Jazz Yatra

Jazz is arguably the most argumentative form of music (even has diminished and argumented chords). So at the outset let me present my side of the argument. Jazz is musical improvisation, right? Indian classical music is improvisation, still right? Granted Indian music does not have the harmonies of the west. But the keyword here is improvisation and not harmony, absolutely right? Indian classical music has been around for more than two thousand years. The Americans discovered Jazz less than a hundred years ago. Right then, now that we have established India as the birth place of Jazz lets head for the Indian Jazz Yatra.

Surfacing on day one are the cats (kangaroos?) from down under. Jamie Oehlers Quintet and the Perth Jazz Orchestra. Jamie opens. Good band. Great Jazz. Jamie and the boys are jammin' alright. On to act two which is...ahem, an extended remix of act one. Jamie and the boys brought their buddies along to form the Perth Jazz Orchestra! It's always a thrill hearing the powerful and dynamic sounds of a big band. Reminds me about what teamwork is all about. Each and every member looked really happy to be a small part of the big picture. Standing out and upfront with the big band was vocalist Mark Underwood with a rich and velvety voice that reached out and caressed the audience. Very enjoyable evening. Good start for Jazz Yatra. Met up with lots of old and new friends all sharing a common love for music being created live. Day one was the Aussies night out. Pity we didn't get to hear their musical instrument called didgeridoo or didgerididnt or something.

Day two features Jazz Yatra's trump card. Trumpet player Dave Douglas from the U.S. of A. Voted as worlds best trumpet player by readers of Downbeat magazine and Archie comics. Satya led by Dave settles down on stage, I mean sits down on stage. Just then heaven walks past me in her tiniest black number. Tosses her tresses and glances in my direction. Music begins. Band hasn't begun. Chaos. Band begins. Wrench myself back to earth. Satya's seated in a neat semi circle. Myra cross legged on harmonium. Dave cross eyed on trumpet. Samir and Sanghamitra cross country on tabla and tanpura respectively. Dave looks like a snake charmer about to charm a snake right out of Samirs tabla. Band's playing. Music flows. Sounds charming indeed. I notice a lot of snakes in the audience slowly rise and slither towards the canteen hip flasks in hand. Crowd's getting restless, collective murmurs, customary grunts and some oinks of disapproval about the raags being given to us by Satya...nass. Rang Bhavan is under threat of being converted into a huge open air Just not Jazz by the bay! Mr. Compere comes up and requests the crowds to stop disturbing the performers. I'm tempted to yell back, 'the performers are disturbing us'. The trumpet player may be hot but it's the batatawadas (hot, spicy Indian snack) that are smokin' right now. So I get up and head for the snakes, I mean snacks, at the canteen located next to the loo! And I'm not talking about the loo as in the Louies wife. Okay I'm back. I don't quit so easily. And guess what? Half the band is joined by three other musicians to form Myra Melfords 'Same River Twice'! I'm slowly beginning to understand the mathematics of music. Things are getting interesting at Jazz Yatra. The river flows. This band is wild. Making avant garde efforts to push back the boundaries of Jazz. Pianist Myra's brilliant and definitely an inspiring band leader. Dave is beginning to sound like he has earned his votes. The Jap chap playing bass seems to be getting more out of his headless and fretless bass.

Day three opens with Harsha Makalande on solo 'Hamburg Steinway piano tuned by Mr. Mistry' as Mr. Compere kept announcing a little more often than the necessary sponsor plug. Anyway, Harsha sounds like he is rehearsing for his next big solo performance. He probably feels that way too since there's just a handful of Jazz enthusiasts present in their respective seats at 7.00 PM sharp. Then came the Vijay Iyer Quartet. Now here is a brilliant group of musicians, each a virtuoso in his own right, with strings of academical achievement behind their music. I could almost smell the textbooks from where it all came. This is great Jazz. The musicians on stage are incredibly tuned into each other. They have obviously been playing together for a long time or may be they can read each others minds or perhaps they read each others textbooks. Then again, it could just be the simple fact that they wear each others T-Shirts. Great performance. Good show. Brilliant musicianship. But for some reason the quartet doesn't really make me want to stand on my chair and yell 'yebdiyow'. At one point though, in the middle of the bass solo I did feel like getting up and waltzing into heaven seated just two rows ahead. Unfortunately the tune was in five and a half time. This would certainly complicate things in the ballroom department of dance. Whats next ? Oh yes. Its Malcolm Mc'Neil, from New Zealand and you better believe this, he is being backed by Jamie and the Jammers from day one. Now Mally looked a little bewildered on stage. He was probably wondering what the heck is he doing on stage at an international Jazz festival when he should have been safely tucked into a cosy nightclub at some swanky five star hotel in New Zealand. He did put up a spirited performance however, and considering he found out who his back up band was only the night before showtime, he did exceptionally well. In fact I even overheard a couple of women expressing their intense desire to hug him as he sang, 'have I told you lately'.

