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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:53:59 -0500


One Word Song Titles Named After a State

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:32:38 -0500

My pride in my musical knowledge suffered a bruise recently, while I was reading an article about former governor Huey P. long. The piece appeared in the July 16 issue of The Weekly Standard and was written by contributor Geoffrey Norman.

How Playing An Instrument Can Improve Your Brain

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:01:50 -0500

We all love music, there isn't a person in this world who doesn't like some kind of music or the other. Well, who would have thought playing music or learning to play an instrument could improve the functioning of our brains? I'm not saying it- it's all well documented in science.

Composers Corner: Henry Purcell

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:12:42 -0500

Henry Purcell is the most famous of all English Baroque composers, as well as one of the best-known composers of any era to originate from the British Isles. His career preceded that of the two most famous composers of the era -- G.F. Handel and J.S. Bach -- and was considered a strong influence on both their careers, even though Purcell never left England.

Five Simple Improvements That Could Make The Vinyl Revival Even More Enjoyable

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:36:41 -0500

Few people could be enjoying the revival of vinyl music as much as I am, a trend that is lifting my spirits but denting my bank account. The collection from my teen and college years was lost to fire a number of years ago, so I am now trying to replace most of my favorites from back then. For those older ones I of course browse used record stores, which usually have them priced from anywhere between a buck and ten dollars.

Ten Pairs of Ex-Band Members Who Reconnected To Become Self-Titled Bands

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:31:00 -0500

The history of rock and roll is filled with bands who have broken up because of fighting among their members. More often than not, it has been the conflict between the two group leaders that eventually brought on the band's demise. The most obvious example is the clash between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the great songwriting team responsible for most of the best hits by The Beatles.

The World's Top 10 Best Jazz Guitarists of All Time

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:53:55 -0500

There can be no denying it, jazz music has shaped the course of music history like no other genre. It's given way to some of the greatest musicians the world has ever known, and inspired some of the world's most influential musicians.

V Festival 2016 Review

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:38:20 -0500

Your 21st is always one to remember, especially when you're one of the most popular music festivals in the world. V Fest 2016 marked the 21st time that acts had taken to Chelmford's Hylands Park and Stafford's Weston Park, and it was clear that organisers had pulled out all the stops.

Tips For Beginners Who Want To Learn To Play The Didgeridoo

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:21:25 -0500

If you are interested to learn how to play the didgeridoo, you will need a lot of patience since this is a musical instrument that isn't too easy to master. But certainly, with some time, hard work, and tips and tricks, you can learn how to play the didgeridoo.Below are some useful tips for beginners who want to learn to play the didgeridoo.

Chicago Is Often Overlooked As A Late Sixties, Early Seventies Protest Band

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:56:29 -0500

When a discussion arises of protest music from the late sixties and early seventies, bands such as Buffalo Springfield, Jefferson Airplane and the Byrds are among the ones often mentioned. A group even more successful than that triumvirate should be included in the protest genre, although most people associate them with softer, love-centered, non-controversial pop songs. Chicago, the band named after the Windy City, is best known for enduring classics like "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is", "Saturday in the Park", and "Feelin' Stronger Everyday.

No Longer Flowing, Fountains Of Wayne Leave Behind A Trove Of Pop Culture References

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:30:51 -0500

One of the most underrated bands for the last twenty years has officially split up, according to the member who sang and co-wrote all of their songs. Chris Collingwood revealed in an interview that Fountains of Wayne, who became well-known for their single "Stacy's Mom", will no longer record music together. "Fountains of Wayne, it's a history I embraced for a while," Collingwood told Elise Lu of National Public Radio on July 24.

Time Has Been Good For A Song Title By These Ten Artists

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:19:49 -0500

On the way back from visiting my daughters at college in Cincinnati, I stopped into a convenience store to get a soda and a newspaper. The drink I easily spotted in the back of the store, but I had less success finding a newspaper. I looked in every conceivable spot in each of the aisles, but I found neither a newspaper nor even a rack.

