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Famous Guitar Player Essay Examples

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The Invention of the Guitar and Its Advancements Today
HEre's the final version, last one was just a ruff copy The Guitar About five hundred years ago the guitar was invented. Since then, the guitar has played a crucial role in music. It serves as the heart for song, from Jazz, to Blues, to Heavy Metal. The guitar is perhaps the most important instrument in modern music. The...
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Tips on How to Learn Playing a Guitar
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play guitar, but did not want to bother with difficult finger positions? If so, I am going to explain to you how to do it. It will take some practice, but eventually you will be playing some of your favorite songs. The method to playing easy guitar is based on a tuning called Drop-D. It...
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The History and Theory of the Guitar
The guitar is a fretted, stringed instrument, and is a member of the lute family. It originated in Persia and reached Spain during the twelth-century, where its versatility as both a solo and accompanying instrument were established. The theory of the guitar was discovered in the early centuries. They found that the sound o...
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A Short History of the Classical Guitar
A short history of the classical guitar Some explain the origin of the guitar as a development from the old Greek instrument - Kithara; which is very phonetically close to Guitarra (Spanish word), others claim it was from the long necked lutes found in Mesopotamia and in Anatolia. The main disagreement is between those who...
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A Biography of Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix: Reflections of the Man Through the Development of His Albums James McGuire UWC 4, Hampton November 4, 1996 On November 27, 1942,Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular wa...
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The Definition and Qualities of a Team Player
Robert C. Meyers English 1301, Definition Essay 3 August 99 A Definition of a Team Player A team player can be associated to any type of profession a person participates in. The dictionary defines team players as a number of people associated together in work or activity. Team players are the type of people with a trem...
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An Analysis of the Guitar Instrument
The guitar is a fretted, stringed instrument, and is a member of the lute family. It originated in Persia and reached Spain during the twelth-century, where its versatility as both a solo and accompanying instrument were established. The theory of the guitar was discovered in the early centuries. They found that the sound o...
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An Analysis of the Tension in Guitar Strings
Lab: Tension in Guitar Strings Tension in Guitar Strings Problem: To find the tension in the strings of a bass guitar. Hypothesis: Using an oscilloscope, we have measured the frequency of the string wave, recording time between each wave to enable us to find the resulting tension. Tension is me...
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An Introduction to the Creative Essay on the Topic of Playing the Guitar
Today's Youth: Playing the guitar
A recent trend that seems to be prevalent in the youth of our society today is the desire to play an instrument. I am a musician and want to help explain from other's experience as well as my own why playing an instrument is so popular among teens today. My father and other friends of his g...
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Tracing Back the Origins and Evolution of the Guitar
Throughout its centuries-old history, the guitar has alternately experienced times of extreme popularity and cultural obscurity. Through the diversity of instruments that now belong to the guitar family and through the diversity of musical styles played upon the guitar, its existence has now been secured. The guitar origin...
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An Introduction to the History of the Guitar
THE HISTORY OF THE GUITAR The guitar is a fretted, stringed instrument, and is a member of the lute family. It originated in Persia and reached Spain during the twelth-century, where it s versatility as both a solo and accompanying instrument were established. The theory of the guitar was discovered in the early centuries....
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How to Easily Learn and Play the Guitar
How to Play Easy Guitar Have you ever wanted to learn how to play guitar, but did not want to bother with difficult finger positions? If so, I am going to explain to you how to do it. It will take some practice, but eventually you will be playing some of your favorite songs. The method to playing easy guitar is based on a...
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A History of the Bass Guitar
The Bass Guitar In the early stages of the bass guitar the bassist were known to be musically challenged so they played on four strings because they could not play on five or six strings. Leo Fender whose company was just five years old invented the early bass in 1951. The bass which is now one of the most popular instrume...
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The Challenges of Learning to Play the Guitar at Spring Ridge Middle School
Due to the curriculum of Spring Ridge Middle School, all the students are required to take a music class of their choice. I signed up for mine in the 7th grade, but since I can't carry a tune very well I decided a guitar class would be the way to go. I'm not musical and besides in Elementary School, this is the only music c...
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A Creative Essay on the Topic of Playing Music
One activity that I enjoy doing in my spare time is playing music. I play the guitar and have been playing for nine years. I started off wanting to play when I went to a store and found a very inexpensive little thirty dollar guitar. I picked it up and started playing around with it in the store. At this time I was eight ye...
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The History of the Guitar
THE HISTORY OF THE GUITAR The guitar is a fretted, stringed instrument, and is a member of the lute family. It originated in Persia and reached Spain during the twelth-century, where it s versatility as both a solo and accompanying instrument were established. The theory of the guitar was discovered in the early centuries....
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A Biography of Les Paul
Who could imagine that an 81-year-old man could have changed rock music when he was younger? Well it's true, and Les Paul did it. This musician and inventor has sold hundreds of thousands, if not millions of albums. He has also created something that has changed rock and pop history, the solid-body electric guitar. Music an...
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A Biography of Guitar Player Randall Rhoads
Biography of Guitar Player Randall Rhoads Biography of Guitar Player Randall Rhoads Randall William Rhoads was born on December 6, 1956 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. With one brother (Doug) and one sister (Kathy), Randy was the youngest of three. When Randy was 17 months old his fath...
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A Biography of Jimi Henrdrix, a Famous American Guitarist
Had rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix not died of complications from a drug overdose on Sept. 18, 1970, at the age of 27 there's no doubt he would have continued to contribute great works of art not only in the pop world but also in the jazz realm. At the time of his death, he was preparing to collaborate with Miles Davis, who wa...
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A Biography of Carlos Santana, a Cuban Guitar Player
Santana was born on July 20, 1947 in Autlan de Navarro, Mexico. His dad was a Violinist and Carlos learned to play the Guitar at age 8. In 1955 he moved to Tijuana and began to play in strip clubs. He was inspired by B.B. King, Little Richard, and Ray Charles. In the early 1960’s he moved again to San Francisco where hi...
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The Evolution of the American Identity through the Figures of Famous Explorers and Colonizers
The American Identity could be considered and oxymoron in and of itself. From the very inception of explorers to the "New Land" to American culture today, Americans still don't have a firm grasp of whom they really are. In any event, I will attempt to trace the evolution of the American identity using tim...
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A Biography of Albert Einstein the Very Famous Physicist, Mathematician and a Genius
Albert Einstein Biography of: Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is know by almost all-living people. While most of these people do not understand this man's work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science and mathematics is asto...
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A Biography of Johannes Kepler a Famous Scientist and Mathematician
Johannes Kepler Johannes Kepler is now remembered for discovering the three laws of planetary motion, and writing about them in books that were published in 1609 and 1619. He also did important work in optics, discovered two new regular polyhedra, gave the first mathematical treatment of close packing of equal spheres, gav...
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A Life Biography of Michael Jordan
Famous Baskteballer Michael Jordan's Biography Michael Jordan Biography The early years. Michael Jordan was one of five children born to James and Delores Jordan. He was born February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn. The Jordans' felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a young family of five childr...
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The Life and Sports Achievements of Famous Basketball Player Larry Bird
Larry Bird
One of the greatest basketball players of all time emerged from the small town of French Lick, Indiana. With a
population of 2,059 people, around 1,600 of them came to watch the Valley High basketball games, especially the
blond-haired shooting whiz with a funny smile named Larry Joe Bird.
Following a sophomore s...
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