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Guitar Building Schools

Building your own guitar is a great way to get what you want from your instrument, and the act of making your own guitar fosters a connection with your instrument that you will never get with a pre-made guitar. There are many institutions across the country that will teach you how to build your own

Dailey & Vincent

Since their debut in 2008, Dailey and Vincent have taken the contemporary bluegrass world by storm, earning dozens of nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association, the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, the Grammys, and more. Learn more about Dailey and Vin

Bucky Covington

View photos taken by Jolene Downs at Dierks Bentley's concert at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL on February 14, 2008.

DrakeA Multi Talented Music Artist & Actor

Drake born Aubrey Drake Graham is a multi award winning multi platinum recording artist and actor. He first found fame as an actor in the television programme “Degrassi: The Next Generation”.

How to Play a Dead Note on a Guitar

A dead note isn't really a note at all. It's a clicking or popping noise made by plucking a string or strings that have been muted or "deadened" by the fingers of the left hand. The technique is frequently used to play percussive effects on an electric guitar; it allows the player to maintain the rh

Transferring Music From an iPod to a PC - How It's Done

You may have known that you can easily transfer music from a personal computer into an iPod, but not the other way around. But what if you need to transfer some music from your iPod to your PC? One possible reason is that your computer had crashed and after reformatting the drive, there is no music

How to Set ARG_MAX in AIX

The AIX operating system is used on IBM servers for corporate and industrial computing. The ARG_MAX command line on AIX is used to set how many arguments can go through the system. These arguments can be allowed before a program fails on the system. If you would like to increase or decrease the argu

How to Port a Guitar

Porting, when used in the context of guitars, refers to the process of correctly connecting an electric guitar to a computer-based recording program for direct recording. Amp manufacturer Line 6 produces an interface called a Guitar Port. The advantage of direct recording is that there is no microph

Hubert Sumlin Profile

Profile and discography for Chicago blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin, longtime member of Howlin' Wolf's band

What Makes Pavarotti's Version of 'Nessun Dorma' So Special?

"Nessun Dorma", Calaf's aria from Puccini's opera, Turandot, became hugely popular after Luciano Pavarotti's performance of the piece in 1990, at the FIFA World Cup. Learn more about Pavarotti's performance of "Nessun Dorma" and why it has become so successful

Electric Guitars and the Different Types of Pickup Used

Acoustic guitars use the hollow resonating chamber of the body of the guitar to amplify and resonate the sound of the strings being plucked, but on an electric guitar, this isn't the case. The body of an electric guitar is usually entirely solid, and the sound of the strings being struck is pic

How to Test If You Really Know Your Organ Piece

Imagine a situation where you learned your organ piece and practiced it for a while. What can you do now? Can you perform it during recital or church service or should you perfect it even further at least for now? If you want to know whether you really know your organ piece and are ready to perform

Common Revenue Streams for Independent Musicians

If you're new to the idea of being in a band and making money with the music your band makes, check out this article on the most common revenue streams for independent musicians. Don't miss out on making some extra cash for your band.