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The Evolution of Guitars

- The guitar is one of the most famous instruments worldwide. It has been used for almost all types of music. The guitar has made many cultural impacts on society. There have also been drastic changes over history. They have changed looks, sounds, and overall style. How have guitars evolved over time. Before the guitar was even thought of, there were instruments that showed some similarities. The first stringed instruments were around about 4000 years ago. The first few instruments were called tanburs and bowl harps....   [tags: music, instruments, history]

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Physics of Guitars

- Almost everybody can appreciate guitars. Guitars are at the forefront of music as the centerpiece of most bands. Guitars are a highly versatile instrument capable of playing full 6 note chords, unlike most instruments. As much as music depends on guitars, guitars also depend on physics. Without understanding the properties sound, guitars wouldn’t be possible. Guitars use the principles of acoustics to produce the sound you hear. Acoustic guitars and electric guitars produce sound in two different ways....   [tags: physics guitar]

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Analysis Of The Play ' Seven Guitars '

- This is a two-story house in red brick; the stairs access to the top floor and each floor has a single window fronting the yard; this is a house which I will pass by everyday. As an outsider from another country, I have never concerned about what would take place in those red brick houses half a century ago. However, the play Seven Guitars describes a bitter story taking place in the red brick house in Pittsburgh. In the story, someone has been suffered from the blatant discrimination; someone has betrayed his morality for chasing his dream; someone has killed his “buddy” for money; someone has lost her lover right after she decided to go away with him; some one has hidden a secret; some one...   [tags: Race, Black people, White people, African American]

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The Inner Workings of Guitars

- History of the acoustic guitar The guitar origins are in Babylonia and dated back to 1850 B.C as clay plaques were dug up of people playing musical instruments which resembled the modern acoustic guitars showing distinct bodies and necks. Later evidence was found in Ancient Egypt that indicated instruments with marked frets along the neck of a primitive guitar. How the sound is made: If you put your finger gently on a loudspeaker you will feel it vibrate - if it is playing a low note loudly you can see it moving....   [tags: vibrations, pitch, frequency]

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Physics of Electric Guitars

- Electric guitars play a very important role in today's music. Without it, we would be stuck with the acoustic guitar, which has limited volume, and a narrow range of sounds it can produce. Understanding just exactly how the electric guitar works isn't as intuitive as with the acoustic. With this website, I attempt to brighten the knowledge people have on the physics behind the electric guitar, since one cannot appreciate something, truly, until he knows how it works. The Acoustic guitar, originating from Spain, has been around since the 1500s....   [tags: physics music guitar]

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Physics of Electric Guitars

- Introduction More than any other instrument, the electric guitar has shaped and redefined music in the last century. Although popular culture did not pay much attention to it when it was first introduced in the 1930s, it has since become equated with the very essence of rock and roll music. On an international level, the electric guitar is by far "the most famous instrument to come out of the United States" (howstuffworks.com). Background Inventors have been playing with the idea of electrically powered musical instruments since the 1800s, but "the first attempts at an amplified instrument did not come until the development of electrical amplification by the radio industry in the 1...   [tags: physics electric guitar]

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How Guitars Make Sound

- INTRODUCTION When an object vibrates, the medium in which it is directly adjacent to create a mechanical disturbance, this creates sound. Sound is a pressure wave which travel through the medium which is usually air. The medium then carries the pressure waves to the ear of a person or animal. For example, when a guitar string is plucked, the string starts vibrating violently creating a pressure wave which travels through the medium and to an ear were the sound is heard. The equation of a sound wave is speed= wavelength x frequency....   [tags: frequency, vibration, waves]

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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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Physics of the Acoustic Guitar

- Stringed instruments are most likely the oldest type of musical instruments. The acoustic guitar has been around since the 1500's, and is the most common stringed instrument used today. The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in existence, being used in virtually every style of music. It can produce a wide range of sounds depending upon the style of the guitar and the type of strings used on it. The two main styles of acoustic guitars are the nylon-stringed and the steel-stringed....   [tags: physics guitars]

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Acoustic Guitars: Everything You Want To Know

- Acoustic Guitars: Everything You Want To Know If you or your child has found an interest in the acoustic guitar, you are not alone. Many people have simply fallen in love with this instrument and prefer it over the electric guitar. It is said that there is simply something more "real" about the sound being produced by nothing more that the strings, which is then project by the acoustics. However, just how does this work. It is true that the strings alone create the musical sound, but the problem is that the strings on their own cannot create a loud enough sound for everyone to hear and enjoy....   [tags: Music]

