Goa has a unique blend of socio-religious culture. Being a predominantly Roman Catholic society, there are more Christian festivals in Goa. The Goanese calendar is marked by several feast days, thanksgiving, monsoon celebrations, and processions, and the temples and churches of Goa are unique in their celebration of these festivals. Shigmo, the Goanese version of Holi, is celebrated in the month of February and March. The Yatra of Shree Lairai Temple in Sirigao, features the Dhond, devotees, walking through the Homakund, fire.

The Feast of Our Lady of Miracles, celebrated 16 days after the Easter, is secular by nature and is celebrated with pomp and show by both Hindus and Christians. The feast of the three kings at Reis Magos Cuelim and the feast of St Francis Xavier, at Old Goa held in December every year are unique and elaborate. Igitun Chalne, held at Sirigao temple in Bicholim during May, is one of Goa is most distinctive festivals. The main attraction of the festival comes when devotees of Goddess Lairaya walk across burning coals to prove their devotion.

The Gabin Tower Memorial Festival was a large Goa festival, which took place between August 4, 2006 and August 6, 2006 on the site of the former Warsaw Radio Mast (also known as Gabin Tower) at Gabin, Poland as remember for the 15th anniversary of its collapse. Gabin Tower Memorial Festival was one of the largest Goa festivals in Europe and visited by 18043 people. Gabin Tower Memorial Festival offered contrary to other Goa parties also some very interesting non-musical highlights,like a laserbeam directed to the sky, mass-launches of balloons carrying a lightstick (a balloon-carried light effect), special contests for radiofreaks and a pickpocket contest, at which one had to try to steal dolls equipped with sensoric equipment something out of their pockets.

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) (sometimes referred to as the India International Film Festival) is a ten-to-eleven day film festival organised by the Indian Directorate of Film Festivals and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The first IFFI was held in 1952; since 1975, it has been held annually. The thirty sixth festival was held in Goa, between the 24th of November and the 4th of December 2005. The 37th IFFI was held from November 23 to December 3 2006, in the coastal state of Goa. This festival’s top prize- the Golden Peacock will also carry along with it a cash prize of a million rupees, and goes to the director of the prize-winning film.

The most promising director gets a silver peacock and a cash prize of half-a-million rupees (Rs 500,000). There’s also a special jury award, of a silver peacock and a cash prize of half-a-million rupees for an individual’s artistic contribution. As usual, this festival is being organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, of the Government of India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, in collaboration with the State Government of Goa and the Indian film industry. This festival is recognised by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).

The FIAPF (the French acronym for the International Federation of Film Producers Associations) was created in 1977. It is an organization composed with 31 member associations from 25 of the leading audiovisual production countries. FIAPF is also in charge of supervising international film festivals, including some of the world’s most important ones. Organisers said the festival being held for the third time in Goa, after moving out of New Delhi aims at providing a typical platform for the cinematographies of the world to project the excellence of the film art.It is goal also includes contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos, and promoting friendship and co-operation among peoples of the world.

For the competition, films must be feature-films completed between August 2005 and August 2006. Rules for the festival say that except for films produced in India, the film should not have been shown in India. Selection of Indian films for the competition will be done from the entries of Indian Panorama feature films. Films for the festival must also be made by directors of Asian, African and Latin American descent and produced in an Asian or African or Latin American country. There are separate rules for co-productions.

Beats are the life makers of all good music. You will enjoy the song mainly due to the presence of matching beats rather than the lyrics. In fact beats forms the layout of music. There are many types of beats and people prefer one another depending on their choice. The world has already seen many talented people who are capable of making energetic beats along with lyrics. Also there are several people around who are having the real talent in producing perfect beats but are still not known to the outside world. They will remain popular only in their group and this might be due to various reasons. Some people always gives importance to their privacy and will be content with what they have achieved so far and others will be facing many other financial constraints and this will be the main villain blocking their road to the outside world.

