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5 Stages of a Music Project

Monday April 14, 2014

Music projects can be awfully complex, but analyzing them--not unlike analyzing a piece of music--in terms of form can help bring them under control. This article discusses music projects in terms of the five formal stages of project management. Whether you're building a rocket ship or putting on a rock concert, techniques of project management can make your project go more smoothly.

How to Host a Master Class

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Master classes are among the most intense learning experiences for a musician. This article describes their common format and some of the reasons why master classes are held.

Bebop Guitar

Sunday April 6, 2014

Learn about the history, artists, and sound/technique of bebop guitar.

How to Listen to Music

Monday March 31, 2014

If you listen wrong, your ears might fall off. Then again, they might not.

In any case, here's some advice for how to listen to music.

What Is a Rhythm Section?

Monday March 31, 2014

What's the difference between how a jazz band and a rock power trio describe their rhythm sections? Read this article, and find out!

How to Find your Groove

Monday March 31, 2014

Have a groovy day!

7 Types of Bass Line

Monday March 31, 2014

How many types of bass line can you name? Let me know if I left any out, and I'll update the article.

How to Cut a Record

Sunday March 30, 2014

The ten major stages of the music production process.

Grooves, Rhythm Sections, and All That

Saturday March 29, 2014

This week, I've posted a few related articles about grooves, rhythm sections, and bass lines, hopefully to help parse some of the similar but slightly different terminology related to these structures.

Hal Leonard Corporate Profile

Thursday March 27, 2014

A look inside Hal Leonard Corp., the world's largest publisher of sheet music, plus a bonus Q&A with Hal Leonard CEO Keith Mardak.

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