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Simple Tips to Collect Celebrity News

Cеlеbrіtіеѕ аrе рорulаr реrѕоnаlіtіеѕ іn уоur соuntrу. Thеу mау bе mоvіе ѕtаrѕ, ѕроrtѕ ѕtаrѕ аnd еvеn роlіtісаl ѕtаrѕ. Anу small mаttеr, whісh hарреnѕ wіth а mоvіе ѕtаr today wіll bесоmе thе mоѕt sensational nеwѕ іn headlines tоmоrrоw. All thе TV сhаnnеlѕ wіll hіghlіght this nеwѕ tо іnсrеаѕе their rаtе іn thе market. Thеrе аrе bооkѕ аnd mаgаzіnеѕ, whісh еxсluѕіvеlу tеll ѕtоrіеѕ аbоut сеlеbrіtіеѕ аnd share their views. Nоw уоu саn gаthеr nеwѕ оnlіnе whеrе уоu саn brоwѕе number оf wеbѕіtеѕ, which shares hоt nеwѕ аbоut рорulаr ѕtаrѕ аnd ѕроrtѕ реrѕоnаlіtіеѕ. Even in ѕосіаl nеtwоrkіng ѕіtеѕ уоu саn fіnd ѕоmе оf thе celebrities ѕhаrіng their opinion аbоut thе rесеnt hарреnіngѕ.


Thеrе аrе certain classes оf people whо lоng fоr rеаdіng any kіnd of сеlеbrіtу nеwѕ. Internet саn provide уоu with nеwѕ аnd іnfоrmаtіоn at vеrу fаѕt rate whеn соmраrеd with newspapers аnd magazines. Mаkе ѕurе tо vіѕіt thе websites, which уоu trust tо gаthеr lаtеѕt іnfоrmаtіоn аbоut Hоllуwооd аnd ѕроrtѕ ѕtаrѕ. Sеvеrаl websites gаthеr fast nеwѕ аbоut mоvіе ѕtаrѕ аnd flаѕh іt оn their раgе fоr саtеrіng tо mіllіоnѕ of vіеwеrѕ dаіlу. Pеорlе аrе fond of lіѕtеnіng to celebrity gossip. Next to internet, TV сhаnnеlѕ will provide уоu updated nеwѕ about рорulаr реrѕоnаlіtіеѕ. It may bе about а fаmоuѕ рор ѕіngеr оr а movie ѕtаr оr еvеn уоur fаvоrіtе bоxеr. They gіvе rіght nеwѕ аnd hоt ѕtоrіеѕ оn tеlеvіѕіоn сhаnnеlѕ. There are special сhаnnеlѕ which air hоt ѕtоrіеѕ about celebrities on раrtісulаr рrоgrаmѕ daily. Yоu саn make уоurѕеlf аvаіlаblе to wаtсh thе ѕhоwѕ or programs to соllесt аll іnfоrmаtіоn about celebrities.

Furthеr уоu саn kеер trасk of popular persons bу rеаdіng magazines. It іѕ true that magazines gіvе you late nеwѕ, but ѕоmеtіmеѕ thеу give genuine іnfоrmаtіоn with аn іntеrvіеw frоm раrtісulаr celebrity on thе first раgе. The nеwѕ and hot ѕtоrіеѕ kеерѕ on сhаngіng еасh dау or after certain period. For fеw dауѕ еvеrуоnе will be tаlkіng about thе ассіdеnt of particular movie ѕtаr. If nеxt news starts ѕhоwіng uр, things wоuld сhаngе drastically and аll thе mеdіа and channels will fосuѕ оnlу on the latest news and fоrgеt the ассіdеnt news.

There are certain wауѕ by which you can keep track of your favorite movie ѕtаr. Yоu can give tips to the workers in the salon, rеѕtаurаntѕ whеrе the ѕtаr visit frequently. Alѕо gather celebrity news from dеlіvеrу boys and ѕесurіtу mеn, whо can share first hаnd information quісklу. Browsing the websites rеgulаrlу can give you mоrе information about popular movie stars and other celebrities.

Guitar Players Super Glue Finger Tips

Here is an exclusive tip from the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan. Players like Stevie Ray bend strings use a playing technique where you bend the strings with your left hand, for right handed guitarists that is. It is part of the particular style of music most blues players use, which is a staple of blues guitar music.


Bending the guitar strings to change a note or tone is abusive to the fingertips of the fret hand. To put it mildly it is a lot of work to play this style.

Stevie Ray Vaughan used the largest gauge strings made, at least ones I am familiar with. Gauge size is .013″ to .056″, basically the same size as suspension bridge cable. I am a sissy, I use light gauge strings such as .009″ to .046″ gauge. Bending strings is quite common today, however there is a fairly serious problem that can occur from lots of guitar string bending that is not a guitar problem. It is more of a guitarists health problem.

The problem I want to address is cuts on your fingertips and or separation of the fingernail to the fingertip itself. I have had this problem occur, and more than enough guitar players who bend strings can testify to this problem.

What is the solution? Super Glue. Regardless of whether it is a cut or separation, a drop of super glue solves the problem. One small drop of glue on the cut or in the separation is plenty to let you finish your set or gig. Some players actually put a drop of glue under the nail before a long hi energy set/ gig starts. This is a mandatory tool to keep available, like in your gig bag or tool box.
Incidentally, super glue was invented and used in the medical field as ‘surgical cement’ for years before it became a house hold product. Particularly by orthopedists for bone repairs.

Super glue in general can be found almost anywhere. Because guitar players are specialists, there is a company that sells a unique super glue just for guitar players. Stewart-MacDonald sells a specialized super glue for repairing fingertips and damaged guitars and guitar parts. Keep a bottle handy, you will be glad to have it should it become necessary to fix a cut fingertip.

I don’t know for sure that Stevie Ray Vaughan was the first guitarist to figure out that super glue was great for this purpose, however, SRV is the only player I know of to have mentioned and discussed how he solved the issue.

Guitarists health issues are real. Most of them such as sore wrists and elbows, etc. can be searched on the internet for viable solutions. Many of the health problems specific to guitar players can be treated easily and painlessly, especially if attended to as soon as possible. Make health issues important. Don’t let them become emergencies.

The Effects Of Listening To Country Music

Country music is a genre that has long been a favorite of many. This music has a simple vocalizes and harmonies accompanied by string instruments such as banjoes, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddles such as violins, and harmonicas. It originated from southern United States and cowboy music from the west. Their genre usually includes romantic and melancholic ballads.

Music has major influences in our lives. Upbeat music such as pop music gets you excited and on the go while calm music such as piano solos or instrumentals helps you to calm down and relax. Like every genre, Country Song has its effects to the listeners.

The good effects

Listening to your favourite country song is good for your cardiovascular system according to the studies conducted by the researchers of t the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore. Happy music increases blood vessel dilation therefore it maximizes the flow of blood and the efficiency of providing oxygen to the cells resulting into a relaxing state. “Most of the participants in the study selected country genre as their favorite to evoke joy”, according to Dr. Miller (University of Maryland Medical Center Article, 2008) Examples of happy country songs include It’s a great day to be alive by Travis Tritt, Dixieland by Alabama, Happiest girl in the world by Donna Fargo, American Saturday night by Brad Paisely and I like it I love it by Tim McGraw.

The bad effects

Every single thing has its disadvantages and so is listening to this music. This music has been linked with suicide and depression. This is usual with people listening to older country songswhich is not as upbeat as nowadays. Country Genre is pertaining to drinking and smoking played factors with the listener’s lifestyle.

No matter what type of music you listen to, you still can control your body’s emotions and set them right. Listening to these sad country songs can help you to face the reality and move on. Or, country songs can act as the catalyst for developing some coping mechanisms.

Country music has been part of many lives. Most of the country songs exude irresistible warmth with singers singing their songs from the depths of their soul. The Tunes of songs from this music has its uniqueness from other genres which brought country songs to a much more diverse audience. Good country song is
mostly the favorite of many listeners because of its melody and has a meaningful lyrics.

The Deadly Effects of Rock and Roll

“Rock and roll doesn’t really mean a band. It doesn’t mean a singer, it doesn’t mean a lyric, really. It’s that question of trying to be immortal.” — Malcolm Mclaren (Manager, Sex Pistols)

Everybody wants to be like them-the rock gods. People hero-worship them. They buy their albums, watch their concerts, and even try to dress like them. A lot of people aspire to become rock stars. They want fame, money, and other things that come with the image of being a musical icon. Young people today want to be rock stars more than anything else. They want to sing loud songs, strum the guitars to produce loud music, and beat the drums real hard. Young people want to experience the euphoria that these rock icons claim they feel whenever they’re on stage.

The rock and roll era started in the traces its roots in the 1950’s. When a form of music popular music with vocal melody accompanied by drums, guitars, and bass were introduced to the mainstream. It became a hit and gave birth to different forms of rock and roll. In 60’s there were folk rock, jazz-rock fusion, and Psychedelic rock. Jimi Hendrix was a hit in the 60’s, rock fanatics consider him as the greatest guitarist in rock history.

In the 1970’s, soul, funk, and latin incorporated its influences on rock and roll music and developed a number of sub-genres. This included soft rock, blues rock, hard rock, progressive rock, punk rock, and heavy metal. The 1970’s featured bands like Fleetwood Mac and Led Zepplin. Psychedelic rock and progressive rock merged and gave birth to Glamour Rock.

The 1980’s added different forms of rock like synth rock and alternative rock. Grunge-rock, Britpop, Indie rock, piano rock, sufi rock, and nu rock were hits in the 1990’s. Nirvana, with lead vocalist Kurt Cobain, was the major influence in grunge era.

Fame and glamor have taken the limelight in the rock and roll industry. What is on the back seat are number of famous rock stars and rock icons who died before they reached the age of 30. They died premature deaths.

Jimi Hendrix, probably the best guitar player ever died in bed after drinking wine and taking Vesperax sleeping pills. Some believe he committed suicide because of a sad poem found in his apartment. Others believe that Hendrix was murdered. He was forced to take the sleeping pills and the wine and was suffocated with a scarf by professionals hired by his manager Michael Jeffery. Many believe however that the potency of the sleeping pills were misjudged and suffocated in his sleep because he failed to regain consciousness when he vomited. Prior to his death Hendrix was known for the use of drugs like heroin and LSD-a known “trip” drug. Clinical studies show that LSD users experience flashbacks of certain people’s experience. These flashbacks occurs suddenly and may occur a few days after intake.

Kurt Cobain, the lead vocalist of Nirvana, famous for his abrasive and disturbing songwriting and vocal style died at age 27. He was cited as one of the most influential rock and roll musicians of all time. Reports say that throughout Cobain’s life he battled anxiety and depression, bronchitis, and intense physical pain due to an undiagnosed stomach condition. Reports say that because of the physical pain he felt, Cobain developed anxiety-disorder self-medicated with heroin. Cobain heroin addiction worsened as the years go by. He made his first rehab attempt in 1992 when he found out that he was going to have a baby with lover, Courtney Love. Reports say that Cobain committed suicide, he shot himself with a shot gun. Though there were several reports that the Nirvana vocalist was murdered. Based on the songs that he wrote, it is clear that Kurt Cobain lived a life of misery. pain, and angst.

Blind Melon lead singer Richard Hoon 28, died of heroin overdose. Reports say that upon the increased success of the band in the early 90’s, the members of Blind Melon became increasingly involved in drug use. Hoon was always the primary offender and was constantly involved in drug-induced rampage and other related incidents. On October 21, 1995, Richard Hoon was added to a list of rock stars who died before 30.

Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Richard Hoon, all dead before age 30. What went wrong? Were they overwhelmed by fame that they lost control of reality and turned to drugs and other banned substances? It is clear that these rock stars were not happy at all. Death in some ways make people more interesting and famous than when they were still alive. However ,dead rock stars are reminders of the pain and anxiety that may take place as side effects of fame.

Modified Acoustic Guitar Insurance Protects Your Guitar From Unseen Threats

According to the requirement of the society Music in general and musical instruments in particular changes at regular intervals.  With continuous efforts New trends and new brands are launched in the market at regular intervals. Still, if you are a student of guitar classes or a professional guitarist, you are always anxious about your piece of instrument whether old or new. In the back of mind, one thought always keeps on passing about a situate: what will happen if my dear and loved piece of guitar is stolen or is damaged for some petty reason or other.

Such thoughts effect adversely on your performance, and if you are a professional guitarist if you are always worried about the safety and security of your instrument, you will not be able to justify your performance. I know that you are quite emotionally attached with your instrument; but aren’t you willing to give a hassle free performance and entertaining your fans and audience fully? I can suggest you a solution, which if you adopt you can maintain your anxiety level and lessen your stress regarding safety and security of your loved piece. Whether you are learning guitar as a hobby in your free time, or a professional guitarist having a good name on music fraternity, if you go for Acoustic Guitar Insurance, trust me half battle is won.

Protect Your Guitar With An Insurance Coverage

Whether your guitar is new or else old, or of any genre, protecting it through a right coverage is the right step. Coverage polices designed for guitars are as designative and unusual as the guitars themselves. As a student whether you want a coverage for your piece or a music class owner or studio owner you want  a coverage for a multiple pieces , a team of experts from an established insurance provider can tailor a coverage for you. if you want to cover accessories along with the music instrument, you can choose from already existing plans   besides you can request to generate a new one.

It is always advisable to go for an Insurance policy that perfectly goes along with your situation.  While finalizing the deal make sure that the policy covers entire financial transaction that will take place during replacement or repair. (In case something undue has happened to your piece i.e. damage during commuting or is been stolen).  If you go through the website of an insurance provider and check his plans and policies, it will be very difficult to find a one that is a replica of your requirements.  For a one to one policy it is advisable to an expert from an established insurance provider. It is been recommended that clear all your requirements and expectations from the policy, as it will give an ease to the insurance provider while crafting an individualistic Guitar Insurance policy for you.

Don’t Compromise with your Entertainment Abroad

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Watching television is one of the most popular ways people relieve their stress. After a hard day’s work, it is blissful to simply sink into your favorite couch and get lost in the lives of your favorite characters. Indian television is notorious for its highly addictive drama with a plethora of emotions plastered across each serial that is simply irresistible for a common man looking for an escape from the mundane rigors of everyday life.

Indian TV Channels are adept at churning out stories that are relatable and inspiring. With years of experience catering to the interests of diverse cross-section of viewers at home and abroad, they are famous for offering edge of the seat entertainment every single day. Overseas is the most sought after destination for the Indian Channels, and year after year, NRIs throng to subscribe and become part of the growing viewership.

The reality TV is a craze abroad with an amazing array of celebrities lining up to showcase their skills to a larger subscription base. The latest entrant from big screen to small is the dashing hulk, Arjun Kapoor effortlessly holding his own as a host in the adventure show, Khatron keKhiladi on Colors TV. Indian Shows replete with romance, action, murder, and mystery have won millions of hearts and gained a zillion eyeballs abroad. Live TV is a fun and a seamless way to catch these shows that set everyone’s hearts on fire.

Living far from home isn’t easy, and Indian TV Live provides a sense of kinship to the hearts that crave the warmth of the home country. You go where the heart wants and if Indian TV is what you desire, you should be able to access it with ease and to your heart’s content. Would you really want to compromise on your most desired form of entertainment and how this favourite, most endearing way to be entertained reaches your homes? Live TV is a classic way to be entertained with minimum effort and cost. IPTV provides quality access to your most sought after Indian TV Serials and ensures an uninterrupted viewing experience to the subscribers.

If you absolutely do not want to compromise and settle for anything less than you deserve, go ahead and subscribe to YuppTV, an online Live TV portal accessible abroad on all smartphones, tablets, desktops, ipads, and internet-enabled mobile platforms. It offers high quality streaming of all your favourite Indian TV Shows from all the Indian TV Channels – surely a wonderful and well-deserving treat to all those looking for a great respite from day-to-day stress.

 

Trendiest Ways to Have Fun in Your 40s

We don’t know about you, but once you hit the 40 year old mark, things don’t seem to be going down the hill, quite the contrary in fact. The modern world seems to want to forget about people’s age, and more and more downhill rollers are seen living it up like they were back in their 20s. It seems that time is stopping and people are looking better in their forties than ever before. This may be due to the numerous amounts of cosmetic surgery that is available, or all of the anti aging miracles on the market, or maybe even the massive amounts of healthy food that seems to be overwhelming the shelves at the superstore. No matter what the reason, it is great, and the fact that all of your children have finally moved out from home gives place for celebration

Forty Forms of Entertainment

Although we won’t list all, there are numerous ways people in their “,middle age” are lightening up these days. Some people go to the extremes and figure the best way to spend their time is doing extreme sports. They are still very active and capable, and when would they start snowboarding or skydiving if not now. Other forty year olds prefer to spend their time socially and going out with friends or meeting new ones for that matter. Whether this is a great comedy or some awesome diner-dance cabaret like the ones in Le Balcon Salle De Réception, the important thing is getting together and smiling a lot while enjoying a care-free life once again. More relaxing forms of entertainment exist as well and more and more people are turning to the wellness weekends for some piece of mind. This great escape is only good if combined with a nice bottle of wine, or a hot tub full of roses for those couples who want to relive their youth once again.

No Worries and No Confessions

The best thing about letting lose once you hit the top of the “hill” is that there is no one who is going to stop you from doing what you want. There are no parents who are waiting up in the middle of the night, so you can let loose and dance until the wee hours in the morning. Whether you like it or not, your new tattoo is only going to be gasped at if you actually show it off!

 

Mastering Blues Keyboard Riffs

In popular music, blues keyboard riffs are universal. From Billy Preston jamming with the Rolling Stones to Ray Charles kicking into “What I’d Say,” blues progressions and scales serve as the basis for legendary songs and amazing keyboard solos. One of the greatest aspects of blues keyboard riffs is the musical theory behind them, which is simple enough for beginners, yet still challenges virtuosos.


An important musical tool to understand when playing blues keyboard riffs is the pentatonic scale. The minor pentatonic scale is the basis for most blues solos. Its cousin, the blues scale, adds a flatted fifth in between the fourth and fifth of the minor pentatonic. The major pentatonic is also used in blues keyboard riffs.

If you’re not familiar with these scales, here are some examples. We’ll use the key of E. The minor pentatonic consists of the tones 1, b3, 4, 5 and 7. So in the key of E we would have E, G, A, B and D. To change this to the blues scale, add the flatted fifth, which is bB. This gives you the notes E, G, A, Bb, B and D. The major pentatonic consists of the 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6. In the key of E, this gives us E, F#, G#, B and C#. By learning these scales up and down the keyboard, you will have a base on which to build some awesome blues keyboard riffs.

So how do you make these scales mourn and wail like only the blues can? By knowing them inside and out, you can make musical theory sing. Running up and down scales will just make your blues keyboard riffs sound like finger exercises, but knowing how to blend major and minor pentatonic together will leave your listeners astounded. The key is to understand how blues keyboard riffs incorporate each scale over different chords.
For a basic twelve-bar blues progression, the choice of scale is open, with a few basic rules thrown in for good measure. One of the basic rules to keep in mind is that there are two easy scales to use over any one chord. If you’re playing over an E or E7 chord, you can choose to use the E minor pentatonic or the E major pentatonic. By alternating between the notes of these two scales, you’ll find a variety of notes from which to choose when playing blues keyboard riffs.

You can change any of the minor pentatonic to the blues scale for some added flavor. To do this in the major pentatonic, it may be easier to visualize the scale differently. Take the root of the chord and drop it a minor third. For example, if A is the root, then you would go down to F#. Now play a minor pentatonic in this key. You’re using the same notes as the A major pentatonic, just starting on a different root. Change it to a blues scale and you’ll have the notes F#, A, B, C, C# and E. Now you’ve got another blues scale to play over an A chord! It’s that simple, and it works for any key.

By mastering the use of these scales, you can play any blues keyboard riffs that come your way. The trick is to practice them until you no longer have to think about the notes; you just feel them under your fingertips. Then you’ll wail and mourn like only the greatest blues players can.

Banff, New Music Seminar, Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, Aruba Film Festival, are event highlights in June

Formed in 1958 as the first trade association for a single genre of music, Country Music Association promotes Country Music mainly through its two signature events, CMA Music Festival and the CMA Awards. Through June 10, the CMA Music Festival will be held in Nashville, and it is filled with special events, parties and very interesting things to do. Here’s a run down of some of them: ABC TV returns for the 2012 CMA Musical Festival and takes a big hand to get the party started when it hosts The ABC Summer Block Party. This year’s block party, hosted by Bradford Anderson (“General Hospital”) has entertainment for the entire family. Located on the historic Broadway strip in downtown Nashville, the party will include daily activities, fun games and exclusive screenings from some of ABC’s new fall pilots. And Nashville’s own Grilled Cheeserie Truck will be on site with sandwiches provided and inspired by ABC’s “The Chew”. There will be Q&A sessions and autograph signings held with the new fall series stars from “Nashville”. This year The Buckle is a destination for families to come and enjoy activities, games, live entertainment, demonstrations, free samples, autograph signings, and more. Fan Alley will have many new activities and exhibits in 2012 including: The Chevrolet Ride and Drive, entertainment provided by the Ultimate Air Dogs, appearances and autograph signings by Country artists, live music, giveaways and prizes. Soleil Bella Beach in the Walk of Fame Park is a new highlight of this year’s Music Fest where visitors can hear a variety of artists, enjoy outdoor games and activities or relax on a sand beach. A new free feature for 2012, the BMI Tailgate Party, features a strong selection of BMI’s songwriters and artists warming up the audience before they enter LP Field for the Nightly Concerts. And highlighting the international appeal for Country music artists, 22 Country artists representing four different countries and territories including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have been announced for the 2012 Global Events showcases. The Festival is slated to be aired over the ABC television network on September 17, at 8/7 CENTRAL.

The 2012 Tony Awards goes live in New York City June 10, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing to celebrate excellence in the theatre. Australian film actor Hugh Jackman, is receiving a Special Tony Award® and will attend the night’s Awards ceremony. This year, The Tony Awards will include a live broadcast from the middle of the Caribbean Sea, where Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas’ cast of Hairspray will perform a show-stopping number. In celebration of the Tony Season, the Tony Awards® is partnering with Bloomingdale’s to present a Tony Award Costume Exhibit at Bloomingdale’s in New York City, now through June 18. The 66th Annual Tony Awards will be held at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, airing live on at 8/7 pm C over CBS television network. For international viewers, CABLEready, an independent distributor of television programming for media outlets worldwide, will distribute the Tony Awards® telecast to theatre fans in four continents and over 45 countries around the globe including: Latin America – Film & Arts; New Zealand – Sky Network; Australia – Foxtel Bio channel; Japan – NHK; The Philippines – Velvet Channel; Armed Forces Television. Regardless of broadcast arrangements, anyone can watch live coverage of Tony Awards events via webcast at TonyAwards.com.

Banff World Media Conference and Festival, opens in Alberta running till June 13, putting the focus on Canada and international territories. There will be pre-arranged face to face meetings with industry decision makers, and opportunities for networking with potential partners from across the globe. Also available, the BANFF Marketplace is structured to help visitors create new development and production opportunities. The program will feature keynotes from industry achievers, panel discussions, expert forecasts, Master Classes, critical case studies, key strategy sessions and more. This year, Larry King, the well-regarded television and radio host, will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Also new in 2012, BANFF launches the Co-Production Business Market, that will form a business hub for entertainment and digital media executives producing or commissioning co-productions and co-ventures. Also, the nextMEDIA Demo Hub demonstrates itself as a forum for technology companies working in coding, app development, social media, game production, content management systems, location-based apps, cloud computing and other leading edge technologies. There will be a NetFlix Late Night After-Party on June 11, and conference wraps up with BANFF’s “Hell On Wheels” BBQ.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles invites interested parties to their film screening series and after-party event in Hollywood on June 11 featuring a filmmaker lounge throughout the evening. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the directors of screened films, the actors and crew, and take part in an audience Q&A. There are pre-receptions and after-parties for each program. Admissions to the programs includes the screening ticket and access to the filmmaker lounge. An after-party follows the last scheduled screening. NewFilmmakers LA at Sunset Gower Studios is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film lovers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NewFilmmakers LA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.

Now in its 18th year, North by Northeast Festivals and Conference (NXNE) is a Toronto festival destination for emerging artists and major-label headliners, for music filmmakers, and for digital interactive innovators. The Festival encompasses NXNE Music, NXNE Film, and NXNE Interactive, bridging the gap between technology and the arts. NXNE Music offers international, national and local acts at 50 official festival stages in downtown Toronto’s club district. A partial listing of scheduled acts includes: Oberhofer, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Matthew Good, Bad Religion, Bass Drum of Death, A Place To Bury Strangers, Archers Of Loaf, The Flaming Lips, so many more. NXNE Film showcases music-themed features, documentaries, shorts, and experimental films from around the world. NXNE Interactive (NXNEi) is a digital interactive media conference that brings together content-creating artists, tech entrepreneurs, digital marketing gurus, web business experts, and social media aficionados for workshops, presentations, and panels that explore the newest ideas that bridge the gap between creativity and the digital world. The NXNE Record Show curated by Kops Records is a one day vinyl show featuring record dealers from across Ontario, a selection of label vendors, educational stations and on-site DJ entertainment. The Festival opening party (RSVP to LIVEatNXNE@gmail.com) is on June 12, and showcases Canadian music photographers. The free NXNE Official Day Party, “I Blame Yoko” will be on June 14. The Festival runs through June 17.

The New Media Film Festival opens for a two day run June 12 in Los Angeles, and at red carpet opening night, wine bar drinks and Hor Dourves will be served and recording artist Irina Maleeva entertains with her one-woman musical comedy show. For the extent of the festival a resident distribution partner is set to review NMFF submissions and online distribution outlets have offered to interview and showcase content that is relevant to their site’s genre. These partners include but are not limited to: Mingle Media, Stay Tuned TV and Gal Time. In addition to the media showcase, attendees have access to the New Media Marketing Table to distribute business cards and other promotional materials. There will be a Networking spot to meet fellow New Media filmmakers, artists, producers, above and below the line crews, thought makers, implementers, distributors. In one scheduled June 13 New Media Panel, a group will focus on new avenues to monetize content, new platforms that are being launched to interact and monetize on a global scale. After the closing night film the New Media Film Festival Awards presentations are held to announce the winners.

According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Maui Film Festival is one of only six “Signature Cultural Events” in Hawaii-and the only one that takes place on Maui. The Festival, running June 13-17, opens with the Twilight Reception at Capische? restaurant. Aside from film screenings in the outdoors under the stars, the festival is notable because of traditional events including: Opening Night Twilight Reception at Capische? Restaurant; Taste of Chocolate theme night at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, co-hosted by Variety; The 13th annual Taste of Wailea – sampling Wailea Resorts’ most celebrated chefs and restaurants – at the David Leadbetter Private Golf Academy on Wailea Gold and Emerald Golf Course; the Sunday Starry Night MoonDance dance party, complemented by libations courtesy of Maui’s own Organic Ocean Vodka and a beer selection too. There will be the Cosmic Closing Night Fashion Show and Poolside Party at Hotel Wallea.

Beginning June 16, the Los Angeles Indie Music/Film International Summit opens for two days of music, film, keynote speaker activities geared to: music producers, film producers, artist managers, agents, radio personalities, music and film executives, promoters, publicist, attorneys, songwriters, recording artists, unsigned artists, CD manufactures, distributers and record label representatives. There will be panels, workshops, presentations, live indie stage and major artist performances, one to one mentoring, J-Lounge kiosk (demo listening, EPK and videos) and an industry trade show. The event celebrates new music with two days of showcases featuring over 100 original acts on three stages. Music industry rights association SESAC leads a workshop to educate songwriters and publishers on their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. Another panel of Hollywood Casting Directors will discuss the secrets to landing the perfect role, and what they are looking for from actors at the audition. Summit organizer Jadar Entertainment’s mission is to showcase, promote, and market Independent artists, actors, producers, songwriters and record labels, etc. and their ideas. Both conference days end with after parties.

Presented as a seminar for the new business of music, the New Music Seminar in New York City will present sessions offering vital industry survival information, with every delegate receiving the NMS New Music Business Guidebook, that has promotion and marketing tips, contact information, forms and guidelines on how to succeed regardless of the kind of music. The NMS Networking Lounges placed throughout the seminar area facilitate business networking. Attendees are encouraged to pre-arrange meetings in the comfort of the various NMS Lounges where they are able to eat, drink and make new contacts. NMS breakout sessions that are held throughout the day are designed to provide specialized knowledge and instructions on a variety of fields. Industry talent will be discussing new marketing opportunities, legal, publishing and songwriting, touring and other important areas in which to advance a career. A SESAC Songwriters Workshop will be held the afternoon of June 19 featuring hit songwriters talking about writing hits… where they get their ideas, how they get their gigs. Cabo Wabo is the official Tequila of the NMS Opening Night Party, open to NMS Delegates and their guests. NMS will run from June 17-20.

The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival will be held in Cannes Cedex from June 17-23 celebrating creativity in commercial communications. In terms of international advertising awards, more than 24,000 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival and winners take home the Lion trophy presented at four award ceremonies throughout the week. The Festival is also a global meeting place for advertisers, advertising and communication professionals. Delegates from 90 countries attend seven days of workshops, exhibitions, screenings, master classes and high-profile seminars by notable industry leaders. To celebrate its 10th anniversary Grupo ABC based in Latin America brings President Clinton to Cannes Lions to talk about how advertising can help build a better world. Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott (Prometheus) leads a talk on new standards for how brands tell their stories to capture the imagination of audiences.

From Suntec, BroadcastAsia 2012 International Conference, opening June 19-22, investigates the future trends and critical issues of next generation broadcasting, addressing pivotal issues of an industry confronting new and fast changing consumer dynamics and content shift typical in this era of “anytime, anywhere content demand”. It presents topics covering the facets of next generation broadcasting, broadband, hybrid platforms, multiple screens and multi-platforms to OTT delivery, terrestrial technology and file based workflow and asset management. Addressing the industry’s grasp regarding content production and creative development of film for big and small screen, the Conference showcases the latest developments and trends. Both the conference and masterclass workshops seek to prepare attendees with new knowledge and raise their production skills up to the next level to meet today’s demand for creative programming across various screen sizes. A new OTT Feature Zone is set up for exhibitors such as Axon, EVS, XOR Media (formerly Seachange Broadcast), Switch Media and Magna to present a special showcase on how broadcasters and media producers can deliver content to a new generation of consumers, who view content on a variety of devices like PCs, tablets, smartphones or netbooks.

Opening June 19, Palm Springs International ShortFest is a seven day competitive festival screening approximately 300 films from 40 countries in a series of 90 minute programs. All films submitted whether screened in the Festival or not are eligible to participate in the Market which consists of a video film library and 20 viewing stations open to sales agents, distributors and other industry representatives. The Festival has twenty competitive categories with prize money, film stock and production services valued at over $70,000 to be awarded for first and second places in addition to a “Best of Festival” award and a “Future Filmmaker” award. All first place winners in the Live Action and Animation categories will automatically become eligible for nomination consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the short film categories. Parent of the festival — The Palm Springs International Film Society — is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness.

A 3D and Virtual Reality Expo (IVR) in Tokyo showcases a platform for research and expertise groups, including users from manufacturing industries, amusement industries, broadcasting stations, image producing companies, content production companies, telecommunication companies, public offices, universities and research centers who are looking to buy solutions for their businesses, to try out and experience the latest 3D technology and high definition image technology used in the latest 3D products and technologies (ultra-high definition displays, AR, and 3D broadcasting). The exhibited technologies will include: High-Definition Displays: 4K x 2K Displays, HDTVs, LED Displays, Plasma Displays, Other Related Products: 4K Digital Image Recorders, 4K Digital Image Projectors, Hi-Definition Projectors, High-Performance Monitors, Image Input Boards, 3D Sound Systems. Industrial Virtual Reality Expo opens June 20 for a two day run.

Founded in 2010 by film producers Jonathan Vieira and Giuseppe Cioccarelli, the third edition of the Aruba International Film Festival is rededicating itself to a two-fold purpose: advancing worldwide understanding of Aruba and its people, and encouraging emerging Caribbean filmmakers by offering them hands-on training from accomplished professionals. Within the Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series’s, the “Aruba Flavor” competition highlights and rewards the work of talented local filmmakers and forms a platform for networking opportunities with fellow Caribbean peers and industry professionals from around the world. The AIFF Film Lab workshop, entitled 96 HOURS, will provide intensive hands on training in the filmmaking process over a four-day period of time during the festival. And there will be an acting class coordinated by arts education director Maureen Heffernan, who will lead students through a series of exercises to totally embrace a role, as well as to learn the technical requirements of working on a film set. The Festival will be casting for an international photo shoot (paid) and is looking for actors, actress, children and extras. The Casting will be on June 24 the whole day and on June 25 from 10:30 am – 1 pm, taking place at the Paseo Herencia. The photo shooting itself is from the June 28 till July 4. As a special musical feature, Marc Antony performs in concert June 23, at the AIFF Harbor Arena.

Dance Camera West’s annual dance film festival opens June 27-30 in Los Angeles, and presents an international selection of dance media and special screening events at venues throughout southern California. Dance Camera West embraces dance media in any dance style or genre. Categories include: screendance, experimental movement based film, short films, features, documentary, installations, and interactive dance media. The festival presents its first “Dirty Dancing Dance-A-Long” on June 22 in partnership with Los Angeles Film Festival and Grand Performances. Free pre-show salsa lessons and professional dancers on stage will perform along with the film. The closing evening program will consist of the Hammer Evening Doc of “Wayne McGregor Going Somewhere,” a creative documentary film by Catherine Maximoff, and the evenings program leads into the Awards Reception.

Established in 2003, IN THE PALACE is an International festival dedicated to short films under 45 minutes in length. This year it opens June 29 to run into July 7 in the Black Sea town of Balchik. The Festival aims to present and contribute to the development of contemporary film art in Bulgaria, Europe and the world, creating a favourable environment and platform for young filmmakers and established professionals. Traditionally, the Festival’s core are the International and National competitive programmes, accompanied by various special screenings. Filmer Forge is the business centre of the festival. Each year producers, distributors, buyers and sales agents gather to meet and network with fellow industry colleagues at the festival. Filmer Forge includes four resource areas: the Exhibition Hall with market stands, business meetings, presentations, Media Rendez Vous; Pitching sessions – that will include the awarding of 10 financial grants; Market Video Library of short films and a database of filmmakers, decision makers, festivals, broadcasters (on-line industry guide); Market Screenings. The town of the festival (Francis Ford Coppola spent 11 days at the palace shooting scenes of ‘Youth Without Youth’.) has a history spanning over almost 3000 years. During that period it was known as the ancient Greek colony of Krouni, the Greek and subsequently Byzantine fortress of Dionyssopolis, mediaeval Bulgarian town Karvouna and the Ottoman and later again Bulgarian town of Balchik. One of the most interesting places in the vicinity of the town is the architectural park complex “The Palace” (venue of the festival), built by the Italian architects Amerigo and Agustino within the period 1920-1936. The town has also been the former summer residence of the British princess and Romanian Queen Marie of Edinburgh.

The above events are only a sample of what is fully listed. Complete details are on the “Media, Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry News and Events” page which now has a language translation button to convert page contents into most widely used international languages. This month’s photo composite is of Prometheus which opened in North American theaters June 8 as Director Ridley Scott’s so-called prequel to the 1979 Alien. The cast for Prometheus includes: Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Patrick Wilson, Benedict Wong, Sean Harris, Idris Elba. Gazing ahead into the next month, be aware that… International Television Festival will be in Reseda, Downtown Film Festival L.A. will be in Los Angeles. The Sun Camera Action Conference and Workshop Film Cruise sets sail from Miami. Trade show for the ticketing and live entertainment industry, Ticket Summit, will be in Las Vegas. Cinema India Expo will be in Mumbai. Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show will be in Paris. Broadcast & Film Africa will be in Nairobi.

Why is There a lot of Reporting of Celebrity Scandals contained in the Western Media?

Celebrity scandals have been on the increase in the globalised era fired by the advance of the online world. A number of us follow their activities and families relationships like it’s a spectator sport. And as Paris Hilton demonstrates they don’t necessarily have to be popular for a particular ability. The celebrity culture looks to be explanation for fame not the result in many cases. Possibly we follow celebrities as a path to escape from our own lives – a hungriness to envisage what it must be like to be rich and illustrious and have a seemingly devil may care life away from the strains of work and bills. But it is a detrimental escape for modern society, especially for youngsters whose persuasions about the world and living are being twisted by revering in such people. Athletics, music, films and etc are all escapisms. But in those cases we are bearing witness to naturals endowment and artists presenting their product, something that can act as an aspiration for all of our own lives.

Celebrity scandals are no different to a soap opera and the ones who are renowned without an clearly seen skills are the greatest benefactors of this lamentable phenomenon. Do we genuinely want young women to aim to resemble Paris Hilton? The media has got to also accept culpability. They have buckled under to celebrity frivolity, denouncing it as newsworthiness with the justification that it is what everyone want to see. So celebrity news sits side by side with more important subjects. In a lot of examples the mainstream news media have used their various internets sites to maximise their celebrity frivolity over grave news as a way of courting people to their website. As a consequence it can be contended the media is directing many persons astray moving away from what should be its aim of presenting intense news and analytic thinking of pressing subjects for this celebrity frippery.  In magazines, material about Paris Hilton’s shopping fling in Australia sat alongside the fighting in the Gaza Strip. No wonder many more people don’t understand the engagement in the Middle East and other awful subjects confronting us as a world wide community, these people can easily tune out and escape with the recent celebrity chit chat.

The advance of the celebrity scandals is a lamentable reflection on the media and modern society taken as a whole. Perhaps if more people concentrated on their own lives and living out their own ambitions we wouldnt need celebrity escapism and without our intense curiosity hopefully the likes of Paris Hilton would go away for good from our view.

Walk Down the Aisle with These Lovely Country Music Love Songs

Ask wedding planners and most of them would tell you that the country wedding theme is a big hit among many couples these days. It may be because of the unique ambience, rustic setting, creative decors, or the memorable and beautiful country wedding songs that could be played during the event. If you and your spouse have decided to tie the knot soon and you are considering this theme for your special day, you would be glad to read about below some excellent suggestions on country music love songs that you can use to make it even more unforgettable.

Since the bride’s walk down the aisle is one of the biggest highlight of the event, you need to choose the perfect song for this part. Some wonderful ideas include “Look At You Girl” (Chris LeDoux), “I Can Love You” (Deryl Dodd), “Forever & Ever Amen” (Randy Travis), “I Could Not Ask for Anything More” (Sara Evans), “When Love Finds You” (Vince Gill), “From This Moment On” (Shania Twain and Brian White), “Yes” (Chad Brock), “Unanswered Prayers” (Garth Brooks), “My Valentine” (Martina McBride), or “It’s Your Love” (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill).

Another focal point of the occasion is the much-awaited father-daughter dance that never fails to bring tears to people’s eyes. The bride can choose among a wide variety of country songs that convey message about a father’s love to his daughter. Some of the best choices are “I Loved Her First” (Heartland), “A Song for My Daughter” (Mikki Viereck), “My Little Girl” (Tim McGraw), “Fathers and Daughters” (Leroy Parnell), “My Special Angel” (Bobby Helms), “My Girl” (Temptations), and “Daughter of Mine” (John McDermott). Other songs such as “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle, “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion, “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder and “A Man Holdin’ On To A Woman Letting Go” by Ty Herndon are also nice to play for this part.

Now for most parts of the wedding like during the reception or the church ceremonies, here are more country song suggestions that you can consider: “A Song For My Son on His Wedding Day,” “All This Time” (Reba McEntire), “Always On My Mind” (Willie Nelson), “Angel Eyes”       (Jeff Healey), “For the First Time” (Kenny Loggins), “Forever” (Kenny Loggins), “Forever and Ever, Amen” (Randy Travis), “From Here to Eternity” (Michael Petersen), “How Do I Live” (Tricia Yearwood), “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (Hank Williams Sr), “I Do (Cherish You)” (Mark Wills), “I Feel Lucky” (Mary Chapin Carpenter), “I Love the Way You Love Me” (Faith Hill), “I Love You More And More Everyday” (Al Martino), “I Want You” (Bob Dylan) and “I’ll Always Be Loving You” (George Strait).

Country love songs make beautiful wedding music not only because of their wonderful melodies but also because of the meaningful messages they convey. It is no wonder many couples choose to have a country wedding theme. In fact, even those who do not opt for this kind of theme still incorporate various country songs in their special day.

Blues N’ Jazz: Jazz at its Best

Bringing alive the true Jazz moments, NCPA Mumbai presents, Blues N’ Jazz Series: Jazz at Its Best, this sunday. Witness the eclectic mix of the best Jazz musicians from across the globe including the US, Cyprus, Netherlands, Italy and Germany. All the highly talented and young musicians of the night are proud to be a part of the faculty at Mumbai’s The True School of Music. Believe us, this will be the biggest Jazz music night, you will ever witness. Jazz lovers, this is the night you can’t afford to miss!

The music for the concert is composed and arranged by renowned pianist Jo Junghanss, who recently celebrated the premiere of his compositions at Carnegie Hall, New York City. The music is arranged in the tradition of Jazz, bringing blues, soul and groove alive. His special part of the jazz concert series will feature a hand-picked international ensemble playing original jazz music. In the band, on the piano will be Jo Junghanaa, vocals will be of Mugdha Hasabnis, on the guitar will be Odysseas, Gianluca Libratore will be on the Bass, Dhir Mody will be on Percussion, on the tabla will be Pankaj Pathe and Saurav Ghosh will be on Drums. This will surely be a night to remember. Mumbai’s The True School of Music has always remain in the centre of entertainment industry. It has produced some of the best musicians and Djs in the music industry. Jo Junghanss, the music composer and arranger for the concert is the Dean of The True School of Music. He has often been described as having “powerful, innovative sounds, expressiveness and almost explosive tension” and his improvisations “masterful”. He has recorded as sideman and bandleader for European music labels and played with Jazz greats like, John Riley, Dick Oatts and John Patitucci. As a composer, he has written for both classical and jazz musicians, and among his works are pieces for electronics and fixed media, film scores, and big and small band works.

Jazz is a kind of music which has embraced both East and West. Over the time we have seen some notable collaboration like that of Pandit Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane – where the western Jazz and Indian traditional music sublimes together. In Blues N’ Jazz Series: Jazz at its Best, you will witness the Indian Traditional Music subliming beautifully with the Western Jazz. The concert will showcase the best of both, the Jazz and Indian Traditional music.

Rock Music – History and Facts Revealed

Rock music is often associated with heavy instrumentation, reverberating through a sound system, and played by hyperactive musicians wearing all-black garb. This kind of music has enjoyed over half a century of popularity with its strong beat and catchy melody.


Rock music started in the 1940s and the 1950s as a fusion of rhythm and blues, gospel music, and country music. Originally known as rock and roll, as branded by disc jockey Alan Feed from Ohio, rock music combined influences resulted in simple blues-based style that was fast and danceable.

Instrumentation for rock music often include electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, and keyboards. Others add to their line-up reed instruments like the saxophone and the French horn. String instruments like the mandolin and the sitar are occasionally seen in the realm of rock music. Of all these instrumentations, it is the guitar that is considered to be the star of the show. Guitars come as solid electric, hollow electric or acoustic.

The electric guitar was played rock and roll style by early rock legends Chuck Berry, Link Wray and Scotty Moore. Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan played a fusion of blues and rock. As multitrack recording was developed by Les Paul along with electronic sound treatment by Joe Meek, it was not long after when rock music artists like Jackie Breston and Bill Haley came out with their first rock and roll records. Breston released his record Rocket 88 under recording label Sun Records. And then several years after, Haleys Rock Around the Clock was launched and topped the charts of Billboard magazine in terms of record sales and airtime plays. Sun Records also produced rock and roll king Elvis Presleys first single labelled Thats All Right (Mama). Shake, Rattle & Roll of Big Joe Turner was also topping the Billboard R&B charts during this time.
The fusioning of rock music extended into the 1960s and the 1970s, with rock music being combined with folk music to create folk rock, with blues to create blues-rock, and with jazz to create jazz rock. Electrical instrument ambiance was incorporated into rock music to create the carefree psychedelic rock. Influences from soul, funk and latin music were integrated with rock music to pave way for subgenres as soft rock, heavy metal, hard rock, progressive rock, and punk rock.

Rock music took a metallic turn in the 1980s and 1990s with the entry of rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Queen, Aerosmith, Kiss, AC/DC and Black Sabbath. Hard rockers heightened the commercialization of rock and roll with albums and concerts being launched all over the country. Arenas and other similar big venues were used as a places to gather crowds and crowds of rock music fans. Live performances in rock concerts had rock fans screaming and going wild over rock bands performing to full performance level complete with stage design and pyrotechnics.

Some of the other developments in rock music are retro style grunge, theatrical glam rock (Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and the New York Dolls), intense Britpop (John Lennon and the Beatles), indie rock and nu rock (Police, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, and the Culture Club).

Rock music has not been as popular with music critics at some point in time owing to its dark and overly loud metallic sound. But innovations and developments in look, style and sound has slowly developed a following for rock music not only in the young crowd but for the public in general as well. Rock music still manages to chalk up big hits in popular music.

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Bollywood News and Video at Just a Finger Tap

Bollywood news and videos enjoy the evergreen craze and fan following across the web and digital platforms. But being a movie buff or ardent follower of latest fashion or lifestyle trend who would not prefer to get hot updates of Bollywood stars in breaking news or sizzling hot videos? Obviously, celebrities grab the most of hot news and in popularity they far exceed the so called political maestros or heroes of any other public domain.

In a country like India where tons of blockbusters are released every year, Bollywood celebrity videos are considered enough hot in comparison to a video depicting live anti-corruption ‘dharna’ or parliament boycott. Bollywood news has enough prowesses to set or invoke a trend either in fashion, oral vernacular of public or in popular stunts. From politicians to management guru to polished corporate top brass to hardcore gangster, everyone has his or her own set of Bollywood preference and following.

Compared to any other domains and categories Bollywood Celebrity Birthday enjoy the highest share in public views among the videos going viral just following a new release. The mass craze to have a glimpse of celebrities attending the last rites of departed megastar Rajesh Khanna or very recent huge internet outpour for latest video of court bound Salman Khan just following the verdict in the Hit and Run case he is accused with – these instances perfectly show how people are insanely crazy to grab the latest celebrity news and latest video.

Now the huge public attention and interest apart what is most important is the increasing role of digital media in making or breaking news. Print or other audio visual media releases also directly or indirectly depends on news and videos published over internet. Making breakthrough news does not always need a certified journalist team with his apparatus. In our digital age anyone capturing a video from his handheld device can publish it over internet and grab the headlines or can go viral in an hour. So called news sources often are seen to run behind these new brand of unconventional breakthroughs.

If gathering and publishing Bollywood celebrity news and videos has more or less become unconventional thanks to widespread digital or mobile capacity, the audience also completely tuned into this emerging digital media. Nowadays, on a mass level instead of tuning on to radio or TV News channel or grabbing the morning headlines in newspaper, people find it convenient to grab the news and corresponding video online. With the young India going smart with smartphones and wearable devices, this is already the dominating trend. Naturally, for the audience the best place to find the latest update concerning their favorite celebrity is the internet and digital media.

With just a few finger tapings on your handheld device screen you can watch, download and share as many celebrity videos as you want from websites catering digital media to millions of internet users. Whether you want to read the latest news update for your charismatic celebrity and want to make a viral comment or just want to attend expert comments and blogs on that news, all is possible just on your device with just tapping of your finger head on the screen.

Many movie goers before deciding on the merit of a movie and booking a show ticket for watching it want to take a look at the movie trailer to have a look and feel of the movie. Reading social posts on that movie or reading a few reviews and comments also help him further to decide. Accessing movie trailer videos, reviews and online posts and comments on a movie you can just have the right feel of the movie and thus wasting your precious time on a cinematic trash is practically impossible if you seek help online rather than just reading the blown up posters with cool heroes.

Celebrity parties and box office news is another most visited category of bollywood news on digital media. Often Bollywood celebrities open up their personal charming sides in parties and invoke gossips with their gestures or affectionate behavior. A cozy personal scene of your favorite hero and heroine outside of silver screen would be more satisfying than most romantic sequences in tons of movies. Web is the best place to grab such virgin and hot videos and breaking news.

Celebrity fashion and trends

Who does not like to know celebrity fashion and trends? There are many people who give close attention to their favorite celebrities and their lives. There are some people who like to give attention to their favorite celebrities’ clothes and fashion. Many have fascination for celebrity fashion. Many like to dress like celebrities. People like to read celebrity news and want to have the latest updates about celebrity fashion. Many people like to follow fashion trend of celebrity in clothing. Everybody likes to follow celebrity fashion and generally the outfit of these celebrities. The outfit of such celebrities is of latest trend and hence you want to follow it. It is very tough to find out the celebrity fashion items in shops particularly for those great quality and cool designs in clothing.

But if you browse through different websites, you can easily get the latest celebrity fashion trends. There are several websites that will surely help you in getting touch with well-known dress designers and even shops, which have same clothes in new styles. These online stores allow you to place an online order for the current trend in clothing. You can easily shop and purchase a few of the most perfect collections online. You will find all celebrity trends online in clothing and their lifestyle. You only need to browse via different websites to know the latest trends of different celebrities in clothing and other things too. There are many celebrities who keep up with the fashion of accessories, clothes and jewelry. Another fashion of celebrity is handbags famously used by many ladies. There are several shops that bring celebrity fashion in varieties to select from and purchase the best one. Many women prefer purchasing handbags that are trendy and well suitable to their lifestyle. If you like following celebrity fashion and especially fashion in clothing then you can visit different online stores to get the latest fashion trends in clothing. Celebrity fashion is a huge trend amid the youth. Celebrities are always changing their styles as well as trends. The current celebrity fashion is bringing dogs to nearly all the places that celebrities visit. Bringing dogs to every place is a great fashion commodity. This trend started a year ago and now several high profile celebrities are bringing their dogs to every place they visit. Jewelry is one of the most important and preferred accessories of many celebrities. It always has been on the list of several celebrities. There is great demand for jewelry by many celebrities. Stars such as Kate Hudson, Victoria Beckham are seen changing their jewelry as well as trends. Modern jewelry even counts in the latest trends, which are high amid the latest celebrity fashion trend. If you are also one of those who like to have the latest updates about celebrity and their lives then you can read about them and latest trends followed by them online. You can even go through many celebrity wallpapers online and select the one that you like the most.

Learn to Sing Country Style

There are singers, especially the aspiring ones are desiring of being able to learn to sing country style. And a lot of them find ways on how to learn this type of music. If you really want to learn to sing country style of music, you need to learn first the basics. Singing country music has a certain accent in it and has no other difference compared with other type of music except that.
Famous country music singers today practice a lot of the same things that some singers do in different style of music. As a matter of fact these country singers also have famous vocal teachers. If you know how to breathe the proper way, how to control your larynx, and how to raise your soft palate, you can become a great singer in any style of music. You must also be familiar with proper posture, techniques and relaxation to become really successful.
To learn to sing other styles in music you just have to commit few minutes of your time a day to inhale air and observe your stomach expand, and slowly let the air out by exhaling. Another tip in learning other styles in music is by looking in front of the mirror every time you practice. Observe if your Adam’s apple moves upward or downward every time you sing. This is not advisable because as a singer you should know how to control your Adam’s apple because it will use all of your vocal chords and the good thing is that you won’t strain your voice as well as your vocal chords.

You have to remember that you should not get hang up with the type of music you are singing, instead try to experiment and learn to sing other genre of music, and concentrate on practicing the fundamentals of singing so that you will become a better singer. Trying other type of music like country style can help you grow as a singer and improve your singing ability.

If you have observed some singers today, go out of their comfort zone and try other types of music, they don’t just stay in the type of music they are singing, instead they experiment on things that can help in their carer.

To be successful in trying other types of music it is important that you are aware of what is “in” in the music industry. Try to go with the flow and try singing styles that you are not familiar with. Observe famous singers of the style that you want to try and learn techniques from them. Observe how they move, how they perform and how they carry themselves every time they perform, or better yet ask for advice from them and tips on how they do their style. Singers who are already successful in the type of music you want to try are the best teachers that you should ask and can the best people that can help you succeed in learning how to sing other types of music.

Blues Guitar Blueprint Review

If you are interested in learning to play the blues but haven’t got around to learning exactly how and why the blues is what it is, you may want to consider looking into this course. It is taught by a guy named Nate Savage, who has more than 16 years of experience playing the guitar, and it is produced by Rail Road Media Inc.

(They are a fairly well known musical instruction publisher for titles such as Drumming System, Drummer Store, and Beginner Guitar System)

The course is geared for the beginner to intermediate player who may be feeling they are stuck in a bit of a rut, but need a new way of learning things apart from memorizing the same boring pentatonic scales shapes. Being able to create your own licks as well as being able to confidently navigate your way around the neck are two very important aspects that Blues Guitar Blueprint will help you achieve.

As mentioned in my review of Beginner Guitar System after you purchase the course you can get access to the private forum, but it is honestly still a work in progress as it is rather small, at least at the time of this writing, though it will most likely improve over time.

The Blues Guitar Blueprint course comes with a detailed workbook, 2 Lesson DVDs, and 4 Jam Along CDs.

The driving force behind the course are the Lesson DVDs and the Jam Along Tracks. By nature, blues music is based on feel nearly as much as technique it seems, so maintaining a practice routine is something that will need to be committed to early on.

The 2 Lesson DVDs delve into the realm of blues licks. Here you will learn 41 special blues licks. The cool part about it though, is that the licks are designed to help you understand exactly how blues licks are made, and teach you how to come up with your own blues licks on the spot. After you have that down solidly, you can put your new found skills to the test by playing along with the four blues play along tracks that come with the Blues Guitar Blueprint. These play along tracks are in my opinion one of the best parts of the package. The four tracks include Minor Blues, Chicago Blues, 6/8 Quick Change Blues, and Jazzy Blues, all of which are great as you develop your own unique style. The 4 CDs each contain one of the play along tracks. Each play along song has 3 versions, a complete band version, another version without the guitars, and finally the last version which is similar to the second but features an added metronome for extra guidance.

Another feature that is included are the loop tracks for each song in 7 different keys. It is a pretty cool feature that helps enable you to play in more than just a few keys.

The Blues Guitar Blueprint Book contains in-depth explanations of all the examples found throughout the whole course. Each of the licks and scales come fully notated.

A couple reasons to really like this course are that Nate doesn’t just throw a ton of chords and scales your way and then tell you to “play like a blues guitarist”, like some other courses have a bad habit of doing.

He shows you scales, but keeps it simple by only using 2 positions, then proceeds to break everything apart and totally dissects it all so you can truly understand what the blues is really all about.

Basically you will learn how blues scales really work, and you will learn about each and every note in the scales, and why some notes sound good and why others don’t. These lessons are important in becoming a guitarist that actually knows what they are doing, as opposed to someone that may only be able to replicate but not originate. By the end of the course you should be well on your way to creating intelligent licks on the spot, and actually improvising on your instrument.

Another bonus is that you will learn a bit of music theory as well. An example would be how scales and chords are built, 4 popular blues progressions, as well as some other scales that can be used when playing the blues.

I highly recommend the Blues Guitar Blueprint, especially if you have learned a few scales and are frustrated or tired with sounding like you are only playing “scales” and not real blues. To truly play the blues, you have to understand how the blues work, and this course teaches you just that.

Reviews for the Play Rock and Roll by Tom Stoppard

If you have read the reviews for the play Rock And Roll, you will perhaps be tempted to watch the show and learn first hand what everybody is talking about. It is a play by Tom Stoppard that in itself evokesconsiderable interest; such is the caliber of his work. It is not only thought provoking but also highly emotional.

What The Reviews For The Play Rock And Roll Say

Most of the reviews for the play Rock And Roll are extolling the finer points of the play enticing theatergoers to go and watch it soon. The play is being played at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, Manhattan. Please note that children below 4 years of age are not allowed inside the theater.

The book is by Tom Stoppard and direction is by Trevor Nunn. The cast includes Brian Cox – Max, Sinead Cusack – Eleanor/Older Esme,
Rufus Sewell – Jan, Brian Avers – Stephen, and Mary Bacon – Gillian/Magda. It also includes Nicole Ansari – Lenka, Quentin Maré – Interrogator/Nigel, Alice Eve – Young Esme/Alice, Seth Fisher – the Piper/Policeman, and Alexandra Neil – Candida. Stephen Kunken – Ferdinand, Ken Marks – Milan/Waiter and Anna O’Donoghue – Pupil are also included.

The story spans between 1969 and 1990. It is about the life of a young Czech, Jan, who left Cambridge to go back to Prague. He is influenced by his professor, Max, at Cambridge and loves rock and roll. He takes along his favorite music only to watch it get destroyed. His life takes a turn for the worse as he spends time in prison. His wife, Eleanor, is a cancer patient who finally succumbs to the illness. The play sheds light on Czech history, communism and the effect that rock and roll had on people.

You can read the reviews for the play Rock And Roll and decide if you want to buy the tickets to the show. The best place to look for them is at an authorized ticket broker’s website. They operate 24/7 and often have tickets to sold-out events too. They offer front row, orchestra and mezzanine tickets to the show. You can, in fact, select the kind of seats that you want by looking up the seating arrangement.

Most of the tickets brokers do offer reviews for the play Rock And Roll enabling people to make an informed decision. Then the interested person can book or buy the tickets by making a credit card payment. The information provided is secure as encrypted servers are used.

You can expect the tickets to be delivered at your doorstep within 24 hours of purchasing them, via Fedex. This way you end up with guaranteed tickets at reasonable rates. Be sure to book in advance if you are worried about their cost. Sold-out tickets or tickets that are purchased late can be costlier. Tickets for weekend shows also cost more than the ones to a matinee or a weekday show.

Authorized ticket brokers can save you considerable trouble- you need not stand in queues, wait at the box office or resort to scalpers to get the tickets. Instead, you can go ahead and have an enjoyable evening in the company of your loved ones.

The 10 Most Annoying Celebrities

Celebrities! Love them or hate them, but they’re everywhere. Every time you turn on the television you find celebrity news, and every time you go on the Internet you’re stuck with celebrity pictures – either the celebrity itself or his or her baby. Something that this, that, or the other celebrity has done has made the news, yet again. There are also a lot of questions as to whether some of these people are actually ‘celebrities’ at all. People like Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie are mostly famous for being famous, and people like Donald Trump are not really ‘celebrities’ in the sense that he isn’t an actor or singer. Without considering things that way, however, and by just looking at who’s on the news, in the papers and magazines, and on the Internet, the list below encompasses the people that most of society judges as the 10 most annoying celebrities.

 

1. Paris Hilton

2. Nicole Richie

3. Ashlee Simpson

4. Avril Lavigne

5. Carrot Top

6. Tom Green

7. Kevin Federline

8. Britney Spears

9. Michael Jackson

10. Donald Trump

The only problem with this list is that there are plenty more where that came from. Many, many Websites exist where there are long lists of celebrities and other famous people who are found by a lot of the ‘normal’ people out there to be very irritating.

If the idea of celebrity news and celebrity pictures has got you down, there are ways to vent your frustrations. Websites exist that allow you to vote for the most annoying person. These include celebrities, but they also include other ‘famous’ people – or infamous people – like Osama bin Laden and others. If a person gets enough votes he or she is on the most annoying list, and you can also vote for people who are least annoying to add to that list, as well. The top 100 or less are usually listed on these types of sites.

Some of them offer celebrity pictures and celebrity news but most of them don’t because those are the things that the people who vote there are trying to get away from. No matter who you are or which celebrity you like (if any), there are people who find the people you like very irritating. There are arguments between both friends and enemies about celebrity news and celebrity pictures, whether they think they’re annoying or not.

How To Fix Acoustic Guitar Buzz

There are many bits on an acoustic guitar that can rattle against each other to make a buzzing noise. Most can be easily fixed once you become aware of them but tracking that guitar buzz down can be a problem if you don’t know where to look.

The first place to look for the cause of buzzing guitar is the guitar player. If you are not pressing down on the strings with the correct amount of pressure, the strings will buzz or sound muffled. This might not be entirely your fault if the guitar’s action is too low. If the strings are too close to the frets you will get a buzz that no amount of pressure on the strings will fix.

To fix low action on an acoustic guitar is a matter of going to a guitar store and getting a bridge bone that will lift the strings higher. If the notches in the guitar nut are too deep this will also cause buzzing but that is the least likely cause unless someone deliberately cut the notches deeper. If the slots in the nut are too wide, this will also cause a buzz. A quick fix for low action is a match stick slipped under the bridge bone. If you find the guitar too hard to play now, it’s because you have made the action too high.

If the guitar is old, you may have frets that are too worn. This will make the strings buzz against the higher frets. All the frets on the guitar need to be the same height.

If you are using strings that have balls on the ends, check that the balls are tight up against the bridge. If you find one that is not, unwind the string and reseat the ball so it is snug. The loose ends of nylon strings can also buzz against the bridge so if you have a classical style guitar, check the ends of the strings lying against the bridge.

The machine heads – the tuners at the top of the neck – can become loose with age, rattle around. It is probably best to not get involved in repairing them. Just buy a new set.

If you have checked all these parts without identifying the cause of the buzz, take your guitar to a luthier or a local guitar dealer to get it checked out. Sometimes there can be loose parts on an acoustic guitar that are not readily accessible that might need some guitar surgery to fix.

Learn To Play Acoustic Guitar For Kids-Fast And Easy

You could also utilize what you learn to sell your recordings on-line, teach guitar on-line, play performances and get paid.

Learning the guitar fast is about not only advancing a career, it is also about the beginner who would like to learn how to include their guitar playing to the next level quickly.
Learn To Play Acoustic Guitar For Kids

Studies have shown that 49% of all students learning the guitar quit within the first 6 months from lack of results they expected.

Uniquely, the guitar’s tuning allows for repeatable patterns which also facilitates the relieve in which common scales can be played. A guitar using this tuning can tune to itself using the fact, with a single exception, that the 5th fret on one string is the same note as the next open string; that is, a 5th-fret note on the sixth string is the same note as the open fifth string. Picks vary from the small jazz pick to the large bass pick.
The student must try to locate a guitar learning system that will remedy to transform the student into one of the best guitarists in the world. An important factor in the choice of software is compatibility with either a PC or Mac.

Of major importance is learners playing and jamming along quickly, putting what they are learning to immediate exert.

The very cool acoustic/electric is a great alternative which can be played with or without amplification. You can even add an electric pickup to an acoustic guitar very easily.

Look for a system that will guide the student through everything needed to play guitar, from beginner level, to being a professional guitarist.

Learn To Play Acoustic Guitar For Kids

Years might be spent learning guitar on your own time. Having a step by step process that you can work through at the pace you dictate is the way to go.

Learning Acoustic Guitar Is Fun

Learning acoustic guitar can be so much fun.  An acoustic guitar suits many different types of musicians and it makes you a versatile musician to master this instrument.

Check out Willie Nelson’s well worn and well loved guitar. It speaks of the richness of the music culture surrounding the acoustic guitar.

To get good at playing your guitar, you must have lots of enthusiasm and patience, as you won’t become an expert overnight; no one ever has.

  • If you haven’t got a guitar already, then you need to buy an acoustic guitar. If money is tight, try finding a second-hand one, as many musicians trade theirs for a new one. It may even be possible for you to rent one for a while to see how you like it.
  • Once you’ve got your guitar, you need to learn how to play it. If you want to learn quickly, there are different options available for you.
  • Group acoustic guitar lessons. This can be fun, as you will make new friends this way, as well as learn to play your guitar.
  • A private tutor, one to one really helps you to learn quickly.
  • On-line software programs. These enable you to download guitar lessons. Using the internet is much cheaper and you can even find a few free programs. Which ever one you choose, instruction is important to speed up your learning acoustic guitar. Just make sure you find a program that has easy to use instructions..
  • Try to have regular practice time. You cannot learn to play overnight; it takes lots of hard work, patience and determination. Even an hour a day with a 10 minute break will advance you quickly.
  • Choose songs that you really love to practice with. It keeps you focused and motivated. If you love the song, you will love playing it.
  • Get together with other guitar playing friends. You will all be learning from each other and also encouraging each other. Time will pass quickly when there are a few of you.
  • “I want to learn guitar fast,” is probably the most common talk among guitar beginners. Well, you will learn fast if you put in lots of practice. Remember to master the basics first! They may seem boring but they are essential.

Learning acoustic guitar is such a great thing to do and will be with you forever. It’s like riding a bike; you never forget!!

A Brief History Of Country Music

When many people think of country music, they think of sad songs about lost loves, broken down trucks and runaway dogs. In their minds, they are hearing all of these woes sung in the traditional twangy country accents of the south. However, these perceptions of country music are far from where this style of music has evolved. Today, country music is one of the most popular genres of music, normally outsold only by rock and pop genres.


Created in the late 19th century, country music has under gone many changes over the years. There are now many sub-genres to this type of music, with some of the sub-genres being commonly played on top 40 radio stations.

To understand country music, it is helpful to know about the instruments commonly associated with it. In country music, one of the most common instruments used is the fiddle (or violin). Some of these instruments can be expensive, but most are relatively inexpensive and are very easily transports since they tare light in weight and not overly large. When country music first ‘hit the scene’, the fiddle was practically the only instrument used as accompaniment. However, as the country music style became more popular, the addition of other accompanying instruments became normal. The banjo became popular in some country music pieces in the mid 1800s, while the guitar did not break into the country music scene until the early 1900s. Electric guitars did not become a regular instrument in country music until much later in the 50s. Other various instruments used in country music are the piano (introduced in the 1930s) and the drums (used since the 1960s). Rarely used, but distinctive sounding instruments are used in certain country songs: the accordion, the harmonica, and the washboards.

Country music has roots in several different styles of music. Its beginnings started with the settlers that came from Europe. During that time, many couldn’t read or write, so songs were created to pass history down from one generation to the next. Although country ballads have changed a great deal, going from the original songs about objective, though gruesome, events to more personal, subjective ballads without all the gore.

Today, the sound of country music can sometimes be very similar to other genres of pop and rock. Some country musicians, like Shania Twain, have many songs playing on stations that aren’t considered “country”. There are also musicians, like Sheryl Crow, who are considered pop/rock, but have songs popular on country stations.

Rock Music – History and Facts Revealed

Rock music is often associated with heavy instrumentation, reverberating through a sound system, and played by hyperactive musicians wearing all-black garb. This kind of music has enjoyed over half a century of popularity with its strong beat and catchy melody.


Rock music started in the 1940s and the 1950s as a fusion of rhythm and blues, gospel music, and country music. Originally known as rock and roll, as branded by disc jockey Alan Feed from Ohio, rock music combined influences resulted in simple blues-based style that was fast and danceable.

Instrumentation for rock music often include electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, and keyboards. Others add to their line-up reed instruments like the saxophone and the French horn. String instruments like the mandolin and the sitar are occasionally seen in the realm of rock music. Of all these instrumentations, it is the guitar that is considered to be the star of the show. Guitars come as solid electric, hollow electric or acoustic.

The electric guitar was played rock and roll style by early rock legends Chuck Berry, Link Wray and Scotty Moore. Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan played a fusion of blues and rock. As multitrack recording was developed by Les Paul along with electronic sound treatment by Joe Meek, it was not long after when rock music artists like Jackie Breston and Bill Haley came out with their first rock and roll records. Breston released his record Rocket 88 under recording label Sun Records. And then several years after, Haleys Rock Around the Clock was launched and topped the charts of Billboard magazine in terms of record sales and airtime plays. Sun Records also produced rock and roll king Elvis Presleys first single labelled Thats All Right (Mama). Shake, Rattle & Roll of Big Joe Turner was also topping the Billboard R&B charts during this time.

The fusioning of rock music extended into the 1960s and the 1970s, with rock music being combined with folk music to create folk rock, with blues to create blues-rock, and with jazz to create jazz rock. Electrical instrument ambiance was incorporated into rock music to create the carefree psychedelic rock. Influences from soul, funk and latin music were integrated with rock music to pave way for subgenres as soft rock, heavy metal, hard rock, progressive rock, and punk rock.

Rock music took a metallic turn in the 1980s and 1990s with the entry of rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Queen, Aerosmith, Kiss, AC/DC and Black Sabbath. Hard rockers heightened the commercialization of rock and roll with albums and concerts being launched all over the country. Arenas and other similar big venues were used as a places to gather crowds and crowds of rock music fans. Live performances in rock concerts had rock fans screaming and going wild over rock bands performing to full performance level complete with stage design and pyrotechnics.

Some of the other developments in rock music are retro style grunge, theatrical glam rock (Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and the New York Dolls), intense Britpop (John Lennon and the Beatles), indie rock and nu rock (Police, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, and the Culture Club).

Rock music has not been as popular with music critics at some point in time owing to its dark and overly loud metallic sound. But innovations and developments in look, style and sound has slowly developed a following for rock music not only in the young crowd but for the public in general as well. Rock music still manages to chalk up big hits in popular music.

Easy Steps To Learn To Sing Blues

Some people believe that for you to be able to sing blues, you must be born with it and you just can’t learn it later in life. But this is not true, because you can learn to sing blues and it’s even possible if you’re a beginning singer. It also depends on the sound that you want to achieve. In this article i have prepared for you a guideline to help you become a real blues singer. If you have always wondered how to sing blues music, then read the guidelines below for some real lesson on blues singing.

The most important thing when it comes to blues music is mood, because blues is somewhat depressing kind of music. This kind of music is about death, poverty and loss, about sad feeling. This music expresses frustration, loneliness and bad luck of people in trouble. It is slow and melancholy. If you really want to know more about blues music, you can also check out its history and it can also help you if you want to compose your own lyrics about this type of music. Usually blues music is carried out in a lower register. So in connection with this, the first thing that you should do is focus on your lower register. You should sing vocal scales as low as you can and in the long run you can see that you will become more flexible. This is very important in blues music.

The next thing that you should do is try to familiarize the important scales of blues. This genre has a particular thing that makes it different from other styles of music, it’s the blue note. Blue note is a note that is lowered from the usual interval present in a particular scale and gives a slight dissonant quality to your singing of blues. This note is the secret that you should know to learn to sing blues. So it is very important for you to familiarize the blues scales which includes the so called blue note. When you sing blues music, you should sing from the heart and not from the diaphragm.
Below are instructions on how to learn to sing blues:

•When you sing blues song, you should never smile because these songs are about death, pain, losing your loved ones , cheating with your girlfriend or boyfriend or being cheated on. You sound as if you are hurting. This type of music are about feeling deeply .

•Next is that you should work on your lower register. A lot of blues songs are to be sung in a low or sometimes medium pitch. However there are blues songs that are sung in higher pitch but seldom do they happen.

•It is also advisable that you learn to sing with a musical instrument background like for example guitar or piano. Instrumental blues songs are slow and sensuous.

•You also have to sing blues songs as if the lyrics of the song really happen to you. Let all your inhibitions all out. Sing as if you mean it. There is no room for faking when you sing these kind of songs.

Beginner Acoustic Guitar – Tips & Lessons for Better Guitar Playing

I am sure you have been searching for acoustic beginner online guitar lessons for quite some time now. Perhaps these sites have not answered some of the most basic questions that a beginner has when starting acoustic guitar. This article was written to address those questions with tips, lessons and basics that I hope will help you on your way.

What is the best beginner acoustic guitar?

This is probably the most common question amongst beginner acoustic guitar players. Do not buy the most expensive guitar, but do not buy the cheapest you can find either. A good range to shop in would be between 100 – 300 dollars.

If you can, find an experienced guitar player to come shopping with you. Ask him or her to pick up and play all the guitars within your price range and then purchase the one that feels and sounds the best. Make certain to examine any guitar you plan on purchasing.

Look down the neck of the guitar to see if it is warped. Check the action on the guitar. The action refers to the height of the strings from the fret board. If the action is too high or too low, it can cause problems with your playing.

Remember that you are just a beginner and this is your first guitar. Do not invest a lot of money into buying a guitar at this stage. If you do, and you find that acoustic guitar playing is not your thing, then you will have a beautiful guitar collecting dust in the corner of your room. If you enjoy playing and you find yourself getting better, then you can begin to explore your options and purchase a higher quality guitar.

Do not let yourself get stressed out when buying your first guitar. Just get a descent one and start practicing.

Some good brands to consider: Epiphone, Takamine, Yamaha and Squier.

Ouch! My fingers hurt. I can’t play!

This is a very common complaint amongst the beginner. Every single guitarist has experienced hand and finger pain when just starting out. It is something that you simply cannot avoid. The remedy? Keep playing and build up strength in your hands and fingers and develop those calluses!

Building calluses on your fingertips will allow you to hold down the strings of the guitar without any pain while flattening your fingertips to produce a better sounding note.

You build up calluses and strength from practicing. Practice, practice and more practice. In time the pain will subside, but you have to get through this difficult stage of playing first, so hang in there.

Listen to your body though. If you are in serious pain then by all means give your hands and fingers a rest.

Here is a great exercise to help strengthen your hands and fingers and to build up calluses:

This exercise will also familiarize you with the entire neck of your guitar and give you the agility to play chords and solos. Building the muscles in your hands will improve your stamina for playing and will develop what is called “muscle memory”.

The object of this exercise is to play each note going up and down the neck of the guitar.

Start with your pointer finger on the 6th string 1st fret, let your fingers follow up the neck of the guitar, one note at a time, staying on the 6th string until your pinky finger reaches the fourth fret.
Play the 1st fret with your pointer finger
Play the 2nd fret with your middle finger
Play the 3rd fret with your ring finger
Play the 4th fret with your pinky finger

Note: After you have played the first fret do not lift your pointer finger up. Keep each finger on the string as you play them. This is important as it will aid in the strengthening process.

Repeat the same process on the 5th string, then the 4th, and so on.

When you get to the bottom string, slide your entire hand over one fret without lifting your fingers.

So at this point, your pinky finger should be on the 1st string 5th fret, your ring finger on the 4th fret, middle finger on the 3rd fret and your pointer finger on the 2nd fret.

Now play in reverse, starting with your pinky, going back up the guitar to the 6th string, only this time you have to lift up your fingers as you play.

Then simply repeat the process until you reach the last fret of your guitar.

Do not rush this exercise or you will develop poor playing habits. Go nice and slow making sure you are producing a nice tone with each note you play.

More Beginner Guitar Tips

Make sure to stretch your fingers and hands before practicing.

Learn to actually read music and not just tablature.

Hire a guitar teacher if you can afford it. A teacher will be able to catch any mistakes you are making and correct you on the spot. This will help you develop better playing habits. If you cannot afford a guitar teacher, then invest in a good home study course.

Learn how to play chords, scales and techniques and not just your favorite songs. I know you just want to jump right in and learn “Stairway to Heaven”, but if you do not put the time in to learn the theory behind those great songs, you will not improve as a guitar player.

Do not pack up your guitar. Leave it out in the open. This will make it more convenient for you to just pick up your guitar and play at any time.

Practice everyday for at least 20 minutes, more if possible. If you find yourself getting bored, or making too many mistakes, then take a break and do something else. 20 minutes of quality practice is better than an hour of sloppy practice.

Listen to other guitarists and not just in your favorite genre of music. You will be surprised at how other styles of music can influence your playing.

Play with other musicians as often as possible. This is a great way to learn and pick up new techniques and advice.

Learn the proper way to string and tune your guitar.

Learn the proper way to take care of and maintain your instrument.

I hope this article has helped. The best tip I can give you is to never give up. Keep playing every day and try not to get discouraged. Good guitar playing is not just about technique, it also comes from your heart. If you truly love playing guitar, and you are dedicated to getting better, then it is only a matter of time. Enjoy and God Bless!

The Rise in Popularity of Celebrity Magazines

In recent times, celebrity magazines have jumped to the forefront of the reader’s circle when it comes to magazines. In fact, celebrity magazines have become more popular than news magazines or public interest magazines. Celebrities have always been popular, and people have always liked to subscribe to them. However, there has been a trend recently that puts celebrity magazine readership at an all time high. There are several reasons for this.


First of all, there are simply more celebrity magazines, celebrity gossip centered television shows, websites, and blogs, as well as more celebrity news sources in general. The fact that there are several different magazines that come out every week including celebrity news stories is not only an outcome of the rise in popularity, but part of the cause. When there are so many different news magazines that come out containing different pieces of celebrity news, one sometimes feels as if they need to buy all of them in order to get all of the celebrity news that they were looking for. This is in part what leads to higher readership for celebrity magazines – simply the fact that there are more of them out there that need to be read.

Another reason that celebrity magazines are more popular is that there are more outlets for celebrity news. With half hour news programs that come out each evening during the week containing more tidbits of celebrity news, it is easy to see why the public views news as “info-tainment” and lacking in the credibility it had in the past. In fact, because the major networks have celebrity news gossip on each evening, there is an increase in pressure to churn out weekly news magazines revolving around celebrity gossip, because there is a demand for that kind of material and the magazines can rapidly attract the readership they need.

There are several reasons for increased readership of celebrity gossip news magazines that revolve around the actual celebrities themselves. In recent years, the national news media has made major announcements and brought lots of attention to the stars. For instance, if a celebrity rises from nothing to fame, more people begin to believe that this could also happen to them as well. More people are obsessed with attaining a celebrity lifestyle no matter what their income may be. When a person can relate with the stars in that type of way, they are going to be more apt to buy the celebrity magazines in order to read the gossip about the celebrities.
Yet another reason for the rise in popularity of the celebrity news magazines might be simpler than you think. The celebrities themselves are simply making more news now than they have in the past. More of the celebrities are getting into things other than what they are famous for in the first place. This is a two fold situation for celebrities. For one, there are many celebrities who are doing things because of their celebrity status. They have learned that their names can carry a lot of weight, and if they are to get behind campaigns or causes, people are going to listen to them. This is something that a lot of celebrities have been doing, and this positive use of their fame is something that readers also want to learn a lot about and want to read about on a regular basis – especially if the causes that the celebrities are championing are causes that they agree with as well.

The other reason that celebrities have been doing more lately is not so noble. In fact it is simply the other side of the coin. Many celebrities have been acting out for lots of reasons, and it is this action that is causing there to be more stories about them in the celebrity magazines. Some of these actions might be dangerous, extreme, or just plain stupid – but it is the most over the top and ridiculous stories that get the press worked up and that get readership of the celebrity magazines to be on the rise. Many of the celebrities have simply decided that any press is going to be good press, and will do whatever they can do in order to get the publicity that they need.

No matter what the reason, the different ways that celebrities have become more and more popular has led to a general increase in the amount of readership that each celebrity magazine has. This is not tapering off – it is simply leading to more and more popularity for the celebrities, as well as for the magazines themselves. The celebrities benefit from the publicity, and the celebrity magazines benefit from the extra subscriptions and overall sales that certain celebrities can generate.

Electric or Acoustic Guitar – The Beginner’s Choice

When trying to decide between playing an electric guitar and an acoustic guitar, it is best to know which sound you are more into. If you like country music, folk or even bluegrass, then you should probably go with an acoustic guitar. If you are more interested in metal or hard rock music, an electric guitar would be the choice for you. Knowing the style of music you enjoy listening to is a great factor to consider before picking out a guitar. If you choose a guitar that fits the style of music that you are most interested in, you will probably enjoy practicing the instrument more and develop your skills faster.

Advantages of Acoustic and Electric Guitars

Acoustic Guitar

There are different advantages of both the acoustic and electric guitar that you should be aware of. One of the advantages of an acoustic guitar is that you can easily grab it and play it anywhere you want without any hassle. Whether you want to go camping or play at a friend’s house, you do not have to bring an amplifier or use electricity to be able to play the instrument. Acoustic guitars are an easy go, but they can be a bit harder to play than an electric guitar.

Electric Guitar

The advantage of playing an electric guitar is that you can play around with the different effects and distortions to suit the sound you want. If you want to play more aggressive music such as metal or rock, this is definitely the guitar for you. Electric guitars can be easier to play compared to an acoustic guitar, because it is much more forgiving to your fingers, but you usually have to keep a battery powered device or electricity to be able to play this type of guitar.

Whatever you decide on, playing any type of instrument will let you become familiar with all the different and wonderful sounds that it is capable of producing. Any type of guitar, whether it is an acoustic or an electric guitar, can be challenging and frustrating in certain instances, but can be very soothing and satisfying at the most if you have the patience and determine to learn. Taking guitar lessons in Columbia, MD will help you partake in the magical world of music and master it at all levels. Before taking guitar lessons in Columbia MD, or any instrument for that matter, make sure to do your research and get to know the instrument you wish to learn. If you do not really know what kind of guitar you want, you can always go to your local music store and ask questions about the instrument. If you are lucky enough, they will even allow you to play it so you can have a feel of it. It will also help to listen to different types of music and to see which style you enjoy the most. There is no need for you to be pressured, but instead, take your time to experiment with all types of guitars until you find the right one for you. Of course, if you can afford both an acoustic and an electric guitar, then you will have even more fun when developing your skills with this string instrument.

The Top 5 Modern Country Singers

Modern Country Music is often regarded as not country at all, lacking the fundamental principles of traditional. Such are the changing times where Pop meets Country and is regarded as Country. So whether good or bad, who are the top modern Country Singers?

5: Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band is an award winning band from Atlanta, Georgia. They have released four albums, the first in 2004, and three singles, with two number ones “Chicken Fried” and “Toes,” and a number two “Whatever it is.” With a good steady start, they are growing in popularity and slowly becoming recognized as a good Country Music band to rival other new and very popular bands, such as Lady Antebellum.

4: Toby Keith
Toby Keith was born July 8, 1961 and rose to fame when he released his first four albums in the 90’s: “Toby Keith,” “Boomtown,” “Blue Moon” and “Dream Walkin'” and a single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” which was one of the most well known Country songs of the 90s. From there he has carried on rising to greatness with 19 Number one Country hits, and now enjoys a top spot among the greatest modern Country singers.

3: Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum is not technically a singer, but a group, from Nashville, Tennessee, the group is made of Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott. They made their debut in 2007 with “Love Don’t Live here,” which made it to number 3 on the Country Charts. Their first number 1 came in July 2009 with “I Run to You” with this success behind them and their careers only just beginning we can expect to see more of Lady Antebellum in the charts for many years to come.

2: Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley born October 28th, 1972, released his first album in 1999 with “Who Needs Pictures,” all of his albums are certified gold or higher, and has had fourteen number ones. Strictly though Brad Paisley is not pure country, he tends to cross music genres between traditional and and pop or soft rock. Despite this Brad is very popular among modern Fans and is an up and coming star.

1: Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood, born 10th March, 1983, rose to the spotlight after she won the fourth season of American Idol. Don’t let that put you off though, she is fast becoming a name to be reckoned with in the C. Music Business, with her debut album “Some hearts,” going Ten times platinum and is the fastest selling female album in Country music history! Carrie is bringing it to the forefront of the millennium, reintroducing it to a new generation of people, perhaps it lacks the finesse of old greats like Hank Williams or the true Country Spirit of The Carter Family, but she is doing her bit for Country Music worldwide, and showing that Country can still be popular.

While some of these artists may be seen as more pop or rock than Country by those who like their Country to be traditionally, they are bringing about a new age, for the next generation.

The evolution of rock music

Music news not only lets you in on the latest happening in the world of rock and rhythm but also gives you a glimpse into its history, how everything came about. For example, the origin of Rock music is quite fascinating. Since its introduction in the 1950s, a combination of gospel, country music and electric blues it has today come a long way. While earlier it was limited to blues and rhythms charts, later on it came about its own and entered pop charts. This transformation happened in 1955. The 1960s saw the further growth and expansion of this gradually popularizing music form with increase in the acceptability and the introduction of new trends.


During this time, rock music gradually started to expand its boundaries. It started reaching the top of the charts quite frequently. Introductions involved diversification into new styles like psychedelic, surf, soul, British Invasion, hard rock and folk rock. By 1970s though, rock music turned into big business offering substantial returns to the industry in general. Major production houses and artists were gradually turning quite influential and the fans considered them hot property.

People started avidly following rock music news to remain in the things of the industrial happenings. Prime-time television shows also started placing focus on this genre of music with dedicated viewers. During the early 70s the existing generation of legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin died. This initiated the decline of psychedelic music with growth and morphing of hard rock, heavy metal, and progressive rock instead. Instead of being limited only to public theatres and the clubs or studios, artists started to come before large audiences such as in the sports arena.

Open-air concerts gradually became the in thing with huge fan followings through the passage of time. Growth in both technology and television helped in the promotion of rock music and added to its growth and reach. Music videos available 24×7 to the audience were now the major marketing tool for artists and producers in the 1980s. Highly influential, this triggered the creation of new bands with happening music styles, popularizing them into the mainstream. A resurgence of heavy metal also occurred during this time.

The 1980s also saw the emergence of new wave, synthrop, hip-hop, and rap. Rise of the female artists also marks this period of rock music with their presence quite evident across different genres. Sales of various albums and singles during this time also reflect this trend clearly. From the 1990s on words, however there was a clear trend of developments in the digital world. Internet now became the buzzword. This along with technology for sound compression facilitated digital distribution. Besides the illegal distribution, peer distribution also became highly prevalent. This in turn has now threatened the dominance of the major labels and artists opening up the playing field for rock music.

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Tis The Season For Rock ‘n Roll With Midi Festivals

The 2011 Midi Festival will start in Beijing, the capital city that has witnessed the birth and twelve years growth of this festival, from April 30th to May 2nd. The festival will be held in Jing Langdao Park in the Mentougou district in west suburbs of Beijing. The performance list for Beijing Midi this year has created a new record, including hundreds of well-known rock bands from both China and abroad.

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The legendary American hard rock band Mr. Big will make its first debut in China. Emerged in the late 80s, Mr. Big held its unique style among the hard rock bands. They not only excelled in various extremely technical fast-beat songs, but also whined with their melodic adagios. Their singles ‘To Be With You’ and ‘Wild World’ have become the must-listen introductory songs for Chinese rock ‘n’ roll youth. Mr. Big is sure to arouse nostalgic choruses with their performance in Beijing Midi on May 1st and Shanghai Midi on May 6th.

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The ten-year-old punk band Mongol 800 is one of the best rock bands in Japan. They have inspired young people to love life and go after their dreams with their rebellious attitude. Apart from participating in Beijing and Shanghai Midi Festival this year, Mongol 800 will also be performing live with local Chinese bands at both Beijing and Shanghai’s MAO Livehouses. Meanwhile, they are donating part of their ticket sales to Japanese Red Cross to help with the earthquake and tsunami relief.

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Miserable Faith is often referred to as a milestone in today’s modern rock scene in China. On their first debut this year on April 2nd, the band has broken the box record of rock performances in Beijing Live House with their high-quality live shows. Thus far, Miserable Faith has already played the north-western portion of their China tour, including performances in cities like Hohhot, Baotou, Yinchuan, Urumqi, Xining, Lanzhou, Xi’an, Zhengzhou and Anyang. Attesting to their massive appeal, Miserable Faith will be giving the closing performance at both Midi Festivals.

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The Montreal-based rock band Your Favorite Enemies has recently played at Canadian Music Week Festival in Toronto where the band member and manager Jeff Beaulieu met up with MusicDish CEO Eric de Fontenay. This “DIY” band has managed every single aspect of its career based on their community values as they rose from their non-traditional music model since their founding in 2006. They are touring thirteen cities in China, appearing at both in Beijing (May 2nd ) and Shanghai (May 8th ) Midi festivals. Joining them will be over ten rock bands from Canada, Netherlands, German, Switzerland, Spain, Australia and Singapore.

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Other participating domestic bands include established Beijing rock characters such as Liu Donghong & Sand, Nanwu, SMZB, Yaksa, Voodoo Kungfu, AK47, Brainfailure and Reflector. Some new bands are also showing. The Dancer for example is a new band founded in 2010 with familiar faces from some the biggest names in Beijing rock, including Liu Hao (Joyside), Dong Xuan (Hedgehog) and Wang Xin (Casino Demon). It should be one of the big hits among the new figures.

The festival series takes its second stop in Shanghai, the bustling metropolitan. The Shanghai Midi committee has strived to achieve their goal to “Rock Shanghai”, and they are about to make it. The festival will be held from May 6th to May 8th in the Pudong Century Park in Shanghai. The Shanghai Midi will stick to the never-give-in spirit of the festival and bring a feast of performances. The Beijing band Free the Bird, formerly known as Ziyo will also join Midi in Shanghai. Other Beijing Midi performing bands that will continue to rock on in Shanghai include TOOKOO, Yaksa and Reflector. In addition, some local bands representing the hardcore force of Shanghai’s rock will be making their presence felt, including Top Floor Circus, Crystal Butterfly, Cold Fairyland, Mushroom Group and MusicDish*China favorite Boys Climbing Ropes. The Shanghai festival will also feature an electric dance stage, which is sponsored by the Shanghai-based well-known electronic party label ANTIDOTE, and will its strong line-up of DJs and high-quality music.

In summer 2011, during August 4th to August 7th, the Ocean Midi Festival will be held in the Olympics Water Park in Rizhao, Shan Dong province. Rizhao, with its longest and widest beach in northern China and low pollution levels, is know as the “garden city” in China and has been rewarded the United Nations Habitat award. Apart from the rock ‘n’ roll stage, Rizhao Midi will also hold the largest ocean electronic party in China! Fans around China and worldwide will party throughout night and embrace the rising sun over the sea together.

The final stop of Midi is the Yangtze Midi Festival being held for the second time from October 1-4 during China’s National Day on the Yangtze Shiyezhou Island in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province. Shiyezhou Island has witnessed the success of Midi last year, and will no doubt become one of the most influential spot where China’s youth culture mixes with rock, as the muddy ground has become an unforgettable experience of Midi fans.

The year-round 2011 Midi Festival is run under the theme with “Love the Bears!”. Midi will hold series of live activities in corporation with animal protecting organizations, and together with fans to protest against the abuse of bear bile.

The Best Acoustic Guitar Songs for Beginners to Play at a Party

The first guitar I ever played was a Hofner arched-top guitar way back when I was just nine years old. It belonged to my Dad, who was a jazz guitarist, and it was one of the many vintage acoustic guitars my Dad owned. I played that guitar listening to such guitar greats as Eric Clapton of Cream, Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple, Jimmy Page from Led Zep, Santana, BB King and Hendrix back in the 70’s. Al Dimeola, Eddie Van Halen, Mark Knopfler, Malmsteen, Stevie Ray and Satriani in the 80s, John Petrucci of Dream Theatre (although I never heard of him until 2000) in the 90s. Now, these guys are the best at their style of playing. However, some of the best acoustic guitar songs ever produced are some of the simplest songs requiring very few basic skills that even a beginner can master.

When you first start off playing the guitar, one of the most thrilling parts of playing is being able to play at a party. This is not as hard as you might think; even for a beginner, because there are many easy guitar songs that even a beginner, with a few skills under their belt, can play.

The basic skills you need

Skill One: you need to know at least three major guitar chords and at least three minor chords well enough to play in various positions on the fretboard and those chords should sound smooth, clear and crisp. Track down some lessons on Youtube.

Skill Two: you must be able to switch from chord to chord smoothly, effortlessly and in time with the song.

Skill Three: you need to learn how to strum in time with the song you are playing.

One tip to bring these skills together: you should play along with the songs you are learning. This will give a better sense for changing chords, strumming in time and singing with the song.

The Best Acoustic Guitar Songs for Parties

Everyone loves a good party with a guitar and singing. The best acoustic guitar songs to play are some of the easiest ever produced; and they are all well-known around the world.

My favourite guitar songs to play at parties

Some of my favourite guitar songs emerged from the 1960s. For example some of the Beatles songs: Come Together, Let it be, and Hey Jude are great party songs. Another late 60s early 70s group Creedence Clearwater Revival brought out some of the best party songs such as: Born on the Bayou, Have you ever seen the rain and Bad Moon Rising. The Doobie Brothers distinct sound is also popular with the party crowd and include such notables as: Listen to the Music and Long Train Running. The Rolling Stones gave the world Brown Sugar, Honky Tonk Women, Satisfaction and Jumping Jack Flash. These songs are twelve of the Best Acoustic Guitar songs that are easy to play with just a few basic skills and would go well at any party.

Twelve other easy guitar songs to add to the list include: Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cryand Redemption Song, Bob Dylan’s All along the watch tower, Knocking on heaven’s door and Blowin in the Wind. Add to that Wild Thing, the Troggs, Wish you were Here by Pink Floyd, Hotel California The Eagles, Drive by Incubus, and I’m Yours by Jason Mraz.  The Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Californication and Wonderwall by Oasis wrap up this second list of twelve.

All of these 24 guitar songs can be played by a beginner who has mastered the basic tips above. You can learn all these songs by yourself without taking formal guitar lessons; there is no need to pay anyone. These songs will be a great addition to your repertoire of easy acoustic guitar songs. Above all, play the songs you want to learn, the songs that appeal to you; therein lays the secret to enjoying playing the acoustic guitar.

Alternative Music – History and Facts Revealed

The evolution of music has brought forth hundreds of music variations in so many forms to the basic music categories. This diversity in music forms have categorized in alternative music those ish style music that come as slight style alterations to most popular music forms (i.e. alternative rock or rock-ish music for rock music that does not really fit into the mainstream genres of a particular time period).


Alternative music is a category coined as a sort of catch-all for those sub-genres that are unclassified but can be traced with similarities to popular genres. These alternative music are usually those that were not released commercially and are recorded on independent labels. Some music from this category, from word of mouth, would soon find its way into the mainstream and become commercially successful.

Off-Country
Country music that does not conform to the prevailing country style is generally classified as alternative music. Musicians playing alternative country music are generally those who do not subscribe to high production values and popularity concerns. Their music are of lo-fi sound quality and often incorporated strong punk and rock and roll qualities and contained lyrics that are bleak, gothic or socially aware. The range of their music spans American folk tune to rockabilly and honky-tonk to a fusion of rock and country music. Alternative country music has developed several namesakes like Americana, neotraditional, progressive country, lo-fi country, and twang core.

Not-so-hip Hip-Hop
The alternative version of hip hop has not been very popular. Artists claiming to play alternative rap or alternative hip hop are non-conformists who wish to turn from the common drug and violence-directed mainstream rap. Alternative hip-hop fuses influences from funk, rock, jazz, soul and reggae. Some of these alternative hip-hop groups have somehow found themselves in mainstream success like Black Star, Mos Def, De La Soul, M.I.A., Kidz in the Hall, Consequence, Jurassic 5 and Brand Nubian.
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Alternative music is most often used to refer to alternative rock. It used to be that the word alternative was used in the 1980s to refer to punk rock-inspired bands that do not belong to major record labels and have no clear genre association. There are a lot of influences in alternative rock namely, grunge, Britpop, gothic rock and indie pop. Most of these alternative rock artists were considered cult acts and recorded their albums on independent labels. Their popularity was largely due to the exposure their alternative music got in college radios and word-of-month. The band Nirvana entry in the alternative music scene has propelled the popularity of several other bands playing alternative rock music. Metallica is another group who made it big in the mainstream music world playing alternative rock.

Perhaps an offshoot of alternative rock is alternative dance music. This kind of music combined elements of dance-pop which includes forms of electronic house or techno, and alternative rock genres. Alternative dance music can be characterized as mostly electronic, pre-programmed beats and sequenced synthesizer melodies.

As there will always be popular music, there will always be a spot for alternative music. After all, there will always be music that falls somewhere in-between, music that is somewhat like but not entirely the same as what is predominantly popular at a certain period in time.

10 Piano Styles You Can Learn To Play

When studying the piano, a student encounters a myriad piano styles. To master the instrument, at least several of these styles must be learned, and all if at all possible. Knowledge of various playing styles enables a pianist to enjoy and play in any genre and to cross-polinate styles to create a fusion he or she can call their own.


Many modern piano styles are based on the blues. The blues involve an emphasis on the major and minor pentatonic scales, with an additional note included. The flatted fifth is added to the minor pentatonic to create the blues scale. Many blues songs are based on a simple chord progression, known as 12-bar blues. This uses the I, IV and V chords of a scale to create a foundation for melodies and solos.

For example, rock piano was born out of the blues and then took on a life of it’s own in the stylings of Jerry Lee Lewis, Michael McDonald, Elton John, Billy Joel, and many others.

Cocktail piano is a style generally connected with Liberace, Eddy Duchin, Roger Williams, and others who play popular tunes with lots of great technique — lots of notes, runs, flourishes, and so on. But I hate to catagorize and of these great pianists, as many of them play in other styles as well.

Boogie-woogie is a piano style based on the blues. It started as a solo piano style, but has expanded into other genres, such as county-western and gospel. It differs from the blues in that it is considered dance music, while blues music traditionally expresses sadness and frustration.
Rhythm and blues piano is based on blues, jazz, and gospel styles. As the name suggests, the emphasis is on the rhythm of the song. Most R&B has a particular swing to it, with a strong feel of syncopation in the rhythm. Syncopation involves placing the stress on a normally unstressed beat. This often results in an almost off-time feel to the untrained ear.

Ragtime piano also incorporates syncopation. Ragtime uses syncopation in its melodies by placing melodic notes between the stressed beats of the rhythm. Ragtime is often considered the first completely American genre, even predating jazz. Jazz piano encompasses such a broad palate of styles that it is impossible to describe. Many piano styles incorporate ideas borrowed from jazz, such as improvisation. An emphasis on extended chord forms and chord re-harmonization also stems from jazz piano.

New age piano often involves less chord changes than other styles, instead relying on simpler progressions and polychords. It often imitates the sound of nature -babling brooks, wind, rain, and so on. A polychord occurs when two different chords are played at once. This technique is taken from earlier classical works by composers such as Stravinsky.

Gospel piano is often similar to the blues, jazz and R&B. It emphasizes certain extended chords, such as the 11th, and usually has the swinging feel associated with jazz and R&B. The apparent simplicity of gospel songs often hides the fact that they are, indeed, quite musically complex. Syncopation is highly stressed in gospel music, as it contributes to the overall spiritual feel of the music. Country and western piano has similar roots as blues piano. Both styles stem from earlier folk styles, often developed by the less fortunate people of the era. Many early country songs stem from Appalachian folk songs. Country and western piano is highlighted by very bright playing, with simple chord progressions underneath the melody. One of the greats in this styles is Floyd Cramer.

Traditional sacred piano styles involve the playing of liturgical songs and hymns. These can range from the harmonically and rhythmically complex to simple two and three chord songs. Many hymns stem from folk songs of centuries past. The variety of sacred piano styles is as numerous as the liturgical songs themselves. These piano styles often involve a strict reading of notation, with less of an emphasis on personal interpretation than other styles.

The classical piano style is probably the most varied of all the styles. Classical music is older than other styles, and is considered to the proper grounds for musical instruction. Many elements of other piano styles come from classical music, and nearly all forms of musical theory are used in classical music. Andre Previn is the classic example of a well-trained classical pianist crossing over into the world of jazz, and with great success. Classical music usually requires intense training to master, though there many simpler pieces designed with the novice player in mind.

Though classical is often considered the high point of music, this “ain’t necessarily so.” For instance, many players who are “classically trained” have trouble adapting to the feel and sincerity of the blues. For this reason, a well-rounded player should be adaptable and learn as much about each of these piano styles as possible. In this way, a pianist is ready for any musical challenge. And besides, who knows where the future of music lies?

From Tiki to Rock N Roll

Theme restaurants are known for their exaggerated décor and atmosphere. In a theme restaurant, the overall “concept” influences everything from the architecture to the food. Even the music and the drinks are carefully planned to support the feel of the restaurant. Many theme restaurants attract diners based solely on the theme itself. Though the food may take a backseat to the theme, many theme restaurants are also known for their unique and creative takes on traditional menu items.


The first theme restaurants are believed to have opened in the 1910s and 1920s. One of the first examples is Bernstein’s Fish Grotto, which opened in San Francisco in 1912 with an entrance created to look like the Nina, one of Columbus’ ships. Theme restaurants of the 1910s and 1920s were seen as isolated oddities, however, not an overall trend in restaurant style. Los Angeles was long known as the center of the theme restaurant movement; the city was home to Ye Bull Pen Inn, which opened in 1920 with a dining room divided into stalls and rough, unfinished wood panels for the walls and ceiling. Several other restaurants of this era in downtown Los Angeles were built to look like prisons or ships. What set theme restaurants apart, however, was not only the outward appearance, but also the creatively themed ambience found inside.

Over the years, several restaurant entrepreneurs have been named the father of the theme restaurant. One of these is Victor Bergeron of the famous Trader Vic’s chain of tiki restaurants. Another is Don the Beachomber’s, a tiki chain founded in 1934. Both restaurants served standard Asian fare with a unique tiki twist. Both are characteristic of the larger theme restaurant movement, in which the restaurant is not just about food, but about atmosphere and providing an escape from everyday life.

Another famous purveyor of theme restaurants is David Tallichet, who began in the 1960s to decorate restaurants with various themes, from Polynesian island resorts to French farmhouses to New England fishing villages. Most of his restaurants were located in Southern California, including the Proud Bird restaurant at the Los Angeles airport, where diners could listen to control-tower messages through headphones. Though theme restaurants had certainly been around long before the 1960s, most notably in the tiki craze that began in the 1930s, Tallichet is noted for popularizing the concept through his use of a wide range of themes.

Today, there are theme restaurants for dozens of themes. Some of the more popular are Medieval Times restaurants and other castle-themed enterprises, many of which offer nightly jousting contests or other shows, and the Rainforest Cafe chain, known for its tropical rainforest décor which often includes a show aquarium in the middle of the restaurant. Several other popular theme restaurant chains include the Hard Rock Cafe featuring rock music memorabilia and Planet Hollywood, known for its collection of movie memorabilia. Though these are among the most well-known themes, there are certainly others, ranging from commonplace to quite unusual, such as “das Klo” (“the toilet”) in Germany or “The Safe House,” a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Most Famous Guitars in the History of Rock and Roll – Guitarists

If you like music, then you know about an American guitarist, singer and songwriter named Jimi Hendrix. He was classed as one of best and influenced many a budding guitarists with his music.

Though starting in England it wasn’t until the Monterey Festival in 1967 that he was recognized worldwide. He later went on to headline The 1969 Woodstock Festival and with his style of playing using guitar feedback and overdriven amplifiers he turned an undesirable sound into a highly popular type of music.

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Another amazing artist is Jimmy Page, from England he is also a composer and record producer.
He started out as a Studio guitarist then joined a band called the Yardbirds, which played from 1966 to 1968. He then founded one of best and most popular English bands called Led Zepplin. In rock history, Jimmy Page is a legend in his own right. as a guitarist and songwriter. Page was also ranked the #9th greatest guitarist of all time.

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You can’t talk guitarists without talking about” Slowhand” Eric Clapton. This English award winning rock guitarist, singer is also a songwriter and composer. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 3 times and was one of the best musicians of the 20th and 21rst centuries. Though he’s tried different styles, the blues are always present in his playing. He has played with Cream, The Yardbirds and blues -rock band John Mavril & the Bluesbreakers.

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Another great guitarist, from America, is Joe Satriani. His style of instrumental rock music in a world previously dominated by pop opened the doors for a completely new type of music. His blues and rock tone has a warm sound and the influences of such artists as Jimi Hendrix , Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck can be heard in his music.

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Fame came to Carlos Santana and the Santana Blues Band in the late 60s and early 70s. With a fantastic blend of rock, blues, jazz, salsa using Latin instruments such as congas, and timbales it was a sound with great melody that Santana perfected over the decades to come.

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AC/DC is an Australian hard rock band and its co-founder Angus Young is an amazing guitarist and songwriter and is ranked in the magazine Rolling Stones list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time at 96th. He is known for his schoolboy -uniform outfits and his hard edge style lead guitar playing.

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One of the most famous bands of all times is by far The Rolling Stones. One of the co-founders. Keith Richards is a guitarist from England and sings as well as produces music with lead vocalist Mick Jagger. Together they have written and produced many hit songs and Richards is rated number 10 on the Rolling Stones Guitarist list.

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These are but a few of the most famous guitarists and the guitars they play!

Buddy Holly eyeglasses offers you a rock and roll look

Everyone who adores Buddy Holly would never forget his signature Buddy Holly eyeglasses: thick rimmed, retro square style and frequently a black hue. Admittedly, Buddy Holly’s tremendous influence really brings his iconic Buddy Holly glasses a great vogue and popularity.

Buddy Holly Eyeglasses

Last century, Buddy Holly seemed to be both a music and fashion icon. Acknowledged as a prestigious song-writer, Buddy Holly also did wonderfully in his rock and roll career. However, God seems to love him too much for few years later, Buddy Holly suffered an airplane crash and only can remain in his fans’ heart. His music works in effect exert significant influence in rock and roll; furthermore, his fans also love Buddy Holly’s fashion styles.

Buddy Holly eyeglasses are always reputed to be part of Buddy Holly’s personal image. Girls and boys who have a crash in Buddy Holly definitely will equip themselves with a pair of Buddy Holly eyewear. Buddy Holly was trying to put on the coolest frames he could find. Those thick rimmed black Buddy Holly eyeglasses become a distinctive part of his image and also a signature part of the rock and roll inspiration. Before the innovation of Buddy Holly, it was hard to imagine that a boy or girl wearing neat suit with a pair of thick rimmed square eyeglasses can be kind of cool. However, after Buddy Holly, people’s attitude instantly changed and Buddy Holly glasses are in most cases viewed as geek chic and modish.

Nowadays, in all walks of life, the individuals seem to completely embrace such kind of rock and roll Buddy Holly eyeglasses. Buddy Holly eyeglasses can be the top option for glasses wearers to select to take part in every kind of activities and parties. If you are a Buddy Holly eyeglasses lover, or do not know what kind of chic eyeglasses to chose, Buddy Holly eyewear can be the first one deserves your consideration. Luckily, finding Buddy Holly glasses can be a breeze since the world leading online optical store, Firmoo, can offer you a wide range of Buddy Holly spectacles.

Have ever thought about free eyeglasses or got free ones? If the answer is negative, a piece of good news will perk you up. An optical online store called Firmoo offers free glasses of trendy styles and attractive colors waiting for you. In details, free glasses include free frame, 1.50 single vision lenses and complimentary accessories. The way of getting free glasses is too simple to believe. You only visit their site and you will get the chance to buy you a pair of free glasses. By the way, free eyeglasses are available for first-time customers of firmoo only. One pair per person. Excited about this? Free prices don’t mean inferior quality. It is said that lots of glasses wearers have got much benefits from these high quality eyewear. What comes to your mind while getting to know these free eyeglasses?

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Learn How To Use Chords As A Tool For Soloing And Bring Your Acoustic Guitar Playing To Life!

Beyond the many obvious uses that we have for chords in our acoustic guitar playing, there are also some ways in which we can use them that are not so common, such as when soloing. Adding just a few chords amongst your single note lines can make all the difference. Alternatively you can go the other way and dominate your solo with the use of chords. Either option is great and will bring a lot of cool and contrasting textures to your acoustic solos.

One of the main ingredients that makes a solo sound great, and hook your listener in, is the use of tension and release. A solo, and music in general, thrives on tension and release. Without it, whatever you play will lack appeal to both yourself and anyone listening. Chords are one way you can bring tension and release to your soloing on the acoustic guitar, bringing a whole new level of sophistication and creativity.

In my early years of playing, I was much more confident and sounded much better soloing on the electric guitar compared to the acoustic. Whenever I went to take a solo on the acoustic it just sounded like it was lacking something. I didn’t know what was missing, but it left me feeling frustrated and discouraged to say the least.

Finally, after some time, I came to the realisation that I needed to change my approach, or lack thereof, as I was really only bashing away at notes and scales hoping something would change to make my soloing on the acoustic sound better. Not surprisingly, this did not work.

I realised that I needed a variety of tools that I could bring to the table when soloing on the acoustic that would lift my playing to a whole new level. Adding the element of chords was one of these tools that changed my acoustic guitar soloing forever.

Breaking Your Chords Up Into Smaller Pieces (Fragments)

Chords sound fantastic mixed in with your single note lines of the solos you play. They bring a whole new texture to your playing and it’s the contrast of this with the single notes that makes chords such a great tool for your soloing. You will feel so much more confident ripping out an acoustic solo once you have the skill of adding the element of chords to them.

When I am talking about using chords in the context of soloing, I am referring to smaller, bite size pieces of the larger forms you are more familiar with. These are commonly known as chord fragments. Trying to use full forms like your open and bar chords, in soloing, generally doesn’t work very well. They are much too clumsy and awkward.

Like the name suggests, chord fragments are all about breaking down larger chord forms into smaller pieces. In doing so, you are essentially multiplying the chord shapes you already know on your guitar. Knowing which fragments belong to which chords is crucial in being able to visualise these fragments on your guitar. I like to think of the larger chord form as the “parent” and the fragments that are created by breaking the chord down as the “children”. I will go into more detail about this shortly.

How To Use Chord Fragments To Spice Up Your Solo Lines

Let’s have a look at what chord fragments can do for your solo lines.

Here is a line from a solo using all single notes:

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Here it is again with the inclusion of chord fragments:

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Notice the texture and depth you get with the fragments added. I chose to go all out here and use fragments throughout the whole line. You could use them a little more sparingly if you wish, leaving some single notes in for a nice contrast. It’s up to you.

I am also approaching some of the fragments by a fret below in the example above. This adds a nice touch to the line giving it more movement.

There are many ways you can go about adding fragments to your solo lines. This is just one example. You should try it out yourself with your own solo ideas.

How To Organise Your Chord Fragments (Which Children Belong To Which Parent)

It’s absolutely crucial that you can visualise where each chord fragment is coming from so that you have the freedom to use them in your improvisations and general playing. You need to be able to immediately visualise the larger shape that the fragment you are using comes from.

As mentioned earlier, a great way to go about this is to think of the larger chord form as the parent and the fragments you break it into as the children of the larger form.

Thinking in this way for our example above we would get the following:

Chord progression:

C    Am    G    F

Chord fragments:

 

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This should clearly illustrate for you how to visualise your chord fragments on the fretboard and organise them accordingly into relationships with the larger chord forms (aka the parent).

Don’t underestimate the importance of doing this. It will allow you the freedom to use chord fragments to spice up your acoustic soloing without having to think about it first.

Take your soloing further by learning these 5 must know ways to create awesome sounding acoustic guitar chord solos.

The evolution of rock music

Music news not only lets you in on the latest happening in the world of rock and rhythm but also gives you a glimpse into its history, how everything came about. For example, the origin of Rock music is quite fascinating. Since its introduction in the 1950s, a combination of gospel, country music and electric blues it has today come a long way. While earlier it was limited to blues and rhythms charts, later on it came about its own and entered pop charts. This transformation happened in 1955. The 1960s saw the further growth and expansion of this gradually popularizing music form with increase in the acceptability and the introduction of new trends.
During this time, rock music gradually started to expand its boundaries. It started reaching the top of the charts quite frequently. Introductions involved diversification into new styles like psychedelic, surf, soul, British Invasion, hard rock and folk rock. By 1970s though, rock music turned into big business offering substantial returns to the industry in general. Major production houses and artists were gradually turning quite influential and the fans considered them hot property.

People started avidly following rock music news to remain in the things of the industrial happenings. Prime-time television shows also started placing focus on this genre of music with dedicated viewers. During the early 70s the existing generation of legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin died. This initiated the decline of psychedelic music with growth and morphing of hard rock, heavy metal, and progressive rock instead. Instead of being limited only to public theatres and the clubs or studios, artists started to come before large audiences such as in the sports arena.

