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The Truth Behind ‘The 27 Club’

If you have never heard of ‘The 27 Club’, then I will quickly fill you in. It has been noted that a select group of musicians have all met untimely deaths at the age of 27 (the most recent of these being the late Amy Winehouse). So does the number 27 have any mystical significance in this?

Classical Guitar Course on Alternate Picking

Alternate picking is an acoustic guitar playing performance which utilizes an alternating downward and upward picking strokes in a continuous run, it is a very recurrent method of plectrum playing. If this technique is carried out on a particular note at an increased speed, then it may be known as tremolo picking. It is considered to be one of the most used right hand techniques in the guitar amongst sweep / economy picking and strumming.

Jamming To Vinyl Can Often Prove Difficult

Hanging out and enjoying your records can often lead to a terrible mechanical misfortune. If someone has an aging record player it can be worrisome putting their beloved album under the needle. If it operates correctly without scratching and permanently damaging the record, maintaining the correct speed can be challenging as well. No one wants to worry about all of these problems when all they want to do is kick back with a beer and mellow out to the classic stunning guitar wail from their prized Jimi Hendrix vinyl collection.

The Beatles Exhibit At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Sees Some Revisions

Recently, the Beatles exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, received a bit of well deserved attention with a major update, revitalizing the exhibit for the first time in fifteen years, making the exhibit more spectacular than ever. With almost seventy artifacts from the band’s past, the exhibit also features cutting edge technology and lighting, along with a ton of other new additions, each accompanying a piece of the rich history which continues on currently, impressing and inspiring visitors from around the world.

How The Goth Scene Became Such Big Business

The Goth scene can be traced right back to all of those wonderful writers and poets of old; Bryon, Shelley, H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe to name but a few. However, when the Gothic music genre made its shadowy debut in the early 1980’s, things really began to get interesting…

Music Review: ‘Acquired Senses’ Is Immensely Hearable

Not being able to slot things into genres is a thing that happens rarely. More so when it comes to music for we live in times where being the ‘new’ old thing is what makes it easier. Acquired Senses, the debut album of HFT, is the perfect antithesis to what the Indian non-Hindi and non-filmy music world has become.

5 Ways to Hire The Right Wedding DJ

Never hire a DJ you have not met in person! Conduct pre-screening interviews on the phone and if you feel this person may fit your needs request an in-person meeting. The in-person meeting will help to clarify your needs, get a sense for the DJ’s competence.

The Fender Telecaster Guitar – 10 Interesting Facts

It seems that the Fender Telecaster has been part of music since the dawn of time and as a result is an iconic guitar with plenty of famous admirers. Here are 10 interesting facts about this amazing instrument that started life in 1948.

Moonlight Drive – The First Doors Song Written

Film students Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek ran into each other on the beach in Los Angeles in 1965 and created their first song together, and then The Doors open. They knew each other from classes, but had not had a chance to create music together, and this magical day was it. Afterwards they spent the summer writing more material with the rest of the members of the band.

Which MIDI Keyboard Should You Get?

It depends. After all there are a lot to choose from either new or used and their prices will also vary depending on the type you get. When you go to a music shop the first thing you may notice is that there are many different sizes of MIDI keyboard.

How to Walk Right in Country Music Awards on a Moment’s Notice?

Walking past the ropes can at times be as simple as tipping the doorman, booking a VIP table, or asking your concierge to arrange for you to be on the VIP guest list. However, this alone sometimes may not get you at the most exclusive and unique Country Music Award event, with the exception being a VIP member who need not have to wait in line.

A Discussion on Fret Size

Many guitar enthusiasts, when shopping for a new instrument, will give consideration to a long list of variables including price, body style, neck profile etc… but will often not give a second thought to fret size. While fret size may never make it to the very top of your list of considerations, this choice can have a dramatic impact on any guitars’ overall action and playability and should be given some weight.

De Rosa DRM312 Junior Drum Set Review

When your child starts showing interest in music, it is the perfect time for them to start playing an instrument. This review of the De Rosa DRM312 Junior Drum Set shows why it makes the perfect gift for a budding musician.

Acoustic Guitar Body Styles

Acoustic guitars are available in a number of different shapes and body styles. Here, we are going to briefly discuss the most popular options and explain some of the differences between them.

REM Calls It Quits 1980 – 2011

Yesterday, one of the top bands of the ’80’s and early ’90’s, R.E.M., announced that after 3 decades, they were splitting up. Lead singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry formed R.E.M. in 1980. Hailing from Athens, Georgia, R.E.M., with their alternative rock sound started out enjoying success among college and underground audiences. However, in 1987 the band turned the heads of mainstream pop audiences with their hit single “The One I Love.” A year later they signed on with Warner Bros. Records. Soon instead college campuses, R.E.M. was playing at sold out arenas’.

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