Can you Learn Guitar with Video Games?

While Guitar Hero and Rock Band are the leaders in the music video game market, they don't necessarily teach you how to play an instrument. You may get really good at slamming down those colored buttons, and rhythmically you may learn a little something—but translating it to the guitar is game entirely. Nick Mason, a […]

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The Drums You Sit On: History and Use of Cajón

The cajón drum is a percussion instrument that can be used to play many different styles of music. It means literally, crate or drawer in Spanish. They look like this: Cajons are primarily used in styles that include flamenco, jazz, and Afro-Peruvian music. But they are commonly employed today by bands and artists playing acoustic […]

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Easiest Way to Learn Guitar Chords Fast! ?

What is the EASIEST way to learn guitar chords fast? As a beginner guitarist, one of the toughest things to conquer is quickly and smoothly changing between chords. For example – we might learn the chords to one of our favorite tracks or a new chord shape.  But when it concerns making songs with these […]

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The Effect of Pop Music on the Brain

Every day I listen to multiple different genres of music based on my mood. I know what genres let me focus on a certain task and others that just amuse me when I want to let loose. Anecdotally speaking, instrumental music always leads to more focus, while pop and rock always distract me. I was […]

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How to Live a Good Life Without Money

We all know that being a musician is a difficult career choice money-wise. That's why I wanted to create this article to show you that money isn't everything. It's possible to live a perfectly good and happy life without money. Unfortunately, living without money runs counter to our cultural understandings of success. And most people […]

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Who Invented The Drums?

Drums have been around for millennia, with traditional drums and drumming styles emerging in cultures all over the world. Records of drumming go way back to 5500 BC  where drums have been found in China. Drums were primarily used in religious and celebratory ceremonies (as they are today as well!) In ancient times drums were […]

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