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Album Review: Dio – Magica (Deluxe Edition)

Album review of Dio – Magica. This is the newly re-released deluxe version of this classic album.

Tube Or Solid State Amp – Is There Really A Difference?

This article addresses the differences that I have found between a tube guitar amp and a solid state guitar amp. Also a few of the pros and cons between the two.

The Best Carly Simon Songs You’ve Been Missing Out On, Part 4: Servitude And Absentee Dads

The lesser known Carly Simon songs would still be equally as good as other songwriter’s greatest hits. Whether composing alone or assisted by sometime co-writer Jacob Brackman, Simon regularly served up the kind of musical feasts that other artists could only envy. Here’s the proof.

The Best Carly Simon Songs You’ve Been Missing Out On, Part 3: Sibling Rivalry and Romantic Secrets

Think you know Carly Simon’s songs well? You may. But you’d know her better if you listened to something other than her chart hits. New to Carly Simon? Read on to find what you may have overlooked…

Acoustic Pianos Vs Digital Pianos Vs Electric Keyboards

An acoustic piano is the typical piano that people see when they hear the word. The most common sight that people think about when they hear the word is the upright piano. The upright piano is a common sort of acoustic piano.

Guitar Chords: The Ridiculously Easy Way To Learn Bar Chords On Guitar

On a basic level there are two main types of chords played on the guitar: (a) Open chords – these are the type of chords most guitarists learn first. Open chords are simply any chords that have open strings. Generally open chords are played using formations on the first three frets of the guitar; of course it is possible to play chord formations anywhere on the guitar and include open strings.

The Best Carly Simon Songs You’ve Been Missing Out On, Part 2: Comical Dependency

Everybody remembers “Anticipation” and “You’re So Vain” among the earliest Carly Simon’s songs. But the rest of the albums on which they appear weren’t just filler. The proof is right here. For all of you who are new to Simon check out what you might have overlooked.

Acoustic Guitar Pickups

A look at the importance of good Pickups for Acoustic Guitars. How a good set of Acoustic Guitar Pickups can be the difference in being heard or not heard when playing a show.

The Best Carly Simon Songs You’ve Been Missing Out On, Part 1: Birthday Parties And Reunions

For just a moment, forget the hits she’s known for. Carly Simon was one terrific songstress. Once you get past the familiar chart hits you’ll find nuggets in the gold mine that most have overlooked. For all of you who are just discovering Simon read on to find out what you might have overlooked.

Guitar Scales: How To Learn The Guitar Fretboard C Major Scale Positions

Each type of scale has it’s own unique visual template; and each template has it’s own unique musical melody that can be moved to different keys (different pitch levels). If we think of a scale as being a musical measuring tape, the visual design pattern for each type of scale is different e.g.

Performers at Theme Parks – Why They Need Breaks

If you have ever visited a big theme park like Walt Disney World or Universal Studios, you’ve probably seen some good street and stage entertainers. Ever wonder why they only play 20 or 30 minutes, go back stage, and don’t come back for another 40 minutes or an hour? Why can’t they just play, sing or dance all day? This article will explain why.

Which Guitar Is Right For You?

If you’re considering learning to play a musical instrument, good for you. The world could do with more passionate music makers. The guitar is one of the most popular instruments beginner musicians try because it’s extremely versatile.

Types of Jobs for Musicians on Cruise Ships

The cruise industry is growing and is in need of musicians with various styles, genres, and instruments. Here is a synopsis of what musicians and bands stand the best chances for finding gigs in today’s cruise market.

Ortofon 2M Cartridges

As almost certainly the world’s longest-standing manufacturer of phono cartridges for record playing, Ortofon enjoys a first-class reputation among both domestic and professional users. Having been in existence for approaching one hundred years, the company certainly has a wealth of experience and knowledge and today produces various ranges to suit every listener, from those with the humblest of systems, through DJs and on to serious audiophiles, broadcasters and recording studios.

Learn Guitar: The Keys To Awesome Practice Sessions On Guitar

The key to successful practice sessions on guitar is to have a checklist! As simple as that sounds it works..

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