How to Play Trumpet

downloadKnowing how to play a musical instrument is not only cool. It is also a way to relax to relieve stress. Because of this, many parents enroll their young children to music schools to learn how to play the piano or other instruments. One instrument that is very popular these days especially among boys is the trumpet. The trumpet may be more difficult to play than, say, the piano or violin because you have to blow through it to produce sound. Some people give up after several tries after experiencing sore mouth and lips. But if you know how to do it correctly, you will find out that knowing how to play trumpet is very fun and relaxing.

If you are a beginner and you need more tips on how to play trumpet, here are the things that you should keep in mind.

The first thing that you need to do if you want to know how to play trumpet is to get yourself a beginners’ trumpet. You can buy one if you have the money but you can also rent one from your local musical instruments rental shop. It is okay to get unbranded trumpets since you are just a beginner and you are just starting to practice. Check all the parts, especially the valves, for some dents or damages.

Another tip on how to play trumpet is to know its parts. It might be a single instrument but it also has several parts. You need to familiarize yourself with the different parts for you to learn the basics. Also, you need to study the terms used in playing the trumpet. You do not want to read a music dictionary while practicing just to know what vibrato and valves are. Make sure that you know important words to learn how to play trumpet without any distractions.

The next step is not to learn how to play musical notes but knowing how to position your mouth and fingers on the trumpet. The basic position of your lips should be like the position of your lips when you say the last part of the ‘m’ sound. Try blowing through your mouth with this position. You will produce a buzzing sound but that how it is supposed to be. Now to this with the trumpet. Do not position your fingers yet. Do this once you have familiarized your mouth with the basic position. When it is time for you to push valves, you can now learn how to play different notes using the trumpet.

Learn the different scales that you can play using your trumpet. Scales are not really music. These are sounds created by groups of notes in ascending and descending pitches. Practice different scales everyday and master them.

You can now buy a music book where you can learn how to play songs using your trumpet. Just follow the instructions and you will be playing the trumpet like a pro in no time.

These basic steps are for beginners. Advanced trumpet players go beyond these. But for beginners like you, you have to master the tips above before you can proceed to the more advanced and complicated musical notes or songs.


Drum Kit Buying Tips

drubDrum is the most rocking musical instrument among all. It is something that has the capability to make the listeners tap their feet to every beat of the music. Drums are quite popular with the youngsters and are considered to be the trendiest musical instrument. But the drums are quite costly as compared to other musical instruments. Thus it is necessary to have a clear knowledge about the whole drum kit and the factors relating to it, not only before learning but also before buying. Here are a few drum kit buying tips that can be helpful to the drum buyers.

Before talking about the drum kit buying tips, it is necessary to know what constitutes a drum kit. A drum kit usually includes:

– Snare Drum

– Bass Drum

– Drum Head

– Kick Pedal

– Cymbals

– Toms

– Sticks

– Accessories

Here we go with the tips now:

Drum kit buying tips – I

First task is to set up the budget: Then go for choosing one according to the price set. The advantage of buying a drum kit is that you can avail it in parts. That is you can add components to your kit one by one depending on the availability of money. But of course you should know what is necessary and can’t go without it. In this case, one thing should be remembered that beginner’s kits are different from professional kits. And thus the price is also different. But it is better not to keep the budget too low, as you may not find the right kit then.

Drum kit buying tips – II

Choice between a brand new and a used one: Your next task is to decide whether you would prefer a new drum kit or a second hand. It basically depends on the amount you can spend. While buying a used drum kit it is better if you buy the drum kits from someone who cares for the kits and treats them well or a reliable dealer.

Drum kit buying tips – III

Next comes the sound: Decide what kind of sound you want and then check it out because drums are all about sound. Basically there are two types of drum kits – Acoustic drum kits and Electric drum kits. Acoustic drum kits generally produce best sound but are not compact, whereas Electric drum kits are quite smaller and sound light as compared to Acoustic. But they have adjustable volume and headphone sockets. And moreover, you can create your own drum kit by transferring different sounds to different drums. However, it is on your decision that should be taken after proper research.

