Sunday, August 30, 2009

Subscribe To Online Music Video Websites

Online music video websites are more advanced than music TV channels; here music enthusiasts can choose the music videos they want to watch. With music TV channels, music lovers have to put up with annoying TV presenters and wait for their favorite music videos to finally appear on screen. Also with regular music TV channels, the music is generally on a rotate system, this means there are many repeats, and usually the repeats are not what you want to see. Now with online music video websites, music lovers can perform a series of useful function such as stop, fast forward, rewind, skip and replay. This is truly a remarkable and enjoyable music video, theres a significantly different both of themAn possibility for online music video fans is to clinch to an online music video website, here music fans can watch unlimited music videos and have the benefit of controlling the play lists.
and so perfect music system i guess

Online gift music video websites are becoming more popular around the apple. These are a legal outlet for music videos, and artists and music companies, along with music video fans, are becoming more aware of this convenient ritual to have fun music videos. Music artists and music companies are now seeing online music video websites as a fly and toward fashion for video and music sample.

Thereupon, if you adore watching music videos and keeping up - to - meet with untrained music, go the newfangled and convenient online music video option and see if perceptible works for you. Prepare not annoy with regular TV music channels and watch music videos that wrap up not attentiveness you, revenue the affordable step of subscribing to an online music video company, and relish music videos that suit your style, taste and preferable sort of music.

can't stand to try it? Take advantage of the internet and impress more entertainment for an affordable cost. Search the internet and picture the wide globe of online music video benefaction sites, connect up and love your bad eye.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

MP4 players - the next big thing?

MP4 players, also called personal video players or multimedia players, are portable devices that play MP4 video files. They play movies using the mp4 file format/standard. Could they become the next big consumer gadget?

For a long time now, MP3 players have been one of the hottest selling portable music players on the market. They have changed the way we make, listen to and store music. These players use the mp3 file format (mpeg 1 layer 111).

MP4 has been heralded by some as the next big thing. This is because of the versatility and quality of the MP4 file. MP4 stands for MPEG 4. This format can be used for video and audio and it produces a very high quality sound and picture. It can be used with many wireless devices.

MP4 players play video using this file format. Many can record from a tv or dvd player or even from the internet and then play back the video or movie at the users convenience. Some can store pictures as well. A good mp4 player will come with a decent amount of memory to store the sometimes large mp4 files. They are priced around $200-300.

Though they are gaining popularity, it remains to be seen if they will one day be as well known as the super famous mp3 player.

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The Incredible Apple iPod - The World’s Most Innovative MP3 Player

One of the greatest inventions of the 21st century is the iPod, made by apple. An iPod is a small portable, walkman-like mp3 player with a hard disk inside. Hard disk sizes vary but come up to 60 gigabyte. A 60 GB hard disk easily fits thousands of high quality full music albums. Image having all your music at hand, no matter where you go!

Now let’s take a 60GB iPod photo, which has a lovely colour screen. It also allows you to store thousands of photos. It’s easy to use interface allows you to browse through your pictures at an impressive speed. You can connect the iPod photo to your television and use the slideshow. .Imagine what it’s like to always have say a months worth of non-stop music playing in your back pocket. Being able to play this music on your home or car stereo .Or through your headphones in the train or on your bicycle.

If you like an mp3 player at the size of a packet of chewing gum, the iPod Shuffle is the answer. At the moment they come in 512 MB or 1 GB size, and a 2 GB and 4 GB iPod shuffle have been announced. Don’t be fooled by its small size as it sounds just as impressive it’s bigger brothers. The iPod shuffle has no LCD display like the iPod, iPod mini and iPod Photo. The iPod mini is a smaller colourful version of the normal iPod and come in 4GB and 6GB at present.

Not only the iPod itself is fantastic, but there are literally tons of super cool accessories available for this device.

For instance, one accessory called Roadtrip, made by Griffin Technology, is a dock you can fit in your car. The dock has a built in FM transmitter and will send out the music being played by the iPod through an FM signal. My car radio picks up the signal and blasts it out my car speakers.. How cool is that?!! You simply get in your car, slot in your iPod and turn the ignition key and off you go. The Roadtrip draws its power from the cigarette lighter. It can also draw its power from USB. That way you can use it to route the sound of your computer to your home stereo.

Another accessory for instance is AirClick, a remote control for your iPod or iPod mini. You can even get card readers so you can transfer the photos from your digital camera directly to your iPod. How handy is it to have 60 GB of storage with you if you like photography?

Since I bought my iPod I have been enjoying music more than ever before! I would like to recommend it to any music lover, its well worth the money.

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How to Find and Download Your Favorite Music Videos

With all of the latest technology of downloading songs to burn onto CD’s, iPod’s, and more, the simple thought of music video downloads often passes peoples minds anymore. With burning songs onto CD’s, and listening to songs on your iPod, you’re only retaining the audio portion of music and completely overlooking the visual aspect of music.

Sure you can tune into MTV and VH1 and all of the other music channels. However, anymore there are more TV and reality shows on the music channels then there are actual music videos. With music video downloads on your personal computer, you can
download a video of your favorite artist or favorite song in a matter of minutes depending onyour internet connection speed. Once downloaded you can save it to a file or if you download from one site, most contain a library in which all of your favorite music videos will be saved to.

In this day and age nothing is legally free, so one might ask themselves how much it will cost to actually watch music videos? Is it really worth it to pay for music videos when you can watch them on TV? Depending on the site you download from, it
is very much worth it to pay the low cost and have a much larger selection than on TV and be able to watch them whenever you want.

There are millions of sites that offer music video downloads for free, so what’s the catch. For a majority of the sites you can only view 30 seconds of the song such as at Other sites such as allow you to view one music
video, kind of like a teaser to see the quality of video. After viewing the video if you attempt to watch another one, it takes you to the sign in page where you can either log-in if already a member, or you can learn the prices and register to get
unlimited access to millions of videos.

At they offer a deal where you can get unlimited downloads of music videos and music in general to save to your computer for just $4.99/mo. At there are over 1 million songs to choose from allowing you to never be left unsatisfied. There are system requirements in order to download the program that can be viewed at, but with music that cheap
it’s hard to pass up.

Another site worth checking out is At this site you can purchase a 2 year membership for $1/mo. or a single year membership for $1.57/mo. With a membership to this site you receive unlimited access to billions of songs, no software is required to download, and you can burn unlimited songs as well. With this site you also are not limited to just music video downloads, but you are also capable of downloading mp3s, movies, TV and Radio shows, and much more.

Now that you have knowledge of how to download music videos and why to download music videos, get out there and begin building up a large library videos for a low cost. Best MP3 Music Downloads is a site that contains information, articles, and resources on all genres and styles of music. You can download music and videos, and find links to the best places to download music here:

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Do you like 80s music?

Many people out there are nuts about 80's music. The sad reality of loving the music of the 1980's is that line-ups change, bands disband or the traditional press ignores their new output. That's what we're here to fix. Wondering what the latest news is on your favorite music artists?

Here are the number one songs from 1981:
01/31/81 "The Tide Is High" - Blondie (1 week)
Even though it only spent one week at the top of the chart, this was Blondie's longest lasting single, staying on the charts for 26 weeks.

02/07/81 "Celebration" - Kool And The Gang (2 weeks)
From 1973 to 1987 the band had a string of hits. This was their only number one, although 1983's "Joanna" and 1985's "Cherish" both made it to number two.

02/21/81 "9 To 5" - Dolly Parton (2 weeks) Her first number one song, from the movie of the same name, in which she also starred.

