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Suzuki Violin Vs Traditional Violin

The Suzuki violin method has come to dominate the way violin is taught in America and throughout much of the world. Mention the Suzuki violin method to music educators, and you will get a variety of responses.

A Guitar Lesson To Help You Test Your Note Knowledge

In this guitar lesson we look at a great way to test your note knowledge of the guitar fretboard. But before we look at that, why even bother learning the notes?Knowing the notes on your guitar fretboard is an essential skill.

Modal Theory for Guitar Players - Part 1

IntroductionThe fact that you are holding this in your hands suggests that you have got to the point in your explorations of, and curiosity about the guitar that the next step is the modes. Maybe it's because you have read somewhere that Steve Vai loves the Lydian mode, or you have listened to music by Frank Gambale and wondered what he was up to.

Guide to Finding Music Online

Are you frustrated because finding your favorite songs on the net has become more of a chore than an enjoyable activity? Read this simple guide to finding music online and your troubles will be out of mind before you download your next Green Day hit!MP3s are compressed music files that are one-tenth the size of regular audio files. As a normal audio file requires about 40 megabytes to download, and MP3 requires four.

What is Guitar Tablature and Can I Find It Online?

The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments and the online guitar community probably the most popular of its kind. There are thousands of guitarists connected via online communities sharing guitar tabs, tips and stories and there are many of websites dedicated to sharing guitar music, tablature and even guitar lessons.

The Case Against Traditional Piano Lessons

How would you like to spend 4 years in a University learning how to play other peoples music? If you think this is ridiculous, you're right! Because that's what thousands of piano music students do each day.They sit in front of their piano or keyboard with sheet music of a dead composer in front of them.

Learning the Piano and Playing the Piano

Many piano students spend much time learning how to play the piano. Years upon years of study time devoted to perfecting technique, tone, dynamics, etc.

Five Secrets to Playing in the New Age Style

1. Learn how to ImproviseLearning how to improvise is the key to playing in this style.

Composing for Dummies

When most people hear the word composer, they automatically think of classical composers like Mozart or Beethoven. This is the point where many "would be" composers freeze up because they tell themselves that their music could never be as good.

The Joy of Spontaneous Expression

Do you remember finger-painting as a child? How fun it was. How exciting to be able to dip your fingers into a color that called out to you and put it on paper.

How to Get Past Creative Blocks

When I first began playing the piano and improvising, there were times when the music just wouldn't flow. No matter what I did, I couldn't make it go any further.

A Quick and Easy Composition Method

Here's the method I use every time I want to capture an idea. I draw out 8-bars (or measures) first.

Everything I Play Sounds the Same

Many students want to create music that has a certain emotional quality. For example, I once had a student ask me to show her how to play something that sounded happy.

How to Play What you Feel

Many students think that being able to play what you feel is difficult. They believe you must have years and years of training in improvisation and theory.

Guitar Practicing or Guitar Playing?

Just because you're holding your guitar doesn't mean that you're playing it, and just because you're playing your guitar doesn't mean that you're practicing. There is a real difference and it needs to be acknowledged if you want to improve your level of playing skill.

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REVOLT Unveils Its Black Music Month Programming For June  Forbes

In June, REVOLT Media & TV, the destination for today's millennial and gen z youth, will roll out a series of programming to commemorate Black Music Month.

What will music be like in 20 years?  BBC News

Sumit Paul-Choudhury picks out trends that could shape music over the coming decades, including algoraves, Fortnite concerts and songs catered to smart ...

Is Streaming Music Dangerous to the Environment? One Researcher Is Sounding the Alarm  Rolling Stone

Around 2013, University of Oslo professor Kyle Devine was reading a lot about junk. He'd grown fascinated with a subset of media studies that grappled with the ...

A punk academic helps you justify your love for Madonna's music videos  The Outline

Ryann Donnelly's book 'Justify My Love' offers radical interpretations of music videos from Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and more.

