Tuesday, December 31, 2013

How To Sell Beats - 3 Tips For Selling Beats Online

The beat selling business can be very profitable if you know how to sell beats well. A lot of producers think that all you have to do is upload your beats to a website and you will sell beats automatically. This is not the case most of the time. It's very tough to sell beats online because there is so much competition. Hence, the reason I put together this article, to help you sell more beats.
Build Your Own Website
Make sure you buy your own hosting and making up a custom domain name to build your website on. Build a site that is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly so that after you are done building the site, you can rank in Google's search engine. You will have to build links to the site but that's a whole other article. If you can rank on Google for the most popular beat buying terms people type into a search engine, you will receive so much traffic you won't know what to do with it.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Where Is All the Good Music

I am a musician, but also a listener and I am kind of confused by the fact that I have not been able to find any good music lately. What happened to the music anyway? Can you name at least 5 bands that are as big as the bands that you could find like 10 years ago? OK, maybe, there are some good bands, but they are not big, so what happened?
I have a theory which may sound crazy at the first glance, but when you come to think of it, it sounds kind of reasonable. So here's my theory. Good music has disappeared since the Internet came into being - do you think this is just a coincidence? I don't think so. The truth is no one buys music anymore. Music is simply not in demand. No demand - no supply - so the economic theory tells us.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Avoiding Rip-Offs in the Music Business

Don't Pay to Play
These are some of the worst and most common hoaxes because they seem so benign but they can easily cost you a lot of money without getting you anywhere. They tend to disguise themselves in the form of some sort of legitimate opportunity from a legitimate business whether it be getting your song played on the radio, getting you a record deal, or letting you play a showcase in front of a big time A&R rep. The common thread though is that they will all ask you for money to get access. With the exception of membership-based organizations like ASCAP or The Recording Academy, press, marketing, or radio promotion agencies, or a qualified professional industry consultant (determining that requires research though), there are hardly any legitimate music businesses that will charge you in order to get access to a career opportunity (and honestly the aforementioned companies aren't charging you for access, they're charging for their services- but I didn't want to confuse anyone into thinking they are not legitimate businesses because they cost money). Many of these scams offer you what sounds like the chance of a lifetime, and some will even go through a process of choosing only a handful of participants to make it seem more promising, but that is not how the music industry operates. In fact, most contracts will offer you an advance (money in advance of any sales), not the other way around. Many people in the music industry make money by getting a percent of the artist's earnings based on their work together. If that is not the case it should be a serious red flag.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Trap Music, The New "BIG THING" In The Music Industry

If popular artists like Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, T.I., fits on the top of your list of music then you must have surely know the term "Trap". Trap music is the latest genre catching rage in the modern 2013 epoch. Having its origin from the Hip Hop music, Trap is the buzzing trend dazzling teenagers all over the world. But the question is what makes trap music 2013 so popular?
In the recent few years free EDM music downloads are making a boom on the Internet, and this genre has become the first preference all music lovers. Basically music is a blend of elements like Dubstep and Down South Hip Hop. Having a unique style of its own, this genre is hitting top charts of new evolving DJs, producers and artists popping up daily. Therefore there is no surprise in the fact that this genre has outgrown as a rage amongst masses of people that prefers only trap musicout in the parties, clubs and underground gigs. What makes this music genre so unique and so popular is that trap styling are flexible to be injected into any type or style of music thus giving a broader array of choices to music lovers. No wonder how this new budding genre has literally trapped people much faster that already well-known electro and dubstep music styles.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Watching Musicians And Fans Take Control

I'm not much for show-business hype, but I think Sunday, November 3, may be remembered years from now as the day broadcast and record company executives surrendered control of the music industry to artists and their followers.
Musicians have nothing to fear in this change. However, if I were a record executive, I might think about looking for another line of work.
The herald of this new era is the first-ever YouTube Music Awards program. The event will be staged at New York's Pier 36 and streamed around the world. No broadcasters required, thank you.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

How to Become a Sound Engineer

Sound engineers are half problem solvers and half creative artists. He must ensure sound is captured, controlled, and reproduced without issues, and that the sound is pleasing and moves the audience in the intended fashion.
Careers as an Audio Engineer
Music:
  • Live sound engineer working in venues
  • Recording engineer in a studio
  • Mix engineer
  • Mastering engineer
Film:
  • Boom microphone operator
  • TV or Film mixer
  • Sound designer
  • Re-Recording Engineer
  • Voice over Engineer
Many sound engineers work a freelance basis, technically working for themselves and finding clients who need their services. While there are no technical qualifications for this, one needs to have technical knowledge, experience, and determination to ensure a prosperous career.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Useful Tips to Create the Perfect Album Cover

When you decide to market your music, the first thing you should realize is that people will often judge a book by its cover. Your album cover can go a long way in providing the advertising that you need. There are millions of music albums out there and you have to make sure that you come up with a design that will stand out in the crowd. An attractive cover can make a huge difference and it is especially important if you are a new or little- known artist.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Devin Townsend Project - The Retinal Circus Blu-Ray Review

The thing I love about Devin Townsend is he is your classic ideas man. What amazes me is that he pulls off so many of these zany ideas where other mere mortals in the indie music scene are less able to make things happen on such a scale.
So when Dev announces a one off London concept show built around a story arc that threads his career together and promises a feast for the eyes as well as the ears, you would be forgiven for being slightly sceptical about the production quality of said event. A one off show for an artist whose audience is probably what you would describe as solid rather than spectacular in terms of numbers? So, maybe we should expect a decent puppet or two and a few videos?

Monday, December 23, 2013

A History of Music in Utah Valley and How to Get Involved

Musical Influences
The local music scene in Utah Valley thrives on several major cultural influences. The region derives most of its musical education and influence from its religious beginnings. As the area was settled by early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) seeking religious freedom, later generations are definitely influenced by the "Mormon" culture, doctrine and hymns. Often fundraising or benefit concerts highlight local LDS artists. The two cosmopolitan universities in the region give high priority to music programs. Students are from a variety of cultural backgrounds are from more than 120 countries and they have lent their own inspiration to the local music scene. Secular artists with their talent have given rise to contemporary Utah music. Artists from the region have also managed to become international stars and this has only served to make Utah very popular as a music festival destination.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Difference Genres Of Extreme Metal - 5 Styles Of Heavy Metal Explained

