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Building Your Fan Base – 5 Do’s and 4 Don’ts for Your Songwriting Email List

If used properly, a performing songwriter’s most valuable marketing asset can be his email list. A lot of songwriters put all of their promotional efforts into the latest social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter and ReverbNation without considering the benefits of having an email newsletter. In this article, we’ll take a look at how an email list can be a great way to market your music. We’ll also talk about the best ways to use one.

Why Taking Guitar Lessons Is A Wise Investment

Have you ever wanted to take lessons to improve your playing but felt ashamed because you consider yourself an “experienced” player and shouldn’t have to take lessons because you should already know it all? Not long ago, I had a new student sign up and told me he had put off taking lessons for that very reason.

In My Life, I’ve Loved Them More

Honey, disconnect the phone. Doesn’t have a point of view; knows not where he’s going to. Coo coo ka-choo. In high school, I wrote a 25-page research paper on The Beatles. The paper was only supposed to be 20 pages, but I managed a cool 25. Didn’t even mess with the font to make the paper appear longer than it actually was. What you can’t tell is that I typed that sentence with a certain amount of pride, as evidenced by me straightening up in my chair and the cocky grin that spread across my face. It’s the little things in life, really.

10 Things I Love About Music

This is a short article telling you why i love music. I hope that you read it and find something that you can identify with.

Kansas City Jazz History

In the 1930’s Kansas City was the wildest, jazziest city in the U.S. Here’s a brief history of Kansas City jazz, and what made Kansas City it a mecca for jazz musicians during the Great Depression.

Understanding Bass Guitar Pickups

Whether you play the acoustic or the electric bass, the piece of equipment that is going to ensure that your sound is heard in combination with the rest of the instruments is your bass guitar pickups. In fact, most acoustic bass players who play along with a band find that it is almost impossible to hear their bass over the other instruments without the aid of a pickup and amplification system, even though the other instruments being used are acoustic as well.

Do You Have “Soul” In Your Guitar Playing?

If you know anything about playing the Blues, Rock, Jazz – or any other genre for that matter – you’ve probably heard the phrase, “He’s got soul,” or “He really plays with a lot of soul.” But if you’re just starting out playing guitar, you may be scratching your head and wondering, “Just what does it meant to play with ‘soul’?

How to Play the Harp in All Styles of Music and Expand Your Musical Expertise

Expand your horizons with tips on how to arrange different styles of music for your harp playing. Certain embellishing techniques are offered as well as ideas on how to hear and reproduce a song. Recommendations for various rhythm tricks and ‘thinking out of the box’ in a bluesy sense are included in this personal testimony.

Encore! The Benefits of Music Therapy for Individual With Disabilities

Music therapy is a process that helps developmentally disabled individuals improve their mental and physical abilities as well as their self-esteem. Needs are addressed through music therapy and relationships are fostered between the therapist and individual. Music therapy is not only therapeutic for the ear but the mind and body as well.

Step By Step Instruction on How to Create Catchy Hip Hop Beats

As with any career paths, creating music has many specializations and creating hip hop beats is one such niche. Hip hop is a very popular and seemingly evolving type of music genre that doesn’t seem to leave the music making industry.

Ivory and Bagpipes

Elephant Ivory was traditionally used in bagpipe ornamentation. CITES treaties have made this practice illegal resulting in other options being explored.

The Best Trip Hop Songs – 5 Classic Hits That Are Hard To Miss

If you are relatively new to the world of trip hop music, then here is a small list of five best trip hop songs that are considered as classics. Those songs have been successful on international charts, while conveying the character and stylistic origins of trip hop.

How to Sing Like a Pro

Amateur singers may improve the quality of their voices and their styles. They may also be able to learn how to sing like a pro especially if they really love to sing whenever they are given the opportunity to do so.

Plethora of MP3 Downloads Today

Almost every individual loves to listen to music or songs. There are many types of songs and music today which one can choose.

How To Sing With Vibrato To Become A Good Singer

Singing with vibrato is a skill that can add more quality to your performance. It can be achieved by following certain steps and guidelines.

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