Mastering the Art of Gesture: Choosing Your Music Conductor Baton

Mastering the Art of Gesture: Choosing Your Music Conductor Baton

The lights go off, the orchestra patiently waits to start their performance, and the conductor gives a downbeat for the music to start. The conductor uses a baton which serves as a guide for the orchestra to follow the tempo and dynamics of the performance. Basically, the conductor uses the baton to communicate with the musicians by conveying expressive gestures and cues that need to be followed. 

It’s safe to say that this shaft is like an extension of the conductor’s arm. Therefore, choosing the right music conductor baton can significantly influence the gestures and the overall orchestra’s performance. 

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The Story of Fender Mustang: From Humble Beginnings to Cult Classic

The Story of Fender Mustang: From Humble Beginnings to Cult Classic

“One day you pick up the guitar and you feel like a great master, and the next day you feel like a fool. It’s because we’re different every day, but the guitar is always the same, beautiful.” – Tommy Emmanuel.

Every guitar player out there will tell you that their guitar is a beautiful thing, their true love, their best companion, even when the sounds that come out are not what they want to hear. A genius guitarist might make any guitar sound good, but a good guitar can make all the difference for those who are just learning how to play.

For beginners in the world of this instrument, as well as for those who set the standards, the Mustang has been the go-to choice for decades. Let’s learn more about the guitar Mustang design and its rich history.

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All You Need to Know About VAST

All You Need to Know About VAST

When traveling around Australia in an RV, you’ll realise just how large the country is, and how much of it is barely populated, has no mobile coverage, even when you’re close to a town. The same basically applies to TV reception. There are many places around Australia that you just won’t get any TV reception using a traditional digital TV antenna.

That being said, the only way you can get TV reception is by getting a VAST satellite installation using a satellite dish and a satellite set top box. This is a special type of antenna that’s especially designed to focus on a particular type of broadcast signal. The satellite which you get reception from is located in a geostationary orbit just above Papua New Guinea which broadcasts Pay TV and Free to Air signals onto Australia. You can think of it as a large spotlight shining right onto Australia. (more…)

The Technical Part of the Life of a Musician

The Technical Part of the Life of a Musician

If there’s one thing this world can’t do without, it’s music. Can you imagine what life would be like without the sound of your favourite songs, and the voices of your favourite singers? Dull would be putting it simply, that’s for sure. I’ve always marveled at the lifestyle of musicians, just pouring out all of their soul and emotions, reaching out to fans with their melodies. It takes a great deal of confidence to be able to stand on the stage, knowing you’re the centre of attention which is why I couldn’t make it as a musician (yet… a girl has to dream, right?). Then again, I’ve had the pleasure of being surrounded by musicians and can tell you it also takes sacrificing if you want to make it big. (more…)

A Musician’s Equipment is Their Portable Creative Lab (Good Care is a Must If the Fruit of Labor is to Last)

A Musician’s Equipment is Their Portable Creative Lab (Good Care is a Must If the Fruit of Labor is to Last)

Every musician should understand the importance of having their equipment safe and sound. For performers that travel frequently to gigs and shows, it’s incredibly important to secure the well-being of all their equipment by using some sort of road cases. Besides the instrument, most musicians have to carry around a mixer for their shows, since not all locals provide them with one. So apart from buying a guitar or keyboard case, you have to protect the mixer with a mixer road case as well. The mixer is not inexpensive, thus if it gets damaged during transition, this can quite negatively impact your next show.

This piece of equipment is often times overlooked, and what most people don’t realize is that the mixer is the tool that controls the quality of your performance, ensuring your instrument and singing sound perfect. This alone should be reason enough to buy a mixer road case, since so much of your performance depends on it. Every musician needs a mixer for a great performance, but DJs rely most on it. So if you are any kind of musician who is constantly performing at different venues around the world, it’s probably easy for you to realize the importance of being mobile while keeping your equipment safe. (more…)