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Downloading MP3s Made Easy

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Origins of the Mathers Family

Eminem's roots can be found in Scandinavia through his mother Debbie Nelson and in South... Read More

Motorhead Inferno

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Music Licensing

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Music Mini Course: Learn The Basics Of Reading Music On A Keyboard Instrument

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Shut Up And Sing

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Top 50 Music Quotations

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The First Step and Most Important Thing in Learning Guitar

Most of the guitar lovers playing guitar for few years but still unsatisfied with their... Read More

The Secrets of Correctly Stringing Your Guitar

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Jazzing Up Your Leadership Style

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The Dark Side of P2P File Sharing

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Music Licensing: The Cold Cash Facts About Money for your Music

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Music Business Contacts: Music Business Registry connects artists, managers, publishers, producers &

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Music Industry Insider: Tess Taylor of NARIP and LAMN

Members of LAMN (founded in 1988) and NARIP (founded in 1998), are able to more... Read More

Flaming Guitars! Minarik Fuels The Excitement of a New Generation of Musicians

From the Telecaster to the Flying V to the Iceman to the Warlock, some guitar... Read More

Tips for a Great Recording Session

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How Has Eminem Risen to the Top?

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Is it Possible to Download Music Legally Anymore?

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Its Jewish Music, But Is The Music Jewish?

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Guitar Tuning Tips

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How I Learned How To Play The Guitar After Giving Up In Disgust

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Free, Legal Music Online

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Establishing Your Mix

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Guitar Buying - The Pros and Cons of Vintage vs. Reissue

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14 Ways Musicians Can Increase Their Tips

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One Way to Improve Your Music Journalist Relationship

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Sheet Music ? Violin and Other String Instruments

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A Guitar Lesson to Help You Develop Your Vision

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5 Sure Fire Ways to Get Radio Play for Your ?Independent? Music!

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Guitar Players...Get a Balanced Guitar Practice Diet

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?Who Else Wants to Get Screwed When Signing a Recording or Songwriting Deal?!?!?

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How To Make Money On A Music Website Through Pay-Per-Click?

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Piano Lessons and Perfectionism

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Zen and the Art of New Age Piano

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The Irish Harp

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How Any DJ Can Increase Their Gigs and Profits By This Simple Strategy

The DJ industry is very competitive. There are many DJ's who are making huge amounts... Read More

Say Something

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A Brief History Of Gibson Guitars

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A Brief History of Fender Guitars

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Things To Know When Shopping For A Guitar Amplifier

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Suzuki Violin Vs Traditional Violin

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A Guitar Lesson To Help You Test Your Note Knowledge

In this guitar lesson we look at a great way to test your note knowledge... Read More

Modal Theory for Guitar Players - Part 1

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Guide to Finding Music Online

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What is Guitar Tablature and Can I Find It Online?

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The Case Against Traditional Piano Lessons

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Learning the Piano and Playing the Piano

Many piano students spend much time learning how to play the piano. Years upon years... Read More

Five Secrets to Playing in the New Age Style

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Composing for Dummies

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The Joy of Spontaneous Expression

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How to Get Past Creative Blocks

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A Quick and Easy Composition Method

Here's the method I use every time I want to capture an idea. I draw... Read More

Everything I Play Sounds the Same

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How to Play What you Feel

Many students think that being able to play what you feel is difficult. They believe... Read More

Guitar Practicing or Guitar Playing?

Just because you're holding your guitar doesn't mean that you're playing it, and just because... Read More

Quick and Easy Violin Mute

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How to Download Music From The Internet

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5 Ways to Enjoy Your Music Files

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Beginners Guide to Music File Formats

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6 Tips for Organizing Your Music Files

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Born to sing, Britney Spears is as big as ever today

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Born into musical family, Michael Jackson is as big as ever today

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Green Day: Punk Rock Masters Taming Mainstream Radio Their Way

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How to Create an Original Melody

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Top 7 Donts for Successful Improvisation

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Bluegrass Music - Alive and Well in the Appalachians

One of the Appalachian Mountain region's greatest contributions to the world is Bluegrass music. Born... Read More

Piano Lessons Can be Fun!

