Jumat, 20 Februari 2009

violin history...

A Dutch researcher from the Leiden University Medical Center first demonstrated the reward of using medical examination tools to analyze classical music instruments. Famous artisan, Dr. Berend Stoel placed classical violins including many made by Stradivarius, into a medical instrument called the CT scanner. The similarities of the thickness of the wood from which the classical violin was made in relation to modern violins, may tell why the classical violin has superior sound output.

Experts are capitulated by the concept of the classical Cremonese violins from famous violinists such as Stradivan are still unique in the ways of tone quality and sound projection. Technical progression over 300 years has not given a vast amount of advances towards achieving the uniqueness of the classical violin makers. Up until now, it has been almost impossible to study the classical violin without taking some risk of damaging the instrument.

Dr. Stoel having the knowledge of lung density has come up with a new computer program to study the wood thickness of the classical violin from the CT scan. The modern violin related to the classical violin did not differ much as far as wood thickness and density.

The researchers have concluded the difference in wood thickness touch on vibration efficacious and therefore the output of sound. This break through may provide the reasons for the high quality of these violins. This perceptiveness offers new possibilities into duplicating the tonal characters of these old instruments. Therefore, the CT scan has really made a difference in comparing the wood of different instruments.

Kamis, 12 Februari 2009

Classic Rock Legend : Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger is one of the best known and highly respected musicians in the world. He is a living legend whose career has spanned 5 decades, and he, with his band the Rolling Stones have sold millions of albums around the world.

So when did it all begin? When did Mick Jagger decided he would be part of one of the most popular bands in the history of the world?

He was born in Dartford, Kent (England) on 26 July 1943. Amazingly, he met Keith Richards at the tender age of 4, lost contact, then became reacquainted on a train in 1960. Mick left the London School of Economics to become a rock musician. The Rolling Stones were formed between 1960 and 1962. Mick Jagger played a harmonica and was led to the vocals, Keith Richards and Brian Jones on guitar, Charlie Watts played the drums, Bill Wyman on bass. Their style was a mix of blues and rock, combining the styles of Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry.

Early years

The first album released by the Rolling Stones was entitled, "The Rolling Stones" in 1964. The band spent the years 1966-1969 tourism after they have accumulated several hits in England and the United States. Brian Jones committed suicide in 1968 and was replaced by guitarist Mick Taylor. With his band, the top spawned several hit records like "I can not get No Satisfaction," "Brown Sugar" and "Start Me Up". The Rolling Stones were thought to be one of the most successful rock bands, alongside The Beatles.

While recording albums, Jagger was also acting in movies. In 1970 he landed roles in performance, and Ned Kelly. In the 1980s Jagger was cast in Fitzcarraldo. Jagger was also considered a very, jet-setting celebrity, and the bottom part, The Rolling Stones were a band spiraling increase in drug abuse.

A Change in Direction

By the time they reached 80 around, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were conflicted on the direction of the band should be headed. Keith wanted to stay at the bluesy rock roots, whereas Mick wanted to head the band in more than a pop, dance direction. The result has been a solo album by Jagger called "She's the boss" released in 1985. The recent onset of MTV was helpful in promoting Jagger solo career by airing several videos in this album. "Just one night," and "Lucky in Love", were single, which became hits.

Personal Life

May 1971, Mick Jagger married Bianca, who at that time was known as Bianca Perez-Mora DeMacias. About a year later, she gave birth to second child Jagger, Jade. Jagger's first child, Karis, was born in late 1970 to fellow musician Marsha Hunt. Mick and Bianca divorced in 1980.

Jerry Hall, an American woman had come into his life at the end of 1970 and was accused of being the reason he and Bianca had divorced. Jerry was born their first child together in 1984, Elizabeth Scarlett, and in 1985 for their second, James. The two were finally "married" in 1990 in Bali. Afterward their third child was born, Georgia May, and then, in 1997, Jerry gave birth to Gabriel Luke. Hall and Jagger partnership was dissolved in 1999 (due to their original Bali wedding not recognized under the law Engligh) after an affair between Jagger and Luciana Giménez led to another child Jagger. This child, Lucas, was born in 1999.

Mick Jagger is one of the wealthiest musicians. After 5 decades of rock in the world, it continues today. In 2006, he played during the Super Bowl halftime special, and not showing signs of slowing down.

Rabu, 11 Februari 2009

about cymbals

Hi hat or Hi-Hat cymbal is a kind of cymbal used by various percussionists as part of their drum kit for the modern music. Rock 'n' roll and jazz are the type that involves the use of drums and, therefore, Hi-Hat cymbals.

The mechanism for the work of Hi-Hat cymbals

Hi-Hat cymbal formed when the two crash cymbals are posted on the Hi-Hat stand, one above the other, and clash with each other through the pedal. The bottom cymbal remains stationary, and the top cymbal attached to the Hi-Hat clutch. Pedal triggers top cymbal stand up and then down to a clash with the bottom one. This creates a sound.

