Music Playing is Nice when You Know Where to Buy Your Instrument!

When I started middle school I was told that extra curricular activities were good for my academic careers from one of my friends. I figured since I wasn’t permitted to play sports I would play the trumpet. This is where I got stumped because I didn’t know where to find a trumpet I never looked for one.

In my looking around for a music store I searched online for a store and went there to look for a trumpet. I found one store to be extremely helpful. Russo’s Music Center of Hamilton, New Jersey located on 1989 Arena Drive was a great place to find me the trumpet I wished to obtain. They not only sell trumpets they also have orchestral, brass wind, wood wind, guitars, bass guitars, live sound, recording, DJ & lighting equipment, cables & audio tools, basses, drums & percussion, amps & pedals, pro audio boards & switch boards, keyboards, and even books on the music and how to play your instrument. You don’t have money to buy an instrument? Well you are in luck still because Russo’s Music Center in Hamilton also rents out instruments with some requirements. They even give lessons for instruments like, guitar, drums, bass, piano, flute, saxophone, and clarinet.

All around this shop was very helpful. Given all the facilities, shopping variety, different ways to obtain the instruments and tie that with wonderful customer service and professional help I would say this is an all around store for the music lover in your family or within yourself. For further questions on Russo’s Music Center of Hamilton you can visit: or call (609) 888 0620 but if you ask me I would tell you to go to the actual store physically and experience the wonders first hand. Good Luck and Hope this helped. Thank you.

Dictum Musicus: Libretto

Air currents, rivers and tears flow
While words wander going wherever they go
Taking both writer and reader
To someplace they don’t yet know.
The wonder of words
Written and read.

Hearts and drums beat 
As birthing stanzas greet 
The eyes and minds 
Awash in their own precious realities. 
One they have met 
Something will give and 
Something will get.

Flashing ideas 
And associations, 
Incomplete creations 
Join and befriend 
A string of thought 
Without end. 
A partnership forged 
Between lines emaciated 
And engorged.

The gentle lavender of Spring 
Images the hopes 
That tomorrow may bring, 
While the sharp harsh thistle and thorn 
Cry out, too, 
To be born. 
Woven language 
Adrift on the shoreless 
Sea of humanity.

One ear 
Is all it takes 
To hear 
Or to care.

Is what has been set down 
What has been heard? 
It does not surprise us 
That the first 
Five Books of Moses 
Value, above all, 
The Word.

How to Upload Music on to Your Kindle

Uploading music to your Kindle is quick and easy, and what could possibly be more relaxing than having your favorite music to listen to while you read? All it takes is a few simple steps and you’ll have background music at the tip of your finger before you even know it.

Connect your Kindle to your computer and when it prompts you to open it’s file, be sure to do so. Next, open the music file on your computer, and select which songs you would like to add to your Kindle.

The important thing to remember when selecting the music for your Kindle, is to load the songs on your Kindle in the order that you would like to listen to them. Music on the Kindle is still being developed, and at this time there is no way to view your list of songs or select a specific song from your Kindle. You can skip songs if you would like, but that is as far as selection options go.

Once you have transferred all of the songs you would like to upload, on your Kindle press the “Menu” button and use the four-way button to move down to “Experimental”. Select “Play Music” under the Play MP3 option. You will hear the music begin to play.

The volume control is located at the bottom of your Kindle at the left. You can hold down the “ALT” key and press the spacebar to stop or play, and you can use the “F” key to skip to the next track.

That’s all there is to it! Happy reading!

Her Regrets and Her Music

She takes her regrets to the microphone stand,
Everybody wants to hold her shaky hands

Her music is so beautiful and her lyrics are so sweet, 
She sings about her accomplishments as well as her defeats

She slides her hand around the neck, 
She’s so peculiar and her life’s such a wreck

If just one time she could make it through, 
I know she’d sing a song for you

Without the music in her soul, 
She’s always distant and her heart’s so cold

She takes her regrets to the microphone stand, 
She lets it all out and she feels so grand

How Do I Add My Own Music in IDVD?

If you own a MacBook and are trying to learn how to use iDVD to create your own DVDs, this guide will help you in the music area. This guide will show you how to add your own music to your projects in iDVD. You will need to begin by opening the project you are working on. 

Music Files

When it comes to the type of music files you can use, you can use just about any type of file format such as MP3, AIFF, WAV, Apple Lossless, and AAC. That should cover just about every type of music file you have on your MacBook. So, let’s start with adding your music to your DVD project you are working on!

