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Isaac Jang Shares His Guitar Building Secrets

July 30, 2015

It only takes the simple strum of a single chord to get Isaac Jang excited about his job.  As an MI Instructor in the Guitar Craft program, Isaac shares his expertise and passion as an acoustic guitar builder with scores of eager students. After six months in the regular Guitar Craft program for electric guitars, students can choose to attain a specialized emphasis in Acoustic Guitar and study with Isaac.

Outside of the classroom, it's his own Isaac Jang Guitars company that takes up much of Isaac's time. He takes an old-school approach when building his own line of guitars, aiming for the same level of craftsmanship that the renowned Martin guitar company began developing in 1833. 

We caught up with Isaac recently to discuss how and why he does what he does. Check out the video below to hear about his unique approach to the art of acoustic guitar design.

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"No Guitar Is Safe" with MI Guitar Instructor Jude Gold

July 28, 2015

MI Guitar Instructor Jude Gold is known for his unique fusing of funk, jazz, blues, country, and rock guitar approaches, a style that has landed him on stages around with world with everyone from classic rockers Jefferson Starship and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, to hip-hop legends 2 Live Crew and grounbreaking experimentalist DJ Spooky. 

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MI Drum Program Presents: Lessons with the Experts - Part 1

July 22, 2015

One of the biggest draws to MI's Drum Program is their elite squad of expert instructors.  These hardworking professional drummers are out in the music industry, performing on a diverse array of gigs, and then bringing their priceless experiece back to MI classrooms, where they share their skills with students.

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What the Modern Musician Needs to Know: 3 Areas to Master Now

July 21, 2015

Successful musicians don’t just sing or play an instrument. There's a whole range of skills--from music business and marketing to music production and recording--that are necessary to get ahead in today's competitive landscape.

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DAW Match-Up Part 4: The Pros & Cons of Apple Logic Pro X

July 16, 2015

It's our final entry in our DAW Match-Up series, after tackling Pro Tools, Reason and Ableton Live. Did we save the best music production software for last? Apple Logic Pro X ($199) has some of the most goodies to offer for the price. Yet nothing can be all things to all people. Where do you land?

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DAW Match-Up Part 3: The Pros & Cons of Ableton Live 9

July 14, 2015

To help you navigate all the different DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) programs for music production out there, we've put together a Pros & Cons series for four of the major DAWs: Pro Tools 12, Propellerhead Reason 8, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live 9.

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Next Level Noise is the official blog of Musicians Institute, focusing on bringing you resources for modern music performance, technology, business, education and creativity. NLN covers everything from academic degrees and practical musicianship to the latest gear, on-campus events, and interesting news from today’s global music scene.

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