Heavy Metal has become a very popular genre of music lately, especially due to the increased interest of the public in the underground extreme genres of heavy metal.
With the popularization of bands like Slayer and Metallica in the eighties, Cannibal Corpse and Dying Fetus in the nineties, followed by Phantom and Pig Destroyer in this era, the underground extreme subculture has lost its "underground" status.
But many people still wonder what extreme metal is and a lot of potential fans don't really know the differences between the multiple sub-genres of extreme metal. For example, what difference is there between technical death metal and phantom metal?
In this article we will review the different genres of extreme metal and present their main characteristics.
Death Metal
Death Metal is one of the most notorious genres of extreme metal, if not of heavy metal in general. Popularized by bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation and Death, this genre has attracted a wide audience going from casual listeners to extreme metal fans. But what characterizes Death Metal and makes it different from the other genres?
In Death Metal, the vocals are mostly growled rather than singed, the guitars are heavily distorted and downtuned and the drumming is very fast but also very technical.
Main sub-genres of Death Metal: Technical Death, Brutal Death
Trash Metal
The second sub-genre of extreme metal to make an apparition one this list is of course trash metal, best portrayed by bands like Slayer, Anthrax, Metallica and Megadeth (commonly referred to as the "big four" of the thrash scene).
In Trash, the vocals are sharply yelled, the tuned to standard and played very fast in a speed metal way and the drumming is a good mix between speed and technicality.
Main sub-genres of Trash Metal: East Coast, Bay Area
Black Metal
Black Metal is yet another genre that has caused controversy in the extreme metal scene, particularly due to the satanic imagery and the lyrics of bands like Sewer, Von and Ceremonial Castings.
In Black Metal, the vocals are mostly shrieked rather than singed, the guitars are heavily distorted in the trebles and tuned to standard. The drumming is very fast but not as technical as in death or trash metal.
Main sub-genres of Black Metal: Raw Black, Symphonic Black
Phantom Metal
Phantom metal is a less notorious genre that has emerged recently, mainly as a cult following of the legendary band Phantom.
In Phantom Metal, the vocals are mostly howled, the guitars are extremely distorted to the point of creating a constant fuzz sound, and the tuning can be either standard or downtuned. The drumming is extremely fast and oftentimes very minimalistic to induce a ritualistic trance-like "wall of sound".
Main sub-genres of Phantom Metal: Raw Phantom
Grindcore
And finally there is grindcore, a genre that touts itself as being the "extreme" of the extreme metal scene. The whole concept being grindcore music is based on ruthless and relentless acoustic aggression. Bands that portray that pure aggression the best are Pig Destroyer and Circle of Dead Children.
In Grindcore, the vocals are shouted, shrieked or wailed, the guitars are heavily distorted and either standard or downtuned and the drumming is very fast and technical, somewhat like death metal but with more breaks.
Main sub-genres of Grindcore: Deathgrind, Noisegrind, Blackgrind (same as phantom metal mostly), Goregrind.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Should Musicians Perform for Themselves or Others?

As music is an art form, it involves emotions and feelings, but more essentially, the soul. This means that whether a person is a musician or not, even artistic or not, they respond on that essential level to music. This is true for everyone in some capacity or another. So, when a musician performs for others, regardless of who comprises the audience, there will be some form of emotional response. This means that music has the potential to create major effects in others.
All artists have the urge to create aesthetically. The musician, whether a composer or a performer, has the primary urge to do this as a personal experience. It is a release for the artist. Just as the honeybee makes honey, the musician makes music. It's part of their inherent nature.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Mastering Dubstep - Tips for Dubstep Beat Making

Dubstep is a fairly new type of electronic music, which got it starts within the city of London. Over time, this new genre began to spread throughout the UK, Europe and eventually, it became popular across the world. This new, unique genre of music focuses on bass hooks that are vibrant and deep. When listing to Dubstep, it's easy to think that the beat pattern is rather simple. However, Dubstep beat making is a lot more difficult than it sounds. If you want to master Dubstep, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind along the way.
Tip #1 - Understand the Rhythmic Structure
Before you begin to try your hand at Dubstep beat making, it is essential to understand the rhythmic structure of this form of music. The music has a very unique rhythmic structure and the beats are arranged in a very different way. While the tempo of the piece may be the same, the beats of the music are sequenced on a half time, often referred to as a 1/3 rhythm. For this reason, creating these beats can be difficult and confusing, especially for beginners that are unfamiliar with the style of music.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Recent Downfall and Degradation of the Title 'Musician'

The word/title "Musician."
I will start by giving four definitions.
Musician: Someone that plays a musical instrument.
Composer: Someone that composes pieces for musicians to play, or uses pre-recorded samples to compose a track through an electronic platform.
Producer: Someone that produces a piece of music, predominantly original, and gives advice on structure, the message of the lyrics and instrumentation.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society - Unblackened DVD Review

Long have I been an admirer of Ozzy's longest serving six string ally Zakk Wylde. He of the manic vibrato/squeal harmonic (which he seems to pull out on any occasion, at any time, in the middle of any lick) and the southern/viking appearance. He has crafted an identifiable sound out of those EMG pickups no matter what context you hear him in, and he pretty much crafted the moments that brought Ozzy back to a semi respectable level of musicality on No Rest for the Wicked and No More Tears.
With his own band Black Label Society, Wylde has been somewhat hit and miss. Staying very true to metallic rock ideals, the material after a while can tend to get a little samey, in spite of some very strong moments.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Why Making 'Fast Progress' On Guitar Is Very Dangerous

Chances are, you believe (just like most guitarists) that transforming yourself into a great player means making the fastest progress possible. On the outside this may seem like a logical idea, but after examining deeper it is actually a very potentially dangerous behavior. Most guitar players try to make very fast progress in one area of their playing while neglecting to improve in other key areas. This results in them losing control of the ability to make progress on a consistent basis because they have developed unbalanced skills where they cannot move forward until their weaknesses are resolved. This often results in many months or years of correction before they get back on track with their ultimate musical goals.
Why Uncontrolled/Mismanaged Progress Is Destructive For Guitar Playing:

Monday, December 16, 2013

Why Most New Guitar Players Fail To Learn to Play The Guitar

There are many reasons why there is a failure rate with new players of the guitar. It could be hard to find a teacher or indeed a good one, but primarily it's because of an unsuitable instrument.
You really do not need to spend loads of money on a guitar. If it's an "I'm, not sure if I'll carry on with it", project I would recommend that you don't over invest your hard earned cash. Better to get started with a lower priced guitar and buy your upgrade instrument when you've made headway with your playing and you can then choose from a position of greater knowledge.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Best Christmas Songs

Christmas songs. They truly can be a brutal crucifixion. Their saccharine lyrics and reliance of cliché`s can be unnerving at best and soul sucking at worst. Some songwriters jump on the bandwagon to produce Christmas songs that are so blatantly commercial that it is incredibly obvious that their sole purpose was to make money from its listeners (Mariah Carey`s "All I Want For Christmas" is a glaring example), while other songs are so uninspiring, you wonder why the artist bothered (The Ronettes version of "Rudolph The red Nose Reindeer" is an obvious example). And the less said about the preachy crap that is "Do They Know It`s Christmas?", the better (Geldof and Ure, your motives were noble and courageous but the song was complete rubbish!)
But when an artist gets it right, the listener is compelled. It may be a bit predictable to claim that the effect can be magical, but that word is unavoidable. There is very little time before the faithful day approaches, so it is absolutely mandatory that you choose wisely. Here are the five best seasonal choices:

Saturday, December 14, 2013

10 Guitar Gifts for the Guitar Players on Your List

If you're considering buying a gift for a guitar player, do a search in Google for "Guitar Gifts" and you'll find all kinds of interesting ideas. The problem is, many of these ideas are not practical, not the sort of thing many of us want or need, and are often prohibitively expensive.
Here's a better way to go at it. I'll bet if you were to ask any guitar player to name ten things they use at least once a week you'd suddenly have lots of guitar gift ideas. You'll find a lot of those things listed below. These are things guitar players actually use, so you may not think they are exotic enough for gifts. Then again what is better than getting something that is actually useful?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Finding a Good Place to Sing Karaoke

Regardless of your vocal abilities, if you like to sing, karaoke is fantastic entertainment. Even though karaoke is an extremely popular type of activity it sometimes will not be that simple to find a good venue to participate in it. Next to investing in a karaoke system for your home you fundamentally have three choices.
Karaoke Bars and Pubs
Karaoke bars generally maintain a permanently established karaoke system. Most will provide karaoke a few nights a week or possibly every night. Very often they will provide a platform or stage for the singers. The allure of the establishment is dependent on elements like the character and personality of the KJ, song inventory, and sound system quality. An additional consideration that a lot of singers take seriously is the volume of singers who usually attend. More singers mean fewer opportunities to sing.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Folk Lyrics Bring Out the Crux of an Artist's Caliber

If you hear the music most folk lyrics and songs have these days, they are words that catch the imagination of listeners. People like what they get to hear on radio or through other mediums, and such songs are made to convince the audience to buy the CDs or DVDs of the band, or at least attend one of their gigs, when they play. And there are many more reasons why artists choose to use lyrics for their folks songs, namely to resonate and be in sync with the emotions of the listener.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

3 Tips for Transporting a Piano Correctly

A piano is a heavy and delicate object to transport. Some can even weigh as much as 800 pounds or more. Their heavy and fragile nature means they can be quite easily damaged when being moved. When transporting a piano proper handling must be applied. Read on for 3 tips in how to transport a piano in the correct way.
1: Prepare the piano
Prepare the piano for the move. This should include making sure the piano key lid is shut and locked in order to protect the keys. Also make sure to double check that the lid is locked, as this will prevent the lid from accidentally flying open. Lock the spinet lid too, to prevent the interior of the piano becoming damaged. Next, wrap the piano in thick blankets or specialized moving blankets specifically made for this purpose, in order to prevent it being chipped, scratched or scored. Make sure the blankets are secured to the piano and that no sections are loose and hanging down, where they could be caught or snagged on something, or tripped upon.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

High End Audio Devices for Residential Use

The concept of high end audio was introduced in the 1960's with the launch of a Stereophile magazine. The instruments and devices that are used to produce the sound are very expensive and are available only with limited number of authorized dealers. Not only the sound quality but the fidelity is also considered and special instruments are used to monitor the levels. A limited number of high end audio brands manufacture such products and they can be customized depending on the requirements. The devices used are capable of delivering excellent and organic audio which is very superior to the sound that is usually heard by people. The outputs of these devices are measured using audio systems measurement where every quality possessed by a sound is measured. The use of such high end audio devices is closely associated with the measurement instruments to differentiate them from regular music. These set ups were initially used in studios and other places related to professional sound recording.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Best Maroon 5 Songs

Maroon 5 burst onto the scene way back 11 years ago now (As of writing this) and have maintained a successful progress in the charts. Not too pop, not too rock, that fine line which ensures pretty much anyone can listen to, and anyone who likes the heavier side of the music scene, not feel too guilty about. As a fan who has followed them since the start, here is a list of what I think is the Best Maroon 5 songs.
1. One More Night
How can it be anything else? Opens up with a light air of guitar picking and then hits you in the face with the high vocal melody "You and I go hard at each other like we're going to war", which really sets the dynamics of the song throughout. It's strong in the verse, and gets more powerful in the chorus. It's straight talking, easy to listen to as it's only 3 chords and it resolves perfectly well. This is why it's number 1.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

What Are The Advantages Of Molded Earphones?

There are several problems with standard earphones. First is that because they are one size fits all they often don't fit your ears. This leads them to fall out easily, particularly if you are exercising when you are moving around, sweaty and the lead on your earphones is being repeatedly pulled. This is irritating, distracting and can result in your earphones becoming broken.
The next problem is that the sound from many lower end earphones is of poor quality and often sounds tinny. This is often due to the fact that the earphones do not create a good seal with your ear. Many earphones are round in cross-section, where the opening in your ear is oval and everybody's is a slightly different shape. This leads to discomfort and much of the higher energy sound leaking out around the earphone, rather than travelling down your ear-canal and vibrating your eardrum which turns it into the sound you hear. This leads to loss of much of the bass and midrange, leading to the classic tinny sound of cheap earphones. The third problem is ear infections.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The 7 Worst Guitar Teaching Questions To Ask

As you move forward in your guitar teaching career you will naturally have a lot of questions about how to become more successful. However, you will never become a highly successful guitar teacher if you ask the same questions as most teachers. Truth is, most guitar teachers sabotage their own success because they ask questions with incorrect assumptions embedded within them.
As someone who has trained many guitar teachers around the globe, I have answered a massive amount of questions on what it takes to build a successful guitar teaching business. There are countless questions that should NEVER be asked, because they are based on false assumptions and myths about becoming a successful guitar teacher. Even if you are able to find an answer to one of these questions, you will still end up going down the wrong path, eventually to fail in your guitar teaching business. Understanding what these specific questions are and why they are so destructive for your guitar teaching career will help you succeed where most guitar teachers fail. The following are 7 destructive 'common sense' questions that will cause you to fail in your teaching career:

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Step Ahead for Unsigned Music Charts Across the Online World

Television channels in the past were a medium for most upcoming talent. However, the scene has changed now and for the better, say sources. Music videos are still aired on popular channels and networks throughout the electronic media world, but it is not as significant as what it used to be in the past. There are ways for unsigned music charts to be noticed, some of them being through sites that host music videos and communities or even forums that promote upcoming talent, such as unsigned musicians and artists.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tips on How to Hire a Suitable DJ

Music goes hand-in-hand with every joyous event to make it complete, entertaining and joyful for everyone. A large number of people are now opting for acquiring DJ services for their events. The popularity associated with hiring a DJ for any special occasion, be it short scale or long scale indicates the fact that people are willing to take that extra step to enjoy the moment to the fullest and party hard.
The enthusiasm in the market is high for DJ services but, making a choice that meets your expectations well is hard nut to crack. All sorts of expectations buzz through your mind. You have worked hard on the ambiance of the event and wanted the performance to be flawless!
But, how do you know that your DJ will not let you down? Need help to make the right choice?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Where Does A Female Vocalist Get Inspiration For Her Music?

