Tag: music

Why Global Music is Good for Children (and their Parents)

Global Music Is Good For Children

Like all forms of music, global music is good for both mind and spirit. But it has the added the benefit of helping children become more aware of the diversity of the world around them. Is world travel with your kids not in the budget? Why not try bringing the music home?

Best Children’s Music – Raffi is the Best!

Raffi is the best-selling children’s musician ever.  He has sold a LOT of records, and his influence is worldwide.  There are a few important reasons why he is so popular and why he should be a part of the CD or MP3 music collection for your children.

Raffi – Singable Songs for the Very… Continue reading ...

Best Albums of All Time – Top Albums Worth Buying

What are the best album values out there?  If you are going to spend money for full albums, which ones present the best value for your buck?  What are the best albums of all time?

I know fully that this is a completely subjective exercise.  Nonetheless, I do have a few favourite albums that are worth the cost in my view.

I am also aware that each album… Continue reading ...

Dust off that Old Turntable and Play a Vinyl Record Album

Take some time to rummage through your basement one day. If you are over thirty years old, you may come across an old turntable, various stereo components (i.e. a tape deck, amplifier, cd player, equalizer, headphones), and a vinyl record album or two. You will remember all the great music you used to listen to. Don’t just nod nostalgically and walk away – take this stuff (including your vinyl record albums) upstairs and set it up (you know you want to!). You will not be disappointed … Continue reading ...

3 Good Reasons to Play the Ukulele

The ukulele is a terrific instrument for many different reasons.  It is a frugal instrument extraordinaire. Find out why. Continue reading ...

The Public Library

Ahhh … the public library … sweet music to the ears of the devoted froogalist!  Quite possibly one of the best frugal inventions of all time.

The Great Library of Alexandria was founded about 300bc.  I am not sure if the ancient Egyptians knew how their brilliant idea would so profoundly affect world, but I’m glad that they went ahead and did it anyway.  Today, the public library Continue reading ...