Gadgets For Musicians And Music Lovers

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After learning about how music effect’s our body, it’s time to know how you can enjoy it even more. Over the years, technology has robustly changed the way we enjoy music. Now you can enjoy high quality stadium sounds at home, play the guitar on your smartphone or take turns acting the DJ at a party with your friends.

You can even enjoy quality music while travelling, working or enjoying a gaming session on gaming sites like those in www.bingosweets.com.

This piece looks at some of the best gadgets designed for music lovers and professional artists alike.

UE Boom 2 speaker

The UE Boom 2 wireless speaker is a solution for people who regularly have reasons to play music from source at an event. This is the most updated version of Logitech’s Ultimate Ears speaker product. The speaker can stay functional for at least 15 hours which makes it a great option for music lovers on the move. The manufacturers went one better than others by ensuring that the UE Boom 2 is fully enabled to receive firmware updates on both iOS and Android.

Not only that, but the speaker’s ability to play music from different sources intermittently means you can now play your favorite Albums of 2015 while your friend plays his – avoiding any musical squabbles.

PRYMA headphones

Each year, the shop shelves are loaded with new headphones, often making it difficult to choose one that truly stands out. That was before the new Pryma headphones  hit the stores and quickly transformed the true meaning of a stylish pair of headphones. These headphones are handmade by Italian artisans using high quality leather, stainless steel, copper and die-cast aluminum. Unlike some others, these headphones are not just a style statement. They are engineered by Sonus Faber, top-tier audio constructionists, meaning you’re guaranteed high quality, robust sounds.

Jamstik+ smart guitar

In the age of smart technology, it’s somewhat surprising that it took this long to get our first smart guitar. The first thing you’ll notice when playing the Jamstik+ smart guitar, is that you’ll barely be able to tell the difference between it and a traditional instrument. The smart guitar features infrared sensors that will pair notes to your iPhone and iPad, so you won’t have to worry about tuning. After pairing the smart guitar with your phone, you can enjoy playing with the help of several guitar apps in the store – JamTutor and JamTutor 2 are probably the best apps you can pick up if you’re still a learner.

AfterShokz Bluez 2s headphones

We are constantly reminded about the dangers of listening to in-ear headphones, which makes AfterShokz’s Bluez 2s a gadget that everyone must have. This is a unique pair of wireless headphones that delivers sounds via your cheekbones. The world’s first cheekphones feature high quality sound and have incredible technology that keeps all audio limited to your hearing alone – meaning you won’t have to worry about disturbing anyone close by.

Archer Vinyl Record Player

Technology may have come a long way in a short time, but many of us just can’t leave behind the classic sound of a traditional spinning record. If you’re one of those older music lovers, you will love this chance to leave behind the world of smartphones and earbuds. The Archer Vinyl Record Player is your perfect gadget to relive the experience. It brings the classic turntable to the modern era but, of course, there is also an auxiliary input option just in case you suffer a little change of heart and feel like using that phone after all.

Let’s Sound Off About The Effects Of Music On Your Body

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Since the dawn of time, music has played a vital role in the everyday lives of cultures and communities across the globe. While there are plenty of examples of the importance of music and how it has helped shape the course of humanity, an increasing number of people have posed the question, “how does music affect me?”.

With a seemingly endless number of ways to enjoy our tunes – thanks to advancements in technology – you can now enjoy your favorite songs from anywhere and everywhere. What effects, if any, does sound and audio have on our bodies, our minds and our health? We’ll discuss these potential impacts below, so that you can be well-informed about the issue the next time you fire up your MP3 player.

The History of Sound

Various archaeological studies have suggested that music and the art of dance preceded the concept of language itself. This is important to understand; without spoken language, the role of music in societies would have served as an ulterior form of communication. Some of the functions that song and dance served during this time included the ability to introduce each other and convey emotion without the need for spoken language.