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Seven Guitars, by August Wilson, Directed by Derrick Sanders

- The UIC Theater presented August Wilson’s Seven Guitars directed by Derrick Sanders. Seven Guitars is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the summer of 1948, where Floyd Barton’s friends gather after his funeral and flashback: Floyd has returned from a trip to Chicago with his hit blues song ‘That’s All Right’ and rekindled love for Vera. After hearing from the record company and their interest in following up his hit song with an album, Floyd becomes ecstatic to finally make things right. After spending all his money, losing two lovers, spending 90 days in jail, and even resorting to pawning his guitar; a driven Floyd prepares for his trip, when he returns he has money and convinces Ver...   [tags: Themes, Symbols, Music]

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How Guitars Work

- How Guitars Work To properly understand the principles of how a guitar works, it is essential to understand the functions of sound waves and electromagnets. They play a key role in the function of the guitar, both in the acoustic and the electric. Sound Waves For us to hear, we need ears with an important piece, the eardrum. We hear sound because when a sound is created, there is a change in air pressure. Because of this change in pressure, waves are produced, flying all over the place. On the guitar, when the string vibrates, the change in air pressure causes the air particles to move around....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jamaican Popular Music Between 1961 and 1965

- The term Ska is used to describe a style of Jamaican popular music between 1961 and 1965 as noted by Kenneth Golang, a traditional ska band consisted of piano, guitars, bass, drums, saxophone and brass. This essay will discuss the key musical and lyrical characteristics of Ska music. We will briefly examine some of the musical styles that influenced the session musicians and composers working in Jamaica’s recoding industry at the time of the development of Ska. We will then go on to look at the musical and lyrical characteristics of three ska recordings....   [tags: ska, kenneth golang, guitars, bass]

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Playing Guitar : A Acoustic Guitar

- Playing guitar can expand an individual’s possibilities. Whether the person is going into business or engineering it is always a good idea to have a back-up plan. The guitar can also serve as way to release stress. A standard guitar has up to six strings. Other guitars can have up to seven or twelve strings. Guitars with additional strings are commonly used in folk music. The most popular form of guitars is acoustic. Acoustic means that a guitar uses the air to create sound within its body, opposed to an electric guitar that uses electrical impulses like an amplifier....   [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Finger, Hand]

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Is Taylor Swift A Role Model For Her Fans

- While Taylor Swift is a role model for her fans, she also has women that she looks up to. “I surround myself with smart, beautiful, passionate, driven, ambitious women. Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you.” Though she is inspired and moved by strong women around her, she also makes one thing very clear. “The only thing I compare myself to it me, two years ago, or me one year ago.” With her main role model being who she wants to be, she still looks to other women as examples (Dickey)....   [tags: Woman, Feminism, Women's suffrage, Taylor Guitars]

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My Audience About The Guitar

- Topic: The Guitar General purpose: To inform Specific purpose: To inform my audience about the history of guitars, the different style of guitars, and the different strings used on guitars. Thesis: The guitar has many I. Introduction A. Attention-getter: Imagine listening to your favorite genre of music. Whether it is either country, rock, or even hip hop, most likely, one of those songs will have a guitar in it. B. Reason to listen: The guitar is an instrument that can be heard in all types of music, it would be nice to know some information about the guitar....   [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Bass guitar]

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Physics of the Electric Guitar and Amp

- A guitar is an instrument made out of wood or other wood like materials. Many things could affect the instrument's qualities, such as the types of lacquer used or what kind of strings are used. The guitar amp is an instrument in itself just as a guitar, not all amps are created equally. An amplifier allows the guitarist to express his playing to the world. Some amplifiers are made using really simple vacuum tube circuits, and others are made from really complex solid state circuitry. Not any two similar guitars will sound alike, just as how any two similar people are not exactly identical....   [tags: physics guitar amplifier]

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The Electric Guitar's Influence on Music

- The electric guitar has changed our music since it was first introduced in the 1930’s. In the late 1930’s, the electric guitar was used for jazz then merged into a big band format. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, the electric guitar was one of the most important instruments in pop music. Nowadays electric guitars are used for Jazz and pop, and other genres like rock, heavy metal, blues, and country. This instrument has made a huge impact on our music since its invention in 1931. No one knows who invented the first electric guitar, but Adolph Rickenbacker was one of the most likely inventors of the electric guitar....   [tags: music, wood, vibrations]

