Facts about MC Big Proof

Facts about MC Big Proof"If I was you, suicide would be a way of life.... Read More

The Three 8 Mile Battles

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Dont Censor the Music and Artistic Expression

Ann Powers said: "Don't censor the music and artistic expression. Eminem's music, in particular... Read More

Downloading MP3s Made Easy

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Facts about Betty Kresin, Eminems grandmother

Betty Kresin, Eminem's grandmother from the maternal side , got married at the... Read More

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

Motorhead-"Inferno"-Review by Les Lewellyn When David Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters... Read More

Music Licensing

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Eminem: A Social Commentator

In an interview given to Musik Magazine in 2000, Eminem comments some of his lyrics:... Read More

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

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Shut Up And Sing

What is it with these performers and their politics? Do they really think that people... Read More

Top 50 Music Quotations

Discover the phenomenonal complexity of music and reflect on the way it can positively influence... Read More

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

Why do you care about stringing your guitar you may ask. Well the reason is... Read More

Jazzing Up Your Leadership Style

I met New York jazzman Tim Armacost in college almost 25 years ago, at a... 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

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

Where music meets licensing, there's money to be made. How much money? "I have synched... Read More

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

"The difference between success and failure is information," notes Ritch Esra, and he should know.... Read More

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

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

Is it Possible to Download Music Legally Anymore?

Throughout the past few years downloading music on the internet has increased in popularity. At... Read More

Its Jewish Music, But Is The Music Jewish?

A while back I was driving along the Jerusalem highway scanning the radio stations. On... Read More

Guitar Tuning Tips

Most new guitar players and even some experienced ones have trouble staying and playing in... Read More

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

I was 17 at the time (the Beatles era), and it was considered cool to... Read More

Free, Legal Music Online

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

Establishing Your Mix

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

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

To most people, owning the "genuine article" is the only thing that will suffice. As... Read More

14 Ways Musicians Can Increase Their Tips

I was listening to NPR the other day when they did a report on tipping... Read More

One Way to Improve Your Music Journalist Relationship

Boy, I really detest how some people do websites. Bands are some of the worst.... Read More

Sheet Music ? Violin and Other String Instruments

The violin is a bowed stringed instrument and is the highest pitched member of the... Read More

A Guitar Lesson to Help You Develop Your Vision

Have you ever done any of the following?1. Made excuses for not practicing because you... Read More

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

You have to find radio airplay time if you're going to be heard and we're... Read More

Guitar Players...Get a Balanced Guitar Practice Diet

Do you have a wide variety of things that you practice. Or do you like... Read More

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

You've got your recording (or songwriting) contract in hand and everything's coming up roses, right?... Read More

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

Interested in making money while you're asleep, or making money while you're not even on... Read More

Piano Lessons and Perfectionism

Are you a perfectionist? Does every note have to sound right before it comes out... Read More

Zen and the Art of New Age Piano

We all want to be in the moment. That's where real transformation takes place. For... Read More

The Irish Harp

The harp that once through Tara's halls the soul of music shed, now hangs as... 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

Say Something

The music of Rush influences and inspires, at least that's what it's done for me... Read More

A Brief History Of Gibson Guitars

Gibson guitars have been around forever. It's funny, but although Gibson has produced some of... 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

Things To Know When Shopping For A Guitar Amplifier

Guitar amplifiers are a major part of your tone. Some amps can do many things... Read More

Suzuki Violin Vs Traditional Violin

The Suzuki violin method has come to dominate the way violin is taught in America... Read More

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

IntroductionThe fact that you are holding this in your hands suggests that you have got... Read More

Guide to Finding Music Online

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

What is Guitar Tablature and Can I Find It Online?

