Creating your own Streaming Audio audio studio has never been easier. There are so many great products around today that will allow you to produce high quality streaming audio for a fraction of the price it used to cost.

HARDWARE

The first thing you will need is a compatible computer. And so today every new computer is already set up with everything you will need. A basic sound card with a mic and line in jack. If you do not have a sound card they are very cheap and you can get a good one from any standard computer shop.

Next you will need a good mic. These come in all sizes and shapes with different configurations however a general all round mic like the Logitech Noise-canceling microphone is fine for beginners. I suggest you get a desk top one to start with, as you may need to move into video later and so you will not need a headset in your videos.

Of course you could go up a stage and get a preamp with a professional mic but this will start running into dollars and the whole aim of this article is to help you get started.

Next you will need to get any cables to connect up your tape recorder and other audio equipment. Again the computer stores now have packs that will connect up pretty well any device into your computer to digitalise your sound. You need to record directly onto your computer however you can get those old tapes and Vinyl records into a digital format also.

SOFTWARE – RECORDING

Recording your audio is probably one of the most critical parts of this process and again you can get software that ranges from free to many thousands of dollars. For this exercise I suggest you download the free copy of Audacity. This is an excellent free software package that will allow you to record from your microphone or any equipment you have.

It provides excellent editing capabilities and also will allow you to edit multiple tracks and then combine them into one single track. For a quick overview of how to do this you can watch this video and also download the software

http://mp3soundstream. com/Audacity_Tutorial_-_Free_Audio_Editing_Software. html

SOFTWARE – CONVERTING

The next piece of software you will need for your studio is a converting program that will allow you to convert different formats. For example you may have a real audio file and you need to convert it to mp3. dBpoweramp is like the Swiss army knife for the audio industry and will convert just about any file to any other file format.

Convert from one format to another, just about every audio type is supported: mp3, mp4, Windows Media Audio (wma), Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Monkeys Audio, FLAC and many others whilst preserving ID Tags. It will also rip CDs for you.

http://www. dbpoweramp. com/dmc. htm

SOFTWARE – REDUCTION

If you are going to stream an mp3 direct then you may need to recompile the file to a smaller format. RazorLame is a so-called “front-end” for use with LAME. LAME is a great MP3-Encoder, it’s very fast, it produces high-quality files, has many advanced features (like Variable Bitrates and Joint-Stereo), and it’s open source. Unfortunately, it is a command line utility, and that is where RazorLame comes in: It provides an easy-to-use graphical user-interface which makes MP3-encoding even easier!

The best way to use this software is to get one file and compile in a number of different formats to test the size against quality.

http://www. dors. de/razorlame/download. php

SOFTWARE – STREAMING

There are a few different ways of streaming your new audio files. If you have Macromedia products you can simple organize this your self however there are any great third party programs around that will do it all for you at a fraction of the cost.

MP3 SOUND STREAM

This is a simple piece of software that takes any mp3 or wav audio and converts the whole file into a swf file and then attaches a button so that viewers can listen on a web page without needing to download any extra software. This is because the flash plugin is on 98% of computes and if not it will automatically detect and load the small plugin. This is great for anyone not wanting to get into all the technical aspects of streaming audio.

You will not need to reduce your files at all with this program as it does it all for you. This is perfect for anyone wanting to stream one file at a time and wants to do it quickly and efficiently. It will stream even over most modem connections.

http://www. mp3soundstream. com

MSIJUKEBOX

For people wanting to stream a number of files then MSIJukebox is a great alternative. This software lets you choose any number of mp3 files and then organises them using an XML file. By using the above free programs you can significantly reduce the size of these files to save on bandwidth.

Because MSIJukebox streams the actual mp3 you can also have a lot higher quality playback including stereo files. This is much better for those wanting to stream a number of very high quality mp3 files.

http://www. msijukebox. com

SUMMARY

So there you have it. A complete studio set up for under $100. Just download all the free software and purchase any of the streaming audio products that you want. You can then create, edit and manipulate any audio files you like. You will also be able to add these audios to your website.

With the web surfer becoming much more “web savvy” than they were a year ago, they are expecting not only information but also an entertaining web experience.

It’s true – you have a “song” that you sing. . . all day long. That song, is your vibration, your resonance – and it is created right out of the feelings and beliefs that you are focused upon.

Your song… is directly related to your success. Think about this — if your song is your success, then would you choose to sing a song that you loved and radiated out into the world that you are worthy, abundant, successful, beautiful, confident. . . .

