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There have been a number of new Ibanez guitar models at various NAMM shows and so there will be at winter 2006 NAMM. Ibanez unveiled a new Steve Vai JEM Signature model at the January 2005 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. It was named “Bad Horsie” after a Steve Vai song of the same name. This guitar features a “Rock Mirror” finish with matching mirror pick guard.

The new model also features the signature JEM appointments of a “Monkey Grip” handle carved into the basswood body and a scooped tremolo cavity so pitches can be raised as well as lowered with the tremolo arm.

“Bad Horsie” has joined a long line of variations Steve Vai’s JEM signature models, which were first introduced at the Chicago NAMM show in June 1987.

At the January 2005 show, Ibanez unveiled the new Exotic Wood acoustic guitar line featuring three different, visually striking and surprisingly inexpensive models in highly figured ash, curly maple and zebrawood. The introduction was so well received that Ibanez announced the first acoustic-electric version at the Indianapolis Summer NAMM show.

“Even more radical is what cannot be seen: a unique wooden top-support system under the bridge Ibanez calls “Sound Expand” construction allows us to use thinner bracing, which allows the top to vibrate more freely. It also provides a more even balance between highs, lows, and mids. ” – commented Irene Shvartsman of Ibanez Acoustic Guitars.

“We found that the guitar sounds dramatically louder, and bigger in tone than the same guitar without Sound Expand construction. “

The amazing Ibanez guitar player Joe Satriani and Planet Waves Company will officially launch a line of new straps and picks at the 2006 Anaheim NAMM show at a private concert event during the show. The great news is, the concert will be webcast for Joe’s fans at Satriani. com in early February! Stay tuned to the site for more details.

Joe Satriani will also appear at the Planet Waves/D’Addario booth #4834 in Hall C of the Anaheim NAMM show on Saturday, January 21 at 1:30 PM.

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Buying a Bass Guitar – Parts of a Bass Guitar You Should Know About

So you feel that you are ready for buying a bass guitar, but your not quite sure where to start? Well before you just walk into a guitar store and buy the first bass guitar they give you, it would be wise to gather up a little knowledge about the different variations you will likely encounter.

Here are any important terms and features that would be a good idea to get familiar with before you choose your first bass.

Scale Length

The scale length is measured in inches and refers to to vibrating length of the bass strings. The longer the neck is on the bass will mean that the scale length will be longer. A bassist with small hands will need to look for a smaller scale, because large scale bass guitars have more distance between each fret, and this will make it difficult for them to stretch their fret hand far enough.

Most Common Scale Lengths For Electric Bass

Xtra Long: 35+ in.

Long (Standard): 34 in.

Medium: 32 in.

Short: 30 in.

Check The Nut Width

The nut is usually a whit colored plastic component with grooves that guide the strings to the tunning pegs. The nut width is simply the width of the neck at the nut. Again, a wider nut will only give the small hand people a disadvantage.

Four String, Five String. . . ?

The very first bass was a four string bass and for many decades, it stayed that way. Today, a bass guitar is available in 4, 5, 6, all the way to 12 string. The four and five string bass are the two most common configurations, but it will depend on what style of music you play. The difference between the four and five string bass is that the five string adds a lower string. Here are the tuning for each:

Four String Tuning:


Five String Tuning:


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When you take a look at the guitar fretboard you may ask yourself if it is possible to learn the notes there! Can you find the notes you need to find? Let’s start to conquer the fretboard by taking the first step!

When you’re playing your first melodies on your guitar your teacher will probably let you begin by learning the notes in the first position on your guitar.

We will begin this guitar lesson by taking a look at three notes on the first string. The first open string is an E, the first fret an F and the third fret a G.

The second string open string is B. On the first fret you’ll find C and on the third fret a D.

Now we will make up an exercise with the before mentioned notes. Play the notes slowly and with concentration and with the purpose to learn the notes:


You will also learn the names of the notes if you play them on your guitar as you try to say the note names aloud or in your mind.

When you know these notes by heart you can try to play a melody as a test. Let’s try to play Mary Had A Little Lamb with the use of these notes:


I guess you recognized the melody, right!

We will proceed with this guitar lesson by learning any notes on the third string.

The third open string is G and the second fret is A. Now, let’s play the notes we have learned in consecutive order from the third string!


Starting with the G on the third string and the other notes we have learned we will try to play Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star:




I hope you’ll recognize this melody as you play. The important thing when learning to play the notes on the guitar is to make a conscious effort to learn the notes and not to work on to many notes at the same time.

My father was a guitar teacher and he taught mostly classical guitar playing. I was one of his students and I learned my first guitar pieces in a short time due to a system he typically used that is similar to tablature.

His system showed the frets and strings to play along with the sheet music. He said that his system didn’t prevent children from learning to read guitar sheet music and that if somebody really wants to learn the notes they will anyway.

In my guitar teaching experiences I have found out the same thing. If you’re not motivated to learn sheet music notation for guitar you won’t learn it even if you only use sheet music.

If you learn the notes on your guitar fretboard first you will find it much easier reading guitar sheet music notation and I hope that this first step will help you!

