Have you noticed that much of the “new” music you listen to lately sounds vaguely familiar? Well, it should. Sampling, from perfect pitches to whole phrases, has been the norm for quite some time
If you are a musician and you don’t use your laptop, iPad, or computer to record your music, what are you waiting for. Get to Laptop Recording!
Incorrect miking could turn a pristine guitar sound to mud or a gleaming Bach trumpet could end up sounding like a kazoo. Read our Mic Techniques guide.
Most sessions that go badly are blown way before the first note is played. A good plan begins with a pre-production checklist. Start here, but keep adding to it until you know you’ve got all your bases covered.
“Hearing protection is for sissies,” says my guitar playing friend Pete. He casually signs the internationally understood words for “earplug” and “feather weight” in my direction. Years of thunderous nights in tiny clubs have left him aurally impotent. It’s sad to see. With proper ear protection, his life may have turned out differently.
It’s no wonder that percussionists the world over are turning to a significantly smaller alternative. The cajon has become a popular addition to many a jam session, acoustic gig, and space-challenged environment. And in the right hands, the beat is as sweet, strong, and soulful as it ever was.
So, you want to play a little jazz piano, do you? To get started, all you need to do is learn this chord configuration. Three notes.
Sounds simple? Well, it is.
In the right hands, sweet, soulful, searing sounds emanate from its feminine frame. Virtuosos from Paganini to Yehudi Menuhin unleashed its demons with finger flying ecstasy, and orchestras throughout history counted on it to carry the weight of the world’s melodies. From concert hall to dance hall, the violin has been the lead instrument for […]