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Published: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:29:30 -0500


Song Choices For Your Solar Eclipse Play List

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:51:11 -0500

You need more than just your eyes to enjoy the solar eclipse on Monday, the first in just over a hundred years. For the historic occasion, singer Bonnie Tyler was asked to perform her biggest hit. It's title, "Total Eclipse of the Heart", is certainly appropriate for the occasion.

How to Play Easy Songs on a Keyboard

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:26:04 -0500

Play these chords in the 2 octaves below Middle C in your piano. They are found in groups of two and three across the keyboard. Because of this as a substitute of a G chord we'll use a chord with the basis a tritone interval from G, that is three complete steps.

Learning Piano VS Keyboard

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:24:19 -0500

When it comes to learning and playing piano, there are some clear differences between acoustic and electric instruments that you'll want to consider. For practical reasons, you should also figure out which will be easier for you to own and maintain. A digital piano is a versatile option for those who would like to learn many styles, or who have not yet discovered their musical preferences.

Best Music Festivals in the World

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:55:54 -0500

If you love music or if you're a diehard fan of a certain band, DJ, or even a music genre, then nothing will excite you more than seeing them perform live at your favourite music festival. Now, exotic music festivals are hosted around the world and millions of visitors flock them every year to see some of the biggest names in the music industry.

Delays In Album Releases Are Frustrating For Fans

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:04:36 -0500

Back in the early days of album rock, which would be the mid to late Sixties, fans never had to wait long for their favorite bands to bring out new records. Look at how little time passed between the finest albums by The Beatles, starting with Rubber Soul in 1965 to Revolver in 1966 to Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967 and the White Album in 1968. Nowadays fans have to be content with several years between releases, as followers of Beck well understand.

3 Classic Rock Guitar Playing Myths That Are Killing Your Musical Progress

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:02:15 -0500

You become a great classic rock guitar player when you avoid the mistakes mediocre guitarists make. It's common for these mediocre players to believe in one or more myths about how you're "supposed" to play classic rock guitar.

Harry Nilsson Was The Man Who Could Have Brought The Beatles Together Again

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:59:21 -0500

Much has been published, justifiably so, about the fiftieth anniversary of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of the greatest albums ever released by The Beatles. However, another significant event happened in 1967 concerning the Fab Four, possibly even more important than Pepper, that has been unfortunately ignored on its fiftieth birthday. Just a few weeks after that record hit the store shelves, members of the quartet heard for the first time the singer that both John Lennon and Paul McCartney would identify as their favorite American recording artist.

How to Use the Novation Launchkey

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:17:54 -0500

Apart from being low priced, the Novation Launchkey has been contrived with some exceedingly lovely pads and a remarkably stunning selection of bundled software, which makes it stand out from the crowd. The Novation Launchkey Mini is a 25 key controller from Novation, a company that has an exceedingly long history in the production of high-quality controllers, especially Ableton Live. If you are a person who has some digital experience, then you have seen Novation Launchkey in use somewhere. With that said, here is a comprehensive guide on how to use Novation Launchkey.

The Novation Impulse 49

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:17:52 -0500

The Novation Impulse 49 is a highly rated keyboard of this generation. It is semi-weighed(11.02lbs) with a total of 49 keys and USB powered. The keyboard is not only first class but also very unique in design. You will get to notice that it is manufactured more like an instrument and not a computer accessory. This gives you the musical feel and you enjoy being part of the music action. In the long run, The Novation Impulse 49 guarantees you better and quality music.

Novation Launchpad Pro FL Studio

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:17:20 -0500

Ever since the Launchpad was officially released in the year 2009, there have been several revamps to the Novation Launchpad. However, the freshly designed Novation Launchpad Pro is the first to feel like a genuine update. In more than six years, MIDI-controllers have grown more innovative, while on the other hand, mobile applications have reduced the need to possess a physical controller. For more than a decade, Novation has been engineering some of the best controller keyboards in the market, and the newly released Novation Launchpad Pro is undoubtedly one of the most solid and desirable controllers that the company has ever designed up to this date. The matt black finish is similar to that of Ableton push, while the rubberized base gives the controller a reassuring sturdiness that the original Launchpad did not possess.

