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Lyrical Princess
Re: Christmas In Heaven
12/18/14 01:11:49AM
By: Lyrical Princess

Mack, Although there are no words formed lyrically for the rest of us to read, or hear... As you and your brother David, play this Beautiful tribute to your Father, I can feel the emotion that was...

Lyrical Princess
Re: *Deeply.....into...
12/18/14 12:25:42AM
By: Lyrical Princess

I have listened to this song many times over on your FB page, including tonight. Thought I should come write a few words. This track has a very laid back, yet very sensual feel to it. I think that...

WhereWolf
Re: *Deeply.....into...
12/18/14 12:03:28AM
By: TLT50

Farrell.... My respects to you.... Thanks for listening... :)

songdoc
Re: Mea Culpa...
12/18/14 12:01:58AM
By: David C Deal

Heinz, thank you so very much for listening and your comments. Great to see you back on Mix!

airmeki44
Re: Bridge Over...
12/17/14 11:21:09PM
By: BLUE SAHARA

Smooth, gentle and extremely emotional. Excellent rendition to remember a Classic!

airmeki44
Re: Colonoscopy Blues
12/17/14 11:16:49PM
By: BLUE SAHARA

Oh man, Stephan! Them lyrics! Just ... well ... so close to one's skin. :) Excellent performances, all around. Super sound quality ... as if I just saw you live on stage, man! Fantastic!

airmeki44
Re: Slavonic Dance
12/17/14 11:12:13PM
By: BLUE SAHARA

Mmm .. what can I sat that hasn't been said already here. It's such a treat to click on the play button, knowing to be rewarded with excellent musicianship and a fantastic feel for collaboration....

airmeki44
Re: Mea Culpa...
12/17/14 11:04:06PM
By: BLUE SAHARA

Nigel! David!!!!! Wow! This goes deep down one's soul. Nigel's haunting voice ... so near, yet so far! So familiar, yet so strange. David's orchestral accompaniment just elevates this masterpiece...

airmeki44
Re: Christmas In Heaven
12/17/14 10:58:43PM
By: BLUE SAHARA

Mack! I know it's been a while, but how can I forget the sound of your thoughtful, inspiring music? Thank you for providing your own touch, your own creativity to this, sometimes too busy holiday...

airmeki44
Re: How Can A Poor...
12/17/14 10:53:35PM
By: BLUE SAHARA

How nice and tranquil ... how genuine the sounds of your music in this lovely, and heartfelt tune. The lyrics exceptional, and fit this song so nicely. Wonderful composition, Eric!

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By Josephrodz
12/13/14
Tag: News

Stop Trashing Your Hands!

Stop Trashing Your Hands!


 
“It’s all in the hands.”
As a guitarist, you’ve heard countless players claim that’s where their tone comes from. While that is hardly research-based evidence that one could bet the farm on, what is a fact is that if you don’t take care of your hands, you may not be able to play at all.

As a 16-year-old, I spent countless hours practicing my guitar. I played until my hands hurt so much that it was impossible to even think about strumming another chord. Like most young people, I assumed that nothing would ever prevent me from being able to continue such a practice regimen. I was wrong.

One day, I noticed that the pain I experienced while I was playing didn’t go away a few hours later. Or a day later. Not even a week changed things. It hurt to even hold my blue Les Paul Studio. I tried switching to a guitar with a slimmer neck, but it was too late. My fretting hand hurt and it hurt a lot. I sought out the help of a doctor, who referred me to a hand specialist. At the time, I didn’t even know hand specialists existed. I was given a series of exercises to do to strengthen my hand, stretches to complete after playing my guitar, and attended twice a week therapy sessions to “fix” what I had done to my hand. I stopped playing for a year and a half because of my hand/wrist problem, and I was devastated.
Vicki Hawkins, registered physiotherapist and member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, works out of the renowned Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (part of the University Health Network) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and says, “Injuries that we often see at the Artists’ Health Centre for guitarists include overuse injuries for the wrist and hand, as well as shoulder and neck strain secondary to poor posture.”
Anyone who has ever slung a Les Paul over their shoulder and played a two hour gig can easily understand what she means. The more important question is: How do you prevent this from happening to you?

Warm Up

“Warm up prior to playing is very important” says Hawkins. It should include “three to five minutes of moderate cardiovascular activity, such as stairs or a fast-paced walk around the room. This should be followed by some large movements of the larger joints - shoulder and elbow - then smaller movements of the wrists and digits.” This may come as a surprise to most guitarists, but when you consider the fact that increased cardiovascular activity results in increased bloodflow to your muscles, it starts to make sense.

Only after the routine above should you commence your guitar-specific warm-up, which can include things such as scales or whatever other musical exercises that you usually do to “warm up”. Hawkins is clear on the fact that this entire process should not be rushed: “the whole process may take up to ten minutes.”

Take Regular And Productive Breaks

Once you’re warmed up and you’re playing, your attention to injury prevention should still be a priority. “It is also very important to take frequent breaks from playing, every 20 to 30 minutes,” says Hawkins. "The break should not be long (one to five minutes) but enough time to get out of the 'guitar position,' says Hawkins. Get a drink of water, do some shoulder circles.”

Strengthen Your Muscles

“Guitarists need to focus on strengthening the shoulder and stabilizer muscles and the core stability muscles in order to support their playing," says Hawkins. "These exercises may need to be completed daily for a period of time in order to build strength.”
Hawkins mentions that no two guitar players are the same, and therefore each individual may need to complete a different set of exercises. If you suspect that your core and shoulder/stabilizer muscles may not be as strong as they should be, seeing a physiotherapist to recommend a personalized set of exercises may be in your best interests. There are several websites that make stretching and strengthening exercises available to their students. Guitar Tricks is one of those sites, and there are many others. Like all medical advice, you should always seek the input of a professional before trying any new exercise routine, even one as relatively harmless as a hand workout.