The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments and the online guitar community... Read More

The Case Against Traditional Piano Lessons

How would you like to spend 4 years in a University learning how to play... Read More

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

1. Learn how to ImproviseLearning how to improvise is the key to playing in this... Read More

Composing for Dummies

When most people hear the word composer, they automatically think of classical composers like Mozart... 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 Get Past Creative Blocks

When I first began playing the piano and improvising, there were times when the music... Read More

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

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

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

One of the reasons I picked up the violin was because it was easier to... Read More

How to Download Music From The Internet

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

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Music Files

OK, say you've got one thousand of your favorite MP3 songs sitting in your hard... Read More

Beginners Guide to Music File Formats

Are you confused by the various types of music file formats out there? Most of... Read More

6 Tips for Organizing Your Music Files

If you're a digital music fan, you probably have problems organizing your music file collection.... Read More

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

Britney Spears was born December 2 1981 as Britney Jean Spears in Kentwood, Louisiana, USA.Many... Read More

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

Michael Jackson was born Michael Joseph Jackson on August 29, 1958 (making him 47 as... Read More

Green Day: Punk Rock Masters Taming Mainstream Radio Their Way

Before they got together as Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool... Read More

How to Create an Original Melody

Here's a method I use that works. First, sit down at your piano or keyboard... Read More

Top 7 Donts for Successful Improvisation

1. Don't try and make something happen. Trying blocks the creative flow and will result... Read More

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

Kenny "Axil" Rose (Lead vocals), D.J. "Slash (Lead guitar), Joshua "Duff" McKagan (Bass Guitar/backing vocals),... Read More

The First The American Idol Kelly Clarkson

There is a lot more to the story that meets the eye, at least, where... Read More

Jealous Again - Jealousy Among Musicians

Jealousy ? do you feel it? Do you sense it in others? Does it hinder... Read More

Managing Your Time, when Music isnt Your Day Job

You CAN do everything.Repeat.You CAN do everything. What you cannot do, however, is do everything... Read More

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

Today's music fan interacts with a "community" that is far larger than anyone ever dreamed... Read More

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

Already making plenty of noise in the marketplace is a new concept called Playlist, which... Read More

New Age Piano and Improvisation

There are so many areas in life where one must do things right. Thankfully, art... Read More

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

They're everywhere, and not only are they everywhere, they look cool too. Since its launch... Read More

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

It's not what you play, it's how you play it. These words summarize the art... Read More

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

When it comes to promoting their new music releases, I have found that most musicians... Read More

Setting Up In-House Retail Sales

Now, that you are familiar and likely connected with online music sales sites, such as... Read More

Alternative Sales Sources for Your Music

Following, is a list of alternative sources that may be interested in carrying your 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

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?

Let's face it. The world will not end if there isn't another new age music... Read More

George Winston and New Age Piano Playing

The first time I heard George Winston play back in the early 1980's I was... Read More

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

If you've been playing piano for some time, you may come upon periods where you... Read More

Living Life Loud

Change is good. Just ask the millions of unsigned artists worldwide trying to get their... Read More

CD Mastering using Har-Bal

Feel free to download the entire manual detailing the mastering process from Har-Bal complete with... Read More

Warner Music Executive Payments

"In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so,... Read More

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Just 3 Chords? No Way!

A student wrote me an email about the lesson "Ocean Dreams." Here it is:"Dear Edward,... Read More

The Didjeridu

In Northern Australia the Didjeridu is seen as a phallic symbol and therefore a male... Read More

How to Buy an Electric Guitar Online

With the increased proliferation of online guitar and musical equipment stores, as well as the... Read More

Celtic Music: The Japanese Connection

My friend, guitarist Brian Hughes, toured with the Chieftain's in Japan as an opening act... 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

Learn To Play The Piano Better By Learning To Arrange Chords & Chord Progressions

Piano arranging is the process by which you take a written piece of music and... Read More

Bang on Your Drum All Day Long - Without Annoying Your Neighbors!

Bang! Bam! Bang! Have you always wanted to play the drums, but are afraid your... Read More

How to Play Piano Using a Few Chords

How many chords do you need to create a piece of music? Would you believe... Read More

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

Right-Hand Techniques for New Age Piano

Recently, I had a student ask me to offer some techniques for using the right... Read More

Home Run Gigs

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

Music & Citizenship: Can Playing a Musical Instrument Help Your Child Become a Better Citizen?

Disregard the popular image of rappers with their ghetto blasters, terrorizing neighborhoods with eardrum-splitting cacophony.... Read More

12 Reasons You Should Learn to Play the Piano

All right, folks, here you go: My 12 reasons why you should start learning how... Read More

New Age Music - What Is It Good For?

