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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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Students with autism make music with iPads
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December 17, 2017, 9:57 AM | For years Adam Goldberg, a classical pianist who teaches music at a school in Queens, New York, struggled to break through to his students who have serious learning disabilities, such as autism, until he started using ...



The Advocate

Behind the scenes of Westhill High's music video
The Advocate
Westhill High School mascot — and custodian — Ruben Madiedo and the varsity athletes prepare for the powder scene at J. Walter Kennedy Stadium football field during the school's music video. Photo: Contributed Photo. Image 2 of 3. Juniors AJ Laccona ...

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Worcester Telegram

College Town: AMC prof wins national award for work in music therapy
Worcester Telegram
A familiar Christmas carol beckons listeners to quiet themselves and focus on the message of Christmas. Similarly, music therapy pairs music and imagery to help participants listen with focus, which leads to healing, a method that Lisa Summer ...



The Sun

What is The Apprentice theme music, where's the BBC show filmed and five other things you might not know about the ...
The Sun
The theme tune for The Apprentice is an excerpt from one of Prokofiev's classical pieces. Montagues and Capulets, Dance of The Knights, was composed for Act I, Scene II in the ballet of Romeo and Juliet. As well as being used in the BBC series, the ...



Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Music Review: Eminem sounds alive on 'Revival'
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Music Review: Eminem sounds alive on 'Revival'. Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer; 1 hr ago; (0) · Facebook · Twitter · Email. Eminem. This photo provided by Interscope Records shows rapper Eminem new album, "Revival." On “Revival,” his ninth studio album ...

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The Guardian

Keely Smith obituary
The Guardian
Reinventing himself as a comedic showman and simplifying his musical approach to take account of the burgeoning postwar interest in rhythm and blues, Prima needed a partner to offset his wild stage presence. Smith provided the show's calm counterpoint ...

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LancasterOnline

WXPN's Robert Drake will play Christmas music for 25 hours straight beginning Dec. 24
LancasterOnline
In the late hours of Dec. 23, Robert Drake will haul about 500 of his favorite Christmas CDs into a windowless radio studio in Philadelphia. It would be fitting if he carried the CDs in a big red bag slung over his shoulder but instead he keeps them in ...



Los Angeles Times

The week ahead in LA classical music, Dec. 17-24: Handel's Messiah and more
Los Angeles Times
A Classical Christmas With the Sierra Madre Music Children's Choir, et al. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Sun., 7 p.m. $12, $20. (626) 355-4318. Handel's Messiah The Los Angeles Master Chorale performs. Walt Disney ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Emotions run high as McNally Smith College of Music graduates final class
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Graduations always hold the promise of new beginnings, but this time, it also meant the end. Thirty-three graduates of McNally Smith College of Music gathered Saturday at the History Theatre for the downtown St. Paul school's final commencement, just ...
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Complex

Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff Have Been Working on Music for the 'Last Six-to-Eight Months'
Complex
Will Smith hasn't dropped a full-length, studio project since 2005's Lost and Found. In terms of singles, the less said about Smith's recent EDM offering "Get Lit," the better. That doesn't mean the man formerly known as the Fresh Prince doesn't still ...


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