Music Band Website

Brass bands have long been popular bands to listen to. The unique sounds that emanate from the mixture of wind instruments have captivated many people for many years. One issue for brass bands can often be locating the correct style and type of sheet music for popular songs or even less well known musical scores. This problem has now been solved by the intervention of an innovative website which provides a search engine facility to help locate brass band sheet music. That website is brassband.co.uk.

This impressive website provides a search engine specifically for the sole aim of locating brass band sheet music. It scours the numerous providers through the net and brings them all under one umbrella. The comprehensive information contained within this authoritive website includes details about publishers, songs and band music available and even provides MP3 samples if available as well as Pdf scores. A whole range of different music styles are available within the website with songs such as Wichita lineman and Wilfred Heaton currently popular choices. The range of publishers is also comprehensive with names such as Band Press VOF, Faber Music and World of Brass all available and included within the search parameters of the website.

The website not only caters for sheet music however, CD’s and T shirts are also available. The catalogue of brass band CD’s is exhaustive and contains many favourite recordings as well as some not so well known. T shirts are on offer as well, with an impressive range of T shirts offering something for everyone at excellent prices.

Brassband.co.uk has received rave reviews and plaudits from many who have frequented its pages. It has become the premier website for anyone looking for brass band sheet music as well as brass band related items. Its popularity is down to a simple premise, it provides a comprehensive resource aimed at a particular market and it does this very well. The visitor is provided with a user friendly website which caters for their every need when it comes to locating the sheet music they are looking for and does it in an effective and efficient manner.

For further information visit http://brassband.co.uk


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Modern French Artist

The career of Edgar Degas was a long one – about 60 years out of his total 83. And his style, unlike that of most famous artists who worked into their old age, never ceased developing, always seeking out new means of expression and technique.The art dealer Ambroise Vollard one day asked him why he had never married, to which he replied that he would live in constant fear that, whenever he completed a new painting, he would hear my wife say ‘That’s so pretty what you’ve done there!’. In fact, despite today’s almost universal appreciation and popularity of his images, it was never a conventional sense of beauty that attracted his talents.

Hilaire Germain Edgar de Gas (it was only later that he started to sign his works ‘Degas’) was born in Paris, the eldest of three boys and two girls born to a prosperous banker from a Neapolitan family and his Creole wife from New Orleans. He was actually named after his grandfathers – Hilaire Degas, a banker from Naples, and Germain Musson, a New Orleans merchant. However his mother was to die when he was only 13 years old.

He was educated at the lycee Louis-le-Grand, a famous school for the elite, where he received a classical education and also met his long-time friends Henri Rouart, Paul Valpincon and Ludovic Halevy. Having received his baccalaureat in 1853, he enrolled at the Faculty of Law, although he preferred to spend his time in the print room of the Louvre where he had already made some copies from engravings, and also visiting the painting studios of Felix Barrias and Louis Lamothe. In 1855 he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and began to study officially with Lamothe, a pupil of Ingres.

Not needing to study and compete for the Prix de Rome, in 1856 he set out for Italy, first visiting his family in Naples. In October 1857 he visited Rome where he met Gustave Moreau, already an influential figure eight years his elder. They became close friends and visited Florence together between June and August 1858.

From 1865 to1870 Degas exhibited each year at the Paris Salon. He also became friendly with Berthe Morisot and Edouard Manet and, in the summer of 1869, joined Manet in Boulogne and Saint-Valery-en-Caux where he painted some landscapes. Of all the artists of the time, it is doubtlessly Manet with whom he had the greatest affinity. They were both older than most of the Impressionist circle and both came from prosperous families so they could also meet socially within their family circles.

The tragic events of the Franco-Prussian war and the Paris Commune of the years 1870-71, together with a lengthy stay in Louisiana visiting his family from October 1872 to March 1873, marked both an interruption and a turning point in his career. At the outbreak of the war he joined the national guard together with his friend Manet and many other artists, however the extreme cold during the siege of Paris affected his health badly and at the start of the Paris Commune he went to rest in the Orne with his friends the Valpincon family.

