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How to Become a Great Guitarist

- There are many well known and extremely talented guitarists in the world. Sometimes, a guitarist is only as good as his guitar. A guitarist such as “Slash” is amazing at what he does, however if he were to pick up a poorly crafted tool then his playing quality would significantly decrease. So, when one goes to buy their first guitar they must remember that there are many things to consider in the purchase. First, the individual must decide what genre of music he or she will be playing because this will ultimately dictate and decide what style of guitar is chosen....   [tags: How To Essay, Instructional Essay, Process Essay]

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Self Taught Guitarist

- Self Taught Guitarist I believe that every person has the ability to learn how to play an instrument. With enough practice, dedication and the right information, which is easy to asses via the web, you can accomplish almost anything. There are many web sites dedicated to all guitar playing levels. It is just a matter of finding the right one (or ones) for your needs and areas of improvement. Out of most web sites that I researched, there are two that I choose to talk about. These are Guitartricks.com and Cyberfret.com....   [tags: Music Musician Instruments Essays]

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Great Guitarist

- Through out history, music has played a big role. It has let people communicate and others release their creative minds. Throughout the life of music, instruments have made it happen. The guitar has become one of the most popular of all instruments. In fact, almost every band heard on the radio has a lead guitar accompanying the vocals. Thanks to the greats like B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Andres Segovia, and Eric Clapton the guitar has been made the lead instrument in much of music. With contributions from each one of these legendary players, the guitar is used in a variety of styles; heavy metal to classical....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jimi Hendrix

- Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer who is widely considered to be the most important electric guitarist in the history of music. Although Hendrix is known for his outstanding ability to play the guitar, he is also a very famous name in Blues music. He played the acoustic guitar but is known for his outstanding ability to play the electric guitar. With songs such as Red House, Here My Train A Comin', and Born Under a Bad Sign, Hendrix is considered to be in the Chicago category and quickly made his way into the history of Blues music....   [tags: Biography Musician Guitarist]

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The 5 Greatest Guitarists of History

- Music is an important part of people’s lives. Each culture has developed various instruments over the centuries. These instruments were developed to create an enjoyable sound by themselves and to accompany nature’s instrument, the human voice. As time has progressed, different genres of music have passed through their primes; classical music during the Renaissance, jazz in the early 20th Century, and hard rock and pop in its current prime. In each style of music there are always names associated with their time and sometimes even their instrument....   [tags: music, Charlie Christian, Eric Clapton]

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Chuck Berry

- Chuck Berry is one of the founders of rock and roll. He is the only one living today. He has performed for millions of people with his famous “Duck Walk.” He still has what Corliss & Bland describe as a slim, toned body, wavy hair drenched in Valvoline oil, and a sharply cut masculine chin and cheeks etched with pain and promise. Even today he only wants a Lincoln Town Car, his Fender Bassman amp, and his guitar. Chuck Berry has had for decades one of the shortest and most ironclad contracts in the music business (Jacobson 6)....   [tags: music, rock'n'roll, electric guitarist]

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Ana Vidovic, Croatian Virtuosa

- ... The Asturias was a piece created in 1892 for piano as a prelude to a three movement set named chants d’Espagne. It was created during the modernism period which was a time change in every aspect of music. a dated of diverse responses in exciting and reinterpreting older types of music, novelties that lead to new ways of forming harmonic, melodic, sonic, and rhythmic aspects of music, and changes in aesthetic worldviews in close relation to the larger identifiable period of modernism in the arts of the time....   [tags: classical guitarists]

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A Brief Biography of Jimi Hendrix

- Jimi Hendricks, an extraordinary guitarist who was born November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington. Hendrix was one of the most influential musicians in the music world. He took music places that no one could. Jimi Hendrix was one of the most exciting and creative guitar players ever. He mixed Blues and Rock & Roll together to create some of the utmost unique music ever played. While Hendricks was only famous for four years, the impact he left on the music industry would last a lifetime. Hendricks style was like no other musicians; he had shocking guitar techniques, such as playing with his teeth, behind his back, and without touching the strings, all were talents that surprised his audiences...   [tags: notorious, influential US guitarists, musicians]

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Linkin Park and Their Story

- Genre and Career Linkin Park’s specific genre varies from alternative rock, nu-metal, rap rock and a mixture of electronica that creates those unique sounds in their music. Their career started in 1996when band members Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, and Mike Shinoda attended the same high school in California. After their high school graduation is when their band lineup was completed by picking up 3 more members which included Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn and their temporary lead singer at the time Mark Wakefield....   [tags: Musicians, Records]

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Percussionist; Their Music, Their Life

- Society is driven by many factors, which affect individuals. One of these factors is music. Music is the life and blood of our world, brings together both young and old, bridging the gap between generations. With music, there are no boundaries such as language, but can bring two very different cultures through actions. A simple song can evoke emotions both sad and joyful as well as memories (Hanes, J. 2004). This profound effect which music has on individuals, is the motivational factor for people to learn new instruments, and to attain the same hypnotic ability already present in todays world....   [tags: loud music, hearing loss]

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The Impact of the Electric Guitar on Music

