Essays Tagged: "Guitar"

Guitar Pickups By, Ernesto Sanchez A complete guide to the anatomy history invention and impact f guitar pickups.Includes Bibliography.

Guitar PickupsThe electric guitar is part of the reason why pop music is what it is today. The elect ... s what it is today. The electric guitar would be a useless hunk of materials without one thing; the guitar pickup.First a pickup is technically called a transducer. According to Encarta online, a tran ... two things; a coil of insulated copper wire and a magnet. The magnet magnetizes the strings of the guitar. When the strings vibrate by playing them, the vibration causes the magnetic field, or the fl ...

(4 pages) 100 0 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Brief history of the guitar just what it says brief history and history of major composers and guitar music

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GUITARIn ancient times hunters found that by holding their bows to their mouths and plucking the str ... egan as a simple hunting bow would evolve into an instrument as widely played and recognized as the guitar.While many argue that the guitars roots lie in Spain, the evidence shows that when the Moores ... pain in 711 A.D., they brought with them a stringed instrument called the rebec (an ancestor of the guitar). Also crusaders returning to England and Gypsies wandering west from Persia during the twelf ...

(4 pages) 105 2 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Comparison of the Gibson Les Paul to the Fender stratocaster

There are many factors that go into making a great guitar. Fender and Gibson perhaps know this better than any other guitar maker. It is apparent that ... ust be doing something right, because they have the top instruments on the market.Every part of the guitar does something different, and each part can be made differently. The way these parts are made ... ently. The way these parts are made and what they are made of can alter the effect they have on the guitar. While it is impossible to argue that any one process or material is better than another, we ...

(5 pages) 54 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Les Paul The Inventor Of The Century.

Polfus (Les Paul) invented multi-track recording in 1929, after he invented the electric solid body guitar in the late 1928, this allowed musicians to join separate lines of music and lyrics to be ble ... taping the whole song, now the music industry relies on his inventions starting with the solid body guitar and then multi-track taping evolving on to the 8-track, and now CD. As a young inventor, he w ...

(1 pages) 56 1 3.4 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

This is an essay that relates the song "Enter Sandman" by Metallica to Enkindu's dream from the Epic of "Gilgamesh".

those who " sit in darkness; with dust in their food and clay in their meat." The ringing electric guitar brings you face to face with Ereshkigal, the Queen of the Underworld. The long strokes of the ... andman combines a brilliant mash of rock instruments to bring Enkidu's underworld to life. The long guitar crescendos show Enkidu's emotion as the terrifying people glare at him. The music portrays a ...

(1 pages) 26 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Feel-good vibes by bret lane. An essay about one's discovery a wonderful thing called music.

lls behind playing music. Those good vibes from other worlds motivated me to start playing the bass guitar. Being the rhythm in the music, I subconsciously sway my shoulders, tap my feet, and rock out ... the songs over and over again until I knew them by heart. After mastering a song, I would toss the guitar stap over my left shoulder and play in front of the mirror as if I was in a concert. The coun ...

(6 pages) 25 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

How to become a better musician by creating a balanced practice schedule

out a song¹s power chords, move up to melodies and bass lines, then solos, find notes on your guitar that you hum to yourself, try to figure out what key the song is in first by finding what sca ... ourself, try to figure out what key the song is in first by finding what scale fits over it on your guitar, and also by using your memorized note and singing a scale over it, see if you can transcribe ...

(4 pages) 22 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Comparing the 2 songs "Breakaway" and "Unwritten"

a constant beat. The music is written in duple compound time The instruments that are involved are guitar, electric guitar, synthesizer and drums. They are not poly-rhythms.b) There is a constant bea ... onstant beat. It's written in quadruple time. The instruments that are involved are: drums and bass guitar supply that beat. The drums also play the same rhythm through performance. They are not poly- ...

(2 pages) 19 1 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Descriptive Essay

us that I can only be talking about one thing. What I happen to be talking about is my ESP electric guitar.The way everything fits together on this guitar is amazing. Everything from the hand crafted ... and crafted mahogany body to the machined Grover tuning pegs. Everything works together to give the guitar its beauty and sound.To understand the magnitude of beauty that surrounds this guitar one mus ...

