Review: The Bled - Pass the Flask

Released in 2003, Pass the Flask turned this little quintet from Tucson, into a mainstream success overnight. Classifying this band as 'metalcore' or 'indie' or 'hardcore' is quite futile, because for every genre you pick, someone is going to disagree, and have a solid backing for their view. Everyone however can agree that whatever The Bled are doing, they are doing it well.

This album bursts into action from the first song, and doesn't let you down for 38 minutes. Personally I would like to see a longer album, but releasing a short disc like this sure does make you long for more. The album is very tight throughout, featuring a 'machine gun' riffing section in nearly every song. If you love the stereotypical 'hardcore' breakdowns, you will love every minute of this album.

As with all bands in the 'metalcore' genre, the guitar work on this album is fantastic, a great blend of soothing indie tones, contrasted next to dissonant riffing doubled by the bass guitar and kick drums. Showcased best in 'The sound of sulfur' guitarists; Jeremy Tally and Ross Ott put on a spectacular performance highlighted by the breakdown section half way through the song. Building slowly with one hard panned guitar, the riff slowly progresses over 8 bars, culminating in a machine gun section with a 4/4 crash beat forcing you to nod your head. 'I hope he loves you like I did/ when you needed me / I came for you that night'

The vocals on this disc are nothing short of phenomenal, the band manages to turn a simplistic guitar melody and soothing vocal line 'and I'd burn alive to keep you warm/when you're alone/shiver under blankets in the basement" and slowly turn it into a thrash symphony that Metallica approve of. The most important aspect of music is dynamics; there is no use in playing something heavy unless you can juxtapose it next to something quiet. The band knows this, and they have crafted their songs masterfully using this concept.

Known for their intense stage show, the music conveys a sense of urgency, as if the band knew they need to have this music heard, and they aren't going to sit down until you've heard exactly what they have to say. You will hear it, especially since I you'll find yourself turning up your speakers periodically as the album progresses.

One of the most memorable moments on this disc comes on the 9th track, 'we are the industry' after 3 minutes of heavy riffing and screaming, the song slowly degrades into a simple guitar melody with calm, matter of fact vocals whispering 'we are the industry / the birth and the death' while the drumming and guitar slowly grows over the next few bars; adding a simple change every 4 bars gives the song an epic buildup, eventually the music, and vocals reach a fevered pitch and then drop off, into static.

If you're looking for a solid album with heavy guitars, solid drumming and excellent screaming vocals, there is a damn good chance that you will enjoy the bled. If not, you have terrible taste in music, and you should be shot! Well, perhaps that isn't the case, but I really like this disc, and I hope you do as well.

Overall: 8.4

Chris Elkjar is the founder of 'trust.me' an online music magazine for the enthusiast. He spends all of his spare time immersed in music, be it writing reviews, interviews with leading bands or writing his own music.

For more of his writing, check out Trust-Me.ca - Music for robots

In The News:

