Extensively used for producing classical and jazz music Pianos come in different sizes and shapes. Different types of pianos have different structures, uses and applications. Lack of portability and expensive nature has not stopped pianos being played by a large audience all over the globe. Broadly categorized under vertical and horizontal pianos let’s see what other types of pianos do we have in the global market –
- Vertical Pianos
With 4 subcategories Vertical pianos given the name because of their height and the placement of the strings. Range of height lies from 36-60 inches. It is affordable, compact and produces a heavy melodious sound that’s a treat to your years. Most of them can be purchased under reasonable prices but some cannot be bought under skyrocketed prices. It is further subcategorized into –
- Snipet Piano
Snipets are the smallest size affordable pianos preferred by people living in limited spaces. Height between 36-38 inches and 58 inches wide Snipets have comparatively lesser power and accuracy reason being the compact size.
- Consolette Piano
Marginally larger than the Snipets, the Console pianos comes in various designs with great finish and style. 40-43 inches high and 58 inches wide, these pianos can perfectly complement your furniture with the flamboyant presence.
- Studio Piano
These pianos are the charm of music studios and schools. They are constructed at 45-48 inches in height and 58 inches in width. Studio pianos are perfect for studios producing great professional sounds. Durability and capability to produce excellent sounds because of larger soundboard and lengthier strings are its topnotch qualities.
- Professional Pianos
The tallest among the entire range of pianos it is the one from the older times. 50-60 inches in height and approximately 58 inches broad, it maintains its tone and is everlasting.
- Horizontal(or Grand) Pianos
Just like vertical pianos these pianos also get their name from their length and the way strings are placed on to them. They also have subcategories –
- Petite Piano
Though powerful in creating music it is the smallest among the grand pianos. Height varies from 4 feet 5 inches to 4 feet 10 inches. Small yet musical.
- Baby Grand
Exceptionally popular for its supreme sound quality and furnishing, its size ranges from 4 feet 11 inches to 5 feet 6 inches. It has a reputation of producing great music.
- Medium Grand
With its size around 5 feet 7 inches it is marginally bigger than the baby grand with similar sound quality and aesthetics.
- Living room/Parlor Grand
Ranging from 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 1 inch, these are perfect for your living room.
Its height extends from 6 feet 2 inches to 7 feet with its capability of sounding melodious at smaller concerts and get together.
- Concert grand
Tallest of all the grand pianos its height is close to almost 9 ft. This is exemplary at big concerts in front of a large audience
I hope this will help you in selecting the apt piano for yourself.
A music career can be incredibly rewarding!
However, if you are looking to pursue a career in music it can be incredibly expensive. Paying for college these days is tough. Many colleges have music majors, but colleges that have music majors tend to be very expensive.
Student loans for music students are never a good decision. Student loans can be incredibly expensive and in general music students don't make that money when they graduate. Yes, you can make a lot of money in music, but not all people do. You don't want to get stuck paying interest on student loan debt if you don't have a good income.
To offset the costs of college education you should look for scholarships. There are plenty of scholarships for music students. All you need to do is look for them. Scholarships for music students can be awarded on the basis of need, talent, and just pure luck.
When applying for scholarships to fund your music degree you should apply at many places. Applying for a number of scholarships will improve your chances of receiving an award. My cousin showed my this website that has a lot of good music scholarships available. Check it out and apply for a few. You never know if you will find an award that can help you pay for most or all of your education.
Lastly, talk with your parents. If you are seriously considering a career in music you should ask your parents to start saving for you education. You parents can start saving at anytime. Even if you are already in college, your parents can start saving to help you fund your music career. Music careers can be tough, but if you can get a solid education behind you anything is possible. Avoid student loan debt and use scholarships to pay for your education.
Music creation is undoubtedly one of the most followed interest by millions round the globe. It unleashes one’s creativity, inner thoughts and calibre. Not only it is an art but work for many too. It leaves you fulfilled and paid at the same time. Although your thoughts prevail over your writing but few tips to write music can help you along the way realize your passion. Things which should be kept in mind to elevate your music writing experience are –
- Do lyrics writing yourself complementing the melody
Write your lyrics that best suits your thoughts and apprehensions. Choose words which flow in an unrestricted manner helping the listeners to visualize the situations by just listening to the words. Complementing melodies are bound to enrich your music writing process.
- Listen to other composers
There is not a single musician in the world you cannot learn something from. Every musical entity be a solo performer or a band or a DJ should be listened in order to expand the horizons of your musical knowledge. This is one of the most effective things that will help you in creating music.
- Finding sacred place for music writing
It can be a park, your room or an auditorium. But make sure that your mind is relaxed and focused at creating music at this special places. Some places make you more comfortable and creative than others for music creation
- Software for music composition
The advancement of technology has been a boon for music composers. A music composition software package can get you started in the best possible ways. Managing your music helping you in music writing is one of their supreme qualities. Help yourself to learn it through the modern and more effective way.
- Inspire your music
Before you write your music it is advisable to get your brain into the groove of inspiration. Be it the people you are fond of or places you want to visit, nature’s landscapes or your dog, you should be inspired to write the best piece of your life. Feed it with the best to release the best. Not only will this make feel at ease but help you ooze out positivity and flamboyance in your writing.
- Get beyond the risk of going wrong
In an eminently creative subject like music writing you have no risk of going wrong. You can go east, west, north or south but you cannot go wrong. You can always revise your unrelated stanzas but you have very less chance of going wrong pursuing your creative interest.