It was during the 1870’s that Degas acquired his reputation as a painter of dancers. The reasons for his interest in dance were numerous and diverse but certainly stem from his life-long enthusiasm for music and the opera. The interior of the opera house also had many visual attractions – the possibility of unusual views onto the stage from balconies or the orchestral pit, contrasts between light and darkness, illusion and reality, beauty and banality.

After the theme of dance it was the racecourse that drew most of his attention. Racecourses were a new phenomenon in France, being introduced there from England in the 19th century. The Longchamp stadium opened in 1857 and it was this course which inspired Degas, Manet and, later, Toulouse-Lautrec. The exclusive Jockey Club was inaugurated in 1833 and it naturally attracted the same upper classes who attended the Paris Opera.

His first personal exhibition, which was held at the Durand-Ruel gallery in 1892, consisted of an extraordinary series of semi-abstract monotypes with enhanced colours representing mysterious landscapes. Besides such landscapes his style was not to change dramatically from then on, although his subjects tended to grow in dimension – whereas previously, for example, he would have depicted a whole dance troupe, he now concentrated on perhaps just two or three figures in the foreground. This was undoubtedly to some extend due to his failing eyesight.

Degas himself gave another explanation for the mysterious power of his later works: “It’s a thing to copy what one sees, but it’s much better to draw what can only be seen in one’s memory. It’s a transformation during which the imagination collaborates with the memory … there your recollections and fantasies are freed from the tyranny exerted by nature.”

Degas continued to struggle against his blindness and worked up to about 1912 when he was forced to leave his apartment where he had lived for the past quarter century and move to a more convenient address in the Boulevard de Clichy. But it proved to be an ordeal from which he never fully recovered and, despite the huge international success and high prices commanded by his works from 1900 onwards, he became sad and indifferent to the glory. He died on 27th September 1917 during the wartime, making his death go almost unnoticed by the world – although perhaps a fitting end for the man who had once said “I would like to be famous but unknown”! He was buried in the cemetery of Montmartre.


Electronic Music Sites

It is important for the music community not just to concentrate on what’s going on in our spheres of music distribution. We must also understand what the wider music community is doing. All over the world people listen to music, make new bands and want to discover new music. They sell music online as they learn how to promote a band. The trouble is, most of the audio samples are illegal download music and this is causing a terrible crisis in the music distribution industry. Music websites like Songeist.com are making an effort to try and change this. It’s important that the music community take responsibility for music distribution. We need to take charge. We need to buy and sell music online so there can even be a music distribution industry. How can musicians eat if they aren’t paid for their work? Even when they sell music online it gets plagiarized. It’s a very difficult situation. So what can the music community do?! In Indonesia they think they have the answer. The Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association (APJII) plans to block all music websites that allow visitors to download music illegally, in a bid to protect the local music distribution business’, APJII’s chairman, Semmy Pangerapan, said on Thursday. This way the music community will not be able to listen to music, download music or hear audio samples if the music distribution has not been legal. This sounds like a great idea. In Indonesia it will be easier for new bands to learn how to promote a band and sell music online. Downloading illegal audio samples will be regarded as a criminal offence. It is stealing. We as the music community should understand that new bands cannot be made if we continue to download music illegally. The new music will simply not be made if the artists cannot sell music online. The music distribution industry will be killed along with the creativity. The time is now, music community, to stand up and do something about it so that new bands will be able to have a future. They will also need to learn how to promote a band in the age of audio samples, though! It’s not just about sticking with the status quo. To sell music online in this day and age is the only way to make any money. People are not buying CDs anymore. But how do we stop people from stealing download music? Music websites like Songeist.com are doing their part to win the war on illegal audio samples. Now, music community, what are you going to do? The process will be similar to the clearing house, where we close access to unauthorized content, so local new music and new bands will be more appreciated he said during an APJII conference in Denpasar, Bali as quoted by kompas.com. ‘APJII members will utilize a platform to control intellectual and property rights, payment gateways and content aggregators. Therefore, when a customer decides to download music that has been pirated, its Internet Service Provider (ISP) will receive a notification to block the content. This is a great idea that should be adopted in the wider music community. With this system it is easier to sell music online and therefore more new bands will be able to form and new music will be made. We need new music! Music is very important and the music distribution industry should be respected like any other. The blocking scheme, he said, was backed by the 2008 Law on Information and Electronic Transactions. The decision will also help ISPs expand their music distribution businesses, as any of them are currently developing business schemes where they gain profits when people download music legally This [blocking] will also educate people to respect copyright [law], Semmy said. The association, which oversees more than 200 ISPs, did not, however, mention when the blocking will be introduced. Indonesia is home to 30 million Internet users.


