A Brief History of Harmonicas Throughout

Harmonicas first appeared in Vienna during the 19th century. By the mid 1800s, there were no less than three companies producing harmonicas: C. A. Seydel Sohne, Christian Messner & Co., and Wurtt More »

History of Country Music

The origins of country music can be found in southern Appalachian with fiddle recordings made at the end of 1910. It was not until the early 20s, however, that the kind of More »

Love With Reading And Music

In Mark Twain’s classic novel “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” this is one of the things he says: “he would have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to More »

Music and Its History

Although, we listen to music and enjoy it in different ways under different conditions and circumstances, there is no single definition for music. The definition of music divaricates with the change of More »

Five Most Popular Memorials to Music

As a tribute to some of the most popular celebrities in the field of music, their memorials have been established where many people go to pay their respect. These music legends may More »

Electric Guitars Revolutionizing the Music

Plugged in music? Want to play a trendy, smart instrument? Are you in search of a perfect sound? Then electric guitar is just the thing for you.

During the era of big band, an instrument was necessary who can compete with the large volume instruments used in the jazz concerts of 30s and 40s. And that is why electric guitars were invented.

Electric guitars have a very interesting history. The string instrument makers, people who are enthusiastic about electronics and instrument manufacturers have designed it. They designed it in different combinations.

“Musicians Gibsons Popular”

The pre historic guitar had a twang sound. Then the quest for a different sound began that led to the birth of an electric guitar, which had an amplifying horn in mid 20’s of the last century. During 1920 and 24, Lloyd Loar invented the first pick up. In 1936, mass production of electric Spanish guitar (ES 150) begun. Jazz musician Charlie Christian used to play this guitar. In the year 1943, Leo Fender created a solid body electric

George Strait and His Songs

There have been a number of musical icons all throughout the history of the industry. Elvis Presley was known for Rock and Roll, Frank Sinatra for Jazz, Michael Jackson for Pop, and Kurt Cobain for Alternative Rock. Country music has many icons as well, but there is one name that arguably stands out as the best. Living legend, George Strait.

“Rock and Roll Saxophone”

George Harvey Strait, a Texas native, is a true country musician at heart. So much so, that because of his achievements, both artistically and financially, he has been referred to as the “King of Country Music”, a title that he holds to this very day.

And it is not an empty title as well. He is called as such because there are 57 George Strait songs that have reached #1 in music charts, an achievement that only he has reached. He holds the record to this day as the only artist in the history of music to have had that many #1 hits.

But what makes a George Strait

Music Therapy for Body

Music therapy is one of several healing art forms that is progressively gaining prominence and a place among complementary mind, body, spirit therapies offered in hospitals in the United States. Music as a healing art has been around for eons and now there are research reports that document its effectiveness and benefits.

“Music and History”

Music has been a part of cultures and societies throughout history. It may have been in the form of drumming, chanting, toning and musical. Shamans, medicine woman and man, tribal sweat lodge singings, initiation ceremonies and funerals used music to promote healing and a smooth transition after life.

Benefits

It is, without a doubt, a beautiful, melodic form of therapy that can reduce stress and anxiety, relieve pain, lift depression and produce feelings of happiness. Music is energy and produces a flowing of inappropriate (negative effect) energy within the body, outward from the body (positive) resulting in restoration of balance and harmony.

Sound waves are produced by music and they are processed

A Brief History of Harmonicas Throughout

Harmonicas first appeared in Vienna during the 19th century. By the mid 1800s, there were no less than three companies producing harmonicas: C. A. Seydel Sohne, Christian Messner & Co., and Wurtt Harmonikafabrik Ch. WEISS. Only C. A. Seydel is still currently in business.

By the end of the 19th century, harmonicas were being mass-produced throughout Europe, having evolved in to a major business. New designs had been developed well in to the 20th century, such as the chromatic harmonica, chord harmonica, and the bass harmonica. In this century, new designs being introduced include the Hohner XB-40 and the Suzuki Overdrive. Major companies can now be found in Japan, Germany, China, Brazil, and the United States.

The first harmonica recordings made in the United States were in the 1920s. These recordings were mostly targeted for the southern black market with artists such as DeFord Bailey. Recordings were also made in hillbilly styles for white audiences that featured artists such as Frank Hutchinson and Gwen Foster. The harmonica at this time was mostly viewed as a toy instrument and something that was mostly played by the poor.

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History of Country Music

The origins of country music can be found in southern Appalachian with fiddle recordings made at the end of 1910. It was not until the early 20s, however, that the kind of recorded country music we hear today came to be. Country’s first commercial recording was made in 1922 by Eck Robertson on Victor Records. Vernon Dalhart was the first national country star in 1924 with the song “Wreck of the Old ’97.” But most historians point to 1927 when Victor Records signed Jimmie Rodgers, and the Carter Family. These two are considered as the true country music originators.

Jimmie Rodgers

Jimmie Rodgers, known as the “Father of Country Music” was a national instant success. He is credited with the first platinum selling single, “Blue Yodel # 1”, and his catalog of songs, all recorded between 1927 and 1933, have earned him the honor of one of the first prominent voices in country music. Rodgers died of complications of tuberculosis in 1933. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961).