There are many online ventures up and running on world wide web in order to help those needy people in bringing their beats and music to the lime light. This task might be accomplished by making use of all the facilities provided in the websites effectively without wasting your time. Most of the beginners will be doubtful regarding the type of music production soft wares to be chosen in order to make their beats. It is sure that all the soft wares will not be able to provide you the required facilities and other theme as per your likings. Most of these websites will provide you the proper guidance that might be taken as the stepping stones to your success. Also they’ll help you to upload your beats in your name so that it might be surfed by many online users.

In this way slowly your beats will start gaining popularity among music lovers. In order to take maximum advantage about this feature you should definitely make use of your talent in creating the ideal out of you using the beat software. This is in fact is not going to cause any trouble to you in the form of money constraints and so on. You should be very careful while choosing your beat making software as it should provide you the facility of converting your beats or tract into any widely seen file format by which it might be played on any music software. Thus these are acting as a very good forum for aspiring musicians.

The signal that a microphone picks up is actually very low, and needs to be boosted for it to be used with your recording device. This is exactly what a mic-preamp does; it boosts the signal to a level that is useable for recording.

Initially, you’ll probably need to use the pre-amps built into your mixer or interface, if you happen to have either, as it will save money. However, these kinds of preamps are often of a fairly low quality. Basically, with mic preamps, you pay for sound quality. Musicians after the absolute best quality sound could well spend $3000 on a preamp. If however you are just starting out and have perhaps a budget of $1000 you could use the preamps on your mixer or your audio interface.

It’s not only budget that affects the output quality on the preamp, you must also know how correctly set levels etc. Let’s talk a little about the features you’ll find on most mic preamps, and any tips to ensure you get the optimal sound.

Input –

Set the input to high as possible providing the meters are not crossing into the red. Having the levels reaching red is introducing distortion, which is going to go through the entire signal path. Meaning that when you listen back to your recording on the computer, you’re likely to hear a lot of crackling noises. So again, push the signal as high as possible but do not let it enter the red.

Pad –

This is a great feature if you are recording sounds other than guitar. For instance if you were to mic a loud sound source like snare drum even with the input turned all the way down the levels may still be hitting red. Select this feature and it will help to tame the sound further and make it useable.

Phantom Power –

This is a power source that is sent through a mic cable to a microphone that needs it, such as a condenser mic. It’s good to note that any fairly cheap preamps only offer +30v, and any condenser mics may not perform to their best at this level. It’s nice to have phantom power built in to your mic preamp otherwise you would have to get a separate phantom power source.

Number Of Preamps –

This can range from one single preamp right through to eight preamps in one box. What you are recording will generally determine how many you will need. Vocals are usually recorded in mono, whilst acoustic guitars could be recorded in stereo. Perhaps you are recording an entire band and require one for each amplifier and vocalist, along with several for the drums.

High Pass Filtering –

This generally means that all the highs will pass through while the lows are cut. Mics pick up an astounding amount of bass so this is a great feature to have. Of course, this can be corrected using software, though you may as well resolve the problem at the source so you don’t have to worry about it later.

Hopefully this has given you an insight to what a mic preamp does, and what features to look for when shopping around. Have a read through the bullet points again and compare your list of needs with the features of available on a variety of preamps. Hopefully you will be able to find a product that suits your needs.

Music mastering is a very useful procedure after music has been recorded and mixed. It will be up to the record label, musicians or producer to choose a suitable place for the music to be mastered. In many instances the band will have worked with a reputable engineer and be able to ensure the quality of the results through experience with a competent individual. For many people it will be the fist time looking for a mastering engineer and as such they will need to research a little to find someone with the appropriate equipment and abilities. Of course the search engines will be a good place to start as with many products and services. However there are few things to be aware of in order to select online mastering that is both reputable and good value. The music industry has changed considerably over the last 10 years and the mastering process used to be very expensive and there were relatively few people offering the service. Now you will come across many online mastering studios. In fact almost too many and this is why it is prudent to apply some knowledge in selecting a high quality and reasonably priced service.

