Working as a Cruise Ship Musician – What It’s Really Like
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Working as a Cruise Ship Musician – What It’s Really Like

Who wouldn't love to work as a full-time musician while having the opportunity to travel all around the world and visit exciting, exotic places? The chance of having a steady job in a setting as peculiar (and luxurious) as a cruise ship attracts thousands of musicians, who apply to become part of a ship crew. ...

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Should You Join a Musicians’ Union?
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Should You Join a Musicians’ Union?

The freelance and diverse nature of our job makes it quite hard, and sometimes confusing, to deal with all the admin and legal aspects of it. Many musicians, especially the young ones who are just starting a career in the business, often overlook aspects such as salary standards, pension schemes, insurance, or ...

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All About Maracas! Including Our Top 5 Pick
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All About Maracas! Including Our Top 5 Pick

The intuitive use of the Maracas makes this percussion instrument one of the easiest to stimulate a musical attitude in both kids and adults. Maracas are so easy to play, so versatile and fun, we often forget that they can have an important role in many different genres and styles of music. What is the origin of ...

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Instrumentalists vs Musicians – What’s the difference?
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Instrumentalists vs Musicians – What’s the difference?

Instrumentalists and musicians – these two terms are used so frequently, but most of us don't know the difference. These words are often used interchangeability, but I feel that they are not the same thing. They are also not mutually exclusive. Someone can be a musician and instrumentalist at the same time. What’s ...

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The 5 Best Ukulele Tuners for Quick and Easy Tuning
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The 5 Best Ukulele Tuners for Quick and Easy Tuning

A good tuner is essential to getting a great sound out of your Ukulele. If you are a ukulele player, you know the importance of a good tuner. It greatly helps with sound quality and makes playing a lot more fun! Ukulele tuners are affordable, user-friendly and usually quite compatible and accurate. The ukulele ...

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9 Great Phone Apps for Traditional Irish Music
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9 Great Phone Apps for Traditional Irish Music

Traditional Irish music is an amazing type of folk music that everyone should hear at least once! This genre of music is steeped in culture but not only people of Irish descent like this music. It has an army of global fans that measures in the millions.  These days, there are many phone apps that offer access to ...

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10 Great Websites to Analyze Your Spotify Listening Habits
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10 Great Websites to Analyze Your Spotify Listening Habits

Are you curious about your listening habits on Spotify? Want to know how mainstream or niche your music taste is? Or, on a more practical side, do you need some help at tidying up your playlists and most loved tracks, by discovering useful insights on the music you dig? You can do all of this and more with some ...

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5 Drinks Holders for Microphone Stands
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5 Drinks Holders for Microphone Stands

If you're the musician that often likes to indulge in a drink or two throughout your live shows, you might have realized that finding a place to put your drink that can become challenging. Your drinks needs to be close at hand, you can't be holding it the entire time, and you don't want it to spill all over ...

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Guthrie Govan – A Genius of Our Time
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Guthrie Govan – A Genius of Our Time

Guthrie Govan is known as one of the most amazing players that have ever picked a guitar. Moreover, I am pretty sure that you won’t find any other musician with such level of versatility and unbelievably distinctive playing style these days. Impressive technique combined with world-class musicality and incredible ...

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The 5 Best 88 Key Midi Keyboards
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The 5 Best 88 Key Midi Keyboards

The piano has been through history one of the most iconic and popular instruments. With the arrival of electronic music, a combination of keyboards and computers became essential in any musicians studio and work. And a combination of full 88-key piano with MIDI controllers is the best way to combine both worlds. ...

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