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Your PC Is An Awesome Singer... If You Let It!


As an amateur songwriter, who struggles with a computer far from powerful enough to run the necessary software to record vocals of good quality, I have looked for good solutions. And I've found a few.

Six Reasons to Play New Age Piano


Here are six very good reasons to learn how to play piano in the New Age style:1. It's easy.

Improvising On The Piano: Jazz Musicians Do It -- Why Not Other Styles?


Why jazz piano improvisation?Why not gospel piano improvisation?Is it not possible to improvise classical music, or sacred music, or any other kind of music?Bach improvised many of his fugues and inventions while playing organ in church. Many others in all musical styles have improvised within the context of their own persuasion.

What All Do I Have to Know to be a Really Good Piano Player?


Many students ask me a question that goes something like this: "What all do I have to know to be a really good piano player?"The trouble with a question like that is that it ignores individual differences such as talent, motivation, freedom to practice, and a hundred other variables.How much did Mozart have to know? How much did Erroll Garner know? Mozart could play far better than I can when he was 3.

Guitar Performance - Make The Most of It!


Getting ready for any type of guitar performance can be a little scary at first, but if you are well prepared, you will find the experience much easier to handle. Whether you're playing with a band, or by yourself; are a seasoned performer, or a rookie; there are several things you can do to make the most of your performance.

Try Some New Music!


Stuck in a music rut?It happens. After listening to your favorite song 1,379,614 times, you will, eventually, get sick of it.

How to Become a World Class Expert in Just 20 Minutes a Day


Is it really possible to become an expert in some field in 20 minutes a day?When I first was exposed to the idea, I'll admit I was rather skeptical. But I heard the idea from a very wise man named Earl Nightengale whom I respected, so the idea intrigued me.

How Many Guitar Chords Do I Need To Know?


Guitar chords, (chords played specifically on a guitar,) differ only from other types of chords by virtue of instrument; they're simply a series of three or more notes played together. These notes don't necessarily have to be played simultaneously, however.

Mp3s - The Future of Music?


Mp3 music is audio that has been digitally encoded and compressed to make the amount of data smaller without compromising the overall sound quality. It's a revolutionary technique with incredibly good results; mp3 music is frequently indistinguishable from music found on a CD (though some audiophiles with very sensitive ears dispute that statement).

Beginner Guitar Tips: How to Get a Feel


"I don't like to go into the studio with all the songs worked out and planned before hand?. You've got to give the band something to use its imagination on as well.

Make Money with Your Music - the Top 5 Ways


Songwriters dream of making their living by writing, and sometimes performing, their songs. But until that day comes they've got to make a living somehow! Sound familiar?With a little imagination, you can probably find a way to convert your love for music and songwriting into a means of making money.

How to Create Hip, Mature, and Lush Harmonies [correction]


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.

A Dying Cat And A Nylon String Guitar


"Music isn't just learning notes and playing them, you learn notes to play to the music of your soul" - Katie Greenwood.Why are you learning music anyway? Is it to pick up chicks? Is it to fulfill a void in your mundane life? Is it an indescribable calling?I always wanted to learn the drums.

Does Reading Make Music?


When you read music you are deciphering the printed page and transferring the information to the keyboard. You might say that you are decoding what the composer or arranger put on the page .

How To Play Guitar Like a Pro!


Having taught the guitar for many years, I see the majority of beginners experiencing the same problems and making the same mistakes over and over again in their quest to learn how to play guitar. It's my job to steer them through these problem areas.

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Nikki Sixx talks new Motley Crue music for 'The Dirt,' weighs in on Ariana Grande fame  USA TODAY

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx chats with USA TODAY about the band's first new music together in four years, written for their upcoming Netflix biopic.


Florida Inmate Sues Prison After Losing $550 Worth of Music  Slate

An inmate has filed a class-action suit against the Florida Department of Corrections for confiscating his digital media files. William Demler says that since 2012, ...


