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Videos: Trends That Can Build Buzz for Your Band

The Changing Face of Videos: Trends That Can Build Buzz for Your Band

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Our panel of artists talk about ways the social web is changing everything and how to create videos that broaden your fanbase

Apple Quietly Pulls Plug on iPod Classic

Apple Quietly Pulls Plug on iPod Classic; Wins Long-Contested Lawsuit

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The computer maker is exonerated of charges it tried to control the music download market while discontinuing the player at the heart of the case

This Week in Music History: December 15

Elvis Drafted…Harrison Booted…Beach Boys Enlightened

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 15

Elvis Presley George Harrison Beach Boys

IntiMIDIdated by MIDI? A Quick Start Guide to Harnessing its Power

Tech Tip: IntiMIDIdated by MIDI? A Quick Start Guide to Harnessing its Power

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Personalize your rig and open the doors to experimentation with a basic understanding of MIDI

This Week in Music History: December 8

Otis Redding and John Lennon Lost…Dead Disbanded

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 8

Otis Redding John Lennon Grateful Dead

Tech Tip: Effects Basics Part 2

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 2

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Learn how tremolo, phase shifters, flangers and chorus effects work and how to use them to give your guitar or bass a signature sound.

Digital Piano Buying Guide

Digital Piano Buying Guide

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How to choose the best digital piano for home use or stage/studio performance that matches your skill level, music and budget

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 1

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part I

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Learn how stage and studio effects work and how to use them to do your sonic bidding

Behind the Brand: Yvonne de Villiers of Luna Guitars

Behind the Brand: Yvonne de Villiers of Luna Guitars

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Luna designer Yvonne de Villiers (R) and her mother, Hilda, who as longtime pro bassist exerted a powerful influence that led to Yvonne’s involvement in instrument design.

Infusing instruments with the aesthetics of a seasoned artist

Gigging with Mobile Devices: Make Those Backing Tracks Mono

Tech Tip: Gigging with Mobile Devices: Make Those Backing Tracks Mono, Part 2

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Why you want to mix your backing tracks in mono and how to do it right

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