In many cultures throughout the world, the concepts of sound and medicine were tightly intertwined. From the Far East to Native American cultures, the sound and body were considered reliant upon one another for thousands of years. It was only in the 1700s that the concept of health and music therapy began to take on different roles: since then, music has been considered a form of entertainment and medicine began to take a more scientific approach. Did some cultures take the wrong path in separating these two concepts, though?

Music’s Reported Effects on the Brain

There is plenty of modern evidence to suggest that music plays an important role in language development and a healthy emotional state.

Oxford University has reported that music can immensely aid those who suffer from motor disorders, making it possible for those with disorders such as Tourette’s syndrome and Parkinson’s can drastically improve their ability to both understand and speak with the aid of song. Music therapy has also been shown to stimulate neural activity in patients with Alzheimer’s, helping these individuals recall past details and associating long-lost memories with the present.

When we examine cultures in the Far East and in Medieval Europe, the notion of frequency in song has also been a long-standing consideration.

Some people may have heard of the Solfeggio frequencies, which correspond with the more commonly-known concept of “do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do”. Buddhist monks have long used these exact frequencies in meditation, while European artisans and musicians believed that the connection between these frequencies and song was of divine origin. One thing is clear: many cultures from around the world have associated powerful connotations with these frequencies without input from or collaboration with one another.

How Does Music Affect My Body?

While the effects of music on brain development and recovery are clear, how does music affect our bodies at-large?

For starters, Harvard University has found that the role of classical music can aid recent victims of heart attacks and surgeries in their recoveries. In addition to this vital benefit, regular sessions with your favorite audio tracks correlate to an increased performance of your immune system, making it a great preventative measure for the common cold and other airborne illnesses.

In addition to these findings, music can help those who suffer from seizures; when Mozart music was played via piano for a trial group of seizure patients, most of them immediately began to suffer from fewer seizures. Forms of music therapy such as this are great, minimally-invasive ways to counter the negative effects that age and disease can have on our bodies.

The Short-term Effects of Music

Music has a tendency to lift our spirits and take us to a different world, and that is perhaps the most valuable short-term effect it provides. Whenever we are feeling down, we can plug in our earphones and enjoy some of our favorite tunes to feel better. The emotional release that music provides can be valuable in plenty of circumstances – those in which we already feel good and those in which we may be a bit down.

The release of endorphins during our favorite music sessions can also increase our motivation to exercise, which obviously can produce beneficial short-term and long-term health outcomes. With a recommended regimen of 30 minutes of exercise per day, music may be the key to fulfilling this oft-ignored mandate. The National Institutes of Health recommends the use of music while exercising to boost performance.

Our short-term memories are also dramatically improved through the use of music. While harsher, more intense forms of music can actually distract us and create false memories in retrospect, classical music and other, more soothing forms of music boost our ability to recall specific details and may even impact our ability to recall these instances over the long-term.

How Does Sound Impact Long-term Health?

Various studies have pointed out that classical music can play an important role in early childhood development, which is why so many people opt to listen to this genre while pregnant or with their newborns.

The effects are even more obvious for those who have learned how to play a musical instrument. One study by Northwestern University reported that those who play a musical instrument for at least four years will enjoy faster response times to speech and sound throughout their entire lives.

What This Means for You

The introduction of music at an early age in life can have a myriad number of positive effects on the human brain and body. Not only will most benefit from a better outlook on life and more enjoyment, but the health-related advantages are also numerous. Those who want to increase their ability to recall details, exercise more, stave off the aging process and be happy in general have a lot to benefit from if they incorporate music into their daily lives. The next time you fire up your MP3 player, remember that there’s a reason you enjoy music: it’s good for you!

New Pirate Bay Documentary! (TPB AFK)

The Pirate Bay – Away From Keyboard

Companies and governments alike have been trying to extinguish internet pirate’s for as long as they’ve been around. Simon Klose, a Swedish music/documentary filmmaker WANTS you to pirate his flick!

The Pirate Bay Logo

If you don’t know what The Pirate Bay (TPB) is or at least heard of it, then you’ve been seriously deprived of a world of almost limitless media. People for years have used TPB to download all of their movies, albums, TV shows and software. It’s not that they actually have all the files on their servers but that they are essentials a giant database that links to the files. It’s also the most popular and respected torrent website.

