Jul 22

What Is Country Music Anyway

When many people think of country music, they think of sad songs about lost loves, broken down trucks and runaway dogs. In their minds, they are hearing all of these woes sung in the traditional twangy country accents of the south. However, these perceptions of country music are far from where this style of music has evolved. Today, country music is one of the most popular genres of music, normally outsold only by rock and pop genres.

Created in the late 19th century, country music has under gone many changes over the years. There are now many sub-genres to this type of music, with some of the sub-genres being commonly played on top 40 radio stations.

To understand country music, it is helpful to know about the instruments commonly associated with it. In country music, one of the most common instruments used is the fiddle (or violin). Some of these instruments can be expensive, but most are relatively inexpensive and are very easily transports since they tare light in weight and not overly large. When country music first hit the scene, the fiddle was practically the only instrument used as accompaniment. However, as the country music style became more popular, the addition of other accompanying instruments became normal. The banjo became popular in some country music pieces in the mid 1800s, while the guitar did not break into the country music scene until the early 1900s. Electric guitars did not become a regular instrument in country music until much later in the 50s. Other various instruments used in country music are the piano (introduced in the 1930s) and the drums (used since the 1960s). Rarely used, but distinctive sounding instruments are used in certain country songs: the accordion, the harmonica, and the washboards.

Country music has roots in several different styles of music.

Jul 21

Who Are The World’s Best Dj’s

It’s a topic discussed by lovers of techno, trance, house and electronic music around the world who are the best DJ’s in the world? Whilst differing tastes in music dictate who might be your favourite DJ, there is undoubtedly a group of DJ’s out there that are a cut above the rest.So in an effort to answer this question, we did a bit of research online to suss out which DJ’s are the most sought after and came up with this list of the top 3 DJ’s in the World.
1. DJ Tiesto
Tijs Michiel Verwest (DJ Tiesto) is largely credited for revolutionising trance and hard trance music. The 40 year old Dutch DJ’s fame started in 1997 when he founded Black Hole Recordings. In 2000 he hit the big time with his remix of the Delirium and from 2002 2004 was voted the best DJ in the world by the bible of Dj’ing, DJ magazine. As resident DJ at Privilege nightclub, officially recognised as the world’s biggest nightclub, few would argue DJ Tiesto is the top DJ in world today.
2. Armin Van Buuren
The 2nd Dutch DJ on the list, AVB can also lay claim to moulding trance and euro-trance music into what it is today. Hailing from Kouderkerk Ahn Den Rijn in the Netherlands, AVB it wasn’t uncommon for this preeminent trance DJ to perform 6 7 hour sets at the Nexus nightclub. His 2000 compilation CD “A State of Trance” sold 10,000 which led to a vast number of top compilations mixing progressive, trance and techno. AVB is currently the host of one of the most listened to radio shows in the world with over million listeners also called “A State Of Trance.”
3. ATB
Andr Tanneberger comes in as

Jul 17

Music Licensing Companies Steady Platform for New Bands

Music is loved by people of all age groups and interests. This is the reason why this entertainment industry is doing so well. Young talents across the globe strive hard to enter this industry looking for fame and name. The budding talents in search of an opportunity often perform without licensing their work. For this reason, their piece of work loses identity and some other people take advantage of it. Such ill fate of promising young talents has given birth to several music licensing companies across the globe.

A music licensing company shoulders great responsibility by protecting the rights of a music composer. A licensed work under any circumstances cannot be used or copied without prior permission of the original creator. Breach of this term is deemed as illegal. A license in other words is a contract made between the company issuing the license and the artist. Besides the protection of work, the contract also serves as a steady source of income for the individual artist.

There is no denying to the fact that music plays a crucial role in plays and movies. Music also plays an important part in the promotion of several products and services. Nobody can argue with the role of music in creating an emotional element or a sense of bondage with the advertised product. Music is an important part of our daily life, and we will have to accept that we cannot live without it. The demand for quality music, irrespective of their purpose, is growing everyday. New Bands representing new talents is coming up to fill the need. These relatively fresh bands provide the much needed business to these music licensing companies.

A music licensing company ensures that the artist will be able to earn even when he is not working by making way

Jul 16

Chris Young Country Music Cd Review

The exceptionally talented Country artist Chris Young has released him CD entitled Chris Young. I am very confident and happy to announce that I believe Chris Young fans, and Country fans alike will be pleased with this one. With the release of Chris Young Chris Young’s artistic excellence is on full display as Young has once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks that could very well be him best work to date.

Chris Young has been a super star in the Country genre for quite some time now and Chris Young is an excellent illustration as to why.

Chris Young grabs your attention right from the very beginning with Beer Or Gasoline and doesn’t let go until the very last note of the very last song Who’s Gonna Take Me Home, which is another great track by the way.

