5 Mistakes Your Rock Band Should Be Smart Enough Never To Make

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Starting a rock band of your own can indeed be a ‘dream come true’ affair for you and your buddies, but this is just the beginning of an extremely thrilling plot! With the eventual progress of this practical story, you would be required to overcome innumerable hurdles in your attempt to reach new milestones. From […]

Switching Instruments? Here’s What You Need To Know

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Learning a musical instrument can be fun and adventurous or pure torture, depending on how you look at it. If you are passionate about learning musical instruments, then this post is for you. If you started on one musical instrument and you’re developing an interest in another, go ahead – you can learn as many as […]

What Does It Take To Become A Top Notch Musician?

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If you were to go around asking everyone what they think are the ingredients for a successful music career, you will hear as many answers as there are respondents. However, you will notice that some of them will be repeated by many people, even though they may be in different words. Some of the common […]

Top 9 Robot Music Band Videos You Have To Watch To Believe

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When music became mainstream back in the 60s and 70s, the world was in awe of legendary bands like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and so on. Then the early 2000s were dominated by electronically modulated music from bands like Daft Punk. Today’s music scene looks like it’s going to be taken over by […]

Recent Scientific Research Suggests That Bass Players Are The Main Success Factor For Bands

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Bassists are often the most overlooked instrumentalists in any musical group. In fact, there’s a chance you’ll find several members of an audience with no idea about what bassists do or why they’re even there. This doesn’t take away from the critical important that bass plays in any performance. In fact, while they may not […]

11 Ways To Lose A Band Student

Any good band teacher doesn’t want to lose his or her students. But you will sometimes find that you can’t help it – a student may simply lack interest and drop out, and there’s not much you can do if the student simply won’t put the effort. In fact, you might breathe a sigh of […]

Crafting a tune: Musician builds, plays tools of his trade

As musicians, we create. However we often need tools to do so, like an instrument. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to create all of the tools needed to create your musical art? That’s what Gil Draper has been doing over the last 5 years. He truly gets to know his instruments from the inside out because […]

Metal Band’s Vocalist Covers Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’

I find myself guilty of clumping all metal guitarists into the same group. I would not consider myself heavy metal’s biggest fan, but when I stumble across things like this I always reconsider. Sam Meador is the vocalist and keyboardist of the metal band Xanthochroid. The complexity of his cover of this tune astounds me. […]

Merriam Bandchops to be Only Program with Full Recording Studio

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The Bandchops program at Merriam will soon join some very elite ranks.  Only a handful of schools around the world have a complete recording studio at their disposal, and starting September 2013, Bandchops will become one of them.  This will allow students and bands to explore their music like never before – posting new music […]