In the 30s, as Les Paul was moving up as a professional musician and playing with bigger and better bands, he had an idea. His idea was to build a guitar with pick-ups in order to amplify his instruments appropriately. He tried many ways to do so. His situation was comparable to Thomas Edison’s invention of the lightbulb, in that he tried so many different ways of amplifying this guitar without it sounding like complete rubbish. In 1941, after some success, he came out with “The Log”.
The stage was well lit, with no assortment of color on set. The performers did not have a specific place they were set playing, but they did use a wide variety of stage through each music piece. At the beginning of the performance, only three of the men from the class played a piece of music called “The Frame Problem”. This piece of music was composed in 2003, compromising of each player in a trio performing from either a drum, metal, or wood instrument. These players were performing stage left, each having their choice of instrument, the player on the left using a pair of bongos and a large drum, the middle player using a cowbell and drum, and the last player using a small marimba and drum.
When compared to the other rap hits of the time, Run DMC's sound was very unique in the sound of the beats and the skillful, push it to the limit vocals. By the mid 80's, Simmons had founded the hip hop record label Def Jam, and Run DMC became the most powerful group in hip hop. Run DMC then started to experiment mixing their sound with samples of heavy metal guitars, basically combining the sound of each genre to create a gritty, street savvy sound. Run DMC's success showed the rest of the hip hop world that success could be achieved by delivering constant new material that challenged the status-quo with unique sounds and challenging lyrics. Their 1986 album Raising Hell was preceded by the top ten hit “My Adidas”, and then the release of a cover of Aerosmith's “Walk This Way”, off the same album, became the groups biggest commercial hit.
During the next few years he made recordings fronting his own musicians; depending on the number assembled, they were known as the Hot Five or the Hot Seven. Around the same time, Armstrong is credited with the invention of the jazz technique of scat singing--legend has it that Armstrong dropped his sheet music during a recording session and had to substitute vocal improvisations until someone picked up the sheets for him. Also during this period, his experimentations led him to break free of the more rigid Dixieland style of jazz to pave the way for a more modern jazz
Devin Davis Music 54—Rock History Writing Assignment #1 Ronald Dotson West Valley College “Born to Run” "Born to Run" leads in with an epic and iconic drum roll into blending of a saxophone run and keyboards. The band wastes no time getting to the lyrics brought to life by Springsteen’s husky voice, drawing you into the story he has planned for you within the next four and half minutes. The song has a strong four-four beat, two alternation verses—with different lyrics—and one legendary instrumental verse. The bones of the song come down to the instruments used like tools to create a journey for the listener. Springsteen’s guitar and the E. Street Band’s drums, bass, two guitars, two keyboards, and Clarence Clemons’ tenor sax lead the
In the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, Louisiana on august 4, 1901, jazz musician Louis Armstrong was born. He was also known as “Satchmo” because of the size of his mouth and “Pops.” He grew up in a rough section of New Orleans in a poor family. He played in small clubs, played at funerals and parades at a young age. Joe “King” Oliver noticed Armstrong, and became his mentor. Armstrong, known for playing the trumpet, moved to New York City in 1924 to play with Fletcher Henderson.
Track 1 - 12th June Sample Track Track 2 - 10th July Live Recording Notion – Kings of Leon This track is a live recorded song performing Notion by Kings of Leon with Marc Mellere playing drums on a Yamaha DTXPLORER electronic drum kit with a Roland snare which is connected to a P.A system as the output, Michael Di Pasquale played lead guitar on a Fender Squire through a Fender bass amp, I played rhythm guitar on a Gibson Les Paul through a Fender bass amp, I was also the vocalist. There was an NT-1A condenser microphone which was used as a room microphone recording all the sound into Pro Tools LE 10, I was the engineer in this session as I set up the microphone and connected it to the studio in room 312 which is complete with an iMac and a new two input Mbox. I ran the pro tools session by arming the track and pressing the record button while signifying to the lead guitarist to begin the song as he was the one who starts off the song. After the song had been concluded I stopped the recording and cut out the parts at the start and the end of the track that have no sound recorded so that the song is played immediately and doesn't have any silence at the start or end of the track. No effects were done to the track because it was a live performance.
Oral Presentation Lou Harrison was one of the great composers of the twentieth century--a pioneer in the use of alternate tunings, world music influences, and new instruments. Born in 1917 in Portland Oregon, he spent much of his youth moving around Northern California before settling in San Francisco. There he studied with the modernist pioneer of American Music, Henry Cowell, and, while still in his twenties, composed extensively for dance and percussion. He befriended another of Cowell's students, John Cage, and the two of them established the first concert series devoted to new music for percussion. They composed extensively for these concerts, including their still popular collaboration Double Music.
In 1951 Buddy met Bob Montgomery, a seventh-grader at Hutchinson Jr. High, who also played guitar and sang. Buddy and Bob played junior high assemblies and local radio shows. Later they added Jerry Allison to the group who played the drums. Buddy Holly wanted to record his own songs with his own group, and named it the Crickets. In 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets came out with “Peggy Sue”, “That Will Be the Day”, and "Lookin' for Someone to Love".
The anatomy of the trumpet consisted of gourds at the end of tube creating resonance chambers. In the Mayan society they had many instruments and such as the conch that helped in war, hunting deer, and used in rituals. - Drums (Huehuetl) The drums were used in both the Mayan and Aztec culture as depicted by the picture to the left where an Aztec is using the huehuetl. These drum had their origins from the Mayans who created the drum big with wood making it unfortunate that these instruments never survived. The drums connects to an open resonance chamber without a membrane.