Mike Overly's 12 Tone Music News

The Latest Guitar and Bass News from around the World Wide Web . . .
July 27, 2017
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If you've spent any time at children's birthday parties, you probably know what an inflated balloon sounds like when rubbed: harsh, squeaky, not particularly resonant.

"Rubbed-balloon sound" might not seem like a sonic texture you'd place much stock in if you were creating a musical work. But how would that change if you were listening from inside the balloon?

Composer Natasha Barrett decided to answer the question by putting a 3-D microphone in a balloon, pressing the record button and getting down to some serious rubbing.

When her  3-D audio file was played through one of the world's most advanced ambisonic systems, the sound whipped and smeared textures around the listeners' heads with a wild variety of vibrations, air pressures and phrase-lengths.
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Bill Collings was the amazingly creative force behind Collings Guitars for over 40 years. Through his unique and innate understanding of how things work, and how to make things work better, he set the bar in the guitar building industry. His skill and incredible sense of elegant form and function were what mattered to him most.His ability to craft some of the finest instruments in the world, coupled with his ability to teach and inspire, created a quality-centered culture that will carry on with honor his life's work and legacy. 
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Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died in 1979, is one of the essential composers in the history of jazz, and Beneath the Underdog, his celebrated, wild, funny, demonic, anguished, shocking, and profoundly moving memoir, is the greatest autobiography ever written by a jazz musician.
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Joseph Kekuku was born in 1874 in the small village of Laie on the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii. In 1889 while attending the Kamahameha School for Boys, Kekuku accidentally discovered the sound of the steel guitar.
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In this video, Ahmad Hani explains various ways of fusing the Hijaz scale or Makam with famous progressions such as the 12 bar blues and the ii-V-I. 
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Johnny A. Epiphone Custom

Guitarist, singer and bandleader Johnny A. discusses his new Custom Outfit model from Epiphone. A signature archtop features a custom double-cutaway hollowbody design in a Sunset Glow gloss finish, plus Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers, an Ebony Fretboard, and Bigsby B70 Vibrato. Jim Rosenberg and Johnny A. started talking about doing this guitar three years ago, and now it's finally here.
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American guitar came of age in the fifties, with the blues, folk, country, and jazz playing of so many incredible players who perfected the sound of Americana. Though it has usually been Chuck Berry who gets the credit for rock and roll, one star British player who made his name a few years later always stuck fast to rock and roll's deepest roots - Mark Knopfler. http://www.markknopfler.com/ 

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