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When playing an instrument, being able to see is definitely helpful, right? For anyone who has fumbled about with a guitar, learned their first chord, their second, even a third and then given up when it came time to put all three together, imagine doing all that again, only without the help of the sense…

Music has often been a source of controversy in modern society.  Attempts have been made to censor and destroy music that has been deemed offensive and inappropriate.  Here, I have assembled ten of the most controversial pieces of music ever released.  I have chosen them based on two criteria: if they were revolutionary pieces of music that challenged…

The pop music industry revolves around using sex appeal to sell songs, so you’d figure they’d be pretty good at it by now. Sure, not every song is going to be a hit, but they’re not going to release any tracks that completely miss the mark, right? If you believe that you haven’t heard any…

Currently, there’s a rather unpleasant radio commercial for some Chipotle sub which talks about some promotion being available for an “unlimited time only.”  That’s not the problem: there is a disclaimer used in the ad that goes something like, “If the world does end in 2012, according to Mayan calendar predictions, due to worldwide earthquakes,…

Session players are the unsung stars of the music industry. As temporary members of big name bands, they step in during recording or touring to fill in the gaps in an act’s lineup, and often learn their parts in only a matter of hours. While front men and bandleaders might get the bulk of the…

The alluring sceneries, timeless architecture, enchanting language, cuisine, the people… it’s impossible not to love  Italy!  Few countries in the world can rival Italy’s cultural legacy. There’s something magical about this place. People often associate Italian music with songs such as ‘O Sole Mio or Funiculì Funiculà- Neapolitan songs requested so frequently by tourists that…

Music Videos are a big part of the music industry now and some bands are essentially expected to include multiple music videos for every album they put out. The modern music video is generally made as a kind of marketing device for promotion of the album itself, although now profits can be made from the…

The annals of Pop Music history are rightly filled with the talented and charismatic men and women who played, sang, and danced their way into the public consciousness. Fans memorize their songs, see their shows, and most importantly, buy their records. But great albums and singles don’t just come out of nowhere. It takes a…

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