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How Music Entertains Us

Music is one of the few things that bring life in so many situations in life. It helps you enjoy your simple and uneventful day and makes you revel in the beauty of a planned party at your friend’s house. The emo, indie, folk or alternative songs help make life a reality. You can live and enjoy your day as the music adds color it. The otherwise boring and empty canvas that sometimes mark your life is beautifully transformed by your music.

This is how music entertains us. It brings life and washes away and the mundane cycle of activities and schedules. When you play your emo, indie or alternative songs it touches you and you feel different. You know the music did it as you feel much better than before. You can now smile. There is even a bounce to your walk. The music entertains and causes you to want to be a part of life again.

Music helps you break barriers and boundaries that can confine you into your own little world. When you enter a room full of strangers and you hear some nice music playing, your worries ceases as you know everything is okay. The folk, alternative or indie song helps relax your tense muscles. The music acts as a great way to introduce yourself to someone you like in the room. No wonder whenever you hear, “nice music playing.” A strange face always accompanies it.

Without music all forms of celebrations and occasion would be a big source of unbearable pain to you. You can’t even bear to think how you would plan a birthday party. Luckily for you, music does so much for you. You let it play and just let your guests be. All you need is to make a beautiful compilation of your favorite indie, blues and emo songs and your party is set. Once you have said hello to everyone in attendance, you are sure everyone is going to enjoy themselves. The music is simply your co-host it keeps everyone happy and cheerful. You only need to make sure you are around to see your guest depart.

When it comes to music as an entertainment you can’t help but wonder how it lifts your spirits so effortlessly! One moment you are complaining bitterly to your spouse how you don’t want to get out of the house and the next you are grinning from ear to ear. The music playing at the cafe is just great. You love the emo, blues and indie songs blurting out of the speakers. You can’t help but think how great it is. And you are proud of yourself that you agreed to come.

When you listen to music it just makes you take pleasure in life and it sends away your gloom and doom. It’s like your spirit is renewed. You love more at this moment. The music makes you heart beat faster and feel lighter. It’s not surprising you fell in love while listening to the emo or blues song.


Ten Tips for the New Music Teacher March 26-28, 2015 I went to the PMEA State conference in Hershey, PA.  There were so many wonderful workshops and it was a great experience.  One workshop I went to was Ten Tips for the New (or soon to be new) Music Teacher.  The presenter was Dr. Michael Panza who is the superintendent at West Jefferson Hills School District.  What I find interesting is that he was a music teacher before becoming superintendent.  He still continues to play his instrument today which is exciting.

His ten tips were very thoughtful.  The first tip was to get off of social media. In my opinion you should to an extent but not necessarily the whole way if you are being careful.  He presented three cases of teachers who got fired because of inappropriate pictures that were posted on social media either of them at a party (drinking alcohol), or they had an inappropriate relationship with a student.  The second point was always maintain a positive attitude.  If you get mad at your students, take thirty seconds to just breath and just let it go.  You should be in a pleasant mood towards your students or they’re not going to want to be around you.

Number three was volunteer now.  It is good to get your foot in the door, whether it is working for a school committee, or you could volunteer for your local high school marching band, orchestra, church choir, etc.  This will help you prepare for the interview.  You should know your district, whether it is reading the local papers, or looking through old yearbooks.  You need to let your students and the parents know by your actions that you are interested in them, their school, and their community.

One big thing is to be a teacher, not a friend.  We need to get to know our students but we need to keep it on a professional level.  We should be role models for our students.  We should also be a good classroom manager, not a good classroom disciplinarian.  It is important to have good classroom management skills and not just discipline students every time they do something wrong. We need to plan ahead, and we need to keep parents informed.

The number eight tip was to embrace change and accept new assignments.  We should be taking on roles other than the music teacher. If you are asked to do hall duty, lunch duty, run a study hall, whatever it is we should take the role with a positive attitude.  It is also very important to get to know the building secretaries and custodians and be nice to them.  If you are willing to work with them and talk to them, then they are willing to help you.

The last tip he mentioned which I didn’t even think of was to invite the principal or the superintendent of the school to perform with the ensemble.  It will give administration the hands-on experience.  I’m not sure if the administration in every school will agree to this, but this could open their eyes to the arts.  I know that in my high school that the administration was invited to every concert.  Usually someone came, but they did not stay for the entire thing, which was sad.

These tips are things we might already know, but are good things to be reminded of when we go out into the field of student teaching or when we get a job.  These are things that we should be aware of even now.  Personally, I would love to have this superintendent come to Clarion and give another workshop.  He gave some great ideas, and I’m glad there are administrators that are still passionate about music today.

Boost Your Memory With Yoga Music

Ages ago the Vedic sages invented an art as well as philosophy of balancing human mind, body and soul. This art cum philosophy is known as yoga. The word yoga was derived from a Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ which means to unite, to bind or to join.

