Are you experiencing racing pulse and rapid breathing, dry mouth and tight throat, trembling hands, knees, lips, and voice, sweaty and cold hands, nausea and an uneasy feeling in your stomach, and vision changes? Are you also onstage or on a podium for an audition, a performance, a recital or also a public speech?
Well, this is a case of stage fright, my dear.
“Can I get rid of it for good?” you may ask. Well, since it’s much more than something that’s “all in your head,” we cannot say it will vanish overnight. In fact, performance anxiety actually happens when you focus on yourself and your anxiety rather than on your performance or presentation. What’s more, it originates in your tendency to resist and fight it rather than to work with it.
That’s where we chime in, giving you a series of smart, yet funny pieces of advice.
Avoid wasting your time with any of the following funny, useless remedies
If possible, do not chug litres and gallons of chamomile tea. Yes, its relaxing properties are well known, but, on the other hand, performing with a full bladder is one of the most discomforting sensations you might ever experience. Do you want to run to the gents’ halfway through an aria, as in “Dilegua notte, tramontate stelle, tramontate ste…Sorry I’ll be right back?”
Some people believe that eating bananas, high in potassium, and turkey, which contains the amino acid tryptophane, will make you sleepy and thus, more relaxed: well not only is there no research evidence of reduced performance anxiety, but also, would you really eat a meal consisting of chamomile, bananas and turkey before an audition? Best case scenario, you’ll experience a food coma. Worst case scenario, you will be sick onstage.
Also, please, don’t deprive yourself of sleep the night before an important performance or audition: you won’t balance out your levels of adrenaline. You will just feel cranky, tired and, most of all, anxious.
Shift your focus
Remember one thing: it’s about the performance, it’s not about YOU. The people in the audience are not here to see or hear you, unless your friends and your relatives are present too. They’re just here to see a performance, and, this day, the performer happens to be you. We might sound cynical here but they hardly care about YOU as a person—did you hear that, members of the Me Me Me generation? Not making it a personal matter will help you detach from the situation and approach it in a more relaxed way.
Accept it, don’t fight it
Do you remember that, in Frozen, Elsa’s parents tell her to “conceal it, don’t feel it?” And I bet you do remember the outcome of it very well. Allow yourself to work with anxiety, and not against it: this way, you will be able to calm down and proceed. Otherwise, it’s like attempting to take a stretch with contracted muscles because, somehow, you are trying to fight the unpleasantness of the pulling sensation in the muscles while holding a stretching position: well, let use tell you this: it will hurt much much more.
We are scientifically, and biologically wired to worry about reputation. After all, we are social animals. Mind the “animal” part. The fear of being perceived as an idiot is a threat reaction, which makes stage fright a type of fight-or-flight response, and this is a characteristic that we share with other animal species. So according to the “ancient laws of the jungle,” your brain knows that, when facing any kind of threat, you either run for your life or fight till death.
Oh, and don’t you hate it when people say it’s all in your head? Well, stage fright is Not, as it is a full-blown hormonal reaction.The Hypothalamus triggers the pituitary gland to secrete ACTH hormones, which in turn makes your adrenal glands pump adrenaline to your blood.
Don’t get rid of it altogether
Actually, the brain does need a low level of adrenalines to be at its best. That’s the argument of John Phillips, MD, who maintained that no anxiety whatsoever is as bad as too much adrenaline. In fact he explained that, whether operating on the aorta or playing the cello, one must be constantly aware of problems yet to happen in order to best adapt to changes as they occur. He then drew the example of pianistIgnaz Solzhenitsyn, who, while playing Bach’s English Suites, stumbled upon a stuck key (The A flat) on his piano. He tried to free it, but to no avail, so, regardless of how dramatic the situation was, he kept on playing flawlessly, with the exception every A-flat key in the work
Especially if you want to talk or sing or act, you need to breathe, and, since you need to do these things calmly, you need to breathe diaphragmatically.
Practicing a task increases familiarity and reduces anxiety. If you know what you’re saying, you’ll feed the crowds with your energy and keep the activity of the hypothalamus at bay. Also, try to go onstage as frequently as possible, get used to the setting and the conditions that trigger your anxiety.
In 1897, a few months from death, Johannes Brahms could be found in front of his stove surrounded by pages of personal correspondence and sheet music. With no wife or children to protect his legacy, the revered Herr Doktor Brahms would do the necessary editing himself: up to the mark or in the fire.
On the hundredth anniversary of Brahms’ death, Jan Swafford’s masterful study of the composer simply entitled, “Johannes Brahms: A Biography,” was published. One of the most infuriating aspects of Swafford’s research must have been Brahms’ ruthless purging of his personal documents. In the end, however, what Brahms allowed to remain and what he saw fit to destroy assist Swafford in finding the essence of his character: “Pieces of the sort Beethoven and Mozart put out as minor but workable, Brahms put in the stove. As far as he could assess what he had written, he wanted to issue nothing but masterpieces.”
Often decried as tactless, Brahms simply did not relax for others the exacting standards he held for himself. Celebrated piano virtuoso Clara Schumann admitted she feared to play around him. “His criticisms are too sharp,” she told a friend, “And unfortunately he’s always right.” In part, this perfectionism may be ascribed to his own disciplined training as a virtuoso from a young age but the broader circumstances of Brahms’ childhood suggest deeper roots.
