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Music for all age

VENTURI: MUSIC FOR ALL AGES

We all love music. Music is a universal language. It speaks to us and reaches our very core in a way that no other language can. That is why, here in Venturi, we celebrate music. We give tribute to the composers – of yesteryears and today who have shared with us their passion for music. We give tribute to artists of every generation who have given it their all in interpreting the songs and bringing them to life. We give tribute to record companies who have supported the music industry through all these years. We give tribute to each and every one who has made an indelible mark in the music industry. We celebrate their works, we celebrate their life. Music comes in different genres – rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, pop, soul, hip hop, reggae, classical, electronic dance, folk music, country music, punk rock, heavy metal, grunge, trance, techno, disco, funk, alternative rock, gospel, ambient, electro, instrumental, industrial, breakbeat, drum and bass, psychedelic, dub, progressive, hard rock, ska, hardcore punk, swing, electronica, bluegrass, and experimental music. For sure, there is a whole lot more of music genre out there as music is constantly evolving – keeping up with the times and at the same time, holding on to the old. All along, there is a longing to express one’s self, one’s creativity, one’s passion. Consider Venturi your music library. Nope, we are not here just to provide you with your music playlist, there are other sites for that. We are here to talk about music to its very core. We provide our readers with comprehensive information on topics concerning music. It is time we talk about the history of music, musical instruments, composers, and many more important matters concerning music so that people will not forget about them. We will talk about the artists, their albums, and their inspirations. Of course, we will talk about what is happening in the music industry today – both in the mainstream and underground. If there is anything you want to know about music, we hope to be able to provide you the answers for that. Music is simple and complex. Music is a part of our culture and a part of us. Music completes our collective thought, collective expression, and collective identity. Music defines a certain period or generation. Music brings people together yet it is also alright to enjoy the music by yourself. It does not take away the beauty and magic of music whether you listen to it by yourself inside your garage door in Santa Fe or you bang your head with the rest of the crowd in a sold out rock concert in a big arena in some big city. So, what are we trying to say? We want you to continue loving music but we also want to talk to you about music. Venturi lives and breathes music. We have got music tattooed right on our very hearts and minds. Music has given us life and it is time that we give back to the community what we have learned so far. At Venturi, we rock and we talk.

WANTED: MUSIC TEACHER

WANTED: MUSIC TEACHER

As a kid, my music teachers had always been elderly. It got me wondering why. Why didn’t younger teachers want to teach music? Is music education not suited for the younger generation? Although age is not really a qualification for this job post, it just got me curious. For sure, the experience is on the side of older teachers. But it also got me thinking if the passion and interest have been lost in the young? If so, how can we instill the love for learning music among the younger generation? A private school is asking our help to assist them in finding a competent music teacher who would be more than willing to teach elementary students all about the essentials of music – what we call general music knowledge which would give our students a good foundation for whatever path in music they wish to pursue. The teacher that we are looking for must be comfortable in teaching a large group of students inside a classroom or in a school setting. He or she will provide music lessons to children ages 8 to 10. As such, this teacher is expected to have in-depth musical knowledge which he or she would enthusiastically share with the rest of the class. He or she must have the patience to teach children of different abilities, even some who do not express interest in the subject at all. This teacher must be flexible. Good communication skills and good teaching skills are a must for this position. The music teacher that we are looking for must also possess good organizational skills as he or she is expected to handle administrative matters aside from teaching classes. But most of all, this music teacher should have great motivational skills to be able to encourage the students to develop an active interest in music and its branches. For those who are interested and who fit the qualifications given above, kindly send us an email at iteachmusic@venturi.com.

Music Instrument

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

  Learning about the musical instruments is a very good foundation in music. Before learning to play a particular musical instrument, it is best to know more about that particular instrument and the other instruments as well. Maybe there are other instruments that will catch your interest and would make you want to pursue learning to play that musical instrument. So for now, we will be sharing with you the different classifications of musical instruments and their examples. A musical instrument is an object that produces a pleasing sound. Musical instruments are typically classified according to the material from which they are made of and how they are played. The five main types of musical instruments are woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and keyboard. Percussion instruments are objects that produce sound when you strike them. Examples are drums, cymbals, xylophones, tambourines, and wood blocks. String instruments have strings and when you move their strings, the vibrations create a beautiful sound. Examples are guitars, violins, and harps. Woodwind instruments are those that produce sound by causing air to vibrate in a pipe. The vibrating air is released outside through the hole or holes in the instrument and they produce a certain pitch. Examples are flute and piccolo. Brass instruments produce sound through a sympathetic vibration of air made possible by the vibration caused by the player’s lips. The horn and trumpet are brass instruments. Lastly, the keyboard is a musical instrument that has a row of levers that produce a melodic sound when you press each lever using your fingers. Examples are the piano and organ. The percussion, string, woodwind, brass, and keyboard musical instruments are the typical classifications used when grouping instruments together. But there are also other classifications used by musical experts. That would be an interesting topic to cover next time.

Music

MUSIC AND ME

I am not a music expert. I do not know how to play any musical instrument and for the life of me, I could not even carry a tune. But I can say that I have a pretty solid background when it comes to music education. Looking back now, I really appreciate all those classes that we had with Mrs. Lim. She was an elderly woman who taught me everything I know now about music. She taught us the basics about music – the musical terms and musical notes. She would play songs from different era using the school’s radio or she would gently hit the keys of the keyboard and hum along as she played the classic songs that she already knew by heart. I am grateful to my music teacher for teaching me about the different musical instruments. How many musical instruments do you know? How well do you know your musical instruments? Nowadays, kids are only familiar with the drums and guitar. They get amazed by the sound of a harmonica, maracas, and a ukulele. When you ask them about other musical instruments, they are at a loss. Much more when you ask them about the different kinds of musical instruments. Well, at least I can say that there are 5 types of musical instruments – brass, woodwind, percussion, keyboards, and string. Aside from drums and guitar, I know of 10 other musical instruments or more. These are the trombone, trumpet, saxophone, cello, violin, accordion, clarinet, cajon, mandolin, and harp. Of course, I know that there are a whole lot of other musical instruments out there. I used my knowledge of musical instruments to show that I had a solid background of music because of the education I received way back when I was in grade school. When you have the basic knowledge about music, it helps you understand and appreciate music better even if you are not a music expert.

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