Archive for September, 2011
It’s difficult to really define what Rock and Roll music is, or where it really started, but Rock and Roll is definitely when guitar playing as we now know it started.
Elvis Presley must be given some of the credit for it, with his hips swinging and the raunchiness of the songs, although he did not really play guitar well at the time. He did however start the craze of screaming girls at his shows, it was all about sex really, and in fact that is how it got the name Rock & Roll.
The roots of Rock & Roll go back to the late 40´s, and were influenced by blues and gospel music later the big band swing, and rhythm and blues; it was also influenced by country guitar music.
Some of the artist´s of the time such as Elvis Presley with “That´s Alright Mama” and Bill Hayley´s “Rock Around The Clock”, at the time the piano was the main instrument in the band, until Chuck Berry turned up with songs like “Johnny Be Good” with that famous Guitar Riff, which we still hear today.
I had the pleasure of seeing Chuck Berry playing live in Leicester, England; he was 64 years old then, but still Rocking, a great show.
England’s answer to Elvis Presley was Cliff Richards and the Shadows, (which were basically an electric guitar band) with “Living Doll”, unfortunately Cliff didn´t make it big in America, but he is still going strong in England at the ripe age of 80 and has just released his latest album.
In the early 60´s we saw the start of what was to be called “The Swinging 60´s” or sometimes “The Golden Age of Rock and Roll”, the biggest Band was The Beatles who when they played could not even hear themselves because of the screaming girls, and poor P.A. systems.
The Beatles were the first British artist´s to make it big in the U.S.A.; they were unique then as they wrote most of the song´s that they performed, and in fact they changed music, and the rules of the music we hear today.
They also wrote “I Wanna Be Your Man” which became the first hit record for the Rolling Stones, who also made it in the United States, and they still perform sellout concerts to this day, even at their age, so there’s hope for us all yet.
In the late 60´s-early 70´s we had the Glam Rock and the psychedelic era, and saw bands such as Jefferson Airplane, T Rex, Mud, and Wizard as well as Jimmy Hendrix and David Bowie, the style of guitar playing became more aggressive with a rise into Hard Rock and Heavy metal, we saw AC/DC, Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin.
It is my belief that Rock and Roll music will be with us in some form or another for a long time yet, and people will still be influenced by it, and will continue to buy records and learn to play guitar, whichever style of music they choose to play, it is all related anyway.
I hope that you can see now how Rock and Roll Guitar was a mixture of Blues, Country Guitar music, as well as Swing and Rhythm and blues.
I hope that you have found this article of interest, it has been written out of my love of this type of music, and in particular my love of good guitar playing.
Please feel free to comment on it, and to share it with others.
Keep on playing
“Wolfie”Tags: elvis presley, guitar riff, leicester england, rock and roll music, rock around the clock
You wouldn’t believe how many times I run across this question. Is there a difference between music CD-Rs and traditional data CD-Rs? I think what people really want to know is if I buy a data CDR can I still put audio on it and vice versa. Well, hopefully this article will shed some light on the confusion and give you some insight into which type of blank media best suits your needs.
The simple answer to this question is yes. There are differences between music and data CD-Rs. However there is a big neon green flashing asterisk next to the yes that indicates to the informed consumer, that no there is not a difference. Let me explain.
Depending on where you gather your information, there are some articles that indicate minor differences between data and music CD-Rs. For starters, there is the name difference, but that’s obvious. There have also been rumors that the recording industry receives a very small percentage of each sale of blank music CD-Rs. However, that rumor has yet to be verified to my knowledge.
What is known is that there are technical differences in what is embedded in blank music CDs in comparison to blank data CDs. These embedded differences center upon bytes within the sub channels of the actual blank music disc. But does that really make a difference in quality or what types of information can be stored on the disk?
Not really. Both audio and data can be duplicated onto both music and data CD-Rs. I’ll say it again. Audio and data can be burned onto music and data CD-Rs. However, whether or not you can get data onto a music CD-R depends on what type of hardware is used to burn the blank CD.
If you are using a PC to do all of your burning, then it doesn’t matter. PCs do not differentiate between music CD-Rs and data CD-Rs. They simply see a blank media and duplicate information on to it pertaining to the settings you have outlined in the software you are using to burn the CD.
However, if you are using a separate home CD burner, it may or may not allow you to burn data/music onto a generic blank data/music CDR. Proprietors are funny like that. They really only want you to use blank media with brand names that they have approved of.