The Rock Bank

The confirmation by the Bank of England of support for Northern Rock plc on 12 September 2007 is the first major sign of international fallout from the collapse of the US subprhyme mortgage lending market.

In the US, lenders such as New Century Financial Corporation, the second largest subprhyme lender in California, have gone bankrupt. In the UK, as Northern Rock is classed as a bank, the authorities intervened in order to prevent market panic. There have been persistent rumours that several leading UK banks, including Barclays, have liquidity issues and the Bank of England wished to send a clear signal that no major bank will be allowed to fail.

The irony of Northern Rock is that it was generally deemed to be a successful company. The share price was GBP12.58 in February, but by 14 September 2007 it had dropped to GBP4.33.

Northern Rock achieved sales growth by offering 100% mortgages on home valuations, plus an extras 25%. Their projected growth rate was 20% per annum and yet the market was only growing at around 10%. In order to gain this volume of business, they needed very attractive mortgage products and also to adopt a flexible approach to consumers with mixed credit records.

They were so successful that they gained 22% market share of all new mortgages taken out during the first 6 months of 2007. The growth in the issue of mortgages was primarily funded via the wholesale market, as opposed to deposits by individual savers. It is estimated that any 75% of funds come from this source. The near collapse of interbank lending in August effectively starved Northern Rock of funds and caused a liquidity crisis.

In comparison to the US subprhyme scene, Northern Rock appears almost prudent. New Century of California took such a lenient view on customers’ poor credit ratings that it allegedly would make advances to a person who came out of bankruptcy on the previous day. Northern Rock, on the other hand, has not been accused of failures of diligence in its lending policies and mortgage risk assessment methods. Northern Rock has not been hit by mortgage defaults, but by a lack of finance which is required to fund its ambitious expansion.

The housing market in the UK is now set to follow the downward trend of the USA. Prices have dropped by more than 10% in any locations such as Stockton, California, where the repossession rate is running at 3.7% of households.

Despite the differences between Northern Rock and the bankrupt US mortgage lenders, the root cause remains the same. This is the persistent growth of consumer debt.

In the UK, the average level of household debt, excluding mortgages, is GBP8,856. Average household debt is GBP56,000 if mortgages are included. It should be noted that these are average figures and they include a large number of households who do not have mortgages or credit card balances.

Some 11.8m UK households have mortgages and the average amount outstanding is GBP96,560. In addition, if non mortgage debt is limited to the households with unsecured loans, mainly credit cards, then the debt figure rises to GBP20,600. Therefore the average total debt of households with mortgages and credit card loans is a staggering GBP117,160.

Although the USA figures are calculated in different ways, average credit card and car loan debt is US$18,700 per household, and mortgage debt is US$74,000.

In both countries, but especially the UK, the increase in consumer debt is based on the expectation of rising house prices, full employment and low interest rates. If any of these conditions change, then the results will be serious if not catastrophic.

