Learn Guitar – Tab Or Sheet Music

Many guitarists are adamant that the only way to learn guitar is by learning to read sheet music. Some even go so far as to say that if all guitar tab was removed from the world the level of guitar playing would be much higher. The main objection to that idea is that many famous guitar players never learnt to read sheet music. Some even have trouble with tab. Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Tommy Emmanuel and Jeff Beck are shining examples. Of course, all these guitarists were following their own idiosyncratic ways of expressing themselves through the guitar rather than learning a broad range of music but there are still those who are thinking of a whole world of music that is closed to people who have not learnt to read notation. What would possibly be raised if tab were eliminated would be the level of communication between guitarists because we would all be speaking the same language.

But it is highly unlikely that guitar players who have more of an instinctive approach to the guitar will ever take the trouble to learn theory and standard music notation. At the same time the people who have made the effort to learn to read music will continue to feel that they have a greater understanding of the guitar and the ability to learn new music faster than guitarists who do not have a background of theory at their fingertips.

You could say that the bottom line is what works for the individual. If you can play guitar but can’t read music, does that make you an inferior guitarist? A weakness with learning from tabs is that timing and rhythm can’t be learnt from tabs but some people write tabs incorporating the elements of sheet music notation that show note values and timing, and this kind of notation is very easy to learn.

There are those guitar players who see sheet music notation as a language that was invented by keyboard players and is not very well suited to the guitar. It should be noted that without learning musical theory as well, learning to read music is just a part of the language of music and is not a great deal more useful than tabs. Also the amount of music theory a guitarist learns is in proportion to his interest in music in general but will not necessarily make him a better guitar player than a guy who doesn’t read music.

It has often been pointed out by guitar players who play in an open or alternate tuning that if you are used to reading and playing music in standard tuning you might find it very difficult to sight read a piece written in an alternate tuning using standard musical notation. If this is true it would suggest that reading standard music is not the key to universal understanding of the guitar.

Music Recording School Benefits

There are many people in this world with many talents. Some people have talents that lead them into traditional
jobs. Some have talents that lead them into more creative ones. One of the more popular jobs in the creative
industry can be enhanced by people attending music recording school.

Music recording school is a school that specializes in teaching people the art of sound manipulations and many
other things. There are different jobs that benefit from this type of education and allow people to advance in this
competitive field.

Most people don’t realize that music recording school isn’t just for people that want to be music artists. This
formal training can enhance the careers of music producers, audio engineering technicians as well as TV post
production audio techs or film audio techs. Each of these people deal with different aspects of the same thing.

Music producers are the ones that are helping the
artist compose, arrange and record their musical dreams. These producers attending music recording school will
allow this process to go much faster and smoother. It helps a beginner to have credentials behind their name.

Audio engineers are critical to the music industry. These people
benefit by going to music production school because they learn how to run the music sessions as well as work the
equipment. By learning all these different things, they are helping the artist and producer bring all the visions
to life.

Film audio and TV post production
audio do very well after they have attended music recording school. Normally, they are learning how to build sets
to enhance the desired sound they are seeking. These technicians are getting valuable training on how to use
various equipment so they can succeed.

There are many schools that don’t allow their students a hands on approach. Music recording
schools have access to recording studios if not based in a recording studio in the facilities.

There are many benefits
to enrolling in a music recording school. The information will be coming from an experienced professional and
getting experience in operating the equipment. Breaking into the music industry can be hard but a diploma will help
the process.

Hybrids Of New Country Music

Country music is a genre that has been time-tested and well-liked for years; but, it’s adapting, just the way that all genres must to keep up with the times. Listeners looking for popular new country music can flip on the radio and listen to Lady Antebellum or a little Taylor Swift. These, and many others, stay true to country’s roots with their twangy guitar licks as well as chords that flow like molasses and rouse something in the spirit. But even beyond the straight-up “country” entities, there are some great bands rooted in the country world that use a style hybrid of sorts to perfection.

Perhaps the most popular of these not-universally-well-known bands would be the Avett Brothers. Dabbling in the genres of country, folk and even rock, these guys display their skill of stringed instruments to illicit the starkest and purest of emotions in their listeners. Again, they’re rooted in this traditional country feel, specifically with their lyrics. But they dare to override traditional takes on the country band and they try new things. For example, if you take a look at their most recent album, “I and Love and You”, you can find a smattering of different things. Listening to a song such as “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise” you’ll get more of your laid-back but powerful country-esque anthem, rich with lyrics about choices, paths, and traveling the earth. Then, you’ll get something quite different in a tune such as “Kick Drum Heart” which will once again display some wonderful language to move you, but will also move your body with an upbeat country rock sort of combination.

Other examples of bands still working and creating these days to bridge various musical gaps are the Punch Brothers, a group that runs the gamut of country and bluegrass feels, and Hem, another group that dabbles in country as well as indie folk. Hem in particular is beautiful in the way that the lead singer, Sally Ellyson, uses her powerful and clear voice to get a message across. Listening to her reminds people of the pureness of the voice and the pureness of the soul, which a lot of country, new and old, can depict.

