Monthly Archives: October 2019

Music Teachers Resources – Going Beyond Traditional Teaching

Are you a music teacher or an enthusiast? Do you consider music both as your passion and profession? Well, read on and get the latest music teachers resources that you need to know and practice for the betterment and advantage of your teaching career.

Whether you teach music in the classroom or in a private music studio, it is still better for you to always change and modify your teaching techniques so as not to bore your students – breaking the monotony and making them more interested and motivated. Losing their interest and enthusiasm to learn music may probably the last thing that music educators and tutors can think about.

Traditional teaching refers to a teacher-centered classroom environment where the music instructors do all the tasks: discussions, lectures, thinking, asking, deciding and many more. The power and the responsibility all lie in the shoulders of the educators themselves. Thus, in today’s teaching and learning environment, the teacher is encouraged to merely facilitate classroom activities and learning sessions as he or she motivates the students to do his/her part and act roles in the learning process.

Music teachers around the globe are determined to improve their ways of getting the attention and interest of their students – making them highly-motivated learners. As they go beyond the boundaries of conventional methods of music teaching, they get through various means of acquiring the latest necessary trends, skills and experiences on music education updates. One great way to achieve this professional development and obtain career success is through the power of the Internet.

With just a few clicks, one can browse, search, download and install music teacher software from reliable music teachers websites without any hassles at all and overspending. Appreciating the convenience of Internet search and easy access, more and more teachers are engaging into this kind of newest technology, getting the most useful and effective music teachers resources for the betterment of their teaching strategies. Such techniques are being acquired globally and applied in many classrooms and music studios out there.

However, the effectiveness of these innovative music teachers resources depend on the appropriateness, availability of resources and the receptiveness of the learners to changes, new trends and interactive activities. Music teachers, who intend to acquire a technique from innovative resources, should always take into consideration their students’ behaviors, characteristics and perceptions. As you take your teaching strategy to the next level, you should also remember several underlying factors that can be affected, altered and influenced by the newly adopted strategy in teaching music to students.

Music teachers resources, which are created to be innovative, interactive and interesting, are also anticipated to bring the students closer to motivation, acquisition and learning respectively – leaving a long-lasting impact. Most of all, teaching with quality and style can be good for your dear students but teaching with your heart into it makes it more rewarding, fulfilling and well-appreciated.

So what are you waiting for? Step out of the box and inspire yourself and others to take a stand and make a difference. Keeping yourself and your fellow teachers abreast with the latest trends and techniques in music teaching can surely jumpstart this endeavor. Let us get in touch with as many music teachers as we can and begin spreading the good news. Happy teaching!

Music on the Nokia C5

Are you looking for a mobile phone that can let you enjoy your music wherever you go? If this is the case, then the Nokia C5 is the mobile phone that you have been looking for. It has everything you will ever need to enjoy your music.

No matter what we do, music will always be a part of our lives. It is the most popular and age old form of entertainment. With the C5, you get to enjoy more of your music without the need to purchase any other electronic device. Best of all, with the phone, there is more than one way to enjoy music. If you want to enjoy music on the C5, you get the luxury of a 3.5 mm connector. This simply means that you can plug in your choice of stereo headsets on the phone. Feel free to privately enjoy your music wherever you may be.

If ever you feel the need to listen to your favorite radio station, DJ, the breaking news, sports, or the latest hits, the phone comes with an integrated FM radio. With this built in radio, there is no more need to get a separate radio. If you have a lot of tracks to store, the Nokia C5 has all the storage space you may need. The mobile phone can support up to 16 GB from a microSD. This simply means that you can store all of your favorite tracks and enjoy them wherever you go.

If you have a lot of tracks stored in your PC’s hard drive, you do not have to go home to your PC just to enjoy your music. All you have to do is connect the Nokia C5 to your PC, and transfer as many tracks as the microSD can hold. You can also do this the other way around.

If you are looking for new music, you do not need to go anywhere else to get them. All you need to do is access the Nokia Music store on the phone, and you get access to literally thousands of tracks from a variety of artists. You can visit the site, purchase, and download the new tracks directly to the phone. Music will always be a part of our lives, and this phone allows you the luxury of enjoying music wherever you go at any time. This is how you enjoy music on the Nokia C5.

Top News of the Hour – Good News Prohibited

When ordinary people in our society perform good deeds or services that are commendable and extraordinary, the media seldom has the space to publish it or the time to broadcast it. However, to report about celebrities, the rich and famous, or corrupt politicians going about their usual scandalous lives, ding-ding-ding! The media considers them as the jackpot for top news of the hour.

Let’s face it. A vast number of magazines, TV shows, popular internet sites, and radio stations report routinely about criminals who commit dreadful and unacceptable offenses. Many of the reports actually equip would-be perpetrators with new ideas.

Yes, we need to be aware of the not so pleasant people and terrible things happening around us that may possibly affect us, but we should give more time and recognition to the average, everyday, hardworking people who are the backbones of our communities.

“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7)

As a nation, we should make every effort to remove the spotlight from hopelessness and despair and redirect our attention to the muscle and pride of our communities. Let us report on upstanding citizens, their accomplishments, and achievements.

Here are just a few of the many people whom we should recognize on a regular basis and regard them as breaking news every hour.

  • Grandparents raising their grandchildren.
  • Custodians and waste management workers who work to keep our businesses and towns clean.
  • Military members who serve our country and risk their lives to keep it safe.
  • Teachers who make a positive difference in the lives of our children.
  • Daycare workers who handle our most valuable assets.
  • Youth who obey their parents and consistently do well in school.
  • Fathers who love their families in words, thoughts, and deeds.
  • Firefighters, law enforcement personnel, and city maintenance workers who serve the community 24 hours a day.
  • Secretaries, nurses, and farm workers giving more to their jobs than the compensation they receive and the list goes on.

