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Through The Cracks - The untold stories of influential musicians and bands.
                 Danny Gatton | Clouds | Roy Buchanan | TimeBox & Patto | Joe Stanley

On The Boards - The stories behind the history making bands.
                  Beatles 12 page section | Pink Floyd| Fleetwood Mac | Moody Blues | Jethro Tull | Les Paul | Tina Turner
                  Cyndi Lauper

The Dark Side of the 8 Ball - Those Hard to Categorize Articles
                  Zombie Jamboree |
Worst Singers at Baseball Games | Unusual Stage Acts | Stupid Stage Antics | Biker Bands
                  Acoustic Finesse |Acoustic Finesse - The Sequel | SXSW | Flat Pickers | Birth of a Genre | 8 Late Great Guitarists  
                  Fruits & Veggies
| Fruits & Veggies -The Songs | Townshend

Submissions Sections

Lead-Foot Tunes - Songs Guaranteed to Get You That - Speeding Ticket. Submit your Lead-Foot tune !
Lyricists - Best Lyrics by the Top Songwriters. Submit your favorite Lyricist!
Nice Axe! - Show us your favorite axe! 
General Submissions - Opinions, snide remarks, rants, raves, send 'em here.
Home Grown Music

Links - Online music stores and software

Articles

When The Music Dies - Have we finally run out of songs to sing that haven't been sung before?
Origin Of Music - A short, (somewhat tongue in cheek), essay on the emergence and development of music
Psychology and Music - The psychological effects of music on the individual and the use/misuse of these effects.
Pianos - Acoustic vs. Digital - A guide to help in your decision when shopping for a piano.
To Compose Music , First Learn to Improvise - Information on improvisation and music composition.
Guitar Buying Tips - Tips on buying that first or second guitar.
Protecting Your Acoustic Guitar -Tips on protecting your investment.
To Tab or Not To Tab - Advantages and dis-advantages of tablature vs. traditional music notation
Copyright Information - Protect your original compositions.

Theory

The Music Staff - A description of the music staffs with their respective scales and relationships.
Note Timing - Description of notes and their relation to the time signatures.
Rests - A description of the notations indicating the silent segments of the musical composition.
Dotted Notes - Another means of controlling the flow of a musical composition.
Tied Notes - Another means of controlling the flow of a musical composition.
Time Signatures - The time signature is used in music to specify how many beats are in a measure and the value of each beat.
Music Notation - Symbols used to control the flow and character of a musical composition.
Chromatic Scale - Scale container the all the notes with their sharps and flat.
Major Diatonic - Musical scale in which the octave is divided into intervals of two different sizes, Whole and Half steps.
Minor Diatonic - Musical scale in which the octave is divided into steps starting at the 6th note of the major scale.
Scale Modes - Modes allow for a wider range of improvisational techniques.
Complimentary Scales - The relationship between Major and Minor scales.
Pentatonic Scale - The scale used frequently in Country, Rock and Blues.
Blues Scale - The scale commonly used in playing the blues and jazz.
Chord Theory - How chords are formed.
Circle of Fifths - A tool for determining Key Signatures and the progression on Fifths.
Alternate Guitar Tuning - Examples of the various ways to tune the guitar and their usage.
Finger Picking - Finger-style guitar technique.

Technical

Intonation- Adjusting the intonation on your instrument.

Studio Techniques

Studio Setup - Setting up your home studio.
Studio Microphones - Microphones for studio use.
Studio Micing Techniques  -  How to use microphones in the studio.
Studio Mixers - Mixing equipment for the studio.
Mixing Techniques - How to use your studio mixer.
Multi-tracks - Multi-tracking for the studio.
Studio Software - PC based recording studios.
Effects - Studio effects and their use.
Equalizers - Use of the Equalizer in the studio.
Studio Terminology - General list of studio terminology.

Music Genres

History of:

Blues - The evolution and history of Blues.  
Country -   The evolution and history of Country Music.
Folk Music - The evolution and history of Folk Music.
Jazz - The evolution and history of Jazz.
Heavy Metal - The evolution and history of Metal.
Hip Hop - The evolution and history of the Hip Hop movement
Punk - The evolution and history of the punk scene.
Reggae - The evolution and history of Reggae, Ska, and Rocksteady.
Rock n' Roll - The evolution and history of R&R .
Rockabilly - The evolution and history of Rockabilly.

