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The Joy and Pain of Playing Music VOA News
Playing sports can lead to injuries...but so can playing an instrument. Just like athletes, musicians can suffer occupational pain, repetitive strain and overuse ...
How a Bunch of Romantic Goths Changed Music As We Know It Vulture
Last week, the label 4AD reissued three This Mortal Coil albums. Here's the story of how the goth band accidentally created a blueprint for moody music that ...
FYOComfortZone brings Cleveland musicians together for collaborative music experiments - cleveland.com
FYOComfortZone brings Cleveland musicians together for collaborative music experiments cleveland.com
FYOComfortZone is a Cleveland-based studio that brings together dozens of musicians for collaborative releases. It's run by local music producer and musician ...
James 'Chief' Wilson brought music, prestige to Jones High Orlando Sentinel
James ‚ÄúChief‚ÄĚ Wilson was hired at all-black Jones High School in 1950 to teach history, but he was a talented musician and longed to share that love with his ...
Pop Quiz: ‚ÄėPure fan‚Äô Malcolm Gladwell explains his new music podcast with Rick Rubin - San Francisco Chronicle
Pop Quiz: ‚ÄėPure fan‚Äô Malcolm Gladwell explains his new music podcast with Rick Rubin San Francisco Chronicle
Writer Malcolm Gladwell says he's not a music expert but approaches his new podcast, ‚ÄúBroken Record,‚ÄĚ from the standpoint of a fan and enthusiast who wants ...
Local's vision becomes Skip's Marysville Music Cafe | News Appeal-Democrat
After others in the area had closed, Skip Bertsch was inspired to open a music shop in Marysville. But he was unsure how to make it successful.
The 12 best music tech personalities in the world right now MusicRadar
The Future Music/Computer Music/MusicRadar Best in music tech 2018 polls received thousands of votes, and we're now ready to roll out the winners.
Amazon Music app is now completely hands-free, Alexa wake word works Pocket-lint.com
Amazon has updated the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android to work completely hands-free with Alexa.
All Music is Power performs interactive show at Torrant Center MLive.com
The nonprofit musical group got students moving to the beat with holiday music and some Beatles classics.A.M.P. provides interactive concerts that cater to ...
Marina and the Diamonds confirms new music will be released in January (EXCLUSIVE) PopBuzz
Marina Diamandis confirms to PopBuzz that her first new music in three years will be released in January, with an album expected in April. Marina and the ...
How Movie Soundtracks Won 2018 in Music Vanity Fair
‚ÄúThere hasn't been a soundtrack in a long time that was a real soundtrack and not just put together,‚ÄĚ Kendrick Lamar told me about the music he created and ...
WSAV presents 'Music in Our Schools' on Christmas Day 2018 WSAV-TV
WSAV is proud to highlight our local schools this Christmas Day. Make sure to tune in for WSAV Presents Music in Our Schools with great performances by ...
Best of 2018: Cold Cave's Wes Eisold on Favorite Music, Fallen Heroes Revolver Magazine
Singer, also of American Nightmare, looks back on momentous year.
One in six commuters listen to podcasts and music instead of radio, survey claims The Independent
Millions of Britons have shunned the radio on their commute ‚Äď in favour of podcasts and playlists. Researchers who carried out a survey of 2000 UK motorists ...
Some council members not in tune with Houston airport music contract Chron.com
City council is mulling whether to pay up to $600,000 a year for live music at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports, a *service* that Mayor Sylvester Turner has ...
'A Community of Music' a big success at The Block Northway Tribune-Review
On Friday, Dec. 7, at the Block Northway, a special event was held called 'A Community of Music,' where musical groups from local schools and organizations ...
WEST END NEIGHBOR: Warm music brightens up long-term care facility Peninsula Daily News
ONE DOESN'T REALLY have to tune a washtub bass, so Larry Baysinger waited patiently while the other musicians tuned their strings.
As debates over music in the age of #MeToo rage on, radio is still about the power of the people - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
As debates over music in the age of #MeToo rage on, radio is still about the power of the people Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Actions to pull ‚ÄúBaby It's Cold Outside‚ÄĚ from radio play for what some deem as inappropriate lyrics are gaining momentum across the country.
