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3 Mistakes You Must Avoid When You Learn To Play Scales On Guitar

You probably already know that scales are important for your guitar playing, but very few guitar players know how to practice scales correctly. This makes it hard to improvise guitar solos and limits how good of a guitarist you become.

How to Make Someone’s Day From Playing Piano

Music is medicine for the soul. If you are planning to play for an audience, be sure to express yourself the best way you can, because that performance maybe the only highlight of their day.

Ten Songs You Do Not Want To Hear On the Day Of Your Wedding

I was on my way to the wedding, not mine, thank goodness. Nevertheless, the person was very special to me, someone I have known for his entire life. In spite of all the statistics that half of all marriages end in divorce, I believe this one can beat the odds.

Calypso Is All But Dead in Trinidad

A brief look at the demise of the music of Trinidad – Calypso and what took its’ place – Soca. Trinidad is the birthplace of both genres of music. Calypso was the earliest form, whereas Soca has become the standard. It is faster, more aggressive and less intelligent. Soca has killed Calypso.

The Basic Tricks When Learning the Piano

When you are learning the piano for the first time, it may seem a little hard to understand all the terminology. From scales to chords, it may seem almost overwhelming since most people just need to know some basic stuff and they’ll be playing piano in no time.

Acoustic Guitar Buying Tips For First-Timers

Buying an acoustic guitar for the first time will require some time and effort from your part. If you are too hasty with the whole guitar shopping venture, you’ll just waste valuable money and time since you may end up having a poor-sounding and low quality musical instrument that will be broken in just a matter of months. If it’s your first time to buy an acoustic guitar, below are some handy tips you should keep in mind.

Solo Artists Who Were Better With Their Bands Than On Their Own

Steely Dan is on tour this summer, which provides a pleasant nostalgic trip for Baby Boomers. Unlike tours Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have done in recent years, when they only performed cuts from one particular album per show, this concert will feature songs from all of their albums. Fortunately, the show excluded most of the solo work the pair have recorded.

Tool – The Thinking Man’s Metal Band

It is generally believed that Metal and Progressive Rock bands are compiled by a bunch of typical stereotyped ‘rock stars’. The heaviness and tempo are generally intolerable by the general public, with only die hard fans able to listen to such music for endless hours. The lyrics are considered satanic and overwhelming and intimidating.

What Is Spiritual Music?

What is inspirational/spiritual music? In this article I discuss how I write music to inspire people into becoming the best possible version of themselves that they can be. I talk about my beginnings at the Agape International Spiritual Center and Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith.

Amplifier Specifications You Should Consider When Buying

If you are looking to increase stereo system signal power, then an amplifier is what you need. The same goes for a musical instrument, sound playing device, or a home theater. Amplifiers are designed to make sound louder and more powerful without losing the quality. It helps to get a little knowledge on amplifiers before purchasing to increase your chances of landing the most suitable one. You can use basic tips and research so that you avoid buying mistakes when selecting it.

How to Quickly and Easily Learn Piano for Beginners

Playing piano is not as difficult as most people think. With the right mindset, staying calm and keeping things simple, you’ll be well on your way to achieve your goals.

7 Benefits of Learning the Piano

If you’re looking for a way to improve your life other than exercise or nutrition, you should consider playing a musical instrument as the piano. According to some studies, learning piano has a lot of benefits, both physically and mentally. It improves academic skills and stimulates the brain.

Techno Artists & Music

Techno Music was created in Detroit, Michigan in the mid 1980s. It has an emphasis on rhythm while utilizing the best of advancements in music technology and music production. Techno is sometimes an instrumental genre and is usually discovered via DJ mixes, club nights and festivals. Some ingredients used are drum machines such as TR-808, TR-909, synthesizers, field recordings and sampling.

Ten Song Titles Consisting of Just One Word With Five Syllables

Earlier this week on an episode of Jeopardy, I was intrigued by one of the unusual categories introduced by host Alex Trebek. The answers had to consist of words with exactly five syllables, two of which I got the correct questions. Two of the five syllable words I missed were “Abolitionists” and “insurmountable”, two that I should have gotten.

Rockstars, Singer/Songwriters and Inspirational Music

Certain musicians from the 80’s, 90’s like Bono, Kate Bush, Ozzy and Tori Amos inspired me to eventually write songs. These artists are a little bit similar, but mostly they each have an incredible unique stamp upon their sound.

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