02/28/81 "I Love A Rainy Night" - Eddie Rabbitt (2 weeks)
Back to back country artists had number one hits in February of 1981. This was Rabbitt's only number one along with three other songs that made the top 10.

03/21/81 "Keep On Loving You" - REO Speedwagon (1 week)
Their first song to hit the Top 40 chart, and the first of two number ones for the quintet from Champaign, Illinois that was named after a type of fire truck.

03/28/81 "Rapture" - Blondie (2 weeks)
The 4th and final number one song Blondie had in the '80s, and their second of 1981.

04/11/81 "Kiss On My List" - Hall and Oates (3 weeks)
The first number one of the '80s for the duo from Philadelphia. They previously hit the top of the charts with 1977's "Sara Smile," and would have several hits throughout the '80s.

05/02/81 "Morning Train (Nine To Five)" - Sheena Easton (2 weeks)
The sexy Scot's first single went all the way to number one and would be her only chart topper. She did have 6 other top 10 hits in the '80s.

05/16/81 "Bette Davis Eyes" - Kim Carnes (9 weeks)
The number two song of 1981 was written by the legendary Jackie DeShannon. Carnes was a former member of the New Christy Minstrels in the late '60s. Her only other top 10 song was 1980's duet with Kenny Rogers, "Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer."

06/20/81 "Medley" - Stars On 45 (1 week)
This novelty song had Dutch session singers redo classic songs from the '60s. They released three other Medley singles, but none even cracked the Top 40.

07/25/81 "The One That You Love" - Air Supply (1 week)
The only number one song for the Australian balladeers. They had seven consecutive top 5 singles from 1980 to 1982.

08/01/81 "Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield (2 weeks)
1981 was a great year for Australians, with 3 different artists reaching number one. Springfield played Dr. Noah Drake on the hit soap opera General Hospital in the early '80s. This would be his only number one song, but he also had 4 other singles hit the top 10.

08/15/81 "Endless Love" - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (9 weeks)
The title song for the movie starring Brooke Shields became a wedding staple and was Ross' final number one. It was Richie's first.

10/17/81 "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" - Christopher Cross (3 weeks)
The second movie theme in a row to top the charts in '81, it was Cross' second and final number one.

11/07/81 "Private Eyes" - Hall and Oates (2 weeks)
Another one of their 6 number one singles.

11/21/81 "Physical" - Olivia Newton-John (10 weeks)
The number one song of the year, and the song spending the most weeks at number one in the decade of the '80s. In addition to 10 weeks at number one, it spent a total of 21 weeks in the Top 40.

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Music For A Better Life

Would you like to pop in a CD and have a better quality of life, and even self improvement? There are three ways you can use music to accomplish this.

Music For Motivation

Put on energetic music, and even doing housework seems less like work. Using music to motivate yourself or change your mood is an area where you can trust your experience and experimentation. When you find the msic that energizes you, relaxes you, or makes you happy, keep it ready for when you need it.

Music For Intelligence

Music creates neural pathways in your brain that stimulate creativity. Studies show that music trains the brain for higher forms of thinking. In one study, three-year-olds were split into two groups. The first had no special training in, or exposure to music. The second group studied piano and sang daily in chorus.

Eight months later the musical three-year-olds were much better at solving puzzles. They also scored 80% higher in spatial intelligence than the other group. There's also anectdotal evidence that listening to music, especially from Mozart's era, can help you study and learn better.

Hopefully there will be more research. In the meantime there's no reason not to do your own experimentation. I've heard that Stephen King writes with loud rock music playing, so the benefits of music may be according to your own tastes or brain-organization.

Music For Brainwave Entrainment

Want to listen to some music, and get smarter, or have instant easy meditation? There are products now that "entrain" your brainwaves, in order to put you in a meditative state. Music is embedded with beats and pulses that entrain your brain waves to a specific frequency. Put in the right CD or MP3 for your activity, and you get better brain function. Science? Partly.

Brain wave frequencies vary with mental state. Daydreaming and light meditation take place in the "Alpha" range of frequencies, for example. So if you listen to music containing beats at a frequency of 10 Hz you will generate more brainwaves at a 10 Hz frequency and enter a relaxed Alpha mental state. Do these things really work?

Yes. I've found two products that put me in a peaceful state unlike any other music or meditative practice. Studies will prove the effects (some have already), and disprove the wilder claims. Given my results, however, I wouldn't wait for more research. Many things work long before the scientific proof arrives.

If you are skeptical, you can wait for more evidence of the benefits of brainwave entrainment. Meanwhile, why not try classical music when you study, just to see if it helps? Experiment with music - Mozart isn't dangerous.

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The Power of Music

as it influences the human spirit and emotions should not be underestimated. Music has a great influence in all cultures and religions. Who has not had the experience of suddenly humming or moving to the rhythm of a tune heard for the first time long ago?

Many of the most important events in our lifes are commemorated with music. Those who have served in the military never forget the stirring cadence of a military march. Even decades later the sound of a military band will take the old veteran back to the days when his step was sure and strong and his new found confidence in his ability to defend his country and his buddies from harm knew no bounds.

Tunes often are associated with important events in our lives. Perhaps it is the song that you danced to at the high school prom with the person who later became your lifetime partner that still fans your passions. Perhaps it is the tune that was playing as you danced with your new spouse at your wedding party. It may be a song or two that was sung bya famous entertainer whose performance you were lucky enough to hear on your 30th birthday.

I still vividly remember seeing Elvis Presley perform near the end of his career. It was my friends birthday present to herself. I was her date for the evening and never expected to be so moved by "The King's" performance. But I was, and am still grateful to my friend for asking me to escort her to the live show.I wasn't that much of an Elvis fan prior to his performance but had a far greater appreciation of his talent after seeing the master at work. What a show!

The Internet has created a new important venue for music. Lyrics to just about every song that has ever been written have been archived and can be easily accessed with an Internet search. The sharing of music files has been controversial all be it widespread. Legal means of gaining access to any type of music from Internet sources are under development and have lead to an entirely new growth industry.

The power of music can be a strong unifying force in a world that badly needs unification and cooperation on issues that affect us all. Peoples of the world should rejoice in the rich heritage that music brings to every culture. The sharing of ideas and music over the Internet only adds to the significance of music as a universal medium of communications.

People all over the world love their music. You can bet there is as much enthusiasm for a new Eminem rap song among Eminem fans as there is for classical jazz or a classical piano performance among more conventional music fans. There are different strokes for different folks as they say in Dixie and nowhere is this better illustrated than in the field of music.

However varied musicial tsstes may be amoung individuals we should consider the common thread that music weaves between all peoples and build upon that common ground to achieve a better understanding of how we are connected in our humanity.

People the world over have common basic needs and music is one of them.

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Music Industry Career Primer - From Songwriting and Producing to Mixing

With all of the reality shows on television today, everyone wants to be the next big music star. You would think that singing was the only job in the music industry. It is the one job that is out in the forefront, but it is not the only job in the music industry.

With all the changes in technology, the music business has gone hi-tech. the sound is not just produced by listening to tunes on a keyboard. Music is mixed, recorded, and re-recorded to produce the best quality sound possible. Highly skilled people are needed to fill those positions.

Let's start at the bottom and work our way up. One person who needs to be around all the time is the technician. This person's job is to become familiar with all of the technical equipment used in a recording studio. When something breaks down, he or she is the one who everyone looks at to get the equipment back up and running in the least amount of time. This person may not be recognized as a major player in the industry, but he helps all the movers and shakers get their jobs done.

Someone has to write all those songs that the music stars sing and set them to music. These jobs belong to the songwriter and composer. Sometimes,this is one and the same person. Songwriters are a dime a dozen in this industry.

