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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 […]

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, […]

Spotlight: Puddles Pity Party Deserves to Win America's Got Talent

Thursday - Nov 9, 2017 Artists

Puddles Pity Party is one of the most unique and talented acts you'll see on America's Got Talent this year or in any of the past ones. After 12 seasons, fans of the show might think they've seen it all already, but every now and then a very unique talent comes around to turn things […]

4 Recent Music Publicity Stunts Gone Stupid

Wednesday - Oct 25, 2017 Lessons

Let today's post serve as a lesson on how not to execute a publicity stunt to drum up interest and sales in your new album (while our last 'Lessons' post showed a great marketing example by 50 Cent). There’s no such thing as bad publicity, or is there? It’s a cliché, but it tends to […]