Five Bands Besides The Eagles Who Made Radical Changes In Musical Direction

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:25:03 -0500

I admit that I was a little skeptical about buying Hotel California, the iconic album that forty years later is still considered the best by the Eagles. My dad years before had been the first in our family to discover the band, when he first heard "Peaceful Easy Feeling" on the local AM rock station. The rock and roll fanatic that I was had wanted no part of the Eagles, who to my young ear amounted to nothing more than a country band.

String Quartet Disasters and How to Avoid Them: A Primer for the Beginning Wedding Player

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:04:51 -0500

For the beginning wedding player, disasters can happen quickly. Here are several ways you can put a stop to common gig problems.

Ten Little Known Facts About Number Ones And The Artists Who Sang Them

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:30:45 -0500

While perusing the latest volume of the history of Billboard's Number Ones, I uncovered a modest collection of musical trivia. I even discovered two pieces of trivia I did not know regarding The Beatles. First of all, the Fab Four were the warm up band for Tommy Roe, singer of the number one hits "Dizzy" and "Sweet Pea," in a United Kingdom tour in 1963.

You and I Make A Great Title For Artists From Queen To Lady Gaga

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:26:45 -0500

A popular soft drink company has been running a musical promotion all summer, placing famous song lyrics on their bottles. While I usually enjoy reading the words to see if I recognize the particular song, I have discovered that many of their selections have become repetitive. Just yesterday I grabbed two twenty ounce bottles from the local convenience store, only to discover that both had the exact same lyric on them.

Create in Your Own Way

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:32:09 -0500

A short look at my own creative process, how I work on numerous things at the same time. I'm not too sure if other people work this way, it's just how I do things.

How A Country-Inspired Album Has Influenced Today's Hard Rock Icons

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:10:18 -0500

An album that owes its origins to old time country music has often been cited as the all-time favorite of headlining hard rock bands like Guns N Roses, Metallica, and Motley Crue. For their iconic record, Rocks, Steven Tyler and Aerosmith drew inspiration from country music for what is often considered the band's most rocking album.

Things to Remember When Buying a New Guitar

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 06:54:28 -0500

Learn the tips for buying a new guitar for beginning to learn to play guitar. You will get the tips for finding the guitar which produces beautiful sounds while not hurt your budget.

Specific Years Memorialized In Hit Songs

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 07:40:16 -0500

The year 1984 inspired numerous song titles, only because of George Orwell's futuristic novel that made us fear that Big Brother was watching. David Bowie, who wrote several space tunes, composed one called 1984 for his Diamond Dogs album. The hard rock band Van Halen called an entire album 1984, which included the title track as its opener.

Love African Drumming? Here Are Two Tools to Help You Find Your People

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:03:07 -0500

African drumming is a great group activity that brings people together - the social experience can be as important as the musical. The internet is awesome, and if you love African drumming, here are some online ways to help you find kindred spirits!

The Roots of Funky

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:12:07 -0500

The Funky guitar is one of the things that I like to play, very much. This style is very dynamic and gives that extra spice to already solid drum grooves (and basslines). Since the late 40s the rhythmic guitar styles evolved in many different ways, one of them being the Rhythm and Blues style, that, mixed with Soul, Blues and a little bit of Jazz, gave the grounds for Funky Music.

Ten Songs That Have The Single Word Title of Hollywood

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:35:44 -0500

Obviously aspiring actors would be drawn to Hollywood, where lies their best chance of getting in films or on television. For some reason, that city has been the focus of a lot of songwriters as well. Pop-rocker Ryan Adams scored with s song called "Good Night, Hollywood Boulevard" from his Gold album in 2001.

The Cure: Disintegration (1989)

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:11:56 -0500

The Cure were never in fashion, never in vogue. They were too nice for punk, they were too dense for pop, too versatile for most rock audiences, too verbose for Top of the Pops. One thing they were, however, was miserable. Where Morrissey played misery as a pantomime, Robert Smith played it as a never-ending dream, his music as dense as his lyrics. Fittingly, he called the band's masterpiece 'Disintegration'.

