Violins of Italy: The Testore...
Violins of Italy: The Testore Family and the Great Violin Making Traditions

Italian violins from the 18t Century and earlier are very much sort after, commanding some very high prices for the top names. Some stand out more than others, most notably Stradivarius, Guanarius and Amati. After these and a few other Cremonese...

The History Of Black Gospel Piano
The History Of Black Gospel Piano

Mahalia Jackson's voice rang out at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King. Mahalia was one of the greatest voices of gospel music then, and still today. It was in 1968, the song she sang was "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," written by a suffering...

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...

An Unsigned Bands Guide to Touring
An Unsigned Bands Guide to Touring

A popular dream for an up and coming band is touring. Whilst often perceived as something only 'big' bands do, It's regularly achieved by those without a big following and can be great way of meeting new musicians and promoting your band.

The Problem With Using Guitar...
The Problem With Using Guitar Lessons Online

If you are learning to play the guitar, either for the first time or perhaps to extend your guitar playing expertise, then you may have considered taking advantage of the many guitar lessons online. A quick search on Google or any other search...

Guitar Effects for Beginners - A...
Guitar Effects for Beginners - A Guide to Stomp Boxes and Multi-FX (Part 2)

In the last article I looked at the main types of effects you'll encounter for your guitar. Here I'll deal with the physical form these typically come in and I'll also, based on my personal experiences, recommend a few to get you started. Since as...

Learn to Play Guitar in 6 Simple...
Learn to Play Guitar in 6 Simple Steps

This article will provide you with a good start in becoming a guitar player. Follow these six simple steps to learning to play the guitar and you will be well on your way to learning to play the guitar.

Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd...
Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd - The Enhanced iBook

The love triangle between The Beatle George Harrison, Eric Clapton & Pattie Boyd is the most famous in the history of music. Clapton's Layla tells all and opens up her memorabilia of never seen before letters & photos in this iBook....

Drugs and Songs and Rock 'N' Roll
Drugs and Songs and Rock 'N' Roll

Ever wondered what some songs are really about? We've got a selection of tracks, all accused of hidden DRUG-themes. Are these Rockers guilty as charged?

Interesting And Important Facts About Turntable Needles

Interesting And Important Facts About Turntable Needles

While today's modern world of music has been turned into a digital soundscape, many parts of this same music are made using equipment from past generations. The turntable has indeed become an intricate and hugely popular part of many kinds of music today. While rap and hip hop genres include awesome and unique scratching performed on turntables, you might be surprised to know music in the 50s and 60s did as well. Check out these facts about turntable needles

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