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Reasons Why It Is So Cool To Play Guitar

I am probably the most boring friend you will ever meet! When I was in high school, i used to be that nerdy guy that you would never consider to hang out  it. I do not have any outlet or never been part of any extra curricular activities. I am not physically fit to join the varsity and I am not wise enough to make it through our chess team. So generally, i spent my high school years doing nothing but the typical student routine without taking any courage to step out of my comfort zone.
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Little did my friends and classmates know, i am really into music and if I can only turn back time, i could have joined an amateur high school band or even our school choir. I would love to play a guitar or sing in front of a crowd but of course, that’s just how i imagine myself in my day dreams. I just find it so cool if you know how to play an instrument and allow me to list down the reasons why.

It Could Be An Ideal Way To Channel Your Emotions
If you find it hard express your feelings through words, why not channel your emotions through music? Guitar or any form of musical instruments could be a perfect way to do so. I am so amazed by those people who knows how to express their feelings through music and how they can manage to connect such emotion to everyone who listens to them.

You Gain Friends With the Same Interest Without Trying Hard To Fit In
Like they said, birds of the same feather pluck together and it applies the same thing for people who shares the same interest with music. Those who play guitar doesn’t have to exert any effort just to fit in on a group he wants to be with (nobody should do that on the first place because people should accept you at your worst). I just find it amazing how you can easily gain friends by simply playing a guitar. If you play a guitar in front of a crowd , there’s definitely someone out there  who will not hesitate to jam in.

Coping Up With Stress
This could be related to the first one. Playing guitar could be a great way to cope up with stress. It could switch your attention to the chords you are playing rather than those things that bothers you. Of course, it is only a temporary solution but at least you gave your mind a time to rest so you can think clearer and possibly wiser.

It Could Be A Hobby or You Can Take It Professionally!
If you are bored or if you have a lot of time to spare, you can use your time playing instruments instead of wasting it on something useless an unproductive.  Guitars or any form of instrument whether a piano or even those bugles at guitar center can be learned and it could be an interesting progress. Take note that it is not a talent but a skill that you can yield. You can take it as a hobby or better yet you can do it professionally.

A Great Way to Impress Girls
Okay, this is me speaking in behalf of all men who just find it hard to court girls or to do something to catch their attention haha. It’s true, girls can easily be impressed by a guy who can strum guitar seamlessly. Not to mention if you got the total package (if you can sing well  and if you can compose your own songs).

So there you go, these are just few good reasons why it is so cool if you know how to play a guitar.

Various Country Music Artists of Then and Now Gathered in One Incredible Mash Up!

I almost grew up with my grandma and that is also the reason why I was exposed to old music almost everyday. It actually felt like I grew up in a wrong era of music as I fell in love with classics rather than those new upbeat songs we got today.  I instantly fell in  love with country music but unfortunately, in my country, this genre of music is rarely appreciated. I settled myself listening to radio or watching videos on YouTube and also to keep myself updated with their music.

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Carrie Underwood

It’s funny that every time I talk about my favorite Country artists like Dolly Parton or Brad Paisley or even Martina McBride and Willie Nelson to my close friends… no one seems to recognize them. Anyway, I am just glad to find out that in celebration of The 50th Annual CMA Awards, CMA has created the biggest music video in Country Music history entitled “Forever Country”, an incredible mash up of two great country songs “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and “I Will Always Love You” (The Dolly’s version of course).

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Miranda Lambert

What really makes the music video so special is the fact that it gathers 30 Country music artists from old and new generation to sing this incredible mash up song. Artists include Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgrave, Miranda Lambert and of course Dolly Parton.

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Willie Nelson

The video gave me so much thrill and goosebumps especially when I saw some of my favorite artists. It was truly a great relief to see Dolly Parton at the end of the video too. I love to see how artists from two different generations merged together to prove how the country music unites them all. They might got different styles but they all share the same passion in music.

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Lady Antebellum

Growing up listening to my grandma’s old transistor made me realized that there’s really a drastic change on how music are being executed today. Music much like any other else, also embraced the modern technology. Whatever music instrument you are playing whether its guitar, a piano or any of those Crush Drums and Percussion instrument, everything are now accompanied with modern touches. Those auto tuners, digital sound editors and more.

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Dolly Parton

“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

How To Know If You Are Musically Inclined?

