Music

Five Christmas tunes you won’t hear at the Mall

Five Christmas tunes

Sufjan Stevens- Get Behind Me, Santa! (Christmas song) From Sufjan Stevens’ 2006 release, “Songs for Christmas,” this song is sure to please any indie pop fan looking for a catchy, fun Christmas song. Stars- Fairytale of New York A cover…

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Brief about classic rock band Led Zeppelin

classic rock band Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin is a band – and a brand – whose influence is wide and deep. The group introduced a new sound in rock’n’roll that combined the blues, heavy riffs, and Celtic mysticism. The result, as evidenced by their huge…

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Tips to follow before heading on a music tour

music tour

Preparing the Vehicle Whether the band owns its own van or truck, or will be renting one in which to travel, the vehicle needs to be in good running condition, with all fluids topped off. Safety features such as emergency…

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Tips how to do packing for a music tour

Tips how to do packing for a music tour

When a band sets out on its first road tour (see Getting Bands Out of Their Own Back Yards and Advance Marketing for Touring), it may be solely focused on ensuring that it has all the necessary gear that it…

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These two great vocalists you should hear

Mike Harrison, Hamburg Blues Band

Mike Harrison, Hamburg Blues Band Harrison has an astounding, captivating, frightening and expressive voice that can be angelically smooth and wistful one moment and as devilishly grainy as high grade sandpaper the next. He can take any song and make…

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Giuseppe Verdi raised heights of Opera

Giuseppe Verdi Raised Heights of Opera

Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian composer who brought his operatic style to such new heights of dramatic expression. He also inherited the ‘bel canto’ singing style from predecessors Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini and Gioachino Rossini. Verdi’s operas range from the…

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Pedal Steel Guitar History

Pedal Steel Guitar

There are many instruments that bear a resemblance to the pedal steel – there’s the Japanese yamoto- goto, known as the ch’in in China (where it originated), and various southern Indian instruments such as the gottuvadyam and vichitra vena. It’s…

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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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