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The 53rd Grammy Awards

The world stood still on February 13, 2010 for the 53rd edition of the highly rated and most celebrated music awards in history, the Grammys. The venue was the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California, and like the tradition, tickets were completely sold out and the hall was filled to the brim with celebrities and music lovers.

80’s Metal: Hair, Scare And Women’s Underwear

There were some key components to 80’s metal. Hair, scare, women’s underwear, leather, lasers and guys who looked like girls. But there were some awesome songs too…just not by any of the bands who relied on the above ingredients to gain their fame.

Why You Should Study Music Theory

Music theory basically refers to the basic elements that make up music, which include melody, harmony, pitch, rhythm, texture, and structure. This is usually taught by first introducing the basics such as naming rhythmic values and how to write them.

Finding the Right Music School

With so many music schools out there, it can get overwhelming when choosing the right one for you. So before you send out applications, come up first with a short list of schools that you think can help you reach your potential as a musician.

Adjustable Piano Bench Purchasing – The Five Paramount Reasons To Buy the Adjustable Bench

If you are contemplating purchasing an adjustable piano bench, this article is a must read. Covering all the important reasons why you should purchase an adjustable bench it will enlighten you and empower one to make an educated buying decision. Each area of advantage is carefully considered in addition to describing the different venues and types of players the adjustable bench is appropriate for.

Envelope Filter – The Key to a Funky, Auto-Wah Sound on Your Bass

Are you looking for that funky, wah-wah style sound that shapes itself based on your playing? This is called an envelope filter, and you can learn more about it in this article.

Digital Music Has Changed the World – Are You On Board?

Digital music has completely changed the way we listen to music… even making some of the “old” ways irrelevant. Today’s music players are mp3 players. You can listen to an Apple iPod or any number of other mp3 players out there. The nice thing about a good mp3 player is that you can store all of your music in one easy place and literally carry it with you where ever you go.

Basics Of Drum Ergonomics

Drum ergonomics is very important especially for those who are in the drumming profession. If you are having any drum injuries or some other health related issues, you need to meet the doctor to get instant relief.

Do Costa Ricans Hate Shakira?

Costa Rica is unarguably one of the most peaceful countries on Earth. There’s no army, everyone seems to follow the “pura vida” state of mind and even anti-government protests are handled with utmost politeness by the authorities. Truth be told, few things seem to irk Costa Ricans.

Top 20 Janet Jackson Hits

Not only is she an accomplished actress, but Janet Jackson has had ten number one singles. Here’s a look at the youngest of the Jackson clan; her career and her twenty biggest hits. How many do you recognize?

Top 20 Phil Collins and Genesis Hits

Whether he’s singing solo, or with the band Genesis, Phil Collins turns out the hits. Here’s a look at the singer, drummer and actor’s career and his 20 biggest hits. How many of his hits do you remember?

Rockabilly Giants Formed the Million Dollar Quartet

On an auspicious Tuesday in early December, 1956, four of the greatest rock and roll musicians ever met in the Memphis Recording Services Studios (home of the famed Sun Records company) for one of the most monumental recording sessions ever. What a scene it must have been to be in the studio when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis were all there jamming and having some fun! The impromptu group has come to be known as the Million Dollar Quartet.

Rockabilly: Rock and Roll’s Primitive Form

It’s been almost 60 years since music that could be called rock and roll first started hitting the radio airwaves. Rock music has taken an amazing number of twists, turns, and alternate paths over all those years. But if you follow all of those paths back to their origins, you’ll eventually come to the source of all rock and roll: The original primitive rock and roll called “rockabilly.”

That Big Ol’ Sun Just Keeps On Shining

While there have been far bigger record companies, it’s safe to say that no record company in history has ever had as formative an influence on the world of rock and roll than the tiny Sun Records label out of Memphis, Tennessee. With mega superstars like Elvis, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, Conway Twitty, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and others all having had their real start with Sun, it’s no wonder the label’s star still shines 60 years later!

Which Rockabilly Cat Can Claim the Title of King of Rockabilly?

No one’s about to argue that Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll. While many will argue about who recorded the first song you could label as “Rockabilly,” it was undeniably Elvis who put the genre on the map with the recordings he made at the Memphis Recording Service studios for Sun Records starting in 1954. But who is the “King of Rockabilly?”

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