Category Archives: History

  • The History of Reggae Music by admin August 12,2013 in History Comments: 0 Reggae music was founded in the 1960s, developing from ‘rocksteady’ styles and the already popular mento, ska, and R&B genres of the time.  The 1968 track, Long Shot (Bus’ Me Bet), by The Pioneers is credited as the first recording of a reggae track.  The sound proved so popular that it was influencing the biggest […] Details
  • The History of Electronic Music by admin August 5,2013 in History Comments: 0 Speak to some people about ‘electro’ music and they’ll tell you it’s a recent phenomenon that should be consigned to history quicker than it emerged.  However, the real history of electronic music begins in the early 20th century. Early Days Electro While various examples of recording equipment were produced in the late 1800s, the Theremin […] Details
  • The History of Classical Guitar by admin August 1,2013 in History Comments: 0 Although the instruments that would eventually evolve to become the guitars we know today can trace their route back thousands of years, usually to central Asia, what we know as the classical guitar today wouldn’t be born until the European Renaissance period, originating out of Spain sometime in the late 16th century. Renaissance Period Guitars […] Details
  • The History of Bass Guitars by admin July 29,2013 in History Comments: 0 Today, many recognize the bass guitar, usually called simply ‘the bass,’ as one of the leading musical instruments in the world, well known for inspiring various musicians and genres of music.  How did the bass guitar come to be the popular instrument it is today? Early Days of the Bass While we can trace the […] Details
  • The History of Gibson Guitars by admin July 25,2013 in History Comments: 0 The Gibson Guitar Corporation was originally founded in 1902, with the aim to produce high quality mandolin family instruments.  Gibson built a global reputation over the next 30-years, becoming associated with quality musical instruments including acoustic guitars. Growing Gibson Gibson’s true prowess didn’t become known, however, until the mid-1930s, when they pioneered their first electronic […] Details

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