Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Online Music | Posted on 30-04-2009
They say that music never betrays the heart that loves it. True indeed, music has always made our lives better and it has soothed our senses since time immemorial. The 21st century has seen a revolution in the form of PC’s that have proved to be instrumental in making our lives better and much convenient as compared to the others. And most definitely it has vary d the way you listen to your music.
Contemporary times have witnessed a tremendous upsurge in the Internet marketing which has made music really popular amongst the music freaks all around the world. The users could now listen to the music through the Internet. There are several websites that deal with providing the On-line music to the music lovers. With an increase in the stiff competition and a lot of players going On-line, several lucrative offers have cropped up in the recent past. Now the user is free to download the music of his choice, from a specific website, which is purely legalised. So, all of your famous and lesser known tracks are getting revamped in the On-line arena. All you’ve to do is to download them at the earliest.
Remember all those overtly insignificant songs that were once anthems for you? If you think that those have been withered away in an eternal limbo, you could freely find all of them lingering in the cyberspace. It certainly ejaculates our senses, even to contemplate discovering those long lost tracks. In fact, the Internet has particularly been help ful in reviving all the long lost numbers, back in action and going popular all over again.
You could freely download these tracks into your mobile telephones and MP3 music players and listen to them whenever you feel like. So, you could freely pep up your life with the music of your choice. Secondly, these websites furthermore give you a lot of exciting offers and cashbacks for your downloads. Therefore it adds on to the profitability of your deals and makes them look more attractive.
So, do not miss your occasion of finding the perfect On-line music… because the Internet is surely going to make you find your kind of music!
Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Online Music | Posted on 29-04-2009
If you or anyone you know wants to learn to read music, it’s a lot easier to do than it used to be. The Internet gives us all access to al most unlimited information, and could deliver an incredible array of products and tools right to our desktops. Not surp increasing ly, there are some really clever products out there that could help you learn to read notes.
“Piano is Fun” from Anthony Fernando is a excellent beginner package for a truly reasonable price that will inform you how to read music. The knowledge and practice available here would fee a lot of times the purchase price ($24.95) in individual lessons. Included in the price are free lifetime upgrades and a 30 day resources -back guarantee.
Purchase and Installation
Purchase and installation are both a snap. The entire process takes no more than five minutes and is virtually foolproof. So, what’s in the product? A series of lessons and practice games that inform you how to read music and make it fun! And that is quite an accomplishment! Most students find it an awesome, dreadful task, but it really does not have to be, as this product demonstrates. When you start the program, you could think that the product is just for children. Well, it’s excellent for children, but it’s furthermore fun for anyone that wants to learn to read music for the piano. My own bass clef reading skills fade in and out, and I actually enjoyed clicking through the lessons and “games” (review tests).
The standard package features a series of twenty lessons that start truly simply and progress through both the treble and bass clefs. The graphics are large and bright and easy to read. There are nice sound and visual effects – enough to keep your interest up but not so much that it distracts from the point of learning the notes. The way to get started with the product is to take the tour, which explains the layout of the lessons and the “games” that are used as review tests for each of the twenty lessons. As a student progresses through each lesson, awards are given and displayed on a separate screen – excellent little reinforcers to keep you going.
Menu and Options
The main menu is completely self-explanatory and includes a button for ” Start Here” which leads to the “tour”, a “Lessons” button, which leads to the twenty lessons, an “Options” button (explained below) and buttons for advanced tests called the Bronze, Silver, and Gold C hall enges. The Options button lets you control what happens when a correct answer is entered (there are several divergent choice s), and contains an option for teachers that allows the addition or deletion of a student’s name. It is furthermore possible for a “teacher” to construct “custom” lessons that operate like the other lessons. The option is in picking the notes that are presented in the test. So, if you want your child or student to concentrate on recognizing certain notes, you could freely create exercises that contain only those notes. There’s furthermore a sound option that lets you turn on or off the sound effects that accompany parts of the program.
