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What Beat Making Equipment Do You Need To Start?

What this list will be, is a guide through finding the right gear set up for you. Hopefully at the end you’ll have a better idea about your own preferences, and maybe will have a better idea about what equipment will be right for your workflow.

When A Positive Song Artist Jumps Ship: How To Deal And Avoid Blame

Finding positive songs in the mainstream music industry can be enough of a challenge to make listeners resist artistic freedom. Read the alternative here.

Music’s New Frontier Pt2

Music’s new frontier is a combining of physics, music, and mathematics. Pre-eminent mathematician Leonhard Euler published a work in 1739 that described a tonnetz, or tone-network. This was a new development because it placed music in a more formalized mathematical framework. In 1866, Arthur von Oettingen and Bernhard Riemann added and expanded on Euler’s original ideas. David Lewin jump-started the new music frontier when he began writing articles in the 1960s. Two of Lewin’s major works are Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations (1987) and Musical Form and Transformation: Four Analytic Essays (1993). Following in Lewin’s footsteps was Richard Cohn. Cohn began writing articles in the 1980s and continues to be active. Just in 2007, the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music was founded. You may, or may not have heard, but there are more scientists alive today, than there were the sum total of scientists that have ever lived on the planet. Knowledge, learning, and discovery is exploding exponentially.

4 Questions About The Music Industry You Should NOT Be Asking

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I am sent e-mail messages on a constant basis by tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem like good questions on the top level, but are really highly damaging questions that take them far away from their musical dreams.

How Powerman 5000’s Sound Has Evolved Over Time

Powerman 5000 has a long history of albums and song they have put out. Established in 1991 their collective sound has changed a lot over the years. Their lineup and band has changed a lot as well as their appearance. Starting in Nu Metal the band has gone more into metal and hard rock now with some nu metal influence. They have also used some punk influences as well to round out the sound of their music as well.

Working With Chet Atkins – An Interview With Mark Knopfler

Tom: Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with me today Mark. Mark: My pleasure Tom, I would do anything for Chet. Tom: Before we talk about Chet, can you tell me about some of your early memories of music?

Musical Imagery

Specifically, I started thinking how composers and musicians can be quite ingenious at using musical imagery to create, or mimic, other imagery or feelings. One of the best examples of musical imagery features a racing horse. It is in ‘The Elf-King’ by Franz Schubert (although it has other great imagery as well). A father and son are riding wildly on horseback through a dense forest as they are being pursued by the spectral Elf-King. The low note represents the Elf-King. As they race through the forest, the notes ebb and flow. At times the notes are far apart. At other times they are very close.

Simple Ways to Promote Your Music on SoundCloud

The music industry has gotten a major boost with the help of SoundCloud as it lets aspiring musicians and upcoming artists promote their music and themselves. It has become one of the greatest platforms for music promotion and lets people interact with others, along with sharing music tracks and spreading good music around the world.

Comparing Positive Songs And Infatuation Songs: When Do The Two Meet?

Some positive songs are simple tunes which describe something nice while giving no indication of a compromising or harmful situation. Continue reading for details.

Setting the Right Ambiance With Wonderful Beats

For music professionals buying and selling music has become much easier thanks to the various sites that offer themselves as a bridge between the artist and the buyer. points of sales are of special interest to DJs who buy beats with hooks from online sites around the world.

Selecting Quality Tone Woods for Your Acoustic Guitar

This article will describe important criteria for selecting the wood used in a hand-made acoustic guitar. These include velocity of sound, harmonic properties, and preference for low, high, or mid tones.

5 Tips for Playing Your Songs Live

Live performances can be intimidating, especially when you’re playing your own songs, and if you are just starting to find your feet as a performer, it’s easy to make mistakes- I know I’ve made plenty of my own. But first impressions are important, so here are a few very simple things that you can do to calm your nerves and make sure that your first gigs go over without any major hitches.

A Songwriter’s Most Important Tool

I believe that the songwriting process, at its core, is simply the process of bringing together a number of unique musical elements and ideas to create a specific sound, convey a message, or express emotion. That is why I believe that the most important tool for any songwriter to have- aside from their instrument, perhaps- is some way of capturing ideas as they come to you. The problem with musical inspiration is that it can leave just as quickly as it arrives. So before you start trying to write music, make sure that you have an effective way to capture and preserve your ideas- even the bad ones. You can always go back and decide which ideas were good later. Here are a few common (and extremely helpful) methods that songwriters use to save their ideas.

4 Pointers for Building Confidence As a Songwriter or Performer

One major thing that holds many beginning songwriters and musicians back is not a lack of talent or practice, but a lack of confidence. Fortunately, like almost every other aspect of songwriting, confidence is something that can be developed. Here are a few tips to help minimize self-doubt and become more comfortable with yourself as an artist.

The End of an Era – Steinway on 57th Street

For those of us who expected three-story Steinway Hall to be on West 57th Street forever, the news that the building was sold was a shock and not in a good way. We have been accustomed to sauntering in to gaze at new and old pianos, listen to concerts and lectures there, and look at portraits and busts of Chopin, Mozart, Wagner, Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Billy Joel. Inside the Hall, the rotunda ceiling by Paul Arndt displays “allegorical scenes of lions, elephants, goddesses and nymphs depicting the influence of music on human relations,” an idea I really like.

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