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Music Theory for Songwriters - Part 5

Part Five<p>Secondary Chords and the Big Map<p>Concept #9 - Chords from Other Keys<p>When we left Part Four, we were just about to discuss Secondary Chords. …

Beyond Blues: Billy Gibbons

Learn a few secrets about how the king of Texas boogie-rock combines attitude with soul.

Billy Gibbons

Les Paul and Mary Ford Have a Guitar Duel in 1954

0<p>SHARES<p>Back in the Fifties, when the name Les Paul was spoken, it was often in tandem with that of Mary Ford, his wife and musical partner.<p>The duo …

Guitar

Nine Powerful Life Lessons From Studying With A Monk

By Robert Piper, Thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit.<p>When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and …

Meditation

Neumann Introduces New Website Dedicated To Home Studio Recording

New microsite caters to musicians who want to make their own recordings at home, at band rehearsals or on the road.

Audio Recording

Harmonics: Four Ways to Play the Guitar's Hidden Notes

0<p>SHARES<p>In a technical sense, music is a grouping of sounds that are constrained by the laws of physics. Harmonics make a great case study in how …

These 13 Outkast Songs Will Help Make You A Street Philosopher

Whether it was André 3000 painting metaphors and tales of meeting gypsies or Big Boi spitting insights on more literal situations, Outkast has been dropping philosophical gems in their music for more than 20 years now. Since the duo debuted with <i>Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik</i> in 1992, they’ve made …

16 Fancy Slow Cooker Appetizers to Wow Guests at Your Awards Show Party

Prepping for an awards show party is no easy feat. From all of the themed DIY Golden Globe party decorating to printing out ballots (because <i>obviously</i> you and your friends will be guessing who’ll take home the gold), when exactly are you supposed to put together a fabulous menu? Take some of the …

Cooking

Achieving Absolute Fretboard Mastery, Part 1

<b>Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live group and private classes at LessonFace.com.</b>Happy New Year, guys! And welcome to the …

Electric Guitar

Best Articles of Medium in 2015…

I started to read medium articles more than ever over the last 2 months and it has been a life-changing experience for me. The only obstacle I come …

Here’s Why You Should Care About Patti Smith’s Groundbreaking Album, ‘Horses,’ In 2015

<i>Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine….</i><p>It’s one of the most jarring album-opening lyrics of all-time, and the fact that Patti Smith chose to begin her <i>career</i> with it is a prime example of just how audacious she was. When her debut album, <i>Horses</i>, which turns 40 this week, begins with that line, …

Patti Smith

Jimmy Page Before Led Zeppelin: 20 Great Sixties Session Songs

Delve into the guitar great's sideman career with this comprehensive playlist, featuring the Stones, Bowie, Donovan and many more<p>In the late 1960s …

Guitar Lesson - 20 Essential Blues Guitar Intros

The six-second drum solo that has been used a thousand times

You may not have heard of the The Winstons, but you have heard their music — at least six seconds of it.<p>“Amen, Brother” was a little-known B-side released by the Washington, DC-based funk and soul group in 1969.<p>It wasn’t a hit at the time, but its six-second drum solo has had a huge influence on …

David Bowie

Flashback: Johnny Paycheck Shoots a Man in Barroom Brawl

Late country singer fired at a man who allegedly asked him about eating turtle<p>You don't mess with a country outlaw… especially when he's …

The History of Rock and Roll in 1 Song

In his new book, Greil Marcus brings us The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs. But rock only needs one—Jimi Hendrix's 1968 “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”<p>The great Greil Marcus, whose rock-critical illuminations—in books like <i>Mystery Train</i> and <i>Lipstick Traces—</i>sent stroboscopic shafts into the …

Luther Dickinson: Rock 'n Roll Blues

Rock 'n Roll Blues<p>Label: New West <b><br>US Release Date: 2014-03-18</b> <b><br>UK Release Date: 2014-06-02</b> <br>Label website <br>Artist website <br>Amazon <br>iTunes<p>Featuring songs …

How Elvis Sparked the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era on July 5, 1954

Have you heard the news? The explosion of rock ‘n’ roll as a cultural force was ignited 60 years ago this week, on a hot day in Memphis when a truck …

Quick and Dirty EQ Tips for Mixing - Roland U.S. Blog

Tone Control for Your Music<p>Author: Paul White Editor-In-Chief for <i>Sound on Sound</i> and Roland UK Features Team<p><i>What is Equalization (EQ)?</i><p>As far as music …

Eric Clapton Talks Hendrix, Cream and Guitars at Home: Premiere

Guitarist sat down to discuss Guitar Center reproductions, but conversation goes deeper<p>Eric Clapton doesn't sit for interviews too often, but he …

Guitar

Did Led Zeppelin Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven’?

‘Stairway to Heaven’ is the latest casualty in a wave of litigation over composer royalties. Why do so many hit songs lead to copyright suits?<p>I’d …

Merriam 'Rock n' Roll Man Cave' earns national spotlight

A Merriam man's loft is making the cover of a national magazine for being one of the coolest man caves anyone could ever find.<p>Dan Leap took KMBC 9's …

The 10 Most Technically Amazing Beatles Songs — Mojo

Inside the Underground World of LA's Home Recording Studios

In the ancient days of recording technology—say, 10 years ago—musicians, composers, engineers, and producers feeding the insatiable appetite of the entertainment industry had to travel to a pricey commercial studio to ply their trade. But as recording budgets have dropped and computers and audio …

15 of the world’s most legendary recording studios

I was visiting London a few weeks ago and on a slow day decided to do the Beatles walking tour (which was inevitably called the “Magical Mystery …

Mary Poppins

Watch a Scene From the André 3000-Starring Jimi Hendrix Biopic

John Ridley's Jimi Hendrix biopic <i>All Is By My Side</i> stars André 3000, and as MTV reports, the first footage from the film has finally surfaced online. Below, watch a scene between Hendrix (Andrè) and model/muse Linda Keith (Imogen Poots).<p>The film won't feature any of Hendrix's original songs—the …

Biopic

Tony Maserati on Multiband Compression for Vocals | Videos

In this video tutorial, mixing engineer Tony Maserati <i>(Lady Gaga, Robin Thicke, Beyoncé)</i> shows you how to use Waves C4 Multiband Compressor as a …