How do nails affect in playing musical instruments?

You love your long nails and you love your musical instruments too. However, you are finding a way as how can you keep your long nails without trimming and also can play musical instrument. Sadly, there is no way you can keep long nails when it comes to play some particular musical instrument. Music needs not only discipline but commitment and respect too. Often it is seen that those who love their nails more than music, they tend to sale their musical instruments or leave the playing later on. It’s not that all the musical instrument need NO-NO to long nails but certainly some instruments need trimmed or short nail to play it precisely. We will discuss in this article as which instruments can afford to have long nails and which not. Also, we will talk as why we need to shorten the nails for some instruments.

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What is a Cajon and how it played

Cajon is actually a Spanish word which means a ‘Box.’ Its pronunciation is not like how it is written Cajon (Kajon) but ‘Ka-hon.’ ‘Jo’ is pronouncing like‘Ho.’

It is wooden square box and a percussion instrument which is originally from Peru. It is played with slapping the front wood board. It has six sides, all the five sides of this wood box made with thick wood but the front board which is the playing surface, made with thin plywood. A sound hole is made on the back side of the box.  It’s getting very popular among percussion musicians and available in various brands and price ranges. It is easy to carry and a comfortable musical instrument where the musician can sit on top of it and play easily.

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How to appear for International Music exams in India

Some people learn to play musical instruments for their hobby but some are seriously into it. Some learn it from the well known institute and some from private tutor. Those who are serious into music some of them appear for the exam and some are not. It’s the same case in learning with private tutor too. However, appearing in music exam not only provides you the Certificate but it checks you that how good you are into music. You can check your progress and have something to aim and focus for. Moreover, it brings discipline and right attitude about music which only brings positive result on your journey in music. So, those who are seriously looking music as their career should appear for exams. Now, how can you appear is what all about mentioned in this article. To provide you more details let me talk it step by step. Continue reading

Don’t confuse yourself when you are buying a musical instrument.

Sometimes we follow more to what other people say than listening to ourselves as what we really want. We just go by other’s words and buy a musical instrument which may not be our first interest. We may want to learn a Guitar but go and buy a keyboard instead. What follows next is that we may lose our interest from the instrument if we find little difficulties to learn it. So, the first thing one should do is to decide which instrument you really want to learn to play. If you feel guitar is the best for you then go for it and it goes same with other instruments too. You must give priority to your own interest rather than going by other’s experience and words. It is not necessary that what other finds it easy to play; you too may find it easier.  Continue reading

3 Powerful Bollywood Ganpati songs with lyric

Once again the time has come to bring Lord Ganpati at our home. Come to Mumbai during Ganesh festival and you will come to know how big this Ganesh festival is. You can hear “Jai dev Jai dev” the famous Lord Ganpati AARTI from almost each and every house. Such is the power of this Bhajan that can take you into deep devotional feelings automatically. Bollywood has always produced some special song for Ganesh festival, which are always hit and fit during this festival season. There are many such Bollywood songs which are dedicated to Lord Ganeshji but there are very few which can really bring goose bumps on you. I have selected 3 songs for my article which are powerful and ultimate compositions of Lord Ganesha. Not only these songs have strong lyrics, but music too with having typical traditional feelings which can make you dances with its tune. These three songs are listed below with lyrics and other interesting details.  Continue reading

Simple way to play ‘Gulabi Ankhen’ on Guitar

The song ‘Gulabi Ankhen Jo Teri Dekhi..’ is originally from the film ‘The Train’ which was released in 1970. The music director of this film was the legend R.D.Burman and the beautiful songs were written by another legend Anand Bakshi. This film was a suspense film and the lead actor was Rajesh Khanna with main actress Nanda supported by Helen in supporting role. The film was directed by Ravikant Nagaich, produced by Ramesh Behl and written by Arudra. This particular song was originally sung by Mohammad Rafi with his unique voice and style and was a super hit during those days. However, time to time this song was remixed and also sung by famous singers like Sonu Nigam, Raghav Sachar, Atif Aslam and many more to make it more popular. The interesting part of this song is that it can be played with very basic chords on the guitar, which is not very tough for a beginner. Everyone can enjoy this beautiful song on the guitar.
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Fascinating musical instrument Violin

Violin is one of the most fascinating musical instruments in the world. It has always mesmerized people with its design and tone. It is a strings instrument which is played with the help of Bow. The technique of holding Violin is also unique; you have to hold this instrument between your left collar bone and chin to play it.  Though it is not as easy as it looks but with sheer practice, one can master the art of playing Violin. No surprise if you get attracted towards this beautiful instrument at your first sight. Such is the beauty of this small instrument that it can let you forget the world, once you start listening to it. This article is all about Violin, its history and constructions details. So, let’s have a look of its details.  Continue reading