How Music Affects Your Brain

Science behind Music 13 July 2014 | Comments Off on How Music Affects Your Brain

How Music Affects Your BrainMusic has been known to bind people across borders, race, nationality, culture or color. A tool for expressing and communicating emotions and feelings, or a message, music is not bound by the technicalities like language. For most people music is a way of relaxing, just being, be it listening to your favorite tracks, or composing and making music. A lot many times, music, irrespective of the unit it is being played on, tends to overwhelm. But why does no other sense make us feel the way music does? Music in films, or concerts, or sometimes even at the restaurant you’re dining at can make you feel like you’re in a different world.

Music is different for everyone. The understanding of music is different from person to person. Something that may be noise for some may be music for others, while some may find opera boring. Music is a perceptual illusion, the understanding and comprehension of which is based on the individual ability of each person to process the structure of the musical piece. A piece of music is a complex blend of different sounds and sequences, and each person’s brain comprehends it differently.

Besides, there are specific benefits of listening to music:

  1. Improves creativity: listening to music when working or trying to finish trying tasks can help in finishing it faster. Moderately loud music, not too loud, can actually help in boosting creativity and thinking of smarter solutions. Music that plays as a part of the ambience brings out the most creativity.
  1. Predicting personality with music:A study conducted by the Heriot Watt University actually broke down specific character traits of people listening to different genres of music. For instance:
  • Jazz fans are creative, easy going, outgoing and have a high self-esteem.
  • Blues fans are outgaining, easy going, creative, and gentle besides having high self-esteem
  • Opera lovers are gentle, creative, and have high self-esteem
  • Classical music fans are introverts, at ease, creative, and hold high self-esteem
  • Rappers and rap lovers are outgoing and hold high self- esteem

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Never-ending story of Rock & Roll

History 29 June 2014 | Comments Off on Never-ending story of Rock & Roll

Never-ending story of Rock & RollHowever hard it may be to believe, but the fact remains that Rock and Roll was not always a genre of music. Most historians, musicians and music lovers, trace the origins of the genre to a time period between the late 1940s and early 1950. Originating in the USA, Rock and Roll combines elements of the African and American genres of music, mashing blues, jazz, gospel music and jump blues with country music and the western swing.

1954 is believed to be the year when music revolutionized and people’s tastes changed. Rock and Roll took base from R&B, with an honorary mention to the legendary innovator Little Richard, who, in the 1950s completely changed the music scene. With numerous R&B artists considered pioneers in the Rock and Roll genre, indluing Joe Turner, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, and Willie Mae Thornton, Richard’s words rang true. He has said that” R&B had a baby, and someone named it Rock and Roll”.

Rock and Roll started out with attracting the youth, specifically teens who did not want to listen to the music their parent’s preferred to listen to. Rock and Roll music was being aired to the radio, and the teens from Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit and New York started tuning in, getting hooked to this new kind of music. While a lot of “black” audiences were familiar with this type of music, for the “whites” it was something absolutely fresh and new. Continue reading “Never-ending story of Rock & Roll” »

The Clash – Idealistic Rebellious Rockers

History,Reviews 13 June 2014 | Comments Off on The Clash – Idealistic Rebellious Rockers

The Clash - Idealistic Rebellious RockersRock and roll history is incomplete with the mention of one of the greatest punk rock bands of all times, The Clash.

A punk rock band, put together by Joe Strummer (rhythm guitar and lead vocals), Paul Simonon (vocals and bass guitar), Mick Jones (vocals and lead guitar) and Nicky ‘Topper’ Headon (percussion and drums) in 1976 during British punk’s original wave. Most often considered an idealistic and fiery band, they blended reggae, funk, dub, and rockabilly elements in with the punk.

Both Mick Jones and Joe Strummer were exceptionally talented songwriters, both singers with their own style and distinct voice. Not far behind The Jam, The Clash portrayed the image of being rebels with a cause: ‘restoring the protest and passion of rock and roll’.