- The Impact of the Electric Guitar on Music Everyone has moments when they feel as if they have found the wrong place. Now, it was time for one young gentleman to partake in one of these moments. A salesman had an appointment for a meeting with a wealthy man, yet he found himself wondering if he had arrived at the correct office. This was supposed to be a millionaire’s office, yet as he looked around the room, he saw no leather couches or expensive desks. In fact, the room was sparsely furnished, and had no carpeting....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Subculture of Jimi Hendrix

- Jimi Hendrix, perhaps the best guitarist in rock history became the definition of rock music. In 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience shocked the nation with their first album; Are You Experienced. Hendrix had a short life due to drugs. When he was only 27 years old, he died while choking on his own vomit on his way to a hospital. In a few years, rock and roll changed a great deal and Jimi was the sole influence. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1942. When he was a child he would play along with his R&B records whenever he could....   [tags: Music, Guitar, Rock Music]

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Sugarcult’s DeSantis Dishes out a Dose of Reality

- Sugarcult’s DeSantis Dishes out a Dose of Reality Then entertainment business is a cutthroat coup a musician such as Marko DeSantis can easily survive. He has successfully overcome vocational challenges set in place to ensure those who remain in the industry are here for the right reasons. DeSantis’s inherent belief that the best bands are romanticized with twenty-twenty vision shows a depth few artists choose to acknowledge in an epoch where being a dreamer has been forgotten. The pop-punk lead guitarist does not sugarcoat reality or what he enjoys as an artist....   [tags: Music Review]

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Why Eddie Van Halen is an Influential Musician

- There are certain musicians that come along that shift a culture, attitude, or future musicians. Another musician that went on influence future generations and considered one of the greatest guitar players in the world is Eddie Van Halen. Eddie Van Halen was born in Holland in 1955 and immigrated to Pasadena California. At the age of seven, Eddie was training as a classical pianist, although his love for Rock and Roll was developing. He started working a paper route and used the money to buy a drum set....   [tags: Biography ]

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Rock and Roll: Bands on the Rise

- When people hear the genre “rock and roll,” they often think of performers like Elvis Presley, AC/DC, and Aerosmith. Those bands have provided the foundation for rock and roll, but the newer bands have to carry over from the bands of the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s to the bands of the 1990’s and the 2000’s. The new generation of bands has just as much, if not more, popularity than the bands of the older generation. Bands do not gain popularity just by showing up to rehearsal, though. Gaining popularity can take years of making music, and sometimes establishing credibility takes more time than other bands....   [tags: Music]

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The History and Career of Avenged Sevenfold

- ... Hail to the King charted as #1 on the US Billboard 200, the UK albums chart, as well as the Finnish, Brazilian, Canadian, and Irish charts. To date, Avenged Sevenfold has released six studio albums, one live album/compilation/DVD, and eighteen singles and sold more than 8 million albums worldwide. History Formation and early recordings The band was formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach, California with original members M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, The Rev and Matt Wendt. M Shadows came up with the name as a reference to the story of Cain and Abel from The Bible, which can be found in Genesis 4:24, although they are not a religious band....   [tags: albums, rock, members]

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Gods of Metal: The Band Metalica

- “Give me fuel, give me fire, give me that which I desire”, if one doesn’t know where this famous lyric has come from, the band Metallica would be the answer. Metallica is a lethal, energetic, up tempo metal band that has been around since October 1, 1981. Screeching of the guitar, double bass pedal of the drums, deep noises of the bass, and a recognizable voice, Metallica is the only band where no band could do it any better. Metallica started out slow, overcame some obstacles and is still rocking out country to country today....   [tags: music, metal heaven]

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The Guitar Solo

- If someone mentions guitar solo to you, what comes to mind. A musical god commanding a stage. A puffy haired, spandex clad dude making silly faces. Do you see a duck walk. A burning guitar. The guitar as an instrument evokes so many feelings, even for those not musically inclined. The guitar solo, is also a topic of heated debates. What makes a good solo. Is it the ability to compliment a song, or to be a showcase for self-indulgence. And while the guitar solo seems synonymous with rock and roll music, its roots are embedded in jazz and blues....   [tags: Music]

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There Was One Guitar

- The lights dim and the audience stands up and starts screaming. All they can see is the single spotlight circling the stage floor. The screaming begins to become monstrously loud. You can feel the floor shaking as the bass player slowly enters the side of the stage. The single spotlight rests on him as he slowly starts up the band's most famous song. A second spotlight illuminates the drum player who has stealthy sneaked to the center back of the stage. He starts pumping out the most incredible drum solo he has ever played....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Designing a Phone Case for Radiohead Based on Their Band Identity

- If I ever had to design anything for a band, it would definitely be for Radiohead. The melody and lyrics produced throughout their career is outstanding. They always manage to keep up with the expectations of their fans. Possibly true that after I heard this band perform live, my affection and appreciation towards them increased. Radiohead is an English band formed in 1985, Oxford, England. Radiohead is exceptionally recognized as one of the most important bands of today. It is considered to be an alternative rock band, however they are also classified as Electronic, Indie and Experimental....   [tags: branding, music, albums]

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Analysis of Little Talks, by Of Monsters and Men

