The guitar has become one of the most prominent components of contemporary music. People have been playing instruments very similar to the guitar for hundreds of years. Michael Kasha’s book A New Look at the History of the Classic Guitar shows that there has even been a discovery of a certain Hittite carving from over 3,000 years ago that shows an instrument that seems to share many features of a modern guitar (Kasha 12). The guitar is a member of the chordophone family, meaning that it is an instrument that creates sound through vibrating strings that are stretched between two points. About sixty years ago, the guitar underwent a modification that would forever change the rest of the musical world- it was electrified.
The motif is introduced in the live guitar and also in guitars 1-4, this creates a canon. The parts are often imitative. There is a new idea of strummed chords which starts in bar 36. Tonality. At the start of the piece there is tonal ambiguity and it is not obvious that the key is in E minor until the bass guitars enter.
Each of the pre-recorded electric guitars enter playing at mezzo-forte and remain so, fading out occasionally. The bass guitars begin forte, grow to fortissimo and fade out. The live guitar is the most varied in dynamics. Both sections are split into 4 parts. Section A is played in 3/2 time and is tonally ambiguous until bar 33 where the bass plays an E. section A is played in E minor, however it could also be described as Aeolian on E as there are no D#’s.
Other minimalist composers include Philip Glass and John Adams. Listen to some of their work to get inspiration for your compositions. Electric Counterpoint (third movement) by Steve Reich Electric counterpoint was written for the famous jazz guitarist Pat Metheny who gave the first performance in 1987. It is in 3 movements. Instrumentation • This work is for live guitar, accompanied by parts for 7 guitars and 2 bass guitars that have been prerecorded.
Zach Cole Intro to Sound Recording Final Paper Recording Acoustic Guitar The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments in use today, and it spans a huge range of musical styles -- rock music, country music and flamenco music all use the same instrument to create wildly different sounds. The guitar is an instrument that has been around since the 1500s, but it has undergone several big transformations during its history. The development of the electric guitar is the most obvious recent mutation, and it had a huge effect on the popularity of the guitar. The guitar is made up of three main points; the hollow body, the neck which holds the frets, and the head, which contains the tuning pegs. The most important piece of the body is the soundboard.
The name derived from similar aluminum bars that were mounted vertically and operated from the "harp" stop on a theatre organ. Since Deagan trademarked the name, others were obliged to use the earlier "vibraphone" for their instruments incorporating the newer design. As its popularity grew, other manufacturers began producing instruments based on Schluter's design, marketed under a variety of names. Although J.C. Deagan, Inc. called the instruments vibraharps. As the market for vibraphones was proven, several other manufacturers stepped in to supply the demand.
The saxophone started to be used in little orchestras in the 1800’s. It was also popular in military bands. It gained greater popularity in the 1920’s because of jazz music.The reason a saxophone is considered a woodwind is because the way it is played is very similar to the clarinet. It is made of brass, and is the only woodwind that has never been made of wood. It has a single reed mouthpiece.
Cameron Steele Intro to Music Professor Walters 9/29/2014 The Snare Drum Ah the snare drum, one of the most well-known and versatile instrument in the percussion family. Although it’s not entirely clear when the snare drum was first developed. Scholars and Historians alike speculate that the snare drum was originally influenced by an instrument called the Tabor. This instrument was believed to have been created in the 14th century around Spain and the southern region of France (Jankins). Subsequently, the instrument later found its way into England around the similar time period.
However, I didn’t know much about county music. Through this research, my understanding of country music reached new levels. To begin with, I have to know what country music is: Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. It has roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, hokum, and old-time music and evolved rapidly in the 1920s. The term country music began to be used in the 1940s when the earlier term hillbilly music was deemed to be degrading, and the term was widely embraced in the 1970s, while country and western has declined in use since that time, except in the United Kingdom, where it is still commonly used.
Sky waulking song Melody The piece is pentatonic which is very common amongst gaelic waulking songs. The piece uses the notes G A B D E. Overall, the song is mainly conjunct meaning the notes are played step-wise. This is also the case in pop songs. However, there are some exceptions such as in bars 41- 43. The lyrics, unlike in pop songs, are not that catchy and they seem to be narrative lyrics.