Saturday, November 25, 2017

Music

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Advantages and concerns of introducing young children to musical instruments

It is advisable to introduce children to musical instruments at an early age. This has many advantages. The obvious advantage being that the child has a longer period for learning to play the instrument in their lifetime. A child who starts learning an instrument early will have advanced a great deal in their knowledge by the time they get into adulthood. With more time to train and learn, people who start learning musical instruments as young children are able to get to very advanced skills. Apart from having a great head-start to learning the musical instrument as compared to other…

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Comparing acoustic guitars and electric semi hollow guitars

The debate for superiority is always raging between acoustic guitar die-hards and people who love the electric semi hollow guitars. Usually the main issue of contention is the quality of sound produced by each of these guitars. The people who love acoustic guitars claim that the acoustic guitar produces a warmer more natural sound.  In acoustic guitars there is no loss of sound as in an electric guitar which is likely to lose some sound quality through the many gadgets through which the signals have to travel. The electric guitar devotees on the other hand boast that the electric guitar…

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A look at electric guitars, their advantages and special features

Electric guitars are a modern day invention that have taken the music world by storm. There before people were already quite happy with the acoustic guitars but the electric guitars took things to another whole new level. The traditional acoustic guitar is still very much in use since it is a great instrument for playing for small audiences and for personal use. The acoustic guitar still boasts these advantages alongside the fact that one can easily use the acoustic guitar anywhere without the need for electric power. As such, travelling with an acoustic guitar is much easier. Acoustic guitars also…

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The growing demand, acceptance and popularity of music in the present day

Music is in great demand in this present age probably more than it has ever been before. This is due to several factors. One of the main reason why people are listening to music more and more is because music is a very convenient form of recreation that helps the body and soul relax. The modern day is a time when many people are experiencing different hardships that lead to a lot of emotional and mental stress. As such, they need to find a suitable way of releasing this stress. Music is a great avenue for this. Listening to music…

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Vacationing in Kenya with a cool cheerful Irish guy with a travel guitar

I love travelling. This is my best recreational activity and this is my number one option during vacation time. As such, I have travelled a lot. I am almost always travelling to a different destination each year. I like going to places where I have never been before where I can be able to experience new things and see new things that I have not seen before. Some of the great places I have been to include the great savannah grasslands of Africa. I was privileged to travel to Kenya in East Africa two years ago. That year, I had…

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From watching a musician’s performance on TV; my path toward learning to play the guitar

I have always loved to play the guitar. My desire to play this romantic musical instrument started as a young child when I would see musicians strum the guitar and sing. I particularly got captivated by a musician who I saw on TV. He was a colored man and he was enthusiastically playing his guitar gyrating his hips energetically as he sang with great emotion. The performance of this musician who was so devoted to his performance that he was sweating profusely fascinated me a great deal. Not only was the artist a great performer but little as I was…

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Tackling joblessness by finding alternative jobs in recreational services such as music

The world today is a much advanced place where mankind thrives in terms of health and wealth. Due to the advancements of technology mankind is now able to produce surplus amounts of food which he can be able to survive on and fall back on in times when the natural climate does not favor the production of food. Mankind has also taken great leaps in medical knowledge and he is much better equipped at handling any medical condition. These changes have led to mankind thriving and the population of mankind has soared as compared to the populations of past decades….

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Discovering music early by growing up in a family that appreciates music

I grew up in a family of musicians and I this has had a tremendous influence in helping me turn out appreciate music as much as I do today. Having such a great introduction into music at an early age gave me a great advantage in learning music. I am the third born child in a family of five children. I have an elder brother and younger brother. I also have an elder sister and a younger sister. My elder sister is the first born child and she is five years my senior. As a little child, my very first…

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Introducing the world of guitars and guitar sound amplification

Guitars are a favorite musical instrument for many people. The guitar is a musical instrument that is definitely preferred by many modern communities. Amongst the traditional and modern musical instruments found across the globe, the guitar probably has the most cousins (instruments similar to it) apart from the drum which is another basic instrument that has varying variations that are ubiquitous around the world. Some of the instruments found around the world that have great similarities with the guitar include the sitar, the ukulele, the violin, cello, mandolin, viola, fiddle, lute, and many other variations. All these instruments are stringed…

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Music applications and the importance of quality in music production

The main goal for any musician is to produce or help produce an organized sound. Music is essentially the production of sounds in a harmonized, structured, or ordered way that is pleasing to the audience or sounds that will have some form of message or communication to the people listening to it. In the past music has been used in many different ways. The pre historic man may have used music to communicate messages to one another. For example, man may have imitated animal and bird sounds to communicate one thing or the other. For instance, the sound of a…

Minimizing Waste & Maximizing Space For The Green Homeowner

Minimizing Waste & Maximizing Space For The Green Homeowner

Many prospective homeowners are finding themselves wanting to live in a smaller space for both financial and environmental reasons. Buying or building a smaller home can mean much less waste of materials, lower energy costs, and a smaller footprint on the environment as a whole. Making the most of the space that you have is fairly easy today, with the myriad of choices available for smaller spaces. For the laundry, there is the choice of smaller, stackable washers and dryers that can fit into a closet. Another great option for studio type apartments and small houses is the highly customizable…

Starting Early For A lifetime Of Success

Studying music from an early age can set you on the road to success. Receiving music lessons at a young age can have lots of benefits such as enabling people to grow up with strengthened auditory skills. This benefit can last a lifetime, and even years later when tested, people who had musical training whilst a child were better able to pick out complex sounds than others who had not received childhood musical training. The heightened ability to make out pitch, timing and timbre can extend to children being better at learning languages, and at the other end of the…

Finding Alternatives in The Music Business

There are many benefits of studying music. Although music can be beautiful in its own right and enjoyed by the player of the instrument or the listener, it also has many other advantages. For instance playing an instrument can improve coordination and dexterity of the musician, it even helps burn calories. Music is also artistic and can allow people to join together in their enjoyment of the sound, just think of music festivals where everybody dances together to their favorite band. Music transcends barriers and can be considered a universal language. Regardless of which nationality you are or what language…

The Music Industry at War with Recording Artists

Musicians are angry with record labels because of music streaming. Artists feel that the royalties they receive from record labels such as Universal and Warner are too small. The use of services, such as Spotify, means that consumers no longer purchase albums, instead music is streamed. Spotify and music streaming accounts for 70.5% of all revenues from recorded music but as Artists only receive approximately 0.05p per stream, they feel that they are losing out and that they are suffering due to their labels. In contrast the companies receive approximately 90%. Artists proclaim that the share of money generated from…

Will Music Be Your Ticket To Success!?

Music rests as one of the most empowering and inspiring aspects of life today. Studying music has never been more popular than now and it’s not without its reasons. There are many reasons why studying music has become a popular choice, and one that has been proven to pay off well too. First of all, playing a musical instrument makes you smarter. It doesn’t matter if you’re a prodigy or not; the act of learning and getting better at a musical instrument increases your brain’s capacity and helps you venture into uncharted mental territory. Learning a musical instrument sharpens your…

Careers in Making Music

Careers in Making Music

When people have discussions about the music industry, they usually tend to forget about the people behind the scenes that actually make it happen. Without producers, there would be no music. Without disc jockeys, there would be nobody to promote the music. These two careers are very important to the industry. Both require a lot of work and some school to be able to get the education and experience required to be successful at either career. Music production is a very appealing career when you look at it from the outside in. When you think about a music producer, the…