My First Guitar… Fender Stratocaster Waleed Abouelela The tone and sound I got from that old Stratocaster guitar was amazing! When I played a clean sounding song you would get a smooth, buttery, unbiased sound. The maple body and bolt on neck resonated a hum in the back-round so full it was as if every single note hugged you. With the flip of a switch that same clean channel turned bright and so energetic one could swear it was jumping off the walls. The high notes seemed to smile as they popped out one by one. The strings vibrated so tense that Stratocaster sounded like a joyous event had just taken place every time I finished a song. I got the same feeling and intensity every time I picked up that guitar. By pressing a button I would get distorted sound so often used in the music I loved. That very same guitar gave me a crunchy, chunky tone. Playing a lightning fast solo on the bottom of the neck would give me a rush that I cannot compare to anything else. A twisting and winding solo going a hundred miles an hour would make you feel like the notes were zooming in spirals around you. The speeding up and tension building technique so often utilized in solo work would often have you come crashing down with a famous “BIG ROCK ENDING”. That old Strat did all of that without a problem. They feature a sunburst design. Yellow and almost clear coats just thin enough to expose the woods texture covered by the finish. That fades darker into an orange and the shiny black on all edges that you can see yourself in. The top of the guitar has a white pickup guard with three single coil pickups in which the tremolo pick up is slanted down at the bottom to get the full effects of that sound it was put there for. The top of the guitar is the shape the headstock of an eagle with a shiny metallic Mohawk of six chrome plated tuning machines arranged in order on the top. Connecting the head to the body is the reason the other two parts even exist. That of course is the neck. The neck is shaped like a solid pole cut in half to make it the shape of a “D”. That soft maple pole has black dot inlays and brilliant stainless steel note markers that run across the neck. I actually played that guitar for so long I the oils from my fingers stained the neck with my hard word, practice, and passion of the music that came out of that beloved guitar of mine. Playing that guitar made me happy. That old
Learning to play the Guitar
Supervisor: Mr. Jason
Changchun American International School
Table of Contents
The Goal 1
My Process 3
Selection of Sources 3
Application of the Information 6
Achieving the Goal…
Gibson’s Learn & Master Guitar with Steve Krenz
Classical Guitar: Canon in D
I initially came across this little arrangement of this classic tune in a guitar magazine and have since adapted it and played it at countless weddings and other gigs. This song has truly put bread on my table!
GUITAR STYLES intermediate
Originally written by the baroque composer Johann Pachelbel around 1680 as a string quartet, this, his only Canon, was largely ignored until the 1970s. It was then…
For me personally, my defining event was much longer than a single instant, instead encompassing many years of interest and intrigue. My event was starting to play guitar and the journey it took me on to forming who I am today. Starting to play guitar led me on a path to be a much more open-minded person, shaped many of my political and ideological views, and most obviously, led me to develop a greater interest in and appreciation for music.
When I first started playing guitar, I had already been…
The Blue Guitar
Music is one of the greatest forms of expression and communication in human history. Every culture known to man, has used music to tell stories, or to express a certain emotions such as love, hate, sadness, and countless others. At times, everyone finds a song, or a collection of songs that complement their mood, or helps them through a difficult situation they are faced with. While at other times, they may find comfort just listening to music to relax. Music can also be a self-made…
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A guitar is an extraordinary instrument commonly known for its romantic melodies. It is a well recognized object that attracts many people including myself. Because of the amazing sound coming out of its strings, guitars have become pieces of art in today's society. Many musicians around the world use a guitar to play and compose songs. Some of them rely on their instinct and by listening. The music industry owes a lot to this instrument.…
to the concert intending to be an informed and perceptive critical listener, but found myself just being blown away by the experience. The piece from the concert I would like to analyze would be my personal favorite songs by Alt-J∆, Fitzpleasure.
The textures on stage consist of a bass guitar, a guitar, electronic keyboard with digital effects, drums and some sort of idiophone. Through out the piece the tempo was a simple and strait forward quadruple at about 70 beats per minute.
have ever done was when I had conquered one of my greatest fears. I
was fifteen years old. My best friend, Samantha, asked me if we could do a duo at her high
school’s coffee house. She would sing and I would play the acoustic guitar. This was my very
first guitar performance.
I have been playing since the age of six years old. I stopped within the same year I
started. I gained back the interest around 12 years old and started to learn the guitar again. I was
a very quick learner and became…
live performance I had the pleasure of attending was the Music Jazz Band. It was Jazz concert on this past concert while I was in New York. These was the first jazz concert I have ever attended I wasn’t sure what to expect at the end I was glad I went. The instruments used were saxophone, trombone, tuba, trumpet, piano, drum set, guitar and bass guitar. The style of the concert was smooth jazz which have different elements from R&B, pop, jazz fusion and jazz. I enjoyed the live performance all performers…
guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. He began his career as a studio session guitarist in London and was subsequently a member of the Yardbirds from 1966-1968 after which he founded the English rock band Led Zeppelin. The way Jimmy Page plays the guitar is mind blowing; the ease in which he can throw out a riff is absolutely unbelievable. Jimmy Page is viewed by critics, fans, and fellow musicians to be one of the most influential guitarists of all times.
Robert Anthony Plant (Vocalist) (August…
Bobby Blue Bland, a longtime peer and collaborator.
In my opinion B.B King unique style and enormous talent empowered him to become one of the greatest to ever do it. King is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, inspiring countless other electric blues and blues-rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and a list of others. It has been said that King doesn’t play chords on the guitar instead he bends each string till the notes seem to cry. His…