Time for the grand finale featuring petite Louisa Cottifogli backed by the Louis Banks trio and act two featuring the big surprise, world renowned clarinet player Eddie Daniels and wife Mirabai who seems to be on her way to nirvana via the Indian Yatra. You've guessed right, the couples going to be backed by the Louis Banks trio. I guess India has yet to produce another rhythm section as awesome as Louis Banks, Karl Peters and Ranjit Barot. Little Louisa kicks off the grand finale with 'Vande Mataram'. Great. This little Italian has really got us Indians by the balls. Then she proceeds to twist them around miming vocalists from different parts of the world. I almost forgot what an Italian singer sounds like. Now comes the sucker punch, she goes and does a Dave Douglas on us (she starts miming a trumpet). And finally virtuoso clarinet player Eddie Daniels takes the stage with the tireless trio. Scorching solos. Dazzling display of musicianship and improvisational skills. Wifey joins the party. And promptly starts cookin'. Reminds me of our own version of an American Jazz singer, the ageless Pam Crain. A few exciting tunes down the show, differences seemed to creep in onstage. Differences probably musical, financial, political or some other ill seemed to crop up in broad spotlight. Differences at Jazz by the bay is war. Differences at an international platform like the Jazz Yatra is world war. And so finally the curtains came down on the world war, sorry, Jazz Yatra. The bottom line is, the boys at Jazz India did make it happen against all odds. Even if the batatawadas and babes were far more happening than the bands.

Colin D'Cruz

About The Author

The author is a jazz bassplayer currently based in India. Review some of his bands at http://www.hullocheck.com

[email protected]

In The News:

