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Let The Music Heal Your Soul

Do you want to live a life of more ease, happiness, balance and prosperity? Of course you do! Why is it so hard for some to move closer to these goals? The answer lies within.

Each one of us carries deep within us subconscious beliefs that contribute to our actions, and thus the actual conditions of our lives. If we believe at this level that we only deserve a certain amount of happiness, or that life is a struggle, or that we are unworthy of very much, then we act accordingly. As a therapist working with others and myself on changing the circumstances in our lives, I have come to the realization that it is imperative to modify our beliefs. And, as a musician, I have found that music can be the tool to heal your soul, change these beliefs, and thus to change your life.

We all know music can be powerful, but can one song really change your life? Absolutely. Here’s the story of one of my most recent songs.

Music has been coming through me ever since I went through some life-changing events 20 years ago. This music was a gift for my healing and then I …

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How to Make a Music Collection

One of my best possessions in life is my music. Owning a music collection is no doubt a beautiful thing. Having personal copies of your favorite blues, folk, music videos and emo songs is reassuring that you hold what you love.

But how do you go about making a personal music collection? It is quiet simple. The best way to go about it is to start early. Buying music is the best way to start your own collection. It is a good idea to always window shop before proceeding with a transaction as original music is a bit costly. It gives you the choice to own as much music as you would like. It affords you with the opportunity to own either blues, folk or indie music. The choice is yours.

Your local music store is a good place to buy music. Check it out from time to time to see what is new. Visit different shops when you have the time just to sample what is available. You might be lucky to get what you like at a very affordable price. When shopping for your collection, make sure that you are dealing with original or authentic music. Take care …

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Copyright Your Songs

Copyrighting your artistic works does not have to be as complicated as some people say it is. You already own the copyright to your works, but you need to collect proof in case anyone challenges you. This guide will show you how. First of all, which parts of your work are yours to copyright? Did a friend help you out with lyrics, or have you sampled part of someone else’s song? If so, that’s a not a problem, just make sure that you keep a note of this with your collection of proofs.

Next, you need to work out what pieces of proof you actually have in your possession. Do you have original computer files for each instrument or track? Do you have any handwritten notes for lyrics, or scratched-out, dirty and used scraps of sheet music? If you have any of these then great! You have a fantastic piece of evidence that shows the story of how your creative work developed. But all’s not lost if you only have the finished product. Even if you have the full story, how can you prove that you came up with the idea first? It might sound tricky, but it’s a problem …

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Mother and Son Wedding Songs

A wedding ceremony is never complete without those special songs and dances. Different parts of a wedding are enhanced by the music playing in the background. Choosing a song for each of these parts can be challenging at first. Let’s discuss one of the most important wedding dances – the mother son dance – and how you can choose the perfect mother wedding song for you.

Mother Son Dance

This is a traditional dance shared by the mother of the groom and the groom himself. It is the groom’s way of showing his love and appreciation for everything his mother has done for him. Putting a little time and thought into the process will mean so much to her.

How to Choose the Perfect Song

There are numerous mother wedding songs you can choose from, which can be overwhelming. Below are helpful tips to follow when choosing the perfect song for this important dance:

  • Always plan ahead. Some people might think that choosing a song for this dance is easy that they often take this task for granted. When it is time to decide which song to play, they may realize that it is not so easy after all! For
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Can You Imagine Our World Without Music

Just hearing that right song can be an emotional trigger greater than touch or taste. Because so many songs are associated with so many up or down happenings in our lives, just hearing the opening bars can take us back in time to a place where we were joyful or down in the dumps, these were some of the happiest or worst times in our life. So many times a top music lyrics will bring back those memories of someone or something. This is one reason why so many love birds have “our song.” It’s something special between these people that keeps them together even if they are not with each other at the moment.

Because music and songs relate to so many people and so many different ages, a writer of a song could have had something completely different in mind than the people who hear it. That is one of the magical moments of music and one of the awesome powers of a song. Music and songs are something that last a life time, they are not forgotten with time but only more cherished.Songs are a wonderful release of so many different emotions. The words can relax us …

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The History & Evolution of Karaoke Songs

So karaoke songs are just like any other songs right? Well yes and no. They have the same tunes but they are not by the same artists. Karaoke music is never performed by the same artists that prepared it for the vocalists. That’s why you will notice a big difference in the same music being offered by different Karaoke disc jockeys. It all depends on which label they buy.

