Songwriting - How Neil Young's...
Songwriting - How Neil Young's Heart of Gold Uses Rhyme As an Accelerator in Its Lyrics

When you write lyrics, they tend to work best when the meaning of your words is directly tied into what's happening musically. Rhyme can be an incredibly powerful tool for tying the meaning of your words to your music. One way to do this is to use...

Madonna: Still The World's...
Madonna: Still The World's Greatest Performer

Her fans worldwide call her the World's greatest performer or the queen of pop. 53 year old Madonna is still rocking and getting rave reviews of her concerts. Read on to learn more...

Money Making Music
Money Making Music

When creating, producing, distributing, promoting and selling a CD, this is an approximate percentage of sales that each party involved receives: Artist (6.6%), Producer (2.2%), Songwriters (4.5%), Distributor (22%), Manufacturing (5%), Retailer...

29 Ways to Make Money in the...
29 Ways to Make Money in the Music Industry

As an Assistant Professor of Recording Arts & Technology, one of the first thing I'm asked by parents of prospective students is whether or not it's possible to make a living in the music industry. Obviously, this is a difficult question. I...

10 New Heroes of Piano Rock
10 New Heroes of Piano Rock

Foxy Shazam are a Cincinatti based experimental/progressive rock band that sound like some unholy mix of the Misfits and Meatloaf. Guitars blast and then are occasionally quiet to make way for Sky White's virtuoso piano playing. They claim to be...

Bob Dylan Biography - Great...
Bob Dylan Biography - Great Moments in His Early Career Part 1

Bob Dylan is, without a doubt, one of the greatest and most influential songwriter/singer in history - may it be in Pop, Folk or Rock. His life has caused great intrigue, and so many are looking for Bob Dylan's Biography. His career was sprinkled...

Guitar Accessories: Powering Up...
Guitar Accessories: Powering Up To a Performance Amp

So you want to splurge a little on guitar accessories? Practice amps serve a purpose, but they don't hold up if you try to turn them up to performance levels. Performance, in this case, means anything from cutting through three friends in a garage...

Guitar Buying - Getting Started...
Guitar Buying - Getting Started With A Practice Amp

If you have limited funds after guitar buying, but would like to own an amp, start out with what's known as a practice amp - one that has a decent feature set (tone controls, reverb, and two or more volume controls so that you can sculpt your...

Top 5 Bob Dylan Songs That You...
Top 5 Bob Dylan Songs That You Should Know About

Who doesn't know Bob Dylan? Even if you are not a music aficionado, you know him too well. He is an iconic songwriter-singer who made America's greatest songs for nearly four decades. He depicted America's rich and highly-faceted culture through...

29 Ways to Make Money in the Music Industry

As an Assistant Professor of Recording Arts & Technology, one of the first thing I'm asked by parents of prospective students is whether or not it's possible to make a living in the music industry. Obviously, this is a difficult question. I can't promise anyone that they'll be able to make a living working in the music industry...

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