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Virtual Birthday Planning and Buying Birthday Gifts for Teens During The Pandemic

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Birthday parties are an important part of teenage years. Birthday parties do not just celebrate the teenager’s life, it is a great way for the teenagers to form stronger bonds with their family members and form a greater friendship with their friends.  During teenage years, friends form a large part of their life and friends’ opinion matter a lot to them, birthday parties create a great avenue for them to socialise and interact within their own social circle.

The current pandemic situation has transformed everyone’s daily lives.  In order to flatten the curve, countries worldwide have been imposing strict measures such as self-quarantine, social distancing measures and even more drastic measures such as lockdown.  This has changed the planning process for birthday parties for teens to a virtual birthday party.

The preparation for organizing a virtual teen party is largely like that of the physical party.  Some of the changes include the following.  Firstly, the theme and decoration need to be tailored to be suitable for virtual parties.  Some of the themes include online gaming party, movie party, live DJ and dance party.

Secondly, e-invites are sent out instead to the guest list and a conference ID such as zoom link is included instead of the venue of a physical location.  Lastly, games to be played must be suitable for virtual party as well, which is able to include the guests onscreen.  There are several fun and exciting games that people can play at virtual parties to entertain the guests and keep them engaged.  These games include the traditional bingo, Pictionary and charade when web cameras are in place.

Besides birthday preparation, gifting is slightly different too.  Whether the teens are age 13 or 17, many of them no use online shopping and birthday gifts for the male teenagers are more geared towards their current stay at home lifestyle.

One of the more popular ones relate to subscription gifts.  Receiving a gift on a monthly basis delivered to their doorstep brings them warmth and smiles during the current self-isolation period.  It gives the teens something to look forward to and remind them of their friendships that they have.  There are different types of subscription gift ideas to consider, such as vitamin subscription for the fitness fanatic, Disney+ subscription for the Marvel fan or even gaming subscription for the avid gamer, which is one of the most popular gift ideas for teenage guys age 17.

Gadget gift ideas is another popular birthday gifts to present to the birthday teens especially during current times.  During this quarantine period, teenagers use technology to help them stay connected via their social media and keep themselves entertained through gaming interests. Gadget gift ideas include a set of noise-cancelling headphones, new Xbox or a cool and chic mobile charging pad.

In conclusion, virtual birthday parties and birthday gifts suitable for the pandemic situation will still bring a smile to the birthday teens and fun to the guests at the party.

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Everyday uses of Music

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Music is an important part of our everyday life. People from around the world listen to music and even create music. Research shows that music has the power to affect our cognitive abilities and our emotions as well. Music is used by different people for different purposes, some use it to express themselves while others use it for personal satisfaction.

The value that music holds in your life depends upon the uses you make out of it and your level of engagement with the same. Some people who are involved in music, for example, singers, instrumentalists, etc. think of it as their worship. They are completely dedicated to the art and constantly try to make it better. But not everyone is that involved in music. We all like to listen to songs and even hum along with some, but that is generally according to our convenience. This is what makes it relaxing and therapeutic. Music is used in a lot of yoga sessions and meditations. It helps people to calm down and focus on positive energy. In fact, a lot of people listen to music while sleeping to have better sleep.

Don’t we all love to have a good song in the background while we do our chores? Having a hot cup of coffee on a chilly winter morning along with your favorite tune in your ears is simply bliss. The effect that music can have on our mental health is extraordinary. This is why a lot of parents today prefer to put their children in some kind of music lesson so that they have something relaxing in their lives. Not only children, a lot of adults as well are opting for music lessons since it is calming yet intriguing. You get to learn new things and access your creative side. This is why music lessons are becoming increasingly famous amongst the millennial population.

Be it singing, listening, or playing an instrument all of these are equally rewarding. Listening to music leads our brain to release the happy hormones which make us happier. When it comes to singing, people are hesitant to sing but don’t we all sing our hearts out in the shower? This is a kind of catharsis and leaves you in a very good mood. People suffer from anxiety and depression; music can help you in your journey of healing. You can use music to express your emotions or to vent out your feelings.