Music - Meant for the Soul

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:09:26 -0500

Music has an uncanny effect on our lives. The reverberating beats and the catchy tunes make our innermost feelings jolt up and sway us in the direction of its rhythm. Music has a well distributed list of choices to be picked up from and heard to and people have their own preferences.

They Are All Good, But Here Is The Ranking Of The 13 Songs On Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:18:24 -0500

Although predated by ten years by the masterpiece of The Beatles, another highly influential album should be celebrated this year on its fortieth anniversary. Perhaps the most remarkable detail about Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True, which was released on July 22 in 1977, is the fact that it was a debut album that nearly matches track by track Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The record defies superstition, comprising exactly thirteen tracks, all of which have become standards in alternative rock.

On Writing Music History

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:07:53 -0500

My ideal history of music would be limited to twenty-four works by twenty-four composers-roughly four for each historical period (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern)-so that the reader might reasonably expect to be able to hold the entire picture in mind all at once. Writing about music history in musical terms requires explaining concepts of music theory on the fly, assisted by a glossary of technical terms and a primer of the rudiments of music theory. Descriptions of the styles of individual composers as well as the styles associated with individual historical periods can be organized around the three principles of time, tonality and timbre.

What Happened to Good Music?

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:55:42 -0500

As one reared in the 50's and 60's the artists who performed music at that time were easy to listen to, exciting, and some could raise the hairs on your arms with their voices. Gorgeous bands that played melodies that inspired one to dance and sing all night long were a normal part of my youth. They had voices that sang inside you and tunes that were inspiring.

Nine Tracks To Enjoy From The Twenty Year History Of The White Stripes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:31:11 -0500

A sure sign of success for a band is earning an appearance on The Simpsons, a show which during its run has featured three of the four members of The Beatles. Other rock legends such as the Who, U2, Smashing Pumpkins, REM, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Costello have also made it on the show, which marked its debut back in 1989. One of the more modern bands to find its way to The Simpsons was the White Stripes, who served as the central focus of "Jazzy and the Pussycats" in 2006...

Best Fifteen Bands Who Have Y In Their Names

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:40:14 -0500

A fellow music enthusiast just borrowed a CD that I encouraged him to hear, figuring he would appreciate the style mixing several genres. I was disappointed when he returned the album, What For by Toro Y Moi, admitting that he found it too inaccessible. What bewildered me more, though, was his second remark.

The Ten Best Albums From 1989, The Last Year Of Vinyl Recordings Before Recent Revival

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:28:56 -0500

An earthquake postponed the World Series between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. The primary access to the Internet came through something called dial-up, and the main phone contacts were made via land line. That year, which was 1989, also marked the last time a popular record company made its last vinyl edition.

These Great Apology Songs Have Nothing To Be Sorry About

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:44:08 -0500

For some reason missed an episode of one of my favorite music programs, Sound Opinions from National Public Radio. Fortunately, I was able to revisit the show via the Internet but, after listening to it, I can say that I am literally sorry for not hearing it live. Sorry was indeed the theme of the episode where the hosts, Chicago music journalists Greg Kot of the Tribune and Jim DeRogatis of the Sun Times, discussed the best apology songs in rock history.

The Best Songs With Only Four Letters In The Title

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 12:10:25 -0500

The local classic rock station kicks off the noon lunch hour each weekday by playing songs that are connected in some way, such as sharing a word in their titles or featuring a common theme. A recent show grouped a set of songs that all had just four letters in their titles, even though the disc jockey quickly discounted the smash hit by the Village People because its title was an acronym. Lola by the Kinks immediately came to mind, but the station played three others before it got to that one...

Which One Needs Higher Preference - A Microphone or a Voice Amplifier?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:44:26 -0500

Understanding and communication play a very important role in a person's well-being. Everyone has feelings, expressions, and needs that they wish to convey others and share with all others around them. It is a terrible feeling to not be able to express oneself or let others know how they feel in an effective manner.

