August 2014 / 31 posts found

The Real Power Of Music

by Helmut Eder
The real power of music isn’t about playing faster, or mastering more playing techniques, or filling your head full of more musical knowledge than anybody else. The real power of music is about learning how to tap into the power that lies buried within music itself. Read More »

Learn Guitar Chords: Won’t Back Down By Tom Petty Easy Guitar Chords

by Helmut Eder
One of the key ingredients to achieving a great sound is to design your arrangement so that you have some ‘sonic space’ between each instrument in the group; every instrument should have it’s own place in the audio landscape. If you have ever wondered why you are not getting the same sound as the recorded version this is a good place to start.. Read More »

Choir Conducting

by Helmut Eder
What makes a good choir conductor? What are a choral conductor’s responsibilities? Let us assume the choir already exists and does not have to be built from scratch. Read More »

Learn Rock Guitar Fast

by Helmut Eder
A quick beginner’s guide to getting you playing some of your favorite rock songs fast. Learn some easy techniques and make some good habits early. Read More »

Band Fundraising Ideas – Keep The Drumline Playing Even After Graduation

by Helmut Eder
Nearly every marching band requires outside funding to maintain a certain level of excellence. Even my kids would have rather practice in the summer’s heat than hit the streets with the proverbial fundraisers. Parents too get tired of the extra legwork or pocket money required to support the great cause. But there is a better way. Read More »

8 Powerful Tips On How To Make Millions With Your Music Career

by Helmut Eder
Every One of Us is a Singer or Musician: Ask me how? Well I want you to know that everyone of us sang our first song, the splitting second we were born. That shrieking cry and crackle becomes your first HIT song! Even as we grow into adulthood our very heartbeat is our rhythm drummer, every laughter is a sound, and each step we land on the ground is an integral member of the band. Read More »

Guitar Lessons Using Open Chords

by Helmut Eder
Guitar lessons using open chords. The first goal of any guitarist who has ambitions to play popular music is to build up a chord repertoire. This is difficult at first as you try to learn all the shapes your hand and fingers must know before you can play chords that will produce a musical sound to form a melody. Read More »

Saving Money With Used Guitars – What to Look for to Get the Best From Your Music Store!

by Helmut Eder
This article discusses what to look for when buying used guitars; it is useful for many skill levels but is aimed primarily at players who do not have extensive experience. The article deals with many aspects of determining a guitars value and whether it is worth buying. Read More »

Guitar Lessons On Simple Chord Construction

by Helmut Eder
Guitar lessons on simple chord construction. It takes a minimum of three notes to make a chord, and any combination of three of more notes – however “discordant” they may sound together – can be considered as a chord of some sort, On the guitar, it is possible to play chords with as many as six different notes in them. Read More »

Best Bright Eyes Songs

by Helmut Eder
Bright Eyes is an indie alternative/folk band formed by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Conor Oberst, backed by a rotating troupe of collaborators from his local Omaha music scene. With so many amazing songs it can be hard to know which ones are the best. Here you’ll find the five best songs from Bright Eyes as ranks but a rabid fan. Read More »
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