The Inestimable Mind with Music

The Inestimable Mind with Music

Music is the manifestation of the human spirit, similar to language. Its greatest practitioners have conveyed to mankind things not possible to say in any other language. If we do not want these things to remain dead treasures, we must do our utmost to make the greatest possible number of people understand their idiom.
By: Zoltán Kodály
Music has an immense power in it. With Music one can get "amped up" or "mellowed out;”. Music can soothe, arouse, amuse, irritate, and delight us. Music for the Mind is an exclusive, auditory stimulation program using the rich and obscure Digital Music.
Digital Music offers an exclusive and powerful opportunity for promoting active listening for several reasons. All the music is improvised which gives it a free quality, while the unusual harmonic and rhythmic structures cause the brain to be attentive in a dramatic way.
With repeated listening the language of the Digital Music starts to reveal itself, yet we constantly encounter slight twists and turns that prevent the mind from placing the music into a known format.
Since auditory stimulation programs often are created to move us from a place where we are stuck, Digital music seemed particularly well suited for our purpose of encouraging active listening.
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Wedding Ceremony Music

Wedding Ceremony Music

Music is an essential part of our daily lives, and it has the power to make your wedding ceremony a truly special occasion. Because so much depends on the music, you have to make sure you plan it carefully. The music you chose can make or break your event.

When choosing your wedding ceremony music, be sure you select music that corresponds with the formality of the wedding. Among other things, keep in mind the religious affiliation, and the length of the ceremony when planning the music. If you ceremony is held in a church, you can expect help from the church organist. Before you finalize your wedding ceremony music, there are a few important issues to consider.

3 Common Musical Categories

Classical – This genre of music conforms to an established form and appeals to critical interest and developed musical taste.

Examples of classical wedding music are:

"Canon in D" (Johann Pachelbel)
"Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin" (Richard Wagner) (also known as "Here Comes the Bride")
"Air" (from Water Music Suite), (George Frederic Handel)
"The Prince of Denmark’s March" (Trumpet Voluntary in D major) (Jeremiah Clarke) "Guitar Concerto in D Major", Largo, (Antonio Vivaldi)
"Coronation March for Czar Alexander III" (Peter I. Tchaikovsky)
"Overture" (from Royal Fireworks Music), (George Frederic Handel)
"Promenade" (from Pictures at an Exhibition), (Modest Mussorgsky)
"Sinfonia" (from Cantata No. 156), (Johann Sebastian. Bach)
"Cantata No.29" (Johann Sebastian Bach)
"Prelude and Fugue in C" (Johann Sebastian Bach)
"Toccata" (from L’Orfeo), (Claudio Monteverdi)
"Romance from String Quartet" (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
"Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major" ("Elvira Madigan") (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
"Trumpet Tune in A-Major" (David N. Johnson)
"A Midsummer Night’s Dream, incidental music, Op. 61 Wedding March" (Felix Mendelssohn)
"Winter," Largo or "Spring" Allegro (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)

Sacred – Sacred music is dedicated to religious themes and symbols. It is music considered worthy of religious ceremony. Schedule a time to meet with the church organist before you begin selecting your ceremony music. Beware that some churches have very firm rules on what music is used in liturgical settings. The church organist should be well qualified to help you in selecting your wedding ceremony music.

Secular – Secular music is dedicated to non-religious subject matter. It is not necessarily forbidden during religious service, but you have to confirm with your house of worship that your chosen music is approved.

