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How To Find Free Online Drum Lessons

If you would like to learn how to play the drums, it’s easier than ever before.

It is possible to go on the Internet, specifically to YouTube, and search for individuals that are providing free lessons. There are also websites where you can learn how to play the drums from a drumming coach online, whether you are a beginner, or you would like to learn a bit about drum theory and notation. You can also practice drum set rudiments, take rock drum lessons, and also learn how to play the drums for jazz. This is how you will be able to find free drum lessons online in just a few minutes.

Finding Free Drum Lessons Online

A simple search for free drum lessons will lead you to listings of different websites and videos where these lessons are provided for free. The goal of the website, or the person who has made the video, is to get you to return multiple times. They might be doing this because they are able to generate a significant amount of traffic for the advertisements that are posted, or perhaps they have a newsletter that they would like you to subscribe to. They will often offer 10 or 20 lessons for free, and may prompt you to subscribe to get more free lessons, something that can easily build their list every single day.

Choosing The Right Website Or Video

Although most of these lessons that are given for free are very brief, you should still consider the quality of the lessons that are provided. Some DVDs will only be for a minute or so, whereas others could be for 15 or more. Obviously you would have to pay for lessons if you would like to learn more about complex arrangements, or learning how to play with a band. Either way, you can start to learn how to play very quickly by utilizing the free videos that are available on these free online drum lessons websites.

There Are So Many Celebrities Who Live In New York City

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There are almost as many celebrities living in New York City as there are living in Los Angeles, at least, it seems like it anyway. There are plenty of celebrities, so you’ll recognize many names. What celebrities can you name off the top of your head that live in New York City? Donald Trump and his family have residences in New York City and plenty of real estate, so he is one celebrity that you would recognize. Of course, he is currently running for President.

There is actually a website that has a map of the NYC celebrities and their names listed where they live on the map. It doesn’t give their address but just the location give or take on each street and without street names. While it’s a ‘zoomed out’ version, it’s something like I’ve never seen before, celebrities and where they live more easily accessible than ever thanks to the Internet.

Whether they are drinking VIP bottle service NYC or shopping on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue, chances are if you spend enough time in New York, you will run into a few. So what other celebrities live in NYC? First off, let’s talk about where they live in New York City. One thing I noticed was that many of them had properties not too many blocks away from Times Square, on all sides. Another thing that jumped out at me was that the source I saw said that most of them live in Upper West Manhattan. Then, another large group of them live in Upper East Manhattan. However, you aren’t going to believe where Neil Patrick Harris lives.

According to the map, he lives far away from most of the other celebrities, right near Harlem. I thought that was interesting, and it was interesting to see where others live as well. The ones living anywhere near Times Square aren’t too far away from Neil Patrick Harris, still at the top of the map compared to the others. From this point on, the map is literally flooded with celebrities, including Meryl Streep, Tom Brady, Jim Carrey, Hugh Jackman, Anderson Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford and many more.

When I say many more I mean tons more, as you would think after looking at the map that there are actually more celebrities in New York than in Los Angeles. Of course, remember since these are two hot spot cities for celebrities, and celebrities like to own multiple properties, many of them likely have a property in both cities. It is still an East Coast or West Coast preference.

Personally, I live on the east coast, but I used to want to live on the west coast. I planned on trying to buy a condo in Orange County or Long Beach. It was too expensive for me, so I moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on the east coast. I’m right on the oceanfront so I can’t complain. So I guess I’m an east coast person and in favor of New York City. I have been to LA before though, and there are plenty of celebrity addresses there, too. One more thing about New York and celebrities though is that this one site was showing how you could see a Google Maps picture of the celebrity address when you simply type in a name.

Jay Z or Kanye? Jay Z of Course!

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Why I Prefer Jay-Z To Kanye West

I am a huge music fan, and rap is my favorite genre. I know that people claim that classic rap from the 80s is the best, but I am certainly into more recent artists. Jay-Z and Kanye West are two rappers I enjoy. With that said, I certainly prefer Jay-Z. Here are several reasons that this is the case.

One thing that makes me prefer Jay-Z is the fact that I like to dance. It is very simple to put on a number of his hits and dance like there is no tomorrow. On the other hand, Kanye tries to be so deep that some of his music is far from anything people can enjoy whole dancing the night away. There are a couple that you can move to, like “Heartless” and “Stronger,” but most of them are for sitting around in deep thought.

While this should probably have nothing to do with my opinion of the music, I really take issue with Kanye’s personality. He has this eccentric, tortured artist vibe and I find it very odd. I understand that he lost his mom unexpectedly several years back, but watching someone walk around presenting themselves this way is strange. As far as I can tell, Jay-Z has his head on straight, and I believe that a large amount of his music reflects that.

Beats mean everything to a great song, and I believe Jay-Z has Kanye beat by far. I swear I can listen to “Renegade,” “Brooklyn Go Hard” and “Trouble” on repeat for days. None of those are songs I would dance to, but I can always put them in and go into deep thought. I need that sometimes to stay grounded, so I really appreciate Jay-Z for offering me that.

There are some songs that bring you back to a certain point in your life. I believe that Jay-Z’s music does this for me more often than Kanye. This is probably because he has been releasing albums for longer than Kanye has. I only know of one or two Kanye tracks that remind me of another time, yet there are at least 10 Jay-Z tracks I can think of that do this for me.

