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Top 10 Olympic and sporting themes

Top 10 Olympic and sporting themes

GregJohnson July 6, 2012 1

The last two weeks have seen music and sport come together in the entertainment headlines: Muse released their official Olympic song Survival, London 2012 organisers unveiled a special music service for spectators called Rock

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Top 10 acoustic guitarists you’ve probably never heard of

Top 10 acoustic guitarists you’ve probably never heard of

GregJohnson June 22, 2012 9

Last month we looked at ten electric guitarists who you’ve probably never heard of (look out for a follow up list of plugged in players soon!) so this Friday, we’re turning our attentions to

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Top 10 Moog Google doodle YouTube performances

Top 10 Moog Google doodle YouTube performances

GregJohnson May 24, 2012 2

The release of the Moog Google doodle yesterday, saw the keyboard warriors of YouTube converted into QWERTY performance pianists. We loved Sasha Kolenko‘s witty picture of his Moog prodigy synth and four track, which

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Top 10 electric guitarists who you’ve probably never heard of

Top 10 electric guitarists who you’ve probably never heard of

GregJohnson May 18, 2012 32

Another Friday, another Musicroom Top 10! After last week’s look at the best Gotye covers around, this week we present you with: the top 10 electric guitarists who you’ve never heard of—a bold name

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10 reasons to teach world music

10 reasons to teach world music

HarrietPower May 18, 2012 0

World music is often dismissed as somehow not being ‘proper music’; it is too alien or too primitive or something that belongs only to hippies who talk about mother Earth and dress up in

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Top 10 covers that completely reimagine their original versions

Top 10 covers that completely reimagine their original versions

GregJohnson May 11, 2012 0

Last week we posted up the top ten cover versions of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know. Our list featured a number of re-workings that were quite the departure compared to the chart

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Top 10 covers of Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye

Top 10 covers of Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye

GregJohnson May 4, 2012 0

Gotye’s irrepressible hit, Somebody That I Used To Know has become an internet phenomenon, with hundreds of new cover versions uploaded to YouTube and Vimeo with every passing week. The song has been one

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10 marks left by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana on modern music makers

10 marks left by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana on modern music makers

GregJohnson February 20, 2012 1

Today is Kurt Cobain’s birthday. He would have been 45 years old. A musical icon and the figurehead of the grunge counterculture, his influence stretches on into the sounds and styles of the present

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5 tips on how to serenade that special someone on Valentines Day!

5 tips on how to serenade that special someone on Valentines Day!

GregJohnson February 14, 2012 1

Love is in the air, poems are in the post and yet ideas are still hard to come by for the hopeless romantic on Valentines Day. Making a big impression is never easy, but

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John Williams at 80: How to play your way through the composer’s career with 10 of his classic themes

John Williams at 80: How to play your way through the composer’s career with 10 of his classic themes

GregJohnson February 8, 2012 0

Happy birthday to John Williams! The veteran film score composer is 80 today, and to mark the occasion, we’ve compiled a list of 10 vital pieces for players wanting to explore his long and

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