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CMA Music Festival - Coliseum Shows

Recap of the shows at the Coliseum on Thursday, June 9, 2005. Featuring Dierks Bentley, Dolly Parton and The Grascals, Julie Roberts, Sugarland, Trick Pony, “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Phil Vassar and Lee Ann Womack.

Giovanna D'arco Synopsis

Verdi's opera, Giovanna D'arco, premiered in 1845. It was met with moderate success, but is rarely performed in modern opera houses. Learn the synopsis of Giovanna D'arco.

You Can't Afford to Sing With a Sore Throat

Professional and amateur singers have days when a dry or sore throat comes along. The question is, should you sing when your throat is sore. Sometimes it's better to prevent it than to have to fight later. Here are some tips for making your decision.

R. Medley - Artist Biography

His look is sometimes rugged, "ghetto," and at other times business casual/professional, but his voice is like an angry wolf in sheeps clothing. Hes a preachers son, air force brat, an ex-army officer, ex-homeless man, a Branch Manager of a fortune 100 company by day, but most importantly

Austin Bazaar Guitars - Why Do Beginners Love Them?

There are many reasons why beginners love Austin Bazaar Guitars. Lots of folks buy them online for themselves, or as a present for someone else. Here are some of the reasons why most beginners are happy with this acoustic instrument.

How to Start a DJ Business

Mixing jams as a DJ can be a lot of fun if you're into music and know how to get a party going. Starting your own business can be quite lucrative as well as exciting. There are lots of possibilities but also a lot of hard work, here's how to do it.

Tips on Changing Your Guitar Strings

Guitar strings don't last forever and it's important that they get changed in a proper manner. So don't let them get ruined and learn how to properly change them with these tips on changing your guita

Live Music in Austin: Where and when to go

Austin, Texas is well known for its music. In fact, Austin is considered to be the 'live music capital of the world.' Austin is host to the famous Austin City Limits festival and South by Southwest fe

Listen to Music Online For Free

Today's music fans are simple. They want the ability to discover new music, and listen to music online for free. Although the fans are simple, the solution is not. So amidst all of the conflicts between fans, artists, labels, and the RIAA, there is a solution to be made, its just a matter of wh

How to Read Keys on Sheet Music

Recognizing the key signature is an important part of reading music. Familiarizing yourself with the all the key signatures greatly facilitates sight-reading and the general understanding of music theory. Most key signatures include accidentals which tell the musician either to raise or lower a note

Learn How to Properly Tune your Guitar

When you first purchase a guitar one of the most important things you will need to learn to have a more enjoyable guitar playing experience is, how to tune the guitar. It can be pretty difficult in th

How to Play 7th Chords on Guitar

Learning 7th chords is an important step in the growth of any guitarist. Seventh chords are commonly found in many of your favorite rock, blues, country, jazz and reggae songs. By learning 7th chords in the open position and barred on the 6th, 5th and 4th strings, you will be prepared to play any 7t

Radio Stations in Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota residents can listen to their favorite radio stations in their cars, online and on certain phones.radio image by Claudio Calcagno from Fotolia.comCoastal Sarasota, Florida, is home to about 50,000 people. It has a plethora of arts and cultural activities, with an opera house,...

The Bendir Frame Drum, an Ancient North African Instrument

I recently tried a 14" tunable rosewood Bendir, which is a very old type of frame drum from North Africa, most commonly found in Morroco and Tunisia. This model had a goat skin head, and was inside tunable. I immediately took to the warm tone this smallish drum produced, and was pleasantly surp

Guitar Buying Tips

If you don't know what to look for in a guitar, you may buy one that will not serve you well. On the other hand, you may spend too much more buying something you really do not need or something that you could get for a lot lower price. I'll give you guitar buying tips that will ensure that