• January 31, 2017 /  Vocalist
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    Vocalist Debi Smith started out as a soprano singing in church, but after college she became interested in jazz and started developing her alto range. She and Mary Chapin Carpenter began performing around Washington, DC about the same time, but when Smith’s sister Megan, who is five years younger, came home from college, they started touring together as The Smith Sisters.

    Smith is a master of many skills. She is a composer and recording artist whose songs have captured six ASCAP popular music awards and been recorded by such artists as Tom Paxton and Al Petteway. With five solo albums to her credit, she has stashed away many Wammies (Washington Area Music Awards). Her latest double-disc CD, “The Soprano” and “The Soprano Christmas,” highlights the upper register of her three-octave range. In contrast, pop fans around the country know her as one quarter of The Four Bitchin’ Babes, solo artists who write and perform their own witty songs and share others in glorious harmony. She has been heard often as both soloist and ensemble member on national radio and telecasts, among them Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, PBS specials, CMT’s New Country, CBS Sunday Morning and Good Morning America.

    Touring with TFBB has occupied a large chunk of Smith’s life since 1994. Next month they head for Florida and will be on the road until May, followed by the gigs at the shore during the summer.

    Whether singing country, pop, folk, or jazz, Smith receives raves for her solo appearances accompanying herself on guitar. She is also a master of the bodhran, an Irish hand drum, which she played on the main theme song in Ken Burns’ “The National Parks” PBS documentary. She loves the bodhran and integrates it with most of the songs she writes.

    Writing is cathartic for her and a way to honor her family. She has penned songs about her son, who suffers from autism, and songs about her parents, such as “My Mother’s Hands” and “My Father Was a Quiet Man.”

    Nothing pleases her more than having someone come up with tears in their eyes and tell her how much her music has uplifted them.

  • January 30, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Are you looking for something that will reduce your stress?
    Do you want to say good bye to all your worries and relax your mind?
    Have you heard about instrumental and its benefits for soothing your mind?
    Well, the science of mediation is one of the most enlightened ways of Vedas. Meditation has been used from ancient times in the treatment of various health conditions like relieving high blood pressure, reducing chronic pain and stress level, sharpening the mind, etc. it is also beneficial to address several respiratory conditions.

    Yoga music helps in overall well being as well as mental and physical health. The meditation music therapy is supposed to work on different chakras, which are connected with different organs. In our day-to-day life, we find that not all the seven chakras are active all the time. Lack of energy power is the simple reason behind this. The meditation and yoga music activate the chakras and provides energy for them. Thus, this music provides your body with energy required for mental and physical balance. It enlightens the brain and activates all the nerves in the brain.

    Instrumental music is a musical composition or recording without lyrics or singing. There are different types of meditation music that directly influence our energy systems. Yoga music helps you through a powerful process of self-realization. It is beneficial for the individual to achieve a greater sense of overall well being while enabling them to become more confident.

    Yoga Music has different categories like Kundalini yoga music, Sanskrit mantras, high-energy grooves, instrumental yoga music etc. It is a union to support the body, mind and spirit. The most common and simplest form of meditation can be accomplished with Yoga Music. You need to sit quietly. Now concentrate totally on your breathing system. With ambient music, you can pay attention on Atmosphere, Posture, Attitude and Elements. Ambient music is subtle instrumental often used as background music. It concentrates more on sound than melodic form. Ambient nature sounds have the ability to reduce stress, aid sleep, and provide a soothing atmosphere for activities such as meditation, yoga and tai-chi.