There are essentially two ways to learn piano - note reading or chords. For those... Read More

The Strange Days (mostly nights) of Guns N? Roses

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The First The American Idol Kelly Clarkson

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Jealous Again - Jealousy Among Musicians

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Managing Your Time, when Music isnt Your Day Job

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Performing, Whats the Big Deal?

Performance anxiety is not something that only happens to musicians, singers, actors and dancers. It... Read More

Social Networking and Music: MySpace Puts It All Together in a Virtual Community

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Taking iPod Culture into Clubs as Well as Cyberspace: Jonny Rocket Interviewed by The G-Man

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New Age Piano and Improvisation

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Getting the Best Performance From Your Artist

So now you've decided to record your songs. Good for you, except that you will... Read More

The Various Countries - A Rant About Country Music

It is no secret that over the past couple decades country music has struggled with... Read More

Are iPods Changing the Way We Listen to Music

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Name That Tune - Tips For When You Can?t Remember The Song Title Or Artist

For years, you have been searching for a song lodged in your brain that is... Read More

Play Piano in the New Age Style

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Home Run Gigs

Are you still playing your heart out to small audiences on gigs at unappreciative dives... Read More

How to Make $30,000 with Your Music Before Years End

As an independent musician and/or recording artist, if you did *NOT* earn $30,000 (or more)... Read More

How to Make State-of-the-Art Video Singles Cheaply

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Setting Up In-House Retail Sales

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Alternative Sales Sources for Your Music

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Does Your CD Cover $ell (Or Suck)?

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How to Compose Using ABA Form

ABA form is like a musical sandwich. You have the 2 slices of bread with... Read More

New Age Music - What Is It Good For?

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George Winston and New Age Piano Playing

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Trusting Your Inner Voice - Key to Success at the Piano

We all have so many critical voices in our heads.Telling us what's good, what's not,... Read More

Piano Music - How to Begin and End a Piece

How do you begin a piece of music? That's a question I'm often asked. The... Read More

Music Making as Spiritual Experience

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Living Life Loud

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CD Mastering using Har-Bal

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Warner Music Executive Payments

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Alternative Sales Sources for Your Music

Following, is a list of alternative sources that may be interested in carrying your music... Read More

Guitar Players...Learn About The Point Of Discipline

Have you ever started learning a lick or exercise and stopped practicing it before you... Read More

How Many Songs Are In Your Pocket?

The portable MP3 player continues to be the hot item for those who want music... Read More

Modal Theory for Guitar Players - Part 2

Playing the ModesWhen I used to use this pack with students, I provided them with... Read More

How to Make $30,000 with Your Music Before Years End

As an independent musician and/or recording artist, if you did *NOT* earn $30,000 (or more)... Read More

You Cant Force Play

A student once asked me; "How come sometimes the music comes freely while other times,... Read More

Inspiration Wanted - Apply Within!

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for music students is knowing what to practice. In... Read More

Spectral Muses Revisited: The Channeled Melodies of Rosemary Brown

Rosemary Brown (1916-2001) was a middle-aged South London widow, making ends meet as a grade... Read More

How Any DJ Can Increase Their Gigs and Profits By This Simple Strategy

The DJ industry is very competitive. There are many DJ's who are making huge amounts... Read More

Breathing Space in Music

While most students want to know when to play certain notes and chords, it's equally... Read More

Self-Expression Without Criticism

When I was 9 years old I played the Saxophone and thought I was pretty... Read More

Music to Echo Your Mood

In what way do the kinds of music (rock, rap, classical, instrumental, etc.) change or... Read More

50 Cent G Unit

His lockjaw delivery makes him look as gangsta as Marlon "the Godfather" Brando, but 50... Read More

Songwriting - The Art of Writing a Good Song

Did you know that good songwriting is often the key to establishing a successful music... Read More

Free, Legal Music Online

Almost everyone has heard about the massive crack down on Internet music piracy that has... Read More

Musicians: What Chords Do You Absolutely, Positively Have To Know?

As you probably know, there are thousands and thousands of different chords in music -... Read More

Is Your Child Capable of Composing Music? Maybe the Next Mozart?