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The Physics of a Guitar

- Introduction: The guitar is a typical string instrument, whose physics are similar to many other string instruments. The main parts consist of the body, the neck, the bridge, the tuning pegs, the sound hole, and the strings. An electric guitar lacks the sound hole and instead relies on an amp for amplification. The physics of a guitar involves sound waves, how they are amplified, and how they travel. Strings: The vibration of the strings of a guitar causes the sound wave, but is not actually what you are hearing....   [tags: music, string instruments, vibration]

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Adaptable and Popular Instruments: The Guitar

- Guitar has become one of the most adaptable and popular instruments; it can be used in most genres of music. Guitar has been around since the 15th century. An instrument in Spain called the vihuela is the first guitar but it only had four strings and were very small if we compared it to a modern day instrument it would closely resemble a ukelele. Since then the instrument has advanced. From Jazz, to rock 'n' roll, and country guitar has the biggest impact on how music is today. There is a lot of history from electric guitars to acoustic guitars....   [tags: vihuela, spain, lute, strings]

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The History of the Guitar

- The Guitar is a stringed musical instrument with six or twelve strings that is played by either plucking or strumming the strings. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. If an individual were asked to identify a guitar most people would answer the question correctly more so than they would if they were asked about another instrument. When people think about famous guitarists, they more than likely think of famous rock and roll guitarists and do not think about the many other famous guitarists in other musical genres such as jazz or country....   [tags: Music History, Musical Instruments]

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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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The Science of the Guitar

- Sound is longitudinal wave produced by compression and rarefaction of matter. Sound is produced when a vibrating source creates rhythmic variations in the air pressure (zitzewits & Murphy, page 268) to determine the wavelength of sound you need an equation which is, v=fλ. To explain this equation in broken down context v=velocity (m/s), f= Hertz(Hz) and the symbol λ(Lander) is the unknown that needs to be solved in order to determine the wavelength. Physics of the guitar The guitar has been around for thousands of years in one form or another....   [tags: sound, vibration, frequency]

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The Guitar

- The Guitar About five hundred years ago the guitar was invented. Since then, the guitar has played a crucial role in music. It serves as the heart for song, from Jazz, to Blues, to Heavy Metal. The guitar is perhaps the most important instrument in modern music. The two types of guitar most popular today, are the acoustic and electric guitar. The first guitar like instruments looked nothing like the guitars of today. These instruments were called lutes. Lutes later became vihuelas, which then evolved into the guitar in the fifteenth century....   [tags: Papers]

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History of the Electric Bass Guitar

- Bass Guitar The most famous Bassist in the world is Sir Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney is a former band member of The Beatles. The first electric bass guitar was introduced in the 1930s by a man named Paul Tutmarc from Seattle, Washington. The first models of electric bass guitars were Model 736 Bass Fiddle. The company only made one hundred of these guitars. The electric bass guitar consists of a neck and body, and the bridge, tuners, pickups, strings, and amplification makes this instrument the backbone of a song....   [tags: manufacturers, musicians]

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The Beethoven Guitar Project Concert Report

- The Beethoven Guitar Project Concert Report On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 12pm, UCI guitar students performed Beethoven 's music in different periods of arrangements for two guitars and guitar and mandolin at the Claire Trevor Amphitheater. The performance was titled the Beethoven Guitar Project which included a program of Rondo by Beethoven arranged for two guitars by Ivan Klinger, Beethoven Sonatine for Mandolin & Piano arranged for guitar, Fanasie from words of Beethoven arranged for two guitars by Ferdinando Carulli, variations for Beethoven Septet arranged for two guitars by Vinc....   [tags: Music, Musical notation, Musical instrument]

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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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Evolution of the Electric Guitar

- Innovations are put forth everyday but few leave a lasting effect on their field. Whether it is the combustion engine in transportation, television in entertainment or the electric guitar in music. It is difficult to turn on the radio or any music player and avoid the ubiquity of the guitar. It has had a continuous reign on the music industry for the past century and is becoming even more popular with the addition of endless overdrive effects. The origin of this amazing instrument can be traced back hundreds of years and countless miles....   [tags: Music History]

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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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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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Stinging a Guitar

- Changing guitar strings is a relatively easy process; although it definitely requires a bit of patience to get them correct. Once you have completely the steps a few times, this process may take about fifteen minutes to complete. Important parts of the guitar that you will need to know about: the bridge located underneath the sound hole, the neck of the guitar is located where the strings lie it is made up of frets (this is the majority of where you place your fingers while playing), and the head where the tuning posts (tuners) are located....   [tags: tuning, tighten, bridge pins]

