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Shopping For Your First Drum Set


Your first drum set purchase is very exciting! You have probably waited a long time to buy your first drumset and have thought a lot about it. Even though it is exciting, it is important to be patient and do your research before you buy a drum set.

Play The Piano Like A Pro


Meet the 12 Major Notes:1. C (do)2.

How To Play The Violin


This article gives the essential basics for how to play the violin. Generally violins are quite commonly available instruments and it is reasonably easy to rent or buy a violin.

Acclaimed Songwriter and Performer Michael Alan Releases New CD: Searching for the Heartland:


New York born singer songwriter Michael Alan, who records with the Indie-label Global Fish Records in Seattle, is an artist who creates without a prescribed musical formula. His approach to writing is purely straight from his heart, lyrically poetic and honest, and void of any sound-alike comparisons.

Building A Good Relationship With Your Guitar


The guitar is considered the friendliest musical instrument there is. It is because the guitar is the handiest musical instrument that could stand on its own.

Improvisation and Musical Form


Do you ramble on endlessly with your improvisations? If so, good. This has its place in music making and in new age piano playing in particularly.

Jazz Yatra


Jazz is arguably the most argumentative form of music (even has diminished and argumented chords). So at the outset let me present my side of the argument.

The Record Industry Continues Battle Against Free Music Downloads


Movie and record producers alike are saying file-sharing networks that permit its users the ability to make copies from other network member's computers are infringing on the copyright laws and costing billions of dollars in lost revenue.The recording industry claims to have lost 25% of it's revenues since computer, so called thieves, have been using peer-to-peer file-sharing networks to obtain free music downloads.

10 Ways for Unknown Musicians to Get the Word Out


When Clear Channel controls the radio and the monopoly newspaper doesn't like you, how do you win over new audiences?The good news: there are many, many ways. Here are ten of my favorites.

RAP Music and Brain Washing Issues


I am not sure if anyone has been watching out there, about the types of music that we are listening to. Let us look at them for a minute.

If Setting The Gain Correctly is So Important, Why Dont Mic Preamplifiers Have Meters?


When you first learn how to use a mixing console, you will be shown how to set the gain. Your instructor - either in audio school or in the workplace - will emphasize the importance of this and kick your ass every time you get it wrong, until you can't do anything other than get it right.

Play Too Loud And Well Cut The Power!


"Turn it down!"How often have you heard that command in your musical lifetime? It's a plain fact that old people just don't like loud music. They should all be taken to soundproofed old people's homes where they can live out the remainder of their lives complaining about each other, and let us get on with some fun.

How Can You Make A Rock Vocal Sound Better?


Admit it..

Health Insurance for Creative Artists -- A Multi-Talented Health Investment


For the Creative Artist -- Good Health Insurance is Truly a Lifetime InvestmentFellow artists, buying good health insurance is the best investment you can make in your lifetime! You can purchase fine jewelry, art works, vintage cars -- but none of these can assure you the value, well-being, and peace of mind that a comprehensive health insurance plan will bring you. And you don't have to pay for expensive expert advice before buying, either.

The Gong - An Instrument Everyone Can Play


What exactly is a Gong?The gong is a musical instrument in the percussion family. A gong can have either a definite or an indefinite musical pitch.

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Video: Behind The Oscar-Nominated Music Of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'  NPR

Terence Blanchard wrote his first piece of music for a Spike Lee joint nearly 30 years ago. The movie was Mo' Better Blues, which revolves around a brooding ...


How Me Too is changing British music - From Sam Fender to Idles  British GQ

How Me Too is changing British music. From Sam Fender to Idles, GQ talks to the artists tackling everything from male suicide to toxic masculinity in the post Me ...


Ryan Adams' music dropping from radio stations amid sexual misconduct allegations  Fox News

Ryan Adams, currently mired in sexual harassment charges raised by a story in the New York Times last week, is being abandoned in droves at Adult Album ...