Let's face it. The world will not end if there isn't another new age music... Read More

The Post-rock Revolution (Explosions in the sky)

A lot has been said about the 'post-rock' revolution as of late. The rise of... Read More

Say Something

The music of Rush influences and inspires, at least that's what it's done for me... Read More

The First The American Idol Kelly Clarkson

There is a lot more to the story that meets the eye, at least, where... Read More

Learn to Fiddle the Orange Blossom Special, the Most Popular Fiddle Tune in the World

Learning to fiddle the Orange Blossom Special is not easy, but it's truly worth the... Read More

Recording Vocals at Home

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

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Music Files

OK, say you've got one thousand of your favorite MP3 songs sitting in your hard... Read More

Creating Stark Atmospheres

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

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

You've got your recording (or songwriting) contract in hand and everything's coming up roses, right?... Read More

How To Make a Fortune Teaching Piano (or Guitar, or Drums, or Singing, or?) To Beginners

"But I'm not in it for the money" you say.Me neither.I LOVE music and I... Read More

Copyright Basics for Songwriters

Should you copyright your song? If you're a songwriter, sooner or later you will probably... Read More

How To Find The Right Guitar Teacher

Finding a good teacher is not always easy, at any level. At the beginner level... Read More

Improvisation and Musical Form

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

The Gong - An Instrument Everyone Can Play

What exactly is a Gong?The gong is a musical instrument in the percussion family. A... Read More

Things To Know When Shopping For A Guitar Amplifier

Guitar amplifiers are a major part of your tone. Some amps can do many things... Read More

50 Cent

More so than any other music since the blues, hip-hop is all about stories. And... Read More

The Revolution has begun - and it will not be Televised The new Artist Development Paradigm

In reflecting on the world of the Music Business in 2004, there were some very... Read More

Canadian Stars: The Marble Index and the Waking Eyes

Canadian Indie bands are dominating the music scene and it just so happened that three... Read More

Can You Really Learn To Play a Musical Instrument From an Online Course?

Out of the 250 million people in the United States, about 25 million of them... Read More

Your PC Is An Awesome Singer... If You Let It!

As an amateur songwriter, who struggles with a computer far from powerful enough to run... Read More

Interested in Improving the Sound of Your Stereo? Consider Records

Introduced in 1982, the compact disc was intended to provide better sound than the 40-year-old... Read More

Review: The Dissociatives - Self Titled

In 1994 Daniel Johns and his group Silverchair were catapulted into the mainstream by winning... 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

Fiddle Tab Makes Learning Fiddle Fast and Easy

Learning fiddle tab is so intuitive and so easy that a student picks it up... Read More

Top 50 Music Quotations

Discover the phenomenonal complexity of music and reflect on the way it can positively influence... Read More

How Many Chords Are There, Anyway?

Since chords (the main component of harmony) are one of the three most vital elements... Read More

Beginner Guitar Tips: How to Get a Feel

"I don't like to go into the studio with all the songs worked out and... Read More

Music Making as Spiritual Experience

If you've been playing piano for some time, you may come upon periods where you... 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

An Interview with Jon Bon Jovi ? 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Cant Be Wrong

The idea originated with singer Jon Bon Jovi. Jon kept upping the ante with his... Read More

Patriotic Music: Surprising Secrets About Those Flag-Waving Sounds

Whether played by a marching band, an orchestra, or a rock group, there are patriotic... Read More

Soul Band for a Party

Was the request six months ago, a sixtieth birthday party, the client said. It got... Read More

10 Ways for Unknown Musicians to Get the Word Out

When Clear Channel controls the radio and the monopoly newspaper doesn't like you, how do... Read More

Performing, Whats the Big Deal?

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

Learning to Play the Piano with Chords Part 2

Do you want to learn how to play chords on the piano? Can you already... Read More

Arpeggios and New Age Piano Playing

Chopin used them extensively. So did Beethoven and Mozart. Arpeggios are beautiful and are perfect... Read More

The Flower Garden and New Age Piano Music

If you've ever looked at a flower garden, not only its beauty may have captivated... Read More