• July 25, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Many of us are captured by music, so much so that music has become an important part of our lives. At some point in our lives, many of us want to learn to play a musical instrument. We may thing that taking violin lessons or guitar lessons is fun. Or we may fantasize that we can turn professional and perform on stage. Well, learning to play a music instrument like the ukulele, saxophone, guitar or violin may turn out to be more than a hobby as many people have gone on to teach once they have mastered the instrument.

    It does not matter if your child is looking to learn a music instrument, or if you are trying to pick up the skills of playing violin or playing guitar at middle age. In this article, I will outline four music instruments which are relatively easy to learn at any age:

    1.Ukulele

    The ukulele is probably one of the easiest music instrument to play. Unlike the guitar, it has only four strings. The size of the ukulele is also portable, the smallest being the Soprano Ukulele followed by the concert and tenor ukulele. Even a child as young as four years old can take ukulele lessons and learn to play the ukulele by strumming simple chords.

    2.Guitar

    The guitar is currently one of the most popular music instruments around. Many young children and teenagers aspire to play the guitar at some point in time. The guitar is also relatively cheap, and you can opt to learn the acoustic guitar or the classical guitar as a start. Most teenagers nowadays prefer to learn the acoustic guitar to play pop songs. As with the ukulele, you will need to master how to strum chords for the guitar.

    You also have the option to learn to play the electric guitar. However the electric guitar costs more than the acoustic or the classical guitar so if you are on a budget I suggest you start off learning the acoustic and classical guitar.

    3.Violin

    The violin is as popular as the guitar and can be learnt at any age. Violins come in many sizes, starting with 1/16 size for three year olds, to 1/8 size, size, half size, size and full size. The most important step in learning the violin, no matter what age, is to master the proper bowing and fingering techniques.

    4.Piano

    The piano can be learnt from age five onwards. The most important aspect in learning the piano is to practice constantly and master the playing techniques.

  • July 23, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Life would be meaningless without music – one statement to which all music lovers would agree because there is no one in this world who does like music as all have their own taste of music, As far as professional musicians are concerned, it enliven them and they produce rhythm from their heart that touches the listeners. There are too many genres of music to satisfy every music lover.

    With so many genres of music, there are several numbers of special music instruments that produce different musical sounds. Musicians of all genres admire and are possessive about their musical instruments immensely. It is through the musical instruments that they produce heartfelt music, which also helps them make a living. Musical ornaments been the primary tools of revenue, must be covered under insurance as musical instruments do not come for cheap. Professionally designed instruments demand extra care because most instruments are fragile and prone to get damaged easily if they are dropped or mishandled or destroyed or stolen. Therefore, pricey instruments must be insured if they are not. Insurance for musicians should be one of the top concerns in order to be on the safe side. Once the instrument is stolen, professional musicians would be out of work for the simple reason if they get robbed and, cannot afford new instruments. There have been many cases recently when musicians have been robbed and have lost their precious instruments – to top it all, they were not even insured. Therefore, to avoid such a tragedy, the very first step musicians must take after they purchase a musical instrument is to insure it. For which, a special insurer is required. Music schools, instrument makers or professional music dealers will be able to recommend reliable agents for music instrument insurance. While your search is on, you must also work with an insurance agent and find out the estimated value of your instruments to understand and work on premiums and other legal requirements. Once you find a reliable agent, you will be aware of various other conditions, such as, instruments in the six-figure range requires appraisals from experts.

    The price of your instrument will decide what insurance policy to choose from. For instance, instruments that are rare or high-priced would be costly to insure. Delicate instruments like harp, double basses, guitar, viola, and more must be insured since their repair is also too costly. At times, proper insurance covers devaluation and replacement both which can be profitable to musicians in most cases. Instrument insurance will cover your worry of losing your valuable music instruments and let you create wonderful music with a tension-free mind. Insurance for musicians and/or insurance for bands are a safety measure professionals must opt for.

