Best Electronic Drum Set for Apartments and Noise Reduction

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Acoustic drums are a fabulously dynamic musical instrument. Yet they are also quite loud. And not many city folks will take the news a drummer has just moved into the apartment above theirs with excitement. That doesn’t mean you and your treasured acoustic drums are banished to the farms. At least you don’t have to…

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5 Best Acoustic Guitars for College Students

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A high end Takamine or Martin acoustic guitar would be an awesome purchase. Yet, for the majority of us, it isn’t always the most appropriate choice. It’s especially not great for a college student, who has a tricky budget to balance. You want a good quality guitar, at an affordable price. Such a guitar is…

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The Daily Vocal Workout Plan for Beginners: Singing Exercises and Techniques

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You’ve heard “practice makes perfect”, so you’re doing your best. You keep singing the same songs over and over, willing them to sound better, but they just… don’t. What gives? You’re practicing, right? So when do you get that “perfect” you were promised? Turns out, there’s a right way to practice: Instead of just wishing…

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Think You Have a Bad Voice?

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We’ve all been there. All you want is to be able to sing. And whether you’ve been practicing hard or are a complete vocal newbie, you have one major question: Am I actually any good at singing?! Asking other people can be scary, but you just want to accurately gage your vocal ability. It may…

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The Keith Urban Player Guitar Set Review

Keith Urban's Guitar Player Set Review

We’d all like to make quick progress on the guitar. But quick progress will never replace a solid foundation. In this review of the Keith Urban Player Guitar Set, we’ll look at whether or not you should use this method, but also show a few other options that will help you build a solid foundation…

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Ukulele: Types, Sizes, Brands, and How to Find the Perfect Option for You

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Buying a ukulele might have seemed like a pretty straightforward purchase, at first. When I went to buy my first ukulele, I was surprised to find that there are actually different kinds of ukuleles, and that each produces a unique sound. Your first thought upon this realization was probably very similar to mine: Which one…

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Guitar Pro 7 Review

guitar pro 7 review

I’ve always dreamed of writing my own music. There’s a good chance you’ve thought the same thing, too. Being able to compose your music (or put down any song, even if you didn’t write it) can change your playing forever. In this Guitar Pro 7 review, we’ll learn exactly how you can write down and…

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Learning Guitar for Girls

7 things girls must know about guitar

You’ve probably heard before that the guitar is a boy’s instrument. I’ll admit, there are probably more boys that play guitar than girls in the world. However, this stigmatism might just be the cause of those statistics! And let me tell you right now: Guitars are for girls too! Today we’re going to bust some of…

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Help! My Piano Skills are Not Improving

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Learning the piano is not all rainbows and unicorns. There are days, even weeks, where you feel like you’re chasing your own tail, not going anywhere. In fact, this seems like a popular topic in forums for music students: I’m stuck on a plateau and can’t push through, and it sucks. Help! If this is…

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5 Signs You’re Damaging Your Voice

signs you are damaging your voice

We’ve all had that moment where our voice just stops working properly. Whether it’s that terrible ‘squeak’ sound, or a complete lack of voice, it’s a horrible feeling and it’s happened to us all. But, how can you know whether you’ve actually done real damage to your vocal cords? And if you have done damage,…

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