Wondering Minds Want to Know

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I was curious about what is an acoustic electric guitar? I mean I had never looked up exactly what it was. I hear the words and see the ads but never fully understood.

An acoustic electric guitar is a guitar fitted with electrical pickups that require a preamplifier within the body of the guitar to increase the signal before it hits the guitar amplifier. These preamps may have tone controls but normally an equalizer with up to six frequency bands. Thanks Wikipedia.  🙂

My interpretation is:  Basically, an acoustic guitar sound and add the electric to beef up the volume!   🙂

Don’t you love fancy jargon when looking up how things work?  🙂

I had to read it several times.  🙂

Check out this pretty one at Guitar Center.

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Everyone Needs Music

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Searching through one of my favorite online music stores, I came across a top fender tuner at MF.  I didn’t have any idea what it was. First thought, oh like a fit bit, tracks your musical playing.

Wrong! LOL

It’s a vibration sensor for tuning your guitar. I was way off! 🙂

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Pretty cool though. This would be good for the amateurs like me that have no idea what an out of tune guitar sounds like. This tool will show white on the LCD display when out of tune and green when tuned right. Even I could do that. 🙂

Good price too!

Tuning modes are:

  • guitar
  • Bass
  • Ukulele
  • Violin
  • Chromatic

It can be done in dark places and noisy ones. Who doesn’t love gadgets? 🙂

Music Lover On Your List

One of my favorite music instrument’s site has some great products for Christmas gifts. Check out musiciansfriend.com discounts!

  • 17% off orders $99 and above.
  • Call for special coupons.
  • Daily In-cart discounts.
  • 10% off special financing on Bose products.

I’ve always wanted some Bose multi-media speakers. Maybe Santa will bring me these:

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Pleassssse Santa, I’ve been good. 😉

or I’d settle for these

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I could really jam out! 🙂

How’s your shopping going? I have only bought a few gifts. Always tight on money this time of year. Need to start in January with putting money aside, but there is always something that comes up.

I love Christmas for the family get together the most. Gifts are just a fun added plus. I never want anyone to over spend that puts them in debt. We have always been a family that spends with in the budget allowed. Some Christmas pasts have been pretty slim but they gave us lots of great family moments, which one can not put a price tag on.

Merry Christmas to All! 🙂

Happy shopping! 🙂

Music Is Our Friend

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Taking a look around one of my favorite online music stores, Musician’s Friend, I found the discount music equipment  under the open box gear category. Several great buys.

I particularly like the Xylophones!

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I had a grade school music teacher that liked to play the Xylophone for us.

Loved that class!

He introduced us to several instruments and that is how we learned the making of music. There was a board game he had on his wall that was like the memory game only with music notes and such. It was fun to play and definitely did the trick to learn them.

Maybe if I asked Santa to bring me a xylophone for Christmas, I could learn to play one! 🙂

For now, I will close my eyes and remember the sounds. 🙂

What was your music class like? Do you think it still needs to be in the school’s curriculum?

I do.

Catch The Beat

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The beat production software from Guitar center is a great item to have to put rhythm into your music. It has rhythmic music from all styles of music.

Examples:

  1. Pop
  2. Rock
  3. Techno
  4. etc.

Create the music you have dreamed of for years!

They say music eases anxiety! What a great fun way to do it! 🙂

The best part of this software, in my opinion, is it was inspired from the drum playing of the 80s and 90s! Yes, the best music ever! 🙂

There is a long list of features for this software. Very intriguing.

Check it out! Beat production software! 🙂

Do you play any instruments?

A Gem Of A Company

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I have been looking into a lot of companies and articles on marketing. Trying to learn as much as I can so I will know how to market my books and my artistic projects in the future.

One company that I have stumbled across is Triangle Direct Media. They specialize in search engine rankings among many other marketing strategies. I understand the higher you can place your website in the search engines the more likely people will click on it and in return possibly buy your products. Equals $$$$$$.

The process baffles me. I’m sure it baffles many people so that is why we need companies like Triangle Direct Media to help us out. They will be first on my list when I get my products figured out to sell.  I love their website! 🙂

I must say marketing intrigues me and no harm in learning the basics to help understand how big companies get to where they are. I took a class in college and enjoyed it. I love reading articles and blogs that have information on marketing. I did a Google+ post the end of June on Triangle Direct Media’s blog. It is filled with great information.