    Ambient music and instrumental therapy can be used in many settings. Many people use this music to help them relax deeply and fall asleep. It is used mostly during yoga class or a massage session. This music is beneficial for meditation and deep breathing exercises. Mediation and yoga music plays an important role in our day-to-day life. Through experimentation, one can find out the impacts of sounds he or she has on your emotions and moods. As environment and our life experiences are full of diversity, every individual reacts distinctly to the various natural sounds. Discover multiple benefits offered by soothing instrumental music tracks that can be downloaded at our site. Meditating music provides an opportunity to enjoy benefits of yoga music in easier, faster and effective way. Get ready to feel the difference with us now. For more information to visit us

  • January 29, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    We all have a few of those childhood dreams that fell to the wayside as we grew up. We were either too busy or too involved in something else or were too poor or just kept forgetting about it. It doesn’t matter why we never learned to play the instruments that we wanted to, what matters is that now that we’re adults, are we going to learn to play the musical instruments we dreamed of? While shopping for the musical instruments of our dreams, we keep running across the “learn to play” instruments and book sets. They look like they were probably designed for kids, but the instruments look like they are almost high quality enough to get away with playing. So can anyone really learn to play a musical instrument from the “learn to play” series? To be honest, those who learned to play at least one musical instrument as a child most likely can learn to play another musical instrument form the “learn to play” series provided we at least learned the basics of reading music. Being able to at least read the basic scale from sheet music will help tremendously when trying to learn to plat a musical instrument from a book. Some people do very well learning to play musical instruments from a book, but the people who do very well all have one thing in common, they are self learners. Those of us who were born in the mid to late seventies and beyond grew up in a system of education that everything was handfed to us, thus the majority of us do not learn very well on our own. We need someone to hold our hands and teach us note by note to play a musical instrument, not to mention trying to learn other things. Learning to play a musical instrument from a book requires a certain amount of self teaching ability. Without the ability to “figure things out along the way,” learning to play a musical instrument from a book will prove to be quite frustrating, although it can most certainly be done. If our desire is strong enough and our patience can run fairly deep, then yes, we can learn to play a musical instrument from a book. There are few things quite as satisfying as accomplishing something like the challenge of learning to play a musical instrument from a book. As we learn to play any musical instrument without the guidance of someone else, just like kids, our confidence grows. For adults, learning to play a musical instrument from a book may very well be the realization of a childhood dream, and there’s nothing but pure magic in that.

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  • January 29, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Equally history would be inflicted with it, the didgeridoo is perceived as the world’s oldest wind instrument. It is estimated to appointment back thousands of years past, as it originated as a musical instrument from the North Australian Aborigine.

    This wind instrument is played traditionally collectively with applaud sticks or acclamation two boomerangs collectively in various traditional dances. People who mess about the didgeridoo can tap made known the rhythms on the feature of it with the aid of their sticks or fingers.

    How The Didgeridoo Keys Work
    The answer with the intention of the instrument will be in can be single-minded by the thickness, affect and part of the wood being sawed rancid. The shorter lengths can yield privileged pitches while the decrease pitches can be pulled rancid by the longer lengths. If somebody wants to gather how to mess about on the didgeridoo, he has to start by learning how to mess about with the keys C and D. Generally, didgeridoos can range in keys, from a low ‘A’ to a distinguished ‘G’.

    How The Didgeridoo Is Made
    Traditionally, a didgeridoo is made from Eucalyptus saplings or twigs. Although eucalyptus be inflicted with hundreds of species, single in this area a dozen can be used to get on to didgeridoo. It entails exact timing to get on to the exact didgeridoo instrument. The exact wall thickness of the wind instrument is based on the hollowed eucalyptus tree and the lone making the instrument has to get on to guaranteed with the intention of the instrument is not too watery nor too thick. Termites genuinely hollow made known the eucalyptus tree. It takes them more or a reduced amount of lone time to hollow a eucalyptus tree made known – so the public making the didgeridoo has to be uncomplaining sufficient to pass the time pro the aptly calculate with the intention of it can already be harvested.

    Moreover, the bark is generally often stripped from the outsides so with the intention of the termites can be indifferent from it. To dramatically decrease the diameter of a enormous opening down to a more playable-sized aperture, the makers of didgeridoo can apply a perimeter of beeswax in it. The backtalk area of this wind instrument is useful with swell – with the intention of supply both as an ideal sealed seal. With this, the Didgeridoo becomes more comfortable to mess about. For the outdoor decorations of the didgeridoo, public ordinarily opt pro ochre paintings as these symbolize food associated to a particular tribe or an emblem. One can furthermore opt to leave is as it is, solely plain but still a sight to look by while serving its function well.