- Introduction Of Monsters and Men is an up and coming Icelandic band that uses emotional lyrics and familiar subject matter in their songs. While they do not use a direct interpretation of the lyrics in their music videos, Of Monsters and Men uses the symbolism of a phoenix and a group of mythical monsters to bring forth the overall message of their song; the power of hope when a loved one is struggling with a mental disease. Drawing their inspiration from the Icelandic fairytales and stories they used to hear growing up, Of Monsters and Men captivates an audience of many generations....   [tags: music, videos, lyrics]

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The Police: Guiding the Youth of a Generation

- ... If a million bottles are cast out in an ocean, almost surely will one get to its destination. Similarly, when a million messages are cast into space, one will almost surely reach its target instead of a black hole, obstacles, objects, et-cetera. Against his hope though, Sting looked out into the sky the next morning and saw a hundred million humans who were looking for a healthy home arrive at his planet. Proceding the extermination of the human era. The climate of the late 1970’s to early 1990’s cannot be underestimated. The time period is a historical eclipse of all other years, creating fantastic economic growth and great political change. The 1980-90’s marked the end of the cold war,...   [tags: Sting, popular 80's pop music bands]

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Paramore Bio: A Great Band with Musical Talents

- ... Their debut album “All We Know is Falling” was released later that same year. The LP peaked at number 13 on Billboard Top Pop Catalog and their first single "Pressure" climbed to number 62 on Billboard Hot Digital Songs. Over the next period, they started performing at venues outside the greater Nashville area, including singing at several concert festivals as "Purple Door", New Jersey’s “Bamboozle Festival” and "Warped Tour”. They also played shows with bands as Simple Plan and Straylight Run....   [tags: career, music, songs, fame, album]

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A Critique of a Jazz Concert

- The jazz band I observed played a series of six different songs. Although all the songs were categorized as jazz, each song had its own special style and sound to it. The band consisted of three different players. Paul Meyers, the guitarist and composer, Andy Eulau, the bassist, and Dave Rataczak, on drums. The songs performed were entitled “Love for Sale” by Cole Porter, “Once I Loved” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, “Stars” by Paul Meyers, “Blues for Mel” also by Paul Meyers, “Last Night When We Were Young” by Harold Arlen, and “Samba Novo” by Luis Eca....   [tags: Music]

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Almost Famous: Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll

- “I’m a golden god,” Russell Hammond shouts from a roof top as he is about to jump off into a pool from a bad acid trip. The iconic rock-n-roll scene of inflated egos and strung out rock stars. However, this is a rare occurrence in Almost Famous. It is a story of a boy, William Miller (Patrick Fugit), becoming a man while learning about the rock-n-roll culture with his only true friend, his tape recorder. William, age fifteen, is traveling with the band Stillwater to interview them for a Rolling Stone article, along the way he has many interesting experiences....   [tags: Film Review, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Police: Andy Summers, Gordon Mathew

- The Police were a three part band composed of Andy Summers the guitarist, Steward Copeland the drummer and Gordon Mathew Sumner the bass guitarist and singer. Before the band was formed Steward Copeland was part of the band Curved Air. In 1976 the band disbanded leaving Copeland without a job, or passion. Copeland yearned to join another band and reunite music with his life; coincidently he and Gordon met up at a local jazz club and appreciated each other enough to start a band. Soon after the two of them released their first song “Fall Out”, the two of them invited a Henry Padovani to join the band, who gladly accepted [why?]. In 1977 the three of them quietly toured with Mike Howlett as a...   [tags: curved air, band]

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From the Depths of My Soul

- From the Depths of My Soul ``Songs my father taught me' should be the title of everything I play. His teachings took place from my first breath to his last. They are profoundly present in every moment that I am with the guitar. He taught me to love her, to care for her and to give myself to her. Many times I went to sleep listening to him playing classical guitar, or woke up to the sound of a Bach gavotte. While walking in the old part of town, he would call my attention to the moonlight illuminating the narrow streets, or smell the flowers perfuming the old city, and then tell me``This is the Fandanguillo of Turina!' I saw my father under persecution by the republicans and...   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about myself]

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The Journalist from the Chicagoist

- His look typified that of an indie-rock guitarist. Donned in black jeans and a black button-down shirt, he took the stage with his band mates amidst an approving roar from the crowd. After brushing away the blonde locks of hair over his eyes, he unassumingly went about his business: namely, rocking the small bar-like venue of The Loft with his skilled guitar plucks that gave life to the catchy indie-pop melodies of Gold Motel’s song canon. You would never guess that the talented musician was also a journalist who reviews other artists....   [tags: short story]

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Who is Better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones

- Who is better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. This is quite possibly the most debated question in the history of rock music. Unfortunately, many debaters don’t learn the facts about these two legendary bands before plunging into heated arguments about this topic. What is surprising about these two groups is that they are exceptionally alike. Though they are minuscule, there are distinctions that set The Beatles and The Rolling Stones apart. The Beatles are known, respectively, as the fathers of modern pop music....   [tags: rock music, charts, albums]

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HIstory of Heavy Metal Music

