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Follow These Steps To Look And Feel Like A True And Confident Musician

There are people who were born with innate talent and even sense of true confidence that they usually carry throughout their lives. For some, talent in music or any other skills including confidence is a trait that has to be won in daily life battle. In all of the talent which exists in this world and unfortunate realities of music industry, it is very easy for someone who doesn’t have the confidence to feel inferior. Below are some of the tips on building confidence and achieve look of a true musician.

Dress Your Partmusicians
If you are a member of a band and you are wearing cargo shorts, flipflops and T-shirts then maybe you need to ask yourself again as to what you will do on stage with a guitar and a microphone. You cannot wear the same clothes onstage as you wear when you are running errands and even hang out with your friends. Image is a very huge part in music industry and if you think not, then you aren’t putting enough thought about it. I am not saying that you elaborate your dress or costume but you should at least put effort into looking more professional when you are performing.

Now, let me share with you some musicians and how they maintain and exhibit their musician looks. You can try to browse for more. We know that fashion and music has gone hand and hand so let us check out some musicians who value this.

lenny-kravitzLenny Kravitz. He is considered a very cool musician. He performs well and delivers good music. Kravitz is usually seen wearing his white and go-to black outfits with the aviator glasses, as his trademark. According to some fashion articles, he is never one to “shy away from leather and bold animal prints.” He definitely is a guy who knows much of his body build and dress very well to his form, furthermore, he has sometimes the tendency to stick to one look to elongate his body and to make him look taller.

In order to nail his look, whether you are a man or a woman, you need to stock up on form-fitting and good quality cotton shirts with v-neck or deep necklines. You may need to try out a denim jacket too. There is a good thing for this look as you can use it for dressing up or for dress down.

katy-perryKaty Perry. “You wear the look, don’t let it wear you. It’s all about having confidence which can help you pull off anything” -Katy Perry. Katy Perry is known for her colorful and outrageous outfits. Aside from the costumes she wears, she shows off long, voluminous waves and even wigs on stage, depending on her song or mood. I bet hairstyle is one that build up much of her whole image on stage or off stage. The “Teenage Dream” singer is known for her pop music.

adam-levineAdam Levine. The front man of Maroon 5 and “The Voice” judge’s style is uncomplicated and just as what others say, very normal. “I tend to go for clothes with a classic feel,” Levine says to Men’s Health. “But I also want them to have a story, a history, some meaning.” The singer shows off more athletic and sometimes just with T-shirt and jeans or fitting suits. According to him: “To put it in musical terms, you want to be a classic — not a one-hit wonder.”

lady gagaLady Gaga. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta known as Lady Gaga is an American singer, actress and songwriter who is known for her high-fashion and bringing it to mainstream consciousness. Halos, Beetle wings, pyrotechnic bras- all of this can be seen when Lady Gaga comes on stage. Her hairstyles are also outrageous.

guitar-1583461_960_7202. Be Well-Prepared. Like Really Really Prepared.
Every project in music industry require well preparation. You need to be very prepared like you never did before. Start thinking that these opportunities are as if your career depended much on it, because it will really. Less preparing can break you and your image as a musician. Being over-prepared can make it. The more you are prepared, the more you are confident as a musician.

vu-meter-70433_960_7203. Do Not Forget To Measure Your Progress.
It is actually a confidence booster if you compare your past to now. What I mean is that, take a look at how far you have gone through. If before, you were just singing in a small bar in a countryside town, now you are in the capital city with a recording company going after you, you really need to be thinking about it and I believe you will be very confident of what you are right now.

children-50209_960_7204. Spend Your Time With People On Your Level. I am not saying you will no longer get acquaintance with those dudes you knew before you have become a musician. What I mean was you need to spend time with other musicians who are better than you so that you can get great tips and tricks in order to progress much faster. But, if it will deteriorate your confidence, you can always go to some musicians who are already the same level as you but, in this way, it might be harder to learn new skills and develop more your music.
cd-1147442_960_7205. Carry Your Marketing Tools
When you meet someone new, you can give your business cards, stickers, CDs or any other kind of your merchandise. This will tell people that you are very serious with your craft and you are not just someone who performs in the bathroom.
6. Teach Others
There are more musicians who are starting our their journey in the music industry and you can help them especially if you are ahead of more years from them in the music industry. You will have the feeling of confidence or satisfaction by teaching others and you may even discover you are good at teaching music that you can pursue further.school-1063561_960_720