    A didgeridoo, solely like the highly renowned Djembe drum, is lone of the generally standard musical instruments with the intention of African are very fond of. The natives’ love pro African drums and didgeridoo are visibly manifested in the cheerful and lively culture of the African public.

  • January 29, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Shiva makes his debut on stage (Arangetram) with Devine instrument, Mridangam

    You are coardially invited to witness the magic of Mridangam on Sunday August 25th, 2013 at Dolores

    Mridangam, the famous percussion instrument of India, is becoming choice of many national and international musicians also. It is a double headed drum of south India. There are many stories about origin of Mridangam , but according to most of the people, it is often depicted as the instrument of choice for a number of deities including Ganesha (the remover of obstacles) and Nandi, who is the vehicle and companion of Shiva. Nandi is said to have played the mridangam during Shiva’s primordial tandavadance, causing a divine rhythm to resound across the heavens. The mridangam is thus also known as “Deva Vaadyam,” or “Divine Instrument”
    It is a dream of every grand father and grand mother to see talent of their grandson in a prestigious concert.
    S.V.Iyer and Lakshami Viswanathan cordially invite you with family to see their grandson Shiva’s Debut Concert (Arangetram) on Mridangam(South Indian drum) on Sunday Aug 25, 2013 at 4PM At Dolores-Winningstad Theatre 1111 SW Boradway, Portland, OR 97205 Dinner/Reception following concert.
    Seating starts at 3.30pm. Parking for this event is free at City Center Parking located at the intersection of SW 10th Ave and Main St. Please rsvp with the number of people attending before Friday 04/16/13.

    Regards
    S.V. Iyer & Lakshmi Viswanathan
    13943 NW Country Woods Ln, Portland OR 97231
    Ph. 503-285-4424

    We cordially invite you with family to our grandson Shiva’s

    Debut Concert (Arangetram) on Mridangam(South Indian drum)

    on Sunday Aug 25, 2013 at 4PM
    At Dolores-Winningstad Theatre
    1111 SW Boradway, Portland, OR 97205
    Dinner/Reception following concert.

    Seating starts at 3.30pm.
    Parking for this event is free at City Center Parking located at the intersection of SW 10th Ave and Main St.

    Please rsvp with the number of people attending before Friday 04/16/13.

    Regards
    S.V. Iyer & Lakshmi Viswanathan
    13943 NW Country Woods Ln, Portland OR 97231
    Ph. 503-285-4424

    For further information, please contact:
    Atul Malikram
    +91 9755020247

    www.atulmalikram.in

  • January 28, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    A good strategy to emply during the selection process is to schedule trial service days with all possible vendors. A good surgical instrument repair company will be more than willing to showcase their capabilities and try to earn your business. During this trial it is important that you follow-through these strategies discussed and make your decision based on the value you receive and the level of service provided.

    Secondly, you should never over-look the advice that the surgical instrument repair special will give you. You can save a lot of money in the long term by having a speclist giving advice on how to fix your medical instruments yourself. Choosing the right vendor is one of the best decisions you will make, it will be easier on your wallet, save you time and most importantly save you from un-necessary stress and aggravation save you time and prevent any un-necessary stress that may come to be.

    1.)Availability: A repair vendor should be around 7 days a week. Most vendors are only available on weekdays (mon-fri).
    2.)Changing the finish: German-made surgical instruments are created in 2 varous types of colors;gray (matte finish) and mirror finish (shiny). Matte inish doesn’t produce any glare and is non-reflective & mirror finish will resist staining and have a more smoother look to it. Instruments should be fixed and restored without altering the finish.
    3.)Certain medical instruments like needle holders should be only be repaired on on-site.
    4.)One Technician: The more technicians’ the better and the more value-added services you receive.
    5.)Instrument Tracking: The repair company should `provide this service for the practice.
    6.)If your surgical instruments are broken, instead of getting them repaired. You should check the warranty.
    7.)Education: Accredited educational programs should be provided yearly by your vendor.
    8.)Specialty Instruments: Yes, besides sharpening services, all complex specialty instruments should be done on location.
    9.)See if they offer a special for cleaning in bulk, like surgical instrument sets.
    10.)Make a tour around the facility to see if their qualified.
    11.)Full Range: Besides servicing surgical instruments, a cost effective buisness will service scopes, power equipment and electrical surgical instruments.