  • July 21, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    This editorial is about the Twenty-One different types of medical instruments. HNM Medical publishes editorial describing in detail about surgical procedures and medical instruments such as dilator, pessary, forceps and other medical tools.

    Medical Instrument: #3 Knife Handle Alias: Scalpel Used for: This handle will hold the blade in position. Detail Info: Mainly for the 15, 11, 10 knife blades.

    Medical Instrument: #7 Knife Handle Used for: For attaching knife blade. Detail Info: Can be used with a blade 15.

    Medical Instrument: 10 Blade Alias: Skin Blade Used for: For making skin cuts. Detail Info: Attaches to a #3 Handle.

    Medical Instrument: 15 Blade Used for: A blade that has various functions Detail Info: Mainly for #7 or #3.

    Medical Instrument: 11 Blade Used for: To cut Detail Info: Is mainly used to cut laparoscopic trocars with surgical instrument sets.

    Medical Instrument: Neuro-Spine Surgery Alias: The hockey stick Used for: Dissection

    Medical Instrument: Adenoid Curette Used for: Curetting Detail Info: Used during the process of andenoid-ectomies.

    Medical Instrument: Alexander Periosteotome Used for: Dissection Detail Info: Mainly found during the chest vascular sets

    Medical Instrument: Angled Debakey Used for: To grab Detail Info: Used for a tonsillectomy.

    Medical Instrument: AP Suction Alias: Used for suction of the tonsils Used for: Suction

    Medical Instrument: Babcock Used for: Grasping Detail Info: For Grasping soft tissue, lymph nodes and bowel tissue.

    Medical Instrument: Beaver Blade Handle Used for: Cutting Detail Info: Typically for small orthopedic surgeries such as hand & foot surgery.

    Medical Instrument: Rib Shear Used for: Cutting Detail Info: Large bone cutting shear

    Medical Instrument: Electrocautery Pencil Alias: Bovie Used for: coagulation Detail Info: In order for it to do its job which is cutting and coagulation of the tissue. It needs to plug into and (ESU) electro surgical unit. The patient will have to have a grounding pad in order for it to work.

    Medical Instrument: Breast Template Alias: Cookie Cutter Used for: A template Detail Info: Used for the restoration of nipples during breast procedure.

    Medical Instrument: Brun Currette Used for: Curretting bone Detail Info: Available with many cup sizes and varying degrees of angle for the head.

    Medical Instrument: Finochietto Used for: To retract Detail Info: Mostly for thoracic surgery, used to spread and retract the rib cage.

    Medical Instrument: Sayer Elevator Alias: Butter Knife Used for: Breaking septal or nasal bone.

    Medical Instrument: Carmault Used for: Clamp Detail Info: The same size as a peon and larger to the Kelly, it clamps the bowel with its carmault.

    Medical Instrument: Cartilage Block Used for: Cutting surface. Detail Info: During the process of rhinoplasty surgery, the cartilage block is used for preparation of the grafts.

    Medical Instrument: Cartilage Crusher Used for: To crush Detail Info: During nose surgeries to crush the cartilage for re-implantation.

    A “Medical Instruments Part 1” editorial is by Mike Q.

  • July 19, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    The Spanish words for “sixth bass” are Bajo Sextos. It is the name for a special type of musical instrument popular in a relatively small geographical area. The twelve string guitar is a strong component of musical groups formed and prevalent in the area of northern Mexico and southern Texas. It comes in both acoustic and electric forms.

    The guitar-like instrument has twelve strings. They are arranged in six double courses. The strings are tuned from the lowest string to the highest string to the notes E, A, D, G, C and F respectively.

    From the mid 1950s northern Mexican music has been listened to and enjoyed by Mexicans and Anglos alike. The music goes by several different names, musica mexicana-tejana and conjunto are the most common. The music genre is also known as Tex-Mex, but this is not totally accurate, since the nortena music predated conjunto.

    Conjunto ensembles use the bajo to provide the low and rhythmic base line for the music. It enhances the musical line performed by the other instruments. The instrument also is used to carry the chord changes. The instrument is used to enhance other musical groups, but it is best known in the musical genre of nortena and conjunto.

