Posts Tagged music

YOU WILL NEVER FEEL THE SAME ABOUT THE CELLO

We ran across these very talented guys and want to share them with you.  You won’t want to miss this.  Be sure to check some of their other videos while you’re there!

 

2Cellos

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INTERSTING NEWS FROM JIMMY PAGE

It looks like Jimmy Page has finally gone digital.  Check it out

here.

It’s summer and it’s busy.  Lots of stuff to do.  Don’t forget your guitar lessons and practice!  Also, please remember to call in advance if you must miss your lesson.  It really helps your teacher to be able to plan his day better and maybe even fill your spot.  Thanks!

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JENNA BILLMAN

We have the honor of mentoring a student name Jenna Billman.  Jenna is a hard working, natural talent who has big plans for her music.  She will be attending Belmont College when she graduates high school.  Jenna is only 17, but, as you will see, she has the presence of a well seasoned performer.  Enjoy!

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TIAGO DELLA VEGA

This will open your eyes!

TIAGO

Tiago Della Vega is a Brazilian guitarist. Born in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, he began learning to play the acoustic guitar at the age of five. After a year, he realized that the electric guitar was his greatest passion. He started to study electric guitar, practicing 14 hours a day.

Tiago della Vega played with the bands After Dark and Fermatha. At present, he travels around the world playing and doing workshops. He currently holds the Guinness World Records title as the fastest guitar player in the world, playing The Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov at 320 beats per minute.

He plays a custom signature Andrellis 7-string guitar which has 24 frets and a Floyd Rose tremolo, the Andrellis TDV.

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LOUD SILENCE

JPH found another cool post for us.  This item would be great for small spaces and where noise needs to be kept to a minimum.  There’s a great video demo that explains it very well.

Go  here  to see what it’s all about.

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ANOTHER BUSY SUMMER

I can’t believe we are in the middle of another busy summer already.  As busy as it is, I manage to gain new students regularly, even when my current students are on vacation or in the pool.   It can be difficult to find time to play your guitar/banjo/mandolin, etc., but I always pick up at least one instrument each evening.  I find it relaxes me before bed time and I get a little practice in, too.  Yes, even the teacher needs to practice!

Don’t forget to take your guitar to the bonfire or cook out.  It will add to your practice time and also give you more confidence.  Besides, it’s just good fun!

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EVER WONDER WHERE ROCK AND ROLL CAME FROM?

I am a huge history buff and that includes anything to do with music, of course.  I really liked reading this article because it breaks down the history of Rock and Roll in a way even a non musician can enjoy.

The history of Rock and Roll

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COMING SOON…RICK TALKS ABOUT JOBS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

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DO YOU KNOW THE BLUES? (guest blogger, Lawana)

I don’t know if this happens on MySpace to everyone, but, the other night I got a friend request from the official BB King MySpace.  I have no idea why, maybe someone out there knows how that all works.  Maybe they pick someone at random.  Anyway, I don’t care why I got the request because it made me goofy-happy.

I was very honored to have had the chance to see Mr. King in concert at a small venue a few years ago.  The theater only holds about 1200 people and we were in the fourth row in the pit.  My heart was in my throat the entire concert.  To be sitting there, that close to a blues legend was just about more than I could handle.

BB is charming and magical and he did not disappoint.  I kept thinking of all the music we love today and how it all really came from people like Mr. King who kept playing and writing no matter what they faced in their lives.

From rock and roll to rap, if you listen to the blues, it is all there. If you don’t get it, you don’t get music, plain and simple.  I love the raw feelings and delivery that turn those basic three chord turn-a-rounds into thousands of songs in their own right.  I love the hesitation, the crack of the voice, the smooth, deep resonance..I love it all.

If you look into their weathered faces and the way they caress their guitars, you know they share with us something timeless and beautiful–they make us feel.

I honor and thank all those musicians, some gone, some still with us, who blazed that trail and opened us up to a whole new world.  I honor their lives, their generosity, and their brave souls.  I honor their music, the music they made ours.

Lawana

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