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The Evolution of the Modern Guitar

- The modern guitar can be easily acknowledged as one of the most influential and renown instruments in the world. The guitar recognized today has been around for hundreds of years and it is still leaving a legacy in the musical world. Some early iterations of the guitar dating back as far as 1400 BC have evolved into what is known as the modern guitar through design innovation. Before the use of synthetic materials in the development of guitars, a guitar was defined as being an instrument having “a long, fretted neck, flat wooden soundboard, ribs, and flat back, most often with curved sides” (citation)....   [tags: Music History ]

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Two Things With Six Strings

- Two things with six strings It was in eighth grade when my father made me started to listen to Johnny Cash. His music was old at my age, but his guitar made me fall in love with his music. It was right then that I decided to play the guitar, both acoustic and electric. When I got my first guitar, the new smell of wood spread across my room as I opened my guitar case. I could barely lift up my first time. My little body was covered by the size of the guitar. The strings felt thin on my little hands and my ears were filled with magic when I played it....   [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar]

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Bass Guitar: Origins

- Bass Guitar: Origins In terms of guitars, the bass guitar is one of the “newest” instruments. The bass guitar, however obvious it may seem, was not derived from the guitar. Electrical guitars were created from acoustic guitars, while bass guitars were actualized from the double bass instrument. These instruments were at first known as electrical bass instruments or the electric bass. The double bass instruments are colossal classical instruments that have been around for hundreds of years. They are played with the instrument placed in a vertical position on the ground and the musician using a bow across the strings....   [tags: Music]

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History and Influences of the Guitar

- History and Influences of the Guitar My paper will be discussing the history, culture, and influences of guitar throughout the ages. This will be going back to the time of the lute and rebec as they were all early forms of string instruments related to the guitar family. This is going through the beginning of the instrument’s time, throughout the different time periods, elaborating on its significance in music. The guitar is a well-known instrument and staple in the music industry in all genres of music....   [tags: guitar like instruments]

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A Lesson in Guitar and Perseverance

- When i first picked up the guitar when i was younger i was very ambitious and wanted to learn all my favorite songs and master everything to know about it. I knew that if i kept focus and practiced everyday i would accomplish my goals. A very important part of playing any instrument is your hands and fingers and i would soon learn that without them it would be difficult if not impossible to play them. I was playing pick up basketball with my friends one day and i went for the ball and jammed my thumb into the ground....   [tags: guitar, musical instruments, education, ]

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An Analysis of Guitar Sounds

- Sound is defined as areas of high and low pressure that move outward to form a longitudinal wave. The amplitude and pitch of the sound is dependent on the source and amount of energy produced. Sound is produced by vibrating objects, the vibrations cause disturbances in the surrounding air molecules. When the vibrating object moves outward it causes the air molecules around it to compress and create a high pressure region. As the object moves inward the air molecules expand and create a low pressure region....   [tags: pitch, frequency, vibration]

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Electromagnetism and Guitar Pickups

- Guitar pickups are composed by a series of tools. The output voltage which varies beteween 100mv rms to over 1 v rms for some of the higher output types. The pickup sound which turns of wire in proximity to each other have an equivalent self-capacitance that, when added to any cable capacitance present, resonates with the inductance of the winding. Hambuckers, sensors, and preamps. Piezoelectric pickup, dual pickup,and piezoelectric violin bridge pickup are other components of the guitar. There are also double system pickups, multi-transducer pickups, optical, and active and passive pickups....   [tags: a potentiometer, a capacitor]

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Guitar's Struggle With Racism

- Literary Footnotes 6/3/10 The Ku Klux Klan was first created after the Civil War, in Pulaski, Tennessee in an effort to keep the Civil Rights Movement from giving rights to African-Americans and freed slaves. The Klan experienced its greatest growth “in the 1920s, [when] the Klan spread well beyond the South” (O’Malley). Three million members soon joined from the South, allowing the clan to win over political power in non-southern states. In an effort to stop African American rights, they “tortured and killed black Americans and sympathetic whites” who acted in favor of the Civil Rights Movement, especially the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (Simk...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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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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The Effects Of Guitar Pedals On Your Own Pedalboard

- Guitar pedals come in many shapes and sizes. Some are small like your phone while others are the size of your foot or even bigger. Because of this, the struggle to have a functional pedalboard that houses all of the needed pedals is overwhelming. Most musicians don’t have the luxury to spend hundreds of dollars on a custom made pedalboard. So then what is the alternative. Building your own pedalboard. Who else knows exactly what you need if not yourself. Homemade pedalboards are cheap, tailored for your specific needs, and are easy to build....   [tags: Need, Want, Guitar pedalboard, Electric guitar]