Extra C hall enging Exercises
The Bronze, Silver, and Gold C hall enge exercises are more note recognition tests but with the notes passing across the screen at a faster pace, obvious ly requiring a quicker response from the user. If a student could master these, there isn’t much doubt that they know their notes.
So that is about it! This program does not balance your checkbook, manage your portfolio, or vacuum your carpet, but it never claimed to! If you want to learn to read music, or have a child that is about to start lessons or just shows interest, this product is a excellent buy. Imagine your piano teacher’s surprise when your 5 year old shows up knowing how to read music on both the treble and bass clefs! She’ll fall off her piano bench! By the way, my son, who has been taking lessons for two years, came home from school yesterday and ASKED if he could use the Piano is Fun program! Think about that!
Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Online Music | Posted on 28-04-2009
To get an idea of where On-line music is headed it’s important to understand the history. Let’s think back to the time when music downloads 1st became popular. For me it has been spurred in the early Napster days. Everybody has been out there going crazy grabbing any and all music they could find in the absence of consequence. Then the RIAA came along and said “wait guys that is our copyrighted content you’re downloading.” Since that time the RIAA has been fighting an uphill battle to end copyright infringement.
After the early days of Napster and peer to peer file sharing a new crop of websites popped up offer ing legal music downloads. Even Napster went legit signing deals with major labels to offer unlimited access to their offer ings. In order to make this a reality the record industry had to come up with a way to protect their investment.
Along came digital rights management ( DRM ). New DRM technologies have been used to limit access to media. In essence as long as you’re subscribed to Rhapsody for example you could download and listen to as a lot of songs as you like. You could even play them on your mp3 player (excluding iPod and Zune). The DRM kicks in by restricting the number of devices you’ve access from and cutting access completely when you end the subscription.
In addition, organizations chose to run their own brand of DRM. This means that if you own an iPod or Zune player your choices are truly restricted. Apple and Microsoft do their perfect to force you into using iTunes and Zune Marketplace.
Over the final couple years things have vary d quite a bit. On-line stores including Amazon and Wal-Mart signed deals with the major labels to sell DRM free song downloads. They key here is that you’re paying a fee for each MP3 song you download but get the music in the absence of DRM restrictions. Even iTunes has started offer ing DRM free downloads.
Another challenge that faces On-line media organizations is the ISP’s battle to lower network traffic and thus lower congestion during peak times. The lack of network infrastructure, particularly in the US, is a large concern. Throttling traffic or charging customers for metered access as Comcast and Time Warner are currently testing could drive away customers. we no longer live in a world of text email and static Internet pages. websites now offer rich content including streaming audio and video, social integration and an interactive session ting for people to gather just as you would at your local/regional watering hole. Hopefully customers will voice their concerns and ISP’s will in turn expand their network infrastructures to allow for our ever increasing bandwidth needs.
So where does this leave us? I recall mentioning excitement about the future of On-line downloads prior to my rants. On-line music websites are looking ahead to the future. With the ability to download songs to PC, mobile phone or other web-enabled devices you will have access to the latest songs from anywhere at whenever. websites like eMusic, Amazon MP3 and Wal-Mart Music have shown that the DRM free music is the way of the future. The next step will be to figure a way for websites like Rhapsody and Napster to offer unlimited access to DRM free music for a monthly subscription fee. I’ll be the 1st to admit that this is no easy task but one that could prove truly profitable to the music industry in this ever increasing digital age.
The excitement extends beyond music as organizations like Netflix offer a large selection of movie downloads free to subscribers. We’re not talking about just watching on your PC either. With a session top box you could download films to watch directly on your TV. Industry experts predict that within several years you will not run to your local/regional video store to rent the latest DVD movies. Instead you will simply watch them whenever on demand via download. Alright so I could hear some of you saying yeah but how long do the movies take to download? I could tell you that with Netflix I could start watching about 30 seconds after the download begins. The rest of the movie downloads while I am enjoying the film.
In conclusion the future of On-line media is shining bright. Customer’s spend ing habits could help record labels and ISP’s accept that the future of music and movies is On-line rather than in record and video stores. The instant gratification of having access to millions of songs or thinking of a movie and watching it a minute later is enough to make me want to stop typing. So sit back, relax and enjoy what the future has in store.
Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Online Music | Posted on 27-04-2009
If you search your preferred search engine, you will doubtless find lots of links to On-line Meditation Music. Some of them will doubtless turn out to be red herrings – PC’s are nowhere near as clever as they think they are when it comes to finding things. But in amongst the dross, you will like ly find some excellent On-line meditation music.
Quite a lot of this will be available as free samples. The authors want you to buy their music and the perfect way of doing this is to give you a free sample in much the same way as you will generally be offer ed free food samples at your local/regional supermarket.
The meditation music sample will like ly be limited in length or of a lower d quality. It is quite common for a sample to be about the same quality as an AM music station (if you have not got one of those local/regional ly, think audio recorded onto a cheap cassette tape). The incentive is that you will get the full CD quality version when you buy the complete track. This can be a truly nice way to sample the variety of meditation music that is available for download.
If you resort to illegal download website s, be careful. In fact, since meditation is all about calmness and karma, be especially careful. The bad karma associated with downloading someone else’s work in the absence of compensating them for the endeavor they’ve put in could even outweigh the risk of downloading viruses and spyware that is generally associated with unofficial downloads.
Stay safe – there’s plenty of free or cheap meditation music On-line.
Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Online Music | Posted on 26-04-2009
The On-line music segment has now al most taken shape of a regularised industry. Although the demon of music piracy is still looms large but the future seems to be bright with newer ideas. But the contentious issue of On-line music sharing is refusing to die down. Music download websites are making there presence felt all over the Internet as more and more people are downloading music illegally. This has hit the music industry badly but now things are changing a little bit.
Independent researchers have located the fact that people who share music On-line furthermore spend a lot on buying music legally. This further substantiates the finding of The Leading Question, a digital music research firm who found out that they spent four and a half times more on paid-for music downloads than average audiences ! The audiences are just crazy about songs and shows of their idols and go to any length to enrich their respective music collections by quality music!
If that means spend ing resources most of them are game for it and if that means downloading music that is pirated (but free) from free music download websites they are not averse to it either! Such is the craze of music amongst these ‘musical fanatics’ they need to carry their favorite playlist with them all the time. Here’s where the On-line music download phenomenon comes into the picture as most of the music audiences carry a MP3 player or a MP3 music player integrated mobile phone that satiates there need to listen to music 24×7, for most of them it’s there addiction.
They download the music from the free music download websites or buy it from a registered website or a portal. They are game to do just about anything to get hold of the latest chartbuster on the block or even if it’s the classic Elvis or Beatles number, all one needs to do is to tap the right resource. Now what is the definition of right simply depends on the user!
Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Online Music | Posted on 25-04-2009
The tunes are out there.
Floating around in the Internet, all just a mouse click away, are hundreds and hundreds of songs, the songs that you love, the soundtrack of your life, that preferred ditty, the melody you 1st heard as a kid and have loved ever since, the album that you grew up on. It is all so truly available smack dab in the middle of cyber space. No need for a trip to the neighborhood music shop.
See, there is no question that the arrival of the World Wide Web has vary d the way we all live; it has brought us into a brand new age. But no vary wrought by the Internet has had expansive r impact than the complete transformation of the music world. we have really come quite long wat since the days of LP albums and, ugh, eight-track tapes. The way we all listen to music has vary d, and it’s continuing to vary along with the explosion in social networking on the Internet. Do you want to ride the wave of that vary? You can, simply by plugging in to the latest trend in On-line music.
What’s the name of that trend? It is called music sharing. Remember sharing? That one thing they kept stressing back in kindergarten? The only difference nowadays is that sharing isn’t about letting some other kid have a turn with the Speak-n-Spell; now it refers to the truly coolest thing to do with your tunes. And the nice part is – everybody else is sharing their music too!
