Monday, October 23, 2017

Music

The 5 Best Distortion Pedals You Can Own

Guitar is medicine to the soul, it’s addictive, and when you pick it up it really curates the world. But to add another element to that world is to pick up a distortion pedal that can match the integrity of the guitar. To give it an added kick, more flavor, and a complete sound. There are many out there, but these five are the best distortion pedal that you can add to your repertoire. 5: Wampler PlexTortion At first look, it looks like a distortion pedal for Prince. But it’s not, of course, The Wampler can do quite a bit…

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How music and the guitar has helped me conquer my fear

I was born in a family of three siblings, with two elder brothers. Being the only girl in the family, I was used to keeping up with my brothers who were bullies. My parents were rarely at home during weekdays due to the nature of their work; they were only available on weekends. As a result, I had to endure the harsh treatment by my brothers. I felt left out since I had no one to play with freely. My mom was the only one I was close to, and whenever she was away, I would lock myself in my…

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The misunderstood music genre- Christian heavy metal music

There has been a lot of misconceptions about heavy metal music. For a long time, this genre of music has been associated with a lot of negativity especially to adolescents. For individuals who are unfamiliar with metal music, it is common to make this assumption mostly based on the dark taboo themes that have been associated with this music. With deeper analysis, one can easily discover that the negative aspects associated with heavy metal music, such as noise, sometimes brings forth positive results among heavy metal music fans. Despite the negativity associated with heavy metal music, this music genre is…

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How acoustic guitars have defied change over time

The world is always changing, but there are some aspects in this world that don’t seem to change. Acoustic guitars for instance, seems to defy time. From the earliest days when cowboys roamed the West with their herds of cattle to the current generation of pop music, the acoustic guitar has remained the same. Acoustic guitars have played a central role in music for generations. It is fascinating how an instrument that has maintained its look throughout history can produce such an array of sounds. Acoustic guitars have been played since the days of popular cowboy musicians such as Gene…

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The wonderful features of the beautifully designed epiphone wildkat guitar

A guitar is said to be an extension of its player since it’s the mode of expression that the players use to express themselves. With a semi hollow body, an antique natural color, and a flame maple polished finish the Epiphone wildkat is a beauty to behold and with its ability to rock, you won’t be able to part ways with this guitar any time soon. It features two beautiful F holes that are elongated just like the other epiphone guitars. The finishing touches on the epiphone wildkat are done to last for a long time. The beauty of this…

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Comparing solid state guitar amplifiers versus tube / valve guitar amplifiers

Use of amplifiers to enhance the sound produced by guitars has been a common practice from the early 1930s when the first guitar amps were developed. Guitar amplifiers were initially intended to produce a sound that was as clear and as audible as possible to crowds of varying sizes. While tube amps which are also known as valve amps are designed to make use of vacuum tubes to effectively amplify the vibrations from the connected electrical guitar, the solid state amplifiers use transistors to get their desired results. Here are some common points of distinction between the solid state amps…

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Reviewing the differences between Single coil guitar pickups and the humbucker guitar pickups

The Design and manufacture of guitars that were powered and amplified electrically which began in the 1930s transformed the art of guitar playing. Introduction of electric guitars into the music industry had a huge impact on the history of the music industry by enabling the introduction of new genres of music like rock, jazz, metal, pop, reggae and punk. Unlike the acoustic guitars that rely on their chamber to produce the tones, which can sometimes bring out unwanted vibration sounds from the strings, the electric guitars make use of an electric amplifier. Electric guitars that are today widely used by…

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Upping home entertainment through karaoke home machines

When faith is put to work in instances where doubt would have been the easier route, we call that hope. Engaging in karaoke is a good way for people to believe in themselves despite the fact that many people are not professional singers. It is also important to understand that hope and logic does not go hand in hand and this is clearly seen in karaoke singers who despite the voice of logic whispering that they cannot sing, they go ahead and engage in song. Karaoke is an engaging and fun way of spending time interactively with family, peers, friends…

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Choosing the right guitar amplifier for an electric guitar

Music is an art that involves structured audible sounds that is used for artistic, entertainment or for ceremonial purposes. The advent of music predates man’s use of written word. People played music for various reasons that include religion, for human pleasure or during other ceremonies. Most of them had their special traditional musical instruments for use in such occasions. The advent of new technology revolutionized music industry where modern sophisticated equipment has been made available for use. Some of the most common modern musical instruments include digital piano, guitars, violin and modern drums kits that have been enhanced from the…

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Taking up music and finding the perfect avenue of escape in times of anxiety

Music is one of the earliest forms of art. It has been an expression of people from various cultures across the world. Some of the oldest evidence found in different parts of the world show that people were playing music instruments more than four thousand years ago. Music allows an individual to express what they cannot put into words. It speaks emotions and feelings that are hidden deep in the heart. I have been an introvert the whole of my life; the kind of a person who is shy and always likes keeping to themselves. During my early years, as…

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