It is helpful in many ways for the human kind like it ensures physical fitness as well as mental balance. Yoga has the magical power of warding off all kind of tensions and worries from the mind thus making it calm and relaxed. Yoga practiced with yoga music promises the best possible result as the healing tunes of the spiritual music fill up the soul with divine tranquility. Meditation music also has the same effect on human mind. Now, apart from reaching the higher state of spirituality, yoga also acts as an amazing memory booster.

For eras, yoga has been used as the ideal tool of enhancing the memory. Various components of yoga can boost overall body and brain function. The three basic components of yoga, Asanas or the physical poses, Pranayama or the breathing exercises and meditation, are beneficial for human brain. Daily practicing of asanas results in uninterrupted oxygen and blood supply to brain. Thus it nourishes the brain cells which in turn increases the memory capacity. The inverted postures are of great aid in this prospect. Breathing exercises help an individual to control his mind. Pranayamas boost oxygen supply to the brain which ensures better performance of brain. And by practicing meditation one can control his thoughts and mind power. Meditation is a proven way of boosting the human memory. And if a little bit of soothing devotional music like meditation music can be included in meditation, one can expect the best possible result. One can take help of the whole lot of yoga DVDs available in different online music companies.

The unparalleled mental benefits of yoga is in news for the last thousands years. Regular practice of yoga enriches both memory and intelligence of a human being. Sarvangasana and Bhujangasana are two among few asanas which have immense effect on human mind and brain. Sun salutation can also create wonder if practiced regularly and timely. And as of Pranayama – Kapalbhati and Bhastrika can be practiced daily to boost one’s memory. Kundalini yoga is one type of a yoga form which helps one to awaken the spiritual self lying within. By awakening the level of consciousness one can focus on a particular thought. Gradually it boosts the mental power as well as memory.

Spirit Voyage, the online music company, offers a huge range of yoga music CDs and DVDs to help the yoga aspirants to learn and practice yoga at home. Shuniya by Sheri Watson, Illumination by Guru Shabad Singh Khalsa, Nitnam by Dya Singh, Invocation of Divine Light by Gurunam Joseph Michael Levry are some of the music CDs available at this site which can be beneficial for everyone. Such vast range of various yoga DVDs on different forms of yoga like Kundalini yoga and etc., are also offered here. The soulful songs offered in these collections promise to connect the mortal being with the divine soul. Dive into the spiritual world and enjoy the journey with yoga music, books and other yoga related resources with Spirit Voyage.

A Brief History Of Country Music

When many people think of country music, they think of sad songs about lost loves, broken down trucks and runaway dogs. In their minds, they are hearing all of these woes sung in the traditional twangy country accents of the south. However, these perceptions of country music are far from where this style of music has evolved. Today, country music is one of the most popular genres of music, normally outsold only by rock and pop genres.

Created in the late 19th century, country music has under gone many changes over the years. There are now many sub-genres to this type of music, with some of the sub-genres being commonly played on top 40 radio stations.

To understand country music, it is helpful to know about the instruments commonly associated with it. In country music, one of the most common instruments used is the fiddle (or violin). Some of these instruments can be expensive, but most are relatively inexpensive and are very easily transports since they tare light in weight and not overly large. When country music first ‘hit the scene’, the fiddle was practically the only instrument used as accompaniment. However, as the country music style became more popular, the addition of other accompanying instruments became normal. The banjo became popular in some country music pieces in the mid 1800s, while the guitar did not break into the country music scene until the early 1900s. Electric guitars did not become a regular instrument in country music until much later in the 50s. Other various instruments used in country music are the piano (introduced in the 1930s) and the drums (used since the 1960s). Rarely used, but distinctive sounding instruments are used in certain country songs: the accordion, the harmonica, and the washboards.

Country music has roots in several different styles of music. Its beginnings started with the settlers that came from Europe. During that time, many couldn’t read or write, so songs were created to pass history down from one generation to the next. Although country ballads have changed a great deal, going from the original songs about objective, though gruesome, events to more personal, subjective ballads without all the gore.

Today, the sound of country music can sometimes be very similar to other genres of pop and rock. Some country musicians, like Shania Twain, have many songs playing on stations that aren’t considered “country”. There are also musicians, like Sheryl Crow, who are considered pop/rock, but have songs popular on country stations.

Jazz Bass Playing Styles

In the early days of bass playing in Jazz, around 1910s to the 1930s, the bass often struggled with being heard when competing with the wind instruments of the day. Prior to the invention of microphones this was a constant issue that plagued bassists. Prior to 1910 players would still use their bows to play a fair bit, but around 1910 a “slap” style of playing was created. This style of playing can be referred to as Bartok pizzicato, where the string is plucked and rebounds off the fingerboard. The loud pluck and rebound gave the bass added volume allowing it to stay in Jazz, and later evolve with the advent of amplification.Jazz is a unique entity that requires special attention when performing. Just like performing other styles within the classical genre, is is incredibly important to understand how to play specific to the period that the pieces are from. Playing bass in Jazz is no exception to this rule, and here we are going to break down the key styles to keep in mind when playing Jazz bass.