Examples of secular wedding music are:

"At Last" (Etta James)
"Only Time" (Enya)
"Come Away With Me" (Norah Jones)
"Appalachia Waltz" (Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor)
"Unforgettable" (Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole)
"It’s Only Time" (Magnetic Fields)
"The Look of Love" (Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach)
"The Vow" (Jeremy Lubbock)
"Come What May" (Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor)
"Storybook Love" from the movie "The Princess Bride" (Willy DeVille)
"Wedding Processional" (from The Sound of Music) (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein)
"Can’t help falling in love" (Elvis Presley)
"What A Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong)
"When I’m Sixty-Four" (The Beatles)

Top Artists Join Music Project To Benefit The California Schools

Top Artists Join Music Project To Benefit The California Schools

Over the past decade, music has been severely declining within the California schools. A recent study showed that within the past five years there has been a 50 percent decline in student participation in music programs. Additionally, it showed that one third of all music teachers have lost their jobs within that same time frame. The study predicts that music education will be eliminated from the California schools within the next ten years, unless dramatic changes occur. Music within the California schools system is at a critical juncture.

Singer Bonnie Raitt said, “It’s a shame we are depriving so many California children of the benefits of music in schools.” She stated that every child deserves the chance to develop their fullest with a well-rounded education, including the arts.

To that end, the California Arts Council spearheaded the California Music Project (CMP), a 401(c)(3) nonprofit, long-term initiative. The California schools, music industry executives, and the council will work together through the CMP to bring much needed revenues and music programs back into the California schools. The goals of the CMP are to:

• Provide grant funding to music teachers, music professionals, and the California schools to bring more music leaning to students;

• Develop joint ventures with universities, businesses, foundations and music-focused organizations to fund, pilot and expand music programs within the California schools; and

• Serve as an advocate to both the public and private sectors to further music as a core discipline, so that every California schools students has equal access.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed and approved a state budget with the California schools slated to receive an estimated $105 million in ongoing funding for arts education. That is an estimated $17-18 per student. Included is a one-time allocation of $500 million for arts, music and physical education equipment. Yet, it will not be enough to reverse the tremendous, almost ten-year decline of music education within the California schools. The California schools remain underfunded and understaffed in music education.

The CMP plans to heighten awareness and raise funds through all-star music CDs with top California performers, special events, and concerts around the state.

The first CD is scheduled for release in late October. Artists, publishers and labels donate all the songs and performances, with proceeds going to the CMP. It features a variety of genres from 18 California singers, musicians and bands. Included are: Los Lobos, Leela James, Beck, Dwight Yoakam, Warrne Zevon, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and others.

The artists are very passionate about their work and want to see California schools students get some of the same attention they received while growing up around music. Working with the CMP, the artists may get their wish.

How to Get Free Legal Music Downloads – Really!

How to Get Free Legal Music Downloads – Really!

A question that is often asked from online music fans is how to get <b>free legal music downloads</b>. The good news is that it is possible, if you know where to look.

Many people search the Internet looking for alternatives to pay legal sites. But when searching online for Rhapsody, iTunes and Napster sites, you’ll get millions of results which can become frustrating. Furthermore, when searching online for music download sites, it can be very hard to tell the difference between legal sites and file sharing sites.

P2P file sharing sites are confusing for many people because they make clear that they provide a legal service – which is true. But although P2P file sharing networks are still considered legal, it’s how these P2P file sharing networks work that have gotten some people in serious trouble with the RIAA and MPAA.

Basically, anyone who is caught downloading or sharing copyrighted material could be sued by the RIAA or MPAA. And in more recent news, P2P file sharing companies, and individuals that encourage illegal downloads of music and movies, are now also being sued.

Furthermore, few people fully understand the hidden dangers and security risks of getting free MP3 downloads using P2P file sharing networks. These risks includes; adware, spyware, viruses, hackers and online privacy risks.

So how do you get free legal music downloads online? There are a variety of legal music sites that give you free mp3 downloads of cutting edge music, Indie music and up and coming new music stars.

<b>Here Are 4 Popular Free Legal Music Download Sites:</b>

<b>1) Epitonic.com</b> – Epitonic works mostly with small, independent record labels. Epitonic provides high-quality music downloads and a searchable database of "Cutting Edge Music" in a variety of genres including; Rock, Folk/Acoustic, Hip Hop, Pop and Jazz.

