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Does Your CD Cover $ell (Or Suck)?


Oh, I know the last part of the title (Suck) isn't a very pleasant description to apply to anyone's CD cover. But, in the interest of plain old honesty, and to face our demons head on, I wanted to (again) utilize a worst case scenario that we can only improve from.

How to Compose Using ABA Form


ABA form is like a musical sandwich. You have the 2 slices of bread with the contrasting meat and cheese on the inside.

New Age Music - What Is It Good For?


Let's face it. The world will not end if there isn't another new age music CD on the market.

George Winston and New Age Piano Playing


The first time I heard George Winston play back in the early 1980's I was blown away. I didn't know why I liked this music.

Trusting Your Inner Voice - Key to Success at the Piano


We all have so many critical voices in our heads.Telling us what's good, what's not, and what should be.

Piano Music - How to Begin and End a Piece


How do you begin a piece of music? That's a question I'm often asked. The answer I usually give is that you begin as soon as you start playing - that is, if you're trying to "compose" something, the piece begins the moment it has energy and is something you want to capture.

Music Making as Spiritual Experience


If you've been playing piano for some time, you may come upon periods where you forget yourself and only the music remains. You might even have had a spiritual experience.

Living Life Loud


Change is good. Just ask the millions of unsigned artists worldwide trying to get their music heard.

CD Mastering using Har-Bal


Feel free to download the entire manual detailing the mastering process from Har-Bal complete with pictures of all the tools needed to create a great sounding mastered cd .http://hdqtrz.

Warner Music Executive Payments


"In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth." Susanne Langer (1895-1985)CommentaryIn these times of major record label mergers, downsizing, the slashing of label rosters, and thousands of record company jobs being lost over the last three years--not to mention the enormous sea change and seismic shifts that technology has wrought--comes one of the most disturbing reports we have come across.

The Revolution has begun - and it will not be Televised The new Artist Development Paradigm


In reflecting on the world of the Music Business in 2004, there were some very profound and dramatic changes that changed the nature of the Music Business itself. 2004 will always be remembered as the year the 'Big Five' became the 'Big Four' and don't be surprised if you're reading at this time next year and we're telling you about the 'Big Three'! Beside the Sony/BMG merger, 2004 will also be remembered as the year labels utilized aggressively utilized video games as a marketing vehicle for the launching of many of their artists.

The Flower Garden and New Age Piano Music


If you've ever looked at a flower garden, not only its beauty may have captivated you, but also its overall arrangement.There may have been some tulips or roses combined with other flowers or plants.

How to Find Musical Ideas


The Russian Composer Igor Stravinsky once said: " A good composer does not imitate; he steals."I think what he meant by this is that it's OK to use a technique developed by another and make it your own.

When Does Practice Make Perfect? Not Much Of The Time Unless All The Pieces Fit First


Often people receive a banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar or some other musical instrument as a birthday, Christmas or special occasion gift. There's glee and joy everywhere.

Playing The Violin Is For Everyone Who Loves Music


Every day musical instruments enrich the lives of people around the world and continue to promote culture and art throughout every society and community, no matter what size or structure. Even those people of the world who live outside the realm of technology enjoy and use musical instruments to tell stories or entertain.

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