Improvisation is the art of creating music on the spot and without preparation. It’s commonly seen in jazz or blues music where musicians routinely improvise solos or melody lines.
Mistakes will happen at some point in your career, no matter how hard you try, at some point you are bound to make a mistake. The key is to move on without drawing attention to it.
Jim D’Addario has been interest in strings ever since he received his first guitar, at age 13. “At that time, our family business was Darco Music Strings. My father, John, would bring home samples,” he recalls. “I loved testing and experimenting alongside him, and I was always pushing him to try new ideas.”
Sugarland was far from Bush’s first success in the music industry, the veteran musician, songwriter, and producer has a long list of credits. He was half of the folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the ’90s and toured in support of Melissa Etheridge.
More than three decades ago, Libana blazed the trail of exploring traditional and contemporary women’s music cross-culturally. In the pre-internet late 1970s, Libana introduced listeners in the U.S. to the amazingly diverse music of world cultures before the term “world music” even existed
Erika Lloyd prepares for her upcoming release of her album “Power” by discussing women in the music industry and how today isn’t so different from long ago.
Harmonica player, Steve Campbell, has a Forrest Gump-like existence, being at the right place at the right time, and meeting all kinds of influential musicians including blues master B.B. King and Muddy Waters.
Reggae developed as a genre in the Jamaican ghettos during the late 1960s. It is characterized by a strong bass line, one-drop rhythm with accents on the third beat of each bar, and simple repetitive chord structures. Lyrics feature harmony, often in Jamaican dialect, sometimes with social or political themes.