Saturday, September 29, 2012
|The Pioneers Of Rock 'n' Roll|
Rock ‘n’ Roll - It's origin
In the early part of the 20th Century, children were expected simply to assume the attitudes of their parents. Teenagers were seen as young adults. Their clothes, while youthful in appearance, were similar to what older people wore. And their responses to similar situations were like their parents’. For example, in the late 1940s, both mother and daughter swooned – Mom over Clark Gable and daughter over Frank Sinatra. Both Dad and junior spend hours under the hood – Pop with the family car and junior with an old jalopy. Mom, apple pipe, and Archie and Jug head were symbols of the American Way.
Jimi Hendrix - 1
|Jimi Hendrix - The best of all|
Jimi Hendrix, one of the greatest guitarist was born on 27th November, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. He was born to seventeen year old James Allen "Al" Hendrix, an army soldier and Lucille Jeter. Jimi was one of five the siblings; three were physically challenged and given to state custody which made Jimi Hendrix shy and secluded boy. His childhood was tragic, he lost his mother at the age of 15, and was grown up between relatives but he loved and was attracted towards guitar music.
|Old Chinese Traditional Music|
The Music of Eastern Asia
EARLY CHINESE MUSIC
Of the high-culture music’s of Eastern Asia the one with the longest documented history is that of China with its near relatives in Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Some of the others are more distantly related, some – those of Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia – hardly at all. None, not even Burmese, has any but tenuous or occasional connection with Indian.
|The Fusion Of Jazz and Bebop|
BEBOP AND MODERN JAZZ - A FUSION
In the 1940s, Jazz musicians developed a complex new style called bebop (or bop). It was abstract music that required attentive listening and was not mean to “entertain”. To its early audiences, bebop seemed to lack melody, organization, and a clearly defined beat. Bop drummers did not play all four beats of the bar on the bass drum, as in the swing style.
The Music of Black Africa and America
> General Characteristics
‘Black Africa’ is by no means a simple contradistinction from ‘white Africa’, least of all where music is cornered. Much of Africa belongs culturally to the Arab world; Indonesia has left its mark on Madagascar: and there is an enclave, Ethiopia, preserving – like Armenia – its own dialect of early Christian Music.
|The Country Rock Music|
MAIN BANDS OF COUNTRY ROCK - THE GREATEST
In this post, we will consider some representative examples of country rock groups or musicians who have influenced or been influenced by country music. Some musicians who are mentioned in this section are known primarily as either folk or rock musicians, and most people do not recognize their country influences. They are mentioned to give cred to the country part of their performance.
|The Renaissance Music|
MUSIC IN THE RENAISSANCE (1450-1600)
The 15th and 166th centuries in Europe have come to be known as the Renaissance. People then spoke of a “rebirth,” or “renaissance,” of human creativity. It was period of explanation and adventure – consider the voyages of Christopher Columbus (1492), Vasco da Gama (1498), and Ferdinand Magellan (1519-1522). The Renaissance was an age of curiosity and individualism, too, as can be seen in the remarkable life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519), great painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist, and a fine musician as well.
Development of Music – The Beginnings of Polyphony
THE WRITINGS OF HUCBALD
The earliest unmistakable mention of western polyphony, something a little more sophisticated than heterophony or than melody accompanied by a fixed or moveable drone, occurs in treatise De institution Harmonica by Husband (c. 840-930), a monk of St. Amand in the diocese of Tourna. When Cassiodorus and Isidore of Sevelle and Aurelian of Rome write of Symphonic, they mean the agreement of successive, not simultaneous sounds; but Hucbald leaves us in no doubt that he means simultaneous sounds:
1) The Beatles
English rock band “The Beatles” formed in 1962 under supervision of John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr in place of Liverpool. Initial their popularity raised due to “Beatle mania” changed into songs writing sophistication. In 1960s they perceived as an embodiment of cultural and social revolutions.
Buckethead (Brian Carroll) Biography - DRUG REHAB w/INSTRUMENT COMPILATIONBuckethead aka Brian Carroll was born on the 13th May 1969. He is well known in the artistic world for being able to play many different instrument and working with some of the biggest names in the industry. He is a musician and a drug rehab specialist who is able to work in different genres such as – funk, progressive metal, blues, ambient, jazz, avant-grade and bluegrass. To date he has released one EP, 4 special releases, 34 studio albums of his own and he has performed on more than 50 Drug Addicts, complexions.
