• 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 /  Vocalist
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    Learning how to become a professional singer is never an easy task. Breaking into the music scene generally only happens two ways: through dumb luck or a lot of hard work. If you’re looking for the key to how to make a living singing, you do need to keep things in mind. Here is a list of considerations when it comes to how to make money singing:

    1. Commitment and Dedication -If you want to become a professional singer be prepared for a lot of hard work. You can have the lifestyle of your dreams, but you have to be committed and dedicated to the craft.

    2. Passion -Singing is an art and something that you need to have a passion for. Without passion you will never be successful.

    3. A Love Of Singing -If you love to sing for fun, then that’s great. But there is a big difference between singing for fun and singing professionally. If you want to be a professional, youre going to have to learn how to do what you love in a manner that is going to produce a successful income and secure your financial future. You must learn about compromise and making sure that you do what it takes to make it work for YOU.

    4. Hard Work -When youre a professional singer, your job is essentially recession-proof. However, you will be your biggest enemy. If you don’t keep up your side of the deal, you will only be failing yourself.

    5. Education and Information -You need to check out all of the available resources on pro singing in the UK to ensure that you have the best chances at success in your new career. If youre new to the market, nothing will be more valuable than education and information.

    6. The Right Tools -Learning how to make money singing is the most important part of becoming successful. Educate yourself and then go after your dreams. If you have the right tools and information you can still have a successful singing career even when people may have already told you otherwise.

    Having a career as a professional singer is a dream for many people. When you take the time to learn what will be expected of you and how to get into the market, you wont have to worry about getting lucky or working yourself to death to try and get into the market. Your passion will become your career, and there will be less blood, sweat, and tears involved when you have the right resources on your side.

    Copyright (c) 2009 Nik Martin

  • 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 28, 2017 /  Music Concert
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    Millions of people watched the performance of Michael Buble last weekend showed by ITV1. He shared the stage with George Michael, Robbie Williams and the finalists of this years X Factor. He performed a duet with Stacey Solomon, the only female singer that reached this far in the competition. The show has been seen by more than 12 million viewers.

    Just a few days before the X Factor competition, the Canadian singer was seen strolling down Grafton Street, the shopping center of Dublin. His peaceful shopping trail was interrupted when a bunch of schoolgirls recognized him and crowded him pleading for autographs and photos. He was in the city preparing for an appearance on RTE’s Late Late Show before his appearance on the stage with Robbie Williams and George Michael.

    Michael Buble is currently promoting his latest album, Crazy Love. It is on top of album charts all over the world. Only Susan Boyles I Dreamed A Dream, Westlifes ‘Where We Are,’ and the albums of Lady GaGa and Black Eyed Peas are ahead of Michaels Crazy Love.

    The album of the Grammy-winning singer is a diverse mixture of jazz and pop standards and original songs. Buble has interpreted Van Morrisons Crazy Love and The Eagles Heartache Tonight proving again he can play jazzy everything ever written.

    Among the tracks of the album you can enjoy Youre Nobody Till Somebody Loves You, the classical Stardust, Baby (Youve Got What It Takes), Whatever It Takes, Cry Me A River, All Of Me, Georgia On My Mind, and Havent Met You Yet, the latter co-written by Buble. Fellow artists featuring in Crazy Love include Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and another Canadian singer, Ron Sexsmith.

    Meanwhile, Michael defended UK actor Hugh Grant after a bad comment a UK tabloid made about his appearance on German TV show. Buble was a guest on British TV show Loose Women when the matter was brought up. The singer confirmed that he has been a guest alongside the Hollywood star on the same quiz show Wetten, das? and assured the viewers that the so called incident was all set up by German actors, hired especially for the show.

    Being famous is not an easy job but when you do something you are good at and that people love, its worth the price. So, Michael, keep up the good work! Get your Michael Buble Concerts Tickets

  • March 27, 2017 /  Artist & Celebrities
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    How can you tell which celebrities have had a nose job? That’s a tricky question since most Hollywood stars would have you believe that their beauty is totally natural. With relatively minor procedures (such as eyelid surgery to correct drooping lids) the results of plastic surgery may be difficult to spot. However, rhinoplasty doesn’t make a person look younger. It actually changes the entire look of the face. So if you see photos of celebs who look dramatically different than they did a few months ago, it’s time to zero in on the nose for closer inspection. Here are several well-known women who have definitely gone under the knife to acquire a new schnoz.