On May 7, 1833, Johannes was born to Christiane and Johann Jakob Brahms in the Gängeviertel area of Hamburg. Christiane was an accomplished seamstress and seventeen years older than her husband. Johann Jakob had fled his family trade of innkeeping for the musical profession and nurtured a penchant for bad financial investments. Gängeviertel was locally known as the “Adulterer’s Walk” for its active sex trade. The Brahms family lived in a tiny shared house set back from the alley. Swafford describes the scene as “brutal, the kind of thing of which Dickens made a dark poetry.”
Although the family moved two years after Johannes’ birth, the budding composer would find his way back to this darkness in 1846. Before Johannes turned thirteen, Johann Jakob reasoned the boy must provide income from his playing if he was to continue with it. Night after night, he sent Johannes out to play from midnight to dawn at the pubs near the docks in St. Pa uli. The Animierlokale (Swafford roughly translates this as “stimulation pubs”) were waterfront dives replete with sailors and “Singing Girls” (singing, of course, being among the more innocent of their services). Johannes quickly learned the required music by heart and used the piano rack as a place for novels and poetry instead. He tried to block out the rowdy debauchery surrounding him with the writing of German Romantics. Nevertheless, Johannes told a friend later in life that he “saw things and received impressions which left a deep shadow on his mind.” At the same time, he claimed, “I would not on any account have missed this period of hardship in my life, for I am convinced that it did me good.”
Johannes started composing at age eleven. Youthful summers spent in idyllic Winsen provided necessary balm for the wounds of the Animierlokale and proved fertile creative periods though none of his compositions from these summers survive. In 1853, after a smalltime concert tour with Eduard Reményi, Johannes made the fateful acquaintance of Robert and Clara Schumann in Düsseldorf. All of twenty years old and still unpublished under his own name, Johannes left quite an impression on the Schumanns. Robert wrote a glowing article about his discovery in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, a progressive music journal he founded when Johannes was less than a year old:
“I have thought […] someone must and would suddenly appear, destined to give ideal presentation to the highest expression of the time, who would bring us his mastership not in process of development, but springing forth like Minerva fully armed from the head of Jove. And he is come, a young blood by whose cradle graces and heroes kept watch. He is called Johannes Brahms.”
Heavy is the head that wears that crown. Robert Schumann had placed the weight of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and more on his young protégé. And this was not Schumann’s first prophecy. In Swafford’s words, “Everyone familiar with Schumann’s writings knew about his history with handsome young composers. Famously, none of them had achieved the stature he predicted.” Johannes wrote a letter of thanks to his “Honored Master” but there is no doubt that this proclamation sharpened his already critical nature. “Above all,” Johannes writes, “it obliges me to take the greatest care in the selection of what is to be published.”
With Robert’s mental deterioration and eventual asylum residence, Johannes grew very close to Clara. After Robert’s death, the question of marriage hung unanswered between them. Establishing a pattern he would follow throughout his life, Johannes backed away from the woman he loved and turned to his music for solace. In the twilight of their lives, Johannes requested Clara return all the letters he sent her: “I most earnestly beg you to return them to me, and if I say send them quickly, please don’t think it’s because I’m in a hurry to send them to the bookbinders!”
In 1868, established as a masterful composer after the success of Ein deutsches Requiem, Johannes wrote his most famous melody, Wiegenlied or “Cradle Song,” for the second son of a former Frauenchor member, Bertha Faber (née Porubzsky). He composed the song in counterpoint to a Viennese Ländler the young fräulein used to sing to him during his days conducting the women’s choir in Hamburg. In a letter to Bertha’s husband, Johannes wrote, “Frau Bertha will realize that I wrote the Wiegenlied for her little one. She will find it quite in order … that while she is singing Hans to sleep, a love song is being sung to her.” Yes, all quite in order. Associating sex with business transactions and disreputable women seems to have left Johannes with no way of consummating his love for virginal women other than through song. The dark shadow of misogyny cast by this association hung over him to the last.
The art of writing music, of actually placing the notes and related markings on paper, has changed dramatically over the centuries. Computer programs invented since the 1980s have made music copying much easier but hand-drawn notation is still used. It is up to the person writing out the music to make sure the placement and design of the notes and any other markings accurately reflect the desired sound.
Blank music manuscript or staff paper is already preprinted with the five lines and four spaces of a staff. There are different versions though, ranging from staff paper with 10 staves evenly spaced on the page to staves grouped together with treble and bass clefs, and larger paper designed for symphony orchestras and other large ensembles. The composer selects the style based on instrumentation or personal preference. Ideally, the writing needs to be legible enough so that other musicians can read it.
When music paper with printed staff lines was not available, composers had to make their own. That meant for every line of music, someone drew a staff of five lines and did it several times on a page. Sometimes, the lines were not straight. The distance between staves had to allow for notes either above or below the staff. If the staves were too close together, what was written above or below the staff would run into other lines of notation.
The role of music copyists is to take what the composer gives them and copy it in a more legible form. They must figure out the composer’s notation and rewrite the notes, key and time signatures, tempo markings, phrasing, dynamics, accidentals, and anything else relevant to a piece of music. Looking at original scores by some of the world’s most famous composers, music copyists have been faced with pages containing smeared ink and crossed-out measures, yet they must make sure chords are lined up properly, stems are pointing in the right direction, and the text for vocal works matches up to the intended notes.
