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Mariachi: the music and musicians

Mariachi: the music and musicians

Mariachi music is a rich tradition, as Mexican as Cinco de Mayo, tacos and sunny beaches. Everyone has heard the blaring trumpets, strumming guitars and rich harmonies, but what about the history of this unique musical genre? Mariachi Instruments and…

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Recording electric guitar – A basic guide to mic placement

Recording electric guitar - A basic guide to mic placement

Mic placement is one of the most crucial steps to recording your electric guitar’s sound. All of the different steps are crucial to getting the best result, but mic placement seems to be one that is often neglected. The most…

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Madonna celebrates 30th birthday of her controversial album “Like a Prayer”

Madonna is full of controversies. One may not keep count of those, but the queen of pop herself is able to recollect most of those. Over the past two days the singer took out some time from her busy schedule…

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Iron Maiden Rock Opera

Iron Maiden Rock Opera

Although the definition of epic style in metal music is something different; the solid rhythm of Iron Maiden music is somehow epic by term definition, particularly when it is accompanied by epic lyrics. From the second album, Iron Maiden have…

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Fundamental Principles of Classical Instrumental and Vocal Music

Often called “the universal language,” music is a natural expression of human thought and emotions. Few people truly understand the significance or message of music in a culture. Three elements in music convey the deepest feelings contained in the human…

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Brief biography – Sarah Brightman

Sarah Brightman

Born in England in 1960, Sarah Brightman has made her mark in the world on broadway, as a recording artist, and in film. Few people who hear her pure, weightless Soprano voice could ever forget it. She studied voice at…

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Beatlemania Hits in Electronic Form

Beatlemania

On 9/9/09 (curiously enough, since the next day would have been the one after 909) The Beatles became the first band dubbed worthy of having their own version of Rock Band. It’s an honor that is secondary to the scores…

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Should music appreciation be a required subject in high school

music

A study in high school music appreciation should hold the attention of, as well as educate, every student attending such a class. This objective should be maintained whether a student can sing or play an instrument. For the intent of…

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A Christmas Carol for Any Time of Year

Christmas Carol

During the Christmas season, many will take to the streets, churches, and even schools to sing the beautiful Christmas carols. “Joy to the World” is quite possibly one of the most positive and uplifting carols of the Christmas season. Background…

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Best dance songs of early 1960s

best dance songs of 60s

There are so many great songs from the 60s that make everyone, from little kids to old grandfathers, want to jump up and dance. While, it’s tough to narrow the top hits down to the best of the 60s, both…

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