Recently I purchased a new matching padded piano bench for sale online that has been an asset to my music and proved to be a positive buying experience. This short article will explain what you need to look for and what options there is in economical benches for sale.

The most important function of a piano bench is to provide proper height and secure, stable seating for the player. While adjustable seating and music storage is useful, it is not necessary if the buyer’s budget is limited and only looking for the needed essentials. Another requirement for the musician practicing long hours is comfort, a lightly padded bench can provide this and the porous vinyl covering is also resistant to stain and water spots. This is useful if the bench is to be used by or around children or adolescents.

Insuring the bench is the proper height is also of paramount importance. When you buy a bench, make sure the seller is a specialist in piano benches, otherwise your bench might be designed for an electronic organ or other musical instrument and may not be the standard piano height. A standard height piano bench will match all acoustic pianos including grand, baby grand piano and professional grade digital keyboard cases.

Will a padded piano bench suit your needs? If you want a rather compact bench, and have an acoustic baby grand piano, upright piano or digital piano or keyboard you should be happy, unless you have a special requirement like adjustable seating or need an extra wide or long bench. What I like the most about my new bench is the comfort of a padded top, the compact, sturdy design making it easy to move and even transport. Lastly, what I like is the price, taking in consideration that my spending budget is limited and the price of the bench including shipping was less then fifty dollars in total cost.

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Practice, Practice, Practice!

So you’ve made the decision that you are serious about learning to play the guitar. Now it’s important to understand some of the most important aspects of learning. First off, and I can’t stress this enough, practice is one of THE most important things when it comes to your guitar playing. By practice I don’t mean to just play. You need to be improving your skills on a consistent basis, and that is only done through practice, practice, and more practice.

Work Through the Frustration

You WILL get frustrated with yourself at times, but you cannot let this frustration get ahold of you and slow your progress. When you see people playing and they make it look so effortless, you may feel like you should be able to do the things they are doing, and you want to do them right now! Remember though, that there was a time when they were like you. Everyone has to start somewhere, and everyone was a beginner at some point, just like you are right now. But with the right instruction and practice, you will quickly advance your skills, and move up in the ranks of guitar players. For now though, work diligently on your technique and you will be well on your way to becoming an expert player.

Plow Through the Learning Curve

There is a learning curve here, and that curve is different for everyone. Becoming a good player takes commitment to get through that curve. Good, motivating instruction will help immensely at times when the curve is steep. Oftentimes, problems start when you’re trying to attend a group or private course somewhere, and the learning curve on some particular lesson gets steep. You get frustrated and then begin to fall behind in the class. Or, maybe there is something you just don’t understand, but the rest of the class seems to be getting it. This is why online courses can be so effective – they combine reading, video, and audio instruction, and you can do them as many times as you need to! You may find that you are a lot less likely to become frustrated.

You Can Do It!

Learning to play guitar well takes some dedication and commitment. If you motivate yourself to learn how to play the chances are good that you will catch on to the lessons quickly and easily. Soon your friends and family members won’t believe how quickly you have learned to play! Get ready to impress everyone at parties, and get ready to just entertain yourself by picking up the guitar and playing whenever you want to. Make it happen!

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Can someone let Drake to make a decision? What are you going to be a rapper or a singer? Make a choice,I think the time is now to let so called artist know that the days of singing are over. If I want R&B then I will listen to a R&B singer but when I want to rock to some hardcore hip hop music I don’t want to hear the rappers singing on the track. They have singers for that!
Let’s do a little rap history, Now, in the 80′s there was TJ Swan who sang on the hooks of some of the best rap records. In the 90′s that torch was passed to Nate Dogg and he killed it.

Today I like Butch Cassidy and there are a few others out there. These are the guys you leave the hooks and singing too when it comes to rap.
Now there were a few rappers who made a classics singing over a beat but they immediately stopped that crap. LL’s “I need love” may be first and Lil Wayne had a hot one out there and one time but c’mon rap guys please stop it. Make a choice, if you are going to spit that fire as you rappers say then do that but if you are singing too then you become to phony.
I want to give you my hard earned money for your music but I can’t if you are going to be soft on one song then try to be hard on another. I can’t believe you dude!!!

And I only give my money to people I can believe in. So please folks, If you know any artist out there that want to sing tell them to stop, just don’t do it. Stick to what you do best, if that is rapping then do just that or if that is singing then do just that but you can’t have it both ways and make fans believe you. It just won’t work.
STOP THE MADNESS!

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Kimmylaz has been in the music business for a long time.

There are so many incredible musicals that are being performed in the West End theatre but we look at the best ones that there have ever been!