Refreshingly, this was one of those CDs I was able to just pop in and comfortably listen to from beginning to end. Every track is enjoyable and was pretty easy for me to listen to from start to finish.

Country music fans will recognize some of the well known guests that have been assembled to play along with Young on several of the tracks. Artists like John Willis and Eric Darken just to name a couple.

Overall Chris Young is an outstanding release. What I call must have music. I give it two thumbs up and is most definitely a worthy addition to any Country collection. Truly an outstanding Country CD. One of those that is completely void of any wasted time, as each track is simply superb.

While this entire album is really very good the truly standout tunes are track 2 – You’re Gonna Love Me, track 4 – White Lightning Hit The Family, and track 11 –

Jul 16


All about turntables

Turntable is a term used to describe the round, rotating desk-like platform on a phonograph. Turntables hold the document whereas it’s being played. Turntables play a key function in music creation and sound manipulation. Turntablists concentrate on music creation and manipulation by regulating the turntables in their own skilled ways. The word turntablist emerged in 1995 when DJ Babu used it to elucidate the difference between a DJ who is engaged in enjoying information, and one who gives performances by moving and touching stylus, data and mixers to be able to manipulate sound. To elucidate further, DJ turntables are utilized by specialized DJ?s or turntablists who make use of strategies like beat juggling, mixing, matching and scratching to supply unique music and sound-effects. A brand new concept called technics turntables emerged within the 1970?s. Such turntables are generally seen in clubs, studios etc.tc.

What are turntables used for?

Turntables are used to play vinyl data solely. So mixing of two different pre-recorded songs is feasible with the assistance of turntables. But to supply your individual music, turntable alone won’t be sufficient. For that you will need further equipments or software program like mpc1000 or fruity loops respectively.

Kinds of turntables:

Turntables are of the following two varieties:

Belt-pushed turntables: Belt-pushed turntables have motors which might be located off-centre from platter. The motor both lies beneath the platter or exterior the platter. An elastomeric belt links the motor to the platter or counter-platter. Typically the belt loses its elasticity, leading to platter pace variations. The benefits of belt-driven turntables are:
A reasonable motor can very well serve the aim in case of belt-driven turntables
Motor vibrations are higher absorbed in any such turntables.
Direct-drive turntables: In direct-drive turntables, the motor occurs immediately underneath the platter?s centre and is linked to the platter directly. Such

Jul 15

James Taylor Hourglass Rock Music Cd Review

Very talented Rock artist James Taylor has released him latest CD titled Hourglass and Wow! It’s really a good one.

Refreshingly, this was one of those CDs I was able to just pop in and comfortably listen to from beginning to end. Every track is enjoyable and was pretty easy for me to listen to from start to finish.

These days it’s a very rare CD on which every single song is good or better than the one before it. This CD is certainly one of those rare CDs.

I give Hourglass my highest recommendation. It just plain belongs in any serious music collectors collection regardless of genre preference.

While the entire CD is really very good some of my favorites are track 1 – Line ‘Em Up, track 6 – Jump Up Behind Me, and track 12 – Walking My Baby Back Home

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 9 – Up From Your Life. Great track!

Hourglass Release Notes:

James Taylor originally released Hourglass on May 20, 1997 on the Columbia label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Line ‘Em Up 2. Enough To Be On Your Way 3. Little More Time With You 4. Gaia 5. Ananas 6. Jump Up Behind Me 7. Another Day 8. Up Er Mei 9. Up From Your Life 10. Yellow And Rose 11. Boatman 12. Walking My Baby Back Home 13. (untitled) – (hidden track)

Personnel: James Taylor (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, penny whistle); Valerie Carter, David Lasley, Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, Shawn Colvin, Jill Dell’Abate, Sting (vocals); Bob Mann (guitar); Dan Dugmore (pedal steel guitar); Ross Traut (high strung guitar); Mark O’Connor (fiddle); Yo-Yo Ma (cello); Stevie Wonder (harmonica); Branford Marsalis (soprano & alto saxophones); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Clifford Carter

Jul 15

Sleep Through The Static Music – Enthrall Your Soul With Reverberating Music

We all love to listen to tracks that are full of bliss and rhythms. Music has the ability to replenish our minds with the soulful empathy that is exuded through the mellifluous tunes and melodies. When we want to seek escape from the hectic and noisy world where everything is unharmonious and jarring then certain heart touching musical songs can soothe our souls. Jack Johnson is an artiste whose superb music and wondrous songs can give you scintillating experience. When you play these magnificent songs all the crass cacophony from your life would be turned into musical harmony. John Jackson is an eminent singer and performer from the United States. His albums have created waves in the market with their highly engaging and melodious tracks. Music lovers admire the artist for his unique style and mazing voice. All the albums by him are chart toppers and biggest hits of the respective seasons.

