Feb 16

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Feb 20

The Benefits Of Playing A Musical Instrument

Playing a musical instrument has many benefits. Being able to play a musical instrument can impact your life in many ways and benefit you on many levels, whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally. Let us delve a little bit deeper into the benefits that playing a musical instrument can give you.

It has been scientifically proven that learning a musical instrument affects the brain in a much positive way. This is especially true for children. Indeed, it has been shown that young kids that listen regularly to music or practice a musical instrument do better in school than their fellow pupils. Adults can keep their minds sharp by playing an instrument.

Learning a musical instrument in general is not easy. Because it is not easy, the person has to stick to it if he or she wants to progress. This has the advantage of developing and teaching discipline to the music student.
It has also been proven that playing a musical instrument does wonder to reduce stress levels. Of course, a soft sounding instrument might be better to that effect also playing drums is also very liberating and a great work out that will let you feel content after a good session. You can thus not only soothe your mind but your body as well.

When you will begin to be able to play a few tunes on your instrument something great will happen. You will feel satisfaction. You will feel content that your efforts have paid out and it will encourage you to push further. You will realize you are well able to play that instrument if you put your mind to it. It is then fair to say that playing a musical instrument will participate to your emotional and psychological well-being.

Let us not forget a big reason people want to take up an instrument: fun. Playing a musical instrument should stay fun, otherwise whats the point? True, it will be hard in the beginning and maybe not all that fun, but I urge you to stick with it, you will soon have fun. Youll be able to play for your family and friends, at parties, etc.

It is important that you chose the right instrument for you if you want to benefit from all these advantages. Chose the wrong one and it could be more of an headache than anything. Listen to yourself, what do you like to listen to? do you see yourself playing that instrument? You should know inside what you want to play, so dont overthink it and do it!

Feb 19

Celebrities wrap-up the smart pink passion for Breast Cancer Campaign

A whole host of famous names have joined forces to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign, by creating a life-size patchwork smart car to mark the launch of the limited edition smart fortwo pink passion. The patchwork smart is made entirely of fabric donated by celebrities and will be auctioned-off with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Campaign. smart will also donate 10,000 to the charity from sales of the smart fortwo pink passion. Celebrities including Russell Brand, Ryan Giggs, Sara Cox, Elizabeth Hurley, Rachel Stevens,Twiggy Lawson, Joanna Lumley and JaneMcDonaldhave all donated swatches of pink fabric to help create the life-size smart fortwo. The one-off patchwork smart car will be up for auction on eBay from Tuesday 19th October until 29th October. It will be on show at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey throughout October. Franklin Jacoyange, Corporate Partnership Executive, Breast Cancer Campaign comments; -We are delighted to have the support of smart and so many celebrities during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month’. Money raised will help the charity fund vital research to help us beat breast cancer.- Fabric donated to create the patchwork smart includes everything from shirts and bra’s to blankets and babygro’s, with celebrities sending messages of support for the auction: -The squares were cut from my youngest daughters outgrown vests. I hope with all my heart that a cure for Breast Cancer will be discovered before she reaches womanhood’ – Radio 1 DJ, Sara Cox -My piece of pink material is a bra because post breast cancer, I can no longer wear pretty under-wired underwear like this…still, a small price to pay. Here’s to happiness and good luck with the auction’ – Chat show host and Breast Cancer survivor, Trisha Goddard. -I’d like to donate a dolls babygro chosen by my daughter. Here’s to raising lots of money for Breast Cancer Campaign’ – Manchester United footballer, Ryan Giggs Celebrities that have donated fabric to the smart pink passion patchwork quilt are: Russell Brand, June Brown, Klariza Clayton, Claire Cooper, Sara Cox, Cheryl Fergison, Ryan Giggs, Trisha Goddard, Elizabeth Hurley, Zoe Lister, Joanna Lumley, Jane MacDonald, Kym Marsh, Martine McCutcheon, Dawn Porter, Adele Silva, Rachel Stevens, Margherita Taylor, Nina Wadia, Twiggy Lawson Only 100 models of the smart fortwo pink passion are available to buy in the UK, with smart donating 10,000 from the total sales to Breast Cancer Campaign. For further information on smart go to

Russell Brand and Other Celebs Support smart car Breast Cancer Fund Raiser

Feb 19

Dealing with Scam Artist Pretending To Be IRS Debt Collectors

In 2004, the IRS was given the authority to use third party debt collectors to hunt down taxes owed by delinquent taxpayers. Scam artists knew an opportunity when they saw one.