- Heavy metal is a genre of music that emerged during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a darker and aggressive mutation of rock music. Heavy metal music’s emergence coincided with the decline of the youth culture and anti-war movement that drove the imagination of the young generation during the early 1960s (Weinstein). Heavy metal musicians positioned themselves as opposing both the dominant culture in America and the rock counterculture (Kontinual). Musically, the genre saw an appropriation from closely related rock and blues....   [tags: music, genre]

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Photo Impact Evaluation

- Evaluation During this unit I have come across many different skills and have had to implement them into my work in different ways to make the best product I possibly could. While I was creating my adverts in Photo Impact I had to use most of these skills. The first skill I used was the freehand selection tool which was used to cut out a certain area from a picture which enabled it to be inserted into another picture, I used this tool to cut out guitarists and insert them on a waterfall background....   [tags: Software Evaluation]

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Big Light-Animals In Bloom

- Big Light-Animals In Bloom San Francisco’s Big Light recently swept into The Saint for a quick lesson in how to squeeze everything you’ve ever learned into your musical offering and make it sound like you’ve done it in your sleep. From the beginning, the band stood way out as something extraordinary. Of course I had expected some kind of jam band centered on peace, love and free love and what I got was a pleasant dose of analog warm 1970s rock and roll cut with a gram or two of slick and polished songwriting....   [tags: Music Review]

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Isengard Biography

- ISENGARD Biography Isengard was formed during October 2002 by the two guitarists Ramy Sidky and Wael Sameh …Their aim was to create and develop artful and innovative melodic music . After a short period of time , the bassist Abdalla , who had been jamming with the guitarist Ramy Sidky for a long time , joined the band . Then an intensive seek for a drummer and a vocalist took place by the band members until the drummer Ahmed Abdelsalam joined the band . Knowing that power metal vocalists are rare species....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Positve and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

- Schizophrenia can be described by a wide-ranging spectrum of emotional and cognitive dysfunctions. These can include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech and behavior, as well as inappropriate emotions. Consequently, this disease can affect people from all walks of life. Since schizophrenia is such a complex disorder it can ultimately affect a person’s entire existence and their struggle to function daily. With a chronic disease like this, most people have a difficult time functioning in society....   [tags: brain, hallucinations, delusions]

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Essay on Visconti's Interpretation of Mann's Death in Venice

- Visconti's Interpretation Mann's of Death in Venice Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice" is a very complex novella. To put it on screen, a director has to pick the most important (or easiest to portray) elements from the mythological, psychological and philosophical lines of the story. The plot would remain largely intact. I am most interested in the story of Aschenbach's homosexuality, so I would be concerned with the strange-looking men, Aschenbach's dreams, and the parallel between the denial of the sickness in Venice and his own denials about Tadzio....   [tags: Death in Venice Essays]

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Hungry For Harmony

- Hungry For Harmony Food is a focal point from touring early on Marko DeSantis’s career because musicians start out eating a lot of junk food when they are broke. He does not mix foods from other nations while in another country and uses the same formula for music. Marko feeds off of young bands for the same reason he consumes various types of international cuisine-he needs to tap into great energy sources. After being together for a decade Sugarcult guitarist Marko sinks his teeth into energy sources like fruits and vegetables which are the equivalent of an emerging band....   [tags: Music Review]

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The Extraordinary Jimi Hendrix

- The extraordinary performances, recording, and lyrics of James Marshall Hendrix have made him impossible to forget. This American rock music guitarist made a legendary mark not only in the history of rock 'n' roll but also on the pop culture as a whole (Ross 32). With unique techniques never seen before and blatant sex-related performances on stage, he became one of the most influential music figures of the 60s (Kamin). Hendrix was not born into stardom nor was it given to him by any means. He strived all throughout his life to be the very best....   [tags: Art]

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Ibanez Guitars

- Ibanez is one of the most well-known guitar companies in the world. The Hoshino Company began as a sheet music store and later evolved into a music product company out of Nagoya, Japan (Ibanez). The company Hoshino started to distribute a Spanish guitar named Ibanez. About forty years after that the company opened up and bought a store in Philadelphia, which is now their headquarters. These guitars were made famous by the lead guitarist of KISS. The first production guitars are still out there, and are a very big and highly valuable collection item....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Kirk Hammett Role Model

- Kirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist for the thrash metal band Metallica. He is particularly admirable to me for his eloquent lyrics and quotes, stunning guitar solos and the accomplishments he has achieved in life. He is and always has been a most influential person in my life since I discovered Metallica in 1996. The lyrics Kirk places in his songs are, to me, the most expressive and meaningful of any songs. It is a persons ability to correlate and understand lyrics that makes it so they can truly appreciate the meaning....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Relection of the Performance of New Smyrna Beach High School Barracuda Band

- The program ran this year at the New Smyrna Beach High School Barracuda Band this year could be summarized by one word: sound. The sounds produced by our ensemble during marching season had crowds across the state cheering us on, and earned an overall superior at our Marching Music Performance Assessment. The sounds during our concert season have been even more impressive, earning a straight superior at our District Six Concert Music Performance Assessment and sent thirteen performances to our state level Solo and Ensemble....   [tags: sound, leadership, music]

