Zulu Musical Instruments Essential To Develop Musical Traditions In Africa

Zulu Musical Instruments Essential To Develop Musical Traditions In Africa

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African music is the music of Africans who live in a large region of 50 nations, each with a special culture, history and language, South of Sahara.
Zulu musical instruments are part of this multilingual culture. African music has some distinct characteristics: the use of repetition is one of them. Another important characteristic is the polyphony; this is the combination of different musical parts played simultaneously.

The history is marked by the awesome military strategies of the Zulu King Shaka. The King’s and his warriors’ campaign of expansion is well known in world history...

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Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis Part Seven

Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis Part Seven

Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis Part Seven

Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis Part Seven

The last in the series, but not the last one, I’ll be doing more, but in the mean time, here’s Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis Part Seven, please enjoy.

Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis Part Seven

Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis Part Seven

Piano style

Lewis is widely hailed as one of the most influential pianists in the history of rock and roll. In an often quoted tribute, Elvis Presley once said that if he could play the piano like Lewis he would quit singing. Lewis’s pivotal role in popularizing the piano in rock and roll is indisputable. Up until his arrival, the music had been primarily associated with guitars, but his early Sun recordings and television appearances pushed the instrument to the forefront...

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Start Your Own Sheet Music Collection

Start Your Own Sheet Music Collection

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Start Your Own Sheet Music Collection

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Starting a sheet music collection is easy, once you’ve decided what you want to collect. Sheet music is inexpensive and relatively easy to find. You can find music at yard sales, antique shows and on the internet. Only music that is very scarce or rare is expensive. Most pieces can be found at a price between three and twenty five dollars. Extremely rare sheet music can carry a price of up to a thousand dollars, but few pieces fall into this category. You will find music in any color graphic or subject matter you are looking for.

People collect sheet music in many ways. Sometimes sheet music is collected by the genre or songs...

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Life Times Of Marvin Gaye Part Eight

Life Times Of Marvin Gaye Part Eight

Life Times Of Marvin Gaye Part Eight

Life Times Of Marvin Gaye Part Eight

I always enjoy Marvin Gaye’s music, and it’s a shame their nobody, today is taking his place. Theirs no one has his talent but even so, nobody has even tried. Now that I told what I feel, here’s Life Times Of Marvin Gaye Part Eight, please enjoy.

Earnings

In 2008, Gaye’s estate made $3.5 million (US$ 3,893,277 in 2016 bucks). Consequently, Gaye took 13th area in “Top-Earning Dead Celebrities” in Forbes magazine.On March 11, 2015, Gaye’s family members was granted $7...

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Famous Fender Stratocaster History

Famous Fender Stratocaster History

I can’t for the 1960’s, so here’s the beginning of what I’m hoping to type about in the future when I’m in my favorite decade. Famous Fender Stratocaster History, is not the only widow into the future(anything that is beyond 1945, is this website’s future), so let’s read on and listen to my CD afterwards.


Fender Stratocaster history begins with the man some people call the king of surf music.
Dick Dale is the man who some believe invented surf music as early as the 1950’s. No, it wasn’t the Beach Boys. It was Dick Dale.

He had the musical assistance of Leo Fender, inventor of the Fender Stratocaster. Part of early Fender Stratocaster history includes the story of Leo Fender’s gift to Dick Dale of a Fender Stratocaster to use in his live performances...

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Willie Nelson Part Ten

Willie Nelson Part Ten

Willie Nelson Part Ten

Willie Nelson Part Ten

I just got back from Hawaii, and now I do believe, those icebergs, real, but I didn’t know about how hot icebergs were, but you never know until you get there. As I drop two ice cubes in my watermelon soda, I feel it’s time to do another blog, and this one called Willie Nelson Part Ten, please enjoy.

Legacy

Nelson is commonly identified as an American symbol. He was sworn in right into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993, and also he obtained the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998. In 2011, Nelson was sworn in to the National Agricultural Hall of Fame, for his labor in Farm Aid and also various other fund raisers to profit farmers. In 2015 Nelson won the Gershwin Prize, the life time honor of the Library of Congress...

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The Song Of The Antique Music Box

The Song Of The Antique Music Box


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There’s nothing like a music box; those haunting melodies that can instantly take us back in time.
The song of a music box sounds like history; maybe because they have always been a fixture in homes throughout the centuries. Perhaps that is why the antique music box seems so fitting. It is though the music box has been restored to its original form; and in taking its place in our homes, tells the story of a life steeped in history.

The first music box was made by Swiss watchmaker, Antoine Favre in 1796, and acted as a rudimentary record player of sorts, allowing owners to enjoy and entertain with music in their homes. Music boxes continue to evolve under the guidance of their native country...

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Willie Nelson Part Nine

Willie Nelson Part Nine

Willie Nelson Part Nine

Willie Nelson Part Nine

I was talking to my polka-dot, zebra friend, that lives next door, and he tells me that I haven’t done a blog about Willie Nelson today and he wants to read more about him, so I have another album of Willie Nelson, and I’m doing another blog called Willie Nelson Part Nine, please enjoy.

Personal life

Willie Nelson has actually wed 4 times and also fathered 7 youngsters. His very first marital relationship was to Martha Matthews; it lasted from 1952 to 1962. The pair had 3 kids: Lana, Susie as well as Willie “Billy” Hugh, Jr. Billy passed away by self-destruction in 1991...

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Discover How History Of Music Will Make Your Music More Luminous

Discover How History Of Music Will Make Your Music More Luminous

Discover How History Of Music Will Make Your Music More Luminous

Discover How History Of Music Will Make Your Music More Luminous

I’ll be adding more to my website, like this blog, Discover How History Of Music Will Make Your Music More Luminous, so you can learn more about what I’m all about.


When I first started studying the history of music, I did not know what I was getting into.
I had a notion that music history was somewhat of a trivial pursuit…

Honestly, I only followed my history of classical music course because I needed the credits. I am sure some of you out there can relate to that. I did not know how fully interesting music history could be. You see, in our culture many of us do not really study to comprehend music...

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Life Times Of Marvin Gaye Part Seven

Life Times Of Marvin Gaye Part Seven

Life Times Of Marvin Gaye Part Seven

Life Times Of Marvin Gaye Part Seven

Awards and honors

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him in 1987, declaring that Gaye “…made a huge contribution to soul music in general and the Motown Sound in particular.” The page stated that Gaye “…possessed a classic R&B voice that was edged with grit yet tempered with sweetness.” The page further states that Gaye “…projected an air of soulful authority driven by fervid conviction and heartbroken vulnerability.” A year after his death, then-mayor of D.C., Marion Barry declared April 2 as “Marvin Gaye Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund Day” in the city. Since then, a non-profit organization has helped to organize annual Marvin Gaye Day Celebrations in the city of Washington.
A year later, Gaye’s mother founded...

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