The Carter Family

The Carter Family was the first famous

Love With Reading And Music

In Mark Twain’s classic novel “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” this is one of the things he says: “he would have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do”; Twain continues this thought by discussing the rich men who would pay quite a bit of money to drive a four-horse passenger coach 20 or 30 miles, but who would turn up their noses at the opportunity to do so if they were offered pay for doing the same thing, because this would make it work. This is a lesson that is extremely valuable for parents to learn; after all, there are a lot of parents who have a strong desire for their children to take an interest in reading and in music, especially because each of these pursuits yield big benefits when it comes to a child’s mental and creative development; many parents also find, however, that they have a hard time stirring up their children’s interest in these areas, and it is particularly because they fail to recognize what Twain pointed out 140 years ago: if children are

Music and Its History

Although, we listen to music and enjoy it in different ways under different conditions and circumstances, there is no single definition for music. The definition of music divaricates with the change of nations, traditions, cultures or even person. To some, music may be a voice or sound that makes them feel soothing and harmonious while for others it may be something to motivate, excite and alleviate the moods through high bass.

The history of music expands between prehistoric to recent times. It is enriched with big names of great musicians. It can be divided into the following eras:

Ancient Music and the Middle Ages

Music’s origin goes back to the prehistoric eras. Evidences of musical instruments are found in Moenjodar or The Indus Valley Civilization, Pakistan. The civilization dates back 6000 BC and instruments like flutes made up of bones with lateral holes in them are found there. Ancient Egyptians believed that one of their gods, Thoth invented music and another god named Osiris used it to civilize the people of the world.

In ancient Greece, music was an important part of life. They

Five Most Popular Memorials to Music

As a tribute to some of the most popular celebrities in the field of music, their memorials have been established where many people go to pay their respect. These music legends may no longer walk this earth, but their fans still visit these pop pilgrimages. We will focus on the five most popular memorials.

John Lennon, the bespectacled man of peace inspired many young Czechs. After his death, the Prague youth decorated a wall with descriptions and words of tribute. This became popular as John Lennon Wall in his memory.

The second is Jim Morrison’s grave. Jim Morrison, the Doors’ legendary front man died as a true rock-star in the Marais many years before. His grave is located in the Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise in Paris. There is always great rush to visit this pilgrimage.

Freddie Mercury was one of history’s greatest showmen. He had a desire that after his death, his resting place should be full of water. Therefore, when he died, his remains were spread on the shore of his favorite Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Thus, Lake Geneva became his memorial.

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About the Artists of the 50’s

As an era which stands out in the annals of musical history, the 1950’s remain unique. Real music is one which comes from the soul. An artist makes a composition complete and renders it immortal with his voice. The strength of music shone through during this golden age and its power broke through walls of race and culture and united a dividing country. It was a music which knew no bounds and flew across the globe and into the hearts of the people. Never again was any music so capable of infusing vitality and energy into the masses, as the music of the fifties.

The beginning of the decade saw the continuation of the soft and soulful music which dominated in the forties. It was around the same time that a new generation found its voice and the rhythm and blues began to develop. These formed the foundation of the music which was eventually called rock and roll. The rock and roll music managed to combine this with mainstream music and what developed was an entirely new genre. Some of the greatest musicians rose to prominence during this time and the universality of

Pool Fun and Fitness Equipments

Aqua exercises are similar to the ones done on the ground or the gym, with the added advantage of minimal impact on your joints. So, whether its kicking, jogging or aerobics you can use the pool as your playground or gym and have fun while getting fit. All that you would need to make the most out of these work-out programs are devices that can help you stay afloat.

To incorporate weight training in your aqua exercise program, you may consider investing in hand held wet bells. As the name suggests wet bells are like dumbbells made especially for use in the pool. They get heavier as you push them down in water, making them ideal strength training equipments for a pool work out program.

To add an extra element of fun to your pool time, you can even invest in accessories like game boards and swings.

Game boards designed for pools can float in water, so that you can play a leisurely game of chess or checkers while lounging in your pool chair or float. Some game boards can also double up as floating beverage trays,

Rock and Roll Saxophone

By the 1940’s the saxophone was a well established and very popular instrument in both classical and jazz music. As the 40’s brought more musical styles like jump blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll the instrument would become even more important and play a major roll in the new sound.

Illinios Jacqeut was a very good swing jazz player and like many others he was drawn to the new sounds. He was only19 years old when he worked with Lionel Hampton’s band and recorded his famous solo that started others honkin’ and screramin’ to start the beginning of the rock and roll saxophone.

One kid he inspired was Big Jay McNeely who took the honkin’ over the edge and made a show of it… laying on his back, strolling into the crowds and walking on top of bars. (That’s where the term “honkers and bar walkers” came from. That’s a good cd compilation series featuring other rock and roll saxophonists)

Ahh… those crazy kids. This was a new generation, born in the 20’s right around the time Louis Armstrong and Coleman Hawkinswere coming on the