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6 Supplements That I’ve Added to My Daily Diet

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Some people believe that whatever vitamin we need can be found in the food we eat. This is why they take great pains in choosing and measuring whatever they eat. However, we should remember that much of our food is already lacking in nutrients, especially the processed, packaged, and genetically modified ones. There are organic foods, of course, but they still cannot provide all the nutrients we need on a daily basis. This is why I take supplements with my daily diet.

Supplements augment or add extra elements to our regular diet. These elements are the vitamins and minerals that are essential for our good health. As an artist, a musician, I need to be always on-the-go. As such, I need to be energetic and motivated; both my body and my brain have to be ready for whatever action may come my way.

Of course, not all supplements provide what they promise. This is what a lot of official health product reviews. So it pays if you know the nutrients well and if you know how to choose your supplements properly. To help you out, here are six essential supplements that I take every day along with my diet.

Daily Supplements I Take With My Every Day Diet

For Every Day Protection: Multivitamins

I take multivitamins for daily protection against unhealthy, harmful elements like stress and pollution. Aside from providing ample protection for my body, multivitamins also help promote cellular function, which helps keep me on my toes even when things are already ultra busy. I prefer to ingest multivitamins in capsule form because they absorb more easily, especially when compared with tablets. Also, I never ever take my multivitamins without food. They absorb better when taken with food. Taking multivitamins every day has helped me become better prepared for the unpredictable challenges (i.e. projects, performances, and the like) that regularly come my way.

Good Bones, Muscle Strength, and Immune System Booster: Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is always on my list because of its powerful effect on my entire system. Although it is classified more as a pre-hormone than a vitamin, D3 should be in your daily habit list as it helps prevent diseases. Likewise, it is anti-inflammatory and is also said to have anti-cancer effects. I take vitamin D3 because it helps in bone and muscle strength development. The job of a musician may not be that physically demanding, but it can also be taxing, especially if you need to move from one event venue to another. Likewise, vitamin D3 is an immune system booster, so I never skip taking it. It helps me stay healthy even when I often stay up late at night to practice for my performances. I can get vitamin D from the food I eat and from exposure to the sun, but I can’t stand too much of the sun. So I need my D3 supplement.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Fish Oils

I take fish oil regularly, not only when I think I’ve eaten quite a lot. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which plays a significant role in ensuring one’s good health. Also, fish oil is ideal if you want to promote good cardiovascular health. This powerful supplement is likewise good for chronic disease prevention, metabolic function, nutrient absorption, and in enhancing the health of skin, hair, and nails. Fish oil is also an anti-inflammatory supplement. It is one of the most powerful supplements I know, so I make sure to drink my fish oil supplement along with my favorite fatty fish dishes. In my opinion, fish oil is the most important supplement in this list. It’s the one you should never be without!

Heart Health, Good Digestion, Energy: B Vitamins

B vitamins have different functions. Vitamin B12, for example, is good for proper food absorption and digestion. It is also essential for fast carbohydrate and fat metabolism. I take vitamin B12 because I lead an active lifestyle, so I cannot afford to experience muscle weakness. Likewise, B12 is efficient in preventing memory loss, which is an important element in my life because I often have to memorize long musical pieces. It is also known as an excellent source of energy. Vitamins B6 and B12 are essential for me because they are good for heart health.

The Good Bacteria: Probiotics

You don’t know what’s going on in your intestinal tract, but you want to keep it healthy for good digestion. This is why probiotics are an essential element in our diet. The good bacteria present in the intestinal tract helps facilitate proper digestion. I make sure this friendly bacteria is protected from stressors like bad diet and stress by taking probiotics regularly, which supply you with good bacteria. It makes me feel good and healthy all the way, every day!

Top 5 Music Schools in the World

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feat1From New York to London, music schools are producing the world’s top artists in the industry. It is said that where students go to study music will play a significant role in their careers in hopes of earning a living through talent.

Check out the top five music schools in the world

Juilliard School

As the most prestigious institution in the world, New York’s Juilliard is the go-to music school with a small 8.4% acceptance rate. Not only has the school produced legendary music talents such as Bernard Herrmann, Barry Manilow, and Philip Glass, it is equally known for their drama department.