The growth of the UK economy over the last 20 years, has been driven by the steady increase in house prices and underpinned by North Sea oil. During this time, the manufacture of goods in the UK has continued its secular decline as has the number of British owned firms in both the manufacturing and service sectors. The major growth sector of the economy has been financial services and the City of London, which has eclipsed Wall Street.

In both countries, the dampening of inflationary pressures due to cheap imports, is unlikely to continue indefinitely. The process of globalisation is almost complete. Wages and material costs are set to rise in China and other far east manufacturers, and this imported inflation will bring to an end the period of consumer led growth in both the USA and UK. This will inevitably lead to period of re-adjustment, during which time interest rates could well rise to double digits.

In the meantime, the uncertainty surrounding financial institutions will continue to unnerve both the housing and stock markets of the western economies. Investors seeking serious returns need to look further afield, and borrowers need to reconsider their ability to repay loans in the event of a significant rise in interest rates.


Best Of Electronic

Need help finding the best electronic cigarette? This article will cover what we feel to be the best electronic cigarette on the market today; the Fifty-One electronic cigarette.

The Fifty-One is a say of the art electronic cigarette designed to be a healthier alternate option to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. The Fifty-One provides you with the nicotine you need to satisfy your cravings, but it is considered a healthier alternate option because you can do so without the 4,000 plus toxins found in traditional cigarettes. This electronic cigarette uses no tobacco, has not tar, no carbon monoxide and no second hand smoke. Because the only thing that’s omitted is a smokeless vapor, you can “smoke” virtually anywhere.

How does it work? The Fifty One is a two part unit consisting of a lithium ion battery and a nicotine cartridge. Powered by the long lasting (and rechargeable) lithium battery, the electronic cigarette uses a high frequency (obviously inaudible) to atomize the nicotine from the cartridge and have a smokeless vapor. Therefore, the only thing you’re inhaling is nicotine, not the thousands of harmful chemical compounds that you’d find in your everyday cigarette.

The Fifty-One mostly comes in a kit that provides you with absolutely everything you need to keep your electronic cigarette constantly ready to go. The kit commonly includes 2 lithium ion rechargeable batteries, 2 nicotine cartridges with built in atomizer, 1 battery charger with cord and an owners manual. So basically, all you need to resupply are the nicotine cartridges…like buying a pack of cigarette’s but without the elevated health hazard. But it gets even better.

Each nicotine cartridge for the Fifty-One electronic cigarette is the equivalent to about 2 packs of cigarettes. Pricing may vary, but the cost averages around $15 for a five-pack of cartridges. When you do the math, you’re getting the equivalent to one pack of traditional cigarettes for about $1.50. It’s cheaper along with being a healthier alternative!

If you’re trying to quit smoking, and you’re having trouble doing it cold-turkey, this electronic cigarette may be the perfect solution for you. Not only do you get the nicotine you need to squash cravings, you’re also getting the “oral fixation” element that many smokers find to be a hard barrier to get past when trying to quit (whether they initially know it or not). Other products that claim to help you quit, products like nicotine patches for example, don’t have that quality and can thus prove to be ineffective for some. It’s important to note that it isn’t only the nicotine habit that’s tough to break; the routines you go through are tough to break as well…like lighting up when you get in the car or after a meal. Also with the Fifty-One electronic cigarette, you can maintain your routines and gradually pull away over time.

All in all, we believe that using electronic cigarettes are an effective way to get away from the harmful carcinogens found in traditional cigarettes. For the best electronic cigarette on the market, we recommend the Fifty-One electronic cigarette for all the reasons mentioned above. If you’re looking to quit smoking, this is a method that has been used by tens-of-thousands of people and should be considered a good place to start.


Dance Music Artists

You need a music web site that will give you sufficient space to showcase your expertise. You can take out time to lookup for the appropriate website on the internet. You can also ask your pals and family to advocate the ideal audio site that will fit you.

Ultimately, it is usually essential you go through the conditions and ailments that govern the musical site you want to use. You have to abide by the rules in purchase to see fantastic result when your tune is promoted.

