The world was shocked on Monday evening by the news that at least 22 people were tragically killed and numerous others injured in an appalling and cowardice act of terror at Manchester Arena. As music lovers embarked on a visit to the venue that evening, in what was supposed to be a joyous and celebratory occasion, no one could have foreseen the horrifying turn of events.
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It takes more than exceptional talent to great music lessons. Teachers should inspire their students to emulate the same levels of mastery they’ve acquired. The passion and dedication that served as a catalyst in the tutor’s own progression should be instilled into the student to help them in theirs.
Hiring a band or solo performer is a sure-fire way to liven up your event or party. A live performance from a talented musician or band can certainly inject some fun or sophistication into your event.
Improvisation can be a brilliant idea which frees the mind and, in the case of music, allows you to hear and enjoy the sounds for the very first time – just like the audience. To me it feels like a more instant and raw expression, the kind of organic process my hippie wanker soul craves. It’s the way a lot of songs are written too. It crunches the rigid boundaries set by square killjoys who love a rule book of verse, chorus, verse…
While bands typically elect for a range of t-shirts, badges, stickers, wristbands and physical copies of their discography to flog at shows, others groups choose to go very much against the grain of this established musical protocol. From the outlandish to the downright practical, we look at the latest range of unconventional band merchandise that truly breaks the mould.
BEING possibly the most hotly anticipated album of the decade by certainly the most controversial artist of the millennium, I just couldn’t wait for The Life of Pablo by Kanye West to be available to buy in stores. But it seems that day is still a long time away, so I have had no choice to but to download it illegally. Mr. West, sue me.