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Music Spotlight: Hayes Carll “KMAG YOYO and Other American Stories”

Hayes Carll is a real gem on the Texas music scene. He has the a voice that reminds me sometimes of Steve Earle and at other times of Hank Williams Sr. And accessibility from your Garth Brooks fans to hipster college kids.

Breakbeat Music – Origins, Techniques and Popular Genres

Breakbeat music includes a range of styles and genres of electronic music whose common characteristic is the use of a non 4/4 drum beat. Nowadays, the term “breakbeat” has become intertwined with the many genres of electronic music in which DJs and producers incorporate “breaks,” including big beat, techno, drum and bass, dubstep and many others.

Unearth All The Music You Are Neglecting Yearly On The Third Saturday In April

Record Store Day, the yearly event where record stores everywhere share in their favorite pastime takes place on the third Saturday in April. In 2007, following a notion by Chris Brown, the gathering was founded by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner.

How to Win a Freestyle Rap Battle

Yeah that’s right! You’ve got to write and write a lot before you freestyle. Practicing song writing helps you better prepare so you will be more confident when you’re rhyming. And while it’s always good to get inspiration from your favorites whether it be Nas or Jay-z, as the heading says, don’t ever bite their lines. Develop your own style so when you get in front that group/crowd your flow would be flawless.

Why Many Teenagers Struggle to Read Music and What You Can Do About It

It’s a common story from teenagers and adults. “I never learned to read music, but I had lessons for eight years.” They think something is wrong with them. I suggest nothing is wrong with them, but something is certainly wrong with the way they were taught. It’s a problem that can be overcome.

Artist Profile: The Avett Brothers

Very few bands in the last 20 years have managed to do what the Avett Brothers have done as far as touring, global cult-like following and nearly ubiquitous critical acclaim, and never have a top 40 hit. The Avett Brother’s are a folk-rock-punk-bluegrass-roots-avant garde-hard to pin down band hailing from the hills of Concord, North Carolina.

How to Repaint a Piano

If you’re tired of dealing with your dull piano, then here’s what you need to do in order to learn how to repaint a piano. Refinishing a piano will result in new life to a dull, old instrument. But it’s a difficult task, so make sure you’re up to the trial prior to undertaking it.

The Craft of Songwriting

Three things that crossed my consciousness in the last few days have caused me to think about the craft of songwriting, which in my view has deteriorated over the last 50 years or so, with the decline being particularly noticeable of late. I’m not talking about the statement being made in the songs…

Rockabilly Music Gave The World Its Greatest Music Sensation: Elvis Presley

After 60 years or so of rock and roll history, there have certainly been several true sensations. The Beatles of course spring immediately to mind. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, U2, and the list goes on. But Elvis was the original rock and roll sensation and remains the greatest of all. And that is rockabilly music’s greatest claim to fame.

SteelDrum History: 4 Events That Contributed to the Evolution of the Caribbean Music Artform (Part1)

The Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago is the birthplace of the Steeldrum Instrument and Steelband music. The Steeldrum also known as the Steelpan has the distinction of being recognized as the latest percussion instrument to be accepted by the music world.

Royal Wedding Will Be a Musical Feast for the Ears

The royal wedding is drawing near and there will be much to see and “awww” about, but there will also be as much to take in when it comes to the music that will be included in the royal wedding. The setting of the wedding at Westminster Abbey means that the couple will have access to the famous choir of the Westminster Abbey.

Songwriting Contest: Benefits and Guidelines

The music rejuvenates your soul and heart and brings out the best in you. It is a medium to express yourself, your feelings, emotions and your thoughts. A songwriting contest could be the lifetime opportunity for those who have a passion for writing songs and want to make a career in it. The budding and talented songwriters are given a lifetime opportunity to present their songs to the people who really matter in forming their future. The rewards after winning the contest are great both in terms of monetary and career wise.

Trance Music and How You Can Begin Recording Your Own Trance

Trance music is rapidly becoming hugely popular this day and age. The music is a complex mixture between techno, house, and classical music. The intense build ups and break downs in the music take its listeners on an emotional rollercoaster. The listeners often reach a state of trance, which is how it earned its title. Trance is known for having a very fast beat per minute rate (BPM) which makes the music very intense.

What to Do If You Lose Your Voice

Vocal talent can be natural or acquired. Both these talents can be developed with the help of singing lessons.

Ableton Courses Are Conveniently Online

Everyone has enjoyed fantastic music at some time in their life. Some of us spend whole days devoted to listening to favorite artists or CDs. But how many of us have really thought about or explored the idea of making this passion into a fabulous new career? With Ableton courses this can be a real possibility.

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