    Sextos instruments were originally used in a limited part of the Western Hemisphere. This means that the demand for the guitar might be somewhat limited too. Other stringed instruments such as guitars and banjos are well known. This instrument is not. The construction of a bajo gives you the variety of woods and finishes that are nothing but quality. The back and sides might be made of Indian rosewood, mahogany or cedar. The bridge and fingerboard is often made of rosewood. The top is typically cedar, but more exotic woods are found in some models.

    The finish of the instruments is beautiful. The thickness of such instruments might vary somewhat, so the player can choose the instrument that is most comfortable. Many of such specialized guitars are finished with a decorative motif. Handcrafting is an art for those who create the instruments. Those bajos are highly prized.

    For the serious performer who wants to be part of a quality group playing nortena music, the bajo sextos is almost a must. It is needed to provide a lower component to the melody and to move the chord changes along during the piece. The best made instruments are attractive to look at without being flashy and provide a sound that is unparalleled.

  • July 18, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    If you are looking for free instrumental music, the Internet is the best place to go to. Though it is not necessarily a physical location, it has practically everything that you need. With a quick online search, you will be led to thousands of links leading to websites where you can get instrumental songs for free. Make sure to use reliable search engines such as Google, MSN or Yahoo to avoid websites that only cause your computers to crash because of viruses.

    This is the only thing you would have to worry about with free downloads but as long as you trust the website, everything will be fine. You will have another problem, though, if the song you are searching for is not that popular. It might not be included in the list of available free instrumental music so you will have to do further searching. Now, even with the help of search engines, this will still be quite a task for you. it will not be easy to check each and every link you see just to look for that specific song.

    To make your life a lot easier, you can just go to a music site with membership fees. This may seem like a bad thing but once you have paid the one time membership fee, everything will be a breeze. You can have access to thousands of instrumental songs without paying anything other than the membership fee. Unlimited access to high quality music with no extra charge awaits you. Free instrumental music will also be provided if you want to listen to song samples before signing up as a member.

    Hilary Mujikwa is the founder of a royalty free Instrumental Music site that is dedicated to helping people find high quality Free Instrumental Music online. He also runs a Free Music Downloads site you might be interested in.

  • July 18, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    A new music software is about to take the entire computer audio and music software by storm, striking the perfect balance between soul and R&B.

    Developed hand in hand with Grammy-winning artist Alicia Keys, Native Instruments’ Alicia’s Keys Virtual Piano software brings Alicia Keys’ very own music within reach. This software recreates Keys’ signature Yamaha C3 Neo grand piano. The entire project is a product of a close craftsmanship between the renowned keyboard software developer Thomas Scarbee and Alicia Keys herself. Native Instruments was able to capture that distinct Alicia Keys sound, after two full years of hard work!

    Using nothing but the best vintage microphones and high-end outboard studio gear, this new sampled grand is not your everyday instrument. It has a number of strong features and a great tone, at a modest price.

    This new music software utilizes 17GB of high resolution samples paired with 12 discrete velocity layers per note. It uses sophisticated emulation of crucial sonic aspects such as key release, pedal sustain functionality as well as sympathetic resonance.

    Alicia’s Keys user interface also provides complete control over the sound in order to further adjust it to the particular musical preference and personal playing style of the user. And to make things even better, it also includes a studio-quality convolution reverb that allows a number of authentic room ambiances ranging from a small piano chamber to a large stage or concert hall.

    The actual piano of Alicia Keys is a Yamaha C3, a part of the limited edition Neo cabinetry. It is a six-foot grand, which means that its low register is less full and deep than on a nine-foot concert grand. Yamaha pianos are widely respected for their bright, in-your-face sound, and that the same characteristic is preserved in this music software.

    You will be very impressed with the realistic features of Alicia’s Keys. The velocity response makes it extremely playable even when you are not as good as Alicia Keys and every range of the keyboard responds well just as it should.

