Contemporary jazz icon Keiko Matsui began playing piano at the age of five. With sales of over 1.2 million units in the U.S. and sold-out appearances at concert halls across the world, she is one of the most recognized artists in the genre.
Try joining a local kickball leagues, bowling team, softball team or even beer-pong torment. Just pick something that you’re interested in and give it a shot. Most cities offer some type of city-league or community sports.
Stopping a song before it’s over – Nothing makes your band look more amateurish than this. Whether you started the song at the wrong tempo, in the wrong key, or someone just screwed up really bad before it started, once you’ve begun playing, you’re on the hook–finish the song. If you stop a song and restart it, or worse yet, stop a song towards the end and just start on another song, you look like you’ve got no idea what you’re doing. This is also one of the most common mistakes I see younger bands make.
Ask questions, listen for answers, and implement ideas. Every tutorial, every lesson and every time you are with other pianists is a learning opportunity not to be missed. Explore the world of the piano through continue, recordings, books and the internet. There is more information about learning to play the piano than ever before.
Button’s Birthday Bash. Celebrate Button from The Backyardigan’s th Birthday with live concerts some great music dance party and a giant birthday cake! Adventure Aquarium, Camden. Link here.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch or take part in the Ice cream Social and enjoy the Influx jazz concert at the Saddlehorn Picnic Area. Please don’t forget to bring your chairs and plenty of sunscreen and water.
Finally, LIVE 105 has a great lineup for its BFD concert June 6 at Shoreline Amphitheatre: – will get you a day of bands including: The Offspring; 311; Yeah Yeah Yeahs; The Airbone Toxic Event (my fave); Dead Confederate; Alkaline Trio; Rebelution; Metric; Mute Math; Glasvegas; Anberlin; Cage the Elephant and Audrye Sessions.
For some adult fun, there are a couple of gaming establishments to enjoy. Diamond Jo Casino offers slots and table games. A bowling alley is located at the casino. Diamond Jo Casino has several great places to dine, including a buffet. The Dubuque Greyhound Park is located at the Mystique Casino. They have live greyhound racing from May to October. The Mystique Casino also offers table and slot games and great food. From fine dining to casual food, you will find something for your taste at the Mystique Casino.