Florida inmates sue prisons for digitally confiscating the music they were sold  Boing Boing

Last August, Florida's prison system announced that it was switching digital music providers and would be wiping out the $11.2 million worth of music that it had ...


Millennium Music Conference 2019: Who's playing, how to go, and more  PennLive

The 2019 Millennium Music Conference and Showcase kicks off this weekend. Here's what you need to know.


SoundCloud now helps artists self-distribute music to other streaming platforms  The Verge

SoundCloud announced today that it is adding distribution to its self-monetization Premier program. Those who are eligible in the open beta will now be able to ...


Vampire Weekend premiere new “Harmony Hall” music video: Watch  Consequence of Sound

Vampire Weekend have released a new music video for "Harmony Hall", which can be streamed now. The song is the lead single off the band's new album, ...


Brothers, Jazz Cats, and Smokers: Music and Cannabis at Florida's Foundation Records  Leafly

Take a look inside Foundation: one of Florida's unique vinyl shops run by two brothers with a passion for music and vintage threads.


Entrepreneurship and music innovation to come together for Startup Weekend  Rocky Mountain Collegian

As it turns out, music innovation and technology are a powerful duo. The Institute for Entrepreneurship at Colorado State University and the Music District are ...


Pianist Alessio Bax will close eighth season of Music Series at MSU's Akin  Times Record News

Acclaimed pianist Alessio Bax will close the eighth season of Midwestern State University's Music Series at Akin. Bax, a native of Italy, is honoring his homeland ...


The 52: Great music or great pizza? At the Village Idiot, it's both  Toledo Blade

One of the best taglines in the history of taglines tells you everything you need to know about Maumee's iconic neighborhood staple, the Village Idiot: Great ...


Hands-on: YouTube Music on Android Auto offers easy in-car access w/ excellent ‘Recommended’ screen  9to5Google

Android Auto is becoming a selling point for cars nowadays, and to that end, it can definitely make or break what music *service* you use. Mind-bogglingly, Google ...


LOONA Share Inspiring 'Butterfly' Music Video: Watch  Billboard

It's time to Stan Loona: the popular girl group is back with their empowering, diverse new music video for "Butterfly."


Willoughby music shop posts sign telling Trump sympathizers to shop elsewhere  WKYC.com

Local music shop asks supporters of President Trump to shop elsewhere.


Is Florence Welch Married? The Singer Is Totally Focused On Her Music & Boy, Is It Paying Off  Bustle

Lead singer of Florence And The Machine Florence Welch is one of the most successful British artists of recent times. The front woman is a lot more than a killer ...


Contact / About  The Journal of Music

About Founded in 2000, The Journal of Music is an award-winning online magazine. Published in Ireland and read worldwide, it is a previous winner of the Utne ...


Freddie Mercury’s Final Bow: Director Rudi Dolezal Recalls the Queen Legend’s Poignant Last Video  PEOPLE.com

He knew how ill he was, and that this was the last time he'd ever be in front of a camera,” the director says of Mercury while shooting "These Are the Days of Our ...


Doyle Only Does Meet & Greets Because 'Scumbags' Steal Music  Loudwire

For those fans who disagree with the notion of having to pay to meet their favorite artists, Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein has an explanation ...


King's X Reveal How Pearl Jam Changed Their View Of Music  Alternative Nation

Written by Greg Prato. By the time Pearl Jam was touring in support of their blockbuster Vs. album, the group was a headliner who could assemble bills exactly to ...


Hear The Best New Songs Of The Week, From Palehound, Aldous Harding And More : All Songs Considered  NPR

This week's must-hear songs include the spooky-suave sounds of Palehound, angular, stuttering rock from Sego, the deeply affecting voice of Aldous Harding ...


Things to do in Denver: Spring 2019 guide to art, music theater and more  Denverite

Denver, spring is just around the corner (probably). It's time for us all to shuffle out of hibernation like so many bald bears. It's time to consume culture with ...


