Jimmy Vivino and The Stool Pigeons with Billy & Rick Reed, Dylan Doyle & Connor Kennedy at NRG

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How To Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained

Once you have booked your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception you will have an approximate timetable of events for your ‘big day’ into which you now need to hire some wedding entertainment at various points in the day. The amount of wedding entertainment you need will depend upon your timetable and whether you have any large gaps in proceedings where your guests will be hanging around and where some entertainment will help to keep them happy.

The Guitar Story Briefly Told

The guitar is a beautiful instrument that has withstood the test of time… almost 4,000 years worth. This article will give you a general understanding of where this great instrument…

The Rise of Piano Instrumentals

A brief description of why piano covers have been growing in popularity. It includes reasons why this change is taking place.

Hilary Hahn – A Violin Virtuoso

Hilary Hahn is a tremendously talented American violinist. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner. She has performed throughout the world, both as a soloist and a recitalist. Her styles of playing possess an enormous technique and interpretive wisdom.

The Unknown, Understated, and Underrated: Ten Powerful Songs You Should Listen to More

I’m not giving a list of obscure bands and unknown songs. The list is just songs that are under appreciated in the catalogs of these great bands. Scorpions, “The Sails of Charon” In 1977 the Scorpions had not hit their height of popularity and had a slightly different lineup.

Exploring the Scope of Rap As Being More Than Music

This is a style that stays aside all the other music trends. Not aside, but somewhat deeper. The reason is it is a reflection of the race, the plurality of people united by roots and origin. What draws people to rap? Is it enticing?

A Two Hundred Year Old Lullaby

Lullabies become appealing to ears and soul not only because of the brilliance of the expressive poetic expressions that lie within the lines, but also due to the mind-cooling melodious tunes in which they are composed and rendered! However, one cannot just discount the intense passion of the lines through which the involved story of the lullaby is weaved!

Who Was Jacqueline Du Pre?

Jacqueline du Pre was a legendary cellist of all time. Her rendition of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor is one of her famous masterpieces which established her stardom. She combined heart and soul to produce extravagant tones ever to be heard in a cello. She is shy in nature, but she plays with precision and pureness of tone.

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Better At Guitar (And How To Improve Much Faster)

Your guitar playing will improve at a snail’s pace until you learn exactly what holds you back from achieving your musical goals. Until you figure it out, you will always be frustrated whenever you try to practice and make progress. Here are five major reasons why your guitar playing is progressing very slowly (and what you must do to improve much faster):

The Secrets of Online Music Distribution

Are you a musician and believe your art deserves popularity and applause? But you are tired of spending hours in front of your computer trying to get promoted by yourself. I think yes.

Lionel Tertis – A Brilliant Violist and a Good Teacher

Lionel Tertis was an English violist and also a great teacher to many musicians. He contributed much in the field of music, especially in viola repertoires. He wanted to make Viola as a solo instrument in different ensembles and orchestral excerpts which he successfully managed to do.

The Raveonettes – Pe’ahi

The Raveonettes’ new album Pe’ahi takes its name from a notorious beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Though it is frequently acknowledged as a prime surfing beach, the area transforms into a dangerous part of the island during the off-season. The beach and surrounding area is often overrun by violent drug addicts and there have been several murders in the area over the past few years. The name fits this album to a tee. The music can sound beautiful and inviting, but looking closer, you can see the remnants of danger and risk bubbling beneath the surface of a seemingly idyllic paradise.

How to Gather Inspiration for Songwriting Ideas

Most of us have trouble thinking of things to write about. We’ll sit ourselves down in a chair, tell ourselves today’s the day to finally write that song and then we end up finding ourselves sitting in that chair all day with no ideas whatsoever. So what should we do? How do we come up with brilliant ideas that’ll touch touch the hearts of everyone who listens?

More Guitar Tones (Instant And FREE!)

Here are some great ways to get more guitar tones out of your current guitar right now, and completely free. No extra gear, no secret plugins, amps or pedals. Just good old fashion tweaking and technique.

Playing With Confidence – Digging In

All the ‘guitar greats’ and phenomenal guitarists/musicians that you and I listen to always sound very confident and ‘sure’ in their playing. Also some players seem to be able to get away with playing the most horrible jarring notes and still make them sound hip, colourful, interesting and intentional. The key here is the latter: Intentional. These guys and girls ‘sound like they are confident’ because they are ‘confident about what they will sound like’. We’ll be exploring a few techniques and practise concepts that you can work on to start making your playing sound more professional, confident and intentional.

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