Acoustic Guitar Essays

  • Physics of an Acoustic Guitar

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    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

  • Physics of the Acoustic Guitar

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    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. Nylon-stringed guitars are used mainly for styles such

  • The Physics of Acoustic Guitar

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    The Physics of Acoustic Guitar Everything in the universe involves some type of physics. Even the universe itself does, but have you ever wondered about the physics of simpler items? Physics is vital for all musical instruments, if it wasn’t; they probably wouldn’t produce the beautiful sounds that they do. One of these instruments is acoustic guitar. By looking at the instrument, it doesn’t look very complicated, but if you delve deeper into its composition, you’ll find that it’s very complicated

  • Acoustic Guitar: My Music, Over The Electric Guitar

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    have come to realize that the acoustic guitar, over the electric guitar, is my favorite. I have played many instruments but I always seem to go back to the guitar. Mostly, I have always been led back to the acoustic. I feel the acoustic has such a wider range in sound, and can not only have an upbeat sound but can be played soft as well. Whether I am leading worship or singing my kids to bed, the acoustic is always the guitar I reach for. An acoustic guitar is a guitar that makes its sound acoustically

  • The Acoustic Guitar: The Physics Of Music In Music

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    The acoustic guitar is the the most played instrument in the music world. Though, the guitar looks like a simple instrument to play there are a lot of physics regarding sound behind the creation of it, from the strings to the air inside, the anatomy, and the sound spectrum. Acoustic guitars are subtle and melodious but what makes it sound irresistibly good are the physics behind the instrument itself. Physics plays a huge part in acoustic guitars in many ways, including the structure of the guitar

  • Acoustic Guitars: Everything You Want To Know

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    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

  • Analysis Of 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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    string acoustic-electric guitars are the hottest on the market right now. These guitars are popular for their beautiful designs with topnotch overall build quality rich, robust tones. Consequently, there are countless acoustic guitars on the market, spoiling buyers with choices. Not all are excellent though. Just like other products, some acoustic guitars offer inferior value and are a total waste of cash. Today, however, we want to show you some of the best and affordable 12 string guitars in 2018;

  • Waiting Game Song Meaning

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    The song “Waiting Game” has a strong soulful feeling to it, which captures it’s true meaning of being hopeful. The original artists of this beautiful song is Parson James. James wrote this song when he was living in bad times in what he called a “rat den” apartment in New York. He mentioned it had no heating system, which made it impossible to even walk around the house during the colder seasons. At the time of this song, James was 17 years old had no job because he dedicated all of his time to write

  • Thanksgiving Day

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    the impenetrable fort. As I lay there resting, I closed my eyes and just soaked in the joyous sounds of the holiday. I could hear my father chatting with my grandmother, reminiscing of childhood memories and the joy of raising kids. Soft acoustic guitar melodies from the stereo sounded above the snapping and crackling of the fire. The ...

  • Hip-hop, Reggae, and Politics

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    groups…. typically, the intent of protest musicians is to oppose the exploitation and oppression exercised by dominant elites and member of dominant groups”(Stapleton, 221). Hip-hop has developed as a new form of protest music void of the common acoustic guitar. The goal of protest music is to promote freedom through music. Bob Marley expresses his belief that music is a message and route to freedom in the song “Trench town.” ... ... middle of paper ... ...ap” Miami New Times, February 10,

  • Descriptive Essay On Electric Guitar

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    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. With time I discovered that the guitar opened new things into my

  • Jimi Hendrix

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    This future guitar master went by the name of Jimi, Jimi Hendrix. His childhood was not very fortunate, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. Jimi could never afford to take lessons so he taught himself. At first he played an old acoustic guitar, and later a cheap Silvertone electric. Both of these guitars were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits. Jimi would have preferred to play a guitar that was made

  • How Guitars Work

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    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

  • Comparing Louis Armstrong and Etta James

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    running only 2 minutes and 20 seconds. The song is written in ternary form, with the melody played by an acoustic guitar and strings. The first melodic idea begins the song before a development passage which leads to the return of the orignal melodic idea which plays out to the end of the song. The instrumentation of the song is typical of jazz tracks of this period, involving an acoustic guitar, strings, brass and obviously Armstrong’s v... ... middle of paper ... ...l than the other. Both artists

  • Producing Professional Recordings at Home

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    Room The Best That It Can Be." David Moulton, June 2002. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. Riley, Pete. "How to Build Your Own Studio in 11 Easy Steps." Future Publishing Limited, 23 Feb. 2009. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. "Soundproofing & Acoustic Treatment." SOS Publications Group, July 2000. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.

  • Acoustics in Music

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    Acoustics in Music Through out the history of music, acoustics have played a major role. After all if it were not for acoustics the quality of sound that we know today would not exist. The word acoustics comes from the Greek word akouein, which means, “to hear”(Encarta Encyclopedia). Since music has to be heard in most cases for enjoyment, acoustics obviously take on a very important role in the pleasure that music brings to the ear. Acoustical architecture and design are two key elements in

  • Over the Rhine

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    five-piece band is led by vocalist, Karin Barquist, and her husband Linford Detweiler, keyboardist and collaborator. The rest of the band consists of Paul Moak who played the sitar during the opening song and lead guitar during most of the others, Will Seyles on drums, and Rick Plant on bass guitar. But Barquist seems to be the key member in the band. She has all the qualities a good lead singer should have; great voice, good-looking, poised, mature and confident. She really runs the show up there, and

  • An Analysis of Guitar Sounds

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    regions rarefactions. The equation of sound waves is speed = wavelength x frequency or v = f x . The instrument that will be analysed in this report is the acoustic guitar. An acoustic guitar is any guitar that uses acoustics as a means to transmit the strings vibrational energy to the air to produce a sound. The sound from an acoustic guitar is initiated by the strings. When plucked with the fingers or a plectrum it creates vibrational energy which is then transferred to the soundboard or soundbox

  • How Guitars Make Sound

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    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. A wavelength is the distance between crest of a wave. Frequency is the rate per second of a vibrating constituting wave. Figure 3- sound wave Physics of instrument The instrument which will be evaluated the physics behind is the guitar. The guitar is a stringed

  • Acoustic Waves in Physics

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    Acoustic Waves in Physics An acoustic wave can simply be described as a longitudinal wave. A longitudinal wave is a wave that vibrates and moves in the direction of its propagation. This means the medium is either in the same or opposite direction of the way the wave travels. Acoustic waves are a form of Mechanical longitudinal waves; these waves are otherwise known as compression waves or compressional waves. Compressional waves obviously produce compression, decompression, and rarefaction to