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3 Secrets To Understanding What Music Is Made Of. Enjoying the PSO.

It’s clear that practically everybody likes music in some form or other. After all, it is the universal language, and all of us participate in it to some degree from the cradle to the grave. It starts with our Mothers’ lullaby, ends with our funeral tune, with a zillion other stops along the way.
What is music, anyhow? What makes it tick? All of us like some kind of it and do not like other kinds of it.
The country-western fan might not like jazz, however he or she sure enjoys the sound of pickin’ & grinnin’. And the jazz fan feels just the opposite.
Which’s as it should be. If all of us liked the very same type of music, there simply wouldn’t be the range that is readily available to us now. We can pick from musical designs varying from heavy classical and opera to rock to kids’s tunes to Broadway musicals to gospel music to the blues.
Each has its place, and each seems on the surface to be significantly various than another form of music. The key word is “on the surface area.” Below the surface of all music is a commonality that is organic to all kinds and styles of music.
So what does all music have in common?
A minimum of 3 things– sometimes more, but never less:

  1. Tune.
  2. Rhythm.
  3. Harmony.
    The tune is the part of a song or structure that you whistle or hum– in other words, the tune of the tune. In one sense, it is the most noticeable of the 3 components, because melody is what determines a song. Without melody, it would be difficult to even conceive of a tune or piece.
    In musical notation, the melody is often composed in the treble clef– also referred to as the treble staff. It consists of a horizontal line of notes that go up and down on the clef as the tune moves greater or lower.
    Rhythm is the beat– the swing– the throb of the music. It takes place in duplicating patterns, depending upon the type of music.
    A march, on the other hand, usually consists of a heavy beat followed by a light beat, then another heavy beat followed by another light beat. (I’m simplifying, of course– there are many varieties …) So a march remains in duple meter– as you might expect given that we have two feet and we march in left-right-left-right patterns.
    All rhythms are some mix of triple meter and/or duple meter, and the possibilities are limitless– from boogie to R&B to mambos and sambas and bossa novas and … on and on.
    Harmony, the 3rd element of music, is the musical background of a tune– the chords, or intervals “behind” the tune. Without consistency, a tune sounds empty– like a vocalist singing without an accompanist– or accapella. Music does not HAVE to have harmony to operate, but in real practice it generally does, even if it is just the interplay of 2 tunes, as in counterpoint.
    You might invest a life time learning all the subtleties of music, however it its a lot of standard type, it is these 3 components integrated together; rhythm, melody, and harmony.

We can select from musical designs ranging from heavy classical and opera to rock to kids’s songs to Broadway musicals to gospel music to the blues.
Underneath the surface area of all music is a commonality that is organic to all types and designs of music.
Rhythm is the beat– the swing– the throb of the music. Harmony, the 3rd aspect of music, is the musical background of a song– the chords, or intervals “behind” the tune. Music doesn’t HAVE to have consistency to function, but in real practice it practically always does, even if it is simply the interaction of two tunes, as in counterpoint.

When listening to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra(PSO), keep these things in mind to make the performance even more enjoyable. It is so convenient to attend the PSO performance, right across the street from your home at


Our lives have been changed, possibly forever, by the existing situation we are enduring. Task circumstances, college, recreation (sports, concerts, household gathering, wedding celebration, birthday celebration events … the list takes place,) it appears that no part of our lives has actually gone unblemished!

One point that hasn’t changed?
Our support of our StarLoftsPgh residents.

From all of us, we provide you one GIANT group hug.

You have actually kept us going thru these tough times and we appreciate your for it. And we will be right here when life returns to whatever typical becomes … since you’ve made it feasible for us to survive the worst.

Thankful for all of You.

Janet & Charlie

Why Does Art As an Imitation of Reality Work?

Art is often seen as an imitation of reality but it is important to note that art can be more than a representation of the real world. Sometimes, art can be an alternative representation. Art can be a kind of “parallel reality” where there exists something that may be missing from the “real world”. The main idea behind art is to make the world beautiful.

There are many reasons why people use art as an imitation of reality. Sometimes, art can give a message. For example, paintings, sculptures and other art pieces can portray different kinds of messages. This could be a message about the death of a family member, for a love one or a message of love, hope and the love of God.

Other times, art as an imitation of reality is used as a way of expression. A common example is that some people find joy and happiness in painting and decorating their house. A person could find happiness and joy in painting his house because he feels like he has done something good for his house. This is an example of how art can give a message.

However, not everyone can find happiness in decorating their house. Sometimes, a person is unhappy because he doesn’t have enough money. He would rather paint his home or make a sculpture of a statue instead of decorating his house. Similarly, there are some people who choose to make jewelry rather than decorate their house.