Well-Known Songs About Underworld Crime

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:46:53 -0500

The Major League Baseball All-Star game has been completed, resulting in the American League's 4-2 victory and home field advantage in the World Series. The local department stores have put away all of their baseball wares, replaced by aisles and aisles of school supplies. The fact that both of these events just occurred indicates one stark truth.

Detroit and Soul Music History

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:59:23 -0500

They say the birth of soul came in the 1950s, when the parents of gospel and jazz came together to form a more contemporary and dance-friendly style of music. The Motor City is no doubt the backbone of modern soul and R&B. It became a powerhouse and industry standard for soul music throughout the country, competing with Atlantic Records and Stax for chart-topping hits throughout the 60s.

How Would You Learn To Play Tabla Like An Expert?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:21:31 -0500

Tabla is one of the best forms of Indian classical music that can be played for relaxation after a hard day's work. It is also a great form of extracurricular activity that can be carried on in life. Playing Tabla helps to erase the monotones of life as well as our boredom.The best part is that it can be played by kids as well as adults.

What Are Headphone Amplifiers?

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:14:06 -0500

Headphone Amplifiers are not something very common in most gadget stores. They are made specially for music enthusiasts, who are willing to invest in good quality sound. Headphone Amplifiers are small audio amplifiers, made specially for headphones instead of speakers.

Protest Injustice With Singing, Not Shooting

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:40:42 -0500

The fatal shootings of police officers in Texas last week are another tragic indication of the animosity between law enforcement and part of the public sector in major cities across the United States. While there has always been some resentment toward members of our police force, never did it escalate to the point of multiple murders. Fifty years ago, during the anti-Vietnam War protests and Civil Rights activism, policemen often suffered chastisement and threats from groups of citizens.

Hip Hop Samples To Make Awesome Beats

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:27:27 -0500

You can create the music that you have in mind easily with the help of modern aids like hip hop sound kits and hip hop samples. Sound kits are available from a variety of stores online.

Traveling Through the Radio For a Horse With a Name

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:26:25 -0500

A local radio station that plays oldies served up a three spin by the group America, a logical choice given that it was Independence Day. Little did I know that I was very soon to hear one of those three songs just a few hours later, only it was to be on the television instead of the radio. I had just settled into enjoying a rerun of The Simpsons, an episode called "The Haw-Hawed Couple.

Importance Of Music Education In School

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:05:54 -0500

Learn how music can help increase a child's academic skills. It improves math, science, language and history. It can increase a child's ability to learn. In this article you will see how music can help your child develop self expression and creativity.

Musical Impact on Culture

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:56:01 -0500

Why is it so important to value the music of other cultures? Read a little bit about why music is an important agent in social change!

How To Find The Best Songs

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:33:29 -0500

This article is about finding the best songs out there by using the best available resources at your disposal. This includes using your mind as well as other tangible resources that can help you discover your new favorite songs!

I Can Go For That: The Eight Best Episodes of Live At Daryl's House

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:27:04 -0500

One of the must see television shows for music fans of all generations is Live At Darryl's House, which airs every Thursday night on VH-1 Classic and Palladia. It is hosted by pop rock veteran Darryl Hall, who wrote and sang most of the famous hits by the group Hall and Oates. Some of his finest singles include "She's Gone", "Rich Girl", "Sara Smile", "Kiss On My List" and "I Can't Go For That.

How Directional Picking Makes Playing Guitar Fast Much Easier

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:28:43 -0500

Using efficient picking technique is the key to making fast guitar playing feel easy. Directional picking removes a lot of the struggle to play guitar fast. How? The picking motions used with this technique are smaller and quicker - giving you more speed with less effort.

Paranoid: Black Sabbath (1970)

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:56:54 -0500

Where Led Zeppelin barely escaped the label, Black Sabbath were the very emblem of heavy metal. Their riffs were heavy, their drums were heavy, their lyrics were heavy and their album work was heavy.

