Are celebrities using children’s books to stay in favour with public

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The latest in a long string of celebrities to write children’s books when the going gets tough, Barack Obama has joined the ranks of children’s authors with his book, Of thee I sing.

Bookstores across the world are filled with celebrity offerings and Obama is not the first celebrity to turn to writing children’s books when they have been perceived less than favourably in the press. Though admittedly, he is the first president to aim his work at children. n.

Well-known names such as Madonna (who released her first of six children’s books, The English Roses, back in 2003) and Sarah Ferguson (who has released a string of books throughout her many periods of disgrace) have jumped on the bandwagon.

It is thought that these celebrities (including former First-Lady, Hilary Clinton) believe that by showing their softer, compassionate side, will regain the public’s trust and respect after falling from grace. Take Jordan, a.k.a Katie Price, for example – after a string of allegations and accusations in the press, Jordan released her sparkly pink offering, My Pony Care book.

Obama has provided himself some saving grace, in the form of all his proceeds going to charity. All money gained from sales of the publication will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, a charity dedicated to the children of soldiers wounded or killed in battle, and Obama is not giving any interviews in relation to the release.

Other cynics have also attributed the celebrities’ enthusiasm to the success achieved by the phenomenally popular Harry Potter books, which made JK Rowling both a celebrity and a millionaire.

Despite the fact that many cynics see celebrities’ writing ambitions as a money-making enterprise, it can be argued that it doesn’t matter who’s written the books; if children are more inclined to sit down and read just because their favourite celebrity is attached to the novel, where is the harm?

By reading more, children widen their vocabulary and advance their development. This outcome is positive even if the books themselves may ultimately be a cynical attempt at making cash and creating publicity.

About the author: Louis Sharman is a freelance author writes article on various topics. To learn more about various bookstores and Online Bookshops he recommends you to visit

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Cleo Announces Their Make Me A Makeup Artist Winner

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CLEO Magazine announced the recent winner of their Make Me a Makeup Artist competition, sponsored by Priceline. The winner is Jaclyn Hnitko!

CLEO Magazine recently held a makeup artist competition in search of the most talented make-up artist. Of the thousands of applications that they received, the judges had to cut them down to just four competitors. Each make-up artist competed for $10,000, courtesy of Priceline, a LOral Paris Studio Secrets Professional Makeup Kit worth $2,500, and the opportunity to be a guest make-up artist on a six-page shoot in CLEO magazine.

In order to enter make-up artists, both amateurs and professionals, had to create a makeup look with various beauty products and send in a photo. They also had to answer a range of questions and send in a photo of themselves.

The make-up artists that made it to the competition were Amelia Axton, Ava Belle, Phoebe Goulding and Jaclyn Hnitko. During the competition, which was broadcasted via webisode series, each make-up artist had to compete in several different tasks in order to prove their ability using beauty products. The competitions consisted of The Natural Bronze Challenge, The Smoky Eye Challenge, The Bold Statement Lip, and the final challenge, which was free style. They preformed these challenges before a panel of judges.

These panel of judges consisted of professionals from the beauty field. They were Anna Hull, Head Beauty Buyer for Priceline; Rae Morris, L’Oreal Paris Make-up Artist; and Rachael Mannell, Beauty Editor for CLEO Magazine.

Hnitko emerged victorious because of her “impeccable technical skills, brilliant grasp of colour and artistic flair,” according to www.priceline.com.au.

Hnitko is from Wentworthville, New South Wales. When asked why she decided to be a make-up artist, she said, So I can work in the industry most girls dream of! Id love my creativity, skills and knowledge to be seen in various forms of work, from beauty to advertising. Hnitko said that when she found out that she had been chosen to compete in the Make Me A Makeup Artist competition, she thought somebody was playing a bad joke on her. When asked whose makeup she would most want to do, Hnitko said Lady Gaga. She explained, “she is very open-minded and a trendsetter. Plus, her high profile will be able to propel my work into the mainstream and give me either positive or negative feedback.

