Classical guitar

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  • Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival

    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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  • Observation Of Kaleidoscope

    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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  • An Interview With My Mother

    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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  • Acoustic Guitar Essay

    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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  • Essay On Country Music

    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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  • History Of Guitar Essay

    Picking Strings Guitars can be traced back as far as 4,000 years ago. It’s been claimed the guitar maybe from a development of lute. Guitar is the element of surprise. Without a six string there wouldn’t be Blues, Country, and Rock and Roll or any genre in that matter. The masterpiece can come from the strings and homemade wood bodies itself. There are various types of guitars. All of them are very significant and clearly made to make any genre of music worth its wild. From well balanced…

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  • Bull Guitar History

    eventually took on such an essential role that it was forced to evolve. The new bass players were slowly transitioning the bass from accompaniment to a solo instrument. As it moved from the background to the foreground musicians began experimenting with new techniques while expanding the range of the instrument. The new demands from musicians on the instrument could no longer be met by the once mighty Double Bass. The need for a compact, louder, and more precise instrument led to the…

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  • Guitar Essay

    The guitar is a string musical instrument which is very popular; it has between 4 and 18 strings. It makes sounds through acoustic means for an acoustic guitar or electrical amplification for an electric guitar. It is played through strumming the strings with the right hand while the left hand presses against the frets. The traditional guitar is constructed from wood and strung with either gut or nylon strings while the modern guitar started from the gittern, vihuela, the four-course renaissance…

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  • Which Type Of Guitar Is Best For Beginners

    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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  • Personal Narrative: My Guitar

    wants to learn to play the guitar and parents say no they don 't have the money for lessons. At least that 's the way it was for me when I was growing up. Hi, my name is Ken. I am the youngest of four and when my oldest sister wanted to play the guitar my parents bought her an electric guitar and amp. Well that lasted about two weeks, at that time I was too young to know much about playing music much less playing the guitar. I do remember the noise though. That guitar amp had several…

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