Popular Guitars: Fender

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:40:00 -0500

There are plenty of guitars on the market today; they come in all shapes and sizes. What makes a guitar popular though? Sometimes it's just all in the name.

Famous Guitars: Gibson

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:28:41 -0500

Few guitars are as famous as the Gibson. Why? And did you know the Gibson company does more than just guitars?

Seven Ideas For Disguises Suggested By Morrissey And The Smiths

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:05:32 -0500

Fans of the Smiths are delighted that their record company is offering a new reissued vinyl edition of one of the band's best songs, the title track from The Queen Is Dead album. However, the band's lyricist and lead vocalist, who is known mainly by his last name of Morrissey, has expressed some disfavor about the new record. Morrissey recently criticized the company's decision to limit the new record to one per customer, according to a June 20, 2017 article by Luke Morgan Britton.

10 Ways to Generate More Buzz for Your Music

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:56:18 -0500

Every musician wants to generate more buzz for their music. But with hundreds and thousands of options available, where do you even start? In this article, you'll learn about 10 simple ways to get people listening to and talking about your music.

5 Things You Need to Learn Electric Guitar

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:29:45 -0500

Thinking of learning electric guitar? Here are five things you want to have to do it.

Eight Classic Rock Songs That Feature A Banjo

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:59:47 -0500

While attending a ball game recently, I had a minor disagreement with a fellow spectator. Our difference did not arise from a controversial managerial move or an umpire's blown call, as one would expect at a baseball game. The classic hit "Lola" by the Kinks came across the loudspeaker between innings, and I made a comment to my daughter that I should learn to play the banjo part in that song.

3 Reasons Why Guitarists Give Up Before Reaching Their Musical Goals

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:47:10 -0500

Becoming a great guitar player and reaching your musical goals requires dedication and perseverance in the face of challenges. Guitar players who don't reach their musical goals give in to their frustrations and quit before they make any major breakthroughs. Don't end up like them!

Alice Cooper Songs Provide Plenty of Potential Names For Pet Snakes

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:57:45 -0500

A dear friend from my childhood recently informed that he just crossed off his bucket list an item that brought back a lot of memories from our teenage years. Nearly thirty years ago on the way home from an Alice Cooper concert in Cincinnati, he told me that he one day wanted to have a pet snake like the boa constrictor that had just shared the stage with our favorite rock star. My friend now three decades later had sent me a photo of the serpent he planned to purchase, and he...

Well-Known Songs That Were Inspired By News Articles

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:26:14 -0500

Songs these days rarely make the headlines, even when they hit the very top of the charts. For example, you might have to dig deep into the newspaper to find the title of even the current number one single, "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber. Conversely, many classic songs owe their very creations to headlines of newspaper articles, including one from an album by The Beatles that is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this summer.

Memorable Albums Turning Fifty In The Shadow Of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:42:54 -0500

Much hype has surrounded the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the album by The Beatles that is still considered one of the best records in rock history. While the classic does warrant some of the attention it is getting, it has unjustifiably overshadowed too many other albums that are also turning fifty this year.

The Ten Best Artists Named Ian

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:24:12 -0500

Since there was some type of party going on at his house, a friend from down the street surprised me when he stopped by for a half hour. It turns out he was escaping for a few minutes from his home, where his wife was hosting a baby shower for her niece. After offering my congratulations on the addition to his extended family, I asked if he had yet been told the gender.

New Film About The Smiths Could Inspire One About A Similar British Rock Band

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:09:38 -0500

The latest band to be the subject of an international film is the Smiths, who attracted a huge following after releasing four alternative rock albums in the eighties. Music fans hope that it will inspire additional films about similar bands, one of which has frequently drawn comparisons to the Smiths.

