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Impac Jazz (live) – Satisfaction

Impac Jazz performs the Rolling Stones’ Satisfaction at the 2014 Music Awards of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Association of Artists and Music Professionals.

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones

I can’t get no satisfaction, I can’t get no satisfaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no

When I’m drivin’ in my car, and the man come on the radio
He’s tellin’ me more and more about some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination
I can’t get no, oh, no, no, no, hey, hey, hey
That’s what I say

I can’t get no satisfaction, I can’t get no satisfaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no
When I’m watchin’ my TV and a man comes on and tells me
How white my shirts can be
But, he can’t be a man ’cause he doesn’t smoke
The same cigarettes as me

I can’t get no, oh, no, no, no, hey, hey, hey
That’s what I say
I can’t get no satisfaction, I can’t get no girl reaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no
When I’m ridin’ ’round the world
And I’m doin’ this and I’m signin’ that
And I’m tryin’ to make some girl, who tells me
Baby, better come back maybe next week
Can’t you see I’m on a losing streak?

I can’t get no, oh, no, no, no, hey, hey, hey
That’s what I say, I can’t get no, I can’t get no
I can’t get no satisfaction, no satisfaction
No satisfaction, no satisfaction
I can’t get no

Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc

Billboard’s 2016 List Of Top 50 Songs To Feel Good

Songs To Feel Happy: Don's Song By Lyndon Delano Moss

Thoughts that were evoked by Billboard’s 2016 List Of Top 50 Songs To Feel Good

On 26th June 2016, Billboard.com published an article titled “Top 50 Upbeat Feel Good Songs to Dance to.” I thought that it was a very interesting title because it brings to attention that feeling good is a fundamental human right and desire.

For that matter, God the Creator wants us to feel good. He felt good after sitting back and reviewing the amazing and beautiful creation at the end of each day. The Bible reveals that depression, sorrow, sickness and death were never part of our Father’s plan for the human race and that He is always providing means for us to live healthy, happy lives.

A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit (Proverbs 15: 13).

“All human beings have spontaneous needs for happiness, self-understanding, and love” (Cloninger 2014).

Feeling good is so important that many people in their desperation do things like taking hallucinogenic drugs and alcohol, bungee jumping, having sexual intercourse to name a few. Unfortunately, some of the alleged “feel good” activities lead to destruction and sometimes death.

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Feeling good is the result of harmony between the body, mind, society and spirit

Music artistes particularly need to become aware that there is a science behind feeling good. This knowledge will help you to implement healthy measures for feeling good and prevent the pitfalls related to harmful “feel good” behaviors which produce temporary highs and long lasting ill effects.

According to Robert Cloninger MD, a happy life results from the integration and harmony between the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual processes of living. That is truly my belief and the biblical stance on living. This philosophy explains why fame and wealth cannot make anyone happy and why the rich and famous often become the victims of drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, suicide and other perils.

New research into the science of well being is now able to describe the “principles and mechanisms underlying the path to the good life—that is, a life that is happy, harmonious, virtuous, and wise.” (Cloniinger, 2019).

Dr. Cloninger believes that “feeling good” results from “doing good.” He refers to a philosophy of authentic happiness which results from “coherent way of living, including the human processes that regulate the sexual, material, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of experience” (Cloninger, 2019).

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Why listening to music makes us feel good

Listening to great music is one of the strategies that can help people to feel good. for feeling good. According to Dr. Kimberly Clarke, the human brain is wired from the beginning to process and understand music. This may explain an Ezekiel 28: 13 statement in which God reproved the King of Tyrus for his pride. God became annoyed because the King usurped his position in spite of the treasures such as music, that had been built into him.

The question is, how is music built into humans?

I believe that this is true for every human being and that every human has the ability to create, express and respond to music.

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Research studies done into the effects of music on human beings

A research study done at McGill University in Canada shows that the brain releases feel good substances when an individual hears music. One of these is called DOPAMINE. Most importantly, the brain scans showed that the dopamine was released when the participants anticipated the musical experience and also when they were in the throes of peak emotional arousal as they listened.