Media Button

Start by locating and clicking the Media button in iDVD. Once you click the Media button, you will see the menu on the right side of your program. Look for the Audio tab and click it. That will load a menu on the right side of your screen. This is where you will need to place your music files that you want to use for the project you are working on.

Adding the Music Files

You are now ready to add your music files. You will have to use the files from your iTunes folder or the GarageBand folder. Open the folder that has the song files you want to use. When it opens, locate and select the music that you want to use. Once you have selected the music, drag it to the iDVD menu that you opened above and drop them.

Playing the Music Files with the DVD

Now you can play the music with the DVD by clicking the Motion button. When you are ready to stop it, click the Motion button again.

Once you have added the music to your iDVD project, you can continue on with your DVD. You can add transition effects and more to create your DVD. Most of the themes already come with music, so if you have a theme with music, you can use it instead of adding your own music unless you just want to use your own.

Silas Goss: Music from the Midwest

Silas Goss is from Wichita, Kansas. He is behind the musical project called Lava Lava. According to Goss, a lava lava is a garment worn by both males and females in Polynesia. It is also a term that just happened to get stuck in his head one day. He couldn’t quite forget it, so therefore it remains.

Lava Lava can best be described as a mix between electronic and acoustic, focusing on themes that have been inspired by events in Goss’ life. In his recent album, Life as the Memory, Goss describes his relationships with people.

Life as the Memory is a look at how my life has turned out, and the pattern that I go through with friends… I have never considered anyone a true best friend. I have a tendency to cut people out of my life without warning, or being cut of someone else’s life without warning. Thus living life as a memory in other people’s minds,” he says.

Goss finds solace in creating music, and is becoming more aware of a budding independent music and art scene in Wichita. Midwest talent is recognized by organizations such as Hartke Records and Midwest Showcase. Goss is ecstatic that independent artists are being acknowledged and is optimistic about Wichita heading in this direction.

“Life in Wichita has always been good for me. Finally, the music and indie art scene is really starting to boom and bringing out a really nice flavor of Wichita that I haven’t seen before. There is abundant untouched talent in the mid-west,” he says.

Although he is presently a solo artist, Goss is busy forming a full band. He will continue to find inspiration through other independent artists and personal experiences. Goss names Joseph Knapp (Son, Ambulance), Doug Martsch (Built To Spill), Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Maria Taylor (Azure Ray) as his musical heroes.

To other musicians he says this: “Don’t listen to the radio. You will find your biggest inspiration from other musicians that are making music from their soul. You can easily tell the difference between a corporate produced song, and a song that genuinely comes from the artist as an expression of their feelings or situation. ”

The Type of Music You Listen to Can Alleviate Depression

I have always preached that balance is key in all areas of life. This is also true in the area of the type of music we choose to listen to. Usually most of us are used to listening to a particular type of music but we are still depressed. Anything that does not alleviate depression is probably not good for it either. I have come to realize that as a Christian…listening to all Christian music is good but too excessive. With my discovery I opened my mind to other types of music that do not disturb my believes and I assure that my mind has been so relaxed and free since then.

Most of us are used to listening to particular types of music and it has become a lifestyle and routine. One thing that is bad for depression is routines. Routines are boring and slow. I want to encourage you to try a different styles of music that doesn’t conflict with your faith or believe. You can do this. For example, if you are used to listening to all Christian music like me…try love songs or jazz …these music are pure lyrically but they give you a different feeling. They stimulate the mind causing excitement in your heart and brain.

The types of music we choose to listen to is also vital…if you are an all time Jesus freak like me …try different types and genres of Christian music. There are a lot out there. You could also try the genre soul. If you are a rocker also like myself you could try the pop genre or even different types of rock. The goal is to feel better. Feeling better entails leaving your box. Trying new things, as you test to see if you enjoy them is very healthy mentally.

Life is full of diversity. Do not let anyone box you in or even worse box yourself in. You can explore. You can have fun. You can live your life the right way without being too bored. You are blessed with life so take advantage of what it has to offer. Depression is just a zap away and all you need to do is live without doing the wrong thing but trying new things and experiencing various art forms like music.

The Gospel Music Channel – Family Friendly Shows, Movies & More

The Gospel Music Channel can be seen on DirecTV on channel 338. It is considered to be a very family friendly station. There is never a need to wonder if anything inappropriate will ever be shown. It has various movies and shows daily that can be seen with the entire family. This station only airs good quality shows. The basis for this station is founded on a strong, Christian foundation.