Dealing with Scam Artist Pretending To Be IRS Debt Collectors

In an effort to track down delinquent taxpayers, the federal government gave the IRS the right to hire private debt collectors in 2004. You know, those annoying people that call during dinner. The reason for this change in policy actually made some sense. With as much information as the IRS is forced to deal with, it simply took forever for the IRS to start collection actions. By using the third parties, the IRS would be able to get the process moving without taking up employee time.

As you might imagine, the private tax debt collector program sounded like a good idea, but proved to be problematic. There were two primary problems. First, the legitimate debt collectors were threatening taxpayers. Second, scam artists started posing as debt collectors to collect money from nave tax collectors or perform identify theft on them. It is this second problem that we focus on here.

The central problem with the new debt collector program is how does a taxpayer know if they are dealing with a legitimate company or a scam artist trying to rip them off? Well, the IRS has instituted a new program in an effort to clarify matters. Here are the highlights:

1. If the IRS is going to use a private debt collector to come after you, the agency will first send you a letter indicating as much. The name of the company handling the debt collection will be included in the letter. If you do not receive this letter, ignore or report any parties claiming to be debt collectors to the IRS immediately. Play along and get their contact information so the IRS can hammer them.

2. When dealing with the debt collector, you will eventually reach a point where you write a check. The check should be written to the United States Treasury. If the debt collector instructs you to write it to any other name, they are scam artists and you should report them immediately. There is no exception to this rule. All payments are made to the United States Treasury, just like if you had actually paid your taxes on time!

Scam artists are very creative when it comes to thinking up schemes for ripping people off. Understand and stick to the following guidelines and you can foil them.

Richard A. Chapo is with BusinessTaxRecovery.com – providing information on taxes.

Feb 18

Leading Russian Composer And Executive Alexander Shulgin Signs To MusicDish Network

MusicDish President Eric de Fontenay announced the signing of leading Russian composer, performer and industry executive Alexander Shulgin to its artist development program. Shulgin has had more than 20 hit albums, including 10 Number 1 albums as co-producer, while working with such iconic artists as Valeria, Mumiy Troll, Dima Malikov, Gruppa.fm and many others.

MusicDish will be providing representation in the North American market, including brand development, marketing, fan building and consultation on all aspects of online artist development. Specifically, MusicDish will be promoting Shulgin’s 3-album compilation “Tryptych” through its network of online assets, social networks and street teams. Featuring new music, melodies and instrumentals from the famed composer, the albums were recorded by an impressive line-up of artists including legendary drummer Billy Cobham, pianist Gary Husband, bassist John Patitucci and guitarist Paul Drew, to name a few.

About Alexander Shulgin Alexander Shulgin is a leading composer, performer and executive in the new Russian music industry, having worked with such iconic artists as Valeria, Mumiy Troll, Dima Malikov, Gruppa.fm and many others. Mr. Shulgin owns and operates Familia Entertainment, a record label, and Familia Publishing, a publishing company.

Shulgin began his career with the legendary Russian rock band The Cruise (1983-1986), which sold 20 million copies of their first album in 1985. He went on the work on a series of international projects, from “The Taiga Symphony,” a combination of Russian classic music with western rock-music performed by The Moscow Symphony Orchestra, to “Merry Christmas to the World”, another ambitious East-West collaboration between Shulgin and BBC Worldwide. Shulgin is also a composer of music for films and TV, his songs appearing in films by Lukas Moodysson and Ken Russell, the TV music serial “Primadonna” as well as all the music for the first public TV channel “Spas” for which he composed .

