• December 4, 2016 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Though Hindustani classical music is mainly focused on the vocal performance but a number of instruments have also associated with it since ancient times. In other parts of the world, instrumental form of music is more popular than vocal music. The reason being, it is more soul-stirring than the other forms according to them. Additionally, different style, faster tempo and no language barrier of Indian instrumental music are other reasons for its extreme popularity in South Asia.

    A number of musical instruments are associated with both the forms of classic music of India. These include Veena, Sitar, Sarod, Tabla, Santoor, Shenai, Bansuri, Pakhavaj and Sarangi; Veena being the most important one. It is regarded as one of the most traditional and oldest musical instruments. It is a string instrument that induces a soul-stirring and soothing effect on listeners. Nowadays, it is played by very few artists and has been superseded by the Sarod and the Sitar. Although they are truly Indian musical instrument but they owe their origin to Persian influences. Apart from this, there are several other strings or plucked instruments including surbahar, santoor, sursingar and other sliding guitars. In Carnatic or South Indian music, Ghatam, Kanjira, Veena, Flute, Tanpura, Violin and Morsing are the popular ones.

    Indian music has seen a lot of changes over a period of time. Other musical instruments that are not of Indian origin have also gained popularity. The fusion music (classical and western music) is more experimental in nature and uses all types of instruments including violin, guitar and harmonium. The instruments have been classified under different categories such as wind instruments, bow instruments, plucked instruments and string stuck instruments. Various instruments are used to induce different effects of varying degree. They have magical powers that can affect the mood and tone of the listeners and take them to an entirely different state of mind.

    The well known personalities associated with instrumental form of Indian classical music including Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Nikhil Banerji and Ustad Amzad Ali Khan have played an important role in popularizing the musical instruments. Ustad Zakir Hussain and his father Allah Rakha have immensely popularized the percussion instrument Tabla in the world. The most striking feature of instrumental form of music is that it breaks all the barriers of the language and is regarded as one of the purest forms of music that can be understood by anyone and everyone.

  • December 2, 2016 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Cleaning and maintenance of woodwind instruments is of great importance few musicians are aware of.A common woodwind instrument can be decreased to a quarter of its lifetime if not receive necessary treatment.Here is a general overview over simple maintenance for the most common instruments.

    Mouthpieces

    Because of condens,food,candy etc. every mouthpiece is exposed for rust and other less attractive coating on the inside.Therefore , it is important to clean regularly.The mouthpieces is decisive for the sound in the instrument and if this is bad the sound get bad.Watch out for notches or other small errors on the mouthpiece,while this can harm lips or destroy the pitch.
    Mouthpieces of brass instruments should be put in lukewarm soap water and cleaned with a small bottle brush or pipe-cleaner.The best option is of course to get a mouthpiece brush.
    Mouthpiece of woodwind instruments shall not be cleaned,but only be dried with a cloth.Make sure the chamber under the chip is clean,and dont damage/scratch.Musicians should themselves provide new chips.

    Flute

    Flute for sale is also a woodwind instrument, even if most flutes today consists of metal.The flutes have matching flaps as saxophone and clarinet and demands proportionate caution and maintenance.Its stricktly prohibited try and repair something by yourself if you are not an expert.

    Clarinet

    A clarinets selmer for instance demands the same measures as for saxophone, but are maybe even more exposed for damages if you do not make sure to dry out the instrument entirely,especially in the winter time.Remember ,a clarinet is made of wood which is influated of dry and moist air.A clarinets selmer must never be put in a bath.All adjustment,lubrication and repair must be done by a workshop or an expert.

    Saxophone

    Alto sax yamaha for instance consist of a significant number of moving parts and they are very exposed for damages.It is important the instrument is dried through after every session.On all the flaps there is small pillows.These dries out over time and must be replaced.It is important you do not give the instrument a bath,because the pillows might loosen or be destroyed.All adjustment,lubrication and repair ,must be done by an expert or a workshop.

    Buying woodwind instruments online demands extra maintenance as you do not know how the previous owner has treated his/hers instrument.

