Tag Archive: music

The new Godspeed You! Black Emperor disappoints, until it doesn’t

I can still remember my reaction the first time I heard Godspeed You! Black Emperor (then stylized as Godspeed You Black Emperor!): “Sonofabitch, some bastards did it! Those crazy bastards did it!” And it was amazing. This was mid 1998. I had pulled some friends together for a semi-improvisational noise band called Slumbersigh. We played a few shows early that year, blasted some feedback at the audience, and called it quits before summer. During that stretch, I waxed poetic to the drummer about this sound I heard in my head, this musical thing I wanted to do but had no idea how to accomplish. Sprawling, seemingly endless instrumental songs that built slowly towards a raging crescendo, backed by strings and horns, with multiple guitars weaving…
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5 Tips to Selecting a Music Teacher

Contributed Post When looking to learn a new instrument you will also be researching to select a music teacher. When selecting a music teacher there are a few things you will want to keep in mind. Finding the perfect teacher may take some time but in the end, it is all worth it. Here are a few tips when selecting a music teacher. Ask questions when meeting the music teacher. There is nothing wrong with asking questions of a teacher who may be teaching you how to play a new instrument. There are teachers who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. By asking questions this proves that you are really interested in learning and how the teacher goes about teaching. Does…
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What are the top 7 best selling items every DJ needs?

Contributed Post A good DJ is not short on equipment. With new technology providing advancement in electronics on a regular basis, it can be a challenge to decipher what is new and noteworthy and what modifications to equipment are just gimmicks or features that entice one to make a purchase but are not all that useful. In this article, we will share some of the top best selling items that every DJ needs in their repertoire. While this article only provides a brief snapshot of each item, you can learn more in depth information on BestDJStuff.com.   1) Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 Controller, $240. This controller is highly coveted by experienced and beginner DJs alike as it offers great, lightweight portability and easy to use jog…
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The Incredible Effects of Tech on the Music Industry

Contributed Post Photo Credit   There is no doubt that technology has impacted almost every area of your life that you can think of. And one of the main industries that has been affected is the music industry. In just a few years, vinyl collections became tapes, which then became CDs, moving on to become MP3 files, and for some, became vinyl all over again! So, in this article, we will take a closer look at some of the main technological advances which have affected the music industry over the years. Digital Devices Arguably the biggest impact has been made by digital devices. Music is more accessible for more people than ever before. Everyone can walk around with thousands of songs in their pockets at…
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What Is The Best Equipment For Listening To Hip-Hop?

Contributed Post Audiophiles put so much time and effort into their sound systems in an attempt to get the absolute best sound that they can get. When it comes to classical and jazz, the balance between all of the separate parts is massively important, but a lot of these enthusiasts maintain that when it comes to listening to hip-hop records, it doesn’t really matter about your setup. While there might be fewer levels to balance if you’re serious about your Public Enemy and Wu-Tang records, the right equipment can make all of the difference. If you’re not getting the sound that you want, then you’re probably missing out on these key elements. Bass Pxhere A good bass sound is important in most types of music,…
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