When searching for an online mastering studio your should make an assessment of the websites that you visit. The website will be able to give a lot of information about whether the mastering studio is credible or not. The very first thing to note is whether the website is purely text and graphics based. Many mastering websites can be set up for $100.00 per yr and so it is very easy to get a site online that may not be able to back up the claims. So search for websites that are willing to show pictures of the equipment that the studio owns and works with. An absence of pictures would appear a little unusual to me, some studios may show stock manufacturers photo’s of high end audio equipment but you will not see a picture of the equipment in the studio and in a rack. Any reputable mastering studio would surely need to show off the equipment that they proudly own.

I also recommend looking at the working history of the engineer, many studios skip over this important information. The skill of the individual who masters the audio tracks is going to have a direct impact on the end results. I suggest looking at the website and finding details of the engineers professional work experience and seeing if they seem to have appropriate experience and also length of experience. Mastering is not a time for trainees, the inexperienced or practicing on the job. Audio mastering is where final decisions regarding the tonal response of music are made, this can quite simply improve the music or have a detrhymental impact. So be sure of the engineers experience and employ an individual who has had many years of professional experience working in related audio fields.

Equipment for mastering is also important, most mastering studios will be using a combination of analog and digital equipment and it would be wise that any chosen studio has a choice of these two technologies. A mastering studio only using digital tools has opted for the low cost version tool set. Good work can be done with digital tools but the best mastering is always done in conjunction with high quality analog tools. Analog tools are often quite expensive but allow greater range of tonal qualities to be passed to the audio, something which is very desirable in these days of “in the box” digital music production.

One very significant piece of equipment that relates to mastering music is high end reproduction equipment, as in loudspeakers. In order to be a master of audio you must be a master of audio frequencies. if you cannot hear problems you cannot fix problems, as such high resolution, full range loudspeakers should be in use. It is suggested that anyone looking for online mastering should investigate if the monitors used by the studio are capable as reference speakers. This means large speakers and not small book shelf sized speakers which many low end operators seem to show on their sites.

Choose your mastering studio with diligence and care in order to get the best quality and best value end results for your music mastering project.

Even though I am an expert on Beatles music, I have to divulge that I never knew the Beatles…not even close. I’m an independent musician who was born years after the Beatles had their first number one single. I remember exactly where I was when I heard the Beatles broke up, though. I was about 14 years old, and I was sitting in the back of an older friend’s car. The DJ on the radio came on after playing a song off of Abbey Road and said something about the Beatles breaking up. I was devastated, having discovered them a few years prior. I asked, “The Beatles broke up?” The driver said, “Oh yeah, they broke up a few years ago…” So yes, I remember where I was when the Beatles broke up, it was just a few years after the fact!

I cannot state I possess any personal information about how the Beatles used sheet music in the studio–I, of course, was not there. Instead, my knowledge is based on the countless books I’ve read and on what I have been able to discern from analyzing the Beatles songs. I’m a Beatles addict. I’ve read reams of Beatles books, listened to mostly all single interview I could obtain, and have typically immersed myself in everything I could get my hands on. Moreover, as a musician and songwriter, I have some unique insight into how the Beatles approached their songwriting and recording sessions. In fact, that’s exactly what I pay attention to when I’m reading a book or interview about the Beatles. Today, I’m going to answer a question that pops up frequently from Beatles fans and from musicians: did the Beatles read sheet music?

Handwritten Beatles Lyrics

Believe it or not, the Beatles could not read sheet music. What’s more, they actually dismissed the need to learn. In the early years, the Beatles would come in with a new song and play it live for their producer. In these early years, George may make an arrangement tip and the group would make alterations of their very own, but as the arrangements were finalized, the music was not notated. From Revolver onwards, the Beatles began to use outside (hired) musicians on their records. Even then, however, they often did not even have the parts transcribed. Alternatively, the Beatles tended to provide the musician some imprecise idea of what they wanted, prompting the performer to use his or her inventiveness to generate the part. If, on the other hand, the Beatles required some sheet music for a hired session player to perform from (e.g. The string quartet on the song Eleanor Rigby or the horn section on Good Day Sunshine), the Beatles (particularly Paul) may sit down with George Martin and team up to work out the score. Even though George Martin did the transcription task, he always did this to record the part which was being created by a Beatle. More frequently, however, the Beatles supplied some overall idea of what they hoped for the part to sound like, pushing the performer to provide their creative imagination to create the basis for the part. The Beatles and George Martin may then help produce and develop the musical part into what they needed for the record. While George Martin did generate the piano parts that he performed on some of the early singles and he did integrate non-traditional composition ideas into their tunes, he was frequently quick to explain that he worked under the Beatles direction, supplying them the majority of the artistic credit.

