Rock Music

Finding out how to download music to PSP is extremely simple, but as with so many other things it only seems simple to those who know how. In this article I will show you just how easy it is to download music to PSP!

How to download music to PSP Step 1-

The first thing you must do is get hold of the right software, which can take music from your existing cds and store it on your computer’s hard drive. Many PC’s will have this type of software already installed, but it is not so easy to find software that can save it to the PSP format. Use your favourite search engine to try to find what you need, as there is a lot of software that can do the job of downloading music to PSP.

How to download music to PSP Step 2-

Put a cd into the computer and use the software to pick which tracks you need to store on the computer. Modern software is very quick, so it will not take long to get this done. Any tracks which are already stored on the computer are, of course, available for transfer immediately.

How to download music to PSP Step 3-

Connect the PC to the PSP by using a USB cable. You should then make a new folder on your PC into which you can transfer the music . Give this any name you need to, but it will need to be inside the PSP folder called Music. Once you have done that, you can just transfer the mp3 files from the computer by pasting them into the folder you just created in the PSP.

That really is all there is to it! Now you know how to download music to PSP, you can see how easy it really is!

Guitar Music

Electric guitars have made their home in our universe. There are even classical pieces composed for electric guitar. This is a new kind of musical instrument. Not only is the sound amplified by electronics but the sound itself is MADE by electronics. Can just anybody learn to make music on this twenty-first century instrument?

Well first of all it is best to start to learn using a nylon string acoustic guitar. Steel strings are rough on the fingers when you are just learning how to play. So whether you get it from ebay or the local music store, you need an acoustic guitar that’s halfway decent. It doesn’t need to be expensive, just playable.

When it comes to buying an electric guitar, you can easily start off with one of the less expensive models. You can get the buzz from playing a real honest to goodness electric guitar on whatever no-frills Stratocaster copy your music store has, and it will get through your initial guitar playing experiences.

If there’s one single lesson that all guitar students of all styles of music need to learn, it is TAKE IT EASY – SLOW DOWN. The music will still be there, you don’t have to rush out to meet it. If you have a tendency to go too fast, to try to force your body to do chord changes before the muscles have learnt them properly, ask yourself how you need to be sounding in a year’s time. Because if you don’t slow down when you are learning you are going to be sounding like a hat full of baby seals in one yr – and probably twenty years time!

An important aspect of learning to play electric guitar is how you are going to be holding the guitar during your long hours of practice. If you do not pay attention to this stuff now, you could end up with back, neck and shoulder problems later from straining your muscles and skeleton.

Now you have your guitar, and of course a decent amplifier. A practice amp is good for use when playing near loved ones if you need to remain loved yourself. Another good idea is to get any kind of guitar effects program for your computer but be aware that any of them can be very hard on your computer’s resources.

A tuner and a metronome are essentials. These are two bits of equipment which are part of the discipline of electric guitar playing. Get into the habit of tuning your guitar from time to time during practice sessions – you might be surprised how far out you can get without being aware of it! While you are first learning how to play electric guitar you probably will not be able to do too much jamming with friends until you develop a familiarity with your instrument. So once you feel you have gotten the hang of a song or a riff, try it out with the metronome. As slowly as you need to; you are not doing anybody any favors by rushing.

Do you need a teacher for electric guitar? Can you get all you need from books in your local music store or off the internet? It’s true that looking for a person who can teach you what you need to know in a way that you can handle it is a bit of a trial. It’s like any relationship, a lot better without the other person, but what can you do? If you need to try learning without a teacher then make Google your friend. If you are not used to using search engines, just type any questions into the search box in your own words, and the results you get will at least point you in the right direction. Start by looking for guitar forums. This is where you will find people like yourself who have questions together with people who have answers.

There are many ways online to learn to play guitar, any involve buying packages of videos and books which will be delivered to your house. Some give the less expensive option of downloading the videos and instructions. For the most part these guitar teaching methods are excellent. Another way to go is an online course where you can interact with your teacher and ask questions by email or on a forum. This is by far a better way to go because it cannot be quite as easily forgotten about as a course that consists of physical goods or computer files.

