October 2009

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Wow!  It’s Halloween.  I want to wish our Lao Music Community Happy Halloween . Have fun and be safe out there! Today, I want to share with you an article that I stumbled across that talks about the 10 Popular Guitar Effects.  As you are starting new as guitarist it is important to know what they are so you could add flavors to the style of your playing.

I just got my Guitar Pedal with these cool effects last month and I love them. Check it out!

10 Popular Guitar Effects Briefly Described


Sample – Lao Morlum Song  – Played by Steven

If you know of a cool effects pedal and want to recommend it to our Lao music community please post it in the comment section.

Also, If you don’t have an effect pedal I would recommend hoping over the the music store and check it out!

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I think the happiest moment for a musician like myself is to be in  front of people performing. To have the opportunity to do this you will need to get your name and music out there. The best way to do this is through social networking.   My favorite place to promote my music is MySpace and Facebook. They are two very powerful social networking sites at the moment. YouTube is great as well. Don’t forget to check the article below if you want to learn how to promote your Lao Band.

Full Article at Musicians Tech Central

If you have ways to promote your music that works for you and want to share them with us. Feel free to post it in  the comment section.

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This week let us look into how to play Lao Morlum scales on the guitar.  I have always wanted to learn but could not find any lessons on it. Luckily, I stumbled across a very helpful tips and tricks provided by Pat Sisomphou  from Lowell, MA.   Check it out!

Also, to help further your skills don’t forget to download the free Lao Morlum midi files.

Download Lao Morlum Midi Files

Please share with us your favorite styles of Lao music in the comment section.

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If you ever need a style converter for your keyboard don’t forget to check out Style Works XT. I highly recommended! I know that we sometimes have a keyboard style that we like and want to keep or just want to use it on other keyboards. This program do just that. Check it out!


Also, this week I want to share with you my collection of Chinese midi files. A great collection of all time love songs

Download Chinese Midi Files

Again, if you would like to share your favorite music softwares or midi files  please post it in the comment section.

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I have been asked by many people where they could find Loso midi file so to save people some time looking for it I will go ahead and post it here.  This is not exclusive but it has all of his popular songs! Please let me know of your favorite Loso midi songs and I will try to add to this list.  If you like these midi files and want more thai midi files don’t forget to hop over to my thai midi section . Enjoy Loso fan!!


Download Loso Midi Files

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I think we spend too much money on getting a Lao keyboard instrument.  An average people spend anywhere from $700-$1000  on it just because it’s their passion. Here is the deal, if you want a keyboard and you are just using it to entertain your friends at home.I would suggest going for an older model because you will save so much money.

The first thing I would do is go on Ebay and do a search for the keyboard by typing in the name for example “Yamaha PSR 520″ you will be amazed at the price.  And learn how to load the styles yourself.  This will save you even more. I got my first Yamaha from Ebay for $100 and it was great!

Good luck in finding your next keyboard!


Another great place to look is  CraigsList in your city  under “Musical Instruments” Check it out!

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