7 Alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM Whether you are annoyed by the ads on Pandora, the limited number of skips, or the abyss of cruel 30-second song teasers from Last.FM, many online listeners are growing weary of mainstream methods of hearing new music. While the Pandora algorithm is strong, and the Last.FM related artists tool is pretty useful, don’t fool yourself in to thinking that there aren’t other great ways to expose yourself to new music in the depths of cyberspace. Here are 7 alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM that will infuse your day with an uninterrupted stream of music that large record companies haven’t managed to squash under their thumbs yet. StumbleAudio
Advice for Pianists: How to Compose Piano Music In my 25 years of writing piano music, I've arranged over 180 compositions, about 160 of which I've released to the public on CD. A fan who read my advice for pianists article asked if I'd write a similar article for beginning composers. So, I've put together these 12 composition tips for anyone who would like to compose music for the piano.
Pitch axis theory Concept Each of the seven modern modes is obtainable from any of the others by a sequence of diatonic rotations; by such a sequence, for example, C Ionian (C-D-E-F-G-A-B) becomes D Dorian (D-E-F-G-A-B-C), which becomes E Phrygian (E-F-G-A-B-C-D), and so on, until the original C Ionian mode is obtained. Therefore, each of the seven modes of any of the twelve major keys is a mode of the other six in that particular key. Pitch axis theory suggests that for each mode, there is a chord that accompanies it. When that chord occurs, the corresponding mode should be used for the melody or for soloing.
Preferred Music Style Is Tied to Personality New research from around the world suggests that an individual’s favorite music genre is closely linked to his or her personality. Professor Adrian North of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, has undertaken the largest study so far of musical tastes and personality type. He is an expert on music psychology and has carried out extensive research on the social and applied psychology of music, in particular the relationship between pop music culture and deviant behavior in adolescence, music and consumer behavior, and the role of musical preference in everyday life. Over the course of three years, Professor North asked more than 36,000 people in more than 60 countries to rate a wide range of musical styles in order of preference. Certain aspects of personality were also measured by questionnaire. The results showed:
Best Free Music Creation Software A brief explanation of VST plugins VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plugins are essentially "mini applications" which are loaded in standalone programs called VST hosts and used to expand the host program's functionality. VST plugin technology was developed by Steinberg for use with their commercial products. However, the technology became so popular that we now have thousands and thousands of different VST plugins and hundreds of applications capable of loading them. It is now possible to build a completely functional virtual music studio for cheap (or even even absolutely free).
Best Free Podcasts Denz Devarez SA journey mix on QH Radio with Aluku Rebels(Deep Ancestral Tech house)Clockwork House 3rd May 2011 Hello deep house music lovers,Aluku rebels brings to you a special guest from the netherlands Denz Devarez,CEO/Dj/Producer/Events supporter and also member of the PASTELLO BROTHERS along side Emanuele Colabello,Owner of QH Radio with Lenzz,denz has been trying to push afrobeats & deep house for over 5 years worldwide traveling from New York,Paris,Hometown Amesterdam and just coming back from a South African tour with Mushroom Boyz and Sabzafied MySpirit this guy is fast moving on the scene with support from the likes of Louie Vega,Boddhi Satva,Justin Imperiale,Culoe De Song,Rancido,Anane and many others to the never ending list LINKS BELOW:
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Coordinates: The festival's origins trace back to a 1993 concert that Pearl Jam performed at the Empire Polo Club while boycotting venues controlled by Ticketmaster. The show validated the site's viability for hosting large events, leading to the inaugural Coachella Festival being held in October 1999 over two days. 10 Amazing and Stunning Piano Pieces The Arts The piano has clearly been a wildly popular instrument ever since its first introduction to the music scene, as both a solo instrument and an accompaniment. Its instant popularity led to a massive influx of solo piano pieces being written – some a violent explosion of color and motion, others a slow, melodic meditation. Some pieces were less than a minute in duration and some hours long (in fact, there was a rumor circulating recently as to the existence of a post-modern piece whereupon one note is played every hour, and pianists take shifts to keep the performance lasting for weeks, months at a time). Yet while I’m sure many of you are familiar with hundreds of beautiful, instantly recognizable pieces, this is a list of ten pieces which rival even the most famous pieces in beauty, yet have slipped under the radar. Of course, some of these will be known to some of you, but hopefully everyone will find something new here.
100 Positive hip-hop songs list [Archive] - Comic Book Resources Forums i would have put this in the hip-hop news thread but i felt this needed to have its on thread. its a list of songs there suggesting hip hop haters should listen to b4 criticizing hip hop We at AllHipHop.com surely do not condone the at times lewd, sexist and even racist verbiage rap artists sometimes use to express themselves artistically. At the same time, we will not tolerate sweeping indictments of Hip-Hop culture as the root of greater society's ills. Next time some quick-on-the-trigger hater claims Hip-Hop is the cause of our moral demise, ask them if they’ve bothered to listen to any of these joints. We kept the suggested tunes up to date while throwing in some notable classic joints for good measure.
Top Work Out Song Ideas to Get Fit to! We’ve compiled our favourite list of “Great Workout Songs” to get you pumped and ripped in no time time at all. One of these songs will replace 4 hours on a Ab swing! Whether you need some motivation at the gym, whilst your running or lifting a few milk bottles full of water on a broome stick at home – here are some songs to get you excited! Who knows you could even get super buff with just one of these tracks! The Problem With Music This oft-referenced article is from the early '90s, and originally appeared in Maximum Rock 'n' Roll magazine. While some of the information and figures listed here are dated, it is still a useful and informative article. And no, we don't know how to reach Steve Albini. -Negativland www.negativland.com
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