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.
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.