The one thing that will set them apart is their style of music and their dedication to the craft. A songwriter who has an ear for what's interesting and can create the sound to go with it is a hot commodity. They know their way around a keyboard, synthesizer, and can maybe carry a tune.

Once a song is chosen for an artist, several other jobs come on board. Someone has to program the musical tracks so the singer can hear it as they perform the lyrics. A programmer works with the music arranger and sound mixing engineer to turn all of these sounds into one flawless recording. It's amazing that all the singer has to do is sing a few times and the technical guys do the rest.

A studio is rated on the quality of the work they produce. For that, they need to hire the best people they can to do the job. We've always heard that you should find one thing that you are good at and stick with it. In the music industry, someone who can do more than one thing is an asset especially when it comes to the technical side of the business.

Now, there are some jobs that get as much attention as the musical performer. I'm speaking about the music producer. The producer is visible, but they have learned the skills that have earned them the position and the title.

A producer oversees all of the recording done in the studio. They listen to the tracks and the performers. A producer can change or adds sounds and they can also remove parts of the song that they feel are not needed. The producer is the one responsible for the final finished musical product. A music producer may have done all of the above jobs and worked their way up to being the one in charge of the entire production.

The music industry is still highly competitive, but it is easier to break into the business if you've got the right combination of talent, determination, and education. Each job in the music industry is important because it builds on every other job. The more you are willing to learn, the further you will go.

Singing is obviously not the only type of music job although it's the most visible. There are many behind-the-scenes positions that require considerable talent and skill. Visit the Film and Music section of JobMonkey where you'll learn about recording engineer jobs and other careers in music and entertainment. Lisa Jenkins is a freelance careers writer who tells her readers where the jobs are and how to get them.

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Create Your Own Drum Backing Tracks

Creating your own drum backing tracks is easier than many people think. Especially with the advancement of new software and online technology. There is no need for expensive hardware or even a vast knowledge of music or programming skill.

Initially the idea of creating your own drum beats gives images of huge kits or complex sound desks and a mountain of software programs to wade through as you painstakingly work out the recording of such tracks.

In reality now there are a lot of sites that offer simple online, visual interfaces that are as easy to function as point and click.# You can literally select a type of drum and then drag the marker to where you want it to sound, beat 1, 2,3 or wherever your keen ear desires.
# There are always options to listen back to what you have created as you go through the process and if something doesn't sound right or it has ended up in the wrong place, editing is as simple as it gets, with another click and drag move.

When many people are creating backings for various tasks and projects they may wish to add some more depth and not just stick with percussion. Most online software also has this capability.
# A lot of the time you are presented with 1 octave's worth of a keyboard or piano. Select what instrument you want and then begin hitting the keys you want.

Some sites actually let you record this in real time. So imagine developing your rhythm section, playing it back and then entering your melody as it plays along. A great benefit if you know what you want it to sound like but you're not sure where in the bar it should come. This function of recording in real time is usually possible with individual drums too, as long as you are using a good program.

Drum backing tracks are a useful, if not essential tool for the modern musician. Creating your own can solve a lot of issues and give you great benefits. They can be tailor made to suit your needs ability or music genre. Plus its a lot of fun composing away with such ease.

SonicPro is one of the markets hottest backing track creators on the market. It has all of the benefits above but what makes this stand out is the extra features such as burning to MP3.

Imagine uploading those to your i-pod or even onto sites like iTunes and selling your work!

Take a look at the site and be sure to watch the second video to see a track being created. The quality is studio like and its price is dirt cheap for what it gives you.

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Develop a Drum Solo

A drum solo is an individual's creative expression when playing the drum kit. It is the ability to create a percussive piece that adds depth to a song and to showcase one's talent. Many famous drummers such as Billy Cobham, Neil Pert, Elvin Jones, and Jon Bonham have highlighted their expertise by performing incredible pieces. Great solos can be performed by anyone as long as there is room for imagination.

Let's begin with the first step

The first step in developing a solo, an important ingredient that would need to be addressed, is the proper execution of rudiments. Are your single strokes, doubles, paradiddles, rolls, flams, and so on, played well? You will want to execute these smoothly and with precision. It will present the difference of being a beginner or professional drummer.

The next important stepDepending on the type of music, begin your solo to match the flow of the music. You might not want to perform a hard and fast solo to slow, smooth, easy listening jazz nor drum softly to hard, power-driven metal. Make your solo tasteful. Let it make a statement and signature of what you are creating. Utilize all the instruments of your drum set such as your snare drum, bass drum, toms, cymbals and other instruments that accompany the drum set.

The final step in developing a solo

The last key ingredients in developing a solo is to relax and enjoy being creative. Being relaxed is very important when playing the drum set and even more when performing a solo. Before playing the drums make sure that you had time to warm up. It is crucial to warm up to relax all the muscles in the body. When the muscles are tense it can be difficult to maintain steady grooves and solos. The best part of doing a solo is that you can be very creative.

This is your spotlight where you can command everyone's attention. Make sure there is a purpose for each stroke of the drum stick. Your drum set will not play by itself, you are the creator, make some noise. It is not necessary to create a masterpiece performing a solo. By keeping the solo precise and to the point, your creation can be of any length given the flow of the performance. Now is the time to take your listeners on a percussive journey that they will never forget.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

4 Best Tips to Improve Your Guitar Playing

When you first pick up the Guitar it feels alien because its something your not used to, the way the Guitar feels hanging over your shoulder, the way you curl your hand around the neck. It sometimes puts a strain on your fretting hand but that's natural, the only thing I will say is if it does start to hurt then STOP! because if you don't rest it can cause permanent damage to your hand and stop you from playing altogether.

Don't let this put you off, as long as you do some hand stretches and warm ups before you play and take it slowly then you shouldn't have a problem. One of the main injuries Guitarists suffer from is something called RSI (Repetitive strain injury) because your fingers are, as the name suggests, repeating their movements over and over and if you try to play through the pain can cause yourself more damage.

After a while once you get into a routine of practicing you will start to condition your hands and fingers and it becomes second nature. You will find that youcan play for longer without any pain. This is because you have built up your stamina and the muscles in your hand over time with regular exercise and practice routines.

Spend a few minutes a day lightly stretching your hands and fingers before you pick up the guitar, and also your arms, don't forget your arms are going to be under as much strain as your hands. Stretching is good practice because it will help relax you when you play and keep your blood flowing, you don't want to tense up this will not help your playing.

Most Beginners when starting to play do tense up in the hands and arms, it's natural because the whole thing is alien to the body. Once you feel yourself tensing up tell yourself to relax, Loosen your grip on the plectrum, or put your arms out to the side and give them a good shake to release some of that tension. It really does help, you'll be surprised.

Once you start to relax while your playing you'll find that you can fly across the guitar neck. You'll be able to change chord shapes with ease and play up and down those scales without a problem. But in the mean time don't try to rush your learning experience take your time to learn the different chord shapes, visualize what they look like in your head then let your fingers do the moving.

We'll get into learning chord shapes at a later date but for now just remember to Stretch, warm up, Take your time and Relax.

So to summarize follow these 4 Tips and you will see an Improvement to your Guitar playing

1. Relax when you play Do not tense up.
2. Stretch your fingers and arms lightly before picking up the Guitar
3. Have a warm up routine, either from your favourite guitar mag or blog or even create your own, this will help loosen up your fingers.
4. Take things slowly. This is key to improving your playing and nailing the tricky parts of the guitar you have trouble with.

I hope you found this Article helpful, I will be recording some videos soon to help with your practice and warm up exercises so be sure to visit back regularly.

Happy playing and Enjoy!

