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The Golden Rules On How To Rehearse Or Lead A Band

A great new article from Cheryl Hodge providing some rules and guidelines on how to best rehearse or lead a band from the perspective of a vocalist and songwriter. The Golden Rules on How To Rehearse or Lead A Band If you have any comments or feedback, or would like to discuss any of the issues raised in this article please feel free to do so here


Don't Play With Fire - Melody Beals

Don't Play With Fire, by Melody Beals, is the featured video on the Songstuff Channel. Please vote for the song, leave melody a comment and subscribe to the Songstuff Channel!


Guitar - Tirando And Apoyando

Master of classical and Spanish guitar Marcel Tiemensma introduces and demonstrates how to play Tirando and Apoyando with practical exercises in developing your skills in this great video article. Tirando and Apoyando


Marcel Tiemensma - New Author, Classical And Spanish Guitar, On Songstuff

Please welcome Marcel Tiemensma as an author with the Guitar Area on Songstuff. Marcel will be focusing on Classical and Spanish guitar styles. Marcel is a Master of Guitar from Rotterdam Conservatory and the University of Utrecht with a lifelong fascination for the Spanish guitar. For over 20 years Marcel has been performing throughout Europe as wellas within the United States. He remains in demand as a studio musician as wellas by popular artists as a stage musician. Watch out for Ma


Harmonizing The Major Scale - New Article

Many chord progressions in popular music are based around a formula whose basis can be found in the Harmonized Major Scale. Of course there are exceptions to the rule but generally if you become familiar with how to Harmonize the Major Scale you can use this to good effect in the basis of your playing. Harmonizing The Major Scale We're building a refernece library of Bass Guitar articles covering all stages from beginner to advanced. To help Graeme hone his articles for your need


Crash Cymbal Drills For Skills

In this the 3rd part of a 3 part tutorial on crash cymbals, Crash Cymbal Drills For Skills introduces 2 exercise to hone your crash cymbal skills. The lesson is presented in a mix of text and video. Crash Cymbal Drills For Skills You can catch up on the previous parts easily by visiting the following links: The Fundamentals Of Cymbal Crashes Crash Cymbal Skills


Music Business Articles

We have an large and growing collection of music business articles and interviews. A useful reference and learning tool full of enlightening tips, observations and anecdotes. Music Business Articles NJXD5KCY2679


Hecklers: How To Deal With The Jerk In The Audience

Hecklers in the audience can put you off your performance, and ruin the performance for the rest of the audience. In this article Cheryl gives some suggestions for dealing with hecklers and some anticipated responses. Hecklers: How To Deal With The Jerk In The Audience


Articles Updated

Two articles have been updated: The Compressor Recording engineer and musician Graeme Young writes in detail about the compressor, typical controls and uses in recording music. Reverb, Delay and Echo Graeme Young explains the mysteries of reverb, echo and delay in a recording environment, and gives some background to the origin of the words. A must read for all aspiring engineers and producers.


In Search Of The Imperfect Fifth - New Article

Temperament affects the tuning of musical instruments. Graeme provides some background information on temperament, intonation and pitch. He also and presents the formula used in the calculation of note positions and in particular explores the notion of imperfection within the system. In Search Of The Imperfect fifth


Poll - What Operating System Do You Use When Creating Music?

What Operating Systems do you currently use for making music? With new machines and OS available it's time to catch up with what people are using, and what they think of those OS. So, we've created a poll! Stunning I know... Come along and vote! What OS do you use when creating music?


Amplitube 3 From Ik Multimedia

Ok so you love AmpliTube 2... and you may be thinking of upgrading to the latest version, or maybe you are considering buying AmpliTube for the first time. This article is an in-depth review of AmpliTube 3, from IK Multimedia, by John Moxey. Building on the reputation of AmpliTube 2 this simulated amplifier environment modeling software has a lot to live up to. AmpliTube 3 From IK Multimedia


Drums And Percussion On Songstuff

In order to try and make it a little easier for you we've collected lots of useful drumming related content together in one place! From percussion techniques, to rhythm, and equipment, have a browse through our list of articles, and our categorised selection of links. If you are not sure of a term, try looking it up in our Music Glossary Visit the Drums and Percussion area and bookmark the page. Come and discuss drums and percussion with your fellow drummers and percussionists. Le


Fundamentals Of Cymbal Crashes, New Article

This is the first in a series of 3 articles looking at the role of cymbal crashes in modern drumming. This tutorial covers the fundamentals and basic technique with two example videos and accompanying text. Fundamentals Of Cymbal Crashes


Writing Songs

Songstuff has a dedicated songwriting area, with many songwriting articles, and resource links for songwriters, plus an active songwriting community . If you are keen to develop your songwriting skills, or simply just interact with other songwriters and musicians, our music community is the perfect place to spend some time with like minded people. Giving and receiving feedback is a great wway to hone your songwriting skills. Songstuff has many critique boards dedicated to lyrics writi


A Song That Sounds Blue - Featured Video

A Song That Sounds Blue © 2010 Tom Tognaci This song video has been featured on the Songstuff Channel http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=960660 Video made by http://roflcopter.eu for Songstuff Forum


Round This Time Of Year

Round This Time Of Year if the current Featured Video on the Songstuff Channel Free video made for Songstuff community member. For more information click on the following link: Free Video of Your Song Pat Coleman & Colin Lazzerini © Hip Pocket Music 2008 Voice: Tania Hancheroff Piano: Ross Taggart Imagery: roflcopter.eu


7Th Sun - From The Begining, Featured Video

Title track of 7th Sun's album "From The Beginning" is now the featured song on the Songstuff Channel. Songstuff Channel If you are interested in having your song featured on the Songstuff Channel, then please post a link to your video in your own topic here: Showcase You can also submit your video to be considered for inclusion on the channel here: Recommendations for the Songstuff Channel


Tricks To Developing More Confidence On Stage

If you have ever suffered from stage fright this article is for you. Performing your own songs, particularly for the first time, is often a nerve wracking experience. In this article Songstuff author Cheryl Hodge provides 5 confidence building tricks to help with stage performance. Tricks To Developing More Confidence On Stage Cheryl's board profile cherylhodge.com For further reading and reference check out Cheryl's book: A Singer's Guide for the Well-Trained & P


Recording And Production

The Songstuff Recording and Technology Module provides an ideal platform to build your knowledge of recording processes, equipment and the recording environment. We provide a breadth of articles including software reviews and in depth artcle on subjects such as EQ, Compression and Mastering. The Recording and Technology Module is complimented by our community Recording Studio board, the Hardware board and the Software board. Coming soon: Cakewalk Rapture review Amplitube


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