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How to learn the basic steps of Dance

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 Rahul Rai (May 09, 2016)  Dancing is considered as one of the leading cultural form. Through dance one can express the inner feeling. There are various forms of dancing that one can get to know from different online portals. These portals where dancing is considered as one of important factors and there are various contents that have been uploaded on these portals provide the teachings on different techniques. .. (Music)

Seven benefits of learning a musical instrument

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 Rahul Rai (August 25, 2015)  Music is the very essence of life. Since ancient times music has been a part of our lives. Whether it is a joyous moment like adding a new family member or wedding, or sad ceremonies like funerals, we need music to complete every important occasions of our lives. Music is a delight for our souls, it let express our innermost joy and all kinds of feeling humans go through in a lifetime. .. (Music)

How To Add Emotion Into Your Guitar Playing

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 Axel Torres (August 03, 2015)  Do you know why expressing yourself through guitar seems to be something most guitar players struggle with? Perhaps lack of natural talent or maybe not knowing enough guitar licks? In reality, the reason why guitarist struggle to express emotion is because most players almost never practice to improve their expressive skills. Not knowing how to practice this correctly or simply .. (Music)

How To Easily Get A Lot More Music Gigs

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 Tom Hess (July 27, 2015)  Are you unsure about what you must do to get more gigs? You could be causing problems for yourself by thinking that “venues aren’t looking for bands in this moment, ” or “there’s too much competition for my band to stand a chance”. Fact is, these statements are based in excuses. Here are the actual facts when it comes to getting more gigs: .. (Music)

How You Can Play Kick-Ass Pinch Harmonics On Guitar

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 Tom Hess (June 29, 2015)  Being able to play pinch harmonics will make your guitar playing sounds totally badass. With this single technique, you can add true passion, quickly and easily to your guitar playing. However, if done improperly, it can be a very frustrating technique to deal with. Look at this video to see how I supported one of my students with playing pinch harmonics in a couple of minutes. Watch .. (Music)

How To Easily Achieve Guitar Playing Fluency

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 Tom Hess (June 23, 2015)  How To Easily Achieve Guitar Playing Fluency by Tom Hess When you just started practicing guitar, you noticed that you would need to practice many skills for a long period of time (even for years) in order to become a great guitarist. Having said that, even though you've now devoted a huge amount of hours into practicing your guitar skills, you still keep scaring while recording, .. (Music)

How To Play Excellent Lead Guitar Licks & Solos By Developing Better Musical Creativity

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 Tom Hess (June 22, 2015)  Do you know many guitar licks, scales and arpeggios but still can’t play very creatively? If so, you are not alone – many guitarists are in the same boat. However, you shouldn’t make the same mistake as them. Don’t waste your time trying to learn as many new licks/scales/etc. as possible. this will NOT make you a more creative player. The problem with this .. (Music)

How to become a DJ?

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 Rahul Rai (June 17, 2015)  Disc Jockey also known as DJ is one of the fun and entertaining profession. It has been a great profession since decades. DJs make any party alive with playing a number of dance inducing songs that keep people moving on the dance floor. He chooses and play pre-recorded songs in a sequence which make people stay longer dancing on the floor. DJs are generally very creative people who .. (Music)

How YOU Can Earn 6-Figures Per Year Teaching Guitar

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 Tom Hess (June 09, 2015)  Guitar teaching reality: you can achieve incredible success and earn great money teaching guitar whether you are a total beginner or have been teaching for many years. The world’s most profitable guitar teachers are not smarter than you and don’t have a lot more talent or potential than you. Fact is, they have all had to overcome the same (or greater) challenges than you in .. (Music)

How To Quickly Become A Highly Creative Guitarist

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 Tom Hess (May 05, 2015)  Do you believe that becoming a creative musician is a matter of being born naturally talented? That is what I used to think. When I was a young guitarist, negative beliefs like this nearly destroyed my dream of becoming a great musician. Once I finally discovered how to be creative and taught my own guitar students to develop this ability, I identified the specific reasons why the vast . (Music)