  • December 2, 2016 /  Composer & Instrument
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    The Spanish words for “sixth bass” are Bajo Sextos. It is the name for a special type of musical instrument popular in a relatively small geographical area. The twelve string guitar is a strong component of musical groups formed and prevalent in the area of northern Mexico and southern Texas. It comes in both acoustic and electric forms.

    The guitar-like instrument has twelve strings. They are arranged in six double courses. The strings are tuned from the lowest string to the highest string to the notes E, A, D, G, C and F respectively.

    From the mid 1950s northern Mexican music has been listened to and enjoyed by Mexicans and Anglos alike. The music goes by several different names, musica mexicana-tejana and conjunto are the most common. The music genre is also known as Tex-Mex, but this is not totally accurate, since the nortena music predated conjunto.

    Conjunto ensembles use the bajo to provide the low and rhythmic base line for the music. It enhances the musical line performed by the other instruments. The instrument also is used to carry the chord changes. The instrument is used to enhance other musical groups, but it is best known in the musical genre of nortena and conjunto.

    Sextos instruments were originally used in a limited part of the Western Hemisphere. This means that the demand for the guitar might be somewhat limited too. Other stringed instruments such as guitars and banjos are well known. This instrument is not. The construction of a bajo gives you the variety of woods and finishes that are nothing but quality. The back and sides might be made of Indian rosewood, mahogany or cedar. The bridge and fingerboard is often made of rosewood. The top is typically cedar, but more exotic woods are found in some models.

    The finish of the instruments is beautiful. The thickness of such instruments might vary somewhat, so the player can choose the instrument that is most comfortable. Many of such specialized guitars are finished with a decorative motif. Handcrafting is an art for those who create the instruments. Those bajos are highly prized.

    For the serious performer who wants to be part of a quality group playing nortena music, the bajo sextos is almost a must. It is needed to provide a lower component to the melody and to move the chord changes along during the piece. The best made instruments are attractive to look at without being flashy and provide a sound that is unparalleled.

  • November 30, 2016 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Fun to make and a great accompaniment to the classic carol Jingle Bells, just shake to the beat. Who would have thought that rubbish and junk could sound so festive?

    Al you need to make a jingle bells musical instrument is…
    16 metal bottle caps, paint, brass nails, sandpaper, hammer and some scraps of wood.

    First paint the out side of the bottle caps a nice metallic colour. Spray paint is quick and easy, but applying paint with a brush is just as good.

    When the paint is dry, use a large nail and hammer to make a hole in the centre of each cap. Have the cap sitting face up as it would do on the bottle, that way the rough edges are created on the inside of the ‘bell’.

    The bells are fixed to a piece of wood, roughly 2cm by 3cm and 28cm long. Give the wood a good sanding so that it doesn’t have any rough surfaces. You could paint or varnish the ‘handle’ if you wish to.
    Working on one side of the handle at a time, attach the capes in pairs with the insides of the caps facing one another. Push a brass nail in the holes of the caps and offer it up to the wood.

    Place the first set of bells 5cm away from the end. Don’t hammer the nail in too far into the wood. The bells need to move freely on the nail and clatter together.

    The second set should be 8.5cm away from the end.

    The third set should be 12cm away from the end.

    Now turn the handle over to attach bells to the other side. Use scraps of wood to prop up each end of the handle so that it is clear off the workbench. Otherwise you will spoil the bells that you have already attached.

    Add bells in pairs in the same way as you did on the other side, but this time the first set of bells 1.5cm away from the end. Add the other sets of bells so that they are level with the bells on the other side of the handle.

    Then turn the handle over to attach the remaining set of bells. Again use scraps of wood to prop up the handle.

    And there you have it, a set of jingle bells. Young children should be supervised when playing the jingle bells.

    If you find it difficult to obtain bottle caps, you could ask an adult to approach a public house or bar, they have no use of the caps. You could also maybe write to a local brewery requesting some bottle caps. Alternatively look in the winemaking department of Boots or Wilkinsons for new bottle caps.

  • November 29, 2016 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Off-shore oil rigs are huge and as such need many people to keep things running efficiently. Among these, instrument technicians are some of the most in demand. Because the rig is in the middle of the sea, the salt in the water and air will damage the electrical, pneumatic and mechanical systems. This is where off-shore instrument technicians come in as without them oil rigs would not be able to function.

