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Should I store my vinyl records side by side or in piles?
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They should be stored side-by-side, as vertically as possible, and in an area that doesn't get really hot to prevent warping. If you stack them on top of each other there is extra pressure on them ...

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Why is the length of a song in much modern music between 3 and 4 minutes?
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There's a few reasons for it, but one of the most notable is related to how most of us start listening to music which is the radio. Think about it from a radio station's perspective. They can only ...

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Is it true that Jimi Hendrix didn't know music theory?
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Like other people said Jimi Hendrix never took lesson so he would have never formally learned any music theory, but that doesn't mean he was absent of the knowledge of any music theory. Music Theory ...

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Are "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" the same song?
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No. They are both simple melodies, but they're different. This is Twinkle - Twinkle Little Star: This is The Itsy Bitsy Spider:

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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?
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Last.fm has a very good similar artists page for Dream Theater with over 200 bands/artist listed that range from extremely popular to barely known and has this for any bands/artist. All the bands ...

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Who is Hozier's goddess?
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It's to refer to his lover. The whole section is actually: If I'm a pagan of the good times My lover's the sunlight To keep the Goddess on my side She demands a sacrifice It can be ...

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Musical difference between "Chicago blues" and "Detroit blues"
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They're really just more to tell where a blues performer is from rather then describe the music as Chicago blues is blues from Chicago and Detroit blues is from Detroit. Just in general in music ...

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Why do guitarists use different gear in the studio than when playing live?
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There a different mindset in the studio then on tour. In the studio the goal is the sound so the equipment used needs to sound the best a lot of musicians will spend hours trying difference amps, ...

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How does 'meter' differ from 'rhythm', in music?
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Rhythm is simply a description of the position in time of and the duration of a note or group of notes (or silence if a rest). So quarter, quarter, half could be one rhythm, and half, quarter, quarter ...

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Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder lyrics meaning
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This gets a little bit into music terminology and musical form. When talking about different sections of music they are typical referred to by letters as seen here and here. You also need to take the ...

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Usage of headless guitars on reggae
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No it's not a genre specific trend. In fact personally I associate a headless guitar more with metal than anything else. They are starting to get more popular with all guitarists in general. One ...

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Why do string players heave their bows far over the strings, like over their head?
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It's just a little visual flavor to the performance. As you see the quartet does it in sync so it's meant to be part of the overall performance. You don't have to do it as a string player nor will ...

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Had Mark Knopfler written some more rock songs after Dire Straits?
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He's continued to write songs to this day in his solo career. He hasn't had as much main stream success, but he does continue to write and he has many solo albums currently out: Golden Heart (1996) ...

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Would "Garage Band" App be considered a genre?
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No. First off, the term "Garage Band" is also associated with starting bands with low budges so having that as a genre would be confusing. Second is genre meant to show off what type of music the band/...

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Why is 8:05 "time to rock"?
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The more likely explanation is that is he's referring to starting a concert at that time in a slightly tongue-in-cheek fashion. Most concerts will start between 7-10 depending on scheduling, and ...

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