Tag Archives: Musical Instruments

Why Disco and Punk Sucked in the Seventies

I became serious about music in the 1970s.  It was the early 1970s, just after the Beatles had finished blowing everybody away with their sonic inventiveness and while Pink Floyd was busy with Meddle and Dark Side of the Moon.  … Continue reading

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The Tone Is In Your Head

No, this is not a post about tinnitus.  It’s about why guitar players sound so different to each other.  Is it the amplifier or the choice of effects pedals?  Is it the strings, or the plectrum, or the pickups?  Is … Continue reading

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Amazing It Happens At All

Consider what somebody takes on, when they decide they are going to create a musical product on their own, using their own resources and make it into something of cultural significance. These days, they are going to need to be … Continue reading

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