Priceline issued the following statement through their website regarding the makeup artist competition: “Priceline is immensely proud to have been the major sponsor of this competition and wishes all the finalists the best of luck for a bright future in the makeup industry.”

Music Production Software – Creating Music With No Instruments

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Is it really possible to craft killer songs without having the ability to play instruments? While in the past it definitely was not, lately the improvement in software program technology not only can make it possible but preferable. Music maker software program has taken the artwork of composing music to an entire new degree but the majority of all its place music within attain of virtually anybody. For those who have a good ear for music along with a passion to pump out your own tunes then not having the ability to play an instrument could have held you back again. Not anymore.

Music maker software program arrives in lots of various shapes and sizes and caters to various levels of musicians. While there are production packages that cost well more than $10,000 you can get some extremely great software program for under $50. Since every thing is digital you really do not require a lot to make high quality tracks.

The best component is probably the fact that the latest software program is so simple to make use of. Everything is visual and with drag-and-drop functions you are able to compose your music in no time. Perhaps the greatest advantage will be the reality you have all of the instruments you will actually need at your disposal. Artificial digital instruments not only sound extremely real but using them is just as easy and consumer pleasant.

If you are a singer in require of background music to sing more than then its perfect for you personally as a songwriter. You’ll be in a position to make beats, melodies and complete songs by merely singing over your music. You may need extra software to provide the last package deal in terms of fine tuning but when it comes to generating the music, making beats and having a total “band” there’s no simpler or cheaper way than using music maker software.

Country Singer Mary Mcbride Finds Her Way Home

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Country/R&B singer Mary McBride might be best described with a simple equation. Take a soulful voice finely suited to sing every patron of a New York dive bar into a musical coma. Add in the legacy of Merle Haggard and Janis Joplin. Factor in a taste for musical theater. Subtract the striving for corporate success tracksand youll get Mary McBride.

A leading voice in the recent resurgence of Americana-styled country and blues, McBride has an extended family of forefathers, fans and soon-to-be-fans ready to welcome her on to the national media stage. Originally from Louisiana, McBride moved herself and an ingrained love of traditional Southern sounds to New York City to pursue a musical career that began with short sets in an Irish Pub on Sunday afternoons.

Finding her home in country roots helped lead McBride to the theme behind her new album The Way Home. The tracks are embroidered with country, R&B, soul and rock influences, making McBride a living testament to the melting pot of musical culture in New York City, and the whole country. R&B is closely aligned with a country sound, she asserts. But I really wanted the record to be a mix and not a straight country or a straight soul record. Departing from earlier writing patterns where entire albums were laid out in two-week frenzies, McBride says The Way Home is a more thoughtful record with a range of sounds and a specific theme of wanting to feel included and wanting to feel at home.

It is this theme that McBrides current tour, The Home Tour, is built on. We are playing in rural communities, places that support affordable housing. We have a stop at a housing complex called the Chesca Apartments on the edge of Navajo nation. Later, we are playing in a farm workers community, and in Detroit, we are playing for Freedom Housea place for immigrants who seek asylum, she explains. And thats whats so exciting about this tour: every date will be completely different.

ARE YOU A COUNTRY FAN? Did you watch the CMT Awards last night? Who deserved the wins and who got robbed? Some of our faves: Carrie Underwood’s two awards (you go, girl!) and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” steal for Group Video of the Year. And shockerTaylor went home empty-handed. Let us know who YOU would’ve picked!

Different Types Of Hydrological Instruments

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With technological innovation & the development of hi-tech Hydrological Instruments, it has become a very easy task for hydrologists to effectively study the earths water system & make proper data analysis. For correct analysis, the hydrologists depend upon the accurate data collected with the help of these hi-tech Hydrological Instruments.

Mentioned below are some of the important Hydrological Instruments that are extensively utilized by the scientists to monitor the earths water system & solve any water related issues.