    Job description

    *As an instrument technician, you would have to install new machinery and equipment, maintain and monitor them and make sure they are in working order. For this, daily inspection has to be done to make sure there are no glitches.

    Remuneration

    *Off-shore jobs are very challenging and so remuneration is very good. Everyone on the rig – from the roustabouts to the technicians and supervisors – follows the same routine of 12-hour shifts, 7 to 14 days in a stretch and the same number of days off. On an average, instrument technicians get about $61,000 a year but this amount can differ from company to company. Job location and your experience level will also be factors.

    Dangers

    *While working on an off-shore oil rig, you will have to brave extreme weather and face the potential dangers of hurricanes and storms, and the fact that accidents, sometimes fatal ones, are more than a possibility. As an instrument technician, there is the added danger that you could get injured by the machinery or chemicals you have to handle.

    Qualifications

    *Instrument technicians must have a high school diploma and a degree in instrumentation or process technology, or an equivalent certificate/diploma from a recognized organization. If you don’t have the relevant qualifications, it would be a good idea to attend a two-year instrumentation technical course before applying. You will need to be a team player as most instrument technicians work in groups. You also must be able to troubleshoot and breakdown a problem logically so that you can solve it.

    Though off-shore instrument technician jobs are in demand, they are difficult to get as they need a lot of technical skill and qualifications. At the end of the day, living on a rig can wear you down mentally and physically but if you feel you can handle the harsh environment, then go for it. But remember, that once you get the job, it doesn’t stop there: you have to keep learning, reading and updating yourself on new technologies.

  • November 29, 2016 /  Vocalist
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    Country music has always been the quintessentially American genre of music. While pop and rap depict aspirational lifestyles that listeners can only imagine living themselves, country music is about real people and real ways of life. It is only natural that country singers would begin to cross over into the popular realm as the voices of true Americans.

    Perhaps the most famous country singer right now is Taylor Swift. Referring to her as a country singer may seem strange given her pop success, but she is a country singer at heart. She sings about the glitz-free lives of real girls in an authentic way that speaks to women of all ages. Her sincerity is mocked by cynics, but it is that genuine quality in her persona and songwriting that helps her connect to her massive audience. She is not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve and expose her emotions on the public stage. Her fans imagine that she is telling them true stories about her own life. Taylor’s preference for acoustic instruments and skilled way with small-scale lyrical vignettes have drawn comparisons to folk musicians throughout the ages and, oddly enough, to contemporary indie rockers like the Shins and Fleet Foxes.

    Carrie Underwood is another female country singer who owns a permanent spot on the pop charts. Ever since her rise to fame as an American Idol winner, she has maintained a steady fan base and an ever-growing string of hits because she stayed true to her roots. Her most successful song, “Before He Cheats,” is a classic female revenge anthem with a rock edge to balance out her sweet twang. She continues to toe the line between traditional country music and edgier fare with grace and finesse.

    Country music’s latest crossover success is the Band Perry, fronted by Kimberly Perry and backed by her musician brothers Reid and Neil. “If I Die Young” is reminiscent of Taylor Swift’s early winsomeness and brings a sweet, earnest perspective of life to radio airwaves.

    Male country singers like Toby Keith and Luke Bryan embody a rugged kind of masculinity that is only rarely seen in straightforward rock music. They sing about tried and true subject matter like girls and life on the road. They have both released strings of anthems affirming their modest ways of life that, in turn, evoke pride in their fans.

    Country music is sometimes thought to be unimportant because it is earnest. Country musicians strive to be liked, a notion which is anathema in circles that fancy themselves ahead of the curve. Fans of country music are more loyal than fans of any other genre because of the honest reality that is captured in country music.

  • November 29, 2016 /  Music Concert
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    With the lifestyle getting more complex; the scenario is getting more competitive in nature. This in turn has given way to the insurance policies. These policies act as a protective cover, which shields one from the detrimental after-effects of any accidents or unfortunate event. It will help to overcome and recover from the huge financial losses and start the business from the scratch again.

    With a boom in the insurance sector; you get a numerous coverage plans; ranging from individual-centric personal to concert insurance.