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Here's how loud you can play music in your car  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

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Ousted from his hometown, Nakhane finds salvation in music  Document Journal

On new album 'You Will Not Die,' the actor and singer embraces his sexuality and learns to reject universal truths. At 31 years old, Nakhane doesn't know when ...


Duke Ellington's 'Black, Brown And Beige' Set A Tone For Black Protest  NPR

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.


Monkees' Music Sales Increase by 1,172% Following Peter Tork's Death  Billboard

Following news of the death of The Monkees' Peter Tork, the band's music saw a huge jump in sales, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music.


The Social Movement Mix Tape: Smithsonian Record Label Spotlights The Music Of Change  WAMU 88.5

A new box set from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings taps into the record label's vast archives.


John Legend on Kanye West, Making Political Music and Morality in Art  New York Times

In January, John Legend drew widespread praise as the most prominent musician to speak out against R. Kelly's decades of sexual-assault allegations in ...


A UNC-Chapel Hill Student With Music In Her Blood: Faith Jones Debuts First Single  WUNC

Music is in Faith Jones' blood. Her father plays piano; her mother sings, and the two met in a band in the 1980s. Growing up, Jones and her family listened.


The music of Beaumont blues legend Johnny Winter still matters  Houston Chronicle

Imagine for a moment being the only white kid in a Beaumont blues club in the 1950s. Then consider being that kid, and also with the glowing hair and skin of ...


Music from butterflies, Mariposa is Dominic Lavoie's solo project  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Dominic Lavoie has released his first solo project endeavor. The songs are all named after butterflies and the music flutters in flight from the first note.


This week’s 5 best bets for music in Las Vegas  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A round-up of the best music in Las Vegas this week.


Anderson .Paak Has Two Albums' Worth of Music With Dr. Dre Done  XXLMAG.COM

During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, Anderson . Paak revealed he has two albums of unreleased music with Dr. Dre.


Fun, food and music at Taste of the Town  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Attendees went mad for the scrumptious samples at the Scotland County Literacy Council's Taste of The Town on Thursday night.The theme ...


Alt.Latino Music Inspired Oscar-Nominated Film 'Roma'  NPR

Roma director Alfonso Cuarón handpicked artists to make music inspired by the characters from his Oscar-nominated film. The results are stunning.


Knoxville music, theater: Jerry Lee Lewis still rocks, Clarence Brown goes Motown, KSO sets season  Knoxville News Sentinel

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Fred Foster, Founder of Monument Records and Combine Music, Dead at 87  CMT.com

Country Music Hall of Fame member Fred Foster -- an early champion of such rising talents as Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton and Roy Orbison -- died ...


Johnny Marr offers a hedonistic doomsday alternative with video for new song “Armatopia”: Watch  Consequence of Sound

After announcing a US tour on Thursday, Johnny Marr has released a new single, “Armatopia”, complete with a captivating doomsday-inspired music video.


Battle of the Bands: Venezuela Power Struggle Turns to Music  NBC 6 South Florida

Venezuela's power struggle is set to become a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding President Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and ...


Alicia Keys Vibes Out In New "Raise A Man" Music Video  Vibe

Alicia Keys is getting personal in her music video for her latest single, "Raise a Man." The Bill Kirstein-directed visual was shot in a recording studio with the ...


Festival International Music Lineup  KATC Lafayette News

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Viva Friday Playlist: New Music by Marc Anthony, Fanny Lu, Jorge Celedon and More  Billboard

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A New Opera Season: The Week in Classical Music  The New York Times

The Met's 2019-20 season is announced, and other highlights.


YouTube Music to open new studios for emerging talent at UK's BRIT School  Music Business Worldwide

The British music industry may be up in arms over YouTube's 'carpet-bombing propaganda' in opposition to Article 13 – but it evidently loves a large check as ...


OVERKILL Releases Music Video For 'Welcome To The Garden State' Song  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

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Music Rundown: Who you should be watching play live this week  Vernon Morning Star

Last weekend I stayed in for some much needed rest and relaxation after the wild last few months where we have been spoiled with great live music.