Suspended Soil Indicator

The basic function of a Suspended Soil Indicator is to measure the level of solids suspended in a water solution. In a Suspended Soil Indicator, an optical sensor is used in combination with a hi-tech electronic system that provides accurate results. It is a flexible instrument that also offers ease of operations.

Water Flow Indicator

The Water Flow Indicator is among the many kinds of Hydrological Instruments regularly used by hydrologists and other personnel to get accurate data regarding the water flow.

Current Meters

Water Current Meters are utilized to measure the speed of the water flow and its direction. There are different sub-types available in Water Current Meter such as propeller type, pygmy type, cup type, etc.

Water Temperature Recorder

Water Temperature Recorder is the most basic type of Hydrological Instrument is use today. As the name suggests, it is used for recording the accurate water temperature for different analytical purposes.

Other Hydrological Instruments that are used for various industrial and scientific water analysis purposes include – Temperature Logger, Water Level Recorder, Porous Tube Viscometer, Submersible Level Sensor, etc.

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How A Martial Artist Can Increase Their Kicking Speed With Ankle Weights

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Most martial artists are in excellent health and wonderful shape. Yet to find out how a martial artist can increase their kicking speed one must look to the simple facts of conditioning. It is pushing yourself to get to the next level in your kicking and that means pushing your body as well.

While it may seem crazy the first way to speed up the kicks is to slow down the body. One important aspect of martial arts is the need for long, lean and powerful muscles. To achieve that place an individual must stretch. Unfortunately that seems to be the part of a workout that gets overlooked. Doing stretching properly is even more important since it is to relax and release the muscles not shorten them in pain.

Warmth is the crucial aspect to stretching. Getting up and stretching first thing is not the most effective way to help your body. After a night of sleep and little movement your muscles are tight and slow. Taking a hot bath or shower is a wonderful way to wake up the muscles warmly and get them ready for stretching. Once you are warm start moving to allow the blood to begin flowing throughout the body and relaxing your muscles.

To kick higher you have to get stronger. Do this by adding extra weights to your legs during the day to push your normal activity to the next level. However, do not start kicking when you first put the weights on. Let your muscles get used to them. Just wearing them doing your normal activities is building up your muscle tone. When you feel like you are used to wearing them then you can start with low kicks to let your legs learn the new movement.

Finding a target to kick at is a great way of developing your mind and body connection. Hang something six inches higher than you can actually kick and try to reach the object. This will motivate you to reach the item and will allow your eyes to see and the mind to understand that it has to do more.

When you are used to the ankle weights try kicking with them on after proper warm up and stretching. This pushes your strength to the brink.

Then have someone video record your kick and see if you are wasting any movements. Are you taking too many steps to set up? Are you adding an extra step that not only is taking away from your speed by telling your opponent what you plan to do? Watch the tape and see where you can economize your movements to create a smoother, faster kicking process.

Once you have seen some progress with the weight on take it off to see how much easier it is to kick faster and higher. Your foot will feel light and you will see the amazing difference these steps made to how a martial artist can increase their kicking speed.

Les Miserables Will Arrive On The Pbs Television For A Concert On March 6th.

