The American band Kiss was formed in New York around 1973. Now over the past 34 years Kiss have sold over 19 million records in the U.S. alone and a whopping 80 million records worldwide. They have even been awarded with 22 gold records since their formation, even though the group has a history of different band members.
Kiss is well known for their live performances, having gimmicks like fire breathing, smoking guitars, blood spitting, pyrotechnics, and other extraordinary on stage antics. Because of their entertaining performances and unique sound, it`s no surprise Kiss has quickly developed a fan base worldwide.
The original members of Kiss were Gene Simmons, a schoolteacher and bass player, and Paul Stanley, a singer and guitarist who were both members of a band called Wicked Lester.
When Simmons and Stanley decided to leave Wicked Lester, they brought with them their bad boy image and formed the band Kiss with a horror style of presentation. This image later became the reason for being dubbed as one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world of popular music.
Musical notation has been a part of human communication for a very long time. Tablets discovered in the ancient city of Ugarit in the Middle East date back to 1400 B.C. and are believed to contain the music for a hymn directed to the wife of the moon god. However, the real proliferation of sheet music didn’t occur until the 1800s when lithographic printing processes became widely available. In the past few years, the easy access to digital sheet music through the Internet has generated additional interest and sales.
Up until just a few years ago, the purchase of sheet music was limited to the bricks-and-mortar world. Customers could visit a music store in their town or city to browse through bins filled with printed music available as single songs or collections. Popular collection themes included all the songs from a particular movie or Broadway musical, top hits from a group of years such as the 1960s, or songs recorded by one artist, such as the Beatles or Frank Sinatra. For musicians who
According to market report, the hybrid digital music program have aggregated service revenue hike of 28.6% in 2015, and the listening hour had increased 17%. The revenue analytics and vital performance including monthly hours by programmer/service, subscriber totals (both domestic and international), inventory by avail format (audio, video, display), sellout rates, CPMs, gross media spend, revenue per thousand hours of programming (RPM) and expected total royalty rate fees paid across the industry at 47%. Every 1,000 hours of listening across the spectrum of digital music services (excluding online song stores) is tracking at around US$58.97, and it is forecasted to improve steadily through 2018.
A few highlights of the market are as follows;
- Mobile continues to be a growth engine for programmers. Pandora delivers 83% of listening through non-desktop devices, while audio inventory loads and blended CPMs have also increased; the company has grown RPM by 30% over the past year.
- Listening hours are on a trajectory to register 45 billion hours of audience engagement time
Music lovers and fans spent lot of money on the big collections which they need to build up in their music library. DVD’s and CD’s are not that cheap and cost a lot of money, and now these days such things have also become obsolete.
With the result most of the music lovers have starting updating their collection by purchasing expensive Blu-Rays and electronic albums. Most people who love music have realized that a lot of money and space in their houses can be saved by simply by streaming movies and music online.
This is quite possible provided you have a fast internet connection otherwise it may not be possible with slow internet connection. For this you will have to switch to online streaming and may have to switch to satellite internet which is quite fast and reliable for web music streaming.
Satellite internet connections are faster fifty times more than dial up connections, if you want to download large files then this connection is absolutely must. The music and
In this age of complexity, life is very difficult and hectic for one and all. No one gets a proper time and way to calm down their stress and relax for a while. The inner peace has been vanished somewhere in the race of competition and employment. Generally, people feel relaxed by going to holiday or any kind of spa salon to get the peace of their mind. However, with the short span of time and high rates to plan any exotic holiday, it is not possible for everyone to enjoy it and feel relaxed. It is pertinent to note that listening to music is a means through which we can relax our mind.
Music brings the glory and emotion back to life. Instrumental Background Music not only generates good sentiments but, also assist in generating bottomless memories which you cherish for lifetime. Music can act as a medicine to your stressful mind and body. Five minutes of hearing music will rediscover your power to work again with concentration. It is fascinating to know that
If you’re trying to find the best way for you to Make Hip Hop Beats Online then this article should help to point you in the right direction. Trying to start out a career in music is tough, but with software being readily available these days, it’s much easier for you to begin to make beats and produce good sounding music. So how do you get started? I’ll go over a few steps I think you should be taking to get going below. Let’s get into it.