A female vocalist who knows how to write her own songs is usually more popular than other singers who simply know how to sing. There will be a door of opportunities for someone who has many talents. A singer will not be able to write a good song if she is not inspired. Thus, she needs to be aware what things inspire her to write beautiful songs. When a female vocalist is well travelled, she gains a lot of memorable experiences. Hence she has more sources for inspiration. They say that a singer who is able to go through a wide range of emotions has more chance of coming up with a great music.
A young female vocalist who has been through heartbreak can produce more heartfelt songs. This is because she uses her music as an outlet for her feelings. When a singer has a lot of musician friends as well, it will be easier for her to compose a good song. She can ask pointers from her friends. They can give her feedback with regards to her singing and writing style. A singer must be careful not to copy the work of other composers. She will be risking her career for doing so. If she is really determined to be a famous person in the music industry, she must not cheat her way up. If people do not trust her, the hopes of gaining a huge fan base will be forever an impossible dream. An artist never gets to be a superstar without millions of fans following her every move.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What Can An Aspiring Young Female Vocalist Learn From Professional Singers?

A female vocalist who wants to be successful should try to learn from the successful professional singers. Everybody needs someone to look up to. A new artist needs an inspiration. She needs someone to remind her that she can also reach her dreams. Sometimes, the determining factor of the success of an individual is if she is persistent enough to reach her goals. There are many good talents out there. There are hundreds of people who can sing. But what sets the few superstars apart from other singers? To answer this, a vocalist must study and analyze the attitude and demeanor of successful artists.
With a lot of competition, the female vocalist must exert a lot of effort to get ahead of other new singers. She must find a way to reinvent herself every now and then, so her listeners and viewers will not be bored. She must consider that other singers went through a lot of hardships before they achieved the superstar status. If it is possible, a vocalist should look for a mentor. It is unwise to ask advice from singers who are not superstars themselves. The problem with young people today is they are in a hurry to achieve a celebrity status. They don't understand the meaning of hard work at all.

Monday, December 2, 2013

What Are The Things That A Female Vocalist Has To Invest On?

A female vocalist needs to invest on items that can certainly boost her singing career. Wannabe beginners should be aware that they must spend money, time, and also effort and hard work to get a lot of benefits. The performer who wishes to become popular should not be in a rush to be in the spotlight. She must know that fame does not come quickly to most individuals. It is important that the vocalist really does everything that she could to be able to improve her own natural talent and knowledge while she is anticipating her turn in the spotlight. The singer has to be vigilant to spend her hard earned money on important products; those things that will help advance her profession. She shouldn't be inclined to shell out cash on trivial items. She must realize how to become frugal and money conscious asap, so whenever the right time comes that she's actually earning huge amount of money, she will have the ability to handle her money very well.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

So How Exactly Does A Female Vocalist Provide A Remarkable Concert Performance?

A female vocalist have to strive to deliver her very best overall performance every time she's on the stage. She owes it to her followers to deliver them a top quality performance. Audience shell out a lot of cash to be able to experience a great concert. Therefore, the performer have to carry out the necessary measures to avoid frustrating her own followers. Live gigs are extremely essential. These should have a lot of organization and hard work. There can be different things that could possibly happen during a live show. Although even though it is just a music video recording, there will always be several things that the singer should take into account and get ready for. A singer have to exude self confidence all of the time.
A female vocalist needs to be loaded with the proper know-how as well as techniques. It will probably be big improvement if she was able to attend a very good quality voice lessons. The vocalist have to know about the correct respiratory exercises. As soon as she learns how to take in air properly, it's most likely that she has the ability to perform wonderfully the moment she has a concert. Voice lessons can help the musician attain best breathing practices. Taking deep breaths in between lines could help her pronounce her songs clearly. This doesn't provide a great impression if the lyrics of the music are not clear. A singer is inhaling correctly when she feels that her tummy is expanding.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

What Makes A Female Vocalist Very Alluring To The Public?

There is always a female vocalist who has a huge and cult-like following. She is somebody that is very powerful, a lot more influential when compared to people in politics as well as many other high-ranking officials. She demands the love of numerous individuals. Her influence reaches tens of millions globally. Vocalists as well as many other celebrities are incredibly influential in that way. Simply because of the popularity of social networking nowadays, the effectiveness of renowned actors cannot be contested. Renowned performers have numerous fanatics and subscribers in social media marketing. Their viewpoints count a lot. The fans are always eager to hear about their life stories.
It is true that a female vocalist can be as popular as a guy singer. You might assume that solely man vocalist could be exceptionally famous because of the devotion of women fans. But these days, girls can be as crazy about women performers as they are about guy performers. Women musicians earn the admiration of their male counterparts. They are a force to reckon with. They also get a huge income, much like the prominent male performers. These days, a girl singer carries a significant position in the music world. Female pop stars earn a huge amount of money, far more than what a regular worker earns. If not for the many millions of fanatics, music superstars would never make just as much.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Loonie - Eminem of PH

Let me tell you a cool story of an individual from a humble country of Philippines who started out through a simple inspiration. Recently, he has been known as one of the most successful rapper and rap battle king in his country. One of his remarkable battles is when he met with a rap battle god like named dizaster from L.A. who just came to PH. to battle with him.
To other countries he might look like weak and full of himself, but to Filipinos he is a legendary figure of a rap battle king and an inspiration. He has never been defeated in 1 vs. 1.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Pros and Cons of Using a DJ Vs Live Musicians

You want to throw a party or an event and need your guests to be entertained with music? Now you are at a crossroad, whether to hire a live band or a DJ for your event, or should you use both? Not to worry, this article will enlighten you on the pros and cons of a live band as well as a DJ and hopefully at the end you will be able to make an informed choice.
Music or entertainment can break or make an event. It is the heart and soul that creates the excitement and sets the mood leaving your guests happy or angry at your poor taste. The type of entertainment you settle for should suit the theme, your taste, budget, space and guest demographics. Have an open mind and consider all the options.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Good Music Is a Pleasure for All Time

Much of today's music hurts my ears and turns me right off. It seems to make no sense to someone like me who grew up with the masters who reigned during the middle of last century. That, of course, puts me into a certain age bracket and allows for my sensitive ears to be out of tune with what people today enjoy. Allowing for that there is still the case to expect that any music if it is good enough will always be a pleasure to enjoy.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Brand Your Music? (Music Marketing Tips)

I know! You have probably read a dozen articles already relating to music marketing whether you're a music producer, band or artist. Marketing is the hardest part when trying to pursue a career in the music industry and it does take time. Regardless of social networking, SEO, building relationships and sharing music, there are factors you need to consider before you get into trying to connect with people online. This article will definitely help you realize the importance of what you need to do before you find potential clients and contacts.
  • Brainstorm ideas for an APPROPRIATE stage name. Remember, I typed "appropriate" in capital letters for a reason because most beginners do not think hard enough about their brand name. Take it from someone who has had the experience, I have changed my name about 3 times but thankfully decided to stick to what I have now because I actually thought about it a lot more! For instance, if you're a producer, think of something unique and don't just boringly create "JD Beats" just because those are your initials. Write a list of names that may be suited to you and your style and ask friends and/or producers what ones they think are best.