I’ve seen the actual handwritten lyrics to about 15 or 20 of the Beatles songs, none of them even have chord changes written down above the words. I have heard from other people who have seen lyric sheets with a few of the basic chord changes written down, but quite simply the Beatles did not notate their music. There was no need to. As a recording artist myself, I can tell you with some confidence that music notation was not much use to them. It is pretty easy to work without music notation if you teach yourself how to play and compose. In all the recording session photos I’ve seen, frequently there is no page of a sort in front of a Beatle as he is recording. When there is, there’s only a single page of paper–presumably the handwritten lyric sheet…ostensibly the kind of handwritten lyric sheet that you can find photographs of when you do a Google image search. As self-taught songwriters and performers, the Beatles did not need to read or write sheet music. They saw it as a distraction…not as an integral part of their composing or recording process.

Do you have perfect pitch? Do you feel inferior by not having it? By the way, what in blazes is perfect pitch? Let’s investigate!

Perfect pitch, also named absolute pitch (AP) is an accurate recall of any concert pitch note that one hears played by an instrument. This skill also allows a perfect pitch individual to sing a particular note that is requested of him or her, provided the AP person is also blessed with a good set of vocal chords.

Should you feel inferior if you do not have this ability? Absolutely not! Of course it’s not fair that any people have AP while others don’t. However, mature individuals know that life is not fair. This unfairness is compounded by the fact that perfect pitch cannot be acquired through practice, although any would argue that this is debatable.

Some websites claim that one can acquire the skill of AP through practice. Although it is noble to be open-minded to new techniques for improving oneself, I have not yet seen one conversion of a non-perfect pitch musician into an absolute pitch musician, although the length that any people go through in order to acquire perfect pitch is often mind-boggling.

One common way any individuals try to get AP is by repeating a note continuously for hours in the hope of memorizing the note’s particular pitch. This accomplishes three things:

1. It makes the person trying to achieve perfect pitch look like they are having a severe nervous breakdown;

2. The act of repeating a note continuously takes time away from quality family and fun activities;

3. Repeating a note continuously requires the purchase of any sort of pain medication from the resulting headache that it most certainly ensues.

So why is there so much hoopla over this accurate recall of specific notes on an instrument? The truth is that many musicians get along just fine without perfect pitch. How, you ask? Well, they develop their relative pitch; the ability to judge the distance between notes by recognizing interval distances. An interval distance is a specific distance between two concert pitch notes on an instrument.

The skillful use of interval distances can give a musician accurate dictation skills. As a composer, an extremely developed relative pitch is a must if absolute pitch is not attainable.

Go forth with no fear, dear non-absolute pitch colleagues! Compose, arrange and perform with the best of them because developed relative pitch is a powerful tool and a viable substitute for AP.

By the way, any websites claim the theory that babies are all possibly born with perfect pitch. This is fascinating, but like so many theories surrounding AP, it is very difficult to prove. Perhaps it’s time we throw out any theories of our own:

1. Owls might have absolute pitch;

2. Chimpanzees would love perfect pitch, but they cannot get it because they have too much potassium in their blood;

3. Avalanches can scare you into having AP, especially if you’re buried alive by one;

4. Falling off a large cliff gives you perfect pitch, but only while you’re falling. When you hit the ground, the perfect pitch suddenly disappears.

As a final thought, AP and good relative pitch are only effective tools when combined with one final and important component: hard work.