Drum kit buying tips – IV

Next is to check out each component of the kit: Before settling down to buy each and every kit must be checked and examined properly to ensure that you are getting the right one. Particularly the beginners have to be more cautious. Checking the kit includes checking for any defects mainly in the parts like Cymbals, Hardware, and Drum Shells.


Guitar Buying Tips

imagesSolid body, or hollow body. Single cutaway or double cutaway. Humbuckers, or single coil pickups. Gibson, or Fender. So many questions come up in a guitarists mind when searching for a new guitar to buy. The real question is, “How do I figure out which guitar to buy?”

Let’s have a look at some very important key features to look at when deciding which axe will become yours.


Guitars are made out of many different types of wood depending on how the manufacturer intended the guitar to sound like. There are mahogany, maple, cherry, spruce, and many more types of wood used to make the body of a guitar. Each different wood has a particular set of tones that resonates through it, producing much different sounds than other woods. The only real way to figure out which type of wood your guitar should be is to try a bunch, and pick the tones that sound best to you. After all, you will be the one who has to listen to it the most. Some woods are stronger and heavier than others, making them a better choice for the longevity of the instrument. They tend to produce less dynamic tones overall though, so you must weigh the benefits vs. The shortfalls of each before you decide.

So which pickups are better? The humbucker type, or the single coil setup? The answer lies not in which type is better, but the type of sound you are looking for. If you play metal music, you may not want to buy a guitar that features crisp trebbly highs and no harmonic content. Each pickup is designed to impart a certain type of sound from the guitar. You must figure out which genre of music you are playing, then make your decision based on that. Humbuckers tend to have much higher output and harmonics. Single coil pickups usually have a more mellow, even-toned structure to their sound.

Many people assume that because a certain brand of guitar is more popular, that it is automatically better than other ones. This is not the case. Every manufacturer has a cheap model, and a high quality model. It is not so much the name that is on the guitar that is important. It has to do with the price range. Your best bet is to go with the most expensive model for the price range you have set. You are much more likely to find a good quality guitar for yourself this way.

Before you purchase a guitar, always try out many different brands, models, and types. You may be amazed at what you will learn by doing this. The brand that you thought was not as good, may become your favourite choice. Playing many guitars will give you a taste of the feel that you desire in your guitar. Always try playing the guitar with, and without an amplifier connected to it. This way, you can not only hear what it sounds like, but it will help you separate the sound from the feel.


How to Repair Piano

Piano Repair:

Problems arise in pianos as in other musical instruments, but there are lots of minor problems which you can fix yourself instead of sending it to a technician for repairs. Consider the following simple tips to repair your piano yourself:

Piano tuning is very easy if you have a good ear for poor sounds and bad notes. For proper tuning, you must discover the wire that is making problem. You have to use the tuning lever and the mutes for this purpose. There are many pianos that have three wires for a single note, so in tuning such type of pianos you must slip the mute between an outside wire and the wire next to it, and after that hit the key. If the note sounds good, it means that you have found the wire that was making problem, so adjust this wire with the tuning lever accordingly.

It happens sometimes that you are not able to press a certain key of your piano. There is only one reason behind it that something might be blocking its way. If this problem arises, simply open the piano cover, take a flashlight and try to check if there is something in or around the faulty key. When you find it, remove it carefully.

If your piano goes out of tune, then it might be due to a broken wire. If this is the case then remove the broken wire and bring an exact wire from the piano parts center. Piano wires can cut your hands like a knife, so be very careful when you handle these wires. It is highly recommended to wear a goggle when pulling out the damaged wire to guard your eyes.
Piano Repair Tools:

You must equip yourself with necessary piano repair tools if you want to repair your piano. Following are some important piano repair tools that you must possess if you want to repair your piano:
Damper Wire Regulator: This is a small tool used to ease the wire, and to loose the felt bushing which is found around the damper wire. This tool is essential for both new and old pianos.