Best Ten Songs Of The Musical Trio Called Fastball

Tue, 16 May 2017 21:27:19 -0500

Just as the fastball consistently reached 100 miles per hour in Major League Baseball games of the past half decade, the rock band by the same name of that pitch went virtually unnoticed. The trio had several huge hits in the late nineties, but they had not released a new album since Little White Lies back in 2009. The band has finally put together a new disk, Step Into Light, which will be released this summer.

Top Five Live Music Venues in London

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:22:25 -0500

Having trouble finding what to do on a night out with your friends, family or a date? Live music is the answer. London has some of the best live music venues in the world with a vibrant atmosphere, incredible talent and amazing food.

Popular Songs That Start With Dialogue

Sat, 13 May 2017 10:13:43 -0500

Great classic novels, sort of like a successful ladies' man, must have a memorable opening line. The same could be said of popular songs, which rely on a catchy phrase to make you keep listening. Among the most well-known of the books would be A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, which begins, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Do Studio Monitors Require an Audio Interface?

Tue, 09 May 2017 11:07:01 -0500

Discussion about whether you need an audio interface when using studio monitors. Describes circumstances where it is preferred to use the audio interface.

Five Songs That Could Be Used In A Milk Company Ad

Thu, 04 May 2017 15:16:32 -0500

A commercial which advertises a Chinese brand of milk has aroused some controversy, primarily because of the music. According to leader and writer of the band Tame Impala, guitarist Kevin Parker, has published on social media his feelings about the use of one of his songs in the ad.

Ten Classic Albums With Unappealing Titles

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:21:37 -0500

One of the most enduring alternative rock bands is set to release a new album this year, and a single has already been streaming. The song is called "Feels Like Summer," but the guys in Weezer have yet to reveal the title of the forthcoming album. Chances are the new record will be released without a title, just like most of the group's LPs.

Guitar Accessories

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:14:39 -0500

What are the essentials when you are starting out on the guitar? Do you really need to buy everything in sight or are just a few things must haves?

Thinking Of Taking Up Guitar?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:13:17 -0500

There is no set age where you should start to learn the guitar. Young or old, the guitar can give you years of pleasure, if you are willing to put in the work.

Best Sixteen Songs From Procol Harum

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:56:22 -0500

This time the news truly was about the band, unlike the misinformation my mom related to me about six months ago. She had called to tell me that some Islamic extremists had adopted the name of one of the bands I used to listen to, Procol Harum. Finding that information hard to believe, I immediately scanned the Internet, relieved to find that Mom had misheard the news story.

Grammys 2017: Reluctant Winners, Unsigned Heroes And Powerful Protests

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:25:02 -0500

Let's talk Grammys. One of the biggest nights in music, it always has promised controversies, shock, and an overall good time. This year was no different, seeing Adele take home all five of the Grammys she was nominated for, including Best Record for Hello and Best Album for 25.

Contemporary Musicians

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:45:29 -0500

Are there any good contemporary musicians left in the world? Is all music just about shaking butts, taking shots and one night stands? Well, the answer is a resounding...

Song Titles That Use Animal Cliches

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:16:33 -0500

A popular game show last week featured a category I had not seen before, but I found myself thinking of many of the possible responses. Each question involved animal cliches, such as "strong as an ox" or "busy as a beaver." After the show I came up with a list of songs with titles based on animal cliches, and here are eleven of the best.

Five Horses Made Famous Through Song Titles

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 10:41:35 -0500

As a Language Arts teacher for thirty years as well as a music enthusiast since birth, I have a two fold reason for cheering on one particular horse in this year's Kentucky Derby. His name is not only the same as a classic work of literature, but it is also the title of a song by a veteran indie rock band. When that historic race commences on Saturday May 6, I will be pulling for Iliad.

What Makes a Hip Hop Song Hit Worthy? And How Can You Apply This Theory to Your Own Songs?

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:00:21 -0500

This articles discusses what makes a Hip Hop song Hit Worthy to the masses and what ingredients are needed and always present in catchy Hip Hop songs. Some tips are given on how to record a catchy & Hit Worthy song in your own home recording studio. The term "Hit Worthy" in this article means a song that has all the elements & appeal of charted Hit songs with only a strong marketing campaign needed to go from Hit Worthy to Hit Song.