Dolby wants you to experience music in a new way  USA TODAY

HOLLYWOOD – Dolby, the company most of us know for bringing premium sound to movie theaters and high-end home audio, wants you to listen to music in a ...

'Game of Thrones' Series Finale Music: Ramin Djawadi Score, Explained  Hollywood Reporter

'Game of Thrones' series finale: Ramin Djawadi explains "The Iron Throne," "A Song of Ice and Fire" and more from the score.

Phase transitions: The math behind the music

Next time you listen to a favorite tune or wonder at the beauty of a natural sound, you might also end up pondering the math behind the music.

Music video for 'Runaway Train' turns 25. New version uses modern technology to find missing kids.  CNN

In the 1990s, the band Soul Asylum in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released the iconic music video "Runaway Train," ...

'Bohemian Rhapsody''s Huge Impact on Queen Music Sales Revealed  Ultimate Classic Rock

The blockbuster biopic Bohemian Rhapsody continues to fuel Queen's modern-day renaissance. In addition to earning more than $900 million at the global box ...

Reliable Source: We Write the Songs event brings music stars — and tears — to Capitol Hill  Lewiston Sun Journal

WASHINGTON — If there's one thing you can apparently count on at the annual We Write the Songs event on Capitol Hill, it's a good ol' cry. While Jason Mraz ...

Best Sports Theme Music, Ranked  The Big Lead

When one reflects on a lifetime of sports fanhood, it's actually quite interesting to think about how some of the themes of the games or shows are inextricable ...

Why Marketers Need to Push for Inclusivity in Music  Adweek

Women are increasingly demanding a seat at the table. This cultural shift means marketers need to rethink female representation in their marketing to general ...

Nicaraguan-American composer Gabriel José Bolaños joins ASU School of Music  Arizona State University

From classical to electronic, ASU School of Music's new professor said he composes music for all, which is one reason why he is excited to join the school in the ...

'Little Women: Atlanta' Stars Bri and Emily Fight Over New Music Video  Distractify

Watch as 'Little Women: Atlanta's Bri and Emily, AKA Left Cheek and Right Cheek, get into a fight about Emily going behind the group's back while they watch ...

Behind the Music of Over the Rhine's 15th Studio Album, 'Love & Revelation'  Cincinnati CityBeat

Over the Rhine's Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler go deep about what went into the making of their recently released album.

15 European Pop Acts You Might Not Know, but Should  The New York Times

European music is more than just the glitz of Eurovision. Turn on your sound to hear 15 of the region's most important acts, musically and socially, right now.

Pasadena ISD alumnus directs music in Houston show spotlighting Irving Berlin  Chron

Playing guitar with a youth group in Pasadena helped launch Eduardo Guzman's career as a musical director, including a cabaret of Irving Berlin tunes that will ...

South Florida R&B Singer Aymber Releases New Music After Three Years  Miami New Times

Aymber took three years off from the Miami music scene to hone her craft, but she's back with a new R&B single that is a perfect reminder of how R&B used to ...

Music changed this lawyer’s calling  The Hindu

K. Srinivasa Iyengar (RAJASREE) was a lawyer by profession. Only son of a top bureaucrat, Srinivasa Iyengar got to be a music critic, musician and a writer on ...

Morrissey’s music banned from the world’s oldest record store  NME Live

Morrissey's music has been banned from the world's oldest record store in response to the singer's continued support for the far-right. Spillers Records in Cardiff ...

New Puddle Of Mudd Music 'Coming Very Soon'  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

PUDDLE OF MUDD is promising to release some new music "very soon." The band's last album, "Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love & Hate", came out in ...

How local breweries play with Asheville's music scenes  Mountain Xpress

It keeps a lot of us in work,” says singer-songwriter Leigh Glass. “A lot of breweries cater to original music, so you don't feel pressure to play covers people can ...

Beatport's streaming service for DJs sends music directly to decks  Engadget

DJs are used to lugging their music around on vinyl and less back-breaking external drives, but they soon might not need to bring much of anything for their nex.