Websites: (Russian language)

About MusicDish, LLC Since 1997, MusicDish LLC has served as the bridge between the music industry and the artist. Through its extensive online presence, MusicDish provides artists with an edge over the ever-prevalent competition the music industry entails. MusicDish gives the artist the opportunity to take advantage of several different services: a creative approach to artist development and representation; online press release distribution & marketing; publications disclosing all the latest information involving the music industry; and even a indie music video channel.

Feb 15

Rap Instrumentals Are Utterly Necessary

A Rap instrumental is a key part to what Rap is. The instrumental is completely and utterly necessary in every way possible due to the fact the artist raps to the beat itself. Rap without a beat cannot be considered rap. Many different artists and different styles of music have different ways the beat is constructed.

A rap song without a beat cannot be considered rap due to the uniqueness of how the beat is composed. A rap instrumental is simply the beat to the song which allows for other artists to make a remix or cover of that song. Not anyone can make rap instrumentals. You need to know what the artist wants and provide for them tailored for their needs. When you find your own unique sound, you keep reproducing that sound which gains views and popularity. Once you can start continually flooding the rap game with instrumentals, you can start to move up the ladders once an artist of yours gets popular. However, many people dont focus on the beat they rather just listen to their favorite artist spit. Instrumentals are commonly sought after for people to do covers and even remix the beat itself to make it sound like a completely different song or even just chop it up to create a different feel. Music is very universal and can be manipulated for anyones desires.

Commonly, rap instrumentals can be found on music websites for a price or even on common media sites on the internet. Without an instrumental, a rap song would just be lyrics and we would have to try and understand what message they were trying to get across. Without a beat, there is no such thing as rap.

Rap beats include the rapper flowing to the beat which is the same thing as the instrumental. An instrumental can be very hard to create due to the fact that it takes technology prowess and knowledge to compose a unique piece of music that sounds good. You may think that what youre putting together is good; however, there is much competition out there that will trump what you put out. What really gets the attention of artist is the degree of uniqueness within the music they hear. Whatever they chose for their beat means the instrumental spoke to them in a sense. Thats what makes music like this so unique is that the beat for each song can be different in many different aspects. The tempo can be different; there can be different forms of tones and lowered voices and such. The versatility of rap is incredible and makes room for some of the best heartfelt music that can really get a message across.

Feb 14

Celebrities’ Shades Preference White Sunglasses Have been Added in the List

As we know, as the eyewear market develops at the tremendous speed, there are increasingly number of sunglasses in shades field nowadays. Certainly, it has to be admitted that the power of celebrities’ shades preference can decide trends and development of the sunglasses designs and styles to a large extent. Here what I wanna share with you guys is celebrities’ shades preference, although a wide variety of shades are preferred by stars nowadays, here I have to say white sunglasses have been added in the list. Whatever, let’s check them out then.

Starting with Lady Gaga’ s white sunglasses, actually, it is reported that Lada Gaga appears in her new video for Bad Romance with so many different pairs of shades that it is sort of difficult to keep up. In the opening scene, we can find that she is wearing a pair made out of razor blades, literally, meanwhile, she brings heaps of props for each video that are one-of-a-kind, that’s her thing! By the way, as the photo shown above, Lady Gaga is wearing a pair of red sunglasses with oversized design which have been huge for the past couple of years. More specfically, the white frames have probably been the most popular in recent years.

Differ from Lady Gaga’s oversized design, Drew Barrymore just dons a pair of traditional white sunglasses with 50s style. Curly hair and pink lip, together with a pair of cute fashionable white sunglasses with white thick frames, Drew Barrymore has brought fans so many charms and a sense of hipness.an>

Similar with Drew Barrymore ‘ s white sunglasses, Paris Hilton is seen here wearing a pair of white sunglasses just like Drew Barrymore’ s style, sexy blue thirt, and exquisite blue earring, it seems that she is going to visit a beautiful beach. Anyway, it has to be admitted that this sort of sunglasses are favored by so many female celebrities in present-day society.

