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I run a music school in Southlake, we teach piano, guitar, voice, drums and more!
Should anyone in your family like to try out lessons some time, the first month is on me!
The students of Hall Music Productions
By Preston Jones
Posted 6:14pm on Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013
Local musicians can sometimes elude easy definition. In Southlake, students (!) at a recording studio have put their studies to the test with a new compilation. Elsewhere, a veteran Fort Worth act continues to be predictably unpredictable. Here are four new North Texas releases worth a spin.
Various artists, ‘Home Grown, Vol. 3’
Southlake’s Hall Music Productions offers music lessons to students of all ages (“from 3 to 79,” says studio owner David Hall). With the help of a few local musicians ( Andrew O’Hearn, Jessie Frye and Kaela Bratcher among them) who double as instructors at HMP, the budding artists put their sonic studies to use on a 25-track compilation featuring work from a slew of HMP scholars. Everything from breezy, kid-friendly pop ( Soleil Singh’s The Chase Chain) to bluesy instrumentals ( Dylan James Bishop’s sizzling Jam 37) is on display, marking these civilians as nothing if not quick studies. (The compilation is available for download via iTunes, or for purchase at the studio, 630 E. Southlake Blvd.)
10 Easy Guitar Songs on 1 or 2 strings.
Great for beginners to play simple melodies quickly on one or two strings.
10 Easy Guitar Songs
Alfred A. Tomatis claimed that listening to Classical Music(Pourquoi Mozart?) can increase your IQ and heal your brain. Hence we all purchase ‘Baby Mozart’ for our infants.
While whether or not listening to Mozart actually increases your intelligence, it is undisputed that when you a hear a sound your brain reacts to it. Musical patterns stimulate and relax parts of your brain creating a massage effect.
Music also can affect mood’s, putting you in the mind and spirit of the composer & performer.
So I present to you music to massage your brain created by the most intelligent and prolific musician ever, J.S Bach. The Well Tempered Clavier, preludes & fugues in all Major & Minor keys, performed by the reclusive genius Glenn Gould.
He played these in one sitting beginning to end and it is one-hour and forty seven minutes long.
I encourage all of you to play this when you multitask, feel what it does to your mind and let your imagination run wild.
Thanks to the internet you have the ability to be in the company of genius at your leisure.
I’m generally not one to name drop. But for several of us teacher’s up here, our most successful classmate is Norah Jones. It is such a thrill to see what great music she has made over the past 10 years and mind boggling that she has sold over 100 million records. They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and in her case this is true.
Her father was Ravi Shankar, Indian musician and composer who played the sitar. The sitar is a plucked, acoustical string instrument much like a guitar only the frets are deeply scalloped which enables the musican to make vocal bends and vibratos with ease.
The music that Ravi Shankar played is Indian Classical music. Which has well over 300 different scales that are used, and play in meters that are genearlly unheard of in Western Culture. The most common meter that Ravi played in was Jhaptal which is a five count. Dave Brubeck who past a week ago made his impact on music playing in 5 as well.
Notable students of Ravi Shankar that you may be familiar with are George Harrison(beatles) and John Coltrane. This video is from “The Concert for Bangladesh” which was a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The show was to raise awareness and fund relief for the refugees.
The Southlake Journal
Wednesday, August 8th 2012
Kids from 6 to 17 recorded two CDs of original music professionally recorded and mixed by two local musicians.
by Nicholas Sakelaris
SOUTHLAKE – Rather than simply covering Taylor Swift songs, Emma Hinkley says she finds that same artist’s inspiration and writes material based on her own life experiences.
The 14-year-old plays guitar, piano and sings on ‘You Are’ & ‘Summer Rose’ with a voice that echoes the honesty and innocence of Swift. But she said sh needed more elements to make her songs complete.
That’s where Hall Music Productions in Southlake comes in. (more…)