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Breathing Space in Music

While most students want to know when to play certain notes and chords, it's equally important to know when not to play. For example, I had a student who knew how to improvise and play in the New Age style.

Music for Cross Cultural Accelerated Learning

The Search for the Right MusicEver since Georgi Lozonav, the noted Bulgarian physicist and accelerated learning pioneer, conducted his ground breaking studies about the impact of music on learning, trainers around the globe have been trying to find the perfect musical formula to help them connect participants and produce desired results.When Executive Oasis International formed a strategic alliance with Kuala Lumpur based FIK International to offer seminars throughout Asia, we wanted to ensure that our approach would be relevant to the various cultures in which we would be working.

All About Eminem

Marshall Mathers, was born October 17, 72, and could be by far the most notorious and recognised rap music musicians of this age, having the alias Slimshady. Slim Shady is perhaps best known for being one of the very few influencial white rappers in the hip hop industry, and not only one of the most critically acclaimed.

Open Position Piano Chords - Perfect for the New Age Style

The Open Position Chord (OPC) allows you to create a vented sound. A sound that is open, literally, as opposed to the closed triads taught in most course books.

How to Play Piano Using a Few Chords

How many chords do you need to create a piece of music? Would you believe that it doesn't really matter and that whole pieces of music have been created using just one chord? For example, if you play a D minor 7 chord, you could use the bass note D to create a drone effect and anchor the whole improvisation. It could last for a few seconds or many minutes.

Common Thoughts That Kill Inspiration

Do you sit down at the piano and feel anxiety or peace? Are you anxious to begin creating or does the thought of being at your instrument bring you a sense of well being? It all begins with what you're telling yourself. If you think that what you are doing is not good enough, it's sure to kill off that quiet little motor of inspiration.

Tips on Performing Your Music for Others

Have you ever dreamed of performing a piece you created for others. Imagining that they are captivated and held spellbound by the music? If you have, you know that it can be a long road from actually coming up with something, practicing it, and then giving it to an audience.

The Downfall Of The #1 Southern Gospel Station

Back in the 90's we had a local Southern Gospel station (I can't remember the name. You'll see why if you keep reading).

Buying a Violin

"How do I buy a violin, (or fiddle)?"That question has risen to the top of the fiddle FAQ list, even above "What's the difference between a violin and a fiddle?"This is an account of how Richard Blackwell, my student, actually purchased a violin.He had been using a good quality student violin on loan from his sister.

Creating Your Own Unique Music

Have you ever dreamed of penning your own compositions? Writing music has been a dream of mine for the longest time. And it's a dream I am fortunate enough to have realized.

Piano Teachers - Whats Wrong with Them?

Most of us like to use what we learn right away. So why is it that most piano teachers tell you you can't really play music until you learn 2 years of theory or more? What hogwash!If I had to wait that long before I could launch into my own creations I would go nuts.

Patriotic Music: Surprising Secrets About Those Flag-Waving Sounds

Whether played by a marching band, an orchestra, or a rock group, there are patriotic tunes that everyone in America finds familiar, exciting and uplifting. But how much do you know about how these songs were created? And what do you know about the people who wrote them?There are some surprising facts behind all of this glorious music.

The Life and Music of Beatle George Harrison

Propelled into fame as one of the Beatles, along with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr, George Harrison was known as the "quiet one" of the group, and also as the "spiritual one." He was the lead guitarist.

Bang on Your Drum All Day Long - Without Annoying Your Neighbors!

Bang! Bam! Bang! Have you always wanted to play the drums, but are afraid your neighbors would call the police on you?Do you want to bang on your drum all day, but are worried you'll drive you loved ones away. Don't worry; your dreams of becoming the next great drummer can still come true! There are quick and easy ways to help keep your family, friends, and neighbors happy while still allowing you to drum it up.

Les Paul Vintage Gibson Guitars

Les Paul vintage Gibson guitars were first produced in 1952. These guitars were the first solid body electric that Gibson had made.