How to get started & make hip hop beats online
The online programs are really good because they allow you to make your beats while keeping them saved online, which makes it easy for you to collaborate with others and also makes it easy for you to resume working on it from multiple areas. This helps you also to show your work to friends and colleagues, without having to transfer your songs or output them into regular formats (like mp3.) You can simply
Music is a hard industry to break into, but what most music lovers don’t realise is that there is more to music than instruments, singing and selling records. The music industry has developed such a strong stereotype in which people just assume a ‘musician’ nowadays is a person who plays an instrument and/or sings. Wrong! Whether you’re a musician looking to do something different, or a journalist (whatever level) who particularly likes and wants to specialise in music, a Music journalism course could be the thing you’re looking for.
So you’re probably thinking, what’s does a Music journalist specifically do? This distance learning college offers an online Music journalism course which teaches its students some key journalistic skills focused around the Music industry. It will also teach you to sell music articles. So whether you just listen to music and want to take your love for music further, a practising musician looking for a fresh musical change or a journalist who is looking to specialise in a certain area of journalism, a Music journalism course could be for
Music halls can be traced back to the taverns and coffee houses of 18th century London where men met to eat, drink and do business. Performers sang songs whilst the audience ate, drank and joined in the singing. By the 1830s taverns had rooms devoted to musical clubs. They presented Saturday evening Singsongs and Free and Easies. These became so popular that entertainment was put on two or three times a week.
Song and supper rooms
For more middle-class clientele song and supper rooms opened in the 1830s. They served hot food and provided entertainment until the early hours of the morning. Rooms like The Coal Hole, off the Strand in London soon developed a scurrilous reputation. At Evans’ Song and Supper Rooms in Covent Garden singers were paid £1 a week and free drink. The star of Evans’ Song was Sam Cowell who was most famous for his song, ‘The Rat Catcher’s Daughter’. It was so popular that fellow performer Charles Sloman, who was famous for improvising lines off the top of his head, wrote an extra two verses. Sam Cowell was brought up
CONDOLEEZZA RICE trained to be a concert pianist. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was a professional clarinet and saxophone player. The hedge fund billionaire Bruce Kovner is a pianist who took classes at Juilliard. Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields?
The connection isn’t a coincidence. I know because I asked. I put the question to top-flight professionals in industries from tech to finance to media, all of whom had serious (if often little-known) past lives as musicians. Almost all made a connection between their music training and their professional achievements. The phenomenon extends beyond the math-music association. Strikingly, many high achievers told me music opened up the pathways to creative thinking. And their experiences suggest that music training sharpens other qualities: Collaboration. The ability to listen. A way of thinking that weaves together disparate ideas. The power to focus on the present and the future simultaneously.
Will your school music program turn your kid into
The piano is a great instrument to learn and an excellent one for the beginning musician. A variety of musical styles can be played on the piano including rock, jazz, show tunes, blues, and classical music. This is a great way to expose your aspiring pianist to a variety of musical styles and also enhance their creativity and musical know-how.
Instead of purchasing a bulky traditional piano, why not opt for its space saving counterpart- the digital piano? A digital piano can be purchased to have the feel of a regular piano key but not all of them come this way. You can find full piano size digital pianos or smaller varieties if your aspiring pianist is just a beginner. Here is some additional information that will help you make a digital piano purchase.
Why Purchase a Digital Piano?
While you can find digital pianos that are quite expensive, most are quite affordable. However, a new acoustic piano can cost thousands of dollars depending on the style. Digital pianos cost much less in general than acoustic
Guitar improvisation is not a completely uncomprehensible art that cannot be learned. You can practice the art of improvisation by learning scales, learning patterns to use in improvisation, by composing melodies on your guitar and by simply improvising a lot.