5 Tips for Rappers and Singers When Looking for and Purchasing Instrumentals/Beats Online

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:59:51 -0500

Tips for Rappers and Singers when looking for and purchasing instrumentals/beats online. 1. As music is relative to the taste and preference of the individual listener then we will assume that you have found beats that you as an artist, like for your style or songs.

Mobile Apps: Helping the Music Industry to Explore New Horizons

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:24:54 -0500

This article aims at emphasising on potential of mobile apps in stimulating growth of the Music Industry. Alike any other industry, the world of music has gained momentum with the upsurge of mobile apps.

Ways to Save Money When Buying a Guitar

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:08:15 -0500

It is an accepted idea that if you want a top quality musical instrument you will need to spend a heap of money. You will of course have to spend a certain amount of money, but there are a few ways you can save some of your costs. There are certainly some ways to save money when buying a guitar, or any other musical instrument.

Ralph Tresvant Biography

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:08:07 -0500

Ralph Edward Tresvant was born in Boston in 1968, and grew up with an older sister and a younger brother in the Orchard Park Projects. He is the lead singer of the Rhythm and Blues group New Edition, and has released some solo albums as well. He began his career in school as a youngster, singing with friends from about the age of ten.

Popular Songs Written About Someone Else's Child

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 14:31:56 -0500

His mother said she nearly suffered a heart attack when she heard the news, but the son managed to convince her that the news was not true. His fans, too, were finally able to realize that Canadian indie artist Mac Demarco was not going to be a father. The 27 year old singer-songwriter admitted to NME.

Top 23 Free Music Streaming Online Sites

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:48:27 -0500

Listed are some of the top free music streaming online sites for you. Each site has its own speciality which comes with some wonderful features. Do check it out now!

Importance of Lyrics for an Ideal Song

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:28:56 -0500

Recently, while I was listening to music, I was thinking of lyrics and music of that song. Does lyrics play a prominent role or music in a song? Maybe this is the most common thinking that many of music listeners have them in mind.

Rock Orinted Suggestions For A New College Basketball Tournament Theme

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:19:53 -0500

Bob Christian enjoyed a ten year playing career in basketball, a six-ten center who starred at Grambling State in the late sixties and was selected in the 1969 draft. He spent his first two seasons in the American Basketball Association with the Dallas Chaparrals and the New York Nets, but spent the rest of his career in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns. Even though Christian has the distinction of being drafted with fellow center Kareem Abdul Jabbar of UCLA, it was similarly named Bob Christianson who has...

Fans Say Farewell To Popular Radio Station That Is Changing Formats

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:57:41 -0500

Several friends and I were discussing the demise of our favorite local radio station, which has been sold to a Christian broadcasting company. We will miss the eclectic mix of alternative rock, pop, and folk on the station, and we began to wonder what would be an appropriate last song to play before the change in format.

Wedding DJ or Band - Which to Choose

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:05 -0500

Before you decide on a wedding DJ, ask to see some of the music that they play or offer them a playlist to see if they have those songs. You do not want to hire someone that is dull and appears if they are doing the job just for the money so try to get a feel of their personality. They can also set up quicker and take down their equipment faster.

Africa Needs

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:32:03 -0500

I love music... In fact I grew up wanting to be a musician and then halfway through college I enrolled at a music institute to learn how to play the guitar. On my first day of learning at the music institute, I was given the guitar curriculum meant to cover the period of my studies at the music institute.

The Best of John Mayer

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:12:42 -0500

The best John Mayer songs to date of the songwriters career. Songs from his early days all the way up Paradise Valley are on this list.

New Queen Board Game Could Inspire Other Bands To Create Similar Products

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:06:00 -0500

The most famous board game in the world has been in the news recently, though for two completely different reasons. The first occasion regarded the announcement that the company had decided to change some of the game pieces. In the new edition the set will be sold without the boot, wheelbarrow, and thimble, three of the traditional game pieces.

