So now you know you need a bass clarinet reeds at guitar center, off you pop down to your local music shop, or find one online. The first question they'll ask you is what kind of reed do you need? Narrowing it down to just "a clarinet reed" won't get you very far. You have to specify the strength of your reed. And choose a brand. And choose one of a range of reeds within that brand. And how many do you need to buy? So how can a little bit of cane be so diverse and complicated? How can you possibly choose?! Let's take a look at the first dilemma: Strength. Reeds are categorised by their thickness, and given a grading from 1 to 5, including half grades. Basically speaking, the thicker the reed, the more difficult it is to produce a note, but the nicer the note will sound. So, if you are a beginner, (and therefore in possession of relatively weak jaw muscles compared to a veteran), you should choose a low number, known as a "soft" reed. Around 1.5 would be good, but go for a 1 if the 1.5 is too difficult to blow on. As you get better, you'll gradually be able to progress to thicker reeds (known as "hard"). To get a decent sound, you need to be playing on a minimum 3.5, and most professionals will be playing on 4.5 to 5s. Personally, I play on a 3.5. Read more!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Star Cinema's new movie titled Starting Over Again starring Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga is going viral on web this morning, Jan. 21, 2014 (Philippine time) not just because of their undeniable chemistry onscreen but also because of their superb acting talent. The ultimate multi-media star Toni Gonzaga started her showbiz career via the soft drink commercial with Piolo Pascual some years ago, at the time, she was just a fan wishing to get the attention of a hunky actor Pascual. "I love you Piolo," this was her famous line in the commercial. It was a roller coaster ride for Toni, but because of her superb talent not just in acting but also in singing, she easily got the attention of the viewing public. And now, she is not just a fan who wishes to get the attention of a celebrity. Read more!
A clarinet is never complete with without a suitable mouthpiece that contributes to its overall timbre and pitch quality. Clarinet mouthpieces are generally attached on the instrument's top end. They can be made of different materials like hard rubber or plastic and they come in varying facing lengths. Using this clarinet mouthpieces guide, you can determine which type of mouthpiece is best for your instrument and your taste. In this gennusa clarinet mouthpieces, we shall compare the 2 kinds of materials that make up most of the clarinet mouthpieces made nowadays: plastic and hard rubber. Plastic: plastic mouthpieces for clarinets are made of durable and solid plastic. They are characterized by their lightweight and thin features, and because of these, you can only use them for a limited period of time only. They can eventually warp over time and can also crack without proper maintenance. However, they are readily available and inexpensive because of mass-production. Read more!
Aspirant Aiza Faeldonia, who was already turning into a huge fan favorite during the screenings, was shockingly eliminated. BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2014 40 OFFICIAL CANDIDATES: Anabel Christine Tia Angelique Celine de Leon Dian Carmela Querrer Diana Arevalo Ednornance 'Eds' Agustin Ellore Noelle Punzalan Emma Maty Tiglao Gabrielle Erika Ti Lo Kani Hannah Mariz dela Guerra Hannah Ruth Sison Hannah Sheena Manuel Janine Asanion Jeslyn Santos Joana Angelia Romero Joy Antonette Diaz Joy Marie Gangan Julian Aurine Flores Kenneth Santiago Kimverlyn Suiza Kris Tiffany Janson Krischelle Halili Krystal Alonday Ladylyn Riva Laura Victoria Lehman Leonalyn dela Cruz Mae Liezel Ramos Mary Ainjely Manalo Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti Mary Jean Lastimosa Nichole Marie Manalo Parul Shah Pia Wurtzbach Racquel Kabigting Sarah Jireh Asido Shauna Indra Curran Sherlien Dass Vanessa Saliba Vessica Sambo Yvethe Marie Santiago Zahara Mae Soriano Eliminated: Aiza Faeldonia Angeline King Caitlin Chao Camille Hiro Carla Jenina Lizardo Cindy Madduma Gladys Buenaventura Greta Busco Ina Guerrero Jamie Reyes Jeane Flores Lara Fontanilla Laverlyn Naluz Lea Forbes Maria Karizza de Guzman Mary Jane Caragay Mirtle Gimenez Mona Hammad Rickie Mae Bernabe Read more!
Lloyd Loar, an engineer with the Gibson Guitar Company of the loar guitar, designed an electrical pickup that registered the vibrations of the strings with a magnet and coil on the bridge. This electrical signal was then passed on to an amplifier, which rendered the sound. Oddly enough, Gibson was not the first company to produce a commercially advertised electric guitar. It was actually the Stromber-Voisinet Company who mimicked Lloyd Loar's design to create the fist commercial, amplified electric guitar in 1928. Read more!
MANILA, Philippines – National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will file a case Tuesday against a businessman and others involved in the alleged mauling of actor Vhong Navarro at a condominium unit in The Fort last Jan. 22. “(Perhaps) anytime today we will file the case already with the Department of Justice,” NBI Chief Virgilio Mendez told Inquirer Radio 990AM, referring to Cedric Lee. He said he has not read the specifics of the case but was sure the charges would include serious illegal detention and serious physical injuries. Mendez said a team headed by Vicente “Jun” de Guzman III, assistant director of NBI National Capital Region, had been working on the case since it came to their attention last week. Read more!