In addition to copying notation by hand onto manuscript paper or by computer, there have been other ways that printed music was prepared. Two types of music printing came about during the 15th century: woodblock and music type. Both methods were very time consuming. Woodblock involved drawing and carving the music on a wooden block so that it was elevated and in reverse order. The block was inked and the shape of the music was transferred to paper. Music type used the mid-15th century invention of the Gutenberg printing press, with all notation and related symbols placed in reverse so the printed page would be correct.
The printing press fonts could not duplicate some of the handwritten details. Music engraving involved copying music in reverse onto flat rectangular plates of copper, zinc or pewter. The engraver had to determine such things as the spacing between notes and staves, location of page turns, and placement of any text. When the plate was finished, it was inked and the music was printed using the printing press.
Two later developments in copying music involved a well-known technique in the world of art and a variation of a typewriter. Lithographs are common in the art world but were also used in printing music. Alois Senefelder invented lithography around 1798. An oil-based ink was used to draw the music on smooth limestone. Water was applied to the stone but did not stick to the oily markings. When the stone was pressed against paper, the result was the composition drawn with oily ink. Music typewriters were shaped much like traditional typewriters but they typed notes and other music symbols instead of letters and numbers. They were invented in the late 19th century and peaked during the mid-20th century.
Out of all the methods of writing down music, one of the most ornate was the Gregorian chants of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. Very few people could read or write. Members of the clergy wrote their chants with symbols, called neumes, to indicate tone movement instead of specific pitches. Neumes were square and written on a red four-line staff instead of a five-line black staff. The margins and capital letters of the Latin text were often embellished with drawings pertaining to sacred text. These manuscripts were written on vellum, a type of parchment paper.
All of the various methods of preparing written music for print have required a lot of patience and accuracy to make sure the printed work is what the composer intended. It is that painstaking detail that has made it possible for countless works to be published.
A group of students from Virginia in the US are involved in a school project which aims to build a piano from scratch. The science, technology, engineering, art and maths assignment requires students to design the instrument, figure out the measurements for each piece, and use a 3d printer to create the piano. Other parts for the piano are being sculpted.
This is the first year the school is running the project. The initial inspiration seems to have come from one of the teachers, Mark Perry, who runs his own piano building business.
The students’ have set up a blog, where they keep everyone updated on their progress. They began creating the base and frame for the first piano in March, as you can see from these pictures.
Some of the students have explained in interviews how exciting they find the project, even if parts of it are quite a challenge. ““If you don’t know your measurements, your decimal points … that’s going to be a big problem,” Taylor Almond commented. “That could mess up how [your project] is put together.”
The two teachers leading the programme hope that it will encourage students to explore their creativity and show them how they can use it to improve people’s lives. They also believe it will give them a good grounding in the various subjects for further education and employment when the students are older.
John Williams is well-known for soundtracks that are as memorable as the movies for which they were written. He is also respected as a conductor and composer of concert works, and many of his film scores are arranged as suites for concert performances by leading symphony orchestras. His ability to compose recognizable themes and background music is a blend of talent and classical music training.
He was surrounded by music at an early age. His father was a drummer for the Raymond Scott Quintet. After the family moved from their Long Island home to Los Angeles, Williams, while still in his teens, already had his own jazz band. He studied at UCLA and Los Angeles City College. He wanted to pursue a career as a concert pianist and, at 19, performed a piano sonata which was his own composition. His formal music education included private study with composer Mario Castelnouvo-Tedesco, and piano studies with Rosina Lhévinne while at The Juilliard School. Lhévinne also encouraged him to compose.
By the time he went back to L.A., his work experience was a combination of his three years with the U.S. Air Force Band as conductor and arranger, and playing in jazz clubs while at Juilliard. He found work in the L.A. studios as a piano player and staff arranger, orchestrating or playing the works of some of the top composers in Hollywood such as Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman, and Elmer Bernstein. This led to writing music for television and motion pictures.
John Williams first Academy Award was in 1971 for his adaptation of the music for Fiddler on the Roof. He and Steven Spielberg have worked together since 1974 when Spielberg made his directorial debut for The Sugarland Express. That led to the blockbuster success of Jaws (1975) for which he won his second Academy Award but his first for Original Score. It was Spielberg who recommended him to George Lucas for the Star Wars (1977) soundtrack.
So far, Williams has won five Academy Awards and been nominated 49 times. In addition to the award-winning films already mentioned, he has also won for Star Wars (1977), E.T. (1982), and Schindler’s List(1993). He has been nominated more than any other living individual.
The only movie he ever asked to compose for was Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). He incorporated the koto, a 13-stringed instrument played with a plectrum, and the shakuhachi flute into the score. Both are traditional Japanese instruments. The cello solos were performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the violin solos performed by Itzhak Perlman.
When John Williams is not composing scores for motion pictures, he writes concert music and has appeared with several symphony orchestras as a guest conductor. He was principal conductor for the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980 to 1993 and has continued to make guest appearances as the Pops’ Laureate Conductor. He conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic annually at the Hollywood Bowl and has conducted the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In honor of the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner, he wrote and conducted a new arrangement that was performed in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2014, for A Capitol Fourth concert.