Specialized screwdrivers: There are many screwdrivers available in the market right now, but you can not use any one of them for the piano. There are two screwdrivers specially used to repair pianos named with action flange screwdriver and double head offset screwdriver. The action flange screwdrivers help you to reach the screws deeply buried in the piano, and the double head offset screwdriver helps you to reach into the tight spots. So, you must possess these two screwdrivers when repairing your piano.

Key Leveling Tools: Key leveling tools include a key drop gauge and a sharp adapter. These tools are used to adjust the dip of the keys. Sometimes, piano users feel that the dip of piano keys is too little or too much when they press the keys. In this situation these tools are used to make all the keys dip uniformly.

Hammer Work Tools: Hammer work tools include jigs, head removers, extractors, drills, butt borers, and shank presses. These tools enable you to remove the old hammers from your piano. Hammer work tools are widely used for square grand pianos.


How to Read Piano Notes

Interested in learning how to read piano notes?

Many musicians play piano with being able to read piano notes. What they lose is the ability to learn new things written by some of the masters and more important, they can’t communicate easily with their fellow musicians.

When learning to read piano notes there’s one thing you should remember. Your target should be not only to play the notes written but the draw a conclusion from the piano over how you music should sound and feel. Music is a collection of sounds that creates an experience. If you’ll only settle for reading the notes plainly you’re going to lose the whole idea of making music.

Here’s how it works.

  1. Rhythm: Just like people, music beats as well. So music is divided to beats. Each beat is equal to its neighbor. The length of each beat changes according to the tempo of the piece (Which is how fast or slow you play). The beats are divided in groups according to the time signature at the beginning of the piece which looks like this: 4/4 3/4 or even 6/6. The time signature tells you how many units there are in a group/bar and what’s the length of each beat.
  2. We use those beats to measure the length of sounds and pitches in music. So you’ll have to learn about different tone lengths such as the whole note, half note and quarter note to begin with.
  3. Geography of the piano: The piano has a wide range of pitches. Clefs were made in order to limit you to a certain register in the piano. You should learn about the Treble Clef and the Bass clef.
  4. The first one tells you that you’re supposed to play above the middle of the piano (Above middle C) and the other points at note in the lower register of the piano under middle C.
  5. Be also familiar with the different hand positions. Most of the beginner piano pieces are based on strict hand positions.
  6. Note Pitches: The notes are written on the staff. The staff has five lines and five spaces.
  7. The belly of the treble clef tells us where G above middle C is to be found on the staff while the points of the bass clef tell us where F under middle C is on the staff.
  8. Now you can find the rest of the note according to their relative location with these two notes we just mentioned. That’s basically the whole concept. Remember there are usually two staffs on a piano sheet. The upper one is for the right hand and the lower one is for the left hand.
  9. Last but not least you should learn to read dynamic signs. There are music signs that tell you to play loud or soft, sometimes at once and sometimes gradually. Other point at musical phrasing and ask you to play smoothly or shortly with breaks between notes. It’s a rich world and this is what really makes the difference.
  10. So now that you have an idea of the four elements you have to take care of I believe you would find it easier to start reading piano notes. Good luck with it and don’t forget that it takes time and a lot of patience. Just have faith and keep up the good work.


How To Find The Best Songs

If you clicked on this article that means you are curious about where to find the best music or you just did it by accident. Oh well, you are here now so you might as well stay right? Great, because you’re about to find out how to find the best songs. What I mean by best songs is personal to me and it will be different for you as well. You have had a different life than I, and we may also hear things a bit differently. A bad song to one person could be someone else’s favorite song. The best songs for me may not be the best songs for you, but that is what makes music so great! Now that you see the surface I am going to give you a few steps you can take that could help you find the best songs out there.

The first step you can try is changing your radio station or playlist that you listen too. If you listen to the same set of songs from the same genre all the time you are definitely missing out on some quality music.

