Whatever programming guide or marketing strategy used by SiriusXM is proving to be quite effective. Last year, the satellite radio service added more subscribers than any U.S. on-demand service to date.
The company announced Wednesday it added 2 million net subscriber additions and finished the year with 23.9 million subscribers. In addition, the company said it expected to meet or exceed all of its 2012 financial guidance.
Props to Billboard & AlLindstrom
You can’t give a deposition like this and expect to win a legal case in the real world. And today a LA jury ordered Lil Wayne to pay Quincy Jones III 2.1 million dollars for blocking the release of The Carterdocumentary. TMZ got the scoop:
Lil Wayne never showed up in court for his trial. The day he was supposed to testify he was a no-show because he had suffered several seizure-like episodes and was prohibited from flying. As a result, his lawyer was left to show the jury Wayne’s deposition, in which he refuses to answer questions and mocks the proceeding. [RapRadar]
Game is making the leap from rapper to reality show star. VH1 has officially announced that the Compton MC will star in a new series, “Marrying The Game.”
The show follows the unlikely love story of Jayceon Taylor aka “The Game” and his straight-laced school teacher fiancée Tiffney Cambridge as they prepare to exchange vows. Their two children, King Justice, 5, and Cali Dream, 1, will also make appearances.
Cambridge fell in love with Jayceon, but wanted nothing to do with his rap alter ego. After eight years and two children, she finally agreed to marry him.
In each episode, viewers will see how love brought this unlikely couple together and how they work through their differences. Find out if they make it down the aisle when the season premieres on November 19 at 9:30 p.m. [RapUp]
Robert Cutietta, Dean of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, introduces himself and the school that he runs, and shares his thoughts on some of the school’s key goals, such as hiring and fostering a faculty who are both artists and teachers, further improving the institution’s already impressive community outreach initiatives, and launching a new Popular Music program. He also gives advice to music students and their parents, about how to prepare for a college career in a music program, and what his program in particular looks for in the students it accepts.
In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Panos Mavromatis from NYU talks about music theory and his program at NYU.
Panos Mavromatis is Assistant Professor of Music and Music Education and Director of Music Theory at New York University’s Steinhardt School.
Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question, whether I’m jamming with my band, recording a part, or live on-stage I often fumble through repeating the correct verse passes, or playing the right amount of repeats. Is there anything I can do to keep myself better focused on the part I’m playing? This is starting drive me crazy!
Jonathan — Connecticut, USA
Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question… It seems like all of the great improviser guitar player guys jam-out really wicked long pentatonic lines. I was wondering, if there was some kind of good way to practice this? I know my pentatonic scales fairly well, but I can’t make them sound really connected and far-reaching like the famous players.
Darren — Minneapolis, MN. USA
As part of Q TV’s ‘How to’ on Q Aaron Dessner from Brooklyn’s The National demonstrates how to play ‘Fake Empire’ and ‘Slow Show’ on guitar.
Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question… I really like the sound of arpeggios. Bands I like to listen to seem to use a lot of them. My favorite styles are definitely those that use the Neo-Classical sound. Could you make a guitar lesson on building arpeggio stacks? If I knew how this worked, and had some good guitar neck shapes, I’m positive that I could use arpeggios much better.
- Erik — Norway
In this first lesson he covers a small essential part of music theory so people can carry it onto the keyboard. It’s just about some chords. The C chord, F chord and G chord. Then moves over to the keyboard and teach aspects of these chords and how they are made, how they can be clarified and applied to the electronic functions of the keyboard. (He is use a Clavinova CVP303 digital piano and a Yamaha PSR 202 and a Casio keylighting keyboard)
This video shows how to create a song from scratch. He starts out with some basic theory to get some chords to work with. Enjoy!
Very important part of being successful is knowing the basics. Learn this stuff!
Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question… I’ve received a lot of email messages & YouTube comments over the years from guitar players who either follow, or visit my guitar lessons website at (creativeguitarstudio.com), my blog-site at (andrewwasson.com) and my YouTube channels.
The comments are of a question about what order they should study the lessons material in. Also, what kind of practice routine would be an effective one, once the material has been decided upon.
In this video, I’d like to take the time to cover both the Introductory & Intermediate guitar student levels with what kind of order I believe is good to organize the practice of guitar material in. Once the material has been decided upon, what kind of practice routine I consider as highly effective throughout a; weekly, monthly, quarterly and even a yearly basis. In the video I get things started by taking a look over typical practice routines that I believe material should be studied for the average Introductory & Intermediate Guitar student.
Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question. I’m not too bad with playing my scales in position, but I am terrible when it comes to playing my scales along the neck! Do you have any ideas for me regarding how scale patterns can be played more along the neck instead of just vertically in a position?
Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question. The Wikipedia page explaining, “Octave,” states that there are 12 semi-tones to an octave. I’m reading into this that, as musicians, we have eleven tones when composing musical ideas. Although I understand that harmony plays a role in determining those tones, can I compose music & solo from a perspective of eleven notes instead of the diatonic seven?
Watch and learn this stuff. This is exactly what you need to master before starting any career in music. Enjoy!
Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question. As much as I’ve tried it, I just can’t get a good sound when I do Double-Note bends. When I try and do basic ones like in Chuck Berry songs I can’t do them and get back to the normal notes. And, when I try the ones in Hendrix or Foo Fighters songs I can’t get the right pressure. So, could you consider making a video covering Double-Note bends? Jerry — Auburn Heights, Michigan
Great video tutorial continuing in order from lesson 1. This is a very helpful tutorial so pay attention and take notes.