LANDR Brings Music Mastering to the Cloud, Helping Major Labels & Bedroom Acts Alike  Billboard

Online platform LANDR uses cloud-based software to help both major labels and bedroom artists smooth out their tunes.


Paris Hilton teases new music  Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – If Paris Hilton's immortal song “Stars are Blind” was your mid-noughties anthem, you would be pleased to know that there may be more ...


Former addict hopes music video shot in Middletown will help forge new career  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — It's been a long, hard road to recovery for former Middletown resident KC Conklin, whose addiction to heroin brought him to the depths of ...


Facebook's Chief AI Scientist Backs Music Startup In $4.5 Million Funding Round  Forbes

The music startup is called Antescofo and its Metronaut app helps classical musicians.


CO Local compilation keeps the Springs’ music past alive  Colorado Springs Independent

As the momentum of any given music scene ebbs and flows, and as its ecology transforms through time, it often falls to the participants themselves...


Music trends explored at Belfast conference  Irish Examiner

International music industry experts are gathering in Belfast this week for a meeting on this year's trends. The Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC) and Oh Yeah ...


US Government Spices Up Its Flash Game With Yoshi's Island DS Music  Nintendo Life

Where would Mario be without Yoshi, his trusty steed ever since Super Mario World? We're big fans of the dinosaur's work, and can't wait to raid the art room in ...


Symphony Orchestra of India review – startling virtuosity and improv  The Guardian

Zane Dalal conducted the first in a series of UK concerts to maximum effect.


WATCH: Ariana Grande ‘Taking A Break’ From Music As She’s ‘Tired Of Her Voice’  Capital FM

Ariana Grande has said she's 'taking a break from music' following record-breaking musical success within the past year.


YouTube Music 3.03 adds Android Auto support, continues work on playing on-device files [APK Insight]  9to5Google

Recent updates to YouTube Music have brought major features like Sonos integration, and more minor UI tweaks. YouTube Music 3.03...


Kareem "Biggs" Burke Launches New Music Company, Signs First Artist  Vibe

After nearly a 15-year hiatus from the music industry, Kareem "Biggs" Burke is back with a new music company called Circle of Success.


From Soho to Paris, how migrant music brought two capitals to life  The Guardian

From the 1960s to the 1980s, music from afar united Paris and London in a vibrant cultural age. A new exhibition celebrates the era.


Misfits’ Doyle: I have to do $50 meet-and-greets because fans are “stealing” music  Consequence of Sound

Taking a picture with the photogenic Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is hard to pass up, and fans are willing to pay a premium to pose with the hulking, ...


Pop music's growing gender gap revealed in the collaboration age  BBC News

Three times as many male as female pop stars appeared on last year's biggest hit singles, BBC research has found. Ninety-one men or all-male groups were ...


Tradition of memorable music during O-Week continues  Otago Daily Times

As the University of Otago celebrates 150 years, Jono Edwards revisits the sights and sounds of orientations past. Today, on the morning of O-Week's biggest ...


Can you beat this higher or lower music quiz?  Classic FM

Find out how well-tuned your ear is, in our fiendish higher or lower quiz. Simply tell us which piece has the highest note!


Presenting Pitchfork’s Music and Movies Week  Pitchfork

All this week, leading up to the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24, Pitchfork celebrates the magic of movie music with a series of features exploring what ...


Music made in the streets: The flute of his labour  Daily Nation

The music came back to him at the time of pressing, at the time of crushing. It came to him while he was in his distillery, just not in the distillery or brewery of the ...


Brits 2019: Lyor Cohen says next generation music stars ‘have a PhD in YouTube’  iNews

Lyor Cohen, YouTube Global Head of Music, warns EU directive could ban users uploading parody videos and says video platform will be number one source of ...


The 31 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: Feb 18-24, 2019  TheStranger.com

This week, our music critics have picked everything from Kacey Musgraves and Soccer Mommy to a Rihanna dance party to Waxahatchee and Bonny Doon.


