Green Energy Tips And Techniques From The Pros

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to introduce green energy into your life, you are missing out. Green energy is cheaper, safer, and cleaner than traditional sources of energy, and it can also save you money over time. Here are some really smart ways to start using green energy to your advantage.

Simply lessening the amount of daily energy consumption can save lots of energy. Unplug appliances when you’re not using them. Turn off the lights and TV when not in the room. This is a simple tip that can help you save money, too.

Try using cold water in the washing machine whenever it is possible. 90 of the energy used by washing machines is for heating up water. Because of this, using warm water will just increase your monthly utility bill and decrease the amount of money you have at the end of the month.

A wind turbine could help you cut down your electric bill by as much as 90. Before you invest in this type of equipment, find out if the wind is strong enough to produce the amount of energy you need and get a professional to help you choose the right size of turbine.

If you want to make better use of energy in your home but aren’t sure where to start, schedule a home energy audit from a professional auditor. These auditors can thoroughly investigate your home, and suggest ways to reduce your energy consumption, with green technology and other improvements.

It is easy to live green,and still enjoy technology just by making small changes. Make your laptop more energy efficient simply by changing your wall paper. Using a dark or black wall paper, and screen saver uses less energy. This small amount of energy saved will add up over time, especially if you have more than one computer in the home.

Green energy is a sector that is developing quickly. If you find that getting a solar roof or a wind turbine is not an option for you at the moment, stay up to date with new innovations. Chances are that better solutions will be available in the years to come. For example, some Fort Worth electricity suppliers have created green options for their customers.

Now that you have gone through the tips in this article, make sure you use them. When you do, you will find that green living can be easy, and that green energy is, in many respects, preferred. Take action and start putting green energy into your life, as soon as today!

How The Blues Have Influenced Country And Western

The blues are one of seminal forms of world music. Descended directly from the fusion of African and European musical trends, the blues took the instruments of classical culture and stripped them down to their barest essentials. The guitar became the primary instrument of expression, especially when accompanied by the human voice. It is a storytelling type of music, and the essential themes of the blues are universal; good times and a woman gone bad.

The folk techniques of blues music underpin all of country and western music. The basic song patterns of Continue reading

What Kinds Of Music Inspired The Blues?

What Kinds Of Music Inspired The Blues?

Who Influenced The Electric Blues Artists of The ’60s?
The electric blues artists emerged from Chicago in the early 1960s. These artists were Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Howlin’ Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson. However, Delta blues musicians like Son House and Robert Johnson influenced all of these artists. Other traditional or acoustic blues musicians included Blind Lemon Jefferson, Tommy Johnson, Charlie Patton and Blind Willie McTell. These traditional blues artists had a wide range of influences.

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Where Did The Blues First Develop?

Many people believe that the blues style of music developed early in the 20th century around the time that sheet music for Hart A. Wand’s “Dallas Blues” was first published. Although this occurred in 1912 and was the first first official publication of a blues song, this does not denote the creation of the blues. In fact, the roots of the blues go much deeper and are much more difficult to uncover.

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Did Robert Johnson Make A Deal With The Devil?

Many people know the legend of Robert Johnson and his midnight liaison with the devil. In the legend, young Robert Johnson lived on a plantation in the Mississippi wilderness where he was possessed with the overwhelming urge to become a blues legend. However, in order to do this, he needed to make a sacrifice and that involved making a deal with the devil. So, as the story goes, young Robert took his guitar to the crossroads near Dockery Plantation at midnight where he met the devil who tuned his guitar. From that day on Robert possessed unparalleled mastery of the guitar and all for the price of one soul.

Few people actually believe this legend and the story is more of testament to Robert’s prowess than it is a literal interpretation of his skill. In a genre appealing to all the woes of our everyday lives – car troubles, divorce, death, loss, even having to seek help from places like – Robert Johnson was the original delta blues legend whose seeming supernatural mastery of the guitar was what paved the way for other artists to come. The truth is that Robert Johnson didn’t make a deal with the devil; rather, he was God’s gift to the blues genre.

The Most Important Women In Blues

I love blues music by today’s female singers. Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul, and my favorite blues song of Tina and Ike Turner’s Proud Mary. I always thought this song was wrote by Tina or Ike but I found out that the lyrics were actually written by John Fogerty of Credence Clear water in 1969.
The lyrics are about working in Memphis as a washer woman but then going to New Orleans on a riverboat named Proud Mary. But Ike and Tina changed the rhythm Continue reading

The Best Blues Artists Of The Last Decade

The best blues artist of the last decade is Riley B. King better known as B.B. King. He has been performing blues music for over five decades and is known by the world as “The King of the Blues.” He started recording in the 1950’s and has since released over fifty albums. His story of becoming a blues artist is remarkable. He started off playing on street corners for a dime in the small town of Bena Mississippi. In 1947 he decided to take the next Continue reading

The Most Influential Blues Artists Of All Time

The Blues Artists Par Excellence
Today’s best musicians lay claim to inspiration from the most influential blues artists of all time. One name stands out above the rest: Robert Johnson. His lyrics, music and style are the origins of many contemporary blues artists’ styles. Add to this list Honeyboy Edwards, Big Mama Thornton, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley and it becomes a road map for history of the blues. The blues sound can be identified in music of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Janis Joplin and even heavy metal artist Jimmie Hendrix.

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I Want To Listen To The Chicago Blues

If you love the sound and stylings of blues music, and you want that classic Chicago artist’s sound, but you do not live in the Windy City, you can still find the style in local small time coffee shops, and blues clubs where you live. There are many small clubs where you can find the most classic blues music around, no matter where you may live. The smaller the clubs, the more likely you are going to find Continue reading