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Blues Music History

Blues is probably the purest American music ever produced – and along with its jazz counterpart – is the only true American music form. Its roots lie in the work songs of West African slaves in the South. When they toiled hard in the fields of South plantation owners, these slaves built a ‘call and response’ method of singing, thus ...

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Review of the 2-In-1 Laptop, HIPO I101

Sometimes, it is difficult to choose a device that would be ideal for both work and entertainment. But the option is still there. In order to solve this issue, many manufacturers made massive efforts and have launched the 2-in-1 notebooks. The new released HIPO i101 is such an innovative laptop/tablet hybrid that combines the best bits of both in one ...

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Music Genres

This is a list of some of the world’s music genre and their definitions. African Folk – Music held to be typical of a nation or ethnic group, known to all segments of its society, and preserved usually by oral tradition. Afro jazz – Refers to jazz music which has been heavily influenced by African music. The music took elements ...

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Temptations Biography – Up, Up and Away

This Temptations biography spins around the earliest groups. New members have been carrying the torch with finesse for decades. But the original Temptations and their songs light my fire most. The history of the Temptations started in Detroit, as did that of many Motown singers. So what made one vocal quintet, the Distants, stand out? Three reasons: Elbridge Bryant, Otis ...

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Assessing Donnie Darko

Director Richard Kelly’s masterpiece that is Donnie Darko ventures into the mind-bending yet unnerving side of science fiction as his film depicts a teenage boy’s struggle with schizophrenia. Set in the late 80’s, the movie follows 16-year old Donald “Donnie” Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his unique relationship with a particular hallucination that presents itself in the form of a 6-foot-tall ...

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Beginner Guitar Lesson – How to Play Wild Thing

A great song for a beginner to play The version of “Wild Thing” by the Troggs is an excellent first song for someone interested in starting to play the guitar. The song only has 3 chords, and they are usually some of the first chords a beginner guitar student would learn. The chords are A, D, and E. Also, we ...

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Unabridged vs Abridged Audio Books, What’s the Difference?

Never given thought to seek out unabridged selections in your audio book purchases? Unabridged audiobooks can offer more listening experience per minute for a lower cost. But what’s the difference? Unabridged audio books include basically any book recorded whole. Usually recorded as the author (and usually the editor) intended it published in its original print form, they receive little or ...

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Top 52 Tips For Guitar Practice!

Are you a guitar beginner? Are you an experienced guitarist that’s just lost that motivation to play? Do you want some structure to your practising? Or maybe you just want to improve as a guitarist? Then this simple guide is for you. This guide contains 52 simple tips for you to try out so that you can: Improve technique Finger ...

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Top 20 Phil Collins and Genesis Hits

Singer, songwriter, drummer, keyboardist and actor, Philip Collins was born in London, England in 1951. Before his musical career took off, Phil was a child actor, who appeared as the Artful Dodger in the London production of Oliver. He also appeared as an extra in the Beatles film, “A Hard Day’s Night” in 1964 and he also appeared in the ...

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Free Public Domain Christian Music – 2 Great Sites

Thousands of beloved pieces of Christian music are free, largely because they are now in the public domain, which in the United States means they were written before 1923 (everywhere else, a safe rule is to make sure the author has been dead for one hundred years, or since 1908). Two web sites, ChoralWiki and The Cyber Hymnal, contain thousands ...

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What Is a Settlement Brochure?

The Settlement Brochure, sometimes called Demand Video, is most accurately known as a Mediation Documentary, as it focuses on the coverage of liability and damages and is presented during a mediation proceeding or arbitration hearing. The finished piece is from 10 to 30 minutes in length, never longer, and is a concise summation of the case. This video is produced ...

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The Fall of Eagles – A History Teacher’s Suggestion For Studying 19th Century History Through Film

In 1974, The BBC presented a stunning thirteen-part miniseries called “The Fall of Eagles.” It examines the fall of the three most powerful European dynasties of the mid-nineteenth century: the Hapsburgs, the Romanovs, and the Hohenzollerns. If you know a young person who needs to study the end of the 19th century, you might want to turn them on to ...

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Learn How to Sing Better With These Great Tips!

Every singer – both amateur and professional – wants to learn how to improve their singing. While there are people who are indeed born with the gift of perfect singing and pitch, most have to work hard to achieve the voice that they desire to have. Some are even tone deaf, and yet they have risen above their handicaps to ...

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70s Theme Party: Think More Than Just Disco!

When people think of ideas for a 70s theme party, they think of dancing music, disco balls, polyester clothes and bad hair! Well, that may be a piece of what the seventies were about, but it isn’t everything. Allow me to suggest some somewhat more unique ideas for planning a 70s theme party: In 1975 Saturday Night Live made its ...

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How to Choose the Right Genre for Your Band?

You may want to ask if it’s really necessary that a band focus on a genre. The question may sound simple but its answer is really a bit more complicated that you would expect. There are certain considerations that you have look into to arrive at the right answer to this question. Here are a few: Setting Your Financial Goals ...

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One Band, One Sound – The Essence of Teamwork

I was geeked! As I sat in the darkened theater sipping my Coca-Cola and munching on my buttered popcorn, I felt the excitement flowing through me as I awaited the showing of the 20th Century Fox movie “Drumline”. I sat back in my seat and became swept away by the sounds, moves and competition in the film. I enjoyed a ...

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5 Fundamental Guitar Skills All Guitarists Should Learn

Guitar skills are what it’s all about when you’re learning to play the guitar, but sometimes you can’t be sure where to start and what’s important to learn. You see famous guitar players moving all over the fret boards with their sweet techniques and it may get confusing as to what you should learn. The best way to go at ...

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Spirituality: Enlightening Cinema

“Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know, you can’t explain. But you feel it. You felt it your entire life. That there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there. Like a splinter in your mind — driving you mad.” -Morpheus, The Matrix This isn’t ...

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