Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Music Schools You Should Get Into

The Music Schools You Should Get Into

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Thinking of turning to music as a full-time career? It’s not as easy as it looks like. The music industry has grown to be very competitive these days, and having the talent just won’t be enough. There are people who are as equally talented as you are, but they have another advantage—education. Yes, there is very much a need for a good music education than what most people think. Music is not just about singing or playing an instrument—it is also about how much you know about music, and even who you know in the industry. But if an aspiring musician is to try his luck in the music scene, what could be the ways to meet “the” people who will take him to success? A good way is to start by getting into a good music school. You should look for one with a valuable reputation and try to screen the background and network of the instructors. To help you decide which school to pursue, here are some of the best music schools in the world.

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1. The Julliard School:

The Julliard School is one of the most renowned music schools of the world. It has also been featured to be the dream school in some movies. It is strategically located in the heart of New York, where they say, “All dreams come true.” This learning institution offers a degree of Bachelor of Music in the field of voice, guitar, jazz and piano among others.The school is also notable for organizing several public performances while also offering dance and drama lessons. The proof of how competitive this school is? They only allow 7.6% of the top participants each year.

2. Berklee College of Music:

Known to be one of the best universities for jazz and commercial music, it has four different departments– music technology, composition, professional education and performance. It is located in Boston with famous alumni including John Mayer, Branford Marsalis and Howard Shore. It is also best known for producing several Oscar and Grammy award winning music professionals with a strong education in music.

3. The University of Rochester:

At the University of Rochester, its Eastman School of Music that provides degrees in the various fields of music including composition and music theory. It is said to provide one of the best environments to its students allowing them to flourish prior to meeting the competitive world of music.

4. Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music is also well known for several musical instruments like percussion, keyboard, strings and the likes.

5. New England Conservatory of Music

This music school is located in Boston. Some of its notable alumni include Cecil Taylor and Sarah Caldwell.

6. Jacobs School of Music:

Located in Bloomington at Indiana University, it has been highly recognized for its choir performances all over the globe.

7. Manhattan School

Located in New York, this school is renowned for its orchestral performance, composition and instruments. One of their most popular instruments is the Saxophone.

8. Oberline School of Music:

Ohio University’s Oberlinespecializes in the field of music history, performance and composition. It is also known to have a highly competitive admission procedure for the music aspirants.

Going to any of these schools will certainly increase your chances of “making it” in the music industry.

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Dan is a guitarist who teaches Guitar to young ones as a freelancer. He mostly conducts gig’s  in nearby pubs. He occasionally writes on tips to learn guitar. He recently checked Piano Lessons offered at Bold Music Lessons and found it interesting.



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Exercise And Music, The Perfect Combination

Exercise And Music, The Perfect Combination

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Our hectic lifestyle is the main culprit behind a lot of health related problems and obesity. The best way to tackle this problem is by paying attention towards your diet and exercising regularly. However, it is easier said than done as a lot of people hate the idea of working out in an enclosed gym. The good thing is they can put on their running shoes and take up running as a regular form of exercise. Running is an excellent way to keep fit, lose weight, increase stamina and get the required physical exercise regularly. To begin with, it will be tiring and you may not be able to run any considerable distance at a stretch; firstly because you wouldn’t have enough endurance and secondly due to the lack of motivation.

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The good news is overtime you will build up stamina to run great distances every day, now the only thing for you to seek is the right motivation. Apart from the health benefits, running can be a mundane activity as it tends to get boring to break a sweat everyday all by yourself. To make this activity interesting, you can start plugging in headphones or earphones and listen to some good music that can keep you on your toes and also kill the boredom. If you look around while jogging, you will see more than half the people that regularly run, seek solace and companionship in good music.

How Can Music Help?

Music is one of the biggest stress busters and also a mood lifter, so when you feel too tired or lazy to get up and run, music will help in shirking the laziness. To make it interesting upload fast beats and peppy numbers that have a fast rhythm so you can align your run as per the pace of the song. A good collection of songs can motivate you to continue running while the songs play and hence help you to run long distance without feeling bored and without the tiredness creeping in.

How to Choose the Right Kind of Headphones?

Along with the right song, using the right earphones/headphones is imperative because if it isn’t the right size they will keep slipping from your ears. This can be particularly irritating and can break your rhythm and you might lose your motivation to run due to this. Opt for wireless earphones as dangling wires around your neck cause hindrance and can be an obstruction in running.

Invest in good quality earphones that have sweat proof buds or else it can get too moist and sweaty and become a cause for discomfort and ear infection. If you aren’t able to afford sweat proof earphones, buy washable buds so you can periodically wash them clean.

Dial it down

Don’t blast the music in your ears as it could eventually impair your hearing and could also cause injury to your ear drums. Also when you blast the music to full strength you wouldn’t be able to hear anything around you, so if there are cars honking or people calling out for your attention, it would be difficult for you to hear.

The idea of plugging in your earphones is to have fun while you run and not get bored as good music can elevate your senses and provide you with the right kind of motivation.

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Kcmouli is a freelancer blogger who exercises frequently – here are some of his tips on how to select bluetooth headphones for running. For more tips do check out other posts and feel free to post suggestions or share this on web 2.0.

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Bath Music International Festival in Pulteney Weir

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The Bath Music International Festival in Pulteney Weir is yearly held in May and June in Bath, South West England. The festival first started in 1948 and was directed by Ian Hunter. From classical music, jazz, and folk to contemporary music, is played at this festival. The Bath International Music Festival celebrated its 60th Anniversary in the year 2008. The pianist Joanna MacGregor is the current artistic director of this festival.

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Nicki Minaj As the Relative New Incomer Into the Music Industry

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Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe is always a bit extraordinary but this 28-years (2011) old lady is currently performing in many music clips on TV with a big success. Her name is Onika Tanya Maraj, born in Trinidad and Tobago but when she was 5 years old, she moved to the Queens, New York. The commercial success brought her the album Pink Friday released in the 2010. Her music style is something new on the music scene, I would describe it like rap with cool hip-hop style.

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Grammy Awarded Music Album of Lauryn Hill

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Lauryn Noelle Hill is an American musician, previously part of The Fugees. Her first break-thought came with the song Killing Me Softly from the album The Score. Absolute success was her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill which got five Grammy Awards. The album presents many music styles including R&B, hip hop, reggae, soul and gospel. This album received a lot of critics at the beginning but it is deeply personal album pointing on many social and political issues.

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Modern Rock Music of Ana Johnsson

Modern Rock Music of Ana Johnsson

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Anna Lovisa Johnsson alias Ana Johnsson (her artistical name) is one of my favorite Swedish singers. Anna is probably best known for the title song for the SpiderMan 2 movie, named We Are. Anna sings and writes quality rock songs and she likes music band like Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Creed. Based on sales statistics, her best selling album was The Way I Am, released in 2004. Her album Little Angel from 2006 was not so successful in number of sales. Anyway Little Angel is minimally as good as the previous one and it is a great compilation of great music rock songs.

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