You don’t have to be a musician to know that the most desirable type of violin on the market is the Stradivarius. This is the type of violin that all violinist dream of being able to play.
The reason that so many musicians are clamoring to get their hands on a Stradivarius is because it is widely believed that the sound the Stradivarius violin produces is more pure, more emotional, than the same note when it is produced by a different brand of violin. Musicians will stand by this claim despite the fact that numerous tests have been done, and while the test confirms that yes, the Stradivarius is a very nice instrument; there is no noticeable difference between the sound that it produces and the sound from similar, high quality, violins. Musicians don’t care about the test results; most will go to the grave claiming that the sound of the Stradivarius is superior. Some people say that the reason the Stradivarius sounds so amazing is because Antonio Stradivari used the wood from old cathedrals to make the violins, though this theory has been disproved through tree ring dating.
When a violinist gets lucky enough to play a Stradivarius they will be running their bow along a piece of history. They will also be holding something that is worth a lot of money. Stradivarius violins that were made during the 1690’s almost always routinely sell for well over a million dollars. A recent sale of one Stradivarius, the Lady Blunt violin sold for $15.9 million which was used to help fund the earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan. The most valuable Stradivarius violins were made from 1700-1725.
When the average person considers a career in music, most of them assume that they will be making the music, that they’ll be musicians. This is not the case. All you have to do is look at a cd case to realize that there are lots of other careers in music. One of the careers that can be very fascinating and rewarding is that of a music producer.
It does not matter how talented a band or single musician is, they would find life very difficult if they did not have a producer. The producer is the person who is charge of making sure that the music the musician makes is done in such a way that it is going to speak to people, to trigger an emotional reaction. Musicians make the music, but the producer gives the music a professional polish. The truly great producers, the ones that turn out one internationally famous band after another not only know how to use recording techniques and other tricks to improve the sound of a song, but they also have an instinctive knack for knowing how to elicit a very specific response from the musicians that they work with. Part of being a gifted music producer is having a strong knowledge of music, and part being a skilled psychologist.
There are very few elements of music making that the producer is not involved with. Not only do many of them work with the song writers and musicians to develop the songs, they also work with the record company to decide which songs will remain on the CD and what songs will be the singles that are released for radio play.
There is something about guitars that is just appealing. Not only does a guitar, particularly an acoustic guitar, sound amazing, the sight of somebody playing a guitar can be breathtaking. The important thing to remember is that no one, not even Jimi Hendrix, just picks up a guitar and starts to play. Just like with everything else, becoming a guitar player takes a great deal of time, work, and patience.
Although there are some really great guitar players who claim to be self-taught, most people do best when they have some lessons. One of the easiest ways to get started playing the guitar is by purchasing a guitar from a music store that includes free lessons as part of the purchase price. Not only is this a great opportunity to pick up the basics of guitar playing, it also provides you with an opportunity to decide if the guitar is going to be a good match for you. Sometimes it takes a little while to find a guitar that matches up with your personality.
While talent does influence how good some people become, what really makes some people great guitarist is the amount of time they are willing to practice. The good guitarists bring their guitars everywhere and they are always looking for a few minutes that they can spend honing their art. The other thing that separates the great guitarist from everyone else is that they never give up, they keep working on things until they have mastered a particular skill set.
Don’t get caught up in playing just a single type of music. You need to experiment. You might find that you have a knack for one genre of music even though you can’t seem to get the hang of another type of music. The more you are willing to experiment, the better a guitarist you are going to become.
The modeling industry is constantly changing and adapting to the needs of fashion designers. Yet, there is one aspect of modeling that never changes and that is that all models need some type of representation. It does not matter if you are looking to focus on magazines or you want to be a fashion model, a good agent will allow you to find only the most reputable jobs in your area. While every model needs an agent, every agency needs an online presence. This is the best way to bring models and agencies together, while keeping an eye on the bottom line. Like all businesses, the modeling industry is out to make money and if a new agency cannot be found, then they will not be able to pair models with companies that are looking for individuals to grace their ads.
This can be a vicious cycle if you do not know how to present yourself to this industry and to those who are looking for modeling work. If you have a website, then you will be able to present female models, male models, and even plus size models to those who need people to pose for ads or walk a runway. It is important that you are able to offer whatever your new clients need and that you will always have a fresh supply of applicants to choose from.