    Organizing an event or a concert is no small thing Apart from consistent hard work, one need to meticulously plan out things. In short, one has to put everything at stake Time, money and reputation. In case, if anything goes wrong, you will lose everything Your hard earned money, reputation; in short, it can throw you to brink of getting bankrupt.

    With a customized and personalized plan, which is framed keeping in view the needs, deeds and requirements makes it possible for the organizers to make some peace at the back of their minds. Since, organizing a concert is not a stand-alone task there are lots of segments that are involved, and to manage all of them, effectively is indeed a tedious and demanding job, which needs to be handled with care and attention.

    During a concert; safeguarding property is the biggest concern Right from proms to lights and from artists dress to his vintage and expensive instruments, there are so many things that needs to the taken care. If these are damaged or lost or even stolen, its payment can become a tremendous liability upon the organizers and event planners. In fact, it can suck up all your resources and hence leave you almost penniless.

    But, this situation can be averted, if you are equipped with insurance policy. It helps you pay for any kind of property damage; even it belongs to a third party. Hence, the brunt of monetary loss will not be unbearable for you. In fact, you will have a substantial backing, and thus, you can again start the business from the scratch.

    Apart from this, when insured, you can be saved from the huge loss that comes on postponement or cancellation of the concert. When the event is called off, refunding ticket money becomes a burden. Insurance comes as a big relief It even provides cover against the financial back lash caused by postponement or cancellation of the event.

  • November 28, 2016 /  Composer & Instrument
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    A Rap instrumental is a key part to what Rap is. The instrumental is completely and utterly necessary in every way possible due to the fact the artist raps to the beat itself. Rap without a beat cannot be considered rap. Many different artists and different styles of music have different ways the beat is constructed.

    A rap song without a beat cannot be considered rap due to the uniqueness of how the beat is composed. A rap instrumental is simply the beat to the song which allows for other artists to make a remix or cover of that song. Not anyone can make rap instrumentals. You need to know what the artist wants and provide for them tailored for their needs. When you find your own unique sound, you keep reproducing that sound which gains views and popularity. Once you can start continually flooding the rap game with instrumentals, you can start to move up the ladders once an artist of yours gets popular. However, many people dont focus on the beat they rather just listen to their favorite artist spit. Instrumentals are commonly sought after for people to do covers and even remix the beat itself to make it sound like a completely different song or even just chop it up to create a different feel. Music is very universal and can be manipulated for anyones desires.

    Commonly, rap instrumentals can be found on music websites for a price or even on common media sites on the internet. Without an instrumental, a rap song would just be lyrics and we would have to try and understand what message they were trying to get across. Without a beat, there is no such thing as rap.

    Rap beats include the rapper flowing to the beat which is the same thing as the instrumental. An instrumental can be very hard to create due to the fact that it takes technology prowess and knowledge to compose a unique piece of music that sounds good. You may think that what youre putting together is good; however, there is much competition out there that will trump what you put out. What really gets the attention of artist is the degree of uniqueness within the music they hear. Whatever they chose for their beat means the instrumental spoke to them in a sense. Thats what makes music like this so unique is that the beat for each song can be different in many different aspects. The tempo can be different; there can be different forms of tones and lowered voices and such. The versatility of rap is incredible and makes room for some of the best heartfelt music that can really get a message across.

  • November 28, 2016 /  Composer & Instrument
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    While opting company for buying Laboratory Instruments one has to choose from among the best ones. These arent tools that can see any compromise as far as quality of equipment is concerned. Going for a company that has great expertise and experience should be the call of the day. Jal Jyoti International, a market leader and an old player has continuously delivered an array of laboratory products and equipments over the past twenty years to a number of national as well as international clients. These clients have remained loyal and just swear by the quality standards at Jal Jyoti International. Some of their internationally reputed client list includes Merck, Fluka, Sigma, Aldrich, J.T. Baker and many more.