How To Get Tons Of Results From Guitar Practice And Become A Better Guitarist Fast

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:14:10 -0500

Believe that you can't achieve your guitar playing goals due to a lack of available practice time or limited knowledge for how to move your playing forward? I've got some good news for you. You can very quickly achieve your guitar playing goals - you just need to understand exactly how to make your practice time extremely effective.

Beethoven's Classical Music Analysis

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:51:21 -0500

If contrast were his intent, then Beethoven is at his most successful-the three movements of the "Moonlight" sonata could hardly differ more. But while they hold little in common character-wise, they maintain a poetic coherence though the drama their contrast creates. A dialogue emerges between them that examines something deeper than just the forms of a sonata or the tonal varieties of C# minor.

Finding Your Voice As A Musician

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:17:02 -0500

It can be argued that the most frustrating experience that an up and coming musician can have is being able to define their signature sound/voice. After all, you are just one piece, a cog, in the machine that is the world of music through the ages. No matter how much knowledge you acquire or how much time to invest in fine-tuning your craft, you sometimes you feel as though it's all for nothing at all. A parallel, in terms of artistic frustration, would be that of writer's block.

Choosing Between Individual Pedals or a Multi-Effects Unit? Here Are a Few Things to Consider

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:03:16 -0500

Imagine you are a young guitar player sitting in your bedroom at home and playing your favorite songs. As you play more, you begin to hear how the music you play is crafted, and you seek to find out how certain sounds are created. Sometimes it's a percussive element that involves attacking the strings in a unique way with either a pick or your fingertips (or fingernails, but that's another discussion).

3 Ways To Find Top Show Bands For Your Event

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:49:34 -0500

With all the events being planned for summer, you may be trying to figure out how to find entertainment options, show bands, or dance bands, for your event, and we had answers. The easiest, best ways to find entertainment are listed right here - click to read more!

Popular Songs Featuring The Voices Of Children

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:03:05 -0600

Spring is a popular season for many events, including festivals at local school districts throughout the United States. Perhaps the least appreciated, save for doting parents and grandparents, are the annual performances of various children's choirs. Generally, people enjoy the spontaneous singing of children more than an organized performance weakened under the supervision of adults.

3 Common Myths About Achieving Musical Greatness (And Why They Are False)

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:56 -0600

Achieving musical greatness becomes impossible when you follow the (false) conventional wisdom that many musicians believe in. Avoid these 3 common myths to get on the right path towards becoming a great musician.

Song Titles That Could Serve As Newspaper Headlines

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 21:48:19 -0600

President Trump has had so far a somewhat contentious relationship with various members of the media, although that situation has been true of many men who have sat in the Oval Office. He has also been a celebrity, another occupation that often leaves people cynical toward the media. Add musicians and recording artists to the list of those who frequently dispute with members of the press, dating as far back as the Sixties.

The History Of Music: From Grunts To Guitars

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:39:52 -0600

Where did music begin, and where is it going? How did we get to the type of music we have today?

5 Ways to Become a Guitar God

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:24:31 -0600

Over the years, the musical instrument that has ruled over the masses is Guitar. From swinging and swaying along a soft rhythm, to the fast paced swag, it has caught many of us spell-bounded. We try to follow in the footsteps of our heroes like Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Slash or Kurt Cobain, dedicating hours of practice and hundreds of dollars to learn the art of playing guitar but more often than not we fail miserably. It is true that there is no alternative to hard work, but one should also follow a fixed plan to make it work, so that the hard work we put in does not get wasted.

The Origin and Early History of the Banjo

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:00:05 -0600

The banjo originated in West Africa in various forms, and was brought to America by African slaves. The earliest references to the banjo in America describe an instrument with a gourd body covered in hide or skin, a fretless neck, and strings.