From the 1930s to the 1960s and so on, the playing style of choice would be a traditional pizzicato in a simple walking bass line. This style gained popularity as it could outline scales, and and maintain a constant steady tempo. At this time the bass was fully established as a member of the rhythm section, and its added use of keeping time became a key element to its use.

Prior to 1952 everything was strictly played on an upright or double bass. It was in this year however, that the electric bass would hit the Jazz scene in Lionel Hampton’s band. The electric bass solved many of the practical problems of the upright; fixing portability, amplification, and intonation with fixed frets. The electric however wouldn’t take off until the 1960s.

The 60s saw the creation of Fusion, and with it a change in style. Fusion caused bass playing to mimic that of Rock and R&B bands. A simple repeated version of walking bass with a presence meant to be on the forefront of the stage. At the this time with Funk also being a form of Fusion, “slapping and popping” became a style of playing unique to the electric bass. The strings could be slapped with the thumb, and then plucked with the tips of the fingers. This style grew in popularity and became a standard part of Funk.

Additionally there are a combination of special effects that a bassist can use when performing. for double bass, musicians can slide between notes in a glissando effect, they can use the bow for a different tone or for sustaining longer notes, and finally using the body as a percussion instrument was possible. For electric bass, using different electronic effects on and off stage will always be an option. So when it comes down to performing Jazz on the bass, just like any other genre, understanding the styles of playing as they evolved is crucial to performing pieces correctly. One wouldn’t want to be using an electric to play a Count Basie chart, nor would to want to be slapping and popping in a New Orleans piece. Always be aware of when a piece is written, and apply your knowledge accordingly.


What is new wave music?

Of all the various music genres that exist in this day and age one of the most influential that massively speaks to me in terms of variety and quality of sound that is produced would have to be new wave. This is because new wave music is notoriously hard to define and even harder to classify, as there are so many varying opinions as to what new wave music really is. From the creation of the genre in the late 70s to the bands of today that would be classed as new wave bands or musicians there are so many different sounds and sub-genres that I would attribute to them. This can be awfully confusing and quite aggravating for the parties involved as there are clearly pretty big problems with differing opinions on a genre and what classes a genre, as it tends to cause a lot of conflict especially among music fanatics.

To me new wave music can be defined in the most simple form by being music that pushes the boundaries of what is considered mainstream and normal by creating something that is unique in itself despite potentially fitting other genres as well as new wave. As long as the music and the band themselves aren’t moulded by record labels or any authority and do their own thing then I would personally class it as new wave music or a new wave band. There are some bands such as the Culture Club that encompass this image perfectly, as members such as Boy George very much wore and acted in what most would deem to be a strange way, but this is what made them unique, popular and a good example of a new wave band.

The thing that most people take away from this is that this sort of style and attitude towards music is held by the punk bands of the 70s and 80s aswell. While I agree that this statement is true there are some pretty significant differences that you will probably not initially notice between punk and new wave, although some punk music can be classed as new wave or at least having a new wave music style. Essentially the punk genre and punk bands represented anarchy and breaking the rules back in the day, and this is what made the genre so controversial and was why it wasn’t played at a lot of radio stations. However, the reason why new wave music and the theory of new wave are different is because of the fact that they believe in fighting against following the norm but not in a way to cause conflict or anarchy.

My personal favourite branch of new wave music is actually that which classes under the category of heavy metal. For me bands such as Iron Maiden and High Treason

were the high point of new wave music and are still so even today, which is pretty incredible since it is over 30 years on and they are still appreciated just as much if not more than modern new wave bands.

Coupons and Online Fashion Shopping

Online shopping fashion is like the thing to do now, especially if you want to find fashionable items at half price. Research shows that trendy fashion items are first available online, because this is where most people will be looking. Therefore, by the time you find that dress in a physical store, many other people will already have bought it online. So y shopping online, you get to be one of the first people to wear certain items. Probably the biggest advantage that online fashion shopping offers is that it allows you access to coupons Ontario or any other Canadian province hasn’t seen before, which too have a number of advantages that they offer including the following.

The biggest advantage of coupons for online shopping is that they enable you to save some money that can be used for other things. Whenever you purchase a product online, you could gain access to a coupon that can be used in their next purchase. Therefore for people that buy a lot of online products, it is possible to save some money since whenever they buy, they are given a free coupon that they can then trade in for other products. On certain websites, the more you buy, the more you get.