For Etienne Charles, Jazz and Caribbean Music Are One and the Same  The New York TimesThe 35-year-old Trinidadian trumpeter has spent his career fusing his homeland traditions with jazz ideas. His new album is “Carnival: The Sound of a People, ...
Why Asheville, North Carolina, Is the New Must-Visit Music City  Rolling StoneDave Grohl had never been to Asheville, and when a wicked snowstorm hit the same December weekend that he played Warren Haynes' annual Christmas Jam ...
RS Daily News: 'Like a Prayer' Turns 30; Bill & Ted 'Face the Music'  Rolling StoneIn our daily news show, Rolling Stone's Brittany Spanos checks in on a few of the headlines everyone is discussing. For today's episode, watch the video to get a ...
How to conquer Miami Music Week like a local  MixmagIt's that time of year again, when the near-entirety of the dance music world heads southward for Miami Music Week. As far as clubbing is concerned, March has ...
Flowers and music for Madrid commuters to welcome in spring  Euronews EnglishYoung musicians welcome passengers from Atocha and Chamartín stations in Madrid with music and tulips on the first day of spring.
Music Week Presents: Baseman  Music WeekBaseman is an East London artist whose vibes take on various moods from chilled, up tempo and wavy sonics.
Music Tonight: Thursday, March 21 | A+E Blog  North Coast JournalIt's a punk rock music-adjacent night out there so ready, steady and go. Over at the Outer Space at 7 p.m., you can enjoy the...
Peloton exercised by $150m music licensing claim  The DrumThe National Music Publishers' Association has flexed its muscles against fitness provider Peloton, after serving it with a licensing suit to the tune of $150m.
How a Viral Rap Star Rocketed From Meme to Hit  The New York TimesA year ago, Blueface was a little-known Los Angeles rapper, a former high school football star looking for new purpose, and new attention. Currently, and rather ...
MoPOP's 2019 Pop Conference to Focus on Music, Death, and the Afterlife  TheStranger.comThis year's Pop Conference will center on the theme "Only You and Your Ghost Will Know: Music, Death, and Afterlife" and take place April 11-14 at the Museum ...
AI-powered Google Doodle celebrates Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday  Vox.comEven if you think you have no musical ability — or especially if you think that — you can compose a beautiful bit of music today, thanks to AI, Google, and Johann ...
Bill & Ted Face The Music: third movie is totally on the way, dude  Irish TimesStars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter announce details of Bill & Ted Face the Music, which will hit screens next year.
Waters: For Kilzer, triumph and tragedy were all there in the music  The Daily MemphianThe Rev. Dr. John Kilzer had big plans this year. He was scheduled to speak Thursday with his musical and spiritual brother Kirk Whalum at Calvary Church's ...
‘The New Negroes’ Trailer: Comedy Central Show Mixes Standup and Music  IndieWire“The New Negroes” has been a long-running Los Angeles showcase of some of the best standup and music the city has to offer. Next month, hosts Baron ...
Billboard Latin Music Week: Juan Luis Guerra to Headline Legend Q&A Panel  BillboardDominican singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra has been confirmed as a special guest at 2019 Billboard Latin Music Week. The international star will headline ...
This Music Video is About Camera Gear Lust  PetaPixelCanadian photographer Taylor Jackson just dropped this new music video for a song titled “Gear Lust.” It's about the never-ending desire some photographers ...
Myspace deleted 12 years’ worth of music in a botched server migration  The VergeWere you in a band with a Myspace page between 2003 and 2015? If you were, then any music you uploaded to the social media network is now gone.
Background music 'significantly impairs' creativity - News  ABC NewsNew research busts the myth that listening to music makes you more creative.
'We are modern slaves': Mdou Moctar, the Hendrix of the Sahara  The GuardianHis first guitar was made from wood and bicycle parts and his first songs were shared via Bluetooth in the desert. But the Niger musician has become ...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Technology, Music and Art Come Together at TripTech  Carnegie Mellon UniversityFor three days, the teaching, coding and hip-hop worlds will converge at Carnegie Mellon University's first-ever TripTech event.
Our Favorite New Latin Music This Week: Cuco, Juanes, Santana And More : Alt.Latino  NPRThis week's Alt.Latino roundup includes a flute-looped reggaeton dance between Sean Paul and J Balvin, Mula's lush production and a Santana jam produced ...
The Weekender: Frightening 'Us,' funny ballet, Phish-y music  The Boston GlobeThe Globe's picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.
Music’s next big startup Splice raises $57.5M to sell samples  TechCrunchTech has a bad reputation for pulling money out of musicians' pockets, but Splice is changing that. The audio sample marketplace and music production ...
Shaq coming back to Miami next week _ to play music  Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal is coming back to play in Miami next week. Play music, that is. The former star center and four-time NBA champion still has a ...
How Finland Has Embraced Heavy Metal Music  BLABBERMOUTH.NETProfessor Esa Lijla of Helsinki University recently spoke to CNN's Richard Quest about why he thinks Finns love heavy metal. He said (see video ...
