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The Violin: How Playing the Violin Can Relieve Stress

I have a friend who was given the opportunity to go professional as a violin player in a touring Irish band. He did this for about two years and gave up and went back to his normal job. Was it the money? He said no, that the money was ok. Was it the time he spent away from his family? Again, negative as he said he could handle it. So what was it that made him give up? In a word, stress; he said that when he was doing a normal job as a solicitor, he used the violin at the end of the day to relieve his stress levels, but when he turned professional he found that the actual touring and the music became the stress and he had nothing to relieve it. Now he is happily back to his day job and calming the events of the day away with some playing.

Downloading Relaxing Songs and Finding Relaxing Music Online

You are looking to listen to some relaxing music. Music you can fall asleep to at night. Or maybe you just want to listen to some relaxing songs. For example when you get back home from a day of hard work at the office. Perhaps even unwind your thoughts with some chill out tunes in your car. You might want to download some new CD releases or find some ambient music to download to your computer. It’s really not a very difficult process. The hardest part may even be selecting what music you want to download. Finding the best electronica songs or top indie music chillout songs. But how do you find the most relaxing music online?

Songwriting – Engage the Senses to Write Effective Lyrics, Part 3: Organic and Kinesthetic

In addition to the standard five senses, two senses which are often neglected, but very effective to incorporate are the organic and kinesthetic senses. We’ll take a look at them in this article.

Songwriting – Engage the Senses to Write Effective Lyrics, Part 2: Smell, Touch and Taste

Engaging the senses is a great way to write detail-oriented lyrics. In this article we’ll be look at the senses of smell, touch and taste.

Songwriting – Engage the Senses to Write Effective Lyrics, Part 1: Sight and Sound

A great way to be detail specific when delivering your story through your lyrics is to engage the senses. When we remember things, we tend to remember what they looked like, what they sounded like, what they smelled like, how they felt and how they tasted. That’s why incorporating sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste into your lyrics can help drive your specificity by tapping into your listener’s memory banks. In this article, we’ll look at some examples of sight and sound.

When and Why to Write Specific Lyrics for Your Songs

Specificity in your lyrics can be a great way to pull your listener into you story. It may seem counterintuitive, but typically the more specific, detail oriented, and personal something is, the more universal it is.

Why Learning About Songwriting Is Important

If your goal is to write songs that people want to listen to over and over again, there are plenty of tools you can use in your music to increase your chances of that happening. There are certain techniques that will be very beneficial to you, if you want as many people as possible listening to and buying your music.

Jump on the Bandwagon and Be a Part of It!

Be part of the crowd and see your favourite artist in Concert. Europe is popular for concert packages as you can explore an unknown city and enjoy a great event.

How to Choose a Microphone Stand

Microphone stands are used to hold a microphone. If you are singing or doing some performance arts, you would like to move freely as you sing or speak. It will hold the mike and you concentrate more in the things that you have to do.

Hook Me Baby – A Guide To Writing A Killer Song Hook

Ask any songwriter, band, record label, or music supervisor what the most important part of song is, and they will all say the hook. Examining a way to approach a good hook takes some time and effort, but you will never be sorry you had a great hook!

Nas – Life Is Good

Nas has recently released a new album titled ‘Life is Good’. Check out this short album review of his success from the ‘Illmatic’ album to his new studio album ‘Life is Good’.

Blues People

This is a coming of age story about race, identity, and the trans-formative power of the Blues. Blues is an emotional art form. It’s a musical style born in the heart and sung straight from the soul. Blues singers cover the entire range of the emotional spectrum. Capturing the full gamut of the human experience. Bluesmen sing about headache and heartbreak, lust and love, betrayal and rage, hope and happiness.

Selecting a Guitar Strap for New Guitar Players

There’s nothing more exciting than getting a brand new guitar, and this usually means picking up a new guitar strap as well. When purchasing a guitar strap, the selection can be overwhelming as there are tons of manufactures and styles to choose from. Most expert players will know what they want, but if you’re a beginner, you will just have to test and see what material you prefer. This article will help you choose a guitar strap that’s right for you.

The Audio Productions Are the Power Houses of the Advertising Field

The profession of voice over artists or the ‘vo artists’ have been supported well by the voice over agencies, making the successful in the long term career. The branded advertisement agencies, production houses and the professional broadcasters have opened a field of unlimited opportunities for the talented people with versatile voice. It has given successful careers to the capable artists in the long run.

Songwriter Comments on the Bob Dylan Rolling Stone Interview

If there’s anyone who can comment on the recent Bob Dylan Rolling Stone interview, it’s another songwriter. The controversy over whether Bob Dylan clearly cites the sources of quotations used in his songs is just another example of how critics are out of tune.

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