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Bryce Vine

Bryce Vine was one of 12 talented people chosen from a pool of 34,000 submissions to compete on the original Glee Project, a reality show on the Oxygen network in which performers vie for a spot the TV show Glee. Bryce is a vocal student at Berklee College of Music who sings pop, rap, jazz, and alternative.

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Art Alexakis

Arthur Paul "Art" Alexakis is best known as the American singer, composer, and guitarist of the rock band Everclear. He has been a member of several notable bands, in addition to his own work as a songwriter for other artists.

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Zendaya

Zendaya is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She currently stars on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up as Raquel "Rocky" Blue. 

Guitar Case Give Away

85% of Americans, including President Obama, wish they could play a musical instrument. This year, resolve to reap the benefits of playing a musical instrument. Take the Pledge to Play on Facebook and encourage your friends to take it too!

Wanna Play?

Everyone knows that playing a musical instrument is fun and entertaining, but music making is scientifically proven to benefit people of all ages...

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Gov. Mike Huckabee Speaks Out at the NAMM Show About His Support for School Music Education


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11 Essential Elements to Learning a Song

If you want to learn how to play a song, here are 11 steps that can be taken to accomplish your goal. These were compiled by Jeannie Deva, a celebrty voice and performance coach and recording studio vocal specialist with a list of impressive endorsements.


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Happy New Year Music Makers! Even more Americans want to join you in 2011!

According to a recent survey by ISI Translation Services and published in USA Today Snapsnots on Dec. 30, after weight loss, self improvement resolutions topped list that adults plan to make this year.


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Gwyneth Paltrow...On Learning to Play Guitar for 'Country Strong'

According to a recent article in Entertainment Weekly, when Gwyneth Paltrow signed on to portray a Nashville star named Kelly Canter in Country Strong, she was determined to do it as "properly" as possible. The article goes on to feature the 38-year-old actress's take on learning to play guitar:


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The NAMM Foundation Launches Benefit Album to Put More Musical Instrument in Kids' Hands

Former Arkansas Governor and part-time bass guitar player Mike Huckabee recently launched a new benefit album called “I Wanna Play!: An Album to Put Musical Instruments into the Hands of Every Child in America” on his weekly news commentary show. Platinum recording artist and songwriter Aaron Tippin and producer James Stroud led the charge on this project at Gov.


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The Unifying Power of Music: CNNiReport Features Dozens of Choirs Singing Hymn As One

Recently, CNN iReport invited choirs to sing "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power" and combined them to create one powerful voice. Check out this powerful video:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/?/video/ireports/2010/10/18/cnn.choir.p...


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Coverband 2011 A Chance for Players to Take the Stage at Winter NAMM

A number of music companies – including SABIAN, Latin Percussion, Toca, Genz Benz, Ovation, Gretsch Drums, Audio-technica, Hercules, Fender, Casio, Gibraltar, Musician’s Friend, Harmony-Central.com, Sonicbids.com, Modern Drummer magazine, Guitar Player magazine, EQ magazine, Keyboard Player magazine and Bass Player magazine have joined forces to sponsor an online talent contest, w


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'Shale Play' of Chesapeake Energy Wins 10th Annual Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands

No strangers to outshining the competition, top executives from Chesapeake Energy stole the spotlight in a new way on Saturday, when their company-sponsored band, "Shale Play," earned the title of the world's "Best Corporate Band" at the 10th annual Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands, presented by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and the Rock and Roll Ha


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Are you An Indie Artist Looking for Exposure? Submit Your Application for the Independent Music Awards

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Independent Music Awards and if you're an independent musician you might have a chance at winning!


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Live Near Los Angeles? Refresh Your Music Practice Routine

Do you enjoy playing music for fun and live near Los Angeles? Need a change of scene for your music practice routine? Ever wonder what your music would sound like when practiced outdoors? Then Public Practice is for you!