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Three Unforgettable Artists Since the 1960's: Heart, Brian McKnight, and Pink

- From the 1960s until now, it’s truly mind boggling to see and hear how music has changed. From pianos to keyboards, and from bands to turntables, music has taken many twists and turns for the better, and sometimes for the worst. However, despite the onslaught of new and emerging artists, three of them are unforgettable in my mind: Heart, Brian McKnight, and Pink. Ann and Nancy Wilson are the “creative spark” behind the rock group Heart, which emerged in the 1970s (Ankeny, J., & Prato G. (2007)....   [tags: Heart, Brian McKnight, Pink, music, artists,]

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My Evaluation of Zach Chernitzer

- I evaluated Zach Chernitzer. He did his research speech on the history of the Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarists. The subject was very interesting and the speaker had a lot to talk about. Throughout the speech the speaker had many strength, he also had points that could stand for improvement. The speaker knew what he was talking about during his speech. He was very informative and passionate about what he was talking about. The content was well organized for the most part. He have a nice timeline of over the years with the different albums that have come out....   [tags: speech on history of Red Hot Chili Peppers]

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Play and Theory of the Duende by Federico García Lorca

- “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, Angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.” The opening lines of Howl, by Allan Ginsberg, melodiously encapsulates the beat generation. The beats alluded to by the verbatim ,“The best minds”, are a group of idiosyncratic poets whom through the instrument of prose(driven by spontaneity and a primal lifestyle) , orchestrated a rebellion against the conservative beliefs and literary ideals of the 1950s....   [tags: Beat Poetry, Howl, Ginsberg]

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Metallica and Their Place in Rock and Roll History

- The band Metallica is a heavy metal music band formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California after James Hetfield responded to an ad in June 1981 placed by Lars Ulrich in “The Recycler” a Los Angeles, classified only newspaper. A drummer named Lars Ulrich placed the ad “Drummer looking for other metal musicians to jam with Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head and Iron Maiden.", James Hetfield, answered the advertisement. Before the band had even formed Ulrich asked Metal Blade Records founder if he could record a song for the label's upcoming compilation album Metal Massacre, the request was accepted....   [tags: Music History ]

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My First Concert: Cobra Starship at the Troubadour

- On August 11, 2009, my cousin and I headed off to West Hollywood to the Troubadour, where we would see one of the best band, Cobra Starship perform. When we arrived at the Troubadour many hours early, the security guard told us we had to wait around the corner like the other fans waiting to get inside the doors. So when we walked around the corner, we saw a few fans camping out. We found a spot and we sat down. The wait felt like eternity and the heat of the sun beaming down on us wasn’t helping the situations either....   [tags: concerts, ]

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The History and Development of Rock and Roll

- ... Though jazz, blues, and country are the foundation that rock was built off of, there were many influential bands that took those genres of music, started rock, and influenced other bands to mix it up, try new things, and expand rock to greater heights. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan fit under this category. Some consider The Beatles as the greatest rock band ever. They wrote a lot of rock songs and influenced many pop bands. They inspired so many different bands and many different genres of music, thus making them one of the most influential bands....   [tags: music, instruments, metal]

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Punk Music- History of American Popular Music

- Punk Music History of American Popular Music; Period 5 The poet Victor Hugo once stated that “music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot be silent.” This quote seems to represent punk music in a way that isn’t immediately apparent. Punk is considered to be an “underground” genre and style that is popular with teens and young adults that feel oppressed. The expression that "cannot be put into words" and "cannot be silent" describes the ideals of punk perfectly. The punk genre and age was born in 1977 in the United States and Britain....   [tags: Music Industry, Victor Hugo, History]

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Notte Bella-The Bishop Makes His Move

- Notte Bella-The Bishop Makes His Move The adventure known as The Bishop has taken the individuals who surround the band, friends, family members, fans, and the band members themselves to whole new position on the board. By turning their demo into a full-length album the band grew closer to everyone who around them producing unexpected outcomes. They never realized how much they grew as a unit until they heard the end product and their fan base continues to grow with them. Reaching a new point in their career as a band has shown them they respond to stimuli such as the energy the put into the creation of their debut album as well as the energy they interject into each of their performances....   [tags: Music Review]

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Revolution of music in the 1960s

- Revolution of Music Music has continued to change throughout each decade, but the 1960s was the most influential decade in the history of music. Starting in the early 1950s, rock music was first introduced. Major record labels were releasing new “cover songs” which were originally made by black artist, but now by white artist (Rock and Roll). These cover songs changed a few lyrics from the original songs to avoid copyright issues and to also make the song more appropriate for the white listeners....   [tags: Music, American History]

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Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced?

