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Pop's need for speed: 'You have to drop new stuff constantly' The Guardian
Pop stars are under pressure to produce a continuous stream of new music, with many releasing two albums a year. What's behind the explosive pace?
Apple introduces real-time lyrics to Music Engadget
With the release of iOS13, Apple's added a fun new feature to Music: time-synced lyrics. The updated lyrics experience presents real-time synced song words ...
Generation Z Is Making Music With Anti-Radical Tones WIRED
Whereas millennial artists embrace experimentation and maximalism, Gen Z finds beauty inside of parameters.
Music Agency Creates âPanic Buttonâ For Its Time-Strapped Clients Forbes
"We've heard for years that our clients have come to rely on our speed and availability, but even so, that wasn't enough. With Presto!, we know for a fact that, with ...
Taylor Swift Considered Quitting Music for This Heartbreaking Reason Showbiz Cheat Sheet
It's been a phenomenal Summer for Taylor Swift. With the release of her seventh studio album, Lover, the first album which Swift fully owns, the musician.
'Tis the season. My top five fall music bangers Indiana Daily Student
Fall. Just thinking about the season gets me excited. I can wear big sweatshirts, watch horror movies and ride my bike to class without getting so sweaty that it ...
At the L.A. County Fair, a mix of music draws diverse crowds both big and small Los Angeles Times
Rock, hip-hop and Latin pop are just some of the music genres people can find at the Los Angeles County Fair concerts.
Julianne Hough Returns to Music After 10 Years With Song ''Transform'' E! NEWS
Listen to the America's Got Talent judge's new track.
Amazon's Plan to Leapfrog Apple, Spotify in Music Streaming Race Investopedia
The retailer is offering a higher quality HD streaming *service* for 50 million songs, with digital sound quality similar to CDs.
Music starts for Earthlings around Area 51 events in Nevada ABC News
Sound checks echoed from a distant main stage while Daniel Martinez whirled and danced at dusty makeshift festival grounds just after sunset in Rachel, the ...
Grieving fans give music of Eddie Money, The Cars sales bumps USA TODAY
In the days since Eddie Money and Ric Ocasek's deaths, their music has seen a bump in sales from grieving fans.
Music Pick: Toto L.A. Weekly
Toto is the one American band who can be honestly described as the band that's done it all.
Ken Burnsâ New Documentary Is in Love With Countryâs Myths, Not Its Music Pitchfork
Country music has long been in the business of telling tales about itself, and that self-celebration isn't limited to the songs. Nashville is filled with monuments to ...
Music Producer Mark Ronson Reveals He Identifies as Sapiosexual PEOPLE.com
"I didn't know that there was a word for it," Ronson said on Good Morning Britain.
Here's the Guitar That Prince Revolutionized Music With in 'Purple Rain' Smithsonian.com
It's hard to imagine an artist more committed to a singular vision than Prince Rogers Nelson. His career began in 1978, with the release of his debut album, For ...
Mercury prize 2019: rapper Dave wins for 'exceptional' Psychodrama The Guardian
The south London artist wins the ÂŁ25000 prize for an album the Guardian hailed as 'fearless and incisive'
Mark Davis: Music a conduit for creativity | Daily Mail Commentary Charleston Gazette-Mail
As a young person growing up in St. Albans, I was fortunate to be surrounded by quality arts opportunities.
'Most political in years': critics hail Mercury prize's return to protest music The Guardian
Industry experts have hailed the return of political music in the run-up to this year's Mercury prize, with British and Irish artists on the shortlist addressing the ...
Brittany Howard: Jaime review â Alabama Shakes singer's luminous neo-soul The Guardian
A wonderful solo debut takes in race, religion and boozy excess, all with searing lyricism.
Final Music on Third Street of the season UpperMichigansSource.com
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC)- The last Music on Third Street of the season took place in Marquette on Thursday evening. Residents filled the streets to enjoy the ...
Column: In their grief, Flight 3407 victim Coleman Mellett's family shares his music Buffalo News
Documentary about the life and music of guitarist who died in 2009s Flight 3407 crash will be screened at the Niagara Falls International Film Festival.
Listen to celestial music at the MARC Sept. 23 Moab Sun News
Musical composer Mitch Stevens was moved after he viewed Moab's night sky for the first time.
Yes, Rap Is Music The Federalist
Historically speaking, rap and hip hop have been just musical as any other variety of pop music. You know it when you hear it.