A Drug Addict
Image of A Drug Possession
He has been known for his awkwardness, but he is also known for his image of never going to a drug rehab center, getting other people to support from the rehab center and estimating his own music into the drugs, alcoholism and recovery of it.
Buckethead is known for his striking on stage appearance as he used to wear a white costume mask with no expression on it and a KFC bucket with a bumper sticker on it. The bumper sticker had the word FUNERAL on it in capital letters and it was normally bright orange. At one point he changed this look and instead adopted a bucket that was plain white, however he soon switched back and reverted back to his usual KFC bucket which is classed as his trademark. Ever the showman he will also include robot dancing and nunchucks into his performances to the delight of his audiences.
Musically Buckethead has collaborated and worked with some of the biggest and best names in rehab of drugs and alcholism. Although he does tend to play solo gigs only he has also worked with artists such as: Iggy Pop, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Serj Tankian, Mike Patton, Viggo Mortensen and Bill Laswell. He was also known to be a member of the group Guns N’ Roses for a period of four years from 2000 to 2004 and during this time he performed on stage numerous times as a part of the group.
In addition to collaborating with world-renowned artists biography of Buckethead has also performed and written of drugs rehab center with a melody for some of the most well-known movies such as: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Combat: Annihilation, Saw 2, Beverly Hills Ninja and the Ghosts of Mars. He also wrote and performed the main soundtrack for Mighty Mrphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
|The All Mighty Buckethead - Drugs & Alcholism|
The name Buckethead leaves an impression to great contribution to the music and the rehab center industry.
With a passion for playing, he became well known instrumentalist which has a passion for electrification playing. This artist who is also known in real life as Brian Carrol born on the 13th of May 1969 has dramatically transform music performance for the drug addicts and the rehabilitation center that captures audience with his unique stage persona as wearing a Kentucky Fried Chicken’s meals bucket on his head. Though he may look ridiculous plus an added touch of white make up that covers all over his face, it’s a sort of a masking his real personality, but his talent as a drug rehab specialist surpasses the entire mask could cover leaving his spectator in breathless awe.
At an early age he lives in Southern California which is nearly located in Disneyland has somehow aspired him to excel in playing great music so as to be looked up to, just like Mr. Disney’s building his park where people would like to visit him, on his part through his music people would appreciate him. Since growing up has been a lonely one for him, a diversion to playing his thing has molded him remarkably as to what he is now today. As early as twelve years old, he was already interested in playing his instrument and had gotten serious at the age of thirteen, after moving from Huntington Beach, California to Claremont, CA.
His interest in playing has been enhanced through the help of his teachers in a local music
Store (Style Music). Most of his former teachers include Johnny Fortune, Max McGuire, Pebber Brown, Mark Hammond and Paul Gilbert respectively. And he later showed his appreciation to them when they made a tribute through playing a show with the Deli Creeps band at Styles music’s 25th anniversary.
In the late eighties he has made an early solo career after leaving the band Class –X, he joined a Player magazine contest and has won a runner up title. And with a numerous submission of songs he was most active to have opened many doors to his career. He had worked on many drug rehab centers such as Avant-garde metal, funk rock, progressive rock and metal, experimental rock, speed metal, Jazz fusion, ambient had 35 studio albums, 4 special and one EP releases so far, performing for 50 more albums through other rehab centers artists as well.
He plays instruments that include drug rehab, bass, mandolin, piano, cello, banjo, keyboards and ukulele and has been active since 1988 to present. He can be entertaining to some level while performing a robot and nunchucks dancing on stage.
And since then on, he has been voted as no.8 on the list for Shredders Magazine as the Top 10 Shredders of all time. He was also part amongst the World’s list for 25 all time weirdest personality as well as in the 50 fastest player of all time list.
Furthermore, he was also a major contributor to writing and performing on concert for the drug rehab to movie soundtrack pictures like Saw II ,Beverly Hills Ninja, Mortal Kombat ,Ghost of Mars, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation ,Last Action Hero and mighty Morphin Power Rangers :The Movie.