The band members:

The lead singer and rhythm guitarist, Joe Strummer (John Graham Mellow), was born on Aug. 21, 1952. Spending most of this childhood and formative years at a boarding school, he was already into performing on London streets. In his early 20s, he founded the 101’ers, a pub rock band. At the same time, Mick Jones, born on June 26, 1955, was part of a hard rock band called the London SS. Hailing from a working class family from Brixton, Jones has been fascinated with rock and roll since early childhood.

The London SS was formed in an attempt to replicate the wondrous sound of the Mott the Hoople and Faces. Paul Simonon was Jones’s childhood friend, born on 15 Dec. 1956, joined the London SS in 1976 after being inspired by The Sex Pistols. Topper Headon (Nicky Headon) was born on 30th May 1955, and joined the band later.

The band 101’ers disbanded in 1976 after a Sex Pistols concert, and soon before their song “Keys to your Heart” came out. Joe Strummer, and the 101’ers’ guitarist, Keith Levene, joined the London SS, post which the band was revamped and renamed The Clash. Continue reading “The Clash – Idealistic Rebellious Rockers” »

Tips For Great Concert Photos

Photography 29 November 2015 | Comments Off on Tips For Great Concert Photos

Listening to songs of your favorite artists is a large part of being a music fan, but that’s not all there is to it! Many music enthusiasts spend hours just browsing through new albums, or choosing the next memorabilia that’s going to make their collection even better. Another thing that they do is concert photography, and this is the topic we’re going to discuss.

As you probably already know, doing photography requires a certain level of skill, since there are so many things you need to take into consideration before actually pressing the shutter release button. But many agree that concert photography is one of the most difficult things a photographer can do. The reasons behind these kinds of statements are the simple facts that concerts involve a lot of moving around, and that they’re always held at night. Taking a great concert photo, however, is not impossible, even for beginners. If you’d like to try it yourself, here are some tips that should help you get started.

Get the proper equipment

Doing photography is literally impossible without the proper equipment, so buy yourself a nice new camera if you don’t already have one. If you’re a beginner, make sure you don’t choose something that’ll be too much for your skill level. And if concert photography is what you’d like to focus on, consider buying additional photography equipment. A tripod is an essential piece, but you could also benefit from a quality quadcopter. This might sound completely unnecessary, but it’s actually important when you consider the fact that many of the best concert photos have been taken from the air.

A good tripod will get you a long way when it comes to taking pictures at night, which is crucial for concert photography. A good camera will allow you to take much sharper photos than one of those low-budget ones will. And for more benefits of having your own quadcopter, you can read the reviews on QUADCOPTERGURU.

Use AV Mode

Aperture Mode can be a great thing if you’re just getting to know your camera. But apart from being useful to beginners, it also serves its purpose in the field of professional concert photography. It’s all due to the fact that concerts involve a bunch of people who are constantly on the move, so the scene changes all the time. AV Mode rids you of the need to deal with ISO and shutter speed by calculating it from the aperture number you’ve set.

Set the camera to the lowest aperture number

Since you’ll be shooting at night, you’re going to need all the help you can get with lighting. By setting your camera to the lowest aperture number, you’ll be making sure the amount of light that goes through the sensors each time you press the shutter release is the maximum amount. This will make your photos much more realistic without ruining other important aspects, such as color.

You should be able to make good photos just by following these three simple steps, so get your camera and start experimenting!

How music defines a country

Music 10 November 2015 | Comments Off on How music defines a country

Did you ever wonder what would it be like to have a world without music? What would have happened if the world was a tough desert and there was no drop of music to quench our thirst? It is really something to give a thought to. What a disastrous thing it would have been? How dry and lifeless our world would seem? Is not it? Music is a source of life to us. It is a source of inspiration to almost all our work, directly or indirectly. Music motivates us in our day to day life’s work. It stands as the support system that empowers us to move on no matter what happens, no matter what comes our way. It helps us move forward with our life and adds life to our years.