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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 Effect Of Digital Technology On Manufacturing

- The use of Digital Manufacturing technologies such as CNC machines and Computer Aided Design (CAD) is becoming increasingly important in both Guitar making and furniture making. With the use of examples including Ercol, Peter Wood, Alex Bishop Guitars and Gibson, as well as references to other guitar and furniture making companies throughout, I am going to investigate how these advances in technology have had an effect on manufacturing for both a traditional guitar maker, and a traditional Windsor chair....   [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Lute, Orville Gibson]

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Guitar History

- The guitar is a fretted, stringed instrument, and is a member of the lute family. It originated in Persia and reached Spain during the twelth-century, where it¹s versatility as both a solo and accompanying instrument were established. The theory of the guitar was discovered in the early centuries. They found that the sound of a bowstring could be enhanced by attaching a resonating chamber -most like a tortiseshell- to the bow. From the bow came essentially three main types of stringed instruments: the Harp family, which was the sound of plucked strings indirectly transmitted to an attached sound box....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Physics of an Acoustic Guitar

- Physics of an Acoustic Guitar I have been watching my husband play the guitar in a band for five years and he has made it look so easy to make such beautiful music. Most guitar players have progressed with the technology of electric guitars, but when my husband picks up an acoustic guitar and starts to play a song for just me, I hear his love for me in the sounds that he produces. Imagine my surprise when a physics class conveyed to me that there was much more to his playing than I had imagined....   [tags: Music Instruments Essays]

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What Does Music Matters?

- GUITAR LESSONS Nina Kraus, director of Northwestern 's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory (2014), believes in the the statement, "Making music matters." Many people believe that music matters because it not only provides entertainment, but learning how to play an instrument provides many other benefits, including brain development, neural processing, and academic improvement. A universal instrument that is pleasant to play and can be played almost anywhere is the guitar. Like any other instrument, children can gain the skills of playing either by themselves, or by taking lessons....   [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Lead guitar, Bass guitar]

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The Effectiveness of the Takamine Guitar Advertisement

- The Effectiveness of the Takamine Guitar Advertisement The Takamine guitar advert can be viewed as an effective piece of media in an array of different ways. The ways used play on a very unconventional style, which is not often used for a musical instrument. For example most guitar advertisements would use such images as a lead guitarist of a band standing tall whilst making his guitar scream out whilst he is backed by a huge amp or some such and the other. The first thing that this advertising piece has you drawn to is its picture, although on first sight you can’t actually see what it is trying to portray as it is a picture of a girl sitting and staring at a...   [tags: Papers]

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Mang Sixto Is Playing A Guitar With The Chords Of An Emotional Song

- On an afternoon, in the quarters of the sakadas, Mang Sixto is playing a guitar with the chords of an emotional song, "Walay Angay", while her daughter, and is playing outside the quarters. They were indifferent of each other for a while, but there is a sudden change in the mood of the two. The daughter of Mang Sixto finally notices the chords that her father was playing and along with the music is her father 's very emotional presence. They were then engaged in a sudden conversation. The daughter interrogated her father of the about the sad song he was playing along with his guitars....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Universal quantification]

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Classical Gas, by California Guitar Trio and Cats in the Cradle, by Harry Chapin

- A human being begins from one of the smallest cells in the body. We then, grow and evolve into extremely complex mechanisms made up of individual parts, such as the brain, the bones, and the heart. However, no matter how complex, a human is only one work, with individual parts working together to make it functional. Similarly, a work of art is composed of individual elements collaborating to create the overall work. Beginning with the colors chosen, to the way the artist swipes their brush in specific directions creating distinct textures, the work would not be complete without its most minute component....   [tags: Musical Analysis]

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Classical Gas, by California Guitar and Cat's in the Cradle, by Henry Chapin

- A human being begins from one of the smallest cells in the body. We then, grow and evolve into extremely complex mechanisms made up of individual parts, such as the brain, the bones, and the heart. However, no matter how complex, a human is only one work, with individual parts working together to make it functional. Similarly, a work of art is composed of individual elements collaborating to create the overall work. Beginning with the colors chosen, to the way the artist swipes their brush in specific directions creating distinct textures, the work would not be complete without its most minute component....   [tags: Musical Analysis]

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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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Recording Techniques for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

