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Music Information

How to Become a Filthy Rich Record Label Mogul


Let me guess, you love music and would do anything to be able to enter into the fabulous life of the music business? Better yet, you would love to become the next record mogul like P.Diddy or Clive Davis.

New M3 with Competition Package


The new competition package available for the BMW M3 is almost sad as it is wonderful. With everyone knowing of the strong rumors of the M3's power plant changing to a V8, it's almost heart breaking to think about the legendary straight 6 cylinder being laid to rest.

The Death-Defying Warehouse Party Life: An Interview by William of Orange


About an entire local music industry that's rarely heard from, briefly navigated by a remote being that coalesces, rarely, around music scenes and their absurd atrocities; published by "The Stranger" weekly newspaper of Seattle, WA.Sonny Chelf is the orneriest house party producer I know who hails from Tacoma.

Top Rap Song


After months of email and posts, we've finally compiled and rated what you submitted as the top rap songs of all time. At first we tried to rank these, but we realized that due to the diverse nature of these songs it seemed unfair to do so.

Hip Hop History


Rap music originated as a cross-cultural product. Most of its important early practitioners-including Kool Herc, D.

How to Create a Multi-artistic Piece - Part II


In the last article, the creation of a theme, its development, and the use of a libretto were discussed. As one may recall, the theme is the kernel of a production, which dictates the nature of the piece.

How I Compose a Piece of Music


A number of people have asked about my own methodology for creating a complete piece of music at the piano. At the risk of oversimplification, the steps are as follows:1.

10 Top Reasons You Should Learn to Play Chord Piano


There are roughly umpteen zillion reasons why you should learn enough chords to be able to "chord a song" at the piano. By "chord a song", I mean the ability to play 3 or 4 chords on the piano in some sort of rhythm while you or someone else sings the tune.

Self-Expression Without Criticism


When I was 9 years old I played the Saxophone and thought I was pretty good at it. Unfortunately, I had a teacher who didn't think so and he went out of his way to make sure I knew how he felt.

The King of the Delta Blues Singers - Robert Johnson Still Stands at the Crossroads


Probably the most enigmatic Singer and Guitarist of the twentieth Century is now one of the most revered and respected of all Musicians who make up the Genre of the 'Blues'. I speak of course about the wonderful Robert Leroy Johnson.

Arpeggios and New Age Piano Playing


Chopin used them extensively. So did Beethoven and Mozart.

3 Secrets To Understanding What Makes Music Tick


It's no secret that virtually everyone loves music in some form or other. After all, music is the universal language.

Yo, is Rap Just Another Four Letter Word?


Flaunting any excessive or anti-social behavior is considered brazen. When it is no longer considered brazen it is proof that it has become embedded as part of our culture.

Music Bytes - Tips For Saving On Professional Software For Musicians, Part I


If you are outraged by the prices software giants demand for their tools, it's time to check out shareware. Small independent developers often provide similar solutions that cost three to five times less AND you get to try them before paying.

The Ostinato - What It is and How to Use It


Ostinato means "repeating pattern" and is used frequently in all types of music. For New Age piano players, it provides a great way to lay down the background of the piece while the right-hand improvises a melody!For example, in the lesson "Winter Scene," we have a repeating pattern going on in the left-hand using 2 chords.

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