As the distinction between electric guitars and synthesizers becomes less distinct the novice electric guitarist gets more opportunities to reproduce the sound of his or her most adored artist. But as your guitar skills expand you will have a world of electronic music to play with. Enjoy!

Guitar Music

Fender is currently one of the premier electric guitar manufacturers out there. The instrument manufacturing aspect of the company had its beginnings in 1946 when Leo Fender began building them. However, the company actually started in 1938 and was named Fender s Radio Services. He was actually a skilled technician who repaired radios, phonograph players, amplifiers, and other electronic instruments.

His experience repairing amplifiers actually marked the beginning of the Fender manufacturer as we know it today. As a technician he had first hand knowledge of the design problems and issues. He began building his own amps in an effort to solve some of these problems.

He then partnered with Clayton Orr Kauffman to form a company named K & F Manufacturing Corp. which specialized in various electric devices and instruments (they made and designed them as well as sold them). Together they created an electric Hawaiian steel guitar. It was shortly after this that Fender and Kauffman had different visions for the business. Kauffman wanted to focus more on repair and Fender wanted to focus on the design aspect. This is when Fender started his company, the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Corporation and is now named the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

Fender played a huge role in creating solid body guitars and making them widely available. One of their most popular models, the Fender Stratocaster, or Strat for short was the first electric guitar with a solid body. Each year, they expand on their current guitar line while still making those old favorites available.

Now, there are over 26 styles of Fender electric guitars available. The Stratocaster line has expanded to include special series modeled after celebrity artists such as David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Other models include other Stratocaster models, the Toronado, the Jazzmaster, the Bronco, and the Mustang. For a complete list, visit the official Fender website.

Fender also boasts a list of artists who play their electric guitars. These include Sting, Eric Johnson, the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, Yngwie Malmstein, Roscoe Beck, and Robert Cray. For a complete list of artists and their profiles you can visit the Fender website.

Here’s what some users have to say about their Fender guitars (multiple sources_:

Fender 62 Stratocaster Reissue

The tone is fantastic. you really get those screaming highs and the piano like projection of the low strings is gorgeous. through my line 6 flextone II amp it s just a HUGE tone. great looks. great neck, great pickups, no shoddy parts anywhere!

Fender Deluxe Fat Strat

I love the array of sounds. The Texas special pickups are hot, and between the 5 pickup combinations with a tiny tweaking on the tone adjustment, i can t think of a tone you can t get out of this guitar. The neck is smooth, and construction is solid. The Floyd Rose tremelo is simple to make swift tune adjustments with.


Live Bands

You will not be able to cater to the music tastes of mostly all single guest at your wedding, so the easiest option is to choose a style of music that suits you and your partner. Wedding songs come in many different forms, from jazz bands to heavy metal. Here is a quick list:

Professional wedding bands

Cover bands

Solo DJ’s
DJ/MC packages that include lighting, sound system and microphone

String ensembles
- acoustic solo performers, duos and trios

Obviously, you will be able to narrow down your selection according to the type of venue you have, you music budget and the overall ambience of your wedding. For example, you will not want a backyard hardcore trance DJ at a classic and elegant wedding reception.

You might also want one type of music for the ceremony and one for the reception. A solo violinist playing as you walk down the aisle and a three-piece jazz band for the reception can give your wedding a completely different vibe than if similar music was played for both.

If a strict budget is your main consideration, try asking your musically inclined friends and family to help out. It is also a good idea to see any performers you like in action before the day or ask for their CD to listen to.


Live Bands

They are always crowded with joggers, lovers, students and picnic fans, but also with business man in their lunch break and animals of all kind. You may be able to notice baby ducks (ducklings), geese (goslings) and swans (cygnets) whilst roses are at their best. Take the time, although visiting this surprising city, to spend any time in one of the most famous parks like the central Hyde park, green park, st james park, Kew Gardens etc. at least for a picnic. There are free concerts in many of the larger parks: check your local park for information about their events. Another good point is that in June days are very long, and temperatures are often pleasantly warm. It is a good time to go out and visit places, without the crowds of July and August.

