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Music Information

Health and Beauty Tips for Your Brass: Keep It Shiny!


Did you know that the health and beauty of your brass instruments require extra special attention? It's true-their wellbeing and happiness depend upon it. While we're not talking about putting your tuba on a weight-loss program or taking your trumpet to the spa for a makeover, you do need to treat your brass instruments with care or they'll refuse to come out and play.

Who's Playing What? A Guide To The Guitars Of The Pros


Eric Clapton performs his slow-handed magic on his. Even with just nine fingers, Jerry Garcia kept countless Deadheads dancing as he played with his.

Turn It Up: Plugging Into The Perfect Guitar And Amp Settings


Yowza! Did you hear that hideous noise? It sounded like a combination of nails on a chalkboard, a cat in a dryer, and a baby wailing at the top of his lungs. Do you have any idea of what made that awful sound? As a long-time musician, I think I may have the answer for you.

How to Compose Your Own Music Using 8-bar Phrases


Some people think composing is this miraculous thing that only genius's do. What a myth! It's a skill that can be learned.

Oh My Aching Head! Can Music Really Make You Feel Better?


We all know, if only instinctively, that music has a profound effect on us. If we didn't believe that music affects us then singing lullabies to calm children and help them sleep wouldn't be universal.

Is Your Child Struggling in School? Get Him (Or Her) Music Lessons


This is counterintuitive, I know. Our natural response to seeing our child struggle is to find a way to help, not to add to the burden.

Learn To Play The Piano Better By Learning To Arrange Chords & Chord Progressions


Piano arranging is the process by which you take a written piece of music and rework it with chords, adding new bass accompaniment, fills, or even slightly altering the song's structure. And while it's a process that takes years to truly master, anyone with a basic education in piano and a working knowledge of a few key techniques can create an inventive, satisfying arrangement.

Playing The Piano Using Chord Symbols Instead of Being Tied To The Written Sheet Music


Piano improvising and arranging is an art but definitely not a science. It is all based on chords and chord progressions.

Piano Playing Your Way: How To Have More Fun Playing The Piano Than You Ever Have Before


Piano playing doesn't have to be boring. There's no law that says you have to play a song the same way everyone else plays it.

Learning How To Improvise


Those of you who have been reading my articles for some time now know that I believe improvisation to be the cornerstone of musical creativity. Why? Because without the ability to just play, we become stifled and the "real" music that is within each of us withers and dies.

Piano Lessons For Adults: More Fun, Easier, & Faster Than Piano Lessons For Kids


Piano lessons for adults is generally LOTS more fun than it is for kids, primarily because the only adults that play piano are people who really want to, which is certainly not true of most kids that take piano lessons because their parents want them to.But that's not the only reason by a long shot.

Piano Playing For Adults: More Fun Than Sex And Not Nearly As Dangerous!


OK, so I lied about the fun part.Maybe piano playing is the just 2nd most fun thing adults can do.

Dont Go Tubthumping


I have always had a big problem with my addiction to music. I tend to hear I song I like, then rush out to the local record store to buy the CD, without consideration for whether or not I would actually like the rest of the songs on the set.

Be Your Own DJ - Digital Audio Processing Tools Overview


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How to Create Hip, Mature and Lush Harmonies


Rarely is a chord played with its tones contained in a single octave, the root on the bottom, the third in the middle, and the fifth on the top.Usually chords are "voiced!"This basically means that the positions of a chord's tones are scattered over the keyboard.

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The Guardian

Sexism and the music doc: 'Grace Jones has had her 15 minutes'
The Guardian
The tragic downfall of a celebrity ingenue: a trusted, market-friendly formula for the big screen, especially where female recording artists are concerned. Documentaries about female stars tend to tread a similar narrative, involving a reductive look ...



The Mercury News

Pizarro: Pow! Wow! festival celebrates murals and music in San Jose
The Mercury News
San Jose artist and musician Ben Henderson, who painted the storefront mural at Good Karma Artisan Ales and Cafe downtown, is among the artists being featured at Pow! Wow! San Jose, a weeklong celebration of music and art taking place Oct. 22-29.



Naples Daily News

Monthly music therapy program invigorates Golden Gate Senior Center patrons
Naples Daily News
Once a month, strumming guitars, rattling maracas and tapping tambourines turn a quiet side room at the Golden Gate Senior Center into an impromptu dance floor as senior citizens twirl, shake and sing along to tunes from their childhoods. There — past ...



The New Yorker

William Eggleston Has a New Album of His Synthesizer Music, and It's Beautiful
The New Yorker
“Musik” was produced by Tom Lunt, a co-founder of the Numero Group, a label based in Chicago that specializes in lost music. Several years ago, Lunt (who is a friend of Eggleston's youngest son, Winston) began recovering the musical pieces from forty ...

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The Verge

Billboard Magazine Won't Add YouTube Views Into Its Album Charts
NBCNews.com
Under pressure from the music labels and Apple Music, Billboard magazine is ending its practice of giving equal weight to paid streams and free streams in its music charts. Currently a single that is bought from Apple's download store or streamed on ...
Billboard just gave Spotify and Apple Music an advantage in chart countsThe Verge
Billboard shifting how it charts Apple Music and other streaming services next year9to5Mac
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EW.com

14 new must-listen music releases
EW.com
Every Friday, artists drop anticipated albums, surprise singles, and hyped collaborations. As part of New Music Friday, EW's music team chooses some of the essential new tunes. From Taylor Swift's latest single to Future and Young Thug's collaborative ...

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The Verge

Spotify announces a program to 'identify and break' new music ...
The Verge
Spotify just announced a new program called RISE, intended to "identify and break the next wave of music superstars." The promises of the program are a little ...
Spotify's RISE program will try to find future music superstarsEngadget
Spotify's new RISE program aims to highlight music's next big superstarsTechRadar

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Public Access Polka Show Spreads Music for 23 Years
U.S. News & World Report
The songs," Gabrosek, who still plays the accordion three times a week, said about why he loves the music. "When I was real young my folks would take us to the Slovene Center (in Barberton). The music I grew up with is polka music. It's in me to like ...

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Billboard

As Music Videos Grow Into Important Revenue Streams, Directors Have to Adjust
Billboard
Until two years ago, a music video was simply used to promote a song. Now, with the advent of monetized streaming services, the music video has become an important revenue driver, changing the field's delivery expectations. “Videos today are seen as a ...



Guitar World Magazine

Sons of Apollo Premiere "Lost in Oblivion" Music Video
Guitar World Magazine
Sons of Apollo—the group featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising ...


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