Elements of Classical Music

It’s the beautiful arrangement and harmony in the components of classic music that spellbound its listeners so much. The period between 1750 – 1830 is known as the Classical period, during which musicians and singers like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert and Ludwig van Beethoven created a history in classical music. The popularity of classical music had a far flung effect and even common people developed an inclination for it. Singers and composers experimented with different styles and practiced use of different types of instruments for creating new genres.

Singing classical songs is truly difficult if you are not well versed with its elements, forms and characteristics. The approach and concept of people about classical music although differ a lot, yet there are some traits that are common in all. Classical music elements actually refer to the parts, sections and the components of the music that make it complete. Such elements form an integral part of different types of musical instruments, like violin, saxophone, piano, guitar, percussion, flute, etc. The essence of classical music lies in harmonizing the notes and chords to generate a tune where we can submerge ourselves completely. It’s because these elements are blended so well, classical music is capable of rejuvenating our mind and enlivening our spirits (this effect has been proved scientifically).

These play a significant role in forming the structure and the tune of the song. If you are really fond of classical music, then I’m sure you will try to figure out these elements while listening to a classical song. Play the music and get completely absorbed in its melody.

How To Protect Your Singing Voice

Most people think that singers with good voices are born with them. Yes, although some people have better singing voices than others, most, if not all good singers undergo vocal training to improve their voices.

Most of the singer’s training is done through specific vocal exercises to achieve certain effects such as singing powerfully, getting vibrato into the singing voice or even expanding your vocal range so that singing higher notes is a breeze.

Unfortunately, this article cannot do that as the exercises must be physically demonstrated and manually practised. So instead of learning how to get a good voice, this article will show you how to protect and preserve your singing voice because your voice quality can be destroyed by bad habits that you may not even know you have.

Your voice is produced by a delicate mechanism and when used correctly, it rarely gives you any problem. So take good care of your precious voice and will serve you well for your lifetime.

The first golden rule to having a good voice quality is not to take up smoking and if you are already a smoker, do quit smoking before this nasty habit destroys your singing voice further.

The thousands of irritants and chemicals in cigarettes damage your voice and will certainly shorten your singing career and even your life unless you are a rock singer and need to have a raspy and coarse voice.

Always stay hydrated and as such, you need to stay away from caffeine, alcohol and other substance that dehydrates you. The vocal folds must be hydrated at all times to stay healthy and lubricated. So drink plenty of drink as much water everyday to keep them hydrated.

If you are on medication, check with your doctor or pharmacist whether the medicine you are taking is dehydrating. As a general guide, your body should be well hydrated when your urine is clear and not cloudy.

Everyone’s voice has its own limitations. So get to know yours. Shouting, talking loudly or even singing forcefully is damaging to your vocal cords, this is sheer common sense, but many singers still abuse their voices this way. So don’t shout.

Unfortunately, some people think that to sing powerfully, they have to shout. No, they don’t have to. You can develop a powerful voice with the correct vocal exercises without having to shout.

Your vocal cords collide with each other more than a million times everyday when you produce a sound and so, any extra harsh activities like shouting puts further strain on the already overused vocal cords.

When recovering from a coarse voice like say, from a sore throat, avoid any unnecessary conversations or phone calls to let your voice fully recover. Otherwise your recovery will be slower and even then, small permanent damages may occur.

You need to know that your vocal cords are muscles and therefore like any muscles, they need a thorough warm up before it can perform at its peak when you are singing. By the same token, they need to be cooled down with vocal exercises after your performances.

Just because you get away without warming up or cooling down now does not guarantee that you will not damage your voice in the future.

Next on the list is to avoid late night eating because this may end up with your stomach acid spilling into your larynx when you lie down to sleep and causing a hoarse voice and over the long term, permanent voice damage.

These are just some of the many things that you should not do to preserve, protect and maintain your voice producing mechanism so that you can have a good singing voice permanently.

How to Post Music Notes on Facebook Status

I saw these lyrics from the song Apologize by OneRepublic as a Facebook status of a friend. She was mentioning this song in reference to her heart-break and wanted the world to see the pieces of her broken heart. Her personal issues apart, I noticed something quite different in the status message. She had added music note symbols before and after her status. This made me wonder, how did she do it? Calling her was no use as I would be bombarded with the stories of her break up. And she will not be able to help me learn how to post music notes on Facebook status.

Thus, began my quest to learn all about how to make music notes on Facebook status. I could have asked around and I am sure most of my friends would have helped me know how. But, I chose to do a bit of research myself and get to the answer. And yes, I also did not want to portray myself as an illiterate when it comes to cool Facebook status ideas. I found it was as easy as a walk in the park when it comes to inserting these music notes on Facebook.

