It's obvious when comparing an untunable yet adorable craigslist clunker with a high-quality modern piano, but I was surprised to find myself noticing the difference between a $15k grand and a $50k one, too. There was, it must be said, a big difference in age. I wonder how "cheaper" modern Yamahas (the GB1K comes in at a trifling $14k or so, and then there are the uprights…) sound compared to the big grands.
Art builds on itself. Without the progress made by earlier creators, contemporary artists might not have the creative latitude they enjoy in the present. The raunchy nature of stand-up comedy in modernity wouldn't exist without the contribution of pioneers like Lenny Bruce. The evolution of music works similarly. At first glance, it might be difficult… READ THE REST
Drums are the soul of a song. Everyone loves to focus on the guitarist or the vocalist, but without a solid drummer, a track falls apart. Obviously, there's always a degree of difficulty when it comes to playing any instrument, both technically and physically. However, few instruments are as demanding as the drums. The physical… READ THE REST
Have you heardy-geardy of the hurdy-gurdy? I prefer to have some music in the background to keep myself centered, on-task, and in the right headspace. Sometimes it's chill lo-fi or a curated playlist relevant to the topic. For really dire cases, it's the hardcore, pulse-pounding synth and bass of the Hotline Miami soundtrack. All of… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. If you find yourself constantly restarting your laptop or clearing out gigabytes of files to make space, it may be time to invest in a replacement computer. But if your holiday gifting… READ THE REST
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