In my mind, this speaks to the importance of pleasure during musical experiences. I believe that listeners should be exposed to music which produces positive thinking and behavior. I also believe that listeners should become active participants in the musical experience in order to enhance the release of dopamine. This is particularly relevant for the church, where the worship experience involves music and other forms of internal and internal expressions to God.

The church should encourage active participation in worship in order to help members to feel good and to prepare them to face the outside world when they leave the walls.

As an aside, it may interest you to know that dopamine also has other effects in the body. It:

– regulates blood pressure
– improves the pumping strength of the heart
– improves blood flow to the kidneys
– produces reward, motivation, memory, attention.
– regulates body movements.

Dopamine creates feelings of pleasure and reward when it’s released in large volumes in the body. Persons with high levels of dopamine are motivated to repeat specific behaviors. However, low levels of dopamine results in decreased motivation and enthusiasm for things that would normally excite most people (Julson, 2018).

Listening to music is also associated with upticks in immunity-boosting antibodies and cells that protect against bacteria and other invaders.

Bring on great, positive music, music artistes!

Abigail
Source: https://www.ashford.edu

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READINGS

http://psychobiology.wustl.edu/science-of-wellbeing/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-increase-dopamine

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-musical-self/201101/why-listening-music-makes-us-feel-good

https://www.billboard.com/photos/7416587/upbeat-feel-good-songs-best-dance-music-2018

https://www.google.com/search?q= music+and+the+brain&oq= music+and+the+brain&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.4639j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

https://impacjazz.org/category/anointed- music/coherent way of living, including the human processes that regulate the sexual, material, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of experience.

Home Studio: How To Visualize Yourself As A Successful Recording Artiste

You need to keep visualize your success as a recording artiste in order to achieve your big dreams of success

I’m speaking to aspiring recording artistes, singers, musicians, rappers, speakers or anyone who wishes to leave a mark on history. You want to record but it seems impossible. You’re wondering if you can ever achieve your dream. The secret of success is to believe that you can do anything
you put your hand your heart to. I believe that humans have been created with the power to use the tongue to speak life and even death and that you can use this power to see your dreams come to pass.

You have been created with the power to visualize things into being

Do you know you have the power of vision? As humans we have the power to dream and to visualize, to see the future. God gives us those pictures so that we can line up with the dream that is in our heart and that is in God’s heart for us.

Therefore, because we have the power to create with our words and imagss or mental pictures, we should never say that our dreams are impossible.

The technology that is available makes it very possible to achieve our dreams

Because of rapidly advancing technology, it is now possible today, more than any other time in history, to achieve our dreams. For example, an individual can now use a cell phone to record and broadcast events to the planet on social media. Therefore, one does not need to wait on record labels or even use high tech equipment to get a message out. We only need to be creative in order to be heard.

As we continue to ponder on how the times in which we live make it possible to be seen and heard, we consider that in the past nations used to be so separated from one another. Hoewver, we can record a song in a quiet area and broadcast live to people in distant areas. Due to technology like webinars, live concerts can be sold online in the changing arena.

Just as technology has advanced, the entertainment industry has also advanced. There was a time when people like me and you could not even aspire to record anything simply because the costs were astronomical and the industry was come controlled by big recording companies looking for stars.

Music promotion is achievable with the advent of the internet

Do you know that with the advent of the internet there are ways and means to promote your music, your beats, your rap, your poetry etecera? Artistes do not even need to depend on expensive big name music publishing or music recording companies because they can do these things for themselves.

There are ways to promote your music online and on social media for free. We do have access to resources that will teach you just how to get that done. Artistes no longer need to be the slave of some big mighty corporation that sells their souls to the devil and milks them for every dime that they could get. You can become an independent artiste who charts the way into your destiny without that kind of horror.

How to see yourself in the future

I’d just like to encourage you just take a minute and to picture yourself in the future earning an income from your music, to see yourself sharing your music with your fans and with people all around the world through the technological advances that are available to you today.