Harnessing Ethio-Eritrean relations through music, culture and business  africanewsThe plan is to establish a joint commission that works to guarantee that the peace deal benefits the people of both countries.
Chennai Metro to launch app for free movies and music  The News MinuteChennai metro rail patrons will have access to a range of free movies, music and TV soaps, thanks to a mobile entertainment system launched by CMRL.
Op-Ed: Country Blocking Music Releases Has To End  Magnetic MagazineThe archaic practice of region or geo-blocking music releases has to end. It only encourages piracy and turns potential fans off from artists. The internet is global ...
DJ Quakers: How do Penn's teams decide what music to play?  The Daily PennsylvanianPenn's student-athletes might be able to lift heavier weights and run faster than most, but they do their hard work on and off their respective playing surfaces to ...
Rhiannon Giddens Is Reclaiming the Black Heritage of American Folk Music  TIMEIn early 2018, folk-music torchbearer Rhiannon Giddens decamped to Breaux Bridge, La., with minstrelsy on her mind. In her early work with the ...
Can you guess these incredible recent albums by their pixelated covers? Test your music knowledge with our our Playbuzz quiz.  Red BullIf you've been following music as closely as you should have been, then you'll be able to name these 10 albums and their creators. It's time to put your music ...
The Soundtrack to Space Exploration  SlateAfter 15 years of diligently exploring the surface of Mars, the Opportunity rover finally succumbed to the elements and went offline Feb. 13. As obituaries and ...
Local organizations make music more accessible to youngsters  KCAU 9It wasn't your typical petting zoo. Instead of animals, Midbell Music is providing The Sioux City Boys and Girls Club members with an instrumental petting zoo.
Battle of the Bands: Venezuela Power Struggle Turns to Music  U.S. News & World ReportCUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's power struggle is set to become a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding President Nicolas Maduro ...
Listen to first taste of new Motley Crüe music from ‘The Dirt’ soundtrack  NME LiveMotley Crüe have shared a clip of new music that will feature on the soundtrack to The Dirt, the upcoming biopic about the band.
How to Download Streaming Music and Listen Offline  PCMag.comDon't use up your data on your playlists and podcasts. Download and go from the streaming *service* yo.
Should you listen to music while doing focused work? Well, it depends  LaddersLab results found music's effects on your work depend on the type of music, the complexity of what you're working on, and the the person doing the tasks.
Fred Foster, Founder of Monument Records and Combine Music, Dead at 87  CMT.comCountry Music Hall of Fame member Fred Foster -- an early champion of such rising talents as Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton and Roy Orbison -- died ...
'Video game music is 21st-century programme music' – says composer and conductor Eímear Noone  Classic FMEímear has made her name as a composer and conductor of music from every genre imaginable – including video game music, classical music and even rock.
'Joy of life is music': $2.5 million given to MU School of Music composing initiative  Columbia MissourianA $2.5 million donation to the MU School of Music will go mainly toward the Mizzou New Music Initiative and undergraduate music scholarships. The gift ...
Future of Zim music worries Mukanya – Nehanda Radio  Nehanda RadioIt is Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo's wish to see Zimbabwean artistes raising the country's flag internationally by showcasing diverse cultures through their art.
Florida inmate says prison sold him $569 of music, then took it away  Ars TechnicaFlorida inmate William Demler says that since 2012, he has spent $569.50 on digital music via a proprietary digital music *service* sponsored by the Florida ...
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music finally gets some Spotify app love  WareableVivoactive 3 Music owners can now get in on the Spotify app action. The Spotify Connect IQ app for the watch is available to download now from the Connect I...
Catch Jordan Luck and Annie Crummer at Music in Parks this weekend  OurAucklandWhat better way to spend your weekend than singing your heart out and dancing your feet off with true New Zealand legends? This Sunday, the Music in Parks ...
Carly Rae Jepsen Is Teasing Us With New Music But You Still Have To Wait  ETCanada.comWhy must you play with our hearts like this Carly Rae Jepsen? The Canadian singer teased us all with a 30-second clip of her new song "Now That I Found You" ...
Love Story: Music bought them together in Stony Brook  NewsdayJay P. Sclafani of Port Jefferson recalls how music brought his future wife, Lisa, into his life. “Hello? Can I ask you for a song?” I looked up from the records I was ...
'Master of None''s soundtrack is a magical pairing of music and television  Beat MagazineAlthough it only ran for two seasons, Netflix's Master of None left its mark. So much so that the vice-president of Netflix Original Series, Cindy Holland, hopes to ...
PREMIERE: Watch Cincinnati Synth Pop Act Moonbeau's Barbershop Romp in New Music Video for “Hair So Wild”  Cincinnati CityBeatThe band plays a hometown show this Saturday at Top Cats in Corryville and will debut its new "lifestyle event," Synthcinnati, in April.
Music of the Lemonheads, Mercury Rev & David Mead  Radio New ZealandA covers set from grunge survivors The Lemonheads, a guest singer-laden tribute to the late Bobbie Gentry from Mercury Rev, and a joyfully DIY effort from ...
