For example, some people devote most of their time to be great at guitar, and to be called a Guitar God. A Guitar God can be defined as a guitarist who is known for his extraordinary skills on the guitar, his ability to attract people’s attention by just striking a chord or by playing an improvised solo, his soulful guitar lines, his style, music, his influence and ability to sell millions of top ranking albums. Guitar Gods exist in various genre of music such as bluegrass, classical, spanish music, pop music and the list just goes on and on. Let us just look at Guitar Gods of one genre, which is rock music. Some of the most well-known Guitar Gods in rock music are Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Randy Rhoads, John Petrucci, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and Angus Young.. Jimi Hendrix has been one of the most creative and influential guitar players of all time.
These songs not only spoke of the strong emotions of love, and gave people hope, but made its listeners want to dance. In July 1967, the iconic song, All You Need Is Love was released. The song was created specifically for Our World which was the first live, international, satellite television production, and was viewed by an estimated 400 million people. The broadcast took place at the height of the Vietnam War, and the Beatles wanted to convey a message expressing love and hope. They performed All You Need is Love and invited many of their friends such as The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton to the event to create a
“As soon as I heard John Bonham play”, recalled Jones, “I knew this was going to be great...we locked together as a team immediately.” They played in front of a live audience for the first time at Gladsaxe, Denmark, on 7th September 1968. Following their time touring as The New Yardbirds, the issue of coming up with a new band name arose. One account of how the new band's name was chosen held that Keith Moon, member of The Rolling Stones, suggested that the group would go down like a “lead balloon”. The group dropped the “a” in lead, so that those unfamiliar with the phrase would not pronounce it “leed”. The word “balloon” was transformed into “zeppelin” exaggerating the humourous situation.
Syd Barret, once a creative guitarist, with an artistic vision to collaborate light shows with the psycheldelic sound of the sixties. Shine On You Crazy Diamond was dedicated to him and the legacy he left behind. The beginning of the piece creates a calming sensation that is abrubtly followed by an energetic burst of instruments, suggesting perhaps that Syd could never just be laid back. I believe he was ﬁlled with a sense of wild creativity, when I listen to Pink Floyd’s debut album “The Piper At The Gates of Dawn” (EMI Colunbia, 1967) I hear the work of a wild and creative mind for example, listen to the song Intersteller Overdrive, featuring disjointed, distorted guitar sounds randomly played, this characterises Syd Barret’s “style ' The Music Part I The introduction begins with the fading in orchestra like passage of a string synth pad in the key of G-minor created with an EMS VCS 3, ARP Solina and a Hammond organ. The intro is not unlike that of a feature ﬁlm that promises some unknown adventure, like a building storm.
A fan club known as The KISS Army was then born in late November of 1975, showing the peoples interest in the band, and from this, the band gave the fans what they wanted. Performing at all the different places that sparked an interest and having shows that they put their own spin into, the band kept that bond with their audience as they still do today. By playing together, playing for the people, and playing the music that those people want to hear, KISS has kept the band strong and the fans tightly strung along with them, in full support. Fans wrote letters, and sent artwork to the band to show their full support of their music and of their performances. Having the fans show that they care, is what kept KISS going and making new music and performing new shows all around the world.
Being a musician and attending Berklee College of Music, The Beatles are always the big discussion at school. “There will never be a band that changed music history like The Beatles,” says my Ear Training teacher says. Since I can remember, The Beatles have always been an influence on me and continue to be in my music. This band brought so much inspiration and gave music a different view of life. This essay will consist on how these musicians took control of America and the impact it gave to us.
For more than thirty years David Bowie has been an iconic artist in the music industry. His popularity was evoked after he reinvented himself by melding different genres together and creating alter egos of himself. His distinct androgynous look and his embodiment of Ziggy Stardust have solidified his career as a superstar of inimitable proportions. He became famous for his chameleon approach of shifting through various genres of music and the many unusual characterizations of himself. Bowie has achieved worldwide success and has had many hit songs because of this.
________________________________________ The Dave Matthews Band has been a musical power house for years. They have meshed together almost every type of music together to create their extremely unique sounds and attractiveness towards their music. Dave Matthews, lead singer and guitarist from South Africa has put together a band that no one will ever be able to create again. Dave picked four extremely talented and unique sounding men to join his band and together they have created some amazing music. The members of the band include Stefan Lessard on bass, Boyd Tinsley on violin, Leroi Moore on saxophone and one of the best drummers in the world, Carter Beauford.
This compelled a sense of unity, which in turn helped groups organize to change how the nation viewed the war. Country Joe McDonald’s song emphasizes a misunderstanding between the young radicals of society and their leaders, “And it’s 1,2,3, what’re we fighting for? / Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn” (14-15). An increasingly noticeable ‘generation gap’ started to widen as U.S. News & World Report “assured its readers that Vietnam was a “local war... Big war is not threatened” (Lynskey 89). However, when President Johnson and other military advisors mixed-up events, possibly deliberately, to claim that North Vietnam had just attacked the US naval force in the Gulf of Tonkin- an incident which later proved to be a minor naval clash (Prados 1) and used this conflict as a premise to launch a full scale invasion of the communist state, the antiwar movement consolidated with great speed.
Their concerts were scenes of mass worship, and their records sold in the millions. Their first film, the innovative A Hard Day's Night (1964), was received enthusiastically by a wide audience that included many who had never before listened to rock music. Composing their own material (Lennon and McCartney were the major creative forces), The Beatles established the precedent for other rock groups to play their own music. Experimenting with new musical forms, they produced an extraordinary variety of songs: the childishly simple "Yellow Submarine"; the bitter social commentary of "Eleanor Rigby"; parodies of earlier pop styles; new electronic sounds; and compositions that were scored for