Before I jump into this month’s column, I need to issue some corrections from last month.
Written music notation provides a visual description of sound. Some bass players don’t read well, but they deliver an electrifying pulse.
James Brown. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 50-plus years, you have been touched by this man’s genius.
Can you find Tunisia on a map without using online help? I thought so.
As often happens while writing this column, one discovery leads to the next, and last month’s exploration of the recording scene in mid-cent...
Jazz theory has a bad rap. If you hang around online music forums long enough, someone inevitably claims that theorists ruin music, and ever...
Exploring the “thin black line” between R&B and rock & roll, I find there are artists clearly on one side or the other, and ones that stradd...
Why do some songs become standards while others don’t?
Last month, we looked at some famous bass intros from the early years of R&B, but there are many more gems to be found.
Why practice patterns when the ultimate goal is to make music, not spit out a bunch of memorized licks? How much technique is enough? The an...
Watch Steve Vai and Nuno Bettencourt Play "Yankee Rose" and "Voodoo Child" at a Bowling Alley
Watch One Man Perform Rush’s ”Tom Sawyer” on Guitar, Drums and Vocals at Same Time
Orianthi Premieres New Song, "Transmogrify"
Best Service Presents Ethno World 6 by Marcel Barsotti
Bonnaroo 2017 Reveals full Lineup
ADAM Audio Introduces the S Series Range of Studio Monitors
GIK Acoustics Makes Impact with New Impression Series
Best Service Presents Etnno World 6 by Marcel Barsotti
Titanium Timepieces Make Every Time the Light Time
Ibanez Introduces Retro Fuzz Pedal as a Mini
Shochu makes a splash in its Japanese homeland and abroad
Arch Enemy Premiere Trailer for Forthcoming Live DVD, "As The Stages Burn!"
Chicago Open Air Announces 2017 Lineup
Zakk Wylde Premieres New Music Video, "Lost Prayer"
How Danny Gatton Mixed Jazz Into the Pentatonic Box
Metallica, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck Jam at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009
Three Fingerpicking Patterns Every Guitarist Should Know
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