Always be yourself, unless you can be an ukulele player

The ukulele is one of the most famous and accessible string instruments of our time. From the moment it was brought to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants to the present day, this cute guitar has the power to make anybody smile. Today we are celebrating this with International Play Your Ukulele Day.

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5 essential ukulele accessories – the fun and the functional

Ukuleles are more popular than ever before, and why wouldn’t they be? Ukuleles are a great instrument, they’re fun, relatively affordable and a good starting point for people who want to learn an instrument.

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Music industry gender balance screams for more girlpower

How are women faring in the most important rankings in the music biz? The disparity between men and women at the top is more severe than you might have initially thought.

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How to write a love song – three tips for creating a Valentine’s ballad

Today is Valentine's Day, the most commercially romantic day of the year. Because of all the fuss around cheesy gifts you may have forgotten what this day really is about; love. The best gift in our opinion is playing a love song for your Valentine. Here are three tips for writing a serenade.

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The Art of the Setlist

Websites are dedicated to them and some of them are auctioned off for tens of thousands of dollars. Musicians spend years perfecting them. And if you’re an aspiring rockstar, it is definitely worth thinking about. A setlist is a list of songs musicians intend to play during live shows.

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The Chordify festival survival guide

Music festivals are awesome, but the accumulation of sleep deprivation, hangovers and crappy festival food, gathered over three to four days of partying will take its toll on anyone. There’s only one Keith Richards, the rest of us mortals need all the tips and tricks we can get.

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Go green, go to a festival. 5 tips to reduce your ecological festival footprint

The festival season is in full swing! The Netherlands (Chordify’s homebase) is nicknamed festival country, because it has almost 900 music festivals every year.

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Making music is dope – Are you an addict?

Previously, we found out that making music is good for your brain. Then we wondered how addictive making music actually is. The logical follow up, is to investigate how severe your personal music making addiction is.

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Making music is dope – how addictive is music actually?

Scientists across the world agree; being a musician is good for your brain. Children cannot start early enough, but retirees also experience unprecedented positive effects on the synapses by playing music.

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Being a musician is good for your brain

Listening to music is great, and playing music is even more awesome. Despite the classic sex, drugs and rock & roll image, music actually seems to be good for your brain and even your health in general. So here’s a story about something you already know: playing your instrument is good for you.

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