Think of yourself writing songs that are touching people and reaching people all around
the world.

See the endless possibilities that are available to you. See yourself as a successful indie musician. You have the tools and the resources available to you right at this moment to make it possible to spread your message.

I want you to picture yourself in the future. Put up a vision board with pictures of yourself and with pictures of the life you’d like to live. You know that you don’t want to be bound to a particular lifestyle. You know that you don’t want to be caught up in routines and that you want to be creative. You want to be free. You want to travel the world, to meet people, to be inspired by people in the industry.

Maybe you want to be at music festivals playing gigs and just hanging out with your band and
singing, You want to spend your time writing songs and exploring new musical ideas or genres.

I would like to help you to achieve that dream by offering you a way to begin at no cost to you. In other words, the information is free.

We’d like to share with you a way to record your music in the comfort of your own
home with very minimal equipment and beginning at low costs. Of course as time goes on you will discover more and more that you can do to advance your gift.

I’m inviting you to go to our registration page where you can signup for our free home studio recording course. It is packed with content and we keep adding as time goes on,

Register on this site at the link below

https://impacjazz.org

Home Studio: How To Soundproof Your Home Recording Studio For Cheap

You can soundproof your home recording studio for cheap

Today I’m talking about how to soundproof your home recording studio at a relatively low cost . You need to watch this video if you want to record any kind of music, poetry or work that you do.

Do uou know that you can soundproof your studio using relatively inexpensive material that’s
easily available? You may have to purchase online or in a store near you if available in your country.

Impac Jazz is offering a free course that reveals the exact kind of material that you can use to keep external noises out of your sound recordings.

Register at this link below
https://impacjazz.org/en_US/free-course-how-to-setup-a-home-recording-studio-on-a-shoestring-budget/

Home Studio: How Much Equipment Do You Need In Your Home Recording Studio?

How much equipment do you need in your home recording studio?

I’m going to share a brief tip
with you about how you can record at
home with only minimal equipment.

This video is for you if you are struggling in
the artist and if you’ve been trying to
record and publish your music or any
kind of work. You can
record at home using minimal low cost equipment.


The equipment that you really need in a home recording studio

My quick tip is on how much equipment do you really need? If you do a quick search on Google
you’ll find many opinions about how much equipment you really needin order to record at home or to start a home recording studio.

Our world class coach advises that the more minimal your studio the better the sound. You can set up a home studio with basic equipment which includes:

1. computer
2. free recording software like Audacity
3. a sound card
4. three cables
5. two microphones
6. monitor

Register for our free home studio recording course to learn more r
Go to https://impacjazz.org/en_US/free-course-how-to-setup-a-home-recording-studio-on-a-shoestring-budget/

How to Start Your Own Independent Record Label

What is a e record label?

Record labels create and promote music recordings and music  videos which are then packaged into digital, CD ROM, DVD and other available formats. Other duties include artist scouting and development;  brand and trademark management; and coordinating the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for their artistes’ sound recordings and music video

Why start your own independent record label?

In the past, the music industry was controlled by mega giant record labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI Group. 
Independent labels  were non – existent and began to emerge as the major companies signed fewer and fewer artistes. Independent labels  also satisfied the demand among fans for genres that were not promoted by the big guns.

Independent record labels can be run as small co-operations or as entities consisting of one or two people. They  usually operate without funding  from the major  record labels and have gained some amount of success, with artistes winning major music awards in some cases.

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How do independent record labels make money? ​​​​

Independent record labels recoup costs from music royalties. According to Taxi.com, while indie labels have to be more careful with the allocation of expenses, the advantage is that they can make and promote records for far lower costs than major labels and be profitable with far fewer sales.

Additionally, in my mind, the plethora of resources that are available on the market for digital music publishing and promotion create a truly feasible environment for anyone to establish  a record label, even if only to market their own music.

What are some costs involved in music production?