Just food for thought, what would happen if the world had been defined by music? What would have happened if every country round the world has some music or some kind if musical instrument or some genre of music as their national symbol? What if these countries round the world is defined by that music. It would be such a wonder! Countries defined and characterized by music. So, here we are. Let’s take a stroll and find out by putting our little grey cells to work which country would have been fairing if they were musically categorized.


Rock and roll would be the best thing to define this country. The country has always been in the rock and roll. Rocking and rolling the world with something or the other. Be it theories of science or conspiracy theory, the country leads us all. Ever wonder why all the aliens from the entire universe and from other universes always attack the east coast of America. Pity on the statue of liberty, she has to face it all.


Speaking about the statue of liberty, who can forget the beautiful country of France? The city is a beauty to view with all those lovely monuments and works of art. And who can miss the fantastic light and sound at play at the Eifel tower. You can read more about those lights here. The country is just like opera music, full of history and delight. It is a classic in its every aspect. You can love it, hate it but can never ignore it.


India is a land of unity in diversity they say. It is country that is just like classical music. It is like wonderfully lighted palace which has antiques of every taste. It is like the accumulation of all that is uniquely classical and a heritage. The country though is developing very rapidly with all the modern features from both home and abroad, can never let go its old traditional ways of life which are inseparably associated with its soul.

There are be many more examples that you can come up with because as diverse and unique are the nations around the world so is music. Music truly is omnipresent.

Trailers – An Important Part of a Good Movie

Hobbies,Moviemaking 9 November 2015 | Comments Off on Trailers – An Important Part of a Good Movie

A few years back watching movies was a completely different experience. About three decades or four from now the multiplexes were in only in the minds of their pioneers and single theatres ruled. The pop corns and sizzlers were two very different from what we get today in the finely furnished food corners of our neighborhood multiplexes. They were very different back then. And, what else were different? The movies in the 90’s and 80’s were also quite not similar with those we see now. They were well not at all high definition, for starters. Can you just imagine how different they were? You can surely do if you just keep a bond movie from that time period and the trailer of specter side by side and watch one after the other. The entire psychology has changed.

Talking about trailers, these are one of the most important changes that have taken place recently. Trailers were very different back in the last decade or the decade before that. One could see a trailer before the beginning of a movie in a theater or a movie hall. Therefore earlier to watch a trailer you had to watch another movie as a whole. On in other words trailers were shown before some other movie in a cinema or movie hall before the beginning of another movie so that you would have that movie in the trailer, in your subconscious mind and this will lure you back to that place to watch that same movie when it releases.

The concept of a trailer for a movie is like FramingNailerPro. The latter nails stuffs like wooden materials down for good and make then strongly bound so that they could be held together for a good long period of time. These framing guns are there out in the market to make sure the stuffs you intending to stick must stick together till death does the apart. Trailers are much similar to this concept. Trailers are made by the makers of the film to create a thirst in our hearts to watch the films and they do so by giving us a vague idea about the film and yet keep in mind reveal nothing what so ever about the movie so that we are in a fix and our impatience bar would rise and rise till we not see the film. A very well put marketing strategy and nothing else.

But down the timeline the idea or the theme of the trailer for a movie has undergone drastic changes. Earlier they were made out of scene from the films, but now we see many a time trailers are separately made by expert trailer makers who are like film makers and scene are taken from the movie as well as separately shot. They are now not only confined to the movie halls but are widely accessible all over the internet for you to see as many times you want to see them.

In this age of change and advancement with everything from the art and concept of film making to the marketing strategies changing constantly, the trailers are no different to miss this wind of change.

Make Your Own Clash Memorabilia

Hobbies,Music 6 November 2015 | Comments Off on Make Your Own Clash Memorabilia

We here believe that music is one of the best things humankind has come up with. It’s not just about its beneficial effect on our brains, but also about all those emotions it can introduce you to. Listening to music will sometimes make you feel sad, sometimes happy, and sometimes even angry, but what all those states have in common is the feeling of happiness you experience because you’re able to hear something as beautiful as a melody.

