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Six Acoustic Guitar Tips
Here are a few free acoustic guitar tips every beginner will probably learn sooner or later. Some are harder to learn than others; forewarned is forearmed.
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The Virgins and ASCAP: Did A Performance Rights Organization Do Anything For Us?
In 1995 I moved back to my hometown of Milwaukee with a group of college friends to start a band. We called ourselves The Virgins. Over the next five years this name would prove to be somewhat prescient. We played hundreds of shows throughout the Midwest, recorded one six-song cassette and two CDs, and made a lot of naive assumptions.
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Cool Gizmo Alert: Genz-Benz G-Flex 2x12
We're proud to launch a new product review series sponsored by YourGuitarist. YourGuitarist.com is a web site offering Internet based development of custom guitar tracks for artists worldwide. YourGuitarist.com allows musicians to avoid the high studio fees usually associated with producing guitar tracks for their songs.
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Berklee News

Emmy-Winning Composer Gives Master Classes, Critiques Student Scores, at Berklee

BOSTON, November 03, 2004 - Berklee's Film Scoring Department welcomes seven-time Emmy-Award-winning, Academy-Award nominated Laurence Rosenthal to the College on Tuesday through Thursday, November 2 through 4. The famed composer and pianist will conduct master classes and lecture as a part of the Film Scoring Department's Visiting Artist Series.

During Rosenthal's master class, senior level students will have the opportunity to submit their own score for a dramatic TV movie for comment and discussion with him. The composer will also attend several film scoring and composition classes each day.

Rosenthal has created over a 100 scores for film and TV. His original score for the film version of Becket and his adaptation of Man of La Mancha were both nominated for Academy Awards. Other notable films he has scored are A Raisin in the Sun , The Miracle Worker, and The Island of Dr. Moreau . In 1999, The Film Music Society honored Laurence Rosenthal with a Career Achievement Award. As a television composer he has garnered seven Emmys for his work on the NBC documentary Michelangelo: The Last Giant , three miniseries: Peter the Great, Anastasia, and The Bourne Identity, and several of the scores he contributed to the George Lucas TV series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

Mr. Rosenthal is an Eastman Music graduate who studied under the tutelage of Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, and other famous orchestras, have premiered his symphony works. His compositional credits include Broadway titles such as Rashomon , The Music Man , and his own musical, Sherry!


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was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music. For over half a century, the college has evolved constantly to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. With over a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing over 70 countries, and a music industry "who's who" of alumni, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today - and tomorrow.


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MusicDish Network Promotes 60's Love Child Astrella-Celeste


MusicDish, an Internet music magazine publisher and artist marketing/development firm, is proud to announce the addition of Pop/Jazz singer Astrella Celeste to the MusicDish Network roster. Combining a variety of online viral marketing strategies, the MusicDish Network will be coordinating a broad campaign in support of her debut album "Blue Star" (the Spanish translation of Astrella Celeste).
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MusicDish At MIDEM: J-Music Distribution, France

J-Music Distribution describes itself as "the very first European distributor of Japanese music whose activities link Japanese artists and their management, Japanese record companies, and European distributors together to provide a stable framework of distribution from artists to music retail store."

Formed in December 2005, J-Music Distribution representatives brought their business vision to "MIDEM, The World Music Market's 40th Edition" conference in Cannes, France.

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Musicians Turn to Short Run DVD Production
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