Or – would you sing a song that you were not aligned with, made you feel cranky and irritable, perhaps kept you feeling stuck, and kept you tapped into scarcity consciousness and lack?

The Law of Attraction says that what you put out in the form of emotions, attitudes, beliefs, and ways of being – ultimately will be mirrored back to you in your life. The song that you choose to “sing” will be replicated over and over again. . . oh, kind of like a broken record. Who likes broken records?!

If you need to change your life. . . change your song, sing a new tune.

Life can be fresh and new if you are tapped into the stream of abundance and well being. Your song can uplift your life if you choose to let it – or something else. You – are the Mozart in this piece. What notes will you choose, what song will you sing?

“You can begin right now to feel healthy. You can begin to feel prosperous.

You can begin to feel the love that’s surrounding you, even if it’s not there. And what will happen is the Universe will correspond to the nature of your song. The Universe will correspond to the nature of that inner feeling, and manifest, because that’s the way you feel. ”

Dr. Michael Beckwith D. D – The Secret

The “secret” to changing your tune and resonating a new song for success is not difficult in theory, but does take a few conscious choices on your part. Let’s talk about a few ways to jump start you:

1. Choose to be conscious. Pay attention to what you are putting out there.

2. Choose a better note – or whole song for that matter. Did you ever song stuck in your head. . . and in order to get it out, you literally have to play a new song, or change your focus. Same theory here gang.

3. Choose a song that makes you feel good – i. e. . . . choose feelings that serve you, that make you feel better than where you are at right now. Find your ground – even when shock hits your life. You can find a place of ease – or at least relief.

4. I took my daughter to the eye doctor a few weeks ago, and as he flips through the lenses he says – over and over I might add. . . “is this better, or this better?” You can do this with your feelings as well. Does this feel better, or this? This or this. . . this or this. . . this or this. . . . Go with what feels better – and your song will change, and so will your level of success.

This week, take note of your song, and make a conscious choice to just be conscious about what you are singing. Then ask, is that the tune I need to resonate? If not…start to make a few small steps in the direction of feeling a little better, or choosing a new perspective. Life unravels in amazing ways when you let it.

Peace,

Lori Hamann

The moment that people create a melody which they feel is great, many think it already sounds like another song. This is common, and I suffered from this many times. What you’ve got to understand is that ALL SONGS are RECYCLED MELODIES.

Every song has a ‘portion’ of the tune which will be the same as another. So don’t worry if you feel your song sounds like another.

What’s important to know here is that if your melody is a familiar one, then that’s a GOOD THING. I’m not talking about a ‘rip off’ here, I’m talking about a part(s) of your melody that sounds like another song(s).

Why is it a good thing? Because it means PEOPLE can RELATE TO THE MELODY even more. They will want to listen to your song because of the familiarity.

Remember, most people aren’t songwriters. So chances are, most people will not even realize where it may or may not have been inspired from. And what if they do? Well. . . ultimately, as a whole, it will be your own words, your own tune and eventually with your own music. So it will be YOUR SONG. So don’t fret.

Here, I’ll share some methods that will jump start the process of creating a melody:

– Pick a song that you like and know *quite* well, and when you are NOT listening to it, hum the tune of the song. DON’T’ SING THE WORDS, just hum the melody. This way, you will think ‘melodically’. Eventually, you should force yourself to sing certain variations of the melody (ie. completely mess around with the tune). When this happens, you’ll end with your own melody.

– If you play an instrument (it doesn’t matter which or what level you are at) try and figure out the melody of another song on the instrument. If you figure it out easily, then mess around and CHANGE certain parts of it. Then SING (hum, la, etc) this CHANGED MELODY out aloud. If you cannot figure it out, then forget about it! CREATE A MELODY YOU FEEL IS CORRECT! Again, don’t prejudge while doing this. Just go where your fingers take you and just ‘la’ the tune simultaneously. Loop this melody once you feel you have something good.

– Grab a song that you DON’T KNOW AT ALL. Listen to the song once, and then listen to it again. The second time around, sing along to it. More than likely, you will not remember the tune. This is normal! What do you do now? Yup. You guessed it. MAKE UPYOUR OWN MELODY to this obscure song. NOTE: This one may work better if you bought a CD of backing tracks that have no guide vocals on the songs. This way, you HAVE TO make up your own melody to a track that’s already playing. Just make sure you DON’T KNOW the songs. . . . at all.

