Author: Sunil Sonkar

Ukulele renaissance and gift ideas for music lovers

Ukulele renaissance and gift ideas for music lovers

Music
Are ukuleles enjoying a resurgence in popularity? George Harrison (of the Beatles, hello!) was a huge ukulele player and proponent. Tiny Tim was also a uke strummer but most people would rather forget that. Now it seems that this 4-string mini-guitar-like instrument is making a small but eloquent comeback. Origins of the Ukulele Invented by Portugese immigrants in Hawaii, the ukulele has the advantage of being small and portable. It's better than a back-packer type guitar because it has a richer, fuller tone than the portable guitar. The ukulele may be second fiddle to the guitar since it's smaller and has four strings to the guitar's six, but it's still an instrument that has a wide range of tone. There are also several sizes of ukulele such as: soprano 13” concert 15” t
Love marriage problem – Pros and cons of two income

Love marriage problem – Pros and cons of two income

Career
Love marriage problem - At some point, a career woman may also find the need to balance the demands of work and the family as traditionally the wife is responsible for most of the household and childcare responsibilities. Higher academic qualifications, excellent performance on the job and career advancement opportunities given by the company are some reasons that may have propelled the wife's career and income ahead of the husband's. Some men may view the wife's success as a reflection of their inadequacy to provide for the family and this becomes the beginning of love marriage problem. Career and Two-Income Marriage Defined In most industrialized countries, the traditional gender role attitudes and cultural norms which dictate that the husband is the breadwinner while the wi...
Has technology ruined vintage ukulele player

Has technology ruined vintage ukulele player

Music
The vintage ukulele is one of the most iconic instruments in the world of music. In its short popularity over the past few decades, it is one of the world's most played instruments. The main appeal has been sparked by the introduction of famous rock stars causing many people to take up the instrument so they can emulate their favorite musicians. The advent of technology further enhanced the vintage ukulele world. It is now easy to record vintage ukulele via your computer and many musicians are taking a DIY approach. Vintage ukulele players can easily learn new things with just a quick little search and there's the introduction of the vintage ukulele series bringing a more party and front room approach to the ukulele concept. However, recent developments also raise one question. Do they rea...
How to learn 6 string ukulele online

How to learn 6 string ukulele online

Music
Professional beatbox flute player, Greg Pattillo, is blown away by the volume of internet resources available to musicians today. With his first flute lessons in the 80’s, he falls among the last generation of musicians who had to learn music the old fashioned way. “I had to search long and hard for boot legged tapes of live recordings,” he remembers. “I couldn’t just open up my iTunes and download them, you know.” Nowadays, Pattillo makes his living playing flute, but he’s used the web to learn a variety of musical instruments including 6 string ukulele purely for enjoyment. “I got my mitts on an alto sax not so long ago,” he says, “and now I have something like YouTube where I can get exercises, hear different people play the same things, teach myself how to have an opinion about
Sarasota adventure inflatable whitewater kayak and Alexander Springs camping

Sarasota adventure inflatable whitewater kayak and Alexander Springs camping

Lifestyle
Inflatable whitewater kayak Myakka River State Park's 58 square miles of pristine wetlands, pine forests, and prairie also feature: Canoe and inflatable whitewater kayak rentals Hike-in primitive campgrounds or full facility family camping with kids Freshwater fishing Biking and hiking trails (with bike rentals) Guided airboat and tram tours Educational programs Wooden sky walk and lookout tower Rustic pine log cabins Canoeing and Fishing Kayak for Big Guys with Florida Alligators Fishing kayak for big guys - The best part of Myakka River State Park is watching Florida alligators from the safety of a canoe or inflatable whitewater kayak. Some of the most adventurous and scenic canoeing and fishing kayak for big guys in Florida happen within Myakka River State Park where...
Teisco – King of the knock-off guitar

Teisco – King of the knock-off guitar

Entertainment
The Teisco brand name stands for Tokyo Electric Instrument and Sound Company. Teisco was founded by Renowned Hawaiian and Spanish Guitarist Atswo Kaneko and Electrical engineer Doryu Matsuda. The company was originally called 'Aoi Onpa Kenkyujo' meaning (Hollyhock Soundwave or Electricity Laboratories). In 1956 the company name was changed to 'Nippon Onpa Kogyo Co' then changed to Teisco in 1964. The Vintage Electric Guitar In 1967 the company was aquired by the Kawai Musical Instrument Co. Ltd. They discontinued the name Teisco for guitars but used it for their keyboard brand until the 80’s. In the USA Teisco guitars were imported with at least eight brand names. Cheaper Than a Jaguar or a Jazzmaster When the strings are attacked from behind the bridge, a third bridge