Every Friday night is family movie night on the Gospel Music Channel. This weekend, the movie called Flipper will be shown. The movies on Friday nights usually have something to do with an animal, and the theme is interesting and fascinating for children and adults as well. Flipper is about a dolphin and it is a comedy. Other GMC movies are Miles from NoWhere, A River Runs Through it, and the Wiz, a musical, just to name a few. Other movies consist of the Promised Land, Judgment and Tribulation.

Some of the daily shows consist of Amen, (starring Clifton Davis) Sister Sister, Doc, (starring Billy Ray Cyrus), Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman with Jane Seymour and Sue Thomas FB Eye which is a true story of a deaf woman who worked for the FBI. She was very valuable because she was able to read lips. Again, all these programs are clean cut and appropriate for all ages.

On the website,, the home page displays current news of what is going on in the Christian world. There are also current album reviews of famous Christian artists. They also post interviews of the artists and have a list of the current featured artists. On the current list is Natalie Grant, Melinda Watts, and Amy Grant just to name a few. There is also a section of videos where you can see and hear your favorite artist’s song or songs. The website also contains current news and blogs of artists.

You can also shop online on the Gospel Music Channel. You can purchase items such as CD’s, apparel and movies. You can also listen to music online. For more information on the shows, movies, videos, etc. visit If you haven’t tuned in to this channel yet, I encourage you to do so. There is something for everyone.

DIY Custom Music Tray

The materials that you will need to make a sheet music tray are:




Sheet music


Mod Podge

Paint brushes

Step One: Apply a coat of primer to the tray and let it dry.

Step Two: Apply a coat of paint to the tray and let it dry. It may be a good idea to apply 1 more coat of paint.

Step Three: Determine how you would like to arrange the music on the tray. You may have to cut it in strips or only use certain excerpts. How you want it arranged is completely up to you.

Step Four: Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the inside bottom of the tray.

Step Five: Carefully lay your music on top of the Mod Podge (in the arrangement you chose). Be careful to avoid bubbles. If they occur try to smooth them out with something that is dry. Your finger works well.

Step Six: Once you have the tray covered in music and all the bubbles and wrinkles out, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the music. Let it dry.

Step Seven: Once it is dry apply at least one more coat of Mod Podge. This will act as a sealant so that your music doesn’t get destroyed. Allow it to dry completely.

A great idea for this tray is to use music that has a meaning. A common option is the music you and your spouse had at your wedding. The music makes the tray look so classic but the words give a special hidden meaning.

There you have a one of a kind music tray. A tray that is custom for you. This tray would also make a great gift for a music lover. Just apply their favorite song to the tray and you have made someone’s day.

How to Copyright MP3 Music

If you are a musical performer, you probably want to be able to be paid for your work. This is, of course, reasonable. After all, the music that you play is something special that few people can create. You should be able to receive remuneration for your efforts, just like a home builder or a college professor.

To insure that you are paid for your work and that no one else can use your music without your permission, it is important that you copyright your music. This includes music that you create in any format, whether it is on a CD or even an MP3. Copyright is the legal recognition that you own the MP3 music, and that anyone who wishes to use the MP3 music must get your permission before they do so.

How exactly, though, do you go about copyrighting MP3 music? There are several steps involved in the process:

1. Make sure you have a license to record the musical composition. If you didn’t write the music, you will need to have permission from the copyright owner in order to do so.

2. From the moment you create the recording, you are the legal owner and you have copyright. Everything you do from here is designed to insure that your copyright is legally recognized.

3. You can, for a fee, register your MP3 music with the Library of Congress. This will insure that there is a public record of the copyright of your MP3 music. This is probably the most reliable and safest way to copyright MP3 music.

4. There are other ways to copyright MP3 music, as well. You can, for example, mail yourself a Compact Disc with your copyrighted MP3 music on the disc. Leave the envelope sealed. The date on the postmark stamp may be able to be used to prove you mailed it to yourself on a given date, which may be able to help you establish proof of your copyright to the MP3 music.

In addition, you need to make sure you are clear about your copyright with other folks. If you put your MP3 on your web site, make sure you note that the file is copyrighted, even if you are giving it away for free, so that someone else can’t try to claim the copyright for your MP3 music.