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YouTube Music or Play Music? Google's Music Services Explained  PCMag

Google has its own Spotify-like music-streaming *service*. Or, more accurately, Google has several music services, and after multiple rebrands and changes, ...

YouTube Music now lets you flip between a song and its music video with a tap  The Verge

YouTube Music has introduced a neat little feature that lets users flip between listening to a song to watching that song's music video without any interruption.

YouTube Music now lets you seamlessly switch between songs and music videos  TechCrunch

Google today announced an update to YouTube Music on iOS and Android that will make it easier to seamlessly switch between merely listening to the audio ...

Scientists Find Key to Sending Data Through Music: Van Halen  The Daily Beast

They say rock songs could be used to share WiFi passwords or short messages.

This Week In Music: Prince, Katy Perry, Ryan Adams Fight The Power  Deadline

Legal and ethical hassles dominated the music industry's attention this week, as trials and tribulations made headline news. In the biggest outcome, the integrity ...

Christian Artist Lauren Daigle Makes Music History with 'Look Up Child', Releases New Music Video  CBN News

Grammy award-winning Christian artist Lauren Daigle has made music history with her latest album 'Look Up Child'.

From Beyoncé to Bob Dylan, why music docs are all over our screens  The Guardian

They're in the cinema and on streaming services. Fans love them, as do record labels – because they bring in extra sales.

Beyonce Releases Double Music Video for ‘Lion King’ Songs  Rolling Stone

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Music Trumps Moon Landing : All Songs Considered  NPR

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's defining teen moment came on the night of the first moonwalk. Instead of being glued to the TV, he went to a concert.

New Music To Know This Week: Brittany Howard, The Highwomen & More  Refinery29

Brittany Howard is a working-class hero. The Highwomen are a movement. Hayley Kiyoko wants what she wants. Sarah Jaffe is making it work.

Listening to Music Before Getting Anesthesia Can Help You Stay Calm  Gizmodo

A dose of music might be enough to calm your worries before certain medical procedures. According to a new study out this week, patients who listened to music ...

See Lauren Daigle's 'Rescue Me' Video Shoot Photos

"Rescue" is Lauren Daigle's second single off her Grammy Award-winning album, Look Up Child.

Mr. Eazi Wants to Expand Africa’s Reach — One Music Video at a Time  Rolling Stone

In 2017, the Nigerian artist Joeboy released a gliding cover of Ed Sheeran's “Shape of You” — a twisty-turny take on the original, where Joeboy slips into ...

The Best Laptops for Music Production  Rolling Stone

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Caroga hosts a day of history and music | News, Sports, Jobs  Gloversville Leader-Herald

CAROGA — The former Sherman's Amusement Park got in the spotlight twice in one day. An exhibit housing the amusement park's arcade artifacts was on dis.

Latitude Festival: Lightning brings music to a halt  BBC News

Performances are paused for about an hour after there is heavy rain and lightning in the area.

Inside Beyoncé’s Bold Bet to Get Americans to Listen to African Music  Rolling Stone

Yemi Alade had a cold. Last month, the Nigerian star, who recently passed the one-million-subscribers mark on YouTube, flew to Los Angeles to work on a ...

Local Stores Play Music Nonstop To Keep Homeless At Bay With Mixed Results  CBS Los Angeles

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — An effort to stop the homeless from lingering outside some local stores is hitting a sour note with some. Outside a 7-Eleven in ...

Prince's Estate Awarded $7 Million in Bootleg Music Lawsuit  TMZ

Prince's estate just scored a big legal victory that will help preserve the legacy and integrity of his music ... and it got a ton of cash too. According to new legal ...

YouTube Music gets a slick way of switching to music videos  TechRadar

YouTube's music streaming *service* now syncs seamlessly with its video playback, meaning you never have to interrupt a song.

Garth Brooks Brings Blake Shelton to Boise for a Beer-and-Tears Stadium Gig (Watch)  Variety

Garth Brooks took the farthest thing from a Smurf, Blake Shelton, to Boise's "Smurf turf" for a live video shoot for their "Dive Bar" duet.

