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Managing Stage Fright: Does Practice Make Perfect?

Monday - Jan 15, 2018 Gigs & Live Performance

Anxious music students and seasoned performers are often asked, “How long do you practice every day?” Having treated many performers with stage fright, it is important to take a closer look at this question. The answer is not a simple number of hours (or, in some cases, minutes) that one practices, or even how carefully […]

Beginner Jazz Guitar for Non-Jazz Guitarists

Thursday - Jan 11, 2018 Guitar Guru

Learning to play jazz guitar might seem like rocket science to some, and while there is a world of information and approaches out there, taking things in small steps will yield the best results. Remember that music is not a competition.  It is art for its own sake. In this lesson, I'll attempt to give […]

A School Boy's Yearbook Ambition to Sell a Million Records

Tuesday - Jan 2, 2018 Life

This is one of those stories that has a surprise ending, so stick around for the reveal! Strange and interesting things are happening around us all the time.  It used to be that you'd hear about some story that happened to your friend's cousin's neighbor's dad and you'd dismiss it with a chuckle because it […]

Musical Anhedonia: Deriving No Pleasure From Music

Thursday - Dec 21, 2017 Interesting

For most people, music is an exercise in catharsis. A snappy tune by The Beatles may bring a smile on our face. Spinning Adele’s “21” after a breakup provides a layer of empathy to our distress. Note that we said, "most people." That's because there are some people that don't like music regardless of artist, […]

The TheoryBoard Cracks Music Theory Wide Open

Tuesday - Dec 12, 2017 Industry News

I've spent countless nights laying in bed trying to dream up a brand new type of music instrument. It all seemed to be covered though.  We already vibrate wind, reeds, membranes, and strings.  No matter what kind of new percussion instrument you invent, it's still just another way to bang on something so it makes […]

What Do Speaker Spikes Actually Do & Do I Need Them?

Wednesday - Dec 6, 2017 Q & A

We received a question recently that nearly drove me bonkers as I started to think more about it.  I had formulated and sent my own answer back before reading some opinions on a few audiophile forums.  Let's just say I'm not surprised to have read professionals in that crew stating the exact opposite conclusions from […]

How to Soundproof a Room for Studio Quality Recordings

Tuesday - Nov 28, 2017 Studio Recording

With advances in technology driving the cost of music recording microphones, interfaces, and computers down, everyone is building their own home recording studios. Why not, right? Why pay $500 for a 5 hour time block in your local studio when you can buy a really nice mic for the same price?  Double that and you've […]

Chuck E. Cheese's Robot Band is Breaking Up for Good

Tuesday - Nov 21, 2017 Culture

This is sad news indeed for many of us musicians, old and young.  The animatronic band that graced the stages of Chuck E. Cheese locations across America are finally throwing in the towel to enjoy a well-earned retirement. Chuck E. Cheese & ShowBiz Those of us born in the late 70's and early 80's will […]

How Long Does it Take to Develop Calloused Guitar Fingers?

Monday - Nov 20, 2017 Q & A

Most of the questions we receive usually reveal a gap in our content and today's question was no different.  What we did manage to do this time was publish a full length post related to the growth of calloused guitar fingers before we managed to post the Q&A itself.  If you want the long explanation, […]

Fletcher Munson Curve: The Equal Loudness Contour of Human Hearing

Wednesday - Nov 15, 2017 Mixing & Mastering

Working with studio headphones and monitors that feature the flattest frequency responses is important.  They reduce the possible variation our listener's will hear due to their own stereo systems, equalization preferences, and the influence of their listening rooms. Untold hours and billions of dollars have been spent in research and development in these industries alone. […]

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