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Best Mini Acoustic Guitars

Searching for the best mini acoustic guitar that is small but still sounds good can be quite difficult. Most of the time acoustic guitars tend to lose a lot of their tone and sound quality as they get smaller. This doesn’t have to be the case though. You don’t have to sacrifice tone for size.

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Best Bass Guitars for Beginners

It’s hard to find the best bass guitar for beginners when you are new to basses and you are just starting to learn. If you are new to bass, you probably don’t know the difference between humbuckers, single coils, and soapbars. It’s all nonsense to you and honestly it doesn’t really matter for a beginner.

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John Hill Hewitt

John Hill Hewitt (July 11, 1801 – October 7, 1890) John Hill Hewitt was an American songwriter born in July 1801 in New York City. Along with music he is also known for his plays and poetry. Hewitt was born into an extremely musical family and was exposed to music from a very young age.

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John Hewitt Comments on Henry Russell

This is excerpt from John Hewitt’s book Shadows on the Wall or, Glimpses of the Past, where he talks about Henry Russell, their relationship, and their music. Henry Russell. The descriptive songs and ballads of this composer and vocalist are still much in vogue. He spent much of his time in Baltimore, though New York

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Henry Russell

Henry Russell (December 24, 1812 – December 8, 1900) Henry Russell was born in Sheerness, Kent, in the South of England, during the year 1812. Russell was a pianist, singer and composer. He was born into a Jewish family, and was dedicated to music from a very young age, and started learning piano from the

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Frederic Woodman Root

Frederic Woodman Root (June 13, 1846 – November 8, 1916) Frederic Woodman Root was born in Boston in 1846, son of George Root, a well known songwriter at the time. His mother, Mary Olive Root, was also a famous singer, thus, Root grew up surrounded by music. At just 5 years old, his father had

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George Frederick Root

George Frederick Root (August 30, 1820 – August 6, 1895) George Frederick Root was an influential songwriter, born in August 1820, in Sheffield, Massachusetts. His work mainly focused on issues regarding the American Civil War. As a young boy, Root trained on piano under the guidance of George J. Webb, and also studied the flute alongside this.

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Best Cheap Guitar Pedals

Getting your hands on the best cheap guitar pedal that has great effects and tone isn’t that easy. Most affordable guitar effects pedals don’t sound that great and are typically made out of poor materials. There are plenty of nice budget guitar pedals out there though. You just have to find them. The good news

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Best Travel Acoustic Guitars

Finding the best travel acoustic guitar that is small, portable, and easily placed in a backpack is challenging. Most of the time when you want a smaller acoustic guitar you end up losing tone, quality, and playability. That doesn’t always have to be the case though. There are a number of great portable acoustic guitars

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Victor August Herbert

Victor August Herbert (February 1, 1859 – May 26, 1924) Victor August Herbert was born on the island of Gurnsey in 1859.  He was an American born composer of Irish ancestry. Herbert began his musical career at the age of 15, learning instruments such as the piano and piccolo.  He then decided to settle on the

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