Amazon bets users will pay up for high-definition music streaming CNN
Amazon just unveiled its latest attempt to attract customers in the crowded music streaming market: high-quality audio.
Watch the music video for Green Dayâs latest single, âFather of AllâŚâ NME Live
Green Day have released a music video for their latest single, 'Father of AllâŚ', the title track of their new album out in February 2020.
YouTube is changing how it counts views for record-breaking music videos The Verge
YouTube is introducing a major change to its music chart system after discovering that artists and labels were using growth hacks to inflate how many people ...
Spotify Wonât Raise Its Music-Streaming Prices â Yet Rolling Stone
As streaming services solidify their position as the dominant way that people listen to music, a common question swirling around â from investors and users ...
Drive-By Truckers bringing new music to Mobile, Decatur AL.com
Next album was 'beast' to write, says Patterson Hood, but it's due for early 2020 release.
Autistic boy has a fear of music and sound, but his incredible singing has gone viral Classic FM
19 September 2019, 15:27 | Updated: 19 September 2019, 16:17. UNSUPPORTED *CONTENT* TYPE. This video encoding is not supported on your device.
Youth art, music sought for Knox County Scenic Drive Galesburg Register-Mail
KNOXVILLE â Walnut Grove Farm is providing opportunities for local youth to showcase their talents with an art contest and music performances during the ...
Khalid review â shallow spectacle from pop's king of background music The Guardian
He's dominated the charts alongside Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris and others, but the 21-year-old singer doesn't yet have the presence to fill an arena.
Anton Corbijn's unseen portraits of Arcade Fire â in pictures The Guardian
Arcade Fire released their classic album Funeral 15 years ago this month. These photos, unpublished until now, were taken by Anton Corbijn just as the band ...
Bollywood singer to perform at Indian music and dance event in Palmyra PennLive
Falguni Pathak is known in India for love songs and traditional music done in the style of the Gujarat region of India.
Fix Music Rewards Mobile App Nears 1 Million-Install Mark Billboard
Mobile app Fix Music Rewards has surpassed 850,000 app installs with a continued growth of 100,000 installs a month. The app offer fans a centralized, ...
Sarasa Ensemble comes to Brattleboro Music Center Brattleboro Reformer
BRATTLEBORO â The Brattleboro Music Center will feature classical music from The Sarasa Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. tonight.The Sarasa Ensemble was founded ...
Celebrate Latino Heritage Month With Three Stories Celebrating Mexican Music : Alt.Latino NPR
Every month is Latino Heritage Month on Alt.Latino, but I like to set aside some special features from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to celebrate. We're kicking things off with ...
Workshop planned for outdoor music permit The Bridgton News
By Dawn De Busk. Staff Writer. NAPLES â It became apparent â loud and clear â that more work is required on a proposed ordinance to determine the ...
Playing in harmony: UW-Madisonâs new music hall improves sights, sounds and stage Madison.com
The long-awaited School of Music project that began more than a decade ago is a major upgrade to the performing spaces in the Humanities building.
Music publishers say Peloton stole even more music, ask for $300 million The Verge
The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) has asked the courts to allow it to double its claims against exercise bike and treadmill startup Peloton, after ...
Hailey Baldwin Shares Rare Pic Of Justin Bieber In The Studio After He Promises New Music - Hollywood Life
Hailey Baldwin Shares Rare Pic Of Justin Bieber In The Studio After He Promises New Music Hollywood Life
Hailey Baldwin has 'Beliebers' excited that new Justin Bieber music is coming very soon! The model shared a sultry photo of her husband in the recording studio ...
Former MU music professor announces $4 million donation to create music studies center - Columbia Missourian
Former MU music professor announces $4 million donation to create music studies center Columbia Missourian
Longtime MU professor and musicologist Michael Budds wiped tears from his eyes as MU alumna Symonne Sparks and MU master's degree candidates ...
Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans - Exclusive Music Video Clip - IGN IGN
Check out an exclusive new clip from this wacky superhero mashup, as the Titans drop some funky *fresh* beats.