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Les Miserables musical though an adaption from a French novel of the same now has become an international fame. The most successful musical of the history has its original production at the London’s Barbican Centre where its English version was first presented on 8 October 1985 where it is running in its 26th year. The serious musical reached America in 1987 after two years of its English debut in London and since its introduction at Broadway in 1987 it became the third longest running show in the history of Broadway.
Les Miserables started their Silver Jubilee celebrations last year with a live concert at The O2 arena and now DVD and Blu-Ray copies of the concert will be available on Amazon for sale from February 22, 2011. The 25th anniversary celebrations of the prestigious musical are still continue and the new American production is on its US tour. The new production has new staging and the out of the box scenery inspired from the paintings of Victor Hugo, the author of original French novel.
The new revival is the part of the 25th anniversary of the Les Miserables and after getting huge appreciation both from critics and audience in America now the Broadway production is running at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL where it will run through February 27. Les Miserables also made its debut at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts’ on January 31 and will run through February 12. The US tour of the Claude-Michel Schnberg musical will perform in venues at Baltimore, Louisville, Columbus, Detroit, Cleveland, Omaha, Milwaukee, Nashville and Los Angles among others. The tour will wrap up on September 25, 2011 at the Jefferson Concert Hall, Birmingham, AL.
The musical is also currently touring UK and Spain. Hurry to get youw own Les Miserables Tickets
Les Miserables will arrive on the PBS television for a concert on March 6th. The PBS concert features teenage singer and actor Nick Jonas in the character of young student Marius. The other cast of the musical includes Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Norm Lewis (Javert), Matt Lucas (Thenardier), Lea Salonga (Fantine), Jenny Galloway (Madame Thenardier), Camilla Kerslake (Cosette), Ramin Karimloo (Enjolras), and Samantha Barks (Eponine).
The glorious and legendary Les Miserables musical has toured 42 countries and has been witnessed by more than 56 million people across the world in 21 languages. It has won many awards including Tony Awards, John Kraaijkamp Musical Awards (Netherlands) and the 2010 London LifeStyle Award for London Theatre Show of the Year.

SINGER 8763 Curvy Computerized Sewing Machine

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Singer 8763 Curvy sewing machines have drop & sew bobbin system with better stitch width and length adjustment and thirty built-in stitches which includes 2 automatic buttonholes. The best threading system with needle threader can make your threading and sewing easily and without any frustration. Extra high presser footer lifter with amazing quilting stitches permits for a quality sewing. Your sewing space can be illuminated with three LED lights.

Features:

1. This sewing machine is the biggest time saver.
2. You can get amazing results by just pressing a button.
3. You can stitch right with easy settings.
4. For quicker threading it allows automatic bobbin.
5. By just pressing a button you can select tension, pressure, balance, width and length settings.
6. Sewing in reverse is very easy by just pushing the automatic reverse button.
7. You can set your stitches for a width of 7mm approximately whether you are sewing wide stitches, sating stitches or decorative stitches.
8. Here, you will find twin needle position for manually reducing the width.
9. You can sew up to 750 stitches per minutes, very quickly.
10. Whatever fabric you are using, it allows best stitch quality.
11. It also enhances your creative abilities of sewing.
11. When you are winding the bobbin you can automatically disengages the needle bar.
12. While you are using feed dog motion which moves the feed dogs in a motion besides arc motion. That box motions makes sure best feeding throughout the entire feed venture with equal contact with the presser foot and fabric.
13. It eliminates the further step of cutting thread with scissors because of accurate thread cutting.
14. It is easy to use for pant hems, collars or cuffs making jobs. You can read more reviews on sewing machine reviews.
15. It also skips free sewing with supporting all the functionality.
16. You can put your accessories on a storage box which is very handy.
17. All the motors are controlled electronically. It controls the pattern formation which permits for best formed styles every time you try.
18. A very precise and controlled system is required to keep speed. You can utilize this feature when you are sewing through multiple for example 6 to 8 layers of fabric.