Most music fans have some bands and genres that they love more than others. We, as you might have guessed, are fans of The Clash. And although our preferred types of music can be on the opposite sides of the specter, most of us have one thing in common: apart from loving the songs, we also love the memorabilia. If you too get excited every time you see a bunch of badges or posters, you might like the idea of making your own stuff. Here are a couple of things you can make by yourself.

Turn your lyrics collection into a collage

This is one of the easiest things you can make, and it doesn’t require operating heavy machinery. You probably have a bunch of old pictures and posters of The Clash, as well as a collection of their lyrics. What we’re suggesting is to take all of them, rearrange them in a creative way, glue the result of your effort to a piece of cardboard paper, and hang it on your wall. It will make a great addition to any home or apartment.

Make a Mick Jones’ guitar replica

This one is a bit tough, but doesn’t it sound awesome? To make it, you’re going to need some tools, of course. For cutting the wood into the right shape, it would be best to use a circular saw, but a regular one will do if you’re even remotely precise. After you’ve cut the wood, you’ll need to sand it a bit, at least the edges. You can check out the sanding tools here: And after this is done, you can go ahead and start painting your new guitar! It’s certainly the most fun part of the process, but make sure to use the right paint and finish.

Use your records to make an installation worthy of The Clash

Now that you’ve finished checking Belt Sander World for sanding tools, we can go to our next project. It’s not as demanding as the previous one. To make this installation, you’re going to need a dozen or so of old The Clash records. You can glue them to a cardboard, just like with the collage, but you can also pierce each one of them and then connect them with a piece of string or wire.

Design your own The Clash poster

You’ve probably already designed one of those in your head, but we’re saying that you should actually try to do it. Let your imagination run wild, or simply make a combination of their album covers, and who knows? You might even create a masterpiece!

Get Physical

History,Music 30 October 2015 | Comments Off on Get Physical

Lady equipped for aerobics sessionIt did not have any appeal to us at the time.

It meant absolutely nothing to The Clash. Curiously, our folks seemed to love it. But they were never influenced by the lyrics nor did they act on it like many other easy to influence folks at the time. One of the best-known lame contributions to the eighties mindset was Australian-born, Olivia Newton-John’s Physical, both song and album. This struggling seventies icon lifted herself up on the bandwagon and became part of the eighties fad of aerobics pioneered by legendary American actress, Jane Fonda. If we’re not mistaken, her career was on the wane too.

The rich and famous example

Never mind that, this lass is now pushing eighty. If you’d seen her squeezing Harvey Keitel’s bum earlier this year at the Cannes Film festival, you would not have guessed. Keitel, in his seventies, doesn’t look too bad either. But then again, most famous and successful actors don’t. Being physical is part and parcel of what makes a high-grossing actor these days. He may not be able to act much, but Tom Cruise, into his fifties, is one of the highest paid performers of all time.

His physical conditioning is superb and he does not mind boasting that he still performs most of his-death defying stunts himself. Surviving members of The Clash have long since dumped their sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll image. Apart from their mature age, this image no longer sells records. Now, you may not be a fitness freak (yet) but those of you who have gym memberships downtown have not yet once seen the rich and famous on the floor. There’s a good reason for this. Loaded as they are (with money, not drugs) they have customized, home-built gyms  set up somewhere yonder within their sprawling mansions.

Set the mood right

We’ve got news for you. Hollywood bombshells, hunks and ageing rockers aren’t the only ones with self-styled gyms at home. Ordinary folks like you are doing it for themselves. You can get really physical by setting up your own gym too. It doesn’t have to start with much. Read what Garage Gym Life has to say about this when you have a chance. We’ve got something more important to tell you before we go.

Apart from The Clash’s extensive record library, one of the all-time rock classics comes from fellow-Britons, Queen. Fat Bottomed Girls makes reference to ‘music makes the rocking world go round’. Admit it, fellow Clashers; we cannot live without music, can we? Where would the world be without it otherwise? We also have to admit that while those old girls weren’t our favorite cups of tea, they did set the tone where exercise is concerned. Fonda and Newt demonstrated how much music helps set the mood just right (not that us head-bangers need much encouragement).

