Music Companies

Sep 22, 12 Music Companies

Posted by in Be a Musician, Singing

If you are serious about making it in the music industry, you need to understand the different types of music companies out there, and the role that each plays. Although it is now much easier to release and promote your own music, the chances are that you will need some professional help at some point along the way. This...

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How to learn how to play the drums

Feb 01, 12 How to learn how to play the drums

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The drums are definitely one of the coolest instruments to play. You are the person in the band who is responsible for the beat, which keeps everyone else in time. The other great thing is that you are normally positioned at the back of the stage so if you make a mistake, not many people will notice! There are many sites on...

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How to play a keyboard

Feb 01, 12 How to play a keyboard

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The keyboard is one of the best instruments to learn as it opens up so many possibilities in music. You can play in a band, but also you can use the keyboard to produce electronic music too. A huge amount of modern music is now produced electronically in the studio rather than played by live instruments. Learning how to play a...

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How to learn how to play a guitar

Feb 01, 12 How to learn how to play a guitar

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The first thing to learn about playing the guitar is that there are two main techniques in popular guitar music. The first is ‘picking’ the individual notes to form a melody, known in rock terms as playing lead guitar. The second would be ‘strumming’ chords which is done by playing different notes at the same...

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A list of musical instruments

Feb 01, 12 A list of musical instruments

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We know it can be difficult trying to find the right instrument to play, so here is a list of the main instruments used in western popular music in the different instrument families to help you. A list of musical instruments isn’t going to turn you into the next Jimi Hendrix, but it’s a good place to start! If any of...

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What instrument should I play?

Feb 01, 12 What instrument should I play?

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Many people feel a natural connection with one musical instrument more than others, but don’t worry if you don’t feel this yet. The first step before you start thinking about how to form a band, or where to play your first gig is; what instrument should I play? Maybe the first question many people ask themselves is...

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