1. Les Misérables. Literally “The Miserable Ones,” based on the 1862 book by Victor Hugo, made its debut as a musical in 1980. Familiar tunes and an enchanting story draw you right into this breathtaking musical that made its London debut at the Barbican in 1985.

2. Oliver! The original production of this musical based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens made its debut in London’s West End in 1960 and was revived in 2009. Featuring lyrics and music by Lionel Bart, this delightful tale of the spirited lad shilling for Fagin will have you rooting for the lovable orphan Oliver.

3. The Phantom of the Opera. How you cannot be drawn into the lure and mystique of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the novel by Gaston Leroux. This musical got its start at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End in 1986. This classic story still delights and thrills.

4. A Chorus Line. Making its London debut in 1976 this tale of a director’s love/hate relationship with his dancers vying for a spot in his show is still captivating today.

5. Chicago. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, this delightful musical with lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander delights with the tale of a chorus girl named Roxie who murders her lover and gets off with the help of a sleazy lawyer. The production made its Broadway debut in 1975, followed by a West End debut in 1979.

6. The Lion King Musical. Based on the hit 1994 Disney movie, this rhythmic musical brings the story of Simba, Scar, Zazu, Rafiki and Mufasa to life with music by Hans Zimmer and Tim Rice.

7. Grease. This is one case where the musical, a staple of high school productions for years, came before the movie. Debuting at the New London Theatre in 1973, fans will cheer for Sandy and Danny and sing along with well known songs.

8. Guys and Dolls. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, this musical made its London debut in 1953 and draws you into a dizzying world of drunks, cops, crooks, gambling and more.

9. Annie. Based on the book by Thomas Meehan, this whimsical tale of the lovable orphan made its London debut in 1978 and is a timeless story that will warm your heart.

10. The Music Man. The music and lyrics of Meredith Willson bring this autobiographical and inspirational production to life. This Tony Award winning musical made its Broadway debut in 1957.

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Leicester Square Box Office has many ticket offices around London that sell discounted tickets for the West End. LSBO check their ticket prices are competitive and prices range from half price and discounted. They are a member of STAR, the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers, which ensures that you get a quality, professional service.

The size of the djembe drum which you decide to go for will depend on your size, ability, and, of course, the music purpose of the drum. Djembe drums can be played whilst sitting down and also standing up, with the aid of a djembe strap. Adults should, generally speaking, have larger drums where the heads are 12 inches or more. Young people should have the smaller drum, with head sizes of 7 to 10 inches. To determine what size drum head you should go for you will need to place the heel of your hand on the rim of the drum – your fingers should just cross the centre of the drum. If you go for anything smaller your hands will be too large to achieve clean and distinct sounds.

Positioning of the drum between the legs is an important consideration when determining the best size djembe. Some people have short arms, and some have longer arms. One should make sure that the size they have selected matches a comfortable position from which their arms can strike out and hit the head from various angles. Some of the very agile are able to control the position of the drums, and actually move it, with smooth, minute squeezing and loosening motions of the knees against the drum’s body. It is possible to pick up the drum and beat it for an extra explosive resonance, by just using the knees.

Once the beginner has selected a drum size, he or she should spend a few days to allow their body to get use to drumming. One should play the drum from different positions, in the comfortable position of sitting down, to the awkward position of standing up. Doing this would help one fathom out if they have selected the right size drum. This brings forth the idea of the “Suzuki” method of learning music that was once popular. Little children learned how to play the violin and become familiar with the instrument by walking around with it while playing. The point here is simply that one’s body must get familiar with the drum. This is why size is important. The djembe is truly a spiritual instrument and one does not want to start off with it in an awkward relationship.

Size is an important factor to take into consideration when deciding on a djembe drum. Once this has been established you can then go on to decide if you would prefer a wooden djembe or a fibreglass djembe, roped tuned of mechanically tuned and finally the style of the djembe.

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What do Madonna, Sting, and David Bowie have in common? Besides the fact that they are all multi-platinum selling pop singers, they have also all had their drum-chair graced at one time or another by one of the most respected drummers in the world: Omar Hakim. Because Hakim actively plays a number of different genres of music, both in the studio and onstage, he designed his Pearl Signature snare drum to have a well-rounded tone which is suitable for a variety of applications.

Specifications/Design/Features
When describing the tone of the Omar Hakim Signature snare, the two words that immediately come to mind are warm, and full-bodied, These characteristics result from the drum’s reduced shell thickness to 6 plies, which allows the shell to resonate more fully, and from the wood choice being mahogany for this snare drum. Mahogany is a highly-prized wood in the drum manufacturing world, and it is noted for its beautiful tonal qualities and boosted low-end EQ.