(2 pages) 62 0 4.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

The History Of The Electric Guitar

The History of the Electric Guitar Before there was the electric guitar, obviously there was the acoustic guitar, a late 16th ce ... th century invention that is said to have been conjured up in Spain, a country that had made use of guitar-like string instruments as early as the 10th century. Over the next several centuries, the gu ... ver the next several centuries, the guitar evolved into a much more efficient instrument. The first guitars had only four strings. As the years passed, fifth and sixth strings were added to enhance th ...

(3 pages) 33 0 4.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Biography Of Wim Den Herder

Wim was born at 20 december 1983, and grew up in a musical family. When he heard a song with a guitarsolo, he definitely wanted to play that instrument. That instrument turned after long searchin ... y wanted to play that instrument. That instrument turned after long searching out to be an electric guitar. His parents are music fanatics but only knew classical music and instruments, so they didn't ...

(1 pages) 472 0 1.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Career

Career I play the guitar. Naturally I admire rock stars and people who do what they love to do for a living. The most ... A big part of my admiration of the band come from their lyrics, but another major part is the guitarist. I have studied his music and learned all of it. He seems to be constantly growing in a mu ... hough his style of music is very close to the style of my own.Being so interested in something like guitar I have to realize the odds of making it "big", so as of now I try to visualize the guit ...

(2 pages) 286 1 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Guitarist’s Subculture

The Guitarist's Subculture When people generally think about the typical guitarist they usually ... think about the typical guitarist they usually think of a male. There are many misconceptions about guitarists that people have, and a few that are rather demeaning. I play the guitar and I love it, t ... ou are feeling or an experience you've had. A few things that people don't realize is that a lot of guitarist's emotions and feelings come from the feminine gender. In general anyone can play the guit ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Choosing The Best Acoustic Guitar for You

Choosing the Best Acoustic Guitar for YouWith the virtually endless choices of acoustic guitars on the market today, it is no s ... e has been designed to help ease the process by logically guiding you to the best possible acoustic guitar for your needs. The single most important factor to consider when buying an acoustic guitar i ... ability to stay in tune. The primary function of an instrument is to hold a constant pitch and the guitar is no exception. A worthwhile guitar should keep in tune whether it is caressed gently with a ...

(2 pages) 397 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Basic Information About Guitar

Around when and where was the first guitar made?The first guitar was created in Rome and was brought to Spain around forty AD. The moder ... Rome and was brought to Spain around forty AD. The modern guitar is a far descendent from the first guitar made in Rome. In the beginning it only had four strings. The six string guitar was created la ... . The six string guitar was created later and was more popular elsewhere in Europe.How important is guitar in modern day life?Guitar in modern life is very important. Almost everyone in the world list ...

(3 pages) 13 1 4.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

A Letter

nd ensamble. I was in 3 ensamble and we got superiors on all of them. This week i started piano and guitar lessons. I havn't seen Aly since the night before you left but I have seen Kyle. Poor Kyle. I ...

(1 pages) 435 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

A Letter

nd ensamble. I was in 3 ensamble and we got superiors on all of them. This week i started piano and guitar lessons. I havn't seen Aly since the night before you left but I have seen Kyle. Poor Kyle. I ...

(1 pages) 398 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

The Man With The Blue Guitar

The Man with the Blue Guitar The Man with the Blue Guitar is a long and very confusing poem at first glance. Not u ... s making a point about art and society in this poem. The transitions shown by the man with the blue guitar and his audience shows the movement made between society and artists throughout time. ... between society and artists throughout time. The audience listening to the man with the blue guitar, I believe is a representation of society. They are criticizing what the man with the blue gu ...

(4 pages) 867 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The History of Guitars

hundreds of years ago, was just as popular as it is today. at the beginning of the 17th century the guitar had four strings in either (c f a d) or (f b d g) tuning. The guitar has been around for hund ... f a d) or (f b d g) tuning. The guitar has been around for hundreds and even thousands of years.The guitar is a flat bodied instrument that has a long fretted neck. The strings in earlier guitars were ...

(4 pages) 19 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Legacy of Guitars

The guitar has always played an essential role in music. From cavemen plucking strings on ancient acoust ... ton executing precise riffs at unimaginable speeds on his custom built Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, the guitar is diverse as well as consistent in its ability to adapt to any type of music. Da ... consistent in its ability to adapt to any type of music. David Gilmore once said, "When you strum a guitar you have everything- rhythm, bass, lead, and melody ("Music Quote" Int.)." All of these eleme ...

(6 pages) 11 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies