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Learn about the musical elements you’ll want to master to play a solo guitar piece that will have the audience hanging onto your every note.
From samba to salsa, Latin music is unbelievably energetic and diverse. Learn about the rhythm and instrumentals that give this music its distinct groove!
Discover how Simply Three transformed Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” from a summer dance hit into an equally energetic, beautifully-arranged string piece.
Iona’s Dave Bainbridge talks musical influences, the universality of blues, Gospel, and Celtic music and the benefits of learning multiple instruments.
From dancefloor hit to evocative pop-punk anthem: explore how Swedish rock band Twenty One Two put their own spin on Zedd’s “Find You”.
Polyrhythms are a staple of African and Indian music. Learn about what a polyrhythm is, how to identify one, and how to use them in your own music!
Learn about the power of arrangement through a comparison of The Smiths’ original “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” and the cover by Teeth & Tongue.
The Uilleann pipes of multi-instrumentalist and master collaborator Troy Donockley show up in film scores, metal bands, folk-punk projects and much more.
Listen to the before and after of this Postmodern Jukebox cover of “All About That Bass” – then learn in detail what makes it tick.
Patience, perseverance, and passion made Juanito Pascual an international flamenco phenom. His powerful, inspiring music blends flamenco, jazz, and rock.
Driven by new audiences hungry for sensation, the heroic Romantic Era celebrity composers drove performers to unsurpassed levels of instrumental virtuosity.