    Aside from its built-in convolution reverb, it also has a standard DSP reverb that gives you more options if you are running on a slower computer. However, even without the reverb, the piano’s natural ambiance is beautiful. Probably because of its meticulous tuning – each unison has exactly the right amount of microscopic tuning, making the tone of the choruses almost perfect, just like on a real piano.

    Alicia’s Keys is ideal for a pop ballad sound, richer and more up-front than the Yamaha C7 or the German Steinway. It is by far the most inviting to play and the most flexible to use among all other piano samples and virtual pianos.

    Make music out of sheer inspiration. Evoke deep emotions with every note. Get Native Instrument’s Alicia’s Keys Virtual Piano* today!

  • July 15, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    The skill of surgical instrument restoration is not something that can be taught overnight. Muchlike the creaters of medical instruments in Germany, For delicate and precise work such as surgical instruments repair, it is common for a technician to aquire years and years of practise. In today’s healthcare market, surgical instrument repair and other surgical equipment is a must in todays multi-million dollar company trying to protect their high-dollar interest surgical instruments in lieu of purchasing new surgical equipment. The scores of issues surrounding the selection of a repair vendor make this a most difficult decision and not making the right choice could end up costing your facility time, money and needless aggravation if you were to make the wrong decesion it may cost your company money, time and needless aggravation. The following questions will help you put your medical instrument repair vendor to the test.

    1)What is the vendor’s availability Is the vendor open to different medical equipment or just one main focus? 2)Do they have a history of buffing off catalogue digits? 3)Does the medical instrument repair service only offer German-made instrument or Pakistani as well? 4)Does the medical instrument repair vendor have a history of changing the finish of the surgical instrument? 5)Does the medical instrument repair company switch needle-holder jaws on-location? 6)Do they only send one technician to fix your surgical instrument? 7)Does your repair company offer instrument tracking and quality assurance programs? 8)Does your medical instrument repair vendor have a reputation of returning non-repairable surgical instruments? 9)Does your medical instrument repair company offer any sort of educational service? 10)Does your surgical instrument repair vendor specialize in any other repair service like for forceps? 11)Does your repair company inspect and service your instrument board? 12)Have you seen the vendors own repair laboratory? 13)Does the surgical instrument repair service offer any other sort of product repair, or is it just surgical instruments?

    A “Choosing the Right Surgical Instrument Repair Company” article is by Rick O.

  • July 15, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Medical practitioners have recently found that listening to instrumental music have created a strong impact on mind, body and soul. Many people are getting stressed easily due to the current lifestyle and after a day’s hassles, if you settle down to listen to good music it would soothe your tension. Doctors are now increasingly becoming to use music system for treating patients with chronic illness like cardiovascular problem, diabetes and cancer. It is proved by research that when a patient listens to good rhythm of music for 30 minutes daily he can sleep properly without having to use medication. It forms an effective relaxation therapy to heal your wounds and lower the blood pressure rate. Again, it is highly beneficial to patients with migraine who can visibly see the difference in intensity of the headache after hearing music.

    Rap beats are quite popular and ideal for any functions and gathering. Adolescents are so fond of the beat system; they often start dancing to the tunes once they hear to their favorite singer or album. Recently surgeons have given music therapy for patients during the surgery and found that the patients are able to relax sooner after the surgical process. It also makes your immunity strong thereby increasing the metabolism of the body. Further, music also has healing power and a person will fell pain only in the brain and hence the therapy is used for healing wounds. It reduces the sense of vomiting and nausea and individuals are shown to recover at fast rate from the illness after hearing to music.

    In addition to the countless physical benefits, music also cures one’s mind and develops mental power. It will produce positive energy levels in you and students are highly benefited when they listen to music before taking exams. Survey indicates that students who were allowed to hear music scored higher marks than other students for SAT exam. Any type of working activity will considerably be improved by listening music. Apart from school going students, people of all ages are benefited by hearing stimulating music daily. It would certainly improve cognitive development and reasoning ability. You have several options for hearing music nowadays, since you can download the music album in the mobile phone and plug in to your ears to hear the instrumental music while you are commuting to your office or college. For getting instant energy, listen to your singer in his rap beats of latest songs. You can get plenty of such notes and albums of music online which can be used for relaxing your mind and for getting fresh energy.