<b>2) Garageband.com</b> – GarageBand.com is a top independent music distributor and they feature popular free indie music. The site has thousands of Independent songs in their database that you can listen to, download and review. GarageBand’s top songs are promoted by 1,000 radio partners and they featured music from Bo Bice (an American Idol finalist) before he was a big star.

<b>3) eMusic.com</b> – Although the subscription service is not free, with eMusic you can download free legal music when you sign-up for the free eMusic download trial. Emusic features over 600,000 tracks and hi quality digital music fidelity. Emusic provides the hottest legal music download trial online by giving you 25 legal MP3 downloads for free.

<b>4) Amazon.com</b> – Amazon provides free legal music downloads of today’s top musicians. And it’s easy to start downloading, just go to amazon.com and click on the "Free Downloads" tab where you can browse from a wide variety of music selections and popular artists.

Because new music downloads are usually always copyrighted, the sites above will most likely not have the latest new song downloads. However these sites provide a huge variety of free legal music downloads for you to choose from.

A Comparison Of Disc Music Boxes And Cylinder Music Boxes

A Comparison Of Disc Music Boxes And Cylinder Music Boxes

Cylinder music boxes were once a means of providing live music without performers. The music produced was like an ensemble of harpists or bell choir. It was not without its limitations, however. Back in those days, a music box came with some specific sounds, and those were the sounds you had to listen. So, in order to provide some new tunes and improve the music quality of these music boxes, a shifting cylinder was invented.

There were two sets of pins on the cylinders. As one of the sets of pins on the cylinder rang the resonating "teeth" of the "comb" the other sets of pins passed quietly between the teeth. When the song was over, the cylinder would turn over, making the next set of pins to line up with the “teeth”. What was the result of these actions? Well, on some music boxes, you could even get 12 different sounds. After a few years, a new type of cylinder was invented: the interchangeable cylinder. These interchangeable cylinder music boxes had the great advantage of being replaced, with a new cylinder with new tunes. These cylinders were normally made of strong materials, like metal and powered by a spring. In some of the last models, the cylinders could be removed to change melodies, thanks to an invention in 1862, and in some exceptional models, there were four springs, to provide continuous play for up to three hours.

But, because people weren’t satisfied by the performances of these cylinder music boxes, as new devices appeared, the limitations of the cylinder led to the development of Symphonion disc music box. These types of music boxes firstly appeared around 1880 in Leipzig, Germany. They had the great advantage of producing more sound and being more affordable. How did they work? Well, a different technique was developed to punch projections into a durable steel disk and these were used, to pluck the comb. The disc music boxes were then capable of playing 24 or 27 inch discs. To understand better, you should know that a 24 inch disc could play a 2 minute song. So, the music boxes were specially designed to play separate song discs, and this way with just one music box you could listen for several plays.

Because of improving science and technology, most today don’t turn to music boxes for their regular music fix. People purchase music boxes today not to replace their mp3 players and Ipods. It is a way of enjoying music of yesterday and relish in the beauty and art of the days gone past. Yet, for those who are fans, old clocks and watches with small musical pieces are highly recommended. Old wood disc or cylinder music boxes are becoming a rarity these days, and can be considered valuable antiques. Just visit a museum and see some models. From time to time, you can even see them sold online. The music and the craftsmanship of these amazing music boxes will leave you with the yearning to buy one afterwards.

Download Music to Apple iPhone

Download Music to Apple iPhone

The new Apple iPhone has started to be one of the most popular entertainment piece of hardware available right now. One of the main ways that this new revolutionary cell phone is going to be used is for playing music. So if you are wondering how you can upload music to your new iPhone, you’ve come to the right place, because in this article we are going to offer you a step by step guide on what you have to do to put music on your iPhone. The iPhone is a revolutionary piece of equipment. This is because this new gadget manages to integrate all the possible entertainment that is available now. You can use it to browse the web, listen to music (works just like an iPod).