- The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s first album, Are You Experienced, is undeniably one of the most influential albums of all time. For a debut record, it achieved many milestones and influenced many artists, fans, and consumers alike. Are You Experienced changed music in many ways, including the way it was artistically presented and how the band used technology at that time. The record is extremely creative. Most agree that the record is timeless and will never grow old. Are You Experienced is truly the definition of an evergreen album....   [tags: Are You Experienced Album]

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Influential Musical Instruments: The Guitar

- ... For instance, the guitar represents a lot of different things to a lot different people however main thing that the guitar represents is music in which it expresses how the person is feeling. Overall the guitar represents joy and an outlet to say what is on their mind. For instance, when I see a guitar it represents a voice that is ready to be heard. For example, Jonny Greenwood guitarist from Radiohead plays guitar in soothing, yet unquie way that interies the audience. Jonny Greenwood enhances the music by playing the guitar because without the guitar the songs would not be as impacted to the audience....   [tags: making music, creativity]

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A Journey to the Awesomeness

- “All that she wants is another baby, She's gone tomorrow boy”- this is the earliest song that I could remember. When I heard this song for the first time, I was probably four or five years old. From there, my musical journey has begun. Though rock and roll / rock music was a fairly new concept for the people where I spend my early childhood, I was in to rock and roll from the beginning. This was mostly because of my father and few of my older cosines who lives in the city and brought me cassettes tape of the renowned rockers of that time....   [tags: music, rock, roll, childhood, father]

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The Aerosmith Story

- The Aerosmith Story Aerosmith was one of the most popular hard rock bands of the '70s, setting the style and sound of hard rock and heavy metal for the next two decades with their raunchy, bluesy swagger. The Boston-based quintet found the middle ground between the menace of the Rolling Stones and the campy, sleazy flamboyance of the New York Dolls, developing a lean, dirty riff-oriented boogie that was loose and swinging and as hard as a diamond. In the meantime, they developed a prototype for power-ballads with "Dream On," a piano ballad that was orchestrated with strings and distorted guitars....   [tags: Papers]

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Rock Bands

- There have been all kinds of different types of rock bands throughout the years. Most of the bands have had a different type of style. All of these different types of style are what has shaped today’s music. Some of the bands from the earlier times were: The Beatles, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and the Bee Gees. The Beatles were the greatest and most powerful act of the rock era. They introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century. The Beatles grabbed a hold of the attention in 1964 and never let go for the next six years....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Original Pink Floyd

- Everybody knows who Pink Floyd is. That doesn’t need any type of introduction, if someone has ever heard music; they know who Floyd is and what they are famous for. Tracks like “Another Brick in the Wall, pt. 3,” “Comfortably Numb,” and “Money,” just to name a few. It’s no secret that their two biggest albums, “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” are two of the highest selling records ever. But what many people don’t know is that there was a different Pink Floyd before this famous one, and, I would argue, a better one....   [tags: Music]

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7th Arsenal Band Biography

- 7th Arsenal Band Biography Lethal Injections, Lethal Intoxication, and Army of Sinners were all possible band names before 7th Arsenal chose the first part of their name based off the number of band members. Regardless of where they were inspired to select a name for their band they will complete their goals one step at a time. They may deduce the number of band members though will have the same charisma they started out with as a group of seven. There sound may lethal, downright sinful, but the current five person line-up is a work in progress....   [tags: Biography]

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Franco and TPOK Jazz

- Congolese guitarist, singer, bandleader and composer Francois Luambo Makiadi (Franco) “the sorcerer of the guitar” was 20th century Africa’s most important musician; he was the greatest. My opinion is amply supported by the recent release of two double CD retrospectives Francophonic Volume 1(1953-1979) & 2 (1980-1989). The sets demonstrate Franco’s amazing longevity, prolificacy, and innovation. From 1950 until his death in 1989, he record over a thousand songs, created a dominate style of African guitar playing, trained generations of musicians, and attained a status equivalent in Africa to Elvis or the Beatles in the West....   [tags: Music Review]

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Nazism In Popular Culture

- Nazism In Popular Culture Nazism is alive and all around us. The Third Reich is arguably the most studied and talked about regime of the modern era yet most people don’t understand that we are virtually surrounded by Nazism in our pop culture. Everything from: bands, slang terms and fashion are influenced by the powerful images and branding of the Nazi party. Branding that was the face of terror and genocide. Every day we hear terms on the streets, film or television. Phrases like "Open Source Nazi", "Grammar Nazi", "ubergeek" and "Feminazi" are examples of those in use....   [tags: music, fashion, third reich, nazi]

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Alter Bridge Concert Report

- On Monday, April 21, 2014, along with my friend JJJJ and my Mom, we went to see Alter Bridge perform in concert at Rams Head Live down in the Marketplace in Baltimore, Maryland. The doors opened at 7 o’clock and the concert started at 8 p.m. with the band Monster Truck as the opening act. We went and ate dinner before going to the concert, but when we entered the venue, Rams Head was packed. The show was sold out and there were people ranging from ages fifteen to mid-fifties. There were both men and women in attendance, but I noticed there were more men than women....   [tags: crowd, show, music, lyrics]

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I Believe in Music

- I believe in music’s ability to transform one’s mood. Every time I turn on my iTouch or listen to a song on YouTube my mood becomes that of the song’s regardless of how I originally felt, be it happy, sad, angry, or whatever. If I were to put on music by Jeffree Star my mood would instantly become more happy and upbeat. Bullet for My Valentine, on the other hand, would transform my emotions into rage. Play Everlast and I too would be singing the blues. It happens to me every time and I have witnessed it happen to others as well, particularly at concerts....   [tags: mood, music, self-therapy, itouch]

