Archive for May, 2009

The ability to sight-read piano music is a common skill.  This is when you play a piece of music for the first time, even though it may be unfamiliar to you.  Though it is not common to play a song perfectly the first time through, here are 8 tips to make sight-reading music easier for you.

Tip # 1. Key Signature.  The key signature of the piece of music that you are about to play requires special attention.  Having the correct sharps and flats committed to memory makes your play much smoother and accurate.

Georg Neumann introduced the world’s first commercially available condenser microphone, the Neumann CMV, and officially put his new company Neumann on the map with his enhancement of vocal sound. The interchangeable capsules offered different directional patterns, and it was hard to miss at 40 cm tall and 9cm in diameter. Due its large profile, it became known as the “Neumann bottle.” The easily recognizable CMV 3 is often seen in historical photographs of public events in Germany, many taken during World War II.

Free Home Recording – Advice for Newbies

If you are a budding songwriter and have always wondered how some musicians can produce amazing music in their bedrooms then I’m here to tell you that it’s not as hard as you think and the time to start your Digital Home Recording journey is now.

With a few simple Home Recording Techniques budding musicians all over the world are having success far beyond what we could have ever expected in the past, and a few of the lucky ones are even hitting the big time on sites like MySpace and YouTube and building a great income from their home recordings.

Downloading Music

One of the best things about the Internet is that you can now download music. Downloading music is oftentimes for free, and you can add it to your MP3 player in just seconds! There are some good free sites, but be careful when downloading from a free site. The quality is not always great. Beware, sometimes those “free” sites include spyware or malware with your download. I recommend for great free music downloads.
The music is very good quality.

It may be necessary to pay for music if you want the quality and peace of mind. Amazon has a terrific selections and the price is not too bad, $0.79 to $0.99 per song.

Benefits of Learning To Play The Piano

There are more than a few advantages in learning to play the piano.  The piano is a definite favorite, but why is it so popular?  It takes a lot of talent to play the piano well, and in almost every musical genre there are the greats that take the stage and prove this is not a simple, ordinary instrument.

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