There are a lot of different kinds of music in this world and all have something unique to offer. Try changing your radio station to the first song that comes on. Even if you do not like it stay on that station until they have played at least five different songs. If at that point you still are not satisfied with the songs move to the next one and repeat this process as often as you can. If you do not listen to the radio and prefer getting your music online then switch up the websites you are surfing. Or if you are like me just start clicking deep into YouTube, you will definitely find some gems there.

Another step you can take is searching a certain word and listening to every song that comes up with that word! This is particularly great for those of you who use streaming sites or for those of you who blog and use YouTube frequently. It can be really fun picking a random word and seeing what comes up. I sometimes like to scroll all the way down to the bottom and start listening to the last five down there and then work my way up. I would encourage you to use unique words though, simply typing in “you” or “the” will not be as enjoyable of an experience as would be typing in something more original. Places like iTunes and Spotify are ideal spots to do this. Apple’s endless catalog will make sure that you find a great song. I have had a lot of fun in my down time by using this step. There are billions of words so be sure to explore even if it is not English. Use French words and Spanish words to shake things up!

This next step is one that not many people like to do. However, I have found in my music experience that this step can go a long way. Listen to a song again even if you do not like it at first. If you are still unsure listen again. Are you still not sure? One more time. Listen to it until you are truly sick of it. By no means force yourself to like a song, just be willing to give it another chance. Sometimes it can take a few days to fully digest a song and hear everything in it. I find this tactic very useful as far as complete albums go. Most of the time an artist will have albums that contain at minimum ten songs and at maximum twenty songs. This is a lot of music and a full album cannot be fully listened to in one sitting. Sometimes full albums might take weeks to set in and you will realize yourself starting to like a song that did not really catch your ear at first. Do not be so quick to judge a song; sometimes you need to just keep listening. Combining the last step and this step makes a great tool to finding new music you never thought you would listen to and you end up loving it.

The last step here is a simple one. Have your own opinion. I have met way too many people that will pretend they like a song just because everyone else does. I strongly encourage you guys not to be this way. Like what you like and don’t like what you don’t like. Just because a song is the “most popular” song at the moment does not mean you have to like it. Have an opinion that is truly yours. Music is made for the individual and this is the key to understanding how to find the best songs for you.


Tips to Buy Piano

Before you buy your first Piano:

Piano is one of the most prominent, beautiful, and versatile musical instruments in the music industry. It is an ideal solo instrument and can easily mingle with other musical instruments. Pianos with different features and prices are available in the market, but you should consider following guidelines while buying a piano.


Pianos are much more expensive than any other musical instrument simply because they are durable. Pianos from different brands with different prices are easily available in the market so you should set your budget first and then select the one which suits you and falls in your budget.

New or Used:

Piano is not like other musical instruments in terms of life and decrease in value. Its value depreciates very little over time and it has an average life of 40 years. Though you have to spend high amount on buying a piano, but your investment is safe because of its durability. Hence, you should determine first that whether you will go for an old piano, or you can afford to purchase a new one. Moreover, don’t forget to bring along a piano technician, pianist, or piano teacher for proper inspection of the piano especially if it is a used one.

Styles of Piano:

Pianos come in different styles and sizes. When selecting a piano, look at the style of piano cabinet, its leg design, the music rack, the type of wood used, and the overall look of the piano. There are many people who buy pianos by matching it with their other home furnishings.

Size of Pianos:

Considering the size of piano is very important. Determine how much space you have to accommodate it. If you have sufficient floor space available, you can go for a grand piano as it is more responsive and larger as compare to others, but requires a big investment. It ranges from 5 to 9 feet. Vertical pianos are also available that range from 36 inches to 51 inches in height. If you do not have much floor space available then you can go for a spinet piano which is very popular due to its small size.

Where to go:

Piano is not like other musical instruments which you can purchase online, pianos should be seen and touched to determine the quality. Do check the classified section of your local news paper to get the prices of new and used pianos. Visit different piano dealers, and try to bring a piano expert or piano teacher with you to determine whether the piano sounds and performs well.

Don’t be afraid to Ask Questions:

You are going to invest a big amount, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. You have right to ask anything that is bothering you. Ask about its sound, performance, durability, brand, functions, and aesthetic and internal construction.

