Baccarat for beginners

Written by mansi gupta

Baccarat is an adorable game of cards onrepparttar land of Europe. The term Baccarat means zero in both Italian and French. The game like many others has its own history. While some believe that Baccarat is an Italian product, others hold France as its motherland. Initiallyrepparttar 144952 game was plated with a tarot card deck. It gradually becamerepparttar 144953 favorite ofrepparttar 144954 high-class French society people from where its slightly modified form got its name as ‘Chemin de Fer’. After thisrepparttar 144955 game made its way torepparttar 144956 land of England and from there torepparttar 144957 American soil. So basically there are four types of Baccarat played today- ·Chemin de Fer ·European Baccarat ·American Baccarat - It is more or less a mixture of European Baccarat and Chemin de Fer form of it. ·Baccarat Banque The best part is that allrepparttar 144958 four forms ofrepparttar 144959 game have single vocabulary and playing objectives. There are two types of Baccarat tables- mini table and traditional Baccarat table. The two tables differ in size,repparttar 144960 number of players that can play as well asrepparttar 144961 manner in which markings and labeling done on them. Next comesrepparttar 144962 card values where only aces are counted as one, all tens and faces are worthless-of zero value. Suits are insignificant here. The value of cards is first added and thenrepparttar 144963 first digit is removed or dropped. So a total of 12 will be counted as 2, leavingrepparttar 144964 digit 1. Inrepparttar 144965 game of Baccarat, which is most often known asrepparttar 144966 game of chance, there are only three options to wager. These are- banker wins, player wins or a tie case. There are more than one card decks used for this game. This always keeps one in a quandary as to who will emerge asrepparttar 144967 lucky winner.

Interview With An Up And Coming Musician From Toronto, Dan Goldman

Written by Norm Goldman

Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of and is delighted to have as our guest, Dan Goldman, Guitarist, Song Writer, Poet, Arranger and a musician of many other talents.

Dan is here to discuss his world of music and travels.


When did your passion for music begin? What keeps you going?

Dan: I can't quite remember when my passion began. It seems to have been an inborn appreciation. My earliest memories are of listening to old records and 8-track recordings that my parents had kicking aroundrepparttar house - anything from Kenny Rogers to Neil Diamond sparked my interest atrepparttar 144951 time. My father played piano, and I always loved listening to his romantic, albeit, slightly schmaltzy touch. I'd press my ear againstrepparttar 144952 soundboard to getrepparttar 144953 most out ofrepparttar 144954 vibrations.


Who wererepparttar 144955 musicians that influenced you?


There are too many to mention; but if I had to narrow it down, I'd say, in order of appearance: The Beatles, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, my uncle Issac, Classical guitar repertoire including Bach and most ofrepparttar 144956 Spanish composers, Joni Mitchell, Jim Hall, Bill Frisell and on and on.I'm currently into Wilco, Joanna Newsom, Lisa Germano, to name a few.


When on tour, do you notice any differences in audiences from one city torepparttar 144957 next, and if so, would you say that this may due to their geographical location. For example, how would you compare audiences in Vancouver to those in Toronto or Montreal insofar as your music is concerned?

Dan: Yes, I'd sayrepparttar 144958 main difference lies in how saturatedrepparttar 144959 market is. In Calgary, for instance, where there isn't as much traffic in terms of touring bands, I tend to get a warmer and more appreciative reception than in Toronto, where, although I play plenty of great gigs,repparttar 144960 audiences are somewhat numbed byrepparttar 144961 sheer volume of musicians around. Then again, performances are always different and anything I think isrepparttar 144962 rule is always put into question as soon as I play an unexpectedly great gig inrepparttar 144963 least likely situation.


What challenges or obstacles do you encounter while traveling and performing? How did you overcome these challenges?

Dan: I get nervous a lot. I'm fine when I'm actually performing, but I generally get stressed a couple of hours beforerepparttar 144964 show. It's really important for me to eat and rest appropriately so thatrepparttar 144965 stress doesn't take a toll on my performances. I generally try to put aside a certain amount of time every day that I'm on tour to warming up or to my sitting (meditation) practice.


Which is your favorite city to perform in? Why?

Dan: I can't say that I have one. Anywhere whererepparttar 144966 people are receptive and supportive becomesrepparttar 144967 best city.


How do you getrepparttar 144968 inspiration for your song and music writing?

Dan: I love music. It's not hard to get inspired, what's hard is following through and staying consistent with my writing practice. I find thatrepparttar 144969 only way to get to where I want to be expression-wise is to spendrepparttar 144970 time it takes; and you never know how long that's going to be, so you just keep going!

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