  • January 27, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Are you interested to find out more about the new online marketing course called Profit Instruments and how you can use it to make more money? This is a module based course that members can simply watch what is done in the training videos and materials and follow every step of the strategy.

    It is basically a step by step online course package that consists of process maps, assignments, more than 30 training videos, blueprints and various checklists to help members ensure that they are on the right track. To provide extra value for his clients, Ritoban has also prepared several surprise bonuses for members who join up at his club.

    What Exactly Are The Profit Instruments All About?

    For the past couple of months, Ritoban, the owner of this course, has been making money building small niche websites that he calls Profit Instruments. In total so far, he has accumulated more than $250,000 in total earnings with his sites and has packed all his experience and knowledge about Internet marketing into this new course.

    Because Ritoban likes to target very specific niche keywords such as only the product name using his blogs, I have found that most of the traffic visiting my sites are very targeted by nature and can be converted very easily to customers and subscribers. They are also very easy to optimize in the search engines by targeting only the specific product titles.

    How Much Time Do You Have to Spend in Order to Generate a Full Time Income from Profit Instruments?

    One good thing I have found about following the system here is that most of the steps in the strategy guide can be easily outsourced. Thus, depending on your own time schedule and money you can afford to invest, you can actually start to actually outsource most of the tasks and spend more of your time looking for other products to promote. Many of the products sold can bring in a residual income, and this is exactly how Ritoban managed to accumulate his fortune and will continue to do so in the future.

  • January 26, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Playing a musical instrument is a gift to all those who hear it. Does it really matter if you play a classical musical instrument or a contemporary musical instrument? It can. First and foremost, playing a musical instrument should be fun and rewarding. If it’s not, you are not likely to practice it at all and eventually you will lose interest.

    Playing classical music with a classical instrument can be remarkably challenging and rewarding. As a general standard, classical music is more intricate that contemporary music, although there are naturally exceptions to every rule.

    Playing contemporary music with contemporary instruments can also be tremendously satisfying and rewarding. While not everyone may agree that contemporary music is a gift when they hear it, those who appreciate it will appreciate it deeply.

    One of my favorite trends as of late is to either play contemporary music with a classical instrument or classical music with a contemporary instrument. Both sounds are considerably remarkable and both aspects take quite a bit of talent and practice. Creating this interesting twist can ultimately please more crowds, as classical music played with a contemporary instrument can reach the younger generations and actually turn them on to classical styles. The same can be said about contemporary music that is played with classical instruments.

    When choosing between classical or contemporary instruments, the best method of decision making is simple preference. When choosing for a child, or helping a child make the decision, preference of course still matters, but opening the doors to new music and different experiences can really benefit the child tremendously. The basic goal for choosing an instrument, either classical or contemporary, is finding an expression that works well with the personality. Children who learn at least a little of both classical and contemporary expression are more equipped to make the decision for themselves later on.

    Classical music and instrumentation can teach strong basic skills, while venturing into contemporary music and instrumentation can be both inspiring and fun for kids, especially older children.

    Being well versed in classical music can actually provide a better platform for kids or adults who want to play a more contemporary instrument. Contemporary music is often written with the use of only a few chords and a basic beat while classical music demands a higher level of instrumentation. If we never teach kids the classical instruments or the classical music, the classical arts are destined to die.