Guess what, if you wanna find more choices of white sunglasses with celebrities styles, Firmoo which stocks a large selection of cheap glasses and sunglasses in stars’ designs may be you good choices.

Feb 14

Top Five Celebrities That Could Use E-cigarettes

Celebrities are considered role models for the general public. They are gazed upon in adoration, and people take great notice of the things they do. Many people look up to those who are famous, and try to emulate the things they do in hopes of being like them. So, when celebrities do something that is not entirely positive, sadly, there will be those who follow suit and get on the bandwagon.

Such is the case when it comes to alternative cigarettes. There have always been a huge number of famous people who smoke. Perhaps its something about the limelight that inspires them to crave the calming effects of nicotine. So, in the past year, celebrities have really gotten smart and started using electronic cigarettes, and many once notorious tobacco smokers, are publically bragging about their awesome e-cigarettes! We highly applaud their efforts because theyre setting such a great example of themselves for choosing so responsibly, a product that is so much better for their health as well as the environment. In addition, we think its awesome that theyre spreading the word about smokeless cigarettes, and how great they are. Sadly, however, there are still those in the spotlight who havent gotten the smoke-free memo. Here are the top five celebs who need to can the tobacco and grab a stylish e-cig:

#5: Salma Hayak
#4: Kristin Dunst
#3: Kristin Stewart
#2: Jessica Alba
#1: President Barack Obama

So, the Hollywood starlet probably come as no surprise, but as beautiful young women whose careers are stationed upon their beauty, they should understand that tobacco smoke ages the skin with its carcinogenic agents, as well as destroys internal organs by encouraging cancer! Neither of which are sexy, or cool. The number one on the list of celebs who need to switch to smokeless would have to be President Barack Obama. Is there anyone more looked up to than our president? Imagine how popular e-cigarettes would be if he were spotted with one of the fabulous electronic cigarette starter kits?

Feb 14

Eltono Modern Street Artist

The word “graffiti” is often associated with vandalism. However, for modern street artist Eltono, graffiti is just another word for art. That’s because Eltono’s work can be found painted onto buildings and walls, in the same places one would expect to find graffiti. But don’t be fooled — Eltono’s work is more than just graffiti — it’s modern art.

Eltono, Spanish for “the tone”, is an artist who is known for painting a uniquely geometric and abstract version of a tuning fork as graffiti. Eltono, beginning in Madrid in 1999, has spread his work all over Europe, South America, and Korea painting buildings, walls, rail sides, and any other surface you can find in a modern city.

When many people think of graffiti, they envision bright colors and big shapes that can be overpowering. Eltono’s work is a statement against this type of graffiti — his work is subtle and understated. Eltono does such a wonderful job of keeping his work simple that it’s possible you could walk by it and never notice it.

Part of the reason that Eltono’s work is so different from other street artists is that he uses a different technique. While many of his contemporaries use spray paint, which usually renders art that is bulbous and rounded, Eltono uses plastic paint and masking tape. These materials allow him to create art that is linear and geometric, making his work stylistically unique.

Eltono’s work seems to draw one’s eye to obvious discrepancies in the cityscape. For example, one can imagine a brick wall with windows that have been haphazardly boarded over by previously weathered plywood. Perhaps it’s easier to imagine the side wall of a building, constructed of different types of brick, lumber, and iron. These are both common sights on a run-down block of any major city. For Eltono, these scenes are a blank canvas.

Once Eltono has discovered his canvas, he will paint a variety of geometric shapes and straight lines to draw illustrate the inherent discrepancies of the surface. But his work is in sharp contrast to graffiti because it is so subtle, and this characteristic may be the reason Eltono has received wide international recognition.

Like all good art, Eltono’s work generates more questions than it answers. Does Eltono work in geometric shapes to draw attention to the harsh city environment? Is their a political statement? Because Eltono’s chosen medium is often associated with vandalism, will his work receive the attention it deserves? While only time will tell, Eltono’s work certainly deserves your attention now.