Stream The Best New Albums Of The Week From The Flaming Lips, Freya Ridings, IDER, Maxo Kream, More : All Songs Considered  NPR

The best new albums out this week include the latest from psych-pop mainstays The Flaming Lips, singer Freya Ridings' stunning debut full-length, Houston ...

Broncos coach Vic Fangio explains why he banned music from training camp  CBS Sports

Vic Fangio has been an NFL assistant coach for all but one season dating back to 1986. Nineteen of those seasons were as a defensive coordinator, including ...

Program helps maintain Hmong music by teaching kids about traditional instruments

Three girls in traditional Hmong dress hopped, dipped and twirled their white skirts in unison. Each one danced with a qeej, a traditional Hmong instrument, ...

Kurt Bestor announces new concert series: 'Music in High Places'  KUTV 2News

Award-winning composer and performer Kurt Bestor is bringing in a new concert series to Utah - but not for the holidays. The Emmy- and Grammy-winning ...

YouTube Music adds seamless switching between audio and music videos  9to5Google

Unsurprisingly, YouTube's streaming *service* has always maintained a big focus on video. The latest YouTube Music feature adds seamless switching between ...

Paul McCartney writing music, lyrics for It's a Wonderful Life musical.  Slate

Paul McCartney is almost done with the score of his first theatrical musical, an adaptation of Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. In a post on ...

Prince’s estate wins legal battle against ‘bootlegging’ of his music  NME Live

The estate of Prince has won $7 million in reparations against a record label that were 'bootlegging' his music, a new report claims.

Music 'calms nerves before surgery' as well as sedative  BBC News

Listening to the "world's most relaxing song" before an operation could be just as good at calming patients' nerves as medication, US researchers say. The song ...

Here’s what’s missing in music education: Cultural and social relevance  Washington Post

Lee Whitmore is executive director of the Grammy Music Education Coalition, a nonprofit collective dedicated to expanding music education in elementary and ...

Rosalía review – leftfield flamenco forms make for perfect pop  The Guardian

With her electrifying swagger and compelling songs, Catalan star Rosalía shows why she's a YouTube phenomenon.

Is Donald Glover Done Releasing Music as Childish Gambino?  Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Fans of Childish Gambino might be in luck — will Donald Glover continue making music under his stage name? Here's what the artist said about performing live ...

New street named after former UW Madison music professor - WISC-TV3

World-class musician and now-retired University of Wisconsin Madison professor Richard Davis was honored Saturday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new ...

Pitchfork Music Fest 2019 live updates: After the storm, the music continues  Chicago Tribune

Live coverage of the Pitchfork Music Fest 2019 from Chicago's Union Park.

Lila Ammons Jazz Group to perform at Mississippi Music  Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI -- Mississippi Music presents their next free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, on the waterfront at the Paul Bunyan Park. The concert will ...

Dreamville to Debut New Music Off 'ROTD 3' Deluxe Version at ComplexCon Chicago  Complex

Dreamville Records and J. Cole's chart-topping compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers III will be receiving a deluxe version. Ibrahim "IB" Hamad, label ...

Bowfest adds big-name music acts, extra day  Duluth News Tribune

The third annual Bowfest is set for Thursday-Sunday at Mont du Lac recreation area just south of Duluth on Minnesota Highway 23. Bowfest is billed as the ...

A Star Is Born Actor & Hamilton Alum Anthony Ramos Releases Emotional 'Dear Diary' Music Video

The singer-songwriter starred in Hamilton on Broadway before acting opposite Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born.

Local residents relive music history with The British Invasion Experience in Clarksburg, WV  WV News

CLARKSBURG — The British Invasion Experience performed music made popular by the Beatles, The Who, the Hollies, Led Zeppelin and other bands during ...