Tencent Music Guides Pricing Around Midpoint in $1.2 Billion IPO Yahoo! Finance News
(Bloomberg) -- Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China's largest music-streaming *service*, is guiding potential investors that it could price its $1.2 billion U.S. ...
Pearl Jam guitarist mentors foster children in music-making MyNorthwest.com
For Pearl Jam guitarist, Mike McCready, music has been a lifelong passion. So when he was recently asked to help five young aspiring musicians produce a ...
A year in music: Ranking the top 50 songs of 2018 bgfalconmedia.com
In 2018, we saw the release of ‚ÄúBlack Panther,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúInfinity War,‚ÄĚ the Parkland School shooting, which killed 17 people, the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the ...
The 50 best albums of 2018, No 9: Low ‚Äď Double Negative The Guardian
The best album of the Duluth band's career sounds familiarly glacial and hymn-like ‚Äď but recorded all wrong. It's the sound of the world collapsing.
Sleiman "Sam" Bathani Makes Beautiful Music at Al-Tarboush Deli Riverfront Times
Unless you regularly attend mass at St. Raymond Maronite Cathedral, you wouldn't know that Sleiman "Sam" Bathani, the patriarch of the Loop's Al-Tarboush ...
Holiday Lights Synchronized to Music Now on Display at Erie High School erienewsnow.com
The light show was designed by students and features several holiday songs synchronized to 30000 lights.
Column: Shopping mall troubadour shares music to lift spirits Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Frequenters of Oahu's malls know that the best musical bargains in town come not in local showrooms and concert halls, but in the far corners of bustling food ...
Driver's ed to music: 6 things you didn't know you could learn from free high school online - KSL.com
Driver's ed to music: 6 things you didn't know you could learn from free high school online KSL.com
Online classes might have a reputation for being data- and reading-oriented, but a surprising number of classes you can take online are off the beaten path.
Cardi B Teases Her Gold Plated Look for 'Money' Music Video Billboard
Cardi B is living proof that "all a bad b---- need is the money" in her upcoming "Money" music video sneak peek.
U.S.'s Pop Music Is No Longer The Global King, But Its Christmas Music Can't Be Beat Forbes
American pop music isn't heard everywhere like it used to be, but its Christmas music is embraced all over the world.
Made With Shade: Local Performers Join Artist In Residence For Music With Attitude 90.5 WESA
Some side-eye. A curt ‚Äúgurrrl, please.‚ÄĚ A sarcastically drawn-out ‚Äúohhh-kaay.‚ÄĚ These are just a few manifestations of shade, that versatile conversational tool long ...
Genesis P-Orridge: fantastic transgressor or sadistic aggressor? The Guardian
The Throbbing Gristle provocateur is being hymned as she nears the end of her life. But accusations of abuse, all denied, complicate her legacy.
Ferneyhough Day review ‚Äď explosive salute to a modern master The Guardian
Decades of virtuoso compositions were played in style as the Arditti Quartet and BCMG paid tribute to Brian Ferneyhough.
Three Strange Nights with Oliver Tree, a Music-Making Meme Machine VICE
When Casey Mattson was a teenager in Santa Cruz, California, his friend Oliver Tree Nickell told him that, one day, he was going to shoot a music video where ...
Cardi B Channels Nicki Minaj's Queen Cover for New Music Video E! NEWS
I Like It rapper also opened up about her fashion week fight over the weekend.
Gonzales man charged with attempted second-degree murder in music video stabbing WBRZ
ASCENSION PARISH - A Gonzales man is facing an attempted murder charge after deputies say he stabbed a man during an altercation.
How the Grammy Nominations Really Made Us Feel The New York Times
Music's big awards show is trying to make big changes. So what do these nominations tell us?
Tracks of the Week: new music and videos from Greta Van Fleet, Von Hertzen Brothers and more - Louder
Tracks of the Week: new music and videos from Greta Van Fleet, Von Hertzen Brothers and more Louder
Classic Rock's weekly guide to the best new music, ready to be judged and ranked by you...
Music icon Cher announces Irish show for 2019 RT√Č News
The legendary superstar Cher is bringing her world tour to Ireland next year. The music icon will bring her Here We Go Again tour to Dublin's 3Arena on Friday, ...