In addition, the coupons are a form of reward to customers. This is because when the customers purchase products, they are handed free coupons as a reward for their purchase. This also acts as an incentive for customers to keep buying the products, with the hope that they will get free coupons. This can be referred to as a win win situation for both you the customer and the store where you will be doing your shopping.

It is however important to note that in most cases, coupons Canada 2015 can only be used for a limited time only since they have expiry dates. At times it may also be specified on the coupon itself that it can only be used to purchase a particular product for a certain period of time. Therefore, when you get a coupon, you need to read about it thoroughly so as to be able to understand exactly what it entails. For example, you should not expect that coupons for 2015 will still be around in 2016 as they are meant to be utilized within 2015.

Coupons are definitely an added advantage to online shopping given the many discounts that they give you access to. Notable is that though got online, the coupons can also be printable, making it possible for you to present them to a designated physical store to redeem your purchases. Coupons and online shopping definitely go hand in hand as one makes the other worth having and more fun to do.

How To Plan Your Own Music Festival

the world around will tell you there’s nothing like a music festival for discovering new bands and enjoying an experience like no other. However, many of these fans are also likely to lament the scarcity of festivals catering to their taste in music and the high costs of those that do. With the many genres of music and mind-blowing number of music enthusiasts out there, it’s little surprise that enterprising individuals are keen to combine their appreciation for music with their business acumen by organising their own music festival.

Planning a music festival is a little like planning a gig, just on a much larger scale. Some aspects are easily imagined, for example – with no bands, you’ve no performance – but many other parts of planning a festival offer completely different challenges. This means that anyone who hopes to make a success of their own large music event, must make sure they pay close attention to their organisational skills and ability to multitask.

One of the first things that must be considered is your venue. If you live somewhere with clement weather, or are planning a festival in the summer months, you may think that finding a venue will be easy, but even seemingly empty grassy fields belong to someone – whether it’s an individual or the local council. Without prior permission or leasing rights for the location, your music festival is likely to be cut rudely short.

Once you’ve found somewhere to hold your event, it’s time to start thinking about equipment. The size of the crowds you’re expecting will have a direct correlation to the type of sound equipment you’ll need, and it’s important to make sure you don’t underestimate your needs – there’s nothing worse than an outdoor gig where half the audience can’t hear what’s going on. Luckily, there are plenty of companies who will rent you the amps and lights you’ll need. Make sure you’re covered by their insurance however, or take out some of your own, to protect yourself against unforeseen problems.

While many of the UK’s larger festivals augment the experience by offering food, drink and merchandise stalls, this is something you’ll want to think about carefully before going ahead. You may need special licenses to sell anything at all, and the sale of alcohol is likely to be restricted and potentially expensive for you so it’s a very good idea to get all the facts from local authorities as early as possible. However, stalls such as these can be a great boon for festival-goers and organizers alike, so don’t discount them out of hand.

With so much musical equipment you’re likely to need, make sure you sort out generator hire to keep up with your energy demands if you’ve an outdoor festival planned. Additionally, if you’re expecting large crowds or big bands, you might also be wise to consider hiring security for the event. After all of this organisation, it’s important to bear in mind the most important part of organising a music festival – enjoying the music!

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Learning To Play Cool And Modern Music On The Ukulele

Are you learning to play the Ukulele like the thousands of other Ukulele fanatics out there (including myself) and are either advancing pretty well or still a newbie, but want to learn some cool tracks to play rather than the usual classics, well, you will be very surprised of the amount and variety of music from hopefully even your favorite bands that you can learn to play on this great instrument.

The Ukulele is amazing, and anyone learning to play or an actual Ukulele genius will agree it is one of the coolest instruments you can play. Though it only has four strings, you can easily play any genre on it from Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Blue Grass basically any type of music and because it is an easy instrument to play you can easily learn the chords to any famous song or artist.

Where To Find Cool Music

You name your favorite artist and I’m sure you will find the Ukulele music chords for it. You can go to your local music store to pick up a Ukulele chord book that should have some decent music sheets, but in reality, every thing is now online and you will find all types of music chord sheets for Ukuleles every where, just check out cool sites like Ukulele Underground or Live Ukulele, all regularly updating music chords and how to play them sheets and videos.

My favorite site and favorite Ukulele person is Beatnik, a cool Ukulele Player, games developer and celebrity entertainer who has created a Ukulele song book that is an actual App that can be downloaded to your computer or phone that has over 2000 and growing (as he constantly updates it) Ukulele songs to learn the chords for, and for any newbie or advanced player.

Though Beatnik is mostly knowing for his Speak Ukulele music course, he has out done himself here with this App as the huge choice you can get is excellent. From the Beatles, John Lennon, Nirvana, Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Frank Sinatra, Velvet Underground, Weird Al Yankovic, Sex Pistols, Green Day and on and on I could be here all day but you get the picture, you basically have over 2000 Ukulele songs to choose from, and as Beatnik creates more music sheets he updates the music software.