- Recording techniques for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon The album The Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd was an album that pushed the boundaries on multi-tracking and tape looping, as well as mixing in1973. The engineer, Alan Parsons, use many unusual techniques to help create the sound that we know and love. Which landed the album on the charts for 750 weeks. Dark side of the moon was first lead engineering job Alan had with Pink Floyd and only took a year to record. To record this album an EMI console, a 16-track tape machine, a Fairchild limiters, and an EMT plate reverb were used....   [tags: clocks, frequency translator, guitar]

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Kurt Cobain’s Nirvana: A New Voice for the People

- “We’re just musically and rhythmically retarded. We play so hard that we can’t tune our guitars fast enough. People can relate to that.” Kurt Cobain’s thoughts on why his band, Nirvana was such a massive success in an unexpected way. A heroin shooting, guitar strumming musician who sang the barely audible lyrics which spoke so loudly for the angst ridden youth of America had such an important influence on our culture that over twenty years later, the details around his suicide are still heatedly debated....   [tags: music, guitar, musician]

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What is Sound?

- Sound is a form of energy. It is created when something vibrates and in turn causes the medium (water, air, etc.) around it to vibrate. Traveling longitudinal waves are vibrations in the air, which we are able to pick up with our ears. Sound waves are made up of regions of high and low pressure named compressions and rarefactions. Sound is a longitudinal wave in which the oscillations take place in the direction of the wave travel i.e. backwards and forwards rather than from side to side. The backwards and forwards displacement results in a sequence of compression and rarefactions....   [tags: vibration, frequency, guitar]

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Guitar and The Seven Days

- Perhaps Guitar Bains’ defining characteristic is his firm sense of justice. From the beginning of the novel he demonstrates his devotion to morality. Guitar speaks to Milkman about a fight between Milkman and his father, he expresses the feelings of guilt he had after killing a doe: “When I got up to it…I saw it was a doe. Not a young one; she was old, but she was still a doe. I felt… bad. You know what I mean. I killed a doe. A doe, man” (Song of Solomon, 85). Guitar feels that it is wrong for the strong to fight the weak, whether be it Macon Dead striking Milkman’s mother or Guitar shooting a doe....   [tags: Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon]

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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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Guitar Trainer

- Introduction For this project, I decided to do something that helped to assist new (and experienced) guitar players learn new songs or concepts regarding the instrument. Originally, I wanted to create a program that was capable of recognizing guitar chords via a cable plugged into the microphone-in port of a computer as they were played in real time. After completing some preliminary research, I was only able to find one program that was similar to my initial idea. This particular program would take an MP3 then analyze the guitar playing and spit out which chords were being played in the song and when....   [tags: Computer Science]

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Movie: Johnny Guitar

- Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar (1954) presents its most prominent setting, Vienna’s saloon, in a very uncomfortable manner. It represents a landmark doomed by a self-righteous group of settlers (Emma Small and her posse) plot-wise, but by mise-en-scene and cinematographic choices, the quiet saloon also emanates an ominous aura and consistently tries to detach the audience from the locale despite many of the characters, and specifically the protagonist hoping for its salvation. This presents an interesting dichotomy to the vast, orchestra-accompanied wilderness that surrounds the saloon....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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The Case on Marsha´s Guitar Shop

- Question Presented Acol provides guitar lessons at Marsha’s Guitar Shop and recently began to sporadically cover the front desk at the shop. An independent contractor has the right to control the manner and means of accomplishing the result desired. Essentially, a principal only has direct control over the outcome of the work, while an independent contractor has control of how that work will be undertook. Can Acol be classified as an independent contractor. Brief Answer Probably yes. Courts use a variety of factors to determine whether an individual qualifies as an independent contractor....   [tags: contractor, financial, control, work, independent]

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- An acoustic guitar strums softly in the back alley of a rock concert.Thousands of people stampede by. They flood the streets like hungry animals.It starts to rain; slowly the guitar raises and smashes into the concrete-ridden ground over and over until it is screaming,raging-a guitar madness. It breaks and cracks into millions of tiny pieces. Another dream is broken. The people don't notice. They crowd the street, standing on someone else's misery. They kick the pieces aside and enter a world where self -involved entertainers sell their misery to a world where misery is fashionable....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Guitar Hero’s Powerful Learning Sound

- Introduction Regardless of whether one is musically inclined, most can agree they enjoy the sanctity of music. Music speaks to most on a personal level, with a stronghold on various ideas of how a particular song speaks to an individual’s identity. In addition to music offering a sense of peace and identity, music may also bring out the spirit of competition among friends, peers, and strangers. Combining video games with music creates a unique environment in which a wide array of players can join in regardless of how much music experience they have in real life....   [tags: combination between video games and music]

