How to Play The Classic ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ By Lynyrd Skynyrd – PMT College

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How To Record Professional Quality Rap Vocals at Home

As a vocalist, you’re going to want to have great sounding vocals. Ideally you’ll be recording in a nice studio with expensive room treatment, top of the line mic and preamp and a professional engineer that has spent years honing their craft. This is not always possible though, so I want to give you a few tips that will help improve the sound of your vocals if you’re recording at home.

5 Life Situation Songs We All Don’t Like Singing

LIFE is like a game of football. Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Winning is exhilarating, but there’s not much learning that comes from winning all the time. Losing is much more of value in a life that’s about growth.

Around the Clock Pop: Songs That Open With a Specific Time of Day

Matchbox Twenty is now an even more appropriate name for Rob Thomas’s rock band, given that it turned twenty this year. Formed in 1995, the group helped rescue traditional rock from the iron jaws of rap, grunge and boy bands that had dominated the pop landscape since the late 80s. Along with Matchbox 20 were similar bands like Weezer, Fountains of Wayne, Third Eye Blind, and the Wallflowers, all releasing guitar based albums that flourished in the last half decade of the century.

Kanye West – Love Him? Or Hate Him?

In truth, Kanye West, love him or hate him, is someone who inevitably comes up in conversation these days. Whether you’ve heard his name today, this past week, or just floating around from time to time, his presence is unavoidable and arguably obnoxious. However, despite his personality, it is critical that we examine this man that claims to compare himself to God.

Top 5 Timeless Sing-Alongs for Banquet Halls

Banquet halls are the go-to venue for many different events, but there are few songs that are perfect no matter what the occasion. These are the top five must-haves for a night of song and dance.

Review: Tom Hess Guitar Lessons – Worth The Price?

At this point, I’m sure you’ve heard of the popular guitar teacher, Tom Hess. His articles and videos are all over the internet, he even offers music career advice to people looking to get into the music business (something that I hope to do someday for myself). But does he get results?

Find Your Love for Black Music – A Genre That’s Emerging Strong

Love black music? Find the best ways to choose a magazine that comes with varied choices and entertainment news.

The Meaning of Seemingly Random Numbers Mentioned in Popular Rock Songs

Paul Simon was probably right, but he definitely shortchanged us when he sang, “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover.” The song actually only mentions four or five ways to get out of a relationship, like Jack sneaking through the back, Stan finding a new plan, or Lee dropping off the key. I have always wanted to hear the other forty-something ways Simon had in mind when he wrote the hit.

Buck Owens: Legendary Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Recording Artist and Expert Money Manager

If ever there was a singer that should be studied by others to learn about the many facets of the music business it is Buck Owens. You will read about his early years in poverty and being dirt poor. But as destiny would have it fate would play a part in this artist becoming the legendary singer, songwriter, recording artist and expert money manager that he was. He was blessed with good parents who taught him about character and hard work. They moved from Texas to California as many families did when they heard that jobs were plentiful there on the West coast. It was in the labor camps that Buck said a lot of his musical background came from. He would constantly ask questions to the adults that played instruments on how they did certain things with music. Due to his insatiable thirst for learning about music he continued to ask questions of many singers such as Ray Charles and others about their craft. The added bonus to this story is about his money management skills in investing for the later years when his recording years were finished.

Jazz Guitar Improvising – Pat Martino Remains One Of The Best!

In the world of mainstream jazz guitar playing, Pat Martino is a living legend! His brilliant improvising and long single note lines are simply incredible.

James Dean Died Exactly Sixty Years Ago, But He Continues to Inspire Music Artists From All Genres

Movie star James Dean died exactly sixty years ago, thus becoming an immortal inspiration for young people distraught with society. Unbelievably, his legacy can be recognized more frequently not so much in his fellow actors, but in recording artists. Morrissey, who with Johnny Marr ascended to fame as co-founder of the Smiths, became one of the actor’s most enthusiastic though unlikely fan.

Composers Corner: A Brief Biography of Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert lived a short but amazingly prolific life, leaving behind a legacy of seven symphonies (plus one that remained famously unfinished upon his death), some 30 chamber music pieces, and more than 600 songs. His life in Vienna included much time spent at the city’s ubiquitous coffee houses, popular venues for radical political thought as well as literature and poetry, the latter providing Schubert with lyrics to some of his most famous art songs. The first video clip that accompanies this article features baritone Dietrich Fischer-Diskau (with pianist Murray Perahia) singing “Dream of Spring” from Schubert’s song cycle, “Die Winterreise.” The second clip is the closing movement (“Agnus Dei”) from Schubert’s Mass in G, from a 2009 performance by CityCleveland & Quire Cleveland, a northern Ohio music ensemble.

The Top 5 Guitar Accessories Novice Guitarists Should Have

A guitar is one of the music instruments that require a bit of accessories. There are some guitar accessories that you certainly need and there are some optional ones that simply make your life a little easier. Below are the top guitar accessories every novice guitarist should have.

Common Mistakes When Choosing Acoustic Guitars

It is important to be cautious when buying guitars. This is important to avoid issues that can affect your purchase and your finances.

Rock Jazz Fusion Guitar Music – John McLaughlin Is A Revolutionary Player!

John McLaughlin is thought by many to be the most revolutionary fusion guitarist in musical history! His creative recordings with “The Mahavishnu Orchestra” are now legendary.

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