During the 1940s, Paul Bigsby and Leo Fender also began experimenting with Spanish-style solid-body guitar design. When the electric guitar was first created, many people debated whether or not it was a “true” instrument, because it did not produce a pure, “authentic” musical sound. Country and jazz musicians, most especially Charlie Christian, a jazz soloist and the electric guitar 's first virtuoso player, defended the electric guitar, proving its louder sound and ability to compete with other melody instruments in ensemble
had the unique skill to merge genre’s together and form something that was entirely different and new for the generation, and which led to other generations to merge other genres. Presley’s inspiration of genres was greatly impacted by the African American culture; however, brought his country-side to his music, which is what gave his music his own creative sound. He was the first artist to basically merge black and white music together, and widening his fan base. Elvis Presley not only changed the way entertainers performed, he also changed the way it was marketed. Teenage fans were soon to be seen as important consumers of goods, who bought products like records, tickets to concerts, and movies.
Song Analysis: “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is one of the modern elites of American musical history who has been lifted high by his distinctive and unique singing voice. He is an iconic songwriter full of thought-provoking and controversial lyrics that has attracted and driven many people to appreciate his expensive body of work. He was born in 1941 as Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota then changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1961 after moving to New York City. Bob started his musical career by highlighting themes on political background, composing protest songs as well as being an acoustic type guitar player, founding his repute as free-thinking artist. Bob then changed his style of singing to societal-minded songwriting in 1976 by releasing an album that contained a thrilling mega-truck “Hurricane”.
Metallica had many big hits. Metallica helped create a new kind of rock and roll by having lightning guitar riffs, for which they earned eight Grammys and that helped secure a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Metallica one of the greatest bands of the 80s and 90s. How they got started James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich had many influences. When James was younger, he had a tragic event in his life that made him create a band (Fricke, Seliger, 1993). Then when he met another teenager, they formed
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye. This quote held truer for no one more than the man who said it. Jimi Hendrix waltzed into the music world and in just four short years, changed the face of rock-n-roll as we knew it. Hendrix became the 1960s zeitgeist for his ability to perfectly capture everything that made that era great- swagger and grit, primal sexuality and dreamy intoxication. Even though not everyone considers him an ideal role model, Jimi Hendrix is still considered as the greatest guitarist ever.
I) Introduction: Hello everyone today I will speak to you about an English rock band who most of you have heard off, “The Beatles”. They were one of the biggest musical icons in history. The band consisted of 4 legends: John Lennon (guitar), George Harrison (guitar), Paul McCartney (bass) and Ringo Starr (drums). Moreover, “ The Beatles” made a breakthrough in deferent regions such as music, film, literature, art, and fashion. Even after their career ended The Beatles made a big influence on the lifestyle and culture of several generations.
Armstrong brought together scat singing, blues, and his trumpet and cornet to make a modern jazz. In his lifetime, Armstrong made thousands or records and inspired many to follow their dreams. Although he died, there was not another musician as popular as Louis Armstrong. Even years after he has passed, remakes of his songs when to the top of charts (Source A). Overall, Louis Armstrong has made the world we live in a more diverse and creative environment.
The Beatles were a British rock and roll group in the 1960's they have been called the most influential rock group ever. The members of the band were John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Ringo Starr on drums. The Beatles formed in Liverpool, England in the early 1960's. After an impressive decade The Beatles broke up and they all found success in their solo careers. The Beatles break up was part of many problems but the main problem was that they were no longer enjoying being The Beatles.
Music Analysis Essay Song 1 I have selected ‘Cross Roads Blues’ written and recorded by Robert Johnson in 1936, one of the best Delta Blues singer, song-writer and musician (May 8, 1911-August 16 1938). Robert Johnson performed ‘Cross Roads Blues’ as a solo piece with his vocal and acoustic slide guitar in the style of Delta Blues, produced by Don Law. This song has become a part of Robert Johnson’s mythology because in this song he is talking about the place where he met the devil and sold his soul to the devil in exchange of his musical talent, even though lyrics do not comprehend those references. ‘Cross Roads Blues’ prove that Johnson’s singing style and impressive guitar skills, still copied by Blues and Rock n’ Roll musicians to this
One of these pictures is a headshot of Jerry Garcia, the band’s leader, which was used for a cover of Rolling Stone magazine in September of 1995. It is a close up image, containing Garcia from the neck up, and was more than likely used because of his death in August of the same year. Overall, the photographs and posters as well as other images help to showcase the band as well as their influence. The concert posters are an insight into their laid-back, psychedelic music style. It is an important part of this archive and is one of the more enticing sections because the images can tell a story of the life of the
Jonathan Galya October 20, 2015 Many great musicians who died before the 1960’s still have left a significant impact on the world. Their music resonates with us and even in the current artist who create music now. The new style of rock and roll changed the way we listen to music, influencing modern day generations to use the same rhythm and techniques. Their legacy is in the rock and roll hall of fame, making their death a tragedy. Not only using their genius abilities but personal life to bring emotion and meaning into their songs.
The “new” band traveled the US preforming as an opening for other bands. The group had produced their first album Led Zeppelin I. This album was liked by some and hated by others. However, it was their second album that made them widely known and shaped the genre of hard rock, heavy metal, and blues rock. Led Zeppelin II was released on October 22, 1969.
In that article, the reader gets to understand how blues and jazz impacted the rock’n’roll world and created the type of music the Beatles would become famous for producing. This article would talk about the upbringing of rock’n’roll music to the United Kingdom by the way of people brining back records from the United States on trips. This was similar to the Beatles going on tour in Hamburg then coming back to Liverpool with better unheard of rock’n’roll music. People would leave for the United States and come back with this music people in the UK were not exposed to thus giving the UK population exposure through imported music. I believe that the article on Paul McCartney’s upbringing is the least like this article because it just tells the story of Paul McCartney and the creation of the band from his point of view.
He made his appearance around eight-thirty that night and finished close to midnight. In the beginning of his career, Fowler was known as a Southern hard-rock singer and songwriter with a band by the name of ‘Dangerous Toys’ for eight years before he realized that hard-rock wasn’t the genre of music he was really passionate about. Soon after his change involving his career, he found that Texas country music was what he enjoyed to sing, write, and perform for others. Texas country can also be referred to as ‘Red Dirt’ country music and was originated in Texas and Oklahoma. The essential instrument is playing Texas country is mostly known as an acoustic guitar and artists tend to consider this type of music to have diverse and distinctive voices with traditionally a male dominate vocalist.
Pete Seeger, is the son of Charles and older brother of Mike and Peggy, who "Is known as America 's Most important folksinger. "(loc.gov/folklife) Pete had authored and co-authored many important songs for example, " If I Had a Hammer." He fell in love with the banjo while attending the North Carolina Folk Song and Dance Festival in Asheville. Later he got the chance to work at the Archive of American Folk Song in Washington D.C. by his good friend Alan Lomax and then moved up to a position in the music half of the Library of Congress. Pete had met Woodie Guthrie out on the road and then eventually toured out west with him.