Music evokes powerful positive emotions through personal memories Science Daily
Music is known to evoke emotions through a range of mechanisms. A new study gives insights into the way positive emotional reactions can be triggered by ...
Police use music video to track down 20 accused of illegal weapon possession KPRC Click2Houston
Twenty gang members are facing gun charges after police said they were brandishing weapons during a music video shoot at a Houston park earlier this year.
Music Giant Backed by Pony Ma Is Poised to Spin New Billionaires Bloomberg
A lawyer, a computer scientist and China's third-richest person are poised to create one of the year's biggest hits in the music industry.
Billie Joe Armstrong Is Writing New Green Day Music Loudwire
Billie Joe Armstrong has confirmed that he is writing new Green Day music. The frontman revealed the news in a comment on a recent Instagram Live video.
Who should win best music video of the year? The Week Magazine
If you like things that are safe and familiar, I have some bad news for you about the 2019 Grammy nominees for Best Music Video. Ranging from provocative to ...
The 20 Best New Artists of 2018 :: Music :: Lists :: New Bands :: Paste Paste Magazine
These new faces blew us away in 2018. Here's hoping they stick around.
The Morning After: Mars music and 'Ghost in the Shell' Engadget
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! Along with the usual highlights from this week, we have some space exploration highlights, ...
Mamma Mia-style movie based on Prince's music in the works The Guardian
Universal acquired the rights to some of the artist's most popular songs for a fictional musical in the style of the ABBA hit franchise. Guardian staff. Mon 3 Dec ...
The 50 best albums of 2018 - Music Reads - Double J ABC News
Twelve months ago, the following 50 albums did not exist. They may have lived, in some shape, in the minds of their creators. They may have been partly ...
Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody becomes most streamed song from 20th century The Guardian
Following a surge in popularity around hit biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody edges ahead of Nirvana and Guns N' Roses.
Apple buys Platoon, a start-up that helps indie musicians get discovered CNBC
Apple has purchased a tech startup that focuses on finding and developing musical artists. Platoon was founded by former Skype executive Saul Klein and ...
Junos looking for volunteers to help with week-long music celebration The London Free Press
You don't need musical talent to be part of the Juno Awards in London.Organizers have put out a call for volunteers for the Juno Week celebrations March 11-17, ...
Social music app Playlist lets you listen to music with others in real time TechCrunch
A new app called Playlist aims to make music a more social experience than what's offered today by the major music platforms like Apple Music, Pandora or ...
Golden Globes Music Nominations: Hello, Dolly ‚Ä¶ but No ‚ÄėMary Poppins‚Äô Songs Variety
In the Golden Globes' film music nominations, Dolly is in and ‚ÄúMary‚ÄĚ is out ‚ÄĒ at least in this year's much-watched Best Song category. The Hollywood Foreign ...
Best Irish pop music of 2018: A year brimming with talent, confidence and swagger The Irish Times
Year in Culture Review: Talented acts keep emerging, and a new grass-roots industry infrastructure is also taking shape.
Beyond beautiful music: Community welcomes Opera Edwardsville Alton Telegraph
EDWARDSVILLE ‚ÄĒ Inspired by a centuries-old artform, operatic tenor Chase Hopkins has returned to his hometown to share his passion for opera with the ...
10 of the best Ed Banger music videos - Video Blog Mixmag
Celebrating 15 years of audiovisual excellence from the French music label.
The Sixteen at Christmas review ‚Äď thought-provoking and never predictable The Guardian
Harry Christophers and his Sixteen are so much more than the sum of their parts. At Christmas, it's never predictable seasonal fare: this year again they span ...
Learn Spanish Through Pop Music Using This App Lifehacker
When I was in kindergarten our class participated in a riveting performance of ‚Äú50 Nifty United States‚ÄĚ a song about, you guessed it, the 50 states. Part (and by ...
Liam Gallagher says he‚Äôs been working on ‚Äėlife-changing‚Äô new music, will premiere Oasis track at intimate London gig - NME Live
Liam Gallagher says he‚Äôs been working on ‚Äėlife-changing‚Äô new music, will premiere Oasis track at intimate London gig NME Live
Liam Gallagher has offered further details on his upcoming new music, claiming to have recorded "20 songs that will change your lives".
