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When Do Kids Start Learning to Play the Guitar?

Many parents often wonder about when is the right age for their children to start taking guitar lessons. Unlike with other musical instruments, such as the piano, flute or violin, the guitar is a bigger instrument and so you need to take this into account. Most schools tend to have guitar lessons for children once they have reached the age of 7 or thereabouts.

How Long Does It Take To Learn the Guitar?

Many people who take up wanting to learn to play guitar often start their lessons wondering how long it will take them to become reasonably good at it. It’s hard to give a time limit when it comes to learning a musical instrument because it really depends what level you want to get to. This is the same no matter what instrument or any other type of skill you want to learn to master.

Electronic Drum Guide for Beginners

Drumming is a very fun and rewarding hobby that anyone can enjoy. However, if you or your child is interested in learning how to drum, it can be a bit confusing when deciding what type of drums to purchase. Here is a guide to purchasing electronic drums for your child.

Electric Slide

Frankly, I don’t know anyone who didn’t dance Electric Slide in weddings or any public gatherings for that matter. If you think seeing this dance being done and performed in parties around the world is uncanny, then you must have lived somewhere out of the planet. Electric Slide is a popular dance invented by Ric Silver, an American choreographer, in 1976.

Top Songs

If you love music, it is must for you to listen to the top songs. These songs provide you with great entertainment and rejuvenate your mind and soul. You can get the list of tops songs from the internet and enjoy them. These include tops romantic songs, top dance numbers, top funeral songs as well as top Karaoke songs.

How Hard Can It Be?

Learning to play a new instrument can be an exciting and scary thought. This article poses that question on one of the most popular instruments in the world, the guitar.

Learning To Play Guitar – Your Quick Guide For The Electric Guitars

Playing the electric guitar is a lot different from playing an acoustic one. Ideally, you should already know how to play acoustic guitars before you move to electric guitars because most of the time, you only use an electric guitar if you want to learn how to play the lead part.

Brenda Lee Took Rockabilly to Amazing Heights of Success

Every year at Christmas time, we’re reminded of what a phenomenal performer Brenda Lee has been over the years! Lee, who was born in 1944 broke into the music business with her first professional appearances when she was just 12 years old in 1956. She was only 14 when she recorded the rockin’ rockabilly Christmas classic, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” and the song has become a must-have standard to lovers of Christmas music. It’s just one of the many accomplishments in Lee’s career.

Origin of Praise and Worship Songs People Know and Love

If you are a fan of today’s praise and worship songs then it’s important for you to first understand where they came from to truly appreciate them today. It’s one thing to just be a fan of Christian songs people know and love today but it’s another to have a true appreciation for the history of the songs from the church. The actual date of origin of songs from the church has been debated and probably will be debated for years to come but the original songs date back before for the early 300’s when they were…

The Influences of Colonial Europeans on the Music of the Black African Slaves of the Americas

The discovery of the Americas by Columbus in 1492 initiated a wave of European immigration towards the west. Many European nations set out across the Atlantic to explore, conquer and colonise huge territories of what are now known as the Northern and Southern American continents. So as to maintain the smooth running of these colonies, these nations brought with them black African slaves. It is interesting to examine how, under different influences and oppressions, the descendants of these slaves have developed to form significantly different cultures. Today, a very noticeable contrast can be seen between the populations of Central and South America when compared to the black societies of North America. This contrast is particularly distinct in regards to their music.

The Top Five Best Southern Rap Groups of All Time

When it comes to the South as a whole, there are many different dimensions and regions to consider. Especially when you’re talking about rap music. Most rap fans know very little about the rap groups from the south, outside of Outkast. So let’s take a look into the eyes of the South and see what’s cooking. In no particular order, these are my picks for the best southern rap groups of all time.

Confused by Guitar Effects: Clean/Boost, Compressor, Distortion, Overdrive, Fuzz?

There are so many guitar effects pedals on the market and it is hard to know what the difference is between them. Categorizing effects pedals has been difficult because there are so many types and sounds.

The Most Poignant Elvis Costello Lyrics Of All

Throughout his career, Elvis Costello has to his credit explored many different genres of music, from the spiky guitar pop of his early albums, to the country and western projects of the early 80s and mid 90s, to his experiments with The Brodsky Quartet and writing collaborations with the likes of Allen Toussaint and Paul McCartney. However, it is on the song Shipbuilding that Costello seems to find a lyric that combines a righteous anger with a level of compassion and sensitivity perhaps not normally associated with his songwriting.

Put Some Order in Your Guitar Effects Chain

With so many Effects Pedals out there, how is a musician to know what order they should be in when chaining them together? Eric Johnson and Jimi Hendrix used their wah-wah first in line. Carlos Santana puts a Tube Screamer before his wah-wah. Many artists bend the “rules” to get different sounds. There is no set “Rules” for chaining your effects pedals, but there are some known standard pedal set-up.

Latin Music Today And Its US Connections

There’s no denying that Latin music has been one of the most popular genres in the country. Ever since its development decades ago, it has fused with many other forms to reinvent itself. The definition has spread from its humble beginnings in the dances of Central and South America to include many of the sub genres that can be found in many US metropolitan cities.

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