Debut of music station summit zeroes in on challenges posed by copyright law  Current

The first-ever Public Radio Music Summit gave station leaders a rare chance to discuss common concerns.

Bring Me the Horizon New Music Could Come Sooner Than Later  Loudwire

The early portion of 2019 gave us Bring Me the Horizon's amo album, but the band is already anxious to work on new music and may have something "sooner ...

Lucky Clark On Music: Ryan Flaherty of Muddy Ruckus  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

It has been quite a while, since August 2014, when last I chatted with singer-songwriter-guitarist Ryan Flaherty about his band Muddy Ruckus. So when I ...

Watch the New Aladdin Song Music Video with Naomi Scott  /FILM

The new Aladdin song "Speechless" is put on full display in this throwback style music video featuring Naomi Scott belting the Oscar-hopeful tune.

International Make Music Day will turn June tuneful in Long Beach  Long Beach Press Telegram

Long Beach is celebrating Summer Solstice — the longest day of the year — with music on June 21. It's called International Make Music Day, and with the help ...

NCT 127 delays 'Superhuman' music video release  UPI News

K-pop group NCT 127 postponed the release of its "Superhuman" video to address quality issues.

Flying Lotus and His Grandmother Talk Being in a Family Bound by Music  Pitchfork

Flying Lotus is being out-styled by his grandmother, Marilyn McLeod. The two are sitting next to each other at the Steinway piano in his Los Angeles home, ...

Possessed: 'Graven' Music Video Released  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

"Graven", the new video from Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED, can be seen below. Directed by Scott Hansen (WILLIE NELSON, A DAY TO ...

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance reportedly set to launch a music streaming service  The Verge

Additional sources are confirming that ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, is in the process of developing a paid music streaming *service*, according to ...

5SOS Debut New Track 'Easier,' Tease 'Abundance of New Music' to Come | Ryan Seacrest  On Air With Ryan Seacrest

5 Seconds of Summer premiered their new track 'Easier' and dished on their forthcoming 2019 iHeartRadio Wango Tango performance and new album.

Why the Music Industry Is Betting on Biopics and Documentaries For Its Next Revenue Burst  Billboard

Streaming brought the industry back, so what's next for labels and publishers looking to rake in major revenue? Taking artist catalogs to the big screen for ...

Thousands left waiting for money that may never come after music crowdfunding site shutters  Charleston Post Courier

A popular crowdfunding website for musicians that launched a decade ago is headed for bankruptcy, leaving thousands of artists still waiting for money they may ...

Watch The Flamingo Kid's Samantha Massell and Jimmy Brewer in Music Video for 'Never Met a Boy Like You'

The Hartford Stage world premiere of The Flamingo Kid, helmed by Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, is currently playing the Connecticut venue through June 9.

As an example of its impact, Bernie Williams lobbies Congress for music, arts education funding  Yahoo Sports

Bernie Williams made his mark in center field for the New York Yankees in the 1990s and 2000s. The second phase of his life is marked by music and as such ...

Lowertown Sounds 2019: Mears Park in St. Paul offers free live music all summer  City Pages

Alliteration is out for 2019 and assonance is in: Where once there was “Music in Mears” now we have “Lowertown Sounds.”…

Whitney Houston will have new music and a hologram tour  CNN

Seven years after she died, Whitney Houston is set to go on tour.

The 1975 win two major awards at 2019 Ivor Novellos  The Guardian

Pop-rock band win songwriters of the year and best contemporary song, with Ben Howard and Idles collecting other big prizes.

Juice WRLD Thinks Genre Classification In The Music Industry Is Racially Biased  Genius

Earlier this year, Billboard opted to remove Lil Nas X's “Old Town Road” from its Hot Country Songs charts, claiming the song didn't embody enough elements of ...

Adam Lambert Won't Record New Music With Queen  Ultimate Classic Rock

Adam Lambert said he won't be recording new music with Queen in May 2019.

