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5 Tips to Get More Exposure For Your Music Online

Here are some really simple ways to increase your traffic significantly. Remember, if you don't market yourself, you are really doing a disservice to yourself. You are like an artist performing in the middle of a desolate desert! Someone might find you by accident, but what you need to do is build roads to yourself. 1. Youtube.com Posting samples of your music on Youtube.com can bring a lot of traffic to you. Pick an appropriate title for your video, and make sure you use lots of keywords so that people can find you. The people who find your videos will already be a part of your target audience, because they searched the words that brought up your video, or were watching similar videos. Always leave your page URL so that they may visit and listen to the rest of your music. 2.Post on Relevant Online Communities You can get heard very easily by posting on music online communities, or forums. A lot of forums have sections dedicated to artist submissions and reviews. The reviews are usually blatantly honest as well, which is a plus because you can learn how to make your music better.

Online Guitar Lessons

Many people would love to learn how to play the guitar. From a ten year old, to teenagers, and even seniors. Some people want to learn how to play the guitar just for the fun of it and others want to play at parties and become a professional. What ever their or your reason is, the most important thing to consider is that you find the right guitar tutoring coach from the first day that you start. I can guarantee you that there are plenty of great guitar teachers all over the place in your city or town. If you are looking for one, the best thing to do is to go and open up your local yellow pages. In there, you will find a list of people who are offering their service for a fee. Another option for you to do is to go online and do a search for a guitar teacher on a major search engine like Yahoo or even Google. While you will find people in your yellow pages offline, you will also be able to find a teacher who offers online materials on how to play the guitar and will teach you what you will need to know.

Rap Beats and Hip Hop Beats - Succeeding Like the Major Music Artists and How to Find Great Beats

Time and time again aspiring singers, rappers and musicians aim for the brass ring and tumble just out of reach. They think they have it all. They look "right." They have a professional attitude. They even have a solid following. Yet, they lack something. Sometimes, the flaw does not even seem tangible until you listen closely to their music. Often, while their lyrics and melodies are good or even great, their sound falls flat. It is tedious, repetitive or derivative. It has no passion. You hear it and forget it. What they lack is a good, solid hooking beat. They could have avoided this if they had realized today's sound relies more than ever on the beat. Instrumental beats, hip hop beats, Reggae beats, jazz beats, the list is a wide and varied one, providing you with options. Professional beats are readily available online. Sample, listen, combine with what you already have or replace everything. Once you have something to start with, make a decision on your direction. The way you go, the beat you choose, must be based on a number of different but related factors.

Learn How to Play the Acoustic Guitar Chords

It might seem like a daunting task to learn the several hundred and even thousands of acoustic guitar chords. But actually only a few basic chords are required to know them all. You could even shrink what you need to grasp by remembering that major chords have a bright sound while minor chords give out a darker sound. As with all types of guitars, acoustic guitar chords diagrams notate guitar chords. They are very similar to the standard diagrams of other guitars but for one very crucial difference: strings are represented by lines that are horizontal instead of being vertical. So when you study a chord diagram, the vertical lines you see in the grid are strings and the horizontal lines represent are the frets. Dots found in the diagram tell you to hold strings down while numbers displayed either at the top or bottom of an acoustic guitar diagram denote what fingers you need to use as follows: 1 is for index 2 is for the middle finger 3 is the ring finger 4 is the pinky 0 means a string is not held down but just played If you see an X, then the string is not held down and not played.

Guide - Why Buying a Guitar As a Gift Makes Perfect Sense!

Are you struggling, wracking your brains, thinking to yourself, what on earth am I going to buy my family member or a dear friend of mine for their next birthday or another special occasion in their life? It's a real struggle isn't it sometimes, to know what to do for the best, do I buy them this, or do I buy them that? Are you facing this dilemma right now? Are you unsure which way to turn? Well, there could be a very simple answer. An item which millions of people derive endless amounts of enjoyment from, that teaches them so much not only about themselves, but also their relationship to the rest of the world. And you know, even if they are not so inclined, this is a gift which is so cool in itself, that even if it is never played by the individual concerned, they'll still very likely consider it a real joy to own, to admire, to cherish and be proud to show off to their friends. Through time immemorial this gift is just as cool as cool can be. If it is learned well and used properly, it will give your family member or your friend an incredible experience, one which they will never forget and be eternally thankful to you for.

Are Advertising Funded Models the Panacea Industry is Banking On?