You can find almost every type of karaoke song that you could possibly want. It has become just as popular as our standard forms of cds, and DVDs. Again you will find that you probably will form certain preferences to the labels. You can find karaoke songs that will have the vocalist that you can sing along with, or just the background music or even both.

There are always favorite by the majorities. In 2007 it was “I will survive” Gloria Gaynor lyrics, second in the running is “I got you babe” cher lyrics, then the third is “Sweet Caroline” Neil Diamond lyrics. These are pretty interesting choices being as they are not heavy rock or pop, and they have been around for years. Last on a list of about 50 …

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Music For an Informal Wedding

Wedding songs form an important part of creating the right atmosphere at your wedding. It is important to choose them carefully according to the style of your wedding and with an element of your own personal taste.

Choosing songs for an informal wedding opens up a huge range of choice; from traditional and classical to modern and contemporary, you can really choose anything you want. One thing you must consider is if your choices are appropriate to a wedding. For a civil ceremony you wedding music must not have any religious references and you may want to take a look at the lyrics for any songs you have chosen for particular elements of your day. Some songs which may seem appropriate actually turn out to be the opposite once you check out the lyrics!

What is important is that your choice of wedding songs creates the atmosphere you want. For an informal wedding you will want an atmosphere which is relaxed and which allows your guests to kick back and enjoy themselves. Lively music with a joyful melody is ideal just make sure it isn’t too loud or your guests will be competing with it to make themselves heard!

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Protect Your Songs

Many songwriters wonder if it’s really that big a deal to worry about getting songs stolen.

Why bother with copyright or song registration paperwork? My music is safe as soon as I write it down, right?

Well, yes and no.

True, actual copyright protection attaches as soon as original material is put into physical form. But…

You better be prepared to PROVE when your copyright protection started!

Songs get stolen more often than people might think. Cell phones make great secret audio recorders and if you are considering the Internet for your showcase… well you know how easy stealing things from there is!

And then there’s the more famous cases…

That’s what happened with George Harrison. His song “My Sweet Lord” was stolen from “She’s So Fine” (he admitted as much, though “by accident,” see below). Or Led Zeppelin’s lyrics on “Whole Lotta Love” coming from Willie Dixon’s “You Need Love.” Or “Dazed and Confused” taken from Jake Holmes.

And if it can happen to the biggies, it can happen to anyone…

In fact, we’ve included 2 links toward the end of this article listing songs that were actually stolen — one is a story about recently stolen material and …

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New Song Music

The Quest for music the way you like it, or should I say I like it has often been an uneventful, and often times disappointing task. As I am sure a lot of you reading this right now would agree. Please allow me to define “music the way you like it”.

This applies to music which rejuvenates you, that allows you to see the brighter side of things or situations (That light at the end of the tunnel). This is the stuff that changes moods (from bad to good or vice verse), that may make an insurmountable task surmountable. Music is deeply Emotional, Music is Compassionate, and Music compliments our lives.

Have you ever found yourself tapping your hand or foot to an unfamiliar melody or beat, but then you realized that you were doing it and kept tapping just the same. During those rare occasions when we hear a piece of music that we like and have not heard before, and you wonder what the name is of that particular piece, and or the artist/artists name or album.

This can be a difficult task depending on the medium in which the New Song Music passed through your ear cavity. …

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Romantic Melodies

Love is a feeling with which no one can stay untouched. It is an emotion full of abysmal bliss and empathy. Had there been no love and compassion in this world, life would have been harsh, dull and devoid of feelings. Music is the soul of the life without which it is simply bereft of rhythm, harmony and melody. Everyone falls in love and everyone loves music. Without the emotion called love music would be incomplete and without the bliss called music, love would be emotionless. Love and music are closely connected.

Since ages lovers have allured each other with the music and love songs that are full of blissful rhythms and great words that convey the different feelings and emotions. There have been innumerable songs and tracks that have touched the heart and souls of the lovers. Be it young or the old, no one can deny that one is soothed and mellowed by the romantic music. The love songs are a perfect way to tell your beloved that she or he is truly special and valuable for you. With the incredibly romantic numbers you can share your innate feelings with your soul mate with sheer style.

There have …

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