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Musical kids Christmas gifts

Musical kids Christmas gifts

Music
Harmonicas, colorful ukuleles, percussion instruments shaped like fruit, a fun keyboard instrument - there are infinite possibilities for great Christmas presents waiting at the music counter. Christmas Gifts for Toddlers Toddlers are not going to have the coordination to really be able to play an instrument but they will love to make a noise on any kind of percussion instrument and there is a wide range of fun shapes to be found, especially in the shaker and small drum department. Remo makes a colorful set of bongo drums that even the 2-year-olds and under will be attracted to. This will cost in the region of $30 US. Remo also makes a range of fruit shakers but these are perhaps a little too realistic for the under-fives - they might spend more time chewing them than shaking...
5 Essential Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Online Music Lessons

5 Essential Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Online Music Lessons

Music
Lessons are a critical part of any musician's development, regardless of their age or ability. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it imperative that everyone stays safe to prevent exposure to the virus. As a result, individuals passionate about music have been unable to take in-person lessons. Fortunately, there are now online music classes for students to continue their music lessons. Music schools like Allegro Music School have moved their classes online to keep up with students and continue helping them develop and nature their music talent. However, while the lack of proximity can be limiting, students have to adapt. The following are some insightful tips that can help you get the most out of your online music lessons: Set Up a Lesson Room It is vital that you h...
This Holiday, It’s time to Sell Music on USB Drives

This Holiday, It’s time to Sell Music on USB Drives

Music
Although the pandemic has made 2020 one of the worst years in history, there is no reason why we shouldn’t celebrate everything that’s still good, at least during the holidays. In fact, it should give us more reason to cherish what we have... and what better way to do it than through art music! If you’re a musician feeling a little down right now because concerts are cancelled and bars are closed, roll your sleeves because it’s time to release your album...or just a few holiday songs. This doesn’t require a lot. Just record some cool tracks and put them in badass promotional USB flash drives for musicians. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to do so there is almost zero risk. It’s not like vinyl that takes months and big bucks to make or CDs that need a lot of artwork prep and p...
Alexander Smith is author of Techzelo.com (music technology review site)

Alexander Smith is author of Techzelo.com (music technology review site)

Music
The high-quality way to discover the best practical reviews for mics and headphones by an expert If someone is interested in musical equipment and instruments, then reviews are important. However, a large number of reviews on the Internet on this topic are not adequately compiled or display inaccurate information. Should anyone trust in this field? There are decent options. One of them is Alexander Smith, who works as a music director and creates high-quality reviews of mics, headphones and other musical equipment. Let's find out more about him and his texts at the Techzelo.com music technology review site. What we know about Alexander Smith The author of the reviews is closely connected with the world of musical equipment and music. He has the education of a professional sound engi...
Stevie Wonder: Where I’m Coming From and For Once In My Life

Stevie Wonder: Where I’m Coming From and For Once In My Life

Entertainment, Music
The late 1960s had seen a growing number of 'personal' albums: records written, performed and produced by the artists themselves. By 1970 the trend had yet to infiltrate Motown, which was sticking to the same album pattern it had throughout its existence - a couple of hit singles, filled out with numerous covers of popular songs and stock songs culled from the Jobete archives. Stevie Wonder had been growing in ambition since 1968's For Once In My Life, and yearned to create an album free of Motown's interference. With his 21st birthday approaching and with it the ability to void his contract with the company, Berry Gordy allowed Stevie to produce his own record. This, along with Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, were the first albums from Motown which were allowed such a privilege. ...
An introduction to Blues Slide Guitar

An introduction to Blues Slide Guitar

Music
There's nothing quite like the sweet sound of glass, steel or pipe making a guitar string cry. No other sound immediately identifies blues music like slide guitar. There are almost as many different playing styles and sounds as there are variations in the tools of the trade and like all truly great art forms, it's fairly easy to pick up but difficult to master. For the most part, a player chooses to wear a slide on the ring or third finger, which offers a good degree of control whilst leaving the other fingers free for chord shapes, escapes or stops. There are notable exceptions of course - Australian slide master Dave Hole pops his slide on his first finger and plays over the top of the neck. King of the Delta slide, Robert Johnson, wore his on the pinky or fourth finger, as did Ho...