Posts Tagged ‘History’

Discover The Interesting History Of Guitars

Slash’s “Sweet Child of Mine”, Brian May of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” and Carlos Augusto Santana Alves’ “Maria Maria” Do you recognize all of these? These are songs popularized by some of the greatest guitarists of all time. People sang their music, danced with their rhythms, and enjoyed every performance they did…

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A Brief History of Washburn Acoustic Guitars

Washburn Guitars has its beginnings near Maxwell Street, Chicagos famed home of the Delta Blues. They have been making various instruments since 1883 and their success had been closely tied with the wide spread popularity of both jazz and blues. The fact that the shop was located so near to this famed area is sort…

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History of The Blues in 400 Words

The blues is a kind of music that can be vocal, instrumental (blues guitar) or both. It uses the ‘blue’ notes which are accomplished on a ‘minor pentatonic’ scale most of the time, otherwise recognised as the blues scale. Blues music was generalised from the African-American communities in the U.S. out of job songs, spiritual…

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The Most Famous Guitars in the History of Rock and Roll – Guitarists

If you like music, then you know about an American guitarist, singer and songwriter named Jimi Hendrix. He was classed as one of best and influenced many a budding guitarists with his music. Though starting in England it wasn’t until the Monterey Festival in 1967 that he was recognized worldwide. He later went on to…

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The Rich History of Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic guitars are descendants of stringed instruments that were found in a variety of cultures thousands and thousands of years ago. As civilizations merged and the world became smaller, the guitar began taking on a unified shape and style. Since then, there has been a lineal evolution of several hundreds of years of instruments that…

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The Complete History Of Blues Guitar & Its Origins

The blues is a form of music that can be vocal, instrumental (blues guitar) or both. It uses the ‘blue’ notes which are based on a ‘minor pentatonic’ scale most of the time, otherwise known as the blues scale. Blues music was derived from the African-American communities in the U.S. out of work songs, spiritual…

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The History of Memphis Blues Music

Memphis blues music has a very rich and interesting history that is packed with many of the biggest names in American music. Created in the 1920s and 1930s, Memphis blues music was created by musicians that lived in the area, like Furry Lewis, Frank Stokes, John Estes and Memphis Minnie. At first, it was only…

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History of Rock Keeps Rolling On

Ever since Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry began crooning tunes with a different sound, the history of rock music has been marching forward. Different than anything that had come before it, rock mixed racy lyrics with loud, but soulful music to create something so distinct it earned its own moniker. As the history…

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A Brief History of Epiphone Acoustic Guitars

Epiphone had its true beginnings in Greece where Anastasios Stathopoulos started out by making traditional stringed instruments such as violins, lutes, mandolins, and a Greek instrument called the lioutos. The family then moved to Smyrna in Asia Minor but later fled to New York due to persecution. After moving to New York, Anastasios son, Epi…

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