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  • Film Scores – How do they do it?

    What would a movie be like without sound? Would we still be able to feel the emotions of elation, fear, anticipation, sorrow and joy? Even though it is the most important component to a ...

  • 2011 Golden Guitar Nominees

    Since its inauguration year of 1973, the Country Music Awards of Australia, or CMAA, has been hosting its awards ceremony during the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January each year. ...

  • What to Expect at the Future Music Festival 2009

    Every year Australians and music lovers from around the globe get ready to enjoy one of Australia’s biggest and best music festivals – the Future Music Festival. The festival travels around ...

  • Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue – Musicians

    There are few masterpieces that can rival Miles Davis', Kind of Blue, recording. From the opening piano chords laid down by Bill Evans on "So What", to the soft melodic "Flamenco Sketches" that ...

  • The Value of Protecting Your Hearing

    Musicians appreciate that there’s nothing like really loud music (and maybe some liquid refreshment) to get a crowd into a party mood. The sound at live gigs is generally at the level that ...

  • Cliff Richard’s 75th Birthday UK Tour

    Cliff Richard fans are no doubt thrilled with the news that the award winning pop star is planning a UK tour in September and October next year to celebrate his 75th birthday. Starting off ...

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RESOURCES AND ARTICLES

  • Voice Training for Musicians

    There are many people who have a natural singing ability, and whether you are one of them or not, voice training can help you to reach your full potential and will also teach you the best way to use your voice to safeguard it.The techniques used for voice training may vary from teacher to teacher, and you may want to explore your options to find out which works best for you. Voice ...

  • Musicians Guide to Funk Music

    Funk is an offshoot of R&B music that emphasized the finer points of Jazz and Soul. One of the greatest influences of funk was the new emphasis on the bass guitar, an instrument hardly used in rock bands of that era, but now a requirement. Especially common in funk songs was the use of the slap bass technique, a style that is generally credited to Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone.

  • Musicians Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop Music

    Hip Hop and Rap, terms that are often used interchangeably, usually center around the urban culture of the inner city. Many say that hip hop borrows from the DJ or MC approach to song-playing, famed for calling out, turntabling, and beatboxing. Hip hop evolved from African-American music, including R&B, Soul, Funk, and even Disco.

  • Getting a Music Deal for Musicians

    Your music is great and things are going well, so you decide you would like to get a record deal. Musicians.com provides you with some advice on how to get a record deal. The most important factor in being recognised by an A&R person is to do what you can to promote yourself. Take the initiative. It is going to be a lot of hard work to get a record deal, but you are more likely to be noticed ...

  • Free Online Chatting for Musicians and Music Fans

  • Download and Listen to Free Music

    Many music lovers out there love the idea of getting a free music download off the Internet. After all, not everyone has the means with which to purchase new CDs which may have been imported and are, as a result, quite expensive and unobtainable in their country. Because of this many aim to get their favorite song through a free music download site. However, choosing a free MP3 music ...

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