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The slow, secret death of the electric guitar - and why you should care

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The slow, secret death of the electric guitar - and why you should care

- The convention couldn't sound less rock 'n' roll - the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood. Standing in the center of the biggest, six-string candy store in the United States, you can almost believe all is well within the guitar world

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Why my guitar gently weeps

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Why my guitar gently weeps

- The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood. Standing in the center of the biggest, six-string candy store in the United States, you can almost believe all is well within the guitar world

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Photographer seeks identity of mystery musician captured performing by moonlight

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Photographer seeks identity of mystery musician captured performing by moonlight

- GARDEN CITY, SC (WMBF) – A woman who created a striking photo of a man playing guitar in the ocean by moonlight is hoping to track the mystery musician down on social media. Anita Perzan Mosteller was taking photos of the full moon in Garden City, and just as she was packing up, she saw the guitarist venturing out into the water with his instrument, she said in a Facebook post

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Listen to Three Hours of Music, From a Single Note

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Listen to Three Hours of Music, From a Single Note

- Photo How long can you play the seven different D notes on the piano — without it being boring? If anyone is suited to take on that question, it’s the pianist R. Andrew Lee, who has developed a reputation as an interpreter of extremely — O.K., almost unbelievably — long, sparse contemporary music. By 2014, when he first approached “The Four Pillars Appearing From the Equal D Under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in the Midwinter Starfield,” the composer Randy Gibson’s 210-minute, D-saturated work, Mr

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She helps Ringo Starr find the perfect cymbal

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She helps Ringo Starr find the perfect cymbal

- Imagine helping Ringo Starr choose cymbals for his drum kit. Or advising other top drummers on their cymbal choices. Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers likes large, thin, dark cymbals. Drumming legend Dennis Chambers loves crisp hi-hats and fast, dark crashes. Other artists have their own cymbal preferences, whether it’s a tight and fast sound, or bright and clean. The cymbal expert advising these drumming pros? Sarah Hagan of the legendary Zildjian cymbal manufacturer, one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the United States, founded in the 17th century

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Classical guitar camp is underway at OCU

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Classical guitar camp is underway at OCU

- For a select group of musicians, a weeklong guitar program at Oklahoma City University is offering what some would consider the chance of a lifetime. At the Wanda L. Bass School of Music, students as young as 11 are spending the week refining their skills in classical guitar with performers known in some circles as the royal family of the guitar

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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert

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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert

- The country singer stopped the Montana concert to chat with a fan who was holding a sign. YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, Mont. — The Billings, Montana, resident said he’s been to every show. His sign said, “You are the reason I play guitar.” Brooks talked with Larson about the type of guitar he plays. He then examined the sign, tossed his guitar to the fan and grabbed another guitar

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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert

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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert

- The country singer stopped the Montana concert to chat with a fan who was holding a sign. YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, Mont. — The Billings, Montana, resident said he’s been to every show. His sign said, “You are the reason I play guitar.” Brooks talked with Larson about the type of guitar he plays. He then examined the sign, tossed his guitar to the fan and grabbed another guitar

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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert

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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert

- The country singer stopped the Montana concert to chat with a fan who was holding a sign. YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, Mont. — The Billings, Montana, resident said he’s been to every show. His sign said, “You are the reason I play guitar.” Brooks talked with Larson about the type of guitar he plays. He then examined the sign, tossed his guitar to the fan and grabbed another guitar

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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert

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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert

- The country singer stopped the Montana concert to chat with a fan who was holding a sign. YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, Mont. — The Billings, Montana, resident said he’s been to every show. His sign said, “You are the reason I play guitar.” Brooks talked with Larson about the type of guitar he plays. He then examined the sign, tossed his guitar to the fan and grabbed another guitar

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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert

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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert

- The country singer stopped the Montana concert to chat with a fan who was holding a sign. YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, Mont. — The Billings, Montana, resident said he’s been to every show. His sign said, “You are the reason I play guitar.” Brooks talked with Larson about the type of guitar he plays. He then examined the sign, tossed his guitar to the fan and grabbed another guitar

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Park University student wins silver at Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

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Park University student wins silver at Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

- Park University music student Kenneth Broberg was announced Saturday as the silver medalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Broberg, a Minneapolis area native and a graduate student in Park University’s International Center for Music in Parkville, was one of four Americans in the event and, at age 23, the seventh-youngest competitor, according to university officials

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‘A Really Cool Gig’: Playing Piano for Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture

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‘A Really Cool Gig’: Playing Piano for Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture

- Photo When Bob Dylan’s Nobel lecture was released on Monday, the transcript was accompanied by an audio recording of Mr. Dylan reading his speech with an unusual sonic touch: jazzy piano chords floating in the background. To some listeners (O.K., me), it recalled the piano-and-conversation interviews by Steve Allen, the former “Tonight Show” host, conveying midcentury sophistication and perhaps some kitsch

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United agent tried to ‘wrestle’ violin away from musician

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United agent tried to ‘wrestle’ violin away from musician