Teenage Wildlife: inside the song about Bowie's midlife crisis  The Guardian

In an extract from Chris O'Leary's new book Ashes to Ashes, we witness David Bowie at a turning point in his career. Chris O'Leary. Tue 19 Feb 2019 09.45 EST ...


Woman shot after telling party-goers to turn off music  WLS-TV

Deputies say a woman from upstairs yelled at the group to turn off the music and take the party elsewhere. Then, someone shot up into her apartment.


Defying musical boundaries, this band mixes Mexican folk and psychedelic rock  Lexington Herald Leader

Los Lobos can go either acoustic Mexican folk or electric psychedelic rock, and Lexington concert should feature some of both.


Report of women's allegations against Ryan Adams prompts responses by music figures  NBC News

Prominent women in music voiced their support on Wednesday for other women who allege in a newly published report that the musician and producer Ryan ...


Music Carnaval de Bahidorá's Outstanding Weekend of Music and Camping Ends in Tragedy  Remezcla

Excess was the name of the game at this year's Carnaval de Bahidorá, as hedonism, glamour, & artistic visions coalesced into an unforgettable jungle party.


Historic CD and vinyl shop The Music inn celebrates its 100th anniversary  Nottinghamshire Live

The shop, formerly known as Papworth's, used to be based in Alfreton Road.


The sublime poetry of Michel Legrand's film music  Chicago Tribune

In 1964, a French television interviewer asked composer Michel Legrand if writing for film is “sort of like selling your soul.” The occasion was the release that ...


The unexpected creates reward when listening to music: Scientists prove difference between expected/actual outcomes cause reward response  Science Daily

If you love it when a musician strikes that unexpected but perfect chord, you are not alone. New research shows the musically unexpected activates the reward ...


Torture: The dark side of music  CNN

Music has been a means of torture and punishment for many years, including political re-education, punishment and, in the case of dictatorships, to assert ...


R.I.P. Karl Lagerfeld, fashion icon and noted music fan has died at 85  Consequence of Sound

As the former creative director of fashion houses such as Chanel and Fenti, Lagerfield frequently incorporated music into his work. Believing that "music gives ...


'Disturbing' music influences us to take fewer financial risks, Israeli researchers find  Big Think

A recent study examined the different ways fast/arousing and slow/calming music affects the ways people make financial decisions. The results show that people ...


Monsta X releases new album, 'Alligator' music video  UPI News

K-pop group Monsta X returned with the album "Take.2 We Are Here" and a dramatic video for the single "Alligator."


Music to Mets ears at spring training just another culture change in Mickey Callaway's second season  New York Daily News

Mets players can thank their manager for making a subtle change at spring training that's going a long way.


Aldous Harding returns with new music and a new album  Stuff.co.nz

Kiwi musician Aldous Harding announced her third album, Designer, will be released on April 26.


Springfield native wins big music award  The Tand D.com

A Springfield native who recently won a statewide country music award will soon return to his hometown to put on a concert.


Music Pick: The Coathangers  L.A. Weekly

Outraged by the rise in gun violence in this country, The Coathangers put the National Rifle Association squarely in the cross-hairs for once, and the ...


Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Kareem 'Biggs' Burke Returns to Music Biz, Signs SAINt JHN to Management Company: Exclu  Billboard

More than a decade since Kareem "Biggs" Burke stepped away from the music industry, the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder has announced his return with the ...


Local producer of marketing music starts Cincinnati Music Accelerator  WKRC TV Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - "What music means to me is life existence, understanding, and compassion. It inspires you. It is who we are. Without music, we could not ...


Why Are Women Underrepresented in Music? Look to the Ryan Adams Story  Pitchfork

Ask a female musician if she's experienced anything like what Phoebe Bridgers, Courtney Jaye, or Mandy Moore described, and she's likely to have a story of ...


Joan Jett's life in music - Conversations  ABC News

When Joan Marie Larkin was given a guitar at the age of 13, she was on the path to becoming the Godmother of Punk.