Here we’ve listed for all pop, rock, R&B, Soul, punk whatever music lovers any of the hottest Music Festivals in London!!

The Rise in Finsbury Park, London is a totally free music festival. That’s a good new! The aim of this festival is to celebrate the multiculturalism in the UK and the integration of so many diverse cultures against racism. In fact, Rise’s slogan is “London united against racism”

The proposed date is Sunday 13 July but it still to be confirmed. For all information you can notice the official website at risefestival. org.

For about 20 days from Fri 20 Jun until Thu 10 Jul 2008, you will be able to enjoy the many events of the City of London Festival. All venues are in central London known as “the City”. They organize music and dance events and the festival includes free lunchtime concerts in the City’s churches or squares.

You can notice colf. org for all details.

For evening concerts in a very suggestive location outside the Tower of London take note of the Tower Music Festival dates: Thu 26 Jun -Sat 12 Jul 2008. , although they still have to be confirmed. For all details visit the complete programme at towermusicfestival. co. uk

Probably one of the greatest and internationally renown Rock Music Festivals is the annual O2 Music Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park Dates are: 3rd July- 6th July 2008.

Now in its fourth year, this four-day intense festival, in the middle of London has established itself as a major live music event, attracting crowds of over 20,000 all day to Hyde Park! The nice thing is that you can just dip in when you want, purchase a ticket for the days you like and go home to your own bed. It’s not a camping festival with all its ups and downs so you won’t be find yourself in the middle of fans in costumes, vendors and stalls, tee-pees, organic cafes and strange entertainments. There’s surely less of a community feel, but this yr programme includes Fatboy Slim, Jay-Z, Mark Ronson, Hot Chip, Roisin Murphy, Underworld, Ben Harper , Counting Crows and many more!!! Don’t miss the fabulous fashion parade on Thursday when gates open at 2pm. On Fri, Sat & Sun gates open midday. The day pass costs 40 pounds and the 4-days pass 139 pounds. See: wirelessfestival. co. uk

If you’re in London but still do not have an accommodation do not anticipate to find it cheap. London can be very expensive! Apart from hotels there’s an unlimited numbers of Bed and breakfast (see for the B&B sign) at private homes or youth hostels!! B&B have a long tradition and London is considered to be the Capital of BandB accommodation providers! It’s a good option to get a taste of how a real Londoner lives. In order to book a B&B in London you either pop up in a tourist while in London or find online your accommodation. There are quite a lot booking and informative sites: any of them only list the London BB any others grant you to book online directly (ex. Flashbooking. com). Apart from B&B there are also youth hostels listed like the Clink youth hostel, the Smart Camden Inn, the Smart Hyde park View, very convenient for the central location, the Smart Park Inn. Prices range varies from 15 euros in a hostel to 33 euros per person in a double private room in a London B&B. The choice is up to you. Studios or apartments providing good standards and reasonable prices, try the 60 Warwik House Studio Apartments and Dylan House where rates start from only 72 euros per a double room equipped with kitchen.

Guitar Music

In order for you to play the acoustic guitar properly, you need to comprehend a little bit more about guitar music. First, the musical notations used for when playing the guitar or any other stringed instrument are different from those used for other musical instruments. Where as other musicians use staffs, notes, note values, ledger lines and key and time signatures in order to play music. A guitar player will only use musical notations referred to as tabs. The main advantage to be had from using acoustic guitar tabs is that you can learn to play this instrument without actually having to learn to read music as well.

All of acoustic guitar tabs are a form of musical notation, which is known as tablature. However, when you look at an acoustic guitar tab, you’ll actually be looking at a diagram showing the strings on the guitar. The lines on the diagram represent the strings, with the first string being at the top and the sixth string being at the bottom. On the lines, you’ll also notice numbers that represent which fret you are actually meant to play. When a Zero (0) appears on the lines this indicates an open string, whilst an X represents a muffled string.

