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The 5 Best Busking Amps (2021) – Advice From a Busker

The 5 Best Busking Amps (2021) – Advice From a Busker

Busking amps have to be sturdy and loud, yet light enough to transport. You also need to consider if you want one with an internal battery or if you’re happy to power it with an external one. I’ve got quite a lot of experience with busking amps. If you’re just starting off, then I’d highly recommend getting one ...

Why Does Music Sound Good?

Why Does Music Sound Good?

Listening to your favorite song is one of the many pleasures of life. But have you ever wondered why music sounds good?  Recent research might have some clues that could explain why listening to music feels incredible. Listening to music is linked to a release of dopamine—a neurotransmitter that makes you feel ...

Music Industry Statistics and Facts for 2021

Music Industry Statistics and Facts for 2021

This is a list of some of the most important facts and statistics about the music industry. We update this list regularly to stay up to date with current trends. The data in this article highlights the major changes that the music industry is going through. Music Industry Statistics According to IFPI's global ...

What is Synthwave?

What is Synthwave?

Synthwave is a genre of electronic music that started in the early ‘80s and is based around synthesizer sounds and beat machines. It’s usually associated with neon lights, action movies, and Miami Vice themes. Synthwave enjoyed peak popularity in the ‘80s with the development of electronic instruments but started ...

The 5 Best DIY Guitar Kits (2021)

The 5 Best DIY Guitar Kits (2021)

Looking for a guitar kit that is affordable and worth the effort? We’ve put together a list of kits with various guitar styles and materials, including some great-value options. Let’s get started! The 5 Best DIY Guitar Kits of 1. Our Top Pick - BexGears DIY Electric Guitar Kit This BexGears DIY ...

What Makes Music Authentic?

What Makes Music Authentic?

Authentic music reflects an artist's unique style, creativity, and values. It explores a range of emotions and experiences in a way that’s true to its creator. Keep in mind; this definition makes it easy to fall down a rabbit hole of music snobbery. It’s best to try to stay as open-minded as possible. An ...

My Problem With the Term “World Music”

My Problem With the Term “World Music”

“World music” is a generalized term used to describe music influenced by traditional cultures, usually those from outside of Europe and North America. It is a catch-all term that was coined by the music industry and record labels in the Western world during the 80s to describe non-English recordings. The term was ...

10 Easy Christian Worship Songs For Beginners

10 Easy Christian Worship Songs For Beginners

Many worship songs are very easy to learn on guitar for beginners. This is because chord progressions are usually simple, and you can easily improvise when you want to. As you will see, most of the worship songs below can only be played with 3 or 4 chords, which makes them perfect for beginners. 1. Amazing Grace – ...

What Is Indie Music?

What Is Indie Music?

Indie music (an abbreviation of “independent music”) is defined as music that is produced independently from large commercial record labels. Conversely, the term “indie” is often used to describe the indie rock music genre, which is not necessarily independent. Is the Term “Indie” Too Generic or Misunderstood? The ...

10 Easy Harmonica Songs For Beginners

10 Easy Harmonica Songs For Beginners

The harmonica is a simple instrument to pick up but a difficult one to master. If you want to learn, you should start with simple songs and then work up to more complex ones. The easy harmonica songs for beginners listed below are great options to consider. This list is suitable for kids and adults. Although some ...

How Many Musical Instruments Did Prince Play?

How Many Musical Instruments Did Prince Play?

Prince performed all vocal lines and played all 27 instruments in his first album, "For You." It's highly impressive, though quite a few of these were the same families of instruments (guitars, basses, keyboards/synths, drums/percussion), many of which were just different models of these classes of instruments. ...

What Is Music Without Lyrics Called?

What Is Music Without Lyrics Called?

Music without lyrics is called instrumental music. It can be created either through the recording of musical instruments, synthesized music, or a combination of both. Types of Instrumental Music Instrumental music is a very broad term that can be applied to most genres of music. In fact, if we tried to compile a ...

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