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The Otamatone Musical Instrument – All Your Questions Answered!
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The Otamatone Musical Instrument – All Your Questions Answered!

The Otamatone is an interesting musical synth made by the Japanese company CUBE. If you feel like musical instruments have gotten too boring or monotonous, then check out something truly... different! I assume this was named as a play on the word ‘automaton’, a mechanical device in imitation of a human being, but ...

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Reaper DAW Free Until June 2020
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Reaper DAW Free Until June 2020

Reaper, the popular DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), is now available for free until June 2020. They have noted on their website: "If you are working remotely and/or social distancing and would like to use REAPER at home, you can download a temporary REAPER license." You can get a temporary licence key on their ...

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15 Hardest Songs To Play On Guitar (With Videos)
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15 Hardest Songs To Play On Guitar (With Videos)

Learning difficult songs is the best way to make progress when playing an instrument. Once you’ve learned some pretty challenging songs, you will start stretching your abilities and improving as a musician. However, some songs will take a lot of time to learn and master, no matter how advanced you are. Those songs ...

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30 Great Keyboard Shortcuts for Ableton Live 10
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30 Great Keyboard Shortcuts for Ableton Live 10

Ableton Live 10 is an incredibly versatile digital audio workstation (DAW). Keyboard shortcuts can help you speed up your workflow, so you can focus on making great music. These keyboard shortcuts include actions such as: Navigating around the DAW Editing and manipulating clips across all tracks in one ...

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Coronavirus and the Music Industry (Impact, How You Can Help, Advice)
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Coronavirus and the Music Industry (Impact, How You Can Help, Advice)

As the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) deepens, the music industry is facing the heat of a worsening situation. Entering into the New Year is usually an exciting time for the music industry. It should include the latest releases by artists, major festivals for upcoming spring and summer such as Coachella & South ...

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20 Ways to Make Money as a Music Producer
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20 Ways to Make Money as a Music Producer

To live your passion and ultimately turn it into a profession with a steady source of income is almost every artist’s dream. The music production industry has become an evolved field with so many financial stream options available to approach as a music producer. Although it takes a lot of work and creativity, the ...

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10 Easy Tin Whistle Songs for Beginners (With Videos)
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10 Easy Tin Whistle Songs for Beginners (With Videos)

If you’re looking to learn some easy songs to play on a tin whistle, then this is the right place for you. We're going to show you 10 songs that you can get started on right away. We have tried to include a good variety of songs on this list, from movie theme tunes, Irish folk songs, to classics and pop tunes. The ...

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The 7 Best DJ Laptop Stands (2020 Round-Up)
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The 7 Best DJ Laptop Stands (2020 Round-Up)

A sturdy laptop stand is a must if you're planning to use your laptop on stage or in the studio. It can give you more space to operate with your other equipment, while also keep your laptop from danger. Laptops are often at the core of many live music performances, but they are also relatively fragile pieces of ...

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8 Tips for Musicians During The Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)
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8 Tips for Musicians During The Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus is currently wreaking havoc on the music industry. If you’re a musician and not sure what to do through the COVID-19 pandemic, read our 8 tips for some guidance. Concerts and festivals around the world are being canceled at a very fast rate (see here for a continuously updated list of ...

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10 Websites to Download Free Sheet Music
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10 Websites to Download Free Sheet Music

In the ancient days before the internet, people had a pretty rough time getting their hands on the sheet music. Today you can get access to sheet music in seconds, and in some cases, you can get them for free! Note: some of the sites in this post contain a combination of free and paid sheet music. We have still ...

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