However, if you are not sure by what we mean when we say fret, this is a located between two of the metal bars that are found on the fingerboard (neck) of the guitar. In most cases, a good quality acoustic guitar will have between 21 and 24 frets on the neck of it. It is the dots on the diagram that clearly indicates to you the position in which your finger(s) should be placed on the neck of the guitar.

When learning how to play guitar tabs occasionally you’ll recognize that all the numbers appear on the same line one after the other. Plus you’ll also notice that the frets you need to place your fingers at will the same as well. When you notice this notation on the diagram it means that you should just pluck this one string and no others at all. Also it is through this tab you learn that you must play this one note and no others.

Yet if you find that as you, look at the diagram there is a number located on each line and they are then above one and another, this tells you that you must play all of these notes together. In order to do this rather than pluck at the strings you need to strum all six of them at the same time.

As you learn to read tabs, you’ll also come across things such as Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, Bends and Slides. The Hammer-ons are clearly indicated on the tab diagram by the letter “h”. So for example, you may notice the 7h9 notation on a line. As for Pull-offs these are noted by the letter “p” in the same way as the Hammer-ons, whilst Bends are indicated by the letter “b” and Slides are noted by a “/” (slash).

However, once a person has learnt a bit about reading acoustic guitar tabs they need to start learning how to play them on a guitar. A great way to get hold of any very basic lessons for learning how to read guitar tabs is by going online. But when carrying out your search go for those songs that you know well and then start to play them in order to practice your tabs. But be warned it will take you any time to get use to reading and playing tabs properly. Yet once you can you’ll be amazed at just how quickly you can pick others up and play these as well.

If you can when practicing, the tabs for a particular song listen to it at the same time. By doing, this you’ll find actually, learning acoustic guitar tabs becomes much easier, even if you think you know the song already. Being able to listen as well as read the tabs at the same time will make the process of learning them much easier, but you’ll be able to better comprehend the detail and rhythm of the song that you are playing.

Using acoustic guitar tabs to learn to play the guitar may be a great deal of fun and before long; you’ll be able to play several different songs. Which you cannot only play for your own pleasure but also for impressing friends and family at parties as well.


Guitar Music

Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic guitar mostly involve the following musical instruments:

Nylon and gut stringed guitars:
Renaissance guitar
Romantic guitar
Classical guitar

Steel stringed guitars:
Twelve string guitar
Steel-string acoustic guitar
Archtop guitar
Battente guitar

Acoustic bass guitar
Russian guitar

Other instruments:
Harp guitar
Banjo guitar
Guitar lute

Guitar can be divided into two categories, acoustic and electric

An acoustic guitar is not dependant on any external device for amplification. The shape and resonance itself has the ability to create acoustic amplification. Today there are many acoustic guitars available with built-in electronics and power to enable amplification.

Acoustic electric guitars

Some steel-string acoustic guitars are fitted with pickups as an option to using a different microphone. These are named electric acoustic guitars and are regarded as acoustic guitar rather then electric guitars. It should not be confused with hollow body electric guitars, which are more of electric guitars fitted with hollow sound chambers.

Free acoustic guitar lessons

There several free acoustic guitar lessons available online for beginners. The free guitar lessons are designed for guitarists of all playing abilities.

Acoustic guitar magazine

The acoustic guitar magazine is for acoustic guitar players, from beginners to performing as a professional. The magazine mostly contains free acoustic and electric guitar lessons, tutorials and videos for both beginner and professional. Some of the great magazine includes Flatpicking guitar magazine and Acoustic guitar.

Vintage acoustic guitars

Veteran musicians know firsthand that vintage acoustic guitars simply sound and feel better than their contemporary counterparts.

Vintage acoustic guitar body shape:

Steel-stringed vintage acoustic guitars come in two general body shapes.

Flattop vintage acoustic guitars – As the name suggests, flattop vintage acoustic guitars feature a flattop body. If you play blues, folk, bluegrass, or rock, flattops, which were pioneered by Martin, will suit you best.