If you are new to handheld gadgets entertainment you must know that there are two ways of transferring music to your iPhone. The first one is to connect the iPhone to your computer, and transfer the music that is currently stored in your hard drive. And you can also download music to your iPhone by accessing some large libraries of music that are currently available on the internet. You are going to use a computer for both these 2 ways of putting music on your iPhone. For the first method, you will need a computer to download a software that is going to help you copy the music from your favorite CDs to your computer, and encode it to MP3. One of the most popular software that does that is AudioGrabber. It’s easy to use and all you have to do is push a button and you will copy a music CD to your computer. And from your hard drive you will be able to copy the music to your iPhone.

The first step that you can use to enrich your iPhone with lots of music is to transfer the music that is already on your computer. This is one of the shortest steps. All you have to do is use a software called ripper, that is able to copy your music from your cd at a much greater speed than the normal CD playback, this means that depending your you CD-ROM drive speed you will be able to copy a music CD in 5-10 minutes.

One of the hardest ways to get music to your iPhone is by finding a reliable free music download source. For example if you are going to use P2P software you might get caught and install in the same time some spyware and adware, that can cause damage to your computer.

Another way you can download music legally is by using the software provided by Apple: iTunes. This music download software lets you download music from the internet, but you will have to pay for each song that you download.

Linking Music To The Heart Of A Child

Linking Music To The Heart Of A Child

Music is powerful and persuasive. It touches one’s emotion, motivation, creativity and relaxation. It has the soothing effect that can calm our mental nerves. It inspires you to do something new and productive. It gives you ideas. It lulls you to sleep. The list is definitely endless.

Music is many things. It makes us happy, annoyed, melancholic, afraid and mad. Music is also for every one. It invades almost anything and everything. Different milieus have their own music to recollect. Various races and continents also enjoy distinctive music. Young and old alike take pleasure in it.

In every stages of life there will always be music for it is perpetual. In fact, there are unique types of music that caters to specific group of individuals. Rock and metal music cater to hyperactive music enthusiasts. Love, acoustic and pop songs blend well with lovers and emotional persons. For kids there is the children’s music.

Children’s music can give kids a magical experience. They can play roles with it. For a moment, they can be a pretty princess with a castle or a dashing knight in shining armor. They can simultaneously play musical instruments. They can dance and sing.

Music is entertaining most especially to children. Thus, even at the very young age they must be exposed to music. By doing so, kids develop their sense of adventure and discovery.

Aside from that, they can be knowledgeable about children’s music lyrics. They can also develop the basic languages.

Children’s music can also be treated as therapy. Application of children’s music can treat some physiological and psychosocial elements of illness. Treatment is aimed for the acquisition of non-musical behavior by virtue of systematic musical methods.

Studies have proven that children with developmental delays and learning disabilities like Down’s syndrome respond to music. Thus, exposure to music can boost response and expression. As a result, individual expressions and talents like singing and dancing can be discovered.

Children’s music treats developmental delays and learning disabilities by drawing out movements. The latter develops self-awareness which can easily be manifested. Examples of these movements are gripping the beater, tapping a triangle, playing cymbals and drums and the likes.

The relationship between children’s music and movement cannot be overemphasized. The rhythm of music creates the ideal stimulus that results to coordinated movements. These movements lead to repetition which is a mode of child learning.

Aside from entertainment and therapy, children’s music is also a special kind of education. It develops the cognitive skills of children. Exposure to music stimulates learning about colors, numbers, shapes and parts of the body. As a consequence, though may not be the primary goal, it increases the child’s intelligence.

Stimulation of cognitive abilities leads to multi-sensory development. The latter contributes to the ability of a child to retail information and be attentive to detail. As a result, the child becomes confident and clever.