His music uses leitmotifs extensively—themes that are associated with specific characters or situations. This was influenced by the 19th-century German composer, Richard Wagner. Examples of Williams’ leitmotifs are the two-note melody symbolizing the shark in Jaws and the lyrical cello solo of Sayuri’s Theme in Memoirs of a Geisha.
John Williams has received several honors including being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1998. He was also one of the recipients at the 2004 Kennedy Center Honors and received the American National Medal of the Arts in 2010 for his work in music.
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How To Lead Praise and Worship in a Traditional Church
I sit right here enthusiastic about how to lead praise and worship in a conventional church I’m coming back from a ministry journey to Sri Lanka. Many of the churches we ministered to there have been conventional church buildings struggling to try to discover a blend between the older people within the church who love tradition and the youthful ones who need to sing modern praise and worship music. In case you are within the church that is combating the identical points, it will be important that you just learn how to lead praise and worship in a method that satisfies both sides of the equation, and does so with sensitivity and true godliness.
How To Lead Praise and Worship That Satisfies Nearly Everyone
Chances are you’ll contemplate that it is unattainable to learn how to lead praise and worship that satisfies nearly everyone, but I can let you know from expertise it’s achievable. An important thing is that you strive at all times to learn how to lead praise and worship that unites individuals fairly than divides people.
Division is frequent amongst God’s individuals, especially in the case of the area of music and worship. On one facet, you normally have the older congregation members who wish to sing the hymns that they have been accustomed to for many years, playing in the way that they’ve always been played with an organ, and that the more temperate volume. On the other side you might have the younger individuals and more and more the center-aged, who desires to worship the Lord in a approach that fits with their tradition utilizing music that represents their generation.
Making an attempt to mix both sides of the worship spectrum might appear to be an impossible dream, but after a few years and plenty of errors I believe that I discovered the precise solution.
How To Lead Praise and Worship With Sensitivity
The very first thing to think about when you think about how to lead praise and worship is sensitivity… to each side of the era gap. For those who produce loud, contemporary worship you are saying to the older generation, you don’t have any worth anymore. If you happen to play hymns exclusively, you’re conveying to the youthful those who their opinions and culture is unimportant.
A sensible worship leader is one who can cater for each side of the church, exhibiting a spirit of love and understanding for both the outdated and the young. A part of learning how to lead praise and worship successfully is coping with battle as a leader and you could guantee that both protagonists feel that their opinions are heard, although it’s possible you’ll not act upon these opinions. Which means that any complaints in regards to the music being too loud, too rocky, too outdated or too boring must be listened to and regarded when you’re deciding how to lead praise and worship with sensitivity.
How to Lead Praise and Worship For Unity
Worship music can be a highly effective drive for unity or an amazingly harmful force throughout the church, particularly within a more conventional congregation. I’ve often witnessed offended words and even folks leaving the church due to dissatisfaction with the worship service, and we should do our greatest as worship leaders to ensure that this never happens.
Many church buildings attempt to satisfy the opposing sides by having a period of latest worship in the beginning of the service, led by the young folks using drums, electric guitars and so forth, whereas reserving songs for worship throughout the service for hymns performed on an organ. While this can be an try and appease each side, what it’s really doing is creating a spirit of disunity, with all sides recognizing our music and their music!
I believe that one of the best ways to unite the previous and the younger, the traditionalists and the modernists, is to have the worship band incorporate hymns into each the contemporary worship time in the service and throughout the entire service.
One worship leader requested me if the aged reacted badly to the suggestion, offended that their music is just not being performed on an organ. My experience is that this is not the case but moderately the opposite happens, the place the older individuals see the younger ones embracing their groups and their kind of music and making it their own. Most often this brings nice joy to the extra traditional believers, so you’ll be able to learn how to lead praise and worship as a source of unity in the church rather than using music to polarize church members.
So, worship leaders, it’s possible to unite each the traditionalists and the extra trendy members of your congregation! The most important factor is that you just learn how to lead praise and worship with sensitivity while promoting unity throughout all age teams in your church.
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Hip-Hop music includes violent and abusive lyrics that could possibly mirror other illegal activities used for sexual intent. The music identified as hip-hop verbally violates basic human rights, particularly the rights of women. Excessive and blatant sexual abuse connotations can be found in almost every musical score, as women are portrayed as whores and assets worth no more than existing for man’s sexual pleasures. Much of the lyrics in rap songs are abusive and degrading to all women.
Hip-Hop is a manifestation and spin on exploitation of African-American and Latino-American youth, and is often considered to have sexism and misogyny attributes. New York City blacks and Latino youths originally started the hip-hop culture, with included rapping, deejaying, break-dancing and graffiti-writing. But, it has evolved into something much more than just local expressions.
Hip-Hop is a lifestyle for many people between the ages of 13 and 30. It involves music, videos, fashion, club-scenes, and the ways that young people interact with each other. The media has embraced and adopted the hip-hop culture, as well as big corporations, such as Coca-Cola and Burger King. Versions of hip-hop can be found in marketing media and corporate advertisements. The Brooklyn Museum of Art even has an exhibit dedicated to hip-hop culture.
