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How to Support Your Child Learning An Instrument

When your child expresses an interest and passion for learning to play, say, a piano, it is the responsibility of parents to support that newfound enthusiasm. Naturally, you do not want to waste the natural talent and untapped potential of your child. Besides, parents should think of it as a new adventure for their kids
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Indie Week Canada 2020 is going virtual!

The 18th edition of Indie Week Canada is switching gears by offering a 5-day online conference, taking place from Tues Nov 10 to Sat Nov 14.  This year has brought many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in response, what would normally be an in person event taking place across multiple venues in Toronto,
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Twitter Tips For Musicians

No matter how many conversations I have with fellow artists, they always say Twitter is their least favorite, and least used social media tool. Some artists admit that they don’t get it, while others think 140 characters just isn’t enough to make a point. Whatever the reason, it’s pretty safe to say that artists who
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THE VULNERABILITY OF EVAN TYLER

-A story of one of Canada’s artist for artists By Creighton Vance Evan Tyler is a regular contributor and writer for this blog. He doesn’t know I’ve put together this surprise feature on him as a guest writer for Indie Band Guru.  I began following IBG after reading one of Evan’s pieces on ‘Natural Sympathies’,
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Indie Musicians Who Dominate On The Poker Table

Playing poker is a popular hobby for a large audience of people, average Joes and A-listers alike. Whether it’s live poker or its online counterpart, the game remains the same. Indie musicians seem to enjoy taking a dip in the poker-playing pool every once in a while to spend some of their time off. Players
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Tommy Botz Is A True Recovery Story

Tommy Botz is bringing his own personal struggle with alcoholism and its consequences to light in song with the Country/Gospel album “Family and Friends”.  His early interest in music led Tommy Botz to become the lead singer in two bands – The Chevells and The Caesars 5 – who won an RCA recording contract in
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Top 10 Songs About Gambling

Creative people like musicians have always found a way to reflect the most important things not only in their lives but in other peoples’ lives. These important aspects of life include love, money, health, and even gambling. Whether you are a fan of country music, rock or Hip-hop, there is a betting anthem for you
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Sam Hale Finds His Truth as SOHEILL

A musician we have been following for a while, simply known as Sam Hale, will now be known as SOHEILL. The relevance and importance of the name change is influenced by his desire for truth.  SOHEILL says of the name change: “I’ve had many ups and downs in my life and music career, but one
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Guide to London’s Music Nightlife

London is one of the top destinations for any occasion, holidays, exploring, good food, shopping and the hottest hub for amazing music and nightlife experiences! Nightlife and London go hand-in-hand with each other and with so many clubs, bars, and pubs; there is not enough time to explore everything.  If you are hoping to dive
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Sometimes I feel like I am living in a Petri dish

Watching from the outside as innuendo drives the news cycle, facts become less important, news arriving quickly morphs to serve the best interest of the news outlets as ‘click bait’ to sell ad space at the expense of a good person’s reputation. Take for instance our sixty-something British executive producer, who two weeks ago side
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4 Tips for Not Regretting Your New Tattoo

No longer a sign of gang membership or rebellion, tattoos have been embraced more enthusiastically by the millennial generation than those in times past. More and more musicians are sporting amazing artwork. Tattoos are unique forms of communication, a type of body art that speaks volumes about the bearer. However, this a permanent message, since
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John Tiller Gets Us ‘Battle Ready’

A good songwriter must also be a master storyteller. They must have an openness to express what comes into their heart and combine it with a melody that fits the emotion. The personality needed to weave a tale that is both engaging and entertaining must shine through as well. This is not a commonly found
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SEMANTICS Bring Mental Health In Punk To Light

Semantics had dropped their EP, and there were not that many people talking about them. Especially if you are not Australian then you are likely not their target audience. Still, we thank streaming platforms for showing them to us, on the weekly discovery playlist. If you need some realism in your life, a band of
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7 Reasons Why Music Education Is So Important

Through music, people can connect with each other and can improve their mind position, improve their mood, feel relaxed, and reduces anxiety. In kindergarten school, teachers teach kids through singing and playing. In this way, children listen to them carefully and learn things quickly. The Power of Music Education Music treats mentally imbalanced people like
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The Benefits of Playing Cello

As music tends to be a part of our daily life, many people – both kids and adults, have the desire of learning how to play an instrument. Parents enroll their kids in music lessons and workshops. Teens join bands and record their own cover songs. And for those who love to relax and unwind,
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Leaving Lennox Share their “Old Love”

Australian duo Leaving Lennox, have recently moved to Music City – USA and are releasing their new single “Old Love” today.  The single, a melodic pop tune, features both female and male vocals from the pair in addition to soulful lead guitar work and a driving beat. The couple says the lyrics are fairly self-
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