When it will come to music producers, Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles – identified as the godfathers of Property music – brought about a around-revolution into the entire world of Dance tunes. More than the several years, the songs they developed has developed and newer themes have shaped and spawned new genres in tunes. It introduced hope for many lovers who constantly desired to create a little Dance songs for exciting and much more so for those professionally inclined.

Are you among the fanatics that who would like to be a tunes producer? These times, it is incredibly simple to get into making Dance tunes in your personal house and it is not all that costly.

It is quite easy!

These times, the entire Dance music evolution is packed into one incredible piece of computer software. All you have to do to understand how to make audio like a professional is put in a very good piece of music production software, or DAW (digital audio workstation), on your residence laptop or computer or laptop computer.

With the assist of a good music plan, receiving started with creating Dance songs is absolutely a great offer less difficult than jumping in at the deep finish – almost certainly a lot less difficult than you may have at any time imagined it. You do not need to have to know a lot about audio theory and you do not have to be a technical professional. All you need is a residence computer and a passion for dance tunes to have a excellent dance track.

To turn out to be a expert Dance songs producer you want to identify what type of tunes you would like to specialise in. This must be the style you are most passionate about and want to get to grips with. You could select from drum-n-bass, synth-pop, electropop, electronica, residence, trance, electro… the listing goes on. With a tiny study, you will find a host of options you could experhyment with and you can take inspiration from other artists, each new and aged, as well as growing developments to hone in on your style and work out what tends to make a good Dance production, in terms of arrangement, mood and instrumentation.

The options

As a dance music producer, you can possibly compose your personal music and marketplace it or collaborate with other artists in remixing. You could also function as freelance music producer. An additional option is to create songs for media and jingles for advertising agencies.

A single can count on a first rate wage as a dance audio producer although it is hard to discover this sort of work. There are, however, many an chance for freelancers and there are limitless returns if you are prepared to set in a little bit of tough operate to build on your own as a songs producer.


Rock Music Play

When learning how to play guitar, it is only natural that you will look to well-known musicians for inspiration and guidance. This is a great idea, and will ultimately help you become a better musician as long as you try to incorporate ideas and tips from a variety of sources and styles instead of just emulating one player in particular.

Okay, that said, it’s time to look at one of the greats. Yngwie Johann Malmsteen is absolutely one of the absolute greatest living guitar players, and has one of the most recognizable styles in rock and metal without a doubt.

The enigmatic Swedish musician came to the fore of the rock world in a number of bands before setting out on his own personal journey with a band under the varied monikers of Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force or either Yngwie Malmsteen or Yngwie J. Malmsteen, and he is an excellent source of inspiration when learning how to play guitar Yngwie is world famous for being one of the early stars, and possibly the originator, of a particular brand of playing.

That style is now known all around the world as neoclassical rock or metal, and incorporates elements of classical music into a heavy rock setting. He uses concepts such as harmonic minor scales and diminished scales in his music, and it is an influence that has served Yngwie very well indeed over the years. With any blues influences in with the massive classical element, he has been able to create and hone a guitar playing style that is fascinating and addictive. He is also known for his magnificent speed, but there is much more to Malmsteen’s music than just shredding and lengthy solos.

There is a huge amount of theory in practice too, and this is where the music of Yngwie Malmsteen can help you when you are learning how to play guitar. Look into the classical influences he talks about, such as Bach and Paganini for starters, and you will soon discover how you can add any beautiful, classically inspired arpeggios and suchlike to your playing. The use of classical melodies and patterns in this style of music offers you a great deal of scope for improvisation, and when added to the techniques you are amassing while learning how to play guitar, you will discover any vibrant new avenues of experhymentation.

Learning How To Play Guitar? Check out these selected albums from Yngwie Malmsteen:

-Marching Out

-Eclipse

-Fire and Ice

-The Seventh Sign

-Facing The Animal

-Alchemy

These are just any of the amazing albums by Yngwie that you can check out to help inspire you while you learn to play guitar. Remember, any good musical advice should always start with telling you to go your own way once you have learned the basics. Check out any Malmsteen, and see just what is possible while you learn how to play guitar.