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How a Guitar Works

- How a Guitar Works A typical guitar has six strings. These are all of the same length, and all under about the same tension, so why do they put out sound of different frequency. If you look at the different strings, they're of different sizes, so the mass/length of all the strings is different. The one at the bottom has the smallest mass/length, so it has the highest frequency. The strings increase in mass/length as you move up, so the top string, the heaviest, has the lowest frequency....   [tags: Free 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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Chris Cedars Guitar

- Chris Cedars guitar Chris Cedars concert consist of about 30 people. The hall was a regular class room and was very crowded. The audience was very quiet Most people had on regular college attire. Men wore jeans, with tee shirts and the 5 females all had dress on with open toe shoes. The performers were dress like college students. The piece “Emily” by Bill Evans was my favorite piece. The style was a romantic/jazzy because of style of the piano. People were tapping their feet and bobing their heads....   [tags: Music, Jazz, Informative]

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Descriptive Essay- Describing Bass Guitar

- Description paper You can describe an object a few ways. Depending on what that object is, you have to decide on the best manner of analyzing it. If you were describing a musical instrument like a bass or guitar, the physical description might be sufficient. However, to a musician there's a lot more to it. Sitting in a music stand in the corner of a room right now is a bass. This bass looks very simple to the eye, but actually has a lot more detail than you think. To the normal eye, someone sees a smooth body shape with a long wooden neck overlapping and continuing vertically up....   [tags: description essay, observation essay]

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Don 't Become A Stagnant Pool

- TIP 11 Don’t Become a Stagnant Pool “Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” ~Leonardo da Vinci I was sitting in one of my college classes when my professor said something in passing that was so profound I’ve never forgotten it. He said, “I would rather my students drink from a running stream than a stagnant pool.” I later learned he was quoting Dr. Howard Hendricks (Teaching to Change Lives: Seven Proven Ways to Make Your Teaching Come Alive), words that resonated strongly—so strongly that they influence me to this day....   [tags: Learning, Education, Guitar, Electric guitar]

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Narrative Essay - I am My Guitar

- I am My Guitar A symbol that best represents myself is my guitar. I have always wanted to play the guitar since I was thirteen. Ever since I saw the Rolling Stones in concert. I took lessons the following year, and have been playing ever since then. Other than the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton also has influenced me and made me want to play. I never wanted to join a band, I mainly play by myself, but sometimes I get together with my friends. They also know how to play the guitar....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about myself]

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The Music Of Christian Music

- Inspirational Christian music, more commonly termed Contemporary Christian music happens to dominate the listening genre of worshipers in Christianity. This genre has evolved over time to accommodate younger listeners, and the key to this success is the incorporation of popular or modern elements of other song genres like pop, rock and other non-classified Christian music. Contemporary Christian music in actuality “boast of its reach to younger listening audiences with peculiar and unconventional lyric choices....   [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Musical instrument, Bible]

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Son House : A Famous American Blues Singer And Guitarist

- Vin Signorile MU 290-50 Professor Muller September 16, 2015 Son House Son House aka Edward James House, Jr. was a famous American blues singer and guitarist. He was born March 21, 1902 in Lyon, Mississippi on the Mississippi River Delta on a plantation where he lived for a while. He died October 19, 1988 in Detroit, Michigan at age 86 from Alzheimer’s disease. He was known for his “highly emotional style of singing and slide guitar playing” (BBC 1). He did not start out as a singer and guitarist....   [tags: Blues, Guitar, Slide guitar, Muddy Waters]

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The Success of the Willie Nelson Concert Experience

- ... An example of a electric bass would be the one I played in the WNE. The electric bass was the only bass that the school could provide for the band but we also felt it had the right sound for the job. Page 2 In the outdoors, you don't have electrical power so you cant plug in a amplifier. The acoustic bass is a hollowed bass to have a much louder sound than the electric bass without a amplifier. Sometimes the wholes in the bass are called F-holes because they are shaped like a F. There are also acoustic-electric basses which can be plugged into a amplifier or played and heard clearly without....   [tags: guitar, music, country]

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Description and Analysis of Big Fat Wires

- Although you’ll never think about them consciously, you are incessantly bombarded by their low-frequency, percussive sound. Rest assured that you continually hear them on the radio, on your favorite TV shows, and in TV commercials. You hear them when you’re in restaurants and in nightclubs; you hear them in dramatic scenes in movies and at open-air concerts; you hear them when you’re shopping at your local grocery store and clothing boutique . . . and you even hear them when you’re in an elevator ascending to your hotel room on the nineteenth floor....   [tags: basisst, bass guitar, strings]

