Music Gear News
French youngsters learn to play musical instruments
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds living in Paris have been given the chance to learn to play a musical instrument.
Youngsters aged between seven and 12 years old have been taking part in the Demos Orchestra scheme, which seeks to promote racial harmony in the French capital, the Independent reported.
The young people taking part in the scheme have learned to play musical instruments ranging from violins to trumpets and cellos, practising pieces such as Tchaikovsky's Russian Dance from The Nutcracker for four hours each week.
At the end of the project the 450 children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds will play together at the Pleyel Hall in the centre of Paris, where other acts including the London Symphony Orchestra and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will perform this year.
Recently, youngsters in the UK were found to be playing the guitar and keyboard in greater numbers thanks to the influences of the genres of music that are currently popular in the charts, according to Professor Sue Hallam and Dr Andrea Creech of the University of London.Posted on 19 Jul 2010 18:30 to category : Music News
Related Music News
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.
JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Recent Music News
The latest addition to the illustrious range of Katana Amplifiers, the Katana-Mini guitar amplifier brings classic BOSS tone in a portable and lightweight design
Today's second pedal release from BOSS for Roland's 'Future Redesigned' campaign, the MD-500 is the latest comprehensive workhorse for the modern musician.
The most advanced reverb pedal to come from BOSS to date, the RV-500 pedal promises a wealth of tone shaping options and professional grade versatility
Using the feedback from the guitar player community Walrus Audio has devised a new and improved pedal that eliminates the pitfalls of its predecessor.
After the release of the Hall of Fame 2 and Pipeline Tap Tremolo Pedals, TC Electronic's Flashback 2 promises for unprecedented expression and otherworldly tone.
Looking to get that perfect take? M-Audio's M-Track 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro gives you professional standard recording capabilities in a robust and compact format.