• March 30, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    A composer’s website is their portal to the rest of the world. A website serves to keep your audience up to date on your work, act as your all-purpose 24/7 representative, and stores valuable media such as recordings, photographs, and biographical information for programming and press outlets. Having a quality website is essential to building your music career in an ever growing e-world. Here are a few important things to consider when building your site:

    1. Choose a clean-cut, easy to navigate design for your site that allows visitors to easily learn about you and your music.

    2. Display your activity by posting dates of recent and upcoming performances of your work.

    3. Make sure your catalog always contains your most recently completed work. This is the most effective way to let performers find works for their instrument.

    4. Provide both a brief and full biography on separate pages detailing people you’ve worked with, press clippings, etc. You’ll be surprised how often a short biography these come in handy.

    5. Have at least three excerpts of music for visitors to listen to in an accessible format such as a high quality mp3.

    6. Social networking sites are active arenas of musical activity so post links in profiles on such sites. Participate in the action!

    7. Use a professional sounding contact address that is easy to remember. Get rid of that old guitarguru 44 @ yahoo.com email address you’ve probably had since you were 12 and use your business name or formal name.

    A website that meets the guidelines mentioned above will undoubtedly boost your career. As a final note however, remember that while your website’s goal is to portray you as a pro in the field don’t be afraid to show a bit of your stellar personality. Professionalism is great, but you are most likely to be successful if you also interest people in a personal way.

    Good luck!

  • March 29, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Every sound produced by a musical instrument has a physical explication, the way instruments are created and the type of materials that are used define in a unique way the resulting sound. The sound wave is a transfer of energy that doesn’t imply matter. Within a more theoretical approach sounds are Mechanical Longitudinal Waves. So, musical instruments and Physics are intimately related. How can they coexist?

    There is a mathematical formula that actually explains music, starting from the musical instruments and the Physics’ properties. The wavelength of the sound is defined as an interval between two points where the sound doesn’t have a repeated behavior. The period (T) represents the shortest interval where the wave behavior doesn’t repeat. Hence, the total number of vibrations the sound will realize in one second represent the Frequency (f).

    Every sound travels at a specific speed depending on the wavelength and the frequency, so the same instrument can produce quite an interesting process. Interference is another thing that must be discussed when analyzing musical instruments and in the Physics context. It is very probable for two sounds to be present simultaneous is the same place at the same time. The effects of combined waves are usually analyzed using the Superposition theory.

    To put it in a simple way, imagine two identical musical instruments in a standard Physics experiment. Let’s say they are two trumpets. If they are blown at the same time, on a certain frequency, the result may give you a headache. When the crest of two waves meet the result is usually annoying for the human ear, the resulting phenomena is called destructive interference.

    Furthermore, it is good to say that after passing the intersection between the waves they will return to the initial form. Most people have no clue about what it is going on behind the magic of music. The relationship between musical instruments and Physics comes more like a curiosity for most of us, who are ignorant of the rules of Physics phenomena. Yet, such information is crucial for those who make the instruments as such.

    The most relevant to our knowledge is the intensity of the sound. This is also part of relationship between the musical instruments and Physics. Our hearing capacities are those that determine the intensity of the sound at a very subjective level. Otherwise, Physics uses a standard scale to measure the way sounds in the surrounding world touch upon our auditive system.

  • March 28, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Music is the most essential part of a child’s education. Early introduction to music will cherish a life long enjoyment of singing, playing, and listening. Ukuleles for kids are the perfect instruments because of the following reasons.

    Perfect size: The ukulele fits in the child’s hands. It’s exactly proportionate to a child. This will make feel that the instrument is theirs.

    Easy to learn: Any child who is learning the violin knows the anxiety of practice time. It takes several months for a child to produce pleasant sounding tunes. This can be rather discouraging for the child and the parent. On the other hand, the ukulele, is much easier for the beginners. Most of the children can strum a chord or two within a few minutes.

    Sing and Play at the same time: Being adults, many of us are ashamed of singing and become nervous. Children never have such a problem and they always love to sing. If you teach them to play a wind instrument, it will prevent them to sing. Even piano is too loud and can overwhelm the child’s voice. If you give a child a ukulele, they will start strumming and singing before you come to know.