Music Podcasts - Recommendations and Guide

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 Katy Perry (April 29, 2015)  Podcasting, first known as “audioblogging", has its roots dating back to the 1980s. With the advent of broadband internet and portable digital audio playback devices such as the iPod, podcasting began to catch hold in late 2004. Today there are more than 115,000 English-language podcasts available on the internet, and dozens of websites available for distribution at little or no .. (Music)

Learn How To Play Guitar Super Fast & Clean Using Perfect Two-Hand Synchronization - Part 1

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 Tom Hess (April 27, 2015)  Do you ever struggle to play guitar both fast and clean once you reach your top speed? Tons of guitar players have this same issue and attempt to resolve it by “moving their hands faster”. However, this will not help you play guitar fast and accurate. To do this, you must solve the fundamental cause of your problem. This takes more than simply practicing various speed .. (Music)

A Guide to Pitch Axis

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 Sam Russell (April 18, 2015)  Pitch Axis, or, Modal Playing This is a subject that I remember being really confusing when I started learning to play guitar, so hopefully I can shed some light on it. Pitch Axis, or modal playing, is simply, playing different modes with the same root note. So for example, moving from A Mixolydian to A Ionian. It really is that simple! What complicates matters is what the music is .. (Music)

How To End The Cycle Of “Guitar Teaching Insanity” & Make A Massive Income Teaching Guitar

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 Tom Hess (April 14, 2015)  Einstein is well-known for saying the following about “insanity”: “Insanity is repeating the same failed practices over and over but expecting to get completely different results. ” The pathetic thing is, this is exactly what most guitar teachers do when trying to make tons of money teaching guitar lessons… and this is why they will ALWAYS fail in their .. (Music)

How To Easily Master Challenging Guitar Licks And Solos

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 Tom Hess (March 23, 2015)  You will have an incredibly hard time playing challenging guitar solos if you believe in this invalid myth: “To play great guitar solo licks that contain many kinds of techniques, you need to perfect these techniques by practicing them in isolation. When you do this, you will gain the ability to play the whole solo flawlessly at faster speeds. ” Even though you can practice .. (Music)

How To Improve Your Guitar Playing By Learning From Steve Vai - Part 2

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 Tom Hess (March 18, 2015)  Start studying guitarist like Steve Vai and you will learn lots of thing from them but JUST if you actually know exactly what to look for. Vai's guitar playing greatness is the outcome from his capability to express himself through music, NOT due his technical skill. Steve Vai Secret for Musical Greatness #4: Passion For Becoming A Better Guitarist Vai is famous for practicing tons of .. (Music)

5 Additional Reasons Why 99% Of Guitar Teachers Will Never Make Six Figures Per Year & How YOU Can

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 Tom Hess (March 10, 2015)  You can very easily earn six figures per year teaching guitar once you understand how. The first step is to forget about the economy, how big your city is, how many other teachers are out there, or anything else like that. Instead, you must learn from the mistakes of others and apply what you learn into your guitar teaching business. The following are 5 critical reasons why so many .. (Music)

How To Play Awesome & Exotic Guitar Licks

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 Tom Hess (February 16, 2015)  Tired of playing the same guitar licks over and over using the pentatonic and blues scales? To become a more creative lead guitarist, you must learn how to play with tons of expression – this can sound especially cool when used together with exotic guitar licks. Here is what you need to have to do this: 1. One or more exotic scale patterns or arpeggios to play 2. Great command .. (Music)

How To Teach Your Guitar Students To Be Highly Creative

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 Tom Hess (January 13, 2015)  Before you can become the best local guitar teacher, get tons of new students and make your current students into great musicians you must know how to teach more than just new techniques, licks or theories – you have to make your students into truly creative musicians. Once you can do this, you’ll be making good money teaching guitar in no time. Fortunately, teaching your .. (Music)

Study Steve Vai's Guitar Playing…And Become A Better Guitar Player - Part 1

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 Tom Hess (January 13, 2015)  How can studying Steve Vai's guitar playing help YOU become a better player? No, I don't mean that learning Vai songs will improve your guitar playing by itself. This doesn't help you because you will never understand the REASONS that make Vai great. However, you will immediately begin to become a better guitar player once you understand exactly why Vai is such a good guitar player: .. (Music)

