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The Heavy Music of the Bass Guitar

The bass guitar is an electric guitar that is often played by plucking the strings. Its appearance is not too unlike that of the regular electric guitar, but it is a little larger with a longer neck and bigger body. Like the double bass, the bass guitar only has four strings that are tuned the same as the double bass; the strings being tuned to E, A, D and G. In the past, the double bass would often be used by many bands to get the sound that they were looking for, but since its first construction in the early twentieth century the bass guitar has been used in its place. It could be that the bass guitar was easier to play and transport, being as it is quite a bit smaller than the double bass. Being as it has more or less replaced the double bass in much of the music today; it is often used in the same genres as the double bass was including jazz, bluegrass, rock and roll and blues. The bass guitar also covers more modern genres including latin, funk and fusion. It really wasn't until the second half of the 19...

 


Guitar Accessories: More Than Just Icing

Accessories, as any good fashionista will tell you, can either make or break an outfit. Now I'm not suggesting that a guitar played with last year's guitar pick simply isn't worth the effort, or that red guitar straps are the new black. However, guitar accessories do have one thing in common with their fashion counterparts-each is designed to help the user get the most out of his or her instrument or outfit, as the case may be.There is actually a rather long list of guitar accessories available to the discerning guitar player. These range from various types of guitar supports to amplifiers to nail kits. Yes, nail kits. Hey, all that plucking and strumming can be murder on your cuticles. Suffice it to say, there are enough guitar accessory options to ensure that anyone, be they novice or master, can at least look like they know what they're doing with their guitar.Some accessories allow the artists to increase the variety of sounds that can be created by the guitar. For instance the capotasto, or "capo," as it...

 


The Popularity Of The Twelve String Guitar

Music has got immense soothing capabilities. It acts like a magic balm soothing frayed nerves. Whether you are on a pensive mood or overflowing with joy music can be your perfect companion on all occasions. Therefore it is no wonder why the term music therapy has come into being in recent times.First popularized by the famous guitarist George Harrison the twelve-string guitar has made its maiden appearance in the 1960s. From then onwards it has been an integral part of any music show carving a unique niche for itself. It stood the test of time to become one of the most popular versions of guitar instruments globally.Musical instruments play a key role in making any musical journey lovable. Of all the different musical instruments, which have graced the musical landscape guitar is perhaps the most popular one. Guitar has got the unique feature of turning any dumb music show popular. Guitar is present in several incarnations like the six-string guitar or the twelve-string guitar. It has its own magic, which can...

 




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