Category Archives: History

  • The History of Soul Music by admin October 28,2013 in History Comments: 0 Soul is one of the most popular genres in the music business today. Not only is it widely loved on its own, it is also a huge influence on various other types of music, and a major source of inspiration for musicians the world over. In addition, soul has been the foundation of many sub-genres, […] Details
  • The History of Jazz Guitar by admin October 24,2013 in History Comments: 0 Although the traditional jazz-style guitar wouldn’t be born until the 1930s, the first take on a jazz guitar was actually in 1923. This was the Gibson L5, which popular jazz musicians of the time, including Eddie Lang, would use. When the electric guitar was invented in the 1931, it would quickly become the jazz instrument […] Details
  • The History of Rap Music by admin October 17,2013 in History Comments: 0 The terms rap and hip-hop are often used interchangeably with one another; however, rapping is a separate style that was introduced into existing hip-hop music in the 1970s. This is why, if you listen to many early hip-hop tracks from the 1960s and 1970s, you’ll find vocals or absent or if there is vocals present […] Details
  • The History of Flamenco Guitar by admin October 14,2013 in History Comments: 0 Flamenco guitars look similar to what most of us would recognize as a traditional acoustic guitar, but are known for their more distinct sound. The main difference in appearance is that the flamenco guitar will usually have an exaggerated pickguard, which is usually used for tapping to measure timing within music, although the actual reason […] Details
  • The History of Blues Music by admin October 7,2013 in History Comments: 0 Blues is one of the most instantly recognisable and popular genres in music. Coming out of African-American communities in the American Deep South in the late 19th century, the first Blues music would be published in 1908, at the same time the word ‘Blues’ was first used to describe the sound. The early days of […] Details

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