The most influential part of hip-hop has become known as rap music. Rap music is a form of poetry, recited over musical instrumentation. Many consider rap music to be brutally honest, violent, and misogynistic. But to others, the violence to and hatred of women appears blatant and offensive.
Much of rap music portrays black women in negative images. The hip-hop culture views all women, but mostly black women, as sex objects. Most hip-hop videos show women dancing or displayed in explicit sexual poses, clothed in bikinis (or less), with the focus on their body parts. The images go hand in hand with the explicit language that suggest women are nothing more than sex objects or money-generating commodities. Many rappers describe themselves as ‘pimps’ and women as second-class and sexual commodities. Many rap songs, not only, glorify the pimp lifestyle, and refer to women in ways a pimp might describe their prostitutes, but the lyrics promote violence to women that disobey.
Of course, not all rap music is misogynistic, and not all black men think of women in this light, but large percentages within the hip-hop culture do. The name calling in the rap music dishonors, disrespects, and dehumanizes women. When society accepts labeling women in this manner, will physical and psychological abuse become acceptable? Unfortunately, many black men battle racism or oppression within hip-hop culture, and have been conditioned to distrust intrusive feelings of trust and love.
Many women consent to these collaborations, and believe racism or subjugation are viable excuses or justification for the practice of degrading and exploitation of women. The numbers of women that show up for unpaid try-outs for video shoots indicate that significant amounts of hip-hop consumers are women. Groups of women can be seen loitering in concert backstage areas, expressing their willingness to perform sexually in return for money and jewelry, or perhaps realize a feeling of being wanted.
Black women have, historically, been used as sex instruments, and continue to fight for power and material wealth. When slavery was legal and rampant, black women were routinely sexually abused by any man that wanted her. They could be used for breeding purposes and create more slave trade for their owners. Black women, also, used sex in order to lower chances of cruel treatment by the slave masters. They were paying with their bodies to survive and achieve better treatment within the uncontrolled, abusive slave life.
Black women emerged out of slavery as oversexed and promiscuous. Some viewed themselves as society dictated, and believed they did not have control over their bodies. As they tried to fit into white societies, some black men wanted the women to be employed in subordinate roles in a white household; while some black women wanted the men to acquire jobs and be the sole provider. Hip-hop culture displays similar oppressive obsessions. Some black women prefer to use sexual powers to reap economical gain. And, many black men have learned how to manipulate women by using money. In order for many black women to get what they want, they accept mistreatment and allow themselves to be exploited through hip-hop images.
Sometimes black women are uneducated and have no job skills. Many believe their bodies are all they have to offer to gain status. Many dysfunctional relationships can be found within the hip-hop culture. Some women believe men are instruments of use to gain access to money; some men think women are only have value when it comes to sexual gratification.
Would censoring hip-hop music and lyrics be an answer? Perhaps, the solution would be to change the hip-hop society and ideology by discontinue negative and misogynistic lyric promotion. But, the first step to change gender relations within the hip-hop community is education. People need to be made aware of the negative and derogatory connotations that continue to violate the rights of women, in sexist lyrics, physical interactions, and at hip-hop gatherings. But, of course, people need to be receptive to the devastating results that violating human rights cause, and be willing to change.
Are human flesh traders alive and well in the United States? Of course, we all know trafficking women is illegal, but considering the more than 45,000,000 dating websites on the Internet, is this a modern legal tool that continues the exploitation of women?
Speaking out against exploitation of women in hip-hop cultures, and for women everywhere, can help change ideologies. But, if women are not interested or willing to stop exploitation tactics, they will continue to be used and considered as just sexual instruments.
Although women have come very far, their work is not finished, and they have a long way to go before equality will be realized.
You might often wonder why so many people are fond of guitar. To answer this question you would have to think at the role that music plays in our lives. Music makes us feel better, it brings us together, it helps us overcome certain obstacles easier. Music defines us. It is part of who we are. Guitar is widely adopted for many reasons. Read below to find out which are some of the most common.
1.Nowadays, learning to play this instrument has never been easier. There are many specialized publications which take a step-by-step approach to teaching guitar lessons. They present music theory concepts in a clear, structured manner. They also include numerous tips and advice on all aspects of the guitar.
2.Remember the lyrics of a famous song ‘strumming my pain with his fingers’? Many songs that reached our soul and bring back memories can be played with a guitar. Therefore, people are eager to recreate those moments with the help of music that made them memorable. Playing the guitar brings you one step closer to achieving this.
3.The investment costs for those who want to learn playing this instrument are not very high. You can find guitars at very reasonable prices sold on the internet or at a store that is specialized in musical instruments. For the beginners, the best guitar type is the classical one.
4.One should not forget that this instrument is extremely versatile in comparison to others. A wide range of musical styles such as folk, jazz, flamenco, jazz and Latino, can be played with it. This makes it easier for the learner to try his hand at more than one style.
5.It is not hard to carry. Due to its compact design this instrument can be easily transported from one place to another. So, if you have more concerts, you will not have to worry about the time wasted in traffic. You can take your guitar on your shoulder and walk quickly to the next event where you are expected.