Without music, our life would simply be incomplete. There won’t be any tunes to hum along, there won’t be any songs to dance on and there won’t be any melodies which will help us to sleep. Therefore, we can say that music not only has immense benefits but is also essential for our lives. We should appreciate it and try to engage with music more in our everyday lives to have a better living.

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QMariana Donnelly Is On Track To Have Her Biggest Year Yet

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QMariana Donnelly Is On Track To Have Her Biggest Year Yet

Now more than ever there has been a need for entertainment due to the current pandemic. With this, we’ve seen a huge influx in the consummate of social media, YouTube entertainment, as well as movies. Mariana Donnelly is one of the people who has benefited from these areas since she is a child content creator who serves each of these platforms.

One of Mariana’s recent endeavors has been her YouTube video titled, “That’s So Mari’s 2020 Holiday Toy Guide”. This video uploaded by Mariana is a lighthearted but informative guide for kids and families to help pick out what they want for Christmas. In the video she is dressed in a gingerbread costume and has toys spread across her table. She then proceeds to showcase each new popular toy giving an in-depth review of each one. Unlike an ordinary review video, Mariana’s is filled with special video effects making the viewer feel like they are in a magical Christmas wonderland.

This content is just an example of the type of entertainment Mariana has been giving her audience this year. Not only is it fun to watch but is also helpful in a time when people need it the most.

You can watch Mariana’s videos on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq4IoLAxKQE

Also, make sure to follow her on Instagram at @thatssomariana

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Trumpet lesson teacher develops the most successful system to play high notes in history

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – Aug. 21, 2014 – PRLog — Kurt Thompson, international trumpet lesson teacher, has developed an incredible system for improving once impossible high notes for most trumpet players. His Course: 16-week brass upper register course began being tested on various trumpet students of all levels during the summer of 2008. At that time, the course included only 50 unique high note building techniques. There is a need for a high note course like this because playing notes above high c and beyond have been an impossible task for most trumpet players regardless of level or experience. Also, all prior high note methods provided only inconsistent and marginal results to the aspiring trumpet student.

Says Kurt Thompson: “As a developing trumpet player in high school and college, I found it very, very frustrating that no trumpet teacher could effectively help me get better at increasing my high range on trumpet. As a kid, I didn’t realize it at the time, but these professional trumpet teachers, themselves, had not achieved an impressive upper register on trumpet so logically, how could they show me the path to high note success?”

Kurt continues: “Thus began my long journey of trial and error and experimentation with existing high note trumpet methods like Claude Gordon’s “Systematic Approach To Daily Practice” and Louis Maggio’s “System For Brass”. Between experimenting and improving these existing trumpet methods plus inventing and discovering my own trumpet techniques, I slowly, but surely began to expand my high range in an impressive way as exemplified in my performance of Maynard Ferguson’s trumpet solo, Gabriel.”

Please see the live recording of a then-college student, Kurt Thompson, performing Maynard Ferguson’s trumpet solo at youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff_goOFUcyc

Fast forward to the present time: Kurt Thompson’s 16-week brass upper register course currently contains 75 unique high note building techniques. Watch Kurt demonstrate the most difficult high note technique out of the 75 that are in his 16-week course. Skeptics may wonder what makes this trumpet embouchure method different from any other course. The answer is two reasons:

1) Momentum

2) Macroscopic or “shot gun” approach

According to Kurt, when you take 75 techniques that impact a trumpeter’s embouchure from multiple angles and directions and then infuse these techniques with momentum, the results are magnificent and almost beyond belief.

Kurt has taught this amazing trumpet course to hundreds of trumpet players. Many have been so ecstatic at the results of his course that they left video reviews talking and demonstrating their high note success:

While testing this trumpet course years ago, he began trying it out on other brass players. Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, and Baritone players began to experience the same impressive results in gaining high notes as did trumpet players.

Recently, 2 high profile trumpet players, Bill Ortiz of the Carlos Santana Band and Dave C. Norman, famed L.A. freelance trumpet player, participated in Kurt’s upper register course giving the course rave reviews in both written as well as video format. Please click on Bill Ortiz to watch his comments and you may also click on video reviews to watch Dave C. Norman’s comments.

Please click on any of the above links for more information on Kurt Thompson’s amazing Trumpet Lessons and how they can skyrocket your high notes.

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