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A Brief History of Gongs


The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Archaeologists have unearthed gongs built almost four thousand years ago.

Micheal Jackson


I bet your wondering all about the Micheal Jackson Trail. Do you think he's guilty.

Liberate your iPod


When Akio Morita came up with the idea of the Sony Walkman all of his colleagues at the thought he was completely insane. The general consensus was that people wouldn't want to walk around the streets wearing headphones.

Thomas Jefferson and the Chinese Gong


While Richard Nixon's diplomatic visit to China may have created a minor thaw in Sino-US relations, he was not the first President to try to get in sync with the Chinese. Thomas Jefferson preceded him by close to two centuries.

Guitarists...Are You A Victim and A Loser?


I was thinking today about THE most dangerous enemy of musical progress?the victim mentality. What do I mean by this?Often we can let our personal circumstances dictate our progress.

Guitar Players...Learn About The Point Of Discipline


Have you ever started learning a lick or exercise and stopped practicing it before you had mastered it? Now I don't know you, but my guess the answer to the question is yes! Why is that? Why did you stop, when it was something that you REALLY wanted to learn?There are quite a few reasons for it, but the one I would like to mention now is what I call the "point of discipline". This is the point when the initial enthusiasm of learning that new lick/exercise wears off.

Reaching For The Soul Zone


Every searching artist wants to get there. It's that magical place where something takes over, you know, when something bigger than you whispers in your ear and says "Relax - I'll take it from here!"I like to call it the 'soul zone', others simply call it the 'zone', I'm sure there are many other names for it.

Adults Can Learn to Play the Piano Too


Are you well past puberty and have always had a hankering for tickling the ivories? Maybe you didn't have the money as a child. Or your family was always moving.

Learning To Play The Piano With Chords


Learning piano chords can help you in all your piano playing. For me chords are the easiest way to play and the simplest way to embellish my playing.

Do You Know What a Didgeridoo Is?


Do you know what a didgeridoo is? There are so many things in this life that are unknown to us. I bet you could find out about something outside your normal sphere of vision and experience everyday for the rest of your life and still not get close to knowing about everything out there.

Surf Waves With Jack Johnson


Lately I've been listening to some pretty cool music by some beach bum named Jack Johnson. The tunes he plays really touch a chord within me.

12 Reasons You Should Learn to Play the Piano


All right, folks, here you go: My 12 reasons why you should start learning how to play the piano. Immediately.

Acoustic Or Electronic Drums - What Is Your Choice?


A debate rages on in the drumming world! You might think that the debate centers on brands of drums, or different styles of drums. However, you would be wrong.

The History Of Drums - A Journey Of Sound


Music and musical instruments are an extremely important part of human history. The use of rhythm and song has long been used to express meaning, and feeling and accompany rituals.

CD Clubs: How to Get the Best Deals Online


(1) The BMG Music Service offers the best deal you'll find -- 11 CDs for the price of shipping ($2.79 each) when you buy one CD at full club price, which is typically about $15 plus shipping.

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New York Times

A Muslim American's Homecoming: Cowboys, Country Music, Chapatis
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Amazon adds Alexa voice control to the Amazon Music app
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Billboard

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Fox News

Lenny Kravitz's drummer, Franklin Vanderbilt, tries to save Chicago's kids with music
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As violence in Chicago escalates, drummer Franklin Vanderbilt embarks on a journey through the city's West Side to highlight the successes of teachers aiding kids through music education. Vanderbilt shares his story from humble beginnings on the West ...

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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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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — For nearly a decade, nobody dared play live music at weddings or parties in much of the northwest region bordering Afghanistan, for fear of raids by the area's Islamist government or violent reprisals by armed militants. Many ...



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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"Chamber Music" has an ensemble cast, with moments for each student to shine, and to work throughout the performance as a strong and cohesive team. Dorsett said "Chamber Music" presents an educational opportunity, too. The play introduces theatre ...



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