A great thing to remember about having an App like this is, you do not have over 2000 sheets of music to thread through, or loose, or damage, they are all in one place and this will also save you lots of time flicking through the Internet trying to find a cool song to learn on your Ukulele. The Ukulele is a cool instrument to play, is becoming more and more popular daily, and the amount of cool tunes you can learn to play with this instrument is just fantastic. Even if you are a newbie (like me) having such a wonderful choice at your finger tips to learn will just improve you as a player and better still, be impressive.

5 Things you should know about music apps

Are you a music lover? Do you have music app on your mobile? Do you know what your music app can do? Here are five things which will tell you what your app can really do.

• Increase revenue: If you are an artist or you have a band then an app is very beneficial for you. This is because with the help of music page present in your app your music can be downloaded easily by a number of your loving fans in their mobile phones. The second thing is if you tend to have a concert page present in your mobile app then you can easily keep your fans up to date for your concerts. Third important thing is you can even sell your concert tickets to a number of people with the help of app directly. This will result in easy selling option of tickets along with earning lots of money with number of clicks.

• Becoming popular: search engine optimization helps in making your band name popular in front of number of people. The greater the people listening to your music the greater will be your fan following. This will result in making you one of the popular persons in the music industry. Music apps help you to advertize yourself and your music in front of lots of people all over the world with the help of search engine optimization and also creating number of fans all across the world.

• Build healthy relationship with your fans and stay connected: Mobile is something which is commonly used by number of people nowadays. An app enables you to get connected with them easily and stay connected as long as you want. An app helps you to keep you with your fans all the time and also your music all the time in their minds. This helps you to build a healthy as well as deeper connection with them as physical things do. Another advantage is that you can make new fans as one of the dedicated fans of yours with the help of music app.

• Easy way to navigate: With the help of apps all your fans can easily use and navigate your music. Not only this your fans can stay all time connected through twitter, instagram photos, updates, concerts of yours. Each and everything they need to know about you can be easily searched by them whenever they want to. Hence, mobile music apps have become easy and effective option for you as well as your fans.

• Easy to share: many of us tend to download apps just because either our friends have that app or through the word of mouth. You can also have your app on most of the people’s mobile phones if you tend to have large number of fans. Hence, you can easily share you app.

Music In Small village Delivers True Emotion To Audition

When gazing tv shows, there ar various aspects that may take it over the highest. From the plots to the characters to the feeling that’s expressed, each very little detail will trance associate degree audience. however generally it’s the music which will provides it that last very little edge, that is exactly what are often found from the music in Smallville.

Smallville is associate degree yankee tv series that’s supported the DC Comics character Superman. it’s associate degree intense show that follows the adventures of Clark Kent World Health Organization resides within the fictional city of Smallville, Kansas. Through every aflame scene, action-packed journey, and tense mishap, the music from the show extremely helps the audience feel the characters emotions acting schools in Noida..

Music may be a powerful tool that may do wonders for a show. throughout a climactic moment, the proper tones will deliver shrills up one’s spine. once a love affiliation is being created, the proper song will enhance the proper moment between 2 characters. and through associate degree extreme scene, the correct music will have you ever sitting at the sting of your seat.

Music in Smallville has managed to capture all of this throughout the long history of the show. every year music that’s good for what’s happening appears to induce vie. it’s only one a lot of sign to a terrific show that has created a respectable image.

There is not rather more to mention regarding what you’ll hear every episode apart from the mere incontrovertible fact that it’s feeling, ennobling and even ascent throughout the proper moments. the sole thanks to live over the magic is to select up the official audio recording, that is full of true hits from a good array of artists.

There ar 2 separate mixes that may be purchased on-line, in stores and in fact on iTunes. a number of the highest artists within the trade ar featured on these mixes as well as the likes of Weezer, Lifehouse, The All-American Rejects and Rascal Flatts.

Rascal Flatts shares their hit appears like these days on the second volume entitled Metropolis combine. This combine additionally options You and Pine Tree State by Lifehouse and virtually Honest by ride Kelley. As for the primary volume, The claw combine, you’ll notice the classic Island within the Sun by Weezer, I simply Wanna Be dear by AM Radio, and Superman by 5 for Fighting.

The right tone, the proper song, and therefore the right music will extremely enhance a scene. this can be exactly what music in Smallville has done and continues to try and do to the present day.

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Spotlight on Research in Music Education

Important research in music education assessment practices was presented at the fifth International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education (ISAME5) held in Williamsburg, Virginia. Only in its third year, the doctoral program in music education at George Mason University was represented by two paper presentations dealing with the measurement and evaluation of effective teacher practice. The first paper proposes a theoretical model that attempts to identify the essential teaching and musicianship skills needed to help pre-service teachers boost their effectiveness as they transition into the first-year of their teaching career.  The model is based upon findings from prior research as well as a more recent survey involving teacher-practitioners who helped identify which observable traits they believed were essential skills that would lead to improved music instruction.

