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Tuning Tips: The Perfect Bottom

The bass drum anchors every groove you play, so you need to be sure that its sound matches your style. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

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Pump It Up: Power To The Pecs

You guys may not remember but in the very first Pump It Up column, we started on the chest/pectoral area with the goal of developing this muscle group on the flat bench press. This time we’re going take it up a couple of notches by shifting the angle of the bench: the incline-press position to target the upper portion of the pectoral area and the decline press for the lower portion of the chest.

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Royalties: Who Owns The Music?

Inevitably, I am contacted a few times a month with a question that goes something like, “My band broke up and my guitar player joined another band, and I think he is going to play one of the songs we wrote together at their next gig … can I stop him?”

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Copyright Infringement: Is It A Crime?

As I was perusing some music-related message boards online the other day, I came across a thread that I found troublesome. The title of the thread was something like, “Demos, B-Sides, And Out Of Print Songs.” It was about 15 pages of people posting links to downloadable files of various bands’ demo tapes, live recordings, and songs that are on albums that are no longer being produced by the record companies.