• Ideas That Changed Western Music


    The BBC offers up this list of 8: (1) Pythagoras creates the scale. (2) Notation is developed. (3) The piano enters the home. (4) The first recording. (5) The birth of public radio broadcasting. (6) The first chart is published. (7) The dawn of electronic music. (8) The invention of the Walkman.

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  • Float On


    Modest Mouse

    Echo and Chorus Slap Echo on the rhythm guitar gives it the optimistic bounce the tune calls for. The added chorus effect softens the texture. A similar echo and chorus decorates the full frequency, hooky, single note electric guitar lines played front and center before(...)

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  • For What It’s Worth


    Buffalo Springfield

    Tremolo With a strong, deep, slow tremolo almost certainly courtesy of a Fender Amp on the Orange Gretsch G6120 (Chet Atkins), Neil Young's alternating two harmonics communicate fragility and innocence on the edge of something dreadful as the tune slowly unfolds. Distortion Break-up distortion on(...)

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