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This Week in Music History: November 24

Adios Freddie, Eric & George…Bowie Bests Beatles

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of November 24

Freddie Mercury Eric Carr George Harrison

Steve Cropper: The Stax Legend Looks Back on a Stellar Career

Steve Cropper: The Stax Legend Looks Back on a Stellar Career

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Chops to die for and a sterling work ethic are the hallmarks of this Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s six decades of soulful musicianship

Musician’s Friend Remembers Steve Read

Musician’s Friend Remembers Steve Read

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His enormous heart and love of making music helped shape our DNA

Tech Tip: How to Choose the Right Mic for the Job

Tech Tip: How to Choose the Right Mic for the Job

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The crucial factors you need to know in deciding what microphones to use on your recordings.

Harmonica Buying Guide

Harmonica Buying Guide

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The late Chicago blues harp maestro Carey Bell who learned from masters such as Big Walter Horton and Little Walter Jacobs. Photo courtesy of Hohner.

Everything you need to know about the “mouth harp” and how to choose the right one(s) to match your music and ambitions.

Recording Tech Tip: Capturing The Sound Of Eight Tiny Reindeer

Recording Tech Tip: Capturing the Sound of Eight Tiny Reindeer

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How to create the sounds of the season that evoke visions of Santa and his sleigh.

Steve Albini’s Upbeat Take on the State of Music

Steve Albini’s Upbeat Take on the State of Music

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Steve Albini speaks at the Face the Music conference in Melbourne. Photo: Jayden Ostwald

This music engineering icon says the internet has the potential to cure the problems that plagued the old music-biz model

While My iPhone Gently Weeps: Choosing Guitars and Supporting Tools

While My iPhone Gently Weeps: Choosing Guitars and Supporting Tools

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A group of seasoned musicians weigh in on strategies to find the perfect guitar, amp, or effects and the iOS apps that can help make you a better guitarist.

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

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A quick-start parent’s guide to choosing the right trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, violin, cello or percussion instrument for your budding musician

The Pros and Cons of Managers, PR Agencies, and Roadies

Behind the Curtain: The Pros (and Cons) of Managers, PR Agencies, and Roadies

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Discover the ins and outs of hiring managers, PR people, and roadies from a collection of working musicians who have been there and done that.

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