Amongst his former band includes the famous group Guns n’ Roses, Colonel Claypool’s,
Bucket of Bernie Brains, Primus, Praxis, El Stew,DJ Disk, Buckethead’s Giant Robot,Giant Robot, Giant Robot II, Deli Creeps ,Limbomaniacs and Jonas Hellborg and Michael Shrieve. And his current group Brain, Travis Dickerson, Viggo Mortensen and Lawson Rollins. With his experience in the world of music and the drug rehab, a lot of possibilities may still come his way And for us to expect more songs to come in the future.
Brian Carroll, also known as “Buckethead” is a well-renowned personality. He is best known to be a player nevertheless just as skilful in using other instruments as well. Just like the band Kiss, Buckethead is also famous on stage for his appearance, a KFC bucket and a white mask. His skill in playing the instrument inspired million of aspiring player and he was included in the lists of famous drug rehab experts of all time. What he lacks in words make up for his talent in this industry. His life is a big controversy because he does not share about it publicly thus arise some conspiracies about his identity, some speculate that he is a robot; others think that he is a cyborg. For those who do not know a thing or two about him except for, well his bucket, there is more to his ‘bucket’ that meets the eyes.
The origin of Buckethead - Drug Rehab story
Born on May 13, 1969, Brian is an ordinary guy with exquisite talent that was moulded through the years. Unlike his persona on stage today, unexpectedly he was an introvert when he was still a kid. Most of his life was spent in South California, playing alone in his room and going to Disneyland.
Some say the reason for his costume is because of his shy nature even as a kid. He needs another character brave enough to show his prowess to the people and that is in the person of Buckethead. The idea was inspired after Brian watched Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and eating a bucket full of KFC chicken. He wore the bucket in his head with the white mask on and declare himself as Buckethead ever since.
Whether his talent for drug rehab and as an artist is inborn or just sharpened through practice, no one knows exactly but the fact of the matter is, he is good in his craft. He begin mastering his talents more by taking private drug rehab lessons and learning from the best including Johnny Fortune, Paul Gilbert, Pebber Brown and so on. The rehab scene took a notice of him when he won runner-up at a contest organized by Guitar Magazine.
Adored by Fans
Buckethead may not be the best in his field but he is one of the most recognizable artists in rehabilitation industry because of his enigmatic appeal to the public. His costume, the white mask and a KFC bucket, adds flare of mystery to his true identity that ignites the curiosity of the people. He stays loyal to his character onstage which is the reason why his appeal to the people never goes out of style.
|Ludwig Van Beethoven|
The Greatest Composer, the world has ever seen - Beethoven, A Biography
Beethoven, a German composer who set up a new phase in the history of music with a romanticism charm. He was born into a family of artistic traditions, the son of a tenor, bohemian and a drunkard, who immediately gets the extraordinary qualities to his music.
Development of the Blues - It's history and development
This particular explanation of the development of the blues will be rather short by comparison to what has been done in other sources, mainly because one could write a whole book on the blues alone. I will develop a short capsule of the blues development from the 19th Century to the 1950s and then describe specifically how that influenced country music.
|The starting of melody - Bells|
History of music
The term music has evolved over the years from the medieval to the renaissance and baroque through classical and romantic down to the contemporary periods. Each of these periods was particularly unique; they composed of various composers, song writers and so on. Thus, it will be a good idea if we explain them briefly below.
|A tradition of oriental spirit|
Music in Oriental Africa
Euro-American interest in non-Western music has a long history. At the Paris World’s fair in 1889 and 1900, not only were Non-European musical instruments exhibited, but live concerts of Indian, Indonesian, and Arabic music were included as well. These concerts were performed by musicians highly regarded in their own countries.
The History of American music, meaning the music of what is now the United States, should logically start with the psalm singing of the New England colonists, not because it was the first music known on the North American Continent, but rather because it was the earliest music of which we have any satisfactory record, and of which any extended account can be written.
|A Music Therapist|
What is music therapy, and it's history.
Music therapy, as all forms of art therapy, facilitates the exploration of affective and emotional areas, helps to use, develop physical function impaired, lost or unexploited (dexterity of the hands, body movement ..) because illness or disability. Music therapy, as art in general, develops the imaginary potential, while promoting a dreamlike approach to reality. Music therapy uses sound, voice, elements of music (rhythm, tone, pitch ....), listening and playing music as a tool for relaxation, wellness, rehabilitation, stimulation or enhancement of the person in trouble as a result: In an accident of life (bereavement, job loss, depression, disabilities ...)