Different Elements You’ll Find in Analog Music Studio

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People are very fond of music these days. In fact, it’s one source of entertainment that can help people alleviate stress. And even with the popularity of mp3 downloads online, you’ll still find many people who opt to by music CDs for their players. But before making these discs available online, music will be brought first in a analog music in order to help it achieve high quality state that will provide enjoyable music experience. Mastering is the term where music will be edited first before saving them on final media copy like CDs. There are several procedures to be done in order to arrive at this high quality sound suitable for the market. Here are several elements needed to do mastering. Sound proof environment It’s important to record music at a sound proof environment. This will help them avoid unwanted sounds from being recorded in order to make it easier to edit. Large equipment are also found on these rooms so they can immediately master the sound so they can market it as soon as possible. Equipment These large technological pieces will be used in editing music. After the sound is recorded, they need to clean them up for any noise created by feedbacks from recording and off key tunes. These equipment are also used in building channels to easily remove vocals if they want to. Additional effects like possible sustain sound and orchestration can also be done at this part of editing. Professional Of course, it’s important that a professional would take care of mastering. They are the ones who have the ears and the eyes in coming up with quality music suitable for the market. Sounds can be manipulated in different ways to achieve the effect they want to have. In editing the music, they will see several lines that represent sound waves. By looking at these lines alone, they can identify whether a part is off key or not. In terms of their ear abilities, they can also distinguish the sounds if there are microflats or sharps on produced sounds. Of course, orchestration or adding different instrument sounds for better effects are their expertise. They already immediately have an idea what type of instrument to use for effect and how to enter it in the sound track. Once they’re able to achieve the right sound, they can reproduce it on disc media.

Overall, there are lots of things happening in a Analog Music Studio. They mix it all together in order to come up with beautiful music that will help you relax when you need to or for motivation. This is one important aspect of music that should be professionally done for the sake of consumers and profit.

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Bengali Adhunik Singer In Kolkata

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Kolkata- A city of culture, A city of Music, A city of intellectuals, A city of art, A city of directors and a city of joy where everyone lives a happy life. Do you want to do the same? Come to Kolkata to enjoy the beautiful culture and ambience of the city. West Bengal was once the cultural capital of India. Its a home to many legends. West Bengal is a city of Bhadhroloks and all the Babu mashais who loves everything about the city. Starting from the music to its rich literature, you would enjoy the beautiful ambience of the city. Baul, Bishnupuri Classical, Rabindra Sangeet, Kantageeti, Adhunik Gaan, are some of the best musical genres of Kolkata. Kolkata has a very rich musical heritage. Adhunik Singer in Kolkata are invited to perform in different musical events, its the beautiful and unique style of singing which differentiates Bengali singers from the other singers.

Have you ever attended any Bengali music programs? Reality shows have now become an indispensable part of Indian television; its a platform where the budding performers get the opportunity to show their skills to people. Music and dance shows are the most popular reality shows among all the other ones, its the drama, emotion and competitive spirit among the contestants which makes the show best for all the viewers. Singer in Kolkata also participates in the Bengali music shows to create a specific niche for them. Most of the participants usually go for the Adhunki tracks and not classical music. Adhunik music mainly involves the things that happen in a society, its the lyrics of the Adhunik tracks which bring out the truth of the society. Adhunik singing came in the early twentieth century, its composition varied from love to the evils happening in the society.

Music albums were mainly presented by the solo singers, it soon became popular and then adhunik singing became part of the commercial films. More and more directors were now making use of adunik singing in the Bengali films and it also became a hit among the audience. Commercial films were not only making use of the adhunik songs but it was also used in art and documentary films. Singing is now a lucrative career option; its the name, fame and money associated with this profession which makes one of the best careers. If you want to become a singer, you should look out for music schools where you can learn music in the best way. Though many music schools claim to provide the best training, its not always true. Do a little bit of research on the music schools; you may also hire good and experienced private music tutors to learn music.

Instrumental Music Way To Healthier Life

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Are you looking for something that will reduce your stress?
Do you want to say good bye to all your worries and relax your mind?
Have you heard about instrumental and its benefits for soothing your mind?
Well, the science of mediation is one of the most enlightened ways of Vedas. Meditation has been used from ancient times in the treatment of various health conditions like relieving high blood pressure, reducing chronic pain and stress level, sharpening the mind, etc. it is also beneficial to address several respiratory conditions.

