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Steampunk: Is There Substance Behind the Style?

The emergence of steampunk as a genre and a style has arguably been one of the more significant developments of 21st century pop culture. Steampunk itself is difficult to define, due to the fact that there has never been any “official” organization present to provide those definitions or parameters. But this is the paradox of the steampunk movement itself-not having a specific set of criteria for what is or is not steampunk is one of the appeals of steampunk.

Native Instruments – Helping DJs Find Their Creativity

Since their beginnings in Germany in the mid-90s, Native Instruments have been at the forefront of innovative design and manufacture of DJing and production tools and software. We take a look at how the company’s latest products are enabling DJs to be even more creative than before.

Music in Redding California

I was probably about fourteen when I first started going to shows in Redding. It was exciting. We would go to shows at the Plumber’s Hall with bands such as A Case for Radio and EjLife. It was really a diverse music scene back then with everything from acoustic to rock to rap and industrial and punk. All sorts of bands would play at shows together.

The Music Industry Controls Our Brainwaves

Do You know why you love a song so much? One of the unseen ingredients? It’s a little unsettling how easy it is to control the subconscious minds of others; never the less, here’s how it’s done, and how you can utilize this tool in your own craft…

The Best Bob Dylan Lyrics – And Why

A lot of people think that Bob Dylan is a better writer, or poet than he is a musician or composer. While I think that is songwriting has to be taken as a whole, here is a selection of his best lyrics, that stand without the music.

Learn Blues Guitar: Blues Guitar Chords – The Key Ingredients

Do you know the easiest and fastest way to learn blues chords and play with that real authentic blues flavor? You will when you read and use this article.

Songwriting – An Exercise for Writing Detailed Lyrics That Will Bring Your Listener Into Your Story

Painting a very specific picture with your lyrics is an important skill to develop. In this article, we’ll look at an exercise that will help you develop that skill.

Jimi Hendrix T-Shirts – Find Out Where You Can Get the Best Deal Online

This article will provide you with the necessary information to select and find that special Jimi Hendrix T-shirt you always wanted to have. There are so many online web shops for you to browse through, that it is almost impossible to look for great deals online all gathered in one place. I hope to be able to help you out a little bit.

What Happens in Mastering Music?

Mastering your music or having it mastered is one of the best things you can do to significantly improve the quality of your audio. In this article I’m going to discuss what goes into mastering music and why it is so critical in achieving the most polished and professional sound out of your music regardless of the sound you’re trying to achieve.

This Is The Best Bob Dylan Album, Period

Bob Dylan is maybe the artist that is the most analyzed, his lyrics scrutinized and his interviews dissected by every writer, professional or not. But if you had to choose, how would you answer that simple question: which is Bob Dylan’s best album?

The Benefits of Online Mixing and Mastering

More people are doing their own musical recordings in an attempt to keep their costs down while they try to make their way into the music world. However, without the right experience, even with the use of special software, creating the high-quality recordings you need can be difficult. Today, some budding musicians have found online mixing and mastering to provide them with the improved sound they require without the hassle of going into the studio.

Album Review – Go Native by Yusuf Azak

My goodness, this man is amazing! Yusuf Azak wowed me once when I first discovered him in July, and now he has wowed me again – the elusive double-wowy. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have been given the opportunity to listen to Yusuf’s upcoming album, “Go Native”, prior to it’s November 12th release date.

How to Play Bass in a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Band

For the last 10 years I have been playing in several Dutch cover bands and now I have a great experience playing in a Jimi Hendrix tribute band. In this article I would like to explain what I experienced as a bass player going over this material. The Band of Gypsies album shows a great level of musicianship. And especially in the way that Billy Cox plays bass on this album should help you understand that learning to play the bass like he does is, an amazing experience for any bass player.

Mastering Audio For Digital Release Vs Physical

Mastering audio for a physical release is much more involved than simply having your audio mastered on a track by track basis for digital release, for example. The primary difference is the extra steps which go into creating an actual album out of your music versus simply enhancing the audio by itself.

The Violin – Do You Really Need to Learn Violin Sheet Music?

I started to play the violin in school when I was seven. To be honest, I wanted to play the guitar, but, the school didn’t have a guitar teacher, so I reluctantly went to violin lessons. After a while, I began to enjoy the violin. The next seven years I played mostly classical music or Christmas carols in the school orchestra and was subjected to hour after hour on how to learn to read sheet music.

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