Behind the Ryan Adams Investigation  The New York Times

The musician has been accused of dangling career opportunities while pursuing female artists for sex, then turning domineering and vengeful. He denies the ...


'An ad for blackness': how Soul Train made America do the Hustle  The Guardian

It was the ultra-hip music show that put black culture centre stage – with the enigmatic Don Cornelius as its impresario.


Taking Back Sunday to open Great South Bay Fest  Newsday

The band sold out Long Island's biggest music festival when they last headlined Shorefront Park in Patchogue in 2017.


Woman shot after telling party-goers to turn off music in northwest Houston  KTRK-TV

Deputies say a woman from upstairs yelled at the group to turn off the music and take the party elsewhere. Then, someone shot up into her apartment.


R.E.M Bassist Mike Mills Protests Use Of Band’s Music In Pro-Trump Tweet  Deadline

President Donald Trump shared a Twitter blast today that used R.E.M.'s 1993 single, Everybody Hurts, as background music. To bassist Mike Mills, it seemed ...


How old is Pink? Brit Awards Outstanding Contribution to Music handed to American singer  Chronicle Live

Pink is the 2019 recipient of the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.


Former Sony Music U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi Joining Interscope Records: Sources  Billboard

Nir Seroussi, who left Sony Music U.S. Latin last month, has accepted a position with Interscope, sources tell Billboard.


Music Pick: Texacala Jones  L.A. Weekly

Texacala Jones has long been one of the most fascinating and charismatic performers to come out of this city. As leader of Tex & the Horseheads, she alternated ...


Cardi B Spotted By Fans In Old Pusha T Music Video Before Beating Him At The Grammys  Capital XTRA

Last weke, Cardi B beat out Pusha T to win 'Best Rap Album' at the Grammy Awards - and it turns out the duo go back way further than you thought.


New Abba music postponed again, to 'second half of 2019'  The Guardian

A representative for the group says there will be 'no release before the summer' of their first new music in 35 years.


Henry Rollins on the Music of His Life  Pitchfork

The 58-year-old punk icon and master of intensity talks about the songs and artists that have meant the most to him—John Coltrane, Isaac Hayes, Ted ...


Chasing rainbows: inside the battle between Radiohead and EMI's Guy Hands  The Guardian

A new book details the saga of private equity company Terra Firma acquiring EMI in August 2007 for £4.2bn. This extract details the battle over Radiohead's ...


What happens to the music of R Kelly and Michael Jackson?  The Spinoff

First published on RNZ, ethnomusicologist Kirsten Zemke weighs in what fans should do with the music of alleged bad men. American rapper R Kelly has been ...


How the Ryan Adams Allegations Cast Mandy Moore's Music Career in a New Light  Billboard

Between 1999 to 2009, Mandy Moore released six albums spanning pop and folk, including a record of classic cover songs. But then she stopped. Nearly 10 ...


Paris Hilton teases new music to come  Entertainment Weekly News

Have you had “Stars Are Blind” stuck in your head for the past 12 years? Us too. Thankfully, Paris Hilton is answering the universe's prayers. In a tweet Monday ...


Gee: Can music and sports bring together a divided America?  MyNorthwest.com

So I'm getting gas the other night and the familiar sounds of The Reverend Al Green come through the outdoor speakers. That familiar music came along and I ...


Women Will Dominate—and Dismantle—the Music Industry in 2019  WIRED

From Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves to Tierra Whack and Lizzo, this year is all about female artists remaking the music biz.


The Cure announce Disintegration 30th anniversary concerts  Consequence of Sound

With a new album said to be on the horizon, The Cure have plans to play upwards of 20 festivals this summer. However, before they hit the festival circuit, they'll ...


Guitar music is thriving, so why do we think it's dying?  Official Charts Company

Recent years have seen rock's presence diminishing on the Official Singles Chart, but is it really dying out?


National Museum of African American Music receives $1 million from Regions, Mike Curb foundations  The Tennessean

Nashville's future National Museum of African American Music has taken a giant step towards its ultimate fundraising goal. On Tuesday, the museum announced ...