Jack Johnson is a popular singer and lyricist and musician. He was born in Hawaii and is acclaimed for his soft and subtle music. He achieved great acclamation and success with his debut album Brushfire Fairytales. Later he presented four more albums which were really outstanding.

Sleep Through the Static is his fifth album that contains 14 tracks that are full of distinctive emotions and set in different situations. The tracks are really invigorating and soothing. Listeners would certainly admire the songs as they have heart touching lyrics and great music. Sleep Through the Static was released on the February 5th, 2008 in the United States. Notably this is his first ever album to be released and recorded outside Hawaii.

The album was officially announced on his personal website. The recording for the album was done in the Solar Powered plant in the Los Angeles. This incredible album was showcased on

Jul 14

Hunter Hayes Lyrics Define New Country Music

When you hear today’s country music songs online or on the radio Hunter Hayes’ lyrics may catch you by surprise.

His voice is fresh and his lyrics are modern and while Hayes just turned old enough to drink in 2012 he’s been honing his country music songs since his early childhood.

Born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana on September 9th, 1991 he was quickly influenced by the musical culture of his state. At the age of two his grandmother gave him a toy accordion. By the age of four he was making national television appearances showcasing his talents. Millions have seen of Hayes performing on stage during a massive outdoor Hank Williams Jr. concert recorded for the now defunct Nashville Network cable channel. His performance of the Hank Williams country song Jambalaya (On The Bayou) went on to become a viral YouTube hit.

It has been reported that actor Robert Duvall gifted Hayes his first guitar at the age of six and since that time Hayes has also developed skills on drums, piano, mandolin and more.

His self titled album Hunter Hayes is special not only for the impressive lyrics but also because Hayes had a hand in writing every song on the album and he played every song on the album. He shares Producing credit with superstar Producer Dann Huff (Faith Hill and others).

In 2012 his star continued to rise with the success of his songs at country radio. His debut single Storm Warning received Top 15 status on the charts, but it was his power ballad Wanted that made him the youngest male solo act to ever top the Billboard Country Songs Chart. The album has gone on to certified Gold status.

The radio success has also brought Hayes awards in the form of the coveted Country Music Association New Artist (formerly Horizon) Award.

Jul 13

Game Reviews – Rock Band 3

Rock Band is a very popular game for Xbox and one of the best releases in 2010 so far is Rock Band 3. This latest version has a lot of improvements compared to the previous installment. This game features new popular songs, new sets of controllers and an open network that will allow you to visit your favorite social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

It has been said that there are 83 new additions to the massive list of songs from Rock Band 2 that reached more than 2000. Some of the songs added in Rock Band 3 are “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse and “Imagine” by John Lennon. These songs will surely keep everyone in the group entertained.

The newest added feature in this version is the Cymbal Mode, which were added to the amazing drum set of the game. The new guitar also looks a lot better than the previous release, making you look like a real rock star. These new changes in the game will make your gaming experience a lot better.

Just like the previous versions, RB 3 also allows the players to set the level that they want to play; easy, pro, and elite level that will match your skills as a band member. You can also create a list of your friends and form a band using the Xbox Live. This will allow you to play songs with your friends online

I personally love the releases of Rock Band, and this is the best release I’ve seen so far. If you are looking for a game that will let you enjoy Christmas with your family and friends, I would definitely recommend this game. So, what are you waiting for? Rush to your nearest gaming stores and play songs with your

Jul 13

Beginner Guitar Rock Songs – 4 Tunes That Early Guitarists Can Learn

Tackling some beginner guitar rock songs is a great idea when you’ve learned enough on the instrument to give yourself some confidence. Really, learning to play the guitar isn’t about scales and warm-up riffs that put you to sleep. It’s about playing songs!

If you don’t believe that you have the guitar skills necessary to go at these rock songs just yet, don’t despair. With time, you’ll develop into a fine guitarist and won’t be branded as a naive beginner any longer.

But if you want to take a stab at these, here are 4 tunes that early guitarists can try:

1. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day

Anything by Green Day is usually completely easy for anyone just starting the guitar. That doesn’t mean that the songs are not written well and are not as catchy as a brushfire because they are.

For this song, you really should focus on keeping a consistent tempo because easy four-chord rhythms are known to coerce players into rushing when they get bored with the strumming pattern. Keep the intro and verse strumming patterns more relaxed and double the number of hits during the chorus.

Verse chords: Em, G, D, and A

Chorus chords: C5, G5, D5, E5

2. “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” by Tom Petty

Out of all the beginner guitar rock songs, there is no greater importance than learning a tune by Tom Petty. This really has nothing to do with personal preference, but if you’re attacked by a gang of bar-hopping illiterates, you’ll need this in your arsenal to survive.

This is one of those great songs where the main riff is repeated over and over again. It’s simply great and doesn’t put any more stress on your memory.

Verse: Am, G, D, and Am

Chorus: Em and

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