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    music by several performers. I got to experience the diversity of arts and culture from all over the world. I went there mainly to listen to one of the music performers named, Saraswathi Ranganathan, along with her ensemble of Raga Blues that consisted of guests that included origins from India, Africa and Spain- Morikeba played the African Kora, Mamadou Tama played the Senegalese Tama and finally, Carlo Basile played the Flamenco guitar. The performance started off with Morikeba singing and playing the African Kora simultaneously. The sound of the Kora really intrigued me. It resembled that of a harp where Morikeba used only his thumb and index finger of both hands to pluck at the strings. There was a recognizable pattern in terms of rhythm, the speed was quick in terms of tempo and there was a beat of eighth note in terms of meter. The instrument that followed after the African Koran was the Veena, which was performed by Saraswathi Ranganathan. This wooden plucked string instrument first originated in India and is mainly used in Carnatic classical music.…

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    Guitar History

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    Guitars are one of the most commonly played instruments, and everyone has a song they love because of its distinct guitar part. Guitars are played in many different ways from classical to heavy metal. In every way a guitar is played, different things can affect the tone and ability of it to play that certain style of music. Through history the talent of the guitar player is the ultimate way to create a style of music to a high level but the way it is built, the types of pickups used on it, and…

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    Led Zeppelin IV Analysis

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    Tolkien’s Hobbit, is an example of the hippie influence at that period in time and was influenced by the events of the “Legalize Pot Rally” on 7th July 1968 in Hyde Park, London. However, Led Zeppelin IV is not all about heavy drumming and head banging riffs. We get a peek into Page’s acoustic side with folk tracks such as “The Battle of Evermore” and “Going to California”. The mandolin, a European classical instrument originating from Italy and common to rock and its roots, makes an appearance…

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    Acoustic Guitar Essay

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    An acoustic guitar is a musical instrument that produces sound through strings’ vibration. At different frequencies strings vibrate creating harmonic tunes. The strings mass, length and tension determine the frequency produced. The guitar is very popular in music today and a useful part of classical, reggae, blues and other genres. The guitar ancestry draws back to Arab countries, where an instrument with many strings and a gourd sized body was brought from Spain. It was called an alu’de. This…

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    musical family and one could say that he got to where he is now very traditionally; he began playing the piano at the young age of four and later taught himself how to play both the guitar and the ukulele before the age of ten. These early manifestations led Douglas into a full and successful career after earning his Bachelors of Arts in musical education from the University of Toronto and later going on to earn both his masters in Music with a focus on the bassoon and a masters in musical…

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    Jake E Lee

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    until he was unjustly fired by Sharon Osbourne –Osbourne’s wife- with no clue at the approaching exit. Taken aback but still unbeatable, Jake E. Lee went ahead and formed his own blues motivated hard rock band Badlands alongside the vocalist Ray Gillen back in 1988. Though Badlands was short lived, Jake E. Lee continued making waves in the music industry. Even when he wanted to maintain a low profile –amid the 1990’s and 2000’s- he still came out on musical tributes to Queen, Metallica, Rush,…

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    most famous instruments used during the Ming dynasty was the pipa. The pipa looked like a big pear with strings on it. It is not a guitar, it is a lute. A lute is a musical instrument like a guitar with a round body, played with the fingers or a small piece of plastic. It was introduced to Eastern Asia during the Han and Sui dynasties. During the Ming dynasty the sides and the back of the pipa had many hexagonal plaques. The plaques were made of ivory. The instrument also had bone plaques on…

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    Essay On Country Music

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    country’s home base in Nashville. With the gaining popularity of this classic country the artist from all over wanted to be part of the movement. In 1954, both Elvis and Johnny Cash released country albums (Krystal Migliara). Then in 1960, the gender gap in country music is broken as Patsy Cline becomes one of the most recognized and influential country artist of all time. One year later the country hall of fame is established. Next, in 1974 iconic country artist Willie Nelson hosted his first…

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    My mother does not play any instrument but enjoys listening to the classical guitar. She says it is relaxing, beautiful and elegant and she enjoys listening to it in the evening and while driving. Her favorite type of music now are alternative rock, classic rock and big band music. She enjoys music that is not main stream as it feel more artistic and original. Much of her love for big band came from listening to Django Reinhardt. His impressive guitar playing and upbeat feeling captured her…

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    Write a buyer’s guide for getting the first guitar. Title: Which Type of Guitar Is Best for Beginners? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since the 11th century, people all over the world have been playing stringed instruments similar to the guitar, and it has become an integral part of the uncountable musical tradition for generations. The guitar is one of the best and most popular music instruments you…

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