Become A Musician Today

If you want to experience getting favorable attention from those who appreciate music in general then you may want to become a musician. Even if you don’t have any background when it comes to playing an instrument, if you’re fond of fine tunes and are willing to try out something new then you may have what it takes to play a musical tool. Besides, there are other advantages to being able to produce pleasurable sounds. Not everyone does it so that’s why many are appreciative of musicians. Aside from being able to create waves of excellent tunes, through playing, you could also do activities that can let you express yourself further and are lucrative at the same time. So how do you manage to convert yourself into a real musician? For some advice that may lead you to success, please read on.

Basically, you have to decide which of the available instruments you’re going to use first. Even though you do have the option to create your own tool for music, it would be smart to utilize what is already there. That’s because it may take time for you to learn how to hit specific notes with a new instrument. So among the musical tools that are available, there is two that rank to be the best nowadays. Today, those that are popular are the guitar and the piano. If you’re okay with using something that’s challenging then you should be a guitarist. The guitar is something that takes getting used to but it’s certainly rewarding to play. It’s highly portable and can, therefore, be played wherever but is a tool that needs to be tuned from time to time. If you’re going for something that needs the least amount of tuning, the piano is perfect for you. A grand piano may be pricey and can’t be moved but it creates loud and pleasing sounds and can be played easily. With it, the tips of your fingers wouldn’t hurt since the keys are flat. Plus, in reading the sheet music, it wouldn’t be so hard since the notes that are located at the bottom are usually played on the left side of the keyboard while on the right keys the high notes are played.

It isn’t enough to just have the aforementioned instruments, on the other hand. That’s because they can only do so much on their own. For you to create music through them, you have to learn how to take advantage of their parts so that you could produce notes and then combine the said things so that patterns could be made. Plus, it is important that you know how to hold instruments so that you could avoid damaging them and injuring yourself. For you to get comprehensive information on music and utilization of instruments, you ought to search for schools that offer guitar or piano lessons in Singapore and other countries worldwide.

Interesting Bridges in Cambridge

Many visitors to Cambridge will experience the relaxation of a punt down the River Cam and along the way hear some interesting stories about the nine bridges that cross the river on their tour. Of course, though, it is possible with Punting in Cambridge, to rent a punt and punt yourself but if you do you will miss the guide’s narration of the historic buildings and bridges that line the route along the river.

Cambridge, along with Oxford, is of course perhaps best known, not for its punts but for its universities and some of these universities line the banks of the river along the punting tour. On a punting tour it is usual for the punter, often a student working part-time, to give an oratory about the buildings, bridges and other things of note along the route, allowing visitors a relaxing way of learning about Cambridge’s history.

The Magdalene Bridge is thought to have been built on the site of the first bridge to cross the River Cam. That first bridge was built in Roman times as part of a Roman road creating a trade link from London to the north of the country.

The Bridge of Sighs was built in 1831 and is the only covered bridge along the route. Perhaps not as famous as its Venetian namesake, this Bridge of Sighs is famous in its own right and looks nothing like its Italian namesake.

Kitchen Bridge was built out of necessity after the new dining court for St John’s College was built on the other side of the river to the kitchens, meaning without a bridge being built, meals were always cold and perhaps even stale.

The current Trinity Bridge was rebuilt in 1765 but its predecessor was the first bridge to be rebuilt after the English Civil War around 1651. Unlike many of the other bridges, this is a road bridge.

As Garrett Hostel Bridge is accessible by the general public as well as students, it is a popular place for tourists to watch the activities on the river but this does mean it can often get congested with pedestrians and cyclists.

Clare Bridge is the oldest of these bridges as it somehow managed to survive being torn down by Cromwell’s men during the civil war that needed the stone to build a castle.
Although perhaps only fictional folklore, it is said that King’s Bridge was the last place in England where it was legal to fight duels. If true, however, it would possibly be the only thing particularly interesting about this otherwise somewhat boring to look at the bridge.

Mathematical Bridge (Queens’ Bridge) is the only wooden bridge remaining along this stretch of the River Cam and although rebuilt in 1902, the original bridge dated back to 1749.

There has been a bridge on the site of the Silver Street Bridge since the 14th century and today it is that bridge which marks the turning point for punting tours so they can return home.