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CD Review: Amber - My Kind of World


Pop/Rock Recording Artist Amber, who has scored seven #1 Billboard Hits (and 3 more Top Tens) in her Career, including "If You Could Read My Mind", "This is Your Night" and "Sexual (Li Da Di)", is back! And she does not disappoint! "My Kind of World" marks the beginning of a new stage in Amber's career. Like Janet Jackson before her, Amber has taken complete creative "control" on this new project and the result is an artistic triumph with huge commercial appeal!The first Single "You Move Me" hit #1 on Satellite Radio Stateside and went Top Ten on the Billboard Dance Club Play Chart.

Musicians: What Chords Do You Absolutely, Positively Have To Know?


As you probably know, there are thousands and thousands of different chords in music - everything from basic major chords to minor 7ths to 13ths to suspensions to poly-chords. Someday, you might want to learn all those chords if you don't already know them.

How the Internet Helps Musicians


Everyone talks about the negative impact of the Internet on the music business. Illegal file sharing and copyright violations have decimated the profits in the industry.

Origin of Erik Saties Gnossiennes


The 'trois Gnossiennes' (1890) is a set of dance-like pieces of similar character, like the earlier composed 'trois Sarabandes' (1887) and 'trois Gymnopdies' (1888). The 'trois Gnossiennes' were first published by Satie as a set through Rouart, Lerolle & Cie.

Guitar Practice (Part 2) - Does Practice Make Perfect?


You've probably heard the saying "practice makes perfect" and it sounds true enough, but is t really? We all know the importance of practicing a new skill in order to become proficient at it. This is especially true when it comes to playing the guitar, or any other musical instrument for that matter.

Polychords and the Jazz Improviser: How to Practice & Apply Polychords to Improv


In the world of music, many Jazz improvisers and Classical composers eventually venture into exploring poly-harmony within their respective art form. Poly harmony is the simultaneous sounding of more than one harmonic concept.

New Age Piano Tricks


One of the things that makes New Age piano so enjoyable is that it's easy to get started.One of the "tricks" of the trade is to play an ostinato pattern in the left-hand while the right improvises a melody.

Learn to Play the Piano


Rocket Piano is a very professionally done piano lesson package. It includes a number of ebooks, audio tracks, and video tracks to support the instructional material.

Modal Theory for Guitar Players - Part 2


Playing the ModesWhen I used to use this pack with students, I provided them with a CD which contained a backing track for each of the modes. This enabled them to practive getting the sounds and shapes under their fingers.

The Time Machine Exist!


We call it music, ever noticed how vividly music triggers memory?The music start and instantly we remember who we were with, where we were,what we were doing. And a whole range of emotions to back them up.

Chords or Melody First... Which is Best?


There are basically two ways you can compose a piece of music. The first and most traditional way is to write out the melody and then harmonize it.

Learning to Play the Piano with Chords Part 2


Do you want to learn how to play chords on the piano? Can you already read sheet music or basic notes on the treble and or bass clef?Do you look at the notes on a piece of sheet music and are unable to name the chords?Or do you look at a piece of sheet music, see the letter "C" and are not sure which notes to play?If you answered yes to the first and second question this is easy to remedy. Knowing which chords are being represented by notes in sheet music comes with practice just like reading the basic notes does.

Dance Musics Most Popular and Enduring Theme: The Declaration of Independence


It all started with Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" in 1979, perhaps the biggest fluke in popular music history. To follow up her hit "Never Can Say Goodbye", Gloria's label issued a song called "Substitute".

They Laughed When I Sat Down at the Piano... but When I Started to Play...


Remember the old ad that used to run endlessly in magazines and newspapers:"They laughed when I sat down at the piano..

Killer Piano Playing Secrets of a Chord Addict!


I wish you could have seen me play the piano when I was just learning. I was the nearest thing to "hopeless" that you could imagine.

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