Art as an imitation of reality is also used as a form of relaxation. Many people take a bath or they spend some time by the water. They use their creativity to create a bubble that seems real. This is a very creative and unique way to relax.

Art as an imitation of reality is also used to teach a certain skill. Sometimes, it’s very important to learn a certain skill and there are no other ways to teach such skill. Art as an imitation of reality can be used as a teaching tool and this technique is widely used in many schools. People can choose to learn how to draw or paint using this method and this can be considered to be a good form of learning.

Art as an imitation of reality is also used as a way of expressing one’s emotions. Some people might feel sad because of something and they choose to decorate their house or buy a figurine to express their sadness.

Art as an imitation of reality can also be used to heal or comfort others. For example, if someone loses his or her loved one, he or she may purchase a small figurine of that person so that people can be comforted. and they can understand the loss better.

Delicious Rice Salad

1 cup long grain rice
1 cup diced [1/4-inch] carrot
1 cup fresh or frozen tiny green peas
1 extra large egg
1 tablespoon Bertolli Classico or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small clove garlic, bruised with side of knife [optional]
1 leaf fresh basil, finely chopped

1/4 cup Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup diced [1/4-inch] red onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped
Italian parsley
Cook rice according to package instructions; fluff with fork; cool at room temperature.
Meanwhile steam carrots in vegetable steamer over simmering water for 3 minutes; add the peas
and steam 2 minutes longer.
Rinse with cool water; drain. Add to the rice. Hard cook egg peel and chop. Or heat the 1
tablespoon olive oil in a small skillet over low heat; add the garlic and sauté just until
sizzling; discard garlic. Add egg and basil to the hot oil; Scramble over low heat, just until set,
about 1 minute; remove from heat. Cool; break into small pieces; set aside. Whisk the
remaining olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste; add to the rice mixture along with the
onion and parsley; toss to blend. Gently stir in the pieces of hard cooked or scrambled egg.

Come take a tour of your new home at 412-943-7660

We will miss them!

Anyone who gets the opportunity to live at Starloft is in for a treat. The space is beautiful and open, while remaining cozy inside downtown Pittsburgh. You must take advantage of the location near the cultural district for entertainment and dining. The open floor plan made it especially nice to stay home to cook dinner and watch a movie. While the location and top class interior finishes are great, the best part of Starloft is Janet and Charlie. They were always readily available if there was any issue. They made us feel like family. We will miss them as much as the apartment. 

Tim & Heidi

StarLoftPgh recent residents

Joke of the Month

Joke of the Month

After a young couple brought their new baby home, the wife suggested that her husband should try his hand at changing diapers.  “I’m busy,” he said, “I’ll do the next one.”  The next time came around and she asked again.  The husband looked puzzled, “Oh! I didn’t mean the next diaper. I meant the next baby!”

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How to Use YouTube MP3

How to Use YouTube MP3

In the modern times, YouTube has become the leading website for getting information about the latest products and services which are available in the market. Many companies have taken the help of this video site to make their product and services known to the general public through videos and uploaded videos to make it popular among the people.

The success of the Internet is greatly dependent on the amount of traffic to the Internet site. Therefore, if you have posted videos to YouTube, you should be able to get more views as compared to the number of viewers who have visited your website. You can increase the amount of traffic in your website if you upload more videos and post more video related contents. This will result in more visibility to your website in the online arena.

One of the most important aspects of your website when it comes to popularity on the Internet is YouTube, especially in the present days when you cannot only advertise and sell your product but also display your skills and expertise. Your website content will be enhanced if you have uploaded videos to YouTube.

There are a number of websites that offer free services to the public to create and upload videos on YouTube and you should choose a site that offers a good quality service. The site should offer high quality services in order to provide all the required features to you.

Uploading videos to YouTube is also considered as a social activity and many people join these sites to share their experiences and ideas. However, if you are going to use YouTube for your business purposes, there are certain things that you need to keep in mind before you upload your videos. First, make sure that the quality of the video is good so that it will attract viewers to watch it and read the description. Second, make sure that you do not use any offensive or inappropriate language. Third, make sure that the video is in color and has a resolution of at least 400 pixels per picture.

Also, make sure that you upload the same video for different websites in order to promote your business in more websites. You can also use the same video in your blogs, social networking websites, newsletters, e-mails and various other tools. It is important to ensure that the video is high quality so that it will not make viewers bored while watching it. Lastly, do not forget to upload your website address on the bottom of your video because your viewers will be interested to visit your website after they download your video.

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