Children’s music can also develop the child’s social skills. Usually, musical experiences are done in groups. Participants can sing in unison or one after the other. With this process, every one is encouraged to participate thus participants eventually become closer.

Children’s music can be so powerful that it can develop both the intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects of a child. It simultaneously augments functional abilities at the same time the expressive and creative capacities of a child.

Tha Trademark: A New Kind of Music for Everyone to Enjoy

Tha Trademark: A New Kind of Music for Everyone to Enjoy

Listening to music is one of the best forms of entertainment today. You have to consider that listening to your favorite music can definitely relax you and can make you work with far more efficiency in the office. Studies have found that listening to music can also have a great effect on the body as a stress reliever.

In fact, many offices today are now letting their employees listen to their favorite music in order to let them work faster. They now allow their employees to bring their own music CDs and DVDs and headsets in order for them to listen to their favorite music while they work. You may find it impossible but children who study while listening to their favorite music can also have a great effect on their grades. You have to consider that music is a great stimulant that can make your brain work faster and work with far more efficiency.

Besides, working or studying without any entertainment can be very boring and can make you sleepy. So, by listening to music, it will keep your brain alert and avoid boredom while you do your work or you are studying.

So, if you want your children to work harder in their studies and their homework, you should try and purchase their favorite music CDs in order to let them study harder and with far more efficiency than ever before.

One of the most popular music today is RnB and Hip Hop music where teens definitely enjoy it. You also have to consider that there are different artists today and one of the most popular is Tha Trademarc. Tha Trademarc has been appearing with John Cena who is one of the most popular wrestling superstars of the WWE or the World Wrestling Entertainment. If you watch WWE and saw John Cena entering the ring, or watched him perform with Tha Trademarc, you have an idea on what Tha Trademark is all about and what their music is all about.

If you saw WWE with John Cena performing with Tha Trademarc, you will know that their music is definitely very popular today. In fact, even adults enjoy their music too. So, if you enjoyed their music, you can purchase Tha Trademarc CDs in your local CD store nationwide. You can also purchase music CDs from John Cena where most of his performances are backed up with Tha Trademark.

Tha Trademarc offers a new kind of music for people of all ages. Once you hear the music of Tha Trademark, you will want a copy of their CDs as well as your teenage children too. Today, Tha Trademarc is not getting more and more popular especially with WWE fans all across the globe. They are now touring the United States and sometimes they tour with WWE and John Cena.

The music created by Tha Trademarc contains explicit lyrics. It is recommended that your child should be old enough to understand proper language in order to let him or her enjoy Tha Trademark. It is recommended that children under 18 years old shouldn’t hear Tha Trademarc music as it contains explicit lyrics. However, if you enjoy Tha Trademarc music and your child is already 18 years old or above, you can try and purchase the CD for him or her. You will see that they will definitely enjoy Tha Trademarc and John Cena.

If you enjoy Hip Hop music, you should definitely get the music CD of John Cena and Tha Trademarc. You will see that they offer a different kind of hip hop music and you can easily distinguish them from other hip hop artists.

This new kind of hip hop music can definitely make you work harder and let your kids in college study harder. It will keep their brain active and work harder when they are listening to music. It can also be a great music to listen to after a long day at work and you want to unwind.

So, if you are looking for a different kind of hip hop music and you enjoy watching WWE, you should consider listening to John Cena and Tha Trademarc music CDs. Their CDs are now available in stores nationwide.

Gospel Music: Tracing Back Its Roots

Gospel Music: Tracing Back Its Roots

Ever since some cognitive human beings have set foot on Earth, music has greatly taken part of their lives. The folks belonging to the days of yore created their own musical arrangements by plucking strings and hitting things like wood, hide, or stone. The sounds of nature have also served as one pleasant musical sound for them. They undoubtedly took pleasure listening to the sound of the waterfalls, the animals, and even the weather-related reverberations.

Music has then taken a further course. Throughout the passing of time, people have invented creative means of creating music. From the schools to the churches, there is music. The music industry has also created varied genres of music for all occasions.