Learn to Play Piano in 10 Minutes

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:49:36 -0500

There are many people who always wanted to learn to play piano since they were kids. In fact, 8 out of 10 people wanted to have learned to play the piano when they were young. While some kids even had piano classes, others didn't. So, if you're one of this people, what's holding you back?

Dancing With Songs From Ten Stars

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:31:29 -0500

For once, the problem was not my math deficiency. There really are just eleven years between 2005 and 2016. The situation occurred when my daughter mentioned that I might want to watch Dancing With The Stars for the first time in my life this year.

Inspirational Female Singers That I Love

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:40:03 -0500

As a touring singer, I meet a lot of incredible musicians and singers. In this article I will discuss a few of my favorites: Jennifer Russell, Gia Ciambotti, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Christy Paige. Their music embodies something that makes me feel free and alive. Check it out.

How To Start Producing Music: The 4 Essential Pieces of Gear

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:16:38 -0500

The amazing thing about all the advances in technology in recent times means that anyone with access to a computer (Mac or PC), and a pair of headphones or decent studio monitors can make outstanding electronic music with minimal financial outlay or a requirement for significant physical studio space. Read on for the 4 essential pieces of gear and learn how to start producing music in no time.

Can Soca Be Called Music?

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:24:19 -0500

A critical look at Soca Music in Trinidad and the impact it has had on Trinidad's society, Trinidad's youth and the Caribbean in general. Soca is party music, but it is also loud, vulgar and aggressive. This is a rather harsh view of Soca versus Reggae as well. The impact both musical genres has had on the world.

Artists With Weird Names For Their Songwriting Publishing Companies

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:16:55 -0500

Reading about Led Zeppelin the past few weeks has spurred a lot of memories I have of listening the band back in the seventies. Each album they released back then was a huge event, especially the double album Physical Graffiti. That particular release spent nearly half a year in the number one spot in Rolling Stone magazine's Top Ten list, a remarkable accomplishment considering the many other classics that were released that year.

3 Mistakes You Must Avoid When You Learn To Play Scales On Guitar

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:22:49 -0500

You probably already know that scales are important for your guitar playing, but very few guitar players know how to practice scales correctly. This makes it hard to improvise guitar solos and limits how good of a guitarist you become.

How to Make Someone's Day From Playing Piano

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:01:41 -0500

Music is medicine for the soul. If you are planning to play for an audience, be sure to express yourself the best way you can, because that performance maybe the only highlight of their day.

Ten Songs You Do Not Want To Hear On the Day Of Your Wedding

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:38:27 -0500

I was on my way to the wedding, not mine, thank goodness. Nevertheless, the person was very special to me, someone I have known for his entire life. In spite of all the statistics that half of all marriages end in divorce, I believe this one can beat the odds.

Calypso Is All But Dead in Trinidad

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:39:38 -0500

A brief look at the demise of the music of Trinidad - Calypso and what took its' place - Soca. Trinidad is the birthplace of both genres of music. Calypso was the earliest form, whereas Soca has become the standard. It is faster, more aggressive and less intelligent. Soca has killed Calypso.

The Basic Tricks When Learning the Piano

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:20:52 -0500

When you are learning the piano for the first time, it may seem a little hard to understand all the terminology. From scales to chords, it may seem almost overwhelming since most people just need to know some basic stuff and they'll be playing piano in no time.

Acoustic Guitar Buying Tips For First-Timers

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:02:34 -0500

Buying an acoustic guitar for the first time will require some time and effort from your part. If you are too hasty with the whole guitar shopping venture, you'll just waste valuable money and time since you may end up having a poor-sounding and low quality musical instrument that will be broken in just a matter of months. If it's your first time to buy an acoustic guitar, below are some handy tips you should keep in mind.

Solo Artists Who Were Better With Their Bands Than On Their Own

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:04:51 -0500

Steely Dan is on tour this summer, which provides a pleasant nostalgic trip for Baby Boomers. Unlike tours Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have done in recent years, when they only performed cuts from one particular album per show, this concert will feature songs from all of their albums. Fortunately, the show excluded most of the solo work the pair have recorded.