- Undying practice
There is no limit to the practice you should do for writing your music. The more, the better. Whenever you feel, wherever you feel and with whomsoever you feel, practice as extensively as possible. There is no substitute to hard work whatsoever.
These few tips can get you going on your path to writing your favorite music. Hope this will help you get on the track you have been searching for.
Guitar being the most played musical instrument in the world is eminently renowned among the younger generation. Different types of Guitar can be seen in musical stores. All these have different purposes. Let’s get you acquainted with a variety of guitars available in the market today –
- Acoustic Guitar
Acoustic Guitars are the most extensively used guitars available in 2 categories – Classical and steel-string. While the former has a wider neck with nylon string, the latter produces amplified metallic sounds for modern music. Both of them can be played with a plectrum or finger suiting your comfort. With a hollow body they are in supreme demands for creating rhythmic music complementing many other musical instruments
- Electric Guitar
Electric Guitar is the one that needs an amplifier attached to it for generating the rock and pop sounds. Comparatively heavier than acoustic it has thinner strings. It is a next step for guitarists who want to play metallic rock and jazz music.
- Bass Guitar
With heavier and thicker strings, Bass Guitars come with 4 or 5 strings. For holding the rhythm the lower 4 strings are tuned similarly to the acoustic one with a lower octave note. It is available in acoustic and as well electric bass guitar form.
- 12 string Guitar
It works the same way as the usual six string guitar but with more flamboyance and brightness. The lower strings are thinner in radius and tuned exactly same as their upper strings. It produces double the sound with more depth and tune. Difficult to play it is an absolute charisma to watch and play.
- Archtop Guitar
Jazz guitarists’ first love, Archtop guitars are semi hollow acoustic and electric guitars with steel strings.
- Classic (or Spanish) Guitar
Originated in Spain it is played for producing classical music. Renowned for sweet melodious sounds it is made using a big hollow sound box and gut strings. Nowadays nylon strings are being used in Spanish Guitars. Metallic strings are a big NO for classical guitars.
This fine tuning instrument is played for producing melodious classical sounds.
- Double-Neck Guitars
Reputed among rock guitarists these guitars are double necked with the same body. They usually have 6 strings and 12 strings combinations. But different combination strings are also available in the market. It is exemplary for rock band artists.
- Semi-acoustic Guitar
It is an electric guitar with a large hollow-sound-box to produce effective sounds. In a small space it does not require any form of amplifier for strong sounds.
- Flamenco Guitar
With a wider fretboard it has absolutely similar design and qualities of a classical guitar.
- Resonator Guitar
Without a sound hole it is a completely different version of a guitar. Renowned for producing solid sounds they are perfect for large rooms and open air performances. Country players vouch for resonator guitars more than anybody else.
I hope this gives you basic knowledge about the guitars and differences between their structures and applications. It will help you in choosing the right guitar suiting your needs and requirements.
Egypt contains the history of drums dating back to 4000 B.C. Today different types of drums are being played by millions of people in all parts of the world. It has a reputation of producing solid sounds with great strength and melody. You cannot imagine a rock band without drums nowadays. With innumerable uses and purposes Drums are still the most used musical instrument in the history of music. Let’s discuss the varieties of drums available with us today – ...continue reading Different types of drums
Undoubtedly the most followed music by the youth all over, the world Electronic Dance Music also known as EDM is an absolute sensation. This has escalated on an exponential graph in the last two decades. With millions of EDM listeners round the globe it has created with its unsurpassable growth and following. Produced by Disc Jockeys(DJs) it is a range electronic music mostly played at dance-music festivals, nightclubs and parties. Born out of disco music it developed its core in the 2000’s in United States of America.
A great party is definitely incomplete without Electronic Dance Music making everyone crazy over it. Mix of music genres like house, trance, trap, techno, dubstep and hard-style, EDM is taking grip over the people at an exceptional rate. Very individualistic kind of music it gives the freedom to DJs to produce whatever they love without the interference of record labels. More and more sound artists are amalgamating their music creation capability with electronic beats to meet the needs of the modern world music requirement.
Tomorrowland being the biggest EDM festival in the world has set the standards for EDM artists and the quality of music for everyone else in the world. Originally started from Belgium it is being organized in USA and Brazil as well. Exceedingly popular event among the EDM lovers it is held in July every year for 3 days. Other great Electronic dance Music festivals include Ultra Music Festival (UMF) in Miami, Electric Love in Austria, Bang Face in UK and Electric Forest Festival in Michigan. With lakhs of visitors from every part of the world these festivals are an excellent place for socializing, learning new cultures, non-stop dancing and unbeatable fun.
All the music festivals have shown extreme support by fans and top EDM artists. With fresh beats every year these artists play to make their fans have the greatest time of their lives. The list of best EDM artists is a long one with Calvin Harris, Krewella, Martin Garrix, Avicci, Daft Punk, Skrillex and David Guetta topping the charts. The list of EDM artists is growing at a hefty rate with more and more music composers combining their music with electronic beats. Freshness and innovation in music is the demand of the electronic dance music if one wants to flourish in this industry. Everyone wants to give a treat to their fans’ ears.
Not only by the fans but EDM is also loved, followed and awarded by the entire music industry. With recognition awards such as Grammy Award, brit Award, DJ Awards, Winter Music Conference Award and many others, EDM has proved its metal in a very short period of time. Electronic Dance Music has no limitations with the musical instruments or DJ fabricated music. Whatever people love, sells. With artists of all ages, musical backgrounds, nationalities and fan following, EDM is bound to have a bright future with its popularity graph never falling down.