Warranties, Repairs and Other:

Ask about piano warranty like its duration and what does it cover. Also ask about the repairs and maintenance of the piano like where will you go for piano repairs? Ask the dealer whether the purchase price includes the delivery and bench cost or not? Ask the dealer to give discount and check the tuning of piano.

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Learning How to Sing Properly

Learning how to sing properly can be a testing time. While some people have oodles of singing talent and pick up things very easily with hardly any effort others struggle with concepts and application of these singing techniques. So what sets these people apart? These learn to sing properly tips may shed some light on the issue.

1. Correct Posture

The correct singing posture is essential for producing good vocalization. Make sure to stand in a relaxed stand with your feet apart and your arms away from your body as to not restrict breathing. Placing the hands clasped together in front of you is good or just leave them at your side but slightly raised is good too. Makes sure to keep your head lifted slightly and you now have a good singing posture!

2. Open Mouth & Throat

Too many singers do not use the full flexibility of their mouth and end up pursing their lips or just not expanding them to create a bigger, fuller and better sound when singing. Many also strangle their singing voice by not opening up their throats and getting their tongues out of the way. Free flow of air is essential to good singing.

3. Dynamic Singing

When learning how to sing properly make sure you are not static when vocalizing. You should move a bit when singing either by swaying or stepping or anything just do not stand stock still. This movement will relax you and will help you produce sounds that are not strangled by a being so immovable!


How to Sing Properly

How to sing properly is not a case of talent and not even purely of hard work. To learn how to sing well you need to have information about the foundations skills you need to be a better singer but also you need to have the passion to learn and to sing. These tips will at least help with the learning part!

1. Proper Breathing Techniques

How to breathe properly for singing is on of the foundations skills you need to master the vocal arts. There is a lot of physiology involved in how the body produces sound but for this article lets just look at a few things you need to do to start with.

  • Breathe from the diaphragm
  • Do not over inhale
  • Open your throat when you sing to release a more full sound

2. Relax the Tongue

Another pet peeve of mine is that many singers really hurt their vocal abilities by having tense tongues when they sing. If you relax your tongue you will open up your throat a lot more and you will form the sounds you need to a lot more easily.

3. Correct Posture

Your posture will help you breathe better and will also help your relax and produce high quality singing. Take these few posture tips to discover more on how to sing properly.

  • Feet apart a little
  • Hands clasped in front of you or slightly raised at your sides
  • Arms away from the body to not restrict breathing
  • Head tilted slightly upwards


Learn to Play the Trumpet

As one who has played the trumpet for 25 years, there are some tips such as breathing, salt, grip, and position of lips that should be made known to beginners or intermediate players.

How to learn to play the Trumpet:

* When starting to play the trumpet, try to get a steady even tone with each note, beginning with Middle C. Once you accomplish this, move the trumpet gradually back and forth with your left hand so that the sound fluctuates a bit. This is called “vibrato”, and sounds much better than a flat steady sound.

* Most trumpeters have mustaches. This acts as a cushion between the lips and the trumpet. The higher note you strive to hit, the harder you must press the horn to your lips. Since the trumpet has only 3 keys, your lips must do the work.

* Most beginners just try to blow into a trumpet like a balloon, but the result sounds like a seal bellowing. Keep your lips tight when blowing; this helps build up the lip muscles in order to play for long periods.

* Use salt to moisten your lips before playing. Keep a teaspoon of salt in a small container, then just before performing, dab a few grains on your fingertip, then put it on your tongue. This will instantly stimulate your salivary glands to produce more moisture in your mouth in order to play easier. To prove it, just try it yourself now. Playing trumpet with a dry mouth is very difficult.

* Before going onstage, take a deep breath about 1 minute before going on, hold it for 30 seconds. Then let it out gradually. This will help to relax you. If you’re still tense, repeat again. All these suggestions, when you learn to play the trumpet, will go a long way to improve your performance.