Archtop vintage acoustic guitars – In contrast, archtop vintage acoustic guitars have a curved top and a hollow body. If you’re a jazz or country player, then look for archtops, which were invented by Gibson. (The most sought-after Gibson archtops are the larger models dating from the early 1930s to 1959.)

Acoustic guitar notes

A musical note is a tone. However, a musical-note tone comes from a small collection of tones that are pleasing to the human brain when used together. For example, you might pick a set of tones at the following frequencies:

264 Hz
297 Hz
330 Hz
352 Hz

Acoustic guitar reviews

Yamaha LLX-500C Acoustic/Electric Guitar

Price ranges from $2,399 or higher.

The Yamaha LLX-500C is hand built in Yamaha’s Japan factory. Features include a solid spruce top, mahogany neck, and solid rosewood back and sides. The headstock and neck of the guitar are attractive trim in ivoroid binding, and the Yamaha name on the headstock just look great. Unlike many acoustic electric, the Yamaha LLX-500C sides are solid instead of laminated.

Guild F50R Jumbo Acoustic Guitar

Price ranges from $2,499 or higher.

The F50R is based on the original F50 specification from 1960s to 1980s. The Guild F50R features an ebony fretboard and a rosewood bridge. Neck dimensions include a 25.6-inch scale and a slightly narrower-than-normal width of 1.69 inches. The F50R does not lack for fine details – the fret board has eye-catching abalone and mother-of-pearl inlays and two racing stripes that run from nut to sound-hole.

Acoustic Guitar Tabs

Tablature is a form of musical notation, which tells players where to place their fingers on a particular instrument rather than which pitches to play. Tablature is mostly seen for fretted stringed instruments, in which context it is mostly named tab for short. It is frequently used for the guitar, bass and lute. But in principle it can be used for any fretted instrument includes banjo and viola da gamba.

Acoustic Guitar Strings

Guitar strings are strung parallel to the neck, whose surface is covered by the fingerboard. By depressing a string against the fingerboard, the effective length of the string can be changed, which in turn changes the frequency at which the string will vibrate when plucked. Guitarists often use one hand to pluck the strings and the other to depress the strings against the fretboard.

The strings may be plucked using either fingers or a plectrum. The sound of guitar is either mechanically or electronically, forming two category of guitar: acoustic or electric.


Live Bands

Tim Mcgraw has released him most recent album entitled Live Like You Were Dying.

It’s a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I’m more than happy to announce that’s exactly what I must say about this one. There simply is NOT a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all.

The nice thing about a CD like this is with this level of talent even if Contemporary Country is not your favorite style you still cannot help but appreciate the greatness of the artist.

I give Live Like You Were Dying my highest recommendation. It just plain belongs in any serious music collectors collection regardless of genre preference.

While this entire album is outstanding any of my favorites are track 1 – How Bad Do Your Want It, track 5 – Live Like You Were Dying, and track 14 – Do You Want Fries With That

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 9 – Open Season On My Heart. It’s a great track!

Live Like You Were Dying Release Notes:

Tim Mcgraw originally released Live Like You Were Dying on August 24, 2004 on the Curb Records label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. How Bad Do You Want It 2. My Old Friend 3. Can’t Tell Me Nothin’ 4. Old Town New 5. Live Like You Were Dying 6. Drugs Or Jesus 7. Back When 8. Something’s Broken 9. Open Season On My Heart 10. Everybody Hates Me 11. Walk Like A Man 12. Blank Sheet Of Paper 13. Just Be Your Tear 14. Do You Want Fries With That 15. Kill Myself 16. We Carry On

Personnel: Tim McGraw (vocals); Darran Smith (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Bob MInner (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin); Denny Hemingson (electric guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, baritone guitar, dobro); Dean Brown (mandolin, fiddle); Jeff McMahon (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond b-3 organ, synthesizer); John Marcus (bass instrument); Billy Mason (drums); David Dunkley (percussion); Faith Hill, Brett Warren (background vocals).

