Gilberto González

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Russia has bailed out two major banks in under a month

The Russian government has bailed out two major lenders in less than a month. Should investors be worried?<p>The latest rescue was confirmed Thursday by the central bank, which said it had nationalized the country's eighth largest lender by assets, B&N Bank.<p>Otkritie Bank, Russia's largest …

Oil

The stranger-than-fiction story of the real Russian spies who inspired “The Americans”

In 2010, ten Russian sleeper agents were arrested in the United States after a decade-long FBI operation. In 2013, Joe Weisberg made a TV show about them: <i>The Americans</i>, which returns for its fifth season tonight on FX.<p>Though the acclaimed spy drama takes place in the early 1980s, when US-Soviet …

New Jersey

What Is Apocalypse Now Really About? An Hour-Long Video Analysis of Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam Masterpiece

The distorted sounds of helicopter blades. The drunken punch that shatters the mirror. The "Ride of the Valkyries" attack. "I love the smell of …

Vietnam War

Did Beethoven’s love for married aristocrat and a doomed son colour his darkest work?

Towards the end of his life, in the depths of introspective melancholy, Ludwig van Beethoven created some of the world’s most intensely emotional music. The ninth symphony, the Missa Solemnis and some of his greatest piano sonatas are works that still communicate a uniquely concentrated darkness of …

Piano

Billions: the show so smart it makes The West Wing look slow

For the makers of a TV drama, there are two potential disasters at the end of a first season: not being renewed, and being renewed. Disappointing as cancellation is, it at least leaves the possibility that one day the show will come to be regarded as an unfairly truncated lost classic. But get a …

TV

‘Everybody Loves Somebody’: a bilingual delight

Like its bilingual heroine, the multicultural romantic comedy “Everybody Loves Somebody” breezily bounces back and forth from Baja to Los Angeles, and it’s a pleasant diversion, on both sides of the border.<p>In a nifty opening sequence, gifted gynecologist Clara (Karla Souza, very good) tells us — in …

Buy & Sell Music Gear Online

Reverb.com is the marketplace for musicians to buy and sell used, vintage, and new music gear online. Welcome to the world’s largest music gear …

New Music

Guitar Tracks: Getting Down to Mixing

<b>Fig. 1. Ground Zero, with the mixer “zeroed” out and no plug-ins, panning, or processing applied.</b><p>Over the past few installments of “Guitar Tracks” …

10 Documentaries That Actually Changed Things

Lots of documentaries spark a conversation, whether it’s about social justice or climate change. But all too often, that discussion fades away after …

Kirkville - Big Classical Box Set: Mozart 225, Complete Mozart and More

It’s been 25 years since the last Mozart milestone, the 200th anniversary of his death. At the time, Philips released a huge box set of his complete …

Don’t Confuse Input Gain Amp Gain For Good Distortion Effects

Distortion has always been a dual-edged sword in recording and audio production. Unwanted distortions, like from clipped recordings, can ruin a great …

I Tried A 2-Week Sleep Cleanse. Here's What Happened.

Sleep isn't my thing. I'm a night owl by nature, and I usually crawl into bed around 1 or 2 AM. My kids wake me up at sunrise, and I stumble to the kitchen in a fog, brew a pot of coffee, and promise myself I'll go to bed earlier that night. But it never happens. Burning the midnight oil is my "me …

Scientists Have Found The Secret To Learning Twice As Fast

As we go through life, there's always that one thing we'd like to drop everything and do. Whether it's a dream project or a new profession that seems …

'Classical' music is dying...and that's the best thing for classical music

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Classical music," in its now-traditional sense, has seen better days. The Metropolitan Opera is only one of the many arts organizations that is having a harder and harder time filling its seats.<p>The National Endowment for the Arts reported that in 2012, only 8.8% of Americans had attended a …