    A child can relate to it: Ukuleles for kids look like a mini-guitar. Kids tend to imitate their favorite stars and instantly take to the ukulele. Kids will be familiar with the ukulele from the cartoons they watch on television. As soon, you give your kids a ukulele, they will be striking and strumming like a rock-star.

    Easily transferable skills: Though many people become ukulele players for the whole life, it’s quite obvious that your child will want to play other instruments. Skills that you gain by playing the ukulele can be transferred smoothly to the other stringed instruments, like the violin and guitar.

    Cheap: Children is never careful with their instrument. You must not worry about a ukulele. They are cheap to replace and yet they are very hardy instruments.

    Ukulele is fun: It’s very rare that the child playing an ukulele and the audience is not enjoying it. There is something in the ukulele that brings instant joy to the everyone around. Most children can pick up the basic chords in the first lesson. From there, they will eventually learn how to play the entire songs or the simple strum patterns. Ukuleles for kids is an opportunity to learn the fundamental concepts of music. These concepts will help a child in advance on the ukulele or any other instrument if she or he chooses to switch later.

  • March 28, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    A new music software is about to take the entire computer audio and music software by storm, striking the perfect balance between soul and R&B.

    Developed hand in hand with Grammy-winning artist Alicia Keys, Native Instruments’ Alicia’s Keys Virtual Piano software brings Alicia Keys’ very own music within reach. This software recreates Keys’ signature Yamaha C3 Neo grand piano. The entire project is a product of a close craftsmanship between the renowned keyboard software developer Thomas Scarbee and Alicia Keys herself. Native Instruments was able to capture that distinct Alicia Keys sound, after two full years of hard work!

    Using nothing but the best vintage microphones and high-end outboard studio gear, this new sampled grand is not your everyday instrument. It has a number of strong features and a great tone, at a modest price.

    This new music software utilizes 17GB of high resolution samples paired with 12 discrete velocity layers per note. It uses sophisticated emulation of crucial sonic aspects such as key release, pedal sustain functionality as well as sympathetic resonance.

    Alicia’s Keys user interface also provides complete control over the sound in order to further adjust it to the particular musical preference and personal playing style of the user. And to make things even better, it also includes a studio-quality convolution reverb that allows a number of authentic room ambiances ranging from a small piano chamber to a large stage or concert hall.

    The actual piano of Alicia Keys is a Yamaha C3, a part of the limited edition Neo cabinetry. It is a six-foot grand, which means that its low register is less full and deep than on a nine-foot concert grand. Yamaha pianos are widely respected for their bright, in-your-face sound, and that the same characteristic is preserved in this music software.

    You will be very impressed with the realistic features of Alicia’s Keys. The velocity response makes it extremely playable even when you are not as good as Alicia Keys and every range of the keyboard responds well just as it should.

    Aside from its built-in convolution reverb, it also has a standard DSP reverb that gives you more options if you are running on a slower computer. However, even without the reverb, the piano’s natural ambiance is beautiful. Probably because of its meticulous tuning – each unison has exactly the right amount of microscopic tuning, making the tone of the choruses almost perfect, just like on a real piano.

    Alicia’s Keys is ideal for a pop ballad sound, richer and more up-front than the Yamaha C7 or the German Steinway. It is by far the most inviting to play and the most flexible to use among all other piano samples and virtual pianos.

    Make music out of sheer inspiration. Evoke deep emotions with every note. Get Native Instrument’s Alicia’s Keys Virtual Piano* today!

  • March 26, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    The term “Calibration” refers to the process of adjusting and evaluating the accuracy or precision of different kinds of measurement instruments or equipments. In most cases, Equipment & Instrument Calibration is carried out for several purposes. You need to discover more about this.

    The Purpose

    Equipment & Instrument Calibration is basically carried to ensure a safe working environment. It’s also carried out for the purpose of producing valid data for future reference. In most cases, the accuracy and precision of the instruments or equipments are taken into consideration during the process of calibration.

