Learn to Play the Guitar Overnight!

November 21st, 2014

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Without a doubt “Learn How to Play Guitar Overnight!” will teach you enough to learn the basics. In the process you will whether the guitar is your passion or a fun hobby.

With booklet you will get the answers to questions like the following:

  • How to hold the guitar
  • How to play the very popular riff
  • How to play a ‘major scale’ which is the foundation for modern music.
  • How to play a simple song using tab
  • How to read Guitar TAB

“Learn How to Play Guitar Overnight!” will give you the skills to play for yourself or even become the life of a party! And, while you are learning what “Learn How to Play Guitar Overnight!” teaches you have fun and know that at the very least you are acquiring a skill you can use the rest of your life!

Enjoy!

Learn To Play Guitar Overnight
Downloadable e-book in pdf format.
Price: $3.98

 

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Writing as Movement

November 21st, 2014

In the last year of my undergraduate career, I’ve been reconsidering the role of writing as a type of artistic performance, and, more importantly, as a type of social change. How does writing make tides, swing past doors? What is it about writing in particular that makes others move to action, or shout? At a very basic level, written language is performative. I read stop signs, and halt my car. I read class e-mails and turn shit in.

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But when it comes to creative writing, how can we use poetry and prose to move others beyond directive action? How can poetry be used as a form of social change? In other words, when does writing become more than a “good” poem, or a “good” story? When does writing spark movement?

When I teach writing workshops to high school students, I tell them I’m not interested in whether or not they can use fancy metaphors, or how many Shakespeare references they can squeeze in a line. I’m not interested in whether or not their poetry “sounds good.” I am interested in what they — and I, too — fear: being responsible for ourselves. Poetry is largely a practice of holding myself accountable. For me, poetry moves me to action when I begin naming my OWN joy and my OWN fear. I do not want others to name it, or me. I ask my students to reconsider how the poem reshapes or celebrates or challenges a question of the self. How the poem creates a new vision. Not every poem has to be “deep,” nor does every poem have to have an agenda behind it. But I believe that poetry can create movement and action when others begin to seize their own languages, and undertake the project of naming their own joys, bodies, hungers, fears.

I am a poet. The way I navigate, seek and understand the world is largely through lyric and poetry. I write to save. I write to carve out. I write to buzz, let go, love, push, remember. Above all, I write because in writing, I find myself asking questions, shooting arrows, forging visual and verbal connections. In other words, my brain is at its most electric when I am writing — and I am able to challenge myself to chase after hard questions, challenge myself to look and upturn more. There are plenty of rules that we’ve studied in class on how to be a “good” writer. But I’ve never been taught in a classroom that writing is, at its core, inherently mobile. Writing evolves, and asks its readers to evolve. Writing is a re-vision of the world, and, consequently, a re-moving of the world. It rattles the floors. It lifts us up.

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Although most poetry is not lyric writing.  Lyric writing is a subset of poetry.  Using the techniques available in the art of lyric songwriting can be useful.  Making the lyrics to a song move is so important.  As songwriters are really storytellers.  Creative writing is the keystone in creating songs that the listener can relate with.

 

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The Dangers of learning to play video game music

November 21st, 2014

Don’t do what I did and let yourself get lax when learning to play the ocarina.

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The Most Important Problem The Music Business Must Solve

November 21st, 2014

By David Sherbow (@MusicBizGuy) of My Life With Music. What is the greatest problem which the new music business must solve to maintain it relevance in the future?

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Times are changing.  In order to remain competitive in the music business must adapt.  Failure to adapt will create a hole in the way people get music.  What will remain is the importance of live performance and artist tours.  Songs could find themselves again in the role of promotion for the artist.

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Can Songwriting Be Learned, Or Is It All “Organic”?

November 21st, 2014

Honing your abilities to write great songs means learning how all the different elements of a song work and communicate with each other.

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Songwriting is a skill that can be learned.  There are certain techniques used when writing a song and they can be learned.  At the same time songwriting is an art.  Art is self expression and for the songwriting music and lyrics are the way to express themselves.  Songwriting is both technical and organic.

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Basic Types of Music Business Contracts

November 21st, 2014

Basic Types of Music Business Contracts   Basic Types of Music Business Contracts By Del Boland There are many types of contracts used in the music industry. Some are very…

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There are many legal issues associated with the music business.  Knowing and understanding contracts is vital for an artist overall success.  There are basic contracts every songwriter needs to be aware of.

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Top 5 Myths About The Music Business – RAZR Music | Online Music Promotion

November 21st, 2014

Top 5 Myths About The Music Business   Top 5 Myths About The Music Business By Isaac O Hughley If you are involved in the entertainment business then you’ve probably…

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International Songwriting Competition Launches Special Promos For Love … – All Access Music Group

November 21st, 2014

INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPEITITION is now accepting entries in the category of love songs and social cause number.

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Do you believe you’ve written a great song.  Find out by entering this contest.  You never know until you enter.

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So Your Kid Wants to Write Songs

November 21st, 2014

When parents ask me how they can help their child be a songwriter, I pause. I don’t want to hurt their feelings. Sometimes I’m afraid to tell them what I think. It may not be what they want to hear….

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Songwriting is a great medium for expression thoughts and ideas.  Getting kids started songwriting will help them express what is important and what they are feeling.  The future always needs to have talent replenished for the next generation.  If your kid wants to write song encourage them to do it.

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David Lowery On Songwriting + Cracker’s New Album – Diffuser.fm

November 21st, 2014

Cracker frontman David Lowery fills us in on the band’s new double-disc effort, ‘Berkeley to Bakersfield.’

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Dave Lowery share his insight into songwriting.

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McCartney Shares His Songwriting Tips

November 21st, 2014
Sir Paul McCartney delights a group of budding musicians by sharing his songwriting tips at a community chat event in London, organized by model and actress Lily Cole. (Nov. 19) Subscribe…

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Paul McCartney shares his insight on the art and craft of songwriting.  Learn from a master who has penned many hit songs in his career.

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Streaming Drives Sales, According to New Study

November 21st, 2014

YouTube might be “the devil” to

Source: www.billboard.com

The basic business model of the music industry is changing.  Sometimes the change is faster than some can adapt.  In the early days of music, people bought what they heard on the radio. It was pure promotion.  Today, streaming is the new promotion. Songs connect and when the listener connects with a song they want to own it.  Making it available whenever they have a need to hear it. 

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Funeral music: The most popular songs revealed

November 21st, 2014

Match of the Day, Coronation Street and the Blue Moon tune associated with Manchester City are all regularly played at funerals

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Music touches every part of our lives.  Even when we are gone there are songs played at funerals.  One of the this article reveals some of the most popular songs you may hear at a memorial for one of you loved one who has passed.

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David Appell, 92, musician, composer, producer

November 21st, 2014

He worked with Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, and co-wrote many big hits – but Jerry Blavat called him “the humblest man I ever knew.”

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So sad to hear of this man’s passing.  Such an early pioneer in rock. Know best for songs: Nobody Said It Would Be Easy, 50s: Empire Classic: Ooh, Baby, Ooh

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Songwriting Tutorial: Part Two – Understanding Keys

November 21st, 2014

Before we begin composing we need to understand the importance of keys and how a working knowledge of them can help us devise creative ideas. Andy Price explains…

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The circle of 5th is one of the most important and valuable tool a songwriter can learn to use.  It can be used to transpose keys or even develop chord progressions.  The circle of 5th when examined in reverse is also know as the circle of 4th.

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