You have no idea how powerful this is. I’ve written fresh songs on one’s I had no clue about! And believe me, they are original songs – they don’t sound like a copy of anything at all. This is because of what I said earlier – ultimately it will be your own lyrics, your own message and your own music which then translates into your own song.

*Keeping The Melody Simple*

Lastly, there is absolutely no point in making a melody that’s ‘musically clever’. You’re not trying to impress musicians here. What you want is to create a melody that’s SIMPLE yet INTERESTING.

So how do you do this? Well, melodies generally re-occur several times in a song. In fact, the verses and choruses alone will generally have the tune repeating itself. It’s the basic structure of nearly all songs under the sun. The verses will repeat and so will the choruses.

SO. . . . IF THE MELODY SOUNDS WORTHY ENOUGH TO BE REPEATED, THEN YOU’RE ON TO SOMETHING.

Musical instruments are played by a number of people today. People of all age groups enjoy playing musical instruments. Some practice music just as a hobby while others do it in a professional manner. There are more musical instruments now than there used to be a decade ago. Companies have even started producing musical instruments of same type with different variations. There are also a large number of sellers for these musical instruments.

In this case, how can we find the right dealer to buy musical instruments from? There are a few things which need to be considered before choosing a musical instrument dealer.

a) Quality:

The first thing to find out is whether the dealer sells good quality musical instruments. Due to large variety of musical instruments found today, it is impossible to determine which the good one is. In that case, we can only trust the reputation that the buyer has in buying the musical instruments.

b) Prices and discounts:

You must check whether the price he offers is a credible one. Some dealers price the musical instruments too high and give you a discount. In the end, you find that you have ended up paying more than you should. On the other hand, some dealers price their musical instruments too low and even offer more discounts on that price. In this case, you can suspect that the musical instruments present in his shop might be having some defects. Why else would one sell his products at such low price?

c) Return and replacement policy:

Also find out if the dealer has a policy for replacement of damaged goods. In some cases, you find that the goods or damaged, or you might want to choose another color or size. In that case, if the dealer is not willing to replace the musical instrument, then you are stuck with it even though you realize that it has some flaw in it.

You should be even more careful when you buy musical instruments on the internet. The first thing to check in this case is if the website offers replacement of damaged goods. This is of utmost importance. Also check if the dealer provides appraisal, repair, and restoring services. If your musical instrument gets damaged due to any reason, they should provide help in getting it back to shape. The dealer must understand your needs and suggest a musical instrument for you accordingly.

If you are music lover then its sure that you too shall be interested to know about the upcoming future music trend. Music since years has been crucial in making you free of your daily stress and provides you with fun and enjoyment. In the recent times pop music culture has overtaken other forms of music but in future it might happen that any other music hits the charts.

Even if you are an upcoming music recording artist you should be aware of the trends in the future of the music industry. For all this internet shall be a great resource where you can find all kinds of downloadable music. This has paved the way for consumers to get more music but at the same time affected the quality of music by providing various music sharing files which in turn lead to piracy of music. This is indeed a great threat to the future music industry.

Upcoming music releases also show that there is advancement in the kind of quality of the music by use of different musical and electronic instruments and at the same time new innovations in the rhythm and music tunes. As more volume of albums are releasing in the market now consumers have a wider variety to choose from. Now consumer is not restricted to a specific kind of music, be it jazz, pop, rock or classical.

The future of the music business is indeed good but the piracy of music is sure a matter of concern which can cut down the costs of music production and bring down the revenue of the music business. Music business shall grow aggressively if music laws implemented are followed and there is no piracy or illegal acts performed.

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The Seattle schools have a new “guest” teacher. Zhu Dan arrived in the Seattle schools in January and will stay for an 18-month guest teacher program. Dan, who teaches college-level English in her native Kunming, China, has the option to extend her stay for another year.

Dan is one of 34 guest teachers in 19 states that are participating in a new partnership between China’s institute Hanban and the College Board, a nonprofit organization that administers the Advanced Placement exams and SAT testing). Plans are for an additional 100 guest teachers across the United States by this summer and 250 by 2009. The partnership is part of China’s large-scale effort to promote the Mandarin language and getting people in other countries to learn it.

This is the perfect program for many Pacific Coast states that do a lot of business with China. Chief Sealth High School principal John Boyd traveled to China as part of a Hanban program and was inspired to offer a course in Mandarin to his Seattle schools students. He and Noah Zeichner, who heads up the high school world language program, wanted to expand the international focus in his Seattle school. They already have a student exchange program from Chongqing, China.