Here is the link to check out their blog!

Triangle Direct Media Blog

Great marketing = sales!  🙂

Have a great day! Stay cool out there! We have been in the 100s all week. Ugh.

Practice Practice Practice

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When I was in grade school my grandma enrolled me in piano lessons. I enjoyed it but didn’t always practice as much as she wanted me to. So, she got the idea I was not interested. I enjoyed, just wanted to play outside.

Maybe that is where 3 of my 4 kids that play a band instrument got their “no practicing” at home from. I must say they play their instruments well and receive good grades in band.

Which brings me to my grandma who could play the piano very well. The amazing thing is she did not know a single note. She played by ear. It was amazing. I miss her piano playing and the family gatherings when everyone would sing along as she played.

We still have that piano sitting in her house that my family and I maintain still. My aunt was going to take it to her house but then decided to give it to my daughter. I imagine it will stay within those walls for a while yet until the daughter is done moving around. I bet I can lift the piano bench seat up and find my old piano books. I need to do that the next time we are back home.

I did not stay with piano lessons. I wish I had. Maybe if I had one of these guitar center keyboards I would have continued on. I secretly wanted one back then but since I quit piano I knew I shouldn’t ask for one. They are priced decently and the amazing things you can do with them nowadays. Maybe when I get that jamming guitar I will add an electric keyboard. 🙂

I can drive my hubby nuts in retirement with all the musical instruments. 🙂

When our oldest son played the drums in school I kept telling the hubby we needed a drum set to keep him interested, but he said no way. Party pooper!

 

 

 

Guitars Are Cool!

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Who has daydreamed about playing a cool electric guitar in a rock band?

ME ME ME!!!

Growing up I loved the rock bands! Really liked the gorgeous guitar players the most. 🙂 Back when VH1 videos came out, I would watch for hours my favorite rock bands.

Later in college, I went to several rock concerts. To name a few:

Poison

Warrant

Def Leppard — twice!

Ozzy

I enjoyed when the guitar player did a short solo part. It made me want to get up and play my air guitar along with. 🙂 The beat, the sound, the rhythm!

I think this jinx guitar would look awesome under my arm!

Maybe in my retirement I will take up lessons. I’ll be the cool grandma jamming out to the 80’s, 90’s rock music! Oh, yea. 🙂

 

Dance, Music, Fun

In the beginning of my relationship with my hubby, we loved to go to dances that were held at the local Legion. It was a lot of fun. Yes, some drunk nights when we were younger. 🙂 I really loved dancing to the music. I have always loved to dance.

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In high school I was on the dance team and choreographed several of the routines throughout the four years I was on it. In fact, the crowds loved my routines and one they asked us to repeat so we did. Made me feel good. 🙂 Enough memory lane. lol

Back to the dances, the DJ they hired most of the time had a system that was a computer, monitor and of course the large speakers. It sounded great but can you imagine the time it took to set up. What happens if the computer decides to be weird? There goes your songs. There goes your money source for awhile.

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Think back even further when the DJ had to haul around cassette tapes, records, and then CDs. Plus, the player that played them was usually bulky.

Now, there is a nifty little device called a cdj!  (Click the link to see this neat device)

The DJ can leave the computer and CDs at home! How cool! 🙂

If I DJ’ed, probably glad I don’t I would play 80s and 70s music over and over, I would invest in this nifty electronic!

 

What The Heck Is That

I am going to write “What The Heck Is That” blogs once in awhile. I think it will help sharpen the research skills, plus I like to learn new things. 🙂

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The first is about bill lawrence tele pickups. If you are like me, what are those? Well, in simple terms it is the part of the guitar that transduces the vibrations from the strings and converts them to a signal that is amplified. My understanding that I reached from reading several different definitions with technical terms. 🙂

Cool. I did not know that. Did you?

I wanted to learn the guitar when I was small but never did. I did buy a basic guitar for my oldest son hoping he would learn but he never did. Guess it is not in our genes. 🙂

I do love the sound of an electric guitar on stage and especially when they start jamming out. Who can’t help but to jam along! 🙂