Feb 12

Choosing the Correct Medical Instrument Repair Company

The skill of surgical instrument restoration is not something that can be taught overnight. Muchlike the creaters of medical instruments in Germany, For delicate and precise work such as surgical instruments repair, it is common for a technician to aquire years and years of practise. In today’s healthcare market, surgical instrument repair and other surgical equipment is a must in todays multi-million dollar company trying to protect their high-dollar interest surgical instruments in lieu of purchasing new surgical equipment. The scores of issues surrounding the selection of a repair vendor make this a most difficult decision and not making the right choice could end up costing your facility time, money and needless aggravation if you were to make the wrong decesion it may cost your company money, time and needless aggravation. The following questions will help you put your medical instrument repair vendor to the test.

1)What is the vendor’s availability Is the vendor open to different medical equipment or just one main focus? 2)Do they have a history of buffing off catalogue digits? 3)Does the medical instrument repair service only offer German-made instrument or Pakistani as well? 4)Does the medical instrument repair vendor have a history of changing the finish of the surgical instrument? 5)Does the medical instrument repair company switch needle-holder jaws on-location? 6)Do they only send one technician to fix your surgical instrument? 7)Does your repair company offer instrument tracking and quality assurance programs? 8)Does your medical instrument repair vendor have a reputation of returning non-repairable surgical instruments? 9)Does your medical instrument repair company offer any sort of educational service? 10)Does your surgical instrument repair vendor specialize in any other repair service like for forceps? 11)Does your repair company inspect and service your instrument board? 12)Have you seen the vendors own repair laboratory? 13)Does the surgical instrument repair service offer any other sort of product repair, or is it just surgical instruments?

A “Choosing the Right Surgical Instrument Repair Company” article is by Rick O.

Feb 12

Music supervisors to supervise instrumental music

Instrumental music is a form of music where the lyrics are absent. Various instruments are used to highlight the same and additional sounds are attached to make the whole package lively. There are music supervisors who make sure that the final execution is perfect for the industry. This form of music was present from the very beginning but with more advanced technologies things have changed a lot. Previously most of the work was done manually and a number of artists were invited to do the same. Now with the upgraded technologies, it is done without the above mentioned requirements. Also the overall cost regarding a whole project is reduced. The job of music supervisors are plenty. Depending on the requirements he/she chooses, negotiates, mixes and deals with different personnel. He/she is also in charge of all the people working under him/her. The proper execution is dealt by him/her as well. If the instrumental music is associated with any TV or radio commercial, then it is his/her job to finalize the deal properly.

To become such a talented person, you must gain knowledge in every form of music. The industry demands a lot. So, the more you offer it is better in the future. Apart from learning music from reputed sources, it is important for you to pass from a renowned institute. The quality of work is very important here as numbers of people will depend on you.ou.

In case you are a composer the best way to enter the world of commercials is through music supervisors. As he/she will select your composition, you need to create a good relationship with him/her. There are two end results after you meet with him/her. The first is acceptance and the second is rejection. Some of these professionals have strong circles within the industry. If you can take this advantage, the future is bright.

There are various categories of this form of music. These are Solo, Chamber and Orchestra. The first one deals with a single musical instrument especially a piano. The second is where 2 to 5 musicians are playing a variety of instruments. The third deals with a big gang of players playing different instruments. There are various colleges and institutions where these types are taught and you can be a part of it. instrumental music is in huge demand but requirements for music supervisors are increasing as per the market demand.

Feb 12

Musical Instruments Of Colombia

Everybody deeply appreciate the great treasure that is Colombian musical instruments, such as Colombian tiple, made in coral wood, with clear lines and awesome authentic color, with twelve metal strings arranged in four courses. Any professional or student guitarist will find it easy to use in Colombian folk music, and in many Latin American songs. Musicians can use it in Latin American folk jazz music, but also in original songs as well. Tiple’s ethereal and clear sound is also used in classic guitar music creations.

