Posts Tagged ‘Hear’

House Concerts – The “New” Way to Hear Music

August 17th, 2016

You are in a bar. Right up front, because a musician you really like is about to start playing. Ever since you first heard this guy on public radio, he’s been on your A List. Last summer, you were overjoyed to find him on a music festival schedule, and travelled several hundred miles to hear him play the small mainstage. He was fantastic in person, and you were floating when you left, having purchased three of his CDs.

Tonight, you paid the $ 10.00 cover charge and got there early. A table near the modest stage looked perfect. You settled in. Ordered a beer and some food. You’ve brought a couple of music-loving friends along and promised them a perfect night…after all, you’ve been raving about this artist for months.

Ah – here he comes – guitar in hand. He smiles at the audience and says “Hello – thanks for having me…this evening I’m going to share some songs from my new CD.” There is faint applause. You and your friends are clapping and folks at the next table look over and smile – they share your anticipation.

Then, the music starts and something goes terribly wrong. No one has dropped a tray of drinks in your lap; no fire alarm is ringing, no cops at the back looking for a certain person…. No, this is a “wrong” that only a few people notice. This is a noisy, noisy bar. Aside from you, your friends and the table next to you, no one is remotely interested in the guy who’s on stage. They are meeting up after work, for a few laughs, a few drinks, and to celebrate someone’s birthday. Or they picked this club because it is right around the corner from the conference hotel and the seminars are over for the day. Whatever the reason, all of these people have a different agenda, and they proceed to drink, clink and guffaw their way through the evening.

You enjoy some of the evening, but generally you’re bummed out because your friends did not get to hear this musician’s best lines, best chord progressions, best stories. At the end of the second set, you get up to purchase the CD you want your friends to have – because they really deserve to hear this work – and while you are having it autographed, the musician looks at you – knowing you are a big fan – and says “Have you ever thought of having a house concert? I could play one next time I tour this area.”

Wow. This guy will actually play in your living room. You tell him you can seat 30 if you squeeze in some folding chairs and cushions. He says “that sounds great.” You will now have a chance to hear music like it was meant to be heard. Back when musicians played for friends, for family, in intimate rooms, trying out songs – coaxing a few folks to sing along. Stopping for a bite to eat, and then playing and singing some more.

This worked for musicians during McCarthyism. They sang their songs in living rooms when no one would book them in halls. Secret shows, word spreading underground.

But house concerts aren’t a secret anymore. There are thousands of them going on around North America and Europe, with several websites leading the way. You should have one soon! Find out how, online, by checking sites devoted to house concerts . Several organizations in Canada and the US have sites you will enjoy. You can also search on twitter, MySpace (music) and Facebook.

http://acousticroof.ca

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NSO Pops – can you Hear the individuals Sing Washington

January 7th, 2015

NSO Pops – Do You Hear the individuals Sing Washington
Occasion on 2015-03-28 20:00:00

at Kennedy Center – Concert Hall
2700 F Street NW
Washington, United States

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NSO Pops – can you Hear the People Sing Washington

January 3rd, 2015

NSO Pops – would you Hear the folks Sing Washington
Event on 2015-03-27 20:00:00

at Kennedy Center – Concert Hall
2700 F Street NW
Washington, United States

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Want to hear something the liberal media is hiding from us?

December 21st, 2013

Question by Tea Party!: Want to hear something the liberal media is hiding from us?
Nancy Pelosi and her liberal lackeys have formed a secret society that plans to take away your guns and leave you defenseless when gay Marxist Muslim illegal immigrants come after you. Obama and his Kenyan overlords want to control every aspect of your life so they can turn the Washington Monument into a giant bong.

Best answer:

Answer by Ryan
I hope this is true

What do you think? Answer below!

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Q&A: What is the term for music a character in a movie can and cannot hear?

December 10th, 2013
Music Radio
by Flare

Question by Ando: What is the term for music a character in a movie can and cannot hear?
I learned this in film class forever ago and can’t remember, and couldn’t find it on google. There was a term for music a character can’t hear in the movie (like background music, or mood music, but that’s not the term) and a term for what they can hear (like music on their radio or music that’s being played at a dance) …help anyone?

Best answer:

Answer by Lucas
Hearing in the movie is a top hole idea

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What would you want to hear in a radio show?

November 26th, 2013

Question by captainjon: What would you want to hear in a radio show?
I’ve been given the opportunity to have my own online radio show and I’m fishing for ideas. My target audience would be 20-30yr olds. What would you want to hear?

Best answer:

Answer by Roy
Well, I think personal interest is the best kind of talk show.

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Q&A: Why do I hear an FM radio station on my phone?

October 19th, 2012

Question by kewldude471: Why do I hear an FM radio station on my phone?
There’s a powerful FM station near me, and I hear music faintly on one of my landline telephones. People I call on that phone say that they also hear the radio station on their end. I’ve heard about AM stations interfering with phones, but I have an FM station interfering with the phone. I also hear a 60Hz hum under the music which varies in amplitude as I move the phone cord. What could I do to stop the interference?

Best answer:

Answer by sajirvill
well your phone chord actually works like an antena… it does not usually pick-up radio frequecies.. but try to consider how near you live besides the FM station.. try to ask the telephone company if they have alternatives or ways to fix that

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Q&A: Can somebody who doesn’t live in Washington DC hear the President’s weekly radio address?

October 19th, 2012

Question by simple: Can somebody who doesn’t live in Washington DC hear the President’s weekly radio address?
I always hear about the President having said this or that in his latest weekly radio announcements, but what if my radio stations don’t broadcast all the way to Washington DC – how can I hear what he says? Why does he go on the radio on a regular basis when so few have access to hear him?
Here’s the latest example!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/02/AR2009010202047.html?hpid=topnews

Best answer:

Answer by allen w
try to go on line and get the radio station that way.. most radio stations are or can be heard over the internet now.

or find out which radio stations local carry the broad cast.

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Since AIPAC plays such an important role in Washington, why don’t we hear about them on tv or on talk radio?

June 17th, 2012

Question by Mr. Smartypants™: Since AIPAC plays such an important role in Washington, why don’t we hear about them on tv or on talk radio?
Many of our Congress are dual citizens of Israel. AIPAC is one of the most influential lobbies that dictate laws, foreign policy and even our elections.

Why are there never any shows on tv that feature AIPAC? Why are all th AIPAC meetings with our politicians held in private?

Best answer:

Answer by Ali G!
Because they keep us conned and asleep at the switch with stories about Britney, American idol and other distractions

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was it possible back in the 50s to hear a radio broadcast from say Washington all the way from New York?

May 18th, 2012

Question by : was it possible back in the 50s to hear a radio broadcast from say Washington all the way from New York?

Fm radio I mean

Best answer:

Answer by Russ
It still is today on am frequency. Depends on the weather. It’s all how the radio waves bounce off the atmosphere and earth.

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