Music

How to tune guitar without a tuner

How to tune guitar without a tuner

All guitar players know that one of the most important maintenance tips they can learn is how to change and tune their guitar strings. Depending on usage guitar strings should be changed at regular intervals before they become worn out,…

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Guitars: Dunlop Glass Slide-#212

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There are a variety of guitar slides on the market including polished porcelain, brass, anodized aluminum and chromed steel; however many professional players favor glass. Dunlop Manufacturing Inc. makes a popular tempered glass guitar slide, model number 212, that can…

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Most popular Beatles songs

Most popular Beatles songs

While the Beatles have a formidable 29 hit singles on Pop Culture Madness’ current list of most requested songs, many of the Beatles most popular songs are from 1964. It was February 7, 1964 when the four Beatles landed in…

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Guitar debate – Acoustic vs. Electric

Guitar debate - Acoustic vs. Electric

Not much difference lies between an acoustic and an electric guitar. By looking at them, they, for the most part, appear very similar. They have the same basic components, similar shapes, and appear to be interchangeable. Despite this, there are…

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The French ’70s hits

The French '70s hits

Many French pop aficionados are obsessed with the 1960s yé-yé generation. It’s true that there were a lot of great musicians then, like Georges Brassens, France Gall, and Jacques Dutronc. But great pop hits didn’t just end in 1970. Here…

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The birth of rock bands in 1967

The birth of rock bands in 1967

Following The Rise of Psychedelic Rock during the mid 1960s, a musical revolution was about to start in 1967. It was truly a golden year in the rock history, as the albums resealed in this year are far beyond compare…

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British sound artist Janek Schaefer

British Sound Artist Janek Schaefer

Striking graphic art greets web browsers who visit the audiOh! website, the online space of sound artist, composer and turntable artist Janek Schaefer. The 38-year-old Schaefer blends whimsy, sampling, collage and architectural design into art projects that hint at the…

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Homeschooling and music

Homeschooling and music

Music can be an important component of a well-rounded homeschool. It surrounds us in all we do and helps define a time and culture. What is the benefit of music? Maybe you have heard of the “Mozart Effect”, based on…

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Tips to learn spiritual dance meditation

Dancing is a great way to let off steam and hone in on one’s creative side. Pairing it with meditation provides an opportunity to reduce stress, while reaching a deeper state of consciousness. It has long been associated with religious…

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Bagpipes in the British Isles

Bagpipes in the British Isles

The bagpipe is a traditional musical instrument in England and Ireland and the most popular in Scotland. Bagpipes were common all over Britain from at least the 13th century – accounts referring to them being historically present in literature –…

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