No doubt, almost all new music that you’re going to hear on the radio, even new country music, will be infused with elements of standard pop. That’s how people get hooked, there’s something about it that you just can’t fully describe. But if you dig a little deeper, you can find some real gems that don’t necessarily get saturated with the elements of the “standard sound.”

Dj Steve Porter’s Porterhouse Media To Create Commercials For E! 2012 Red Carpet Specials

PorterHouse Media, a production company founded by world-renowned master video remixer DJ Steve Porter, has been commissioned by E! Entertainment Television to produce a series of video promos for the network’s Red Carpet Specials at several major 2012 awards shows.

The project is will be an encore performance for PHM, as they produced the popular 2010 E! Emmy Red Carpet special commercial, which can be viewed at .

In all, PHM will produce video remixes for four upcoming Red Carpet Specials, which will serve as commercials and air on E! Television:

Golden Globe Awards (January 15, 2012)
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards (January 29, 2012)
Grammy Awards (February 12, 2012)
Academy Awards (February 26, 2012)

We’re honored to be asked by E! To produce more work for them, but this time for all the major award shows, said Porter. These Red Carpet specials are always loads of fun, and it gives us so much to work with. We can’t wait to get started!

E! Television’s live Red Carpet specials always draw huge ratings and rave reviews for their spontaneous exchange with the stars, fashion highlights and other activities of those arriving for the awards programs.

This isn’t the first time DJ Steve Porter and PorterHouse Media have worked with E! Television. In August of 2010, PorterHouse Media produced 30 second and 60 second promotional spots for the Emmy Awards Red Carpet show. The spots gained national attention because of their uniqueness and their viral popularity is one of the main reasons PorterHouse Media is producing more for E! Television.

Porter and PorterHouse Media has long had a unique ability to bridge messaging with music in creating unique, engaging, and eye-catching music-video compositions, producing work for ESPN, IBM, FedEx, NBC, ABC, VH1, E! Television, Wheaties, Puma, Disney, Lotus Notes, Hyundai, Maxim, Mighty Fine Burgers, the world champions Dallas Mavericks, and many others.

PorterHouse Media is a full service multi-media production company headquartered in Holyoke, Mass., and with offices in Los Angeles and Toronto. Its mission is to deliver high quality entertainment through unique audio and visual compositions. Founder DJ Steve Porter is one of the world’s most noted master video remixers, and has been credited with being the pioneer in this field.

On the cutting edge of viral marketing and advertisement, PorterHouse Media offers spontaneous word of mouth enthusiasm. PorterHouse Media has created a fresh and exciting marketplace to reinvent the “cool factor” of any company or brand.

Launched only in early 2010, PorterHouse Media has already amassed a lengthy client list, with many more coming on board each month.

Tamworth Is Synonymous With Australian Country Music

Tamworth is on the world map as the home to the yearly Tamworth Country Music Festival. It’s an appropriate location for this event. Everything about Tamworth and the surrounding region is classically country and has been ever since the initial settlers arrived.

When explorer John Oxley was traveling through the Peel River Valley just north of Tamworth in 1818, he noted that “No place in this world can offer more advantages to the industrious settler than this extensive vale.” Oxley’s sentiments have been echoed repeatedly in the almost 200 years since he uttered those words. While he might have envisioned a glorious future for the area, he could not possibly have known what the future had in store for Tamworth.

In 1830, the Australian Agricultural Company (AAC) was awarded a huge grant to develop the area and by 1834, it was ready for the arrival of the 1st 6000 sheep that would be the backbone of the region’s first enterprises. The city of Tamworth was formally created in 1850. At that time, its population was recorded at a bit over 250. Then gold was found at neighboring Nundle and Tamworth began increase by leaps and bounds. By the late 19th century, Tamworth had its own railway line linking it to Newcastle and earned the nickname “The City of Lights,” because it was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to have its own municipally operated electric street lighting.

In the 1960s, Tamworth radio station 2TM began broadcasting a daily country music program called “Hoedown.” Nobody anticipated how enormously popular that program would become, but by 1973, Tamworth was associated with country music throughout Australia and became the home of the yearly Country Music Awards. This rapidly evolved into what is now called the Australasian Country Music Festival, a 10 day annual country music extravaganza that is attended by tens of thousands of country music fans from throughout Australia as well as the world.

While there is little question that you will want to visit the iconic Golden Guitar along with the Wax Museum with its eerily lifelike wax figures of Australian and international country music stars, remember that John Oxley and the first settlers were entranced by the Tamworth region long before it became the country music capital of Australia. Take a while to explore the whole New England region, including the towns of Barraba, Bendemeer, Kootingal, Manilla and Nundle. These are the types of towns that inspired the country music Tamworth has become so famous for.

Even though Tamworth is far from the major metropolitan centers of New South Wales, it is easily easy to get to by road, rail or air. Once you’re there, you will not have any trouble at all finding appropriate Tamworth accommodation to make your stay thoroughly enjoyable. Tamworth is used to playing host to visitors from around the world and you will find everything there to make your vacation a memorable one.