Michael Bubl√© confirmed he's not retiring from music and then helped a couple get engaged JOE.ie
Every single Michael Bubl√© fan was delighted after the singer denied the news that stated he has retired from music, but things got even better for two fans.
Tough Market for Streaming, Japan Gets Hi-Res Service From Sony Music Billboard
Sony Music's new Japanese high-resolution streaming *service* may face an uphill battle in a market that's been slow to embrace streaming already, music ...
New music legislation set to boost artist royalties, and may give independents a more fair shake - CNBC
New music legislation set to boost artist royalties, and may give independents a more fair shake CNBC
The signing of the much anticipated Music Modernization Act (MMA) will have an impact on the music industry, and could trickle down to independent artists.
Flying Lotus: ‚ÄėKendrick Lamar absolutely deserves the key to the city‚Äô The Guardian
Steven Ellison, otherwise known as Flying Lotus, on unearthing new talent, LA beat, 'difficult' Tyler, the Creator and ten years of Brainfeeder records. Sat 8 Dec ...
Sony Music launches its own streaming service in Japan Music Business Worldwide
Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ) is partnering with Rhapsody International to launch what is being slated as the first on-demand, high resolution music ...
All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2018 NPR
The All Songs gang looks back at this year's anthems and unmissable milestones, from Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer to Childish Gambino's mind-blowing video for ...
Music historian gives insight into 'Baby It's cold Outside' after its return to Bay Area airwaves - WTVD-TV
Music historian gives insight into 'Baby It's cold Outside' after its return to Bay Area airwaves WTVD-TV
The controversial Christmas song "Baby It's Cold Outside" is back on the air at 96.5 KOIT after thousands of Bay Area listeners demanded its return.
Why Is Everyone Talking About Ariana Grande's New Music Video? The Cheat Sheet
Just when you thought Ariana Grande couldn't generate any more buzz for her new album Sweetener, she upped the stakes. Her music video for the album's ...
Thank U, Next: How Ariana Grande and Drake Accelerated the Pop Music Life Cycle The Ringer
With the #InMyFeelings challenge and the Pete Davidson saga, music's biggest stars became more responsive and self-referential than ever.
Watch Jorja Smith Step Up Her Beauty Game in her New Music Video, ‚ÄúThe One" Vogue
From a bath time beauty tutorial to va-va-voom bedhead, Jorja Smith transforms into a total bombshell in her new music video for ‚ÄúThe One.‚ÄĚ
The 50 best albums of 2018: 50-10 | Music The Guardian
Formidable electronica meets unsettling, socially conscious rap and searching R&B in our latest additions to our best albums countdown. More every weekday.
Prefab Sprout's new music BBC News
Paddy McAloon from 80s band Prefab Sprout, plays an exclusive taste of his new album.
All The Best New Indie Music From This Week UPROXX
Steve Gunn, Phoebe Bridgers, La Dispute, Robyn, and Steady Holiday made some of the best new indie music of the week.
'Music is like breathing,' says Sault artist Dunn SooToday
MD Dunn launches latest folk CD at Water Tower Pub gig.
The 10 Best Music Videos of 2018 Highsnobiety
As this year winds down we've recapped its highlights to bring you the best of 2018 in fashion, sneakers, music, movies and more. Jay and Bey's late night at the ...
Pop Music in 2018 Was a Beautiful, Transformative Mess Vanity Fair
This was a messy year for pop music. Rules changed, hits were eccentric, and the whole twelve-month period felt enigmatic in a way we don't usually expect ...
UConn Music Professor Nominated for Grammy Award NBC Connecticut
A professor of music composition at the University of Connecticut has been nominated for a Grammy Award.
Neil Young criticises festival sponsor Barclays over 'fossil fuel funding' The Guardian
Young says choice of sponsor for his London show with Bob Dylan 'doesn't work for me' and claims promoters British Summer Time 'jumped the gun'
The World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 2018 Forbes
Back in 2015, when Katy Perry appeared on the cover of Forbes after earning $135 million in a single year, she knew she'd secured her place in the pop star ...