Natti Natasha Reveals She'll Be Releasing English-Language Music Soon (Exclusive)  Entertainment TonightNatti Natasha is working on some English-language music! ET's Denny Directo spoke with the 32-year-old singer backstage at 2019 Premio Lo Nuestro in Miami ...
Pop Poetry lifts words off the page with music  OurAucklandIn a first for Pop Poetry, music will join light projection to lift words off the page.
Chamley: Come to the Museum for great music  Sioux Falls Argus LeaderCome to our Dell Rapids Museum on the third Saturday of every month, from 1-4 p.m., and you will hear the best fiddler music, along with many other ...
AI Composed Music for Your Film? - Ecrett's Royalty Free Library to Your Aid  cinema5D newsAI (Artificial Intelligence) is going fast, and it's now taking a step further. What if a computer could create an entirely tailor-made song for your film? This is ecrett ...
The EPA stole music from Yoshi’s Island DS for a pro-recycling Flash game  The VergeThe US Environmental Protection Agency stole music from a Nintendo title to play in the background of an educational Flash game, according to GameInformer.
12 music videos with the most iconic dancing sequences  Entertainment.ieMusic videos have been an integral part of artists showcasing to their fans how creative they can be. And we here at entertainment.ie are a sucker for music vid...
Spoken Word, Non-Music Content Is Now a Serious Spotify Category — And a Serious Problem for Audible  Digital Music NewsSpotify is highlighting its Word category, a section that houses everything from audiobooks to poetry and guided meditations. Word is a category bucket for ...
Video: Behind The Oscar-Nominated Music Of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'  NPRTerence Blanchard wrote his first piece of music for a Spike Lee joint nearly 30 years ago. The movie was Mo' Better Blues, which revolves around a brooding ...
Islanders use music, spoken-word to celebrate Black History Month  CBC.caThe sounds of music and poetry coursed through the stacks at the Confederation Centre Library on Wednesday as the Black Cultural Society of P.E.I. welcomed ...
Sav, sire.’s “Day After Day” is that motivational get-money music  The FADERListen to Harlem rapper Sav, sire.'s new song Day After Day via The FADER.
Dim lights, candles and music - Saif Ali Khan reveals the quieter side of Taimur Ali Khan away from the paps  Times NowWhether Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan approve of it or not, their 2-year old son Taimur Ali Khan has become one of the biggest sensations of our ...
Tedeschi Trucks Band Makes Brooklyn Academy Of Music Debut  JamBaseA celebration of the new Tedeschi Trucks Band album took a more somber tone just days after the passing of founding member Kofi Burbridge.
How Me Too is changing British music - From Sam Fender to Idles  British GQHow Me Too is changing British music. From Sam Fender to Idles, GQ talks to the artists tackling everything from male suicide to toxic masculinity in the post Me ...
Simple Creatures (Mark Hoppus, Alex Gaskarth) drop first music video  Alternative PressSimple Creatures (Mark Hoppus, Alex Gaskarth) set the internet ablaze with news of a new project, and now they're dropping title track “Strange Love.”
David Bowie: How Much Was the Music Legend Worth at the Time of His Death?  The Cheat SheetDavid Bowie had a substantial fortune at the time of his death. Find out what happened to it.
NCSS launches inclusive campaign with music video featuring people with disabilities  The Straits TimesSINGAPORE - The National Council of Social *Service* (NCSS) launched its annual campaign to promote an inclusive society on Friday (Feb 22) with this year's ...
Madison music news you can use - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Logan Rude offers his first monthly take on recent and coming live music performances in and around Madison.
WATCH: Ariana Grande ‘Taking A Break’ From Music As She’s ‘Tired Of Her Voice’  Capital FMAriana Grande has said she's 'taking a break from music' following record-breaking musical success within the past year.
Jukebox Hero The Musical, based on music of Lou Gramm, opens in Toronto  13WHAM-TVTORONTO, ON - Jukebox Hero The Musical, based on the music of Foreigner's lead singer and Rochester native Lou Gramm is coming to the Ed Mirvish ...
Ricky Chan finds excellent way of teaching music  Manawatu StandardFreyberg High School teacher and music maestro Ricky Chan wins national award.
Steely Dan review – yacht rockers breezily reel in the years  The GuardianWhile the band do occasionally go on a bit, the cliches about Steely Dan are proven wrong in this tremendously funky greatest-hits set.
Shawn Gallaway To Present Music At Christ Unity Of Chattanooga On Sunday  The ChattanooganShawn Gallaway is a singer/songwriter, visual artist, author, ceremonial healer, workshop facilitator and Energy Worker. He will present a morning of ...
Exclusive: Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson Are Totally in Love in Andy Grammer's "Don't Give Up on Me" Music Video  Seventeen.comAndy Grammers's new music video for her new single "Don't Give Up on Me" is here and it features "Five Feet Apart" stars Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu ...
A Journey Through The Music Of The Oscar-Nominated Film 'Roma'  WFAEThere is no denying the impact Roma has had on the movie going public on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. The story of a young indigenous woman and.
Lou Gramm Teases New Foreigner Music, Dreams of Vegas Residency  Ultimate Classic RockAs Foreigner prepare for the unveiling of a musical based around their classic songs, original singer Lou Gramm has teased the possibility of new material.
'A Poet of Melody' – How Music Conspired to Find Khayyam  The WireA deep dive into the timeless compositions of one of India's finest music composers on his 92nd birthday.