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Learn to Play Electric Guitar and Wow the Crowds

I can still remember a time not so long ago when I was honestly starting to be convinced that the electric guitar was at the end of its days. Do you still remember when pop music used to rule the airwaves? Instead of wanting to learn to play electric guitar, it seemed to me that becoming the next Westlife spin-off was the coolest thing ever, at least according to the rest of the pop world.

Well, thank all that is good and holy, the days of the electric guitar has risen again. A few bands played a key part in reviving rock as we know and love it today, and that means that more aspiring guitarists than ever before are interested to learn to play electric guitar. A couple awesome reasons why you should definitely give this instrument a shot is:1) It's flexible! One of the most noticeable features of the electric guitar is its sheer versatility. A lot of aspiring musicians who just started to learn to play electric guitar starts out with good old rock music, but there are endless genres to go into. Some of the world's best electric guitar players are found in jazz and blues, and there is most definitely also place for electric guitars in pop, country, metal and every other category you can come up with.

2) You can get a great range of sound! You get a few incredible guitar players who can get almost any sound out of their guitars that they want to. You can buy yourself effects pedals or you can calibrate your own setup to produce some particular sounds. The best guitar players out there have used both these systems to great effect.

3) You'll look cool! Even though acoustic and classical guitars are excellent, there's just something about perfectly playing on an electric that just shouts cool. It's no surprise that so many guys want to learn to play the electric guitar, look at how effortlessly the rock stars get the girls!

How can you learn to play?

There are numerous of ways that you can learn to play electric guitar. These include:

1) Take classes: Having an mentor giving lessons in person is great and you will surely see some advancement towards your ultimate goal.

2) Teach yourself: There are some that have the self-discipline to sit down and learn to play electric guitar all by themselves. Just remember that if you want to play with other people like in a band it is useful if everybody has some theory framework.

3) Take internet lessons: With the digital years that we're living in it means that many things have been brought into your home, including learning to play guitar. There are websites offering lessons online and for download to your computer.

Before you play your first notes, you definitely need to make sure you have all the essential equipment. Get yourself a guitar and amplifier that is not too expensive so that you wouldn't have spent too much if you decide to stop playing for a while.

Remember, the best way to learn to play electric guitar is to ask any and all questions that you cannot get answered. You will bump into a lot of guitarists in your adventure and when something sounds impressive, ask them to show you how they did it. Never stop learning and practicing, and in no time you will be wowing the crowds like a rock star!

Jonas Marshall has been a guitar player for over 10 years with a slew of happy students behind him. For the 6 secrets of the biggest rock stars, click here to learn to play electric guitar.

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Easy Electric Guitar Songs For Beginner Guitarists

Playing popular songs on your electric guitar is a great feeling, and very possible, even if you are a beginner guitarist. Your guitar skills are in direct relation to the amount of time you practice, and learning songs is a very effective and motivating way of getting better and advancing as a guitar player. Here are a couple of easy electric guitar songs for beginner to practice:

Wipeout - The Surfaris

A really fun and fast paced song from the '60s, this one is a must learn for all beginners. By practicing this song, you'll not only be making great music, but also improving your single string plucking technique, which is a vital element of playing the guitar. To make it really authentic, get together with a friend who plays the drums, or just download the songs drums backing track.

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynnyrd

A very popular song, covered by a barrage of artists ever since its 1974 debut. And the best part is that it's a pretty easy song to play on your electric guitar. By learning this song, you'll be practicing mainly lead guitar techniques, including: * hammer-on
* pull-off
* chords
* string bending

Holiday - Green Day

Green Day songs are great for beginners, since they are pretty simple. As many songs by the band, Holiday uses lots of power chords, and has several great riffs that sound really good under distortion. You'll be refining the following techniques by learning to play Holiday:

* power chords
* single string plucking
* plectrum switch technique

Godfather Theme - Slash

The theme song to the Godfather (originally titled Speak Softly Love), as covered by Slash from the Guns N' Roses,is a great song if you want to practice your lead guitar skills even more. Slash uses a large variety of techniques that sound great on the electric guitar. To get an authentic sound, remember to add a bit of delay (echo) effect to your amplifier, as well as some distortion. By practicing this song, you'll be refining your lead guitar and solo techniques, namely:

* hammer-on
* pull-off
* vibratos
* string bending
* slides

Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynnyrd

Free Bird is another easy electric guitar song. The great thing about it is that it not only uses lead guitar techniques, but chords, and arpeggios as well. As you know, an arpeggios is a broken chord, where you play the individual notes of the chord in a given pattern, instead of strumming all strings at once. Learning this song on your electric guitar will be loads of fun, and give you a chance to practice:

* chords
* chord arpeggios
* single string plucking
* vibratos
* slides

Learning the electric guitar by learning popular songs is an effective way to advance your guitar skills. Why? Because practicing songs is fun and motivating, contrasting to learning by practicing individual guitar techniques in their purity. Through learning to play songs, you'll be practicing every guitar technique that got the pros famous, so what are you waiting for? Grab your guitar and find a song to practice.

GUITAR TIP: Leave your guitar out in the open on a stand, instead of storing it in a closet or under the bed. This will make you want to pick it up and practice more often.

You can find video tutorials covering the above songs, and many other electric guitar song lessons at, a website providing video guitar lessons to beginner guitarists.

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Heavy Metal Music - Headbang To The Rhythm

Can you imagine life without music? It’s very difficult to imagine no doubt, but one thing is certain, life would have been dull and boring had it not been for music. In fact you can never come across a person who says that they have never hummed a tune in their life or that they do not love music. Well everyone cannot become great singer, but we all exercise our vocals in the privacy of our bathrooms. If anyone says that they do not sing in the shower, chances are likely that are they are lying. Heavy metal music is a genre of music that evolved in the late 60s and early 70s. Heavy metal music is also referred to as metal music, and this music reached the zenith of its popularity in the 80s and many subgenres of music evolved from heavy metal music. The sounds associated with heavy metal music consisted of heavy guitar and drum centered sound with highly amplified distortion of fast guitar.

Devoted fans of heavy metal music are referred to asheadbangers and metalheads world wide. Heavy metal music is characterized by loud distorted guitar sounds, dense drum and bass sound, emphatic rhythm combined with vigorous vocals. A typical heavy metal music band consists of a bassist, a rhythm guitarist, a drummer, a lead guitarist and a lead singer or vocalist. The vocalist may or may not play an instrument. Today heavy metal music has a variety of styles namely power metal; progressive metal and symphonic metal and most of the present day bands often make sure of the electronic keyboard. The heavy volume used in heavy metal music is a vital element of attraction towards the music for fans, especially for live performances. Most popular theme for songs of heavy metal music is violence, fantasy, sex and the occult.

Physical gestures are a vital part of heavy metal music and this is very much evident during live performances. Moshing, headbanging, hand gestures like devil horns, stage diving, air guitar and crowd surfing are very popular among singers and fans of heavy metal music. If you are thinking that heavy metal music is just a form of entertainment, then think again. Researchers have recently found out that heavy metal music can be a great source of comfort to teenage children. The study has found out that teenagers who regularly listen to heavy metal music cope better with pressures as compared to their peers. So now if you find out that your teenage child is hooked to heavy metal music you can just simply rest easy.

Heavy metal music has several subgenres. Underground metal is one of the broad categories of heavy metal music and there are five categories under this namely: death metal, trash metal, black metal, doom metal, gothic metal, power metal and trash metal. The sound that was developed by trash musicians was mush faster and aggressive then the original heavy metal music. Some of the popular heavy metal musicians and bands are Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, Poison, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne and Deff Leppard.

