Learn guitar the easy way

It is a well-known fact that most people- young and old alike- have a desire to learn guitar. Many of them may have already learnt other musical instruments in school and elsewhere but there’s always an inherent desire to learn guitar lingering inside them.

Why is guitar a popular musical instrument? There are many reasons behind the popularity of guitar as a musical instrument. The first and foremost is that it gets well with musical forms all over the world. Be it classic Rock Metal, traditional Flamenco or contemporary Indian music, all of them have made a place for the instrument. In fact, it has become a trend amongst youth all across the world nowadays to aspire to learn guitar as it is associated with the expression of romance and passion. This growing interest to learn guitar has been further accentuated by the ever growing popularity of music concerts all over the world.

 

My friend Michael who owns a landscaping company recently asked me what would be the best way to learn. Being that he owns his own business time is tight for him so I suggested a few ways that he could learn to give him the flexibility to fit in with his busy schedule.

So, why wait? Start learning the guitar today! It’s never too late to start learning an instrument, least of all, the guitar and surely, there are a number of ways to get you started on your journey.

  • Join a good music school: Almost all music schools today offer a variety of courses on guitar, right from the beginner level, where novices can start to learn the ABCs of guitar to advanced courses, more suitable for experienced guitarists. The drawback however is that one is typically constrained by the timings and a strict curriculum, not to mention the pretty steep fees.
  • Learn from a private instructor: Most people prefer to learn guitar through private instruction, which was also one of the most preferred options traditionally. This kind of learning, where professional guitarists usually teach the nuances of playing a guitar, is not only convenient but the personal attention one gets is bound to help learning guitar more enjoyable!
  • Teach yourself to learn guitar at home: There are innumerable books, CDs, DVDs available in the market that you could use to teach yourself to learn guitar in the luxury of your home. While it is a cost effective method to learn guitar, it may not be the best way for beginners as one needs some familiarity with the instrument and moreover, it takes a great degree of self-motivation and diligence to go through the course without professional assistance.
  • Try the online way: Learning guitar was never as easy as it has become today,in the age of the internet. Websites like Torrins.com offer free and paid high quality video lessons from talented and experienced instructors, providing an informal way of learning guitar at your convenience. So, get set and start realizing your dream of learning guitar today!

Hip hop music, what makes it so different?

Hip hop music is a music genre to develop from the hip hop culture. The music genre is defined by some basic style statement as DJing, sampling, rapping, beatboxing, scratching and the fredfoxing. The music form first started in the 1970s in the South Bronx of New York City. Hip hop music has got its roots in African-American music and ultimately the African music. Hip hop often coincides with the term rap. But there is a remarkable difference between the two, while rap is one particular song style, hiphop denotes the practice of a complete subculture.

The singing style of rap also refers to the Mcing, which is a vocal style where the artist speaks the lyrics in rhyme and verse. The singing is supported with an instrumental or synthesized beats. The looping portions of other songs are used to create beats in 4/4 time signature. The modern hip hop music in its beast incorporates synthesizers, live bands and drum machines.

Influence of Disco in the Hip hop Music:

It is said that hip hop music has got a good influence of disco. During the early days, this song form was recognized by the division occurring between the fans of Hip hop and the detractors of the disco music. Later on Hip hop emerged as a form of European disco music that became famous worldwide.
With its emergence, the hip hop music basically concentrated on the hard funk loops. It was by 1979,that instrumental tracks became the basis most of the hip hop music creation.]

The very first recording of hip hop track was regarded as The Sugarhilll Gang’s Rapper’s Delight, to be done in 1979. It was by 1980’s that all the important techniques and elements required for music recording were discovered and being utilized in recording. Gradually the genre became widely popular.

Later period of Growth:

It was in the year 2000 that a good influence of hip hop music was seen as many eminent singing personalities came together and sung this music in different styles. The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem in 2000 sold more than ten million copies in the USA and became one of the fastest selling album Ever released. During this period hip hop music created a good influence over the mainstream pop music.

So What Makes Hip hop Music Different From others?

The very first remarkable difference between hip hop music and other music genre is that there is no scope for depressing creations in this music genre. Modern hip hop has attained important innovations in the last decade. In the present scenario it is more recognized as a culture than simply a genre. It’s often said that hip hop music from very beginning is a lyrically complex genre. No other music genres have the rhyming schemes like hip hop. These are some simple points that bring out a remarkable difference between hip hop music and other music genres.

Take a taxi to the airport instead of driving makes travel easy

Safe driving for travelers is a must! travelers should take a taxi to the airport instead of driving because they are usually already in “travel mode”. Often people starting their trip are distracted with thoughts of “what did I forget” or “I hope everything is ready when we get there”. There are often a million thoughts going through your mind on the drive to the airport.

Drivers should be able to sit back and relax and start the trip from home. Taking a taxi means door to door service. No dragging your luggage from a long term parking lot onto a bus, then through the airport. This means loading and unloading luggage from 3 places instead of just once each way. Not only that, let a professional do the loading and unloading for you! Why have the family dragging suitcases to and from instead of having a taxi pull up directly to your front door, load up your luggage and then deposit you and the group right at the door at check in at the airport. This is the easiest and safest way to go.

There are some taxi companies  that specialize in airport rides. The drivers are there early to get you loaded and on your way quickly. They take into account things that their passengers do not. One thing they take into account is being ready to leave at the “pick up time”. Passengers usually quote that they want to “leave” at a certain time. That is the time most companies arrive. Taxi drivers are always on time and usually show up 10-15 minutes ahead of the scheduled “pick up time”. That leaves time to get the entire luggage loaded so the customer can be out the door at the right time and on their way to their trip.

This is just one way that taxi companies can help make the trip safer and easier. Taxis are great in places like the Midwest where weather is often a consideration. Taking a taxi means not having to clean off your car or worrying whether  you have enough gas, etc. Let professionals take care of these things on your trip for you. Get rid of the distractions and make your trip a safe and productive one.