Offset's Alleged Mistress Was in Cardi B's Rap Rival Nicki Minaj's 'FEFE' Music Video PEOPLE.com
Offset's alleged mistress Summer Bunni was in Nicki Minaj and Tekashi69's music video "FEFE"
Remembering Sprite and St. Ides' Rap Campaigns: Music Sermon Vibe
Before rap was used to sell everything under the sun, the 80s and 90s saw two brands put their entire business on hip-hop's back: Sprite and St. Ides.
Queen Sells: Why You Hear So Much Freddie Mercury Music in Ads Ultimate Classic Rock
Queen songs have appeared in commercials for decades now. What makes their music so popular with advertisers?
Deftones confirm release of new music in 2019 Consequence of Sound
Back in August, Deftones excited their fan base by sharing a few photos of band members jamming in a studio, with the hashtag #writing. While it could have ...
The top 100 songs of 2018 | Music The Guardian
Guardian music writers have picked their favourite songs of the year ‚Äď from UK drill breakthroughs to pure pop anthems ‚Äď and put them all on a giant playlist.
Sony ¬≠WF-SP900 wireless earbuds: listen to your music untethered The Australian
You can now store music tracks in your ears. Well, kind of. You can store all your music in tiny earbuds that fit into your ears. Its almost the same thing and a ...
How 'Bohemian Rhapsody' turned Queen into box office, music chart champions after decades CNBC
The rock band hasn't dropped a music project in nearly 30 years, but thanks to the performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody," their music has been given a new ...
RHCP's Flea hopes this artist's music is left behind if humans become extinct... Radio X
The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist hopes a Louis Armstrong performance will be found by a new race.
Travis Mills From Apple Music's Beats 1 Talks to We Are L.A. L.A. Weekly
This week in our We Are L.A. video series, we chatted with Apple Music's Travis Mills about his new live-streaming pop culture show on Beats 1.
Best of 2018: Failure's Kellii Scott Picks Favorite Music of Year Revolver Magazine
Alt-rock cult favorites Failure had a big 2018, releasing an ambitious series of four EPs, In the Future, Your Body Will Be, The Furthest Thing and From Your Mind ...
The 10 most-viewed music videos on YouTube in 2018 EW.com
YouTube has released its list of top music videos of 2018, and it turns out teamwork is a powerful force: the ‚ÄúTe Bote Remix‚ÄĚ from Casper, Nio Garcia, Darell, ...
NYC high school bans Nazi symbols from ‚ÄėThe Sound of Music‚Äô The Jerusalem Post - Israel News
The performing arts school known for the musical ‚ÄúFame‚ÄĚ ordered the Nazi props removed from the musical.
Lisa Ellis Joins SoundCloud as Global Head of Music Billboard
Former Sony Music executive Lisa Ellis has joined SoundCloud as global head of music and artist relations. In her new role, the industry veteran will lead ...
This Just Cause 4 Easter egg takes on a classic music video Polygon
Just Cause 4 borrows from one of the best music videos of the MTV generation for another fantastic Easter egg. Prepare to have A-Ha's "Take On Me" in your ...
All I Want For Christmas Is To...Not Hear Christmas Music Capital Public Radio News
Shoppers wait in line for Apple iPhone purchases during a Black Friday sale at a Target store, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Newport, Ky. John Minchillo / AP Photo.
Music with a message: How growing up on reserve shaped the Snotty Nose Rez Kids CBC.ca
When Quinton ‚ÄúYung Trybez‚ÄĚ Nyce and Darren ‚ÄúYoung D‚ÄĚ Metz first started performing as the Snotty Nose Rez Kids, both were dealing with deep, personal ...
Music-inspired tree trunk carvings unveiled on Hamilton Road The London Free Press
Three bandmates are joining the ranks of London's famed tree trunk sculptures on Hamilton Road.Buster the bass-playing bear, an eagle drummer named ...
Slayer announce new 2019 North American farewell tour leg with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, and Cannibal Corpse - Consequence of Sound
Slayer announce new 2019 North American farewell tour leg with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, and Cannibal Corpse Consequence of Sound
Slayer's farewell tour continues to grow, with the legendary thrash metal band announcing today that they've added a new North American leg to their 2019 ...
Spotify Wrapped 2018: Your Year of Music Wrapped Just for You G2 Crowd
Spotify Wrapped is back and better than ever, with your year music wrapped just for you! Haven't checked our your Spotify 2018 Wrapped? We'll show you how ...