This Clever Hack Will Change the Way You Find Music on Spotify  GizmodoMy favorite thing about Spotify has always been music discovery. So when the company started building personalized playlists like Discovery Weekly and ...
Canadian Government Pledges $15M in Federal Music Funding  BillboardThe Canadian government will allocate 20 million Canadian dollars ($14.96 million at current rates) to the Canadian Music Fund over two years, it announced ...
Songwriter groups agree on new Music Modernization Act licensing entity | Opinion  The TennesseanThe U.S. Copyright Office will officially designate who becomes the Mechanical Licensing Collective, or MLC, by July. The MLC has wide support.
This week’s 5 best bets for music in Las Vegas  Las Vegas Review-JournalIn a reminder of just how starkly the music industry has changed, this 23-year-old New York City rapper hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 this year with just 749 ...
How Does Music Affect Your Brain? Every Way Imaginable  WIREDIn the latest episode of 'Tech Effects,' we investigated how music gets into our brains—and our bodies.
Absolute Music in Hazlet's owner skipped Page/Plant tour to teach music  Asbury Park PressJohn Albino started teaching music to supplement his income. Now his Absolute Music in Hazlet is 20 years old.
Pandora now lets you change its algorithm for selecting music  The VergePandora is giving listeners more control over what songs their customized radio stations play with a new feature called Pandora Modes.
Michael Wilton Says Queensrÿche's Music Is 'Unique' And 'Timeless'  BLABBERMOUTH.NETQUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton spoke to the "Cobras & Fire" podcast in a new interview about how the rise of grunge in the early 1990s fo...
Different generations sound distinct notes in music survey  Richmond NewsThe music industry has undergone one of the biggest revolutions over the past three decades. A countrywide survey by Research Co. provides a *fresh* look at ...
Music Notes: Woods and Stones won't break my bones  Saskatoon StarPhoenixFrom a recent JUNO Award-winning singer/songwriter to one of today's fastest rising bands, Matt Olson recommends a few concerts this week.
Community comes together to 'Save the Music in Paradise'  KCRA Sacramento"There's a community that we're able to care for each other, and that's really special. And music touches us in more than one way, and we're really fortunate."
SYNTHS 2019 – Computer Music issue 268 is out now!  MusicRadarDiscover today's powerful virtual instruments, get a free VST/AU modular synth, Feed Me in the studio, Big Wild interview and more.
Frank Iero drops electrifying “Young And Doomed” music video—UPDATED  Alternative PressJust after releasing the song last night, Frank Iero And the Future Violents have unleashed the music video for “Young And Doomed.”
History Disappeared When Myspace Lost 12 Years of Music, and It Will Happen Again  PitchforkThe news emerged this week that, amid a data migration project, Myspace had deleted all the music uploaded to its site between 2003 and 2015—an estimated ...
Marshall School will refresh arts, music spaces  Duluth News TribuneMore than 90 percent of Marshall School's 400 or so students participate in arts and music education, and school leaders aim to give them a space that truly fits ...
Grime music is being 'stifled', MPs say  BBC NewsGrime music faces significant challenges because of discrimination against urban acts, MPs have said. Despite the success of Stormzy, Dave and Skepta, it is ...
News | Kode9 To Remix Video Game Music  The QuietusKode9 has remixed four pieces of Japanese video game music for a new release on Hyperdub. Above, you can hear one of the remixes, of 'Bad Data' by Koichi ...
In Music and in Life, Tamaryn Dreams in the Dark  The New York TimesLOS ANGELES — On a rainy March evening, the singer-songwriter Tamaryn waited for a gnostic priest to begin his lecture on the transformative power of tarot at ...
D Block Europe review – London collective caught in trap cliches  The GuardianListening to south London's D Block Europe, you would be forgiven for thinking that the artist collective – led by the duo of Young Adz and Dirtbike LB – were ...
Slingshot Scenes: 10 Must-Watch Music Videos From Philadelphia  NPRLike any creative community, the Philadelphia music scene is best viewed as a constant state of collaboration. The artists might take center stage, but they ...
First Listen: Grupo Fantasma, 'American Music Vol. VII'  NPRThe nine-piece Latin funk band's new album is a perfectly executed bi-cultural statement, made for the millions of people who love mariachi as much as James ...
Loveland area activities: Music, classic cars and more  Loveland Reporter-HeraldMusic is the theme of several activities in and around Loveland this Thursday through the weekend. Plus the classic car event, Cruise Loveland, is back.
JAY-Z Among Headliners At Woodstock 50 Music & Arts Fair  HipHopDXIn celebration of Woodstock's 50th anniversary, co-founder and producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival Michael Lang has announced the official lineup for the ...
Asbury Park music and arts community shows support for ailing Joe Harvard  Asbury Park PressJoe Harvard is an integral force in the city's current music and arts revival.
Alexa’s new Song ID feature can announce what music is playing next  TechCrunchAmazon today is launching a new feature called “Song ID” that aims to help users discover music they like by using Alexa. When enabled, Alexa will announce ...