Blood Orange: Angel’s Pulse review – immersive and delicate mixtape  The Guardian

As Blood Orange, New York-based artist Dev Hynes has released four deeply impressive albums of glossy, genre-fluid sounds. Angel's Pulse is something a ...

Florida City Plays Children's Music Overnight To Prevent Homeless People From Sleeping  HuffPost

The city of West Palm Beach, Florida, is driving out homeless people who need to sleep by playing obnoxious music all night long near a banquet venue.

Airport wants more music travelers | Local News  messenger-inquirer

Nashville is the home of country music. Owensboro is working to make itself the home of bluegrass music. And Rob Barnett, director of Owensboro-Daviess ...

Pitchfork Music Fest 2019: 8 things we loved on a dramatic day 2 (evacuating wasn’t one of them)  Chicago Tribune

The best and worst of what we saw during the second day of Pitchfork Music Fest 2018.

Skillet Debuts New 'Legendary' Music Video: 'Don't Be Afraid to Go Against the Crowd,' Singer Says

"I wanted the video to have a transcendental quality," Skillet lead singer John Cooper tells PEOPLE.

The Future of Demi Lovato's Music Career Doesn't Look Good  Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Since that time, she's been focusing on her sobriety, and developing herself, which means her music has been put on the back burner.

Alan Lomax and the Search for the Origins of Music  Tablet Magazine

Ethnomusicology was initially the creation of a small number of men and women, mostly European and North American, who were trying to make sense of the ...

How Can ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Upstage the Movie? With 70 Songs  The New York Times

Finding spots for the pop songs, credited to 161 writers, and getting the rights, was no cancan.

Music for Mavis to feature country duo Mike and Kim  Lewiston Sun Journal

TURNER — Music for Mavis Tuesdays at the gazebo will feature Mike and Kim, a country duo, well-loved throughout Maine and beyond, at 6:30 p.m., on ...

Does Listening to Music Stimulate Creative Thinking, or Stifle It?  TIME

In some cases, listening to music while you work stimulates creativity. In others, it's the exact opposite.

Oakland's 3 O'Clock Rock music education program heading to Memphis  KTVU San Francisco

An East Bay man has turned his love for rock music into an after-school program and summer camp. It's called 3 O'Clock Rock.

Patrice Rushen Found Success in Jazz and Dance Music. She Hasn’t Been Forgotten.  The New York Times

She was already an accomplished jazz bandleader when she began releasing pop albums for Elektra in 1978. A new best-of compilation looks back at her ...

New Doobie Brothers Music to Be Released in 2020  Ultimate Classic Rock

The Doobie Brothers announced a new five-track EP would be released in 2020.

Johnny Clegg obituary  The Guardian

Johnny Clegg, who has died of cancer aged 66, was a white singer-songwriter who became a national hero in South Africa by using music to defy the ...

Disco Demolition: the night they tried to crush black music  The Guardian

When a DJ called on listeners to destroy disco records in a Chicago stadium, things turned nasty – and 40 years on, the ugly attitudes behind the event ring out ...

This Week In Music Commentary

This week, commentators shared their thoughts on why unpaid internships are such a problem, if rock radio can afford to not play Ed Sheeran's new song, ...

Blair St. Clair debuts Easy Love music video: Hear her new music  Entertainment Weekly News

EW exclusively reveals the music video for Easy Love, the new song from drag queen, RuPaul's Drag Race star, and recording artist Blair St. Clair.

Jack Antonoff Makes a Lot of Music and None of It Is Good  VICE

The prolific songwriter and producer's new band Red Hearse is a reminder that most of his music is boring in the same way.

World of Music plays on at 65 even as new competitors emerge

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Ivan Moody: New Five Finger Death Punch Is Best Music I've Done  Loudwire

Word got out in May that Five Finger Death Punch were in the studio working on their eighth upcoming album. Shortly after, guitarist Zoltan Bathory teased that ...

FloydFest 19 Voyage Home begins on Wednesday; here is our guide  Roanoke Times

The last full weekend of July is approaching, and with it, another version of FloydFest.