Planning A Last-Minute Night Out? Make It Easy By Finding Bars With Live Music

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:40:33 -0600

So, the end of the week is upon you, and somehow you've done nothing to prepare for an evening out on the town. It may seem like an impossible task to throw together a great night out when you're up against it in terms of time, but instead of fretting, quickly ask, "Are there any bars with live music near me?"

A Quick Overview of Austin Live Music Genres

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:47:39 -0600

The Austin live music scene (and by Austin we mean Austin, Texas) is one that is generally held up as a beacon for other musician-heavy cities trying to build industries around people gigging and those going out to gigs. After, Austin has been noted as being "the live music capital of the world", and there's a good reason for that.

Nightingales Live

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:26:19 -0600

The best band that you've never heard of? The Nightingales, for sure. Read why Robert Lloyd is the best lyricist in rock ' n ' roll history!

The Geography In The Steely Dan Discography

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:43:56 -0600

For a band that eschewed touring during its commercial peak in the seventies, Steely Dan sure did do a lot of traveling in their songs. Not only do Donald Fagen and Walter Becker mention many cities in their home country of the United States, but they also refer to various places around the world. Naturally, the group makes mention of New York and California, two of the most popular states when it comes to song titles.

Farewell Richmond Fontainej

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:14:23 -0600

After 20 years on the circuit, Richmond Fontaine are folding a winning hand. Here's my selection of their best ever songs.

The Importance of a Musician's and Music Teacher's Social Community

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:00:33 -0600

Sometimes it can be difficult to find a quality musician, band, or vocalist. Oftentimes, it is difficult to know where to begin to locate them.

History Of The Electric Guitar

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:26:57 -0600

The 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...

Acoustic Guitars Through History

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:26:56 -0600

They are instantly recognizable and they have been around for centuries. What are they? Acoustic guitars, that's what!

The Ultimate Guide to All Your Beginner Jazz Guitar Questions

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:55:25 -0600

As 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.

Questions To Ask When Buying A Volume Pedal

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:53:42 -0600

Volume 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.

Popular Songs About People Getting Out of Jail

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:03:25 -0600

The 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.

Albums of 2016

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:23:26 -0600

There 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!

Marvelous Musical Pillars in Hindu Temples

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:51:49 -0600

What 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.

St Paul and the Broken Bones Live in Bristol

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:25:05 -0600

St. 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!

Big Band Corporate Entertainment Options

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:10:21 -0600

Big 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.

The Power of Vibrations, Sound and Music

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:02:11 -0600

The 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.

Pro Tips for Beginner Jazz Players

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:01:29 -0600

Beginner 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.

How To Easily Become A Faster Guitarist Without Moving Your Hands Any Faster

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:26:07 -0600

Are 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.

Bands With Family In Their Names, But No Members Who Are Related

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:39:18 -0600

Before 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.

Taking A Look At Cambodia Music

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:26:25 -0600

According 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.

With A New John Wesley Harding Album Coming Out, A Look At The Ten Best Songs From His Past

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:53:30 -0600

Fans 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.

Top Jazz Legends and Their Influence On Jazz

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:05:18 -0600

Jazz 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.

The Facts About Electric Guitars

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:42:24 -0600

Guitars come in many shapes and sizes and produce all kinds of sounds. Here we discover what there is to know about electric guitars.

How an Acoustic Guitar Works

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:56:00 -0600

A guitar is a guitar, they're all the same. Or are they?

Eleven Penultimate Tracks From Great Rock Albums

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:46:26 -0600

Neither 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.

Popular Pieces for Any Wedding Ceremony

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:25:02 -0600

A listing of popular pieces that work for all wedding ceremonies. Most of the pieces are popular classical favorites that suit all musical interests.

3 Tips for Picking Music for Your Wedding

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:15:39 -0600

Congratulations 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!

All You Need to Know About Jazz Guitar Scales

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:56:43 -0600

Learning 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.

New Resident At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Donald Trump - You May Also Know These 5 Musical Addresses

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:14:11 -0600

President 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.

How to Choose A Jukebox For Your Home or Business

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:05:32 -0600

Are 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.