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  Electric guitar
An electrical pickup is positioned under the strings near the bridge and turns the vibrations of the strings into electrical impulses that are sent to an amplifier.
The electric guitar requires an amplifier to amplify the frequencies of the vibrating strings that are sensed by the pickup.
Guitar effects boxes, such as the fuzz box and the wah-wah have been a staple of the electric guitar's sounds for many years.
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  Electric guitar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai occasionally uses a triple-neck guitar; one neck is twelve string, one is six string and the third is a fretless six string.
The popularity of the electric guitar began with the big band era because amplified instruments became necessary to compete with the loud volumes of the large brass sections common to jazz orchestras of the thirties and forties.
An acoustic guitar's sound is largely dependent on the vibration of the guitar's body and the air within it; the sound of an electric guitar is largely dependent on a magnetically induced electrical signal, generated by the vibration of metal strings near sensitive pickups.
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 Guitar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electronic signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
Archtop guitars were immediately adopted upon their release by both jazz and country musicians and have remained particularly popular in jazz music, usually using thicker strings (higher gauged round wound and flat wound) than acoustic guitars.
The electric guitar is used extensively in blues and rock and roll, and was commercialized by Gibson together with Les Paul and independently by Leo Fender.
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 NPR : The Electric Guitar, Present at the Creation
Listen to "Solo Flight," a swing tune by Benny Goodman and his orchestra featuring electric guitar pioneer Charlie Christian leading the band with a solo.
In the late 1930s, guitar pioneers Floyd Smith and Charlie Christian brought the electric guitar into the jazz world, and redefined the role of the guitar in the swing orchestra ensemble.
Electric guitars had volume, but it would take a second wave of innovation to turn the instruments into the icons of a new generation of music.
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 Modal Analysis of an Electric Guitar
The guitar used for this experiment is an Epiphone Coronet electric guitar.
This guitar (in addition to an Epiphone amplifier, an ES-335 hollowbody electric, a 1960's Hummingbird acoustic, and two Slingerland drums) was donated to Kettering University by Gibson Musical Instruments Inc for student research projects such as this.
In order to allow the guitar to vibrate freely, it was suspended with rubberbands at four points: at both strap connectors and at the base and free end of the neck.
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 Guitars | Lessons | Acoustic | Chords | How To Play Guitar | Bass | Electric | Strings | Music | Learn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in modern music and is played by musicians all around the world.
A guitar is made of a long neck separated by frets (sections marked with metal bars) and a hollow body with a wide hole.
The guitar was made in order to demonstrate a new technology that could be used in fiber optics, displays and sensors.
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 Electric Guitars
Electric guitars are most often made with solid bodies since they depend upon electromagnetic pickups and amplifiers to produce the sound and are not dependent upon the resonance of the hollow body like the acoustic guitar.
This guitar is noted for its high pitched screams produced by the shape of the body and the single coil pickups.
The three sets of pickups shown for an electric guitar such as the Fender Stratocaster allow the player to adjust the quality of the sound by choosing the amounts of signal used from each pickup.
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 Electric Guitar St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Musicians began to consider electric amplification of the acoustic guitar during the 1930s when guitar players sat in the rhythm sections of the big bands and struggled to be heard.
Country players had been the first to adopt the electric guitar perhaps because their audiences were used to the metallic sounds of the steel guitar which was extremely popular in the 1940s and 1950s.
The man playing an electric guitar became a universally recognized image of rock 'n' roll and the instrument itself became a symbol of empowerment for a generation of teenagers who yearned for the abilities and successes of their guitar playing heroes.
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 Electric Guitar: Buying Guide
In acoustic guitar use, different species of maple, such as big leaf, sugar, and bearclaw tend to be more acoustically transparent due to their lower velocity of sound and high degree of internal damping.
Taylor, a custom builder of acoustic and electric guitars, developed a special bolt-on design in which the head of the bolt is inside the body of the guitar.
If a guitar has a smooth, playable neck that allows you to bend notes, do hammer-ons and pull-offs, and deliver clean articulations at all positions up and down the neck, it means that the frets have been perfectly matched and properly "dressed" to provide the best overall action.
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 Music.com ||| Guitar (Electric)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In modern parlance the word "guitar" usually connotes an electric guitar; the qualifier "acoustic" is necessary to indicate the original instrument.
The first solid-body electric guitar, with entirely electronic amplification, was built for country guitarist Merle Travis around 1946; shortly after that, the Fender company's Broadcaster model, soon renamed the Telecaster, set the pattern for numerous instruments that followed, and did as much as any other single invention to give birth to rock and roll.
Over much of the rest of the twentieth century the guitar was the point of intersection between the efforts of individual players and the vast array of musical electronics involved in the composition of a popular recording.
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 Electric guitar tone: instruments, amplifiers, and beyond - November 2004
Electric guitars can produce a huge variety of sounds, and tone—the exact timbre and quality of sound you hear when they play—is something electric guitarists obsess about.
The design, shape, and construction techniques of the guitar, including the length, thickness, and surface curvature of the neck, the type of frets, and whether the body is solid, hollow, or semi-hollow.
How those strings are attached to the guitar, including whether they pass through the guitar body or just sit on the top surface—and right down to the materials and construction of the nut and bridge at either and, as well as the design of the tuning posts.