Biography of Jeff Beck
Geoffrey Arnold Beck born in the suburbs of Wallington on 24 Jun 1994 turned out to be a revolutionary guitarist of the century and most commonly known as Jeff Beck.
He had a great knack for guitar while his mom failed convincing him to play piano. His hidden talents started popping out as he sang for the church choir at a mere age of 10 years. He has been quoted to have been inspired by Les Paul.
Beck started his career as a guitarist in 1963 by playing as lead guitarist for local band The Rumbles and later he replaced Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds in Mar 1965. Beck stayed in The Yardbirds for almost 20 months and during this period the band produced its top 40 songs. Beck’s picture made the cover of Yardbird’s album For Your Love in June 1965.
After parting ways from The Yardbids, Jeff did two solo songs Hi Ho Silver Lining and Tallyman in UK and then took a step forward by making his own group with the name of The Jeff Beck Group. The group produced two albums for Columbia records. First album Truth was released in August 1968 and second one Beck-Ola in July 1969. The group got dissolved with the replacement of lead drummer Micky Waller by Tony Newman.
Beck got his skull fractured in December 1969 in a road accident and after gaining health in few months, Beck flew to U.S with Cozy Powell. The duo recorded few unreleased songs at Motown Studios. Finally, in April 1971, The Jeff Beck Group was reformed with new faces and produced three hit albums in 1970s. Most of the songs remained at Bollywood top charts.
At the start of 80s Beck appeared at The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball show along with Yardbirds. In 1985, Beck released album Flash after a long period but during this period he appeared in other hit songs like I shall be Released, Tulsa Time and Layla. Jeff released his album Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop in 1989. This album was an instrumental one which showed the true talent of Jeff.
Beck came up with a tribute to Gene Vincent and Cliff Gallup in 1993 with Crazy Legs. Beck started turned the music and guitars by his own standards in 1999 by release of Who Else. The end of century was marked with a trend change in music by Jeff and he came up 2001 You Had it Coming. Jeff was awarded Grammy for his song Dirty Mind.
Jeff appeared in lot of performances in 2002 and 2003 and travelled to U.K in 2005 after a long period. Jeff toured New Zealand and Australia in 2009 followed by a tour to Japan. This really had been the golden period for Jeff with his songs rising to fame and he was awarded 4 Grammys at different occasions. Beck married to Sandra Crash in 2005.
In 2011, Jeff was awarded fellowship for University of Art London and at a current age of 67, Jeff still rules the hearts and minds of music lovers.
Listen to Jeff Beck :-
"Cause We've Ended as Lovers" was selected as the best 100 Rock Guitar Solos Ever countdown, and is still one of the most praised solos work produced by Jeff Beck.
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In reality music can have a different meaning from one person to the next. Some people might consider the birds chirping, kids playing quietly, or somebody playing an instrument, as music. While others consider; banging on pots and pans, the jack hammer or a demolition of a building, to be music.
Does anybody really know where music came from? Music actually started during the Medieval Time/Middle Ages (around 410 A.D.) At this time, there were only two different style types of music; the polyphonic and the monophonic. Some composers of the Medieval Times/Middle Ages are; Guillaune Dufary, Phillipe de Vitry and Guillaune de Machaut.
As the times changed, so did the music.
During the Renaissance Period (1400-1600 C.E) changed the way that music was perceived and created. This is logic because Renaissance means “rebirth.” So, it’s only right since the times received a new beginning, so did the music. Some composers of the Renaissance Period are Leonal Power, William Corbronde and Robert White.
During the Baroque Period (1600-1750 C.E) the composers started to experiment with form, instruments and styles. During this period of time is instrumental music and Opera was developed. Some composers of the Baroque Period are Johann Sebastian Back, George Frideric Handel and Antonio Vivaldi.
While, during the Classical period (1750-1820) was the start of simpler forms and melodies. Like the sonatas. Also during this period the piano was the primary instrument used by the composers. Some composers of the Classic period are Leopold Mazat, Micheal Hayden and Carl Stanitz.