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Music - Medicine For The Heart

The power of music to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest nonchemical medication. - Oliver Sacks "Awakenings"

Music as a healing force goes back several centuries. Apollo was worshipped by the Greeks as the god of both music and medicine. Healing and sound were considered a highly developed sacred science in the Egyptian and Greek education systems. Soon after World War I and World War II, community musicians of all types, both amateur and professional, serenaded veterans, suffering both physical and emotional trauma from the wars. The medical profession is now embracing the value of music in the healing or palliative care of a wide variety of patients: the chronically or terminally ill, the disabled, the neurologically impaired, and the mentally challenged. Music therapy programs are popping up in hospitals and treatment centers around the country.

Heart disease is the primary cause of death in the United States. Those who suffer from heart disease either die prematurely or suffer a marked decrease in quality of life. Increasing evidence is proving that music is soothing for the heart. Marconato and collegues reported in the Arq Bras Cardiol. in 2001,decreased stress levels and increased personal satisfaction, higher consumption of fiber-rich food, lower cholesterol intake, and a better perspective on life in people on receptive music therapy . White in the American Journal of Critical Care in 1999 showed that in patients with an acute heart attack, music therapy was associated with reductions in heart rate, respiratory rate, and myocardial oxygen demand. Guzzetta went further and reported in Heart Lung in 1989, that the incidence of cardiac complications was found to be lower in patients admitted to the coronary care unit with a presumptive diagnosis of heart attack, if they were subjected to music and relaxation therapy. Thorgaard and associates reported in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing in 2004 that specially selected music had a positive effect on the well being of patients and their opinion on the sound environment during invasive cardiac procedures. Other studies have demonstrated health benefits of music during and after cardiac surgery.

Music has other benefits too. "Simply put, music can heal people." -- Senator Harry Reid, Nevada. As a therapeutic modality, music interventions are able to promote wellness, manage stress, combat depression, alleviate pain, relax or sedate, express feelings, enhance memory, improve communication, and promote physical rehabilitation. Therapeutic music enhances an individual's self-awareness and spiritual growth, brightens their perspective on life and this results in increasing his or her quality of life

German author, Johann G. Seume expressed, “Music is the key to the female heart.” Love is intimately connected to music. Henry Ward Beecher (1813-87), American clergyman sang, “Of all the music that reaches farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.” Music helps conquer loneliness. Lawrence Pat Conroy, said,” Without music, life is a journey through a desert.” Music can help combat depression and anxiety. George Eliot (1819-80), British writer announced, “There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.” Music has its spiritual benefits too. Every religion has incorporated music in its fabric. Basketball coach, Red Auerbach, who was elected to the basketball hall of fame in 1969, preached, “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Music helps laborers lessen their burden and helps their time pass faster. It also acts as an uniting force in all aspects of life.

Musical therapist and teacher , Pastor Hal A. Lingerman, said, “Just as certain selections of music will nourish your physical body and your emotional layer, so other musical works will bring greater health to your mind.” And as he correctly remarked, not all music is created equal. Several studies have shown that relaxing music (Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart) results in a significant reduction of heart rate and also a significant reduction of heart rate variability, both benefitting the heart. The human heart rate tends to synchronize with the tempo of the music. Fast tempos drive up heartbeats, breathing and blood pressure, and may be detrimental to the cardiovascular system. Enjoy slower tempo music and relax - and as the American writer, Henry Miller penned, “Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.”

Guitarist Frank Zappa, winner of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 said, “Remember, information is not knowledge; knowledge is not wisdom; wisdom is not truth; truth is not beauty; beauty is not love; love is not music; music is the best.“ Integrate music into your daily life regimen. It will enhance your life. And more importantly, it may help soothe and even heal your heart. So do not be surprised if your doctor says, ”Listen to two slow classical tunes and call me in the morning.”

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Create, Produce, and Sell Your Music - 10 Reasons You Can do this from the Comfort of Your Home

1. You don't have to be an expert.

Create music the best you can, just get it recorded and
polish it up later. Rough tracks are not always a bad
thing. They can be an excellent starting point for a great
song. Many people can appreciate raw music and may even
want to collaborate with you to make your music even better.
Putting together music that isn't perfect is better than
keeping the music inside of you and not sharing your
creativity and talents with others.

2. You can create quality recordings without going to a
professional recording studio.

There is excellent home recording software and recording
devices available. Reading a manual, contacting customer
support, and visiting chat rooms can go a long ways in
helping you improve your recording skills. Don't be
intimidated. Play around with your recording device, or
recording software. If you are patient with yourself, you
can have a lot of fun, learn a lot, and your recordings can
really start to come together.

Also consider hanging out in a music store occasionally to
learn some great tips from other musicians. Sales reps are
normally more than happy to help you out and even share
their personal experiences they have had with a product. If
they don't have experience with the product you are looking
for, chances are they can find someone in the store who has
experience, or can direct you to the right place.3. Home is your sanctuary, when you relax get your
inspiration from your environment then capture your
creativity in your recording. When you create music from
the comfort of your home your creativity can be limitless.

You can create, record, and sell music from home while
you're in your pajamas. Nothing wrong with that! A lot of
good creativity can happen at home…channel that into a cool
new song, and record it so you'll remember it for years to
come. You can mess up a thousand times, and no one has to
know. Practice to your hearts content, then record your
tunes as many times as you need to until you get the sound
that makes you happy.

You may also be able to tune out negative influences at
home, so that's a good place to foster your creativity.
Your home is a great place to kick back and relax, and when
you're relaxed and feeling good, or bad, this is a great
time to go play some music and/or lay down a couple of
tracks of music. You are free to work at your own pace with
no one looking over your shoulder, so that can be great time
to be creative and come up with some music ideas. Work in
the comfort of your home, be comfortable and relaxed, be
creative and show how unique you can be through your music.

4. You can create music as fast or slow as you want…go at
your own pace.

There doesn't have to be anyone pressuring you to lay down
your tracks at warp speed. You can record a track, go eat
some lunch, workout, then record another track if you
choose. You can lock yourself in your music room for as
long as you want if that works for you, and really make some
great progress on working out some licks, writing some
tunes, or even recording music. You don't have to pay for an
expensive recording studio, so you can take your time
creating your music.

5. Home recording trends are growing, and you can easily
take advantage of new technologies developed for musicians
just like you who want to record their music at home.

Resources are available to easily record music at home at a
very reasonable price, so no more excuses. Thousands of
people are recording their own music from home. They have
all different skill levels. There is a place for you out
there too…go get yours!

6. What you don't know you can learn from home using your
computer and some great online resources.

You can instantly download music lessons and work at your
own pace. You can join forums full of people just like you,
who are working on making their own music from home, and you
can share tips with each other. There are resources where
you get video demonstrations that walk you through different
processes e.g. playing a guitar…step by step.

7. The internet has endless possibilities and reaches
millions of people…get your good music in front of more
people on the internet and you can have more music sales.

You can sell your music right off of your website. You can
sell your music from an online music store. There are free
advertising resources available where you can get your music
in front of other musicians and prospective customers.
There are online communities for musicians who want to get
their music heard by others…you can offer support for other
musicians, and they can do the same for you. This can lead
to more CD and MP3 sales too. You can get your own online
radio station to play your music, or get your music played
on other online radio stations to increase your exposure.
The possibilities for getting your music heard are endless
if you take advantage of the power of the internet.

8. You have full control over how your music turns out.

You are creating, producing, and selling your own music. No
one should stand in your way. You can keep 100% of your
hard earned profits if you choose.

9. You can have a huge sense of accomplishments by creating
your music from scratch, producing it, and selling your own

You are responsible for the music you create. A lot of
satisfaction can come with that…taking action will show you
that you can do it, like you always knew you could!