Keeping your line up fresh is one of the best ways to stay in the good graces of magazine editors and photographers. It is important to remember that this is one of the ficklest industries that exists and without the freshest faces in town, you will quickly lose the interest of your clientele. This is how the web will be able to assist both new and well established agencies. On your website, you will also be able to list your strict guidelines so you will not have to waste your time on applicants that do not meet your standards.
There are many ways to have an online presence and in many ways, this medium will help cut the time it takes for you to find the right person for every client that is looking for new faces. It is always important to remember to have a wide selection of individuals to choose from and having a website that will allow your clientele to browse a very select group based on their standards will streamline the process and ensure that every time you have a new job opening, your client will know exactly what they are getting in your models.
While all models need representation, they first need to know where to look. The internet has exploded in the past and its popularity will only continue to rise. This is one of the first places that any new model will start his or her research when it comes seeking representation and you need to be at the top of the list so you will always have the pick of the best new models in the industry. This online presence may even yield the holy grail of modeling and that is the next super model.
There is nothing I hate more than getting highly formulated music which should have a recycle symbol on album right above the promotion label. For me it has been hard finding new music that is creative and unique, not because the music industry has been at a decline since the beginning of the decade but because bands are not allowing themselves to be different and stand apart. After hearing identical lyrics and the same instrument breakdowns from 15 different bands I get aggravated and the songs get old and annoying.
Record sells have declined since 1999 when there was huge layoffs in the record label businesses around the world. This caused most labels to be forced to shut down and many to try and refurbish their businesses from the bottom up. I believe that the layoffs have been caused because of the music itself. The bands that choose not to look for new and creative ways to play and make their music have caused the music industry to fall apart.
According to the “The New York Times”, by 2013 there will be a loss of over five billion in revenues since the downfall of the music industry in 1999.
The lack of importance on a bands album as a whole has been treated insignificant while the industries choose to “push that one catchy song as hard as possible” as the AP or “Alternative Press” magazine calls it. The “catchy” yet cliché song reigns over the whole bands album which doesn’t help the revenue for the music industry and makes the record sells as low as they have ever been.
While running the same song over and over gets good publicity, it also starts to take a downturn because after it plays so many times listeners get tired and want something else. This leads to less album sells and sometimes a bad reputation of the band because there one “catchy song” gets old.
New upcoming bands are now emulating the cliché music instead of paving their own paths. They have lost sight in why they are actually playing music and why music exists in the first place.
There is still new and amazing music out there but it is hidden by the same music that is getting shoved into our ears. Musicians need to restore people’s faith in music and prove through their own unique sound they are playing is solely for self expression.
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Schools have found that coming up with the money needed to keep their doors open and their lights running has become incredibly difficult over the past few years. As a result, schools have started to cut corners, and eliminate all but the most basic of classes, as a result many students no longer get the musical education they should.
With schools cutting music programs, it’s important that parents pick up the slack and make sure that their kids learn something about music. The classes don’t have to be elaborate, even a music appreciation class at the local community center will go a long way towards improving your child’s future.
You shouldn’t assume that listening to the radio will be good enough for your kid. Extensive studies have been done and it was found that kids who took music lessons did much better in school. One study researched second graders who took a music class. They’re math scores were a solid 27% better than their peers who had the same education, but without any music. The really interesting thing was that these students continued to perform better in school throughout their entire academic career.
Some kids have a difficult time learning how to express themselves, music will help pull them out of their shell. To get the most emotional benefit from music, the child should learn to play an instrument or sing, this will help give them a creative voice. When armed with a band instrument, many shy kids can furiously take the stage. Later on, the child might even pursue song writing.
The great thing about the music lessons you had your child take, will be that they will continue to benefit from the things they learned during those sessions fifty years later.
It’s possible that you’re not nearly as bad at time management as you originally thought. There’s a really good chance that your problems really stem from an inability to say no.
