Music has a profound effect on everyone. From the soothing tones of classical music to the peppy beats of jazz, it has the ability to change our mood. But does music affect plants, too?
People have been experimenting with music and plants for almost three decades now. From school-level amateur projects to higher-level scientific experiments, the effect of music on plants has been a confusing and debatable topic. Many people claim to have observed the response of plants to music. Scientists, however, are of the opinion that plants are devoid of a nervous system, and thus are unable to understand music, or respond to it.
Obviously, plants are living objects that breathe and grow. But do they feel? There are contradicting opinions about the effect of music on plants, and whether they feel, or understand the meaning of music. But before getting into any conclusions, let us understand the meaning of music and plant growth.
What is Music?
To strip it down to the basics, music is sound, and sound is a wave. Sound waves are produced by generation of
One of the must see television shows for music fans of all generations is Live At Darryl’s House, which airs every Thursday night on VH-1 Classic and Palladia. It is hosted by pop rock veteran Darryl Hall, who wrote and sang most of the famous hits by the group Hall and Oates.
Some of his finest singles include “She’s Gone”, “Rich Girl”, “Sara Smile”, “Kiss On My List” and “I Can’t Go For That.” Hall performs some of the above on his current series, but the focus of each episode is on the music of his guest of the week.
He chooses artists from every genre of rock to invite to his home, where they collaborate on a half dozen songs. Hall also treats his guests to a home-cooked meal, which they all partake with conversation around his dining room table.
The series has been airing for almost a decade, during which time some great musicians and bands have stopped by to jam with him. Here are the eight best guests who have appeared on Live At Darryl’s House.
8. Joe Walsh
Not only is
Most aspiring musicians aren’t financially sound given the state of the economy where they strive to let the world know about their talent. There are several who are running towards the same goal and thus recording a song in a recording studio isn’t affordable by one and all. The cost of hiring a recording studio and recording a song until perfection would no doubt take up time and thus letting musicians spend money overtly. If you are an amateur and need to bring perfection to trial and error, a professional recording studio is expensive.
A great alternative to recording a song in a studio is to do the same at home. You could hire recording equipment or probably set up one all by yourself with the basic amenities that would aid in recording a music track. Here are a few tips that could help you gain perfection to the recording at home and not spend money in professional recording studios.
• Remove noisy elements – Appliances and gadgets like fans and air-conditioners tend to create sound in the background while you record. If may not be audible to the human ear but the recorder grasps the
I am going to be giving out some music mixing tips and recording tips that will improve all of your recording and mixing a lot and get you on your way to learning how to produce music and how to make things in your song sound like you want them to.
Making a programmed drum kit sound like a real drum kit can be a little bit of a chore but not once you put a little bit of common sense into play and start to exercise your music mixing techniques you will catch on pretty quickly.
A live drum kit sound is what we are looking for so, the first thing we must do is pan the drum set up to mimic how a drum kit would be arranged. Then a drum kit would of course be playing in one room at one time, so we send all the drums to the same bus channel with a reverb unit on it.
You might want to send the bass drum to its own bus channel to cut out a boomy sound that can come from adding reverb to a bass/kick drum that would not normally
This topic is sure to raise many eyebrows. If anyone has seen the movie “Sister Act 2”, you would have paid attention to what Whoopi Goldberg says to a teenager when it comes to music and singing. She said “When you wake up in the morning and can think of nothing else but singing, you should be a singer”. For those of you who live, breathe and eat music, this is an article for you. This topic lists 10 essential tips on how to make a living with music. I’m sure many of you would like to take up music professionally. From what I’ve seen, this list contains tips followed by professional and famous musicians who have made money and fame up to their ears. This will give you an insight of what you are really made of in this totally unpredictable industry.
1) You should get people who love music to become lovers of your music
We are living in an age where anyone and everyone can and does make their own music. Ok…maybe you have composed a couple of songs, but is that enough to impress big time recording companies? Your music must stand
Producing a video for your company can be an exciting and potentially stressful experience. There’s more to it than simply assigning a video production company to the task and crossing your fingers.
To get the most from your video production dollars, we’ll take a look at seven top tips for making your corporate video a success.
1. Start with Results. The first step is to work out exactly what you want your video to achieve. Is it to train staff on a new procedure or is to increase interest at trade shows? Design your video concept around the desired result. Often clients get caught up with showing off their company that the main message gets lost.