Sexual harassment is crippling N.J. music. 6 artists share their stories. NJ.com
Female musicians say they have been stalked, groped and demeaned in the N.J. music scene.
This fan-made Avengers: Endgame trailer mashup with Logan‚Äôs music is going viral on Twitter ‚Äď watch video - Times Now
This fan-made Avengers: Endgame trailer mashup with Logan‚Äôs music is going viral on Twitter ‚Äď watch video Times Now
Fan-made trailers have become a big source of entertainment for fans these days. Almost every major Hollywood motion picture gets their trailer mashed up by ...
Apple announces its ‚ÄėBest of 2018‚Äô lists across apps, games, music, podcasts and more - TechCrunch
Apple announces its ‚ÄėBest of 2018‚Äô lists across apps, games, music, podcasts and more TechCrunch
Apple today announced its Best of 2018 selections ‚Äď its annual, editorial list of what it considers the best *content* across its App Store and iTunes, along with its ...
How The 'New World' Symphony Introduced American Music To Itself 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.
Christmas Music Madness: Help pick Kansas City‚Äôs ultimate holiday song KMBC Kansas City
Vote for new round of Christmas song matchups until ultimate winner is reveled.
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.
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.
Your First Guitar
Congratulations, you just bought you first guitar! Now that you've met the love of your life and made that big commitment, you're probably excited about building a good relationship with your new partner. But where do you begin? You've just come home from the music store with this beautiful, mysterious stranger, or perhaps even rescued an abandoned orphan from the flee market or pawn shop. Cradling it lovingly in your hands, you admire it's graceful form and captivating voice.
Would Chopin Have Passed A Music Quiz?
Q. My children are very interested in playing music. Is there such a thing as a music quiz for kids?
How to Improvise Using a Few Chords
When a painter is getting ready to paint, a color palette is usually chosen first. For example, if a forest is to be painted, the artist may choose browns, greens, and blues for the sky. Once the palette is chosen, it makes it easier to create the painting. Why? Because color decisions are now out of the way.
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.
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. As in today. This very minute.
The Gong - An Instrument Everyone Can Play
What exactly is a Gong?
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?
Piano Lessons Can be Fun!
There are essentially two ways to learn piano - note reading or chords. For those who want to spend years learning how to play other peoples music, note reading is the way to go.
Do you really need college to learn to play music?
Music courses are a great way to learn about virtually any area of music; history, theory, and musical instrument instruction -- you name it and somewhere music courses specialize in it. Though generally found through colleges, universities or high school programs, music courses are also offered via one-on-one instruction with a private teacher or community-based workshops. Some churches even offer music courses as a complement to their choirs; the music courses may be offered to the general public, but they're often geared toward the choir members and congregation.
New Age Piano Tricks
One of the things that makes New Age piano so enjoyable is that it's easy to get started.
Formal Highland Attire: The Correct Wearing of the Kilt; the National Dress of Scotland
We don't simply wear a theatrical costume; we wear the national dress of Scotland. While some people might think that any proposed definition of what is "correct" in traditional Highland dress is in some way a gross infringement of their right to express their individuality, others may be interested to know just what the standards are, even if they choose to exhibit variations on the theme. Voluntarily observing the rule and custom of the Scots in the matter of dress is one way to strengthen and to reinforce the genuine and traditional of the Highland culture that we claim to celebrate.
Sheet Music ? Violin and Other String Instruments
The violin is a bowed stringed instrument and is the highest pitched member of the violin family. It sits along side its cousins ? the other members of the violin family - the viola, cello, and double bass. The bow of the violin is a narrow, slightly incurved stick of Pernambuco about 75 cm long, with a band of horsehair stretched from end to end of the bowstick. The violin has four strings tuned a fifth apart, to the notes g, d', a', e'': On early violins the strings were of pure gut. Today they may be of gut, gut wound with aluminum or silver, steel, or perlon.
Art of the Recording Engineer: From Michael Jackson to Mutant Radio, Matt Forger Speaks Out
Interviewed by Scott G (The G-Man)
Greg Koch Fender Guitar History
The Greg Koch Fender guitar began to take shape all the way back when Greg Koch was in the third grade. Greg cut out cardboard Fender Stratocaster guitars, then Koch used his sisters sewing machine pedal as a wah-wah. By watching, listening and copying what he heard on records he was able to advance quickly.
