Want to know how to write ragtime music for the piano? One way to do it is to base your work on an existing melody or part of an existing melody. Can you guess which one I used?
In 1890, Debussy composed his famous "Suite Bergamasque," which included the beautiful piece "Clair de Lune," influenced by impressionist poets and artists.
In this article we explore the poster art of the legendary graphic artist Stanley "Mouse" Miller, who created many iconic images including the Grateful Dead's skeletons and roses.
If you've ever wondered how to make a remix of your own, I explain how to do it in 3 easy steps. The topic is huge, so I've tried to keep it as simple as possible with live examples.
How to remove noise from audio? When you write a song part or record audio, it can be really great. But, sometimes it is ruined by background noise. This especially happens after normalizing audio.
When producing music especially for the hip hop genre there are two common ways to go about it. One is to use the traditional MPC, and another is to use DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
The Silk Road was an important means of cultural exchange. This hub explores the history of the Silk Road and how trade impacted developments in music between the cultures impacted on the Road.
Everyone knows and loves the song "Those Were the Days", and this song is the symbol of its time. But does everyone know that the music was originally written by a Russian man and that it was a popular Russian romance? Read about it.
The piano was invented during the Baroque period, but why? What was the reasoning behind it, and what instrument did it essentially replace?
The American Federation of Musicians struck against record companies twice in the 1940s. The recording ban had repercussions, some unanticipated.
Music plays a huge role on the psychology of the audience as its rhythm, tone and pace leads to different and radical feelings and emotions.
To the casual observer, art school would not seem like a good training ground for rock performers. Yet, many singers like Joni Mitchell and John Lennon first studied art before they became musicians.
The art of Mati Klarwein has graced the covers of albums by artists ranging from Miles Davis to Carlos Santana and many more. This is a brief introduction to his visionary art
Every serious artist is looking to have their music heard by hundreds of thousands of people, but having this become a reality is more difficult than it seems. Here are 5 tips that can help!
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Judas Priest all found themselves at one point in the center of one of rock music's greatest controversy.
A young man who became "The King" and a young man who became "B.B. King," faced one of the most cruel and unsympathetic crowds in the history of entertainment.
Most music trivia fans know that "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the first video played on MTV. But which videos were shown after that? Marshall Fish looks at some of them.
With all the glitz and glamour in the KPop industry, it's easy to miss on the fact that there are times when the artists don't get their due share when it comes to royalties.
Leonin and Perotin are two of the earliest composers of Western classical music that we have record of. Through the music they left behind we are able to see a clearer picture of where classical music came from.
It was during the Classical period that the piano's popularity grew among composers and audiences alike. But how did it happen?
Digital music downloads are a boon to artists and consumers, but will we eventually regret shunning the compact disc?
Bernard Lansky was clothier to the king of rock and roll. His clothing stores have attracted a multitude of entertainers from all over the world.
In 1932, a scandal occurred so close to the British Royal Family that the details are still being hushed up to this day. It involved a very public relationship between Lady Edwina Mountbatten and a colored cabaret singer from Grenada called Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game is a timeless classic which can be heard in every stadium in Major League Baseball. We will consider 15 of the more memorable versions of the song.
Eight classical composers who died in the prime of their lives. How did they die, and what did they accomplish?
Many people think that tweens and teens make up much of the music buying population. But older people actually buy the most music. So, why do record labels market most music to the demographic that buys the least music?
Taking your band to the next level is the goal of many aspiring artist, but just how do you get a record deal? It's a little tricky, but these seven tips should put you on the right path.
If you want to make money with a local “covers” or “originals” band, you must first create a professionally-minded business plan. Then stick to it.
Which Application is better? Fl Studio 11 Or Reason 7. People argue about these programs all the time. I'm here to set it straight, supplying only facts!
John Lennon's Rock 'n' Roll is an insight to what inspired Lennon's songwriting and the artists that influenced him the most. The album is magnificent.
You don't need an expensive studio to record your latest lick, you can do it just as well from the comfort of your own home.
A surface view of the whole history of the pop-punk genre, from it's roots that date back to the 70s up to more recent years. Includes a lot of hardcore punk history as well.
The glam-metal era of the ‘80s spawned great guitarists, but also some underrated players who never got the recognition they deserved.
Facts about Stradivarius not generally known. Making decorated violins. Made violas, cellos, mandolins, guitars and harps. Thefts and mishaps—all contribute to Stradivari's fascinating life.
Live streaming is the newest way to connect with the world, and it's not going away anytime soon. For musicians, this is an amazing opportunity never before available on such a major scale. Read on.
It's a world of drama, excess, and opulence. Most people today don't take the time to know anything about it, and as a result the grand opera has suffered from stereotypes and disdain. But occasionally, there comes a singer who rises above to become...
Beethovn's Fifth is the arguably most famous symphony of all time. But do you really know how it starts? And how much of the symphony do you know?
From the 1920s through the 1950s, on Thursday nights, droves of white patrons thronged Beale Street to see the star-studded Midnight Rambles, featuring world-famous black entertainers.
If you You Tube right, you can make money - maybe even good money. And you can do this! These are the most frequent errors or omissions that I've seen by musicians that can be easily fixed in no time.
If you play music either as a profession or just as a hobby, it's imperative to create and maintain an online presence.
The Beatles have sold more discs than any other pop group and now all their songs have been remastered and a game called the Beatles Rock Band has been issued.
Neil Percival Young was born in the year of our Lord 1945 on the twelfth day of November, in Toronto, Canada. Since then, well, he's gone on to become one of Canada's favorite sons, a wonderful singer, songwriter, and musician. Neil began performing...
Fender guitar history - "Stratocaster is to Rock 'n' Roll as star is to shine! Few electrics are as popular as this iconic 6-string. Since 1954, 'Strats' have dominated the rock music scene."
Knowing how to set up a studio is easier than most people can imagine. There a just a number of things that must be considered in order to build a recording studio that’s efficient, professional, and most importantly, lucrative.