Experiencing Real Cuban Music Lessons

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Cuban Music Lessons | Comments Off on Experiencing Real Cuban Music Lessons

There is nothing more thrilling than spending a bit of your time travelling with the music on. This will add flavour to your trip, not to mention it will either make you feel excited or relax throughout your trip, depending on the kind of music you are listening to. Thank technology for making music more accessible today, but when learning them firsthand, you will need to approach a music teacher to teach you. Generally, the internet has already provided almost everything, but with a special kind of music like Cuban music lessons, you will need to travel to Cuba in order to experience personally what it feels to listen and learn the music they have.

When you travel Cuba, you will learn that every citizen there has a love for music. In fact, music is already embedded in every soul and is already a part of the culture of the Cubans, especially with the way they treat and communicate with each other – just like they are singing. In Trinidad alone, you will find a lot of musicians and among them, some can offer a few varying options which depends on your budget and your interests, too. You have a choice of arranging a single day workshop or even arrange private lessons with one of the prestigious and iconic Cuban musicians. Just do not forget to plan out what kind of music you want to learn prior to your visit in Cuba and pick a musician you would love to learn from. If your budget is not cut for private lessons, just look for packaged workshops where they teach an entire class the basics of Cuban music.

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There are different lessons that you can choose from. There are those that provide professional and non-professional lessons, depending on the instrument of your choosing. The instruments that Cuban music teaches are Cuban percussion, afro-cuban percussion, jazz improvisation, folkloric songs, mainstream or pop music, and a combination of practical and theoretical lessons for those who are interested to know more about how Cuban music came into being. Every student of Cuban music will be delighted to know how much the music in the country has evolved, yet most of them have remained rooted to its origins. You will even find some international music that has a blend of Cuban music into it. This is how influential the music in the country is. This is also the reason why a lot of travelers go to Cuba – to learn more about the music while experiencing the joy of traveling in Cuba.

The best way to experience Cuban music lessons is when you pair it with your travels. This way, you get to experience Cuban culture and at the same time get a taste and feel of what Cuban music is like. The lessons provided by most of the Cuban musicians are designed for the individual, the experience prior to your Cuban music lesson and the level that you want to achieve. The best way to learn Cuban music is to have a one-on-one session with a Cuban music teacher. All music teachers in Cuba are graduates from among the music specialist schools in the country and are handpicked according to their teaching prowess and instrument expertise.

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How To Effectively Take Group Photos

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Group Photos | Comments Off on How To Effectively Take Group Photos

The challenge of taking group photos is that when there are too many people in one place, some might get left out. Another challenge of it is when the client you work for wants a print size of the photo so small that nearly all heads look like a grain of sand. In order to effectively take a group photo, you need a couple of skills to master so that not a single one of the group gets left out. The background is also included into the photo and should be balanced well that the people in the photo are not overwhelmed.

Group Photos

If your photography session is already planned ahead, you need to prepare the right things to get the best group photos. Remember that people get bored easily when you are just preparing your equipment and the excitement to take pictures all dies down. This means that people do not like being kept waiting so you need ot think of your strategy ahead. Scope the location of the shot prior to the group photo session. Visualize of a scenario of a group of people on the location and choose a pose that will be best for them and to frame for your shot. Check out whether there are any heads hiding behind a person so that you can adjust the frame and their positioning. You also need to make sure that everyone involved in the photo should be notified that you want them in a couple of minutes ahead of the designated time.

The location is very important, too. It is where the group will stand and be taken for photos. For a start, try to give your picture a context, then choose a proper position in which the group will fit, a position wherein there is enough light to take a shot and a place that there are not too many distractions, especially with the background. Avoid taking group photos that your camera directly takes the front window as the light may reflect back on your camera, which will destroy the photo. Don’t forget to take as many shots as you can in the limited amount of time you are given. That is one of the coolest advantages of a digital camera – you do not have to worry about wasting film since you can just choose the perfect shot later. You also might want to get as close you can to the group you are taking pictures with.

There are so many techniques and skills you need to learn in order to become an efficient photographer. While group photos are usually planned ahead, there are times when you are requested to take group photos without any notice. In this case, what will really help you is experience. This is why those who pick up the camera and aim to become a professional photographer are recommended to take as many pictures as they can, accept minor jobs to enhance your skills in taking pictures. You will be presented with a lot of challenges during work, which will give you the experience you need to become efficient in being a photographer. You can contact top quality photographers in Melbourne to get the best group photos if you live around.

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Top 3 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Fun | Comments Off on Top 3 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes


The April Fool’s Tradition

On 1 April, April Fools’ Day is celebrated by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. This is an annual tradition which is wide spread across the globe. It was first mentioned in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales written in 1392. However the tradition of celebrating foolishness is probably as old as time and has its precursors in the Roman festival of Hilaria, the Holi festival of India, and the Medieval Feast of Fools. In the middle Ages, New Year’s Day was celebrated on 25 March in most European towns, however in some areas of France, New Year’s ended on 1 April. According to some writers, those who celebrated New Year’s on 1 January made fun of those who celebrated on other dates.

The Best Hoaxes

1st of April is the date when you can get a bit of laugh or get laughed at, either ways everyone love it. Even though today is not April Fool’s day, hopefully reading about these famous hoaxes will cheer you up and put a smile on your face. So, here they are! Five best of the best (of the bestest) April Fool’s day hoaxes and believe you me – the people (mostly) loved it! At least those who were laughing did!

  1. A Pitcher: part yogi, part recluse!

In April 1985 Sports Illustrated decided to play a hoax on their readers and have published a story about a rookie pitcher named Sidd Finch who could throw a baseball at 168 mph — 65 mph faster than the previous record. According to the article, Sidd Finch had never played baseball before, but he had mastered the “art of the pitch” in a Tibetan monastery (?) also according to the article he was recruited by the New York Mets to play baseball. Ah, the letters that the Sports Illustrated received! In reality, this story was a compnobodys-foollete non-sense, made up by the author George Plimpton.

  1. Gravity Problems?

In 1976, BBC Radio 2 announced that the Earth’s own gravity would temporarily lessen due to the fact that Pluto was passing behind Jupiter. According to the presenter, who was also a British astronomer, people would experience floating sensation. Not to mention the hundreds of phone calls received by the BBC Radio 2, of many the listeners who have genuinely claimed that they have felt this floating sensation! Oh, the power of media! April Fools!

  1. Aliens In London

Richard Branson played a hoax on Londoners by creating a hot-air balloon shaped like a UFO. Even though he played the hoax one day prior to April Fool’s Day, he still managed to scare off a police man who ran in the opposite direction when he saw a small, silver-suited figure emerging from the UFO.

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