Another paper investigated the idea of basing student achievement grades in music through rigorously assessing mastery of standards as opposed to a traditional approach to grading (TG) that focuses on basing grades on a “hodgepodge” of extra-musical attributes such as attendance, effort, and participation. This study looked specifically at how pre-service teacher attitudes can change in favor of accepting and presumably adopting a standards-based grading (SBG) approach. The process for attempting to accomplish this goal was two-fold: 1) through instruction primarily in terms of how SBG differs from a TG approach by focusing on measuring and improving student growth through the idea that the standards are the focus of learning, and 2) through emphasizing the idea that if the profession is serious about adopting a standards-based approach to grading, then the design should be implemented and modeled for preservice teachers enrolled in teacher preparation courses.


Learn Blues Music Online-Alternative to Traditional Piano Lessons

The ability to play blues piano is usually not expected of beginning pianists. There are reasons why most beginning pianists start out playing old songs written by classical composers from centuries past. Many songs written for the piano by composers in the field, and were originally intended as pieces to be used for lessons. Plus, the conventions of classical music lead to chord structures, harmonies, and melodies that were comparatively straight-forward, perfect for students who were not musical experts.

Endeavoring to play soul piano exhibits new difficulties for musicians. A lot of people non-artists don’t understand the specialized trouble of soul and jazz music, yet actually, to be a proficient performer in one of these kinds obliges a long time of exceptional preparing and practice. Some would even say that these musical classifications are really more convoluted than pre20th century musical structures, which would imply that soul and jazz artists are, by and large, the most fulfilled and flexible performers out there.

Along these lines, as you can figure, the choice to take the plunge into playing soul piano ought not to be made gently. With a specific end goal to have a genuine understanding of soul, its scales, harmonies, and rhythms, one needs to have in any event an essential understanding of more customary musical structures. Soul isn’t a parallel type of music to Classical and other customary classes,it�s an increase of conventional music. Much the same as jazz, soul really entangles customary music. Accordingly, your investigation of soul piano requires at any rate strong bedrock of musical learning.

Added to this rundown of profits, is the accommodation and adaptability of having the capacity to study in the solace of your own home at whatever point it suits you. No activity or climate conditions to manage. Also there’s no compelling reason to stress over getting stuck on a specific idea, on the grounds. On the off chance that you as of now have some experience playing the piano and you needed to investigate particular strategies, for example, harmonies and movements, or modal playing, you can discover lessons composed only for those also. So if gospel music is your thing and you might want to go hand in hand with artists at the following musical occasion at your spot of love, you can discover lessons that’ll show you camping, riffs and harmony changes in the gospel music convention.

If you are searching for the perfect place to learn blues piano online, then we stood on top in providing the best online classes on how to learn blues piano easily and effectively. Please do visit us online for more details.

Produce Music Like Dr Dre

Dr. Dre started his career with the World Class Wrecking Crew in the late 80s. Soon this Compton breed producer became the poster boy for gangster rap music. Dre would receive heavy criticism for the misogyny and violence surrounding his music, but there was one thing his critics could not deny, his music production. The success of NWA, Ice Cube, Eminem, The Chronic and 50 Cent all became proof positive of Dr Dres sonic touch. This is why he is considered one of the most influential music producers.

Many new producers are trying to emulate his sound. Here a couple of key points to produce music like Dr . Dre.

Dr . Dres production never veers away from the traditional four on the floor time signature. This Time signature is used in most dance records. Take For instance 5o cents get rich or die trying album, each song starts with a thick bass drum and the same time signature.

Whats also unique about Dr Dres production is the timing of the snare. Unlike most producers, his snares are played slightly offset. This is critical in creating the California laid-back Hip hop that has made him one of the most sought after producers.

When producing Music like Dr.Dre start with the right instruments. The legendary producer uses standard instruments found in old funk records. Rhythm and Strat guitars are woven to create the bounce of the track. Horns are also a favorite of the producers. Staccato horns, in particular, are used to create suspense and build the music. Another favored instrument is the Chorus Piano. Dr. Dre uses this in his production to complement the bassline.

Creating Music like Dr. Dre take time and skill to master. Be patience and persistent and soon you will also produce a stable of work to influence the next generation

How Much Does A Music Producer Make Per Song

Learning how to make money as a music producer is difficult at first, it is possible though. Producers can typically start off recording artists for free, and working with different bands and artists.When you get really good at your craft, people, artists, and businesses will hire you to producer their albums. On the low side a working producer can make around $15 grand a year, for the top music producers they can make upwards of $10,000,000.00 a year.