Floral Heights United Methodist Church celebrates 100 years with chancel choir concert - Times Record News
Floral Heights United Methodist Church celebrates 100 years with chancel choir concert Times Record News
Floral Heights United Methodist Church celebrates the 100th anniversary of the church with a series of events beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Ahamefule J. Oluo's SUSAN at TBA 2019: Wonderful Music, Not Enough SUSAN The Portland Mercury
Were I a native of Seattle, I would be more familiar with Ahamefule J. Oluo, the comedian and musician behind SUSAN: a part stand-up, part memoir, part live ...
Hank Williams Tribute Music, craft beer, wine and motorcycles featured in Oak Hill - Beckley Register-Herald
Hank Williams Tribute Music, craft beer, wine and motorcycles featured in Oak Hill Beckley Register-Herald
OAK HILL â The 3rd annual Hank Williams Sr. Tribute and Craft Beer and Wine Festival is set for Saturday at the Lively Family Amphitheater.
Field Music Announce Making a New World Album, Share Song: Listen Pitchfork
The British art-pop stalwarts Field Music have announced a new album. Making A New World, the follow-up to last year's Open Here, arrives January 10, 2020, ...
Sac State beatboxer competing in Celebration of Music talent search StateHornet.com
Gavin Willson, a Sacramento State freshman and beatboxer, will be competing in the Celebration of Music talent search at the Crest Theater in Sacramento ...
Music Mann The Herald
Vicki Mann of Dubois tests her audio equipment in her garage in Dubois on Wednesday in preparation for DJ'ing a wedding this weekend.
New 'Joker' trailer features music produced by Atlanta company 11Alive.com WXIA
ATLANTA â The disturbing and chilling new trailer for the latest Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix has a musical connection to Atlanta. The custom track that ...
Charli XCX is making space for the pop music we deserve The FADER
Pop utopian Charli XCX reveals how she came to believe in the concept of an album again and make 'Charli,' the most defining work of her career.
Ask The Salty Waitress: Can I ask the kitchen to change its music? The Takeout
Dear Salty, I'm a relatively new server at a local restaurant (although I've been bartending and serving for over 10 years), and something came up this weekend ...
Stream Our Playlist Of The Best New Music : All Songs Considered NPR
The tracks Bob Boilen shares on this week's All Songs Considered all have a cinematic quality, from a new Thom Yorke cut for the film Motherless Brooklyn, ...
Chicago Missionary Trying To Help Venezuelan Refugee Bring His Music Talent To The U.S.; âItâs Roadblock After Roadblockâ - CBS Chicago
Chicago Missionary Trying To Help Venezuelan Refugee Bring His Music Talent To The U.S.; âItâs Roadblock After Roadblockâ CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) â As the situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate amid growing political unrest due to a bitter power struggle, a Chicago native is trying ...
A Haitian Music Oral History That Bends Space and Time The Nation
Nathalie Joachim's debut album, Fanm d'Ayiti, bridges vast expanses, bringing together the sounds of Haitian folk music, Western classical music, electronic, ...
Cate Le Bon interview: âSexism in music is a tiresome conversation because itâs still prevalentâ - The Independent
Cate Le Bon interview: âSexism in music is a tiresome conversation because itâs still prevalentâ The Independent
For her fifth studio album, Cate Le Bon went to live in a secluded cottage in the Lake District and took lessons in wood-carving at the illustrious furniture school ...
Sweat, Light and Music: 'BandsBandsBands' in the WestCo Cafe Wesleyan Argus
When the WestCo Cafe is packed anywhere even remotely near capacity, it gets hotâand the inevitable sweat beads that drip down the dozens of bodies ...
Ken Burns' 'Country Music': The rise of Cash and Elvis, and Patsy Cline's tragic death - The Tennessean
Ken Burns' 'Country Music': The rise of Cash and Elvis, and Patsy Cline's tragic death The Tennessean
The fourth episode of Ken Burns' "Country Music" PBS documentary is fueled by the origin stories of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.
What's beyond the music: Crafting the ultimate fan experience for Bristol Rhythm and Roots WCYB
BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) - Ahead of our region's largest music festival, our News 5 crew is letting you in on how local businesses are crafting the ultimate fan ...
'It's one big earworm': readers' picks of the best albums this century The Guardian
After we published our list of the greatest albums this century, we asked for your own suggestions â from dark R&B to revolutionary drum'n'bass.
âWeâre sweaty little music nerdsâ â an interview with Conjurer, Britainâs greatest new metal band - NME.com
âWeâre sweaty little music nerdsâ â an interview with Conjurer, Britainâs greatest new metal band NME.com
Conjurer are the hottest new band in British metal right now. Hailing from Rugby â because metal bands don't 'come' from places, they 'hail' from them â they ...
