The system of Indian classical music known as Raga Sangeet can be traced back nearly two thousand years to its origin in the Vedic hymns of the Hindu temples. Unlike Western classical music which has written scores, an Indian classical performance is based on improvisation, and anywhere from 10% to 90% of the performance could be extempore, depending on the creative imagination of the artist. The music is rendered orally to the disciple by his guru, popularly known as guru-shishya (teacher-student) parampara (tradition). The very heart of Indian music is the raga, the melodic form upon which the artist improvises his performance. A raga is a scientific, precise, subtle and aesthetic melodic form with its own ascending and descending movement consisting of either a full seven-note octave or a series of six or five notes. Every raga is characterized by its own particular mood. The acknowledged order of these nine […]

Myspace account holders need to spice and jazz up their pages in an effort to make them look trendy and designer oriented. The page should be loaded with a number of features such as audio and media files, images and personal documents. They can further improve upon them through add on features. Ensure that there are no specific colors for each layout groups. But make sure the color combinations are in accordance with those generally accepted norms. For instance, the color meant for youngsters come in trendy colors that may attract the attention of the youngsters. Therefore, while pasting the images on the layout, make sure that the colors are trendy and in synchronization with the times. The layout can also have many trendy designs spread all over the place. It could be anything relating to objects or designs that may be of personal interest. It could be wild animals […]

Iphones have not been on the market all that long and already they are becoming one of the most desired must have gadgets around. One of the questions on many Iphone owners’ lips’ is how to get music onto their Iphone. If you’re familiar with Ipods you may already know how this is done, but if not, read on to find out how to get any music on your Iphone. In order to download music to your Iphone, there are a few things you will need- 1-A computer-age and specifications should not matter, when it is newer than say 6 or 7 years. You’ll also need enough free space on the computer’s hard drive. 2-An world-wide-web connection. Speed is not an issue, you will however be better off with the fastest connection you can find though, as if you are still stuck on dial up or something it can take […]

An ice sculpture mold can help you make something that’s graceful and beautiful and will amaze your friends when they view the final results. Anyone who has attended a function or social event where one of these has been present can attest to how dramatic they may be and how wonderfully they enhance any table setting or centerpiece. The effects are beautiful well known, but what is not so well known is how easy it is to use an ice sculpture mold to make one of these breathtaking centerpieces. Several people believe that you have to be an accomplished artist to create these objects. From looking at one, that would be a common sense assumption. The beauty and grace these objects exhibit might lead anyone to believe that only the most skilled person could create them. But that’s not entirely true. The truth is, to use an ice sculpture mold […]

When the music industry targeted the internet as a way of bringing music to people in all parts of the world, they probably did not consider the impact that this decision would have on so many lives. People now have the opportunity to listen to music any place they want to because online music stores sell music that can be downloaded to many listening devices. An online music store offers customers the chance to hear live performances of their favorite artist or learn about struggling artists that are trying to kick start a career with their own brand of music. The categories of music have not changed one bit over the years, but the people that make the music become historical markers of a moment in music that might be repeated by someone else but never the same as the person who sang it originally. People have the chance to […]

Winter Park, CO June 7, 2006 — The annual Winter Park Music Festivals kick off July 1st with a month long series of outdoor sonorous sessions from jazz to rock, blues, folk and the headliners: Wide Spread Panic and Shawn Colvin. The town of Winter Park provides authentic Colorado Rocky Mountain getaways for visitors worldwide. The breathtaking panoramic mountain views, easy access to the Colorado River, and endless surplus of activities and attractions make it a popular vacation destination year round. Lodging is available for the duration of the concert series at Vacations Inc. This premier Winter Park lodging company offers exquisite condos, private and town homes for any size group. A leader in the industry, Vacations Inc. has been providing Rocky Mountain vacations for over 35 years and is proud to offer its finest accommodations to the public for the Winter Park Music Festivals. The concert series embarks with […]

What do you do if you’ve always wanted to learn to play the piano and learn gospel music, but there are no music centers in the area where you live? Learning online may be your next option, but it is important to make sure you find a credible website that will help you develop the right skills at a pace that suits you. If you do not have easy access to a music center or teacher in your area, but are interesting in learning how to play music on the piano, choosing to pursue lessons online can be just as rewarding. An online course that teaches you how to play piano music and focuses on a particular genre, like jazz or gospel, is ideal. Online courses are great for beginners who need to learn at their own pace without the pressure of weekly lessons to prepare for. Many at-home students […]

Have you ever heard about glass painting? Glass painting is currently one of the fastest growing crafts in UK. The subject glass painting is so vast that one can just go on writing about it. Painting on glass is different from painting on a book. They are different ways to paint on glass, ranging from using traditional oil paints to specialized glass paints. Traditional glass painting is painting done on the surface of a glass sheet. This type of method was followed to add minute details to faces and fold of clothing which couldn’t be added with the lead lines. Traditional glass painting is actually more of drawing than painting. Types of Traditional Glass Paints are • Vinegar Trace Paint• Matt Paint• Silver Paint• Oil based stained glass paints Glass Painting can also be done with paints that used to paint other surfaces. Some of the best examples would be […]

New Music Billboard allows the public to listen to music for free from their favorite Indie Artist. Traditional Billboards cover mostly mainstream music, but New Music Billboards features new and up and coming Singers and Bands. New Music Billboards features music that runs along side more mainstream or commercial music and has frequently used the term Indie music. Small labels or individuals marketing their own music often participate in the Indie Music scene. It is important to uncover unknown bands because there is so much music talent out there who simply lack ample marketing. During the 1990s, Indie music became widespread and answered an increasingly larger market of people who were looking for alternatives to the mainstream music institutions. In the same way that “alternative” was used before it became an actual genre of mainstream music, Indie is sometimes used in place of “underground” as a term to describe music. […]

The Jazzfest in New Orleans, intended to revive the sodden spirits of the land of legendary jazz greats, went off, oddly enough, with comparatively little jazz. There was, in conspicuous unlikelihood, Bruce Springsteen, whoever did manage a soulful rendition of When the Saints Go Marching In. Also on hand was the legendary jazz performer Elvis Costello. While all the misplaced rockers do come as a wakeup call to the people whoever expect the Jazzfest to feature jazz, the sad truth is that jazz has not been the leading act in New Orleans, or anywhere else in the lower 48, since Bill Haley and the Comets strolled around Preservation Hall, thumping out Rock Around the Clock, ratcheting up that old backbeat rhythm in the first verifiable intrusion of rock and roll into the sensibilities of the former comparatively civilized ears of now extensively deaf humanity. Of course, there were any performers […]