Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull : A story

                                                                                                                                -Richard Bach
Book review
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, is one of Richard Bach's masterpieces. The Book speaks a lot with effective use of words. It would be one of the most inspiring books that you would ever read in your lifetime. 
     
It is a short story, based on the life of a Seagull -'Jonathan' who , unlike other Seagulls didn't live to eat. Jonathan rather enjoyed flying throughout the day and wanted to master it. The other Seagulls tried to prove him wrong.
His last priority of the day was food. He would dedicate his entire day in experimenting the different ways of flying ,learning a bit more everyday.
This made the other Seagulls of his flock angry and jealous, so they kicked him out of their flock. However, that didn't bother him at all. He dedicates his entire life to master flying and one day, he is invited to join his flock back. There after he returned, this time honored with respect and spent his entire life in propagating his hard earned knowledge.
"Richard Bach , with this book does two things
He gives me flight,
He makes me young."


Monday, 6 October 2014

TOP 5 APPS EVERY MUSICIAN SHOULD HAVE :)

5 ESSENTIAL APPS FOR EVERY MUSICIAN-

 1. LYRICS GRABBER:
lyrics grabber is an amazing app that has the lyrics for almost every song .It is available on IOS and android . All you have to do is to install that app and simply (as usual) play your songs. Instantly after the song starts you get a notification saying '' lyrics available'' , and thats all!! you have the lyrics of that song. optionally , you can also browse all your songs and view lyrics without playing the song.


2. GUITAR TUNA :
This app is essential for all musicians who play stringed instruments. Don't have a tuner, you don't need one. This app has the tunings of almost all instruments such as guitar , violin, mandolin etc. its has a simple and easy to use interface which enhances your experience of tuning. It also has a metronome player that is inbuilt, and a few games. Overall ; this has to be the best tuner app on android and iOS.


3. JAM DROID:
BACKING TRACKS !!! yeah, everyone needs backing tracks . This app solves your problems . It has thousands of ready to download mp3 backing tracks . It has an amazing interface that allows you swiftly move through and check out what you want. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY - you can download them and view them later, i.e even if you delete the app ,you won't lose your backing tracks.

4. ULTIMATE GUITAR, TABS.
This app boasts of having the largest collection of guitar tabs. IT helps you learn difficult guitar solos and songs in any easy play along and systematic way. You can also practice your vocals with it. Unfortunately it is a paid app. Using this  i learnt the Hotel California solo. you can also choose the sounds you want to hear , whether you want the tabs to be played with the background music or without it. My experience has been fantastic. It is worth for what you pay . It comes with an an inbuilt chord player.

5. GARAGE BAND:
Do I need to explain much ?? this is the best instrument player app on iOS. it has all your favorite instruments with their detailed equipment . PIANO ,DRUMS , GUITAR, BASS GUITAR, SMART DRUMS .....almost everything. It also has an amplifier . ????? what ? amp? yeah, you can connect your instrument with the aux input and use your apple device as an amp.interesting right .
JAM WITHOUT REAL INSTRUMENTS :)


                                                                -CHEERS 
                                                                Siddharth

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Fender Squier Review



Hey there ,
Guitarists,
Buying a Fender ?
Consider reading this before-

The Squier  series

 1.THE BULLET STRAT- This is Fender's most worked on , and cost effective series of guitar. It has an amazing bluesy sound along with its superb tremolo. My experience with this guitar has been satisfactory. Its drawback is that its fret board , only offers rosewood and hence loses its smoothness with a few years .Its tuners are equipped with fender's classic tuners which allow continuous playing for long hours.If you're buying of these ,buy the one with the SSS pick up . It has to be the best equipped guitar in its price. lets come to its appearance and looks........I'm not supposed to judge that .Am I? the picture explains it :)

 2.THE AFFINITY STRAT- I wouldn't recommend this one. The affinity series is known to have a couple of manufacturing defects . In playing, it has hardly one or two differences in the sound compared to the bullet strat. the new feature offered by this is the Fast Sliding Maple fret board.



3. THE ORIGINAL STRATOCASTOR- Fender's best and most expensive guitars come in this range. Hundreds of colors to choose from, pickups and necks. This has to be the best blues guitar series . They were used by jimi Hendrix, Mark Knopler, Eric Clapton etc. It posses the best tremolo ever made. The amazingly clean sound quality adds to the beauty.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MnylRaQC3w  check out This link for the creation of this unmatched legend.
 THE IRRESISTIBLE STRATOCASTORS



Wednesday, 7 May 2014

How to select the right guitar-

                -Tips on selecting the right guitar for yourself-

1) Know what kind of music you play- 

This doesn't matter while playing an acoustic. it all matters when you come to the electric. in the previous article you see your preferences.

2) Never go by brand name -

There are thousands of guitars better than stratocasters and Les Pauls. Always play and buy the guitar you like and not the popular ones suggested by others. 
That's called marketing a skill that Americans have mastered.
well, its true if you saw that logo on a local guitar ...you might end up buying it

3)And finally the most important point- 
Never ever buy a guitar ONLINE-
Guitars are things that cannot be bought just by looking at them. You must play it, only then will you get the actual feel and sound of the guitar. Never go by suggestions by other because you're buying YOUR guitar. You can choose the best guitar only after playing it.
                                                                   It may be cheaper to buy online along with more chances of getting cheated.
Guys I hope this article will help you in selecting the right guitar.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Fender vs Ibanez

Unable to decide between fender and ibanez  ??


A very popularly asked question..........to buy an ibanez or a fender ? Well here is the answer to this - (according to me )

It depends on the type of music you play - 
1) if you're into playing blues music Fender is the guitar for you....
2) And if you're into rock & heavy metal .......nothing better than ibanez

Well yes, if you play both, blues and heavy metal ........be on the safe side buy ibanez.

The best way to get the perfect guitar for yourself is to go and play the guitar you want for a few minutes and have your opinion.......and you'll realize all comparison given on internet was useless.

Budget - when it comes to the budget fixers what can beat a fender stratocaster  ???? 

According to my experience Fender guitars are way more durable and can resist falls.
I feel ( my thinking ) most of the ibanez guitars are copies of the fender stratocaster .

*with my experience i suggest fender....as they are way more durable and repairing them is easier............
                                                               In terms of looks every ibanez is unmatched and awesome.
Guys all that was my view........think about and and let me know about yours !!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Amazing innovation......

Everyone wants to be unique................., Everyone is unique ,.............making things that are unique is all what Innovation means....
Innovation is another name for creative invention
In-built wall extension cord
Now in the picture above we see an inbuilt wall extension cord. All of us have seen an electrical extension cord, and in-fact we also use it quite often for extending the power outlet to a longer reach. And we've also use power supply outlets for our daily needs . But what we have not seen is an INBUILT EXTENSION CORD which saves time as well as looks smart. So we did see just by combining two elements of our daily life we can form the third.
Hands free umbrella
Now the picture above explains another amazing innovation. We've seen umbrellas which are hand held, which restrict you from using mobile phones, eating things on the go, etc. But this is a simple wearable umbrella, which keeps your hand free ! Innovation consists of making the use of  the same object in different ways and modifying to make it easier to use....
For more brilliant innovation ideas have a look at this page- https://www.facebook.com/innovationthat.rocks