Growth Stories

Hi-hats were originally known as the clangers. Its design was much easier, too. Small cymbals were placed at the top of the rim, bass drum, and the sound is when the hand that was located at the base, stuck. Then the snow-show and low-boy or a low-brimmed hat.

Until 1960, the typical height of Hi-Hat cymbal was a 14-inch. There were 13-inch size cymbals, but they were limited in stock, and 12-inch versions were aimed at children in mind.

In the 1970's have 15-inch version of Hi-Hat cymbals. Hard rock drummers including the likes of Led Zeppelin, introduced it into this decade.

Crash cymbals that are available today, weighing less than it is a modern Hi-Hat cymbals. There are, however, changes in weight and size. One of the major developments in the manufacture of Hi-Hat is an X-hat. This is a variation on earlier versions of Hi-Hat cymbals. X-hat is both half open and closed high hats.

Reproduction Technology Hi-Hat

When the pedal is pressed top cymbal climbs and then down to get the sound. Sound, which is not enough, on and off. When cymbals half open or close it gives different sounds. Adjust the distance between the two cymbals can produce various sounds. Drumsticks also used to play high hands, together with the pedal. As a rule, right-handed drummer uses his left foot pedal to work and can use one or both of the tibia.

Tips on playing Hi hat cymbals

- Hi Hat cymbals are best when used in various combinations tried, as in the field of creativity the sky the limit.

- Do not play the Hi Hat cymbals or cymbals hard Stick, because it is probable that the sound wet.

- Take inspiration from the great field, and try mixing various combinations.

- If the sticks are pushed down cymbals hard, and then step up. If the stick is taken away and cymbals left open and then produces a different sound. Again, when the drummer plays with a half-open cymbal, ie it is touching, but not firm, it provides yet another sound.

- Use the shoulder instead of the tip Stick Stick allows you to move a loud sound.

Sabtu, 07 Februari 2009

electric drums short story

Drum machines electronic musical instruments, designed to imitate the sounds of drums and other percussion instruments. These machines are very useful tools for a variety of musical genres, not just a purely electronic dance music. They are also a necessity when session drummers there.

Drum Machines offers a choice selection of classic, carefully selected accurately reproduce the original sound. They can be easily tweaked smart card control, which allows users to experiment with the inside of the instrument and adjust to taste and voice charatcter of the singer.

A Brief History

The first commercially available rhythm machines were included in organs in the late 1960's, and were designed to accompany the organist. The first largely successful drum machine was Rhythm Ace. It was prepared by Ace Tony who was later named Roland. Early drum machines were often referred to as rhythm machines.

In 1960, Raymond Scott constructed Rhythm Synthesizer and in 1963 a drum machine called Bandito Bongo Artist. Most of these modern machines sequencers with a sample playback or synthesizer component that specializes in the reproduction of drum timbres as well as the noise of other traditional percussion instruments.

Synthesis of the sounds of a drum

Early machines used analog sound synthesis, rather than digital sampling in order to promote their music. Snare drum sound, usually created by using an explosion of white noise, the sound of the bass drum would be made using sine waves or other basic signals. This meant that the resulting sound may not be very close as a real instrument.

There are specific percussion sound modules, which can be obtained by pickups, trigger pads or via MIDI. Most of these special machines can also be controlled using MIDI. Drum machines can be programmed in real time, when the user sets the exact point in time at which the note will sound. Control typically includes tempo, start and shutdown, the volume of individual sounds, the key to the creation of individual drum sounds, and places for storage of different rhythms.

Digital sampling drum machine

Linn LM-1 Drum Computer was the first machine of this type for the use of digital samples. He was released in 1980. Many of the drum sounds on LM-1, consisting of two chips, which were collected at the same time, and each voice was individually tunable with individual outputs. But since there is limitation of the memory of the catastrophe cymbal sound is absent.


Drum machines are widely used in pop and rock musicians. Although it is rarely used in a classical concert, the demand for experts, the drummer, who can program their machines were almost perfectly imperative for artists. These drums can be programmed to store various beats in his memory. Many modern machines capable of producing unique sounds, and also allows the artist to write a unique drum beats, and store them.

Jumat, 06 Februari 2009

how to be a good singer...

The dedication, determination and diligence 3 Ds, which are crucial for improving your musical career. Here are ten tips to help you learn to sing.

The availability of good teachers

Why did you decide to study singing to become a singer?, looking for a teacher with a good background in music. You should be happy with his voice, and try to create your own style with the help of a teacher. You can get pop or classical line with the guidance of your teacher, but do not try to imitate another person, voice, and learning.

Health is important

If you believe that your voice as well as precious stones, it is your duty to protect him. You must forget the ice cold drinks and creamy ice cream, which is to strengthen your vocal cord. Take hot water, which often helps in accordance vocal cord loose and warm, and that everything possible is important for proper singing. While training, you need to practice for a long time, so it's best to speak very less.