Berklee College of Music

While Berklee has a higher acceptance rate of 37%, the school firmly ranks to Juilliard’s prestige standards. You may notice that Berklee embraces mainstream talent which includes jazz, music production, concert venues, and even student-run record labels.

USC Thornton School of Music

Establish in the early 1880’s, USC Thornton School of Music is located in Los Angeles, close by to the Hollywood scene. Hip-hop producer Dr. Dre and Record Producer Jimmy Iovine launched the Jimmy Lovine and Andrew Young Academy for Art to balance liberal arts and technology.

Royal College of Music

Located near Royal Albert Hall, the RCM houses 1,000 students with an impressive record of alumni. The school takes pride in their extensive library of recorded films and music, manuscripts and written scores. RCM also provides programs for younger students to study in general music courses.

Conservatoire de Paris

Founded in 1795, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication declared the Conservatoire de Paris home to classical music legends including Camille Saint-Saens, Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy and even Takayuki Hattori the Japanese Godzilla composer.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

As one of the top conservatories in the United Kingdom, Guildhall’s campus services more than 800 students from over 40 countries in the world. It is the only conservatory to teach music, drama, and drama in one campus location.

Interested in applying for these top music schools in the world? Let us know what you think about them!

5 tips for Upcoming Musicians

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Trying to make it in the music industry is tough, even when you have a unique talent. So how can you set yourself apart from the rest of other talented musicians in the industry? Check out these five tips for upcoming musicians.

Tip #1 Take Time to Learn

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This means don’t jump on stage at the first opportunity. Why? Learning your talent and skills requires steps. Take a chance to master and perfect your craft. This will give you the opportunity to build your spotlight and be the authentic musician you want to be.

Tip #2 Don’t Be Afraid of Failure

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Imagine finally booking a gig that took months to get. Even with long hours of practice, you might actually mess up – this happens to every musician. Just know that it is not the end of your career. In fact, it will make you a stronger performer in the long run.

Tip #3 Don’t Be Defeated by a Bad Turn Up

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Experiencing a few and more bad shows can happen to anyone. Instead of regretting the time you spent on stage focus on what didn’t get the crowd going. What can you do influence our crown? Just assess what went wrong, accept that it happened and learn from it.

Tip #4 Success Takes Time to Develop

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When we see shows on TV, we often think that success can happen overnight. For many musicians, they are left wondering why they haven’t gotten their big shot while younger talents grew quickly into fame. Success involves time spent showcasing your talent, mailing labels, publishers and more. Understand that if making it into the music industry was easy, everyone would be a musician.

Tip #5 Don’t Give Up!

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Chances are you will experience plenty of obstacles that are keeping you away from your dream. People may try to tell you to stop and even lead you to feel self-doubt. But if you love what you do, why should you ever give up? Think about reaching success and how you can get there. This will only push you harder and help you set goals.

Got any other helpful tips for new budding musicians? Comment below and tell us what you think!

how to get your start in the music industry 

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If you are one of the many people interested in a career in the music industry, you’re probably asking “what does it take to get there?” Whether you’re just starting out or already have some experience in the music world, here’s how you can get your start in the music industry. 

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Don’t Speed 

Focus on the artist you need to become rather than what you should do. Who you will be as an artist will play in the results in how you receive regarding success. 

Consider What Is Expected 

What exactly do you expect to happen as an artist? Only you can make the decision to expect better things for yourself, your career, and your surroundings. Once you figure this out, you will be ready to continue. 

Demand Success 

While expecting to be a success is the industry provides motivation, it will not have the power until you require and demand to do what is necessary for you and your career to move to the next level. This includes overcoming obstacles, fears, and challenges as well as any setbacks you that you may encounter along the way. 

Drive with Passion 

Passion is what fuels your motivation to succeed and drive your actions to move forward and what you want. People will notice your passion and attracted you with what you can do and what you really have to offer. Show your attitude of confidence, passion and determination – just don’t come across as obnoxious and arrogant. 

Don’t Depend on Talent Alone 

Your musical skills, however, talented you are, will not be enough to create a high level of success in the music industry. You might even understand how terrible the music business works as becoming a successful musician requires you to strengthen your mentality, knowledge, skills, physical action, and even need a mentor. 

When it all comes down to reaching success, it makes what you are willing to do to get there and how much work you are willing to put in.