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 Howstuffworks "How is an electric guitar different from an acoustic guitar?"
Electric guitars have solid bodies, magnetic pickups and several knobs instead of the hollow resonating cavity found in an acoustic guitar.
To produce sound, an electric guitar senses the vibrations of the strings electronically and routes that electronic signal to an amplifier and speaker.
In the case of an electric guitar, the vibrating steel strings produce a corresponding vibration in the magnet's magnetic field and therefore a vibrating current in the coil.
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 Howstuffworks "How Electric Guitars Work"
The electric guitar remains the most prominent instrument in rock music, and the most famous instrument ever to come out of the United States.
If you have ever compared an electric guitar to an acoustic guitar, you know that they have several important things in common.
Some electric guitars have a hollow or semi-hollow body with the resonating cavity found in an acoustic guitar, but the most popular electric guitars have solid bodies.
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 Learn to Play Electric Guitar
An electric guitar is a type of guitar with a solid or semi-solid body that uses electromagnetic pickups to convert the vibration of the steel-cored strings into electrical current.
The current may be electrically altered (effects pedals) to achieve various tonal effects prior to being fed into an amplifier and speaker cabinet, which produces the resultant sound.
Electric guitar is the quintessential instrument of much western popular music of the 20 th and 21 st centuries, including jazz, blues, rock and roll, country, funk, heavy metal, and pop.
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 The Electric Guitar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Here you can find out about the electric guitar's history, the people who helped to develop them, some of the most famous electric guitars, the guitarists who changed the way electric guitars are played, and my personal favorite guitarists.
It was renamed the Telecaster 2 years later and became one of the most famous electric guitars in history.
Paul not only helped develop the electric guitar with the invention of the Les Paul guitar, but also in the technology of recording with the inventions of close miking, echo, and multi-tracking.
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 Online NewsHour: The Electric Guitar
Exploring the history and influence of the electric guitar.
So Paul's pure electric tone he put into use on song like "How High is the Moon." (playing) So it's that clean tone of the electric guitar that Les Paul was most working on with his innovations in electric guitar design around the solid body guitar.
Electric guitars -- to my mind -- are most significant for paying attention to that sound and for making popular music itself sound differently through things like those different sounds I was just trying to play out there.
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 Guitar Player - The complete acoustic and electric guitar package
Guitar Player magazine is the complete acoustic and electric guitar package.
He first picked up the guitar at age ten, and three years later, when most guitarists his age were still dialing in the finer syncopations of “Smoke on the Water,” the Israeli adolescent was already a working musician,...
One interesting and challenging aspect of the guitar is that it usually offers several different ways to play the same riff, chord, or melody.
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 Electric Guitars, Electric Scooters, Electric Guitar, Electric Bicycles, Dominion Electric, Electric Cookers, Scooters ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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The modern electric guitar is perhaps one of the greatest assets to pop music.
Electric guitars, string instruments, are guitars whose sound is amplified by electronics, as opposed to a body.
With the electric guitar, the vibrations from the strings are picked up by electronics known as pick-ups, which sit on the body of a guitar.
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 electric-guitar.co.uk Lessons
They are used throughout the rest of this course of guitar tuition and are ubiquitous on the internet so it is a good idea to get to grips with them right away.
If your electric guitar is out of tune, no matter how advanced your fretboard skills are, the 'music' you produce will not be something that anyone wants to listen to.
Guitars are often used to provide the harmony in modern music.
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 Lemelson Center: Electrified, Amplified, and Deified: The Electric Guitar, Its Makers, and Its Players
Guitar maker and innovator Paul Reed Smith came to the National Museum of American History-along with guitarist G. Smith, former bandleader on Saturday Night Live, and educator Bob Santelli of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum-for a video-conference with middle-school students from Washington, D.C., Elkhart, Indiana, and Cleveland, Ohio.
The morning continued with a discussion on "Inventing and Popularizing the Electric Guitar," in which innovators and entrepreneurs reflected on their experiences during the formative years of the electric guitar industry.
As the voice of the electric guitar permeated American popular culture, it seems to have struck a particular chord with filmmakers.
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 Electric Guitar Tone
Great guitar sounds are often a mix of purposeful engineering, accidental combination and shear, of the moment inspiration.
What we want to talk about here, is how an electric guitar shapes its own sound and what elements of the guitar affect its sound the most.
Once your guitar gives you the opportunity to do that, you will find more opportunity for the sound to be right, you're in the groove and everything seems to flow.
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 Gigliotti Electric Guitar Models - Gigliotti Custom Guitars - gigliottiguitars.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The top of your Gigliotti guitar is set into a ledge created by the sides of the guitar and the internal braces.
The Gigliotti GS is a 21st Century Double Cutaway style guitar allowing you to create your own truly unique instrument, from our list of options, finished in your choice of colors.
All guitars are shipped in a G and G Western Tool case.
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 electric guitar - string instrument - Melody Factory
The electric guitar is different from the acoustic guitar because to hear an electric one, you need to plug it into an amplifier with a lead.
The electric guitar belongs to a family of instruments called strings.
Other instruments in the string family are acoustic guitars, violins, violas, cellos, double basses and harps.
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