Zhu Dan teaches the Mandarin language in three Seattle schools – Denny Middle, Madison Middle, and Chief Sealth High Schools. While the institute Hanban pays her a stipend, the Seattle schools provide housing, airfare and cover other fees. Dan is residing with Sealth teacher Frank Cantwell and his family.

Dan applied for the guest teacher program for three reasons – to improve her own English skills, to help Americans understand more about China and its culture, and to help get the program started in the Seattle schools. She wants to leave her students with enough knowledge of the Mandarin language to survive a trip to her country.

Before traveling to the United States and the Seattle schools, Dan had to take a two-week crash course in Beijing. It covered our culture and education system, our money system, and how to write a check (something seldom done in China).

Many of her Seattle schools students took her course, because it sounded interesting. Others have friends or family members who speak Mandarin. Within her first two weeks of instruction, Dan’s Seattle schools students could count to ten in Mandarin, pronounce the Chinese names she gave them, work through the pronunciation drills and vocabulary exercises given them, and sing a song about the Chinese New Year to the song “My Darlin’ Clementine”. Additionally, Dan shares her Chinese culture with the students, making her classes even more interesting.

Besides the guest teacher program, many Seattle schools now are offering instruction in Mandarin, as well as Advanced Placement courses in Chinese and the AP testing that earns college credit for the Seattle schools students who pass. For this year, Dan’s Mandarin class at Sealth High School meets after school. It will be part of the normal, daytime curriculum in the fall. Principal Boyd is encouraging elementary schools in his area of the Seattle schools to apply together for a second guest teacher for the Mandarin language.

The Seattle Public Schools, located in Washington, are considered a fairly progressive district. With help from giant Microsoft, they receive local funds that any school would envy. But they also face issues with diversity and minority achievement.

The Seattle Schools system is a diverse organization of 97 schools, serving 45,800 students in. Seattle Schools offer a broad range of programs and learning opportunities, which are enhanced by strong support from parents, volunteers and community members. This is the largest public school system in Washington, and the 44th largest in the United States, with 12 high schools, 10 middle schools, 58 elementary schools, 8 K-8, and 9 Alternative schools and Special programs.

How does a generally white color area address the concerns of minority students? Part of the challenge for the Seattle Schools is that the Native American population is one that comes to the table with a lot of social, academic and economic struggles.

Seattle Schools have many goals, which they hope will help their students achieve academic luck and graduate; ready to go on to college or enter the work force and have a successful life. Among these goals:

Improve the effectiveness and relevance of instructional and support services for all students.

Eliminate the achievement gap.

Eliminate all systemic barriers to student achievement.

Build leadership capacity for accountability, inclusion, and effectiveness.

Manage resources and set priorities using principles of equity and sustainability.

Some programs that are available to Seattle students include: Athletics, Arts, Advanced Learning and International Baccalaureate, Library and Instructional Services, Technology Instruction and Career and Technical Education programs are also available to Seattle Schools students. But what about the specific need of the Native American population in the Seattle Schools?

Two other, more unique programs available to the students attending Seattle Schools are Migrant Education and Huchoosedah Indian education. Native American students enrolled in Seattle Schools can expect the Huchoosedah Indian program to assist them in all grades – K-12. After-school services, academic tutoring, mentoring, coordination of home and school needs and cultural programs are offered.

This Seattle Schools Native American program is a federally funded program. This program reflects the belief held by Seattle Schools that “the academic luck of Native students is grounded in a strong sense of cultural identity and belonging. ” This service reflects this belief. Students who are of Native American, Alaskan Native, and American Indians are served by this program.

The Migrant Education program that is in place in Seattle Schools should ensure that the large population of migrant students is provided with academic luck while they’re enrolled in any of the Seattle Schools. Also known as “children of the road” or “children of the harvest”, migrant students do not typically attend the same school for an entire school year. Many report to school in the late spring, while several come to Seattle Schools for the Fall harvest, and return to their homes in other states; most have departed by November. This program, federally funded and managed by the state of Washington, intends to increase the educational opportunities for these students for the duration of their time in Seattle Schools.

It is very often that you hear a song that touches your heart and becomes one of your most favorite ones; yet when you need to hum along you are unable to get the lyrics clearly and wish you had a place where you could get the words of the song. If you have been through such a situation and prayed for a way out – your wish has just come true.