- For the small fraternity of people who make their living coaxing musical notes out of vulnerable pieces of wood and metal, few things are more terrifying than seeing an expensive, defenceless instrument disappear on that little conveyor belt at the airport. Horror stories abound. A musician checked his $45,000 (U.S.), 75-year-old cello, which airport workers promptly placed beneath somebody’s golf clubs, snapping its neck

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United Airlines dispute over 17th-century violin ends in 'wrestling match,' lawyer says

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United Airlines dispute over 17th-century violin ends in 'wrestling match,' lawyer says

- For the small fraternity of people who make their living coaxing musical notes out of vulnerable pieces of wood and metal, few things are more terrifying than seeing an expensive, defenseless instrument disappear on that little conveyor belt at the airport. Horror stories abound. A musician checked his $45,000, 75-year-old cello, which airport workers promptly placed beneath somebody’s golf clubs, snapping its neck

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An airline tried to get a musician to check her 17th-century violin. A 'wrestling match' ensued.

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An airline tried to get a musician to check her 17th-century violin. A 'wrestling match' ensued.

- Horror stories abound. A musician checked his $45,000, 75-year-old cello, which airport workers promptly placed beneath somebody's golf clubs, snapping its neck. A noted German soloist said airport workers roughed up his cello case. After his flight, he found his $20,000 bow broken in half. A Florida State University music student on a flight to Tallahassee found splinters of wood where her cello used to be