Monday, November 25, 2013

23 Tips for Blogging Musicians

1. Keep it simple: don't make the process any more complicated than it needs to be. Keep it simple, keep it relevant, and keep it on-point.
2. Make a list: make a list of your interests, topics you'd like to talk about, titles, and other creative ideas. Keep jotting down new ideas as they come to you.
3. Post frequently: keep posting to keep the content on your blog fresh. Add new posts regularly.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Beginner's Guide To The Music Of Frank Zappa - The Non Definitive Version

So, whenever someone finds out that you play guitar, sing, record and produce music, etc etc, there is a question that follows shortly after that makes many artists retch with awkwardness. "So, what kind of music is it?"
I gotta admit I am no different, partly because I sincerely struggle to define what I sound like and partly because that inner monologue of artistic individuality starts screaming at me. "YOU DON'T SOUND LIKE ANYONE!! YOU ARE YOUR OWN ARTIST!! AAAAARRRRGHHH!"
But. I learnt that like it or not, you need an answer. And for the longest time, I answered that question like this -
"I'm a bit like Frank Zappa, but without the chops."

Saturday, November 23, 2013

What Is A Simple Exercise To Improve My Guitar Picking Speed?

For the beginning guitarist most of your practice time is not going to sound very musical. Before reaching the point of being able to freely express your musically the muscles in your hands need to be conditioned. Strumming patterns, picking techniques, and chord positions need to be committed to what is commonly referred to as muscle memory. What that means is going through the same motions hundreds and perhaps thousands of times much like a martial artist repeats the same movements over and over again.
Just as athletes need to endure hours and hours of exercise and physical conditioning before stepping onto the field or into the ring, it will be necessary for you to invest many hours working on the coordination and strength of your hands. Over time you will be able to begin to express yourself in the way you desire.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Why You Struggle To Think Of New Ideas For Writing A Song

Until you learn an effective method of continually coming up with great ideas for writing a song, you will struggle in your songwriting and experience a lot of frustration. Truth is, many musicians have a hard time thinking of good songwriting ideas on a consistent basis - so if you struggle with this, you are not alone. Fortunately, thinking of a lot ideas for songwriting is not as hard is it may seem. Chances are, you just need to correct some very common mistakes that are limiting your creative musical potential.
Mistake One - Writing Music In An Overcomplicated Manner
In some cases, guitarists struggle to come up with great ideas while writing songs and decide that the solution is to 'add more' notes on top of whatever ideas they already have. These musicians have difficulty coming up with creative ideas because they are in the habit of adding on more and more until everything becomes a big mess of lackluster ideas. Guitarists who make this mistake usually take a 'spray and pray' approach - hoping that something will 'stick' and randomly sound good. Although it is certainly a good thing to experiment by combining different kinds of musical ideas together, this approach will not bring you a lot of results for a long time.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Truth About Piano Accompaniment

In music, accompaniment indicates playing to support another instrument (including voice), choir or even dance. This contributes to an integral whole. Accompaniment is done using polyphonic instruments or groups, such as keyboard (especially piano), orchestra or even guitar. This is because they are capable of harmony, whereas monophonic (having a single melody line) instruments are not. Most instruments are monophonic, including the human voice. Although orchestral strings can sometimes produce more than one sound, they are still considered monophonic.
The piano has many roles, functions and benefits, including being one of the best means of accompanying instruments or singers. In classical music, it is uncommon to have a monophonic instrument be composed entirely for solo. There are such pieces, but again, they are rare. Works for such instruments are composed to include either orchestra or piano. During rehearsals for concertos, which could be any instrument, the piano can be used instead of the orchestra, even for another piano, as in a piano concerto.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Steve Vai "The Story Of Light" Album Review - Virtuoso Vs a Good Listen?

When I am asked who my favourite guitarist is, one name invades my mind before my inevitable mumbling about how I can't just pick one player yadda yadda yadda.
Steve Vai.
My first encounter with the man who would cause my jaw to drop for the rest of my life was in 1986. David Lee Roth had released his first album post-Van Halen, and the single "Yankee Rose" had entered the charts. Being a Van Halen fan, I was not entirely sure Roth could do hard rock without Eddie backing him up.
Then, "Yankee Rose's" talking guitar intro convinced me that Roth would be OK without King Edward.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ampi Festival

There are many large alternative music festivals in Germany, especially for electronic music. If you are into industrial-electro or goth music, Germany has something to offer you as well. Some of the biggest festivals there are Wave Gotik Treffen, Mera Luna and Amphi Festival. Amphi Festival is similar to Mera Luna but takes place in a different location and caters more to industrial dance.
The history of Amphi Festival started in 2005 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The first year of the festival saw over 4,000 people, the folloing year it was determined that the original venue: "Amphithreater" was no longer big enough and it was moved to Cologne's Tanzbrunnen. The name remained and the crowd nearly doubled in size to 7,500 in 2006. Since then, the event has seen levels near capacity, over 16,000 people per day.

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Essential Guitar Maintenance Guide

As a guitarist one of the most important and most often overlooked things is making sure that your keep your guitar in good shape. Know it may seem more fun to play guitar and rocking out than spending time making sure that your guitar is cleaned always in perfect condition, but a little guitar maintenance before practice or playing a gig will go a long way to making sure that your guitar will last of many years.
This article will act a guitar maintenance guide that will help show guitarists some of the simple ways that you can help keep your instrument looking great and playing great for the life of the guitar.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Reggae: Inspirational Music To African Liberation

On the radio daily in Africa, especially Ghana, was the music of artists such as John Holt, Jimmy Cliff and Desmond Decker, but the emergence of Jimmy Cliff, stole the heart of reggae lovers in African. From many rivers to cross, house of exile, born to win, my friends wife, synthetic world, sitting in limbo, music maker, you can get if you really want, wonderful world, beautiful people, Jimmy Cliff's uncontrollable single hits changed Africa significantly, followed by his film 'The Harder They Come'.
Then a group to change the reggae scene were playing as 'The Wailers', with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, the latter being the only surviving member of the wailers now. Their differences led Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer away from the group, giving rise to 'Bob Marley and the Wailers. With scores of hit Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, inspired many African musicians, giving birth to great African reggae stars in the names of Lucky, Dube, Alpha Blondy, Majek Fashek, Ras Kimono and other white reggae stars, Ambrosie and Gentleman, aka Timann Otto.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

5 Influential Guitarists in Classical Music

Classical music may not be the most popular genre in the entertainment industry right now but every serious guitar enthusiast knows that this is definitely worth listening to.
Those doing their best to master the instrument will surely agree that classical guitar can really be interesting. You will be amazed by the technical expertise of these guitarists particularly because they use no guitar effects, distortion, or even amplifier. Simply put, this is masterful guitar playing in its purest form!
If you want to begin listening to this type of music, here's a short list of the most influential classical guitarists you should check out.