Tool - The Thinking Man's Metal Band

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:29:18 -0500

It is generally believed that Metal and Progressive Rock bands are compiled by a bunch of typical stereotyped 'rock stars'. The heaviness and tempo are generally intolerable by the general public, with only die hard fans able to listen to such music for endless hours. The lyrics are considered satanic and overwhelming and intimidating.

What Is Spiritual Music?

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:23:43 -0500

What is inspirational/spiritual music? In this article I discuss how I write music to inspire people into becoming the best possible version of themselves that they can be. I talk about my beginnings at the Agape International Spiritual Center and Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith.

Amplifier Specifications You Should Consider When Buying

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:33:58 -0500

If you are looking to increase stereo system signal power, then an amplifier is what you need. The same goes for a musical instrument, sound playing device, or a home theater. Amplifiers are designed to make sound louder and more powerful without losing the quality. It helps to get a little knowledge on amplifiers before purchasing to increase your chances of landing the most suitable one. You can use basic tips and research so that you avoid buying mistakes when selecting it.

How to Quickly and Easily Learn Piano for Beginners

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 12:52:17 -0500

Playing piano is not as difficult as most people think. With the right mindset, staying calm and keeping things simple, you'll be well on your way to achieve your goals.

7 Benefits of Learning the Piano

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:34:54 -0500

If you're looking for a way to improve your life other than exercise or nutrition, you should consider playing a musical instrument as the piano. According to some studies, learning piano has a lot of benefits, both physically and mentally. It improves academic skills and stimulates the brain.

Techno Artists & Music

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:49:27 -0500

Techno Music was created in Detroit, Michigan in the mid 1980s. It has an emphasis on rhythm while utilizing the best of advancements in music technology and music production. Techno is sometimes an instrumental genre and is usually discovered via DJ mixes, club nights and festivals. Some ingredients used are drum machines such as TR-808, TR-909, synthesizers, field recordings and sampling.

Ten Song Titles Consisting of Just One Word With Five Syllables

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:32:31 -0500

Earlier this week on an episode of Jeopardy, I was intrigued by one of the unusual categories introduced by host Alex Trebek. The answers had to consist of words with exactly five syllables, two of which I got the correct questions. Two of the five syllable words I missed were "Abolitionists" and "insurmountable", two that I should have gotten.

Rockstars, Singer/Songwriters and Inspirational Music

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 09:26:45 -0500

Certain musicians from the 80's, 90's like Bono, Kate Bush, Ozzy and Tori Amos inspired me to eventually write songs. These artists are a little bit similar, but mostly they each have an incredible unique stamp upon their sound.

Los Angeles and Inspirational Musicians

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:53:38 -0500

I'm discussing inspirational music and the queen Rickie Byars Beckwith in this article. Whether you call it spiritual, new age or gospel, it moves the listener to the core!

Adagio, Andante and Allegro

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:24:09 -0500

Just what exactly do the terms Adagio, Andante and Allegro mean and how do they apply to music? How do these terms impact on the performance of a piece of music?

These Lyrics Help Celebrate Birthday 75 For Bob Dylan

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:01:54 -0500

Had Bob Dylan chosen the interstate that runs from Michigan to Florida for the title of his breakthrough rock album, we would be listening to Highway 75 Revisited. Granted, it does not have near the ring to it that Highway 61 does, and it would be more difficult to find rhyming words for five than it was for one. Nevertheless, think how significant that title would be right now, since Dylan is celebrating birthday number 75.

What Should Matter In A Karaoke Machine?

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:04:48 -0500

Karaoke machines can make family events and get-togethers very entertaining because they give family members or friends a chance to sing to their favorite tunes. The karaoke songs do not have accompaniment of artist voice and lyrics are projected on a screen for smooth singing. These machines are common in pubs and bars, but individuals also buy them for their home entertainment needs like in weddings and parties.

