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How iTunes Organisers Work

For most people, organising an iTunes library is a task that they would gladly put off for days on end. Many people have difficulties finding songs in their iTunes library because everything is in such a mess and finding a song is akin to finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. In fact for most iTunes users, having a tidy iTunes library is usually nothing more than an elusive dream.

Why Every Child Needs Music in Their Life

It is very difficult to find any adult who doesn’t like music. Everyone has their own taste and enjoys different types of music, but there aren’t many people out there who completely dislike music. In fact, most adults enjoy listening to the radio or downloaded music in their free time. They listen in their car on the way to work and in the shower when getting ready for the day. They may even listen to it through an mp3 player when working out or running errands.

Encouraging Teamwork Through Music

It is very important for children to learn how to work effectively with others. From encounters at school to later working experiences, they will be required to work with others in a respectful and appropriate manner. If they are unable to do so, they will struggle to maintain friendships and intimate relationships and their career choices will be severely limited. Clearly, learning to work with others as part of a team is something that every child must learn from an early age in order to avoid these negative consequences.

Why I Love J-Rock Bands (And Why You May Like It Too)

J-Rock, for the uninformed, has been a global phenomenon in the new millennium. It is short for “Japanese Rock”, an evolution of Western punk, rock, and metal music in Japan – that is tied up to the “Visual Kei movement”, a fashion movement based on a costume play (cosplay) of different Japanese animation series.

X-Factor, American Idol and The Voice: Three Things You Must Know Before You Audition

Three things you must know to do well in your audition. Miss this, and you’ll likely have a frustrating experience.

Beginner Guitar Lessons Online – The Basics Things You Should Know When You Start Playing The Guitar

There are a lot of folks out there that want to start playing the guitar and the idea of playing their favorite song on the guitar is something that a lot of people can’t refuse. The internet is a great place to begin learning how to play a guitar.

From a Few Lines Scrawled by Dylan on a Napkin: “The Ballad of Easy Rider”

“The Ballad of Easy Rider,” performed by Roger McGuinn, was the theme song of the 1969 classic film. Later recorded by the Byrds, the song began as a few lines scrawled on a napkin by Bob Dylan and given to the film’s stars, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. “Give this to McGuinn,” Dylan told the pair. “He’ll know what to do with it.” McGuinn composed the music and finished the lyrics, creating one of the most beloved songs in his catalog.

Do’s and Don’ts on Your MIDI Keyboard

One of the most important things in music production is keeping your equipment clean and functional. Why is this so important? It’s important because you don’t want to spend a bunch of money buying new equipment because you don’t take care of your equipment right. One of the most important pieces of equipment is either your MIDI keyboard or your piano.

MIDI Keyboard Controller For Less $200

Not all musicians these days have vast resources to finance a new set of the latest music equipment in their industry. Some composer/musicians stick to their old equipment until they probably get a gig that will pay them well enough to buy a new one. There are also musicians who borrow equipment from good friends while saving up to buy their own.

The Gibson Flying V Guitar – 10 Interesting Facts

The Gibson Flying V electric guitar has been part of the musical back drop for countless years and has won a large number of fans over that time. Here are 10 facts about this legendary instrument.

The Most Popular One Hit Wonders!

According to Wikipedia, the term one-hit wonder refers to “a person or act known mainly for only a single success”. Most times, people use it to talk about recording artists who only had one song that ever got a top ranking in official music charts such as Billboard 200 or Hit Parade. Here is a round-up of various one-hit wonders from different musical eras and genres.

How To Increase Your Beat Sales

Are you new to beat selling? The Internet is amazing. It opens businesses to the whole world in a few clicks. The Internet is like one community but these people have varied interests. In fact, you can find just about any type of market in this medium.

10 Best Piano Rock Songs

I saw a list of piano rock songs recently that didn’t have any Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, or any of the actual piano rock greats. I couldn’t ignore this and had to make a more definitive list.

Jimmy Buffett Songs List: Start Your Collection Here

With a recording career spanning 5 decades, Jimmy Buffett has released a wide variety of music that appeals to audiences of all ages and musical preferences. For a person who is just becoming familiar with this artist, starting your collection may be a daunting task. Here is a list of songs that will help get you started down the path to Margaritaville.

Memories of American Bandstand

When I was a teenager I used to race home every afternoon, sit down in front of the TV, and watch the kids dancing on American Bandstand. Like so many young people across America, my friends and I knew all of them by name.

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