the July 16 issue of The Weekly Standard and was written by contributor Geoffrey Norman.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:01:50 -0500We all love music, there isn't a person in this world who doesn't like some kind of music or the other. Well, who would have thought playing music or learning to play an instrument could improve the functioning of our brains? I'm not saying it- it's all well documented in science.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:12:42 -0500Henry Purcell is the most famous of all English Baroque composers, as well as one of the best-known composers of any era to originate from the British Isles. His career preceded that of the two most famous composers of the era -- G.F. Handel and J.S. Bach -- and was considered a strong influence on both their careers, even though Purcell never left England.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:36:41 -0500Few people could be enjoying the revival of vinyl music as much as I am, a trend that is lifting my spirits but denting my bank account. The collection from my teen and college years was lost to fire a number of years ago, so I am now trying to replace most of my favorites from back then. For those older ones I of course browse used record stores, which usually have them priced from anywhere between a buck and ten dollars.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:31:00 -0500The history of rock and roll is filled with bands who have broken up because of fighting among their members. More often than not, it has been the conflict between the two group leaders that eventually brought on the band's demise. The most obvious example is the clash between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the great songwriting team responsible for most of the best hits by The Beatles.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:53:55 -0500There can be no denying it, jazz music has shaped the course of music history like no other genre. It's given way to some of the greatest musicians the world has ever known, and inspired some of the world's most influential musicians.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:38:20 -0500Your 21st is always one to remember, especially when you're one of the most popular music festivals in the world. V Fest 2016 marked the 21st time that acts had taken to Chelmford's Hylands Park and Stafford's Weston Park, and it was clear that organisers had pulled out all the stops.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:21:25 -0500If you are interested to learn how to play the didgeridoo, you will need a lot of patience since this is a musical instrument that isn't too easy to master. But certainly, with some time, hard work, and tips and tricks, you can learn how to play the didgeridoo.Below are some useful tips for beginners who want to learn to play the didgeridoo.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:56:29 -0500When a discussion arises of protest music from the late sixties and early seventies, bands such as Buffalo Springfield, Jefferson Airplane and the Byrds are among the ones often mentioned. A group even more successful than that triumvirate should be included in the protest genre, although most people associate them with softer, love-centered, non-controversial pop songs. Chicago, the band named after the Windy City, is best known for enduring classics like "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is", "Saturday in the Park", and "Feelin' Stronger Everyday.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:30:51 -0500One of the most underrated bands for the last twenty years has officially split up, according to the member who sang and co-wrote all of their songs. Chris Collingwood revealed in an interview that Fountains of Wayne, who became well-known for their single "Stacy's Mom", will no longer record music together. "Fountains of Wayne, it's a history I embraced for a while," Collingwood told Elise Lu of National Public Radio on July 24.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:19:49 -0500On the way back from visiting my daughters at college in Cincinnati, I stopped into a convenience store to get a soda and a newspaper. The drink I easily spotted in the back of the store, but I had less success finding a newspaper. I looked in every conceivable spot in each of the aisles, but I found neither a newspaper nor even a rack.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:25:03 -0500I admit that I was a little skeptical about buying Hotel California, the iconic album that forty years later is still considered the best by the Eagles. My dad years before had been the first in our family to discover the band, when he first heard "Peaceful Easy Feeling" on the local AM rock station. The rock and roll fanatic that I was had wanted no part of the Eagles, who to my young ear amounted to nothing more than a country band.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:04:51 -0500For the beginning wedding player, disasters can happen quickly. Here are several ways you can put a stop to common gig problems.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:30:45 -0500While perusing the latest volume of the history of Billboard's Number Ones, I uncovered a modest collection of musical trivia. I even discovered two pieces of trivia I did not know regarding The Beatles. First of all, the Fab Four were the warm up band for Tommy Roe, singer of the number one hits "Dizzy" and "Sweet Pea," in a United Kingdom tour in 1963.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:26:45 -0500A popular soft drink company has been running a musical promotion all summer, placing famous song lyrics on their bottles. While I usually enjoy reading the words to see if I recognize the particular song, I have discovered that many of their selections have become repetitive. Just yesterday I grabbed two twenty ounce bottles from the local convenience store, only to discover that both had the exact same lyric on them.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:32:09 -0500A short look at my own creative process, how I work on numerous things at the same time. I'm not too sure if other people work this way, it's just how I do things.