Pitchfork Music Fest 2019: 14 things we loved from a sweaty day 1  Chicago Tribune

The best and worst of what we saw during the first day of Pitchfork Music Fest 2018.

Sum 41 React to Their Classic Music Videos  Loudwire

No pop-punk band has a better collection of music videos than Sum 41. (Sorry Blink) Tapping into the summertime nostalgia of the early 2000s, the entire band ...

The 30 greatest Disney songs – ranked! | Music  The Guardian

Yes, of course Let It Go is in there somewhere … but where does it rank among Disney's other big-screen belters?

What TikTok's Explosion Could Mean For Music  NPR

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Alyssa Bereznak of The Ringer about how the social media platform TikTok could serve as the future of music sharing.

St. Vincent Stars in Music Video for New Red Hearse Single 'Half Love'  Billboard

Jack Antonoff's newest project, Red Hearse, dropped a new single and accompanying music video today featuring a special guest: St. Vincent.

'You Can't Flinch': David Crosby Reflects On Music, Misdeeds And Making The Most Of What's Left  WBUR

Musician David Crosby and producer Cameron Crowe talk with Here & Now's Eric Westervelt about the new documentary, "David Crosby: Remember My Name.

Newark's 'Martin Music' set to close up shop after 71 years in business  10TV

NEWARK, Ohio — The music is coming to an end at Martin Music in Newark. "Music stores are magic places," said current co-owner Doug Baker. "When you ...

Is It Miranda Lambert's New Music Morning Yet?

So while we all may have to wait for 5:00 am CT on Thursday (7/18) morning to hear Miranda Lambert's brand new song “It All Comes Out In the Wash,” we ...

Apple Music Launches ‘Rap Life’ Playlist  Variety

Apple Music announced the launch of “Rap Life,” a new global playlist focusing on contemporary rap artists and culture. It replaces the former “The A-List: ...

Endangered birds halt Chicago beachfront music festival  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds.

Watch Blood Orange's Music Video For 'Benzo'  NPR

Dev Hynes, also known as Blood Orange, has released a new music video for his song "Benzo." The video itself is a reimagining of the opulent period of Marie ...

Sheila Dikshit Loved Music, Watched Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 20 Times  NDTV News

Sheila Dikshit, the veteran Congress leader and the longest serving chief minister of Delhi who died today, was fond of Western music since her young days and ...

August 2019 New Music Releases  Ultimate Classic Rock

A look at new music of note set to arrive in August 2019.

Why Is Country Music Considered So White?  HuffPost

Country music is deeply rooted in the black American experience, and yet the genre hasn't quite lost its original racial designation.

Home listening: a good week for keyboard wizards  The Guardian

Each in their own way, Martin James Bartlett and John Challenger pull out all the stops.

Someone Managed to Make the Cats Trailer Even More Unsettling by Adding the Music From Us  POPSUGAR

Less than 24 hours ago, I was beginning to think that the most unsettling thing I'd end up witnessing this week was the official Cats trailer, which debuted late ...

How João Gilberto's Music Sparked An Aesthetic Revolution  NPR

From a casual distance, the music of João Gilberto sounds like it might belong to that ancient realm known as "easy listening." Everything's calm, for starters.

Three Ways to Make Streaming Music More User-Friendly  Pitchfork

In discussions about streaming music, a lot of space rightly gets devoted to how little money artists are making from it, or how it's upending the music industry at ...

Inside Jenni Rivera's First Posthumous Release of New Music  Billboard

Jenni Rivera's musical legacy lives on with the discovery of new tracks on hard drives that her sister says were held “hostage” for years.

How Billy Joel Became a Residency Pioneer and a Touring Titan -- Without Any New Music  Billboard

In what should be his laid-back legacy years, Billy Joel has become a touring titan, filling stadiums and making history with his perpetually sold-out Madison ...

Nelly & Flo Rida Comment on Taylor Swift's Fight for Music Ownership: 'Your Music is Your Life'

PLUS: Nelly shares the moment his daughter gave him "props" for his celebrity status.