It feels very good when you bring something new to your home whether it is to be your new gadget or a new photo frame. Really it becomes a centre of attraction for family members. Same thing I need to discuss with you but in different way. If you are a gadget lover and you like to collect new technology but face some problem with them then this article for you.

Wherever you would go in this world you would get the music everywhere whether it is in English, in Hindi, in Spanish or in Chinese. Music unites people of all type. There are many Elements which connect to the complete sound and feel of a piece of music. As you begin learning the chords, music, time signatures, enharmonic, time duration, tempos, pitches, major and minor keys are some of the things we encounters while developing the music.

Sometimes we think that does only Music composure can compose songs? But after lots of observation I would say no those days have gone when people who had been associated with the music area since long time could make the music. Now the time has been changed and any one, even a follower in music can create songs of his own. Thanks to music manufacturing companies who have given such type of music guide websites which understands the needs of our youngsters and gifted them a unique gift. With no bodies help but just only with the support of music creating program, computer and imagination any one can create music. With differently designed creating software’s like unique music software, music productions, ear training software, sonic producer, etc any one can develop music of their own.

The music software is perfect for people who are much well known in music composing. It match perfect for trainer to create music professionally .There are music software products available at variable amounts. Unique software product sells many third-party extras to assist you make the most of your music software product, involving virtual instruments, audio effects, audio loops and many more.

Music genesis lets anyone compose music on their laptop and personal computer. It works by including continuously-produced notes to a song and letting you choose whether to save or remove each one. By saving what you enjoy and removing what you don’t enjoy, you will immediately compose a single piece of music.

If you believe in music and like to learn new compose or think you are a creative person who can compose good notes then you’ll love the knowledge of creating songs of your own with simple and fun. This software not only gives fun but also calls to the endless world of music. Playing your own music on the recordings brought a wonderful feeling of achievement and scare at the same time. When you ask for helpful opinions from family and friends they tell you to turn up the sound or else some thing which makes you realize that you are learning and becoming better as the time is passing. So if you have given up your ambition of learning or composing your music for some reason then available product can make your dream come true.

The Components of How to Write a Hit Song
by: Ty Cohen

As a songwriter, you’ll constantly be observing the world around you as well as looking deep inside yourself for material. There are several steps you can follow when exploring how to write a hit song. Your first step will be to create a title. From your title you can move either to the lyrical aspect or if you are more experienced as a music composer, you may want start with your melody.

A melody is defined as a rhythmically organized sequence of single tones so related to one another as to make up a particular phrase or idea. In layman’s terms, this is the most recognizable part of your song that people find themselves humming over and over. In fact, isn’t this the idea? You want your melody to play over and over again in people’s minds. You want it to stick!

Even though your song might be born from a chord progression or a set of lyrics, songs are historically written by designing the melody from the beginning. When writing your melody there are a few decisions and steps you must take.

You must first decide what key you would prefer your melody to be in. The two keys are major and minor, this is something every songwriter must know. Normally, minor keys are used for gloomy-like, dissident melodies and major keys are used for the more pleasant, upbeat songs. Next, pick a tempo or speed and you can continue to improvise from there.

The process of figuring out how to write a hit song does involve acquiring a general knowledge of music theory and instruments. My suggestion would be to either pick up a guitar or take a piano lesson so you’ll have an instrument to help you write that ever so crucial melody.

Remember, your melody cannot be weak. Sing your melody in your head, out loud or and an instrument over and over as you write it. This will ensure you hear if it is exciting, is catchy and most importantly, makes sense. Although it isn’t absolutely necessary to be a music composer to write a melody, those that are, are able to write out their melody on paper to see the shape and contour of the music.

Lastly, if you get to overwhelmed and need a breaktake one! No one said that melody writing is easy! You definitely need a clear mind and any serious focus. If you find that you aren’t skilled in music composition or have no idea how to play an instrument then get help. Even if you know how any extra help never hurt anyone. Learning how to write a hit song is a never ending process of discovery so don’t get frustrated and give up. Instead explore other avenues of help in the area of melody writing!

