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New Models of the Rich and Famous

Large headphones and tiny MP3 players are signs that you have arrived! The rich and famous love to make an impression with their music, though we might not know their favorite tunes! Perhaps they use music to shut out the rest of the world, especially adoring fans, even when they appear in public for fleeting moments. Manufacturers have latched on to the trend and offer players and cell phones with exaggerated signs of opulence.

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Voice Training: Everyone Can Do It!

Most people are blessed with an ear for music and good voices but to be something more than just a ‘bathroom singer’ most voices need to be trained. Voice training in order to take up music or singing professionally can be an expensive business so it may be a good idea to check certain basics out on your own before making the investment.

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The Wondrous Sitar

Music lovers the world over remain indebted to the Indian maestro Ravi Shankar, and to George Harrison of the Beatles, for bringing the sitar to its rightful international place on the global stage for the best musical instruments ever invented. Ravi Shankar has devoted his entire life to playing classical music on the sitar, having started in the years before World War II. He is the recipient of endless awards and accolades, but they all put together cannot recognize his genius in full measure. It is only a tangential issue that his handling of this complex instrument is so technically perfect.

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Fusion Music and World Peace!

Music can be more than plain recreation. It is also a gentle and non-violent path to understanding other people, especially from far away places. Music is unity in diversity, and we draw close to exotic lands, as we imbibe the spirit of their music forms. You need training and formal knowledge to appreciate a school of painting or a craft, but even a child or an illiterate person can enjoy all types of music! It is common to fall in love with tunes even if the words are in a language which we do not know. Music is truly the best way to draw people together!

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MC Lars: Download His Songs

MC Lars, whose real name is Andrew Nielsen, grew up in the “iGeneration”. This is his personal term for the children who grew up with constant Internet influence, and consequently have a greater mastery of it than most older adults. He is the inventor of what he calls “post-punk laptop rap”, his self-proclaimed genre that is a combination of rap music, rock elements, and pop conventions.

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