How to Sing Like a Pro

Do you want to learn how to sing like a pro? We all like to watch people who are good at what they do. When someone is really good at something we call them a pro. There are professional athletes, actors, businessmen and of course singers. Professional people get paid for what they do which means that they are so good at it that someone will give them money to do it. And not just a little bit of money, but enough that they can call it their profession.

If you’ve ever thought about making music your profession, here are a few tips to help you quickly improve your vocal abilities and get you on your way.

1. Overcome Your Fear. The human voice is a unique instrument in that it’s a part of you. If a trumpet player makes a mistake, he can look at the trumpet like there is something wrong with it. When a singer makes a mistake, he winds up feeling bad about himself so you need to allow yourself to make mistakes. Accept where you are right now and realize that you will get to where you want to be but it will take some time and effort. And a big part of improving your singing will be fostering confidence in yourself.

2. Breathe Properly. You’ve probably heard this before but there’s just no getting around it. Your breathing needs to be intentional which means you need to be conscious of how you’re bringing air into your body, where that air goes, and how it comes out. The power in your voice is supposed to come from your diaphragm. Try making an “S” sound. Now hold that for as long as you can. Feel the power in your stomach? You have to learn how to use that big muscle if you want to sound professional when you sing.

3. Practice Like You’re On Stage. So many people have a bad attitude about practicing. This isn’t just true about singing. Even though we know in our heads that we are practicing for the big event, we often tend to go through the motions. If you want to be practice effectively, you need to practice like you’re performing. That means you need to pour your heart and soul, your emotions, into what you’re doing. So don’t hold back. Give it everything you’ve got. Put yourself into the event that you’re practicing for and you’ll maximize the value of your practice time.

There are no shortcuts in life, and anything worth having is worth working for. But we all need a little help along the way, and all the work in the world won’t get you where you want to go if you’re going about things the wrong way.

Learn How To Play The Guitar Fast

From time to time individuals could end up being their own best tutors when they want to learn how to play guitar. It is possible to accomplish anything you want as long as you have the right frame of mind. We might use our ears in order to listen to guitar instrumental in an attempt to imitate the music or even observe entertainers with our eyes in order to memorize the ways in which they move their fingers.

Selecting a musical instrument and playing it with no training is definitely something that only happens with a natural born player. It’s important to first learn the notes and chords before you can attempt to master the techniques of playing the instrument. When someone decides to take guitar classes this is because they have no knowledge of music.

There are a number of ways available for you to learn how to play a guitar. If you are planning to hire a tutor, you should prepare to pay a good amount of money for the training because this could be expensive. One more approach to get guitar lessons is to use the online resources. You might be amazed to know the amount of enthusiasts who will provide free tips, lessons and graphic advice that will show you exactly how you can play the guitar. In order to take advantage of these practices you have to buy a guitar and then search online to find guitar lessons.

In order to successfully learn how to play a guitar, it is important to know how to be tolerant and also understand the notes. The lesson to interpret music will be invaluable since its standard. Whenever you’re patient and will take the time to read music, you can easily learn the different keys on the instrument. In case you decide to broaden your knowledge and skills one day, you could also get lessons to play the flute or trumpet.


Songs For Your Wedding Ceremony

Many brides are going for the less traditional approach when it comes to the songs for their wedding ceremony. Most brides are choosing to walk down the aisle to something other than the “Wedding March” and most of the time it is a song that is significant to them and has meaning to the couple’s relationship. But, if you want your wedding ceremony to be unique, but you don’t know where to begin here are some tips and some great songs to help you get started.

1.)   Have fun when choosing your ceremony songs. This can be a great opportunity for you and your fiancé to slow down and cuddle up in the midst of all your hectic wedding plans. Be sure to listen to each other and choose music you both like, after all, your wedding is about you as a couple and not just you as individuals.

2.)   When choosing ceremony songs, choose something classically romantic. Most people don’t want to see you walk down the aisle to “Super Freak”, or something similar, no matter how funny or original you may think it is. The processional especially, should include songs that have a romantic and timeless feel, even if they are new releases.

