Use Music to Enhance Your Everyday Life

playing musicIn today’s hectic world, it’s easy to get stressed and anxious. You don’t jump out of bed every morning while the day’s chores hang over you like a big black cloud. The work you must accomplish, whether it’s at an employer’s desk or at home seems insurmountable. You may wonder how you are ever going to survive.

If this sounds like you, then you are overlooking the greatest thing ever that can help you through your days and improve your outlook on life. You want something that will return you to the happy and energetic person you once were. You can use music to enhance your life. Music has long been recognized that it has an effect on our emotions. Some genres making us calm while others give us energy and enthusiasm, lifting our hearts into a happy state.

Music is therapeutic. For example, the best white noise machines have music that make you sleep fast.

If you are upset or exhausted, play music that’s recorded for meditation purposes. This is important even if you don’t actually sit down and meditate. You might listen to it on your commute from the office to home, or in the kitchen as background music when your hungry kids are fighting as you attempt to get dinner on the table.

Wear noise cancelling ear plugs if you have to drown out the sound of the TV or other distressing sounds. Research has shown that meditation music plays at about 60 beats per minute. This promotes alpha waves on both sides of the brain, facilitating a calming and relaxing atmosphere. Your heart rate will actually be lower.

Other music which will relax you includes spa music. This music is easily available on CDs at your favourite record shop or online. Music at this speed promotes …

Ultimate Guide to Buying Electronic Drums

Every drummer or live studio will tell you what makes their music tick; the quality of their drums. Electronic drums are the ultimate must-have for drummers; wanna-be’s or professionals. They are the secret to making heads turn to them when their drum rolls. And while it’s said that there’s no limit to what money can buy, quality does not solely rely in purchasing power. Having done my research well, I’ve documented here the most important things to consider when shopping for the right electronic drums.

  • The Electric Drum Kit Vs the Acoustic Drum Kit
  • How Rubber Pads and Mesh Heads Will Determine the Ultimate Price
  • Why You Should Purchase an Electronic Drum Kit

The Electric Drum Kit Vs the Acoustic Drum Kit

Many people, especially those starting drumming lessons, are always torn between learning to play the electric drum or the acoustic drum. While I cannot make the ultimate decision for anyone, I will enlighten you on their differences to help you make a more informed choice.

Sound Module

Electronic drums consist of a rubber pad or mesh head with a sensor beneath it. The sensor transmits a voltage value to a sound module, often called brain, which in turn prompts a particular sound. The sound module also works to decipher the quality of the strike to produce a softer or louder effect. An electronic drum and cymbal pads can have two or three sensors. This makes them capable of producing more than one sound for example a bell, bow or edge hit sound.

Unlike the electronic drum, you will have to set up cymbals, snares and other percussion instruments while using the acoustic drum set. This means that you will hear the sounds you play at a distance and not bare knuckled like you would the electric one. However, …

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50 Easy Bass Guitar Rock Songs For Beginners

The problem that most beginners on the bass guitar have is that transitioning from novice to being able to play their favourite songs can take a long time. In this post, I’m going to solve this problem by providing a list of rock songs for bass guitar that are:

  • Fun to play
  • Easy to learn
  • Famous and popular

This list represents years of teaching simple songs that are fun and easy to play while also being recognizable to the average listener. Many band members, including Mark from Observe Effect band, started by learning these simple songs. I’ve avoided the temptation to list a load of obscure blues and folk tunes that are easy but unknown to most people.

The songs are presented in alphabetical order by the artist name and are all ones that have been requested by former students at one time or another, and scribbled in my manuscript book.

That being said, have fun and happy learning. Make sure your roommate has the best ear plugs for sleeping if you will be practicing some of the songs in the dorm room.

 

  1. AC/DC – Highway To Hell
  2. AC/DC – Shook Me All Night Long
  3. Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign
  4. Alice Cooper – Schools Out
  5. Another One Bites The Dust -Queen
  6. BB King – Woke Up This Morning
  7. Ben E King – Stand By Me
  8. Black Flag – White Minority
  9. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
  10. Blink 182 – All The Small Things
  11. Blink 182 – What’s My Age Again
  12. Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved
  13. Bob Marley – Easy Skanking
  14. Bob Marley – Get Up Stand Up
  15. Bob Marley – Jamming
  16. Bob Marley – One Love
  17. Bob Marley – Stir It Up
  18. Bobby Fullerton – I Fought The Law
  19. Bon Jovi – Bad Medicine
  20. CCR

Epiphone EL-00 Acoustic Guitar Reviews

The Epiphone EL-00 predecessors were originally produced in the 1930s and 1940s and were intended to be a smaller, economy guitar that was comfortable in size and affordable but still had a big acoustic sound. The EL-00 has a Solid Sitka Spruce top just like the ones that came before it, which helps to improve this little guitar’s sound as the instrument is played and ages more. Joined with a mahogany neck and body, the spruce top and the mahogany make a rich, warm tone much louder than you might expect from a smaller guitar, as opposed to larger ones like it.

We found amazon.com to have the best prices on all acoustic guitars including the Epiphone EL-00.

This model also features a solid Rosewood bridge and Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay. There is a pick guard with a metal “E” logo to protect the top of the instrument from pick marks. Small, vintage style, die cast metal tuners are also seen on this model along with chrome hardware.

Epiphone EL-00 Features and Specifications

  • Mahogany body
  • Solid spruce top
  • 24.75 Scale
  • 44X19X6 inches
  • 10.4 pounds
  • Ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping

Epiphone EL-00 Reviews

There seem to be plenty of positive reviews on this guitar, with very few and minor complaints. Customers who have bought this guitar overall state that it is a great value for quality and price, and also recommend it for beginner to intermediate guitar players. They like the sound, projection and tone of the instrument quite a bit, and also appreciate the way the instrument is appealing to the eye.

Small things like the smell of the lacquer and the quality of the factory strings (which can easily be replaced) are among the very few complaints about this little guitar. If you are an experienced …

Recording King ROS-06 Acoustic Guitar Reviews

The Recording King ROS-06 isn’t like any other guitar that you will see. What you will notice is that this is a classic 12th fret OOO design that is supposed to look like the first entry level guitar on the market. Just like any other top of the line Century Studio guitars, this brand of guitars also has similar traits. It has a Sitka spruce top. Other things that one should know about this are that it has a mahogany back as well as sides. This, you will find, allows it to have a fine and even tone. The Recording King is even shaped just to look like a vintage guitar.

We found amazon.com to have the best prices on all acoustic guitars including the Recording King ROS-06.

Product Features and Specifications

  • Tortoise shell binding
  • Slotted headstock
  • Rosewood overlay
  • Butterbean tuning keys
  • 7.6 pounds
  • Ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping

The Reviews

There have been many customers who have bought the Recording King. The comments they have left vary. Many say that the sound as well as the balance on this is spectacular. The volume of this is better than ever as well. Some have commented that this has a chunky neck as compared to others. For those who have not played guitar before, this is said to be one of the better entry level ones to try.

Others who might be more of the guitar enthusiast say that there is a slight glitch. This glitch is that if you have an ear for music, then you will note that the intonation was sharp in the upper frets. For some people, you might not be able to work past this part. For one person who used this said he had to learn to live with the strings playing five …