Ostensibly for the purpose of counterbalancing the sheer warmth of his snare drum with some high-end attack, Omar Hakim chose to reduce both the shell’s width and depth. The dimensions of the drum are 13″x5″ which makes it just small enough to be considered a “piccolo” snare, but still large enough to use as a primary snare drum, especially with the boosted low-end from the mahogany. The drum also looks equisite, and although I haven’t been able to get my hands on one of these luscious instruments as of yet, I know that I will be examining and worshipping it thoroughly when mine arrives- probably before I even play.

Is the Pearl Omar Hakim Signature Snare Drum Right FoR yOu?
With the Omar Hakim Signature snare drum, the Pearl company and the drummer himself did a remarkable job of balancing a variety of tonal characteristics into a very well-constructed snare drum. While it does not have the brightness of an aluminum or brass drum, it does make up for some lost high-end with its reduced size. In short: this drum works for jazz, for hard rock, for pop, or for any other style requiring a warm, crisp tone with lots of subtlety and dynamic range. The price isn’t bad either- listed at $599- when you consider that its a durable drum with unique tonal properties.

The Pearl Omar Hakim Signature snare drum is a top-quality choice for almost every style of music. I don’t know any drummer who wouldn’t be thrilled to have one.

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i am a jazz drummer who has been playing and studying for twelve years.

Are you looking for the best beat programs for creating music? Look no further!
This article will show you the two most popular products on the market: DUB Turbo and Sonic Producer. They’re by far the most popular and that’s for one reason and one reason only… they are the best!
Dub Turbo is basically a software program that is a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), and features everything you need to make awesome rap beats, dance tunes, R&B tracks, you name it, you can create it with Dub Turbo!
Equipment in a studio would be way more expensive and you would get the same quality tracks produced.
This software program is for people looking for an easy and fast way to start making beats & music, without the worry of haivng to learn music theory, study production in expensive schools, or having to get a huge studio.
The software, however, is powerful enough to be used in conjunction with recording studio equipment! Many of the users are studio owners, and love taking beats from DUBturbo into their various other applications.
Sonic Producer is a really amazing new music sequencer that uses the latest cutting edge technology to create pro beats. Tracks can be exported to Mp3 with minimal effort. You can get access to music production tutorials which will help you get started creating beats straight away.
SonicProducer was designed for all ages. In fact, everyone should make beats! Not only is beat making an extremely fulfilling and exciting musical craft, but is easy to begin to do, and great fun to master! There is a reason why most people pursue learning beat making, it’s the best musical activity.
Both programs use a 16 track sequencer, they both have awesome keyboard sets, drum machines and synth-sounds, so that you can make a variety of sounds. Beats per minute can be changed very easily and each of the 16 tracks has a volume control of its own.
Both programs are user friendly and you can literally make beats in a few minutes. It will take a bit longer the first few times but once you get the hang of things you will be creating beats in minutes. You get extensive video tutorials and training that will help you get started in both programs.
So what is the price of the two programs? They both go for about $30. Most other good quality software for producing music is more expensive. Some programs cost hundreds of dollars. But just because these two products are affordable (cheap is not the right word), you shouldn’t think the quality is not as good as the more expensive ones. These two definitely give the most value for money!
There are some differences between the two programs. Firstly, the quality of the tracks that DUB Turbo produces is in a .WAV format. Sonic Producer, on the other hand, outputs to MP3. The difference is basically that the quality of .WAV is much better. It is actually broadcast quality which is what the pro’s use.
Secondly, DUB Turbo is a stand alone application that can be downloaded and installed on your computer. What that means is you can only make beats if you have your computer with you. That’s not a problem if you have a laptop. Sonic Producer is an on-line beat making program. So to access the software all you need is a computer with an internet connection. This is really great if you travel a lot and you don’t have a laptop.
Read my full review of DUB Turbo and Sonic Producer and hear some of the tracks that were created with the software, check my blog out here: best beat programs

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Andrew is a qualified IT technician. He runs a home based online business and coaches other like minded people to do the same.
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Easy guitar lessons are not easy to find in the market place. There’s nothing better than to be able to play an instrument like the guitar. It’s unbelievable how many different styles of music you can play on a guitar. It has never been hard to learn to play the guitar; the only hard thing about it is that you need to find the right and easy guitar lessons.

Try to find out which hand you use to play the guitar. Usually you use one hand most of the time, but that doesn’t mean you use it for guitar playing as well. Left hand to be used to hold the fret and the right one to strum is mostly used. Discover which hand you will need to play music on the guitar. This is an easy step in a guitar lesson.