Roland releases Zenbeats, a cross-platform music-making app Engadget
Roland has been making electronic musical instruments for nearly 50 years and has delivered products like the JU-06A tiny portable synth, keyboards with built-i ...
How Neil Youngâs business failure helped the the music industry Quartz
Toward the end of music legend Neil Young's recent memoir, he makes an admission: âI was wrong.â The book, To Feel the Music: A songwriter's mission to ...
Review: Hiss Golden Messenger delivers music with a purpose Associated Press
The new album by Hiss Golden Messenger is one to play on repeat, immersing in every nuance. It's Americana music with a purpose. Like the North Carolina ...
Forget 'kiddie music', children love plainchant Catholic Herald Online
In Epiphany parish, where I'm the parochial administrator, reports are streaming in of children chanting Kyrie Eleisons while playing with toy blocksâŚ
The Many Requirements Of Hold Music, A Genre For No One NPR
Someone is late for the conference call, so the music starts. "Well, I've been sitting here all day," the song begins, sort of croony, with a vaguely country affect ...
50 Cent Claims Eminem Has New Music Coming XXLMAG.COM
50 Cent says Eminem's got some new music on the way.
What is the Champions League music â and what are the lyrics to the famous football anthem? - Classic FM
What is the Champions League music â and what are the lyrics to the famous football anthem? Classic FM
It's played before every Champions League game and is one of the most recognisable anthems in football â but what are the music's origins? Here's everything ...
Where Mexican Folk Ballads Meet Trap Music The New York Times
'Trapcorridos' â tales of love, bandits, heroes and gangsters â are a sensation in California and Mexico.
John Cohen, Champion of Old-Time Music, Is Dead at 87 The New York Times
John Cohen, a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers, the New York-based string band at the forefront of the old-time music revival of the 1950s and ...
'Sayonara Wild Hearts' Is a Brilliant, Beautiful Celebration of Pop Music VICE
The interactive album, a 'Rez' for pop fans, is a platformer, a racing game, a shooter. It's whatever it wants to be, whenever it wants to be.
Live music on tap this weekend in valley Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Nothing beats warm autumn afternoons and cool evenings in the Roaring Fork Valley, unless you can enjoy them while also listening to some great live music.
NIH awards $20 million over five years to bring together music therapy and neuroscience - National Institutes of Health
NIH awards $20 million over five years to bring together music therapy and neuroscience National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $20 million over five years to support the first research projects of the Sound Health initiative to explore the ...
Palaye Royale ignite Instagram challenge with promise of new music, video Alternative Press
Palaye Royale are challenging fans to hit a comment milestone on their most recent Instagram post, and offering up new music in return.
I Love This Google Sponcon âŚ I Mean Carly Rae Jepsen Video Vulture
Carly Rae Jepsen released a music video for âWant You in My Roomâ off her album âDedicatedâ on Thursday. In the video, Jepsen dances in her underwear, ...
How music can help to stimulate the memories of dementia patients 7NEWS
Scientists have long been fascinated by the link between music and our memories. Researchers have even discovered that songs can have the power to ...
Ken Burns' 'Country Music': The heartbreaking loss of Hank Williams that still hurts today - The Tennessean
Ken Burns' 'Country Music': The heartbreaking loss of Hank Williams that still hurts today The Tennessean
In episode three, "Country Music" emotionally outlines the life and untimely death of Hank Williams.
A Decade of Music Is Lost on Your iPod. These Are The Deleted Years. Now Let Us Praise Them. - Esquire
A Decade of Music Is Lost on Your iPod. These Are The Deleted Years. Now Let Us Praise Them. Esquire
Let's look back at an era from 2003 to 2012 where everything was desposable and nothing survived.
East London has a new, 300-capacity music and club venue Time Out
Say hello to Werkhaus, a new 300-capacity music and club venue located in the Truman Brewery building on Brick Lane. The industrial-style space is kitted out.
Read Exclusive Excerpt From Neil Youngâs New Book âTo Feel the Musicâ Rolling Stone
A lot of artists have complained about the abysmal sound quality of digital music over the years, but Neil Young is one of the few that actually did something ...
