Is Your Child Capable of Composing Music? Maybe the next Mozart?

We’ve all heard of them. Child prodigies who begin composing music at some ridiculously young age. For instance, history reports that Mozart was writing minuets by the time he was five years old. Amazing. At five years of age, I’m not sure that I knew the difference between my finger and my thumb and I certainly wasn’t composing music. Now there is no doubt that the fact that Mozart was composing music by the age of five does not prove that any of the rest of us ever could compose music, but a number of studies conducted over the past fifty or so years indicates that most children can begin composing music as long as they are given both guidance …

50th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

A 50th anniversary gift commemorates a milestone most married couples wish to reach. What can you possibly give a couple after 50 years of marriage? The most meaningful wedding anniversary gift is one that comes from the heart: to express your love and appreciation towards all that they mean to you, how their staying married through the thick and thin of life has influenced you, to tell about the warm and loving memories you shared with them throughout the years. The 50th anniversary is commemorated by gold and the flower is violet. A gift certainly doesn’t have to be gold, wrap a gift in gold paper or paper decorated with violets. 50th anniversary gift ideas for the couple Keepsake personalized …

50th Birthday Party Ideas For a Sensational Celebration

Is a 50th birthday party coming up and you’re at a loss for ideas? Here are a few tips and ideas to help you get started. You can create your own invitations by drawing 50th birthday theme such as “50” or over-the-hill gag themes. A great themed 50th birthday party is 60’s memorabilia. Have beanbag chairs handy for a groovy gathering. Share old stories about the guest of honor. Be sure to include items such as a “magic bus”, peace signs, and candles luminating the room. Wear your flowered pants, John Lennon glasses and peace sign, or go all out with your leisure suit. Don’t forget your hippie wig! Have the guest of honor wear a birthday crown or Happy …

40th Birthday Party Ideas For a Sensational Celebration

Is a 40th birthday party coming up and you’re at a loss for ideas? Here are a few tips and ideas to help you get started. You can create your own invitations by drawing 40th birthday theme such as “40” or over-the-hill gag themes. A great themed 40th birthday party is 70’s memorabilia. Have beanbag chairs handy for a groovy gathering. Share old stories about the guest of honor. Wear bell-bottom Levi’s or Wranglers or go all out with your leisure suit. Feather your hair like Farrah Fawcett or Andy Gibb. Have the guest of honor wear a birthday crown or Happy Birthday hat. Be sure to complement their outfit with an “over-the-hill” cane. What should you serve? Have a …

A Bridal Shower Invitation Should Be Attractive and Stylish!

A bridal shower invitations should lay out all of the necessary information, yet still be attractive. One way to do this is to have a picture engraved on the invitation. Ask your engraver to add a small design on the inside of your invitation or wherever you have information about the reception. If, for example, an ice cream social is your theme see if there is an ice cream cone or Sundae dish they can emboss onto the paper without taking away from the main body of the invitation. Remember that subtlety is stylish; you don’t want to come across as overpowering with your theme. It may be difficult sometimes to know who to invite to the bridal shower. As …

80’s Theme Party Ideas For a Sensational Celebration

Ah… the 80s. Big hair and all, it’s a decade we won’t forget. Celebrate the punk 80s with a theme party sure to please all your guests. Here are a few ideas to help you get started. You can create your own invitations by drawing 50th birthday theme such as “50” or over-the-hill gag themes. Invitations You can also create your own invitations by drawing 80’s themes such as sunglasses, punk styles, leg warmers, mezpahs, etc. Costumes/Dress Attire Give each guest a pair of sunglasses to remember the old Corey Hartt song, “I wear my sunglasses at night.” For a disco or punk 80’s style nightlife effect, add plenty of glow products. Wear jelly bracelets and punk wigs for a …

3 Quick & Easy Steps To Playing Music by Ear

Playing by ear is the ability to play a piece of music (or, eventually, learn an instrument) by simply listening to it repeatedly. The majority of self-taught musicians began their education this way; they picked up their instrument and began playing an easy melody from a well-known song, slowly picking out the notes as they went along. And even after these musicians master their instruments or a particular song, playing by ear still plays a large role. Many pop and rock bands don’t play or write their songs based on sheet music, they figure the songs out by playing by ear. It’s even common among non-musicians. Ever sit down a piano and mindlessly pick out the tune to “Mary Had …

Choosing a Wedding Videographer

Where do I start? I receive numerous inquiries requesting information. First, I understand that the average person is gathering information to try and make an educated decision that is right for them. I’m sure many people only know what they’ve read in numerous wedding magazine articles about wedding videography and photography. I’ve read most of these articles and they range from generic to sheer nonsense- especially those articles with the checklist of important questions to ask a videographer. What one has to understand is that the person writing the article is not an expert on wedding videography. Until they were hired to write an article about wedding videography or photography to fill the spaces between advertisers looking for business, they …

Persuasion Through Needs is Achieved in the Film Fargo

The film Fargo, an Academy Award winner for Best Picture in 1996, has several characters that exemplify the first process premise of needs, in turn making this film persuasive. This film is based around the life of a man named Jerry Lundegaard, whom is deep in debt and is married to a woman whose father has no respect or admiration for him. His typical day at work involves ripping customers off at the car dealership where he works as the head sales manager. His need for respect and money leads him to hire an ungainly pair of men to kidnap his wife so that he can collect ransom money. Unfortunately, his personal needs lead to a homicide spree throughout Fargo, …