Bass instrument amplification

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  • Recording Chops Workshop : How For Record Great Bass

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    Recording Chops Workshop: How To Record Great Bass It’s ironic that bass guitar is such a conundrum for so many recordists. While the importance of bass in a mix can not be overstated, it is the very thing that perplexes aspiring audio engineers. Be assured that bass mastery is achievable. To become at one with the bass, read and master the bass recording chops below. Why is bass so important? What’s the big deal with bass anyways? Aren’t bass players merely kept around to give the homelier groupies

  • The first time I’ve ever been sitting down watching a live concert was at Wolfson Campus where

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    Arriale played with her three other instrument players. There was the drummer in the back, then to the front was the saxophonist and to the right side of him was the bass and then Lynne Arriale playing the piano. Lynne Arriale was the first pianist I’ve listen to live; basically I have one word for her and it’s amazing. This concert was an only instrumentation concert meaning that there was no singing involved. At first Arriale wasn’t pleased with the amplification that the piano had, so she told to

  • Electric Guitar Research Paper

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    With the increased pressure to "go electric," many artists who played the guitar at the height of the Rock n Roll movement switched their acoustic instruments to electric versions. Unlike bass guitars, which can often be converted into electric basses, a purely electric guitar will not produce melodic sounds without the help of an amplifier which carries the tune produced through an electronic current. Electric guitars also allow the player to partially manipulate the sound coming to the amplifier

  • The Sound Of Upright String Bass Performance

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    Upright string bass performance is an ever-changing profession that has played a vital role to the history of the jazz ensemble. The bass has evolved more through jazz in the past one hundred years than since the instrument’s conception in the 15th century. In early jazz bands, the bass had a simple and extremely conscientious style, which limited itself to furnishing fundamental harmonic tones. One of the greatest bass players in this style is Pops Foster, known for the extraordinary power and attack

  • Classical Music And The Romantic Era

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    rise of popular music forms such as jazz, blues, and rock led to a large change in approach for the neoclassical composers, leading many into an avant-garde approach, such as John Cage. The introduction of electric amplification changed the overall sound of music, with new instruments being invented, as well as possibilities for foreign objects to be amplified. “Classical Gas”, by Mason Williams (1968), was written for classical guitar, as Williams felt there was a limited classical guitar repertoire

  • Unit 22 Essay

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    A musical figure known as skank or the 'bang" .has a very dampened, short and scratchy chop sound, almost like a percussion instrument. Sometimes a double chop is used when the guitar still plays the off beats, but also plays the following 8th beats on the up-stroke. Horn sections are frequently used in reggae, often playing introductions and counter-melodies. Instruments included in a typical reggae horn section include saxophone, trumpet or trombone. In more recent times, real horns are sometimes

  • The Rock, Pop And Soul Reader By David Brackett

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    The articles that I chose to examine from the Rock, Pop and Soul Reader by David Brackett are titled On Wax by Paul Whiteman and Mary Margaret McBride, and What Songs the Beatles Sang by William Mann. These articles came from different time periods in which there was a need for change in music. The artists discussed in these articles took a chance, and experimented to create a new sound that the audience enjoyed. Other important similarities include the specific changes made in the music, and what

  • Physics of Electric Guitars Essay

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    Introduction More than any other instrument, the electric guitar has shaped and redefined music in the last century. Although popular culture did not pay much attention to it when it was first introduced in the 1930s, it has since become equated with the very essence of rock and roll music. On an international level, the electric guitar is by far "the most famous instrument to come out of the United States" ( Background Inventors have been playing with the idea

  • Changes in Musical Styles Related to Changes in Human Society

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    from professional players playing to an educated elite. Folk music is non-professionals playing to their peers" (para. 3). Likewise, innovations in technology can have a major effect on the development of new musical styles and instruments, some of which were existing instruments such as violins and guitars that were electrified for the first time. For instance, Jarque adds that, "The electronic age gave us even greater volume and created a path for the age of recording. The electric guitar and

  • Music Class Under The Instruction And Supervision Of Mr. Gonzales

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    under the instruction and supervision of Mr. Gonzales. We started in a timeline beginning at the very first instrument ever, the heart. The heart was the very first “beat” and clave was formed based on this “beat”. Clave is the foundation of almost every Latin song and most songs found around the world. Developed in Africa as one the earliest beats, clave was played on one of the first instruments, the Bongo drums. All drums are based after this drum which is still widely used in Africa for celebrations