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January 23, 2020
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Nadia Boulanger is perhaps the 20th century's most influential music teacher. While a composer and conductor in her own right-indeed, she was the first woman to conduct major symphonies in Europe and the U.S.-Boulanger is best known for her list of illustrious students, including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Philip Glass, and Quincy Jones.

One reader of the post rightly pointed out a not-so-glaring irony in the way Boulanger has been remembered. While celebrated as a powerful woman in music, in a sea of more famous men, her many distinguished female students go unmentioned. Most people have never heard of former Boulanger students like Grazyna Bacewicz, Marion Bauer, Louise Talma, Peggy Glanville-Hicks and Priaulx Rainier.

Also, not many have heard of Lili Boulanger, Nadia's sister, a child prodigy who died at 24, after composing two dozen innovative choral and instrumental works and becoming the first woman to win the Prix de Rome in 1913, at the age of 19, for her cantata Faust and Hélène, with lyrics, by Eugene Adenis, based on Goethe's Faust.

Some of these composers might have disappeared entirely were it not for the work of archivists. Learn about these rediscovered figures and much, much more at the BBC's Celebrating Women Composers, one of many such projects making it harder to plead ignorance of women's presence in classical music.
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This guitar is immediately distinct for its unique Petal Grip. Vai said in a press release, the petals signify the bond that two people have when they resonate together, and this is represented in the art of the guitar. The petals are also reminiscent of the Yin and Yang sign which is thought of as complementary forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. 

At the 2020 Winter NAMM Show, Sandberg Guitar displayed a new short-scale passive bass called the Lionel. Featuring a 30-inch scale, the bass is based on the company's California VS model. The bass is built with a six-bolt Canadian hard rock maple neck with two body options: European ash for matte finishes and alder for aged finishes. Sandberg fits this bass with a single split-coil pickups that are matched to a 2-band active/passive EQ complete with a passive tone control.  
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Reverb shared this cool video of Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League demoing some of his favorite pedal tricks, sharing stories of his favorite bassists, and his philosophy on using pedals, including "Is this the most musically appropriate thing?"        
Patent Applied For Pickup

Today we're going tochat about the PAF humbucking pickup. You've heard them on countless recordings, you've heard folks talking about them, and if you're lucky you may have a pair in the guitar you're holding right now! In this video we're talking about the history of these pickups, the components, and how they differ from modern humbuckers. Of course, this conversation could go on for hours or even days, so in keeping it short we're obviously not going to cover everything.

Boss may have grabbed the attention of amplifier aficionados at this year's show with its Katana-Artist MkII, but did you know that - with its new Waza-Air - the company has also managed to somehow pack an entire amp into a set of headphones? According to Boss, the Waza-Air wireless headphone set restores the natural dimension, resonance and 'moving air' feel of being face-to-face (or ear-to-speaker) with a real amp.
Christian McBride, the perpetually busy bandleader hosts National Public Radio's Jazz Night in America and SiriusXM's The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian. He is the artistic director for the Newport Jazz Festival and the jazz advisor for the TD James Moody Jazz Festival at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. McBride leads a dizzying array of groups: two trios, a quartet, New Jawn; the quintet Inside Strait; the avant-funk sextet The Christian McBride Situation. Hear McBride talk about jazz education and the new wave of socially conscious jazz and some surprising new developments in his career.  
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