FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 03/16/2013 Contact: Chris Salter, 813-505-2995, Chris@MusicWizard.com An amazing real life example how music, particularly piano, can grow the brains of even severely challenged special needs children. This beautiful and moving story exemplifies the true potential of how playing piano can be a surprisingly effective (and now simple) therapy for all kinds of brain disorders and challenges. Newest brain research theories point to something called neuro—plasticity and even neuro-genesis, the amazing resilience, flexibility and even regenerative powers of the human brain.
It’s 30 years since the development of technology that allowed synthesisers and drum machines to be connected to computers - and since then MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) has revolutionised the world of music recording.
The demand for jobs in every sector continues to rise, and the music industry is no exception. There are many musicians who have the talent but have no jobs. Others may have part-time jobs and are looking for something more. Freelance musicians are constantly looking for extra work or new opportunities. Those graduating from music school should realize that musician jobs are not easy to come by. Getting a steady job as a musician can take many years, and it helps to be patient.
MIDI keyboards are a kind of missing link in the modern world of computer generated audio. A great many music hobbyists and professionals working in the field of electronic music are generating their sounds and music from inside their computers. The sounds themselves are synthesized by the computer in a virtual environment, and it is the job of a MIDI controller or MIDI keyboard to control these sounds and make them playable just like a traditional musical instrument.
In a previous article I wrote the basic definition about MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and how modern musicians can use it in their independent productions. This time I will write about the technical side of MIDI, including MIDI ports that are available, MIDI channels and how to use them, and the General MIDI Standard that allows a MIDI file to be read consistently over a variety of MIDI-capable instruments (hardware and software).