Online Rock Music

The exceptionally talented Rock group Godsmack have released their CD entitled Awake. I am very confident and happy to announce that I believe Godsmack fans, and Rock fans alike will be pleased with this one. With the release of Awake their artistic excellence is on full display as they have once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks that could very well be their best work to date.

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.

Awake is a pleasantly varied, mix of 11 tracks that are very well written and brilliantly performed songs by these clearly talented musicians. With many of the songs displaying a lot of the kind emotion that makes for a really great listen. Seemingly drawing from what I can only imagine are their own personal experiences. At different points touching on the most real emotions of love, heartbreak, pain, failed relationships and unattainable romance. They’re all here.

Overall Awake is an outstanding release. Quite possibly Godsmack’s best to date. Really sensational from beginning to end. If you’re even mildly into Rock music you’ll enjoy this CD.

While the entire CD is really very good the truly standout tunes are track 4 – Bad Magick, track 10 – The Journey, and track 11 – Spiral.

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 1 – Sick Of Life. Good stuff!

Awake Release Notes:

Godsmack originally released Awake on October 31, 2000 on the Republic Records label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Sick Of Life 2. Awake 3. Greed 4. Bad Magick 5. Goin’ Down 6. Mistakes 7. Trippin’ 8. Forgive Me 9. Vampires 10. Journey, The 11. Spiral

Godsmack: Tony (vocals, guitar); Robbie (vocals, bass); Tommy (vocals, drums); Sully (vocals). Additional personnel: Katrina Chester (vocals). Recorded at River’s Edge Productions, Haverhill, Massachusetts.


Great Rock Music

Brand New Day is the latest release from Rock Artist Sting, and is another great one from this talented musician.

It’s a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I’m more than happy to announce that’s exactly what I must say about this one. There simply is NOT a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all, with each song standing tall on it’s own.

Rock music fans will recognize some of the well known contributors on the project including Dennis Collins and Ken Williams plus a few other notables as well.

If you’re a Sting fan, or just a fan of Rock music this is a CD your collection simply should not be without.

While this entire album is really very good some of my favorites are track 3 – Big Lie, Small World, track 7 – Prelude To The End Of The Game, and track 10 – Brand New Day

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 1 – A Thousand Years. Great track!

Brand New Day Release Notes:

Sting originally released Brand New Day on September 28, 1999 on the A&M Records (USA) label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. A Thousand Years 2. Desert Rose – (with Cheb Mami) 3. Big Lie, Small World 4. After The Rain Has Fallen 5. Perfect Love…Gone Wrong 6. Tomorrow We’ll See 7. Prelude To The End Of The Game 8. Fill Her Up 9. Ghost Story 10. Brand New Day

Personnel: Sting (vocals, guitar, bass); Cheb Mami, James Taylor, Ste (vocals); Dominic Miller (guitar); B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar); Katherine Tickell (fiddle, Northumbrian pipes); Gavin Wright, Moulay Ahmed, Koulder Berkan, Salem Bnouni, Sameh Catalan (strings); Branford Marsalis (clarinet); Stevie Wonder (harmonica); Chris Botti (trumpet); Jason Robello (piano, Clavinet); Dave Hartley, Don Blackman (Hammond B-3 organ); Kipper (keyboards, drum programming); Manu Katche, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Minu Cinelu (percussion); Joe Mendez, Janice Pendarvis, Althea Rodgers, Marlon Saunders, Veneese Thomas, Darryl Tookes, Ken Williams, Tawatha Agee, Dennis Collins (background vocals); Ettamri Mustapha.

Principally recorded at Il Palagio, Italy and Mega Studios, Paris, France.

BRAND NEW DAY won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Pop Album. “Brand New Day” won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Performance.