Holi Songs: Turn On The Festive Vibe With Peppy Holi Music  NDTV NewsHappy Holi Songs 2019: What instantly creates a Holi vibe are the peppy song numbers. From the classic 'rang barse' to the new-gen 'balam pichkari', prepare ...
Milo Yiannopoulos sings Christian song while showing off wealth in new music video  Daily MailYiannopolous covered the Christian song Silver and Gold, which celebrates Jesus over material riches, as he bragged about his past glamorous lifestyle with ...
Thursday Round-Up: Cliff Avril Featured In Macklemore's Newest Music Video  Seahawks.comSeahawks Legend Cliff Avril is featured in collaboration of Macklemore and Why Don't We's newest music video for 'I Don't Belong In This Club.'
Cheese Mr DJ: Study Says Music Can Change Taste of Your Dairy Products  News18Over six months, Emmental made in Beat Wampfler's 19th Century cellar in the town of Bergdorf were exposed to A Tribe Called Quest, Led Zeppelin or Mozart.
SXSW 2019: The 7 Best Acts We Saw at the British Music Embassy :: Music :: Lists :: SXSW :: Paste  Paste MagazineThe British Music Embassy returned to SXSW last week for its 12th year, showcasing some of the best new talent that the British Isles have to offer. This year's ...
Spotify vs YouTube Music: Know the plans and features before you choose one  Business StandardRead more about Spotify vs YouTube Music: Know the plans and features before you choose one on Business Standard. Spotify and YouTube Music recently ...
Apple Music launching new multi-lingual playlist ‘Suave’ this week  9to5MacApple Music is launching a new multi-lingual playlist today, as first reported by Billboard. The new playlist is called “Suave” and highlights R&B songs from ...
YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in India  The VergeGoogle has announced that YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium, and YouTube Premium have all launched in India. The services join Google Play Music ...
Watch: This music group used an old table fan to create an unusual piece of music  Scroll.inThe Japanese band Open Reel Ensemble combines discarded electrical appliances with modern technology to produce catchy tunes.
‘Miss Saigon’ at the Academy of Music: Beautiful, but can’t overcome the stereotypes  Philly.comThe Broadway Philadelphia series at the Kimmel continues with one of Broadway's most successful musicals. It is a visual feast, with tremendous staging, ...
Music of Robert Forster, Jenny Lewis & Finn Andrews  Radio New ZealandMusic reviewer Jeremy Taylor from Slow Boat Records with a trio of solo albums, fine new efforts from ex-Go-Between Robert Forster, the fourth release from ...
Music, fashion and town planning: how nightclubs change the world  The GuardianIn the popular imagination, nightclubs are sweaty basements providing a soundtrack to drunken fumbles in the dark; an alien world with no connection or ...
Bahamas offers local music students a bit of wisdom (15 photos)  SooTodayRiding on the heels of last weekend's Juno Award win, Afie Jurvanen – better known in Canadian music as Bahamas – performed to a small but wildly ...
Post Malone Flew Viral 'Wow' Dancer Out for Concert and New Music Video  TMZICYMI -- Mike Alancourt, a 40-year-old bald, bearded man from 1 Vibe Dance in Jacksonville, FL went viral earlier this month after Posty, Will Smith and other ...
2019 KAABOO Del Mar: Lineup for music, comedy, art festival announced  10NewsSAN DIEGO (KGTV) – There will be no shortage of star power at this year's KAABOO Del Mar, with Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, Snoop Dogg and ...
Radio 3 cuts threaten musical ecosystem | Letter | Music  The GuardianLuke Turner (The BBC cutting Late Junction is a blow for experimental music, theguardian.com, 15 March), tore apart Radio 3's decision to cut much of its ...
Android can now wake you with YouTube Music or Pandora  The VergePandora and YouTube Music have been added as alarm options to the Google Clock app, Android's default alarm clock. The functionality was added with ...
Taylor Swift Shut Down Your Theories About New Music. Here's What to Know  TIMENew Taylor Swift music and a new Taylor Swift album are not here — yet. Here are all the hints she's dropped and everything we know so far.
Forget soppy love songs: meet Cambodia’s punk queen on a mission  South China Morning PostRather than sing about love as others in her country do, Sochetra Vartey writes lyrics about issues such as domestic violence and poverty. She may have ...
What connects Ariana Grande and the Sound of Music?  CBBC NewsroundAriana Grande is paying 90 per cent of the money she makes from '7 Rings' to the music writers of the Sound of Music.
Grimes: New Album Will Feature "Mostly Ethereal Nu Metal (ish)" Music  Revolver MagazineIn a revealing Instagram post, musician and producer Grimes elaborates on her long-awaited upcoming album, which she reveals is called Miss_Anthrop0cene, ...
Can't stop the music: Pep bands in Salt Lake City for March Madness are the heart and soul of the NCAA Tournament experience  Salt Lake TribuneThe wide-open look was so clean, just a few feet away from Steven Smyth, a shot that had it gone in, would've been One Shining Moment-worthy on Day 1.
Gerald Carpenter: Music Club Offers Salon-like Concert of Vocal, Instrumental Music  NoozhawkThe Santa Barbara Music Club will present one of its luscious free concerts at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Central ...
Relaxing music video: 'Can't Help Falling in Love' on kalimba, with dog, in nature  Boing BoingRead the rules you agree to by using this website in our Terms of *Service*. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate ...