So, a final word to the uninitiated; let music rule your world.

Music beautifully makes its way into our lives

Music 10 September 2015 | Comments Off on Music beautifully makes its way into our lives

Music beautifully makes its way into our livesThere aren’t many things in life that can touch you or your life like music does. The connection that it has with the human mind and heart is something that actually cannot be described in words. It is strongly involved with our emotions and thoughts. At some point of time we have been inspired by music and this was something that we never actually imagined or anticipated. For many, music is in their veins and it flows as smoothly in them as blood does. Music is innately intertwined with our life in a mysterious way that even we don’t know how to explain.

Music is the perfect way to express your passion, get rid of depression and show your elation which is something that you will not get anywhere else. The most interesting thing about music is the fact that is a faithful companion all throughout our life. At every age level and stage of life it finds its way into our life one way or the other as effortlessly as day finds night. Whether you are a kid or a teenager or recovering a tragedy or at the twilight of your life, music is always waiting for you at the end of the tunnel.

The phase of life where music is of utmost importance is during the formative years of our lives, especially around the ages of 12-20. Here people don’t know what they want from life and this is the perfect opportunity for them to realize their potential. Some of the best singers including the likes of Britney Spears and Madonna started their career during this time of their life.

The top choice for most kids at these ages is rock music and pop music. Some of the songs of these budding rockstars are really commendable and illuminating. Music and food make an impeccable combination for these youngsters. These young impressionable minds can spend hours bonding with one another over just some great music and some meat preparations. For meat lovers, you might find MeatGrinderAdviser useful.

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One thing that begs a mention is the revolution in the music industries. From the days of classical music to the introduction of pop and rock to hip hop and electro, the music industry has come a long way. Over time the musical industries has also seen great changes in Orchestra and also the introduction of DJs is throwing a new colour to the industry altogether.

Nowadays music is made at the click of a button and almost all the time on a laptop, rather, the copies where the music notes are jot down. Thankfully these new and improved machineries have not been able to take over the core of music which is the human mind, the actual factory where music is created.

The newest thing that you will be able to see nowadays are collaborations where one or more artists normally from different genres of music come together to create music together, ironically people who compete against each other are working to get that elusive Grammy that they always dreamt of.

Discover the Long History of Trumpets

History 4 September 2015 | Comments Off on Discover the Long History of Trumpets

Discover the Long History of TrumpetsThe Clash, as well as other punk rock bands, has experimented and used trumpets for some of its music singles. This brass instrument offers a unique tune that adds color to music. But do you know the rich history of this musical instrument? Here we’ll discover the evolution of trumpet.

Long before trumpets became a mainstay in classical orchestra and jazz music, this wind instrument has played a major role in almost every ancient civilization that roamed the planet. From a simple animal horn, it evolved into a length of brass tubing then to its present sophisticated engineering that is capable of a full chromatic range.

Trumpets date back to thousands of years. Our pre-historic ancestors blew into conch shell or animal horn that produced a monotonous sound. Their discovery fascinated them so much that they eventually developed it and looked for other objects that can produce sound through blowing. The earliest metal trumpets date back to 1500BC. Trumpets made of bronze and silver have been found in ancient Egyptian graves, as well as other civilizations in Scandinavia, South America, China and other parts of Asia.

But not like the sophisticated trumpets that we now have, such the numerous models reviewed at TrumpetHub, ancient trumpets were not used to make music. Ancient civilizations used trumpets for military and religious purposes. Written accounts so richly described the role of trumpets in announcing military events. They were also blown to signal religious and royal gatherings. Trumpets were also very helpful in medieval warfare as they were used to communicate and relay instructions over great distances.

Trumpet design has seen a meteoric evolution during the Middle Ages and continuing to the Renaissance period. Thanks to more advanced metal making techniques, improvements in the instrument design have allowed it to create a range of sound, suitable for creating music. However, the early, natural trumpets had a limited range of notes and changing the key requires a painstaking procedure of replacing different pipes on the horn. These trumpets were so popular during the Baroque era.

