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A Brief History of Gongs

The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Archaeologists have unearthed gongs built almost four thousand years ago.

Micheal Jackson

I bet your wondering all about the Micheal Jackson Trail. Do you think he's guilty.

Liberate your iPod

When Akio Morita came up with the idea of the Sony Walkman all of his colleagues at the thought he was completely insane. The general consensus was that people wouldn't want to walk around the streets wearing headphones.

Thomas Jefferson and the Chinese Gong

While Richard Nixon's diplomatic visit to China may have created a minor thaw in Sino-US relations, he was not the first President to try to get in sync with the Chinese. Thomas Jefferson preceded him by close to two centuries.

Guitarists...Are You A Victim and A Loser?

I was thinking today about THE most dangerous enemy of musical progress?the victim mentality. What do I mean by this?Often we can let our personal circumstances dictate our progress.

Guitar Players...Learn About The Point Of Discipline

Have you ever started learning a lick or exercise and stopped practicing it before you had mastered it? Now I don't know you, but my guess the answer to the question is yes! Why is that? Why did you stop, when it was something that you REALLY wanted to learn?There are quite a few reasons for it, but the one I would like to mention now is what I call the "point of discipline". This is the point when the initial enthusiasm of learning that new lick/exercise wears off.

Reaching For The Soul Zone

Every searching artist wants to get there. It's that magical place where something takes over, you know, when something bigger than you whispers in your ear and says "Relax - I'll take it from here!"I like to call it the 'soul zone', others simply call it the 'zone', I'm sure there are many other names for it.

Adults Can Learn to Play the Piano Too

Are you well past puberty and have always had a hankering for tickling the ivories? Maybe you didn't have the money as a child. Or your family was always moving.

Learning To Play The Piano With Chords

Learning piano chords can help you in all your piano playing. For me chords are the easiest way to play and the simplest way to embellish my playing.

Do You Know What a Didgeridoo Is?

Do you know what a didgeridoo is? There are so many things in this life that are unknown to us. I bet you could find out about something outside your normal sphere of vision and experience everyday for the rest of your life and still not get close to knowing about everything out there.

Surf Waves With Jack Johnson

Lately I've been listening to some pretty cool music by some beach bum named Jack Johnson. The tunes he plays really touch a chord within me.

12 Reasons You Should Learn to Play the Piano

All right, folks, here you go: My 12 reasons why you should start learning how to play the piano. Immediately.

Acoustic Or Electronic Drums - What Is Your Choice?

A debate rages on in the drumming world! You might think that the debate centers on brands of drums, or different styles of drums. However, you would be wrong.

The History Of Drums - A Journey Of Sound

Music and musical instruments are an extremely important part of human history. The use of rhythm and song has long been used to express meaning, and feeling and accompany rituals.

CD Clubs: How to Get the Best Deals Online

(1) The BMG Music Service offers the best deal you'll find -- 11 CDs for the price of shipping ($2.79 each) when you buy one CD at full club price, which is typically about $15 plus shipping.

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New York Times

What It's Like to Hear the Desert in Music
New York Times
The composer John Luther Adams won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for “Become Ocean,” a lushly tidal, terrifyingly immersive evocation of nature. “The music is not only a description of the sea — it behaves like it,” Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim wrote in ...


Spotify Saved Music. Can It Save Itself?
Ek, 35, started Spotify in 2006 because he thought he could stamp out the piracy that had ravaged the music business. He was right. Total global music sales have grown three straight years after a 15-year decline. More than 70 million people now pay ...
Spotify reveals that 2 million users are listening to ad-free music without paying9to5Mac

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New Music Friday: March 23
All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton talks with NPR Music's Lars Gotrich, Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson about the essential albums landing today, including Jack White's sprawling, completely bonkers Boarding House Reach; Americana from Courtney Marie ...

Los Angeles Times

Spring music preview: Coachella, Kacey Musgraves and everything else worth lending your ears
Los Angeles Times
Kacey Musgraves' new album, "Golden Hour," is due March 30. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times). For years, springtime in Southern California has meant one thing for music lovers: the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which once again will ...


This New Music App Wants To Help You Manage Your Mental Health
Yu partnered with board-certified music therapists and music producers to create Hummly's meditations, which address specific issues like social anxiety, workplace burnout and sleep problems. In the episode on public speaking anxiety, calming music ...

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New York Times

Hazel Smith, 83, Matriarch of Country Music, Is Dead
New York Times
NASHVILLE — Hazel Smith, the Nashville music industry matriarch credited with coining the phrase “outlaw country” to describe the unvarnished alternative to mainstream country music, died here on Sunday. She was 83. Her death, at Skyline Medical ...

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New York Times

6 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend
New York Times
Our guide to the city's best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead. BAYERISCHES STAATSORCHESTER at Carnegie Hall (March 28, 8 p.m.; March 29, 7 p.m.). Surely the highlight of this spring's classical music schedule is ...

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US Music Revenue Rises, Boosted by Streaming Services
As with 2016, last year's music revenue rise can be attributed to streaming music platforms, which represented the majority of revenue. The category includes revenue from premium subscription services offered by companies such as Spotify, Amazon, Tidal ...
Digital downloads face the music as streaming surgesTechRadar
US music subscriptions equal the entire population of Canada nowCNET
US Music Industry Hits Highest Revenue Mark in a Decade, Fueled by Paid SubscriptionsBillboard
Wall Street Journal -Bloomberg -Recode
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Music and Poetry of the Kesh
Music and Poetry of the Kesh, her collaborative album with composer and analog synthesist Todd Barton, was first issued on cassette in 1985, bundled with Le Guin's novel Always Coming Home, a dark-horse favorite among her readers. It's an expansive ...

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Curbed Miami

Traffic detours to know about for the Ultra Music Festival in Miami
Curbed Miami
This weekend's Ultra Music Festival in Miami starts today, and getting downtown is going to be trickier than usual. 7 News Miami reports the following road closures. All Biscayne Boulevard northbound traffic will be rerouted to the southbound lanes at ...
Ultra Music Festival 2018's Live Streaming ScheduleMiami New Times
Miami Police putting spotlight on nearby high-rises during Ultra Music FestivalBrooklyn Vegan (blog)
Ultra will bring crowds, music and street closings to downtown Miami. How to get around.Miami Herald
Billboard -WPLG Local 10 -Mixmag
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