CatchThis Blog / music naming

Maria Cypher

March 17, 2011

As an amateur guitar player, I get lots and lots of guitar-related emails from descriptively named outfits like Guitar, Guitar Edge, Guitar Center, etc. So it was with a little chuckle that I opened my first-ever email from GuitarSquid, “a website that pulls all of the guitar news you can stomach into one convenient […]

Maria Cypher

February 12, 2010

A few weeks ago, some music buddies and I decided to take the plunge and start a band. Needless to say, there have been expectations that the rhythm-guitar-player-slash-singer who also happens to be a professional namer would come up with a snazzy name for the group. Funnily enough, I’m not sure it will come from […]

Laurel Sutton

November 11, 2009

I love the mailing list for the American Name Society – there’s always a lively discussion about placenames, company names, product names, and surnames. Yesterday I found a wonderful game based on names of composers and musicians, posted by Stephen Quinn, who describes himself as ” a once-and-future classical music radio announcer who lives in […]

Maria Cypher

September 25, 2008

Sometimes a descriptive name just works, especially if done with a little bit of humor. As an aspiring guitar player, I recently found an amazing piece of software that allows you to slow down your favorite songs (and thereby emulate them), without changing the pitch. The brand name? The Amazing Slow Downer. The name is […]

Mark Skoultchi

November 9, 2007

I’ve been experimenting with Pandora lately, that increasingly popular music matching website otherwise known as the “music genome project”. Pretty cool stuff actually. So far, fairly accurate. It hasn’t once suggested I’d like The Who (sorry sorry – inside joke). Most people have some idea of who Pandora was, or at least they know something […]

Laurel Sutton

March 24, 2004

“Don’t worry about the name until you have some killer music written…the bottom line is that it doesn’t matter how cool your name is if your music sucks! Similarly, if your music kicks ass I wouldn’t care if your band name was Medonna’s Little Bitch. I’d still buy the CD and proudly crank it up […]

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