7 Huge Problems With The CAGED System

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 Tom Hess (December 30, 2014)  CAUTION: STOP using the CAGED system right now. If you are using this crippling system, you are in danger of developing 7 problems in your guitar playing: Problem #1: Your Guitar Solos Will Bore People To Death If you want to play great guitar solos, don’t use the CAGED system. Let me explain. Guitar players who solo using the CAGED system typically play in one box at a time and .. (Music)

How To Improve The Rest Of Your Guitar Playing By Practicing Sweep Picking

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 Tom Hess (December 23, 2014)  Are you having trouble with your sweep picking technique? You’re not alone. I struggled with my own sweep picking, years ago. But I have good news for you: even though it may seem difficult now, mastering your sweep picking technique is actually NOT hard at all. I’m going to show you exactly what you need to do to start doing this and how it can greatly impact the rest of .. (Music)

4 Things You Are Doing To Ruin Your Music Career (And What To Do Instead)

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 Tom Hess (December 16, 2014)  Why do the majority of musicians never achieve success in the music industry? Do you think it’s because they don’t have the musical talent? Don’t know any important music industry connections? Lack the money needed to finance a career? No, it’s actually none of this really. Truth is, although musicians fail for a variety of reasons, in the end it’s their .. (Music)

Buying used band instruments on eBay

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 Joseph Sensor (November 30, 2014)  Ebay has been a real game changer in finding used band instruments. I don't want to steer people away from their local music stores, as they have an important place in the local economy and are important for school music students and programs, but as consumers we need to look at many options before parting with our hard-earned money. Often great deals can be found on eBay, although it .. (Music)

How To Find Out If You Will Be A Great Guitarist Pt. 1: How Bad Do You Want It?

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 Tom Hess (November 18, 2014)  Question: What keeps you from becoming a truly great guitar player? Here’s a hint: it’s not that you aren’t technical enough, don’t know much about theory or can’t burn up and down the fretboard. Give up yet? The real thing that keeps you (and the overwhelming majority of other guitarists) from achieving greatness is not having the willingness to do .. (Music)

Orchestration for Action Films Scenes

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 Vivian Giovani (October 28, 2014)  During the last years is very popular to be a composer for films and media. One demanding and very interesting music cinematic style is composing for Action scenes. Action scenes need very intense and rhythmical music based on electronic synths and or orchestral instruments. Hans Zimmer successfully combines orchestral live instruments reinforced with orchestral samples and electronic .. (Music)

Composing for Piano Trio tips

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 Vivian Giovani (October 27, 2014)  Piano Trio is a classical musical form written for a piano and two other instruments like strings, brass or woodwinds. This form was very popular during Classical Era and many famous composers wrote such works like Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn. The form is consisted by three sections usually the first written in Sonata Form. Beethoven was the first to introduce the fourth section in .. (Music)

Guitar Playing And How You Can Succeed At It

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 Carrie Westengate (October 14, 2014)  There is a lot to learn when you are just starting out with the guitar. These tips can help you make the process easier for yourself. The knowledge you seek is available for you to learn from. Keep in mind everything you have discovered as you progress. Do you want your kids to know how they can play the guitar? Have you always wanted to learn how, but are unsure how to start? No .. (Music)

The Best Method For Playing Tremolo Picking Guitar Technique With Unbelievable Speed

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 Tom Hess (October 07, 2014)  Do you strongly desire to play with lightning fast tremolo picking guitar technique? It’s actually a lot easier than you might expect. In reality, tons of guitarists have a hard time playing fast tremolo picking lines because they are under the impression that merely moving their hands faster will lead them actually play faster. However, this conventional wisdom is entirely false .. (Music)

5 Ways To Grow Your Guitar Teaching Business

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 Tom Hess (October 02, 2014)  Why are some guitar teachers able to easily grow highly successful guitar teaching businesses, while the majority struggle to make ends meet?. If you want to become a member of the special group of successful guitar teachers, you’d better learn what these teachers know the 5 ways about growing your teaching business. Here are 5 ways to achieve success as a guitar teacher, while .. (Music)