Literally, every man and his dog within the recorded music business is in a fever pitch talking about how advertising funded models are the way forward. With the likes of Blyk, myspace music store, muzu, We7 and numerous others advocating this new model, perhaps they are right? The real test though, is whether music fans will actually be prepared to sit through advertisements before having access to listen to a track they like. Furthermore, are the models commercially viable in the long-term both for the labels and the artist? On Monday earlier this week I was in attendance at a digital music event for the independent sector. The panel focusing on advertising funded models contained five proponents and one label. The models were varied yet all had similar commercials in terms of a revenue share split after costs. One model revolved around listening/viewing an advertisement and then having access to a one off stream of the music (We7) pay with "money or time", another discussed the benefits of top and tailing video or audio on each track and once viewed the fan owns the track yet it is Windows Media DRM'd (Spiral Frog).

How to Be Great at Karaoke - 7 Singing Tips For Karaoke Beginners

Karaoke is a worldwide phenomenon. Just in case you didn't know, karaoke is a form of entertainment in which people sing along with specially recorded versions of favourite songs (with the vocal line missing) using a microphone and public address system. Singing at karaoke is a great means of relaxing and switching off from your work or daily routine. It can make you feel a lot better and rejuvenated afterwards. For all you budding karaoke singers out there, here are some karaoke tips to help you get the most out of your performance. When you sing at karaoke, the chances are you might be nervous. Here are a few ways to overcome your nerves: 1. Choose a song that you know very well, especially if you're a karaoke virgin. This will help you to stay calm when you get up and perform. 2. Make sure that the song is within your range. In other words, find a song that doesn't go too high or too low, that doesn't make your voice feel strained. 3. Focus on the meaning of the words and not on yourself.

How to Select the Right Beginning Acoustic Guitar

The style of music you would like to play should be kept in mind when browsing for a beginner acoustic guitar. A nylon-stringed guitar is better for those wishing to play Latin, classical, and certain types of folk or pop music. A steel-stringed guitar works better for rock, country, and other types of pop or folk music. For beginning guitar musicians, it is suggested to play the various types before arriving at a final conclusion as to what sound you favor. Because nylon is easier on the fingers, many teachers recommend going with a nylon-stringed beginner acoustic guitar. This Is not always the most effective recommendation, because not everyone wants to play the kind of music that a nylon-string guitar produces. Some would like to play like a rock star, or just don't care for the tone that comes from a nylon-stringed guitar. If your goal is to learn to play steel-string music, you should absolutely begin by practicing on a steel string guitar. At the beginning, your fingers will certainly be sore, but with time you will develop protective calluses as all guitar players do.

Def Leppard and Whitesnake at the Odyssey Arena

About the bands Def Leppard, originally from Sheffield, first came together in 1977 and were hugely successful in the 1980's selling over 65 million albums (Pyromania and Hysteria) worldwide. Whitesnake, also a British, multi million album selling heavy metal band, are celebrating 30 years on the road with front man David Coverdale (the only remaining member from the original line up). Their 2008 Album, 'Good To Be Bad' is their first in 10 years. About the venue The Odyssey Arena is located in the centre of Belfast in the Laganside development on the east side of the river. It's Belfast's premier concert venue and it's within walking distance of the city centre. From City Hall in Donegall Square walk along Chichester Street and turn left onto Victoria Street. Continue along turning right onto Ann Street. Cross at the end of Ann Street to Queen's Bridge. Take a left and walk along the city side of the river as far as Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Cross the bridge, take a left onto Queen's Quay and continue for about 5 minutes - you'll see the entrance to the venue on the left.

Will an Instrumental Acoustic Guitar Bring Magic Into Your Life?

Just thinking of an instrumental acoustic guitar can conjure up images that are exciting. Such a guitar is capable of producing any type of music from classical to jazz to the wild rhythms of Latin music to ballads. It can produce all sorts of sounds that one would not necessarily think possible to come from an acoustic guitar. Have you ever had a longing to play an instrumental acoustic guitar to see what music you might be capable of coaxing from its soundbox? Does seeing the rows of shiny new instruments in a music store have you longing for one of your own? Maybe it does but you are a bit afraid of the price and practice that will go into acquiring any true level of skill. You're right that it will take work to accomplish a level of skill where you will be able to entertain your friends as you no doubt have envisioned. But any skill that you truly want will take time. It's like anything, including learning to ride a bicycle. You couldn't ride away to the corner store with your friends the first time you hopped on one and likewise, you will not coax beautiful music from an instrumental acoustic guitar the first time you pick one up.

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