Yoga music helps in overall well being as well as mental and physical health. The meditation music therapy is supposed to work on different chakras, which are connected with different organs. In our day-to-day life, we find that not all the seven chakras are active all the time. Lack of energy power is the simple reason behind this. The meditation and yoga music activate the chakras and provides energy for them. Thus, this music provides your body with energy required for mental and physical balance. It enlightens the brain and activates all the nerves in the brain.

Instrumental music is a musical composition or recording without lyrics or singing. There are different types of meditation music that directly influence our energy systems. Yoga music helps you through a powerful process of self-realization. It is beneficial for the individual to achieve a greater sense of overall well being while enabling them to become more confident.

Yoga Music has different categories like Kundalini yoga music, Sanskrit mantras, high-energy grooves, instrumental yoga music etc. It is a union to support the body, mind and spirit. The most common and simplest form of meditation can be accomplished with Yoga Music. You need to sit quietly. Now concentrate totally on your breathing system. With ambient music, you can pay attention on Atmosphere, Posture, Attitude and Elements. Ambient music is subtle instrumental often used as background music. It concentrates more on sound than melodic form. Ambient nature sounds have the ability to reduce stress, aid sleep, and provide a soothing atmosphere for activities such as meditation, yoga and tai-chi.

Ambient music and instrumental therapy can be used in many settings. Many people use this music to help them relax deeply and fall asleep. It is used mostly during yoga class or a massage session. This music is beneficial for meditation and deep breathing exercises. Mediation and yoga music plays an important role in our day-to-day life. Through experimentation, one can find out the impacts of sounds he or she has on your emotions and moods. As environment and our life experiences are full of diversity, every individual reacts distinctly to the various natural sounds. Discover multiple benefits offered by soothing instrumental music tracks that can be downloaded at our site. Meditating music provides an opportunity to enjoy benefits of yoga music in easier, faster and effective way. Get ready to feel the difference with us now. For more information to visit us

Beneficial Working With Quartz Composer In Leopard

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With more and more iPhone users demand for iPhone development is increasing immensely. You can offshore iPhone development for getting customized apps to fit as per your specific needs and budget. There are many quality outsource iPhone development services providers in India to choose from. This article showcases the use of Quartz composer in Leopard and will prove beneficial for developers offering offshore iPhone development.

Quartz composer is a real-time visual programming environment. Real time offers developers with a viewer that shows them the output of their current program which runs at full-speed and is instantly updated with any changes. Thus it reduces so much of developer’s time as they are not required to render or compile and do not have to spend their time waiting on the pc. Quartz composer easily enables you to combine the capabilities of Cocoa, Core Image, OpenGL, QuickTime and Quartz 2D. These all use an approachable paradigm for visual programming. If developers are required with prototyping of core image filters, building of engaging screen savers, creating custom user-interface widgets, creating data-driven visual effects or performing live performance of animations then use of Quartz Composer is best.

You can also integrate Quartz Composer into the very core of Mac OS X and benefit from its wide array of features into a wide array of programs like integration of animation, RSS, Computer statistics, MIDI, Networking and Audio Input/Analysis into your existing applications. They could be embedded into web pages and any Web Kit enabled programs for getting highly interactive, information-driven eye candy. Further developers can also create animations, transitions and filters for using them in Keynote, iMovies, Final Cut Studio and iChat. They can whip up iTunes visualizes for their next house party. Developers can design attractive animated screensavers that help in pulling RSS feeds for defining and promoting client’s brand. Also interactive performance system could be developed for going on a tour with your favourite band.

This article focuses on providing useful information regarding the visual programming environment and introduces iPhone developers with few ways they can use Quartz Composer to be used in real-world applications for their successful offshore iPhone development services. Clients can meet some designers who are well versed with using Quartz Composer in innovative ways. You will understand by this article that how it is deeply integrated with Mac OS and thus you are leveraged with its power and real-time feedback for improving your projects that are outsourced. Developers will be able to discover ways of writing their own custom patches for extending Quartz Composer’s possibilities even more.

