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lmost 900,000 public sector workers are to get an above-inflation pay rise, including doctors, teachers and police officers. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said he recognised their “vital contribution” during the coronavirus pandemic. The Treasury said the money for the salary increases of up to 3.1% would come from existing departmental budgets. Labour said the rise would […]

Britons in India say they have been left “abandoned” with “no help whatsoever” from the UK government. The entire country, which has a population of 1.3 billion,¬†was put under lockdown on 23 March with less than four hours notice, in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. A petition to repatriate UK citizens […]

Another 259 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus – with at least 13 of them having no underlying health problems. The latest figures mean a total of 1,028 people have died in the UK after contracting the virus. The vast majority of those were in England, where a further 246 […]

The whole point of digital music is the risk-free grazing” Cory Doctorow, Canadian journalist and co-editor and of the off-beat blog Boing Boing, is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon […]

Price, 57, has played music nearly her whole life, starting with piano when she was five years old. But in the fall of 2009, the guitar was still something of mystery to her. She had been playing for only a couple of months and was struggling a bit with the new challenges. Yet, instead of […]

Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. It is normally expressed in terms of pitch (which includes melody and harmony), rhythm (which includes tempo and meter), and the quality of sound (which includes timbre, articulation, dynamics, and texture). Music may also involve complex generative forms in time through […]

The group announced the disbandment on Facebook with an official statement, followed by a more personal one from founder and singer John Monster saying the decision rested on his shoulders. If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at […]

Have you ever wondered how your favorite musicians make such great music? The answer is this: They fully understand how musical emotion works, and how to use this to create intense emotions in YOU while you listen to them. Understanding musical expression is key to becoming a great guitar player and musician. When you control […]

What do you believe is the number one thing that musicians are doing to ruin their chances at succeeding in the music industry? Is it: not practicing their instrument enough? Not putting together enough good music industry connections? Living in a city with no music scene? The answer to all of this is NO – […]

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I am sent e-mail messages on a constant basis by tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem […]