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Reading Guitar Tabs

Tablature vs. musical notation

Most guitarists don’t try to know the standard musical notation. The good news is with tab, there is no need to learn it either. Just like notation, you can read tablature from left to right. Actually, the vertical lines refer to the end of each bar so you can keep time. But the horizontal ones don’t refer to the strings of the guitar. Moreover, in standard tuning, you will see that the 6 lines are called E, A, D, G, B and E. They are read from the bottom to top.

Actually, each position of the finger is shown by a number on the horizontal lines. These numbers give a certain fret position. Let’s take an example. On the second line, a number 3 is an indicator of the note of D, and it has to be sounded at the fret on the B string. You won’t find an indicator for the notes length with tab. Therefore, there is no equivalent of a crotchet or quaver symbol. This problem can be addressed

History Acoustic Guitars

In the Middle Ages these instruments were called gitterns, and they looked like and were played like the lute, they even had the rounded back like a lute. As we got into the Renaissance era the size of these instruments got larger and the shape changed into something we would consider more modern guitar like. They originated in Spain and were called vihuelas. This name was a broad term given to many string instruments so in the 16th century they were divided into two categories: vihuela de arco which was like a modern day violin and vihuela de penola that was played either by hand or with a plectrum. If the instrument was played by hand, the term vihuela de mano was used and this is what became the modern day guitar as it used hand movements on the strings and had a sound hole in order to create the music.

While Spain is the birthplace and homeland of the guitar, the real production of them really ramped up in France. They were so popular that people started

Music Affect Your Body and Mind

Music helps to recover from brain injuries

Many people experienced cerebral damage have speech and movement-related problems. As an alternative and effective treatment, doctors often recommend such patients to listen to good music to stimulate the parts of the brain responsible for these two functions. When people with neurological disorders caused by a stroke or Parkinson’s disease hear a musical beat, it helps them to regain a symmetrical walk and sense of equilibrium.

Music staves off the loss of hearing

Surely, music will not cure deafness but it really can prevent the loss of hearing. There was an experiment involving 163 people where 74 were musicians.

Participants were asked to pass some listening tests. Musicians heard the sounds better than non-musicians, and this difference gets more evident with aging. This means that a 70-year-old musician hears better than a 50-year-old non-musician, even in a noisy environment.

Music heals a broken heart

No, it is not about a cast-off love, but about a heart attack. The matter is music can help people recovering from a heart seizure or cardiac surgery by reducing

Piano or Keyboard

Pianos

It is an Acoustic instrument. Sound is produced naturally. Pianos, especially Grand Piano are gigantic in size just because of same old principle with any wooden musical instrument; to produce a richer sound via acoustic vibrations. In recent years, some acoustic pianos have begun to incorporate certain electronic features related to recording and playback; these are often called “hybrids,” but in any case the mechanism for producing sound remains acoustic.

Perhaps the most obvious difference is that all pianos have 88 keys, while the number of keys often varies among keyboards. Having more keys enables musicians to play more notes and create different sounds that might not be possible on a keyboard.

Here are a few other significant differences:

Pianos have pedals build on the piano that enhance their sounds, while keyboards need to add pedals.

Concert pianos are huge and can’t be transported as easily as keyboards.

Most concert pianists perform in auditoriums built especially for pianos to better showcase their talents, while keyboardists can perform practically anywhere.

Keyboards

Keyboards (or “digital pianos”) typically have 49 – 88 keys, keyboards are electronic, and some people maintain it affects

Become a Guitar God

1. All that glitters is not gold holds true for most of the guitars you lay your hands on. A costly guitar doesn’t mean that it will have the most melodious of tune and best of the parts. While buying a guitar always select something with good built material, else you sound could die down or become shaky. Also check for the string stoutness and if you instrument gets out of tune too often you should look for an alternative.

2. The next important thing is that you should learn the basics well, either from a guide book or a teacher. You must know the different chords and your finger position. Practice the basics with proper finger position till it becomes just a muscle memory. You should also learn to pick up speed while you play and execute them without any gap between each note.