How to Insert Music Notes on Facebook Status?
There are two ways by which you can post music notes on Facebook status. I shall discuss both, one by one. First, you need to login to your Facebook account. Now, think of a funny Facebook status message and post it on your status bar. Now, you need to place your cursor in the area where you want to place your music note. Now, you need to make sure your number lock is ‘On’ on your keyboard. Then, press the Alt key and, simultaneously hold down the num key ‘1’ and ‘3’. This will help you create a single music note (♪ ) on your status. Once the note is posted, release the ‘Alt’, ‘1’ and ‘2’ key. Click on ‘Post’ and your new status with music notes will be published.

Posting music notes to Facebook status on a Mac is just as easy as for Windows users. All you need to do is press down the ‘Fn’ key and hold the ‘1’ and ‘3’ num keys simultaneously. This will help create the single music note on your status. The same should be followed for posting music notes to Facebook on a laptop. If you wish you can even press ‘Alt’ or ‘Fn’ key and hold down ‘1’ and ‘4’ keys simultaneously to get a double music note (♫♫).

Different Types of Music Notes on Facebook Status
You must be wondering that I just discussed one way of posting music notes on Facebook status. Don’t fret my friend, the second way is even simpler. All you need to do is copy the music notes you like from a friend’s status or websites offering these symbols. Paste the copied music note on your Facebook status. That’s it. But, I will make it even easier for you. I have compiled and pasted some of the interesting music notes symbols below. Just copy the one you like and paste it on your Facebook status.

Can guitar practice boost your intellect?

Guitar playing is such an interesting way of art creation and self exposure. It can lead you to another world, open your mind to generate ideas that people will like. That doesn’t mean that only creating new musical licks and playing tricks but it also allows to generate other ideas that would be appreciated by business people. I like to call it new ideas guitar guide.

How can learning the guitar help in boosting IQ?

This is an interesting question. Today I would like to discuss how learning to play the guitar can help boost your mind and maybe your own IQ. Practicing the guitar takes a lot of work and time. Being a guitar player myself I have discovered that after some time guitar practice really helps your brain. The brain starts thinking in new direction. Guitar play becomes more interesting and creative. The ideas start to appear also at the job (how to gain new sales, new customers and new business directions) which helps to boost your results.

So are guitarists more creative then others?

Well, I wouldn’t say that way. I don’t like to compare ones to another and then decide which are better and which are worst. It’s not the right way to talk about. Why I started this question, is that guitar players spend a lot of time playing the guitar. They train their fingers.

  • First when you start playing any string instrument, your fingers feel big pain. Metal strings are very thin and cut your fingers
  • It takes some till your fingers get used to playing
  • When they’re strong enough, your playing becomes open to complex licks and creativity which provides to new ideas.

Working with your fingers really helps in boosting your mind. Remember great masters like:

  1. Mozart;
  2. Rafael;
  3. Leonardo Da Vinci;

And others who invented visual and musical masterpieces that are respected and honored today. These masters worked hard to reach their goal. They all worked with their fingers. Musicians played, and painters drew paintings.

With all that said above I would like to stress that working with your fingers really helps in boosting your own IQ. Fingers is the instrument for true brain power.

Look at the guitarists fingers

Musician fingers tend to be thin and slim. Most of the people have slim fingers and beautiful hands which means that they workout their hands with some kind of easy job, painting, music playing or something like that. Most of the creative people who generate interesting and nontraditional ideas for successful business have thin fingers. Are those people artists? Maybe, or maybe not! But that doesn’t matter as long as you work with your hands.

So, are musicians, guitar players, artists more creative then average people?

It’s up to you to decide. But one thing that distinguishes these people from average ones. They all “employ” hands and fingers and this “job” helps in boosting your mind.

Remember that while learning to play guitar, your brain starts to overheat after couple of hours practice. Next day it will be “working” better and after some time new ideas will start appear in your playing and in your personal life or business.

Learn new ideas from various sources and “employ” your fingers for better results. If you’re interested in learning guitar or new ideas in playing, visit Guitar Guide Easy the website for all level players. The beginners will find easy guide and advanced players will also learn something new!

Hip Hop Push Media Review

When we delve into the world of promotions for hip hop artists and producers, there are are only a handful of respected and reputable companies leading the way.This does limit the options that artists have. But from my experience, these top hip hop promotions companies do deliver on their promises of getting artists the exposure they need to become more well known on the independent level, as well as getting signed to a record label.