LOONA Share Inspiring 'Butterfly' Music Video: Watch  BillboardIt's time to Stan Loona: the popular girl group is back with their empowering, diverse new music video for "Butterfly."
Rob Thomas Teases New Matchbox Twenty Music in 2020: ‘the Optics Are Too Good’  PEOPLE.comRob Thomas' new single 'One Less Day' out now, new album 'Chipped Tooth Smile' available for pre-order.
Monsta X "Alligator" Music Video Is Filled With Briliant Makeup Moments  Allure MagazineMonsta X dropped a new music video this week for their single "Alligator," and the members of the K-pop groups brought some stunning eye makeup and lip tint ...
Tucson Rodeo's 'ringmaster' sets the tone with perfectly picked music  Arizona Daily StarThere's nobody better than Chuck Lopeman. “Alls I am is a highlight,” which is why he's part of the Tucson Rodeo.
Papercity float their debut music video  Stuff.co.nzFor some it could be the stuff of nightmares, but for Nelson band Papercity's first video, making it underwater was a chance in a lifetime.
The Importance of Using Music to Bring Us to Our Next Joy  DJBoothFrom ScHoolboy Q's “Collard Greens” to Chance The Rapper's "All Night" and "Smoke Break," how music is a universal joy and coping mechanism.
Iraqi Rapper Mr. Guti Gives Angry Youth in City of Basra Music Outlet  BillboardA youth-led protest movement in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, which saw riots last summer over failing services and soaring unemployment, has found an ...
Calgary-based hip-hop duo Cartel Madras draws attention — and music video cameos — from some big names  CBC.caCalgary-based hip-hop group Cartel Madras has forged its own gravitational pull in Canada, rapidly garnering support from newbie hip-hop fans and veteran ...
City hall briefs: Cycling, music, streetlights  The London Free PressTwo cycling projects in the city may be delayed after city politicians voted to slam the brakes on a protected King Street cycle lane downtown and a cycle corridor ...
YouTube Music 3.03 adds Android Auto support, continues work on playing on-device files [APK Insight]  9to5GoogleRecent updates to YouTube Music have brought major features like Sonos integration, and more minor UI tweaks. YouTube Music 3.03...
R Kelly: two more women accuse singer of sexual abuse  The GuardianLatresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington said they were teenagers when Kelly brought them back to his hotel after a concert.
Can you beat this higher or lower music quiz?  Classic FMFind out how well-tuned your ear is, in our fiendish higher or lower quiz. Simply tell us which piece has the highest note!
Music Pick: Leggy Peggy  L.A. WeeklyStrumming and singing under the nom de plume Leggy Peggy, Hannah Carr finishes her monthlong residency at this small bar in Atwater with another free set.
One Author's Heartwarming Journey with A Tribe Called Quest :: Music :: Features :: Hanif Abdurraqib :: Paste  Paste MagazineMusic critic and poet Hanif Abdurraqib discusses his new book, Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest. By Lizzie Manno | February 21, 2019 | 11: ...
Full list of Brit awards 2019 winners  The GuardianThe 1975 take home two of the night's biggest prizes, with major successes also for Calvin Harris, Jorja Smith and George Ezra.
Music Pick: Mazzy Star  L.A. WeeklyCombining the fragile intimacy of low-key Velvet Underground ballads such as “Sunday Morning” and “Pale Blue Eyes” with more mainstream classic-rock ...
Musicians voice concern over Ryan Adams' abuse allegations  The GuardianAdams' guitarist Todd Wisenbaker is one of a number of musicians to condemn the singer-songwriter, who has said accusations of abuse and harassment are ...
Mark Ronson: 'I was floundering. I was drinking too much and giving orders'  The GuardianHis new album of 'sad bangers' is inspired by his divorce – and has already scored one global hit single. So why does he feel he's being pushed out of pop?
Queer Your Ears: New Music by Queer & Trans Artists from February 2019  AutostraddleQueer Your Ears this month is dedicated to love songs! This will be published after Valentine's Day, but if you're a playlist lesbian, and appreciate new queer, ...
Pop music's growing gender gap revealed in the collaboration age  BBC NewsThree times as many male as female pop stars appeared on last year's biggest hit singles, BBC research has found. Ninety-one men or all-male groups were ...
Chris Lane Says Girlfriend Lauren Bushnell Is '100 Percent' an Inspiration for His New Music  PEOPLE.com"I'm definitely in a different headspace than I've been in a long time because of this relationship," Chris Lane told PEOPLE.
Weezer drop new two Black Album tracks, share Mr. Rogers-themed music video  The A.V. Club*Fresh* off their Finn Wolfhard-starring video for a-ha's “Take On Me,” Weezer are back with a pair of original songs from their forthcoming Black Album, which is ...
Peter Tork dead: What rare cancer did Peter Tork have? How many are affected annually?  ExpressPETER TORK has died, according to a statement sent by the Monkees member's representatives. What rare cancer did Peter Tork have and how many people ...
Former Grand Funk Railroad frontman Mark Farner talks new tour, Michigan music  MLive.comMark Farner returned to Vehicle City to chat about the tour and the current music scene.
Hands-on: YouTube Music on Android Auto offers easy in-car access w/ excellent ‘Recommended’ screen  9to5GoogleAndroid Auto is becoming a selling point for cars nowadays, and to that end, it can definitely make or break what music *service* you use. Mind-bogglingly, Google ...