Friday, November 15, 2013

All About Tube Amps

All about Tubes:
How do you know when an amp needs new tubes?
How do tubes change the sound?
What tubes for what sounds?
All types of tubes made by different manufactures some sound different then others. It can be pretty expensive to try a test of different tubes in an amplifier. It's probably best to go with something you may know. Also, your amp was designed with a certain type tube set in mind and I usually tell most people to re tube their amp with the spec tubes for the amp. If you play hard or are a professional musician, you should replace your tubes every 6 months to a year in order to retain the full power needed to play in a live or club setting.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Popular Clubs in Hyderabad

Like the city, the clubs of Hyderabad have a long history. While a few are there since British period, others came up during Nizam's rule. However, the amenities and facilities they provide have been updated to serve the current generation. They have many modern amenities like restaurants, beauty salons, super markets, lounge bars, etc. For always-busy-Hyderabadis, these are some of the best places to socialise.
Secunderabad Club: 
The Secunderabad Club was established in 1878. It is located at Picket, Secunderabad. It is the oldest one of Hyderabad and one of the five oldest ones in India. It started as an exclusive association for British military officers. It offers various membership types such as permanent, mess member, associate, lady member, corporate, temporary member, etc. The entry fee ranges from Rs.500 - Rs.20 lakh and the monthly subscription fee is between Rs.500 - Rs.1,000 based on the membership type.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Saxophone's Place In Modern Music

Saxophones are most commonly renowned for their use by jazz and pop musicians, although they are closely linked with instruments that include trumpets and trombones. This wind instrument will probably be generally employed in classical music, but is just not commonly an instrument that stands out in such musical productions. While classical and pop music are completely different music styles, composers like John Adams have been known to straddle the line that separates the two. He and others do so by making use of the saxophone as a classical instrument in his version of a Saxophone Concerto. Other's have been written prior to his composition, but Adam's is one of the less obscure versions.
John Adams selected solo musician Timothy McAllister to be the leader of the first functionality of his concerto in the states, together with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Adams had taken advantage of McAllister's virtuosic saxophone methods formerly for his compose, City Noir, and was eager to produce anything with a more complicated saxophone portion to showcase McAllister's skills. Clocking in at about 30 minutes, the Saxophone Concerto is definitely a showcase of difficult segments and complex polyrhythmic elements all centered on the broad range of articulation achievable with a saxophone.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Reasons for Choosing a Professional DJ Company

The kind of entertainment you choose can either make or break the event. If it is your first time to hire a DJ for any of your special events you need to look for professional ones. The right DJ company takes every initiative to provide its customers with the best entertainment in the music industry. They also make sure their prices are affordable, by fitting into the budget of their customers. Professional companies are recommended for providing quality services, entertainment and music. The reasons for choosing such companies include:
· They enjoy their work
The companies look forward to offer the best entertainment that exceeds their customers' expectations. They make things happen in order to keep their customers satisfied. The companies have a well stipulated goal to meet by playing amazing music to exceed their customers' expectations.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Inexplicable Good Effects of Music on People

A hobby is any sort of activity or interest which a person does with great enthusiasm in his pastime. People have some hobbies just in order to take a break from their hectic daily schedule and spend some time alone with pleasure and relaxation. A hobby is basically that particular thing which you enjoy doing. Almost every person has a hobby, be it gardening, swimming, cycling, collecting things, painting etc. Music can also be a hobby for many people. People listen to music in order to put all their stress away. There are many ways in which you can enjoy music. You can always opt for listening to soothing music while plugging in the two ear phones into your ears. A rock song playing in the background can even make you jump up in the air on your feet.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Benefits of Music As a Hobby

People generally wake up in the morning saying their morning prayer in a rhythmic tone. You teach your child the nursery rhymes in a musical tone. Whether it is the flowing river or the cool breeze or the birds singing, there is music all around. Music is a very essential part of your life. One cannot simply live without music. You can sing on your own, listen to songs or play instruments on your own. Many people have different hobbies among which some people choose to keep music as their hobby. There are latest music players like iPad music players in which you can just plug in your earphones and listen to music. There are a number of instruments which are required for playing music. Playing a musical instrument is also one of the unique hobbies. The only thing you need to play any instrument is patience. You must also practice regularly in order to sharpen your skills.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

10 Tips for Marketing Your Next Music Release

  • Begin promoting early: don't wait until the release date to start building excitement around your project. Begin posting to your various social profiles the moment you begin conceptualizing your next single, EP or album.

  • Guise it as a covert operation: this is an optional promotional tactic, but it has worked out pretty well for some businesses. Name your project "Project Penguin" or something ambiguous, and begin to release details a little bit at time. Don't let on that you're working on a new music project right away. This will keep your followers engaged.

  • Share a little bit at a time: you don't have to share everything as it is completed. You can share little fragments of your writing, rehearsing and recording process to stimulate curiosity.
  • Friday, November 8, 2013

    4 Steps to Making Your Next Single a Hit

    Are you looking to make your next single a huge hit?
    Alas, hit singles aren't an exact science. There are some crucial factors to apply and bear in mind, but without substantial dedication and tenacity, even the very best assistance likely won't get you very far.
    When you go to work on your next masterpiece, aim for excellence instead of perfection. There are many imperfect songs which have gone on to be hits anyway.
    With that in mind, here are four suggestions for generating your next single.

    Thursday, November 7, 2013

    How Can A Female Vocalist Be Discovered?

    For a female vocalist to be discovered, she must possess the qualities that the audience and music producers love. First, fans love an energetic and very passionate singer. She makes her own good music that people can relate to. She performs well and can move the crowds when she is singing. A female singer that has her own personal style can be easily discovered and can be made famous. Whatever genre she is in, as long as she projects herself well and puts her own personal twist to her song, she is surely going to be loved both by fans and producers. A good vocalist also takes care of herself and does not abuse her body. She is disciplined and knows how to set limits. Fans also love young singers who bring in something new to the table. Young singers are mostly adored by adolescent girls and serve as their role model.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Where Can A Young Female Vocalist Get Exposure For Her Music?

    One of the most important things for a female vocalist is to be heard. After all, singing is an expression of one's self, and getting the right audience is very important. Professional singers do not have a problem with getting heard. More often than not, they already have a roster of fans that follows them and appreciates their work. Young singers, on the other hand, still have a lot to prove to gain a loyal following. One easy way to get exposure is to get a manager. She might ask for audition tapes, so be prepared and make one. You should also have your singing skills brushed up so she won't reject to manage you. Make sure that your talent and personality shine so people can notice you.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    What Are The Important Things For A Female Vocalist?