The documentary covers the tales of Pirate Bay administrators Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Fredrik Neji and Peter Sunde as they deal with their Sweden court case in 2009 regarding civil and criminal copyright laws. After conviction they are led to live life “away from keyboard”. The film can be bought or seen for free on YouTube/Pirate Bay torrent.

“The cool thing is that you guys are going to be part of the premiere.… We’re streaming the film online, for free. You can download it, you can share it, you can remix it… It’s all up to you,” said Klose. “I’m doing this because I believe – from a personal perspective – I want my films to be seen by as many people as possible, so my problem is that a normal copyright would become an obstacle between me and my audience.”

Watch it here:

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People Take A Bieber Cleaver To Themselves Over Smoking Reefer

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Just to start I want to clarify that I am not a fan of Justin Bieber whatsoever. In fact, many times I’d hear a song on the radio and ask people what chick is singing this and then be shocked to discover it’s actually a guy. All that aside I’m not hating on him because realistically there’s TONS of artists that have songs written for them or are told to perform a certain style. I guess it doesn’t help that in the beginning of his career he obviously hadn’t hit puberty hence why everyone who didn’t know him thought it was a girl. Everyone listens to different genres of music and that’s okay. Everyone SHOULD listen to different genres or at least I mean you should listen to whatever YOU want to listen to and you enjoy. A lot of people feel like they have to get into a particular artist or type of music because all of their friends do. To each their own.

So Justin smoked weed? Oh no, what are we going to do?! Your Uncle Bob, father/mother, sister/brother, cousin, teacher and countless others might smoke too? Oh, that’s okay. Get real. People smoke and drive and don’t kill other people but thousands of us are killed each month from drinking and driving accidents. Alcohol is legal though. Weed was put here on the earth naturally like many plants. The big difference is that it’s a plant that you can use unaltered and not man-made. Sure you can consider it a drug because yes it is mind altering just the same as coffee is a drug (yet only one of those will land you at one of the main celebrity rehabs). I think the big problem is that it’s pinned the way it is and put on display as an evil gateway drug that will corrupt your life. Once again I’m pretty sure alcohol has WAYYYYYY worse effects. Never heard of somebody overdosing on marijuana. It’s even used and proven to be effective in medical treatments.

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Crazed fans or “Beliebers” are outraged and apparently find that the only way to solve this so-called “problem” is to cut into their own flesh. Now THAT’S a problem. I can’t pretend to understand why someone cuts themselves because I obviously have never even thought about it since it seems so selfish and beyond absurd but I don’t need to take a razor to myself to know that it’s wrong and NO ONE should be doing it. You need help and a lot of people would be glad to aid you. To be so upset that someone else famous or not famous does something that you don’t is ridiculous. Should I take a knife to myself because Joey drinks, and not just that, he drinks WINE?! Realistically he should be able to do a drug that actually WILL devastate your body without people making a big deal out of it. It’s his life not yours. It’s not fair to put that pressure on someone and it’s unhealthy to put any one person on a pedestal in the first place. You will always be disappointed.

Now I know many people will take this contradictory or say something along the lines of, “You said to each their own and it’s his life not yours, so why shouldn’t someone cut themselves”? You’re right, you have all the capability to do it but should you do it at all? Even worse should you do it because of someone else? What does it truly accomplish? If you think your life is so bad or that there’s nothing left, you’re flat out WRONG. If you feel like you’re at the lowest point in human existence than all you can do is go up. Learn an instrument, start a business, heck make a blog! You can accomplish something greater in your life if you’re around compared to not. Maybe you’ll save someone who felt like you did once upon a time. Now THAT is an accomplishment.

I guess what I’m trying to say about cutting yourself and the whole blaming Justin Bieber for smoking weed is: “That shit is wack”.

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Airplanes by B.o.B Full Band Cover – FOR JULY

Maybe a bit old but here’s a cover of the song Airplanes I did a while back. Should I do more covers?

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