Two main variable determine your salary, your location and your quality of work.Nashville, Los Angeles and New York offer the most work, money, and available work to music producers than any other city. This is because the music businesses that will hire you are located in these cities. These cities are known cities that high end music producers work in or live in, music producers make more money in these cities.

Here are what some of the top producers make a year:

– P. Diddy over $27 million
– Timbaland rakes in a healthy $21 million each year
– Dr. Dre approximately $20 million
– Pharrell Williams of (N.E.R.D) rakes in 17 million

Experience and quality of work matters! The better service you can offer, the more artists and labels will want you working on those albums. Word of mouth is the name of the game in being a successful music producer.As your skills develop, you will get more work and make a name for yourself. At some point you will begin to start working on major albums.

One benefit of being a music producer is that you get to make your own schedule. Producers are typically paid on a project by project basis.They are typically hired by a record label to aide an artist in producing a album that will produc high sales. The album is the component that the music producer typically works on and focuses on the arrangement, sound, recording, and album quality.

With a little time, hard work, networking, and patience you can become a successful music producer yourself. You have to pay your dues as a music producer, all millionaires in any field have to start somewhere.

How Did The Rock Music Appear

The historical past of the appearance of the rock music: dating back to the last 20s to 30s of the last century, both European and American were experiencing the Great Depression and the WWII. Until the 1950s, America has switched into a reasonably steady and flourishing state, which was regarded as the productive time in American history. It is just at this time, the rock music came out in history. Owing to the flourishing state of America at that time and the fantastic living surroundings, people’s life became really enjoyable that cause the emergence, presence of Baby Booming. With the growth of people’s income and the advancement of people’s living quality, many middle classes were ready to having more than one child. A number of of these children became the creators or the rock musicians when they grown up. Unlike their parents and grandparents, the youngsters don’t follow what their parents do, they want something new and more demanding, that was the rock music, which is uncomplicated, straight-forward, and with powerful rhythms. In these points, the effective rock music can speak for the youngsters’ soul.
At the beginning of the 1950s, there were three stem streams of rock music in America: Rhythm & Blues ,Tin Pan Alley and Country Music. As time goes by, rock music occupied the main music market. The official emergence of rock music was at the end of 1950s. It commenced with this piece of music: We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll. This piece music have got high acceptance and brought rock music into people’s daily life. In 1955, the movie Blackboard Jungle has greatly facilitated the appearance and growth of rock music. The song Rock Around The Clock in that movie has generated a great impression among the younger generation. This music was a type of motorola milestone that shows the starting of the rock times in human’s history.
By now, there are many rock celebrities and companies that were really amazing. It was only owing to them, can we enjoy the elegance of the rock music. If you were not a rock fan yet, you can act now to find the beauty and appeal of it.

The Acoustics of the Violin Body

The body of violins, including their front and back plates, their sides as well as the air they contain, all function as part of the process of transmitting the string vibrations through the bridge into the air surrounding the instrument. The surface area of the violin is in direct relation with the amount of air it vibrates back and forth.

The front and back plates are designed by the violin maker to move easily up and down. At certain tones the plates resonate more easily when played. Chladni patterns are used for finding these modes by placing sand grains on each plate and vibrating the plate through all frequencies. At specific pitches, the grains will take the shape of lines or �nodes� which will indicate a stronger resonance of sound.

The air inside the body of the stringed instrument is especially important in the low range of the instrument. Like blowing across the top opening of a bottle, the air�s vibrations, called the Helmholtz Resonance, are a part of the violin�s acoustics. Lower than the lowest resonances of the plates, the resounding in the air increases the sound output around the pitch of the second lowest string. High pitch Helmholtz Resonances can also enhance some higher note fundamentals, as well as harmonics of lower notes.

Timbre vibrato is another effect through which a pitch is transmitted largely due to the acoustic response of the violin body. Creating a vibrato with the finger on the fingerboard causes the string�s pitch to move up and down as it is vibrated using a violin bow. As certain harmonics carry more strongly in the violin body, a wider range of pitches means the wider range of transmission of a note can be carried. Thus, the sound is louder and more perceptually interesting.

The body of violins, including their front and back plates, their sides as well as the air they contain. The front and back plates are designed by the violin maker to move easily up and down.

House Music – The Origins

Establishing “House”

The birth of the words “house music” is a hotly argued question amidst artists and DJ’s. Some people assert it originated from a night club called “The Warehouse” where longtime resident Producer/DJ Frankie Knuckles played a distinctive brand of dance music until 1982 when the establishment closed down. Knuckles himself suggested he initially witnessed the term when driving by a bar on the south side of Chicago that hung a sign in its window reading “We play house music”. DJ Leonard “Remix” Rroy suggests the sign was likely a reference to the style of soulful songs one would listen to at your own house.

