Tis The Season To Start Learning Christmas Music

Hey guys! Todays Music Monday post will be about a topic that everyone likes to talk about in October, Christmas music!

You may have started to learn Christmas music if you play an instrument or sing in the choir at your church. Some of us, including me, might think that it is totally wrong to listen to “Frosty the Snowman” or “Jingle Bells” when it is 90 degrees outside. But, now is the time that we have to start learning these new songs, if we want to play or sing them in December.

Yesterday,at choir practise at my church, we starting learning a few new songs that came out just last year. These new songs share a great message of the birth of Jesus, and the real meaning of Christmas. Some people who I know listen to the same Christmas songs every December, or sing and play them at their church. But if you are like me, I get tired of listening to the same songs over and over again.

For this Christmas, if you sing or play an instrument, I encourage you to learn and perform new songs that share the real meaning of Christmas. Look for new songs that just came out this year or last, trust me, people will truly love these songs. If you perform at your church or sings in the choir, ask your music leader if you can try out these new songs.

So for Christmas this year, instead of clicking on your christmas music playlist on Spotify, branch out and play or listen to some new tunes. I hope that you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or in the contact tab at the top of the page. If you have a favorite Christmas song, please share it in the comments section!

Gavyn

 

 

Learning How To Play A Musical Instrument At A Young Age

Hey guys! Todays post on Music Mondays will be on Learning to play a musical instrument at a young age. Some of you might be in the process of learning how to play an instrument, and some of you might want to in the future. But I hope that this information will help you in your music carer.

When you have the opportunity in your teen years to learn how to play an instrument, it would be very wise to take that opportunity. In your teen years, you have more time on your hand to learn how to play an instrument than you will in later years. It will also be easier for you to learn in your teen years because of smaller fingers and you can focus better on it. It will be difficult at first, and you won’t be able to play the best, but stick with it and the practice will play off.

I know for some people the cost of learning to play an instrument is very expensive if you have to pay for it yourself. But there are some ways to cut the cost almost in half. At first, start to learn how to play an instrument that doesn’t cost very much. An instrument like the guitar, violon, or keyboard is inexpensive, and is great for beginners.

But when you are buying your first instrument to learn with, do not buy the most expensive instrument at the music store. I started out with 99 dollar guitar while my brother started out with a 300 dollar guitar. Yes, his guitar is easer to play, but mine has a better sound, and it wasn’t very expensive. As you get more advanced in your instrument, you have the opportunity to save up, and maybe buy a better instrument in the future. 

People may be telling you that when starting to learn how to play an instrument you need lessons. This is not really true, because some teens do very well teaching themselves how to play that instrument. Now if your parents are offering to pay for you to take lessons, it would be very wise for you to take them. But when you are wanting to learn without your parents funding it, I would buy a music book, instead of paying for lessons that are really expensive. Go to the music store and buy a Hal Leonard music book for your instrument. It may cost around 10-20 dollars, but it this best brand I have found by far.

I hope that this helped you guys! If you enjoyed this post or want to tell me about the instrument that you play, please leave a comment bellow!

Gavyn

Music Monday: 5 Best Songs For Your Workout Playlist

Good morning guys! Every Monday I will write a new post about something music related from the best playlists to tips on learning how to play an instrument. Todays post, will be on 5 Best Songs For Your Workout Playlist.

  1. -“Not Gonna Die” by Skillet. This is from Skillets ninth studio album, Rise. Not Gonna Die was Skillets fourth single,    released on June 10.
  2. “Machinehead” by Bush. Although an older released from Bush, this song in still a hit today and has been featured in many video games and movies. “Machinehead” was realised on April 9, 1996 as the fifth and last single from Bush’s 1994 album, Sixteen Stone.
  3. “Warriors”, by Imagine Dragons. First released on September 18, 2014 as a hit single, “Warriors” was made for a League of Legends music video. This soon made it a hit, and it was featured in the tv show, “Colony”, and the final trailer for Wonder Woman.
  4. “Bring It”, by Trapt. Although not as popular as the others, this Trapt single realised on December 7, 2011, will still make you do that last push up or rep.
  5. “In Waves” by Trivium. Released in August of 2011, In Waves has been played all around the world and has sold more than 81,000 copies.

Some of you may be thinking, “Why are these semi heavy metal songs good for working out?” A study at The University of Queensland found that heavy metal music can reduce stress, and help to control your emotions such and anger and sadness. But when chosing good songs to workout to, pick songs with a fast tempo that will keep you going and make you want to keep up. Base the music that you choose of the music that you regularly listen to and enjoy, this will keep you focused on your workout or whatever you are doing. Studys have shown that people work harder in their workout when listening to some kind of music even if it is not heavier music. So pick the music that you like and enjoy your workout. If you enjoyed this post, post leave a comment below, or in the contact bar at the top of the page.

Gavyn