Yoko Shimomura (下村陽子)- Legendary Composers

There are many genres of music; rock, pop, gospel etc. And while some genres are more popular than others, there is one genre that is often overlooked: video game music. Video game music has progressed at a rapid speed in the past 40 years. From 8-bit audio to full orchestrated assembles, video game music has become more respected. Notably, a major contributor to the genre, Yoko Shimomura. Shimomura has composed some of the most recognizable songs throughout gaming history. Street Fighter II, Final Fantasy XV, and Kingdom Hearts are only some of her notable works. This composer holds a special place in my heart, and her music has resonated with me since I was a little kid. Allow me to introduce the Legendary Composer, Yoko Shimomura.

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How to Prepare For Your First Music Gig

While playing for your enjoyment might be fun, the real fulfillment comes when you get the chance to share your talents, skills, and even your original music with the rest of the world. After playing for a while, may it be a few months or a few years, you’ll have the desire to perform and share all the emotions you get from your music. And yes, this means with someone else other than the imaginary stadium audience you’ve played to within your four walls. Sounds like it’s time to get your first music gig.

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Top 10 Electric Guitars for Beginners

Sitting back and watching some of the guitar greats like Jimi Hendrix, B.B King, George Benson, Eric Clapton and many others that we cannot begin to mention here, deliver hair raising performances on their electric guitars, you suddenly catch the guitar fever and learning how to play this obviously amazing instrument becomes a passionate goal of yours. Now you want to jump into learning the guitar so you can play like your icon. We know that feeling because many of us have experienced it.

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Rising Stars – Japanese Musicians: Senri Kawaguchi (川口 千里)

Drummers don’t get the love they deserve. When most people think of drums, they either imagine loud obnoxious noise, or it’s an easy instrument to learn.

As an above-average drummer, I can tell you that it isn’t. I started learning drums about 7 years ago, and while learning I also spent hours listening to drummers.

One day when I was browsing through YouTube, I came across a drummer that opened my eyes to how amazing drumming was.

It was girl playing a drum cover of a popular Japanese song from the anime K-ON; her name was Senri Kawaguchi.

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How To Make Time To Practice Your Instrument

Let’s face it. As we move from childhood to adulthood, the time we have to do things we want becomes limited. For people who play music, this becomes even more frustrating. But, what if we told you, there is a way to practice while trying to manage your busy schedule. It it comes down to is diligence. Here is our list on how to make time to practice your instrument.

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Rising Stars – Japanese Musician: Yucco Miller (ユッコミラー)

Yucco Miller: The Pink-haired Japanese Saxophonist

Long pink hair, spunky personality, and a little ditsy. For most, it might be hard to take this kind of person seriously. Nonetheless, recognize them as an incredible saxophonist.

Well, this type of person does exist, and is probably one of the most talented saxophonists unknown to the world. Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing one of the many Rising Stars in Asia, Japanese Musician: Yucco Miller.

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Top 10 Digital Pianos Under $500 in 2019

Buyer’s Guide of the Top 10 Best Digital Pianos Under $500.

When the first digital piano released to the public, they were heavy, expensive and lacked the realistic sound of an acoustic piano.

However, over the years digital pianos have evolved and reached a middle-ground between portability, quality, and price. Some even rivaling the sound of $10,000 grand pianos, at a fraction of the price.

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Top 5 Best Alto Saxophones for Beginners

Buyer’s Guide of the Top 5 Best Alto Saxophones for Beginners

There are a lot of instruments in the world; each with its own unique sound. The saxophone is considered one of the most popular instruments to learn. However, we also think it is the sexiest sounding instrument in the world. If you are thinking about learning the saxophone, but unsure of where to start, fear not, for we have compiled a list of the Top 5 Best Alto Saxophones for Beginners. 

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