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The slow, secret death of the electric guitar - and why you should care
The slow, secret death of the electric guitar - and why you should care The convention couldn't sound less rock 'n' roll - the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood. Standing in the center of the biggest, six-string candy store in the United States, you can almost believe all is well within the guitar world   Read More ...
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The slow, secret death of the electric guitar - and why you should care
The slow, secret death of the electric guitar - and why you should care The convention couldn’t sound less rock ‘n’ roll - the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood. Standing in the center of the biggest, six-string candy store in the United States, you can almost believe all is well within the guitar world   Read More ...
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Why my guitar gently weeps
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Photographer seeks identity of mystery musician captured performing by moonlight
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Listen to Three Hours of Music, From a Single Note
Listen to Three Hours of Music, From a Single Note Photo How long can you play the seven different D notes on the piano — without it being boring? If anyone is suited to take on that question, it’s the pianist R. Andrew Lee, who has developed a reputation as an interpreter of extremely — O.K., almost unbelievably — long, sparse contemporary music. By 2014, when he first approached “The Four Pillars Appearing From the Equal D Under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in the Midwinter Starfield,” the composer Randy Gibson’s 210-minute, D-saturated work, Mr   Read More ...
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Classical guitar camp is underway at OCU
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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert
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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert
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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert
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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert
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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert
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Garth Brooks gives guitar to fan during concert
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An airline tried to get a musician to check her 17th-century violin. An altercation ensued.
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United Airlines ‘Wrestled’ 17th-Century Violin From Professional Violinist Yennifer Correia’s Hands
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Park grad student is one of 6 finalists in Van Cliburn piano competition
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United agent tried to ‘wrestle’ violin away from musician
United agent tried to ‘wrestle’ violin away from musician For the small fraternity of people who make their living coaxing musical notes out of vulnerable pieces of wood and metal, few things are more terrifying than seeing an expensive, defenceless instrument disappear on that little conveyor belt at the airport. Horror stories abound. A musician checked his $45,000 (U.S.), 75-year-old cello, which airport workers promptly placed beneath somebody’s golf clubs, snapping its neck   Read More ...
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United Airlines dispute over 17th-century violin ends in 'wrestling match,' lawyer says
United Airlines dispute over 17th-century violin ends in 'wrestling match,' lawyer says For the small fraternity of people who make their living coaxing musical notes out of vulnerable pieces of wood and metal, few things are more terrifying than seeing an expensive, defenseless instrument disappear on that little conveyor belt at the airport. Horror stories abound. A musician checked his $45,000, 75-year-old cello, which airport workers promptly placed beneath somebody’s golf clubs, snapping its neck   Read More ...
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An airline tried to get a musician to check her 17th-century violin. A 'wrestling match' ensued.
An airline tried to get a musician to check her 17th-century violin. A 'wrestling match' ensued. Horror stories abound. A musician checked his $45,000, 75-year-old cello, which airport workers promptly placed beneath somebody's golf clubs, snapping its neck. A noted German soloist said airport workers roughed up his cello case. After his flight, he found his $20,000 bow broken in half. A Florida State University music student on a flight to Tallahassee found splinters of wood where her cello used to be   Read More ...
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United Airlines dispute over 17th-century violin ends in wrestling match, lawyer says
United Airlines dispute over 17th-century violin ends in wrestling match, lawyer says For the small fraternity of people who make their living coaxing musical notes out of vulnerable pieces of wood and metal, few things are more terrifying than seeing an expensive, defenseless instrument disappear on that little conveyor belt at the airport. Horror stories abound. A musician checked his $45,000, 75-year-old cello, which airport workers promptly placed beneath somebody’s golf clubs, snapping its neck   Read More ...
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Sibelius rocks, and other reasons a Danish conductor keeps coming to Seattle
Sibelius rocks, and other reasons a Danish conductor keeps coming to Seattle Seattle Symphony’s principal guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard returns to the city for a three-night program featuring Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, performed by Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto; the U.S. premiere of Helen Grime’s “Snow: No. 2 from Two Eardley Pictures”; and Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3. Always on the road, Dausgaard answered questions via email about his appearances June 8-10. First of all, congratulations on the success of the Mahler 10 recording with the Seattle Symphony   Read More ...
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Obituary: Dick Maki, member of World Drum Corps Hall of Fame, made music center of life
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Review: Japan Meets France, Through a Pianist’s Sensitivity
Review: Japan Meets France, Through a Pianist’s Sensitivity Photo As forms of wordless storytelling, mime and music are sister arts that rarely share a stage. Yet they came together on Thursday evening at Weill Recital Hall. There, the pianist Sara Davis Buechner was joined by the mime dancer Yayoi Hirano in a performance of Jacques Ibert’s “Histoires” in which the addition of spare, precise movements and Noh-style masks deepened the music’s mystery and whimsy   Read More ...
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She’s Ready! Viola Davis Shares Empowering TBT Photo of Daughter Genesis as Wonder Woman
She’s Ready! Viola Davis Shares Empowering TBT Photo of Daughter Genesis as Wonder Woman No one is as ready to see the Wonder Woman film as Viola Davis and her daughter Genesis Tennon. The Oscar-winning actress posted a delightful TBT photo on Instagram of her daughter at age 2 dressed as the most recognizable female superhero, complete with her afro and superhero stance! “Genesis at 2 almost 3,” Davis wrote. “She wanted to keep her fro   Read More ...
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At 19, Philly piano student is crushing the Van Cliburn competition
At 19, Philly piano student is crushing the Van Cliburn competition One of the youngest pianists in the current Van Cliburn International Piano Competition – in progress in Fort Worth, Texas – is a Curtis Institute of Music student well-known to local audiences. Daniel Hsu, one of three Hsu siblings to come through Curtis in the last few years, has been at the school since he was 11. Now 19, he has made a strong showing at the august Van Cliburn   Read More ...
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Teenage virtuoso excels at playing a jazz violin in the land of blues and bluegrass
Teenage virtuoso excels at playing a jazz violin in the land of blues and bluegrass Basil Alter, a 17-year-old violinist and University of Memphis student, is one of 53 jazz musicians selected to compete in a competition that could take him to Shanghai this summer. Mark Weber/USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee. Buy Photo. At first, Basil Alter shied away from talking about being one of only three U.S. violinists selected as a semifinalist in a violin competition in China this summer   Read More ...
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Jerry Garcia's guitar auctioned for $1.9 million to benefit SPLC
Jerry Garcia's guitar auctioned for $1.9 million to benefit SPLC The guitar was owned by devoted Deadhead Daniel Pritzker, a philanthropist, musician and film director who bought the instrument in 2002 for $790,000. "I've been a fan of The Dead since I was a kid, and playing this iconic guitar over the past 15 years has been a privilege," said Pritzker. "But the time is right for Wolf to do some good   Read More ...
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Jerry Garcia's guitar fetches $1.9M at New York auction
Jerry Garcia's guitar fetches $1.9M at New York auction NEW YORK — A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom to Egypt's Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction Wednesday night. The Grateful Dead frontman's guitar — named Wolf — was sold at the Brooklyn Bowl, a bowling alley, restaurant and music venue. The sale price includes the buyer's premium. The proceeds are earmarked for the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center   Read More ...
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Jerry Garcia's guitar fetches $1.9M at New York auction
Jerry Garcia's guitar fetches $1.9M at New York auction A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom to Egypt's Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction Wednesday night. The guitar was owned by devoted Deadhead Daniel Pritzker, a philanthropist, musician and film director who bought the instrument in 2002 for $790,000. The auctioneer says Wolf first appeared in a 1973 New York performance the Grateful Dead gave for the Hells Angels   Read More ...
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The Latest: Jerry Garcia's guitar fetches $1.9M
The Latest: Jerry Garcia's guitar fetches $1.9M The Latest on auction of Jerry Garcia's guitar (all times local): A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom to Egypt's Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction in New York. The guitar was owned by devoted Deadhead Daniel Pritzker. The philanthropist, musician and film director bought it in 2002 at Guernsey's for $790,000. The auctioneer says Wolf first appeared in a 1973 New York performance the Grateful Dead gave for the Hells Angels   Read More ...
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Recycled Percussion helps couple on 'Chaos and Kindness'
Recycled Percussion helps couple on 'Chaos and Kindness' A local band with a lot of heart is airing a new episode of their TV show this week. Recycled Percussion helps couple on 'Chaos and Kindness' A local band with a lot of heart is airing a new episode of their TV show this week.WEBVTT EEMED UP TO GETTHE MATERIALS FOR THE DESIGN. IT WAS BUILT AT THE COG RAILWAY SHOP   Read More ...
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