    They are also internationally known and reputed Lab instrument exporters of products like Semi Microbalance, Analytical & Top Loading Balance, Moisture Analyzer, Deep Freezers and Laboratory Shakers. The company also manufactures the best of Scientific Analytical Instruments, chemical products, glasswares, raw materials, biochemicals, and a string of other equipments. To sum it up, at Jal Jyoti International one may get everything needed to setting up a chemical laboratory. It is only their striving over the many years for giving the quality laboratory equipments to the customers that has resulted in getting an unsurpassed goodwill to the company. Nilkanth Bio Tech, another branch was launched in the year 2007 in Goa. This expansion is in fact only a result of the ever increasing demand, Jal Jyoti International has been getting.

    The team of scientists at Jal Jyoti International is constantly pushing themselves to the limits in the fields of development and research. It is this dedication again, that has seen them at the helm of things manufacturing and supplying equipments on a global level. Contacting the company is an easy job done with a simple call or an email. Irrespective of whether the client is big or small, Jal Jyoti International is known to treat them equally. Apart from their head office at Mumbai and the Nilkanth Bio Tech Goa office they also have another Export House “Dev Overseas” to deal with the matters of exporting goods to international clients.

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  • November 27, 2016 /  Composer & Instrument
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    The digital pressure gauge is in huge demand recently as it can be used in numerous applications. This includes test and measurement to permanent mount process applications in a variety of industry sectors. Let us handle its function in some of the respective sectors one by one.
    In Refineries: In refineries, the digital pressure gauge is ideal instrument to measure temperature as in these areas there are wide variations in ambient temperatures. It can even deal with issues like corrosive atmospheres, corrosive media, pressure pulsation, and vibration.
    Food processing: Digital pressure gauge is also very important in the food processing industry, as it helps in finding the right pressure for food preservation. This is specially helpful in food canning, to prevent high risk of food borne illnesses.
    Pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries: the digital pressure gauge is used in sanitary fluid process applications in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. These industries depend upon the variation of the flow and are necessary to be indicated or controlled. Hence, the need of digital pressure gauge in these industries.
    HVAC: Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning or in short HVAC system help to maintain good indoor air quality through adequate ventilation with filtration and provide thermal comfort. Here too, the digital pressure gauge comes handy to check the pressure which is essential for maintenance of filters.
    Semiconductor:

    In the semiconductor industry, a digital pressure gauge display outstanding performance even under in-conducive atmosphere like measuring highly-corrosive fluid and also in a corrosive atmosphere. It is also suitable for application even in fluids of a high degree of purity that includes semiconductor process.
    Conclusion:

    The digital pressure gauge is indeed a very important instrument for measuring pressure in all industry sectors. Hence, it is very essential that you get the very best when it comes to ordering one for yourself. Try buying online, for all smart buyers shop online to save time and money.

  • November 26, 2016 /  Artist & Celebrities
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    Whenever you browse through magazines or websites, you will always notice that celebrities and their style rule the world. Many people would always wish that they could look like the celebrities that they idolize and they try real hard to do just that. However, there are those who are subtle in their fancy over celebrities. Instead, they act as fashion experts that they will check the brand, style and price tag of things that celebrities wear from head to foot. Do not be shocked when you see particular styles of Tom Ford Sunglasses with prices on the side. If you are keeping a fancy over celebrities, you might just notice that celebrities are as fond of sunglasses these days as their fans are to them.

    Everywhere you would look, you will notice that big names like Brad Pitt and his partner Angelina Jolie, Whitney Houston and sports icon David Beckham are wearing the same brand for their sunglasses. What is it with Tom Ford Sunglasses that makes everyone want to wear them? Here are the top reasons why.

    Comfort. When you talk about sunglasses, you will always notice that the temple areas and the back of the ears often hurt and press too closely on the skin when you use plastic or metal frames for the sunglasses. Due to this discomfort could develop and you will only end up throwing the sunglasses away. With signature brands though you could trust that the sunglasses are made to fit comfortably on anyone.

    Quality. Anything that you buy should be of high quality as well so that you would not regret spending for these. For your Tom Ford Sunglasses, you could always expect that every glasses are made of the best materials. You could use them for years with proper use unlike low quality brands that simply last a few months.

    Style. What celebrity would wear something that is common and cheap? Style is a top priority for any celebrity and when you see them wearing Tom Ford Sunglasses, that is because they are very stylish. Trust that when your celebrity crush or celebrity idol are wearing them, they are of the most stylish line.