See, just imagine all the songs you love – and not just those old stand-bys, not merely the songs you know by heart and could pretty much sing in your sleep, but furthermore all the songs you love but do not own, or that catchy modern tune you caught on the radio, that haunting melody you recognize but can’t quite place. You could find it all on the Internet, where the people who want to share those tunes with you want you to share your music with them.
It is a music revolution – and it’s oh-so-simple!
Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Online Music | Posted on 24-04-2009
Music is the backbone of the day to day life of any individual. It is immaterial that you’re young or aged, the love for music among people never dies. Being a music lover, I recognize that the thirst for nice music never ends and how is it possible when it’s such a sweet and soft gift for us.
In the early days, people had to buy music cassettes or records as soon as they were launched in the market. At times, it furthermore happened that any specific music has been not available due to finished stock or other factors. But today, with the help of new technology such as Mp3, the distribution of music has become even faster and much expansive r. Now you’ve the choices for music cassettes, compact disc ( CD ), digital versatile disc (DVD), mp3’s and furthermore On-line websites that let you hear the music of your choice.
If you wish to purchase a music CD you’ve to visit the store that requires your time and If the album is in very large demand then it could happen that you’ve to wait until the next day. On-line music makes it truly easier whereby you could freely find the song tracks you wish to hear. There are a lot of On-line music websites whereby you could enter the name of the song or the performer you wish to listen and the track s hall be played On-line.
To get access to On-line music, you need to have a PC with the compatible software such as media player, an Internet connection and attached sound system. Most of the websites offer free music service whereby there are no charges involved except the download charges that you need to pay with your Internet bill.
You could furthermore make a collection of your preferred music tracks just by downloading from the website into the hard disk drive of your PC which you could later burn in a compact disc. This saves your resources from buying divergent music albums if you love songs of numerous musicians and movies that are not available in a single album.
Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Online Music | Posted on 23-04-2009
Using the Internet to find music you like to listen to and build your music collection in any style of music is an easy and affordable way to add to your music library as you could freely burn your own CD ‘s or download mp3′s to your iPod or other music player. It is furthermore a excellent way to find out about current and new musician s, new album and single releases, get free lyrics and find free music downloads. The popular free iTunes software and music library allows you to create your own music library, find TV shows, podcasts and get free music downloads and for only $0.99 a song download you can’t really go wrong. Plus there are a lot of websites On-line where you could find free music videos and mp3 downloads like YouTube, MySpace, Rawkus, CD Baby, Soundclick and so a lot of others.
What does this mean for the future of music? With the everyday consumer buying on average 2 new music albums a month this could have an effect on the music industry but most shops like Virgin, HMV and other well known music retail shops furthermore have On-line websites which offer even more discounts and every now and then a music community so the music lovers using the Internet could only elevate music sales.
The Internet is furthermore a nice place for independent musicians in the absence of a major record label to upload and promote their music. There are a lot of independent music websites where you could create your own profile, update audiences with your news and even sell your own music. The royalty organizations like ASCAP, PRS, Harry Fox and BMI furthermore have Internet music licenses you could get so that you receive royalties and commissions for all music plays on Internet radio stations, and for any music downloads and mp3 or CD sales.
You could even make your own music by buying and downloading music production and creation software you find On-line to your PC or laptop and if you’ve a nice sound card and microphone you could make and record your own music and beats truly easily. In fact, you could find hundreds of free loops and backing tracks you could download and even license for commercial use making it easy for the music producer and songwriter to make their own music.
And if you want to learn about music, study an instrument or get recommenndation on the music industry you could do a search on the Internet and find so much free and useful information in articles and on music websites and blogs.
Does this take away the traditional way of making and playing music for the musician? Some think so but you could look at it like this; the Internet has opened up the whole globe to us and you could make nice music contacts from all over the world and build your own globally fan base just by promoting your music On-line. Music you could never have even heard of has become freely available and the whole music scene and industry has benefited and grown because of Internet and satellite communications.
You could see then that using the Internet connects music lovers around the world and Cyber Technology has made it easier for the songwriter and musician to create and record their own music. Plus it opens doors for the independent music performer and furthermore expands exposure for major record label musicians so that they could build their fan base and sell more of their music.
Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Online Music | Posted on 22-04-2009
If music is food for life, then let it play on and on and on….. I hope all the music lovers would love to listen to these lines time and again. Music has proved to be a mediator betwixt the spiritual and sensual life. For a music addict, it’s beautiful and soothing. Today, the craze of music is on an extreme. There are numerous websites that offers downloads for free. One could find the latest and the most happening music, playing On-line. From the Beetles to Bon Jovi, it’s all about soothing your senses. There are so a lot of On-line stores that offer your preferred music over Internet, with a nominal charge or at times totally free.
One could listen to their preferred music over the World Wide Web whenever and whenever. There are so a lot of music stores, which lead you to your preferred music junction, where not only could you listen to them, you could even download it. Very generally we download our preferred music via Internet. One could furthermore listen to his preferred collection over an store, which sells audio files, generally music, on a per-song and/or subscription basis. For this you need to become a member. Once you become the member of the website, you’re entitled for free downloads. like it’s said “there are two sides of the same coin” so is the case with On-line music. Piracy is becoming a major concern these days. You could get the music On-line even before it’s released. Though, keeping a tab seems difficult, the manufacturers are trying divergent hard to put a check on piracy. A more recent development allows the instant downloading of radio- songs, as they are expansive casted, straight to a mobile phone in less than 60 seconds. This technical innovation from Sweden, called DROPme, represents a divergent channel and consumer behavior relative to the On-line services.
One benefit of music is that you do not have to go shopping looking for your favorite music. With the arrival of the Internet, life has become easy and convenient. You just have to browse the music websites to get your favorite number right on your desktop. On-line shopping has given lovers a whole new experience of listening to music. One could furthermore buy CD /DVDs On-line, which will be delivered right at our doorstep.
Well, if you think that you do not need the complete collection and want to listen just few songs out of a lot of, then you could download and store the songs for future as well. For this, at times you need to be a member. Centralized repository of it makes it easier to find the songs you want. On-line music has their own niche of people. From children to adults, anyone could get involved. like it’s said “If its music on your mind it has to be On-line “
Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Pop Music | Posted on 21-04-2009
Pop music is a liberal and vague category of modern music not marked by artistic considerations but by its promising audiences or future market. Pop is music composed with calculated objective to influence the majority of its contemporaries.
In contrast to music that calls for education or arrangement to appreciate, a meaningful characteristic of pop music is that anyone is able to enjoy it. Artistic concepts such as complex musical form and aesthetics are not a matter in the writing of pop songs, the key aim being audiences satisfaction and commercial triumph. Although the aim of pop music is to sell records and do really well in the charts, it does not require expansive acclaim or commercial success. There are bad or unsuccessful pop songs.
Originally the term has been an abbreviation of, and synonymous to, popular music, but developed around 1954 to express a specific musical category. The stylistic origins of pop music is folk, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, traditional pop music. The typical instruments are electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit and keyboard. The cultural origins date back to 1950′s in the United States. It is popular globally since 1960s.
The standard format of pop music is the song, generally less than five minutes in length. The instrumentation could range from an orchestra to a lone singer. In spite of this expansive choice, a standard lineup in a pop performer includes a lead guitarist, a bassist, a drummer (or an electronic drum machine), a keyboardist and one or more singers, generally not themselves instrumentalists.
Pop songs are generally conspicuous by a heavy rhythmic element, a mainstream style and traditional structure. The most common modification is strophic in form and focuses on memorable melodies, catchy hooks and the appeal of the verse-chorus-verse arrangement, with the chorus sharply contrasting the verse melodically, rhythmically and harmonically.
Lyrics in pop compositions are generally easy and speak of universal experiences and feelings, moving away from incomprehensible or debatable issues.The international appeal of pop has been obvious in the new millennium, with musicians from around the world influencing the genre and local/regional variants merging with the mainstream. As of 2008, pop music is now currently the most popular style of music of youth culture, making competition with hip hop, dance and country.