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Learning these 4 guitar licks will have you well on your way to becoming a rock star. Learn about playing 4 guitar licks.

By Rachel Frank

Chord transitions are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about chord transitions.

By Ben Bowlin

12-bar blues is taught on the guitar in this collection of videos. Find out how to play the 12-bar blues.

By Chris Obenschain

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Basic chords are presented to help you learn how to play the guitar. Learn about playing the guitar with this basic guitar chords.

By Rachel Frank

Booking agents secure work for many different types of artists. Read this article to learn more about booking agents.

By Dave Roos

DJs use music mixing software to help them produce hot beats. Read this article to learn about music mixing software.

By Dave Roos

The process of remastering CDs and DVDs has become increasingly popular as we move further into the digital age. Read this article to learn all about the remastering process.

By Dave Roos

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There's a reason why your favorite band's album sounds so good. Recording engineers are the backbone of album recording sessions. But what exactly happens behind the scenes?

By Dave Roos

Going to see your favorite band's concert tour can be a rush. But there's a lot more that goes into putting on a concert tour than you can imagine. What happens behind the scenes?

By Diane Dannenfeldt

Being a roadie for a major rock band might sound cool, but there's a lot of hard work involved. What does it take to become a roadie?

By Tim Crosby

Pro Tools software and hardware makes it easy to mix music on your computer. Learn all about Pro Tools in this article.

By Dave Roos

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Pro Tools makes it easy to mix music, but there are several mixing tips that make the process even easier. Check out this article to learn about Pro Tools mixing tips.

By Dave Roos

Pro Tools plug-ins can make using Pro Tools software that much easier. Check out this article to learn about some of the top Pro Tools plug-ins.

By Dave Roos

You wouldn't be able to buy your favorite cd if it weren't for music distributors. Check out this article to learn more about the role of music distributors in the music industry.

By Diane Dannenfeldt

Before TV, the Web and other modern distractions, families tuned in to radios for the latest serial dramas, comedies and soap operas. How did these formats take off? And who is the Shadow?

By Winifred Fordham Metz

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Starting a great recording begins with the proper miking techniques for your instruments. Learn the best miking techniques for your recording in this article.

By Dave Roos

Some of the most valuable records on the market aren't what you'd think they would be. Did any favorites from your vinyl collection make the list?

By Diane Dannenfeldt

Stocking your home recording studio with proper equipment can be a daunting task. Find out what some home recording studio essentials are in this article.

By Dave Roos

Gibson and Fender became household names thanks to legendary musicians like Hendrix. Strum through this collection of photos to see some of these famous guitarists and their instruments of choice.

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Becoming a music agent takes time, contacts and in some cases, investing your own money. Learn more about what it takes to become a music agent in this article.

By Diane Dannenfeldt

Becoming a music producer takes training, talent and a long list of contacts. Learn more about what it takes to become a music producer.

By Diane Dannenfeldt

There's a lot more factors than the band that can make a great concert. Live sound engineering is a crucial part of any concert-going experience. Learn more about how live sound engineering works.

By Tim Crosby

Behind the scenes, professional audio post production engineers work hundreds of hours to make sure that every snippet of dialogue, every sound effect, and every second of the film score are perfectly blended to create a cohesive and powerful cinematic experience. Learn how audio post production works.

By Dave Roos

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The time spent in the studio is referred to as a recording session where songwriters, musicians, sound technicians and producers work together to create a unique sound. Find out more about how recording sessions work.

By Tim Crosby

Recording studios are where the magic happens in the music business. Learn about the history and technology of recording studios.

By Diane Dannenfeldt