Tag Archives: Music


Fun Fact Friday: High Tech Guitar Lessons

Fun Fact Friday: High Tech Guitar Lessons

Did you know that there is a video game that can actually teach you how to play the guitar? It’s true! The game is called Rocksmith 2014, and the way it works is rather ingenious. Much like the other two powerhouses in the music gaming world, Guitar Hero and Rock Band, Rocksmith features popular songs,


Fun Fact Friday: Electric Guitars

Ever wonder what makes an electric guitar electric? Acoustic (traditional) guitars are usually larger and thicker than electric guitars, but this isn’t for aesthetic reasons. The large body of the acoustic guitar works as a reverberation chamber, amplifying the vibration of the strings through the large sound hole on the front. Electric guitars are often


Calendar of Cool: the Apollo Theater Opens

Today is the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Apollo Theater on the January 26, 1934. The most famous club for African-American performers and popular music in the U.S. is the Apollo Theater, a continuing legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. From the beginning, the Apollo offered amateur nights each evening, where many famous artists, such as


Fun Fact Friday: Nat King Cole

Everybody knows Nat King Cole’s “Christmas Song” (aka Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire), and some folks may know that he released three albums in Spanish, but did you know that he recorded one song sung entirely in Japanese? It’s true! Cole’s “Kareha” (commonly known in English as “Autumn Leaves”) was recorded, but never released,


Musician and Educator Gets Students in Tune

Dr. Lodge McCammon, a professional musician, previously taught AP Economics and Civics at Wakefield High School located in Raleigh, NC. Currently, he works in classrooms with various grade levels and subjects in order to help teachers and students integrate music, video, and movement into the course. At the age of 2, Dr. McCammon began playing