3. One great technique to improve your speed as well as you rhythm is by playing along with drum or some accompanying instruments. It will help you to check your tempo, rhythm and give you confidence to strum along in actual or live events. Always start from beginning of the tune

Play Easy Songs on Keyboard

Here is the chart for Minor Chords. Triads ii, iii, vi and vii are minor. These are F Major, G minor, A minor. I call these notes “Add on” notes as a result of though they make totally different sounds, they are still labeled A-G. For example, if the primary measure is four quarter notes (C, D, E, F) then you will say the letter names whereas clapping your palms. In case you are, then I must inform you that I have the same aspirations as you’ve. These entire on-line classical pianos acquaint alpha by instructing you all about basal addendum and chords. Pianos are intricate instruments that require the utmost craftsmanship. The tempos to be avoided when writing inexperienced persons music are allegros and the presto. Bettering your music memory and ear. Of course, there is an approach to point out it in sheet music. A plain paper clean piano keyboard sheet is among the best all-round instruments a music trainer has! It is resistant to water, and the protective overlaying keeps the keyboard from being assaulted by mud and different contaminants.

Piano chords are totally different than piano notes which are the sounds you’ll produce

About Hawaiian Music

One of the more curious things about the Hawaiian language is that there is no word for “music,” but its structure has been a mainstay of Hawaiian tradition. Mele, or chanting, was a ritual in ancient Hawaii, a means of preserving ancestral history. These chants chronicled stories of family lineage and legends of Hawaiian gods, tales visually told through the dance of hula. Rituals were guided by a drum beat and a small orchestra of stones, sticks, and rattles, laying the foundation for early Hawaiian music.

Contact with European settlers in the 1700s introduced Hawaiians to the cultures of the world. Missionaries brought Christian hymns and various European instrumentation such as the flute, violin, and the piano. But the Hawaiians were more fascinated with the guitar brought by Spanish cowboys, or paniolos. Hawaiians referred to Spanish music as Cachi-cachi because their fast and improvised style of playing quickly caught on. When the Spanish returned to their home countries, they left their guitars as gifts.

Keen on creating their own playing style, locals began slackening the strings, creating a distinct finger-picking style that suited their rhythmic sensibilities. “Slack-key” guitar became a local craze and encouraged the innovation

Violinmaking

The extraordinary sound of the fine violins, violas and cellos made by the legendary luthiers Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) and Giuseppe Guarneri (1698-1744) is attributed to many factors. Workmanship is of course at the top of the list. So too are the geometrics of form, solid joints, scrollwork detail, symmetry, and a flush fitting bridge – to name a few critical details.

But the most obvious feature that Stradivari, et al. employed was the wood – a Bosnian maple that remains today the preferred material for fine instrument making. The characteristics of Bosnian maple – referred to as tonewoods, as is also the northern Italian spruce that is often used together with Bosnian maple – are the subject of centuries of speculation between violinmakers and their many devotees.

The Bosnian maple tree itself is native to mountainous southern Europe. A violin maker in the 17th century may have had an extra advantage at crafting a fine stringed instrument due to climatic conditions at the time – and perhaps an unwitting assist from foresters who harvested the wood.

The time period that falls roughly from the 16th to the 19th centuries is referred to as “the Little

Online Ukulele Lessons

1. Since, the Ukulele is not as popular as a piano or a guitar, finding a local teacher for it could be difficult. Online coaching serves as a good option.
2. Professional Ukulele players who provide classes provide training for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
3. Professional teachers provide step by step instructions through video lessons that are easy to follow.
4. Online teachers break down popular numbers into simple portions that are easy to learn.
5. Online classes also have videos available to learn from.
6. You can record your music and send it to your teacher for a personal feedback.
7. Through these classes, you can develop a worldwide community enabling you to have discussions with other students.
8. You can choose the timing of classes as per your convenience. These classes provide you a means to learn the instrument anywhere, anytime.
9. You can save time spent in commuting to the classes.
10. You can save money you will need to commute to the class.
11. Have 24/7 accessibility for the lessons.
12. You have the option to compare the classes and choose one from any part of the globe. You can learn from the

Importance of Lyrics

Though lyrics are fine enough, if the music is not good then listeners won’t show interest in that song. Let us think that you have the best songwriter to write a beautiful yet lovely song, but if there are ugly music sounds in the background no one would show interest in it. Here comes the importance of music in a song.

It is not good to rely completely on lyrics or on music to make your song popular. Both of them have their own importance which is an acceptable truth. However, you can find many artists who become popular for their lyrics alone or music. The quality of song is determined by both lyrics and music. They both go hand-in-hand. Nowadays, lyrics have become the effective medium to convey any social message, especially to young people. We should never underestimate the power of lyrics, as this has more significance than ever. Every one of us relates ourselves to the lyrics in our special song and it becomes the important song in our lives.