6.The guitar can be connected to a series of devices that allow the creation of a multitude of sounds. Sound variation is very important for most of the guitar players. It makes their songs more original and easier to recognize by the public. You can use a guitar effects pedal for the development of unique tunes. This device alters your instrument’s sound in a particular manner.
7.The popularity of this instrument is ultimately attributed to great guitar legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, Eric Clapton or Joe Satriani. In the hands of these people a guitar mesmerized audiences. Consequently, inspired by these famous players, many people aim at learning some of the songs that shaped their identity.
In this day and age, it has become quite easy to make your home look beautiful, charming, and truly welcoming – in effortless, practical, and cost-effective ways.
An option that many people are inclined to show a strong preference for is the use of made to measure Roman blinds or made to measure Roller blinds. By simply dressing up your windows, you change the way your home looks in an immediate and fully satisfying way.
Made to measure blinds present a wide variety of use. They provide a lavish backdrop to your furnishings so that everything comes together in a way that can look elegant, classic, or lavish – without you having to go over your budget. Moreover, there is now a variety of made to measure Roman blinds or made to measure Roller blinds to choose from. You are certain to find a style that fits your furnishings like a charm.
You hit two birds with one stone when you use made to measure blinds. Blinds add to the aesthetic appeal of your rooms. Moreover, they are also very effective for light control. By controlling the amount of light that comes in, you are able to regulate the temperature. You can make the rooms warm enough and yet keep out the harsh glare of strong sunlight. By doing this, you make the rooms comfortable and welcoming. You are also able to help keep your furniture looking as good as new, unlikely to fade and suffer from the strong effects of unregulated sunlight.
Because of the popularity that these blinds have cultivated, there are many companies in this particular business. When you choose your blinds, make sure that you go to a company that has established a good reputation for the quality of their products. Such a company is certain to see to it that their blinds carry the stamp of fine craftsmanship and durability.
Long before the advent of made to measure blinds people had to pay through the nose to make their homes look elegant and beautiful. This is a problem no longer. You can now choose from a wide spectrum of blinds of varying styles and colours to make your home look classic or contemporary, hip or elegant, beautiful in its simplicity or awesome in its lushness. You can achieve the look that you want without having to go over the budget as these blinds come at very reasonable prices.
Charles works for Norwich-based company Lockwood Hume. They offer a huge range of office furniture and office supplies, such as made to measure Roman blinds, providing stationary and furniture for home offices, corporate businesses and retail environments.
Why is it that so many Western men are attracted to Korean Girls? Why is it that each year, more Americans, Canadians, Australians, Germans, and guys from other countries are getting married to Asian women?
Well, the physical appeal of Asian women is undeniable. Their silky black hair…slim, firm, petite bodies…and even the graceful way that they walk.
I am sure their gorgeous, exotic features are attractive to you. And then there is the sense of “shy innocence” that Korean women possess. It makes us curious to discover more about them, and it’s a big turn-on to think that beneath that shy exterior lies a sexual side that is waiting to be unleashed…
Of course, you couldn’t tell a Western woman that you have this preference. The Western woman will assume that your love of Korean Girls is about wanting to have a “slave” who waits on you hand and foot and cleans your house. The bitter Western woman thinks that men who date Asian women aren’t “man” enough to be with a “real lady.”
This couldn’t be farther from the truth, and you already know this if you’ve been with beautiful Korean women. The Asian girlfriends I’ve had have been smart, self-sufficient, opinionated and strong. Yet at the same time, they radiate pure femininity.
They make a man feel like…well, like a MAN!
It’s the way that you and I, as men, were born to feel. We need to be with a feminine, loving partner in order for us to feel confident and content. If you don’t believe me, just ask your married buddies who are hitched to overbearing, nagging wives. They’re miserable!
Wanting to date Korean women isn’t any weird “fetish,” nor does it suggest that you are in any way deficient or unable to handle a relationship with a woman of your own race. On the contrary, I say that you are enlightened! You’re willing to think “outside the box” and not follow the same script that your friends do — the guys who settle for whatever girl they can get, because they’re convinced that in order to date stunningly beautiful women (or a hot younger woman) you need to be rich, famous or have movie-star good looks.
These guys accept the idea that they’re never going to be with a hot, sexy, hard-bodied woman who respects and adores them — and so, once they reach a certain age, they marry a girl who they think is “compatible” with them (which usually means, she’s as boring and ordinary as he is).
What percentage of these guys wind up feeling truly happy with their lives and are sexually fulfilled? My guess is that this number is very small. Most of my married buddies tell me how jealous they are of my lifestyle, which involves a lot of traveling to Asia and dating Korean Girls.
Look, we’re all driven by the same needs and desires that we shared with our ancestors 10,000 years ago. We are hard-wired to be men. We desire women who are soft and feminine, and respond to our masculinity and strength. Korean woman cater to this need like no other type of female.
I believe there are a number of valid, important reasons why so many guys want to date Asian women. Some of these reasons, we’re not even aware of on a conscious level. Here are some of the big ones. (Note, these characteristics do not apply to all Asian women. I’m talking about the caliber of Asian women that you’ll want to meet and be with.)
#1 They are physically sexy and appealing.
The silky hair; flawless skin; petite, hard bodies; and exotic Oriental features add up to combination that a lot of men find irresistible.
