While you’re enjoying the cooler temps and fall foilage, be sure and take some time to check out Issue 21.
Gracing the covers are Yvette Young and Angela Petrilli.
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Along with our two featured cover artists, we hear from Nina Diaz, Aubrey Haddard, Jordana Bryant, KT Tunstall, and Priscilla Block on their new music. We also hear from so many other great musicians like Taryn Papa, Sterlyn Termine, Emily Burton, Filippa Nassil, Diamonds Metal, Lisa Morales, and Ciana Proto & Haley Pilkington.
We have a special feature on “Has Music Gone Mental? Here’s Why Prioritizing Mental Health Will Save Your Music Career.”
To accompany this feature, we spoke with New Orleans’ Favorite Gullah Girl, Kyndra Joi, who hosts events and wellness workshops, serves children as a licensed social worker, and performs with her band Soul Theory.
Loretta Lynn – 1932 – 2022
As fans worldwide learned of country music icon Loretta Lynn’s passing on October 4, 2022, condolences, tributes, and memories were shared across the internet.
In this issue, we share many of those condolences.
Rest in Peace, Miss Loretta!
Let’s Talk Tone with Lady Techster,
Nina Diaz, Teja, Riley Christensen, and Alexx Calise
For this edition, we reviewed a Gator Case, Luna Kauwela Summer Tenor Ukulele, Donner Harmonic Square Octave Pedal, and a BOSS Gig Bag.
And when it comes to lessons, we discuss Soloing with Substance.
Let’s face it, when it comes to writing riffs and solos, pentatonic scales are a necessary evil. Necessary because they are the most common scale language used in popular music. Having only five tones, pentatonic scales are user-friendly — they’re easy to learn and have a wide variety of sonic applications. But pentatonic scales can also be evil because they lack nuance and intrigue. Don’t get me wrong, when building riffs and solos with pentatonic scales, the result is typically pleasant. However, it isn’t easy to create melodies with any deep emotional resonance because of how pentatonic scales are constructed. Let’s find out why!
And, of course, there are more tips and fun stuff!