One of the things I always tell artists is that they can’t do everything by themselves. I know, I know, you’re an artist who thinks that all the record labels and promotion companies in the world are all snakes. While that may be true in some cases, there are actually some honest and reputable indie labels and rap promotion companies that are successful at pushing new artists into the limelight and making stars out of them.

As an artist you have to be willing to delegate certain tasks so you can focus on creating quality music.You can’t do that if you’re burnt out from managing your own career, booking your own studio time, setting up your own shows, creating the art work for your album, promoting your release dates on your social media, and creating your own website. And of course the list can go on and on.

And some of you who are reading this know exactly what I’m talking about because you are doing exactly that at this moment; due to the fact that you don’t trust anyone. But how can you do all things at once and become successful? It’s just impossible. The greatest hip hop artists in the world have managers, publishers, attorneys and also a promotional team. Yes a promotional team! If they don’t have an in house team they hire a reputable promotion company.

Some of you are at the phase now where you want to get your career going and in order for that to happen you need good promotion. You need to hire a company that has good contacts, able to deliver on their promotional promises, is affordable, has excellent customer service, and is willing to go the extra mile to see you become a success.

Now being an author on hip hop culture, and a A&R for many rap artists, I have come across many rap promotional companies over my 17 years of being in the industry. And to tell you the truth most of them are no longer around because they simply weren’t good at what they do. Again, there are only three, maybe four reputable companies that exclusively deal with the promotion of rap artists and producers and today I will be reviewing one of them.

Hip Hop Push Media’s Review

In this article I will be giving my honest review of an indie giant promotion power house named Hip Hop Push Media, LLC. I am best qualified to give this review because I have purchased many services from them over the span of 8 years, for many of the artists I managed. I don’t have any affiliation with them, I’ve only purchased promotional packages from them, and I’m giving my review as a music industry client. Nothing more, nothing less!

The information I’m giving is based on my experience with them, research and information given to me by other music industry colleagues that have worked with them or were clients of theirs.

Best free Music & Audio

Are you looking for best and free Music apps for you android device, then you are at right place. There are so many Music apps available in Android market, so today we are going to list some of these in this topic. And don,t forget to check out our Complete List of Android Apps, Games, Tips & Tricks.

1. Pandora internet radio

Pandora radio is a personalized radio service that streams music on your phone. Start with the name of one of your favorite artists, HP business notebook 6710b battery songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a “station” that plays their music and more music like it.

2. Shazam

Shazam is one of my fav android app, it helps you to discover more about music. Just hold your phone up to the song to identify the track, buy it, check out the videos, get the lyrics, share it with friends – and more!

3. TuneIn Radio

It helps you to Browse and listen to radio — live, local and global. Find your faves with over 50,000 channels of music, sports, news, podcasts and national networks like BBC, NPR, SWR. For more features like recording , pause try TuneIn Pro version.

4. SoundHound

What’s that song? Identify it FAST with SoundHound. Unlimited usage! You can ID songs blazing fast, search by singing, see lyrics, and browse artists to your heart’s content. No monthly limits.

5. PowerAMP Music Player

PowerAMP is a powerful music player for Android. It has lots of features like:-

– plays mp3, mp4/m4a (including alac), ogg, wma*, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta (* some wma pro files may require NEON support Dell latitude d630 battery)
– 10 band optimized graphical equalizer for all supported formats, presets, custom presets, per-song/per-list/per-output preset assignment
– separate Bass and Treble adjustment
– crossfade
– gapless
– plays songs from folders and from system media library
– dynamic queue
– .cue files support
– downloads missing album art
– 4 widgets, with album art and without it

6. Winamp

Play, manage and sync music from your desktop to your Android device. Winamp for Android offers a complete music management solution (2.1 OS & above) featuring wireless desktop sync (Winamp 5.6 required), iTunes library import, & access to thousands of internet radio stations with SHOUTcast.

7. doubleTwist Player

Sync and Play your iTunes playlists, podcasts and videos; imports ratings too with doubleTwist PlayerAndroid app. doubleTwist Player is the best all-in-one music, radio and video app. Finds all the music on your phone and syncs music & video with the free doubleTwist app on Mac/PC. Imports iTunes music playlists, music ratings & playcounts from your Mac/PC; sync music, play music & video podcasts!

How Music Entertains Us

Music is one of the few things that bring life in so many situations in life. It helps you enjoy your simple and uneventful day and makes you revel in the beauty of a planned party at your friend’s house. The emo, indie, folk or alternative songs help make life a reality. You can live and enjoy your day as the music adds color it. The otherwise boring and empty canvas that sometimes mark your life is beautifully transformed by your music.

