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A Brief History of Gongs


The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Archaeologists have unearthed gongs built almost four thousand years ago.

Micheal Jackson


I bet your wondering all about the Micheal Jackson Trail. Do you think he's guilty.

Liberate your iPod


When Akio Morita came up with the idea of the Sony Walkman all of his colleagues at the thought he was completely insane. The general consensus was that people wouldn't want to walk around the streets wearing headphones.

Thomas Jefferson and the Chinese Gong


While Richard Nixon's diplomatic visit to China may have created a minor thaw in Sino-US relations, he was not the first President to try to get in sync with the Chinese. Thomas Jefferson preceded him by close to two centuries.

Guitarists...Are You A Victim and A Loser?


I was thinking today about THE most dangerous enemy of musical progress?the victim mentality. What do I mean by this?Often we can let our personal circumstances dictate our progress.

Guitar Players...Learn About The Point Of Discipline


Have you ever started learning a lick or exercise and stopped practicing it before you had mastered it? Now I don't know you, but my guess the answer to the question is yes! Why is that? Why did you stop, when it was something that you REALLY wanted to learn?There are quite a few reasons for it, but the one I would like to mention now is what I call the "point of discipline". This is the point when the initial enthusiasm of learning that new lick/exercise wears off.

Reaching For The Soul Zone


Every searching artist wants to get there. It's that magical place where something takes over, you know, when something bigger than you whispers in your ear and says "Relax - I'll take it from here!"I like to call it the 'soul zone', others simply call it the 'zone', I'm sure there are many other names for it.

Adults Can Learn to Play the Piano Too


Are you well past puberty and have always had a hankering for tickling the ivories? Maybe you didn't have the money as a child. Or your family was always moving.

Learning To Play The Piano With Chords


Learning piano chords can help you in all your piano playing. For me chords are the easiest way to play and the simplest way to embellish my playing.

Do You Know What a Didgeridoo Is?


Do you know what a didgeridoo is? There are so many things in this life that are unknown to us. I bet you could find out about something outside your normal sphere of vision and experience everyday for the rest of your life and still not get close to knowing about everything out there.

Surf Waves With Jack Johnson


Lately I've been listening to some pretty cool music by some beach bum named Jack Johnson. The tunes he plays really touch a chord within me.

12 Reasons You Should Learn to Play the Piano


All right, folks, here you go: My 12 reasons why you should start learning how to play the piano. Immediately.

Acoustic Or Electronic Drums - What Is Your Choice?


A debate rages on in the drumming world! You might think that the debate centers on brands of drums, or different styles of drums. However, you would be wrong.

The History Of Drums - A Journey Of Sound


Music and musical instruments are an extremely important part of human history. The use of rhythm and song has long been used to express meaning, and feeling and accompany rituals.

CD Clubs: How to Get the Best Deals Online


(1) The BMG Music Service offers the best deal you'll find -- 11 CDs for the price of shipping ($2.79 each) when you buy one CD at full club price, which is typically about $15 plus shipping.

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New York Times

The Creator of 'Radiolab,' a Lapsed Composer, Returns to Music
New York Times
Instead, he returned to his first love: music. Mr. Abumrad, 44, is a lifelong pianist, and studied composition at Oberlin — where there were some “leftover lefties from the '60s who were teaching 12-tone still, for some reason,” he said in a recent ...



The Verge

Apple Music's latest personalized playlist is perfect for chill Sundays
The Verge
Apple Music already has a pair of personalized playlists in My New Music Mix and My Favorites Mix, and now it's launching a third to help you chill out in these trying times. Its latest personalized playlist, aptly titled My Chill Mix, will give you 25 ...
Apple Music's latest personalized playlist helps you chill - EngadgetEngadget

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New York Times

New 'Hamilton Mixtape' Music Video Takes Aim at Immigration
New York Times
A music video released on Wednesday for “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done),” a song off “Hamilton Mixtape,” is replete with stark political imagery and not-so subtle messaging targeting President Trump's rhetoric on immigration. “Hamilton Mixtape” is an ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda releases new 'Immigrants' music videoThe Hill (blog)
Watch 'Hamilton's' Powerful New 'Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)' Music VideoDaily Beast
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Video for “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” Packs Quite a PunchSlate Magazine (blog)
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NPR Music's Essential Songs, Albums, Performances And Videos Of ...
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Nearly four dozen musical moments from the first half of 2017, selected by public radio staff and partners, that helped to make sense of the world, or offer relief ...

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CMT.com

Shania Twain Previews Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit
CMT.com
Wearing a gold lamé suit, Shania Twain previewed her new Rock This Country exhibit at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday (June 27). The event attracted several members of the local music community including Kelsea ...

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Fast Company

Why 2017 Is The Year Of Reckoning For The Streaming Music Business
Fast Company
There are few industries more paradoxical than streaming music. On the one hand, it's exploding: The boom in paid subscriptions is driving the music industry's first real growth in over a decade–in fact, streaming now makes up more than half of its ...

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National Geographic

In a First, Bird Uses Tools to Make Sweet Music
National Geographic
By analyzing the sequences of the beats made by the birds, Heinsohn and colleagues found the sounds were highly predictable, just like human music. And each male Heinsohn observed banging a rock or stick had a unique, yet discrete, musical style.
Tool-assisted rhythmic drumming in palm cockatoos shares key elements of human instrumental music | Science ...Science Advances

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Telegraph.co.uk

Georgia Van Etten performs Take My Hand in exclusive music session
Telegraph.co.uk
In 2014, the plucky Australian decided to leave her home in Melbourne with nothing more than a suitcase in an attempt to forge her musical career. The problem was she didn't have any musical connections. Fast forward three years, and she is now ...

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Variety

'BANG! The Bert Berns Story' Doc Headed to Apple Music and ...
Variety
"BANG! The Bert Berns Story," the documentary about "Twist & Shout" songwriter and label executive Bert Berns and the music industry's early entanglements ...

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Fox News

Robotic musician 'listens' and creates his own music
Fox News
Dr. Gil Weinberg, the director of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, created Shimon nearly 10 years ago, but now the robot musician has learned how to do things on his own. Weinberg's goal is to use the technology to collaborate with humans ...

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