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Veronica Vasicka is a photographer, musician, DJ and founder of the epic record label and on-line music resource Minimal Wave. As one of the founding members of East Village Radio, she managed the station during its pirate days and began collecting obscure and long forgotten gems that fell somewhere between the Cold Wave, Post Punk and Minimal Synth genres. Not knowing what to classify these bands as, she coined the genre Minimal Wave and set up the website Minimalwave.org as an online resource to share her finds with the rest of the world.
The response to the website was huge and shortly after its launch, Veronica began tracking these artists down and re-issuing their work on the Minimal Wave label. Most of these bands recorded extremely limited copies of their work in their basements and shared their work with the world via John Peel's radio show and a handful of underground music mailings. The music released on the label is a stripped down, DIY and purer approach to mainstream synth pop. Never-the-less, fans of New Wave acts, and bands like Kraftwerk, New Order, and Joy Division who are seeking something a bit different or looking to expand upon the familiar genre, will not be disappointed.
In addition to running Minimal Wave, Veronica launched the Cititrax label as way to expose newer synth-based act as well as obscure House and Italo classics. She DJs bi-monthly around New York City and every Sunday night on her East Village Radio show, Minimal Electronik Plus.
Dwain Phillis jams with Tim from Didgeridoo Breath. For more didge music, resources and videos visit http://www.didgeridoodojo.com
Sanshi, Simon & Keyaki crank out this awesome didgeridoo jam. For didgeridoo music, resources and videos head to http://blog.didgeridoobreath.com and http://www.didgeridoodojo.com
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Five Green Peas is a fun rhyme for young children. Teaching ideas and resources for this rhyme are available from www.beatboppers.com. BeatBoppers.com specializes in downloadable music for early childhood and elementary aged children along with music resources for parents and teachers. Visit us for a free sample download.
Five green peas in a pea pod pressed
One grew, two grew and so did all the rest
They grew and they grew and they did not stop
They grew so big that the peas went POP!
This lesson is a great way for you to learn some blues comping, chording and solo ideas. The practice mp3 and PDF are available at www.mattday.ca under Music / Resources.
Enjoy this lesson!
"The Trooper" is a song written by Iron Maiden bass player Steve Harris. It is Iron Maiden's ninth single, and the second from their 1983 album Piece of Mind. The single was released on June 20, 1983. The song is about the Battle of Balaclava in 1854 during the Crimean War, and is at least partially based upon Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade", taking the viewpoint of one of the slain troopers, who, in the coverart, is perceived as a bald Eddie. It is known for the galloping triplet sound of its bass and electric guitar, as well as its catchy and memorable riff, and is a crowd favorite at concerts.
The music video features clips of the charge from the 1936 film The Charge of the Light Brigade, which was controversial due to the deaths of 200 horses and an actor during filming. On the Visions of the Beast DVD, a newer version of the video replaces the film footage with Flash animation by Camp Chaos. In the animation, Eddie - dressed in 19th Century British uniform and wielding two sabers - battles multiple caricatures of George W. Bush, Al Gore and Tipper Gore in a parody of the 2000 US presidential election. At one point, Tipper Gore paints 'RATED X' on a cannonball; this is a mocking reference to Tipper's involvement in the Parents Music Resource Center which successfully attempted to add warning labels to various records - many of them heavy metal - that they deemed inappropriate.
The first guitar solo in the studio version was performed by guitarist Adrian Smith and the second by guitarist Dave Murray. When Adrian Smith left the band in 1990, guitarist Janick Gers covered Adrian Smith's solo when the band played it live. Upon Smith's return to the band in 1999, both Smith and Gers perform the first solo in harmony, with Murray still performing the second alone (as can be heard on the live album rock In Rio).
Lead singer Bruce Dickinson introduced the song in the Rock in Rio (Brazil, 2001) concert by quoting some lines of the poem written by Alfred Lord Tennyson: "Into the valley of death, rode the six hundred... Cannon to right of them, cannon to left of them, volleyed and thundered, 'The Trooper'". Usually, Dickinson waves a British flag during the song (sometimes a flag different from the British), but on the last few tours he has also worn an authentic-looking red tunic.