This is how music entertains us. It brings life and washes away and the mundane cycle of activities and schedules. When you play your emo, indie or alternative songs it touches you and you feel different. You know the music did it as you feel much better than before. You can now smile. There is even a bounce to your walk. The music entertains and causes you to want to be a part of life again.

Music helps you break barriers and boundaries that can confine you into your own little world. When you enter a room full of strangers and you hear some nice music playing, your worries ceases as you know everything is okay. The folk, alternative or indie song helps relax your tense muscles. The music acts as a great way to introduce yourself to someone you like in the room. No wonder whenever you hear, “nice music playing.” A strange face always accompanies it.

Without music all forms of celebrations and occasion would be a big source of unbearable pain to you. You can’t even bear to think how you would plan a birthday party. Luckily for you, music does so much for you. You let it play and just let your guests be. All you need is to make a beautiful compilation of your favorite indie, blues and emo songs and your party is set. Once you have said hello to everyone in attendance, you are sure everyone is going to enjoy themselves. The music is simply your co-host it keeps everyone happy and cheerful. You only need to make sure you are around to see your guest depart.

When it comes to music as an entertainment you can’t help but wonder how it lifts your spirits so effortlessly! One moment you are complaining bitterly to your spouse how you don’t want to get out of the house and the next you are grinning from ear to ear. The music playing at the cafe is just great. You love the emo, blues and indie songs blurting out of the speakers. You can’t help but think how great it is. And you are proud of yourself that you agreed to come.

When you listen to music it just makes you take pleasure in life and it sends away your gloom and doom. It’s like your spirit is renewed. You love more at this moment. The music makes you heart beat faster and feel lighter. It’s not surprising you fell in love while listening to the emo or blues song.

Benefits of Listening to Rap Music

download-1Pardon the pun, but rap music often gets a bad rap. Many people misunderstand those in the rap community. For that reason, there are some who have only negative feelings about rap music. However, there are some benefits to listening to this type of music. If you are new to the rap music world, then you might try listening to Chris Manson rap. This will help immerse you into the rap world to see if it’s something you are interested in. To check out some of his music, please click here. In the meantime, here are some of the not so well known benefits of listening to rap music.

Poetry

Many people do not know this, but rap is actually a form of poetry. In fact, rap stands for “rhythmically accentuated poetry.” It can be a great way for people to express themselves. You may have never thought of rap as a form of art, but it really is. If you have ever sat down and actually listened to the lyrics in some rap songs, then you might understand how it is considered art. Many rap songs are beautifully written, and they can have amazing messages in them. Seeing rap as a form of poetry helps make many people change their perspective on the rap music world.

Good Rhythm

 

Most people know that rap songs typically have a good beat to them. That’s why it is so popular. It’s something many people enjoy listening to as it can stimulate the brain. Sometimes, people find that listening to a bit of rap can open their mind and help them figure things out that have been perplexing them.

Get Out Emotions

Sometimes, listening to rap music is a great way to get out some of your negative emotions. While rap music isn’t always negative, many people prefer a fast paced song with a good beat when they are trying to vent some of their frustrations. Turn on some Chris Manson rap next time you are feeling angry, and you may find that it helps you release some of your pent up frustration.

Good Workout Music

Rap music gets a lot of people pumped up, and it can be great for working out. You may find when you are listening to rap music, that you have a more productive workout than when you are not. Go to a gym and you will notice that most people have headphones in while they work out. There is a good reason for this. People listen to music that motivate and inspire them to work out. While this can vary from person to person, rap is a popular choice because it has a beat that keeps people feeling upbeat.

As you can see, there are several benefits to rap music that you were not aware of before. Rap is so commonly misunderstood that many people have a hard time understanding the benefits. Chris Manson rap is a good place to start if you are looking for some rap music to try. Give the music a listen and see if it’s something you enjoy and could start listening to.

Free Music Streaming

imagesIt is very rare to find free online music streaming websites that you can download filesfrom. Sure we have SoundCloud and Spotify but those sources are not reliable. In some countries Spotify is entirely unavailable and you can’t access it. SoundCloud on the other hand does provide you with free streaming but when it comes to downloading your favorite tracks you hit a snag! Only a fraction of the tracks that you find on SoundCloud are available for free downloading. Most of the times you have to use third party services in order to download the tracks of your choice and likes.

Now what does one do when they are faced with such a situation? Sometimes you need offline access to music when you are on a bus ride or for simple melancholic reasons. Either way a person always needs there to be a good collection of songs on their phone no matter what. In this critical situation you need a music website that will provide you with a huge variety of songs as well as the option to download the songs you like.