R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse  The Guardian

Indictment filed in Illinois and seen by Guardian includes nine counts involving victims aged between 13 and 17.


Watch Music Video for 'Seventeen,' Second Single From London Cast Album of Heathers the Musical  Playbill.com

Original West End cast members Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie Muscato are featured in the music video.


Grab tickets to these 5 concerts before they sell out  Boston.com

Check out a handful of live music shows we've heard are dangerously low on tickets. Read more on Boston.com.


The Keinemusik crew celebrates 10 years of music 'Hand In Hand'  Mixmag

All of Keinemusik's mainstays have paired up on a new four-track EP, titled 'Hand In Hand', to celebrate 10 years of releasing music on the lauded Berlin-based ...


Shreveport singer has music featured in acclaimed movie “Green Book”  KSLA

Movie producers worked with historic Shreveport record label RAM Records to get six songs for the film.


How to Download Streaming Music and Listen Offline  PCMag.com

Don't use up your data on your playlists and podcasts. Download and go from the streaming *service* yo.


Classical Review: ACME gives a concise overview of modernist music styles  Press Herald

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble, better known by its acronym, ACME, came to Portland on Thursday evening to offer a varied, if remarkably ...


Why Marshmello’s Fortnite Show Will Prove ‘Revolutionary’ for the Music Industry  Rolling Stone

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Oconto fifth graders to take 'general music' course next year  Green Bay Press Gazette

Students will have chance to learn about both band and choir in their first year at middle school.


Relief teachers: Music schools set to rethink hiring policies  Radio New Zealand

Music schools will now be reconsidering who relieves their classes, after a Wellington music school potentially employed a sex offender as a reliever.


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CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI FILTH Says Music For Next Album Is 'Sounding Great'  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

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Public Records: New Music & Performance Space Coming To Gowanus  BKLYNER

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The Damned Things release new music video, announce upcoming album  Alternative Press

The Damned Things have announced their first new album in almost a decade with a new song "Cells" and a music video to go with it.


Lauren Book on R. Kelly charges: 'Stop playing his music'  Florida Politics

State Sen. Lauren Book, a childhood sexual abuse survivor, is condemning R&B singer R. Kelly after he was charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse on Friday.


Music informs the way this artist paints his landscapes  TheSpec.com

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Remembering DC Music Legend Skip Groff  Washingtonian

Local musician Jim Spellman looks back on his time as an employee—and customer—of Groff's Rockville record store Yesterday and Today.


12 Best Music Shows in L.A. This Week  L.A. Weekly

Los Angeles is a hotbed of live music, and L.A. Weekly is here to help navigate this embarrassment of riches. From Jon Spencer's blues-garage sound to O.G. ...


Watch Chilly Gonzales' 'Pop Music Masterclass' On Queen  Stereogum

Pianist, composer, and self-proclaimed musical genius Chilly Gonzales is back with another installment of his Pop Music Masterclass series, in which he breaks.


Rhiannon Giddens Is Reclaiming the Black Heritage of American Folk Music  TIME

In early 2018, folk-music torchbearer Rhiannon Giddens decamped to Breaux Bridge, La., with minstrelsy on her mind. In her early work with the ...


Wagener-Salley High Black History program focuses on music, Great Migration  Aiken Standard

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Nineteen years ago today, on Feb. 22, 1990, Tritt released his debut album, 'Country Club'.


Music at the Band Rotunda bringing Rotorua together for music and companionship  New Zealand Herald

People have been enjoying relaxing afternoons of companionship and music at this year's Music at the Band Rotunda, which is set to continue through March.


#Elections2019: ANC releases music album  IOL

Johannesburg - The African National Congress (ANC) is swinging into election mode and will on Friday release a music album ahead of the country's general ...


