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10 Creative Power Chord Variations

Power chords are still an essential part of rock music as well as many other guitar dominated music styles. Nonetheless, standard power chords become boring quite fast to every over average guitar player. Power chords can be used perfectly as a musical device within a song but shouldn’t be the center of it. A nice

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Review: Pocket Beatles For Guitar

Title:[amazon_link id=”0895241269″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] Pocket Beatles for Guitar[/amazon_link] Subtitle: Over 120 great songs with melody, chords and full lyrics. Arranged for easy to intermediate guitar. Author: Milton Okun Publisher: ATV Music Publications ASIN: 0895241269 Pages: 256 Songs: #>120 Content:  The ‘Pocket Beatles for Guitar‘ contains over 120 great Beatles song. All all-time super

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The 50 Best Film-Score Composers and Their Greatest Soundtracks

[amazon_link id=”B000VEA38E” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link]Plenty of times, I read or heard the statement: ‘Film-score composers are the compositional geniuses of our time.’ In my eyes, there is a lot of truth behind this statement. Film-score composers need to be literate not only in many different musical genres but they also have to have a

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Music in Marketing and Advertisement: Effective Strategies

Why is music so important in marketing and advertisement and what strategies are there to use it effectively? The influence of music on our moods, emotions, perceptions and preferences is often more present than we consciously experience. The psychology behind the mechanism of how music effects us are still not understood entirely. Nonetheless, they can

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Music and Emotions: The Seven Mechanisms that Evoke Musical Emotions

[amazon_link id=”0199604967″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link]No one would argue against the statement that music and emotions can have a strong relationship with each other, but how is it even possible that something as abstract as music can evoke our most personal emotions? To answer this questions I have read parts of the book ‘Handbook of

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The Most Complete List of Free Sample Libraries

Freebies, freebies, freebies. Before you start buying the most expensive sample libraries check out my list of free sample libraries first. I hope you find the instrument you need here. I subdivided the list into categories of instruments: Guitar, bass, orchestral instruments, keys and piano, drum and percussion, synths, other instruments (think of world instruments,

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Major

Step 1: Creating the major chord scale The major scale is diatonic which means that the octave is divided into 7 intervals. Two of these seven intervals are semitones (half-tone steps or minor seconds). In the major scale the semitones are found between the third and the fourth and between the sevenths and the octave.

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Harmony Library

Hey and welcome to my brand new harmony library! Ever since I started studying composition I wished I had some kind library containing all harmonies I came across over the years. Think about it: Wouldn’t it be great if you had theory, explanation and examples of many types of harmonies illustrated in an easy to

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10 Extraordinary Instruments

1. The Largest Drumkit httpv://youtu.be/qn3a96iaxhI   Dr. Mark Temperato made a drumkit that comprises 340 pieces. For that he proudly holds the world record. He doesn’t sit in front of his drumkit but inside of it as even above and behind him there is nothing but drums, percussion and cymbals. For that a swivel chair

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The 56 Greatest Classical Composers ( by Musical Period and Country )

This is a selective list of 56 of the greatest classical composers ordered chronologically and by musical period. I use “classical” as a classifying word for all these composers which is actually wrong. Only composers that were part of the musical period between 1730 and 1820 are correctly called classical composers. Nonetheless, it is very

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