Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Music Resource Blog

As much as this is about my journey to making it as a full-time
professional musician online, this will be a music resource blog.
You will find articles, free tools and websites that will be of use
to musicians. As I have said in past posts, when I succeed, I
will definitely share my knowledge with you.

Those of you out there who want to start in music, but can't
play a single instrument, never fear. You can still make money
with music without a four-year music education. You can teach
yourself. Read an article I wrote about playing the piano.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Music Articles Coming Up....

I know that I have promised you articles, and I have a whole
lot of music articles that I have written on Associated Content.
Starting this week I will be posting one once a week. These include
music careers, American Idol, anything and everything that is
about music. So be on the lookout....

In the meantime, check me out here

Technorati Profile

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

New Look And More News

As you can see, I made some changes to the blog. There
will be music resources, and other interesting things I
can find that is all about music. I'll be adding more links
as time goes on, but here's some that I am sure will
interest you.

I'll be making one post a week starting next week(wait,
actually I've done two this week LoL!) and here are
some of the things that I'll be covering:
Free Music Courses
Free Music Software
Music Articles
As Usual, me ever Chasing Riley!
Sometimes I wonder, what am I going to do when I have
finally caught Riley? What Can I possibly say in this blog?
After all, that is what this blog is all about. The only thing
I can think of is to help everyone along who also wants
financial freedom. I'm ready, let's hope this chase is
almost finished.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June Update

We are in the process of working on a song(s) that we will be

putting on Myspace, and other websites that allow you to

purchase Mp3's.

I've been neglecting, well, putting music on the back burner

for now, because I am still trying to find quality information

online that will actually work, so I can raise the money that

I need.

There are no professional studios here where I live,

so I have to either record myself, or hire

Discmakers to master our demo. The only way to do

that is to raise the money.

I've just completed reading a 16-page report by Willie

Crawford, a very well respected marketer, and I am

going to follow what he says to do for building a list.

'The Money is in the List!' I have tried doing that with

free list builders that have never worked, so now I am

going to try something new, that Willie Crawford has


So, I will keep you updated once a week from now on

of my progress, and sometime this year, I will finally

get my music out online!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The History Of Music-The Greeks

The musical history of the Greeks may be divided into two great periods, the historical, and the mythological. The mythological period covers the entire range of traditions and legends, and extends up to the time when the Greeks began to reckon by Olympiads.
By Mike Shaw

The musical history of the Greeks may be divided into two great periods, the historical, and the mythological. The mythological period covers the entire range of traditions and legends, up to the time of the Olympiads, the date of the first Olympiad being 776 B.C. From 776 B.C. to 161 A.D. is the historical period.
To the mythological period belong the stories of Eurydice and Orpheus. Perhaps the noblest and most beautiful of all the fairy tales of art, the building of Thebes and Cadmea by Amphion, who by his playing supposedly caused the stones and rocks to move spontaneously. The contest between the myth of the Sirens, Apollo and Marsyas, and numberless other stories and traditions with which the Hellenic mind loved to surround, as with many garlands, the art of music.
The poet Homer, provides us with a link between the traditional and historical periods, and in the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey” are to be found both legend and exact information.
Coming to the historical period proper of Greek music, we cannot fail to be impressed with the broadly moral significance which music possessed for the Greeks. Among the Assyrians, it is to be imagined, music was more or less emotional in character. Among the Egyptians, it apparently shared of the nature of an occult philosophy. Among the Israelites, music was primarily an act of worship; and it is, therefore, to the Greeks that the credit of being the first to recognise that music was highly valuable as an educational resource.
Although not yet an independent art, music probably gained very nearly as much as it lost in this respect, by being made an essential part of the literary and dramatic genius of Greece. Thus, the Greek play resembled more an opera than a play, however, with the music strictly subdued in favour of more dramatic interest. Perhaps the simplest way of making clear the musical aspect of the Greek drama would be to say that a Greek play was like an opera of which the composer wrote the libretto and the librettist wrote the music.
Sometimes the Greek dramatist, as in the case of GEschylus, composed the music to his own tragedies. Sophocles also accompanied the performance of one of his plays upon the cithara (an instrument of the harp kind).
Other than fragments of musical work, which it would be difficult to absolutely accept as authentic, there are no musical compositions of the ancient Greeks now known to be in existence. There has been preserved, however, a considerable amount of Greek literature about music, including the theoretical writings of Aristoxenus (B.C. 300), Euclid (B.C. 277), Nicho-machus (A.D. 60), Alypius (A.D. 115), Bacchius (A.D. 140), Aristides Quintilianus (A.D. no), and others.
Of these Aristoxenus wrote upon the Elements of Harmonics, Euclid wrote an Introduction, to Harmonics, Nichomachus an Introduction to Harmony, Alypius a work on musical notation, Bacchius, supposed to have been tutor to the Emperor Antoninus, was the author of a short Introduction to Music, in dialogue form. Aristides Quintilianus wrote a treatise, “De Musica,” in three books.
These writers, and others, have perpetuated the theoretical systems of the Greeks. Although they give us little or no hint of the practical application of the same, and it is upon their works that the earliest theorists of Europe based their further efforts towards the construction of a musical system at once logical, scientific, and capable of allowing the emotional side of man’s musical nature free play.
Mike Shaw is an organist and keyboard player and owns music websites and
Article republished from Copy & Paste Articles

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Music Update

It has been a very long time since I started on this road.
Yes, I did make some money online, but, it wasn't enough
to quit my day job or even put a dent in my debt. So,
I have found out what I want to do. I want to earn
a passive income. Something that I can set and pretty
much forget about.

That is what is going to take me out of debt and get me
out of my miserable day job! I just deleted two of my blogs
today, Eternal Cash and Internet Facts. They weren't making
me any real money, and hardly no one was going to them.

So whatever works for me online is going into this blog,
because it's all about using the internet so that I can do
what I really want to do which is mainly music. After I
have succeeded with that,(this year) I'm branching out to my
other interests which are: Writing, Games, Art and Film.
At that time, I'll do blogs for those other interests, but this
one is all about catching Riley.

I'll be posting my articles on here, and I'll also other
peoples articles on music and the music industry, and
giving this blog a face lift, too. So, be sure to read on about
my journey to catching Riley!