It’s an easy trap to fall into, someone such as an employer, friend, or spouse, ask you to do one little thing for them. Even though it’s not on the list of things you had planned on doing for the day, it doesn’t seem like a big deal so you agree. What you probably didn’t realize was that by agreeing to this one little thing was going to snowball. One minute you’re agreeing to pick up a friends dry cleaning, the next thing you know you’re doing eighty-five different things for different people and there’s no time left for you to manage your own life. Even worse, is the fact that more often than not, these little projects often turn out to be bigger and more complicated than anyone let on.
What you have to realize is that you can’t do it all. There are a limited number of hours in your day, and you can only cram so much stuff into that time period. By overcommitting and taking on more than you can ever hope to get done, all you’re doing is setting yourself up for failure. You’re going to become stressed and frazzled and the person you were waiting on your will become irritable.
The only way to deal with the issue of overloading yourself and running out of time is to learn how to say, “No”. At first people might be shocked that you’re not willing to help out, but they’ll quickly adjust, and you’ll be able to go back to accomplishing the things on your to-do list and also have enough time left over to enjoy life.
Many families have many technology devices or gaming systems for them to enjoy. A popular device that people are using is an iPad. IPads are great because they can have really great applications downloaded for almost anything. It has Internet, a camera, and ways to take notes and record music. Many families share an iPad within the family. There are great games for kids that can be added to your iPad. Many kids love the game applications and there are 5 that seem to be very popular.
#1: Dot-to-Dot. This is great for toddlers and even preschoolers. It is colorful dots that move all around the screen and the kid has to touch the dot as fast as they can and make it disappear. As the game continues, more dots are added. It gets harder and more colorful as it goes.
#2: Math Blaster. This game is educational and loads of fun at the same time. This is more of a game for a 5-10 year old that loves math and outer space. You can choose which math you want like addition or subtraction and it can be fun shooting down the right answers.
#3: Angry Birds. This is just a fun game and even adults love it. There is not much education here, just fun and laughter. It is all about knocking over things by slinging a bird at it.
#4: Golf. Many kids love to play sports games and golf on the iPad is loads of sun. The kids can pick out clothes and shoes for their golfer and design him/her to look just like them if they want. It is a very colorful game and can teach them about distance and measurements.
#5: Toy Story: This is a great application for just about any age kid. It can read a book to them, provide coloring pages, and many fun mazes that they do with just a touch.
Being a fan of music, I love to spend time online. Sometimes I use the internet just to listen to music and other times I love to search for new bands or singers. There is nothing better than finding a new song or album that just speaks to you and becomes something that you must add to your collection. I especially love when I can just listen to the album over and over and not get tired of it.
So when the music scene is a little slow, I sometimes do not know what to do with myself. It turns out there is a lot more on the internet that I like than just music. Though the two may not seem to go together, I also love to watch sports. But recently I have found a way to add some more dimensions to both the internet and my love of sports.
Though I never thought that I would be one of those people who spends a lot of time on sports betting, I have recently discovered betting online by accident and cannot get enough of it. Even my girlfriend is surprised that I take time off from listening to my music to do a little online sports betting. Perhaps one thing I like about this new online hobby is that I can learn more about sports that I did not use to pay attention to at all.
I started out with soccer betting because that is the sport that I have always been interested in ever since I was a child. And while I know a lot about the sport itself, it was very interesting to learn about the betting side of the sport. Though I still bet on soccer quite a bit, I have recently decided to try another sport out just to see how much I can learn about it.
I live in a small town and though there is no track, I have always wondered what it would be like to go see a horse race in person. And while I am still working on traveling to a town with a track to see it firsthand, right now I am happy with going online for horse racing betting. I am learning all about the sport and I must know more than I did before, because it is really starting to pay off.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my newest hobby. For those who are interested in online betting Australia has several options and I plan on discussing some of the best sites that I’ve found for those who are interested in playing the odds on Australian sports too. So, until next time, thanks again for stopping by!
My buddy and I spend one Saturday every month out on the lake fishing. He is a professional fisherman and knows the difference between baits, fishing lines, and tackle boxes. On the other hand, I have no clue how to tell a cat fish from an angel fish. I just enjoy the experience of being outdoors where nature is your only audience. When we get out on the water, we talk about our lives and what has occurred in the last month. Inevitably, Jim will start telling me a fishing story and he will always talk about how he caught a fish as big as the boat we’re in.