Music Composition Software - How to Choose the Best Software for Your Needs

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:34:27 -0500

The best music composition software for composers and producers. No matter your musical process, this article will help you make an informed decision on which software fits your needs. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of each software.

Sing to the Tune of 10 Flowers

Thu, 19 May 2016 06:13:43 -0500

Are you fond of flowers and music? These flower melodies will bring you closer to nature and love.

Be True to Music and It Will Be True to You Forever

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:12:48 -0500

The article takes you through what is called as waste of time by the society, but is a struggle for a musician to shine like a diamond. Appreciation comes when you finally outshine everyone. The initial phase is mostly filled with not so supportive people around. But, to stand apart, all you need to do is hold your ground and never give up. It sure takes time, but proves its worth in the end. Keep a check on the points mentioned in this article and nobody can stop you from being what you have always dreamed of.

Ten Classic Hits About Criminals On the Run

Wed, 18 May 2016 06:06:30 -0500

The revival of vinyl has not only allowed me to enjoy hearing some modern bands on record, but it has also given me the chance to revisit some of the albums I had not heard in several decades. Some of these I had overlooked in my youth, only to now find the appealing in middle age. One example is a release by Gary Wright, who reached as high as number two on the singles chart back in the mid seventies.

Arts & Expression

Tue, 17 May 2016 14:02:23 -0500

I'm not a fan of that word 'entertainment'. It always seems as if that word implies that people are boring creatures that need to constantly stimulated visually or otherwise they lose interest and wither away. So people need to be entertained and stimulated by the TV, the radio, the cinema screen and by artists.

Four Beautiful Ways to Celebrate Joni Mitchell

Tue, 17 May 2016 06:25:08 -0500

Plenty of artists claim to be influenced by Joni Mitchell, or to sound like her. But finding a thread that translates into something tangible can be hard. Instead, I decided to present a few of the more interesting approaches. These are truly creative endeavors. They stand out for their profound artistry and their tangible love for Joni's music. Whether through reinventing specific songs or capturing the spirit of her style, these four albums offer first rate experiences. Each album honors Joni in a different way. So I invite you to immerse yourself in these four distinctive ways to celebrate Joni Mitchell.

10 Relaxing Rock Songs

Fri, 13 May 2016 14:47:58 -0500

In this article is listed 10 relaxing rock songs. Rock music is generally thought to be LOUD! But there is another side to the coin too. Read on to find out.

Apple Loops and Their Great Uses

Thu, 12 May 2016 10:48:29 -0500

Apple Loops can be defined or described as the prerecorded musical phrases or also riffs that are used in a particular Loop Browser. You can use these to very easily add the drum beats, various sounds on a project and also many types of rhythm parts. All these loops contain various musical patterns and these patterns can be repeated all over again.

Ten Title Tracks That Do Not Live Up To the Rest of the Songs On The Album

Wed, 11 May 2016 12:07:08 -0500

David Bowie and Glenn Frey, who both passed away in January, had more in common than just musical talent. Based on the success of their best-selling albums, they also had a knack for making titles for hit songs. Each of the albums made by Frey's band, the Eagles, was titled after the song that became its biggest hit.

Why I Love Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith

Tue, 03 May 2016 14:02:35 -0500

Here I talk about my first meeting with spiritual guru to the stars; Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith. He is a life changer, life-saver!

Ten Songs That Make the Perfect Soundtrack For Your Retirement

Mon, 02 May 2016 11:19:08 -0500

I recently joined the world of retired folks, and I can definitely say that it beats working. Obviously I cannot speak for everyone, but having to rise at 5:00 every morning to face six classes of thirty high school students really took its toll. Retirement has certainly been a welcome change after thirty years as an English teacher.

How to Pack for a Festival Adventure

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:26:37 -0500

This article contains information on the best ways to go about packing for a festival. The article includes what to bring and the best strategy for setting up your camp. As a bonus the article also includes how to choose the best camp spot at a festival.

