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The benefits from learning English through songs and music

Music can not only entertain you or improve your mood when it’s needed. It’s also a great tool for improving your language skills. The scientific researches proved that our brain is able to learn something new from songs. All you need is finding some foreign songs and listening to them regularly. Your comprehensive, speaking and grammar skills will develop from this.

Songs are also a great source of useful expressions and terms. You may learn new words with their help with no need to sit with a vocabulary. One more benefit from this is that the artists, as a rule, use lexicons that are really usable in their country or region. That’s the great advantage in comparison with the outdated dictionaries that you may use.

Another benefit is an opportunity to listen to the tone and rhythm of the real English. It can differ from the way you pronounce the words, – that’s why we can call it ‘the practical knowledge’.

A regular listening to the English songs is also great if you want to make the language stuck in your head. It’s the simplest way to do it, but once you do – you will play over and over them in your mind. As a result, learning this language (it may not be the English only) becomes much simpler.

Turn music into a daily habit. That’s the quickest way to get used to hearing the foreign speech and to improve your English skills dramatically!

Things You Shouldn’t Do At A Concert – Part Two

Here’s part 2 of things to avoid doing when attending a concert (regardless of how hard you feel like rockin’ out).

Wear The Band’s T-Shirt

Unless you just arrived at the show from an Ironman triathlon and needed to change out of your mud, sweat and blood-soaked gear and into the band shirt you just bought at the merch table, it’s simply a straight faux pas to wear the shirt of the band you’re seeing at the concert. Everybody knows you like them — you’re at the show after all. That being said, nowadays artists make most of their income from touring, so if you like their T-shirts, definitely cop one, just save wearing it for after the show.

Unprovoked Song Requests

While it’s awesome to hear that people love your work so much they are dying to hear a song, shouting out a request is not welcome by every artist. Most bands put some time into their set list and have already figured out the order of songs they’re going to play beforehand. If the artist does ask for requests or isn’t sure what they should play next, then go for it, but otherwise, you went to their show, so just let them do their thing.

Pushing To Get To The Front

If you didn’t get to the front before the band started and there isn’t easy access, don’t be one of those people who wedges themselves in between fellow concert goers like there’s time to get to the front and plenty of space to do so. You will inevitably get stuck in front of someone, cramping their space and making a dozen semi-enemies along the way. Get there early and stake out a spot before the show. Rock out. Rinse and repeat.



Things You Shouldn’t Do At A Concert – Part One

1. Excessive Smartphone Use
If we had only one major no-no for concert goers, this would be it. Let’s be blunt: you don’t need to film the show on your smartphone, let alone your tablet. It’s very likely that someone else is already doing the same, and that they also look ridiculous watching the whole show from their phone’s screen instead of in real life. Plus, you’re probably blocking other people’s views of the performance. Yes, we are all addicted to our smartphones, and it’s hard to put them down, but you paid your hard-earned money to see the show, so be present and enjoy it. You’ll only get to have that experience once.
2. Get on the Stage
A really awesome band can be electrifying — you feel like you want to be up there with them — but it might be better to try to avoid that urge. The artists have most likely put a lot of effort into curating a performance for you, and fans getting on stage distracts them from that. It’s like sitting at the President’s desk; you just don’t do it. Anyway, you wouldn’t want to get body-slammed by Action Bronson — something he’s famously done to stage-encroachers many times.
3. Unannounced Stage Dive
If you do find yourself on stage, either encouraged by good vibes or welcomed by the band, take a second to scout several homies who are paying attention before taking the leap. We totally get the excitement and in-the-moment feeling, but we’ve also witnessed more than a few amped up knuckleheads rush a stage dive only to be caught by the hard floor, which is a lot less caring than your fellow fans. Not fun.

Winter Music Conference

The Winter Music Conference or “WMC” was founded in 1985 by then DJs and record pool directors Bill Kelly and Louis Possenti. Held annually in Miami Beach, Florida, the conference hosts around 100,000 people. The first Winter Music Conference took place at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott February 19–21, 1986 with approximately 80 dance music industry insiders in attendance. The event festivities are presented across Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. A major event is the International Dance Music Awards. The event commands a major international draw with around 38% of attendees coming from outside the United States.

The conference serves as a platform for many underground and indie artists from over 70 different countries who spend the conference at events and panels; it is also a medium used by several entrepreneurs and consumer electronics companies to present their businesses and technological developments.

The WMC & The Recording Academy began in 1996 – a partnership presenting The Producers Forum, a gathering of legendary artists. Waxpoetics Magazine, JBL, and Stanton sponsored the first International Record Collectors Show in 2007.The WMC 2009 introduced the first annual WMC VJ Challenge at The Miami Beach Resort & Spa with celebrity hosts, judges, and VJs from various parts of the world hosted by VJ Psyberpxie and Felix Sama. This inaugural year of the competition resulted in Sergey Lobodln (Moscow, Russia), walking away with the top winner prize.

In 2010, the VJ Challenge was expanded into two areas of competition; Video Mixing and Audio/Visual Mixing. The 2010 VJ Challenge winners were AeonChild (Boulder, Colorado) in the video category and Eclectic Method (London/NYC) in the Audio/Visual category. The Miami Beach Resort also received the performance of the RoboMusic Demo in which Funkstar De Luxe and RoboProfessor (Henrik Hautop Lund) create live interactive compositions of RoboMusic.


The Best Classical Music For Fall Time – Part Two

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Autumn section of Folk Songs of the Four Seasons
First performed in 1950 but not recorded until 2009, Vaughan Williams’s “folk song cantata” was composed for a women’s choral festival; the composer was pleased to have the opportunity to write a piece specifically designed for amateur singers. The Autumn section of the cantata features the elegiac “Unquiet Grave” (in which, as the composer put it, “the young maiden meets her dead lover among the storms and cold winds of autumn”) bookended by two harvest songs.
Charles Ives, The Unanswered Question
I was telling American Public Media’s Steve Staruch that I like to listen to Ives in the fall, in part because autumn reminds me of New England and Ives was such a quintessential New England composer. “The Unanswered Question,” agreed Steve, “goes well in the fall.”
John Adams, Shaker Loops
John Adams is another famous New England composer, raised in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The humming strings in this early masterpiece are meant to represent the Shakers’ practice of vibrating violently during religious worship, but the sound also evokes leaves rustling in the autumn wind.