A second sentiment is that the phrase referenced the production of music in the residences of groundbreaking DJ’s and dance producers. These early creations would be recorded with synthesizers, drum machines and sequencers. Many others assert that “house” references the relationship of particular tracks with their respective DJ’s, as in the house DJ’s played their very own house records.

The Fathers of House Music

The Chicago night club scene of the early 80’s was spurred by DJ’s spinning a number of styles of music like disco, hip hop, funk, pop, and R&B. The beginning of somewhat economical electronic instruments led to some DJ’s crafting their own combination of existing tunes by mixing in drum machines and effects.

Seen by many to be the very first original house music record, “On & On” by Jesse Saunders was published in 1984. The album’s prosperity ignited a wave of tracks from the earlier DJ’s attempting their hand at putting out house music. The music soon branched off into subgenres of house such as deep house and acid house.

Through the support of club DJ’s such as Lil Louis, Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, and radio stations like WBMX, house music quickly gained popularity in Chicago. Concurrently, house began to spread to nearby DJ’s and producers of Detroit, Michigan. Artists like Marshall Jefferson helped push house outside of Chicago with his hugely well known track “Move Your Body”. From the middle to late 1980’s artists such as Larry Heard, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Farley Keith, and Steve Hurley, persisted to popularize the style.

Now, house music is more prevalent than ever and can be heard in a variety of forms in night clubs spanning the earth. The genre has continued to fork off into subgenres including progressive house, electro house, techno house, breakbeat, and the list goes on. House isn’t just a style of music, but is a religion protected by loyal followers the world over.

From Musicians To Music Festival Organizers

In todays musical economy, youre lucky to be a band thats invited to join a music festival lineup. Festivals are blowing up in terms of popularity, so much so that nearly every major music festival in 2011 saw record attendance. To be on one of those bills could do a lot for your career, but to create an entire festival? Thats just crazy talk. Or is it? One band has been doing just that for 12 years.

Horror Rap duo Insane Clown Posse has unarguably the largest cult following of any similar sounding act in the entire country. The reasons for that are many, but its safe to say the fact that they have their own annual festival where fans (Juggalos) can meet up every year goes a long way in solidifying those fans loyalty. Of course, Im talking about the Gathering of the Juggalos!

Producing a Music Festival

Theres nothing easy about producing a music festival, especially one as involved as Gathering of the Juggalos. Location, artists, security, vendors, permits, scheduling, promotion, insurance, and stage setup are just some things that have to be taken into consideration by curators like Insane Clown Posse in planning. And if you dont sell as many tickets as you need to in order to make a profit, it can be a very expensive loss.

Insane Clown Posse hosted their first Gathering of the Juggalos music festival in 2000 after several years of talk and planning surrounding the event. Its hugely successful today, but even a band as large as Insane Clown Posse had to fight and endure trial and error over the years to bring Gathering of the Juggalos to its current level of success.

Music vs. Events

Of course, the artists playing the festival will be the most important selling point to potential festival-goers. This years Gathering of the Juggalos festival was loaded with talented horror rap acts, and enough Juggalos to satisfy your social desires until Insane Clown Posses next Gathering of the Juggalos festival rolls around. But what makes the Gathering more original than any other music festival around the country isnt the music; its the on-site activities.

Its essential that there are more activities on hand than those related to music. Insane Clown Posse knows their fans might get tired of non-stop music for four straight days, so they came up with the idea to provide them with fresh activities seen at no other music festival. While these events may only be attractive to the Insane Clown Posse fan demographic, they provide some great insight on the ingenuity needed to make fans happy at music festivals.

Helicopter Rides at Gathering of the Juggalos

To start, there are helicopter rides at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Why? Why not is a better question. For a little bit of money, customers already at Insane Clown Posses festival can take a ride in the helicopter and tour the festival grounds from birds eye view.

Artist Seminars

There are meet and greets or autograph signings at a lot of major music festivals, but very few offer attendees the opportunity to sit in on a seminar conducted by your favorite artists. The guys in Insane Clown Posse always make sure they release as much news about their careers as possible at their artist seminars.

Juggalo Championship Wrestling

Insane Clown Posse, their Juggalo followers, and everyone else somehow connected to the Psychopathic Records family have been immersed in the wrestling scene since it all began. Gathering of the Juggalos just wouldnt be Gathering of the Juggalos without Juggalo Championship Wrestling on hand!

Those events are all given, but some others that take place at the yearly festival are mud / oil wrestling and the Ms. Juggalette contest! It might not be your typical beauty pageant, but some lucky lady will still be headed home with the title of Ms. Juggalette at the end of the weekend!

Over the years, Insane Clown Posse has mastered the art of creating a festival thats pleasing to die hard music fans and the more casual customers who also enjoy alternate activities not related to music at all. This balance must be achieved if you ever wish to host your own music festival some day!