    Are you looking for a gift to give to a friend who is a female vocalist? Or are you an amateur who wants to take your singing to the next level? There are some things that are important to a singer and can serve as her aid to further hone her voice. Some of these things are really easy to find. They can be sent as a gift, which will surely be appreciated. These tools can be used to help in practicing to be a better performer and it can also serve as inspiration. It can be as complicated as musical equipment or it can be as simple as a CD. The following enumerates some tools that are very important, if not inspiring, to singers and aspiring singers.
    The first important tool to a singer is a microphone. A female vocalist would definitely appreciate having her own microphone. There are many good microphones out there. To help you pick which one is best, read online feed backs. A microphone should be sturdy and does not have to be expensive. You can also get a foam ball microphone windscreen to accompany your microphone. It can protect against wind interference and other unnecessary sounds while singing. To accompany your microphone, a voice amplifier is also an important tool to have. A microphone plugs into the amplifier and it will boost your voice's volume. This will help you get used to using your microphone well especially in big concert halls.

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    What Are The Top 3 Reasons To Love A Female Vocalist?

    Nowadays, a female vocalist has a significant position in the music industry. Different genres each have their own sets of power balladeers, female lead singers and pop princesses to boast. Many female singers are very well received and loved by their fans. Each has their own personalities and styles that make them well-known. These singers also serve as inspiration to those other girls who dreams of becoming singers themselves. How they sing and their signature styles are closely watched by these girls so it is important for female singers to be unique and serve as a good example. With so many female vocalists, what are the top reasons fans love them?
    First, a female vocalist that fans love writes a good song that most people can relate to. Her songs have honest lyrics and are about things that happen in real life. It can be a song about positive things like love, family or helping get through a hard life. It can also be about something hurtful like a broken heart or failed dreams and teaching how to get through them. A good singer knows which songs can touch her audience and she can bring these songs to life when performing. Fans can feel the sincerity of the singer when she sings her songs honestly. This is one of the top reasons why people love female singers. Her songs also have a good beat or rhythm that makes it addictive to the listeners.

    Sunday, November 3, 2013

    What Is A Good Female Vocalist?

    A lot of people want to become singers, but to be a good female vocalist takes more than just talent. A good singer has passion, able to write and understand music, and has discipline. She must be professional about singing and does not take for granted the things she must do to achieve her dreams. She is serious about singing and her audience feels her passion when she performs. Her audience can feel her passion when she performs and is moved by her song. A good female vocalist knows that to be able to affect her audience, her talent must be backed up with a good set of traits and habits.
    A good female vocalist must also be able to produce her own material. She must have a good understanding of music. She knows what a good song is composed of and knows about the right notes, rhythm and tones.She also has a good understanding of her own voice. She knows her range and has her own singing techniques. Nowadays, there are a lot of schools for music that a person interested in getting a career in singing can enroll in. They teach not only how to sing well. These schools also teach writing and producing your own music. A good singer can sing well, but she must also be able to write her own songs. Having her own material and techniques can make her different from the rest.

    Saturday, November 2, 2013

    What Are The Three Things A Female Vocalist Should Keep In Mind While Performing?

    A female vocalist has a lot of things to keep in mind while performing besides singing. Whether it be live on stage or through music videos, a singer must always keep in mind that there are people watching and she must give her all out performance to them. While performing, it is important for a vocalist to be confident in who she is as a singer, as well as keeping in mind the techniques and style she has learned. There are a lot of female vocalists out there and only a few really stand out. How they perform plays a great part why people love them so it is important to keep a few things in mind while doing so.
    Knowing how to breathe properly is an important part of singing and can be a factor in predicting if a performance can go well. While singing, a female vocalist must take deep breaths in between lines so she can pronounce her lyrics properly. It is important that the audience understands her words so she must take proper breathing seriously. For her body to get used to this, she must practice correct breathing before she performs on stage. She must incorporate correct breathing practices in her voice lessons. A singer must breathe in her belly and through her chest. This gives her a deeper and greater amount of air. In turn, breathing deeply gives a singer an ample amount of control over her voice. Putting her hands over her belly will help determine if she is breathing in the right way. The belly will expand if she is breathing correctly.

    Friday, November 1, 2013

    How Can A Female Vocalist Take Care Of Her Voice

    Are you a female vocalist? Then most definitely you would want to take good care of your instrument - your voice. You must always keep in mind that to take care of your voice, you must first know how to take care of your body. It is important to avoid any situation or activities that will expose your body to any stress, fatigue or injury. You must also know what foods are good for you and which ones you must avoid. For you to be able to perform in your optimum level, always remember to eat well, rest at proper times and vocalize in the right way. Healthy habits are a crucial aspect in the maintenance of your voice and the quality of your performance.
    A female vocalist should always keep herself hydrated. This is one of the basic but important things a singer should know and do. One of the most important parts of the body of a singer is her vocal folds. We produce sound through the vibration of our vocal folds. These vocal folds should always be lubricated in order for it to vibrate efficiently. Drinking lots of water will help lubricate these vocal folds. Experts recommend drinking at least two quarts of water daily to stay hydrated. At the same time, alcohol and caffeine should be avoided as these can cause dehydration. As much as possible, refuse from drinking beverages such as sodas, coffee and tea as these are sources of caffeine. In cases where these drinks cannot be avoided, drink plenty of water to replace fluids lost.

    Sunday, October 27, 2013

    The Brown Sound Of Edward Van Halen - Exploring the Guitar Tone of a Rock Master

    I can still remember the feeling of hearing 'Runnin' With The Devil' burst from my cheap headphones - most likely on my Sharp Cassette Walkman, by the way.
    My older brother had a cassette of Van Halen's '1984' which I ritually abused often in my Walkman and ghettoblaster. 'Panama', 'Hot For Teacher' and 'Top Jimmy' were smoking tunes to me, and even 'Jump' for all its synthy pop sheen had a ripping guitar solo. The sound, attitude and tone of that record convinced me to reach back and before long I had a double cassette copy of Van Halen I & II.
    H-O-L-Y!
    The tone!
    It smacked me around the head. The car siren fades out, the bass thump introduces the end of the world, and Eddie rips into that simple, arrogant riff. The guitar tone was like nothing I had experienced before, and I was a guitar child of the eighties.

    Monday, October 7, 2013

    What Are The Steps To Become A Top Female Vocalist?

    Are you dreaming of becoming a well-known female vocalist someday? There are a couple of things you must do and consider to become one. As with any other profession, it takes patience, talent and a lot of hard work to achieve your dreams. Becoming a singer does not happen overnight. A lot of famous female singers have gone through a lot of auditions, failures and effort before they got to where they are now. Learn what these singers did and try to follow their footsteps if you are really serious in taking singing as a career. Take some voice lessons, write your own songs and develop your own style of singing.
    The first step to become a top female vocalist is to hone your singing voice. Take up some lessons or enroll in a music school. You will learn how to take care of your voice as well as your singing range. You can also learn a lot about music itself so you can produce your own songs later. There are also articles online that you can read about taking care of your voice. Have your own style of singing. It is good to look up to veteran singers but make sure you don't imitate them. Just pick up some pointers like how they perform, how they convey the emotions of the song as well as how they got into their singing careers. Follow good examples and you can be on your way to singing stardom.