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Guns N Roses

- Biography The founding members of the most controversial heavy rock band of the late 1980s included Axl Rose (b. William Bailey, 6 February 1962, Lafayette, Indiana, USA) and Izzy Stradlin (b. Jeffrey Isbell, 8 April 1962, Lafayette, Indiana, USA). Vocalist Rose, who had first sung at the age of five in a church choir, met guitarist Stradlin in Los Angeles in 1984. He changed his name to Rose at the age of 17 when he discovered who his real father was, the Axl prefix coming from a band with whom he had rehearsed in Indiana....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reality in Wallace Stevens’ The Man with the Blue Guitar

- Reality in Wallace Stevens’ The Man with the Blue Guitar For Wallace Stevens, reality is an abstraction with many perspective possibilities. As a poet, Stevens struggles to create original perspectives of reality. Wallace Stevens creates a new, modern reality in his poetry. Actually, Stevens decreates reality in his poetry. In The Necessary Angel, Stevens paraphrases Simone Weil’s coinage of decreation as the change from created to uncreated or from created to nothingness. Stevens then defines modern reality as, “a reality of decreation, in which our revelations are not the revelations of belief, but the precious portents of our own powers”(750)....   [tags: Man with the Blue Guitar Essays]

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History of Ledd Zeppelin and ITs Musical Impact

- History of Ledd Zeppelin and ITs Musical Impact Tell someone to name a band from the 1960s and '70s and you could probably listen to a dozen answers before hearing the same one twice. The overwhelming amount of talent squeezed into these two decades has produced some of the most popular, most powerful, and in some cases, the most bizarre music ever. Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Queen, Aerosmith, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Eagles.......   [tags: Led Zeppelin Musician Music Essays]

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The Guitar and Its Effect on My Life

- The Guitar and Its Effect on My Life The time was Christmas morning 2003, the ambience was silent and tranquil; not a sound could be heard. All of a sudden, I was woken from my eternal slumber. With awareness of the significance of the time and event, I leaped out of bed and rushed into the living room where a Christmas tree stood tall. Beneath the tree there lay my precious presents. Rummaging through these random gifts that had been awarded to me, I was disappointed to see that there were few that specifically appealed to me....   [tags: Papers Personal Narrative Music Instrument]

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The Life of Stevie Ray Vaughan

- The Life of Stevie Ray Vaughan This paper is about how a small time boy from Oak Cliff, Texas with a dream, revolutionized the way blues guitar was played. By 17 he new what he wanted to do with his life, thus dropping out of school to become a blues guitarist. All throughout Stevie's career he was loved and adored for his gentle touch and majestic rhythmic guitar playing. Throughout his life he led three bands to hitting it big, released five albums with "Double Trouble". Most importantly, Stevie became sober....   [tags: Papers]

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Jimi Hendrix's Life and Music Career

- As music legend John Denver once said “Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, Music proves: We are the same.” Jimi Hendrix is one of those elite few who possess the power to bring people together for one common purpose. Hendrix played during the experimental era of the 1960’s. Hendrix a legendary musician and hero to many who enjoyed his music....   [tags: Musician Biography]

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Norah Jones and George Gershwin

- Imagine this: it’s the night of your cousin’s big wedding. After walking down the aisle and saying their “I do’s,” it’s time for the reception. After everyone get’s their glass of champagne or other various mixed drink, the DJ comes on stage. “Ladies and gentlemen,” he announces, “it’s time to announce the wedding party.” He goes through the whole list of people, stopping just after the bride and groom are announced. “And now the new bride and groom would like to do a special dance!” It’s time for the first dance; something they have been waiting for their whole lives....   [tags: song, album, lyrics, songwriter]

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History of The Electric Guitar

- Electric Guitar The electric guitar was first made in the Oklahoma. This electric guitar design that was made in Oklahoma was the first of its kind and changed music for everyone. The simplicity of the electric guitar surprised many people. All electric guitars since then have been based on this simple guitar design. Many famous musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and many other have made electric guitar more affordable and widely available. Many parts to a guitar exist; one of the most important parts of the guitar is the bridge....   [tags: oklahoma, types, coil pickup]

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A New Turn For Punk

- A New Turn For Punk If you’re getting tired of played out punk, sold out ska, and eccentric emo, then you’ll love South Florida’s coming of age skate punk band Empty Noise. Empty Noise consists of vocalist Christian Montes, 18, of North Miami Beach Senior High; guitarist Elvis Gomez, 20, of Miami Dade Community College; bassist Eugene “Fruity” McGuyver, 19, of Broward Community College, & our very own Guillermo Alvarez, 18, of South Broward High School. It all started with Elvis Gomez....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The History of the Guitar

- The History of the Guitar Four hundred years ago the guitar was invented. Since then, guitar has been a great innovative instrument. It serves as the heart of a song, or sound. From Jazz, and Blues, to Heavy Metal, and punk music guitar has been perhaps the biggest factor in modern music. Between acoustic guitar, and electric guitar there is a lot of history. When guitar was first invented, it looked nothing like the guitars that we know. The first guitars were lutes. Lutes evolved into vihuelas, and later became the guitar in the fifteenth century....   [tags: Papers]

