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Shirley Eikhard – If I Had My Way: Another Album That Shaped Me

Shirley Eikhard is one of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters, and If I Had My Way is a sort of transitional album between the country and jazz phases of her creative life. Singing her songs as a teenager helped me to discover my own voice as a songwriter. I owe her a debt of gratitude for that.

Use a Press Release to Kick Your Music Career Into High Gear

Do you know what a press release is? It’s a notification sent to newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and web sites meant to get you or your band covered by the media for free.

How To Not Annoy Your Music Fans With Your Online Music Promotion Efforts

Facebook was created as a social networking site, that’s true, but its business model has changed. These days, people use Facebook to hawk their goods and sell their wares. For music artists and bands, they have also started to use Facebook as a tool to Sell Music Online. Isn’t that great? You make friends and even manage selling your songs and increase sales of your newly released track or album. Having a Facebook account also guarantees you a fan base – in short: loyalty – and consumers of your music. It’s a win-win! But you have to put in the work. Selling music online is not a cake walk and a Facebook account doesn’t automatically make a sale. You’ve got to be very creative and do it with much care. See, selling your songs is like making a connection.

The Loss Of The Kirar Queen

Actress Asnakech Worku was an actress and a musician for many years. She was amongst the first female pioneers of her generation to step on the theater stages, but also get national recognition for her Kirar playing skills. Asnakech, born and raised in Addis Ababa, always delighted and entertained her fans with impeccable and extraordinary skills in Kirar and her voice in Tizita songs.

Exciting Offers and Jobs for Musicians

Music has the power to touch our souls and make us happy. Great musicians like John Lennon, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Jon Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, and thousands of other musicians have been mesmerizing our hearts from many decades now. Their music has the divine powers of inspiring thousands of budding singers and musicians, who choose music as their preferable career choice.

Digital Compact Cassettes – Only Four Years of Life

Digital compact cassettes were introduced in 1992 but didn’t catch on despite their high quality sound. They were competing with the new MiniDiscs as well as DATs and Compact Discs. Of the four, DCCs had the shortest life.

3 Things You Must Know Before You Buy an Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic guitar buying can be a real quagmire. How do you know you’re not making a “fatal” mistake? Here’s how.

Palomare And Canino Play Romantic Sonatas In La Nucia

The joy of music is that it is new every time it is played. There is no such thing as a definitive version of anything. A composer indicates intention, but, whatever the piece, the music only comes to life when it is interpreted.

Songwriters – Learn a Valuable Lesson From a Hit REM Song

Contrasting your verses and your choruses is a great way to keep your songs interesting…but if you really want to improve the experience of your song for your listeners, you can tie the contrast of your song into the meaning of your lyrics. We’ll look at how to do that here…

Downtempo Artists – 5 Example Bands

If you are looking for a brief list of downtempo artists, then here are some commonly known bands that belong to this genre. These artists produce electronic music which combines elements of jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, ambient, and dub.

Patsy Cline: A Singers’ Singer and the Gift of Giving

Patsy Cline is without a doubt one of the most successful and respected female vocalists of the 20th century. Sadly at 30 years of age and at the height of her career she was killed in a plane crash. By coincidence she eventually hooked up with legendary producer Owen Bradley at Decca Records. She had several hit records such as Walkin’ After Midnight, Crazy and Sweet Dreams.

Live Music Lives On

While it is apparent that music is a part of human history, concerts today are bigger and better than ever. Live shows have come back in full swing with technology helping to create larger than life performances. Giant video, aesthetic lighting and fireworks are some of the elements that continue to make live concerts interesting.

Rebecca Timmons by Rebecca Timmons – One of the Best Albums Ever, and You Should Hear It!

We all have one: an album that touched us so deeply that it plays in the background of our most profound memories, and yet somehow no one else you know has heard of it. For me, that album is the 1995 self-titled release from Canadian singer-songwriter Rebecca Timmons. A friend of a friend of my mom’s was in her band or something, and as a result, I had the good fortune of having a copy of it in the house where I grew up.

Cat Stevens’ Greatest Hits Album – A Complete Collection

“Greatest Hits” collections are often limited to an artist’s most well-known radio hits. Cat Stevens Greatest Hits does not fall prey to this industry standard. Instead, the collection combines some of Stevens’ chart-topping tunes with his lesser-known (but equally-brilliant) songs. It is a must-have for Stevens fans and newcomers alike.

A Basic Tutorial For Heavy Metal Guitar

The article provides instructions on playing heavy metal guitar chords. It describes the finger positions for power chords and inverted power chords.

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