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Posted October 13, 2017

50 Most Famous Artists by State

Ever wondered which artist came from your home state? Listed here are all 50 states of America and the biggest, most influential artists that were born there. Larger states like Texas, Washington, and California were hotbeds of creativity so it was tough choosing just one artist to represent those states, while smaller states didn't see any iconic stars until much later in time. Don't get too upset if your favorite band isn't on this list! Write in the comments below and let us know which bands you would replace on this list. 

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Posted October 5, 2017

Top 5 Tom Petty Spotify Songs, Covered!

Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers passed away on October 2, 2017 and with that, I wanted to educate myself on some of his most popular hits. I knew a lot of my favorite artists had covered his songs, and that got me into an endless spiral of Tom Petty covers. For the sake of organization, these are the Top 5 most “popular” songs on Tom Petty’s Spotify page at the time of this writing. With the Top 5 in mind, I wanted to find the most interesting covers of these iconic classics. Some of the artists on this list will surprise

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Posted October 2, 2017

PRS Guitars Bird Inlay Origins

In the guitar industry, one is used to seeing the same dot or trapezoid inlay pattern found over and over again on various guitar brands around the globe. However, the unique PRS Guitars bird inlays are extremely iconic and one-of-a-kind. How did PRS come to create the iconic inlays and where did the inspiration for them come from?

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Posted October 2, 2017

6 Not So Easy Guitar Songs on Acoustic

If you're like me and get bored of strumming the same old three chords, playing the same old songs, there's one thing I like to do, and that's to learn new, challenging songs. Some of the most difficult songs to play are either super fast, sweep and shred fests, or really intricate fingerpicking songs on an acoustic. Since I'm not Herman Li and my left hand is mostly useless, fingerpicking is more of my style. If you want to learn some new chords, and a few wa

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Posted September 24, 2017

Practical Applications of Music Theory

Aural skills are a crucial part of any musician's skill set.  Aural means related to to sense of hearing or the anatomy and physiology of the ear.  So, aural training is sometimes called ear training, an important foundation when learning music theory.  Aural skills training is the process by which musicians identify and mentally organize the sounds that happen in music.

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