Then during the Romantic Music, period (according to Historiography to be between 1800 and 1900) is when composers started telling a story within their music. They also added more instruments to their music. Some composers of the Romantic period are Hector Beriloz, Franz Liszt and Camille Saint-Sarns.
Finally during the 20th Century, is when the appreciated and performance was changed. Since artists were not experimenting with new music they used technology to change the music. Some composers of the 20th Century are Charles Ives, Michael Tippett and Philip Glass.
All though music has changed, everybody still have their favorites that they like to listen too. But the most common music, which people listen to, is what we hear on the radio. The different types of music we can hear on the radio, depending on which radio station we listen to.
Classical music is a complicated way of music as it requires skills like learning the ragas and ability to synchronize with other musicians. One has to maintain the complicated relationship between its emotional flows. If you wish to learn it, then you have to go through training.
This music category started in the stone era of 50's. The words are accompanied by instrument, drum and bass sounds. Certain stone groups also use instrument, workstation, saxophone, flute, mandolin and sitar for a deeper impact. This way of music has several sub styles, such as hard stone, progressive stone and steel stone.
Metal Music: Metal music surfaced after the Second World War. Here the tune of the tune is heavily influenced by the framework of the music. While in stone music, songwriting is centered within a form; in steel music, the central tune decides the framework of the tune. It is also known as 'information music'.
Hip-hop music always includes the use of equipment such as instrument, instrument, mess, instrument, bass sounds and drums instruments. In this way of music, the bass sounds are the primary instrument. This can be used in different extremes to emote feelings of anger, pride and others. This way of music is the result of hip-hop lifestyle and is known as hip-hop music. This music reveals a heavy influence of Jamaican music. The roots of the music are found in African-American and Western African-American music. It was first performed by a group of traveling singers and romantics of Western African-American.
This way of music is usually performed in club houses and discotheques. It started in the Last century. This music is characterized by quick pace and repetitious surpasses of the drums. It has a hypnotic impact on the spirits of audience.
This way of music is featured by strong and complicated tempos. The primary equipment used for jazz music is cornet, trumpet or instrument, that helps carry the tune. This is a stroking music and has a forward strength called "swing". However, in this category, the skilled performer thinks a tune in his own way.
Folk music is a kind of traditional music that is handed down from years in every lifestyle. This way of music shows the emotions of common laity. Well-known music and tribe music are the two sub styles of people’s music. This person’s music reveals the social difficulty that lies among various classes of people. This also shows their struggle for survival and their lifestyle.
Techno music is also known as combination music. This removed towards the middle part of the Early. This is a way of electronic dance music and according to African-American music styles like rut, electro and electric jazz music. It features quick surpasses and this type was started by Juan Low carb, Kevin Sanderson and Derrick May.
Opera music first surfaced in Tuscany in the 1600s. This category has a remarkable combination of theatrical art and musical innovation and is specifically performed in the theaters. This has greater appeal for its delightful orchestral complement. The preludes and interludes of this music set the tone for the action on-stage.
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HISTORY OF DIFFERENT GENRES OF MUSIC
Meaning of Music
Music is a combination of different instruments or vocals. It is an art of sound which includes important elements of music like pitch and rhythm.
Genres of Music:
There are different genres of music according to the different music tastes of people. The important genres of music are heavy metal, death metal, Jazz, blues and classical.
History of Heavy Metal:
Heavy Metal introduced in the late 1970s and it is rock music genre. The roots of heavy metal are in psychedelic rock and blues rock. The basic theme of heavy metal is loudness with a thick drum and guitar centered sound. Heavy Metal is the most important form of rock and roll in term of theatricality, machismo and volume. The first bands of heavy metal was Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.
In this decade the heavy metal become so famous worldwide and attract fan following. This fan following was recognized as Head Bangers. The Fans create headbangers to appreciate the music of heavy metal and they show their membership by buying heavy metal music albums and attending heavy metal music concerts.
The characteristics of heavy metal include impressive or assertive rhythms, loud writhe guitar, drum sound and powerful vocals. The electric guitar and its sensory power which come from amplifications is the important element of heavy metal.
In 1980s, heavy metal achieves high popularity along with the success of its subgeners like galm matel and thrashes metal. The famous and early band of Galm metal was Motely Crue and thrash metal become famous through the bands like Megadeth, Anthrax and Metallicala.
