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5 essential questions to ask yourself for pursuing the life you truly want

There’s nothing worse than doing something wrong, not enjoying yourself while doing it, but hanging on because you think it’s “the right thing to …

Self-improvement

Today In Hip Hop History: Kool Herc’s Party At 1520 Sedgwick Avenue 45 Years Ago Marks The Foundation Of The Culture Known As Hip Hop

The events of this day in 1973 can be considered the beginning of the Hip Hop history timeline. What was intended to be a end of Summer party at 1520 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A Brief History Of The Drum Set

Today's common drum kit is just 100 years old, even though drums have been around for millenia. It fell out of favor with the advent of drum machines and sampling. For many, there's no substitute.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Hollowed logs, stretched animal skins...<p>(SOUNDBITE OF DRUMMING)<p>SIMON: …

Drums

Everything You Need to Know to Train for a Half Marathon

If you can run, you can run a half marathon—seriously! This guide has everything you need to cross the finish line.<p>If you happened to find yourself …

The Insanely Simple 5-Ingredient Salad I Make at Least 3 Times a Week

Despite living in a city with one of the most diverse and vibrant food scenes in the world, I'm embarrassed to admit that repeated Seamless orders to …

Looking To Heal Your Gut & Avoid Inflammation? Avoid These 11 Foods

<i>Dr. Steven Gundry made waves in 2017 when he released</i> The Plant Paradox<i>, a book that made the assertion that some of the health world’s favorite</i> …

5 Cartoons That Had Some Serious Fun With Classical Music | WQXR | New York's Classical Music Radio Station

Classical music and throwback cartoons are seemingly inseparable. Here are five of our favorites that blend some awesome music with animated hijinks.

100 Years On, the First Recording of Jazz Tells the Story of America

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>One hundred years ago, the first commercial recordings of jazz were released by the Original Dixieland Jass Band, a group of white entertainers from New Orleans. The most famous of them was the "Tiger Rag," recorded in 1917, shortly before …

Can listening to Mozart drive you mad?

What would happen if you tried to listen to Mozart’s complete works – all 240 hours? Music journalist and Mozart novice Alex Marshall decided to find out.<p>In his relatively short life – he died at the age of 35 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed over 600 works. A child prodigy, Mozart began …

Piano

The 30 Most Intriguing Musicians of 2017

The contemporary pop music world can sound mighty bland. Only a few of the musicians featured here are famous, but each has the potential to shake up …

Jacaranda unleashes a tribute to composer John Adams that goes a little bit 'Berserk'

If only all proponents of contemporary classical music could channel P.T. Barnum the way Patrick Scott did on Saturday night at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge.<p>As artistic director of the Jacaranda Music series and curator of "American Berserk," a birthday tribute to John Adams, who …

Six Reasons To Oppose Betsy DeVos As Secretary Of Education

Senate hearings on Herr Trump's cabinet picks are coming up soon, and you should be calling your Senator. Regardless of your political leanings, there are many good reasons for opposing Betsy DeVos as a Secretary of Education.<p>1) No experience with public education.<p>This is not like appointing …

Logic Pros: Give your low-end some Substance with Output’s latest bass engine for Logic

<i>It’s 2017 and Logic Pros is back! We’re continuing down the ever-expanding rabbit hole of music creation on Mac and iOS this year with product reviews, tutorials, tips/tricks for Logic users, and much more. That includes a weekly installment (starting with this one!), and an upcoming Logic Pro X</i> …

Music Production

The music theory principle that unifies 2016’s radio hits

To understand this year’s Top 40, you need to understand ambiguous key centers.<p>Every year, the songs that become staples on the American Top 40 charts have a tone. In 2008, that tone was pure optimism, with songs like Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” and Colbie Caillat’s “Bubbly.” In 2015, the songs …

Three bizarre (and potentially brilliant) ideas about music and health from TEDMED

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Walking around TEDMED 2016, I couldn't help but think of The Lonely Island song “Incredible Thoughts.” You know, the faux-philosophical rap that pokes fun at the world of Silicon Valley and big ideas with lines like “A Milk Dud sitting in …

Mental Disorders

Earth - The world now sounds different to how it did a century ago

You can hear the climate changing. As the world warms, the soundtrack of the ocean is shifting.<p>In 2015, a US team of scientists and engineers reported that the loudest sound in some waters now comes from millions of tiny bubbles, which are released by melting glaciers and icebergs. In the fjords of …

Reich Dazzles With His Four Sections for Orchestra, Voices and Organ

The first four movements or sections of the piece showcase primarily the orchestra. Layer or Section One features a dazzling section of whole tone or …

Will grad school improve your finances?

Graduate school is not cheap. It’s a decision that will cost you both time and money, so you want to make sure it’s the right call before signing on …

Personal Finance

1st Demo of Futuristic Genesis 1 Synthesizer Based on Ableton Live

Watch First Sound Demo of Futuristic Genesis 1 Hardware Synthesizer Based on Ableton Live<p>Our teaser video for the Genesis 1 hardware synth that …

Editing and Mixing Vocals in Logic Pro X – On Sale

“Editing and Mixing Vocals in Logic Pro X” is a series of video tutorials published by Ripple Training that will teach you how to mix vocals in Logic …

Quantizing In Logic Pro X - How to Get Better Results Using Q-Range

Ever wonder what the mysterious Q-Range settings actually do and how they work when quantising parts in Logic Pro X? Prepare to be educated! Darren …

Music Production

16 Educational and Inspirational Classical Music Compositions

How is your memory? Is it as strong as you’d like it to be?<p>If not, then you’re definitely going to be interested in the memory improvement tips I’ll …

6 Logic Pro X Cycling Tips For A Faster Production Workflow

1. Set the Loop/Cycle By Clicking a Region<p>First, some find it extremely useful to set the cycle when they click onto a region. If you click and hold …

How to Change Key - 3 Modulation Methods | Guitar Lesson

Modulation within music is a powerful tool that can take the listener from one place to another. In this article, we are going to cover the three …

Future climate change field test doesn't make Earth greener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the course of a 17-year experiment on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world test — …

Climate Change

You Need to Hear This Unconventional Cover of 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World'

A musical interlude.<p>You have probably never heard of the hammered dulcimer, but musician Ted Yoder makes this little-known instrument cool with his covers of rock songs, including "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," "Hotel California," and "Here Comes the Sun."<p>Played with two hammers (hence the …

BusyTeacher.org

On the first day of class, the halls buzz with excitement.<p>Teachers get ready to greet their students, anxious to get started, and our young, or …

The Failing Grade for Tests

In the final installment of our series, a panel of education experts describes what evaluation and accountability look like in the perfect world.<p><i>This is the seventh—and final—installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars, content, homework, teachers,</i> …

Education

Teachers: Your Student Loan Forgiveness Blueprint | Investopedia

If you are a teacher—a professional who provides direct classroom teaching, classroom-type teaching in a non-classroom setting, or a special …

French Guitar Virtuosa Performs an Incredible Metal Version of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

French guitar virtuosa Tina S, who previously performed such classic songs as Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”, Van Halen’s “Eruption”, and Patrick …