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Alexander Smith is author of Techzelo.com (music technology review site)

Alexander Smith is author of Techzelo.com (music technology review site)

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The high-quality way to discover the best practical reviews for mics and headphones by an expert If someone is interested in musical equipment and instruments, then reviews are important. However, a large number of reviews on the Internet on this topic are not adequately compiled or display inaccurate information. Should anyone trust in this field? There are decent options. One of them is Alexander Smith, who works as a music director and creates high-quality reviews of mics, headphones and other musical equipment. Let's find out more about him and his texts at the Techzelo.com music technology review site. What we know about Alexander Smith The author of the reviews is closely connected with the world of musical equipment and music. He has the education of a professional sound engi...
Stevie Wonder: Where I’m Coming From and For Once In My Life

Stevie Wonder: Where I’m Coming From and For Once In My Life

Entertainment, Music
The late 1960s had seen a growing number of 'personal' albums: records written, performed and produced by the artists themselves. By 1970 the trend had yet to infiltrate Motown, which was sticking to the same album pattern it had throughout its existence - a couple of hit singles, filled out with numerous covers of popular songs and stock songs culled from the Jobete archives. Stevie Wonder had been growing in ambition since 1968's For Once In My Life, and yearned to create an album free of Motown's interference. With his 21st birthday approaching and with it the ability to void his contract with the company, Berry Gordy allowed Stevie to produce his own record. This, along with Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, were the first albums from Motown which were allowed such a privilege. ...
An introduction to Blues Slide Guitar

An introduction to Blues Slide Guitar

Music
There's nothing quite like the sweet sound of glass, steel or pipe making a guitar string cry. No other sound immediately identifies blues music like slide guitar. There are almost as many different playing styles and sounds as there are variations in the tools of the trade and like all truly great art forms, it's fairly easy to pick up but difficult to master. For the most part, a player chooses to wear a slide on the ring or third finger, which offers a good degree of control whilst leaving the other fingers free for chord shapes, escapes or stops. There are notable exceptions of course - Australian slide master Dave Hole pops his slide on his first finger and plays over the top of the neck. King of the Delta slide, Robert Johnson, wore his on the pinky or fourth finger, as did Ho...
e Ukulele amplifier and bass tabs

e Ukulele amplifier and bass tabs

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e Ukulele amplifier - If you are just starting to learn to play ukulele or e ukulele, you've probably heard of and even tried to figure out how to read ukulele tabs. It looks very much like a musical staff, except that it has one more line (or one less in the case of a bass tab). Additionally, tablature uses numbers to denote what notes to play as opposed to note heads and rests. Unlike a musical staff, tabs are specific to the stringed instruments I've listed (the reason being that in tabs, each line refers to a particular string whereas on a musical staff, each line and each space is assigned to a particular note). Ukulele Setup Tabs So. The question arises, which one should you learn to read? You're best bet would be to understand both how to read tabs and how to read music, b...
National Resonator (Steel) Guitar – development and history

National Resonator (Steel) Guitar – development and history

Music
Back in the '20s, bluesman played the National Resonator Guitar. This guitar was 3 to 5 times louder than any guitar made of wood. It was also impervious to outside environments of tent shows and juke joints. This was because of its metal body which is what made it instantly recognizable to the fans of the Blues. Bluesman- The Delta Blues and the National Resonator Back then the Blues artist had to make himself heard over the normal noise that occurred when the crowd assembled to dance and enjoyed themselves. These early jazz bands were large and were normally fronted by women singers, like legends Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey who had to be loud enough to cut through the crowded tent with no acoustics. Most guitars back then were the catalogue type like the Harmony Stella Parlor...
Chord voicing and fingering for tenor ukulele

Chord voicing and fingering for tenor ukulele

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The chord voicing which textures Jake Shimabukuro’s fascinating arrangements—including covers of While My Guitar Gently Weeps and The Star Spangled Banner—has dubbed this Hawaiian native the Jimi Hendrix of ukulele. Here, he takes time to share left-hand techniques that lend his tenor ukulele its signature voice. Taking Advantage of Tenor Ukulele Tuning Shimabukuro plays a four-string, tenor ukulele. His is a handcrafted instrument by the Kamaka Company in Hawaii. The ukulele may look like a tiny guitar with four strings, but its tuning requires a completely different approach to chording. The strings of a tenor ukulele are tuned G, C, E, A starting from the string closest to the player’s head. Unlike a guitar where strings go in order of pitch, the lowest pitched string on a teno...