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Manuel Marino Music Composer

Set Everything to Music

As a music enthusiast, you undoubtedly appreciate the excitement of discovering new artists, sounds, or instruments. Some people may have a preference for specific genres, such as classic rock, jazz, blues, pop, country, soul, classical, show tunes, or heavy metal, while others enjoy a diverse range of styles. Regardless of your taste, there’s always something new to explore or rediscover in the world of music.

Music has a remarkable ability to connect people. Individuals who might not typically interact within their usual social circles can find common ground through shared musical interests. Consider the classic examples of Elvis Presley and Motown, which helped bridge racial divides during a time of prejudice and political strife. Music transcends artificial boundaries,

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“Set Everything to Music”

Jazz Bands – How Everything Started

The Jazz genre of music originated at the beginning of the twentieth century among African American communities. It has its stylistic roots in blues and folk music styles. The term ‘jazz’ referred to music played in Chicago around 1915. Jazz also gave birth to other styles, such as reggae and funk music.

A jazz band is an ensemble of musical instruments that plays jazz music, usually without a conductor. A jazz band consists of two sections: the rhythm section and the horn section. Some of the bands also use harps and strings, sometimes more for appearance than functionality. Of course, the notes they produce sometimes serve to add an extra layer of pleasing sounds.

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Will different types of timber effect the tone of my guitar?

Bad Boys
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Most people believe that the pickups are the primary factor when it comes to tonal quality, and one could argue that to some extent it is true. However, the type of wood used to make the guitar also plays a significant role. This blog post focuses on the most popular woods used for Guitar Kits and their impact on tone. It’s a helpful read if you’re looking to choose the perfect guitar kit to suit your musical taste.

How exactly does wood affect overall tone? Well, that depends on who you ask, but many experienced guitar players are convinced that different types of wood can have an effect on the tone of an electric guitar kit. It’s …

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Is the korg sp250 something you should buy?

Korg SP-250 Keys and Controls
Photo by Joe Wilcox

If you’re a musician What Is A Musician? - For some individuals, the role of a musician may be difficult to comprehend. They may struggle to understand: 1 - the nature of a musician's talent or job, 2 - why musicians work around the clock, and 3 - the concept of a fanbase and the boundaries musicians set with fans. Let's delve into each… , then I believe you would definitely want to ensure that you can play all of your music using high-quality instruments. We all know that finding such instruments easily available can be challenging, especially when it comes to affording a superior instrument. Therefore, if you’re someone who is looking for a keyboard …

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So you Wanna Make Music and Change The world?

Jonatha Brooke @ The Triple Door, Seattle, WA 8-14-09
Photo by Kirk Stauffer

What Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Mozart, and many other influential artists have in common is that they all changed the landscape of music in their respective eras. They achieved this by combining popular musical styles in a new and innovative way.

Elvis, for example, brought together blues, country, gospel, and various regional influences to create rockabilly and rock ‘n roll. He revolutionized the music industry What Is A Musician? - For some individuals, the role of a musician may be difficult to comprehend. They may struggle to understand: 1 - the nature of a musician's talent or job, 2 - why musicians work around the clock, and 3 - the concept of a fanbase

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“So you Wanna Make Music and Change The world?”