INTERVIEW: The Shield Hero Composer Started Writing Music Because of the Gamecube  Crunchyroll News

The Rising of the Shield Hero is one of the most popular anime of both the previous and the current seasons (see the multitude of fan reactions to each new ...

Iranian children are dancing to pop music, and the government is furious  The Washington Post

As the United States and Iran have traded threats these past weeks and inched closer to the brink of a military confrontation, Iranian hard-liners have identified a ...

Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’  The New York Times

Streaming services have revolutionized the discovery of songs, but here's why Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry, still likes to listen to compact discs.

Market Alley Music Days return June 13  Galesburg Register-Mail

MONMOUTH — For the past several years, talk about revitalizing the downtown area of Monmouth has been a popular discussion. Older buildings are being ...

Cate Le Bon: Reward review – a mind unravelling in Cumbria  The Guardian

Lovely, airy, occasionally rocking songs are underpinned by off-kilter lyrics and seeping isolation on Le Bon's remarkable album.

Music in the Park series starts June 4  Galion Inquirer

GALION — Richardson Davis Chapel Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion, for the 11th year in a row, will sponsor the Music in the Park concert series at the Heise.

ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, plans to launch a free music streaming app  TechCrunch

Does the overcrowded and cut-throat music streaming business have room for an additional player? The world's most valuable startup certainly thinks so.

QPS names Todd Pettit co-director of music  Herald-Whig

New QPS Co-Director of Music Todd Pettit acknowledges his introduction at Wednesday's School Board meeting. Pettit will work with Kathi Dooley in 2019-20, ...

CKS PaddleFest: The outdoors rocks, music 'just a hobby' for Drunken Hearts  Chaffee County Times

The Drunken Hearts, a Colorado quartet of jam-loving rockers with roots in bluegrass, will play the Ivy Ballroom Friday night at 10 p.m. as part of PaddleFest.

Nashville’s Music Row: New plans to save threatened cultural district  Curbed

When country music megastars George Strait and Alan Jackson performed “Murder on Music Row” live during the 1999 Country Music Association Awards show ...

Deaf students' viral music video will be the most inspiring thing you see all day

Deaf and hard of hearing students at this N.J. school are glorious in their inspirational video.

Relationship status with Morrissey’s new covers album: It’s complicated  The A.V. Club

Morrissey has never made it easy on people who prefer to separate art from artist, but that was often part of his appeal. Even during his star-making days with ...

Independent Promoters Make Denver's Music Scene Thrive  Westword

Levitt Pavilion's free concert series begins this weekend, independent promoters are throwing killer shows, and music festivals are bringing energy to the local ...

Enjoy free music at SIU's Student Center  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Check out some free, live musical performances at Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Student Center. Bluegrass Jams are held ...

Rock Hall reveals why music blasted from ‘Rock Box’ speakers in early morning hours  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland is known as the birthplace of rock and roll. That doesn't mean people want to hear rock music blasting in the overnight hours.

Watch: Jon Bon Jovi Becomes a Doctor of Music  Loudwire

Jon Bon Jovi received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Pennsylvania on Monday (May 20) during Penn's 263rd Commencement at ...

With lack of options Frederick's DIY music scene blooms  Frederick News Post

The July night was hot and as the sun slowly set, a crowd of cars filed into a storage facility behind Trout Liquors on Old National Pike in Frederick.

More intelligent individuals are more likely to enjoy instrumental music, study finds  PsyPost

New research published in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences provides additional evidence that more intelligent individuals are more likely to prefer instrumental ...

10 Great Country and Americana Albums Released So Far in 2019 :: Music :: Lists :: Best Albums :: Paste  Paste Magazine

It's nearly June, and any hope that 2019 would prove less brutal than 2018 has been chucked out the window along with women's rights, Grumpy Cat and all ...

Breaking: Two music bosses quit Wales on same day  Slipped Disc

Leonora Thomson is stepping down after just four years as managing director of Welsh National Opera, it was announced this morning. It appears she can't find ...