We've all heard of them. Child prodigies who begin composing music at some ridiculously young... Read More

How Has Eminem Risen to the Top?

How is it that a little white boy from Kansas City has become the most... Read More

Adults Can Learn to Play the Piano Too

Are you well past puberty and have always had a hankering for tickling the ivories?... Read More

Why New Musicians (Rappers) Fail: Three Reasons and Solutions

Despite the title of this article, the purpose of it is actually to HELP new... Read More

Ouch, It Hurts When I Sing!

When I first set out to write this article about voice problems in singers, I... Read More

How to Compose Your Own Music Using 8-bar Phrases

Some people think composing is this miraculous thing that only genius's do. What a myth!... Read More

Guide to Finding Music Online

Are you frustrated because finding your favorite songs on the net has become more of... Read More

Everything I Play Sounds the Same

Many students want to create music that has a certain emotional quality. For example, I... Read More

Piano on the Right-Side of the Brain

Some of you may remember a book titled "Drawing on the Right-Side of the Brain"... Read More

Improvisation and Musical Form

Do you ramble on endlessly with your improvisations? If so, good. This has its place... Read More

10 Top Reasons You Should Learn to Play Chord Piano

There are roughly umpteen zillion reasons why you should learn enough chords to be able... Read More

Play Piano As Fast As Possible!

One of the rules of practicing we all hear over and over is "Be sure... Read More

Where To Download Music On The Internet

Virtually all of you have probably heard of the RIAA's quest to crush online music... Read More

The Joy of Spontaneous Expression

Do you remember finger-painting as a child? How fun it was. How exciting to be... Read More

How to Use the Entire Piano Keyboard

There are 88 keys on the piano keyboard. Most pianists use about 1/3 of this... Read More

How to Find Musical Ideas

The Russian Composer Igor Stravinsky once said: " A good composer does not imitate; he... Read More

Recording Vocals at Home

Anyone who has recorded vocals to tape knows there is a difference between a heart-felt... Read More

Legal Music Downloads

On July 28, 2004, French Internet access providers and music copyright owners signed a joint... Read More

Buying A Guitar - Do You Know What To Look For?

Buying a guitar is an important decision that my students have often asked me about.... Read More

Is Rhapsody Music Downloads Service Getting A Good Rhap?

Rhapsody music, from RealNetworks is one of several reputable legal digital services for legal music... Read More

Does Your CD Cover $ell (Or Suck)?

Oh, I know the last part of the title (Suck) isn't a very pleasant description... Read More

Piano Lessons Can be Fun!

There are essentially two ways to learn piano - note reading or chords. For those... Read More

Establishing Your Mix

Now that you've spent hours and days and weeks and months recording your musical masterpieces... Read More

Music & Intelligence: Will Listening to Music Make You Smarter?

Will listening to music make you smarter? Will learning to play a musical instrument make... Read More

Dont Go Tubthumping

I have always had a big problem with my addiction to music. I tend to... Read More

Piano Playing For Adults: More Fun Than Sex And Not Nearly As Dangerous!

OK, so I lied about the fun part.Maybe piano playing is the just 2nd most... Read More

Vintage Guitar Collectors Can Still Find Deals

If you're a recent vintage guitar collector, the stories you've heard are true. You once... Read More

How I Compose a Piece of Music

A number of people have asked about my own methodology for creating a complete piece... Read More

The Dark Side of P2P File Sharing

P2P file sharing programs are free. Period. But there are P2P scam sites out there... Read More

Tips for a Great Recording Session

You know your songs are great (and so does your girl/boyfriend, family, pets etc), and... Read More

Review: The Bled - Pass the Flask

Released in 2003, Pass the Flask turned this little quintet from Tucson, into a mainstream... Read More

A Brief History of Fender Guitars

Perhaps no other guitar maker has touched the hearts of so many players and collectors... Read More

Do you really need college to learn to play music?

Music courses are a great way to learn about virtually any area of music; history,... Read More

Creating Stark Atmospheres

One of the things New Age pianist George Winston is known for is what he... Read More