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Can You Identify These Guitars by Their Headstocks?
Here's a quiz from our friends over at Reverb.com.Can you correctly identify these 12 guitars from just their headstocks? The logos and model names have been removed to make things a bit trickier. Certainly that won't slow down all the experts who comment on our Facebook posts. Or will it?Good luck!
Top Ten Vinyl Record Myths
False (Source: Soundscan 2009) 2009, more than 2.5 million vinyl records were sold in the United States. Best Buy, the third largest music retailer, now has 50 stores that carry vinyl albums. Check out these articles on the rebirth of vinyl: False. There’s no doubt that pressing machinery is in high demand with the incredible resurgence of vinyl records. However, very little new manufacturing equipment is being made today. For example, the last cutting lathes were manufactured in the 1980s, and can only be found through independent service consultants and cutting room service departments. MYTH # 7 False. It’s never a good idea to cut a 7″ at 33 rotations per minute, it generally sounds bad. 7″ records are smaller, so naturally the grooves are more compressed. As the grooves get closer to…
Infographic: How to Practice Piano for Your Best Results
What’s the best way to practice piano? If you really want to become a better piano player, you’ll need to have a plan in place when you sit down at the keys. Here, online piano teacher …
Why Students Really Quit Their Musical Instrument (and How Parents Can Prevent It)
Parents don’t treat music as important as other subjects. The sad truth is that many non-music teachers and administrators do not find music equally as important as math or English language-arts — but parents must. Besides, you wouldn’t let your child quit math, would you? Many kids would jump at that opportunity! Music is a core subject…period. The more parents treat it as such, the less students will quit Students don’t know how to get better. Without the proper tools and practice habits to get better at anything, students will become frustrated and want to quit. It is the role of music educators and parents to give students ownership over their learning . Teachers must teach students why, how, where, and when to practice, and parents must obtain minimal knowledge about how students…
How Often Should I Have My Piano Tuned?
This is a question we hear quite a bit and it comes down to several factors including, where the piano is played, the climate the piano is kept in, etc.
5 Tips for Collecting Vinyl Records
Thinking about starting a collection of LPs? Before you buy, read our five tips for collecting vinyl records.
85 percent of Facebook video is watched without sound
A majority of video views for publishers and advertisers on Facebook happen with the sound off -- the result of embracing the platform's unique features.
These Two Women Just Slayed This Floor Piano Routine
Check out these two awesome performers rocking a floor piano routine of Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor”
Forget High Fidelity: How women are reclaiming record stores
From Kansas City to Chesterfield, more women are buying and selling vinyl