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Bass Guitar Lessons

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Bass guitars are often considered easier to play because they typically have fewer but heavier strings. Bass guitars are similar to regular guitars, but with fewer strings that are thicker in gauge. Unlike acoustic guitars, bass guitars are typically electric since it would be impractical to carry around an acoustical bass guitar Learning to Enjoy Bass Guitar - Do you enjoy bass guitar? A bass guitar is a four-stringed instrument that typically accompanies a lead guitar. Some bass guitars have additional strings, with 5 or 6 strings in total. Bass guitars produce lower tones, and an electric bass guitar is connected to an amplifier for enhanced sound. When learning to play the bass… everywhere you go.

Bass guitars are a great addition to any band, but contrary to popular belief, bass can be played solo and can create an impressive instrument to listen to on its own. Bass guitars provide a deep and resonant sound that supports the musicians and adds an extra layer to the performance.

Bass players often develop thicker calluses on their fingertips due to the density of the strings and the repetitive tapping during practice. Beginners in their early years of learning …

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“Bass Guitar Lessons”

1884-1984: The History of the World’s Fair in New Orleans

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The World’s Fair, also known as the Exposition (Expo), is a large-scale public event held in various locations around the world. It serves as a platform for participating nations to showcase their culture and people. The first Expo took place in London, England in 1851 and was named the “Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations.” New Orleans has hosted the World’s Fair twice, first in 1884 and then again 100 years later in 1984.


During this time, New Orleans was home to the Cotton Exchange and the Cotton Planters Association, and one-third of all cotton in the United States was produced in Louisiana. Hence, the fair was named the World Cotton Centennial. The name refers to the earliest recorded cotton export from the US to England, which dates back to 1784. Although New Orleans was a relatively affluent city at the time, the US Congress loaned $1 million to the organizers. An additional $300,000 was allocated for the construction of a display for the US government. Unfortunately, the state treasurer fled the country with over $1.7 million, leaving the fair with a depleted budget. Eventually, additional funds were secured, and …

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“1884-1984: The History of the World’s Fair in New Orleans”

The Instruments That Shaped Rock N’ Roll

Boppin´B - Altstadtfest Friedberg 2008
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It is nearly impossible to envision a rock ‘n’ roll band without the frontman playing a guitar. That’s because the guitar has played such a prominent role in shaping rock and roll. With a guitar, a skilled player can create any sound they desire, whether it’s a sweet, mellow tone or an aggressive, distortion-soaked growl. Much of rock and roll is characterized by its loud and powerful nature, but there are also subtle and quiet moments, and the guitar has always risen to the challenge. Even to this day, musicians haven’t exhausted the sonic possibilities of the instrument. As a result, the guitar has rightfully earned its throne as the king of rock and roll instruments.

The drums, along with the bass, provide the rhythmic foundation for rock music A Finnish music story - Musician Matti Mattila wrote his story for us, a Finnish music story! Please read also his Finnish blog and check his page at LinkedIn. I named this article "A Finnish music story" because through Matti words we can know an exclusive tale about late 70's and 80's of Finnish music. Of course the personal thoughts… . Drums are loud and can handle aggression …

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“The Instruments That Shaped Rock N’ Roll”