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Working Pro Musicians Offer Their Tips for Making it in Music

Quitting Your Day Job: Working Pro Musicians Offer Their Tips for Making it in Music

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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.

Rich Robinson Interview: The Black Crowes Frontman Takes a Solo Flight

The Black Crowes Guitarist Takes a Solo Flight

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An exclusive interview in which Robinson talks about his new solo LP and reveals how the destruction of his prized guitar collection proved to be a turning point.

On the Road Again: Tips while Touring

On the Road Again: Tips while Touring

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Touring is part of life for many musicians. Love it or hate it, if you plan to “make it” in this business, you’ll probably do a lot of it. Once the novelty wears off, it can get challenging - from strange smells in the van to crazy people in the crowds to very questionable motel rooms - so how do you deal?

A Conversation with Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers

A Conversation with Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers

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The Isley Brothers guitarist talks about his gear, career, and living with Hendrix

Four Strings of Happiness: Tales of the Ukulele

Four Strings of Happiness: Tales of the Ukulele

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The ukulele was born in Hawai’i, a modification of a guitar-like instrument called the machete that had been brought to the islands by Portuguese immigrants in the late 19th century. Today, the ukulele continues to grow in popularity for many reasons. As an easily portable instrument with an affordable entry level price, it is accessible to many. Its design makes it easily to learn, with beginners able to enjoy the satisfaction of playing a complete song quite quickly.

From Hillbillies to Hipsters: The Brave New World of the Banjo

From Hillbillies to Hipsters: The Brave New World of the Banjo

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Turn on the radio in any major city. Start rolling through the stations, and notice where you hear the distinct sounds of the banjo. The first instance will probably be on a contemporary country station—maybe a Keith Urban song or the hook in Eric Pasley’s “Friday Night.” Next, you may hear picking on the oldies or classic rock station, an Eagles song or some Neil Young. What may surprise you is hearing the banjo on contemporary pop, and even college or alternative rock stations. From Mumford and Sons to Bon Iver, the banjo is popping up in new and unusual places.

How to Recognize, Support and Teach Musically Gifted Kids

How to Recognize, Support and Teach Musically Gifted Kids

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Check out four amazing musical prodigies in performance, and learn from educators what you can do to help your future musicians grow their skills.

In the Direction of Nathan East

In the Direction of Nathan East

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The prolific bassist talks about his gear, career, and new album

Stories on the Power of Music Therapy

Putting in the Practice: Stories on the Power of Music Therapy

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Music is extremely powerful. From the time we are in our mother's womb, it molds and shapes us, affecting our development and mood. Later in life, music reflects and alters our emotions in a way nothing else can. One real way that music changes lives is by helping to heal past trauma and even cope with mental and emotional disabilities.

David Bryan of Bon Jovi

David Bryan of Bon Jovi

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30 Years Behind The Keys With Bon Jovi

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