It’s also interesting to note that the Asian face, because of the way it’s constructed, reveals less emotion than the faces of Caucasians. This makes Korean Girls “harder to read” than Caucasian women, who are known to express their feelings constantly (whether you want to hear them or not!).
This gives Korean Woman an air of mystery and unpredictability, which is powerfully attractive to men — because we’re hard-wired to thrive on the thrill of the hunt.
One more note on the physical appeal of Asian women: they usually have beautiful skin and don’t age and develop wrinkles the same way that Caucasian women do. Korean Girls are known to remain very attractive as they get older.
#2 They tend to be quite approachable.
I’m constantly approaching and chatting up women, and I’ve noticed that even the most beautiful Asian women are easier to approach than Western women. They love to be flirted with, too. When I’m in Asia, I can simply give a girl a friendly smile and say to them in their language: “You’re very cute, may I know your name?” I’ll almost always get a smile in return, and we’ll have a conversation. An American woman, on the other hand, might suspect that you’re “hitting on her” and not give you the time of day.
The fact is, Asian women smile more. It’s part of their culture. You can visit provinces in the Philippines that are poorer than anything you’ve ever seen, and the people (and the women, in particular) will always greet you with a smile.
Thailand is literally known as “The Land Of Smiles” because people smile all the time. (This can be confusing to foreigners, since the “Thai smile” can actually mean a lot of different things — I explain this in the “Secrets Of Dating Korean Woman” book. But at any rate, it beats being around a bunch of frowning, frumpy Western women!)
It’s mind-blowing to stroll through a big shopping mall in a city like Manila, Jakarta or Bangkok…because so many young, beautiful Asian women will smile at you when you make eye contact with them!
Now, compare this to the shopping malls in the Western world. At a mall in an American city, the women will AVOID eye contact with you — and if you try to approach them and start a conversation, chances are you will freak them out. The culture is way less open and friendly.
It’s true that Korean Girls generally are more “shy” than Western women — but this is just at first. When you know how to converse with them the right way, their shy exterior will quickly melt away and they will be friendly and warm. Much of the “shyness” you are perceiving has to do with their great concern about being polite.
At that point, the key is knowing how to build their interest and attraction. The “Secrets Of Dating Asian Women” program will show you how to do that.
Korean Girls take great pride in managing the household and are excellent homemakers. A household run by an Asian woman is always going to be clean and organized. The meals will be prepared with care and love.
Even the poorest families keep their living space as clean as possible. In Asia, women will always make sure that your home is clean, and they will take pride in cooking your meals and keeping you well-fed.
#4 They have a rich sense of culture and heritage.
Many Westerners are fascinated by the colorful, exotic, mysterious cultures of Asia, which are steeped in history. In recent times, Asia has gotten a reputation as being rather trendy among Westerners. This is particularly true with Japan, which Westerners have begun to recognize as a Mecca for fashion. (Japanese girls are years ahead of Western girls, with their super-cool, futuristic styles of dress.)
Why else would so many Caucasians, both men and women, put tattoos of Chinese and Japanese characters on their bodies, thinking it makes them look hip and “spiritual” — even though they’ve never even visited those countries? (Very lame, if you ask me…)
By dating Korean Girls, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more her fascinating culture — including its beliefs, traditions, music, cuisine, movies, arts, and history. This isn’t the case when you date a woman who grew up in the town next to yours. Being able to constantly learn new things about her culture, while sharing yours with her, can be a big advantage in a relationship. There is less chance of the two of you growing bored with each other. When you date an Asian woman and have genuine appreciation for her culture and background, there are new things for you to explore every day.
#5 Korean Girls place a high value on relationships and have unconditional love for their family.
Another attractive aspect of Asian women is that unlike most of their counterparts in Western countries, they put tremendous value on their families and relationships. Choose the right partner, and she’ll be highly loyal to you and will avoid doing anything that will damage the relationship. This tends to bring out the best in you as a man.
Did you know that the Philippines is one of only two countries in the world where there is no divorce? It does not exist. Filipinas are raised to believe that when they marry, it is for life. Even in other, more developed Asian countries (where there is divorce), it is considered a shameful last resort — unlike in Western countries, where the attitude isn’t until “til death us part.” It’s more like, “Let’s give it a try, and if it’s not working out six months from now, I’ll take your house and half your money, dumbass…”
Again, I must remind you that I am speaking in general terms here. Are all Asian women passionately loyal and committed to their relationships? Of course not. There are plenty of warped women and gold diggers out there; you’ve got to keep your wits about you and know to avoid them. (Which can be difficult when you find yourself dating an Asian girl with the tightest body you’ve ever laid your hands on!) The “Secrets Of Dating Asian Women” book contains some very helpful tips on this.
#6 The attraction between us and them seems to be a mutual thing.
One of the reasons why Western men are interested in dating Asian women is, quite simply, because they’ve been told that Asian women love Western men! This is certainly true when you are spending time in Asia, but it’s still true (to a slightly lesser degree) when you are meeting Asian women in a Western country. The thought of this “mutual interest” is what compels a lot of guys to seek Asian girlfriends.
It’s true that if you have light skin and are reasonably fit and attractive, women in Asia will have an “automatic” attraction towards you — because they have a strong desire to have light-skinned babies. In their culture, light skin is an indicator of status and beauty.