Open-air concerts gradually became the in thing with huge fan followings through the passage of time. Growth in both technology and television helped in the promotion of rock music and added to its growth and reach. Music videos available 24×7 to the audience were now the major marketing tool for artists and producers in the 1980s. Highly influential, this triggered the creation of new bands with happening music styles, popularizing them into the mainstream. A resurgence of heavy metal also occurred during this time.
The 1980s also saw the emergence of new wave, synthrop, hip-hop, and rap. Rise of the female artists also marks this period of rock music with their presence quite evident across different genres. Sales of various albums and singles during this time also reflect this trend clearly. From the 1990s on words, however there was a clear trend of developments in the digital world. Internet now became the buzzword. This along with technology for sound compression facilitated digital distribution. Besides the illegal distribution, peer distribution also became highly prevalent. This in turn has now threatened the dominance of the major labels and artists opening up the playing field for rock music.

Would you like to understand the fascinating evolution and development of rock music or keep up with the latest happenings, like information on the upcoming Foo fighters UK tour? Feel free to visit the website Live4ever.uk.com.

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Rock N Roll Party Theme for Your Rockin’ Wedding

Square plates in a black and white theme decorated the tables for when it was time to eat. A buffet dinner was perfect since elegant was not what our couple was going for – they definitely knew they wanted casual and fun. Guests helped themselves to an endless supply of burgers, chicken, fries, and more while continuing to rock out to the local bands performing. But the best was yet to come. The cake was the greatest idea for the whole wedding. A local baker designed a cake in the shape of a Les Paul guitar. It was almost too realistic to eat! But guests got to bite down into a piece of music, and enjoy the whole theme.


So, got an itch to scratch or a wedding coming up? Not only does this theme fit nicely for a wedding, but it could also be used for a unique Sweet Sixteen (minus the alcohol of course), or any celebration for that matter. If elegant and fancy is not for you, you could always just take advice from our couple, and “rock out!”

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Acoustic Guitar Slap Technique

Over the past few years quite a few guitar players have learnt the “slap technique”. When you are playing the acoustic guitar the question sometimes cones up of what to do to make your guitar playing a little more interesting. This is where stuff like string muting, striking the body of the guitar with the right hand and other exotic techniques come to the rescue.

Now you can add the slap technique to you arsenal of guitar skills. The slap technique kind of creates the illusion that you have percussion player in your pocket. It brings a little drama to your guitar playing and helps to add some emphasis to the rhythm. Basically this is achieved by slapping the guitar strings withe the thumb of your right hand.

Here’s a word of caution: you can’t use the slap technique if you have a pick in your hand. It won’t work. You need your hand empty to execute the slap. If you use a pick you are left with good old string muting to produce a similar effect.

There are two ways you can make the slap technique work for you. You can separate your slaps from your picking and chord playing. Or you can slap the strings at the same time as you strum the chords.

Let’s take the first way first, doing the slapping and the picking separately. This is the easier of the two methods. So you are playing notes on the beat and your slap is heard off the beat. Once you have this technique down you can add notes and slaps wherever you want but let’s keep it simple for the sake of the explanation. So you play a chord by plucking and you slap the sixth string with your thumb.

The second method of using the slap technique is to strum the strings with your first finger while at the same time slapping the sixth string with your thumb. This is a new kind of movement that you will not have found in guitar playing before so it’s going to take some slow and tedious practice.

You can also pluck the strings with your thumb and fingers and hit the strings with your fingers as well as your thumb which gives another type of sound. If you find some videos of guitar players using the slap technique with the acoustic guitar you will quickly see why dedicating some time to this style of playing will pay off.

Why Keeping up with the Latest News is Important

Whatever kind of news is out there, it plays a certain role in our daily activities in our life. Today you will find that media plays a huge role in many society and influences so many different things. In the early times, you will also realize that receiving news and keeping up with the latest info was important. Since the invention of the newspaper, more and better media tools have been created, so as to provide a better and quicker way to release and receive the latest news. Today, it is hard to imagine how anyone can live without being updated and having the latest info. There are different categories of news out there, with some affecting everyone, while other just affect a certain group of the society.


What is news all about?

Every continent, country, city and region has its own type of news. Not all news is the same, and we also have international news, which affects the entire world. There are various kinds of news out there which are usually based certain topics or people. Watching and reading the news is a very important way of keeping up with the current affairs. Political, economic religious affairs are one of the most important when it comes to latest news. This kind of news affects everyone in the society, it is necessary to keep up with such news, since they affect the country and with the world at large. One can receive the latest using the various media outlets, gadgets and devices out there.

Keeping up with the latest in Sports

Another important category of news is sporting news. Almost everyone loves sports, and they always want to keep up with want is going on with their favorite teams and clubs. With so many different types of sporting activities, there are different companies and individuals that have dedicated themselves in providing the latest sports news. Televisions, radios, mobile devices, laptops and other devices, provide a platform where individuals can watch or listen to live sporting events as they take place, either in your hometown or all over the world. The media industry provides the latest and fast hand info when it comes to sporting activities.
Entertainment news

Entertainment news covers various types of information that the society wants. The entertainment industry is vast, and there are various media firms and companies that offer latest in chats and gossips that are in the entertainment sector. The most common type of entertainment news includes celebrity news. So many fans keep with the latest on their celebrities by receiving the latest through celebrity gossip and news. Also, another form of entertainment news is weird and funny news. The society never disappoints when it comes to providing weird news that usually shocks people. You will also find that funny news is another form of news that people do enjoy listening and watching.

With all the latest advancement in media, people can easily access via the internet, which is one of the faster platforms to spread the news.

Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar

Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar is one of the strongest selling brands in the United Kingdom. These guitars have been said to have sold more than any other brand in the United Kingdom. The guitars are sold in UK and Ireland and also imported to North America. The Tanglewood acoustic guitar is perfect for all genres of music and can suit the different tastes of its consumers. Also, the Tanglewood organization is renowned for its interest in their customer’s opinion and their efficiency with feedback is renowned. The Tanglewood Company is famous for making the Tanglewood acoustic guitar which is developed and strengthened every year.

History of Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar
The Tanglewood Guitar Company was established in 1991 by an English corporation. The company used conventional design and modern technology to become one of the best-selling brands. The Tanglewood acoustic guitar became renowned in UK and Ireland as the creators gave intricate attention to the details making the guitar. The finest wood was used and each instrument was checked for perfection before being shipped to the stores, making Tanglewood acoustic guitars a strong instrument for talented musicians.
Features of Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar

The Tanglewood acoustic guitar is famous for the blues sound that can be developed from the instrument. Aspiring blues artists can buy this guitar to play the different styles of the genre. Apart from the tone of the instrument being strong, the guitar is also very sturdy. It is able to withstand rough plays and is of a durable construct. Another feature in the Tanglewood acoustic guitar is its ability to play in all kinds of environments. It is not limited to use in a house or garage but can also be taken to gigs and concerts. The price is affordable the wood is of a high quality, making it a good buy. Advantages of Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar

The Tanglewood acoustic guitar is considered one of the strongest guitar models in the market because of the powerful sound which resonates from the instrument. The construction of the guitar is also simple but sleek, making the instrument aesthetically pleasing. It is a durable model which can stand tough wear and tear.

Also, it is amongst one of the few guitars companies that provide left handed acoustic guitars for those players who find themselves suited and comfortable with the left- hand orientation. The Tanglewood acoustic guitar is also affordable which makes it a useful buy for novice and amateur musicians

Understanding Music As An International Language

I want to give you a challenge. Find me a country that does not have music of some kind. Search anywhere you like. Explore the jungles of South America, make your way through African tribes, or discover the peoples of South Asia. No matter where you visit I guarentee you this: every country will, without doubt, have some form of music. Their people will make music, play music, and move to music.


From California to China, people love music. There is something about music that is core to humanity. What makes a little baby respond to the soft humming of its mother? Or what makes an old woman on the streets of India turn to the sound of a drum? Music is truly a language that is spoken by every person on the earth.

There are many reasons that people love the sound of good music. Music moves us. There is something about the beat of a drum or the rhythm of an orchestra that can cause people of all ages to stand to their feet and move. We are so affected by sound, and when that sound is pleasing to us it forces a response. That response can be the simple clapping of hands or it can be the dancing of our entire bodies.

People all around the world also love music because it is beautiful. There is nothing more amazing then going to an opera or than seeing a symphony orchestra perform. Even the sounds of our favorite album playing in our car remind us that when we hear music, we are encountering some element of sheer beauty. We cannot quite define why music sounds beautiful to our ears, but I have yet to meet a person who does not like one kind of music or another.
That is another great thing about music: it is diverse. You can love classical music, country music, or rock and roll music. Some people prefer music with only a simple melody while others enjoy music with many complicated notes and sounds. What is beautiful to one person may not be called beautiful to another. And that is a beautiful thing.

Music connects people to events and helps them to remember some of life’s most significant events. I’ll bet you remember the first song you and your spouse danced to, and I bet you can name the song that played the first time you drove a car by yourself. Music is great that way. We can define entire seasons of our life based on the kind of music that we enjoyed during that time. Every one has been with a parent when an “oldies” song comes on the radio and the parent begins singing out the lines of the song, remembering with fondess their younger years.

From Africa to Alabama to Argentina, music is an important element of culture. By it we define people and countries. Sometimes we enjoy the style, sometimes we would rather not hear it, but most of the time we all agree that music is a wonderful thing. Our lives would be very different and our world a less unified place if we didn’t have music.

Marriage Breakups and Country Music Cheating Songs!

Marriage breakups, divorces and just plain lying to your partner can be attributed to the amount of cheating songs you hear on the radio and other music venues. My generation grew up to the cheating songs of country music, the lyrics to which can be a catalyst that gives birth to messing around on your spouse. The age old question of why spouses cheat on each other in a marriage will probably never be answered, but I believe some of the blame can be attributed to old country music songs of love lost and love betrayed.

Let’s clear something up first. I don’t really call today’s music sung by boys and girls in cowboy hats real country music. That distinction belongs to the music of the ‘70’s and the unique country voices that made a cheating song sound like reality.

One of my favorite songs about cheating tells what happens to assumedly normal folks in a long time marriage. Sometimes when the doldrums of everyday life reaches its zenith, songs like this one can ring a bell for the right person.

“After The Fire Is Gone!” is a haunting ballad by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. Both were at the top of their game when this song was recorded in 1975. Haunting lyrics, “Love is where you find it, when you find no love at home” is a great example of loneliness with your spouse.

This song offers an excuse for bad behavior to someone who is not happy in a marriage. I can’t be sure but I imagine that if an excuse was needed to cheat on your spouse, this song would be a springboard to misbehavior.

Another moving ballad is one that speaks of the conflict in the mind of someone who is already running around on his wife. It shows the heartbreak that affects not only the cheater, but the person being cheated on.

Earl Thomas Conley recorded the hit in 1983; “Holding Her and Loving You!” He tries to explain himself to his new romance; “If she’d give me one good reason I’d be gone, but she ain’t done, one thing wrong. So don’t expect me to just walk out the door, I still love her, but I love you more.” No one can deny that lyrics like that will spur someone on to behaving as if he weren’t married.

The Statler Brothers in 1985 made us aware of the consequences of misbehaving, whether it’s cheating or lying about something when the truth would have been better. Their hit song, “I Saw Your Picture in The Paper Sunday Morning” relates to many of us. Unfortunately few of us could have written such poignant words of regret.

“I saw your picture in the paper Sunday morning, by then the honeymoon was almost through. Now you’ve made your bed, and I hope you lie well in it. I hope you’ll both be happy… you see I still lie well too. ” Country music lives on cheating songs. Even though today’s musicians churn them out like fresh baked Tortilla chips on a conveyer belt, the older songs are strong enough to play a huge part in the breakup of a relationship. Still there is no greater country cheating tune than Hank William’s, “Your Cheating Heart!”

BESSIE: Meet ‘The Empress of the Blues’ on HBO Defined

‘I am twenty-five years old, that ain’t no old maid.

I got plenty of vim and vitality, I’m sure that I can make the grade.’ 

HBO Defined, with its special line-up of cult classics and spectacular originals, never fails to amaze us. And this time, it’s taking you back to the era of Blues. Yes! Stay tuned for the timeless appeal of traditional jazz music and the prolific story of the ‘Queen of the Blues’ this Saturday. Dee Rees’ long-simmering biopic, BESSIE premieres on September 5 at 10pm on HBO Defined, 100% ad-free.

Bessie Movie

With nine Emmy Awards nominations in 2015, this is clearly one of the most talked about movie of the year. Slightly episodic in charting Smith’s rise and fall, ‘Bessie’ on the whole is sprinkled with fabulous supporting performances to elevate a central tour de force that has helped it receive phenomenal appreciation by the critics worldwide.

This Drama movie is inspired from the true life happenings of the legendary singer-performer Bessie Smith, who rose from a struggling young singer to ‘The Empress of the Blues’ in 1920s and 30s. Queen Latifah plays the lead role in the movie, and she does full justice to that, adding to the grandeur of the movie. She aptly captures the real playful, vivacious spirit of the singer who was equally popular for her singing and sensational life. In Rees’­careful hands, the singer’s open-secret bisexuality is explored in neutral tones, rather than treated as a narrative ploy like most othe biopics. There is an effortless charm and rawness in the way the Era of Blues is depicted in the movie.

Bessie Drama Movie

The excellence of the movie was equally appreciated at the Emmy Awards 2015. It got whopping nine nominations accruing to the brilliant performances by the actors, sound mixing and direction. Clearly, Queen Latifah as ‘Bessie’ inspires many minds and shows the magnificence of the Blues and how it transformed the concept of music for generations to come. For all those who are crazy for country music, especially, traditional, hippy-jazz likes, they should definitely stay at home this weekend. Reserve Saturday night, September 5 for watching the glorious story of ‘The Empress of the Blues’ on HBO Defined, 100% ad-free tv channel. Since this is going to be the Indian Television Premiere of the movie, make sure you make the most of the moment and dive into the roller-coaster experience of taking a flashback to the Afro-American setting of 1920s, where everything was comparatively light-hearted and easy.

Closing it in the style of Blues,

‘I need a little sugar in my bowl

I need a little hot dog on my roll

I can stand a bit of lovin’, oh so bad

I feel so funny, I feel so sad…’

Do. Not. Forget. This Saturday at 10pm. Meet Bessie on HBO Defined.

The History of Memphis Blues Music

Memphis blues music has a very rich and interesting history that is packed with many of the biggest names in American music. Created in the 1920s and 1930s, Memphis blues music was created by musicians that lived in the area, like Furry Lewis, Frank Stokes, John Estes and Memphis Minnie. At first, it was only popular in vaudeville and medicine shows, but soon it quickly grew to capture the interest of the entire nation.


Memphis blues music really got its start on Beale Street, the place where the nightlife and culture of Memphis was (and still is). There have been several books written, dedicated only to Memphis blues music and Beale Street, including Goin Back to Memphis by James L. Dickerson, which came out in the year 2000.

Memphis blues music gained a lot of popularity very fast, largely in part to its unique sound. Because many of the musicians were poor and could not afford to buy traditional instruments, they were forced to improvise using household items that were previously not known for their sound producing capabilities. For example, washboards, kazoos and Jews harps were all prevalent in early Memphis blues music.

Quite possibly the most unique and frequently used odd instruments found in Memphis blues music is the jug. To replace the sound that an expensive bass guitar would make, people would blow into various sized jugs to create a deep and hollow sound. Of course, some of the people in Memphis blues music were able to get their hands on traditional instruments such as violins, banjos and mandolin.
Memphis blues music never really featured any electric instruments until after World War II, when Memphis blues music musicians slowly started buying and using them. Memphis blues music also started to transform itself as new musicians came onto the Memphis scene. This is because many African Americans started to migrate away from impoverished rural areas in search of cities and good jobs. Among those making the trek to Memphis were Willie Nix, Ike Turner, Howlin Wolf and B.B. King.

Still, Memphis blues music remained confined to the area of Memphis. That is, until Sun Records took an interest in Memphis blues music and started signing local artists as fast as they could. Eventually, Memphis blues music would go on to influence rock and roll, modern jazz and rhythm and blues music, and has been cited by several famous musicians in their songs.