SAE Institute is looking for people with a passion for audio. “The audio industry is one of the most exciting yet challenging sectors of the creative media business and offers a wide range of employment opportunities for talented, passionate people like you,” SAE said in a recent press release. “The right education can be a […]
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Back to School: Choose Your Instrument and Find Your Voice
Band & Orchestra School band and orchestra instruments are divided into four categories: brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Following is a brief look at each one. Brass: Brass instruments make their sounds through the lip vibrations of the player, combined with the movements of a slide, in the case of trombones, or the opening and […]
Product & Industry News for the Week of July 26
Concert promoter Live Nation announced it will offer concert fans “$20 all-in tickets to nearly 1,000 shows this year” as part of its Return to Live promotion. In a press release, the company said, “As Live Nation’s outdoor venues across the U.S. begin to open, the time is here to get outside and catch live […]
Product & Industry News for the Week of July 12
Summer NAMM comes to Nashville on July 15 & 16. In a press release, NAMM said, “The show is NAMM’s annual mid-year gathering and will feature the latest in music gear, technologies, and news from Yamaha, Taylor Guitars, C.F. Martin & Co., Gibson Brands, Inc., D’Addario, AudioScope, Gretsch, Delicious Audio and more. The show will also feature leading professional development […]
The Workings of the Piano: For the Up-and-Coming Pianist
If you want to get into playing the piano, it’s a good idea to get a basic understanding of how the instrument works. Before you even sit down at the piano bench, or sign up for lessons, educating yourself about the instrument gives you a base to start from, and may even help you decide if it’s the right choice of instrument for you.
Why Children Should Learn Music
To many people, music is simply a tool for relaxation, distraction, focus, or fun. To parents, it’s often just another after-school activity that keeps their child busy. But what many people don’t realize is that, if utilized correctly, music can literally change the human brain both physically and cognitively. Scientists in areas like neuroscience and […]
New Book an Innovative Learning Guide for Musicians
The Perpetual Beginner is part memoir, part musical instruction manual. Relating stories of his experiences as a young musician and music student in 1980s New York, author Dave Isaacs describes the key lessons that shaped his musical life and how they can help any aspiring musician at any age. The title refers to the average […]
Blues Keyboard Ornamentation: Grace Notes
Blues Keyboard Ornamentation: Grace Notes —Extra notes & musical flourishes add interest and musical tension to help to create an authentic blues sound.
The 3 Main Styles of Bluegrass Banjo
The banjo’s birthplace is Africa or colonial America, depending on where you draw the line between banjo and banjo-ish ancestor. But while we debate the banjo’s birth, we can at least agree on where it hit puberty. That happened in America in the 20th century.
MakingMusicMag/NAMM 2019 Product Spotlight: Yamaha YVN Model 3
By applying trickle-down modern manufacturing processes from our percussion and wind instruments, Yamaha has not only built a more durable, playable instrument, but one that also produces less waste material in the making process, and requires less maintenance and repair.