During the Romantic and Classical era, use of natural trumpet gradually faded. The instrument then had major improvements during the 1800s. The addition of valves and keys made it much easier and more apt for chromatic use. With the trumpet now capable of playing various notes, it found a place in classical music.

Through the years, trumpets have become a mainstay in modern music. The twentieth century was a golden age for trumpet. Unlike other instruments that did not do well on tape, trumpets sounded great and quickly caught the audience’s heart. Trumpet virtuosos such as Louis Armstrong easily found a way to the airwaves and even conquered Pop Music. The popularity of trumpet, both as a single musical instrument and as part of an orchestra, continues to impress.

The trumpet is among the few musical instruments that have managed to evolve along with the civilization. It has solidified its place in history and continues to stay relevant and well loved. So, the next time you hear trumpets on the background, you know it deserves a better appreciation.

Best music for your aquarium videos

Hobbies,Music,Relaxation 3 September 2015 | Comments Off on Best music for your aquarium videos

Best music for your aquarium videosWhile music certainly provides a host of benefits, especially helping you relax, there are other ways, which also provide relief from stress like watching fish in an aquarium or underwater video. When you combine the effect of moving fish and music, you get a wonderful blend, which is soothing to your senses and has a profound impact on your mind and body.

Fish as you know are very beneficial for your health as they contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for a healthy body. But it is not just eating fish that is healthy, but watching them too is considered as a healthy habit as watching the fish swim helps ease stress and keeps you balanced. So a blend of music and aquarium fish certainly is a fitting recipe for physical and mental fitness.

If you are making aquarium videos that feature just the sounds of bubbling water, using a subtle soundtrack helps to increase the underwater effect. The video making process is in itself, a time consuming one. But when you have all the preparations done perfectly, it is an easy job actually.

For huge aquariums, keeping the water clear is one important aspect, which you can see to by using the keen canister filters. The music tracks are great when you use them on your screensavers featuring the aquarium videos. Here are some great music choices for aquarium videos.

Deep Blue Dream

This wonderful track by Eric Serra is a short one running for about 90 seconds. It is part of the movie, The Big Blue’s soundtrack. Since the entire soundtrack has similar music suitable for the water, buying the whole soundtrack is recommended. As the movie is an ocean based one, the soundtrack is an apt one for any aquarium video. You can even keep it as your ringtone, as it is quite interesting and relaxing to hear.


This is a luxurious track by Henry Mancini, which transports you to the tropical seas. The unique percussion and pleasing strings make this a truly classic tropical piece. Since it is the only piece by Mancini with ocean theme and a wonderful one at that, it is highly recommended. While taking aquarium videos it is necessary to keep the surrounding as quiet as possible.

Maintenance of aquarium also plays a significant role. Using effective fish tank filters, click here, is necessary to keep the fish and the backdrop look vibrant and akin to underwater surrounding. This track by Mancini is an awesome piece that makes the entire aquarium video perfect. The serene vibes this track produces also makes it an ideal backdrop for the videos on tropical beaches, if you plan to film one in future.

Deep Blue Day

This track by Brian Eno may be familiar with those who have seen Trainspotting. It is played in the scene where Mc Gregor dives, into a toilet. But despite the unpalatable scene, the music is certainly smooth and nice and just right for relaxing and enjoying your aquarium scene. The track is part of the album titled Apollo. A few of the tracks give you a sensation of being deep in the ocean, which is why this track is ideal for your aquarium video.

Rhythm Outside of Music

Hobbies 18 August 2015 | Comments Off on Rhythm Outside of Music

Rhythm Outside of MusicRhythm is a word which comes up often when people are discussing music. But did you know that there are plenty of other places and situations outside the context of a musical performance or song where rhythm still plays a major role? Think about it – even simple things like walking around or climbing stairs have a rhythm to them, especially when you consider these movements are more or less falling forwards at a steady pace while moving your legs. There are many other common situations where rhythm comes into play and acts as an underlying element to keep things moving smoothly.