0a147d1cb4750ab40e59e2c5689dd4f9rAre you musically inclined person? What does musically inclined means on the first place? According to some research, an individual is considered as musically inclined if he or she possesses a so-called natural talent for music. Generally, these are the lucky and gifted people who can learn music with no ease. These are the people who were born and destined for music. The question is, how can you know if you are a musically inclined?
I recently came across this interesting Youtube video brought by eHow featuring Ms Rachel Cui who will help us identify if we do posses those musical inclinations or signs that we are really born to embrace music. According to her, there are actually indicators if music is really a right choice for you. There are three important aspects to consider which includes Rhythm , pitch and the overall tendency towards music.
You can tell if you have that sense of Rhythm is you have the ability to keep the beat with the music you are hearing. You can ask someone to play a piano or any music instrument and see if you can follow the beat. You can do so by either tapping on a surface in the beat of the playing music. If you can managed to follow the rhythm then it might be a sign that you have that rhythmic inclination which is also an indication that music would be a simple process for you to learn.
Pitch is also a crucial thing in order to identify if you are really a musically inclined person especially if you are really aiming to learn how to play instrument. You can test if you have this pitch inclination by allowing someone to play for you. Ask them to play a certain key and you must be able to sing the right key back to them. If you can, then it is another great indication that you can pursue music as a form of enjoyment or even as a career. But of course, before doing so, you must learn to identify which instrument is right for you? Will you be more effective with guitars? With Piano? Or anything! However, when you say guitar, for an instance, you must keep in mind that there are many types of them and after checking some instruments at MF online, I am personally surprised that their variations are pretty much overwhelming.
Another factor to consider is your tendency towards music. If you feel a strong connection to music every time you hear them being played then it is a sign that you are probably destined to it. Music could certainly be a good outlet to you. It is a great way to express yourself after all and according to her, you may not posses these indications but you can develop these musical inclinations through proper training and studies!

5 Amazing Reasons Why You Should Play Guitar

If there is one kind of musical instrument that I would love to master, it would be a guitar! I usually have this kind of perception that learning how to play a guitar is more of a talent rather than a skill but everything changed after that “Sulyap Sa Quiapo” lecture series. In one of the talks, the lecture speaker shared us his own experience on how he learned to play an ancient musical instrument.  He clearly told us that he is not a musical prodigy or whatsoever and he started out from nothing but with passion and willingness to learn, everything is possible. For someone like me who has no musical background,  I find it really inspiring and it made me realized that it is not too late for me to learn how to play the guitar. I came across a lot of websites and read numerous articles about guitars and now I am listing down 5 of the great reasons why someone should play guitar!reasons to platy guitar

1.There Is A Lot of Rooms To Explore! 

Once you have finally learned the basics, you can now put your skills into an all new level by exploring other techniques and styles. Playing guitars will indeed open a lot of rooms to explore. It will test the best of your creativity as you try to make your own music compositions. In addition to that, once you have mastered playing a basic guitar, you can soon venture to other types like bass or electric.

2. A Tool Of Expression

Much like how poets express their feelings through their poems and other form of writings, guitar players can do the same not just by writing their lyrics but also by composing a music that allows them to share their feelings to others.  Music can make a huge differences. It brings some kind of relaxing feeling that we can all embrace by simply listening to it.

3. An Effective Stress Reliever And Mind Sharpener

A Study shows that listening to music and playing musical instrument will take your mind off. It is a perfect way to unwind and to keep all your stress away. Listening or better yet making music will set your mood and will somehow at some point will help you forget all your worries and problems. There were also some studies that proves that those who play instrument have sharper brain function which can help them guard themselves against mental decline in the future.

4. A Great Way To Gain Friends That Shares The Same Passion

Although guitar is a kind of instrument that can be played alone, it actually works more effectively if it is accompanied by other musical instrument, thus a guitarist is often involved in a band or any music group. It doesn’t matter what kind of guitars you have! Whether you got greg bennett guitars, Fenders, Taylor or Gibson guitars, you can always find someone who is willing to jam with you! It’s just so nice that through this, you can easily find someone who shares the same passion with you which will eventually lead to a great friendship right?

5. It Gives You Confidence

How cool it is to see someone who knows how to play a guitar! The mere fact that people has this perception that those who knows how to play such instrument is cool will somehow give you a boost of confidence and something that will definitely enhance your self esteem. Playing guitar, after all, is an effective crowd pleaser!