3.)   It’s perfectly okay to choose something more upbeat for your recessional. After all it is a happy moment and its okay to want to celebrate a little. Just be careful to choose something that isn’t crude and is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face.

4.)   The processional and recessional songs should take time into consideration. If you want a different song for each part of the ceremony, you need to pick a time length and where you want each song to stop and end. You also need to get with the person who will be assisting you with sound at your wedding and ask make sure they understand the cues for each song.

Here are some fabulous songs to help you get started, as you are choosing songs for each part of your ceremony.

The Prelude

The prelude begins no later than at least twenty to thirty minutes before the ceremony begins and this is usually the time when guests are coming in and being seated. Since the prelude sets the tone for the rest of the ceremony, you should choose music that flows well with the other songs you will be choosing. Here are some great ideas:

Classical Choices:

1.)   “Solomon HWV 67: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”

2.)   “Purcell: Trumpet Tune”

3.)   “Romeo and Juliet: Love Theme”

4.)   “Sonata for Trumpet and Strings No.1 in D”

5.)   “Trumpet Voluntary”

More Modern Choices:

1.)   “Tailor Made” – Colbie Caillat

2.)   “A Song For You” – Michael Buble

3.)   “One Sweet Love” – Sara Bareilles

4.)   “If Tonight Is My Last” – Laura Izibor

5.)   “Lucky”- Jason Mraz

6.)   “On A Night Like This” – Dave Barnes

The Wedding Party Processional

The entrance of the wedding party officially marks the beginning of the ceremony. It should have a slow, romantic feel. But, it could also reflect the excitement that your guests may be feeling about the upcoming entrance of the bride.

Classical Choices:

  1. “Canon in D Major”
  2. “The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in E Major”
  3. “Pictures at an Exhibition: I. Promenade”
  4. “Salut D’amour, Op. 12”

More Modern Choices:1.)   “Bubbly” Colbie Caillat

2.)   “But I Do Love You” – LeAnne Rimes

3.)   “Fall Into Me” – Sugarland

4.)   Intro of “Boston”- Augustana

5.)   “If I Ain’t Got You” – Alicia Keys

6.)   “I’ll Be” – Edwin McCain

7.)   “Love and Some Verses” Iron & Wine

The Bridal Processional

This is the most incredible moment of the entire ceremony and it deserves an incredible song to go with it. You should choose a very special song, whether classical or modern to make the moment a truly memorable one.

Classical Choices:

1.)   “Wagner’s Bridal Chorus”

2.)   “Concerto for Clarinet in A Major”

3.)   Meditation From Thais”

4.)   “Suite Bergamasque: III. Clair de Lune”

5.)   Quintet in A Minor, Op. 25: Minuetto”

More Modern Choices:

1.) “I Do (Cherish You)”- 98°

2.) “Close Your Eyes” – Dave Barnes

3.) “More Than Love”- Los Lonely Boys

4.) “For My Love”- Bethany Dillon

5.) “Make You Feel My Love” – Adele

6.) “When God Made You” – NewSong

7.) “I Swear” – All-4-One

8.) “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain

The Recessional

This is a time for celebration! The officiate has finally pronounced you husband and wife. What better reason to celebrate! So whether you choose a classical piece or a more modern song, be sure that it reflects your joy, because this will be a truly memorable moment for both of you.

Classical Choices:

1.)   “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Op. 61 Incidental Music: No. 9 Wedding March”

2.)   “Music for the Royal Fireworks”

3.)   “Grand March from Aida”

4.)   “Crown Imperial”

5.)   “The Marriage of Figaro: Overture”

More Modern Choices:

1.)   “Celebration”- Kool & The Gang

2.)   “Come Fly With Me” – Frank Sinatra

3.)   “What I Like About You” – The Romantics

4.)   “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina and the Waves

5.)   “I’m A Believer”- The Monkees

6.)   “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”- The Darkness

As you can see this is quite an extensive list, and while you may choose all of them or none of them, the goal was to give you some songs that may point you in the direction you need to go when choosing the music for your ceremony.

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