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Entries in guitar (6)


The Essential Guide To Being Elliott Sharp, by Elliott Sharp

Improvisation and composition dance around each other in an interlocked feedback loop. I have always wanted my composed music to emulate the spontaneity and unpredictability found in an exciting improvisation and my improvisations to have the inevitability and satisfying narrative arc that a well-structured composition possesses. These polarities are not mutually exclusive. This applies across the board, whether I’m composing for a symphony orchestra or solo guitar piece.

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Guitar Effects Pedals - Part One - Introduction and the Evolution of the Effects Pedal 

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Introduction and Evolution of the Effects Pedal -

In this blog my intention is to shed a light on guitar effects pedals.  I have broken this blog into three sections which will break down the evolution of the effects pedal into modern-day music:  The creation of the pedals and their early implications; the effects themselves and how they work; and finally some tone tricks and how to maximize your tone with effects pedals.
Please also understand that I am neither an electronics engineer nor a historian and that this article is based partially on fact and partially on opinion. I hope you will enjoy it either way.

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HiFi Lessons Joins Indiegogo to Provide Pre-Sale Tickets to Students

HiFi Lessons Joins Indiegogo to Provide Pre-Sale Tickets to Students

HiFi Lessons is designed to allow students to take private, live online music lessons from the best teachers the world has to offer.  Our goal is to change the way we learn music and save music education together!

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Chico Hamilton 90th Birthday Nine Twenty 2011 Interview With Jon Hammond HammondCast

Chico Hamilton 90th Birthday Nine Twenty 2011 Interview With Jon Hammond HammondCast *LISTEN TO AUDIO: Chico Hamilton Interview With Jon Hammond Chico Hamilton center with Anita O’Day, Gerald Wilson, Dr. Billy Taylor, James Moody, Dave Brubeck at top in New York - photo by Jon Hammond

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Want a touring gig? Here's some tips on how it works.

A quick chat with road warrior and pro musician Andy Sheridan.

How did you get into music?

My life has revolved around music from an early age. I started taking piano lessons classically at age 4. Both my parents are musicians. Guitar came in high school. I was just trying to be cool! Piano wasn’t cool to me then, I hated it actually when I was younger but my parents made me stick it out. Boy am I glad they did!

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Frisco School of Music Students create band using iPads

The Frisco School of Music presents “iBand”. This is an advanced class taught by Gabriel Batista with all of the instruments being iPad Apps. All of the students are taking music lessons at the school and were able transfer those skills to the various iPad applications.

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