I urge everyone to take a few minutes of your time today to recognize and praise at least one individual for his or her work in our community. Begin to acknowledge and appreciate the good of those around you. Share positive affirmations and dwell on them daily. Detest listening to music that exploits and demeans. Refrain from reading stories that stifle growth, invoke fear, and crush our hopes. Let’s make good news, praise, and recognition the top news of the hour today and everyday.

Hip Hop Music – Hip Hop Is Alive

What has happened to hip hop music? I have seen a disgraceful turn for the worse on my tv screen, but let’s review some real hip hop music.

We will stick to only albums dropped recently. Of course, I highly recommend of all of these albums. I’m not going to criticize any of the albums. Simply because there is already a million people who have done so – with or without justification.

Let’s get started with the “Conscience Rapper” Common. I wish we didn’t have to use that particular terminology to categorize the rapper because all rappers should be conscience. It is basically the definition of hip-hop.

Common – Finding Forever

From the incredible “unforgivable” all the way to the radio smash hits, “The People” and “The Game” (no similarity to the west coast rapper at all) “, this album is worth your purchase.

Common puts together rhymes like a puzzle. Each piece being essential as the last. He uses intricate rhyme schemes, but still gets his point across in the most immaculate manner.

Common exchanges punchlines with Kayne West on “Southside”. My favorite collaboration between the two; up until this point. Kayne also produces this track as he does most of the album. West spits at the top of his game while spitting lyrics e.g. “I know you must be thinking its armorall flow because it never gets rusty”. Common on the other hand spits amazing lyrics himself, for example: “Your career was a typo, mine was written like a haiku.”

Though Common never comes out and blames the south for hip-hops decline ( that he mentions a multitude of times) the following lyric from “Start the Show” could be subject to misinterpretation, “You sing along wit it, inside you knowin it’s wack, Young who? I don’t need a openin act”. Common never backs down from a fight. He also mentions the lack of hip-hop spirit in the song “The Game”.

Is this Common’s best work? I don’t know. I personally like it better then his last album. Be had a completely different ambience to it though. I guess, we should give credit to Kayne.

I know this album could be perceived to have a few lackadaisical songs. Unlike fox news, I do give the other side. A counter perspective is available at Nobodysmiling [http://www.nobodysmiling.com/hiphop/album_review/87760.php]

Talib Kweli – Ear Drum

Talib’s recent effort has sixteen tracks that will fulfill any fans need for another album from the rap superstar.

He spits some of his most intellectual and deep thinking lyrics to date in “Ear Drum”.

Electrify one of the most soulful tracks on “Ear Drum” is perfectly titled as it does electrify you. Especially your mind as most of the album does.

The guests help the momentum of the album more than they hurt it. Demonstrated in songs like “Hostile Gospel” with Bun B and Pimp C, who seem to fit in very well in the banger by Just Blaze.

If Talib had to take it back to square one. I’m talking about the hip-hop classic “Reflection Eternal”. He definitely took a few paces in the right direction.

I’ll finish the review by saying that the album isn’t perfect, but perfection is in the beholder.

Brother Ali – The Undisputed Truth

Brother Ali probably would get his mic cut off by Bill O Reilly with his very open minded views on America. Actually more times than less, pessimistic views.

A “Letter From The Government” basically denounces the entire war. Ali blatantly states in the chorus, “I got a letter from the government the other day I opened and read and burned that man, The way that I live don’t concern that man, We gon’ have to settle this another way”. I guess he might also be talking about any possibility of a draft and his reaction. Maybe just a letter asking him to join the military. Nevertheless, one of the most intriguing songs that has been released this year.

The underground artist doesn’t stop there with his attitude towards America. Yes, his home country. On the track “Freedom ain’t free”. He annihilates our foreign policies. Especially when it comes to people who are starving in other countries. “So I use blood and sweat to butter my bread, Cos this cold world couldn’t give a fuck if I’m fed”.

If you are a liberal, you will probably take well to this album. He doesn’t like the war, he doesn’t like our foreign policies, and he doesn’t like how Muslims are being treated. He claims to be a devout Muslim in a few tracks.

If this album doesn’t make you sit back and think. You might want to get your brain examined.

El P – I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

Honestly. What can I say about this album that hasn’t been repeated a million times. This is a monster underground album. One of the biggest in the history of hip-hop. You haven’t heard of it? Funny, isn’t it? If you like Mike Jones, I suggest you don’t check out this album, if you’re a real hip-hop fan, it’s a must!

Nas – Hip Hop Is Dead

I don’t think anyone else has said this, but hip-hop needed this album. Not because it has the best work by my man Nas, but because we needed the history lesson. I learned a lot from this album, I didn’t even know.

It also gave me the motivation to go back and play some of those old albums. How much dust does your “Mc Shan” records have on them?

We need to remember our roots, which is a perfect segway for my next album.

The Roots – Game Theory

The Roots put together an album that flows together like Rakim and Eric B.

You won’t skip a track on this cd. I can guarantee you that. Black Thought’s not even at the top of his game. Am I the only one who finds that unbelievably scary?

The Roots are breaking ground in hip-hop. Although it’s underground in general, It’s ultimately refreshing.

Ghost Face – More Fish + Fishscale

I am absolutely exhilarated to get all this new Ghostface material. Though he has never been type to take a break from rapping. He comes back, probably full fledged with these two near classic albums.

Still spitting as mean as you would expect. If you want to learn to be an emcee. Study every move of Ghostface.

Killah Priest – The Offering

Though the album isn’t officially out. It did leak. I have heard nothing but positive reviews. I think this might be his best work to date.

The album also features some great artists like Canibus, Ras Kass, Kurupt, and Immortal Technique.