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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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Guide to classical music from four great musical eras

Anyone can listen to classical music. Orchestra members may look dignified, but they can evoke a wide range of emotions and sensations through their instruments that any listener can understand. Most classical pieces fall within four main categories: the Baroque,…

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A beginner’s guide to choose and use correct clarinet reed

A beginner's guide to choose and use correct clarinet reed

Clarinet reed – The reed is the sound-making mechanism of the clarinet. It influences so many aspects of the sound of the clarinet, yet it is one of the hardest parts to understand. The clarinet is a single reed instrument.…

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Introduction to American Southern Gothic Music

Introduction to American Southern Gothic Music

Defining “Southern Gothic” “Southern Gothic” is a widely-used term often applied to literature, music, art, and film. In literature, Southern Gothic refers to stories set in the South that are often about the “darker” elements of Southern life, such as…

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Music and its effect on the brain

Music and its effect on the brain

The findings that started the hype around the “Mozart Effect” were the results of experiments that Frances Rauscher and her colleagues Shaw and Ky conducted with college students. After they listened to Mozart’s sonatas the students had a temporary gain…

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Trivia facts about Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley’s Birth Elvis Aaron was born in Tupelo on 8 January 1935. (Yes, he would be 74, if still alive.) His mother, Gladys, was 21; his father, Vernon, was only 18. Elvis had a twin brother, christened Jesse Garon,…

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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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