I used to love hanging out at the record store when I was a kid and a teen. My brother would often take me when I was in middle school. Later, when I moved onto high school, I began going alone or with my friends. Now, things are much easier because I can get music from Mp3 Skull easily. These days, you can listen to music ahead of time, which wasn’t really easy to do back in the day when record stores were a thing.
I was really surprised by the waitress who was serving us at a restaurant recently when she asked what an “album” was. She overheard my wife and I discussing some old albums we had. I told her they were record album, and she then said, “Oh, I see. I’ve never seen one.” I just cannot imagine anyone not having any idea what one is or never having seen one before. That just seem so alien to me, and it made both my wife and I feel so old! The waitress said she is only 19 years old, and she only listens to MP3s. Continue reading
For most of my life, I have really kept up with music and tried to keep as much music on my computer as possible. I remember when I first went to college, I used some program to download all of the itunes songs from every person in the same dorm building as me who had music that I wanted. But I haven’t kept up with music in awhile and now I want to figure out how to start listening to good new music again, so I am on bursalagu to see if I can download some good music to add to my library.
Another reason why I don’t listen to as much different music as I used to is that I am on a new laptop, and I was not able to keep the data on my last laptop, so I lost all of the songs that I had. I have forgotten a lot of the bands that were on my old music library and I don’t know if I will ever remember some of those bands. Continue reading
There is a singing competition that happens once a year, and it is televised. The singers think of any song that suits their vocal range and sing it for a chance at $500,000. A prize that large is just to big to turn down, so I started looking for singing classes last month to train my voice. I’ve never really been good at singing, and the only time I’ve ever sounded good is when I’m in the shower with the water drowning me out. Even my dog has always been a better singer than me. He probably could win that prize money based on cuteness alone.
The classes focus more on finding the strengths that ha person has to work with, rather than forcing them to go beyond their means. Not everyone can sing at every vocal range. Continue reading
If you’re interested in learning how to play the piano, you first need to learn the chords. This is the quickest and best way for you to learn how to play this wonderful instrument. Not everyone has a lot of time to spend on learning how to play, and if this is your case, your best bet is to learn piano chords before anything else which you can find on many piano websites devoted to providing chords. The very first thing you need to do is get yourself some instruction manuals and videos. You can buy them at music stores. Keep in mind that notes make up the chords, so if you learn the chords, you’ll also be learning all the different notes. Some people mistakenly believe that it takes years to learn how to play, but that’s not true at all. Continue reading
It has been about six weeks since we started this band. I knew all of the guys except the drummer from other places. I was in a band with the bass player when I was only 15, although that did not really go very far. We had a lot of fun, but we were not very disciplined and the band would not practice enough in a hundred years. All of these guys are dedicated and good craftsmen. We had no difficulty getting a show together, we have done a couple of clubs. I am going to buy Soundcloud plays after we get the band’s social media profile up. Right now no one knows who we are really, although we go up on stage and people recognize all of us from other bands we played in. Continue reading
I was very surprised by how much I liked Kapustin music. When I was only thirteen years old my mother decided that she wanted me to learn an instrument. I really had no idea what I wanted to learn, so I decided that I would learn how to play the violin. I played the violin for four years and I did not really like it that much. I had a great music teacher and she could tell that I did not like my instrument. She told me that I should think about changing my instrument. She told me that since I had long fingers that I should try to play the piano.
I decided that I would take her suggestion, and from the first time that I put my fingers on a piano, I knew that it was the instrument that I should have always played. I loved playing the piano on my spare time, it was something that gave me peace and calm. I would listen to music on the radio, and I would then copy it with my piano. Continue reading
One of the more exciting aspects of modern times is the scope of life. Not long ago our ability to sample art and culture was limited by geographic boundaries. However, these days one has a rare opportunity to learn about all types of new and innovative art forms. Indeed, this is even more so for the fact that the Internet gives one a chance to learn why any particular artform is so distinct. Take Kapustin music for example.
At face value, one might be forgiven for not seeing the distinction from normal jazz. However, like many great works of art this is simply an illusion over a far more complex reality. One needs to learn a bit more about Kapustin himself before really understanding the distinction. Kapustin was born in Russia, and much of his musical appreciation was born from that environment as well. Continue reading