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Star Spangled Banner Jimi Hendrix
1,204 wordsThe best guitarist, who is it? This is an argument that has been amongst many musicians for many years. But who is the hands down best guitarist? From my viewpoint the answer is obvious. Joe Satriani without a doubt is the best guitarist alive today and perhaps the best guitarist ever. I can already hear the responses from the crowd. What about Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, or perhaps Steve Vai and Eric Johnson? All of these players are good guitarists, but they are no...
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Ringo Starr George Harrison
1,607 wordsBehind Sad Eyes: The Life of George Harrison When a celebrity passes away, that passing seems to serve as permission for some biographers to write about the dark side of the dearly departed. Marc Shapiro carries on this dubious tradition in BEHIND SAD EYES: The Life of George Harrison. As fans of the Fab Four will recall, Harrison was considered the quiet Beatle, the spiritual one who kept to himself, and was content to stay in the background. Just like his fellow Beatles, Harrison grew up amid ...
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Rock And Roll Chord Progression
2,559 wordsJoseph Machlis says that the blues is a native American musical and verse form, with no direct European and African antecedents of which we know. (p. 578) In other words, it is a blending of both traditions. Something special and entirely different from either of its parent traditions. (Although Alan Lomax cites some examples of very similar songs having been found in Northwest Africa, particularly among the Wolof and Watusi. p. 233) The word blue has been associated with the idea of melancholia...
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Chord Progression Blues Singers
2,623 wordsA Brief Blues Music Arts: A Brief History of the Blues 2000 - 06 - 30 A Brief History of the Blues Joseph Machlis says that the blues is a native American musical and verse form, with no direct European and African antecedents of which we know. (p. 578) In other words, it is a blending of both traditions. Something special and entirely different from either of its parent traditions. (Although Alan Lomax cites some examples of very similar songs having been found in Northwest Africa, particularly...
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Eric Clapton Blues Singers
641 wordsSome blues ologists claim (rather dubiously), that the first blues song that was ever written down was Dallas Blues, published in 1912 by Hart Wand, a white violinist from Oklahoma City. (Tanner 40) The blues form was first popularized about 1911 - 14 by the black composer W. C. Handy (1873 - 1958). However, the poetic and musical form of the blues first crystallized around 1910 and gained popularity through the publication of Handy's Memphis Blues (1912) and St. Louis Blues (1914). (Kamien 518)...
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Eric Clapton Top 40
670 wordsEric Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Clapton is an innovative guitarist, basically the first to combine blues and rock, which in turn popularized blues. Because of his skill and ever- evolving style, his music is a lasting contribution in itself. Eric Clapton made his recording debut with The Yardbirds, the British group that also featured guitar virtuosos Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Together, they created a whole new blues / rock sound that many of the famous? 60 s and? 70 s bands copied. Clapton ...
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Eric Clapton Michael Jackson
680 wordsGianni Gianni Versace GIANNI VERSACE Gianni Versace's interpretation of fashion is original, somewhat exhibitionist and brightly coloured. He believed art and fashion go together and has been described by Time magazine as the youngest of Milan's young tyrants. Born in Reggio Calabria on December 2, 1946, Versace started working in his mothers atelier at the age of eighteen. He often travelled to London and Paris on pattern buying missions and was quick to learn the secrets of dressmaking and des...
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Eric Clapton Electric Guitar
1,177 wordsThe History of Guitar By Four hundred years ago the guitar was invented. Since then, guitar has been a great innovative instrument. It serves as the heart of a song, or sound. From Jazz, and Blues, to Heavy Metal, and punk music guitar has been perhaps the biggest factor in modern music. Between acoustic guitar, and electric guitar there is a lot of history. When guitar was first invented, it looked nothing like the guitars that we know. The first guitars were lutes. Lutes evolved into vihuelas,...
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Eric Clapton Rolling Stones
1,070 wordsElectric Muddy Waters Muddy Waters Electric Blues Muddy Waters was the patriarch of the post-World War II Chicago blues. He was a master artist who played slashing slide guitar with an earthy raspy voice who had seen his share of sorrow in life. Muddy was also a compelling songwriter; a storyteller in song. He was a master performer, recording artist and bandleader. His had a way of juicing up the music with a rocking backbeat and an unfiltered down-home intensity; he possessed an honesty and em...
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Pink Floyd Eric Clapton
960 wordsMusic is a very prominent social voice in contemporary times. Many Americans obtain a great deal on many current social and political views through music itself, or music bands, radio stations, television stations, and organizations. The use of drugs as a recreational pastime is one of these issues. Throughout the history of modern music, many bands have spoken out on the legalization of drugs as well as the justification of the recreational use of drugs. Although there are many warnings and cen...
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Eric Clapton Rolling Stone
1,150 wordsThe Life Of Stevie Ray Vaughan By Secret Tweaker Pad Stevie Ray Vaughan a legend, a master of his art, but most of all salutary to the blues revival in his day in age. At a time where blues was fading out, in the late eighties, like a candle dying out he was the one match that kept it lit, and almost brought blues to salvation. Great blues riffs and sick licks going strong, and he would keep them going all night long. Mostly self taught he was a true musician whose time ran short. Stevie Ray Vau...
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