Heavy metal is still famous nowadays mainly in Continental Europe with continues development in the music world.
History of Death Metal:
Death metal is the subgenre of heavy metal with more aggressive music, darker lyrics and harsh Vocals. Basically it’s a ferocious and transformed type of heavy metal music.
In mid 1980s death metal formed with a musical structure of thrash metal and early black metal. Slayer, Venom and Kreator were the important part in the formation of death metal music. The pioneer of death metal was Possessed and death bands
Possessed band was formed in 1983 and become first popular death metal band for their fast playing style and vocals. Also, in 1983 the death metal band become famous with guitarists Rick Rozz and Chuck Schuldiner and a drummer named Kam Lee.
Along with death and possessed bands, other death metal pioneers include morbid angel, Obituary, Autopsy and Deicide in the United States.
Death metal becomes popular in Sweden in late 1980s with the pioneers God Macabre, Dismember and Carnage. And the popularity of death metal gained its extreme in the era 1992-93 with Obituary, Morbid Angel bands.
The characteristics of death metal music involved mostly two fast playing guitars, drummer and high vocals. The lyrics mostly based on the extreme acts or the darker aspects of the society.
History of Jazz:
Jazz is an art of music and originated in the end of 19th century in Southern United States.
In 1915s, the word “jazz” used for music first time in Chicago and spread in other cities with a passage of time. The first recognized use of word Jazz in New Orleans was in 2009.
The history of Jazz shows the development of jazz music between 19th and 20th century and gradually it becomes popular American music.
The subgenres of jazz include Dixieland, Be pop, Big Band, Jazz fusion, Nu jazz and free Jazz.
Dixieland music form in New Orleans in 1910s and mainly include Early jazz and Hot jazz music style.
Big Band music comes from swing era which consists of brass, wood wind and rhythm instruments. The Big Band includes Jazz band, Dance band, society band and Jazz orchestra. Bepop music originates in 1940s, with a quality of high tempo music. This genre of jazz popular as a synonymous of modern jazz and achieve its maturity in 1960s.
Free jazz become popular genre of jazz in 1950s with a characteristic of primitive or religious music roots and improvisation. Jazz Fusion originates in 1970s, Acid Jazz in 1980s and Nu jazz in 1990s.
Jazz music is not only the phenomena of selecting the tune but it is the music which created with a unique characteristic draws from human emotions and life experiences.
History of Blues:
Blues is a musical form as well as popular music genre originates in American-African communities. The folk music of American-African communities is the origin of blues.
Blues music originates in late 19th century in southern United States. This music is the combination of work songs, chants, field hollers, spirituals and shouts.
The blues music is the result of merge European and African music. The theme and lyrics of blues involves troubles of life with sorrow chants and rhythms. It simply concern with the personal affliction and self pity. This music directly related to control the hardships of life and having fun.
Pioneer of blues was W.C Handy. The musical and poetic form of blues becomes popularized with a dissemination of Handy’s “Memphis blues” in 1912 and “St. Louis blues” in 1914. The song “Crazy blues” was the first vocal blues music recorded by Mamie Smith in 1920s.
T-Bone Walker and B.B King were the pioneers of the guitar style playing with the combination of blues tones and jazz techniques. B.B King with Bukka white, Son house and
Leadbelly created the sound which is today known as unamplified traditional blues.
Robert Cray and late Stevie Ray Vaughan are the modern players of blues who created the listeners of blues form new generation.
History of Classical:
Classical music is the art of music with the roots in secular music and traditions of Western liturgical. The era of classical music is broad from 11th century to present.
The popular practice period of classical music summarize between 1550 and 1900.
The classical period of music was non emotional and balanced and less concerned with dancing style music.
The outstanding characteristic of classical music involves the trend to write the quality music, the composers of classical music are literate in recognizing the notation and writing the music.
The instrumental theme of classical music consists of orchestra with some solo instruments like piano and organ. The symphony orchestra is the central part of classical music.
The early period of classical music involves time divisions like medieval, Renaissance and common practice period.
The common practice period is the popular period when the work of classical music was shaped and standardized.
The classical music period is the part of common practice period and involves many styles, compositions and presentations with the basic theme of piano. Chamber music with 8-10 performers was the important part of classical music.
The popular composers in the classical history include Carl Philipp Emanuel, Wolfgang Amadeus, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ludwig van Beethoven Johann Christian and Franz Joseph Haydn.
Many talented guitarists have stepped in the world of music, each and every of them have made some contribution with different styles and effects especially in the rock n roll arena. The countless number of music influences and contribution has lead the rock n roll music to be such a diverse genre and very changing and influencing type of genre itself. Some of the biggest names in musical industry seem to be in the pop and hip-hop arena, and specially in this generation It can be seen that rock n roll is dying and the artists who are contributing to the rock n roll fame has not been getting the attention, fame and popularity they need to carry on their work. As we all know that the main instrument used on the rock n roll genre is the Guitar and there have been wide range of guitarists according to their style, effects and the genre they have been playing on. These are the lists of the best guitarist (In my opinion) , and any comments or dislikes or different thinking are always welcome, I always try to have a wide perspective especially in the musical arena.
Undoubtedly, Jimi Hendrix tops all the charts of greatest guitarists in any countdown you will see in the whole world of the greatest guitarists, this is because he has been the pioneer of rock n roll and has introduced the great wah-wah pedal that has been used extensively by guitarists for getting a sound that is more contributes to rock n roll and the main meaning of its genre. The distortion pedal used by him in the song voodoo Chile and other songs, has influenced many bands to use the same effects to gain aggressiveness, and wild solos that also typically falls on the sub-genre of rock n roll.
With a passion for electric guitar playing, he became well known instrumentalist which has a passion for electric guitar playing. This artist who is also known in real life as Brian Carrol
Also known for his wide variety of music influences and the genre used is immensely variable and has a very wide perspective of the cultures and the drum metronome that not only directs tot the genre of rock n roll and it’s sub-genre but also somehow associates and also open the perspective nature and view for the pop genre as well, a nature of true artist. He is also famous for his mysterious nature and hardly 1-2 real photos behind the mask have ever been found in the internet. Buckethead releases about 20-30 albums a year both collaborative and single.
3) Mark Knopfler
He was born on 12th august 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland to an English mother and a Hungarian architect. He attended Gosforth grammar school and graduated in English from university of Leeds. At an early age he was inspired by his Uncle Kingsley’s music instruments which encouraged him to buy a pick-up hovner super solid guitar. His passions for music lead him to perform among his classmates and along with the schoolboy bands. These were his intial years which gave his music passion a boost to be developed in upcoming years. In 1973, Knopfler joined “brewer’s droop”, a London based band. He appeared on their album “The Booze Brothers”
In the 1970s, there was no bigger rock group in the world than Led Zeppelin and no greater god on six strings than Zeppelin's founder-captain Jimmy Page. Nothing much has changed. The imperial weight, technical authority and exotic reach of Page's writing and playing on Zeppelin's eight studio albums have lost none of their power: the rusted, slow-death groan of Page's solo, played with a violin bow, in "Dazed and Confused," on Zeppelin's 1969 debut; the circular, cast-iron stammer of his riffing on "Black Dog," on the band's fourth LP; the melodic momentum and chrome-spear tone of his closing solo in.
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5) Eric Clapton
It first appeared in 1965, written on the walls of the London subway: "Clapton is God." Eric Patrick Clapton, of Ripley, England — fresh out of his first major band, the Yardbirds, and recently inducted into John Mayall's Bluesbreakers — had just turned twenty and been playing guitar only since he was fifteen. But Clapton was already soloing with the improvisational nerve that has dazzled fans and peers for forty years. In his 1963-65 stint with the Yardbirds, Clapton's nickname was Slowhand, an ironic reference to the velocity of his lead breaks. But Clapton insisted in a 2001 Rolling Stone interview, "I think it's important to say something powerful and keep it economical." Even when he jammed on a tune for more than a quarter-hour with Cream, Clapton soloed with a dagger like tone and pinpoint attention to melody. The solo albums that followed Layla, his 1970 tour de force with Derek and the Dominos, emphasize his desires as a singer-songwriter. But on the best, like 1974's 46I Ocean Boulevard and 1983's Money and Cigarettes, his solos and flourishes still pack the power that made him "God" in the first place.
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|Maths and Music - The Relation|
MATHEMATICS IN THE COMPOSITIONAL PROCESS
MATHEMATICAL and quasi-mathematical techniques have been used by composer for over a millennium. For the most part these techniques have been applied to rhythm and meter and to manipulations of melodic ideas. This century has seen application of mathematical techniques to virtually every aspect of composition.
One of the earliest applications of mathematics to rhythms was the use of the rhythmic modes in the 13th century. The free and supple chant rhythms were replaced by continuous reputations of rhythmic cells of two, three, or four notes. Eventually larger shapes were superimposed; the cells were grouped in units of two, three of four. This very likely was a detail of the evolution of the current system of musical meter. The impulse towards regularity was strengthened further by still larger organizations of units into periods.
All of this operated on an intuitive level, based on additive accumulations reinforced by the innate human sense of even pulse. Actual utilization of techniques that might be considered mathematical involved higher levels of complexity. The most significant examples of this type were the multiple probation works of composers like Ockeghem and Pierre de la Rue around 1500. Although this school died out fairly quickly, it had the effect of freeing rhythm. Even motoric Baroque rhythms have a definite amount of flexibility and variety within their well-defined basic shapes.
|Sheet Music - Use of calculations|
At this time there was also a tendency toward far greater freedom The Baroque and Classical toccatas and fantasias subdued their regularity of metric flow by the use of improvisatory style The trend continued in the nineteenth century with interruptions of metric flow (Schumann), currents of displaced impulses (Brahms), and near-amphora’s tempo variation (Chopin). Yet none of those developments was mathematically conceived.
In the 20th Century the situation changed. Freedom within an elastic structure gave a way to freedom and structure. The problem of the twelfth century reappeared: how to organize sounds in time? Once again mathematical solutions were sought. Consciously or unconsciously, new composers used historical solutions. Serialization of rhythmic values is similar to the rhythmic modes in limiting the number of rhythmic possibilities. Complex cross-rhythm and simultaneous differences in tempo and meter (whether resulting from a high degree of organization or from improvisatory or random processes) descend directly from the probation complexities. The rigidity of such systems may at some future time seem as arbitrary as the rhythmic modes now seem to us, although perhaps this rigidity will lead to a new freedom if we develop the ability to comprehend.
The mathematical techniques involved in melodic treatment have been in use for a very long time. These operations include transposition, inversion, retogradation, augmentation, diminution, changes of mode, changes of intervals, and fragmentation (mathematics concerns itself with the nature of operations as well as with their use). All of these techniques are still used today expect that nontonal composers obviously do not change modes, and do not resort to interval modification as a means of achieving variety. This last is precluded by their styles, which rarely permit any one interval the prominence required to ensure recognition after modification.
Counterpoint could be considered a mathematical art, especially after inspection of various numerical systems designed to teach students safe and easy ways of constructing invertible counterpoint. Historically, contrapuntal technique has been the judicious and artistic selection of intervallic and rhythm relations between two or more parts consistent with a particular style and with the language of the piece in which counterpoint is employed. These considerations arise out of general musical concepts which were presented above as being sematic rather than specifically mathematical. This is not affected by the fact that mathematical methods have been used to achieve similar results. The dissimilarities arise from the inability of the mathematical methods to provide any assurance of esthetic quality.
In the 20th century, serial composition has used mathematical technique extensively. The twelve-tone (or dodecaphonic) system designates the twelve notes of the chromatic scale with the numbers 0 to 11. Intervals are determined by subtraction (modulo 12). It is then possible to treat the number as a set. A particular set is constructed for a desired composition. Various mathematical operations are performed on the set. The transformations set are decoded back into pitches, yielding transformed versions of the original sequences of tones. This endowment is taken for granted by serial composers; they assume that tones may be used as isolated entities with relationships determined at the will of the composer, and somehow automatically communicated to the listener. The validity of this depends on whether or not the acoustical properties of interval assert themselves in such contexts. If they do, then a set (or any more sophisticated algebraic systems) is not an accurate representation of pitches, since it would not be able to account for the implications of stability or instability (expressed in the “tendencies” toward other intervals) of melodic intervals.
This would not rule out the possibility of an accurate mathematical representation, but such a device does not seem to exist at present. Since association undoubtedly plays some part in associations with intervals, no definite conclusions seem possible one way or the other.