Confidence means everything when making music, and Jay-Z has plenty of that. At the same time, he knows how to be humble and continue making music that his audience will like. I feel like Kanye is overly confident and he feels like he can make any type of music he wants because he is some type of god that should be revered by fans. I will take Jay-Z’s cool confidence over Kanye’s unwarranted arrogance any day.

Don’t get me wrong, there are times when I turn on the radio, hear Kanye come out of the speakers and I am pleased. With that said, I experience joy more often when I am listening to Jay-Z. If I really had to choose one, I would choose Mr. Carter or Mr. West any day of the week.

Enough arguing, let’s see them both doing what they do best.

The Top Las Vegas Entertainers Of 2016

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There are many entertainers in Las Vegas. However, you should know what some of the top ones of 2016 are. With that said, continue to read on to find out who the top Las Vegas entertainers of 2016 are, and then you can make your way to Vegas and catch one of their shows.

1. David Copperfielddavid copperfieldOne of the top magicians in the world just happens to be one of the top entertainers you can see in Vegas. The magician is known for performing mind-blowing tricks and he has been featured on many shows. You can see Copperfield perform at the MGM Gran Hotel, and you will love watching him, love. He brings a lot of energy to the stage and some of the tricks he will perform will have you guessing how it was done, and if you have kids, then you will definitely want to bring them to one of his shows.

2. Blue Man Groupblue man groupThe chances are you have heard of the Blue Man Group, and now you can experience them in Vegas. They are one of the top entertainers of 2016, and if you love shows that feature elaborate features and plenty of musical instruments and even non-musical instruments, then you will love watching the Blue Man Group perform live on stage, and let’s not forget to mentioned that their show will leave you laughing and the environment will be upbeat. If you want to experience a highly energetic show, and an entertaining one, then look no further than this show.

3. Le Revele reve las vegas This show features highly skilled and entertaining dancers and acrobats, and you will be memorized by the stunts and moves you witness throughout the show. Not only that, but divers, swimmers, and singers take part in the show, and you will be impressed with everyone who participates in the show, and you will love the electrifying stage show. If you want to watch entertainers who deliver nonstop action and will keep you at the edge of your seat during the entire duration of the show, then make sure you check out Le Reve.

4. Britney Spearsbrittner spearsThis is one of the world’s most popular singers and she often performs in Vegas and she will be in Las Vegas in February and April, and there’s a good chance she may perform later on in the year. If you have never seen Britney Spears live, then you are missing out because she is one of the best singers and dancers in the industry. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new fan, very familiar with her work or if you have never heard of her, you will have a great time watching her perform live.

Britney Spears and Le Reve are some of the best entertainers in Vegas. Blue Man Group and David Copperfield are also very entertaining to watch. If you want to take in some amazing shows while in Las Vegas, then make sure you watch one of the above entertainers’ show.

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Why YouTube Stars are Shining Brighter Than Ever

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When it debuted in 2005, YouTube was just another platform for the individual with a yen to create  video content to make free use of. A decade later, the proliferation of streaming media on all manner of devices including smartphones has also made YouTube super-star central.

There are literally thousands and thousands of user-created “channels” where individuals can command audiences on just about any topic or subject at hand. The content is free to watch in unlimited amounts so it stands to reason that viewers, especially the Millennials, have found YouTube to be their own version of traditional television.

As the viewership grew, so did the appeal of a certain set of YouTubers. The most famous and highly-subscribed to channel belongs to PewDiePie. Known as Felix Kjellberg in real life, he commands an almost-Beatlemaniac  audience of over 42 million.

Other stars include Zoella, Gravy3yardgirl and Lilly Singh. These ladies have been getting write-ups in international publications and for what? They have millions of subscribers as well, but it is the affection with which the subscribers aka viewers watch and follow them that is most curious to anyone past the Millennial generation mark.

What is it that makes YouTube stars so popular? In the first place, it seems that the younger audiences have to have something for themselves –something that their parents just don’t understand. It is the typical young generation voicing itself and “rebelling” against the older generation.

Today’s youth tend to enjoy following these YouTubers because the content is free to watch and it comes in bite-sized viewing portions. This makes a five or 10- minute video perfect for any in-between moments. With a smartphone, these clips can be enjoyed while waiting for an appointment, a bus, a class and anything in between.

Because the video clips normally consist of nothing more than the star speaking into an iPhone camera, there is also an immediate sense of intimacy. It is like the viewer gets a casual, but meaningful one-on-one interaction where they can be entertained, informed and given secrets and tips that they feel no one else can hear.

The talent found on YouTube also typically goes outside the norm of what might be seen on traditional television. There are no limits to what can be done or said. This makes the viewing all the more addicting.

One thing that seems to be occurring with the rise of YouTube stars is advertising. This is seen as a sell-out by most subscribers. If their favorite star starts doing quick promotions for a sports drink or a particular makeup, it can often be a bad thing. That is, it is bad for the young viewer. Jukin Media is one such company capitalizing on the opportunity of advertising profits from viral videos, owning such channels as Fail Army and JukinVideoDotCom.

It turns out that product manufacturers are getting hip to the YouTube star trend. They realize the value the stars on YouTube have and are starting to see dollar signs.

Like any other medium, however, being a star takes a certain “something.” That magic is impossible to define, but it is an essential part of all the YouTubers who have millions of subscribers.