As anyone who knows me would be able to tell you, the one thing I am passionate about more than anything else is music (most particularly, young people learning about music, and learning how to play an instrument themselves), and because of this, one thing that gives me fits is when parents wonder why it would even be important for them to encourage their child to learn an instrument; while it is true that “learning an instrument” is not right for every single child, it is right for many children, and here are a few reasons why!
The first thing you need to realize is that music can be beneficial for the brain – and certainly, it is a much better way for your children to spend their time than for them to be sitting in front of a television set, watching TV shows or playing video games; when your child learns to play music, they will be exercising parts of their brain many people never exercise, and this will help them in many areas of their life down the road.
The next thing for you to realize about the value of music is that it can be great for your child’s discipline; if you are able to “encourage” your child to play an instrument and get them to make this decision on their own (rather than “forcing” your child to play an instrument!), you will find that the self-discipline required of them to succeed in this area will translate into other areas of their life as well, and will carry over into their future.
Speaking of your child’s future, this is another area in which music can help them; not only is music great for the brain, and great for discipline, but music can also open lots of doors for a person who has gotten to a point where they are proficient at their particular instrument – and whether these “open doors” are scholarship offers, avenues for making money, or simply opportunities to connect with other people, they will certainly be no bad thing.
And finally (perhaps the aspect of music about which I am most passionate of all!), you need to realize that music can be both affordable and fun; too many parents feel pressured into learning an instrument, and their parents do not know how to correct this, because they do not understand that music can be fun – but when you learn some of the things you can do to make music an enjoyable and exciting experience for your children, you will find that they are enjoying playing, and are wanting to learn more every day!
Rockabilly music is deceptive. It’s a simple, straight-forward musical style. The instrumentation on the typical rockabilly recording or live act isn’t going to amaze you in its complexity. The truth is, it will probably not even surprise you. Its song structures and chord progressions are generally extremely predictable. Its lyrics are rarely earth shattering in their revelation. In fact, they don’t even try to be. The themes of rockabilly songs just don’t run all that deep. And yet, rockabilly music still somehow manages to serve as an amazing illustration of all that is good and right about music.
Rockabilly music fills your soul and can provide an instant inspirational lift that’ll make getting through your day just a bit easier. If you’re like me, you can’t hear a rockabilly tune without a smile taking over your face. You can’t watch an old video of a rockabilly performance without enjoying every second of it and wanting to see more.
What is it about this rockabilly music? I can usually crash out my thoughts in an article like this without much trouble–the words sort of just pour out. But I’m really struggling to define what makes rockabilly music so special to me and to so many other fans. It’s raw. It’s energetic. It’s pure. It’s just plain fun!
I love all kinds of music. I’ll listen to just about anything and there are few musical genres that I really don’t want to listen to. Country? Hell yes! Rock? You bet! Folk? Blues? Jazz? Classical? I’ll listen to and enjoy it all. Fire up a rollicking polka and I’m the first one on the dance floor (especially since there’s usually beer involved with polka!) But rockabilly? Man, that just tops it all. Nothing can make my heart sing like rockabilly. And I can’t actually easily explain why. It just makes me feel good.
And I’m not alone. If you haven’t been to a live rockabilly show lately, do yourself a favor and find one to check out. You’ll see scores of people practically bolt out of their chairs at the first few notes of the band’s first song and most of them won’t sit down again until the band wraps up their set. After a few minutes’ rest, the band fires it up for set two and the crowd crashes to the dance floor all over again.
Young and old alike dig this music. Somehow it has not faded into the “oldies” or “nostalgia” categories. The music is alive and vibrant and the legacy of the original rockabilly cats is kept alive by many great modern rockabilly performers. I have played on stage or heard others play some of the same rockabilly songs what seems like a million times. And I have looked out from the stage onto a crowd that’s heard our entire repertoire of rockabilly songs so often that they even know the mistakes I always make trying to play them. And yet neither I nor they ever get tired of hearing the music. You can hear it over and over and it still makes you smile. It still makes you dance. It still makes you happy.
Music is an amazing thing. It can transform you. It can evoke and awaken emotion in you. It can lighten your day and brighten your life. Music can make you laugh and it can make you cry. It triggers memories and inspires hopes. And for millions of fans, no genre illustrates the goodness of music more than rockabilly.
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 can easily burn your own CD’s or download mp3’s to your iPod or other music player. It is also a great way to find out about current and new artists, 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 cannot really go wrong. Plus there are a lot of websites online where you can find free music videos and mp3 downloads like YouTube, MySpace, Rawkus, CDBaby, Soundclick and so many 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 also have online websites which offer even more discounts and sometimes a music community so the music lovers using the internet can only boost music sales.
The internet is also a good place for independent artists without a major record label to upload and promote their music. There are a lot of independent music websites where you can create your own profile, update fans with your news and even sell your own music. The royalty companies like ASCAP, PRS, Harry Fox and BMI also have internet music licenses you can 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 can even make your own music by buying and downloading music production and creation software you find online to your PC or laptop and if you have a good sound card and microphone you can make and record your own music and beats very easily. In fact, you can find hundreds of free loops and backing tracks you can 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 advice on the music industry you can 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 can look at it like this; the internet has opened up the whole globe to us and you can make good music contacts from all over the world and build your own worldwide fan base just by promoting your music online. Music you may never have even heard of has become easily available and the whole music scene and industry has benefited and grown because of internet and satellite communications.
You can 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 artist and also increases exposure for major record label artists so that they can build their fan base and sell more of their music.
Whatever your buying-requirements are, now you have the luxury of more options to get the best deals on the product you want. The internet has given an innovative platform coupled with new marketing tactics to promote products in every vertical of life, whether it is electronic products, household products or about music instruments. And when it comes to choosing the music related instruments, online music store are much more versatile.
If you are passionate about music and have a special talent of playing music-instruments, but you might not able to locate the right music store, then online music stores is something that you can fully count on them. Online music stores are also better for both the buyers and for the retailers as it becomes easier for the user to pick a range of musical instruments from a particular instrument store that suits their taste and needs. As compared to brick and mortar shop, you can buy music instruments in a cheaper price and also can get exciting offers and gifts with every purchase. Whether you are looking for electric guitars, mixers, keyboards midi or musical instrument amplifiers etc, these online music stores have got it all which is also from top-brands.
Whether you are in the process of learning the finest intricacies of music or quite an expert in playing a particular instrument properly, it always becomes crucial to select the best musical instrument. Maybe you are not that much expert, but a carefully chosen music instrument will be quite helpful in making your dream comes true. As music Instruments and their types are numerous like Piano, Electric Guitars, Clarinet, Keyboard Midi and other music instrument accessories, thus you should look at the details while buying them in a particular music instrument store. Online music instruments stores provide all necessary specifications and details of products. Plus, you can also read or write the reviews, compare the products by price or brand and buy them according to their sizes and designs.
Moreover, everyone can get their selection of musical-instruments online. Buying the instrument online is very easy; it is just a click away. This is why people like the idea of buying online, as they do not have to go out to the store to buy the stuff. As these stores have broad range of instruments from classic, acoustic to electrical instruments, so you can broaden your musical horizons as well. Another advantage, you can also locate music store in your area; for example you are looking for music instrument store in Los Angles or west LA etc., then simply type ‘music instrument Los Angles’ in the browser and you will get all the relevant results. Other benefit is that you can compare the cost and even the specifications of different brands of instruments available at your music instrument store Los Angeles.
On the online store, there are very good chances you will end up getting your desired music related instrument which is also at affordable prices and even can get you exciting gifts, thus don’t wait just hit at the store!