Costs involved in music production include recording, manufacturing, royalty, promotion and distribution of the music of artists signed to the label. However, with the plethora of opportunities available for music licensing and syncronization, among others, a savvy record label can maximize profits and recoups costs, making a nice profit in the interim.

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artist

How can you start your own record label

Are you passionate about music? Do you enjoy helping others to succeed in music? Are you longing to start you own record label? If the answer is YES, what would you do to get up and running?

Would you like to?

1. Obtain a Record Label business plan that would help you to start and run your own successful music company? A Record Label business plan is an important document that summarizes the objectives of your business. It also contains the detailed plans and budgets showing how your business objectives will be achieved.

2. Clearly state you businesses’ mission or general purpose?

3. Know how to write the executive summary or the main highlights of your business plan, including the products and services you plan to provide?

4. Know what marketing and promotional strategies you should implement from the initial release of the music product as well as subsequent releases?

5. Know the details to be included in your businesses’ Financial Plan?

Would you like own customizable templates for all of these documents, including all of the FREE music business contracts you need?

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Anointed Music: How To Receive Information From Heaven Using “The Song Of The Lord”

How to receive song or any spiritual revelation was to pray or sing while accompanied by an anointed musician

We learnt previously that one technique for receiving song or any spiritual revelation (and to usher in the presence of the Lord) was to pray or sing while accompanied by an anointed musician. We saw that Elisha did the same thing in 2 Kings 3: 1-15.

In practice, in order to receive spiritual revelation through music, you should:

– sing while accompanied by the music of an anointed musician
– sing or speak words or phrases that exalt the Lord,
– follow the leading of the Holy Spirit until the prophetic word is downloaded.

You will know that you are receiving secrets when you begin to sing or speak the information that is hidden in God. he words that you receive song will provide the problem is obtained as in the case of Elijah.

I believe that I can safely infer that Elijah was singing out the prophetic word since he had a musician accompanying him. One does not usually speak when accompanied by a musician unless “singing” dub or rap. You can sing without music if there is no musician. The benefits of this technique are limitless since it can also be used during deliverances from demonic oppression as David showed in 1 Sam 16.

Mercedes Moss
http://www.pppministries.wordpress.com

http://www.thelordsangels.wordpress.com

Anointed Music: Practical Application Of “The Song Of The Lord” for Worshippers

Using anointed musical accompaniment as a means for ushering in the presence of God and for receiving spiritual revelation

Here is a secret to receiving information and direction from heaven when you have no clue what to do. We learn this from the example found in In 1 Kings 3: 15 b:

the spirit of the Lord came upon Elisha when the minstrel played, “and he said, thus saith the Lord”

This technique of playing music to inspire someone else to download information from another dimesions can be applied by anyone in any setting who wants to know what the Lord has to say. That is, by anyone who needs any kind of spiritual revelation necessary to give direction.

Prophet Elisha’s dilemma

Elisha was facing a real life, practical situation. The king of Israel wanted to know if he should go to war against another nation? Can we recommend this to the President? Does he trust the word of the Lord? I suspect that Elisha mainly used the technique because he was exasperated with the king of Israel and just did not have the energy to give him a word because the king served other idols instead of the true and living God (see verse 13).

Additionally, the Lord wanted it documented in scripture as an important tool in spiritual revelation since Elisha did not use it incidentally. Moreover, the Lord is saying that he used the technique out of due respect for Jehoshaphat the righteous king who was present and had maintained the pattern of using musicians and singers in worship and who had received battle strategy from a Levite who was a descendant of Asaph (2 Chron 20: 14).

Elisha deliberately used the technique of prophesying accompanied by a musician whose music enhanced the download of information from heaven

Singers, worshippers, pastors, apostles, teachers, evangelists, deacons etc can apply Elisha’s technique to accomplish the Lord’s own purposes, for example, when the presence of the Lord needs to come into a place (some places are dry ground) for the salvation of souls, deliverances etc. This is a useful technique for worship teams particularly when the Holy Spirit is moving on the team to sing the song of the Lord in what one can call “free style”:

At these times, there is usually a flow in this direction and the team leader at the time may find him or herself extolling the Lord in short repeated phrases or an entirely new song in some cases.