How To Make It Easy To Play Guitar Fast

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 Tom Hess (September 30, 2014)  Have you thought about what is the specific thing that all of your favorite guitar players share in common when playing fast? The answer is that all of them play in a way that looks amazingly easy. Actually, speed guitar technique not only seems easy – it truly IS easy, and to be exact, it only gets easier once you run through the whole process of developing this skill correctly. . (Music)

How To Improve Your Sweep Picking To Play Killer Arpeggios

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 Tom Hess (September 15, 2014)  How To Improve Your Sweep Picking To Play Killer Arpeggios One problem I see all the time with many of my guitar students, is a constant struggle to play fast and clean sweep picking arpeggios. After helping many students overcome this challenge, I've discovered that there are 2 methods to go about it. The first will set you up for constant frustration while limiting your ability to .. (Music)

How To Quickly Become A Professional Musician

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 Tom Hess (September 12, 2014)  Out of all the musicians who try to make it in the music industry, very few ever will. This is because the majority of them spend their time doing things that won’t actually accomplish significant success in the music business. As a result, most musicians will become very frustrated and quit pursuing their musical dreams. Here are six reasons why you have not become a .. (Music)

How To Play Guitar Lightning Fast Using The Most Effective Picking Technique

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 Tom Hess (September 01, 2014)  Wish you could play guitar faster using effective picking technique? You won’t need to look up countless guitar exercises online. you only need to make a simple adjustment to your guitar playing. Implement the following idea into your playing to easily play faster on guitar: 1. Whenever you ascend while playing strings on guitar (go from a heavier string to a lighter string), .. (Music)

How To Play Anything On Guitar Using A 3 Step Practice Approach

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 Tom Hess (August 18, 2014)  How To Play Anything On Guitar Using A 3 Step Practice Approach By Tom Hess Did you ever practice to get good at something on guitar only to end up making next to ZERO improvement? Although you worked really hard, progress always seemed just out of reach. making you feel frustrated and pessimistic about your chances of becoming a great guitarist. Before I reveal to you how to figure .. (Music)

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways Album

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 Katy Perry (August 12, 2014)  Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear and Franz Stahl are ready to unleash their eight album - Sonic Highways. Here’s a guide on how to download the upcoming album and stay up to date on any leak news. You have decided you would like to download music, but you may be looking at what to do next. Waiting patiently for Sonic Highways November release? Here you will find . (Music)

How To Play Great Guitar Solos Part 4: Creating Strong Emotions Over Chords

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 Tom Hess (July 14, 2014)  It’s great to be able to use only one pitch to make your playing feel more emotional. but to make your guitar solos overflow with emotion, you need to squeeze as much feeling as possible out of every note in every guitar lick. Notice: To fully understand the ideas in this article, it’s crucial for you to read the third part of this series about playing highly emotional .. (Music)

The Most Important Factors For Building A Music Career

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 Tom Hess (July 07, 2014)  No one succeeds in the music business who doesn’t already utilize the five key elements used by massively successful pro musicians. Until you learn about these key elements and start creating a foundation based on them, your music career will quickly head off-course. never to recover again. Pay close attention to these five key elements and get started building your successful .. (Music)

3 Critical Elements Of Good Guitar Phrasing - Part One

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 Tom Hess (June 30, 2014)  The main reason why you can’t play great sounding guitar solos is not a lack of technical skill (most likely). Instead your soloing/improvising doesn’t sound great because you have not practiced your guitar phrasing skills. Tons of guitarists make this same mistake and go years without being able to play cool sounding lead guitar solos. The bottom line is, having technical .. (Music)

How To Play Awesome Lead Guitar Solos Pt. 3 - The Secret To Playing Emotional Solos

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 Tom Hess (June 23, 2014)  It’s time to find out how much you really know about playing emotional guitar solos. See if you can answer the question below: Without using your guitar, which of the following pairs of notes sound most alike?: Pair One: a CMaj chord being played below a G note – followed up with an Emin chord being played below G note. Pair Two: a DMaj chord being played below an A .. (Music)

