Mike Overly's 12 Tone Music News

The Latest Guitar and Bass News from around the World Wide Web . . .
July 30, 2020
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Above is the 12 Tone Music Logo, the Guitar Clef.

Elizabeth Cotten was inspired to write her famous folk song, "Freight Train" in the early 1900s as a tribute to the trains that stopped in Carrboro, North Carolina that she could hear at night from her bedroom.

The song became a standard in American folk and British skiffle.

"Freight Train" was credited for years to two British songwriters, who claimed it as their own in the mid-fifties.

However, not only did Cotten write the song, but she did so decades earlier when she was only 11 years old.

It first made its way to England by way of Peggy Seeger, who had heard it from her one time nanny, Libba, when she was young.

"Freight Train" was then picked up by several singers and groups, including The Quarrymen, the band that would become The Beatles.
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The 12 Tone Logo, the Guitar Clef is a registered trademark of 12 Tone Music Publishing, LLC. It is more than just a clever logo design, it is symbolic of the way guitar music is notated. Here's what I mean.

Guitar is a transposing instrument. It sounds one octave lower than it is written in staff notation. In other words, staff music for guitar is written in the treble clef, however, the majority of the guitar sounds in the bass clef. The guitar clef symbolizes this fact.
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The Broadcaster of 1950 was a revolutionary and innovative guitar that featured a solid ash body, a fast-playing bolt-on maple neck and a pair of single-coil pickups, all cleverly incorporated into a sleek package designed to be easy to mass produce. However, Gretsch already had a drum kit called the Broadkaster. So, Fender deleted "Broadcaster" from the headstock decal, and after a short period of selling the guitar with just Fender on the headstock (commonly known as a Nocaster), the company found a permanent solution in the more modern-sounding name Telecaster.

Time to celebrate some serious bass goodness, in the form of our monthly top 10 reader favorite video list. Here are the 10 most-watched videos on No Treble for the month of June 2020. 
and Bass Fretboard Flashcards! Created by Grammy-Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly    
Guitar Flashcards

Here are 4 ways Fretboard Flashcards for Guitar and Bass will greatly improve your musical knowledge and playing skills.

1. Learn all 21 letter names and staff notes on each string,

2. Use both sides of your brain to quickly learn and memorize,

3. Clarify your understanding of guitar and bass by seeing the entire fretboard with a holistic understanding, and

4. Make key signatures, scale spellings, circle of 4ths and 5ths and much more simple and easy.

With 126 cards in the deck, it's the only complete set of fretboard flashcards in the world! Buy a deck today and see for yourself.

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Eric Clapton is often credited with being the first musician to play searing blues-inspired solos with his Gibson Les Paul plugged into a Marshall running at maximum volume. However, in retrospect, a revelation has occurred with the emergence of many historic live-bootleg recordings that have been shared on YouTube since 2007. That revelation is the late British guitarist and singer-songwriter Peter Green - co-founder of Fleetwood Mac and Clapton's replacement in the Bluesbreakers.
Modulation Nation

Let's take a dive into the swirling, shimmering waters of modulation and investigate the evolution of chorus, flanging, and phasing. It's no exaggeration to suggest that nearly every electric-guitar-based album of the past 40 years-and every hearty pedalboard-features one or more of these classic effects. Their development is integral to the soundtrack of our lives. In charting their history, I'll cover a mix of classic pedals, vintage studio units, and elusive rarities, giving examples of their use in recorded music.
For fans of the aggressive germanium fuzz tones that could be wrought from those early units, there's nothing quite like the Sola Sound Tone Bender and its many variations offered by companies like Marshall, Vox, Carlsbro and Park, to name a few. The Tone Bender's circuit became massively popular, and over the following years its design rapidly evolved, making for a tangled and winding history that is intertwined with some of the most formative music made in the U.K. from the mid 1960s to the early '70s.

There are many ways to make music. And Kurt loves making music in different ways, because he loves the difference in the result. For me he says, there's always a surprise at the different manifestations that can occur. Kurt has no fear of confusing listeners by offering so many different versions of himself. I've noticed that my music always ends up sounding like me, in different ways, anyway. There's nothing you can do to get away from yourself completely. No matter how hard you try.

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