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4 Ballad Music I listened to when I’m Sad

Everyone loves music. As what I have discussed on the earlier blog post, music can affect our overall body functions and even moods. Now, talking about moods. When I feel sad, I have certain genres of music I listened to. The following are the lists of the music genres I prefer to listen when I get broken, sad, empty and lonely. Who knows? Maybe you’ll love my list and I even included songs that you may want to hear, too.

Ballads are the most favorite maybe of mostly of music lovers. Ballad are slow music with usually powerful lyrics. What’s best about ballads is that the singer has mostly has powerful voice. It makes me feel the pain, when It’s a broken song, feel loved when it’s a love song.Sometimes, ballads are a bit of songs sung in opera houses but there is really about the music, lyrics and sometimes, singer too that makes me feel okay whenever I’m sad. Not all the time, I feel okay but sometimes, as they say, it is better to cry the sadness away while listening to ballad music, in my case.

 

Bonnie Tyler

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” – Bonnie Tyler

Like the mega hit single of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, ballad is popular for great singers performing with great music and lyrics. As already discussed earlier, there are ballad songs that are little opera in itself and I believe this one is. Tyler seemed like talking to me through her mournful yell spanning over lush instrumentals, thunderclaps and the unique song bridge along with it. If you have seen the music video, it is completely unique too. This is one of the songs that I listened to as it conveys my emotions especially during those empty moments of my life.  I feel like Tyler is singing for me, she’s singing in behalf of me.

 

Journey

“Don’t Stop Believin” – Journey

This song is popular nowadays because of Glee and X Factor but this song which was done originally by Journey is a rock ballad that is catchy and uplifting. It has a unique music structure as the chorus only appears in its final quarter. This is a great song that I listened to when I lost all my hopes. When I feel like it is the end of the world, I just click this song on my playlist replay. Just the title itself keeps myself together.

 

Starship

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” – Starship

This classic song is a declaration of love and solidarity. This makes me feel love. This inspires me to continue loving despite the negative vibes or disadvantages of loving. This song has been revised up until today but I still loved how Starship vocalists’ Mickey Thomas and Grace Slick performed this lovely powerful ballad love song.

Bon Jovi

“Always” – Bon Jovi

“This Romeo is bleeding
But you can’t see his blood….”

“It’s been raining since you left me
Now I’m drowning in the flood
You see I’ve always been a fighter
But without you I give up”

“If you told me to cry for you
I could
If you told me to die for you
I would
Take a look at my face
There’s no price I won’t pay
To say these words to you”

The powerful lyrics of the ballad song. This is one of the songs I listened to when I’m broken in love. Do you agree with me? This song is one of the best songs you may want to hear when you are in a bad relationship with your beau. Despite the challenges in your love relationship, you are still there willing to take the risk, the pain, the hurt. The famous song track mourns a lost love. If love did not conquer, this song is for some dudes out there who still believe. Like me.

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How Music Affects Our Lives?

 


“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato


 

Music is considered as the best art created by humankind. Music heals our emotions, most of the time. Sometimes, we convey our feelings and emotions through it. Music is an entertainment that humans enjoy. It’s considered as the famous art because anyone, in any age, sex, preference can create or wants music. It gives soul to the universe as according to Plato.

Well, here are some of the importance of music in our lives.

 

Music Affects and Benefits Our Brain

Music Affects and Benefits Our Brain

Music affects many areas in our body, most specifically to our brain. Because of music, we perceived and we show lots of emotions. When we are sad, we choose to create or listen to music of our preference that we think could heal our sadness. When, we are happy, we choose music where we can dance and shout out or joy. Music affects what we will do as it first gives impact to our brain.