2. Write a brief. Once you know what you want to achieve, work out what you want to show and explain in your video. Formulate a brief that specifies your objectives, target audience, the countries your video will be viewed in and any required languages. A list of all the shots that you need is also helpful. Will the bulk of the shots be at your premises and do you need your CEO to talk to camera? Video production
Music is a melody of words. A lover’s song to his love. A vent for anger. A sight painted by a musician for a blind man. A plea for deliverance. It brings happiness to the heart. It is the expression of life. Music has thousands of meanings. To explain all the ways it touches the heart is rather difficult, but the essence of music is to reach out and communicate a message not understood. It has evolved in style and composition over the ages, which resulted in different types and forms. Different types of music evolved as civilizations evolved and made their mark in the human history.
Instrumental music uses a composition of instruments to create the perfect rhythm and beat whether it is classical, jazz, opera, or other musical styles. This type of genre is different as there are no vocals and no lyrics and is enjoyed by many. It just uses the beat of a drum, the strings of a guitar, the chords of a violin, the sound of a trumpet and a range of other instruments to create music. Gary Gable, Richard Amos and John Adams are some of the most famous
MP3 players, Ipods, etc., are an absolute rage among music listeners all over the world. This is a simple step-by-step guide on how to transfer music from your PC to an MP3 player
In the early 80s, an American tabloid carried an interesting story about a mass weight-loss revolution that was happening all over the world, and how most gymnasiums hadn’t taken it too kindly. Fitness centers, aerobic clubs, and gymnasiums were losing out on business big time to none other than the Walkman. This device had become a massive craze all over the world, and it had completely transformed the overweight community into a group of slim, trim, and fit people. The concept of portable music had become so popular and addictive, that people began going for morning walks, afternoon runs, evening jogs, and even night strolls, all for the sake of experiencing the ‘In’ thing – the Walkman.
The MP3 Player
A quarter of a century later, there has been another worldwide revolution on pretty much the same lines as the Walkman. This time around, the wonder object goes by the name MP3 player. It has swept the entire world like a huge tidal wave and has completely
Music is a highly versatile art that originates in nature, and has been taken up by mankind as a way of expression and also as an art. On this day, I wish you many choral years of celebrating World Music Day. A quick glance at what goes on behind the headphones and speakers into the making of a song.
Music and its elements were initially taken up by man from sounds in nature, like the chirping of birds or blowing of the wind. Today, music has become an inclusive aspect. There exist countless numbers of genres and sub-genres that are unraveled frequently. But what doesn’t change is the elements of music around which all the genres revolve. For a dramatic description, imagine, will you, that the elements of music are the Sun, whilst the planets are the genres orbiting around it. Ain’t that a pretty picture? A close look at these elements and more follows.
The musical form is identification of the overall layout of music, and defines the genre of the physical characteristic it resonates. Sometimes, the format of lyrics is also used to classify the form of music. For example, a ballad is a narrative poem.
Thanks to the Internet, it’s easier than ever for new bands and artists to be discovered and to sell their music directly to fans. How do you get started and what’s the best way to promote your band? Here are some tips:
One of the first places you’ll want to visit is MySpace. By now, everyone has heard of it and millions and millions of people have their own accounts. But I bet you didn’t know that MySpace offers a special type of account just for promoting a band or artist? It’s called MySpace Music and it’s completely free to sign up. With this type of account, you can add up to 4 full songs to your account for people to listen to while they are reading your MySpace page. This alone makes a MySpace Music page worthwhile to set up, since getting people to listen to and discover your music is the main goal of most new artists. Include a link to buy your CD from your own website, iTunes or other music store and you’ve got a great way to increase sales.
If someone likes the music on your profile, they can add your
Even if you do not have a million dollar record deal with a well known label, there are plenty of effective marketing plans that you can get to work for you. Marketing does involve a fair amount of work, and you can easily lose money if you do not do it properly — money you may not even have in the first place. Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to promote your music.
Business cards — they are not just for men and women in suits! Usually inexpensive to print, they are easy to pass out for people to tuck away and look at later. Make a few hundred or a few thousand, and always have a handful with you to pass out. Music conferences, seminars, trade shows, and even music concerts are all great places to pass out business cards. Plus, any time you send out a demo CD or press kit you should tuck in a few so that the recipient will always know how to reach you.
EPs or demo CDs, about five to seven tracks long, area great way to get samples of your music out there. Put your best or