Author: Simon LeClerc

  • Where Did the Banjo Come From?

    Where Did the Banjo Come From?

    The banjo is one of the most iconic American instruments. Its popularity has endured for over a century, and its origin, while still debated, is thought to have come from Africa around the 1720s. It had been used in various forms in the Caribbean by slaves before being brought to America. Its use was brought […]

  • When Looking At Modern Art What Should The Viewer Understand?

    When Looking At Modern Art What Should The Viewer Understand?

    Most people would agree that modern art is abstract. What that means, however, can be up for interpretation. Some people might see a painting of a tree and call it abstract because the artist has chosen to focus on the shapes and colors of the leaves rather than on realistically depicting the tree. Others might […]

  • How Do You Stain Glass?

    How Do You Stain Glass?

    When you think about it, glass is pretty delicate. If you drop it, you risk shattering it, and if you drop it on the floor, you risk it breaking. If you drop it on the floor and get it dirty, you risk it becoming scratched. Luckily, there is an easy way to fix all these […]

  • Ableton: Why Is It an Industry Standard?

    Ableton: Why Is It an Industry Standard?

    Ableton Live, a free and open-source music software, has become the software of choice for numerous bands and artists, both big and small. Even big names in the industry, like Muse and Iron Maiden, have used Ableton to create their music. But why is it the industry standard? Why is it the go-to audio creation […]

  • How to Make a Geometric Painting

    How to Make a Geometric Painting

    You’re looking for a new way to express yourself through art, but you don’t have the time to paint a masterpiece painstakingly. Or you’d like to learn how to create paintings from unconventional sources, like pencils or text. This article will teach you the basics of geometric painting. One of the most popular art forms […]

  • How To Record Drums On A Budget

    How To Record Drums On A Budget

    Drumming is an art form celebrated by millions of people around the world and continues to grow and will continue to grow more in the future. However, there is a huge amount of equipment involved, and many people don’t have the ability to afford it. When you’re new to recording drums, you run into a […]

  • How to Start a Photography Portfolio

    How to Start a Photography Portfolio

    How to Start a Photography Portfolio Photography is a great way to express yourself through pictures. It’s easy to take those photos and share them with the world. So, you decide to invest in your future and become a photographer. You went on eBay and bought the best used equipment you could with your budget, […]

  • 4 Queen Hits That Are As Strong As Ever

    4 Queen Hits That Are As Strong As Ever

    Queen is arguably the greatest rock band of all time and is considered to be one of the biggest bands of all time. After their first two hit albums, Queen was able to create a sound that became a trademark of their music. Queen’s music was a mixture of different genres of music, such as […]

  • 5 of The Best Daft Punk Tracks

    5 of The Best Daft Punk Tracks

    Daft Punk was a French electronic music duo consisting of musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. They are well known for their techno-influenced music and live performances. Daft Punk is one of the greatest musical forces of the last ten years, known for its revolutionary artistic and musical style. After their debut album Homework […]

  • The Legacy of Freddie Mercury

    The Legacy of Freddie Mercury

    The legacy of Freddie Mercury is as large as the original Queen album, but what’s even more impressive is that it continues to evolve. Musicians that have drawn inspiration from Queen and Mercury’s life and music have performed on stage at Live Aid, Baywatch, and at the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, as well as […]