    Jennifer Grey
    Best known as Ferris Bueller’s older sister and “Baby” from “Dirty Dancing,” Jennifer Grey’s quirky-but-cute face captured the camera and the hearts of American moviegoers. Now, she is most famous for having a great nose job and a career that took a nose dive as a result. Her beak was shaved down to a shadow of its former self. Now, you wouldn’t recognize her on the s treet (or on “Dancing with the Stars”). Grey has reportedly gone on to take advantage of cosmetic surgery several more times in the last few decades. At least one face lift and some injectable fillers may have kept her looking fairly young-if not exactly “baby” faced.

    Ashlee Simpson
    This young singer was apparently under very deep anesthesia during the procedure to alter the shape of her nose. Her reported response to questions about whether she had a nose job was “Maybe, who knows!” Her plastic surgeon knows for sure. So does her dad, who probably footed the bill for the operation. Unlike Barbra Streisand, who has famously declined to have the bump on her nose removed because it might change the timbre of her lovely voice, Simpson appears to harbor no such fears. As long as she keeps her lip-syncing skills polished, she should be fine.

    Lil Kim
    Although Lil Kim (Kimberly Jones) has done her best to draw attention away from her nose job with much more extreme enhancements to her bosom, her nose has the pinched look reminiscent of Janet and Latoya Jackson’s. Let’s hope she stops now and doesn’t descend fully into Michael Jackson territory. The Queen Bee’s forehead is also looking suspiciously shiny and smooth these days-an indication of Botox injections. At least the results of that particular treatment wear off over time. It’s not too late to get off the plastic surgery train to disaster, Kim, can you hear me now?

    To learn more about rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, facelift or Botox, visit a local Dallas, Detroit or Beverly Hills rhinoplasty provider today.

  • March 27, 2017 /  Music Concert
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    Prince Royce is named among the top young solo artist who has attained accomplishment in a very short time. Prince Royce is one of those stars who have dared to introduce bachata worldwide he got an unparallel success in it. Recently in 2010 he has released his remarkable album which gave hit songs titled Corazon Sin Cara and Stand by Me and got #1 position on U.S Billboard Tropical Songs Chart whereas Corazon Sin Cara attained No 1 position on the US Hot Latin Songs Chart. Prince Royce received three awards from this brilliant album including Tropical Male Artist of the Year. In2011 he is voted for 6 awards but honored with further 3 awards including Tropical Album of the Year for Prince Royce. This heart touching young star has not clogged the path of brilliant success and in these days he is working on his 1st Atlantic album and his 1st solo album expected to be release in 2012. Prince Royce Tour Dates is starting in this 11th and 12th November to delight your hearts. Surly these shows will provide you comfort and satisfaction.
    Prince Royce was born on 11th May 1989 in New York, actual name is Geoffrey Royce Rojas, he is an American song-writer, singer and record producer. In his early teen age he took interest in poetry and music and now his poetry has been converted into his songs. He is the 2nd kid out of four children, his father was a taxi driver and mother worked in a beauty salon. He developed his interest in music during his elementary school by performing in different musical groups. Prince has done a brilliant work on bachata music, he was 1st launched by producer Sergio George. Royce started his show in a stunning style along with numerous performers including Daddy Yankee and 1200 dancers on the song Come With Me. Royce is nominated as one of the unmatched successful persons who has got such a fabulous popularity in Latin music. His solo song titled Stand By Me attained sixth position on Billboard of Latin Radio and Royce was nominated for Grammy Awards on behalf of this album. His future album which he is planning to release in 2012 is expected to be a special one will be in English with Latin music power. Royce is a triple threat talented person as he has god gifted qualities of a singer, composer and actor.
    This teen aged bachata performer has recently completed his tour at his birthplace U.S and now again planning a tour with Enrique Iglesias from the mid of this September. Prince Royce Concerts always rocks on the stage and performs heart touching performance Im sure that this young boy will delight your heart and soul. So dont waste your time and buy Prince Royce Tickets.

  • 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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