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013

    How To Buy Michael Jackson Memorabilia

    It was a tragic day on June 25th when Michael Jackson, popularly known as the King of Pop died. Unsurprisingly, this has led to a surge in demand from fans and speculators alike, keen to purchase Michael Jackson memorabilia and effectively own a piece of music history.
    Without wanting to sound too morbid, the value of signed pictures and other items often goes up at this time. A day after the death of Evil Knievel, a signed framed photograph almost doubled in price. Sadly, this also means opportunists can cash in, claiming authenticity.
    The first thing is to check who is selling the piece. Many internet auction sites have reputation ratings, giving you a good guide as to who can be trusted to deliver the goods. Another key thing is to check for authenticity watermarks from a trusted source, for example ABTAL.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Joe Manton - Where Bass Knows No Boundaries

    Joe Manton, a man where bass knows no boundaries is coming to the Sydney Opera House on November 16, 2013 for a one night only performance with world music artist Mahmood Khan. Joining Joe Manton for this one night event will be Australia's new singing voice, Tamasin Howard. Live music will be provided by such artists as Mike Chin known for fusing the digital with the spiritual and Maharshi Raval Australia's most prominent tabla player. Australia's beating to the rhythms of Shaun Tarring. This reunion concert will be sponsored by isowmail, the world's first personal emailing system.
    For those unfamiliar with why this particular concert would be a reunion concert for Joe Manton, Tamasin Howard, Mike Chin, Maharshi Raval, Shaun Tarring and the incredible Mahmood Khan, let's take a small trip into the past. In August, 2011, these six incredibly talented musicians all appeared together on the Kerri-anne morning show. Together, as if the song had been written for them as a whole, they played Mahmood Khan's 2007 hit "Like the River" together. Now, once again, two years later, they are to be reunited again to work their magic on an audience of young and old.

    Sunday, September 29, 2013

    How to Improve Your Voice in 15 Minutes a Day

    If you are finding time to practice a major hurdle then I have, as your singing coach; 5 simple ways to improve your voice in only 15 minutes a day.
    Practice problems are one of the major reasons people stop singing over and above finances. In fact, when we are seeing improvements, setting goals and achieving them we'll walk over hot coals to keep going!
    But what if you don't know how to practice? Or it has become stale and boring? You'll never know if you are getting it and that's when the love affair grows cold...
    These 5 simple tips put into action will see you racing onto greater vocal heights in less time than you think.
    1) Set the time, place and date:
    You can do this 2 ways either carve out a set 15 min time slot daily, at roughly the same time and in the same place if you can (the car doesn't count - you're worth more than that!) or chunk it to a 30 min 3 x a week again on set days, time and place. At the end of the week you will have practiced for a whopping 1hr 3/4!!

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    Guitar Chords - The Easy Way to Play Scale Tone Seventh Chords on Guitar

    The scale tone seventh chords are created by stacking the major scale on top of itself in thirds (like a layer cake); for those of you who are familiar with modes another way of explaining this process would be...
    Scale tone seventh chords created via modes:
    Bottom notes = Ionian;
    2nd note from bottom = Phrygian;
    3rd note from bottom = Mixo-Lydian;
    Top note = Locrian
    Here's the process in C major:
    Bottom note (Ionian Mode)
    C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C
    2nd note from bottom (Phrygian Mode)
    E - F - G - A - B - C - D - E
    3rd note from bottom (Mixo-Lydian Mode)
    G - A - B - C - D - E - F - G
    Top note (Locrian Mode)
    B - C - D - E - F - G - A - B
    Overlay these four modal scales and you have the diatonic scale tone seventh chords derived from the C major scale.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    How and Why to Tune The Guitar

    HOW TO TUNE A GUITAR
    There is one very common mistake among beginner guitarists. Tuning, whether that be poor tuning or just an inability to tune the instrument whatsoever. There are several ways to fix this. An electronic tuning device - There are many of these to be found, A quick delve into any search engine will result in thousands of products for you to choose from ranging from incredibly cheap options to more expensive items. Even if you are not very wealthy you can pick one of these things up for very cheap indeed.
    The next aid to tuning would be a tuning fork. The way you would use one of these is quite simple really. You simply take the tuning fork and hit it against something ( your leg, a table or something relatively hard.). The tuning fork will then ring out in the pitch that it is tuned to. You can buy tuning forks in different pitches as they are more useful to some instruments in different keys. The most popular tuning fork is tuned to "a 440". When you hear a pitch being describe as a number it means that that is how many times it has to vibrate per second in order to achieve that pitch.
    How to tune a guitar
    The guitar Is tuned to E,A,D,G.B,E in 90% of situations and is hence called standard tuning. There are hundreds of tunings for the guitar but for now we shall stick to this one as it is by far the most common.

    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    Feel The Drum Beats

    Create drum beats with a drum machine. Many of the software programs contain programmable beats. This helps to make your creative life fast and easy, especially to be performing and earning money in a very short period of time. There is an opportunity create your own beats and to edit. Let your creativity come alive by feeling the drum beats and recording music for others to enjoy.
    Interview drummers
    You are really getting serious about your music and you want more. One of the basic things to do is to understand drum beats. I would recommend that you take the time to listen to live drummers. Talk to them and learn about the rhythms and styles which they prefer or enjoy playing and why.
    Knowing how drummers think and the why behind their thoughts will help you to create new sounds to add to your beat software. Of the drummers which I have spoken to and participated with they do say to listen, allowing the song to become very familiar. Hum along or hear the music in your mind as you play your beats.
    Know the song
    Hear the song in your head as you are playing the music. Truly understand the song. You may wish to change the rhythm to add interest. It is alright to do this, but stay within the music. Do not change the main rhythm, but add to it to make it more interesting.
    People enjoy the song as it is. If you alter the rhythm which takes away from the song, they will be upset. On the other hand if their song has not been altered and your additions made it better; great! The beats need to have an intimate conversation between your self and your audience.

    Thursday, August 22, 2013

    7 Ways That Learning a New Instrument Can Help You

    You may have been thinking about learning how to play a new instrument, or you may have been thinking about enrolling your child in music lessons. For many people, they just do not understand how much learning a new instrument can help them or their child in the end. Here are just a few ways how learning a new instrument can help you.
    You can learn how to express yourself. Music has always been a way for people to outlet emotions. Feelings of happiness, anger, and sadness are all common emotions that have been vented through music. Many people feel so much better after they have been able to play their instrument for a little while when they are feeling pent up with emotions and cannot express it adequately.
    Expressing yourself through music is a safe way to let those negative emotions. Rather than having an outburst at someone you love, you will be able to pick up your instrument of choice and play it all out until you feel better. You will not have harmed anyone with your words, fists, or other actions that you cannot take back.
    It may become a new hobby. Learning an instrument is a great way to pass the time. Numbers of people have started a hobby and then stopped it because they became bored or found something better to do. Playing an instrument that you love never gets boring or dull. Some people love their hobby so much that they decide to teach it to others or to join a band.