Saturday, August 1, 2009

Violins Are So Beautiful

In my opinion, learning how to play violin is one of the greatest things you can do. The sound of a violin is so beautiful. Listening to a song on a violin can remind you of love, it can remind you of happiness, and it can remind you of sadness. How many instruments can truly top into that emotion? Not many... That is one reason why I recommend learning how to play violin.

More Information Regarding The Advancements In Technology-Enjoying Digital Music Via The Cell Phone

You know, sometimes people ask me, "Why should I learn how to play Violin when there is so much digital music?" Well, just about everywhere that you look any individual is carrying around with them some cool little cell phone and in that cell phone is enough memory to save and store lots of digital music, as well as digital photographs. It is really unbelievable how much technology has advanced throughout the years, with so many improvements being made. It is definitely making life much more convenient because with this little invention, it prevents us from having to carry around our phone, plus some type of music source, as well as a camera.

All in one is what we are getting with all of these new cell phones coming out on the market and it only continues to get better and better throughout the years. Cell phones are being improved dramatically over time and will continue to advance throughout the years to the point where there is seriously no telling what all we will have the ability to do with our cell phones several years from now.

Digital music being stored on cell phones is definitely something that is very popular, with both the young people, as well as the older individuals. Myself, I just love downloading my favorite digital music and enjoying listening to it on my cell phone and I am quite certain that anyone of you out there that gets to do this loves it just as much as myself.

Digital music is something that many of us experience getting to listen to on a daily basis and will continue doing for so many years in the future and as I mentioned before, all of these wonderful technological advancements are only going to become more and more amazing throughout the years, so prepare yourself for a very futuristic future, a future that we never would have imagined many years ago, when we were just young children.

The new and improved cell phones are only going to continue getting more and more amazing over the years so go ahead and start researching this kind of stuff now, so that when they do come out available on the market, you will be one of the first ones in line, ready to purchase your new digital music playing toy. Digital music can be heard from a great deal of sources that have become available and it is important for anyone of you who are missing out to find out just how incredible this whole experience is.

Enjoying digital music via your cell phone is a wonderful and very convenient option and it is truly making life much easier, there is totally no doubt about that. Cell phones are being used by so many and digital music is being downloaded one way or another by millions of different individuals, especially through their dandy handy little compact cell phones.

Digital music will continue being enjoyed via our cell phones for many years to come, so keep your eyes wide open for the next great creation out on all of the store shelves. Finding a great deal of this type of merchandise over the internet is a real good place to start looking, so do not hesitate to start searching now. However keep in mind, that shouldn't stop you from learning how to play various instruments like how to play violin! Remember, digital music is amazing, but so is live music. :)

How To Play Violin - How Much Does A Violin cost?

Many people are wondering how to play violin. However, some people are asking this without even first buying a violin. Logically, you first need to buy one. :)

So how much is a good price to pay for a violin? Some people think they need to spend hundreds of dollars buying a violin before they even learn how to play violin. But this isn't true! You can buy a violin for under $100 if you really look.

If you want to learn how to play violin, I recommend looking into the Cecilio CVN-200 Violin. You can get it on Amazon for $100 and its got great reviews.

So before you spend your money on an expensive violin, first take a look at the one I mentioned or some of the others on There are many on there for a fair price. :) Buying a violin can be fun, and obviously the next step is to learn how to play violin. Personally for that, I recommend Violin Master Pro. I will do a review for Violin Master Pro in the future, but for now, that's what I recommend on learning how to play violin. :)

Friday, July 31, 2009

How To Read Music On The Piano

Although this isn't related to how to play violin, I thought I would talk a bit about reading music on the piano. It is very important to take piano lessons in order to play the piano. You have to learn to read piano music if you plan to be a serious piano player.

If you try to look into history, you will notice that most of the great piano players learned to play the instrument on their own. The reason may be because they were born with the talents of a piano player. But did you know that not all pianists have born talents and rather they acquired their playing skills by learning from a good teacher?

Learning to play piano takes a long time. It could take years for you to master advanced piano lessons. But as a beginner, you have to take lessons one day at a time. Don’t rush yourself because if you do, you will not learn. Haste makes waste, you should always remember that. Even gifted piano students do not learn easily.

So if you just want to learn piano for fun, find another musical instrument. To learn to play piano, you must be serious about it. If you plan to get a professional piano teacher, make sure that you receive proper lessons. This way, you can learn the right playing techniques. So when looking for a teacher, you have to get only the best.

Your piano teacher is not present at all times so you need to practice. If you want additional guidance, you can get other methods of learning to play the piano like computer software, DVDs, CDs, or even piano lesson books.