How the Dysfunction of My Chemical Romance Inspired ‘The Umbrella Academy’  Rolling Stone

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Don't sentence the music - Stakeholders want imprisoned artistes to record from behind bars  Jamaica Star Online

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Future of Zim music worries Mukanya – Nehanda Radio  Nehanda Radio

It is Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo's wish to see Zimbabwean artistes raising the country's flag internationally by showcasing diverse cultures through their art.


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Marco Carola's Music On residency moves to Pacha Ibiza in 2019  Resident Advisor

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Moonshine Is the Inclusive Party Series Creating a Space for the Music and Style of the African Diaspora in Montreal  Vogue

Pierre Kwenders's diverse party series and collective Moonshine combined Afro-house, dancehall, and more at their last event.


Spotify finally lands on Garmin's VivoActive 3 Music  Engadget

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Adia Victoria: Silences review – compelling southern gothic blues  The Guardian

The story of a woman negotiating race, religion and powerlessness in America, Victoria's fine second album suggests turmoil but never overdoes it.


Hampton Beach looks to add circus, more music in 2019  Seacoastonline.com

HAMPTON — More Nashville singers and a night with the circus could be coming to Hampton in 2019 as officials look to bolster the beach's brand as a premier ...


Chennai Metro to launch app for free movies and music  The News Minute

Chennai metro rail patrons will have access to a range of free movies, music and TV soaps, thanks to a mobile entertainment system launched by CMRL.


Australians Rally Against Music Regulations, Warn NSW Could Become 'First Music Festival-Free Zone'  Billboard

The vibrant festivals scene in NSW is said to be facing extinction, due to onerous new rules.


Ex-TDEP Guitarist Ben Weinman To Release New Music To Support Animal Sanctuary  Kerrang!

Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman is making new music but needs your help!


Indie rocker Car Seat Headrest drives in his own lane  Houston Chronicle

Will Toledo builds songs like a woodland creature — be it a bird or a recluse — might create a shelter. He gathers the materials and assembles them in a ...


Jukebox Hero The Musical, based on music of Lou Gramm, opens in Toronto  13WHAM-TV

TORONTO, ON - Jukebox Hero The Musical, based on the music of Foreigner's lead singer and Rochester native Lou Gramm is coming to the Ed Mirvish ...


MTN Group appoints Oyebowale Akideinde Head OTT Music Services  Myjoyonline.com

MTN Group has appointed Oyebowale Akideinde as Head of Over the Top (OTT) Music Services.


Winter at Tantora: music festival brings Yanni and other stars to Saudi Arabia  africanews

The Winter at Tantora Festival is bringing international music stars to perform at Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.


In The Know: SoStereo's Weekly Music News Summary February 22, 2019  Magnetic Magazine

SoStereo's weekly music news summary with YouTube simplifying its copyright strike and more.


Retro cafe and music bar is coming to site near Hinckley town centre  Leicestershire Live

Plans to create a retro cafe and music bar in Hinckley have been approved by council bosses. The coffee shop would be a 1920s-50s style spin off from Darcy's ...


Spider-Verse & Spider-Man movie soundtracks are perfect time capsules  Polygon

What music does Spider-Man listen to? In the Oscar-nominated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, music taste is a key component to Miles Morales' origin story.


Harrison Festival to share the culture behind the music  Chilliwack Progress

Festival director Andy Hillhouse will be talking about nationalism in music, starting March 1.


The BBC Music Magazine Quiz: Sheep  Classical-Music.com

How good is your classical music knowledge? Don't be sheep-ish - have a go at our specially themed quiz. You'll find the answers at the foot of the page.


Music industry sexism: will Matt Healy's Brits moment spark change?  The Guardian

A discussion about music and misogyny with Chris of Christine and the Queens, the 1975's Matty Healy, DJ Matt Wilkinson and Guardian deputy music editor ...


Simple Creatures (Mark Hoppus, Alex Gaskarth) drop first music video  Alternative Press

Simple Creatures (Mark Hoppus, Alex Gaskarth) set the internet ablaze with news of a new project, and now they're dropping title track “Strange Love.”


Minnesota's craft brewery boom is good for music fans (and bands)  Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Thank you, local and regional breweries for your support of live music. You are keeping local music alive.” Tweet from @Lowtheband ...