Jonas Brothers to reunite, release documentary and new music: report  Fox News

The Jonas Brothers are going to have to dig out their purity rings and get them resized.


Utah Symphony announces 2019 Deer Valley Music Festival  KUTV 2News

Utah Symphony's 2019 Deer Valley Music Festival is bringing some big names to Park City this summer. Kristin Chenoweth, Marie Osmond, Indigo Girls,jazz ...


Fortnite-Marshmello Mashup Showcases New Avenues for Games, Music  The Wall Street Journal

The videogame “Fornite” for 10 minutes put away its guns and transported players to a live virtual performance by Marshmello, in a pop-culture mashup that ...


50 years later, East Side duo's groundbreaking music is getting its due  Buffalo News

A new generation can discover Jesse Key & Sylvester Cleary, thanks to the release of an album, Love Is The Way.


Record store owner, early DC punk producer Skip Groff dies at 70  WTOP

WASHINGTON — Skip Groff, whose Yesterday & Today record store in a strip shopping center in Rockville, Maryland, became ground zero in the early days of ...


ole acquires Parallel Music Publishing catalog  Music Business Worldwide

Canada-based music publishing, music production and global rights management company ole has concluded an exclusive worldwide deal with Parallel Music ...


Fat Rice, Other Chicago Restaurants Criticized for Music With N-Word  Eater Chicago

In January, Eric Williams, a prominent Chicago DJ and proprietor of the Silver Room — a business centered around African-American culture — started a ...


Before 2019 Grammys, Women Are Still Missing From Music Business  NPR

After last year's Grammys, the president of the Recording Academy said that women needed to "step up" in the business. Women and men in the business ...


Six strings and no five hole: How music helps Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby  The Washington Post

There were maybe 10 other people at the bar, so Braden Holtby assumed he was safe. He was incorrect. The Washington Capitals had just wrapped up a long ...


10 of the best bands on the robust New London music scene  Hartford Courant

New London has a vigorous music scene and has produced some of the state's best bands for several decades.


Today In Music History - February 20th.  Nova.ie

Every day on Radio Nova, just before 11am, we play a couple of songs key to “today in music history” Have a listen! But for now – here's some light reading and ...


How Pop Music Embraced Death and Lost Its Sex Appeal  Jezebel

After a particularly lackluster 2018 VMAs, so sleep-inducing that the big opening number was the former Vine-turned-pop star Shawn Mendes, New Yorker critic ...


10 great gig venues the world over: readers’ travel tips  The Guardian

The joy of live music comes across best in intimate bars and clubs, our tipsters agree, enjoying punk, bluegrass, jazz and more from La Paz to Brussels.


Human cost of NSW's battle with music festivals: a psychiatrist's view  Sydney Morning Herald

NSW's regulation of music festivals could threaten a healthy outlet for young people, writes a psychiatrist and electronic music enthusiast.


Meghan Trainor's wedding makes up her 'Marry Me' music video  Today Show

The singer is sharing the love with her fans this Valentine's Day.


Music therapy pianos given to recovery centre, Willow Square  Fort McMurray Today

As president of the Golden Years Society, Joan Furber has seen just how important music is to the health and mood of seniors and the ill. It is for that reason she ...


Cardi B And Blueface Release Music Video For “Thotiana” Remix  Vibe

Cardi B is on a hot streak since taking home the Grammy Award (Feb. 10) for Best Rap Album (Invasion of Privacy). The Bronx native's triumph at the annual ...


African Music Legend Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi Dead At 66  NPR

Born on Sept. 22, 1952 in Zimbabwe's populous Highfield suburb, Oliver Mtukudzi, known as "Tuku" to his legion of fans, died Wednesday at a clinic in Harare ...


Blossom Music Festival 2019 offers something for everyone  Akron Beacon Journal

The Blossom Music Festival will continue its mission of offering something for everyone this summer with movie nights, a classical guitar concerto performance, ...


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