When you learn to play guitar I think it’s a good thing to use time to experiment with chords and scales. This will help you develop your creativity and your own style of playing.
The following exercises will show you a way to practice scales and chords together.
First I would like to give you two chords you can use. The first chord is A7 and you can play it in the open position like this:
Now we will look at a small lick in the fift position on the guitar. This mean that you place your left hand on the neck with the first finger on the fifth fret. Here is the lick:
A. CD Gig Sale Co-Op
I’ve mentioned this one in a previous issue, but it bears reiterating. Basically it works this way:
Arrange a cooperative agreement between your band and
similar bands, say 2-3, whereby you each agree to promote and sell each other’s CDs at each other’s respective gigs. You also stipulate a sales price and an agreed upon number of units.
B. Distribute Samples At Genre Nightclubs
Here, you will contact club managers in your area whose deejays either play your genre of music or host live bands in your genre. This works best in clubs that specifically have deejays and do not have live bands. You ask the club manager for permission to distribute your samplers to club patrons. Even better, is if you agree to pay the club a small fee for allowing you to do so.
On the sampler, simply include approximately 2 minutes
of each song. Naturally, these sampler discs are CDs
that you will “burn” in your computer or you may choose to have your
There are many reasons why many people are very eager to learn to play a guitar. This musical instrument brings so much fun and joy to a person when he plays it. Learning the instrument can be time consuming if there are no available tools that can help a person to learn the right and easy way to play the instrument in a short period.
Traditional guitar lessons are not very much in demand now. Books and visuals are by far the least effective tools because they do not teach the subtle things a person may learn while he is in the learning process… It does not mean that these subtle things are complicated to execute, it is just that there are secrets that a person should unveil when learning the fast way a guitar should be played.
Some basic techniques should be developed smoothly and slowly. A person cannot take a shortcut in learning the fast way to play this instrument. It requires full commitment and concentration so that a person can catch the strategies and guidelines of how he can learn.
They believe that practicing fast can help them know the way to
From 1979-1986 the company was located in San Dimas, California. They made guitars at this location up until the company merged with IMC, or International Music Corporation. Now, Fender holds the rights to the Charvel label and manufacturers guitars that are very similar to the early models manufactured in the San Dimas location.
Jackson Guitars or probably best known for their Rhoads-V a guitar that they made with the late Rhandy Rhoads, former guitar player for Quiet Riot and later, Ozzie Osborne. Rhandy Rhoads had quite a following, so therefore this guitar was pretty sought after.
Another thing Jackson is famous for are their guitar styles that appeal to heavy metal and thrash artists. In general, the guitar designs are sleek and elegant and only some of these have designs that appeal to the hard metal style of playing.
In general, Jackson guitars resemble the Gibson Explorer. In fact, the resemblance was so striking that Gibson sued them regularly over the copyrights of this style. They also faced lawsuits from Fender. Jackson lost these suits and the design of the guitars changed. Now that Fender holds the rights, design and production of the guitars is
Guitars can be classified into 3 kinds: the classical guitar, the acoustic guitar and finally the electric guitar.
The classical guitar (also referred to as the Spanish guitar) is the most common between the three kinds of guitar. This kind of guitar has a hollow body with a hole that acts as a resonator of the sound produced by plucking and strumming the strings. It normally has six strings made of nylon. These nylon strings have less tension when compared to steel strings thus making this kind of guitar easy to pluck or strum. It is assumed that it is to be played only with a person’s fingers and not with a pick. It is also normally used without amplifiers but classical guitar owners can equip one or just play the guitar in front of a microphone. This kind of guitar is used mainly for classical, Latin and Flamenco music.
The acoustic guitar looks like a classical guitar in terms of shape and appearance. Like a classical guitar, an acoustic one does not normally use amplifiers. Their similarities stop there, though, as an acoustic guitar uses steel strings to produce a louder and brighter sound. Heavier
The answer is simple. Playing music has been discovered to have a direct and almost immediate effect on the brain of the student. That’s right. Music lessons have been shown in a German study to have a significant impact on the way the brain functions after as little as five weeks!
