How to choose a keyboard controller to help run your show and create killer grooves and songs
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How to choose the right gear and software to produce your beats and tracks
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How to choose the right PA equipment to match your music, gigs and budget
Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of September 29
A quick explanation of the difference between active versus passive electric guitar and bass pickups.
Blackwater is an up and coming power pop outfit with a British frontman and a pair of Scandinavians driving the hard-rocking rhythms. Jay Bartlett (vocals/lead guitar), Peter Uven (bass), and Per Karlsson (drums) came together by chance but quickly bonded both musically and personally.
By Barry M Rivman
There was a time when those who were aspiring to be in the music industry were advised to decide which side of the control room glass they wanted to be on—recording artist or recording engineer—because it took an equal amount of time and effort to become one or the other. In essence, musicians were told that becoming a recording engineer was not an inside track to becoming a recording artist, and conversely, being an engineer was not a way to break into the music business as an artist.
It’s hard to overestimate the influence of Wes Montgomery on modern guitar players. His signature picking technique using the fleshy part of his thumb produced the mellow tones that are a hallmark of Montgomery’s sound. (Prior to his music career, Wes worked long hours as a machinist and developed the technique during late-night practice sessions in consideration of his neighbors.)
A panel of professional musicians weigh in on what it takes to make the leap from garage jams and bedroom concertos to real venues, playing for real people.
Dave Southen (second from L.) and his wife Sue Carlyle with folk rockers Great Big Sea. Could Dave’s Santa-like countenance be purely coincidental?
He gives away dozens of guitars for the greater good of his community