Flute

Guitar Essentials: The Easy Way to Understand Guitar Chord Names

0<p>SHARES<p>Plain-old major and minor chords are never a bother for guitarists. Even a flat 7, major 7 or minor 7 is no big deal. If you play guitar, you …

How to Balance Pickups on Strats and Teles

Guitars with two or three pickups offer lots of sonic variety, but they also introduce a particular problem that single-pickup instruments—such as …

The Best Music for Staying Productive at Work, Backed by Science

Research explains how music affects your productivity.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity. But does music itself help one to create?<p>It's a question worth asking, since music has increasingly become a part of the modern-day …

If You Only Have 2 Hours Per Week to Practice Guitar, Here's How to Use Them Best

All stressed out? New study suggests a night of classical music may be the cure

Stressed out from a long day’s work, a surprise visit from your mother-in-law, or your upcoming trip to the dentist? A new study from the Centre for …

My Worst Nightmare -- What If I Accidentally Raise The Bully?

I will never forget the day my daughter told me that Bethany, a girl in her 4th grade class, was <i>annoying</i> her.<p>"What is she doing to you?" I questioned, instinctively protective.<p>"She's following me around on the playground and sitting by me at lunch!" she quipped, as if that would sum things right up …

Lemony Snicket: the trouble with being interested in classical music is that people look at you funny

I was 11 or 12 when my friend David Fisher took me aside. “You’re never going to have a girlfriend or any kind of social life if you insist on listening exclusively to classical music,” he said, and gave me an album by Men at Work. “Listen to this.” And so I started listening to pop music, but my …

Flute

Now You Can Sketch Musical Ideas on Interactive Sheet Music

Software developer Alexei Baboulevitch’s calls his Composer’s Sketchpad app a “living staff paper.”<p>As a tool, the composer’s pad of sheet music is often beyond the abilities of the layperson. Certainly it’s beyond the ability of most self-taught musicians, who maybe didn’t undertake formal …

Photo by @TimLaman. Red-crowned Crane pair on a snowy morning, Hokkaido, Japan. My candidate for the most elegant of birds….. is a sight worth traveling all the way to Hokkaido for. Unfortunately, they are also an #EndangeredSpecies, and will need good management going forward. In Japan, they are well looked-after and the population is stable, but in mainland Asia, they are still declining, and need all the help they can get. Hopefully, photographs can help motivate people! #RedcrownedCranes, #Japan, @NatGeoCreative, @thephotosociety, @TimLaman. #TL_WildlifePhotoTips: Tricky exposure here with so much white – make sure you expose to hold a little detail in the whites, but not let them turn grey.

Tone Tips: Overdrives and Distortions and Boosts, Oh My

<b>Overdrives and distortions both add distortion to your signal, but are differentiated by the level of clipping<br>their circuits perform.</b><p>I recently …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Beatles’ Songwriting In One Cool Infographic

Which band member wrote the most of The Fab Four’s 310 songs? How many Beatles songs <i>weren’t</i> written about love? And how much did Ringo <i>actually</i> …

Songwriting

The Guide to Streaming the Beatles Now That Their Songs Are Online

After years of holding out, the Beatles have finally joined music streaming services. Here’s out to approach listening to the Fab Four online.<p>Merry …

Guitar

50 Insanely Useful Websites for Guitarists

The guitar is a versatile and popular instrument that spans most musical genres. Here are 50 useful and interesting sites dedicated to the guitar and …

Guitar

Songs We Love: Jaco Pastorius, 'Okonkole Y Trompa'

When I tell people, "I saw Jaco play," I'm sometimes held in the same kind of reverential wonder that I shower on those who saw John Coltrane. Such is the reverence for his prolific, genre-busting vision and killer chops (jazz speak for an intensely creative display of technical prowess).<p>Between …

Albums

A history of classical music in 50 short pieces

The best mini guitar effects pedals

Introduction<p>As a brief scour of various online retailers will tell you, there are absolutely tons of them, all of which are enablers for jamming more …

Music Production