It is therefore incumbent on the leader to sing what the Lord wants and on the members of the team (other singers and musicians to follow along).
The congregations or listeners should follow the leading of the Holy Spirit on the leader and extol the Lord by either singing what they hear or by repeating phrases that are related to what they hear.

For example, if the leader (s) sing “he is worthy, he is worthy”, the congregation of team can respond with those exact words or with words like “yeah”, “halelujah, halelujah” using appropriate timing if the Spirit leads you in that direction.

SOL-R – Song Interpretation And Expression

What Is Song Interpretation And Expression?

SOL-R, by the way, is the acronym for Spirit of Life Recording Company. We just said a while ago that song interpretation relates to the purpose of the song, the setting, the intended target of the song as well as the mood with which the song is to be sung. We just talked about the place where we are really singing our songs in worship.
Even though we are here on earth physically, when we worship, our spirits are having a dialogue or some form of interaction with the Creator so that we are here, but not here, we are “there”, you know, at the throne of God. That is why worshippers become transformed to become like Him, since, after all, you spend time with Him. This mystery is explained in 2nd Corinthians 3 especially verse 18.

The target audience is important to song interpretation

Let me just give an example of the point I made about intended target of a song. If you are a husband, you should know by now that women are built to hear words of love and that they love to hear them repeatedly. Husbands may not need to hear as much as women do since they are built differently. Now men, your wives would complain bitterly if you tell her “I love you, honey” in a flat voice, and with an expressionless face. This is not a secret, women all over the world are like that. Your wife would expect to “feel” the emotion behind the words and see some sort of expression, excitement and interest when you tell her that you do love her or she will tell you that you don’t. You can keep romance in the marriage if you tell her daily that you love her and act it out even when you don’t feel like it.

God is like that emotionally and He put that part of Himself into women. It is important to know the target of your song since it indeed relates to song expression. The ability to sing expressively will therefore emanate from a personal relationship with God in worship. Enoch the prophet was such a worshipper that he was taken away from the earth. Yes, Jude says he was a prophet and quoted one of his prophecies. He had a relationship with God that was unparalleled since God did not repeat this snatching away except in the case of the Prophet Elijah. He won’t do this again until the rapture of His saints, so be in tune always.
By the way, if you can’t hear His voice as a believer, how will you hear His shout and the sound of the trumpet when He returns (1 Thes 4:16)?

This is a heavenly sound, so it would behove you to get acquainted now in the spirit (some people really do hear them with the natural ear) with the sounds of heaven so that you won’t be left behind. You need to feel the mood of the song in order to express it vocally. Songs to the Lord are rarely sad. He may want meditation (as in Ps 5), jubilation, a celebratory mood, softness, crescendo, loudness, inflections into certain words or phrases that express the word or phrase accurately. For example, if you want to say “sweet”, you will want the word to sound like “sweet” means. Husbands, here are some tricks of the trade, especially when you want to create “The Atmosphere”.

How to create an atmosphere or mood for your song

Check out the application of Ephesians 5. Moods can be created by the application of musical dynamics, attention to diction and phrasing, inflections on words and the anointing that is on the singers as they sing (the latter is another topic in its entirety). When we sing “who is the king of glory?” it would help if one understands the events and scriptures behind the words. Even if one does not, kings are to be applauded greatly. Most of us have never seen a King, so we really do need the scriptures on His kingship and authority.

If He puts a hedge around me, I am yelling in my spirit and singing jubilantly to celebrate triumph over my enemy the devil. My fists will be popping. I will be leaping etc because that is the way my spirit will respond (usually). My physical response to the song depends on the emotion that I am downloading in my spirit as I sing the song. Now I have only used two examples and want you to remember that principles still apply. This is not an attempt to stereotype anyone’s response to the song.