Launch Pad Introduces Subliminal
Who would have ever thought that a call out for a guitar player from the audience would turn into such a wow! Beginning the night off at Launch Pad playing excellent covers of Eagles and Jimi Hendrix it could only follow by something as extraordinary as beat boxing.
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)
How To Write A Song
Did you ever wish that it was your song playing on the radio? It could be. It is not that hard once you know the formula. With a little creativity, a little knowledge, a little luck and a good formula to follow, your song could be one of the next biggest hits. Songwriting comes easy for some, and is very difficult for others. I have actually written songs in my sleep, and immediately upon awaking, written it as quickly as I could get the words on down on paper. What I want to discuss here is popular songwriting, like the songs you hear on the radio. A good pop song, whether rock, country, middle of the road, is composed of two things: a catchy tune and some good lyrics. There is a formula that most great songwriters use to write great songs. It regards the structure used to write a song. Granted, it is music and it is art, so the rules are not hard and fast. But if you want to increase your chances of getting your song on the radio, it is a good starting point. Here is the formula. Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus. Write that down on paper leaving plenty of space between each word and this will be your script. Verse The verse is the part of the song that tells the story, the part that leads to the chorus. Each verse is usually different, telling a different part of, or adding to, the story. It usually explains how you got to the things you are singing about in the chorus. Chorus. The chorus is the part of the song that is repeated after each verse. The lyrics are usually the same each time the chorus comes around. The verse usually leads to the chorus, and the chorus is usually the pay off for listening to the verse. Does that make sense? Here is a lame example (you did not think I would give you my best work, did you?): (verse) My dog is sick, he's got a tick He's my best friend, don't let it end (chorus) Oh, woe is me, can't you see Woe is me, will I ever be free (verse) My car broke down, just out of town It got towed in, but it's broke again (chorus) Oh, woe is me, can't you see Woe is me, will I ever be free Now, if you would kindly stop laughing at my lame song for a minute, I want you to think about whether or not you understand my point. Songwriting is story telling. The verse tells the problems, the chorus expresses the results or the emotions. All right, now that you have that mastered, let's tackle the bridge. Ah, yeah, there is more to the song than the pain and the release. We need the diversion. That is what the bridge is; it is the diversion from the verse and the chorus. The bridge may have a slightly different melody to it, or it could even have a different rhythm or a different tempo (Elvis' "Suspicious Minds" did a great job on this technique). Let's go back to the lame song and add a bridge: (verse) My dog is sick, he's got a tick He's my best friend, don't let it end (chorus) Oh, woe is me, can't you see Woe is me, will I ever be free (verse) My car broke down, just out of town It got towed in, but it's broke again (chorus) Oh, woe is me, can't you see Woe is me, will I ever be free (bridge) Tomorrow is a better day, I've got a new truck on the way My dog just had a flea it seems, so once again I'll live my dreams (chorus) Oh, woe was me, can't you see Woe was me, but now I'm free The bridge offers a solution to the problems I was having. You don't want to leave your listener on the edge of suicide, you want to give them hope. Notice, I also changed up the wording of the chorus. This was done to reflect my new found joy. One more thing on formula. It can be anyway you want, but most verses and chorus come in lines of 4. So, instead of this: (verse) Oh, woe is me, can't you see Woe is me, will I ever be free (verse) My car broke down, just out of town It got towed in, but it's broke again it would be: Oh, woe is me, can't you see Woe is me, will I ever be free My car broke down, just out of town It got towed in, but it's broke again The same goes for the chorus. Again, if you are creative, do it however you want. But for a new songwriter, this gives you some guidelines to scratch out and start carving out your new creation. One more thing, do not make the notes to the melody so high that your fans cannot sing along. We are certainly all not Stevie Wonder.
The Various Countries - A Rant About Country Music
It is no secret that over the past couple decades country music has struggled with it's identity far more than any other genre in the industry. At this point nobody can really claim to be a country music fan without being questioned what kind of country fan? The answers being seemingly endless, I've broken them down into a few main categories (but really, there could be so many more).
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