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Piano Music, Perfectionism, and Self-Expression


Is your heart in the music? If so, it won't matter what you play so much as what is received through your playing. Do you still think you need to learn 43 chords to sound good or are you concerned with the joy of expressing yourself through this wonderful instrument called the piano? People who sound like they know what they are doing may indeed know what they are doing but does that mean you want to listen to the music?Let's look at pop music for example.

The Open Position Piano Chord


Chords. They're amazing.

Fiddle Tab Makes Learning Fiddle Fast and Easy


Learning fiddle tab is so intuitive and so easy that a student picks it up in five minutes. This is true even for five-year-olds.

The Didjeridu


In Northern Australia the Didjeridu is seen as a phallic symbol and therefore a male instrument. Women are prohibited from playing.

Making Music As A Lefty


Author Interview with Ryan Thomson, seacoast New Hampshire resident, and author of a new book advocating left handed violin playing by lefties. - Playing Violin and Fiddle Left Handed.

The Revolution of Electric Guitars


Sometime during the 1930's electric guitars were introduced onto the music scene, which began a revolution in sound and technology that continues to this day. After Rock and Roll was born in the 1950's, it didn't take very long for electric guitars to grow in popularity and become one of the most coveted instruments of all time.

Five Steps to Protecting Your Music and Your Money


There are a lot of independent labels out there waiting to use a talented musician to make quick money. The offers may seem hard to refuse, especially if you are a struggling artist or band that has struggled to get a record deal.

Music Practice Techniques for Learning Repertory


These practice tips were written for fiddlers. I've used them in classical violin also.

People are Turning to Meaningful Songs for Emotional and Spiritual Relief:


A New Breed of Aspiring Songwriters Is In The Making. What are the Sacrifices of the Solo Singer Songwriter in Today's Changing Culture?David La Motte and Michael Alan are performing musicians and singer songwriters who share their experiences and insights about the hard work required to earning a livelihood in the music business.

Music and Healing: The Power of Meaningful Words and Music


We All Have a Favorite Piece of Music that Moves Us to a Special Place in Our Hearts. A Conversion About the Music We Love and How It Colors Our Lives.

New Age Music - How Its Made


Different styles of music have different "sounds." We can all pretty much agree on that point.

Would Chopin Have Passed A Music Quiz?


Q. My children are very interested in playing music.

Musicians Injuries: OUCH, It Hurts When I Play (But Please Dont Tell Me To Stop!)


This article takes a look at musicians' injuries. For an expert perspective, I interviewed Dr.

How Many Songs Are In Your Pocket?


The portable MP3 player continues to be the hot item for those who want music on the go. I was talking to a teen the other day wearing a wristwatch MP3 player she takes on her walks.

Art of the Recording Engineer: From Michael Jackson to Mutant Radio, Matt Forger Speaks Out


Interviewed by Scott G (The G-Man)G-Man: When people think of Matt Forger, they usually think of your work with Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Glen Ballard, and Bruce Swedien, yet when you hand out a CD with examples of your producing, engineering or mixing, it almost always has new and emerging artists, people like Mutant Radio, Laughing With Lulu, The Dharma Bomb, or Fjaere. What's your thinking behind the choice of avoiding the big names?Forger: While my association with those big names was a wonderful experience, it's also in the past.

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Billboard

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New York Times

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NPR

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Licensing Experts Wanted: Now That the Music Modernization Act Is Law, Who Will Lay It Down?
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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 ...



JamBase

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New York Times

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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” ...



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[Update: App shortcuts] YouTube Music for Android drops play FAB, adds shuffle button to albums & playlists
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Last month, YouTube Music finally rolled out streaming and download quality controls. Google's latest attempt at streaming music is now tweaking the albums and playlists UI to make it easier to quickly start playback and shuffle.


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