May 2014 / 23 posts found

What Does It Take To Be a Composer?

by Helmut Eder
If you’re like me, there’s no fascination in the mathematics of some postmodern compositions. I mean, dude, where’s the melody? Read More »

House Music: The Trend

by Helmut Eder
It is not from today that you can notice the continuous and notorious increase in popularity of what before was considered to be simply a music created by computers. What was once popular just in Europe has now found its niche in the American continent. In the past few years, what was once dominated by rock, reggae, blues, R&B and soul has opened its door to what is now considered one of the most popular music styles. Read More »

Maggs and Trish – Harmony and Conflict

by Helmut Eder
An insight into the founding of Maggs and Trish and how the duo went from karaoke bar singers to household names. However things in later years lead to the duos chemistry to simmer and how their re-launch went to disaster. Read More »

Music’s New Frontier Pt1

by Helmut Eder
Physicists half-jokingly refer to the ancient Greek Pythagoras as the first string theorist. String Theory is a unified theory that attempts to explain the underlying physics of why things are the way they are, or maybe more simply – things. Physicists sometimes use a vibrating guitar string example as an introduction to String Theory. Of special interest to us is the fact that there has been a new musical framework or musical theory (theories), being discussed and developed. I call this music’s new frontier. Read More »

How Soon Can Your Child Start Music Lessons?

by Helmut Eder
A frequent question that comes up in the field of music lessons is ‘what age can my child start music lessons?’ This article will provide some guidelines to help parents answer this question for themselves. Read More »

5 Vinyl Digging Tips for Beginners

by Helmut Eder
We put this list together to help new producers, and producers who may be experienced, but new to the idea of digging. Keep in mind that there is no “formula” to digging. Usable sounds can literally be found in every genre and from every year. This is simply a list of some quick tips that may make starting seem less daunting, and point you in the right direction to begin. Read More »

Why Should Every Rapper Freestyle?

by Helmut Eder
Well in this article I want to talk about exactly that! There is debate and to some degree, uncertainty about what freestyling really is when we are talking about it with regards to rap. Read More »

Why Most Guitarists Don’t Become Excellent Players

by Helmut Eder
The overwhelming majority of guitar players will not go on to become ‘excellent’. The reason behind this is not as simple as poor playing skills, a lack of talent or even a lack of passion/desire. Instead, most players are afraid of one thing or another and it causes them to give up prematurely or sabotage their own success. Don’t allow this to happen to you! Read More »

Fathers of the Modern Steel String Guitar

by Helmut Eder
This article names a few of the folks that made the modern steel string acoustic guitar possible. Their innovations paved the way for this vastly important instrument. Read More »

How to Fix Fret Buzz On Your Guitar

by Helmut Eder
This article is all about fret buzz on a guitar. It discusses its causes, and how to fix them. Read More »
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