Essential Equipment for the Mobile DJ

Working as a mobile disk jockey (DJ) presents a number of challenges that the resident club DJ doesn’t have.One of the biggest issues is the need to carry all of that essential DJ equipment wherever we go.

I’ve worked as a DJ onboard cruise liners, in a hospital, on the radio and in various clubs but these days I make my money as a mobile DJ. Each week I get to visit new locations and meet a whole new crowd of people. Continue reading “Essential Equipment for the Mobile DJ”

Great Electric Guitars

Gibson SG Supreme

There can’t be many people who wouldn’t have loved to become a guitar hero. Standing proudly onstage, thrashing out blistering power chords loud enough to make the paint peel from the walls. And there are a number of truly great electric guitars that have stood the test of time. Continue reading “Great Electric Guitars”

How to Encourage Music Learning

Its only lately that I have really appreciated the benefits that I enjoyed as a result of growing up in a musical family. My mother played piano at home and my dad was an accomplished jazz guitarist.

Having children of my own I can see how they have benefited from having access to guitars and other musical instruments as they’ve grown up. Continue reading “How to Encourage Music Learning”

Single songs

Many times you are interested in buying only a single song especially if you do not like the remaining songs in the album.  However, buying a single song offline can be expensive, as the costs are almost the same for the song producer.

Buying a song online is cheaper and there are many online marketplaces and stores where you can make a purchase. These include ebay, itunes , fye and amazon.

Download free songs

You can download free songs from the internet, but you often have to download a software like limewire, which usually has viruses. There are some websites where you can download the songs you want, without paying any fee.  Some of these websites are:

www.mp3raid.com

www.musiclemon.com

Popular R&B songs and bands

Some of the popular R&B singers,  songs and bands are:

Aretha Franklin “Respect”
Otis Redding “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”
Marvin Gaye “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”,”What’s Going On?”,
Ray Charles “What’d I Say?”
Michael Jackson “Billie Jean”,”Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”, “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”
Four Tops “(Reach Out) I’ll Be There”
Stevie Wonder “Superstition”
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles “Tracks of my Tears”
Prince “When Doves Cry”,”Sign O’ the Times”
Martha and the Vandellas “Dancing in the Street”
Al Green “Let’s Stay Together”
Ben E. King “Stand by Me”
James Brown “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”
Booker T. and the MG’s “Green Onions”
Wilson Pickett “In the Midnight Hour”
Sam Cooke “A Change is Gonna Come”
The Temptations “My Girl”,”Papa was a Rollin’ Stone”
Sly and the Family Stone “Family Affair”
Rick James “Super Freak”
George Clinton “Atomic Dog”
Chaka Khan “I Feel for You”,”Tell me Something Good”,”Sweet Thing”
Black Box “Everybody Everybody”
Lenny Kravitz “It Ain’t Over til It’s Over”
Cab Calloway “Minnie the Moocher”
Billie Holiday “God Bless the Child”
Louis Jordan “Caldonia”

Music converters

Music converters convert songs and other music between popular formats like MP3, MP2, AAC, AC3, WAV, MID, MIDI, WMA, M4A, RA, RAM, OGG . There are many freeware and shareware programs available . Some of these are

audacity.sourceforge.net  – import a file and then export it in the desired format, open source software.

zamzar.com

jodix.com

www.tipard.com/all-music-converter.html – Tipard All Music Converter,  free trial available