Music

Music by Eric

Turn Your Dream Of Starting A Band Into A Reality

Everyone at some point in their life has considered starting a band. This could be a fleeting insane thought in high school, a slightly more serious endeavor at college or, now that you’ve had a year’s worth of guitar lessons, you could be actively looking for a position in a band. Being in a band is cool. There aren’t many jobs that are cooler, other than an international spy or chocolate taster. Even as a fully fledged adult, you still have a hankering to give the band thing a go. You have visions of writing and performing that one great song that becomes an instant classic and is played at weddings, events and across the airwaves for years to come. So what are you waiting…
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Can Music Really Bring Your Family Closer Together? (Hint: The Answer Is Yes!)

Music plays a central role in all of our lives. Even if your experiences are limited to listening to the radio, it’s virtually impossible to go a whole day without hearing at least one song. It’s a very powerful tool that has the ability to alter our emotional frame of a mind in an instant. Still, its capabilities aren’t limited to individual elements and is something that can be used to bring the whole family closer together. So how can you unlock greater family happiness through the power of music? Here’s all you need to know.   Source: Go Back To Traditional Media There’s no question that Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon Echo all have a role to play in our listening experiences. However, there’s something…
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Lorde’s sophomore effort is a surprising triumph and an instant favorite

The new Lorde record is a surprising dose of satisfaction cloaked in misleading party garb. I was among those totally sucked into the Lorde orbit when she first hit the scene a few years back. “Royals” was catchy, sure, but the full record was miles better than one catchy single, packed with minimalist music, subversive lyrics of the kind only a teen could write – and while that sounds like a subtle insult, it’s not – and anti-pop pop. I loved it. But man, I had misgivings about the new record. The first single, “Green Light,” lived and died on a big dance thump and a heard-it-done-it fast piano riff. Wasn’t helped by a video of Lorde dancing on a fancy car in a short…
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What To Look For When Learning The Piano

It’s never too late to learn a new skill. There’s little truth in the adage of “an old dog can’t learn new tricks” – if you put your mind to it, anything is possible. Learning the piano is something that most people are taught in their early years, and either keep on as a hobby or profession or drop as soon as they are able. Whether you are just starting out or returning to music, there are some things that you have to keep in mind to help you progress. Image Source Get Your Equipment Ready The only thing that you need at home to be able to learn to play the piano is, well, a piano. There is no point putting yourself through lessons…
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Hearing Your Heroes In The Flesh

(Image Source) Most people have fond connections with at least a few pieces of music. The way the instrumentation makes your hair stand on end; or, the way their voice makes tears form in your eyes. Of course, a lot of people only ever get to hear their favourite pieces played through speakers or headphones; instead of the real thing. And, this is a shame. It’s not too hard to see live music; even when it’s big bands. So, there’s really no excuse not to be seeing them. To help you out with this, this post will be going through what you can expect from two different types of show. And, the ways you can get your hands on some tickets. One of the best…
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