 

Music affects our Health

Music affects our Health

Music is in no doubt not only affects our brain, but it affects our health, too. Sometimes, when we are stressed out, we prefer to put on our headphones and listen to music. And as modern as our age today, there are now music which are created to help ease the stress or depression of a person. This is how music can be very effective in our health; as a healing substance, emotional and mental healing just by listening to music.

Music Has Spiritual Powers

Music Has Spiritual Powers

Music is believed to came before mankind exist. One of the famous uses of music is for religious and sacred activities. Right now, people dance and sing their worship to God. They use music to express their faith to the Holy One. Moreover, according to some articles, the right music can help you concentrate and listen more to the Holy Spirit.

Music affects our moods

Music affects our moods

Music affects our personal moods. Music can revitalize, calm and even stress us out in different ways. It can elevate or even worsen the current mood that we have. It can reduce stress, pain or worsen. As already discussed earlier, music affects our brain that releases nerves on how we react about things, too.

 

Music can help draw people together

Music can help draw people together

Through music, people can unite. That is why there are fans for particular singers because they felt the artist, singer or the music he creates. Fans have the same feeling of excitement when they hear their favorite singer on the radio. Thus, making an ordinary person to an ultimate award-winning singer. People are drawn together through music. Emotionally they are stringed or linked to it. Thus, there are people who we called emos-who prefer to listen to emo songs, punks-who listen to punk rock music and many more. They are people who are linked and joined together because of how they felt or just because of the music.


 

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”- Friedrich Nietzsche

 


 

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My 4 Favorite Song Artists of All Time

That term’s definitely got a negative aura to it, because people think a diva is somebody with an attitude who demands things all the time. Of course there is that type of diva, but my idea of a diva has always been a singer – whether male or female – who gets on that stage and captivates you with their presence and their voice.- Jordin Sparks

I know you have lots of music on your playlist and you can’t get enough of particular song artists. Sometimes, we like the songs. But, in my case, I like the artists first before their song. So, what I’m sharing now is the list of my favorite song artists who I think affected me and my taste in music.

Here is the list of some of my favorite music artists that have captured me.

 

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Who does not know him? I mean this man is one of the music legends. His name is Robert Nesta or we commonly knew him for his stage name “Bob Marley.” He was a Jamaican reggae artist.  I believe he is the one who influences most of the current famous reggae singer and artists. I love how he simply outs rhythm to lyrics that are full of soul. For me, he is simply is the best. What’s the reason not to call him the best, right? Well, looks like I want to listen again to his “Wait in Vain”. Sorry, I lied, I’m actually currently listening to it while doing this blog post.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

“Near, far, wherever you are…”

Well, Celine Dion is really very famous not just with the Titanic song for the ever-famous Titanic movie but she has incredible credibility in music. She is known for her powerful voice conveyed in each of her music piece. That is why maybe lots of aspiring singers wanted to sing her songs, as they are a good training for the vocal chords. I personally loved how she sings each line in her song. It seemed like she is communicating with her whole heart. That is why maybe she’s one of my favorite. And, of course, who am I to not have a single playlist of Celine Dion’s songs, right? She deserves to be on my playlist. It’s my pleasure.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

The only and true “King of Pop” himself. Michael Jackson, though had received negative comments and news thrown at him for his personal life, no doubt his music were part of our growing up. To the tune of “We are the world” to “Beat it”. His music are so endless. Even though he died earlier as not expected, but his music is still living even up to this generation. Michael Jackson is just really my favorite because his music are inspiration, sometimes can help you groove and dance or sometimes cry.

Madonna

Madonna

Who would forget “Material Girl” and “Like a Virgin”? Madonna Louise Ciccone or famously known for stage name “Madonna” is one of the most in demand and famous because of her music. I personally loved how her music would lighten up my mood and my entire day just by listening to it. She has more to offer with her variety of music. Disco music, ballad, pop are some of the genres she is known for.