10. Don't underestimate your abilities. You may be a better
musician than you think. You can get your music out to the
public to let others experience your unique creativity.

You may not think your good enough to sell your own music,
but how do you know if you don't even try? Get your music
in front of others and let them appreciate all of your
creativity and efforts. For every person you think won't
like your music, there may be 10 others that do. Fear is
natural, but don't let it stand in the way of you achieving
greatness that may be within you.

There are some great recordings, and a lot of rough
recordings out there that may get some great buzz because
they are getting their music out there. Why can't you do
the same? Taking action is the first step. You may be a
better musician than you think.

Your music may sound pretty good to you, but get your music
in front of others, and they may be amazed on what you can
do. That interest, and/or amazement with your music can be a
great tool for fostering your motivation and creativity too!
Remember, you never know what you can do until you try. No
more excuses…you CAN Create, Produce, and Sell your music
from home. You have nothing to lose, so get started today!

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3 Tips for Starting A Music Box Collection in 2006

For those who love to collect inlaid music boxes, musical jewelry boxes, ballerina music boxes, and antique music boxes such as disc driven cylinder music boxes, musical snuff boxes, and the like, there are many things one can look for when it comes to finding the perfect box. However, there are distinct characteristics that cause some music boxes to stand out above others. These are materials, decoration, and the date of the music box.


All music boxes are not made the same. The type of material a carousel music box, wooden music box, inlaid music box, or an antique music box is made from is what helps to create its uniqueness. For example, in the early 19th century, musical snuff boxes were made of inexpensive material from the precious metal family such as gold and silver. There were also some music boxes made of brass, which back then, was rare.

Other musical boxes such as snuff music boxes were made fromwood, horn, and tortoiseshell. Wooden snuff music boxes, made from material such as burr oak and burr walnut were very beautiful. Boxes made amboyna wood, which originates from Amboyna Cay, a small island in the South China Sea, were also gorgeous. For those collectors who love to collect wooden music boxes, finding a box made from one of these materials would make a wonderful asset to their collection.


Music jewelry boxes, inlaid music boxes, children's jewelry boxes, and other types of antique music boxes are all decorated differently. The type of decoration a collector of music boxes seeks is based on personal preferences. Some music box collectors might enjoy early 19th century music boxes since many of the lids were used for decorations. For instance, the lids of many musical snuffboxes were done with miniatures painted on ivory. For a music box collector, finding one such as this would be quite a prize. In Music Boxes: A Guide for Collectors, David Tallis suggests that "A good artist to look for is Charles-Claude Delaye, who worked in France in the first half of the 19th century. One of his miniatures on a music snuffbox is fitted with a gilt copper frame, and a bevelled glass. . . If you are lucky you will find a musical snuff box whose lid has been decorated with Italian miniature mosaic. They are the most skillfully made and not too common. If you are even luckier, you will find one with a Swiss enamel miniature on the lid."

Careful research, time, and patience most likely can assist a music box collector in finding a music box whose decorations they will fall in love with.

Date of the Music Box

There are specific things a music box collector should look for when they try to assess the date of a music jewelry box, inlaid music box, ballerina music boxes, carousel music box, and other antique music boxes. A collector must carefully study its design. Once more, author David Tallis says that "Strict rules cannot of course be made, but if features of design indicate a period which is confirmed by the type of box and choice of musical programme, a fairly accurate guess can be made as to the date of the manufacture." Examples of what collectors can look when trying to date a music box, as outlined by Tallis are as follows:

Laminated comb: 1796-1810 Sectional comb in groups of 1: 1796-1820 Sectional comb in groups of 2: 1810-1820 Sectional one piece comb: 1820 onwards

Other features to look for when assessing the date of a music box include ascertaining is a cylinder is hollow or without wax. This gives a music box a metallic tone and means the box predates 1820. These are just a few examples of what collectors can seek. If a collector wants to know for sure the date of a music box, Tallis says that " There is only one way to be completely certain about the year of manufacture. If the box is silver or gold and English, it will have a hallmark which can be looked up in an invaluable book called "Guide to the Marks of the Origin of British and Irish Silver Plate", by Frederick Bradbury. This booklet shows all the hallmarks of the major assay offices from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day. Other books recommended by Tallis are "Silver Collecting for Amateurs" by James Henderson, "Hallmarks on Gold and Silver Plate" by W. Chaffers, and "Les Poincons de Garanties Internationaux pour L'Argent" by Tardy.

Lastly, Al Meekins, owner of the Meekins Music Box Company in Collingsworth, New Jersey has this advice to give for those music box collectors who are seeking the 'Stella' or 'Mira' box. Meekins says: "Look for a quality-a machine that isn't too badly worn and is in restorable condition". In addition, a purchaser can check for the craftsman's initials, which can be found at the top of the cap, on the tune card, or on a plaque on the music box.

Many lovers of collectibles enjoy collecting antique music boxes, wooden jewelry boxes, music jewelry boxes, and inlaid music boxes. Finding the right one to start a music box collection or to add to an existing one can certainly be done. Follow the above tips and start a collection today.

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One of the bigger downsides to free video downloads, though, is that most places only allow you to watch the video and not save it to a file to view l

Listening to all of your favorite songs whenever you want is
always exciting. No more having to wait for it to be played on
the radio or have to go out and buy the whole CD for just one
particular song. When you can download all of your favorite
songs for free it just makes it that much better. What if you
could download the music videos to all of your favorite songs
for free and add to the excitement every time you listen to the
song? In this article I’ll discuss some of the best places to
find free music video downloads and why some free music video
download sites are better than others.
As mentioned in a previous article I wrote, Music Video
Downloads, not all sites are going to be capable of good quality
free music video downloads. Some are going to allow you to
preview the first 30 seconds of a song, while other sites allow
you to watch only one song, then you must become a member to
view more. However, there are sites out there that allow you to
download good quality videos for free. One of the bigger downsides to free video downloads, though, is
that most places only allow you to watch the video and not save
it to a file to view later. Yes, you can view it anytime you
want by simply clicking on the video and having it load in about
15 seconds. However, if there is a certain list of songs you
would like to observe, then you’ll have to search through the
site to find them as oppose to having them all saved in a

Another downside to free music video downloads is the fact that
most sites contain only popular artists and songs, so the
unknown bands may be harder to find videos for. This is not to
say that the selection is small, but it is limited to more of
the current hot hits.

One of the better sites that I have found for downloading music
videos for free is Once you get to the
home page at the top is a button for movies and videos, this is
where you will find all of the free music video downloads. On
this page you will find the top music videos for various
categories such as hip-hop, pop, rock, and so on. Plus they
have the top 5 music videos currently, with a button away from
getting the top 600 music videos. I have found this site to be
very quick and efficient with downloading videos, but as
mentioned earlier you are only capable of viewing the videos and
can not save them to a library or folder.

One of the more common and well known sites to find free music
video downloads is at For this site they have it
set up with six different categories that you can click on. As
you click on one of the categories it brings up the top six
videos under that category currently, then you are able to
browse all the videos for that category if you please. Or to
make things easier, they have a place where you can simply
search for a specific video.