Recording information: Allaire, Shokan, New York.


Live Bands

“Touted as the Live Music Capital of the World,” the city of Austin, Texas, has a rhythm of its own. Also with more live music venues per capita than any other music center in the world, Austin, TX dominates over other places known for music such as Nashville, Los Angeles or Las Vegas. The city of Austin, Texas offers several programs to assist musicians and to promote their music in a variety of genres, from country to blues.

Whether you are just arriving in Austin, Texas for the first time or you are a local coming home, you will be greeted at the airport with live music at three different airport venues. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is just the first reminder that you’ve entered the Live Music Capital” of Austin, TX.

The Plaza at the Austin City Hall puts on a music showcase with different scopes that highlight different musicians and their music. Free concerts are given between April and October at The Plaza, making the music series Live From The Plaza” one of the more popular music venues around. The Parks and Recreation Department also highlights musical performances, with summer concerts in various locations, such as the Zilker Hillside Theater.

Several private organizations have emerged as a result of the hot music scene in Austin, TX. The city’s famous Sixth Street is the heart of the live music scene, with more than 50 nightclubs, restaurants, bistros and dance clubs showcasing the latest musicians in a variety of music styles. West of the business district lies what is known as Austin’s Warehouse District, fast emerging as another neighborhood devoted to live music. Also with edgier restaurants and clubs renovated from old warehouses, the Warehouse District features trendy bars, restaurants and amazing concert halls.

There are several theaters in Austin, Texas that spotlight more live music, such as Esther’s Follies. Located on Sixth Street, Esther’s Follies has featured live acts of magic, comedy, music and sketch comedy for more than two decades. The Frank Erwin Center hosts many concerts and other musical events from its Red River Street location. The Zachary Scott Theater is another place to enjoy a wide variety of live entertainment, from seasonal plays to old-fashioned music concerts. Austin, Texas has many other theaters located throughout the city that are just waiting to be discovered by eager residents.

Of course, the Live Music Capital of the World” would not be complete with out music festivals, and Austin, TX hosts several noteworthy ones. Try out the Austin City Limits Music Festival, a 3-day celebration of Austin’s music. The Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival highlights worldwide talents in each category. The Urban Music Festival and the Old Settler’s Music Festival are two more popular events just right for the whole family.”


Live Bands

Remember when you used to just go out on a short afternoon road trip armed only with some posters, a couple of cassette tapes of your band, some business cards and you could actually spend an afternoon hitting clubs and come home with bookings that would give everyone a $100 per night pay check form the gig to the hire musicians? There were not a lot of hassles. The club owner listened to the tape, you had a couple beers he opened up his calendar and you opened up yours and boom, a booking. Yea, those were the days.
And so today it seems like it requires an act of Congress, 58 written recommendations and a free 4-hour live audition to get them to even commit to calling you back. Maybe, if you are really lucky, and the club doesn’t change hands or the drunk doesn’t lose the card. If you’ve been in a band, you know the scenario. And what makes that matter even worse is that after all of that the pay scale is still much the same as it was back in the seventies and $100 per man is still the going rate of hire musicians. Gas has gone up, the cost of equipment has gone up. Everything that a musician has to use to get to that gig and get it completed has increased. Everything except the pay, that is.
That is what makes a networking site like myMusicCircle as valuable as a tool. You can list your band there and if there is a need for what you do the people can actually contact you. I know, I know. It is a novel concept to actually think of a club or hire musicians or other entity other than a bill collector contacting you. But that’s what is supposed to happen in a perfect world. Let’s face it everyone would be a lot happier if they all knew the place they belong. Club owners and other talent buyers need to realize that just like the cost of his liquor, which is a cost of doing business for him good music gear has gone up in price. And just like his liability insurance, the cost of keeping the gear insured has also gone up.
Yet it seems that hire musicians still have a hard time convincing the purchasers that they have a valid point. Maybe if you took the bill for that new Marshall amp into the club and showed him that you could get a raise?
Written by Greg Wilson