What they found, when comparing a group of students taking music lessons with a control group that was not, was that students who had taken as few as ten music lessons over a five week period exhibited a significant ear to hand link.
So? What’s the big deal? Life doesn’t make much use of ear to hand connections unless you want to play an instrument by ear (I’ve always thought that provoked a strange mental picture; imagine the ears you would have to have to play the trombone!). The significance is two fold. First, it means that music lessons lead to brain development which ultimately means that music lessons have the effect of giving the individual that is taking the lessons improved brain function from which to draw in the rest of his or her life. Second, (and I saved the best for last) the
Amazing Grace is one of the most well-known Christian hymns. The words were written by John Newton. Here are the lyrics to the first verse:
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see
You don’t need to know sheet music notation on your ukulele. Instead we will use a form of notation known as ukulele tab.
The ukulele tab notation I will use is my own form of tabs that are readable on article sites. You will find the more common ukulele tab notation on my own site with ukulele tab and free sheet music.
When you hold your ukulele in playing position you will have the first string nearest your feet. It is the string with the highest pitch and it is usually an A.
Here comes an example on how to ukulele tab:
01 11 31 11 01
The first digit in the pair tells you
Remember playing House or Doctor as a child, letting the game go wherever your mind would take you? That was improvisation. No rules, no boundaries, just the limitless potential of your imagination.
Similarly, musical improvisation is the act of “writing” (creating it as you play) a song while performing it, a technique found most often in jazz and bluegrass (but can be traced back to renowned classical improvisers like Handel and Bach). Of course, it’s a little more complicated than an imaginative children’s game. Though improvisation is a highly creative and flexible technique, it requires great skill on the part of the musician. A musician involved in an improvisation must have a detailed knowledge of chord structure and complicated scales and modes. The musician must also have an intuitive ability to structure a song on the fly; great improvisation thrives on its ability to sound not improvised but rather wholly composed. That illusion, the ability of a song to seem anything but spontaneously made up, is part of improvisation’s allure.
There are two basic forms of improvisation: structured improvisation and free improvisation. Structured improvisation, though a contradiction in terms, is the most common of the two.
It is important for a person to learn how to handle the guitar properly while learning to play. As a beginner, he must understand that it is not advisable for him to learn to play while he is standing. He must make himself comfortable with his position so that he will be able to execute correctly while playing his guitar. He must learn that the first technique to learn is how to hold the guitar before attempting to play it. Here are some guidelines you need to know to hold the guitar properly:
1.Find an armless chair where you can sit comfortably and place your back against the back of the chair. Remember not to repeat any mannerism such as slouching.
2.When holding the guitar remember to have contact from the chest and stomach with the back part of the guitar. Make sure that a parallel position of the lower neck of the guitar to the floor is maintained.
3.He should place his face near to the first string of the guitar- which is the thickest one. With the other hand, the sixth string, which is the thinnest one, should be vertically aligned with the
ESP, short for Electric Sound Products, started as a shop in Japan by Hisatake Shibuya in 1975. At first they just sold replacement parts for the guitar but in 1976 they started making guitars. These products were only found in Japan until the 80s when the replacement parts found their way to the U.S.
The company was pretty much obscure in the United States until 1983 when these replacement parts line was introduced. Then in 84 and 85 ESP began creating custom guitars for certain artists such as Bruce Kulick of KISS, Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, and Vernon Reid of Living Color. In 1986 George Lynch discovered the shop in Japan while searching for a replacement guitar part. The end result of this encounter was his Kamikaze model. The Kamikaze was ESPs first signature model.
Over the years, the company has evolved. They have gone from an exclusive producer of replacements parts for the guitar to a high quality electric guitar manufacturer. In the early 90s the company faced some changes to their United States division. At the same time that they discontinued the replacement parts for the U.S., they started expanding their guitar