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The empirical method of Jazz

The empirical method of Jazz

Together for just two years and barely out of music school, Empirical has already won several awards and played at the JVC Jazz Festival Newport. Some critics consider them one of the most exciting jazz combos to come out of…

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How to play Bagpipe Practice Chanter

How to play Bagpipe Practice Chanter

Highland garb, years of tradition, and the lure of heritage tempt many to learn the bagpipes. The first challenge on this path will be mastering the bagpipe practice chanter. Once a musician has settled on a quality practice chanter, he…

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Review: Here We Go Again album flashback

Review: Here We Go Again album flashback

While her debut album Don’t Forget followed up her success of the made-for-TV-movie “Camp Rock,” the album was quickly released to ride the popularity wave while it was still high. Therefore, the songs are the signature Disney produced pop intended…

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Tenor sax player John Coltrane, Jazz Great

Tenor Sax Player John Coltrane, Jazz Great

A mainstay of the jazz scene in the 1950s and 1960s, Coltrane recorded more than 40 albums as a leader and many more in support of other musicians. He is credited with revolutionizing the jazz saxophone and expanding the limits…

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12 Bar Club, London music venue, a beat away from Tin Pan Alley

12 Bar Club, London music venue, a beat away from Tin Pan Alley

Towards the end of Denmark Street, the short London street off the Charing Cross Road sometimes known as Tin Pan Alley, is a small, intimate and cool music venue called 12 Bar Club. As well as acting as a useful…

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Simple ways how to write lyrics

How to Write Lyrics

Everyone has had the magical feeling when they hear a song on the radio, or when they’re at a friend’s house, and the song really connects with them on a personal level. It’s almost as if the song is totally…

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Adult contemporary music gem: Lisa McClowry’s “Time Signatures”

Adult contemporary music gem: Lisa McClowry's "Time Signatures"

An adult contemporary music artist who calls Chicago home these days, Lisa McClowry successfully blends a remarkable vocal range with tender song lyrics and a jazz-pop accompaniment in “Time Signatures.” Lisa McClowry, a Movie Music-Voiceover Professional. In addition to her…

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American folk music history in brief

American folk music history in brief

It is not an easy task for ethnomusicologists to determine the root or origin of American folk music. American folk music history would not be complete without the music of indigenous cultures such as Native American tribes. The rich gospel…

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Some important songwriting collaboration rules to consider

Some important songwriting collaboration rules to consider

Finding a collaborator to write music with is something that needs to be well thought over and done after meeting a number of artists to find someone similar to you and your needs. Songwriters who need to collaborate to find…

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Music for Thanksgiving – Arlo Guthrie and George Winston

Music for Thanksgiving - Arlo Guthrie and George Winston

Although Thanksgiving is often overlooked in the rush in to get to Christmas, there is a fair share of music celebrating the holiday. There are a variety of musical tastes included in these suggestions. Windham Hill Collections The Windham Hill…

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