To take the walking example a little further, running, and not just running but doing it well and at a sustainable pace, requires that the runner develops a certain kind of rhythm. The legs have to pump, but the runner needs to breathe at the right times as well, which includes exhaling when the time is right too. Getting into a good rhythm helps runners to maximize the distance they can run before they absolutely need to stop and rest, and it’s a skill which professional runners constantly struggle to develop. Rhythm shows up in lots of other places besides music and running though.

You might not think it at first, but shooting is all about rhythm. Whether it’s with a gun or a bow and arrows, lining up a shot, aiming down the trajectory of the projectile and actually pulling the trigger or releasing the string is almost like a sort of dance; there’s rhythm to it, and a right and wrong way to do it. You’re not going to get a feel for information like this, if. for example,you just visiting archery gear reviews website like this one. For this particular lesson, you would be much better off picking up a bow and trying some target practice on your own. English archers used to fire 6 to 7 aimed, accurate shots per minute. Can you?

If you’re the kind of person who prefers a strict schedule with all the time accounted for, you shouldn’t be surprised to know you’ve developed a rhythm in your life. Lots of people like to call it a routine, but it’s as much a rhythm as walking, running or shooting, just a different kind of rhythm. Some types of people are pretty spontaneous and so better improvising on the fly, but others almost demand this rhythm in their lives, as if they can’t live without it. If you find yourself waking up, shaving, showering and getting dressed at the same times each day, you’re already familiar with rhythm outside of music.

These are just a few examples of different places you can find rhythm at work in your life. There are numerous others which haven’t been outlined here, but which some of our readers might want to share with everyone else. If you can think of any other circumstances where rhythm plays an important role in seeing a task through to completion, then by all means, share your insights with the rest of us.

Mosh Practice

Hobbies,Music 19 August 2015 | Comments Off on Mosh Practice

Mosh PracticeThough some of us are a little old for it now, it’s no secret that punk rock songs, especially songs from The Clash and other popular bands, are able to get people’s blood moving. The music gets their bodies moving too, sometimes right into each other with collisions, concussions and the like. That’s moshing for you. It’s not really something that can be avoided at certain concerts, so if you’re planning on attending a show where you know people will be body slamming each other, it could do you a lot of good to get in some mosh practice before the day of the concert.

Unless you have a bunch of die-hard music fans who share your sense of taste and your willingness to take a body blow, you’re going to first need to come up with some good facsimiles for other people which you can “mosh” with. While they won’t be throwing themselves at you and will be standing mostly still unless you hook something up to make them move, there are a number of good choices for these stand-in “people”. You could use body pillows if you don’t have anything more appropriate handy. They’re a decent size, they have some mass, and they won’t really harm you in a collision.

But if you’re looking for a more realistic moshing experience, there are few options better than grappling dummies if you have the money for them. They’re meant for martial artists who are practicing combat moves, but they work just as well for music fans looking to figure out the best way to get into a crowd of people and then get back out of that crowd without getting hurt too badly. These dummies have the size, shape and mass of a smallish person, and they offer a lot more resistance than something as flimsy as a pillow.

The only thing is finding a good place to source those dummies once you do decide to go with them. You could always check locally, looking at martial arts studios, maybe even some college level gyms; you might be able to find a good deal on some used dummies that way. But if you’re looking for something newer, something under a warranty, you might want to check and read more about them for yourself. They probably have better information about the dummies than we do – we just know they’re good for taking a hit.

Even with good practice though, you still need to plan ahead if you’re going to do some moshing. Taking out any piercings in your nose, eyes, ears, lips and elsewhere on your face as a general rule will inevitably safe you a lot of pain and frustration, not to mention medical bills. Some of those people moshing can get very violent, ripping out earrings, nose rings and lip rings so fast you won’t even be able to track them down in the throng of people around you. Hey, nobody ever said living dangerously didn’t come with the chance of getting hurt, right?