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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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Los Angeles Times

Before there was food, Jonathan Gold was a groundbreaking music critic
Los Angeles Times
Jonathan Gold was a music fan and writer before he was a game-changing food critic. But he approached both disciplines with a similar sense of discovery, finding in each inspiration in a side of Los Angeles that had rarely been the subject of serious ...
Jonathan Gold, Esteemed Food and Music Critic, Dead at 57Pitchfork
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Forbes

How This EdTech Company Is Thriving In The Education And Music Industries
Forbes
In this interview, which has been edited and condensed, I wanted to learn about the company, their motivation to build an interactive music app, and to hear about their successes and failures in the education ecosystem. At the end of this interview ...



Billboard

UK Music Biz Comes Together For 'National Album Day'
Billboard
Labels, retailers and artists from across the British music industry have joined forces to launch National Album Day -- a celebration of the LP format that organizers hope will become an annual showcase event, much like Record Store Day. The inaugural ...
Celebrating music, Britain to have 'National Album Day'Reuters
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WCPO

Oprah Winfrey Network's 'Love Is __' to film at Cincinnati Music Festival this week
WCPO
CINCINNATI – This week more than just performers will take center stage during the 2018 Cincinnati Music Festival. On Wednesday, film crews from the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will be in town to film "video vignettes" of the music festival that will ...



The Guardian

Splendour in the Grass 2018 music festival – in pictures
The Guardian
Pop royalty: Lorde soldiers on after laughing off a 'wardrobe malfunction' during her Friday night set. Photograph: Jess Gleeson. Facebook Twitter Pinterest · Lorde performs on Friday night. The American singer Miguel, who has been described as 'the ...

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SFGate

Anton Arensky's chamber music gets a rare, well-deserved hearing at Music@Menlo
SFGate
The day is coming, or so I hope, when the chamber music of Anton Arensky takes its proper place in our concert life. This is music that almost never gets performed, and yet every time a piece of Arensky's surfaces it turns out to be a small masterpiece ...



Chicago Tribune

Poetry offers a different sound at Pitchfork Music Fest with Louder Than A Bomb, Black Girl Magic
Chicago Tribune
Only a few feet away from Pitchfork Music Festival's Red and Green stages, a different soundtrack filled the Book Fort. The dulcet sound of free verses and haikus rang out — Chicago youth telling stories of their neighborhood heroes, religion, sex ...



Baltimore Sun

Smashed-in car resembling Baltimore city police cruiser was prop in music video
Baltimore Sun
A demolished car resembling a Baltimore police cruiser — its windshield smashed in, its roof and hood dented and its headlights broken — caused a stir Sunday on the streets of Pigtown. Resident Erin Harty passed by as she was walking her dogs before ...

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Quartz

This album documents the lasting impact of Sudan on African music
Quartz
And much like its expansive geographic contours (somewhat curtailed since South Sudan's 2011 independence), the Sudan's artistic and musical influence held a central position in Africa, and especially along the “Sudanic Belt,” which stretched from ...


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