We cannot imagine this world without music as it has become an essential part of our life. From celebrations to grief, every occasion

Info of Contemporary Musicians

When you are looking for contemporary musicians, what comes to mind? I bet I know. Justin Bieber. Selena Gomez. Katy Perry. Florida Georgia Line. Dirks Bentley. Chainsmokers. Lil Wayne. Ringing bells?

Despite your best efforts, you’ve probably heard certain names a little more than you would have liked to. Don’t worry. The names that have been jammed into your reluctant ears OVER and OVER and OVER are not at all the only musicians making music these days and not all music is about shallow, superficial themes and nonsense. Marketing has been working hard to drown out everyone but a few people but fear not, here are a few breaths of fresh air who are contemporary, tasteful and you might not have heard of them as much as the names I mentioned.

These are some people who put the “art” back in contemporary artist.

Janelle Monae – Imagine a powerful, stage moving female love child of James Brown, Tina Turner and George Clinton. Her range is absolutely ridiculous and unlike many image heavy performers, she’s authentic and transparent. She seems to exude energy that has hasn’t been fabricated by a label, a focus group or a

Must know about Guitar Accessories

Another important thing to have is a good strap. This is especially important if you will be standing up to play, but it also keeps the guitar stable and easier to play. Along with this is strap locks, again, very important as you don’t want your guitar to fall off the strap and break. These are super cheap but can help you avoid potential disaster and a costly fix to your instrument.

Finger picks are something every guitarist needs. The experts say to start with the thinnest you can find and gradually work your way up to determine the one that you like the best. Picks can break so it’s always a good thing to have plenty on hand and hey, when you’re famous you can throw them to the crowd after a show, so make sure you have extras!

A tuner is a great thing for beginner guitarists to have as it makes your guitar play in tune as opposed to sounding terrible. A tuner sits on the neck of your guitar and tunes your strings so that you always sound great. Another thing that attaches to the neck of your guitar is a capo

Generate More Buzz for Music

1. Get your fans to talk about it

You can make as much noise as you want. At the end of the day, it won’t be as much noise as the collective yell of your tribe.

Get your fans involved in spreading the word about your music in any capacity.

2. Feature someone known on a single

It doesn’t have to be Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez. Just find someone established in your genre that’s willing to sing or play on a single.

3. Get radio airplay

Sign up with Radio Airplay and get some free spins immediately.

4. Take a stance on an issue

Don’t do anything that would be off-brand or off-character.

But if there’s something you can get behind, be more vocal about it. You’ll begin to attract those who resonate with you.

5. Guest blog

Find relevant industry blogs you could submit articles to. Create great content others want to read and link back to your website.

6. Cross promote

Connect with local creatives – photographers, painters, authors, designers, and the like.

Find a way to collaborate on a project

Stringed Instrument Bow Rehairing

• Frequent hair breaks, which might be about a bow-instrument mismatch, or the player is trying to force a sound (too firm a grip and pressure on the strings) that isn’t there.

• Seasonal weather conditions, or travel to a different climate, can affect the humidity and relative dryness and length of the bow hair. The dryer the conditions, the shorter and therefore more tense the hairs – perhaps too tense, leading to breakage.

• Bow bugs, the tiny mites that love dark places (inside cases) and the taste of horsehair, can destroy the bow hair in a few short weeks. Sunshine can go a long way to scare them out of a case; hair damage still needs to be addressed.

• Accumulated dirt on the hair, from human hands and sweat or the rosin and ambient dust, can compromise the horsehairs as well. Clean with a soft, clean dry cloth is recommended; veteran violinmakers often advise that detergents and solvents can cause more harm than good.

With the cost of a simple rehair priced at only around $65, players are urged to take their underperforming bows in to a violin shop for examination

About Spotify with Apple Music

Lately, I have been receiving notifications from Spotify telling me that I have reached the maximum download content. This has made me quite frustrated. I even erased many of my photos to free up my cloud space, but in the end, I realized that even Spotify has a download limit. Apparently, I am only able to download a few thousand songs. I have considered switching to Apple Music because it apparently includes unlimited song downloads. This is much needed for me, because it is very difficult to delete any of my songs! Apple offers handpicked playlists and albums with the ability to play millions of songs, even offline – and it’s the exact same price as Spotify! It would be ridiculous not to make the switch!

Music is a really great passion of mine. I have edited my playlists at least once a week for a couple of years now, and I would love to share my findings with those who are looking to find new music that is not mainstream. Please follow my Spotify playlists – I have one for pretty much any mood you could be in. They are each with around 400 songs, so

Songs With Classic Spoken

Andy Warhol by David Bowie

Hunky Dory features this ode to the eccentric artist, beginning with Bowie trying various pronunciations of the name in the title.