Colombian Cuatro is concert grade guitar; it is made of slices and blocks from curly maple. It has a violin shape and has a great pitch accuracy and finish. The ‘seis’ is a hybrid of the cuatro and a supplementary sixth course tunes a fourth below the usual fifth bottom course. It is also a very popular Colombian musical instrument. This feature allows an expanded bass range. It can be used also for guitar intervals as well, and it makes a awesome music, It sounds as a guitar, but sweeter, faster and louder.

Original Colombian music instruments
Spanish and African traditions are strongly represented in Colombian music. Traditional quena, a king of flute, and Spanish guitar are very popular. Colombian bandolina has fifteen strings and its sound is beautiful, sweet and clear. It is usually made by hand, of unexcelled quality. The marimba is another Colombian musical instrument; it looks like a xylophone and its keys are made in wood. The arpa is a local version of the harp, the guassa is a rattle. The songs from the Pacific coast are using drums and are tinged with Spanish influence. Due to the Spanish influence, piano music is also very popular in Colombia. The newest music style in Colombia is “valenato”, based on the European accordion.

Many Colombian musical instruments are beautifully crafted, from the ancient times until our century. The charango, a kind of guitar made in wood, the vessel whistle, the erkencho, a kind of clarinet, the chirimia, an oboe, are carefully made and original Colombian folk music sounds great with them. There are six ethnic zones in Colombia; the music is a hybrid between Indian roots and Spanish traditions. In some regions, there is also a strong Negro influence. Guitars, flutes and drums are always necessary; in the Caribbean zone the most important Colombian musical instrument is gaita, a kind of oboe. In Colombia, music is a tradition. There is a habit to pass folk songs from one generation to the other.

Feb 11

Surgical Instruments, A Essential Part Of Medical Industry

Surgical instruments are quintessential part of medical operations, which are designed immaculately for performing specific actions during various medical utilization, surgeries and other medical procedures. Earlier, medical instruments were confined to viewing, analyzing and modifying biological tissues, however, with technological progress, various surgical instruments have been developed, for all purposes, be it general or specific.

Some of the common Surgical Instruments are scissors, forceps, and retractors. Surgical scissors are used to cut biological tissues and bandages. Suture scissors, mayo scissors and Metzenbaum scissors are further segregation of scissors used. Forceps are instrument which are used to hold tissues to prevent them from slipping while performing a surgical activity. Some instrument are fabricated for specific medical procedures. These equipment are used to perform a specific type of surgical procedures.

The history of surgical instruments dates back to ancient times when people used to operate through different natural tools. In todays era of technology, surgical equipment forms an essential part of advanced surgical methods. High-end surgical tools are being invented on daily basis. These advanced medical equipment have accelerated the success rate of surgical procedures. These latest machines have made it possible to perform those medical procedure without any hassle, which were hard to perform in the past.

The terminology of surgical equipment adheres some specific patterns. These instruments are normally named after the name of their inventors or the specific actions they perform. For example, tracheotome is an instrument which is used to perform tracheotomy. Several kinds of metals are used to manufacture surgical instruments such as martensitic stainless steel, steel, stainless steel, sterling silver, tungsten carbide and titanium.

Today, the industry offers various kinds of surgical instruments, some of them are mentioned below:

Forceps

Forceps are a kind of grasper. Forceps are also called as tongs and tweezers. This surgical instruments is primarily utilized for grasping biological tissues. These tools are mainly used to grasp minute objects that usually cannot be held by hands. The industry come up with variegated types of forceps, although the basic job of all the forceps is almost the same.

Scalpel Blades

Scalpel blades are counted amongst the most common surgical equipment used to create incisions in tissues and skin of the patients. These medical tools are generally small and sharp. These surgical equipments are made of two parts, a handle and a blade. Here, the handles are reusable and the blades are replaceable.

Retractors

These medical instruments are used to position a portion of body while going through a surgery. Retractors are majorly used to segregate different portions of tissues and skin. After the patient’s body has been placed in an adequate manner, mechanical cutters are used to cut particular portions of the body. Mechanical cutters usually used to make incisions are lancets, scalpels, rasps, drill bits and trocars.

