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Watching An Orchestra Performance Is More Fun When You Know These Facts

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Orchestra music is so powerful and moving, especially when you see it performed in person. However, most people do not know very much about orchestras, their organization, and their history. Knowing a few major facts about orchestras can make watching your next performance even more spellbinding. 1. The members are salaried. An orchestra is not just a collection of volunteer musicians or people who pay for a little extra money on the side.…

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Understanding the Legalities of Sharing Music with Friends at a Distance

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Music radio streaming has gone mainstream. At one time, only those who owned very fancy luxury cars and paid a hefty monthly subscription fee could listen to eighty-plus streaming channels of music all the time. Now, everyone can stream music for just a tiny monthly subscription price, and you only have to pay to listen to the music channels you want.  Of course, there is a tiny problem with sharing music.…

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3 Factors That Make Your Piano Age

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When you have a piano, you need to make sure you are taking proper care of it. Your piano requires you to get it tuned on a regular basis, and it also requires you to understand the factors that can age your piano. Understanding these factors will help you protect against them. Factor #1: Humidity One of the worst things for your piano is humidity. Humidity is really damaging to anything that is made from wood.…

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Dos and Don'ts of Restoring a Vintage Guitar

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When you buy a vintage 1956 Gretsch Rancher guitar, you’re buying an instrument that has plenty of history that spans multiple decades. It’s possible that the guitar sat in a case in someone’s attic before hitting the marketplace, and it’s also possible that someone used it on stage several nights a week for years. Some vintage guitars require little more than a luthier’s setup to be playable, while others need a considerable amount of work before use.…

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3 Social Media Strategies For An Up-And-Coming Muscian

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When it comes to being a successful musician, social media can play a big role. Any up-and-coming celebrity needs to send time developing their online presence in order to stay competitive. There are 2.3 billion active social media users in the world. That’s a lot of people that can be reached via the power of the internet. However, getting attention on social media is a competitive business. Here are three social media strategies for a musician who is trying to get their sound out there.…

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Keep Your Clarinet Sounding Good By Using These Maintenance Tips

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Learning to play the clarinet can be a positive and enriching experience for any music lover. However, to protect the appearance and ensure the quality of the sound coming from it, it’s also important to take care of the piece. Use the clarinet maintenance tips below to protect your instrument. Clean the Mouthpiece Every Few Days Because you put your mouth on it every time you play, it’s only proper that you keep the mouthpiece as clean as you can.…

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What Should You Do When You Take Your Piano Out Of Storage?

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In spite of what their large size may suggest, pianos can be delicate instruments. If your piano has spent some time in a storage unit, you don’t want to just pull it out and start playing it immediately. Being exposed to fluctuations in temperature and humidity during storage can cause some stress on the piano, so you’ll want to take these three steps to minimize the effects of that stress before you start playing.…

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Ask To Do These Things When Shopping At A Guitar Store

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When you’re a guitar player, there are few things better than saving up your money and visiting a guitar store with the plan to purchase an instrument that jumps out at you. Unless you’ve been through this process a number of times or have had good advice from fellow players, however, you might be under the assumption that there’s little more involved than selecting an instrument off the wall, possibly plugging it into an amplifier, and then buying it.…

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Three Tips To Help You Reduce Your Stress Levels While Listening To Music

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Life in the modern world can be incredibly fast paced and stressful. Unfortunately, prolonged periods of intense stress can take a devastating toll on your health and happiness. As a result, it is important for individuals to take a few moments each day to relax and center themselves. To this end, relaxing music can be an excellent tool, but there are some basic tips you can utilize to make sure that you are getting the most out of your relaxation time.…

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Michael Jackson's Love Of Celeb Cameos: 7 Famous Faces In His Music Videos

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Michael Jackson was a superstar singer who was also fascinated with fame. As he gained more creative control over his music videos he began to include more and more famous people into the casting. If you compare his early music videos (Billy Jean and Thriller) you will notice that while they are excellent videos, they don’t have the standard celeb cameos that show up later on in his career. However, it is partly because of those early videos, and one should include Beat It and Bad in that list, that he was later able to cast so many celebs.…

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