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The most important thing you must do when learning how to play guitar is practice! You’re learning new things by doing the work, here, this is playing guitar, simple. By saying that, i mean playing guitar, not pulling the strings with no reason at all. And when you’re practicing, there is one thing you should never do and that is you must never, ever do it in a rush, just take your time and the results will come.

The next important thing is you need to get organized while learning new stuff. You need to start at the beginning and start playing simple chords and stuff like that. When playing guitar, just remain as relaxed as possible, relieving the tension off. The tension in your body prevents you from playing correctly and this is wrong way.

Practice mostly all day, mostly all single day, if that is possible, if not, just try doing it in any order, just never quit for a longer period of time and then start again. This is not the way to learn how to play guitar, it does no good for your playing. So, get habitual at playing guitar and i can almost guarantee, you’ll learn fast.

The other important thing, when learning how to play guitar is, you need to play the music you like. Don’t start to play songs you don’t like, because that will only get yourself frustrated and consequently get the wrong results or no at all. As what i’m going to say next, may sound stupid for some, believe me, it is not. You need to write your goals down, like what do you need to achieve, how much time are you willing to invest into learning to play guitar and why you need it!

When playing guitar, always use a metronome. It can and will improve your timing and make your playing sound better for sure. When finding a problem, try first to overcome that problem, don’t rush to any other stuff, because it gets boring or start doing other things just because you don’t like the things you need to learn. When you become persistent and learn how to play guitar the right way, the results will come and you could soon realize you are playing better and better, and that’s probably the reason, why you even started to learn how to play guitar the right way.

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In general, the Yamaha Corporation manufactures a wide variety of products. Among these include Yamaha line of acoustic guitars. They have a lot of experience and have been building instruments since the late 1800s. Today, people know Yamaha as a Japanese company that is known for its products, including their instruments and acoustic guitars.

In 1887, the Yamaha Corporation began making instruments. In this case, it was an organ. The company, however, got started in 1897. It was named the Nippon Gakki Corporation with a man named Tarakusu became the president. He was the individual who make the organ in 1897.

So, the organ was essentially their first instrument. In 1900, they expanded their instrument line to the piano. They even started making furniture in 1903. But, they managed to receive a good amount of recognition at the Worlds Fair in St. Louis when both the piano and the organ one an honorary prize.

The dabbled in creating other products, such as the harmonica and phonographs. They even started designing acoustics for concert halls. Finally, in 1942, they debuted their first acoustic guitar. By then, the company had been in business for almost fifty years, so they were already known for their instruments and musical products.

Yamahas products line has since expanded. At one point, they even had an archery products business and started manufacturing motorcycles. Many people may think that because Yamaha has interests in a wide range of things, they don’t necessarily do any of them well. That simply isn’t true. Yamaha acoustic guitars are high quality and stand up to any of the best acoustic guitars in the world.

There guitar models include the Yamaha 12 String model, the Yamaha F-310, the Yamaha FG 325, the Yamaha CJ 12, the Yamaha S70A, the Yamaha CPX8, and the Yamaha 20. However, there are a lot of acoustic guitar kinds available so you would have to visit your most adored music store or the Yamaha website to learn about all of them.

There are also a lot of artists who love and play Yamaha acoustic guitars. These include Peter Hayes, Amy Abdou, Clayton Gibb, Peter Hayes, Chris Henderson, Michael Herring, David Lvita, Steve Wilkinson, Take 6, and Mark Oakley. For more information on the artists visit at

Here are any reviews written by satisfied Yamaha Acoustic Guitar uses:

About the Yamaha Dynamic Guitar

This guitar is great, it has good sound, and is probably one of the best looking guitars ever, it is great for just sitting down and playing anything type of music you like. Another thing I liked about this guitar is that it always stays in tune.

About the Yamaha CJ 12

The build quality is superb- you would think that the guitar was more expensive as it really is beautifully made. Tonally, it is quite bright for a jumbo but sounds brilliant. I recorded a demo with it and recorded it sounds great- a real Neil Young acoustic tone! Obviously the access to the higher frets is problematic, but I believe that if you are looking at a guitar like this then you are not getting to play above the 12th fret much anyway! Other than that, the string spacing is superb and the neck is much more reminiscent of an electric guitar than an acoustic-it reminds me of the neck on a Les Paul.

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The word “Filk” is a combination of “fiction” and “folk. ” Filk music originated as songs composed by dedicated film or TV fans, usually relating to science fiction and fantasy programming. The word originated in the ’50s in an article about the practice of science fiction fans singing self-created songs while meeting at conventions geared for the sci-fi and fantasy fan.

During times when the practice goes back to the fifties, it has developed a genre and following that continues to this day on the Internet and at social gatherings attended by “filkers. ” By the late seventies there were weekend conventions focused solely on filkers and filking. Websites and events have formed around what has become a cultural phenomenon and while there may be no established stars working in the genre, there are award programs for “Excellence in Filking” and a Filk Hall of Fame.

