The Basic Parts of a Sheet Music Stand

Music stands come in several varieties and styles, and can be made from many different materials. But with few exceptions, they all share the same basic parts. From lower to upper these consist of the “base”, the “shaft”, and the “tray”. The Base The base of a sheet music stand […]

The History of Jazz Piano Music in New Jersey

David J. Holcomb

Due to its proximity to New York City, the world capital of jazz, New Jersey has had an interesting history with the genre. The piano as an instrument is particularly important to New Jersey’s relationship with jazz music history because there have been so many important jazz pianists who came […]

The State of Modern Music

David J. Holcomb

Today’s practitioners of what we once called “modern” music are finding themselves to be suddenly alone. A bewildering backlash is set against any music making that requires the disciplines and tools of research for its genesis. Stories now circulate that amplify and magnify this troublesome trend. It once was that […]

Irresistible Home Decor For Music Lovers

David J. Holcomb

Music lovers are reputed as innovative people around the world. There are certain music lovers who are adorers to such an extent that they dedicate their entire lives to either creating some form of music or the other or for that matter draw music into every aspect of their lives. […]

Shopping For Cheap Musical Instruments

David J. Holcomb

If you have really a strict criterion for the performance and the quality of a musical instrument in your mind then it can really be a costly affair for you to buy it. If you want to buy a best quality guitar then it may cost you around $2000 and […]

Get the Best Music for Your (Guest’s) Ears

David J. Holcomb

Trying to figure out what music to play for your wedding is like trying to solve a riddle wrapped in an enigma inside an episode of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’. With standards slipping and definitions of “music” getting hazier (wedding DJs – ugh!), it pays to find a NJ Pianist […]

Country Music – Power Chords

David J. Holcomb

OK firstly, let me give you an intro on country music power chords. They are basically a group of notes, that when strummed together, give you similar results as traditional chords. Power chords are most often used in rock music. This type of power chord only uses 3 strings. Gives […]

Promoting Your Music Online

David J. Holcomb

Thanks to the Internet, it’s easier than ever for new bands and artists to be discovered and to sell their music directly to fans. How do you get started and what’s the best way to promote your band? Here are some tips: One of the first places you’ll want to […]

Tips for Adults Learning Music

David J. Holcomb

There are plenty of people in the world that believe you should learn every skill you can as young as possible, because it’s more difficult to pick up something new in adulthood. This thinking is entirely untrue, as you can learn new skills no matter your age. It’s all a […]