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Tonic Games To Cure What Ails You

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Any and every seasoned musician out there can tell you about the importance of getting into a practice routine or regimen. But what happens when you get your practicing on track and the track keeps taking you to the same places? And how do you make progress and move forward when you don't know what direction to move toward in the first place? While we live and shed in the information age, where eBooks, videos, on-line lessons, play-along material, and ...


Hewlett-Packard TouchSmart 610 with Beats Audio

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Though digital music has changed the landscape for everyone in the business--record companies, artists, and consumers--one of its many criticisms has been the loss of audio quality in the listening experience. Audiophiles and those old enough to remember the prevalence of Long Playing (LP) record albums (those huge flat vinyl discs now popularized by DJ scratching) and high fidelity components can sometimes become nostalgic for the days of analog quality-delivered media. Whereas the current availability of MP3 ...


955 Dreams Launches Jazz app for iPads

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The History of Jazz 955 Dreams 2011 Interested in the history of jazz? There's an app for that now--and it's a beauty. Created by the app start-up 955 Dreams, The History of Jazz is a gem of a program which is set up as a time line of jazz history. Its extensive descriptions are divided into eras and styles, and include biographies, music samples, Wikipedia links and lots of YouTube videos of the artists being chronicled. ...


North Coast Brewing Up Some Monk

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In 1931, industrialist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. donated two million dollars to the Save-The-Redwoods League to purchase some 10,000 acres of virgin redwood forests in Northern California from logging companies. These companies had already cut nearly 90% of the world's tallest trees, some of these redwood trees had stood on the coast of California since the year zero on our calenders. Rockefeller was persuaded of this mission after leaving New York and traveling to a river called Bull Creek hundreds ...

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