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Riley King

- Riley King A.K.A. : B. B. King 	Life span: 1925-???. 	Style Synopsis: Style is the word that describes the way that B.B. He uses signature tremolo and "T-Bone Walker" influenced jazzy sounding blues riffs. Also, in words of B.B., "I don't do no chords". He can also tell when muted notes are more necessary than full notes. Biography 	For as long as anyone can remember, B.B. King has reigned as the "King Of Blues." With his Gibson guitar named Lucille, along with his unique vocals, king has put out some of the most down-home sounds in African-American music....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- B.B. King Back in 1951, a young blues guitarist named Riley King had his first hit song titled "3 O’clock Blues.' The song was so great, promoters whisked the young man from his Memphis, Tennessee home to the big top of New York City, where he shortened his stage name from Beale Street Blues Boy to "B.B.' Boogie woogie pianist Robert "H-Bomb' Ferguson recalls the first time he met B.B. King before the legendary guitarist's first show at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. "When I saw B.B., man, I laughed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Chemical Romance

- My Chemical Romance is a pop/punk band. It is debated however, what genre of music it truly belongs to. Some people argue it belongs into the "emo" genre, others say "pop". Whatever genre of music it truly belongs to, My Chemical Romance sure has changed the lives of everyone who listens to them. From their first album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, to their last, May Death Never Stop You, fans all around the world have supported them in their 12 years of music. It all started when lead singer, Gerard Way, was doing animation in New York City....   [tags: pop/punk band]

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Takinga Look at Flamenco Dancing

- What makes flamenco dancing different from other dancing. Flamenco has been around for many years and has spread all over the world. It became very popular over time, the Ages it went through helped it develop to the beauty it is today. All the Ages are important and each has a significant event that progressed the dancing and improved it. There are also many different types of flamenco dancing and settings, each having a unique form of being. Flamenco dancing is different from other dancing because of its uniqueness....   [tags: traditional Spanish steps]

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Music Of The 60s

- The Sixties were an exciting revolutionary period of time with great social and technological change. Some people called it the “decade of discontent” because of the race riots in Detroit and La, and the demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Other people called it the decade of “peace, love, and harmony”. It was called this because of the peace movement and the emergence of the flower children. (Britannica) The sixties were about assassination, unforgettable fashion, new styles of music, civil rights, gay and women’s liberation, Vietnam, Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, peace marches, sexual freedom, drug experimentation, and Woodstock....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Freddie Fry-Highway Brides

- Freddie Fry-Highway Brides One of the cool things about writing for the Aquarian is that you get to hear a lot of really great music that doesn’t always surface within the commercial channels. New Jersey’s Freddie Fry fits right into that category with his unpretentious rock and roll sounds that might be more at home somewhere in Kentucky then down on the Jersey Shore. He isn’t plugged into the local hero squadron and prefers to roam deep within the Howard Hughes ghost-like realm. Even if you’ve bumped into Fry on the street, you probably wouldn’t recognize the man or the skill he brings to the table....   [tags: Music Review ]

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Freddie Fry-Highway Brides

- Freddie Fry-Highway Brides One of the cool things about writing for the Aquarian is that you get to hear a lot of really great music that doesn’t always surface in the usual commercial channels. New Jersey’s Freddie Fry fits right into that category with an unpretentious rock and roll style that might be more at home somewhere out in California then down here on the Jersey Shore. He isn’t plugged into the local hero squadron and prefers to roam deep outside the boardwalk territory in his own solitary Howard Hughes sector....   [tags: Music]

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The Blues Music

- Different from other forms of music, blues was only recorded by memory and passed down through generations through live performances. The blues began in the North Mississippi Delta post Civil War times. It was heavily influenced by African roots, field hollers, ballads, church music and rhythmic dance tunes called jump-ups. This eventually developed into music that was set up in a call-and- response way so that the singer would sing a line and he would then respond with his guitar. The blues, a uniquely American art form, was born on the dusty street corners of the Deep South in the late 1800s....   [tags: american art, music]

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1980’s-2000’s Country Music

- 1980’s-2000’s Country Music Country music has recently become more radical. In the past country tunes were sluggish and slow, but a group of up and coming artists would revolutionize the music industry forever. These new artist did more for the southern/western genre than anyone in the past. They sold millions of record. Cumulatively they made billions of dollars. Artists had gigantic concerts that attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators. Their songs began to do something no country artist had done before… top the pop charts....   [tags: money, charts, genre, wealth, artists]

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History of the Guitar

- History of the Guitar Throughout its centuries-old history, the guitar has alternately experienced times of extreme popularity and cultural obscurity. Through the diversity of instruments that now belong to the guitar family and through the diversity of musical styles played upon the guitar, its existence has now been secured. The guitar originated in Persia about four thousand years ago. Historians think that a resonating body such as a tortoise shell combined with the plucking of the hunting bow created the first plucked instrument, which later developed into such instruments as the sitar of India and the guitarra of Spain....   [tags: Papers]

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