Before anything else, you have to determine the lessons that the teacher focuses on. You have to learn to read piano music. Reading piano music takes place all throughout the lessons. Piano teachers usually start by teaching you the easiest musical pieces. The level of difficulty is increased gradually and he or she will give you advanced assignments.

When you’re given an assignment, you have to do it by heart. Learn all the piano music that you need to learn. Reading music takes some time so you must concentrate on the lessons and avoid distractions. You will not be able to learn sight reading if you can’t master reading piano music.

Sight reading is carried out by giving piano students with a piece that they don’t really know and they have to play it. If you can’t read piano music, then you will not be able to play the new piece. You really need to study and practice hard. Learning to play piano should be taken seriously but you should always have fun when playing so that you will be motivated to the end.

Many people give up their piano lessons because they think they’ve spent a great deal of their time in practicing and yet they are not learning fast. In today’s modern times, people are used to instant and quick learning. But when it comes to piano lessons, you can’t rush things. You can’t make it quick.

To learn to read piano music, it requires dedication, time, and effort. You must also have the right learning attitude so that you can work well with your teacher or even when working alone. Constant practice is needed so that you will not forget your previous lessons.

Good luck in learning piano music and don’t give up easily! And remember, you don't have to stop with learning how to play the piano, you can always learn how to play violin as well. :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Using Music To Meditate

Clearing your mind through meditation is one of the most peaceful ways you can find to just relieve all the tension you have in your body. Once your mind and body are relaxed you can start to just enjoy some time to yourself. I know that most of us listen to the radio at some point of the day. You may enjoy music ranging from country,to easy listening,to disco,soft rock,classic country,or even blue grass.

Whatever kind of music you enjoy you can find this as a very relaxing way of meditation. For a lot of you that are in good physical shape and like to exercise in a gym at home or even by jogging you want to be able to free your mind of a lot of things that have bothered you through the day.If you are out and about doing your exercises take a Walkman with you and just put it on a station that you really like and let the music just relax all of your tension.

If you are at home exercising or even cooking or cleaning if you have a CD player get one of your favorite Cd's and play it while you are doing the things you need to do.You can also just go get some blank tapes and record your favorite music off the radio for your meditation. One of the things I find relaxing is listening to music while I am working on the computer.

I have found free sites such as lime wire and frost wire and have taken the time to download my all time favorite songs. I transfer the songs I enjoy into my windows media player and play my music everyday when I am on the computer. I just quietly sing along to my favorite music relax and just meditate about my day. I actually use my keyboard a lot and have to do a lot of typing about different subjects. I have found that if I am not completely relaxed and my mind clear I will make many mistakes in my work which I can't afford to do.

I know I need to be completely relaxed so I pull up my windows media player and play my most favorite songs that will help me to use mediation to get my work done. I have also bought some blank Cd's and burned my favorite songs and then listen to that CD while working on the computer or even going somewhere in my car. After having a busy long hard day and I know I still have to drive home and start my routine of cooking,helping kids with homework,giving the kids a bath and getting them to bed.

As soon as I get in my car and I think about all the things I will have to do I put my CD in the player clear my mind and relax and meditate. After I get all my work done I put the kids to bed and the house is very quiet I will draw me a hot bubble bath and listen to my music and just clear my mind and gather my thoughts so I then can start the next day with a clear head.

So whether you enjoy meditating by exercising,shopping,or listening to your favorite music you will find once you have released all of your tension you can then start to feel good about yourself and when you feel good about yourself you can then feel good about your life. Who knows, it also may help you with learning how to play violin!

History Of Country Music

Musicians have long been playing fiddle music in the Appalachians for years, but it wasn’t until 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee that the first recording country music recording deal was signed. In this year, Victor Records signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family.

Jimmie Rodgers was born in Meridian Mississippi, in 1897. Originally he worked on the railroads until his ill health got the better of him and it was only during this time that he followed his earlier love of entertaining. In 1927 he followed word that Victor Records were setting up a portable recording studio and made his way there. He was immediately signed and continued recording and playing music until he died in 1933.

In 1965 he was one of the very first musicians to be added to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 along with Hank Williams and Fred Rose. On the same day as Jimmie Rodgers signed with Victor Records, so did the Carter Family, who would become one of the most famous country music bands of all time. They remained with Victor Records until 1936. Not even divorce could separate the band though and they continued to record with Decca until 1939. Things started to hit a rough patch at this stage and despite signing for Universal and eventually Victor Records again, the band split in 1941.

It is widely acknowledged that that big day in 1927 was the introduction of country music to the rest of the country. Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family were met with huge critical acclaim and became incredibly popular helping to sell a great many records. Country music singers and bands of today will often talk about the Carter Family or Jimmie Rodgers as being their major influence and with very good reason.