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What’s Behind Jackson Browne’s Song “The Pretender”?

Singer/Songwriter Jackson Browne’s 1976 album “The Pretender” is among the finest works by any Singer/Songwriter in the 1970s. In the first of a series of articles about this pivotal record we analyze the title song’s message and production.

Want to Know the Flamenco?

Are you interested in learning a dance or music form, but are unable to make a decision on which one to choose? If you are interested in something, which is more of an art and has many masterpieces embedded within it, then flamenco will be an ideal choice.

New Retailers Stock Vinyl Albums And Players

You might not know that record players and vinyl LP’s are once again popular. It is not just collectors who are in the market for these products, but new, young music lovers are turning to vinyl like never before. New musicians and artists are releasing new albums on vinyl as well as digital formats. This is making records once again really popular. Stores are beginning to understand that there is a major market for these items. You will begin to see these products in places you never imagined.

What To Bring In Your Guitar Gig Bag

For those of you who are new to open mics or who have only had a few gigs, it’s best to be prepared and have everything you need right there when you need it. I compiled a list of what to bring in your guitar gig bag (if it will fit)!

What Makes Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham Irreplaceable

John Bonham is Led Zeppelin’s drummer. No one has replaced him until now. He died in 1980.

Learn Guitar Chords Quickly

If you want to know how to learn guitar chords then you need to learn the fundamentals first. You need to know what a guitar chord is and how a chord is made.

Professional Opera Singer Voice Types: The Tenor

We all know how thrilling it is to hear a live professional opera singer. Even on a recording it is something quite special, but nothing really beats seeing and hearing a professional opera singer in the flesh. A tenor is the second highest male voice with the highest being the counter tenor. As with any operatic voice type, each voice has several sub-categories. There is the lyric tenor who sings a lot of Puccini and Verdi, there is the Mozartian tenor, and the Heldentenor who sings Wagner to name but a few. In this article, we will take a look at some types of tenor voice types, and name some popular, very difficult, tenor arias relating to those voices.

Becoming an Idol Not Idle

You may think becoming a singer is the easiest thing in the world. Judging by the tens of thousands of people who audition for X Factor, Idol or any of the myriad of other singing competitions on television today, this appears to be the consensus. Nothing could be further from the truth.

My Favorite Beatle – John Lennon

John Lennon was the founder and lead man of this incredible talented musical group known as the Beatles. The Beatles were a revolution in many ways and their music has changed the world forever.

Writing Interesting Chord Progressions for More Interesting Songs

The art of choosing just the right chord progressions is an often overlooked aspect of writing a song, particularly for beginners. Here are a few ideas for coming up with some interesting ones.

Classic Rock Band – The Who

A classic rock band that moved a generation. If you’ve not seen them live then 2012 may be your chance to relive a piece of the past.

Rap Beats – Looking for Different Types of Rap Beats

It is said that music is the expression of heart and it is the easiest way of expressing your emotions. There is music for every occasion, whether it is love, friendship, sadness, fear, happiness or celebration. Music is truly the tonic for soul.

Pallbearer: Band To Watch With Sorrow and Extinction

Hey, kids. I may be a tad late to the party (story of my life) in declaring Pallbearer a “band to watch”, considering their debut demo came out in 2010 and the band itself was formed in 2008. This sludgy, macabre and yet melodic combo from Little Rock, Arkansas have taken a jump in the deep end recently, however, with the release of the full length platter, “Sorrow and Extinction”. Yes, it’s about as cheery as it sounds, and that’s a great thing for all the blackened souls that eat stuff like this up with a big, fat spoon (like, oh, I don’t know, me).

8 Simple Rules of an Open Mic

Whether playing an open mic for the first time or it is your 100th one, there is a proper etiquette that people should follow. Read on to see my list of what i think are 8 simple rules of an open mic.

The Greatest Jackson Five Album Covers

Back in the days of vinyl records, album covers were a big deal. They protected the record and often gave you some really cool cover art.

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