Swedish Music Sampling Startup Tracklib Raises $1.7 Million From Sony and WndrCo  Digital Music News

Swedish music sampling startup Tracklib has raised $1.7 million in a funding round ahead of its Series A round, bringing its total to $4.4 million.

Black Star Riders: 'Another State Of Grace' Music Video Released  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

The official music video for "Another State Of Grace", the title track of the fourth studio album from BLACK STAR RIDERS, can be seen below. Due on September ...

Depeche Mode tribute act Strangelove to play music to the masses at the Social next month  Orlando Weekly

"Good evening, Pasadena!" Expect to hear an introduction along those lines, along with the soaring strings of "Pimpf," when touring Depeche Mode tribute act ...

Bittersweet no more: Rolling Stones pass Verve royalties to Richard Ashcroft  The Guardian

An acrimonious copyright dispute meant Ashcroft was forced to give up royalties to Bitter Sweet Symphony, but a 'kind and magnanimous gesture from Mick and ...

Mose Fan Fan obituary  The Guardian

Before the catch-all marketing category “world music” was adopted by record companies in the late 1980s, there was a burgeoning African music scene in ...

Jordin Sparks' One-Year-Old Son Loves Her New Music - and Already Has the Perfect Dance Move!

Jordin Sparks collaborated with Elijah Blake for their new EP '1990 Forever' earlier this year.

Blackpink review – K-pop megastars tick off the cliches  The Guardian

Asia's biggest girl band conjure up brilliant moments between the branding opportunities – but need to take more risks.

Vivendi in Talks With Tencent About Universal Music Sale (Report)  Variety

Vivendi is in talks with Chinese giant Tencent about purchasing a percentage of Universal Music Group, according to a report.

The Nurs'n Blues Fest celebrates music's restorative powers  Buffalo News

In 2017, blues vocalist and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee Patti Parks was invited to Memphis to speak as part of a panel during the Blues Foundation's ...

School music lessons should cover hip-hop and grime, says charity  The Guardian

A national charity has called for school music lessons to be overhauled to include grime, electronic music and hip-hop after research found that more inclusive ...

Music store closes downtown, hopes to relocate  Daily Astorian

Thiel's Music Center, a staple in downtown Astoria since 1974, has closed its Commercial Street store but hopes to reopen at a different location this summer.

Festival Season Starts This Weekend: Serious Music People Rejoice!  Iowa Public Radio

With great live music happening every weekend, it can be hard to plan your summers accordingly. Luckily, we're here to guide you through it.

Tame Impala Makes Music for Loners. But Now Kevin Parker Plays the World’s Biggest Stages.  The New York Times

LOS ANGELES — Thick smoke from wildfires in Malibu was still visible from the terrace of the house in the Hollywood Hills where Kevin Parker, who records as ...

Fans soak up the music at the annual Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point  OCRegister

It was a beautiful, breezy and non-rainy day in Dana Point on Saturday and music fans took advantage of the nice weather to head out to Sea Terrace Park in ...

Revealed: NEEDTOBREATHE's Bear Rinehart is Wilder Woods : World Cafe  NPR

When Wilder Woods announced his debut musical project in early April of this year, two songs — "Someday Soon" and the R&B flavored "Sure Ain't" — had ...

'Echo in the Canyon': Quiet Yet Tectonic Shift in Music History  Best Classic Bands

The documentary tells the story of how the improbable concentration of musicians in Laurel Canyon spawned the California sound of the 1960s.

Google’s music apps have reportedly passed 15 million subscribers  The Verge

Between YouTube Music and Google Play Music, Google has now crossed over 15 million subscribers, according to a new report. That's compared to 100 ...

In a new music video, Earth’s climate is baroque  The Verge

Climate change is a pressing issue, but it can often feel distant and abstract. To make it resonate in people's minds, one scientist turned dry data points into ...