    Now, if you want to be just like the celebrities that you see on television and on movies, get your on reliable sunglasses. You are not just going to look great, you are sure to spend your money on something worth it.

  • November 26, 2016 /  Composer & Instrument
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    I don’t how you would think of them after seen these astonishing modern instruments. I thought it’s kind of interesting, and I haven’t watched so far. As a hot costume piece recent present, it enjoys a high popularity. Actually I don’t know since when the costume piece has a trend of being modernized.

    Though some special effects are about to attract audience eyes, they also result to the in authenticity. However, the modern instruments in have reached a brand new level.

    I have to say, these emends are bull shits. I didn’t like them at all. The most interesting part that attract me is the different period, which I can see something different of the real life. But in that movie I also see so many thing that I don’t want to see. I’m really lost confidence to the director who shit this beautiful story.

    At all time, any program has the certain and specific group of audience. Who are the audiences of , and who feel exciting and satisfied with some TV programs, for example , JinYong series of CCTV? maybe just the youngsters. They are a group who lack the judgment of something, and they are easily affected by the fashion that it is not sure good. From the internet, I get information that a youngster think Zhou JieLun is far greater than Jackson. I feel it’s so ridiculous, and deeply worry about the judgments of some people. Sometimes, the mind of young people is just like a white paper, but its often written very strange.

    In my opinion, whether to use the modern equipment is not important. We should focus our attention on whether the play is interesting or splendid. Why we watch the costume piece? We are looking for fun, not for the authenticity. The modern equipment can make the screen more interesting and funny. So I just support these costume pieces.

    As for Jay Chou you mentioned, and I guess the Jackson refers to Michael Jackson. For my part, I utterly cant accept the comment that Jay Chou is greater than MJ. For one reason, MJ is one of my most respectful performers and also one of the greatest performers admitted by public. As a matter of fact, I don’t like Chous voice, appearance and character, but his music makes me feel different. It’s just far more different than pop music. So I don’t exclude his music, and when I listened and listened, gradually get used to his music. It’s not that bad.

  • November 25, 2016 /  Composer & Instrument
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    If you are a person who likes to collect nautical instruments, you can find such instruments from various shopkeepers who own such instruments. They can help you get the instrument of your choice. If you are very keen on buying instruments backed with maritime history, you must check with various shopkeepers. These instruments basically refer to sea, ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation.

    You can choose from hundreds of such products. You can improve your collection of such instruments. There are various kinds of instruments available;

    Telephones
    Sundials
    Telescopes
    Assorted
    Compasses
    Surveying equipment
    Key rings
    Dive helmet
    Nautical instruments
    Ships wheel

    Women have always been fascinated by henna tattoos. Especially for bridal makeup, it is always used. No wedding is complete without henna tattoo. Basically, henna plant is a native of tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, and northern Australasia. It is a tall shrub or small tree, measuring around 26 m high.

    The Indian art of temporary tattoo is also known as Henna tattoo. Basically, henna is made out of dried henna leaves which are powdered and mixed with water to a consistency to make designs on the clean skin. The natural pigment in the henna leaves has an orange tint which transfers on to the skin temporarily. It is not a permanent colour. It fades out after some time.

    Henna also has medicinal properties. It is used for various medical reasons. It is used to take the body heat away, repair cracked heels and also for anti-fungal qualities. Henna powder is available across various stores. There are even ready made henna paste cones available which can be used easily. It enhances the beauty of a woman.

    Henna tattoo can be done on various parts of the body. It can be done on the neck, palm, legs, back, naval, stomach or any other part of the body. Henna is a plant extract used to create temporary tattoos. Basically, it has its origins in India. It is typically applied to form intricate patterns on the skin for celebrations such as weddings. Such temporary tattoos last 5 to 10 days. The actual time that they may last depends on many factors including the area of the body the henna is applied to. It also depends on how long it is left on for, the henna itself and how much the area is washed.

