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Cuckoo Clocks – A History

Early in the 17th Century many years before clocks were being carved in the Black Forest, Philipp Hainhofer (21 July 1578 – 1647) a merchant, banker, diplomat and art collector in Augsburg, wrote about a cuckoo clock which was owned by Prince Elector August von Sachsen. This is the first known description of a Cuckoo… Read More »

Effective Use of Music in Movies

One of the main contributing factors to a movie's success is its soundtrack. Music is an essential element in most plays and dramas. Shakespeare made efficient use of music in his famous plays. Movie makers realize that a lot of the movie's business at the box office depends upon the music recording. There are many… Read More »

The Band Box Tavern

Recently, my sister and I were reminiscing about our wild party days when we were younger- when we'd stay out until 5 in the morning and hide out in my car around the corner from the house, waiting for our mom to leave for work so that we would not walk in while she was… Read More »

How to Promote Your Music in 2012

A couple of decades ago it was illegally an aspiring musician would get the opportunity to record their own music. If you were in a band and wanted to record a proper sounding album you would need to be signed to a record label which would pay for the advance for you to make an… Read More »

The Benefits of Music Technology in Schools

1. Music technology helps to improve the understanding of musical theory "You can use it [Logic Pro] to teach students pretty much any topic especially the use of dynamics, in a hands on practical way". J Clarke BDA, Head of Music. The plug-in and automation features in Logic Pro and most music software, enable students… Read More »

A Tribute to the Inventor of Ringtones

Remember the "ancient times", when your cell phone had just two ring options: a shrill, electronic trill, or a scratchy melody (something incredibly dull, like Fur Elise) that came with the unit? Those miserable days are over, thanks to the innovations introduced by a Finnish computer programmer named Vesa-Matti Paananen. When Nokia, the company he… Read More »

Music – An Important Source of Entertainment

Music has been one of the key features of the entertainment industry. People have become so addicted to music that they can not imagine their lives without it. Listening to music reduces the stress level and helps to calm an individual. It also rejuvenates and soothes one's mind. Truly, music refreshes an individual and acts… Read More »