Seattle-area music and nightlife events, May 24-30: Kalimba: The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire — An EWF Experience, Sego, and more  Seattle Times

Almost every night of the week, Seattle's stages offer a roster of regional indie-folk artists, do-it-yourself punk bands and homegrown comedians, as well as ...

Carly Rae Jepsen on the Music That Made Her  Pitchfork

The 33-year-old pop star talks about the artists and songs that have meant the most to her throughout her life—Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Savage Garden—five ...

TikTok Is the New Music Kingmaker, and Labels Want to Get Paid  Bloomberg

They're seeking a better deal after they missed the rise of the social video platform and sold music rights for a flat fee.

Kittens, beer, local music and more things to do in Salem this weekend  Statesman Journal

Coming up: Snoball dress drive, live music from three bands, kittens and beer, an art fair and a production at Pentacle Theatre.

Wiley: 'My father gave me the gift of music'  Sky News

Speaking to Sky News, grime star Wiley dedicated his Ivor Novello award to his father Richard and credited him for giving him the "gift of music"

Liberty State Park has races, music and demos galore on Sunday for Fleet Week

Liberty State Park gets to join in on fun for New York Fleet Week on May 26 with live demonstrations, music, and more.

Summer 2019 music guide: 228 concerts in and around Central Kentucky  Lexington Herald Leader

Paul McCartney, Brandi Carlile, Tyler Childers, Bruce Hornsby and Beck just a few of big names coming to Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati this summer.

Stream The Best New Albums Of The Week Out May 10 : All Songs Considered  NPR

Our shortlist of the best new albums out this week includes a deeply moving celebration of African American culture and history from the singer Jamila Woods, ...

JAY Z’s Blueprint albums are back on Apple Music  The FADER

One of the more annoying side-effects of this early phase of the music streaming wars is that until, say, one streaming platform claims true dominance, we won't ...

Rihanna talks new music and upcoming Fenty launch in new interview  The FADER

Rihanna talks about hew new album, possibly titled R9, working with Drake, and being the first black woman in history to run a major luxury fashion house in ...

Summer music in Austin: Your guide to sounds under the sun  austin360

The big heat is on its way, but so are hundreds of music events that might help to define your sounds of summer. From buzz-heavy outdoor amphitheater ...

Suge Knight’s son now says 2Pac is dead but new music is still coming  NME Live

The son of Suge Knight, who once claimed that 2Pac was alive, now says the rapper is dead but new music is still on the way.

Deadland Ritual Feat. Geezer Butler, Matt Sorum, Steve Stevens: First Music Video Coming Soon  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt ...

Weekly summer party on the levee kicks off Thursday

Newport on the Levee is partnering with Braxton Brewing Company to present its annual summer concert series: Summer Music on the Levee. Every Thursday ...

KATIE Branches Out Of The Korean Music Industry With Her Debut EP 'Log'  Forbes

The former YG artist's debut album establishes her sonic identity around a smooth blend of jazz and R&B.

Taylor Swift is obsessed with Easter eggs, and it's ruining her new music  USA TODAY

Swift's new music roll-out has been almost entirely focused on the hidden clues in her Instagram posts, music videos and even her stilettos.

Saved by streaming: The music industry's bright spot looks a...  Jamestown Sun

Music streaming produced $7.7 billion in revenues last year for the recorded music industry, easily making up the largest segment of profits for an industry that ...

What's Fruhling Fest? It's the city's newest street festival and it's in The Brewery District  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Brewery District introduces Fruhling Fest, a new street festival made for beer and dancing.

Watch Born of Osiris' Kinetic New "Under the Gun" Live Music Video  Revolver Magazine

Back in January, Born of Osiris dropped their head-spinning fifth album, The Simulation, a dystopian mediation on the dangers of technology full of the Illinois ...

Peloton owners are pissed about bad music after copyright lawsuit  The Verge

As fitness companies offer more original on-demand classes, they're also dealing with the pains of becoming an entertainment company in an increasingly ...

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