#7 When you date Asian women, interracial stigmas aren’t really a problem.
In the Western world, we’re much more accepting of other races than were were 100 or even 50 years ago. (Even 10 years ago, it would have been impossible to imagine an African-American president in the White House!) However, racism still persists in America — particularly with people’s attitudes towards relationships between people of different races.
The reality is that a white man marrying a black woman, or a black man marrying a white woman, is still considered unnacceptable by many people, or at the very least it is considered strange. But when Western guys and Asian women date, it is generally quite accepted. In fact, some people say it has become “trendy” in recent years to date Asian women! Now, I’m not saying this is an important reason why you should date Asian women, but it’s another positive factor to consider.
It has become very common for Asian women and non-Asian men to date and marry. While the differences between your culture and hers may create minor challenges in your relationship at times, these differences will also help to keep your relationship interesting and constantly evolving.
One difference in backgrounds that can create obstacles is if you marry an Asian woman who comes from a very poor family, since you may be expected to provide financial support for her relatives. I talk more about this in the “Secrets Of Dating Asian Women” book.)
#8 Asian women have a spiritual core.
Many Asian women observe a religion and take it seriously. Whether she worships God, Buddha or whomever, religion tends to give Asian women a sense of calmness and inner peace that many Western women lack. Asian women don’t need to do constant “soul searching” and fret about what is lacking in their lives. For the Asian woman, a loving partner, a happy, healthy household, and the love of her family and God is enough.
#9 They have a hardworking nature.
Asian women typically start helping out their families from a very young age, waking up early to help out with house-hold chores. This is a dramatic difference from the way children are typically raised in Western countries. Also, they believe in working hard in order to provide a better future for their families.
You see this in immigrant communities throughout the West. Asian immigrants will work nonstop in order to send financial support to their families back in Asia, and to enable family members to come over from Asia to join them. They build their own businesses and are careful with their money. Asian people, in general, respect the importance fo hard work. A woman who is raised this way isn’t going to turn into a lazy, spoiled “princess” as soon as you put a ring on her finger!
#10 Asian women are meticulous about how they look.
I love the fact that beautiful Asian women are always concerned with how they look, and want to look beautiful no matter where they are. They also believe it’s important for them to “stay sexy” for their man! Western women, unfortunately, don’t usually act this way. Once they get married, they start gaining weight and feel they no longer need to worry about looking hot.
Actually, I think this is one of the reasons why Western women seem to resent it when guys prefer dating Asian women — they’re jealous of Asian women (and their fantastic ability to stay slim and maintain their sexy, youthful looks!).
It took me a long time to figure out how to date and attract beautiful Korean Girls, and how to make them feel that powerful physical and emotional response called ATTRACTION. I suggest you read my book “Secrets Of Dating Korean Girls” because it explains all of these secrets. You won’t have to rely on “trial and error” as I did. With my book, you can learn right now how to use proven tactics and techniques to attract and date the Get Girls you desire.
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Taste of music varies according to different places. Similarly, African Music is different in different parts of the continent. In some parts one will feel the effect of western music, while in other the music is traditional. Moreover, the usage of hand drums and percussion is evident in the music of West Africa. For the people of Africa, music is usually an expression of their feelings. The folk songs include the hardships of day to day life.
Somalia is located on the outer edge of Somalia Peninsula and therefore called the Horn of Africa. Somalia has a horrendous history of famines, droughts and being the home to infamous privates. Therefore like many other African nations, it also is a poor state. But being economically poor did not affect their cultural growth. Somalia has a rich music tradition evolved out of Somalian folklore. Drums, guitar, bass, and woodwinds figure are used heavily when it comes to Somali music. The music history is rich coupled with traditional music, folk songs and dances.
Songs play a great part in connecting people with different ethnicity. African music is an expression of joy, love and bravery. Their folk songs are usually dedicated to the bravery of their men during war and hardships. This music provides a platform to African music enthusiast residing in different parts of the continent. The music and song depict their various emotions and glorious pasts. Preserving ones heritage is extremely important to the culture. The Somalis have rich cultural history, and songs are the medium to keep them alive for years to come.
Somali songs are a sweet product of collaboration between the singer (Codka), music director and lyricist (midho). Bands including Waaberi and Horseed have been quite successful in the revival of Somali music. Other singers, such as Maryam Mursal and Ahmed Cali Cigal have blended the traditional somali music with the western music. This has made them very popular amongst youngsters. Amongst others, Rock and roll, bossa nova and jazz are churned with traditional music to create fusion.
Sadly, the youngsters of Somalia are immensely influenced by the western music bands, like Blues and Jazz. Their tradition and roots are on the verge of getting extinct. They have forgotten the music tradition of their nation. Parents must stress on the importance of culture and should try their best to pass on the value of their glorious heritage to their children.
Somalia music industry is inchoate and has immense possibility of growth. A live musical concert at the seashore is the specialty of Somalian music. People from around the world come over to enjoy this divine show. However, musician in Somalia face the lack of resources and do not get desired cooperation from the government. The new generation should try to spread their music tradition all across the globe. If done effectively, the industry can prosper in a very short span. It can help in gaining recognition and creating economic sustainability in the nation.
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