The five members went to school together, were friends together and also decided to quit school together. Their school teacher Leonard Skinner who followed the guidelines set by the school demanded for each of the five members to get a haircut before they could return to school. The members refused and never returned to school. This tight-knit group practiced together continuously. Their lives intertwined with each other and they became a close-knit family. They had an unusual barroom swagger, but their distinctive style was the guitar. Not only did they love the guitar, but they introduced to the audience a triple-lead guitar sound.
A pair of song that has mentioned above includes the two super hits from the first half of the 20th century. “Blue yodel” is series of thirteen different songs that were written and composed by the Jimmie Rodger in from 1927 to 1933. The first song of the blue yodel series was “T for Texas” that had gave rise to the music history with the vibrant vocal sounds as a part of almost every type of composition. While the second song is “black snake moan” was for the second time recorded by the Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1927 portraying a complaining attitude of singer in a short conversational way.
To the average person, the high school marching band is nothing more than a bunch of geeks that play during half time at the football games or monopolize the benches by the band hall, but to me, it is so much more. To me it is a family, a safe haven, a creative outlet, a home. I have been involved in marching band for three years, going on four, and I wouldn 't trade the experience for anything. When I entered high school as a scared and awkward freshman, I immediately had three hundred people that I could rely on. The program quickly became like a second home to me and opened up a whole new path in my life. Playing percussion took on a whole new definition in my eyes and I gained not only a greater respect for music, but for the people that created it and managed it and loved it like no other. Through my high
Joining band had an immense and almost immediate impact on my life. Before being in band I had never had a talent that I felt completely confident in. I enjoyed practicing and spent many hours trying to improve my musical ability. In
Growing up I was consumed by an interesting assortment of music. Musical influences were thrown at me from all directions. Whether it was the rock and roll and punk rock music my dad listened to, or the country and pop music my mom listened to, my ears were always full of different arrays of music. Having my grandma blasting gospel music and my older sister jamming Disney, music became a very influential part of my childhood.
Andres Segovia was a prolific twentieth century classical guitarist who had a profound influence on the classical guitar. Segovia emerged from a musical family in Linares, Spain and from a young age had lessons in an array of traditional classical instruments. But he did not discover his passion for music and the guitar until attending a private concert of a flamenco guitarist after which he received his first lesson. Following this, Segovia began studying the instrument, working diligently, ignoring the wishes of his family “to study an acknowledged and respected classical instrument” (Gorman, 2008). Soon after this Segovia began to realise the guitar’s shortcomings in the realm of classical music. Hence, he outlined his ambitions “To extract the guitar from the noisy and disreputable folkloric amusements” and make it known all over the world … “To create a wonderful repertoire for my instrument” … “[and] to place the guitar in the most important conservatories of the world … Thus securing its future” (Gorman, 2008). The influence Segovia had on the guitar can be best recognised within four specific areas of repertoire, technique, publications and the media.
The electric guitar plays a very important role in the modern world. Ever since the last half-century, it has been a popular and crucial instrument in music. The electric guitar produces the resonant and sonorous music that we listen to today. The contribution of the electric guitar heavily impacted music technology today and gave rise to a significant change in modern musical styles.
As the late Hunter S. Thompson said, “Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.” ("A Quote) When I sit back and think of all the ways band has changed my life for the better, I realize it was not just the music, but also those who are in the band. Wirt County Tiger Marching Band was literally my go to for the longest time, especially after my parents split up, the only people I wanted to talk to were those in band.
For some reason he liked the way I was “unique” and chose to be my friend. I took an immediate liking to him because Hannah had been my only friend, but this new friend was a boy! I fancied over him all through the fifth grade, and when summer came I couldn’t wait to go to middle school and see him again. My life couldn’t get any better! I had TWO friends, and one was a boy! Then one night, my mom came in and told me that Hannah would be moving away that summer to Utah. I wept bitterly for hours that night. I couldn’t fathom how I was going to go to middle school without her. After timeless hours of deepest sorrow, I realized that I wouldn’t be alone, because I had another
Later in the night, all the students gathered up in the mosh pit. They stood in a circle together, close to the stage, dancing and howling like crazy monkeys. After fifteen minutes, everyone collapsed in exhaustion. The DJ brought us together and played one final song, “Roar” by Katy Perry, to end the night. We sang along and swayed to the music, boys and girls together. Parents lined up at the entrance around 10 o’clock, a late hour for us, waiting for their child. I found my mom in a sea of ladies, said goodbye to my friends, and left for home with more questions from Mom.
I remember asking about if they had a violin, because my nine year old self thought that it was the coolest instrument ever, but he said he didn’t. Then he brought out what I then thought was the coolest instrument ever, the snare drum. He played a piece on it and the loudness of the instrument was the coolest thing ever. Before you can learn something like that, you first had to learn the treacherous recorder for a year. So my seven class mates and I learned it, then performed several pieces at the time, and moved on to what we called the cool instruments. My friend Jacob and I were the only fourth graders who were taking the snare at the time and we both loved it, we took solo and ensemble together and both got first on our solos. Sadly, I moved school and couldn’t join my band, but I then found
I wonder what it would be like to have a quiet mind. My mind is constantly working, thinking, and questioning. Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that I am ostensibly taciturn. What they are not aware of is the match-on-gasoline behavior of my thoughts. It may take a few strikes, but when an idea sparks in my brain, a conflagration ensues. Through my years of quiet observation, I have noticed that people tend to think if you never talk it means you have nothing to say. The truth is quite the opposite: I have many things to say. My silence just means that I am thinking, observing, and analyzing. My demeanor is merely a foil to my inner world, which is chaotic and quite loud. Sometimes when the noise in my head gets too loud, a distraction
“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace” -Santana. They were just a group of young man, inspired by B. B. King to play music. With a guitarist that could blow people away with his new kind of rock and roll. Santana helped impact rock and roll with a new kind of rock, also earning nine Grammy awards and other awards, and getting a place in the Rock and Roll hall of fame, making them unique from from most bands in the 20th century.
Two of rock and roll’s most influential drummers through the 20th century were Roger Taylor of Queen, and Neil Peart of Rush. Not only have these musicians led their respective bands to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they have also made their way into the ranks of the greatest drummers of all time. The popular website “Ultimate Classic Rock” described both men as not only having impressive resumes, but also claimed that there is no “right or wrong choice” when asked who is the better of the pair. The two drummers were recognized when they made it into the final two of Ultimate Classic Rock’s “March Drummer Madness”. Taylor won by a very slight margin of two tenths of a percent.
From one band to the next Jimmy Page was not going to let his passion for guitar playing fade. It all started with the Yardbirds. The Yardbirds was a group of young British players who wanted to create their own sound while mimicking the sounds of others just to get a jump start. Page was offered a spot on the forming band but it was not for playing the guitar. In fact, his career started off playing the bass until a fellow band member, Chris Dreja, started to play the instrument which led Page to play the guitar. Jimmy Page had lived it out with the Yardbirds and they became so popular that they opened for a very well-known band, the Rolling Stones. Once one of the guitarist, Jeff Beck, got fired from the band the music that was produced was