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6 Reasons Why 'The Middle' Is The New Model For Pop Music Hits

There’s a new target in pop.<p>“The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey isn’t just a #1 hit — in my view, it’s the new model for #1 hits. Here’s a checklist to making this new kind of smash:<p><b>1. Radio Hit</b><p>As much as streaming is the future, there’s no replacing a radio hit. Don’t forget that radio …

Music

The best acoustic guitar strings in the world today

What are the best acoustic guitar strings?<p><b>When it comes to acoustic guitars, strings are crucial, and arguably play as important a role as your</b> …

Acoustic Guitar

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Mindfulness

How to Create Professional-Sounding Tracks at Home

0<p>SHARES<p>Hello, kids.<p>Every producer has his or her secrets. Some use gear, like a certain mic or pre or vintage amp to get a signature sound.<p>Sometimes …

WTF are CDRs? (other than a potential trillion-dollar market)

Over the past few days, the Chinese government announced the potential creation of a new trillion-dollar investment market, and it isn’t an April Fools’ joke.<p>China’s tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent are some of the most valuable in the world, and upcoming potential IPOs by the next generation …

Vibes Earplugs Actually Improve the Sound Quality of Loud Music While Protecting Your Ears: $18

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Loud music is part and parcel of live events. But over a certain volume, the noise can actually cause permanent damage to your …

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

10 Music Documentaries worth watching on Netflix

Music and vegetating on the couch all day watching Netflix are undoubtedly two of life’s greatest pleasures. And as you might expect, Netflix is no …

How to record and mix bass guitar in your DAW

<b>Featuring four fat, chunky strings tuned to the notes E, A, D and G, the electric bass guitar came to the fore in the '60s, backing up Motown hits</b> …

Music Production

Here's how to ensure your sex drive doesn't dry up

Think about the last time you had sex - how did it stop? Most times, it's when the guy has had his 'happy ending'. A woman's needs are usually …

Monitor Speaker Positioning Calibration

Today we'll be covering the basics of desk positioning, speaker placement and learn how to calibrate monitor speakers correctly using your DAW and …

How to Become Insanely Productive.

I’m one of the most productive people I know, and I never procrastinate on what is important to me. How do I do it? Let me try to share what I think …

Time I

This Snake Fight Makes No Sense

Watch two snakes duke it out with ostensibly no explanation.<p>While most of the terrible news these days tends to have something to do with politics, not all of it does. And unluckily for you, I'm here to tell you something horrifying. The snakes are fighting.<p>Snake fights aren't at all uncommon, but …

Snakes

How to Memorize Scales and Unlock the Fretboard

1.3K<p>SHARES<p>Here's is an unorthodox method of memorizing scales using the common three-note-per-string shapes we often employ during runs.<p>Let’s say …

Electric Guitar

How to Find the Key of Any Song

2<p>SHARES<p>How do you find what key a song is in?<p>If you were reading standard notation, you would look at the key signature located at the beginning of …

Doppler Labs Makes a Huge Splash in the Innovation of Personal Sound

Here One is a pair of ear buds coupled with an app that not only acts as a volume control in an ever louder world, it couples Bluetooth streaming with some powerful noise filters. The result is a product unlike any other. As the creators point out, there are plenty of headphone solutions in all …

San Francisco

Decades-old mass grave of children of unwed mothers confirmed in Ireland

Between 1925 and the 1960s, in a tiny town called Tuam in western Ireland’s County Galway, thousands of “fallen women” and their “illegitimate” children passed through the Mother and Baby Home operated by the Congregation of the Sisters of Bon Secours. After a period of involuntary service and …

Archaeology

‘Liquid glass’ promises to protect your phone from bumps and scratches

<i>Editor’s note: Since this article’s publication, IndieGoGo has flagged ProtectPax’s crowdfunding campaign for review. We suggest holding off on</i> …

Learn how to play piano chords in under 8 minutes

Even if you've taken a lesson or two, this brisk run through the basics of musical chords probably will remind you of something you've long forgotten.<p>…

YouTube

14 “Expensive” Guitar Chords You Can't Live Without

625<p>SHARES<p>These chords sound like a million bucks, and they can be yours.<p>There's a catch, though. Unless you’re a lottery winner, earning a huge …

The Honor 8 has the same specs as the Galaxy S7, but it’s on sale for $340 unlocked

Why pay twice as much for a Galaxy S7 when you can get Huawei’s sleek and stylish Honor 8 right now for a ridiculously low $339.99 unlocked. These …

Mobile Technology

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

US Patent Office’s Michelle Lee shows us that patenting an invention doesn’t have to be expensive, hard

I was lucky to speak with Michelle K. Lee, current director of the US Patent Office and a great proponent of small startups and innovation. Lee said that the patent office has a number of free resources available for entrepreneurs who may find themselves with a cool new invention but aren’t sure …

Have Reddit Users Discovered the Perfect Exercise Regimen?

If you’re looking to drop a few pounds this year but have no idea where to start, consider paying a visit to Reddit.<p>Reddit is a place for answers. Not all of these answers are correct, but they are numerous, covering nearly every subject from <i>Dota 2</i> strategy to underground steroid purchases. And on …

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Audiophile

Trick to Help You Learn Scales Fast

2<p>SHARES<p>Learning a scale isn’t just memorizing a pattern. In fact, it’s memorizing lots of patterns, but there’s more to it than that.<p>Unless you …

How to Craft the Perfect Vocal with EQ and Multiband Compression

You have to approach EQ with care when processing vocals. If you are too aggressive, the vocals can quickly start to sound unnatural and …

Music Production

All Recording

Recording News & Blogs<p>Before you can even delve into creating a great mix, it’s good to be aware of the traits of one that isn’t there yet. These 7 …

Audio Recording

Hotone Mojo Diamond Nano Legacy Amp Review

<b>Performer Magazine reviews the small but powerful Hotone Mojo Diamond Nano Legacy 5-Watt Amp</b><p><b>PROS:</b> Super small, great tone, plenty of uses, …