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Wilbur's Music Tutorial #2...Notes/Pitch Wilbur's Music Tutorial #2 NOTES...Sound and Pitch NOTES: indicate what musical sound (or pitch) should be played and how long it should be held. The placement of the note on a line or space on the staff indicates which musical sound (or pitch) should be played. Each line and space has a pitch associated with it, and each pitch is represented by an alphabetic character. The Historic Gold Star Recording Studio and the Audio Legacy of Producer Phil Spector There is saying in the game of American football. “Everyday is like 4th and 1.” The legacy of Phil Spector’s recordings and songwriting achievements as well as the ongoing impact and omnipresent influence of the Gold Star recording studio in Hollywood, Ca. where he executed his historic productions should never be forgotten, tarnished or even tainted by the results of this legal decision. Spector’s catalogue is now controlled by EMI who administrates both his music publishing and masters tapes. Summer and fall 2009 is expected to bring licensing deals for his potent sound copyrights and word has it, some unreleased work and reissues of his classic endeavors, specifically “A Christmas Gift For You.”

New York Hip Hop Event Calendar From large concerts to open mics, indie and underground rap shows to art exhibits and special events, the Birthplace Magazine New York-area hip hop event calendar is the most complete collection of hip hop-related events in the New York metropolitan area. W H I T E W A S H Curated by Marie Cecile-Flageul April 5 (opening reception) – June 8, 2014 The Jeffrey Leder [...] NYC’s longest-running weekly hip-hop show continues into its 13th year. Still every Sunday night @ Pyramid Club, each week features an open-mic along with special [...] Birthplace Magazine, the award-winning publication covering New York-area hip hop music and culture, presents “The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces,” a weekly listener [...] From Rabbi Darkside: It is with the utmost amount of excitement I can formally announce the ILLEST Hip Hop Show NYC will see this Spring. [...]

100 Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music UPDATE 12/10/13: We’ve released a follow-up to this post with 100 More Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music. Prepare yourself for another dose of Monday roundup madness! It’s time for another crazily comprehensive, yet carefully curated, look at an entire industry–the music industry to be specific. This if the first in a two-part series on the music industry which will conclude next week. Hangover... Dedicated to some friends that spend with me many many hangover mornings... The rehab days... And of course to all those that made this sweeping declaration after a crazy night: I Will never Drink again... For real...

BluesB In recent years blues backing tracks have become a key practice tool. Combined with an iPod and a harmonica, you have a portable studio, with a world of practice opportunities in your pocket. Blues has many styles, familiar to all good players. Below are twenty (mostly) blues styles. They will keep you occupied. Some styles are slow, some medium, some quick. Set List: Randy Newman  In Set List, we talk to veteran musicians about some of their most famous songs, learning about their lives and careers in the process, and maybe hearing a good backstage anecdote or two. The musician: Although he’s perhaps best known these days as the funny-looking guy who regularly turns up on the Academy Awards broadcast singing cartoon songs, Randy Newman was a songwriter’s songwriter before he ever put notes in Buzz Lightyear’s mouth. Newman’s father was a doctor, but his paternal uncles Alfred, Lionel, and Emil were Hollywood film composers, and he sat in on orchestral recording sessions almost from the point where he was old enough to walk into them.

The 100 Best Eminem Songs His name is Marshall Mathers. He's just a regular guy who happens to have a few alter egos, some skeletons in his closet, and a way with words. OK, maybe he's not so regular, seeing how the man also known as Eminem has rhymed himself into Greatest Of All Time contention—not to mention that his every move has been publicized and scrutinized since 1999, when The Slim Shady LP donkey-punched the game silly, making it unsafe for pop stars, moms, and anybody else who pissed off the Detroit representer. How the Harmonica Works If you were to blow into the holes of a harmonica, one by one from left to right, you would hear the 1, 3, and 5 notes of a major chord (C, E, G in the key of C) repeated repeated three times (as well as one high C at the end). Alone, this won't do you much good, as it's only one chord. That's why playing the harmonica involves a combination of inhalingandexhaling (also called blowing and drawing). If you blow into hole 4 on a C harmonica, you'll hear a C.

s History of Country Music Introduction Welcome to Roughstock's History of Country Music! This is the only country music history site on the Web, brought to you by the world's #1 Country and Western Site: Roughstock. This exhibit looks at some of the influential artists and songs of the late 1920's through the year 2000, era by era. The 100 Best Nas Songs 12ozprophet THE LEGENDARY POSTERS PROJECT WITH HEINEKEN djbooth SZA ft. Kendrick Lamar - Babylon The Soul of Black Country Get off yer horse and check out a few samples from volume one of the two-volume Dirty Laundry compilation that rounds up a collection of black country-soul nuggets, both covers and originals (James Brown covering Hank Williams, anyone?), from the sixties and seventies. Thanks to mr. Ryan for the turn-on. Download: MP3:

Use Smart Playlists to Keep Your iPhone Filled With Your Newest Music Photo: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED Maybe you buy a lot of vinyl and you’ve been cashing in all your download cards. Or maybe you just like trading and/or sharing music files with friends. Either way, if your iTunes library regularly gets bombarded with new music, it’s easy for all those incoming files to get lost in the shuffle — particularly if you do the majority of your music listening on an iPhone.

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