And so today the world of filking remains essentially true to its origins: science fiction and fantasy fans singing together at gatherings. They are drawn from the worlds of Star Trek, Battlestar Gallactica, Star Wars and games such as Dungeons and Dragons. Song topics can cover any aspect of the sci-fi world: computers, homesteads on Mars, space battles and time travel. Those gatherings may be completely devoted to filking today and may include an entire range of talent, from highly accomplished musicians to the amateur science fiction fan whoever only wishes to raise his or her voice.

Through email lists and websites, filkers have opened up lines of communications and organizations that reach into other countries and continents. The concept of the musical product had expanded somewhat, although not without debate. Songs of an anarchic or nonsensical bent dealing with familiar social phenomena have been referred to as filk tunes; there has been an ongoing discussion among purists as to whether or not Weird Al Yankovic qualifies as a filker. A good resource for Filk FAQs and other websites can be found at http://www. electricpenguin. com/filking/columns/filkfaq/.

Filking can also be identified as simply the social network that has evolved around the original practice. The electronic tools at hand for maintaining that network are part of the current definition of the filk community. The websites with songs, lyrics and musical tools posted are an important part of the community’s binding. It is also fair to say that openness characterizes the filker movement, or community, or organization. It is not your ability to sing that qualifies you, it’s your enthusiasm for the process and perhaps your appreciation of the disassociation with social norms that the songs represent.

Filking remains, for the most part, the folk music of the science fiction and fantasy fan set. Some songs are bawdy, many are parodies of original mainstream works, and nearly all are performed on acoustic instruments to the uniform applause of other gathered filkers. There are CDs out there these days and a plethora of MP3 files to be found on many Internet sites. There are perhaps eight gatherings a year held around the nation that are dedicated exclusively to filking.

There is another form of purity to the art form, other than its unique music. It is far enough off center that no one has found a way to build a business model for it and filking remains the personal creations and sole property of filkers.

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American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson has become a familiar voice on the radio and television as she continues to delivery amazing new songs with incredible vocals that continue to skyrocket her farther up the charts. Thanks to the power of the Internet there are many sites where you can find free music downloads of her work to hear for yourself how powerful her music and voice really is.

As you download her music you can enjoy it almost anywhere you go – from your car to your computer at work and your portable iPod thanks to MP3 formats that most of the songs come in. This universal music format is widely recognized by almost all music players and stereo systems today and is the standard format for delivering audio content on the Internet.

In fact, many American idol winners and contestants are offering up their tunes for listening online. You can find a number of sites that offer samplings of their music, both complete CD’s and selected tracks that you can transfer to your music player and listen to offline. Part of the immense power of the Internet is how quickly and easily it is to get songs to fans and help build up support for a particular artist. There is virtually no cost associated with it and with a click of a mouse the tracks can be sent around the world to fans even in remote parts of the rain forest in South America!

If you need to find out more about how to get songs and albums downloaded to your computer check out underground websites and fan discussion sites where you will find people talking about the latest places to obtain and listen to a wide variety of musical creations.

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An important decision you’ll make during the course of creating your great wedding is that of wedding reception music. After all, what’s a wedding reception without music? Do you hire a band, hire a DJ, or just throw on any tunes for everyone to dance to? The choice is all up to you from what type of music you need at your reception to how it’s delivered.

One possibility that a number of people opt for is to hire a band to provide their wedding reception music. A lot of working “cover bands” (musicians that specialize in performing spot-on renditions of popular songs) are available to work wedding receptions. The cost for hiring a band varies according to the experience and popularity of the band itself. A band that is highly skilled tends to be highly sought after and therefore more expensive to hire. A live band brings a certain level of excitement to the party atmosphere of a wedding reception and your guests are sure to enjoy the interactivity that comes along with live wedding reception music.

Some couples forgo the band in favor of hiring a DJ for their wedding. The advantages of hiring a DJ as compared to a band are threefold. First of all, a DJ tends to cost much less to hire than an entire band does. In addition to the monetary savings, the DJ will have access to original recordings of popular songs. Your guests can shimmy to Baby Got Back or The Locomotion by the original artists rather than a rendition performed by an unknown singer. Additionally, the DJ will have access to a far greater number of recordings than any band is likely to have in its repertoire. For these reasons many couples enjoy hiring a DJ to supply their wedding reception music.

Another option is to simply supply the wedding reception music yourself. Armed with a computer that is equipped with a CD burner you can create CD’s full of . mp3 files to play at the reception. Because of the . mp3 file compression, nearly ten hours of music may be squeezed onto one CD. You can choose exactly what songs you want, place them on the CD in the order that you like, and just pop it in to play at the reception. This is possibly the most cost effective option as it will cost very little or nothing at all to compile the CD. The downsides are that you’re left with just a group of songs and no live interactivity whatsoever and you must have a specific type of CD player in order to play a disc full of . mp3 files. You will also need to provide a decent sound system unless the reception hall happens to come equipped with one.

There are a number of options available for providing music for your wedding reception. Choosing which one is right for you is merely a matter of deciding what you need and what you can afford.