Music Festivals 2018

MUSIC FESTIVALS 2018

Music is known to have international language which mean it is liked, appreciated and performed by all races of people throughout the world. In order to bring people on the sane Platform for the performing art of Music, many musical festivals are held through out the world. The canvas extend in all the continents of the world. Music has become the food of soul and no one whether he is young, middle age or old love music according to their liking. Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk etc. Almost every country of the world has its own musical instruments and on such occasions they love show their skills to the people who join them from different parts of the world.

Turning the parkland of Randall’s Island Park into an electronic dance utopia, the creative minds behind Tomorrowland, Mysteryland and Sensation have taken over the event injecting the same passionate magic into an event all dance fans anticipate. People wait for this great events all the year, some prefer to get special dresses stitched for such events,

Fusing bands with electronic DJ’s, this forest takeover is an alternative to the field-only festivals we are used to, as festival goers are immersed in the colors of the nature surrounding them, as thumping sounds follow them around from stage to stage.. People seem to become over joyed and they make many social contacts with people of other countries and races.

In a relatively remote part of Washington, this festival has a popular campsite and while featuring all music genres, the lineup often has a larger concentration of indie rock bands and adored singer-songwriters. Taking place over Memorial Day weekend, tickets for this are often in high-demand as many include this festival amongst their summer time must attend events. People seem to be joining the mobs for refreshing musical performances. They forget all their worries while here. Everyone seems to be over energetic. Such events play vital role in the lonely lives of most of the visitors.

Originally focused on jam bands and folk rock, this festival has expanded to include an impressive array of genres and was once praised by Rolling Stone magazine as being amongst the “50 Moments That Changed Rock & Roll”.

No festival has been more integral to the development of hip hop than Hot 97 Summer Jam. Giving a platform to the freshest names, as well as providing fans with an opportunity to see the superheroes of rap, the festival has hosted its fair share of classic moments, with performers bringing out huge special guests having become the norm. Anyone who’s anyone has played Summer Jam.

Few festivals mean more to their community than New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals. Dating back to 1970, the festival is a complete cultural experience reaching well beyond the music. A rigid, stuffy affair this is not: Jazz Fest has expanded its purview over the years, growing alongside one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

Aside from its two popular US events, this fairytale carnival experience has also visited Puerto Rico, Mexico and the UK. Inviting attendees into an EDM wonderland of neon decor and walkabout performers, every year the event pulls in a record attendance with fans desperate to escape reality through electronic music.

Starting out as a DIY movement in the US, as a response to feeling like an outsider and desiring a sense of belonging, AFROPUNK is now one of the world’s most famous cultural movements. Its mix of art, activism and music now attracts up to 60,000 people and spreads its message in cities around the globe, celebrating black culture and giving community to those who feel marginalised in modern western societies.

Inspired by a concert series of the same name, the festival is an eight stage celebration of all things music, along with an art market, delicious food and drink, a dedicated family area and much more. Originally a one-weekend event the festival successfully expanded to two weekends in 2012 after the local council voted unanimously to allow it to do so.

Seen as the ultimate gathering for electronic music fans across the nation and globe, the streets of Miami turn into a bold and pumping party with worshipped DJ’s providing the summertime soundtrack.

Another event which proves the music loving potential of Randall’s Island Park is Governors Ball, an exciting and infectious mix of rock, hip-hop, electronic, pop and folk. Providing a variety of music and food tastes, whether you look to kick back and relax or surrender yourself to beats and riffs, Governors Ball has what you want.
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Organised by independently focused music source Pitchfork Media, this three day event is a music genre melting pot of rock, hip-hop, electronic, jazz, punk and any other genre and sub-genre you want to celebrate. With a record fair, food, art and beverages from local and national vendors, this truly is a cultural feast.

A wonderful gathering of music, dance, comedy and craft booths, Lollapalooza is another multi-genre delight which also provides a platform for political and non-profit artists and groups. The festival is forever creating historical moments in many a musicians career firmly cementing it in the global hall of fame for festivals.

Regarded as the ultimate trend-setter and launcher of careers, SXSW is an annual showcase of music, film and interactive highlights enjoyed through performances, showcases, talks, screenings and more. Virtually taking over the city of Austin, everyone in the world of music from fans to media flock here to discover the next big thing.

Selling out fast every year, the Indigo desert becomes a fashionable hive of the coolest bands watched by trendy people and celebrities. Considered to be a bucket-list event the rumor mill for the lineup is a constant source of annual anticipation for music press and fans alike.

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Natural Music Signs for understanding music theory

Natural Music Signs for understanding music theory:

Natural Sign:

Naturals cancel sharps and flats. A natural sign placed in front of a note cancels the effect a sharp or flat has had. This kind of natural sign can be seen when melody is created in the Indian sub-continent or even Bengali music formations. Look at the pic below and draw 6 natural signs as practice.

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First draw vertical downward line. Then make a line at the bottom at an angle. Now draw vertical downward line again little below the first line then join both vertical lines with a short angle line.

Slurs and Ties:

See the slur mark in the pic below:

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The slur mark is used for many purposes in music.

The slur mark is very often used under or vertical group of notes to show that they belong together in musical thought. Remember the notes written within a slur are played in a smooth connected manner.

Now as a drill, write few notes as the staff sheet and draw slur mark over them. When two identical notes are connected by a slur mark it is called a tie. The first note is played and held for the value of both notes. Write few identical notes and draw the mark of slur to make it tie.

Touch:

Legato means to play in a smooth connected manner.
Staccato:

Means to play in a short disconnected manner. Dot placed over or under notes indicate Staccato.

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Dynamics:

Forte:

is an Italian word meaning loud or full.

Piano:

is an Italian word meaning soft. See the sign of Piano below:

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Ritardando:

is an Italian word which means to get gradually slower. See the pic below:

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