    Kendrick is a professional writer and publisher. Writes articles on several subjects including music.If you want to learn more about beats, hip hop beats, free beats,instrumental music, rap beats. Please visit our website.

  • July 14, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    To protect valuable medical equipment its best to use tip protectors, scopes and forceps from being damaged. Many times the damage to an instrument from not using tip protectors is not repairable, This is why you will have to replace the medical instruments. There’s 2 different types of vent protectors vented (with holes) and non-vented (without holes). most indivuals prefer to use vented tip protectors because they are safer to use and easier to remove from the medical instrument, This method also minimizes finger punctures. Also the use of the vented tip protectors it also improves exposure of the sterilant to the devices surface.

    Places to use tip protectors: -Tips of pointed scissors -Tips of sharp instruments -Skin hooks -Distal tip on rigid scopes -Cutting edges of osteotomes Surgical Instrument Protection Cases: There are multiple benefits for having sterilization/metal cases for specific instruments: -Keeps all your surgery equipment organized -Reduces the opportunity for misplacing a certain sized instrument -Protects the cutting edges of the instruments -Reduces the number of times the instruments have to be sharpened -Gives an organized fashion in the sterile field

    Surgical Instrument Marking Tape Application 1)Clean fingers with rubbing alcohol to remove dirt, grease and oil 2)Wipe tape site with alcohol to get rid of any lubricant 3)Tape length should be only 1 – 1 times around and applied with firm tension 4)After tape is applied on the autoclave instruments. The heat will assist with the bonding of the tape. 5)Remeber to tape up your shanks of all surgical instruments, but avoid instruments rings. It wont be a big deal if you wrap your tape two times around the closing of the tips of scissors.

    Looking for forceps or maybe surgical equipment? Then come visit HNM Medical on the internet today!

    A surgical instruments article is by Mike T.

  • July 12, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Since a few centuries back, almost when ukuleles was first created, this musical instrument has undergone varied evolutions and technical changes in the process of creation and applications as well. It is one of the best musical instruments that has gained immense popularity with increasing demands day by day.

    Technical Facts and Variety

    There are wide ranging accessories available for your best ukuleles. Although some of their uses are optional as just for instance, a stand can be bought for keeping the instrument off the ground. It depends on the choice and requirement of the user and you can simply buy a gig bag or a case instead of a stand just in order to keep your instrument safe and protected.

    Some of the various common accessories for ukulele includes bags and cases, straps, tuner and many more. Among various types of ukulele Eddy Finn, Kamoa, Moku, RipTide, Eleuke, KoAloha, Ohana and Teton Ukuleles are famous. There is a great demand for ukuleles all around the world and hence leading producers of the contemporary market make more and more of the best ukuleles along with all other related accessories to keep balance between the supply and demand curves.

    Design and Fabrication

    The creation of the ukuleles is becoming just as popular as the trendy mainstream style of ukulele music. These instruments are usually made of wood, although there are certain different types that have been composed entirely or partially of plastic and other materials. You can also get cheaper ukuleles and these are generally produced by using laminate woods or ply in some cases.

    The art of manufacturing these types of best ukuleles involves the use of soundboard made of an acoustically superior grade wood like spruce. Such instruments are typically less expensive than those manufactured with solid hardwoods as mahogany. There are also a some special category of ukuleles and producing them takes the uses of Hawaiian wood. These are rare type of ukuleles are highly expensive.

    Typically ukuleles resemble any small acoustic guitar having a body shape of a figure-eight. They are also found in a number of non-standard shapes, such as an oval and cutaway shape and a boat-paddle shape. Occasionally, a square shape made of an old wooden box of cigar is also seen. These musical instruments usually consist of just four strings.

    Simply log on to and order the new set of best ukuleles as per your choice.