Women Composers You Should Know About: Part One
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Women Composers You Should Know About: Part One

This Women’s History Month, we honor women of the past and present by acknowledging their accomplishments, struggles and hard work to attain sometimes the barest recognition from society. Women composers are particularly absent from the spotlight; however, they have gained increased visibility in recent years. New Hampshire-born Amy Beach is perhaps the most prominent female composer in American history. She enjoyed a fair amount of recognition by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in her lifetime. Our sheet music collection at Johnson String Instrument includes music by countless other past and present women composers. Below is our first installment exploring these pioneering women and their exciting compositions. Rebecca Clarke Image Source REBECCA CLARKE (August 27...
Why These Are The Best Acoustic Guitar Under 500$ ?
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Why These Are The Best Acoustic Guitar Under 500$ ?

Having 500$ in your pocket. You suddenly decide to buy a guitar for you. Or your child, friend. But you don’t want to waste the money, and also want the best acoustic guitar for the money. While you can spend more than 500 to get the best one. But it still possible to grab a great one in 2020. So hit it. Our top picked the best acoustic guitar under 500. Be aware, with this particular page, we’re simply taking a look at steel-string acoustics. To get nylon-stringed versions, don’t forget to take a look at our informative article about the Popular guitar of all time. Let us test out them! Before that one of my mate suggest this one recently. You can check this out.    [azonpress_comparison id=”1″] Alvarez 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar. ...
Download FREE Music Ringtones Now!!
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Download FREE Music Ringtones Now!!

With entertainment playing a major role in our day today’s life, every other day you will be coming across new songs. Would you wish to set it as your ringtone? A true music lover would surely think of setting every new song release as their ringtone. However, most of the websites and apps would charge you heavy amount for downloading the latest music. But not to worry, in this technology world, everything is possible, even getting high quality latest music for free of cost, thanks to the advanced technology and well developed software. Therefore, you will no more have to compromise your wishes considering the heavy charges. In this article we have curated a list of some of the best ringtone downloading apps for absolutely free through which you can set ringtones as per your choice for fre...
The Second New England School: Composers of Victorian Boston
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The Second New England School: Composers of Victorian Boston

In addition to Johnson String Instrument, Boston is home to a vibrant array of ensembles and musicians as well as numerous institutions of higher education in music. Classical music in Boston—and the U.S.— owes much to a small group of 19th-century Boston composers known as “The Second New England School”. These composers were John Knowles Paine (1839-1906), Arthur Foote (1853-1937), George Chadwick (1854-1931), Edward MacDowell (1860-1908), Horatio Parker (1863-1919), and Amy Beach (1867-1944). The First and Second New England Schools The “First New England School” developed during the American Revolution. It consisted largely of self-taught hymn composers like William Billings. Their rustic styles ignored the stringent rules of European music theory. The Second New England School, by...
Boss SE-50 The Best Multi-Effects Processor
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Boss SE-50 The Best Multi-Effects Processor

Boss is a manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and accessories based in Japan. The company is a subdivision of Roland, one of the largest producers of musical instruments in the world. Over the years, Boss has released a number of popular products, ranging from guitar distortion pedals to drum machines and samplers. One of its most enduring products, which is still widely used today despite having been first released over two decades ago, is the SE-50 multi-effects processor. The SE-50 was the first half-rack multi-effects processor created by Boss and was specially designed with guitarists in mind. The effects unit is outfitted with an array of effects typical of such units, including distortion, chorus, and flanger. Boss SE-50 Multi-Effects Processor. ...
“How I Approach Photographing a Concert”
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“How I Approach Photographing a Concert”

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a lack of concerts to photograph over the last two months.  I thought I would use this downtime to write a few articles focusing on Concert Photography and other music-related themes.  This first article is about how I approach shooting a concert to make it interesting for the reader.   Photographing a concert is not much different than making a movie or writing a book. The goal is to tell a story that keeps the interest of your audience. It’s about capturing the experience of the show and sharing it in such a way that others can feel what it was like being there. Simply taking a series of closeups of the performer’s face is not going to portray the experience and will not maintain the attention of your audience. After three or four ne...
Qhairo // In Short
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Qhairo // In Short

More than an incredibly slick and sublime track, ‘Blue Petals’ is a visionary artistic statement that sees Qhairo firmly set himself out as a captivating and compelling emerging artist. As the single is released today, we caught up with him to talk playing The Royal Albert Hall, Kwabs and sculptor PJ Harper. The first taste of his upcoming debut EP 60FOOTNOIR, due out this August, ‘Blue Petals’ offers a mesmerising fusion of smooth R&B, skittering beats and electronic flourishes. Flexing his soulful, inimitable vocals, Qhairo ranges from sultry, honeyed delivery to potent spoken-word and passionate bars, switching between these with seemingly effortless poise. A visceral, sensuous track, on ‘Blue Petals’ Qhairo explores his sexual identity and rom...
Howlin’ Rain: February 21, 2020 Union Pool + August 7, 2019 Brooklyn Bowl
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Howlin’ Rain: February 21, 2020 Union Pool + August 7, 2019 Brooklyn Bowl

Howlin’ Rain rolled in from the West Coast into Union Pool a few Friday nights ago and proceeded to deliver a lick-filled, thoroughly jam-forward set that gave us all a quick reminder of why the band’s latest record is Under the Wheels: Live From the Coasts Vol 1. Many fewer bands cry out for the live album treatment as compared to those pushing bad-sounding, paint-by-numbers dreck. Rest assured that Howlin’ Rain are solidly among the good guys; not only does the new record boast an almost completely different setlist than this show, it’s also an outstanding recording that foregrounds Ethan Miller’s guitar pyrotechnics. If you attended this show and didn’t grip a copy of Under the Wheels afterward, I hope it’s because you already bought one....