Rise of Music Streaming Service - Spotify

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:49:48 -0500

Over the past decade we have seen music streaming services in the industry rise tremendously. The idea of music streaming services is to bring you millions of songs, of all genres, for whatever situation you land yourself in. Streaming services have forced big players like iTunes to follow in their path or unfortunately get left behind.

Science-Proven Benefits Of Listening To Music

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:58:00 -0500

To boost your health, consider listening to the songs you want or those slow and motivational ones. Such kinds of tunes are scientifically proven to make you happy and healthy.

Fifteen Hit Songs With One Word Titles Ending With the Letter O

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:05:20 -0500

A category on an episode of Weekend Jeopardy from Saturday, April 22 centered on words that ended with the letter O. I cannot recollect exactly how I fared on those particular answers, mainly because I was thinking of a somewhat related topic. My mind spent the rest of that game coming up with one word song titles that end with the letter O.

Brief History of Pink Floyd

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:26:46 -0500

This is a short biography of the legendary band, Pink Floyd. You can find numerous detailed articles with pages and pages of information on them, but if want a quick fix, look no further than this!

Songs About Fictional Actresses

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:29:12 -0500

Baby Boomers have celebrated anniversaries of their favorite sitcoms, often spending hundreds of dollars on DVD collections and memorabilia. Now, many of the series can be found on the web on sites such as Hulu, Vudu and Crackle. Some of the classics, like MASH or All in the Family or Happy Days, deserve all the love they continue to receive from Boomers.

One of The Best Albums Ever Made: In the Court of the Crimson King

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:53:46 -0500

This is a description and a celebration of a brilliant band's finest album! What they created started a new cult and progressive rock music came to be heard by all.

Video of The Nashville Celebration Should Be Broadcast On Kristofferson's Eightieth Birthday

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:56:26 -0500

It has been one month since the historical celebration to honor one of the greatest songwriters in the history of modern music, yet there still has been no word on when the public will get to see it. Some of us have been hoping it will be within the next two months, just in time for the artist's eightieth birthday. The event, which was held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on March 16, was called "The Life and Songs of Kris Kristofferson" and featured some of country music's biggest stars.

Singer and Songwriter: Two Oars of Music

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:47:45 -0500

Whether it is a contest or a stage show, recording or an exhibition, music hitting the sweet spot between lyrical philosophy and melodious intoxication has always been successful. A melodious musical composition is a collective effort of a songwriter, a singer and a melody without which there would be a humongous void in the creation.

Taking Care of Vinyl Records and Preserving the Ultimate Collection

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:16:51 -0500

Though not a fun part, a big portion of taking care of old vinyl is by cleaning them on a regular basis. Continual dusting off of the entire collection is crucial, and many will perform this immediately before playing them as well.

What To Consider When Purchasing A Six String Guitar

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 06:34:26 -0500

Whether or not it's your first guitar, your tenth, or your hundredth, acquiring a guitar is certainly a super fun and stimulating time. To ensure that you are determining the best guitar-shopping decisions, take into account these things before purchasing your next guitar.

The Creative Process for Writing Music

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:40:16 -0500

This is an article on the process I use to write music. I write songs as well as I compose music for Film/TV and believe it or not, it's really two separate things. I try to define how I go about each method separately.

3 Must Follow Concert Fashion Tips

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:27:14 -0500

The modern market has covered the fashion genre amazingly. The different ways in which the fashion can be recalled after are extremely interesting and innovative. Fashion for different events is quite different actually. You wear something different for a wedding and something else for the bridal shower; a totally light and sexy overall for a beach trip while something trendy for a birthday party. So what do you wear if your friends invite you to a Coldplay concert or one by Katy Perry or Taylor Swift. You will definitely be lost in a train of thought.

Singing When You Are Sick - Five Tips to Help You

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:38:00 -0500

We all get sick once in a while. But imagine if you have to sing in front of people when you are ill. This article will help you to ease your illness and give you tips on singing when you are sick.

