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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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More synthetic bamboo! The greatest preset sounds in pop music
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USA TODAY

MTV Video Music Awards 2018: Everything you need to know
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Forbes

The Highest-Paid Country Music Stars Of 2018
Forbes
The same can be said for country music more broadly, at least in terms of how it stacks up against other genres. The top ten acts earned $304.5 million over the past year, nearly 20% more than the ten highest-paid DJs, who pulled in $260 million during ...



The Atlantic

The Writer Who Makes Perfect Sense of Classical Music
The Atlantic
He's also published many books on music, most notably Musical Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Music Sounded Out. The essays and lectures of each of those books (plus several previously uncollected works) are gathered in Music, Sense, and Nonsense: ...



Music and Brain Development
Healio
Playing music involves many different tasks in one's brain—seeing and understanding notes on a page, listening to your own melody as well as the others around you, and manipulating the instrument to make the sound, not to mention how music can make ...



Variety

'Conan' Cuts Music Performances; Booker Roey Hershkovitz to Exit ...
Variety
With "Conan" set to switch to a half-hour format beginning in January 2019, the TBS show is doing away with regular musical performances.

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Wall Street Journal

San Francisco's Outside Lands Moves Beyond the Music
Wall Street Journal
Other music festivals also are adding comedy and different attractions. This month, Lollapalooza in Chicago brought in ping pong tables for the first time, while June's Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn., featured daily yoga, meditation and ...



The Guardian

'Urban' sounds: it's time to stop using this hackneyed term for black music
The Guardian
It is no coincidence that these forms of black music are lumped together into one category. Sam Taylor, an executive from the music publishing firm Kobalt, reignited the debate about the term by saying: “I hate and despise the word 'urban'.” Not only ...

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Bismarck Tribune

Here are the 10 wealthiest country music stars of 2018
Bismarck Tribune
Forbes recently announced its calculations of which country music stars raked in the most cash in 2018. The numbers include pretax income estimates from June 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018. Forbes said it looked at a variety of touring numbers and record ...

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Chicago Tribune

A bold first season for U. of C.'s contemporary music center
Chicago Tribune
On paper, the first season of the emerging Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition looks quite significant for new music in this city. Formed last year at the University of Chicago, the CCCC on Tuesday unveiled an inaugural lineup of remarkable ...

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