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Shopping For Your First Drum Set


Your first drum set purchase is very exciting! You have probably waited a long time to buy your first drumset and have thought a lot about it. Even though it is exciting, it is important to be patient and do your research before you buy a drum set.

Play The Piano Like A Pro


Meet the 12 Major Notes:1. C (do)2.

How To Play The Violin


This article gives the essential basics for how to play the violin. Generally violins are quite commonly available instruments and it is reasonably easy to rent or buy a violin.

Acclaimed Songwriter and Performer Michael Alan Releases New CD: Searching for the Heartland:


New York born singer songwriter Michael Alan, who records with the Indie-label Global Fish Records in Seattle, is an artist who creates without a prescribed musical formula. His approach to writing is purely straight from his heart, lyrically poetic and honest, and void of any sound-alike comparisons.

Building A Good Relationship With Your Guitar


The guitar is considered the friendliest musical instrument there is. It is because the guitar is the handiest musical instrument that could stand on its own.

Improvisation and Musical Form


Do you ramble on endlessly with your improvisations? If so, good. This has its place in music making and in new age piano playing in particularly.

Jazz Yatra


Jazz is arguably the most argumentative form of music (even has diminished and argumented chords). So at the outset let me present my side of the argument.

The Record Industry Continues Battle Against Free Music Downloads


Movie and record producers alike are saying file-sharing networks that permit its users the ability to make copies from other network member's computers are infringing on the copyright laws and costing billions of dollars in lost revenue.The recording industry claims to have lost 25% of it's revenues since computer, so called thieves, have been using peer-to-peer file-sharing networks to obtain free music downloads.

10 Ways for Unknown Musicians to Get the Word Out


When Clear Channel controls the radio and the monopoly newspaper doesn't like you, how do you win over new audiences?The good news: there are many, many ways. Here are ten of my favorites.

RAP Music and Brain Washing Issues


I am not sure if anyone has been watching out there, about the types of music that we are listening to. Let us look at them for a minute.

If Setting The Gain Correctly is So Important, Why Dont Mic Preamplifiers Have Meters?


When you first learn how to use a mixing console, you will be shown how to set the gain. Your instructor - either in audio school or in the workplace - will emphasize the importance of this and kick your ass every time you get it wrong, until you can't do anything other than get it right.

Play Too Loud And Well Cut The Power!


"Turn it down!"How often have you heard that command in your musical lifetime? It's a plain fact that old people just don't like loud music. They should all be taken to soundproofed old people's homes where they can live out the remainder of their lives complaining about each other, and let us get on with some fun.

How Can You Make A Rock Vocal Sound Better?


Admit it..

Health Insurance for Creative Artists -- A Multi-Talented Health Investment


For the Creative Artist -- Good Health Insurance is Truly a Lifetime InvestmentFellow artists, buying good health insurance is the best investment you can make in your lifetime! You can purchase fine jewelry, art works, vintage cars -- but none of these can assure you the value, well-being, and peace of mind that a comprehensive health insurance plan will bring you. And you don't have to pay for expensive expert advice before buying, either.

The Gong - An Instrument Everyone Can Play


What exactly is a Gong?The gong is a musical instrument in the percussion family. A gong can have either a definite or an indefinite musical pitch.

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Fox News

Lenny Kravitz's drummer, Franklin Vanderbilt, tries to save Chicago's kids with music
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The Guardian

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Washington Post

A cleric arrived, the music stopped, a melee ensued: Why hard-liners stopped a Pakistani wedding
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E! Online

The Power of Nashville: Inside Hollywood's Obsession With Music City
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While she splits a lot of her time spent in the Music City between her own pad and her mother's house, her penthouse made headlines earlier this summer when she was photographed having coffee with then-rumored boyfriend Joe Alwyn on the balcony.

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Valdosta Daily Times

LHS play keeps time with 'Chamber Music'
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