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Looking Back at Ray Charles Self-Titled 1957 Album

The Telegraph’s culture editor Martin Chilton correctly states that Ray Charles is “one of the few 20th-century musicians who can justifiably be called a genius,”...
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   Welcome Back. In this segment I will be covering the two basic ways to get a gig performing music, however, due to the complex...
The "swirl is gone" - but the "thrill sure ain't"

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By Jeremy Shaskus    “You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand,...
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Jeremy Shaskus new article series Jeremy Shaskus – How To Survive Being A Musician...

Jeremy Shaskus new article series Jeremy Shaskus - HOW TO SURVIVE BEING A MUSICIAN IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM:   My name is Jeremy Shaskus. I...
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Faith Angelina's first original composition

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Faith Angelina's first original composition for her "Reaching 12" album was written when she was only eight years old... she says that it helped...
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