    Calibration is usually engaged to identify and eliminate any bias that may be found on them. This may be relative to the defined unit of measurement. In most cases, flow calibration services are conducted on periodic basis. This is very vital for the smooth operation of the equipments or instruments that are involved. The calibration services are also carried out to reveal and avoid.

    When do Equipments and Instruments need to be calibrated?

    Equipment & Instrument Calibration is highly required under certain conditions as stated below:

    * Before major critical measurements slated – Equipment calibration is required in order to get accurate and precise measurements.

    * At the end of major critical measurements – You also need to calibrate the instrument when you’re through with the required measurement. This also ensures further accuracy.

    * After a critical event – Calibration is important when a critical condition or event occurs. For instance when an accident occurs involving the instrument or equipment or when something hits it, you have to calibrate it in order to bring it back to normalcy. You can also calibrate an equipment or instrument after it has suffered a vibration or shock. You can also calibrate when the instrument has been exposed to adverse weather conditions that may alter its operations.

    * When there are questionable observations – If you happen to notice questionable observations, you have to calibrate it. This helps in correcting the errors.

    * Calibration can also be carried out as part of necessary requirement. For instance, there are some experiments that require calibration certificates. You have to check the actual requirements first before starting the experiment.

    * Calibration is also necessary if the manufacturer of the instrument or equipment requires that periodically. You have to check the manual that comes with the devices to find out when a necessary calibration is required.

    * Calibration may also be necessary when you purchase a new equipment or instrument.

    * It’s also necessary when the instrument or equipment has been modified or repaired.

    * It’s also necessary after a specified time or operation has elapsed

    The above details show the necessity of Equipment & Instrument Calibration. There are specific methods of calibrating different kinds of equipments and instruments.Flow calibration services are always required when looking for excellent calibration result.

  • March 26, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Instrumental Music in Public Worship: History Surrounding the Westminster Assembly

    FROM: “INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN THE PUBLIC WORSHIP OF THE CHURCH”

    By John L. Girardeau (Still Waters Revival Books, [1888] 2000), pp. 132, 133.

    Before the Westminster Assembly of Divines undertook the office of preparing a Directory of Worship, the Parliament had authoritatively adopted measures looking to the removal of organs, along with other remains of Popery, from the churches of England. On the 20th of May, 1644, the commissioners from Scotland wrote to the General Assembly of their church and made the following statement among others: “We cannot but admire the good hand of God in the great things done here already, particularly that the covenant, the foundation of the whole work, is taken, Prelacy and the whole train thereof extirpated, the service-book in many places forsaken, plain and powerful preaching set up, many colleges in Cambridge provided with such ministers as are most zealous of the best reformation, altars removed, the communion in some places given at the table with sitting, THE GREAT ORGANS AT PAUL’S AND PETER’S IN WESTMINSTER TAKEN DOWN (emphasis added), images and many other monuments of idolatry defaced and abolished, the Chapel Royal at Whitehall purged and reformed; and all by authority, in a quiet manner, at noon-day, without tumult.”1 So thorough was the work of removing organs that the “Encyclopaedia Britannica” says that “at the Revolution most of the organs in England had been destroyed.”2

    When, therefore, the Assembly addressed itself to the task of framing a Directory for Worship, it found itself confronted by a condition of the churches of Great Britain in which the singing of psalms without instrumental accompaniment almost universally prevailed. In prescribing, consequently, the singing of psalms without making any allusion to the restoration of instrumental music, it must, in all fairness, be construed to specify the simple singing of praise as a part of public worship. The question, moreover, is settled by the consideration that had any debate occurred as to the propriety of allowing the use of instrumental music, the Scottish commissioners would have vehemently and uncompromisingly opposed that measure. But Lightfoot, who was a member of the Assembly, in his “Journal of its Proceedings”3 tells us: “This morning we fell upon the Directory for singing of psalms; and, in a short time, we finished it.” He says that the only point upon which the Scottish commissioners had some discussion was the reading of the Psalms line by line.

