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Playing The Piano

It’s been ages since I have last played the piano. I think my fingers are already stiff and needs a lot of practise to condition them again.

I took piano lessons when I was just 6 or 7 and played until I was 13. During those time, I only had 2 piano teachers who were both passionate about teaching the rudiments of playing the piano. My first teacher (unfortunately, I cannot remember her name) was a piano teacher by heart. She would give me assignments that I would practise at home. And we didn’t own any piano that time so I would practise pounding my tiny fingers on the coffee table, much to the amazement of my family.

I learned to read the worksheet and managed to moved my way up to the more complex pieces. I haven’t tried the super complex ones yet, just the mellow pieces where I could read with ease.  I haven’t tried playing pieces like heart and soul piano sheet music but I am sure, if one of my piano teachers would play this piece, they would do justice and would beautifully execute them.

I miss playing the piano. I wish I can still flex my fingers and tap the scales again. I have honestly forgotten how to read some of the notes and I couldn’t remember the terminologies now. Maybe in time and constant practise, I will remember them like they were just yesterday.

What is a School Band?

I’m sure you’ve heard of boy bands, girls bands, and rock bands. How about school bands? Well, if you’re thinking they are a group of musically inclined young people who are passionate in playing their favourite musical instrument and showcasing their talent for the whole school to enjoy and be proud of, then you’re absolutely right.

A school band consists of the band members, their conductor, and the band’s musical instruments like brass, woodwind, percussion including those nice drum sets with 14 x 12 snare drums, and the string instruments for the upper level school bands who plays at concert halls too.

School bands play on various school events like sports’ fest, graduations, awarding ceremonies, and they even play on competitions with other schools for a prize.

Amplify Your Acoustics

For every guitarists and guitar-loving people, a good acoustic is best accompanied with a nice amplifier. Why is that? As Wikipedia puts it:

Amplifier is an electronic amplifier that amplifies the electrical signal from a pickup on an electric guitar, bass guitar, or acoustic guitar so that it can produce sound through a loudspeaker, which is typically housed in a wooden cabinet. (Source: Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_amplifier)

In layman’s term, it is a machine or a musical accessory that boosts the sound coming from a plugged guitar onto the boxed amplifier like a loud speaker, producing a more pronounced sound.

An example of an amplifier is a fender frontman 15g which is perfect accompaniment to any Fender guitars.

 

 

Keep Musical Instruments Well Maintained

If you play an musical instrument, it is also your responsibility to take good care of it like it is your child or your most prized possession. Musical instruments are not cheap. They are made with precision and high-grade materials to ensure their performance is not substandard and that they can produce sounds that are beautiful, and crisp.

A guitar is one of the musical instruments that require cleaning and maintenance. It has to be free from dust so its performance is not compromised. And to make it very presentable and pleasing to the eyes while in use, it is best to buy a kit use to polish guitar and keep it from the elements.

A piano will require fine-tuning regularly to ensure that the sounds of each key are how they should sound like.

A drum set will also require thorough care so that it does not get pricked.

There are many ways to maintain musical instruments. What ever is the type of instrument you have must be treated with utmost care. And if you are not familiar on how to care for your preferred choice of musical instrument, you can always check the internet for plenty of tips and resources.

The Dean Zoltan AR6 Flame Top Electric Guitar For The Serious Rocker

It must be a rocker’s dream to own a Dean Zoltan ar6 flame top electric guitar. It looks very serious and perfect for the rocker people out there.

The Dean Zoltan ar6 flame top guitar has a beautiful maple top and neck. It also has a C-shape neck that allows the rocker to do an easy shred action.  With the features below, this electric guitar is a top in its rock field!

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FEATURES

Made of solid wood or maple flamed (top wood) and mahogany for the body. The finish is gloss urethane. The neck’s scale length is 25.5″ and has a C Zoltan shape. It also has 24 frets and has a standard jumbo fret size. Inlays are black and small square.

As for the configuration and number of strings, below are some details:

Configuration: HH
Neck: DMT Select time capsule
Bridge: DMT Select nostalgia
Brand: Dean
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Parallel
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None

Controls
Control layout: Master volume
Pickup switch: 3-way

Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Floyd Rose with locking nut
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Grover
Color: Black

Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Body finish

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