Descriptions

Alternative - Alternative music was born in the ‘80s as an answer/solution to a somewhat stagnating rock scene.
Blues - The Blues derives it name from the Blue notes which are notes played at a lower pitch than those of the major scale.
Country and Western - Country and Western is an American music form.
Folk - Folk music probably started as a means of “oral” history keeping.
Heavy Metal - Heavy metal is rock on steroids and frequently having a dark theme.
Jazz - Jazz is an American musical art form which originated around the beginning of the 20th century.
Punk - The term "punk rock" was coined to give a name to the unpolished and sometimes unskilled garage bands of the ‘60s.
Reggae - Reggae had its birth in Jamaica in the ‘60s and is a mix of Caribbean style with strong African overtones.
Rock & Roll - Started in the late ’40s and early ‘50s as a fusion of gospel, folk, blues, country & western, and jazz.
Rockabilly - Rockabilly leans more sharply to the rock and roll side of the country sound.
Industrial - Industrial music is composed primarily of synthesized sounds.

Instruments ( History & Construction)

Evolution of the Guitar - The development of the guitar through history.
Evolution of the Piano - The development of the piano through history.
Evolution of the Microphone - The development of the microphone.
Evolution of the Drum - The development of the drum.
Evolution of the Amplifier - Design and uses of amplifiers.
The Legendary Instruments - Instruments that have defined the sound of Rock n' Roll.   New Addition

Musicians

Rock and Roll Royalty - Honorary title given to influential performers. New Addition
Notable Bass Players - List of some of the more notable and influential bass guitarists on the music scene.
Notable Blues Performers - List of some of the more notable and influential blues performers.
Notable Country - List of some of the more notable and influential country performers
Notable Drummers - List of some of the more notable and influential drummers on the music scene.
Notable Female Performers -List of some of the more notable and influential women of music.
Notable Folk Performers - List of some of the more notable and influential folk music performers.
Notable Guitarists - List of some of the more notable and influential guitarists on the music scene.
Notable Heavy Metal Performers - List of some of the notable and influential heavy metal performers.
Notable Jazz Performers - List of some of the more notable and influential jazz performers.
Notable Punk Musicians - List of some of the more notable and influential punk performers.
Notable Reggae Performers- List of some of the more notable and influential reggae musicians.
Power Trios - List of the more notable performers using the trio format.
Family Affair - List of Family Musical Acts.

Notable Rock 'n Roll Musicians
                   
The Pioneers of Rock - List of some of the more notable and influential Rock Pioneers.
                    Rock Performers '51 to '63 - List of Early Rock Artists who Shaped the genre.
                    The British Invasion '62 - '69 - List of Early British Rock Artists who Shaped the genre.
                    Rock Performers '68 to '74 - List of Early Rock Artists who Shaped the genre.

Software

Home Studio - A collection of useful software for the home studio.
Media Players - A collection of useful media players.
Drum - A collection of useful software for the home studio focusing on percussion.
Music Notation - Software for the composer.

Companies

Guitars - Acoustic - Electric - Custom  - Manufacturers of guitars.  
Keyboards - Acoustic - Digital  - Manufacturers of pianos and keyboards.
Drums  - Manufacturers of percussion instruments.  
Cymbals  - Manufacturers of cymbals.  
Recording / Studio  - Recording and studio equipment.
Microphones  - Microphones for stage and studio.
Amplifiers - Manufacturers of amplification equipment.
Affiliates - Online music equipment, software, and accessories stores.

Lists

Music Related Magazines - Lists of music and musician oriented magazines and E-zines.
Unusual Musical Instruments - Top ten unusual instruments.
Worst Recording Artists - Top ten worst music acts.
Best Concerts - The top 10 best concerts.
Novelty Songs - Top 10 novelty songs.
One Hit Wonders - Top 10 list of one hit wonders.
Best Selling Albums - Top 10 best selling albums.
Best Electric Guitars - Top 10 best selling guitars.
Modern Day Minstrels - Street performers of note.
Top Venues - Best concert venues.

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