Report of women's allegations against Ryan Adams prompts responses by music figures  NBC News

The New York Times quoted several well-known musicians by name in the story on Ryan Adams, with some saying he dangled career opportunities "while ...


Weezer drop two new Black Album tracks, share Mr. Rogers-themed music video  The A.V. Club

*Fresh* off their Finn Wolfhard-starring video for a-ha's “Take On Me,” Weezer are back with a pair of original songs from their forthcoming Black Album, which is ...


Amy Winehouse hologram tour postponed due to 'unique sensitivities'  The Guardian

Base Hologram, which was planning a concert tour featuring the deceased singer, says 'creativity does not necessarily follow a schedule'


YouTube Music 3.03 adds Android Auto support, continues work on playing on-device files [APK Insight]  9to5Google

Recent updates to YouTube Music have brought major features like Sonos integration, and more minor UI tweaks. YouTube Music 3.03...


Teen sensation Grace VanderWaal opens up about songwriting struggles in new single 'Stray'  USA TODAY

Grace VanderWaal, the 15-year-old musician who won 'America's Got Talent' in 2016, has new music and just shot her first movie.


WATCH: Debut music video ‘100 Miles’ drops for Georgia football player, recording artist Wix Patton  Saturday Down South

Those around the Georgia program know of Wix Patton; however, the rest of the country may soon know him, too. On Thursday, Patton's music video for his new ...


Former addict hopes music video shot in Middletown will help forge new career  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — It's been a long, hard road to recovery for former Middletown resident KC Conklin, whose addiction to heroin brought him to the depths of ...


Croatian Amor - Isa | Music Review  Tiny Mix Tapes

whose end of the world is the end of the world?) (whose ending of the world is the ending of the world?) (whose apocalypse is the apocalypse?) (who survives ...


The 52: Great music or great pizza? At the Village Idiot, it's both  Toledo Blade

One of the best taglines in the history of taglines tells you everything you need to know about Maumee's iconic neighborhood staple, the Village Idiot: Great ...


The Importance of Using Music to Bring Us to Our Next Joy  DJBooth

From ScHoolboy Q's “Collard Greens” to Chance The Rapper's "All Night" and "Smoke Break," how music is a universal joy and coping mechanism.


Dim lights, candles and music - Saif Ali Khan reveals the quieter side of Taimur Ali Khan away from the paps  Times Now

Whether Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan approve of it or not, their 2-year old son Taimur Ali Khan has become one of the biggest sensations of our ...


Temple's WRTI radio station is now a classical music promoter, too  Philly.com

Presenting and curating music with an ear toward the local community fills a surprisingly vital need, our critic finds.


Understanding the Music Behind Broadway's Choir Boy  Playbill.com

Jeremy Pope, Caleb Eberhardt, and the cast of the Tarell Alvin McCraney play recall the church songs that impacted their lives.


Ryan Adams' music dropping from radio stations amid sexual misconduct allegations  Fox News

Ryan Adams, currently mired in sexual harassment charges raised by a story in the New York Times last week, is being abandoned in droves at Adult Album ...


The 31 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: Feb 18-24, 2019  TheStranger.com

This week, our music critics have picked everything from Kacey Musgraves and Soccer Mommy to a Rihanna dance party to Waxahatchee and Bonny Doon.


Every child deserves the magic of music  The Guardian

Letters: Learning an instrument can teach so many life skills, says Jess Gillam.


Exclusive: Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson Are Totally in Love in Andy Grammer's "Don't Give Up on Me" Music Video  Seventeen.com

Andy Grammers's new music video for her new single "Don't Give Up on Me" is here and it features "Five Feet Apart" stars Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu ...


Man on cross-country mission to play music at 50 hospitals in 50 states  WMUR Manchester

A man is traveling across the country in his "Jambulance" with the hope of bringing joy to hospital patients in all 50 states. Ryan Brolier recently made a stop at a ...


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