What you need to do in easy guitar lessons is to get to know your own guitar. Imagine that every note you make is made by only strumming some chords on the guitar. You need to use the tip of your fingers to hold down the tabs to make the right note. Take a good look at your fingers while you are playing and strumming.

It’s not only which fret you are holding, but it’s also important when you play the notes and chords. This is how you make a good music. But first start with an easy song to learn to play it, because you just started to learn to play the guitar! Finger picking and other finger styles to play the guitar comes later. Don’t get upset, it will take time.

To be patient and a lot of practice on your guitar will help to be a good guitar player. The best what you can do is to start learning with a guitar tab because it will help you to get started to learn a song step-by-step. The numbers on tabs are from left to right. This will help you to know which string comes after which. Try to look in books or guitar magazines or even online for some tabs. You are ready to take a further step and take easy guitar lessons. Good luck!

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TI is a great entertainer but, when it comes to his judgment that’s another story. It’s one thing to be a hustler and live that life style when you have to. Getting money in the streets is a hard thing to do when you not only have the police to look out for but the people around you as well. TI has been in the game for a long time and even though he has made songs that suggest he is going to leave that life alone he can’t shake it! I love his music his swag but he must realize that he is a target and will be so until he is not rich anymore.

TI knows he is on probation and he also knows he shouldn’t be able to even smelling the streets right now. He was caught trying to buy hand guns. Key word GUNS. Just being in possession of a fire arm is illegal for a felon if he has not gotten his privileges back. If TI feels he needed guns he should stop being cheap and hire a bodyguard. It kills me to see him go down like this because knowing the police in ATL it probably was a bad stop. But if they catch you with something that makes it ok. He got off very, very easy with the guns case. Those guns could have gotten him at least five years for each gun and not to mention the bullets that he could have a got a year for each one! A year was gravy. They touched his pockets a little bit and smack his hand and said don’t do it anymore TI and let him go on his way.

Violation of parole is something entirely different. He has basically told the judge he does not care about his ruling or his sentence. This will be very interesting to watch. Even if his wife takes the charges and says the stuff was hers TI was still around a felon that he did not have permission to be around. TI is not a role model but he is a person that should know better. With TI’s record of being in and out of the system for a lot of his life, one would think that he would try harder to keep his nose clean. He should be tired of hearing those doors slam behind him when he walks in. Having to listen to people in the prison telling him when he can go outside, or when he has to go eat. I guess he just does not love himself enough to see a bad situation and walk away. Please wake up TI before it’s too late! Or is it?

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Southern Gospel music like most different genres of music have always been readily available through typical means of distribution such as big-box retail stores and small local mom and pop shops. However with the proliferation of the Internet and the vast number of new tools that technology has provided, Southern music online is at the ready 24/7. Accessing your favorite music has come a long way in the last 20 years, the digital age is here, and you have access to your favorite southern gospel music and artists at the click of a mouse. Let us look at a few ways you can access your favorite southern music today.

Online sales have become one of the most popular ways to purchase music online. Companies such as Amazon.com and Best Buy.com and more allow you to visit their website purchase your favorite artists CD and have it shipped directly to your home. Online shopping in sales has skyrocketed in the last 10 years to a multibillion-dollar business and a huge part of that are online music sales.

Digital downloads is the next generation of purchasing your music online. Companies such as Rhapsody.com, Amazon.com and iTunes all have a comprehensive list of your favorite southern gospel music and artists ready to purchase and download in a matter of minutes. You can visit any one of these sites set up a free account. Select your favorite artists or individual songs purchase them with your credit card and you will be given an instant link to download your music to your computer.

Video is now on the rise. You can see your favorite southern gospel artist new videos on many different video sites such as YouTube and Vevo.com. Most of these sites are free but there are other sites where you can access your favorite artists for a small fee as well.

Digital radio stations are one of the most popular venues for accessing your favorite southern gospel music. They run 24/7 just like if you were listening to your radio. You can simply access their website and begin streaming your favorite southern gospel music right to your computer in real time. Music websites such as Christianityradio.com and live 365.com all play your favorite southern gospel music 24 hours a day seven days a week or some have podcasts you can also listen to at your leisure.

Social media is the latest buzzword in online entertainment. Your favorite artists now can create their own sites and their own profiles with such media sites as Facebook and MySpace. This allows the artists to make their music viral and you can access their website and hear their latest music, view lyrics of your favorite songs and communicate directly with your favorite southern gospel artists.

Music has come a long way even within the last 10 years. Just as an example when was the last time anyone has used a cassette tape in their car. Just like the passing of the eight track, the cassette and eventually the CD digital music online along with the latest digital tools and devices such as MP3 players is the next generation for accessing your favorite southern gospel music online.

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