This is when http://techdeephouse.com/ electronic music websites steps in. TechDeepHouse is an exceptionally awesome website that brings you a huge selection of songs. It brings to you the best songs which have soft beats and upbeat ones. A plethora of electronic is available at your service for free streaming and free downloading as well. Those individuals who are searching for new music tracks to listen to or a party mix to put together head over to this website and it will give you all the material you need.

One the homepage you can see a Navigation tab that can give you a crash course of all the tracks there are on the website. A bigger and more comprehensive list can be seen on the very bottom of the page. For those with an older and vintage sense of music you have an entire category to yourselves under the name of Vinyl. There are videos of the designated tracks if you need to watch something and give your eyes a treat.

Talking about party music, you fortunately have DJ Charts as well on the website. Big playlists that are packed with party tunes are up for free downloading on the portal. The playlists are not spin offs but professional ones brought from the Billboard charts and reputable artists. Another great plus point of this website is that it lists all the possible information one should know about a musictrack. From the quality to the artist and the genre! Along side that there are about 4 download links for every track, album and playlist you wish to save to your device.

You can comfortably and easily chose TechDeepHouse as your first option when you want to stream music, watch videos or download some tracks and refresh your old playlist. The layout is perfect and user friendly allowing you to navigate between the tabs and categories of the portal. You also get to see the ratings of previous users and their satisfaction will answer all your doubts and questions.

Let the Music Heal You

downloadMusic speaks to all of us. Be it an A R Rahman or Beethoven or Indian Classical music that does it for you. However different our tastes we all agree to the wonderful effect that music has on our lives. There is an anonymous quote which says “Music is how feelings sound like” and it is so true; whatever be our mood, there is some music that echoes our sentiment often reflects the sentiment better than we could ever hope to do.

We all realize that the therapeutic effect that music has as and how even the stresses of everyday life seem to dissolve away when we listen to our favorite songs. This therapeutic power of music is used as a healing aid in the form of Music therapy which is proving to be an immense help for all kind of ailments from Autismto Alzheimer’s to Heart patient to Depression patients.

How does Music heal?

There is no exact science, which points to what exactly happens when we listen to music, but there is research on the effects of music on the body.

Reduces stress

You have always de-stressed listening to the songs of Kishore Kumar or some favorite instrumentals of your choice. Now research just proves all over again, that music helps us de-stress! Research by three American scientists proved the positive effect of music in dealing with stress; they tested two groups of individuals that were going to be operated upon. One group had the choice of listening to a soothing song of their choice while another group did not listen to any music.

The tests found that the stress hormone – Cortisol levels in the first group dropped to 50% compared to those of the group that did not listen to music.

Positive effect on Heart rate and Breathing

Have you felt yourself getting perked up with, fast up beat music and calming down when slow numbers are played?

A research by Dr Peter Sleight from University of Oxford reported that music can bring different levels of arousal witin an individual, with the heart rate and the breathing changing as per as the complexity and the tempo of the music. The surprising part of the findings was that pauses between the music led to a deeper state of relaxtion than what was felt when the music was played!

Thus the research proves that playing songs of both fast as well as slow rthym with pauses, has a deep impact on the respiration and the pulse rate, which can be especially helpful for those with heart disease and Stroke.

Effect On mind

We feel fresher, energized when we listen to the happy songs; this is the most apparent effect of music on our mind. The scientific reason for this is the endorphins or the feel good hormones that are released in the brain when we listen to music that changes our mood and make it better. Along with positively impacting the mood, music also stimulates the brain and helps Alzheimer patients, even when other therapies fail. This is because music which is the combination of rhythm, melody, pitch and tone along with words or language stimulates both the hemispheres of the brain strengthening the pathways between them.

Other benefits

Music is found to help in pain management, such as in dental procedures as well as in labor pains; it is useful in developing communication skills in children with developmental delays. Music gives a form of expression to those with mental disorders and helps them learn important skills; it helps schizophrenic and autistic people to come out of their shell and interact with the outside world.

Now, what is Music therapy?

Music therapy can be explained as scientific application of music to achieve therapeutic aims. Music Therapists are professionals who have trained in music as well as in behavioral therapies. They are professionals, who learn about different mental and physical ailments and ways to help people with it by incorporating music in the treatment.

Music therapists generally work in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, Cancer wards and Senior citizen homes.

Music therapy works in both an active and a passive manner. In active music therapy, the person who is receiving the therapy is also involved in the process by either singing along, playing an instrumental or dancing along the music. Music Therapy is suitable for those who have difficulty expressing their emotions as well as for those with Alzheimer’s and other degenerative disorders, as it helps to increase their body co-ordination.