Music Gear News
Electric guitar suits many genres, says expert
According to Martin Gladu, the instrument was often used as an "object of spectacle" by rock musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townshend of The Who.
However, he told All About Jazz that the electric guitar can often take on an equally powerful role in other types of music.
For example, Mr Gladu stated that noted jazz musicians such as Django Reinhardt and Eddie Lang have used their guitar in a far more stylised and introspective way than their rock counterparts.
He said this way of playing proved to be very influential to other jazz guitarists in later years.
"The instrument has undergone an impressive development in the jazz world," Mr Gladu commented.
A recent list of the world's greatest electric guitar players by Time magazine was largely dominated with rock musicians, including Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.Posted on 27 Aug 2009 12:05 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
The Sequential Prophet XL adds 76 weighted-action keys to the sample-meets-synthesis formula of the Prophet X.
V-Class bracing is a ground-breaking design that aims to provide the Holy Grail of acoustic guitar tone; sustain and volume in equal measures. Read more about how Taylor has reinvented the way its acoustic guitars are made.
Buy a Yamaha reface keyboard and receive a bundled strap attachment, strap, and gigbag, making a great saving in the process! Everything you need to take these compact yet powerful instruments to the stage!
The RØDE NT-SF1 microphone offers 360-degree audio technology developed by SoundField at an unprecedented price. Welcome to the world of 3D audio capture.
Hercules has launched three new DJ controllers designed to offer an affordable entry point into the world of DJing.
Line 6 has packed its premium Helix digital modelling technology into an ultra-compact pedal for gigging guitarists - the HX Stomp.
Recent Music News
Here at Gear4music we have a great relationship with Zildjian Cymbals and this year we were lucky enough to be invited to the factory and headquarters over in Norwell, Massachusetts, USA.
Find out how you could save up to 15% on Antelope Audio interfaces, and claim up to 2 free microphones during November 2018.
Find out how you could win a Hartwood Villanelle dreadnought acoustic guitar and hard case!
Hartwood acoustic, electro acoustic, and classical guitars offer solid-top designs, Fishman preamps, vintage looks, and more...
The Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk3 promises to revolutionise digital DJing with its motorised jog wheels and brand-new Haptic Drive technology. It's in stock now!
Available to buy now - Native Instruments' affordable A-Series MIDI keyboard controllers.