India’s song streaming wars heat up: After Spotify, YouTube Music joins the fray  Scroll.inInternational music-streaming platforms have turned up the volume in India. Less than three weeks after Stockholm-headquartered Spotify launched its app in ...
Flume May Have Just Teased His First Piece Of New Music  JunkeeWe may have just gotten our first taste of new Flume music, with a snippet of suspiciously Flume-like sounds appearing in a line-up trailer.
These New Puritans: Inside the Rose review – swimming in ideas  The GuardianAmid the round of interviews to promote These New Puritans' fourth studio album, an intriguing detail emerged. At some juncture during its lengthy gestation, ...
Madonna Teases New Music With Apple Tweets  BillboardThe art of teasing new music is one that many pop stars deal with on a regular basis — do you offer up a clip of a song, do you send out some new cover art, ...
Vinicius Honorio's favourite music software  MusicRadarThe Brazilian techno producer and label owner gets passionate about his five favourite software tools.
Alt.Latino's New Music Discoveries At SXSW 2019  NPRFrom the heart of music madness in Austin, Felix Contreras shares the hottest new Alt. Latino sounds from SXSW Festival.
The woman pioneer who composed landmark operas in India in defiance of music traditionalists  Scroll.inShanno Khurana created 'Sohni Mahiwal', 'Jahanara' and more in the 1960s and '70s, a time when classical vocal music was staunchly insular.
Dick Dale obituary | Music  The GuardianUS musician hailed as the King of the Surf Guitar who found new fame when his recording of Misirlou was used in Pulp Fiction. Garth Cartwright. Mon 18 Mar ...
Michael Jackson accuser Wade Robson speaks out on muting of singer's music  The IndependentWade Robson, one of the two men who have accused Michael Jackson of child sexual abuse in Leaving Neverland, has weighed in on whether the singer's ...
YouTube Music Premium: Great recommendations, huge song and video collection make it total paisa vasool  India TodayBy far, YouTube Music has one of the most user-friendly and organised design compared with other services.
Here's your French Quarter Festival 2019 hour-by-hour music schedule  NOLA.comFeaturing an all-Louisiana musical lineup, plus fab New Orleans-style food, the French Quarter Festival, April 11-14, is the best free event this side of Mardi Gras.
New Music Premiere: Devon Gilfillian's Nigerian Funk 'Get Out And Get It' : World Cafe  NPRWorld Cafe premieres this tightly syncopated groove from Gilfillian which draws on the vibes of '70s Afro-rock and funk.
Pandora Stories launches, combining music and podcasting in a new format  TechCrunchIn an effort to one-up Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora this morning announced the launch of a new marketing tool for artists, called Pandora Stories.
The best ways to move your music from Apple Music or Google Play Music to Spotify  The Next WebSpotify's just launched in India, and I'm excited to try it out. However, I've been an Apple Music subscriber for over three years, and my colleague Abhimanyu's ...
Blink-182 to mark Enema of the State’s 20th anniversary with full album performance  Consequence of SoundWhat's My Age Again? Well, in the case of Blink-182's Enema of the State, 2019 marks its 20th year on this planet, and the band has plans to celebrate in a big ...
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine: how we made Sheriff Fatman  The Guardian'We used my flat's rank toilet on the record sleeve with my guitar shoved into it – though I put a plastic bag over it first'
Spiritual journey: the freed slaves who took gospel to the world  The GuardianIn 1873, the Fisk Jubilee Singers embarked on a gruelling international tour that changed the course of history. Their remarkable story is told in a new oratorio.
Babul Supriyo’s Poll Jingle Not Music to TMC’s Ears, Police Case Filed Against BJP MP  News18Kolkata: A police complaint was lodged against BJP MP Babul Supriyo on Tuesday for making derogatory statements against West Bengal chief minister ...
Michael Jackson’s Music Has Not Been Banned by the BBC  VarietyUPDATED: Contrary to a report that apparently originated with British publication The Times, a rep for the BBC tells Variety that the network, and specifically ...
Lydian Nadaswaram deserves to become the global ambassador of Indian music: AR Rahman  The News MinuteSpeaking at a press event, AR Rahman said Lydian deserves to become a world class musician, the Indian equivalent of Chinese world class pianist, Lang ...
New Music: The Best Songs Of February 2019  NPRListen to Chaka Khan's returns, Tierra Whack's long game, and nine more songs we'll remember all year long.
'Music saved my life,' says The Soil's Buhle Mda  TimesLIVEAfter keeping her life and thoughts to herself for the longest time, The Soil's Buhle Mda finally decided to share a part of her life with her fans, using an alternative ...
The 20 Best Acts We Saw at SXSW 2019 :: Music :: Lists :: SXSW :: Paste  Paste MagazineAnother March, another 2,000 or so bands descending on Austin, Texas, hoping to find new a record deal, a booking agent or just some new fans. Along with ...
Do LaB getting a remake, but still featuring special electronic artists and surprise guests  The Desert SunDo LaB has been a Coachella feature for 15 years, offering interactive fun, electronic music and bohemian art designs.
YouTube Music vs JioSaavn vs Spotify: Which Among Them Is More ‘Indian’?  Trak.inYoutube Music vs Spotify vs JioSaavn: The battle of online music intensifies in India. But among them, which serves the 'Indian' consumer better?

