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What to Do if You Feel Like Your Local Music Scene is Dying

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Sooner or later, it's going to happen: our little local music scene that we know and love so dearly will disperse and die out. Coping with this is not easy, but with the right attitude, there are a few ways to get past the loss of a scene you've enjoyed and been a part of. Here's how to keep the music alive during times of transition.

Performing, Honing Your Craft, bass

Jun 7, 2016 10:00 AM

Max Monahan

The 9 Most Essential Electric Bass Models

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There are many basses out there, but there are only so many classics. The market for any popular musical instrument is bound to be saturated with highlights and lowlights, legendary axes, and plain old duds. These nine basses have stood the test of time and risen to the top of the crop, earning each one a spot on our list of nine of the most essential electric basses of all time.

hip-hop, quiz

Jun 3, 2016 08:00 AM

Max Monahan

Take This Quiz to Find Out How Much You Know About Hip-Hop

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6 Bass Amps You Can't Go Wrong With

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There are lots of great bass amps out there, but many awful ones, too. Certain bass amps, however, are standards, benchmarks of quality in the field of low-end amplification. Check out this list to learn about six of the most familiar faces in the bass-amp game.

4 Classic Bands Whose Sounds Keep Coming Back

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Trends may come and go, but classic, timeless sounds don't go out of style. Certain bands have managed to craft songs that continue to impact the musical world even decades after they've stopped playing. Here are four of those classic acts, and where you'll hear their influence on modern music.