Use Quartz Composer and make your offshore iPhone development services even more preferable and beneficial. If used in real-world applications will result into more features, better functionalities, improved productivity, reduced time, reduced development costs and very successful solutions. These many benefits will really prove to be the best marketing tool for showcasing your outsource iPhone development services in front of your clients and making it a huge success.

Does The X Factor And American Idol Produce Great Singers

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I am based in the UK and we get the X factor, which is the same as American Idol except for the age limit. With the X Factor, there is no age limit. In the UK, we also get to watch American Idol on ITV2. The best part of these programs has got to be the auditions. Here you will find some of the finest comedy ever seen on television, but does it produce the finest singers. In my opinion defiantly not.

Yes, there are some good singers, but no better than I have seen in clubland over the past thirty years. As a keyboard player I have worked with thousands of singers some totally rubbish some are ok, you know, a nice singer. Then you have the good singers, well rehearsed, and well dressed a bit of polish to the act. Then you have the WOW what a singer. I can count them on one hand in over thirty years of working in clubland.

Now this is just my humble opinion of course. I am not a singer; Ive just worked with lots of them. Granted I work in back street clubs and pubs and American Idol has the best equipment, musicians, producers, promotion and the whole world to sell it to, but a singer is a singer right. The only difference is the environment one is a pie and a pint the other is caviar and champagne.

So maybe the title of this blog should read, Does the X Factor and American Idol Produce Great Television? absolutely, one hundred percent YES. Now be honest, how many of you are not that bothered about watching or dont bother to record the show once the auditions are over. All right some of you, but thats only because Simon Cowell is dishing the dirt.

I know some of the singers that applied for the X factor and they didnt even reach the auditions stage. Not because they are bad singers, if they were bad they would probably reach the auditions. The reason is, they are not good enough to make it all the way and they are not bad enough or funny enough to make good television.

I certainly wish all the singers that have won these competitions the very best. Will they be top selling artist? I havent seen much evidence of that in the UK. I must conclude that the X factor and American Idol create great television and make millions of pounds/dollars and give an extraordinary opportunity for a few not great, but good singers.

Learn To Play Musical Instrument Sets

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We all have a few of those childhood dreams that fell to the wayside as we grew up. We were either too busy or too involved in something else or were too poor or just kept forgetting about it. It doesn’t matter why we never learned to play the instruments that we wanted to, what matters is that now that we’re adults, are we going to learn to play the musical instruments we dreamed of? While shopping for the musical instruments of our dreams, we keep running across the -learn to play- instruments and book sets. They look like they were probably designed for kids, but the instruments look like they are almost high quality enough to get away with playing. So can anyone really learn to play a musical instrument from the -learn to play- series? To be honest, those who learned to play at least one musical instrument as a child most likely can learn to play another musical instrument form the -learn to play- series provided we at least learned the basics of reading music. Being able to at least read the basic scale from sheet music will help tremendously when trying to learn to plat a musical instrument from a book. Some people do very well learning to play musical instruments from a book, but the people who do very well all have one thing in common, they are self learners. Those of us who were born in the mid to late seventies and beyond grew up in a system of education that everything was handfed to us, thus the majority of us do not learn very well on our own. We need someone to hold our hands and teach us note by note to play a musical instrument, not to mention trying to learn other things. Learning to play a musical instrument from a book requires a certain amount of self teaching ability. Without the ability to -figure things out along the way,- learning to play a musical instrument from a book will prove to be quite frustrating, although it can most certainly be done. If our desire is strong enough and our patience can run fairly deep, then yes, we can learn to play a musical instrument from a book. There are few things quite as satisfying as accomplishing something like the challenge of learning to play a musical instrument from a book. As we learn to play any musical instrument without the guidance of someone else, just like kids, our confidence grows. For adults, learning to play a musical instrument from a book may very well be the realization of a childhood dream, and there’s nothing but pure magic in that.

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