Songs Await Singer

I Want To Grow Old With You (C)Chorus: I want... Read More

The Strange Days (mostly nights) of Guns N? Roses

Kenny "Axil" Rose (Lead vocals), D.J. "Slash (Lead guitar), Joshua... Read More

The Flower Garden and New Age Piano Music

If you've ever looked at a flower garden, not only... Read More

Does Your Band Need a Manager?

New bands looking to book gigs and establish contacts often... Read More

Guitar Facts: A Glossary of Terms

It is said that the forerunner of the guitar, the... Read More

The Death-Defying Warehouse Party Life: An Interview by William of Orange

About an entire local music industry that's rarely heard from,... Read More

Suzuki Violin Vs Traditional Violin

The Suzuki violin method has come to dominate the way... Read More

How to Compose Using ABA Form

ABA form is like a musical sandwich. You have the... Read More

Play The Piano Like A Pro

Meet the 12 Major Notes:1. C (do)2. C# - Db... Read More

Review: The Dissociatives - Self Titled

In 1994 Daniel Johns and his group Silverchair were catapulted... 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

Shopping For Your First Drum Set

Your first drum set purchase is very exciting! You have... Read More

Beginners Guide to Music File Formats

Are you confused by the various types of music file... Read More

Buying A Guitar - Do You Know What To Look For?

Buying a guitar is an important decision that my students... Read More

Avoiding Injuries When Playing Guitar

To avoid any sort of injuries when playing guitar a... Read More

The Gong - An Instrument Everyone Can Play

What exactly is a Gong?The gong is a musical instrument... Read More

Visualization Techniques for the Pianist

Controlling the images of the mind through image projection has... Read More

Defining The True Artist - Do You Have What It Takes?

"The real communicating artists seek unique expression. They are not... Read More

Improvisation and Musical Form

Do you ramble on endlessly with your improvisations? If so,... Read More

Songwriting - The Art of Writing a Good Song

Did you know that good songwriting is often the key... Read More

How Piano Lessons Benefit Young Children

Piano lessons provide a wide range of benefits to young... Read More

How to Create Backing Tracks If You Dont Play All the Instruments... or Any

Congratulations! Your singing has become amazing, and it's time the... Read More

Reaching For The Soul Zone

Every searching artist wants to get there. It's that magical... Read More

CD Mastering using Har-Bal

Feel free to download the entire manual detailing the mastering... Read More

?Who Else Wants to Get Screwed When Signing a Recording or Songwriting Deal?!?!?

You've got your recording (or songwriting) contract in hand and... Read More