So my advice is if you are doing most of your CD duplication on the computer, it doesn’t matter which type of blank CDR you use. They both will work fine in most cases for storing audio and data. However, if you are using a CD writer outside of your computer for you burning needs, check the manual and see what they recommend.Tags: cd 13, data cd, differences center, music disc, technical differences
It is definitely that every parent focuses much energy on the development of his children’s intelligence. Parents make every effort to send them to the best kindergartens, the best primary school, middle schools and universities, and when they are young, they may be send to various training schools to nurse their abilities on singing, dancing, painting, calculating and so on. All these are because of the significance of education, as the saying goes “knowledge is power.”
Today parents pay more attention to the pre-school education, so that educational equipments are largely welcomed by parents and children. Educational equipments are a general name for kinds of entertainment equipments used for kids’ education. As education itself is a large field, educational equipments also contain may types of equipments, as mathematics educational equipments, painting educational equipments, athletics educational equipments, and music educational equipments, to name a few.
Number and counting is the basal skills for kids to get. Mathematics educational equipments can make numbers learning be easy and take great pleasure into learning. In this kind of educational equipments, products are of different styles, colors and shapes. The most common educational equipments is the numbers carts. But this kind of mathematics educational equipments may be too simple and boring. Nowadays, there are intelligence-enlightening number rods, number board educational equipments, number blocks educational equipments, and hanging numbers beads educational equipments. The educational equipments for letters learning and alphabet learning are of the same samples.
Painting educational equipments are those educational equipments used for painting. The basal painting educational equipments are blackboards. Today blackboards are not restricted to be black; they can also be white and green. Besides, some blackboards are double sets. They can be used by two children at the same time.
Athletics educational equipments are those educational equipments for sports. This kind of educational equipments is often appearing to be small and light. Different from the real equipments set on the playground, athletics educational equipments are more of entertainment than of competition. The purpose of athletics educational equipments is to let kids get preparatory concept of various sports. Athletics educational equipments include plastic basketball frames, football nets, yellow boll-playing equipments, ball-playing tunnels and so on.
Music educational equipments are the educational equipments that are used for music teaching. They are usually small and smart for they are not designed for music composition but for primary music notion. In this field, there are rock drum, multicolor balls, kids jingle bells, etc.
What’s more, there are some other educational equipment such as geometry blocks for shape learning, animal-themed jingle bells for animal realizing, mini microscope and telescope for observing, and so on.
Make your children’s learning interesting, educational equipments are indispensable. And educational equipments let your children get to love learning.Tags: colors and shapes, number blocks, number rods, pre school education, today parents
Most music teachers consider teaching music to their dear students both their profession and passion. Most of them have the heart for arts and music – making each student love learning music and music as a whole. With this kind of outlook and disposition in teaching music, the inspired and motivated music teacher tends to begin his search for consistent improvement in his teaching strategies as well as his effort for personal and professional growth.
Indeed, there is a wide variety of creative music teachers resources that students can certainly enjoy and get excited working on with. According to studies, the integration of audio and video recording in music education has been an effective technique to catch the attention and grab the interest of the learners. This is believed to be an effective tool in raising the level of interest and motivation among music learners.
Current practice in music teaching favors a practical and a hands-on approach in emphasizing performance and composition. The use of recorded music as a teaching resource has tended to take a back seat. However, recordings are the predominant vehicle of musical experience today. As the students are expert listeners to recorded sound, major developments in the access to and presentation of recorded music are opening up new educational possibilities to most of them.
Targeted to be implemented in most music classrooms, the production and engineering aspects of recorded sound to online music libraries and teachers’ experiences of using recordings in the classroom have been randomly practiced and taken into consideration.
When a classroom setting has a relaxed atmosphere, informal learning may take place yet anxiety, tension and pressure would neither rule the learning situation. Hence, when there is relaxed supervision with no teachers behind the desk, the students would be more eager and interested to learn music. Students may also work in groups – giving them more chances of friendship and peer support. In this case, cooperative learning is found effective. The music teacher may encourage the students choose various musical instruments of their choice and eventually master such.
After they finish recording, they may organize or set-up a short play or a mini-concert to show their rendition of songs and other performances. These activities can heighten the learning process as they get too excited in meeting their objectives and getting high grades. These can also help them boost enough self-confidence and self-esteem. Through these music teachers’ resources, the music teacher tends to meet most of his objectives all at the same time.
These creative techniques in music education intend to motivate the learners from different ages and with different lifestyles. So start your quest to amazingly creative music teachers resources now. Be inspired to share your knowledge as well as the joys of music to your students. Make them realize that learning music is fun so they have to do it all by heart. Happy teaching!
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A Teacher’s Passion for MusicTags: creative music, educational possibilities, music classrooms, music libraries, relaxed atmosphere