You must have heard of the concept of studio apartments? However, have you considered decorating the space with the right options of furniture? No, then read on to know how to go about it.

Decorating Studio Apartments with furniture

Those who prefer to live in style would love to deck up the studio apartments with something unique and appealing. Studio apartment is considered a large room, which incorporates a bedroom, living room and kitchen. However, there is no separation between the living spaces, since all the rooms are comprised into one, studio apartment.

Therefore, you cannot think of decking up the space with regular pieces. Since it is not a typical home space, you have to utilise the space in a systematic manner, by using lightweight and multifunctional pieces. Keeping the right pieces in mind, search for the appropriate ones that would suite the look of studio apartments.

The first thing to keep in mind is to develop virtual walls in the studio apartments. You have to decide as to how many number of sections you would like inside the apartment. This usually includes dining, kitchen, sleeping areas and living. Once you have measured the areas allotted for each single room, determine the size of the furniture that would fit in perfectly.

Finding an apartment studio for rent is not a big deal if you know where and how to find. Search the Internet to learn about the best deals and feasible prices. The process will help you land with a suitable idea. Wall mounted cupboards and shelves are ideal for the apartment.

Consult with a professional who will be able to suggest the right idea and suitable designs for apartment studio. Thus, welcome your guests amidst all the amenities and luxuries and give them a reason to enjoy and have fun.

The first thing to keep in mind is to develop virtual walls in the studio apartments. You have to decide as to how many number of sections you would like inside the apartment. This usually includes dining, kitchen, sleeping areas and living. Once you have measured the areas allotted for each single room, determine the size of the furniture that would fit in perfectly.

The first thing to keep in mind is to develop virtual walls in the studio apartments. You have to decide as to how many number of sections you would like inside the apartment. This usually includes dining, kitchen, sleeping areas and living. Once you have measured the areas allotted for each single room, determine the size of the furniture that would fit in perfectly.

The first thing to keep in mind is to develop virtual walls in the studio apartments. You have to decide as to how many number of sections you would like inside the apartment. This usually includes dining, kitchen, sleeping areas and living. Once you have measured the areas allotted for each single room, determine the size of the furniture that would fit in perfectly.

If a recording artist or hopeful musician has any hopes of having their songs played over the airwaves, they’ll need to have their rough mix mastered very efficiently. The best way to do this is to hire a CD mastering expert.

Professional mastering engineers are masters at their craft and can make a decent audio mix signal sound great and a good mix resonance sound completely remarkable. There are many divers things that CD mastering engineering masters can do. They will work with the artist to decide what order the songs appear on the CD, and also equalize the volume of the unconventional instruments in each song and across the entire CD.

They can also help to add more definition and clarity to the instruments in a song. Then, they will adjust the introductions and ends of the songs, choosing the length of time between the songs and adding crossfades or other nice effects if it is necessary. To read about additional audio subjects, please check out http://www. foraudio. com.

The order in which the pieces on a CD appear can greatly affect the way the CD progresses when it is played. If similar sounding pieces are placed side by side on a CD, it can lead listeners into thinking the artist has a very limited range. It is ultimately up to the CD mastering designer to work with the recording artist and choose the order of pieces on the CD.

It is very grave that the instruments in a song and the songs on the CD be at an appropriate volume level. Within a song, the divers elements must be mixed appropriately in order for the song to impression like it should.

The CD master can also give clarity and definition to the different instruments in a song. The engineer will also have the task of assuring that the volume levels across all of the pieces are the same, in order to help the CD auditory range more cohesive while still leaving room for dynamics.

The CD mastering master will also determine how much time there should be between the pieces on the CD. They will also fade and crossfasde the intros and endings of the pieces to make them have a better flow.

For an interesting profession, CD mastering is a great choice. They make excellent money, get to work with top artists, and enjoy what they do. If you like music, this specialty may be what you’ve always wanted. For those who are already in the mastering business – it is a market unlike any other out there in the world.