"The Trooper" was re-released as a single in 2005 to help promote The Early Days DVD retrospective which covers the band's first eight years together. The live version comes from the double-live album Death on the Road, recorded live in Germany in 2003 and released in late 2005. Additional tracks include live performances from Iron Maiden's very first concert in support of The Early Days - a headlining performance at Germany's Rock am Ring festival.
The song is referenced in the novel World War Z, by Max Brooks. During a battle between U.S. Army Soldiers and zombies, "The Trooper" was played over loudspeakers as a way to draw the zombies into an ambush and to increase the morale of the soldiers.
The single's cover art forms part of a Loyalist mural in the city of Derry in Northern Ireland.
The song was featured in the video game Carmageddon 2 and a covered version of the song is featured in the 2006 video game Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360.
The song is often covered by American band Coheed and Cambria as a part of medley incorporating the track in a number of their originals. Coheed and Cambria recently recorded their version on the tribute CD Maiden Heaven: A Tribute to Iron Maiden released by Kerrang! magazine.
It is ranked #24 in Martin Popoff book "The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs Of All Time". Popoff put together this book by requesting thousands of metal fans, musicians, and journalists to send in their favourite heavy metal songs. Almost 18,000 individual votes were tallied and entered into a database from which the final rankings were derived.
The opening riff to The Trooper is played at the end of the song "Violate" on Iced Earth's Alive in Athens album.
The opening riff to The Trooper is played at the end of the song "Wishmaster" on Nightwish's live DVD/Cd, End of an Era.
▬▬▬(ஜ۩۞۩ஜ)▬ BEETHOVEN ▬(ஜ۩۞۩ஜ)▬▬▬
This is the **COMPLETE** version of Beethoven's 7th Symphony. One of the best rendition I have ever heard. Excellent sound quality.
Ludwig van Beethoven
7th Symphony, Full version
Thank you for watching this nice symphony...
Symphony No. 7 in A major (Opus 92) is a composition reflecting Beethoven's unparalleled wisdom. Beethoven began writing Symphony No. 7 in 1811 and completed it in 1812. He took his time to create something totally amazing, and this remains one of the best music ever written. This is the moment when we identify a modern stage in the composer's creation, where classical elements intertwine with romantic ones, thus generating a new expression far more intimate and more complex.
Movement I (Vivace)
The first movement starts with a long, expanded introduction marked "poco sustention", showing a solemn and majestic character. On the rhythmical background we hear the fine motif. This first part brings many new elements, easy to decipher, because the composer achieved perfection through sound. Here, we see Beethoven's distinctive use of rhythm and pioneering sense of key relationships.
Movement II (Allegretto)
The second movement is perhaps the most expressive part of this symphony. This movement was encored at the premiere and has remained popular since. It begins with the main melody played by the violas and cellos. The melody is then played by the second violins while the violas and cellos play a different melody which is equally important, described by George Grover as "a string of beauties hand-in-hand". While in the first movement the A major sonorities conferred greatness and sumptuousness, the theme in Movement II, in A minor, brings a whole new atmosphere, thus emphasizing the contrast between the two.
Movement III (Presto)
The third movement represents a splendid triumph in rendering the scherzo form. As a whole, it conveys a genuine bucolic scene with pictorial meanings and associations. With this (meno presto assai) in trio, the composer uses a theme from an Austrian folkloric song, the theme of which had been jotted down while Beethoven was in Teplitz.
Movement IV (Allegro)
The fourth movement emanates an immense joy from beginning to the end (allegro con brio). It is a whole series of images, full of energy and pleasure of life. This last movement is in sonata form, the coda of which contains an example of the dynamic marking ƒƒƒ (called forte fortissimo or fortississimo). Listening to this symphony's grand finale one can hardly decide what to think more astonishing: Beethoven's amazing creative fantasy, the impeccable form, the amazing talent in using all the musical resources in developing the themes, or his compact, luscious, sumptuous instrumentation.