The problems of overcoming the throat

Try an apple or pear juice. Do not take any medication. Do not drink the syrups. Avoid inhaling any smoke because it sticks and burns your brain vocal at times. Keep away from sharp instruments of your throat. If a problem persists in your throat, and then did not allow a doctor to perform any operation.

Learn Good Singing Map

Do not sing and dance together initially. You can get exhausted in the near future. Do not sing out loud for long periods of time. The transition from an air conditioner, and sing, as it dries the throat quickly.

Participation of

In the throat is the main organ for the singing, do not eat dairy products often, which can cause phlegm. In fact, the songs will help you remove the sore throat and phlegm, but more and more talk-singing is harmful. Chu candy or a mint at times to keep the throat moist.

Enjoy Singing

In order to enjoy the song completely, it is better to learn the language of the song and then sing it. It takes time to learn how to sing. There are no shortcuts. Train your ears to musical events, playing often. Singing romantic song sometimes can bring your mood back when you are down.

Individual or Choir Performance

If you are going to sing in a group to go along with the other votes. In your solo work to demonstrate their talents in different directions. Keep your tongue below your teeth. The constant movement influenced by the sound you are trying to produce.

In the Big Show

Do not allow yourself, the day before your work. Gargle with warm water mixed with salt and baking soda just before the execution. Stay with your range of songs and resin.

Catch the crowd in his style

Try to start small popular hit songs, whether jazz, rock and roll, pop or classical, and then show your great efforts in your performance. Give a variety of songs to the public.

Be sure

A positive approach to this thing, of course, give success. It is never possible to satisfy all people all over the world. Satisfy your own ears. Go!

my romantic love song chart....

Before I present my list, I should get it. I think a great love song reflects how the general emotion of romance that everyone has, but lead to strikes particular pair because of their special and individual experience. Thus, the particular pair of love songs.

Nevertheless, I think, is the song that just like an apartment in a romantic, who is a couple. These songs speak couples regardless of their life and relationship experiences. But they also go beyond the general, who make an average song sound like a Hallmark card. The voice of the singer can also give a different atmosphere to your heart.

So, without further ado, here is my list of the 10 most romantic songs about love of all time.

10. Change the World - Eric Clapton

9. Eternal Flame - Bangles

8. Everything I Do (I Do it for You) - Bryan Adams

7. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

6. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

5. Truly - Lionel Richie

4. Somewhere Out There - James Ingram and Linda Ronstadt

3. I have Always Loved You - Enrique Iglesias

2. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole

1. You're the Inspiration - Chicago

Do you disagree with my list of the 10 most romantic love songs of all time? Of course you do! You wouldn't be a romantic if you accepted someone else's list point blank.

So, I encourage you to sit down and make your own list of most romantic songs. It will put you in a great mood!

Selasa, 03 Februari 2009

The evolution of Rock and Roll

The evolution of Rock and Roll is evident to the world for the past few decades already. Let's face it. Rock and Roll is everywhere, especially in the lives of the youths of today. It can be found in their iPods, posters, digital camera, screensavers, wallpapers, netbooks, bags, CD's, internet (like their MySpace pages), and of course in their sense of style. But let's backtrack to the past. Rockstars did not always dress the way they do now during their shows and concerts. Oh no, it was actually the opposite.

In the 50's, the face of Rock and Roll was none other than the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself, Elvis Presley. His most famous outfit is the white jumpsuit with the turned out collar, bell bottoms with an intricate design on the sides and the exceedingly large belt with an even bigger belt buckle covered in rhinestones. This is still a famous costume to wear during Halloween parties. The hit musical Grease is another benefactor to this fashion trend. The sight of John Travolta clad in tight black jeans with a plain white t-shirt and his T-Bird Leather jacket is already enough of a statement of the Elvis fever.

Who could ever forget the era of the Beatles? They, along with their signature bowl cuts and all black suits, started the leading trend in the 1960's. Their type of rock music on the other hand, Psychedelic rock, was such a hit that made them famous all over the world. They are the rockstars of the 1960's and they left an undeniably huge mark on the world even after they broke up in 1970.

It was the 1970's when different types of rock music emerged. And with the emerging of different genres of Rock is the different fashion trends of each different genre. But to name any leading face during this decade would almost be impossible. Each of the branches of Rock had a unique sense of style and sound. But one of the most immortal rockstars during this time is none other than KISS, the spearhead of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The members of KISS are now considered immortal because of their heavy make up (face painted all white with black lip stick and their eyes bordered with black make up in a design of a mask), their stage costumes, and their awesome live performances. Their clothing during a concert is wild yet distinguishable to the public. Which is probably one reason why they are one of the most enduring faces of the 1970's.

The 80's marks the appearance of Heavy Metal and Glam Rock. What other band should be cited as the leading rockstars of this time than AC / DC? AC / DC can probably be distinguished from the private school boy look .... Worn by the band members themselves. Other than this, the ripped jeans, ripped t-shirt, and sneakers look became a famous fashion trend as well.

About the 90's, these were the times when vintage was brought back. Most of the fashion trends during those times were from pop stars and other fashion icons.