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Asian music for classical music appreciation student

Asian music for classical music appreciation student

Music
The classical music appreciation student should broaden his or her listening palette by including music from all over the Asian continent. Outsourcing and globalization has brought people and cultures together which used to be separated by much more than an ocean. Studying music from Asian history and culture helps Westerners form friendships and business relationships with literally billions of people. East Meets West: Asian Music and the Western Ear Asian music predates Western music by centuries. Some music historians believe the first strands of music came out of the Orient and Middle East. Tonalities are very different than what the Western ear is accustomed to hearing. Often Americans, in particular, tease about the sound of Oriental music, because it sounds out of tune to ...
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...
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. ...
National Resonator (Steel) Guitar – development and history

National Resonator (Steel) Guitar – development and history

Music
Back in the '20s, bluesman played the National Resonator Guitar. This guitar was 3 to 5 times louder than any guitar made of wood. It was also impervious to outside environments of tent shows and juke joints. This was because of its metal body which is what made it instantly recognizable to the fans of the Blues. Bluesman- The Delta Blues and the National Resonator Back then the Blues artist had to make himself heard over the normal noise that occurred when the crowd assembled to dance and enjoyed themselves. These early jazz bands were large and were normally fronted by women singers, like legends Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey who had to be loud enough to cut through the crowded tent with no acoustics. Most guitars back then were the catalogue type like the Harmony Stella Parlor...
Key measurements for your music business plan

Key measurements for your music business plan

Business
Music business plan - The actual things a music business plan needs to measure depends on the business itself, but as a general rule the measurements will fit into these categories; Cash – music business plans generally don’t go bust because they don’t make enough profit, they go under because they can’t pay their bills. Sales and marketing – music business plans can’t earn money without sales but it can be a long process involving prospecting, then managing leads through to sales before finally selling more to existing customers. Production – if you sell products then you will have to buy stock and sell enough finished product to make a profit. If you sell services, you need to make sure you provide enough to cover your costs. Here is a look at each of these in more detail. ...
How to maintain your aNueNue Ukulele musical instrument

How to maintain your aNueNue Ukulele musical instrument

Music
Practice your aNueNue Ukulele every day, and of course you'll improve your intonation and technique. But playing, and time itself, brings wear and tear to your instrument. You should strive to keep your aNueNue Ukulele in a good state of repair. This makes for a better sounding instrument, which means it is more satisfying to play. It will also save you money, because caring for your aNueNue Ukulele means you won’t need to rely on a professional luthier for the maintenance you can easily do yourself. Store your aNueNue Ukulele properly and safely The first rule of thumb is to always store your aNueNue Ukulele properly in a hard case. Leaving your aNueNue Ukulele sitting out in the open is an invitation for serious damage caused by collisions, crashes, or exposure to rapid temperat...