Posts Tagged‘music’

Six Smart Tips for Recording Cover Songs and Making Them Your Own

It’s nearly impossible to learn the ropes of songwriting or instruments at all until you’ve learned a few cover songs. Besides, the benefits of familiarizing yourself with covers and recording them are your own are three-fold: Covers are an awesome way to get noticed and discovered in the social space: many musicians have exploded in popularity due to YouTube covers, for example You pick up on song structure and the concept of chord progressions and transitions, all essential pieces of songwriting The more covers you learn, the more ideas and inspiration you have for your own songwriting repertoire That said,…

The African Djembe Drum and My Trip to West Africa

Djembe (or jembe) is the most versatile drum that I know. It is a goblet drum, rope-tuned and goat skin-covered. It is played bare hands by people called djembefola. The instrument is originated from Mali, where I decided to travel to learn how to play this unique musical instrument. It is not common for females to play djembe. Traditionally only men could play it, so even in modern times, it is very rare to see a woman with the djembe. I was lucky, as I went to Mali with my boyfriend, who was eager to learn as well, so when…

Your Musical Career and Business Management

Source A lot of people would love to get into the world of music, including those who don’t have any direct musical performance talent. For them, music business programs provide a fantastic way to still build a career that they love an enjoy. Music business programs are equally interesting for musicians, however, as it can teach them how to manage their own career, as well as giving them the transferable skills needed to take still work in the industry even if they don’t break through to the big stage. During these programs, you will learn the essential building blocks of creating…