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Are You Talented ?

© Norine Peardon

What Is Talent?

Are you “talented”?  Most of us are born with some natural abilty or skill.  Finding that talent is the difficult part.  Sometimes we inherit a talent from our parents, but this is not necessarily true; sometimes an experience sheds light on a natural ability.

 

Discover Your Talent

Whenever and wherever the discovery is made, it needs to be nurtured, practiced, educated and expanded.  The interest of the talented person should be encouraged, especially a child who has many years to grow the talent, and supported.  It should be the focus of activities in and outside of school.

The Legacy of ‘Silent Night’

Salzburg, Austria

While hordes of tourists flow through Mozart’s birthplace here and crowd buses for “Sound of Music” tours, fewer connect the Salzburg area with the famous hymn. Visits to sites connected with “Silent Night” deepen its meaning and allow a view of modern Austria and a strong sense of the 18th century.Oberndorf, Austria — December 22, 1818
It was just two days before Christmas in 1818 when the organ bellows at St. Nikolas Church in Oberndorf, 11 miles north of Salzburg, rotted through making the organ inoperable.  Father Joseph Mohr, Parish Priest wrote a poem and asked organist and choir director, Franz Gruber, and the parish choir to set it to music, knowing the congregation would expect music on Christmas Eve at midnight mass.  In his study in the village of Arnsdorf, Franz Gruber looked out over the snowy fields from his window.  Then, as he read the poem, he began to hum and then sing the poem, “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht….”. A few hours before midnight mass, Franz headed back to the church to reherse the hymn with Father Mohr and teach the refrain to the choir.Happy Birthday Jesus !

The newer age band, who might have not been born at some stage in the peak of rock vinyl prominence or have even heard the true tune and vintage sound of analog formats, might be perplexed by the unsurpassed generation of older music fans devoted to the revival of vinyl records. Despite the expediency which shared downloads of MP3s and iPods provide, the current music industry still leaves enough breathing room for vinyl records to succeed. Sales of conventional music recordings, like LP’s are recognized to reduce the build up of digital music as record centers and music stores are bringing back niches for gramophone and vinyl racks.

Downloading Songs Of The Beatles

Downloading Beatles Songs

Up until recently, it had been difficult to Download Beatles Songs. I am a huge Beatles fan continuing into present day. I have always enjoyed their music. Nowhere can you find another band that after being together for only eight years has the diversity of songs that they did. I don’t believe that anyone could make the claim that Norwegian Wood sounds like Love Me Do or that Hey Jude sounds like She Loves You. Their whole career as a band spanned a little over eight years.