  • November 24, 2016 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Most stringed instrument players prefer to use a plectrum, or pick, to provide the percussive force that causes the strings to resonate. A number of performers, however, prefer to use their naked hand. There are distinct advantages to using one’s hand. The same articulation and precision that can be achieved with a pick is possible, though it requires a great deal of practice. Those softer parts of the hand, the outside of the pinky and the pads of the fingers and thumb, can produce gentle, muffled tones. Of course, the entire hand can be used for the loudest passages, providing more volume than a pick can usually pluck out of the instrument.

    For a ukulele or any plucked, stringed instrument player, the nails are one of the most important parts of the hand. In most cases, performers who use a finger-picking style will grow out the nails on their right hands to their preferred length. It’s important to note the term “preferred length”. There are any number of sources that will try to say what’s too long or too short where nail length is concerned. This is entirely up to the performer. Nail length affects how an instrument is played and its sound quality, so there is no choice to be made here that is not aesthetic and individual in nature.

    One’s nails will increase in strength as they’re used. They may split and break at first, but keep them filed and trimmed and they’ll rapidly increase in the amount of work they can perform. Remember to keep the entire nail smooth. People tend to have ridges and depressions on the back of their nails. These can be filed down to make the smoothest possible surface. Nails should be trimmed and filed to eliminate bends and hooks.

    To avoid splitting and breaking, it is ideal to use methods to help strengthen the nail itself. For instance, vitamin E oil can be applied to the nail. Daily vitamin use is also ideal for good nail growth as well as strengthening them. Vitamin rich lotion is also an ideal way to keep your nails strong and looking healthy.

    If for whatever reason you have problems with nail growth and keeping them strong, you have other options to consider including acrylic nails and Lee Press On Nails (Yes, they are still available if you dont have any leftover from the 80s!). Both can be applied to the nails to provide you your ideal ukulele playing nail length as well as provide you with the strength you need to play effectively.

  • November 24, 2016 /  Vocalist
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    Since singer Ruslana won the Eurovision Pop Song Contest Ukrainian pop-music had become popular throughout the world. People listen to Ukrainian pop-music with pleasure all over the world.

    Many Ukrainian pop singers – Sofia Rotaru, Iryna Bilyk, Oleksandr Ponomariov, VIA Gra, Ruslana, Ani Lorak, Nadezhda Granovskaya, Alena Vinnickaya, Anna Sedokova, Svetlana Loboda, Vera Brezhneva, Verka Serduchka have gained popularity outside Ukraine long time ago, especially in the Russia, USA, Japan and many European countries.

    Ukrainian pop music was born a long time and in agony. Biographers did not fix the exact date of her birth, but many suggest that this date does not coincide with the birthday of the independent Ukraine. Music was born a little earlier – in 1989 with the first festival ‘Chervona Ruta’. This festival healed the border between traditional singers (Sofia Rotaru, Vladimir Ivasyuk) and a new wave of Ukrainian pop music.

    Now times have changed, and you can see new stars on the stage – Ruslana, Ani Lorak, Svetlana Loboda, the group “Via Gra”, Alena Vinnickaya, Verka Serduchka. Today on the Ukrainian stage represented almost all musical styles: from folk to acid jazz. Club culture is actively growing.

    Ukrainian Star Factory opens new bright talents, such as Dantes and Oleynik, Boris Aprel. Participants of the well-known TV project are gaining more and more girls’ hearts each day.

    Girls band “NikitA” and the singer Marta is very popular musical projects. Marta – a permanent participant of various television and radio programs, a guest on the most significant sporting and social events, actively supports a variety of charitable and social activities.

    NikitA is extraordinary modern Ukrainian pop-group, and was created for the attention of the male audience. NikitA is two-sex aggressive girls, ready to show all the charms of their body and voice (Dasha Astafieva and Julia Kavtaradze).

    Ukrainian pop music arose with the international popularity of groups like Vopli Vidoplyasova, Vij, Okean Elzy, Via Gra et al. and individual musicians, such as Ani Lorak, Tina Karol, Alena Vinnickaya and Ruslana.

    Also progresses Ukrainian rock music. Among the most famous groups – “Ocean Elzy”, “Vopli Vidoplyasova “, “TNMK”, “Skryabin”, Lama. Ukrainian Rock festivals like “Rock-Existence”, “Taras Bulba” are held regularly.