I have listed two of the more popular sites to find free music
video downloads, and two of the easier sites to search through.
If you were to conduct a search for free music video download
sites on google, there are about 131 million different sites or
pages connected to this phrase. So as you can see there are
several different places to look for the videos, it’s just up to
you to find them. The two I have provided would be good ones to
start at, but feel free to broaden your horizon and begin
searching for the sites to find your favorite music videos for

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How to buy an electric guitar online

With the increased proliferation of online guitar and musical equipment stores, as well as the lower prices and greater selection that these stores generally offer, most people are now turning to the internet to help them make their guitar purchases. Shopping online is simpler and more convenient than shopping in a store and, since all major guitar manufacturers have good websites, product information and specs are more easily accessible online than they are simply by asking a salesperson in a store.
The only downside to shopping online is pretty easy to figure out: there’s no physical contact with the instrument. Think about it, when you’re shopping for a new car, you can get in, look around and take it for a test drive. With shopping for a guitar online, that’s not generally possible. This means that you have to educate yourself a bit more about what you’re trying to purchase before you actually take the plunge.

Not all guitars are created equal. Although, with the improvement in manufacturing processes and technologies, purchasing a “bad” guitar for more than $250 is difficult to do these days. Talk to your fellow musicians, either in person or on an online community or “blog” and see what different people have to say about the instruments they’ve played. Many online stores allow their users to rate their products so, along with the general information about the guitar, you can also find out what people who bought the guitar thought of it, and why.

Research what your favorite guitarists play. Not only in terms of brands, but in the configuration of the guitar itself: was that fantastic solo played with a single-coil or a humbucking pickup; why do country guitarists typically use Telecaster-style guitars? In answering these questions, you will better educate yourself about what type of guitar you are most interested in. Don’t forget, if you buy something online that you aren’t satisfied with, almost all online stores have a 30 to 45 day no fault return policy.

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How Do You Write Songs?

There was an interesting post today on a message board that I go to. It was about a guy that just started a new band and he wanted to know if anyone could give him some songwriting tips.

First off, there isn't a wrong way to write songs. But after you've done it for a while, you'll find out that some ways to go about it are easier than others.

This is how I do it.

1. Music and Melody Come First

I never fit a melody to pre-existing lyrics. It’s forced and it doesn’t sound good to me. When you write the words before the melody, you’re trying to force the melody to fit your lyrics. The result is it doesn’t sound natural.

A lot of songwriters start with an idea. It's just easier for me to know what angle I'm coming from. Usually how it happens with me is the music comes first and the melody comes right after that.

Why do I write the melody first before my lyrics? If I don't know how many notes are in the melody, how do I know how many syllables need to be in my lines? I don’t.

If there’s 8 notes in the first part of the melody and 6 notes in the second part , you’ll have to have 8 syllables in the first line and 6 in the second.

Let’s say you want to put 4 lines in each of your verses, You’ll have 8 syllables in the first and third lines and six in the second and fourth.

Here’s an example:

In the song "I want you to want me" the lead singer for Cheap Trick wrote a four line melody that had six notes in the first three lines and seven in the last line. He knew that there had to be six syllables in the first three lines and seven syllables in the fourth.

I Want You To Want Me

I want you to want me =six syllables

I need you to need me =six syllables

I’d love you to love me =six syllables

I’m begging’ you to beg me =seven syllables

2. Figure Out An Idea To Work From

Ideas are everywhere. You can write about what a friend of yours is going through. You can write about what you're going through.

I keep a journal just for this and make daily installments. I write down everything that I can think of that happened that day. And after a few months of that, I'll go through the journal harvest my ideas.

I treat my journal like the garden it is. Most every song I write comes directly from my journals.

3. Put the idea into one to two sentences

The best way to show you this is to give you an example. Keeping with "I Want You To Want Me", here’s the basic idea:

"I want you to want me as bad as I want you."

You only want one idea for each song. If you have any more, your song is going to last too long. And you're listeners won't be able to keep up.

Believe me, nobody but you will understand them. I know from very bad experience.

4. Write The Lyrics To Fit The Melody

Once you have the idea, you start to explain the idea in the verses with the number of syllables you have in the melody. The chorus is just the overall idea in a summed up fashion.

That’s how I write songs. Music and melody come first. The idea comes after that. Write the idea in a statement form. And then, write the lyrics to fit the melody.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Presents Online Audio Interview with John Gott, CEO of SLS International

Discussing Wal-Mart Contract, Quincy Jones, Donald Trump and Sting Endorsements, and Future Product and Manufacturing Strategies.

SLS Featured 61% Revenue Growth in First Quarter 2005. “We are expecting to be a billion dollar company in about five to six years,” – John Gott, CEO, SLS International

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., May 24th, 2005 – (MIS), an investor and industry news portal for the Music Industry, is pleased to present an online interview with John Gott, CEO of SLS International (OTCBB: SITI), a manufacturer of technologically advanced loudspeakers and unique audio technologies. SLS International, Inc. is rapidly increasing sales, market acceptance, and product endorsements.

During the audio interview Mr. Gott described the evolution of his company, and of their patent-pending ultra-high fidelity Ribbon Driver loudspeakers; their new line of patented Evenstar digital amplifiers; SLS’s national branding/marketing campaign; and SLS’s relationships with Donald Trump, Sting and Quincy Jones, as well as the co-development of the Q Line speakers with Mr. Jones (a product line which will be sold through the Wal-Mart chain). Mr. Gott projected a profitable future for his company and in this interview provided information about the strategic steps that SLS is undertaking to reach his goals.

“We are out there competing on a day to day basis with companies that are doing billions of dollars in sales,” said Gott, “and typically we are taking sales from them every day, because every time we do a comparative test of our product with theirs, we win the deal. We are expecting to be a billion dollar company in about five to six years. With the amount of growth that we are experiencing and with the markets we are in, we can take this company to that level.”

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Some History Facts on Music Videos

Music videos represent a crucial part of the music industry. Artists owe their careers to music videos as they are being given the chance of impressing the public not just with their vocal talent, but also with their looks or moves.

Thirty years ago, music video used to be less important then it is nowadays. MTV (Music Television) was the phenomenon that gave so much power and importance to the music video. MTV started broadcasting in 1981 in the USA and it marked the beginning of the music video’s ruling over the music industry. The first video ever played on MTV was ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ by The Buggles. As MTV was broadcasting 24-hour-a-day music, music videos were needed to be produced. Consequently, music video began to play an important role in artists’ careers. It is considered that even Madonna’s career has been greatly influenced by her videos that presented a sexy, appealing look of the artist. Some experts say that Madonna has been inspired by the image that the actress Greta Garbo has used in her silent movies. MTV has been highly controversial: some saw as the beginning of an amazing, new, fresh era in music, others considered it to mark the end of true musical talent, as artists have been become more appreciated for their looks instead of their vocal abilities.

Nowadays, the music video is as important as the song itself, sometimes even deciding the success of a song or artist. Collections of music videos are being sold on tapes or DVDs. Music video’s greatest fans are apparently watching them muted just to enjoy their artistic value, as they consider it to be a new form of art. They consider that a music video should be assessed based on its visual qualities and not on the song quality. It seems that the music ‘gurus’, corporate managers, have realised the potential of using female sex-appeal in music videos, therefore this feature is being used excessively as it is more popular for the public.

The birth of the music video has created a new type of directors: video directors. MTV started even listing directors with video credits and this profession has become more and more popular. But it seems that most video directors don’t specialise in this particular art form, they see it as being just a step on the way to directing a movie. Many start directing videos or commercials, hoping to get the recognition to build a name and to direct a movie. It seems that even video directors admit the fact that a music video is secondary to the song itself.

In conclusion, although music video’s fans have tried to elevate this form of entertainment to the title of an art form, the music video is eventually just a work of commerce, destined to sell a product: the song.

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Guitarists...are you a victim and a loser?

I was thinking today about THE most dangerous enemy of musical progress…the
victim mentality. What do I mean by this?

Often we can let our personal circumstances dictate our progress. For example, someone may let their guitar practice slide because they were really busy at work. This person may start making excuses such as "I didn't have time". This is victim mentality. It is believing that your musical progress is only possible when external circumstances allow it.

