Music

Suggestions of Music To Help You Sleep

Listening to music as you go to sleep is a power strategy to getting a good night's rest. Music has to ability to remind you of peaceful, relaxing times in your life, which will help lull you to sleep. The tempo and beats of music can directly stimulate areas of your brain that will sooth and relax you. The right kinds of music can preoccupy your brain and help you to forget or at least stop thinking about stressful things that could keep you awake. Finally, when you listen to music in bed, the music can prevent you from hearing irritating sounds that might keep you awake. Music to cover up noise Any audio at large volume level can certainly block out noises which might be stopping you against slumbering. Even so the music really should be steady in volume level, without having parts wit

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Making Money With Your Music in the UK

Making, performing and releasing music may sometimes feel like labour of love - why, sometimes we are even expected to pay to play gigs. Yet so much cost can be involved: equipment, instruments, recordings, studying, coaching/music lessons... not forgetting the hours we put in for composition, practice, marketing and promotion. And we can't expect the world to owe us something (or a lot) for what we choose or need to do. It's survival of the fittest, right? The strongest music gets the income. Well the strongest and/or most popular music may get most of the income and the big bucks. But they are not necessarily the only ones making money with music. OK I may not be talking millions or new cars or houses here. But small amounts of revenue can be accrued by the most lightly active musicians

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The Benefits of Collective Music-Making for Youth

Children and youngsters can greatly benefit from making music together in a band, musical ensemble or orchestra. Among the individual benefits that collective music-making provides are: confidence, development of a sense of aesthetics, teamwork, problem-solving skills and deep focus, discipline, striving for excellence, leadership, determination, self-worth, perseverance, cooperation and coexistence, competitive spirit, and academic success. This article was inspired by The Venezuelan System of Children and Youth Orchestras, better known as "El Sistema". This system of youth orchestras has helped thousands of children through collective music-making practice. Individual Benefits of Collective Music-making. Based on my five years of participatory observations as a member of a Youth Orche

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