Teenage Wildlife: inside the song about Bowie's midlife crisis  The GuardianIn an extract from Chris O'Leary's new book Ashes to Ashes, we witness David Bowie at a turning point in his career. Chris O'Leary. Tue 19 Feb 2019 09.45 EST ...
Daily Dose: Radical Face, "Hard of Hearing" :: Music :: Features :: Radical Face :: Paste  Paste MagazineDaily Dose is your daily source for the song you absolutely, positively need to hear every day. Curated by the Paste Music Team. Thursday, Radical Face ...
Florida inmates sue prisons for digitally confiscating the music they were sold  Boing BoingLast August, Florida's prison system announced that it was switching digital music providers and would be wiping out the $11.2 million worth of music that it had ...
Pulwama attack: MNS asks music companies to drop Pak singers  Moneycontrol.com"We have verbally communicated to Indian music companies like T-Series, Sony Music, Venus, Tips Music etc to not work with Pakistani singers.
Tyler Hubbard Jokes Filming a Romantic Music Video with His Wife Is the Reason for Baby No. 2  PEOPLE.comTyler Hubbard has an interesting theory for how the new baby he's expecting with his wife Hayley came to be. During a Q&A break on stage at Florida Georgia ...
Music Pick: The Coathangers  L.A. WeeklyOutraged by the rise in gun violence in this country, The Coathangers put the National Rifle Association squarely in the cross-hairs for once, and the ...
After Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, music legend Khayyam donates Rs 5 lakh for Pulwama martyrs' families  Times NowIn order to do his bit for the families of the CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama strike, music legend Khayyam has pledged Rs 5 lakh as ...
7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend  The New York TimesOur guide to the city's best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Music Pick: Texacala Jones  L.A. WeeklyTexacala Jones has long been one of the most fascinating and charismatic performers to come out of this city. As leader of Tex & the Horseheads, she alternated ...
Jeff Mills: Dark City soundtrack - Music  Mixmag“It is the year 1973. Located in a parallel universe is a planet that resembles earth, but is 300 years more technically advanced. Like earth, its natural resources ...
Why Are Women Underrepresented in Music? Look to the Ryan Adams Story  PitchforkAsk a female musician if she's experienced anything like what Phoebe Bridgers, Courtney Jaye, or Mandy Moore described, and she's likely to have a story of ...
What happens to the music of R Kelly and Michael Jackson?  The SpinoffFirst published on RNZ, ethnomusicologist Kirsten Zemke weighs in what fans should do with the music of alleged bad men. American rapper R Kelly has been ...
US Government Spices Up Its Flash Game With Yoshi's Island DS Music  Nintendo LifeWhere would Mario be without Yoshi, his trusty steed ever since Super Mario World? We're big fans of the dinosaur's work, and can't wait to raid the art room in ...
YouTube Music projects Brit Awards results along the Thames  The DrumBrit awards sponsor YouTube Music has run two projection activities in London along the Thames as it looked to promote the app.
Joan Jett's life in music - Conversations  ABC NewsWhen Joan Marie Larkin was given a guitar at the age of 13, she was on the path to becoming the Godmother of Punk.
Guitar music is thriving, so why do we think it's dying?  Official Charts CompanyShow a rock fan this week's Official Singles Chart – or any Top 40 from the last few years, for that matter – and you'll likely be met with the response that rock ...
Baker Boy's 'Cool As Hell' Music Video Cements His Rep As Australia's Hottest Talent  JunkeeArnhem land rapper Baker Boy's 'Cool As Hell' has been our sleeper hit of the summer, and now, it has an equally infectious, feel-good music video to match.
Wollongong Mayor's rock star speech at Sydney protest to keep music festivals alive  Illawarra MercuryDON'T KILL LIVE MUSIC: It's reported 20,000 turned up to a protest in Sydney's Hyde Park, calling for the NSW Government to can 'ill-conceived' new music ...
Cardi B Busts a Move With Blueface In 'Thotiana Remix' Music Video: Watch  BillboardCardi B and Blueface fly through the air with the greatest of ease in the music video for their collaboration, "Thotiana Remix" -- and they do so in a tricked-out ride ...
The unexpected creates reward when listening to music: Scientists prove difference between expected/actual outcomes cause reward response  Science DailyIf you love it when a musician strikes that unexpected but perfect chord, you are not alone. New research shows the musically unexpected activates the reward ...
Hi-Res Audio: everything you need to know about the lossless music codec  TechRadarAs UHD TVs become more popular, consumers increasingly expect high-resolution *content* to match, whether they're streaming from Netflix in glorious 4K, ...
How Artificial Intelligence is transforming the music streaming industry  LivemintIt is fascinating how technology has fuelled the growth of the music industry at each and every juncture in the last 40 years. From the nostalgic days of vinyl ...
Were the 2019 Grammys Actually…. Good?  Rolling StoneThe Grammys still have a long way to go — just ask pretty much any current hip-hop artist, or have a chat with Ariana Grande, who skipped music's biggest night.
Chasing the Music in Nature: In Conversation with Bioacoustician Dr Rohini Balakrishnan  The Weather ChannelDr. Rohini Balakrishnan is Professor and Chair of the Centre for Ecological Sciences at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
Cardi B Spotted By Fans In Old Pusha T Music Video Before Beating Him At The Grammys  Capital XTRALast weke, Cardi B beat out Pusha T to win 'Best Rap Album' at the Grammy Awards - and it turns out the duo go back way further than you thought.