Why General Advice Fails & What You Should Do Instead

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 Tom Hess (June 02, 2014)  Why General Advice Fails & What You Should Do Instead By Tom Hess Most guitarists in the world are unable to play flawlessly at extremely high speeds because they approach guitar practice in one of two ways: 1. They practice almost exclusively at slow speeds because they think that being able to play perfectly in this manner leads to an increase in their max speed. Usually guitar .. (Music)

The Only Way To Succeed As A Guitar Teacher

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 Tom Hess (May 26, 2014)  Any guitar teacher who achieves great success fully understands how they share a lot in common with anyone who has ever climbed to the top of Mt. Everest. Not sure what I mean? Here are the similarities: 1. Only a tiny percentage of people have ever achieved massive success teaching guitar or the feat of climbing to the peak of Everest. 2. Climbing to the peak of Mt. Everest is a truly . (Music)

The Best Way To Practice Guitar And Eliminate Mistakes

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 Tom Hess (May 20, 2014)  The greatest guitar players and the worst guitar players are all the same in that they share one common goal: they want to ‘play it correctly’. When you use effective guitar practice techniques, you eventually gain confidence and look forward to learning new skills. This is great except for one thing. After you begin seeing progress (and want to move your skills to a very .. (Music)

Dr. Who T-Shirts for All Seasons and Occasions

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 Bruce Markey (May 19, 2014)  When Dr Who came into existence as a British science fiction series in 1963, hundreds of Doctor Who products have been generated, produced, marketed and sold in the market in online stores as well as brick and mortar stores. Though there is a lot of merchandise ranging from toys to board games to underwear available in the market, still the T-shirts, shirts and tops are very popular as .. (Music)

How To Play Badass Lead Guitar Licks, Part Two: Creative Bend Application

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 Tom Hess (May 12, 2014)  Boring guitar solos are usually NOT the result of a lack of musical talent or technical skill. Instead, you will struggle to play killer guitar solos when you use the same process for improving your solos every time. For example, here are the two most common ways guitar players try to make their solos sound better: Approach 1: Adding on more notes to the solo. Approach 2: Replacing the . (Music)

The Music Career Questions That Lead To Failure

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 Tom Hess (May 05, 2014)  Every day I receive messages in my inbox from musicians asking me how they can build their music careers. Maybe 1% of these questions are ‘good’ questions. all the others are built from totally misguided assumptions and myths about how the music industry works. Although some of these questions may ‘seem’ like good questions, they actually achieve highly .. (Music)

The Four Worst Fears Of Guitar Players

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 Tom Hess (April 28, 2014)  What is the real reason why you haven’t already become a great guitarist and musician? No, it’s not your inability to play perfect guitar solos, a shortage of natural talent or anything like that. It’s your ‘fear’ of negative outcomes. By focusing your mindset on what you ‘don’t want to happen’ you put yourself in a situation where you are . (Music)

Music Loops and Learning More

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 Bruce Markey (April 22, 2014)  What is a Music Loop? If you listen to music, chances are you have heard music loops. Music loops are short sections of tracks, and are generally between one and four bars in length. Looping a track means just what it sounds like: the same sounds and notes, which make up bars, are played repeatedly, with or without lyrics being sung on top of them. Anyone in the music industry, or .. (Music)

Laura Whidden: Inspiring Hope In Those Who Are Struggling

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 Chelsea Hackett (April 17, 2014)  Laura Whidden has a message for those who are struggling with depression, self-harm, or thoughts of suicide: you are not alone. Her newest album features the song “Table for One, " a frank look at a woman who is hurting herself and the other woman who steps in to help. “I want to empower people, and I think one of the best ways to empower someone is to see their strength; .. (Music)

How To Play Badass Lead Guitar Licks, Part One: Creative Vibrato Application

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 Tom Hess (April 14, 2014)  I often hear complaints from guitarists about how their lead guitar playing doesn’t sound as creative/good as they want. Reality is, there exist tons of reasons why this might happen, but there are answers to help you solve all of those problems as well. Here are frequent problems I observe in the lead guitar licks of many players: Using little to no vibrato or playing with .. (Music)




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