Instructors of song and dance need to study their song and dance as if preparing for an examination. Song instructors should feel out the song, sing it out before teaching it, underline the words and phrases that you want to emphasize. Get the feeling of the song at the throne room. If you are a worshipper, this would not be difficult. Where do you want to express the different musical dynamics? What are they? What mood do you want to create by their usage?
Most of all, one should willingly submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit if He chooses to lead you in another direction or do something new that did not occur to you while the song is being rehearsed.

I have personally found that this is usually the time when much creativity comes and when the greatest anointing and blessing flow. Next time we will talk about biblical examples of song interpretation and expression if the Lord permits. How about telling me about some of these?

Wisdom – Gangster Musicians Are At High Risk!

Reasons why gangster rap musicians are in danger

I spoke about the Biblical evidence related to the effects of the words sung by gangster rap musicians and tried to show the effect of the words spoken to release life. I will now cite some examples of the power of the word from the work of Tupac Shakur, a gifted young rapper who died tragically at the age of 25 years. The lyrics of the song “Runnin (Dying to Live)” are a self fulfilling prophecy:

“reporter speaking, TuPac Shakur was shot… Yo know, I wonder if they’ll laugh when I am dead…why am I dying to live if I’m just living to die…” (www.alleyezonme.com).

Lyrics sung by gangster rap musicians can produce death

According to alleyezeonme.com, a young man killed a Texas Ranger through the inspiration of the album “2 Pacalypse now” and this event brought the album into recognition. Because TuPac sowed fruits of death, he liberally ate its fruit during his life. Trouble came naturally to TuPac, apparently, and his life seemed to be marked by mistrust, fear of treachery. He discharged himself from the hospital two days after major surgery for critical injuries received in a robbery) and criminal allegations. He signed to Death Row Records (waiting to die) and Shakur himself often said that he expected he’d die by the sword before he reached thirty (alleyezeonme.com).

The documentary on his life showed that he signed to Death Row after losing confidence in the loyalty of his friends at his old recording company. Did he jump spiritually from the frying pan into the fire, progressing from one devilish dominion to a more powerful one? Check out the types of “friends” that he had.


Words have meaning in rap music

If you consider the names of other rap labels, you will see terrible implications:

Def Jam (deaf to God’s voice and righteousness) and

Ruthless Records (Satan has no mercy either for the singer or the follower).

Proverbs 12:28 says that “in the way of righteousness is life and in the pathway thereof there is no death”.

Tupac had so much going for him. He was multi-talented, but hooked up with the wrong label. He needed to join Spirit of Life Recording Company. Here you will find anointed musicians who download their music from a power source that produces health, longlife and wellbeing. This music comes from a place where angels bow down and worship and a place from which a sweet anointing emanates that will bring good news about your situations, heal brokenness (like that of TuPac’s if you read his history), set captives free from habits, demonic oppression, open prisons to allow prisoners to escape from the power of the devil, comfort the mourning, produce joyful praise, repair waste places in people’s lives and geographic locations, make you Ministers of the Most High God, produce prosperity and bring fame (Isaiah 61).

Check out the bonuses in the Spirit of Life Recording Company

Since we have eyes of understanding, believers can actually see and talk with angels and run off devils when they come to steal, kill and destroy (as I do). This is something that you should prefer. God says He is calling His captive ministers of music. I am talking about those of you who are tied up in prison, Satan’s Spirit of Death Record Label and serving the devil for wages of death.

Even if Satan and your enemies don’t kill you now, God will have no choice but to get you later for failing to fulfill the purpose for which He put you on earth and for leading others astray. He’s gonna get you and put you in a lake of fire and you will never die but scream eternally, bawling for murder (Lk 16: 19-31; Rev 20:12-15). If you fear God then get on His side right now.

Gangster musicians, you need to play for Him. I will tell you in a later blog about some fringe benefits of joining God’s label (Spirit of Life Recording Company)and about the devil who is your boss and why he has so much power over you. Until then, God bless.

Mercedes Moss
https://pppministries.wordpress.com/?s=musicians

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