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Guitar Effects Pedals – A Summary Guide

Guitar effects pedals come in a wide variety but the fact is that most guitar effects are just variations on four basic themes: Distortion, Dynamics, Reverb/Delay, and Pitch Modulation. They also come in a variety of configurations which were initially, single effects built into pedals, called stomp boxes, which grew into multi-effects processors built into both floor pedals, rackmount, and tabletop units. Many also include drum machines and headphone jacks for practice purposes.

Amazing Facts About Music

The Invention of the Record The very first record was created way back in 1857 by a French scientist called Leon Scott. He was able to record sound onto paper which had been blackened with black candle wax. This amazing invention was known as a “phonoautograph”.

Pop Music – What Is the Definition?

Trying to fit contemporary music into neat little niches and categories is an almost impossible task. You could argue that some musicians can be clearly defined as being country while others are most certainly rap. However, what about the term “pop music”.

Learning to Feel the Music Your Guitar Makes

Learn how to feel the music you create and hear on guitar. It’s a very important skill to know! It’s now about how much you practice.

Rockabilly Music: Why It Still Matters

I’ve written a lot of articles recently on the topic of rockabilly. Throughout the past couple of months I’ve forced myself to think about the music, to learn about the music, to feel the music, to hear the music, and to write about the music. Why? What would prompt me to spend so much of my time putting all these thoughts together about a genre of music that had its fleeting moment of glory for a few short years almost 60 years ago and was all but forgotten as quickly as it burst upon the music scene? Good question.

Is George Jones the Best Country Singer Ever?

Perhaps one of the most colourful and enduring country singers of all time has to be George Jones – but is he the best country singer ever? A recent poll carried out within the country music industry named George Jones as the greatest living country singer, and it would be hard to ignore the fact – whatever your own opinion may be.

For Rockabilly Fans, Some Acts Are Mandatory Listening

Rockabilly music spanned a surprisingly wide range of styles. Some acts were more country and others more blues. Some were characteristically wild while others were a bit more polished. So which acts really define the genre? Of all the acts that made rockabilly music throughout the mid to late 1950s, there are a few that really have to be considered mandatory listening for fans of rockabilly music.

Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour

Britney Spears is all set to kick off the Femme Fatale Tour on the June 17th. This tour is one that will begin from Sacramento’s Power Balance Pavilion. The First Leg of the widely anticipated tour will end at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on August 13th.

Beat Makers Software – What You Need to Know to Become the Next Hip Hop Superstar Beatmaster!

Rap, Hip Hop, Electronic and Funky music is such a massive scene now that there are literally millions of people listening to and loving it with a passion! But for a select few; they wish to take that passion to a whole different level…Music creation! They want to learn how to create and mix their own beats and tunes!

A Comparison on the Best Bluetooth Headsets for Listening to Music on the iPad

Initially our intention was to compare every kind of Bluetooth headset and headphones available. As we were using the headphones in our day-to-day lives, we realized that certain headsets were better designed for particular functions. Optimizing a product design for one usage often involved degrading important characteristics of another function.

SVS Subwoofer – A Pure Musical Innovation

When you look forward to having a high audio quality you tend to fall for the woofers, and this is the reason that SVS subwoofer is popular among music lovers. Its features are designed in such a way that you get the best quality sound. Its cylindrical shape is an ideal shape of a subwoofer to produce a powerful inner pressure.

The Legendary U.S. Military: “Navy Steel Band”

In 1977, a man was laid to rest that lived a life and accomplished so much that it could not be summed up in few words. He was a graduate of the esteemed U.S. Naval Academy from which he graduated a year early, he served his country for 43 years with many accomplishments rising to the rank of Rear Admiral, was a member of the 1920 U.S. Olympic wrestling team, at one time a daring navy jet pilot, later a revered Captain of USS Guadalcanal which under his command captured the only German submarine to be captured and boarded at sea which offered up secret maps, code books and other information that played a part in the allied victory, he is the author of several books, and is well known as a military hero and accomplished man of honor. He is also known as the “Father of the Navy Steel Band”.

TV Catapulted Early Rockabilly Musicians To Superstardom

Rockabilly music represented change. It was just one aspect of a rapidly changing world. Post World-War II America as a whole was changing more quickly than it ever had before. The soldiers were home and money was freed up from the war effort to be directed once again into consumer production. And as is usually the case, the war had spurred invention and innovation. As a result, consumers were using many more household gadgets, not the least of them, the television. And this surge in the adoption of the TV in American homes gave rockabilly artists a promotional tool that had never been exploited to such a great extent before.

The Five Squeeze Songs I Would Take To My Desert Island

For those outside the UK, there exists a long running BBC radio show called Desert Island Discs, on which famous guests are asked to select several articles they would have with them on their fictional, unreachable desert island, including books, sentimental items or pieces of music. It was fronted for many years by its one-time creator, the late Roy Plomley, but the current incarnation is presented by ex-newsreader Kirsty Young.

The Quintessential Paul McCartney Bass Lines

One of the most under-rated aspects of Paul McCartney career as a musician and songwriter is his proficiency on the bass guitar. From the simple root notes of many early Beatles tracks to the adventurism typical of much of their late-60’s output, McCartney’s influence on the instrument was to prove far-reaching. It helped to dispel the image held by many fledgling pop groups that the poor soul who ended up on bass was only there because he/she was the worst guitarist.

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