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Manuel Marino Music Composer

Why You Should Care For Your Cymbals

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Drum kits are often associated with wildness and rebellion. However, like any musical instrument, they need to be properly cared for. Knowing how to maintain and care for your cymbals ensures that your drum kit looks great and retains its sound quality.

Traditionally, drum kits have been closely linked to rock A Finnish music story - Musician Matti Mattila wrote his story for us, a Finnish music story! Please read also his Finnish blog and check his page at LinkedIn. I named this article "A Finnish music story" because through Matti words we can know an exclusive tale about late 70's and 80's of Finnish music. Of course the personal thoughts… and roll. Many iconic images depict artists kicking over their kits or mistreating their instruments. While this may seem cool in a photo, it’s not so cool when you have to pay for replacements. Although cymbals are designed to be struck with sticks, it doesn’t mean they can withstand any amount of abuse.

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How a Metronome App Can Improve Your Practice Sessions

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For artists, the metronome can be the most important practice tool to invest in. Besides helping you maintain your tempo and rhythm, when used effectively, a metronome can bring discipline and structure to your practice sessions. There are several techniques you can employ with a metronome to achieve this.

Setting goals

One popular way to structure your practice session with a metronome is by using it to set tempo goals for challenging passages. The metronome serves as a way to assess and track your progress over time. One effective variation of this technique is to start the particularly difficult passage at about half the tempo (or as slow as necessary to play comfortably) and gradually increase the tempo by one click or BPM (beats per minute) with each successful repetition. It may take several practice sessions to reach your desired tempo. It’s important to have the discipline to stop increasing the tempo if the passage becomes too difficult to execute. Return to it later and work it up again from a slower tempo, and you’ll find that you can surpass your original goal The Importance of Having a Goal in Life and Why Music is a

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Shopping For Guitars

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There’s nothing quite as enjoyable for musicians as going to a shop to play different guitars, unless, of course, you’re ready to make a purchase yourself! Buying a guitar How to Buy a Guitar - The guitar is known for its dynamic and unique sound, making it a popular instrument in various genres of music. Whether you're a beginner or someone with a growing passion for guitar playing, here are some top tips for buying a guitar: Seek out advice. Start by seeking guidance from someone you know who has… can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to be responsible and do your due diligence before spending a significant amount of money on something that may not meet all your requirements. Here’s what you should know about purchasing a guitar.

Firstly, consider your skill level. If you’re a beginner, you don’t need to delve too deeply into technical considerations. If you’re unsure whether you want to play the guitar, it’s best to buy something simple and affordable to see if you take to the instrument. You don’t need a top-of-the-line guitar at this stage because you’re not fully committed. However, if you’re starting out and …

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Electric Guitars For Sale – Tips On How To Bargain For A Guitar That You Want

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If you have a specific plan to purchase one of the electric guitars for sale and you’re not in a hurry or desperate to have one right away, it would be beneficial for you to engage in some price negotiation with various music stores. By doing so, you may be able to pay a significantly lower amount than the labeled marketing Marketing and Music: Is Marketing Really So Powerful That Any Song Can Become Famous? Or Does Talent Still Matter? - Today let's dive into a topic that's been buzzing around a lot: the relationship between marketing and music. We all know that marketing plays a massive role in the music industry, but does it actually hold the power to make any track a hit? Or does talent still stand a chance? First off, let's address… cost.

Occasionally, it would be highly advantageous in the future if you conduct thorough research on different electric guitars for sale that are listed on the internet. You can then use this information to negotiate the price by printing it out and presenting it to your local music shop. Inquire whether they would be willing to match the indicated cost.…

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Caring for Your Djembe Drum to Get the Best Out of it

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Your djembe drum is an investment, and you have invested both time and money to acquire it. Now that you have your djembe drum, it is important to take care of it so that it functions effectively and lasts for a long time. There are several ways to care for your djembe, including getting a djembe bag for transporting your drum and regular maintenance of the skin.

When your drum is not in use, it should be stored in a safe place to prevent unnecessary damage. To preserve the longevity of the skin, it is helpful to detune the djembe when it is not being regularly played. By detuning the drum, it gives the skin a break and can extend its lifespan. Additionally, it may also extend the lifespan of the drumhead itself by up to 50%.

It is also important to periodically massage the drum skin. Applying a layer of oil or cream helps to rehydrate the skin. Taking care of the skin will help maintain the sound quality and appearance of the drum. It is recommended to test a small amount of the oil or cream on a hidden part of the skin to ensure …

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