Stand Up Straight!

Remember when your mom used to yell at you to “stand up straight"? She was right. Again. Hawkins stresses that “it is also important to focus on good posture while playing so that the muscles are in the optimal position.” This may mean that having your guitar slung as low as your favorite guitar hero may not be the best idea.

Stretch After You Play

Contrary to popular belief, you aren’t supposed to stretch before you play, but afterwards. Stretching beforehand can actually help lead to injuries. Hawkins elaborates: “Stretching should be completed after playing and should include the wrist flexors and extensors, the intrinsic hand muscles, and the pectoral muscles at the front of the chest. Stretches should be held for at least 20 seconds, and completed every day to be effective.”

Seek Help When You Feel Pain

Pain is a signal that something is not as it should be. “A guitarist should seek medical attention if the pain is sharp, unrelenting, or gets worse instead of better," says Hawkins. "Also, seek medical help if there is any tingling in the extremity [the fingertips, for example] or a change in sensation."

Covet Your Hands!

We often take our bodies for granted when all is working as it should be. It’s not until we’re dealt a blow to our health that we pay attention to what we should be doing. Guitarists everywhere, at any level — amateur or pro, hobbyist or rock star — owe their craft to their hands. Take care of them, and you’ll be setting yourself up for a lifetime of enjoyment with your favorite instrument.

By Admin
12/02/14
Tag: News

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I have a lot of coworkers who are using this and while I think it is cool I see a different purpose. When I record I am usually sitting and standing back and forth non stop. I prefer to stand and play/sing but it is easier to sit down to have better access to the computer. I think this company is missing a marketing opportunity!



Thoughts?



 



http://www.varidesk.com





 



 



 

By Admin
11/11/14
Tag: News

Gerry Mancuso - Mixposure.com Song of the Week!

Gerry Mancuso - Mixposure.com Song of the Week! Congrats to Gerry for having the Mixposure.com Song of the Week! Please have a listen below and let Gerry know what  you think of this song!
 


Bio:


Gerry Mancuso is a song writer, lead guitarist, and guitar teacher whose music cannot be easily encapsulated in one or two words. Fast, slow, heavy, soft; think of all the opposites you want, list them, and then consider that a rough description of the musical artist who is set to turn the music scene on its ear with such profoundly unique stylings. Mancuso's drive, fueled by sheer talent, has resulted in some of the most stellar songwriting you're apt to hear. Original yet accessible, entertaining but also smart and with a message for the soul; Mancuso writes songs for whom even the sky is no limit.  With the songs Mancuso writes, it's easy to believe he has a divine mandate - and that he will accomplish it.


 


Gerry's solo albums are now available on iTunes, including his latest studio recording "Mystic Visions."  To pick up your copies, visit the links below, or just search "Gerry Mancuso" at the iTunes store!

By Admin
11/03/14
Tag: News

Song of the Week - Lodato - Heart on the Line!

Song of the Week - Lodato - Heart on the Line! Have a listen to Lodato's Heart on the Line! This is the Mixposure.com Song of the Week!




 
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By Eric Ramsey
12/17/14
Tag: Holiday wishes and thanks!

Thank you all, and Happy Holidays!

Thank you all, and Happy Holidays!

I want to wish everyone at mixposure - indeed, everyone making music anywhere, a wonderful holiday season. You are all great inspiration, and I wish you all much happiness, health, musical fulfillment and success in the coming year!



My CD is finally finished - please check out the tracks on my page. I appreciate any comment - positive or critical. We're all here trying to grow, right?



And a big, huge thank you and shout out to Doug Dickens, Toni Taylor-Helser and everyone who has expressed interest in my music. I appreciate you more than you will ever know.

By Vig Wig
12/16/14
Tag: the far flung corners of my mind

Vignesday - Time for Vig's Place @7 PM ET

Vignesday - Time for Vig's Place @7 PM ET

I am selecting a potent string of very good songs for tonight's show.  I am not playing all of the genres known to man but I am including a good many of them.  I am picking good saongs regardless of genre.

The list of songs is a very good list because next weeks show would fall on Christmas Eve and I will not broadcast a show on Christmas Eve December 24.  I will be getting smashed at a rendezvous the following Wednesday December 31 - New Year's Eve.  The ol' vigster will be MIA for most of 3 weeks, returning January 7 with another extravaganza chock full of the songs you like. I'LL BE BACK.

By David C Deal
12/16/14
Tag:

Siberian Solstice full concert video (Trans-Siberian Orchestra music)

Siberian Solstice full concert video (Trans-Siberian Orchestra music)

Ken Richer of TV 26 recorded and produced a video of our 2014 concert and posted it to You Tube. You'll recognize myself on keyboards, David Coonrod on bass, plus Marie Moore on piano, Kevin Peters on guitar, Jeff Montgomery on guitar, Steve Parker on drums and Tom Sprague vocals and narration.



Siberian Solstice

By BLUE SAHARA
12/14/14
Tag:

MERRY CHRISTMAS - HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Lovers of Music,



 



BLUE SAHARA wishes every single one of you and your families and friends, far and near, a wonderful Holiday Season. Whatever it is you are celebrating, we hope it will be filled with joy, laughter, happiness and peace. We are all a big family, all over the world. 



 



Today we posted two Holiday tunes - an older one, called 'THE STAR' [2008] and a brand-new one [published today, Dec 14, 2014]; a story-telling version of the classic 'RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER'. 



You will find both songs in BLUE SAHARA's audio section/playlist. 



Please enjoy. :)



 



Love,



 



Leona, Cerise, David, Leon & Heinz ... plus our guest musicians and the BlueSahara-Minis. 



 



 

 
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