Martha's Vineyard News | Dynamic Music Duo The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
Dean and Karin Rosenthal make up Daykah and will perform a concert with music devoted to living composers. The event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 3 ...
90-year-old completes Master's degree on music and dementia ABC News
Inspired by the effects of music in nursing homes, Lorna Prendergast embarked on a Masters of Ageing on music and dementia. Here is some of what she ...
How This Kirk Franklin Song Revolutionized Gospel Music HuffPost
21 years ago, Kirk Franklin released a single that forever changed my relationship with gospel, Christianity and social justice.
Longtime country music, media personality Chuck Dauphin dies The Tennessean
Chuck Dauphin who lived and worked much of his life in Dickson kept a presence in the Nashville country music scene.
At the Bauhaus, Music Was More Than a Hobby The New York Times
The influential design school never had a proper music department. But musical thinking permeated the lives of its students and faculty.
Hiss Golden Messenger: Terms of Surrender review â songs of despair turned to hope The Guardian
MC Taylor's 11th album was written in depression but finds notes of hope â and a musical sound that fuses old with new.
For musically evolving Detroit star Kierra Sheard, success 'keeps happening to me' - Detroit Free Press
For musically evolving Detroit star Kierra Sheard, success 'keeps happening to me' Detroit Free Press
As she neared the end of a musically eclectic, often exhilarating gospel recording session Friday night, Kierra Sheard let loose a declaration of creative ...
Alma Mahler: a story of tragedy, husbands and music The Age
Mahler created a lot of myths and fictions about her own life.
Spotify users can now share music and podcasts to Snapchat TechCrunch
Spotify users can now share their favorite music and podcasts with friends on Snapchat, the company announced this morning, with added support for sharing a ...
Apple Music launches a public beta on the web TechCrunch
Apple Music is coming to the web. Apple today is launching a public beta of its popular music streaming *service* on the web, which will be available to all Apple ...
Montrealâs Rubberband in New York â the music lords it over the dance Financial Times
The troupe opens the Joyce Theater's season with Victor Quijada's apocalyptic Ever So Slightly.
Troubleâs End Brewing Will Open With Beer, Food, and Music in Collegeville - Philadelphia magazine
Troubleâs End Brewing Will Open With Beer, Food, and Music in Collegeville Philadelphia magazine
A new brewery with a Philly connection is coming to Collegeville. Trouble's End Brewing will take over the former home of Appalachian Brewing Co. that ...
Music exec charged with sexually assaulting neighbor while she slept New York Daily News
A Manhattan music executive was arrested and charged with breaking into a neighbor's apartment and sexually assaulting her while she slept, officials said ...
Pender Harbour & Egmont: It's all about music Coast Reporter
Pender Harbour is all about all genres of music this weekend. Saturday, Sept. 21 the fabulous Paul James will perform best of the 80's and 90's rock and roll and ...
Ken Burnsâ âCountry Musicâ: 10 Things We Learned From Week 1 Rolling Stone
âThere was a saying: 'The blues had a baby and they called it rock & roll.' I always say, 'Yeah, and I think the daddy was a hillbilly.â That's Country Music Hall of ...
A Music Genre Grows in Zimbabwe, Fueled by Rage Against Authority The New York Times
A descendant of reggae is the dominant sound of the streets and charts the country's political struggles since the fall of despot, Robert Mugabe.
Music Review: Tool's 'Fear Inoculum' Album NPR
Tool, the enigmatic and influential, progressive hard rock band has its first album since 2006. The band's new album Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait.
Longtime Billboard Country Music Contributor Chuck Dauphin Dies at 45 Billboard
Chuck Dauphin, a Billboard contributing writer since 2011, died Wednesday (Sept. 18) of complications from diabetes. He was 45. The longtime radio and music ...
The Music Business Wants to Blow Up Copyrightâand the Trump Administration Is On Board - Bloomberg
The Music Business Wants to Blow Up Copyrightâand the Trump Administration Is On Board Bloomberg
Changing the rules would let composers borrow freely to create new hits.
Paid streaming music subscriptions in US top 60M, says RIAA TechCrunch
Streaming music subscriptions continue to drive the U.S. music industry's growth and revenues, according to a new report from the Recording Industry ...
Eddie Money, âTwo Tickets to Paradiseâ Singer, Dies at 70 Variety
Eddie Money, the prolific hitmaker whose songs "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise" soundtracked the 1980s, has died. He was 70.
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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