    ENDNOTES:

    1. Girardeau cites this quotation from the Acts of Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1644.

    2. Girardeau cites Art., Organ.

    3. Girardeau cites Works, Vol. xiii., pp. 343, 344; London, 1825.

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  • March 23, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Most stringed instrument players prefer to use a plectrum, or pick, to provide the percussive force that causes the strings to resonate. A number of performers, however, prefer to use their naked hand. There are distinct advantages to using one’s hand. The same articulation and precision that can be achieved with a pick is possible, though it requires a great deal of practice. Those softer parts of the hand, the outside of the pinky and the pads of the fingers and thumb, can produce gentle, muffled tones. Of course, the entire hand can be used for the loudest passages, providing more volume than a pick can usually pluck out of the instrument.

    For a ukulele or any plucked, stringed instrument player, the nails are one of the most important parts of the hand. In most cases, performers who use a finger-picking style will grow out the nails on their right hands to their preferred length. It’s important to note the term “preferred length”. There are any number of sources that will try to say what’s too long or too short where nail length is concerned. This is entirely up to the performer. Nail length affects how an instrument is played and its sound quality, so there is no choice to be made here that is not aesthetic and individual in nature.

    One’s nails will increase in strength as they’re used. They may split and break at first, but keep them filed and trimmed and they’ll rapidly increase in the amount of work they can perform. Remember to keep the entire nail smooth. People tend to have ridges and depressions on the back of their nails. These can be filed down to make the smoothest possible surface. Nails should be trimmed and filed to eliminate bends and hooks.

    To avoid splitting and breaking, it is ideal to use methods to help strengthen the nail itself. For instance, vitamin E oil can be applied to the nail. Daily vitamin use is also ideal for good nail growth as well as strengthening them. Vitamin rich lotion is also an ideal way to keep your nails strong and looking healthy.

    If for whatever reason you have problems with nail growth and keeping them strong, you have other options to consider including acrylic nails and Lee Press On Nails (Yes, they are still available if you dont have any leftover from the 80s!). Both can be applied to the nails to provide you your ideal ukulele playing nail length as well as provide you with the strength you need to play effectively.

  • March 22, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Scientists use various different kinds of machines, equipments and devices for doing their experiments. These devices are broadly divided in to physics, biology and chemistry lab devices.

    These devices are made by experts that have scientific knowledge. It is not possible for scientists to carry out various genius experiments without using advance technology instruments. These devices are also used for measurement of various chemicals, medicine and many other drugs that are used in experiments. Some of the common measurement devices are barometer and thermometer. The thermometer is available in almost all homes for measurement of body temperature. There is no need of expert for using the thermometer. Various scientific instruments are also used in medical colleges to give foundation level knowledge to medical students. Demand of high quality and advanced scientific devices are increasing day by day all over the world. Selecting right scientific instruments exporters is very essential for successful experiments and technological work. It is always advisable to purchase branded instruments from any well know organizations. You can compare devices of different brands according to their features and price. Accuracy is also one of the vital feature that should have to be consider while choosing laboratory equipments.

    Always purchase these medical equipments from the companies which have legitimate authority to manufacture and export these devices. Scientific instruments manufactures past record guide you in right way weather you have to buy these companies product or not. For these you can take assistance from its previous clients and customers. You can also search in the internet for collecting information about the manufacturer and its product. Stability of exporters business guide you in correct way.

    Product quality and client satisfaction level are two main point for selecting laboratory instruments exporters. There may be chance that same quality and feature products of different brands vary in price. For this it is always suggestible to talk to many scientific instruments manufactures before making deal with one of them. The companies that provide warranty period are reliable. These companies replace the device if it has some type of problems. However always collect manual documents that are sign by authorized person in the organizations. In these documents all information about branded products such as features, quality and warranty information is available. Read these documents carefully before making deal with the company. The time duration that company need to deliver their equipments also plays significant role in deciding weather you want to purchase these equipments from them or not. Lastly your budget matters a lot in your final decision.

    Naugra Export is a right scientific instruments exporters & manufacturer company in India, offers high quality scientific instrument products at responsible price.