Love Me I’m A Liberal by Phil Ochs

“Every American community has various shades of political commentary,” protest singer Ochs says in the intro to this classic. “The shadiest of these is the liberals, twenty five degrees left of center when times are good, but twenty five degrees to the right of center when it affects them personally.”

Ballroom Blitz by the Sweet

Lead singer Brian Connelly starts off this stadium favorite by addressing his fellow band members, asking “Are you ready Steve? Andy? Mick? All right, fellas, let’s go!”

The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show

You can hear the guys in the band discussing their reaction to making the front page, saying “Ah, I don’t believe it, ha ha, just look, don’t touch it, man.”

While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles

As “Bungalow Bill” fades out, its successor on the White Album starts out with George Harrison yelling “Hey all!” before the unforgettable

Music for Seniors

Research has shown that the soothing effect of music leads to better social interaction and often helps improve communication skills where they have been impaired by such things as stroke, or been the result of some other injury or sickness.

For what we might call “ordinary” seniors, music is often used in retirement communities and senior centers in the form of special musical entertainment, sing songs and even dancing classes.

Participants are encouraged to engage in singing, clapping, and dancing to old familiar standards. This type of musical experience provides pleasant and enjoyable social interaction, a valuable bit of physical activity, and a jolt of positive emotional stimulation.

Can seniors benefit from playing musical instruments?

Listening to music can be emotionally stimulating, but it is a relatively passive activity. Can seniors benefit from being more actively involved in making music – by, for instance, singing or playing a musical instrument?

Of course it depends a lot on the senior, and on the instrument. Many seniors have physical limitations that make fingering a violin or a guitar almost impossible. But those same people might benefit from participation in a drum circle.

Participants in

Learn Electric Guitar

1. An electric guitar!

OK, a bit obvious, but yes, in order to learn how to play this instrument you will actually need an electric guitar to practice on. No, a Guitar Hero guitar does not count!

You can get a decent electric guitar for a couple hundred bucks at any music store. The brand, quality and price will all depend on how serious of a player you want to be and the style of music you want to play.

2. Amplifier

Think of a guitar and amplifier as a married couple. The right pair will be able to enhance each other’s strengths while the wrong pair will amplify (pun intended) their weakness.

For example, if you’re a metal head and want to rock some Metallica-type sounds, then a Mesa Boogie amp paired with an ESP LTD guitar is a beautiful match. Playing a single-coil Fender Stratocaster through a Mesa Boogie amp hoping for the same? Not gonna happen.

3. Metronome

A metronome is device that helps you stay in time by making a “click” sound at various speeds. It is very obvious when you hear a guitar player who never

Tabla Players

Keep things simple

Simplicity is the secret behind an incredible composition. Veteran tabla players perform with simplicity and clarity. Hence, you don’t have to boast how well you are into playing it. Your tone will speak much about your art.

Honor the Art

Classical music has elated the lives of many people. Here it’s vital to keep in mind that there is a substantial difference between a performer and an artist. Music has a more enticing quality than a performer. The reason is that every artist behind the curtain honors this art and doesn’t want to flaunt it. Therefore, he tries his best to better his art. Therefore, your very first step is to honor your tabla.

Practice

It’s quite vital that you keep practicing your art. No matter what kind of musical art you are interested in, practice is very important. For example, if you are practicing a composition, you have to play it over and over again to that point when you can play it for an hour relentlessly.

Focus

As mentioned before, music is a type of devotion and spiritual practice. If you want to be really good,

Buy Hip Hop Beats For Sale Online

Finding Beats Online: If you’re new to shopping online, finding the right place to buy beats might seem hard, but not to worry its a lot easier than you might have thought. The first thing your going to want to do is find a music producer that sells beats. Searching Google is probably the most popular way to find anything these days so try typing in hip hop beats for sale and see what pops up. Another great way to find beats online is YouTube. Here you can search for “type beats”. For example you can type in Drake Type Beat and YouTube will show you thousands if not millions of videos related to what you searched. But to buy a beat on YouTube you’ll have to somehow contact the producer and work something out, this could be a little harder than just purchasing from a website where you could buy beats without ever having to talk to anyone.

Professional Looking Website: For obvious reasons you don’t want to buy from a website that looks spammy or sketchy. I mean, think of a restaurant, would you eat in a place that looked dirty or ugly? Probably not,