I wasn't aware that ANY talent agents took beginners for clients. THEY are in BUSINESS to earn MONEY from the 10 percent of your earnings that you have to pay them... and beginners don't generate any earnings.
What is a good beginners harmonica? And whats a good way to learn how to play it?
The Hohner Special 20 is definitely the harmonica to choose. It has a plastic comb which is great because unlike a wooden comb (such as the one on the Marine Band) the plastic comb doesn't absorb as much moisture and will last you much, much longer. The Hohner Special 20 is a diatonic harmonica, which is the kind that most people start on and is also much more affordable. I would suggest a Special 20 in the key of C, which is mostly the key that people start on, but once you get better you can start investing in a few different keys (such as A and D, normally purchased after the C).
A few great websites to learn from and find information about harmonica from are:
On the top of this page you will see lessons from 1 thru 10 and it will lead you through all the basics of harmonica and this site also provides lots of songs for you to practice.
This site has a wide selection of harmonica tabs (music) for you to choose from.
Good luck! :)
What cookbooks are good beginners guides for Vegetarians inexperienced in preparing vegetarian meals?
This is an older book, but has some good, simple recipes: Quick Vegetarian Pleasures: More than 175 Fast, Delicious, and Healthy Meatless Recipes by Jeanne Lemlin
This is another good one for easy recipes with some good variety also: Student's Vegetarian Cookbook, Revised: Quick, Easy, Cheap, and Tasty Vegetarian Recipes by Carole Raymond
Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes from Around the World is one of my favorites. Amazing variety and well worth the price! Some of the recipes have less common ingredients and a few are complicated, but a great many of them are easy enough for a beginner and are very tasty!
Good luck :)
Is there any Tenor Saxophones for beginners or do I definitively need to start with an Alto?
Of course there is. There is no need to start on an alto - I started on tenor but loved the alto and moved that way.
If you're looking to buy a good entry-level sax, the Yamaha student models are pretty good. Cheaper saxes can have problems (air leaks, crappy pads, springs that don't stay put) that you don't want to deal with in the early days of learning. The more you're willing to pay the better the sax (usually) is, but if you're just starting out you don't want to spend $15,000. Check out the Yamaha's - they are usually easy to get second hand.
The only differences between the tenor and alto is size, tone and key (alto is an Eb instrument and tenor is Bb - meaning if a tenor and alto both play a C, for example, the actual note that sounds is different).
Some people think the tenor is easier to learn on than the alto - the mouthpiece is bigger and doesn't require the same level of muscle control that the small mouth-pieces do. It's not a huge difference, but I know tenor players that hate trying to play the alto.
What's the difference between beginners guitar and regular guitar?
There is nothing that makes a guitar a "beginner" guitar other than price and quality. A beginner might want to buy a very cheap guitar if he's not sure he's going to stick with it. The problem is, a cheap guitar can discourage a beginner because of it's bad tone and hard action. You can get a very nice guitar for $300, suitable for a beginner, yet something you can be proud to own for many years (See link). The cheap guitars are for kids. I had a cheap Harmony guitar when I was 7. I loved it and learned on it. Around age 12 I knew it was time to upgrade. That's when I bought my first inexpensive but decent guitar. Good luck.
What brand of iceskates is recommended for preliminary beginners and figure skating beginners?
I usually recommend Riedells to beginning skaters. They have a wide range of skates for all levels and I think they're a decent skate for the price. Both of my stepdaughters started in Riedells and didn't have any problems with them. I have generally heard from other skaters that they're a comfortable skate.
With growing feet, your best bet is to probably go the used skate route. Some skate shops sell used skates on consignment (try rainbosports.com) or check with other skaters at the rink. While you can order skates online or through eBay at competitive prices, the drawback is sizing. Skates do not always run true to shoe size and vary by brand. Some run small, some run big, some wide, some narrow. I would have them all professionally fitted at a skate shop by someone with experience to get an accurate size and width recommendation for the brand(s) you choose to go with. Because of growing feet, they'll probably tell you to get skates a 1/2 size larger. The shop would also be able to suggest a brand/model for each of your girls based upon their skill levels and goals. For example, the Riedell site (riedellskates.com) has a chart that you can compare their levels to for an idea of which Riedell boot/blade set they would work best for their level and how long it should last. You may find that if they stay in the sport for awhile, you'll end up with a collection of sizes to accomodate the younger ones! :)
What tennis racquet is best for beginners? And which racquet of all in the world do you like?
If you plan on getting into tennis seriously, which it sounds you are, I would advise starting a small step up from a true beginner's frame.
Check out these frames:
I would look to stay somewhere between 10.5 and 11 oz in weight, with a slightly head-light balance (even would be fine, too). For head size, stay below 105", but you'll probably want at least 98".
This will get you something that won't be too forgiving, which will force you to learn to provide a little extra power on your own. Now, these are still going to be pretty forgiving frames, and are definitely fine for a beginner to use.
The other reason to go with one of these is that it should last you a little bit longer as you improve. If you buy a true beginner's frame, you'll probably outgrow it in terms of skill in a very short time.
Which racquet do I like best? The ones I'm using :P
Well, this is true to an extent. I've been considering a racquet change for some time now, but I need money first. But for the time being, mine are my favorite (they're pretty old-school by now: Prince More Control DB 800's, from almost 8 years ago).