  • January 26, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Pressure is an important process variable because it sets critical conditions for boiling, chemical reactions, distillation, extrusion, vacuuming, and conditioning of air. Incorrect pressure or flow rate can cause major safety, quality, and productivity problems. Very high pressure or flow rate inside a sealed environment can also cause an explosion. In order to ensure that plants operate efficiently and safely, periodic calibration of pressure, level, and flow instruments is required.

    Many factories and metrology laboratories use various pressure and flow-meter calibration instruments. This high-accuracy equipment is used to calibrate industrial devices like pressure transducers, pressure gauges, and transmitters, as well as instruments that measure and control flow.

    Some of the important types of devices used with pressure calibrators are:

    1) Pressure gauges: They are instruments used to measure pressure in liquids and gases. Some of the commonly used pressure gauges are glycerin gauges, electric contact gauges, differential gauges, test gauges and capsule gauges. These are usually used in commercial production plants.

    2) Calibration standard pressure sensors: These pressure sensors, usually consisting of differential pressure manometers, gauges, pressure controller, transmitters, and vacuum gauges are very precise and are sometimes used in calibration standard labs for secondary reference.

    3) Pneumatic calibration hand pumps: These pressure calibrators manually produce air pressure set points. Then, these are used to calibrate pressure equipment with the help of a pressure indicator.

    4) Pressure calibrators utilizing electrical measurement: These measure electrical current as well as voltage in order to show the output signal produced by a pressure transducer.

    5) Digital test gauges: These gauges are installed on both hydraulic and pneumatic calibration hand pumps to determine pressures with precision.

    6) Precision manometers: These pressure calibrators are handheld instruments, which provide a selection of pressure units. They are powered by batteries.

    7) High pressure calibration hand pumps: These instruments produce pressure in order to calibrate a test gauge or connect to an indicator.

    For any transducers or measurement systems, which provide information on the amount of material transferred in a given time, flow meter calibration is necessary. In flow-meter calibration, measurements usually occur in units of mass per unit time (gravimetric measurement) or volume per unit time (volumetric measurement). These two types of measurements relate to one another by the density (mass per unit volume) of the flowing material. This third method is called comparison measurement.

  • January 25, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    High Performance Liquid Chromatography has indeed brought a sea-change in the way complex samples are analysed and tested. HPLC instruments have found their way in various industries where these are used for quality assurance, testing and much more. There are several components which make up an HPLC instrument and out of these autosampler is one of the most important. Autosampler helps you introduce samples into the inlet. You might argue that manual insertion is possible than why the need for an autosampler? Well, it helps in time-optimization and reproducibility as well. Countries such as the United Kingdom, United States & Italy have been at the forefront when it comes to designing & developing the autosampler technology. While buying autosamplers for your HPCL instrument, you need to keep in mind some points which are briefly discussed as under-

    Begin by asking how many samples actually you need in your laboratory on a periodic basis. If you analyze thousands of samples, then investing in autosampler is a great idea! On the other hand, if you deal with limited samples, a manual injector does the needful for you at a lesser price. However, if you prefer accuracy than the cost-factor, autosamplers offer amazing results. Once you have dealt with this point, its now the time to ask what exactly are the size of samples that you need to analyze. It is a proven fact that autosamplers are far more efficient than human beings. Investing in an autosampler is a good idea even if you have to deal with low-volume samples in your laboratory.

    After having analyzed these points, you need to know how fast your instruments cycle time and the sample loading speed are. It is worth considering these points in case speed is important to you. It is very much crucial to choose the right supplier when you are buying an HPLC autosampler. Find out the kind of services, support the supplier offers including warranty. Most importantly, you also need to find out the cost of buying the autosampler and maintaining it. Go for a supplier who offers complete technical support to you all round the year, whenever the need arises. It is better to invest a substantial time in choosing the right supplier because the quality of autosampler and the kind of support you get matters a lot.

    Considering factors such as the ones described above will help you decide whether investing in an autosampler is worthwhile. In nutshell, autosamplers are not meant for every lab use. Many researches still rely on manual insertion because of the cost-factor linked with autosampler. However, if speed and accuracy are your priority, then autosampler can help achieve your target objectives in quick time.