A Website Dedicated To Bring You He Lyrics

The website dailyrics does just that – it collects the lyrics of all the songs it finds and has them posted on the website so you could get the lyrics of your song as and when you like it. This is a great boon for all music lovers all over the world. It does not matter where in the world you live – you can have any lyrics you ever wanted at just a click of the mouse.

There is much more there for those music fans out there:

A. Search songs – you can use the dailyrics to find your favorite songs on the net along with the lyrics it has. Now, if you have a karaoke party or a full fledged music band you could play as good as your favorite stars. It is all there for the asking.

B. Search artists – just the same way some people search for songs, lyrics and other information, others like to learn more about the artists who sang them. The details of about half a few hundred thousand artists are indexed on dailyrics so you could find out practically about anyone who ever sang a popular song.

C. Albums – are you looking for a certain album? Check out the dailyrics. The lyrics huge database consists of half a million songs all indexed by title for easy search. It would take you a few minutes to find many things you ever needed to know about any album released in the last three decades.

D. Daily updates – it is true that the dailyrics database is simply huge. Even so, it is updated daily so you can have access to the lyrics, song and artists details of the song that hit the top 10 list yesterday. This database is phenomenal. If you cannot get the information you are seeking here, you might as well give up. There would be very few databases as big and as comprehensive as this one anywhere else on the Net.

E. Indexed for easy search – the dailyrics has all its data neatly indexed alphabetically so you could have the answer to your query in a matter of seconds. You would be able to find lyrics, songs, artists’ information as well as details on various albums on this data base at one click of the mouse.

The song “Sweet Home Alabama” by Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) is one of the most popular and controversial rock songs in history. The song first appeared on the bands second album, Second Helping in 1974. Sweet Home Alabama was the bands first hit single, reaching the top ten of the US charts in 1974.

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s hit song makes references to the songs “Southern Man” and “Alabama” by Neil Young, defending Young’s statements in those song’s lyrics regarding the South’s racism in their historical treatment of black people. Despite popular belief, there was no rivalry or feud between the artist– more so the opposite, in mutual respect for each other.

In addition to the songs defense of the south, the song contains some controversial political references, generally a verse in the song that possibly references segregationist George Wallace. Whether or not the true intent of the verse by the song’s writers was to support racism has been debated on both sides of the argument. The National Review ranked the song number four on its list of 50 greatest conservative rock songs in May of 2006.

Sweet Home Alabama remains a staple on Classic rock radio stations as well as other forms of media and pop culture. Movies that included the song on its sound track include 2003’s remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Con Air – starring Nicholas Cage, rapper Eminem’s movie 8 Mile, Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks, the Paramount Pictures action movie Sahara, comedy Joe Dirt, and The Girl Next Door starring Elisha Cuthbert. The song name was even used for the title of a movie starring Reece Witherspoon.

Sweet home Alabama Ringtone

Iphone’s are proving to be tremendously popular, and one of the most desirable things to go with it is to download any music videos for it. The Ipod beforehand has proved to be a very popular device, and it’s now likely for the Iphone to repeat that success.

In order to download the music videos for the Iphone, the first thing you need to do is to make sure the videos you are downloading are in the MP4 format, as this is the only video format the Iphone can currently support. Luckily you’ll find that most sites are primarily based around this format anyway.

The toughest thing about downloading the music videos for the Iphone is actually finding them. It’s pretty tough to find the best download sites unless you know where they are. There are several different kinds of site, any of which may well prove to be a lot more trouble than they are worth. Probably the biggest danger is to use a peer to peer site for your downloads. Whilst these sites have been popular in the past, it’s best to avoid them as they are breaking the law, and so will you be if you download anything from there. Another major danger is the software itself-you can seriously damage your computer and Iphone by using these sites, as there is no regulation of what is uploaded by the users. This means hackers and spammers use sites like this as a method of introducing new viruses to the internet, putting you at direct risk.

The good news about this is that you can now find a few sites which can offer you all the positive sides of the peer to peer sites, but very few of the negatives. The way it works is that you pay a one off fee to join the site, and in turn they give you unlimited downloads. Because you pay the sites a fee to join, they use the income to keep their downloads clean and regularly add new downloads to their stocks. You’ll also find that these kinds of sites keep a lot more in their database than music videos-you’ll also find movies and games as well as TV shows. This gives these kinds of sites a tremendous amount of value for money.

If you are looking to download any music videos for your Iphone, this article will hopefully let you know anything you need.