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Willie Nelson's Music Makes Me Happy

- ... Bartolommeo Cristofori invented the piano. She invented the piano hoping that people would have joy from it and that is why I play. Music is a thing that I enjoy very much. When I play the right note or I learn a song I feel great. Music is a part of me that makes me who I am. Some people have different things that they do all the time and practice but music is mine. I hope everyone has something like music. The piano enhances the songs Willie plays and when everything joins together in harmony it makes people ecstatic....   [tags: country, guitar, singer]

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Poets and Their Fathers: Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden

- Poets and Their Fathers “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, “My Father as a Guitar” by Martin Espada, and “Digging” by Seamus Heaney are three poems that look into the past of the authors and dig up memories of the authors fathers. The poems contain similar conflicts, settings, and themes that are essential in helping the reader understand the heartfelt feelings the authors have for their fathers. With the authors of the three poems all living the gust of their life in the 1900’s, their biographical will be similar and easier to connect with each other....   [tags: my father as a guitar, digging ]

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Al Jarreau is an Incredible Singer at Any Age

- Expect world-renowned jazz singer Al Jarreau to perform his funky fresh tunes with no less vocal skill than in his younger years. Despite his age, Al has retained his credibility as a singer and performer. He incorporates several genres into his jazz including R&B, scat, funk and soul. He’s just as an impressive scat singer as ever, improvising with his nonsense syllables with eloquence- each syllable enhancing whatever the orchestra or sextet are playing in the background. Some of his scats, like in Roof Garden, replicate the tones of an electric guitar or bass as he belts out stock patterns and riffs while bending forward and playing the air guitar....   [tags: jass festival, guitar, symphony]

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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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History of Rock & Roll

- Have you ever wanted to learn more about Rock n’ Roll, but didn’t know where to start. Well here is where you can learn all you need, from the beginning to the present 2014 rock. Have you ever wondered who are the original founders of rock, where the most popular places or banned places for rock were, the genres, or how it’s changed over time. You’ll learn all of that in a short period of time. It all started when Adolf Rickenbacker began producing the electric guitar in 1931. There is no one who really knows the true birth date of Rock n’ Roll, some say 1948(McName), others say it was started by Elvis Presley(McName)....   [tags: guitar, genres, music]

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Punk Rock And Jamaican Ska

- Punk Rock and Jamaican SKA are two very well-known music genres, but they are not as popular as they were when they first began. However there still is a huge fan base that likes to keep the music and culture of both genres alive. Also both music styles come from different countries, but stand for a similar meaning. When one hears the sound of the music it is easy to tell apart which music style is which, but many of the early punk bands were influenced by ska which started a huge connection that brought the two genres together....   [tags: Rock music, Heavy metal music, Ska, Punk rock]

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What is Sound?

- What is Sound. The Production of Sound: Sound is the vibration of waves moving through air or water caused by a vibrating source which produces rhythmic vibrations in pressure. The air or water molecules collide and transmit the pressure away from the sound source; this is the process which causes sound. Sound can be measured by using several different equations, these include: The Equation to calculate the frequency of a wave length V=fγ Velocity = Frequency x Wave Length This equation is used to calculate the frequency of wave lengths....   [tags: vibrations, guitar, frequency]

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A Documentary On Blues Like Showers Of Rain

- For my written assignment I decided to write about a documentary on Blues music. The documentary is called Blues Like Showers of Rain. Blues Like Showers of Rain was filmed by John Jeremy and was released in 1970. The background information for this film came from Paul Oliver 's personal collection of photographs and field recordings. This document displays the blues in rural, black, southern communities, primarily along the Mississippi Delta in Texas. In the beginning of the documentary someone says “Not very much of songs that negro got from whites because negro people always was the singing type of people” (John Jeremy)....   [tags: Blues, Guitar, Rock music, Jazz]

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Music And The Music Of Music

- At an early age my father would always play music in his car of CD’s and his iPod. He’d play anything from Kraftwerk to The Cars we would almost never listen to the radio. At the time the music meant nothing to me I didn 't feel it or understand it it kind of was just another ambiance. However one day when he was taking me to school and the song “Cowboys from hell” by Pantera came on and at that moment my musical interest sparked. Little did i know at that time but that one song would lead me into many experiences and friendships....   [tags: Musical instrument, Guitar, Play, Learning]

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