Some other widely used surgical instruments are dilators, suction tubes, tyndallers, carriers, rulers, calipers, surgical staplers, injection needles, irrigation needles, needle holders, towel clamps, scopes, ultrasound disruptors, measurement devices, and the likes.

Feb 07

Zulu Musical Instruments, Essential To Develop Musical Traditions In Africa

African music is the music of Africans who live in a large region of 50 nations, each with a special culture, history and language, South of Sahara. Zulu musical instruments are part of this multilingual culture. African music has some distinct characteristics: the use of repetition is one of them. Another important characteristic is the polyphony; this is the combination of different musical parts played simultaneously.

The history is marked by the awesome military strategies of the Zulu King Shaka. The King’s and his warriors’ campaign of expansion is well known in world history. Zulu rich traditional culture includes songs, dances and colorful rituals, Zulu musical instruments are spectacular and original. A variety of Zulu musical instruments are well known, s well as the traditional Mine dance; Zulus have longtime used their music as a cry for freedom.

African music is really rich in modes of expression: drum ensembles are using Zulu musical instruments from the percussion family. Each drummer uses special methods to produce sounds to distinguish his drum from the others. Iron bells are very popular Zulu musical instruments; they are used to produce a repeated sound to help the drummers to play at the correct time.

Zulu musical instruments, rare and very special
The akadinda is a king of xylophone; two groups of African musicians are playing simultaneously. The first group is playing repeatedly the same pattern; the second group plays to fill in the missing sounds. Groups of Zulu musicians play also using flutes, trumpets or xylophones. Each player plays a single note in a strange rotation with the other players. The result is a polyphonic piece, characteristic to African music.

Musical practices of South African people were observed from many years; Zulu musical instruments are obsolete. Venda mbila is an old Zulu musical instrument; it is not used anymore. Reed flutes, contrary, are still very popular. The influence of foreign cultures and civilizations causes many of old Zulu musical instruments to become obsolete.

Musical instruments such as tsonga a horn, ingungu a friction drum, nkoka a drum, pedi a flute, venda musical bow and stick, deze and demba thumb piano and resonatos, umfece ankle rattles are almost obsolete.

To preserve this awesome heritage of Zulu musical instruments, the necessary information was entered into a database; each Zulu musical instrument was digitally photographed to preserve all information about it.

Feb 06

Finding Vintage Musical Instruments

Collecting vintage musical instruments is popular and increasing. Good old instruments are becoming rare,valuable and are easy to find. There is several ways to find what you are looking for, and here is some hints in that direction.

Search relevant magazines or local newspapers for classified ads ,maybe you find an instrument with great collecting potential.Often private persons do not know what they have between their hands and its value. Maybe the instrument is a piece they have inherited or used themselves many years ago.Either way its a good chance to do a bargain.

Another way to find items are at local markets,flee markets and garage sales.Vintage musical instruments can turn up in the most unexpected places so keep an eagle eye close to these opportunities.
A safe place to find instruments are online.Huge amounts of dealers find,restore and sell them all over the net.Many of them have been around for years and have a huge contact net for supply of vintage musical instruments.

Most of them run their own sale sites and display their products with photos,comments and prices.As I said ,they have had the instruments restored and they definately know their value so do not excpect to do a scoop there.

Online is also large market places where powersellers and private persons can put their ads. These are sold in an auction mode, that means the instruments are displayed for some time and buyers must bid and hope to purchase them as cheap as possible.The most common marketplace on the internet is Ebay where millions of different items are for sale every day.Do a search there , I guarantee you will find what you are looking for in a short periode of time.

Of course there is several other marketplaces online to search and there is even marketplaces in each country.
In my country the most common places to sell all kind of products are QXL.no or Finn.no. I recommend you to get an overview of your options where you live and work from there. Vintage musical instruments are really good items to collect and invest so do not hesitate to grab some nice pieces.

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