What they are really saying to themselves is that their musical dreams and goals are
not as important as paying a few lousy bills.They are letting their boss's goals get in the way of their own.

Now…I can't point fingers at anyone. I've been guilty of having a victim mentality
plenty of times! Especially when it comes to things like going to the gym :)But I don't have a victim mentality when it comes to guitar practice. There is virtually nothing that I will allow to get in the way of my musical progress.

So…how can you stop yourself from becoming a victim and a loser…

1.Stop making excuses. I can guarantee that for every excuse you can make there is someone out there who has overcome that obstacle. Don't allow yourself to make
excuses. They are the death of your musical dreams.

2. Watch your language. For example, rather than saying "I couldn't find the time" say "I am acting like a complete and absolute loser and if I continue acting like this I will NEVER achieve my musical goals". Because that statement is pretty painful to say, you'll soon stop making excuses!

3. Think of solutions. For excuses that you normally make, think of ways of overcoming those obstacles. For example, if you are constantly using your work as a reason why you can't practice, ask yourself questions like…

"How can I get paid more but work less hours?".
"How can I get paid while I sleep?".
"How can I stay home all day and practice?".

If you ask enough questions like this on a daily basis, you'll find a solution

4. Think of your "Why". These are the reasons why you want to achieve your musical goals. If your why is strong enough, You will NEVER want to stop practicing for any reason.

5. Think of your role models. Use your role models to motivate and inspire you to
keep on practicing.Every time you start to make an excuse, ask yourself "Would__________make this excuse?" For example, one of my favourite guitarists is Steve Vai. I could NEVER imagine making him excuses for not practicing!

To finish off here's a quote that you may want to memorize...

"You can either become a great guitarist, or you can make excuses, but you can't do both".

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Downloadind Music

The MP3 movement started out with a huge audience of music enthusiasts on the internet. The MP3 digital music format has had, and will continue to have, a huge impart on how people, gather, listen to and share music.

The MP3 format is a compression system for digital music that helps reduce the size of a digitized song without disturbing the sound quality. Digital music is converted to MP3 format and made available for use, usually via the web. MP3 files can be downloaded onto your computer from the internet and special software, either commercial or freeware. Using your computer and software you can convert digital music from a CD into MP3 format.

MP3 files can be played in three different ways: 1. They can be played directly onto your computer.
2. They can be decompressed and recorded onto a CD.
3. These files can be played on a portable MP3 player.

The advantage of MP3 players is that they are small, lightweight and rugged. They are a great way to carry your MP3 files with you!
With a portable MP3 player, a personal computer, and the appropriate software, you can do the following:
1. Obtain free or low-cost music from the web.
2. Create your own mix of music by downloading MP3 files from the web and converting the tracks from CDs.
3. Listen to near-CD quality music wherever you go.
4. Listen to more music (up to 10 hours' worth).
If you want to convert your songs from your CDs into MP3 files, you can use ripper and encoder software. A ripper copies a song's file from the CD onto your hard disk. The encoder compresses the song into the MP3 format. By encoding songs, you can play them on your computer or take them with you on your MP3 player. The ripper and encoder software may come with your MP3 player.
The specific instructions will vary with the individual software programs, but the following steps will definitely take place:
1. Place the CD from which you want to convert songs into your drive.
2. Select the track(s) that you want to convert to MP3 format.
3. Convert the selected track(s).
4. Copy the new MP3 files on to your computer's hard disk.
Now you are ready to download these MP3 files into your portable MP3 player.
Once you have MP3 files on your computer, you can use the software that came with your MP3 player to download the files into your MP3 player. Again, the specific instructions will vary depending upon your software program and player, but you will:

1. Create a playlist from your MP3 files.
2. Plug the player into your computer's parallel of USB port.
3. Transfer the MP3 files according to the instructions.
Once you have downloaded the MP3 files into your portable MP3 player, you are ready to take your music anywhere. Most MP3 players are small, lightweight, and solid-state. Because most players are solid-state, there are no moving parts to break down or skip, so the sound quality is uninterrupted regardless of your physical activity. MP3 players are equipped with various types of headphones or earpieces.

Portable MP3 players can play music longer than a portable CD player. The length of play for a CD player is about 74 minutes, the length of one CD. However, the length of play for an MP3 player depends upon its memory capacity, which can be upgraded on some models. A standard MP3 player can play for about half an hour (32 MB) to a few weeks (40 GB)! Some models can be upgraded with additional memory devices.

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How to Make Money on a Music Website through Pay-Per-Click?

Interested in making money while you’re asleep, or making money
while you’re not even on the computer? Well here is a way that
you can do that, clicks!! Once you have gone through and purchased your domain name for a cheap $9.20 per
year, and found a hosting company such as for $3.95
per month, you are set to begin building your website and making
money. It is possible to make money by joining affiliate
programs and selling companies’ products as mentioned in my
previous article, How to Make Money on a Music Website through
Affiliate Programs found at:

Now how exactly do you make money through people clicking on
your website and links on your website? The first step is to
get a FREE affiliate account with 7search at What
this will allow you to do is place 7search ads and other
websites dealing with your topic, in this case music, on your

On the 7search affiliate page you will be able to manage your
account viewing how many clicks a day you are getting and how
much money you are making. How you make money is by placing
pay-per-text links on your website. Through 7search you will
want to go to:

This will allow you to look at the price you will make for
different keywords that you use. The difference between music
and free music for example, results in a change of cost that
websites are paying to get their website higher on the search

When creating your pay-per-text once you have come up with a
keyword that you want to use, come up with a short sentence or
phrase to let people know what they are clicking on. For
example, use Top 10 music websites or Best free music websites,
to reel them in to see what the top 10 music websites are. You
will also be able to choose how many sites you want to come up
on your list, from 1 to all that are available. You will want
to keep it at 10 or under as the lower down the list the site
is, the less you get paid each time a surfer clicks on the link.

As you create this pay-per-text, 7search will give you a code
that you place in your web panel creating a link. The great
thing about 7search is that there is NO limit to how many
pay-per-text links you place on your website, so you can have
one on each page of your website or more. It is recommended
however, that you don’t place more then a couple per page as it
will begin to appear cluttered with pay-per-texts. Once you
place the pay-per-text links on your website, you are set to
begin making money 24/7.

Now that you have a way to make money by people clicking on
links on your website, how do you get people to come to your
website? You want to get your website out on the internet and
get it known. You can run ads through other peoples’ websites
or on various companies’ websites, but this will cost you money
varying from website to website. If you want to make money
without spending too much money, the way is by exchanging links
with other people.

Exchanging links with other people allows you to get your
website out on other peoples’ website so that when surfers go on
to their website, they may see your website and be intrigued. By
exchanging links, you are giving your website to someone else to
have them place it on their website and in return, you place
their website on your website.

The two link exchange companies that I use are
and Infowizards is free to join and allows you
to trade multiple links with people in all categories with no
limit. You will want to keep your link exchanges as close to
your topic as possible. For example, don’t trade links with
someone that has a website based on relationships if you have a
music website.

The other link exchange company that I use,, is
free to a limit. You may only request 5 links per day for free,
or you may request unlimited links per day at the cost of $18.85
a year, which is highly recommended. The website
offers far more links than the infowizards website, and is much
easier to maintain and keep track.

Another good way to get traffic to your website is by writing
articles on various topics relating to your topic in some way.
You then submit your article to as many places as possible such
as,, or
If you can submit your articles to 30-50 places, you will create
traffic to your website in a hurry. Now you know what to do and
the places to join to get money flowing if off of your music
website while you aren’t even working on it.

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