You will often see or hear people preaching about the word of God. The gospel of the Lord is being delivered through the means of other people who serve as His own instruments. Simply listening to His words enlightens your spirit, right? God has often reminded His people to love one another as he loves everyone. He places every creation he has made under His care. Although every person has been created in His image and likeness, still no one leads a perfect life. To put it in a much simpler term, no one is as perfect as God is.

One’s spirituality and faith can thus be manifested by several means. Reading the bible, following the ten commandments of God, praying, singing gospel music, and attending mass are among the typical ways by which one’s spirituality is nourished. They often say that those who sing praise twice. Thus, by singing the gospel music, you are praising twice!

What is gospel music?

Gospel music is a religious music that contains the word of God. Gospel music is at all times used as one medium to praise God Almighty. In varying tunes and arrangements, gospel music can always be heard during the celebration of the mass, praise and worship activities, and healing mass.

There is no limit as to the use of gospel music. You can even make it as your morning praise habit. You can listen to it while driving your car. Or you can let it resound in your house. Some gospel music singers perform the genre in nightclubs and secular settings. These days, more and more gospel music are hence becoming danceable therefore making the enlightening of the spirit more effective.

The Roots of Gospel Music

The gospel music was first popularized by the African-American churches way back in the 1930s. Two styles of the gospel music emerged in those days—that of the black people and that of the white southerners. Despite the two separate styles, gospel music still traces its roots from the Methodist hymnal. There came a time when the artists from the two separate categories sang the gospel music of each other.

The onset of gospel music has marked a phenomenon in America regardless of the distinction between the while and black churches. Indeed, gospel music has reached Australia that gave birth to the gospel choirs of Jonah and The Whalers and The Elementals plus the beginning of the Australian Gospel Music Festival. Norway also gave rise to both the Oslo Gospel Choir and the Ansgar Gospel Choir.

The Influences of Gospel

The trendy pop music had greatly influenced the gospel artists. In turn, gospel music has also influenced the rhythm and blues singers of the 1940s up to the 1950s.

Gospel music has reached the peek of its popularity. Until now, several other gospel musical artists are gaining their own fame for the genre and a lot other patrons are getting drawn on them.

A Brief History About Downloading Music

A Brief History About Downloading Music

Downloading music is a process whereby music files are opened on the Internet and saved for future use. This has become one of the world’s greatest online pastimes during recent years, and the popularity of downloading music continues to grow.

Ironically, however, downloading music didn’t start off in the most positive light. As a matter of fact, it was considered quite illegal, and many file-sharing technologies, such as peer-to-peer networks, provided countless music to the public free of charge and without the permission of either the artists or the music copyright owners. One famous site known for this, Napster, was incited for breaking copyright laws and told to shut down. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), this practice was not only unlawful; it was hurting sales for the music industry—downloading music from the Internet exceeded sales of CDs and videos in some countries. Many lawsuits ensued, and yet other sites were ordered to shut down.

Several artists cried out at the practice of downloading music. They felt betrayed, since their hard-earned music was being passed along without profit and without their permission. They felt disrespected and ripped off!

Eventually, there was a solution that would keep downloading music an active pastime. Legal digital downloads became popular through iTunes in 2003, and downloading music from the Internet increased exponentially, setting new records in sales. One example of this is Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy, which landed a position at the top of the U.K. Singles Chart solely on the distribution of downloading music. Napster is back online, too.

Interestingly enough, many of the artists themselves got in on the online game of downloading music, and now lots of their music is available on their personal and commercial sites. These downloads, however, are either brief previews or low-quality sampling—enough for the artists to market their music to those who prefer downloading music, and also to make money online as well as through music outlets!

Downloading music, then, has been a rather shaky ordeal for many, but due to compromise and innovative technological advances, this practice is fortunate enough to continue for some time to come!