The Best Elvis Costello Duets, Including His New One With Loretta Lynn

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:13:52 -0500

Elvis Costello, throughout a career that has spanned now five decades, has been involved in many collaborations. He has worked with legends such as Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, George Jones, and Allen Tousaint, among numerous others. Some of these collaborations have even resulted in Grammy nominations for Costello, who has come a long way from his beginning days as a pioneer of the new wave punk movement of the late seventies.

Starting a Vinyl Records Collection - Every Hipster's Dream

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:58:48 -0500

Believe or not there's a lot to think about before stocking up on old vinyl records. The main thing people don't consider is space, but along with that is the cost of investment, time put in and so much more. Many find browsing old vinyl records stores therapeutic, and most will agree there is just something about listening to these beauties.

The Significance of Music

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 10:05:00 -0500

A piece on Importance of Music which is unlike anything else that you might have come across.. Read and be amazed guys!

How Many Strings Does a Cello Have?

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:08:06 -0500

Cello Strings - The traditional cello has four strings: A, D, G and C. Each string is tuned a perfect fifth from the others (or seven half-steps apart). From the lowest (C) to the highest (A) open string, it covers nearly two octaves. From open C to the end of the fingerboard on the A, the cello's range is approximately five and one-half octaves. Many of the notes can be played in multiple places on the instrument.

When to Practice?

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:39:40 -0500

Do you know when the best time to practice is? The answer to this question, as usual, has to do with getting to know yourself.

Another Way to Classify Music

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:13:33 -0500

It is normal for us music lovers to make an honest attempt to classify music. My way to do it is all about taste. How do you classify music?

Classic Animated Videos Still Top Those With Naked Female Bands and Airplane Dancers

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 08:11:59 -0500

Recent music videos have attempted to bring back the creativity that once was so characteristic of that genre. Alas, they have been less than inspiring. In Awolnation's latest video, each member of a female band is completely naked.

Great Songs With Weak Opening Lines

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:50:47 -0500

The season for beginnings is approaching, bringing images of baseball and cookouts along with it. For some professional baseball players, a good spring could mean the difference between a million dollar Major League salary or a meager wage in the minors. Spring also offers a good opportunity for regular folks to start anew, considering most of us have by March 21st long abandoned our New Year resolutions.

Playing the Guitar - How to Play Fast

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:04:24 -0500

One of the key factors to playing fast is relaxation. Your fingers, wrists and arms need to be loose. Tense muscles are rigid, and rigid muscles are hard to move, let alone move fast. But relaxation alone is not going to enable you to play a fast passage. So what does?

Why Join In Groups When Taking Drums Classes

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:45:28 -0600

Learning to play a musical instrument can be immensely beneficial, regardless if the student is a child or an adult. Music, as they say, is the universal language after all. Just staying still and silent while listening to a song or a piece of music can already move you, make you feel all kinds of emotions; being able to create or play that music, on the other hand, brings a new dimension to the experience of musical enjoyment.

Ten Songs That Feature Laughing And Should Be On Your April Fool's Day Play List

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:31:29 -0600

That dreaded day, the one which always brings out the worst in the clowns of our society, is just weeks away. It has always been a terrible way to welcome spring, unless you inexplicably enjoy practical jokers. I have laughed less on April Fool's Day than any of the other 355 days on the calendar, including Halloween.

Hijacked Culture

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:03:58 -0600

Demonic influence on our culture can be a silent killer. In Mark 9, Jesus rebuked a generation when casting out a demon from a deaf and mute boy.

Buying Cheap Events Tickets Online - The Complete Guide

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:18:13 -0600

Millions of avid music lovers across the globe follow their favorite music artists on social media. When a live concert/tour is announced - there is only thing a fan can think of!

Songs In Which the Title Does Not Appear Until the Very Last Line

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:28:32 -0600

The first line, be it in a bar or film or book, must be captivating. Perhaps that is why so many songs open with a line containing their titles. John Lennon's biggest solo hits like " Imagine" and "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" open with their titles, as do Paul McCartney classics such as "Silly Love Songs" and "With a Little Luck.