I know he’s embellishing his tale a little, but it’s okay because if I told the truth, I embellish my monthly tales a bit too. You see, I tell Jim about my big winnings in the top online casinos. While I may be a crummy fisherman, I know a thing or two about playing blackjacks. In fact, I have written numerous online casino reviews for various companies, including several of the Top Ten UK Casinos. If you have ever spent much time reading the Virgin casino reviews or even a random online poker review, you probably came across something I wrote.
While Jim tells me about catching a cat fish as long as he is wide, I tell him about the online blackjack reviews I wrote and I give all the details about sign up bonuses and the commission I’m making off of affiliate marketing. Now I might not get rich from writing online bingo reviews, but I figure if Jim can tell such stories about his fishing adventures, there is no reason why I can’t play up my experiences in the William Hill casino club a bit as well.
Jim thinks that I’m the author of every single EuroGrand casino review and I have told him that I could write better than anyone who ever penned a UK casino review in the past. I know he doesn’t believe me and that’s okay. I also know he didn’t catch a four foot crappie last week either. That’s part of the beauty of being on the water. We fish and we talk big and no one has a thing to say about it except for the occasional croak of encouragement from a nearby cricket in the bait bucket.
Playing online bingo has always been about relaxing for me. I’ve never really looked at it as a way to win a lot of money although I knew that was probably a possibility. I always looked for the free bingo no deposit promotions so that I could play for free on all of the new bingo sites each month. Then I came across a contest that would change my life forever.
It was just a regular Friday night and I had come home from work and logged on to play a game of City Bingo just like I always do. I was settling into my recliner when I saw an advertisement for a design competition. It said that Virgin Bingo was looking for a new logo design and they were going to award a million dollars to the person who created the winning design.
For a moment, I sat staring at the computer, hardly believing my eyes. I was a graphic designer and I knew that I could come up with something perfect since I loved playing bingo so much. Within seconds, I was surfing the internet looking at the logos for sites like cheekybingo to get ideas. Then I settled in with Photoshop and started playing with different colors and fonts.
When I got tired or felt like my inspiration was waxing away, I started playing bingo again. After a few rounds, I was always refreshed enough to start working on the logo again. I opened Photoshop again and started refiguring the design. By the end of the weekend, I had something I was proud of and I submitted it with my fingers crossed that it might actually win.
Surprisingly, I got a phone call the very next day. They had chosen my design to be the new logo and I had won the million dollars! I was giddy with excitement! What would I do with all that money? I never dreamed I would win a contest like this! When I got my check in the mail, I immediately paid off all of my student loans and then I bought a five year membership to my favorite bingo sites.
If I learned anything from that experience, it is this: Take a chance! Use your skills to enter a contest and you might just change your life forever.
There are a lot of ways that people are finding entertainment these days. In the 90’s, people used to hang out in bars and clubs on the weekend to be around friends and catch up on all the latest news and celebrity gossip. The next decade was full of transition as technology changed the way people related and connected with each other. With the help of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, you didn’t have to be in a club or restaurant to catch up with all of your friends.
Today, the internet continues to change entertainment trends with the rise of online gaming. Many are turning to a new kind of fun and they are starting to play bingo online. There are hundreds of sites that offer a no deposit bingo bonus to new players so more people are starting to catch on to the craze and try it out. Playing this online game is a lot of fun and it never has to end because of the internet’s accessibility.
People can enjoy their favorite online games any time of the day or the night. If you are bored in the middle of the night, you can log in to Cove Bingo and play your favorite game. Perhaps the most enticing aspect is that bingo sites come equipped with interactive chat features. So not only are you competing to win prizes during a pretty simple, basic game, but you are also getting to talk to all kinds of people. You can meet people from around the world while playing online bingo and so it is never boring.
When you check out sites like Bingo Giving, you will see that people are wildly excited about the big jackpot prizes. They love competing and many are forming bingo tournaments and even leagues where they join into teams to compete for large sums of cash. If you are looking for a form of entertainment that is widely accepted and easily accessible, consider joining the bingo trend and hop online today. There is no other entertainment that is available twenty four hours a day, no matter where you happen to be in the world.