Downtown swells with visitors, music, camaraderie on Boat Night  Port Huron Times Herald

The later it got, the bigger the crowd and the louder the music became. Boat Night capped off Blue Water Fest and Boat Week activities around downtown Port ...

20 of the Worst Modern Metal Music Videos  MetalSucks

A couple of caveats to this list. Yes, first of all, most of them are from the past 10-15 years. This is in part because there are simply too many terrible metal videos ...

Idris Elba Is One Of The Busiest Men In Music  Complex

It's difficult to keep up with Idris Elba, especially these days. As an actor, producer, director, and DJ, he's continually expanding his repertoire while also blending ...

Tiny Desk Constestant Ephraim Bugumba Processes Pain Through Music : All Songs Considered  NPR

Ephraim Bugumba was 3 years old when his family fled violence in the Republic of the Congo. His song "Voices in My Head," was a standout entry in NPR ...

Win Flyaway Trip to Blanco Brown's 'The Git Up' Music Video  RADIO.COM

Blanco Brown is giving one lucky fan the chance to join in on the filming for his new “The Git Up” music video. Enter here for a chance to win!

I Wish Google Would Figure Out What They're Doing With Music  Droid Life

Google re-introduced YouTube Music in May of last year before making it widely available to everyone in June. At the time, we were told to expect it to live ...

Baby on the Way for Jordan Davis as He Releases New Music Video

Country singer (and dad-to-be!) Jordan Davis' music video for his new single "Slow Dance in a Parking Lot" is out now.

Thousands evacuated as forest fire bears down on Croatia music festival  CNN

Thousands of people had to be evacuated from a music festival in Croatia after a forest fire erupted near the venue Monday night, forcing the cancellation of acts ...

Music In Puerto Rico, Protest Music Becomes Essential Part of a New Movement Against Corruption  Remezcla

As the Puerto Rican people uprise against a corrupt local government, the biggest names in Puerto Rican music are using modern genres as a form of protest.

Booker T. Washington students get a cool assignment — making new music for the Winspear chandelier  Dallas News

Since its opening almost a decade ago, the Winspear Opera House has given its thousands of guests a talking point — the chandelier that extends...

Ed Sheeran Is a Sea Captain, Office Worker and More in New Music Video with Travis Scott

Ed Sheeran and Travis Scott's song "Antisocial" is off of the singer's new album, No.6 Collaborations Project.

Musical mix: Dee Jay Silver blends R&B, rap, country and house  Albuquerque Journal

Dee Jay Silver is soaking up the vibes while he's plotting out the next phase of tour and his music career. The DJ is gearing up to release first full-length album, ...

Why music mogul Master P couldn’t hack being a repo man  Yahoo Finance

Long before he inked one of the most lucrative deals in music history, rapper Master P was a repo man, repossessing furniture for Remco, a private rent-to-own ...

Stream Brian Eno's New Album, 'For All Mankind'  NPR

We asked an astronomer to listen to Brian Eno's reissued Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks, which features brand new music, to answer the question: "What ...

YouTube Music can now automatically download up to 500 songs for you  The Verge

YouTube Music is expanding upon its Offline Mixtape feature with a more thorough version it's now calling "smart downloads." When you enable smart ...

18 Musical Moments In Non-Musical Shows That Were Actually Incredible  BuzzFeed

It's impossible to separate these songs from these shows.

Ed Sheeran dominates UK charts with double No 1  The Guardian

New album No 6 Collaborations Project outsells the rest of the Top 30 put together, and has three singles in the Top 5.

West Palm uses music to move homeless from waterfront pavilion  Palm Beach Post

The city is playing torturous sound loops of children's songs overnight to keep people from lying about the patio of the city's Lake Pavilion. WEST PALM BEACH ...

One to watch: K Trap  The Guardian

The south Londoner who emerged from the drill scene is broadening his musical style – and taking off his balaclava.

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