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Music Information

A Brief History of Gongs


The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Archaeologists have unearthed gongs built almost four thousand years ago.

Micheal Jackson


I bet your wondering all about the Micheal Jackson Trail. Do you think he's guilty.

Liberate your iPod


When Akio Morita came up with the idea of the Sony Walkman all of his colleagues at the thought he was completely insane. The general consensus was that people wouldn't want to walk around the streets wearing headphones.

Thomas Jefferson and the Chinese Gong


While Richard Nixon's diplomatic visit to China may have created a minor thaw in Sino-US relations, he was not the first President to try to get in sync with the Chinese. Thomas Jefferson preceded him by close to two centuries.

Guitarists...Are You A Victim and A Loser?


I was thinking today about THE most dangerous enemy of musical progress?the victim mentality. What do I mean by this?Often we can let our personal circumstances dictate our progress.

Guitar Players...Learn About The Point Of Discipline


Have you ever started learning a lick or exercise and stopped practicing it before you had mastered it? Now I don't know you, but my guess the answer to the question is yes! Why is that? Why did you stop, when it was something that you REALLY wanted to learn?There are quite a few reasons for it, but the one I would like to mention now is what I call the "point of discipline". This is the point when the initial enthusiasm of learning that new lick/exercise wears off.

Reaching For The Soul Zone


Every searching artist wants to get there. It's that magical place where something takes over, you know, when something bigger than you whispers in your ear and says "Relax - I'll take it from here!"I like to call it the 'soul zone', others simply call it the 'zone', I'm sure there are many other names for it.

Adults Can Learn to Play the Piano Too


Are you well past puberty and have always had a hankering for tickling the ivories? Maybe you didn't have the money as a child. Or your family was always moving.

Learning To Play The Piano With Chords


Learning piano chords can help you in all your piano playing. For me chords are the easiest way to play and the simplest way to embellish my playing.

Do You Know What a Didgeridoo Is?


Do you know what a didgeridoo is? There are so many things in this life that are unknown to us. I bet you could find out about something outside your normal sphere of vision and experience everyday for the rest of your life and still not get close to knowing about everything out there.

Surf Waves With Jack Johnson


Lately I've been listening to some pretty cool music by some beach bum named Jack Johnson. The tunes he plays really touch a chord within me.

12 Reasons You Should Learn to Play the Piano


All right, folks, here you go: My 12 reasons why you should start learning how to play the piano. Immediately.

Acoustic Or Electronic Drums - What Is Your Choice?


A debate rages on in the drumming world! You might think that the debate centers on brands of drums, or different styles of drums. However, you would be wrong.

The History Of Drums - A Journey Of Sound


Music and musical instruments are an extremely important part of human history. The use of rhythm and song has long been used to express meaning, and feeling and accompany rituals.

CD Clubs: How to Get the Best Deals Online


(1) The BMG Music Service offers the best deal you'll find -- 11 CDs for the price of shipping ($2.79 each) when you buy one CD at full club price, which is typically about $15 plus shipping.

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TGIF! Lady Gaga teases new music video from 'A Star is Born': 'I'll Never Love Again'
USA TODAY
In celebration of the film's third weekend in theaters, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are gifting us with a music video for the film's closing power ballad, "I'll Never Love Again." On Friday, the officially engaged Gaga tweeted a preview, but you can ...
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The Guardian

Muqata'a: 'Our music is a way to disrupt, to be a glitch in the system'
The Guardian
I sample classical Arabic music in my records. When our land is being taken away, our culture is muted. So it's a way to try and disrupt that – being a glitch in the system is very important. When your heritage is being attacked by the state, you have ...



Billboard

Executive Turntable: Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Nashville, Warner Bros. Records, Crush Music & More
Billboard
Sony Music Entertainment announced the promotion of Kirit Joshi to the role of senior vice president & chief information officer on Friday (Oct. 19). He will be based in New York and will report to Carmine Coppola, executive vice president and chief ...

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New York Times

10 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend
New York Times
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has done a better job of venturing into the music of our own time in recent years, and does so again here, with William Bolcom's Piano Quintet No. 1. Mozart's Piano Quartet in E flat and Dvorak's String ...



Peak Leaf Music and Brewers festival takes place today
The Winchester Star
MIDDLETOWN — The first Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival will take place today in Middletown. The festival will feature live music and products from local breweries, vendors and food trucks. Tyler Wakeman, along with his wife, Angel, said they ...



Billboard

Licensing Experts Wanted: Now That the Music Modernization Act Is Law, Who Will Lay It Down?
Billboard
The music industry now has less than 90 days to agree upon a board of directors for a new licensing collective mandated by the Music Modernization Act. The board will comprise 10 music publishers, four songwriters who own their publishing rights and ...



NPR

New Music Friday For Oct. 19: 8 Albums You Should Hear Now
NPR
On this week's sprint through the best new releases we've got irresistible earworms from Peter Bjorn & John, the deep soul of PHONY PPL, Esperanza Spalding's mind-bending songcraft and more. All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton is joined by NPR ...

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JamBase

Philadelphia's Electric Factory Now Named Franklin Music Hall
JamBase
“The name Franklin Music Hall was selected from more than 5,000 submissions during a naming contest, which kicked off in September following the acquisition of the venue by The Bowery Presents,” the company shared in a press release. “We were thrilled ...



New York Times

New Opera at the Met: The Week in Classical Music
New York Times
The Takacs Quartet's recital at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday featured just two works, one by Schubert and one by Webern — but, the program notes practically screamed, not the type of Webern music you might expect. His lush and lyrical “Langsamer Satz” ...



New York Times

Does Brahms's Obsession With Rhythmic Instability Explain His Music's Magic?
New York Times
Polyrhythms run through Brahms's music like an obsessive-compulsive streak. In a bucolic moment such as the one in the Clarinet Quintet, which the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs on Nov. 15, they seem to subtly mirror the organic ...


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