  • March 22, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Written by S. Van Dyck

    A good violin, viola or cello varnish can play an important role in perfecting the sound quality of an instrument. The varnish applied by Stradivari to his violins is still believed by many to be the secret the their phenomenal sound. Whether oil or alcohol-based, violinmakers prize their varnish recipes as one of the most important elements of the violinmaking process.

    Before applying any coatings to the instrument, the white wood can be given a tan by exposure to sunlight for a period of several days to several weeks. Aging the wood brings out the color and visual character of the wood through oxidation and ultraviolet light.

    When the wood has received the desired look, the next stage is applying a -ground- coating. A violinmaker may prefer to apply a primer or sealer first. While also darkening and deepening the wood’s visual depth, the ground coating strengthens and protects the instrument even after the varnish has worn off. Many recipes for the ground coat exist and typically this is a tightly held secret.

    Next, the instrument is ready to be varnished. Many recipes exist; most consist of sun-thickened oils such as linseed, lavender or walnut oil combined with oxidized resins such as amber, dammar, balsam and shellac. Alcohol can also be used as a part of or in addition to an oil base. The mixture is left to sit for up to a week, being stirred a few times a day until the lac no longer sits at the top. The mixture is then boiled, cooled and boiled again, then filtered for impurities.

    Adding color to the varnish mixture can help to bring out darker, richer tones, if the varnish mixture is too light. Coloring agents, or -lakes,- include turmeric and saffron for a yellow tone. Sandalwood and pernambucco bring out a redder tone. The varnish is then applied in many coats depending upon the thickness and consistency of the varnish. The varnish is allowed to dry in the sun between coats. Touch ups can be added if there are areas needing additional coating. The instrument can then be lightly polished using a soft cloth with alcohol and mineral oil and or polished out using pumice powders.

  • March 21, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    All but one tolerant treated at Australia’s Bundaberg Hospital dental wellbeing clinic has returned an unhelpful effect for blood-borne viruses. The case stemmed from a poser which occurred in the cleaning route of dental and surgical instruments. Some of the instruments worn were thought to be unsterile, and therefore, tests were conceded out to see if an infectious viral disease was approved onto any of the patients. This makes you question about whether the dentists were with high class disinfectant sprays or wipes. Before open any spread, I will simply say that it’s forever important to use a high grade disinfectant.

    As reported by Herald & Weekly Times: The fallout for the final tolerant are estimated tomorrow. Thirty-three patients were treated at Bundaberg Hospital’s dental shape clinic on November 6, the day a hitch occurred in the cleaning treat for dental instruments. Two was not treated with instruments, but Queensland Health hardened the enduring 31 patients for Hepatitis A, B and C and HIV.

    The tests were done to uncover whether any of them might have accepted on an infectious viral disease to anybody of 235 patients treated the next week. Queensland Health first said the 31 patients visited the clinic “past” to the ruin occurring. However, yesterday, they admitted some of the 31 patients may have also been operated on with dirty instruments, as it is said the cleaning disaster occurred about 10am (AEST) on November 6.

    Queensland Health principal-broad Mick Reid said the emerge had been phobia, but admitted his department should have been more filmy in communication. “While we are assertive there is a very minimum peril to patients, we know this is a hard time for them,” Mr. Reid said. He said he would be placing the maximum importance on receiving to the foot of what occurred. “What occurred was not good enough and I apologize for any turmoil and distress caused by this episode,” he said. “Yesterday I directed that Queensland’s chief dental executive suppose operational manage of the oral vigor navy for the northern cluster of the Sunshine Coast-Wide Bay Health Service District, while the issues that have arisen are examined. I trust that this action will go some way to restoring the community’s confidence in the military provided by the Bundaberg oral fitness benefit.”

    The above item reminds us that it’s always important to be sterile. Keeping good can regularly be as austere as using a high grade disinfectant spray or even disinfectant wipes. It is important to use a high grade disinfectant – one that is licensed to murder H1N1, MRSA, Hepatitis, HIV, and other bacteria and viruses. Most over the answer disinfectants are not solid enough to murder these germs. Remember, a good disinfectant cleaner can mean the difference between dying and not quick a deadly disease. Stay sterile and use high grade spays and wipes when using dental or surgical instruments.