Play Piano As Fast As Possible!

One of the rules of practicing we all hear over... Read More

Review: Medications - All Your Favorite People In One Place

One of the most intriguing aspects of music is how... Read More

Music Downloads: Free & Low Cost Ways For Musicians To Get Their Music Known All Over The World

Music downloads are highly compressed audio files transferred onto a... Read More

Karaoke Singing

This article is designed to help anyone to enjoy karaoke... Read More

Health Insurance for Creative Artists -- A Multi-Talented Health Investment

For the Creative Artist -- Good Health Insurance is Truly... Read More

Live Music!

"Live music." That common saying may contain some truth, but... Read More

JOHN LENNON - The Man and His Times

John Lennon wasn't always my favorite Beatle; at first it... Read More

Taking iPod Culture into Clubs as Well as Cyberspace: Jonny Rocket Interviewed by The G-Man

Already making plenty of noise in the marketplace is a... Read More

Five Secrets to Playing in the New Age Style

1. Learn how to ImproviseLearning how to improvise is the... Read More

Greg Koch Fender Guitar History

The Greg Koch Fender guitar began to take shape all... Read More

Throat Singing In Inuit Culture

Originally, Inuit throat singing was a form of entertainment among... Read More

Art of the Recording Engineer: From Michael Jackson to Mutant Radio, Matt Forger Speaks Out

Interviewed by Scott G (The G-Man)G-Man: When people think of... Read More

Open Position Piano Chords - Perfect for the New Age Style

The Open Position Chord (OPC) allows you to create a... Read More

Music & Intelligence: Will Listening to Music Make You Smarter?

Will listening to music make you smarter? Will learning to... Read More

Good News for the Musically Untalented

Have you ever been told that you were good at... Read More

Creating Within Limits

When I first started playing the piano I wanted to... Read More

The First The American Idol Kelly Clarkson

There is a lot more to the story that meets... Read More

Living Life Loud

Change is good. Just ask the millions of unsigned artists... Read More

Trusting Your Inner Voice - Key to Success at the Piano

We all have so many critical voices in our heads.Telling... Read More

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Music Files

OK, say you've got one thousand of your favorite MP3... Read More

How to Start Your Own Band

Every once in awhile a guitar student will express a... Read More

How to Play Piano Using a Few Chords

How many chords do you need to create a piece... Read More

A Quick and Easy Composition Method

Here's the method I use every time I want to... Read More

So You Want to be President? Learn to Play a Musical Instrument!

President Harry S. Truman, the man in the White House... Read More

Tips for Buying Digital Pianos and Keyboards

Buying a digital piano could be a very delicate attempt,... Read More