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The bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass) is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, (rarely) strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick. [1]

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Acoustic bass guitar

The acoustic bass guitar (also called ABG or acoustic bass) is a bass instrument with a hollow wooden body similar to, though usually somewhat larger than a steel-string acoustic guitar.

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Adam Clayton

Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960) is an English-born Irish musician best known as the bass guitarist of the Irish rock band U2.

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Alain Caron (bassist)

Alain Caron (born May 5, 1955 in Saint-Éloi, Quebec) is a French Canadian jazz bassist.

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Alder

Alder is the common name of a genus of flowering plants (Alnus) belonging to the birch family Betulaceae.

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Alembic Inc

Alembic is an American manufacturer of high-end electric basses, guitars and preamps.

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Alex Katunich

George Alex Katunich (born August 18, 1976) is an American musician.

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Alex Webster

Alex Webster (born October 25, 1969) is an American bass player, who is best known as a member of the death metal band Cannibal Corpse.

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Alfred Schnittke

Alfred Schnittke (Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, Alfred Garrievič Šnitke; November 24, 1934August 3, 1998) was a Soviet and Russian composer.

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Ampeg

Ampeg is a manufacturer of musical instruments, especially the musical instrument amplifier, established by Everett Hull and Stanley Michaels in 1946, and now headquartered in Woodinville, Washington.

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Amplifier

An amplifier, electronic amplifier or (informally) amp is an electronic device that increases the power of a signal.

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Annie Ross

Annie Ross (born 25 July 1930) is a British-American singer and actress, best known as a member of the jazz vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.

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Anthony Jackson (musician)

Anthony Jackson, (June 23, 1952, New York, NY) is a Grammy-nominated American bassist and session musician based in New York City.

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician.

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Art rock

Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that originated in the 1960s with influences from art (avant-garde and classical) music.

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Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935) is an Estonian composer of classical and sacred music.

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Ash

Ash may refer to.

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Ashbory bass

The Ashbory bass, invented by Alun Ashworth-Jones and designed by Nigel Thornbory, is an 18-inch scale fretless (but marked) electric bass developed in 1985.

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Audio feedback

Audio feedback (also known as acoustic feedback, simply as feedback, or the Larsen effect) is a special kind of positive feedback which occurs when a sound loop exists between an audio input (for example, a microphone or guitar pickup) and an audio output (for example, a loudspeaker).

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¡Dos!

¡Dos! is the tenth studio album by the American punk rock band Green Day.

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Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music (B.M., B.Mus., Mus.B. or Mus.Bac.) is an academic degree awarded by a college, university, or conservatory upon completion of program of study in music.

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Bass guitar tuning

Each bass-guitar tuning assigns pitches to the strings of an electric bass.

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Bass instrument amplification

Bass instrument amplification, used for the bass guitar, double bass and similar instruments, is distinct from other types of amplification systems due to the particular challenges associated with low-frequency sound reproduction.

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Bassist

A bass player, or bassist, is a musician who plays a bass instrument such as a double bass, bass guitar, keyboard bass or a low brass instrument such as a tuba or sousaphone.

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BassLab

The company BassLab produces stringed instruments, mainly basses and guitars, and also some versions of the Chapman Stick and a viola model for Ned Steinberger.

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Bassline

A bassline (also known as a bass line or bass part) is the term used in many styles of popular music, such as jazz, blues, funk, dub and electronic, or traditional music, for the low-pitched instrumental part or line played by a rhythm section instrument such as the electric bass, double bass, cello, tuba or keyboard (piano, Hammond organ, electric organ, or synthesizer).

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Beat (music)

In music and music theory, the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse (regularly repeating event), of the mensural level (or beat level).

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Bebop

Bebop or bop is a style of jazz characterized by a fast tempo, instrumental virtuosity and improvisation based on the combination of harmonic structure and sometimes references to the melody.

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Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music, located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world.

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Big band

A big band is a type of musical ensemble that originated in the United States and is associated with jazz and the Swing Era typically consisting of percussion, brass, and woodwind instruments totalling approximately 12 to 25 musicians.

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Bill Black

William Patton "Bill" Black, Jr. (September 17, 1926 – October 21, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader who is noted as one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.

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Bill Wyman

William George Perks, Jr. (born 24 October 1936), known professionally as Bill Wyman, is an English musician, record producer, songwriter and singer best known as the bassist for the English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993.

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Billy Sheehan

William "Billy" Sheehan (born March 19, 1953 in Buffalo, New York) is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs.

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Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward.

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Blind Illusion

Blind Illusion is an American progressive thrash metal band from Richmond, California.

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Blink-182

Blink-182 is an American rock band formed in Poway, a suburb of San Diego, California in 1992.

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Blues

Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Blues rock

Blues rock is a musical genre combining elements of blues and rock.

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Blues scale

The term blues scale refers to several different scales with differing numbers of pitches and related characteristics.

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Boogie

Boogie is a repetitive, swung note or shuffle rhythm,Burrows, Terry (1995).

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Bootsy Collins

William Earl "Bootsy" Collins (born October 26, 1951) is an American musician and singer-songwriter.

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Bridge (instrument)

A bridge is a device that supports the strings on a stringed musical instrument and transmits the vibration of those strings to some other structural component of the instrument—typically a soundboard, such as the top of a guitar or violin—which transfers the sound to the surrounding air.

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Bruce Palmer

Bruce Palmer (September 9, 1946 – October 1, 2004) was a Canadian musician notable for playing bass guitar in the folk rock band Buffalo Springfield.

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Buffalo Springfield

Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band formed in 1966 whose members included Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Jim Messina, Ken Koblun, and Jim Fielder, and which combined rock, folk, and country music.

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Cahoots (album)

Cahoots is the fourth studio album by Canadian/American rock group the Band.

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Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse is an American death metal band from Buffalo, New York.

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Carl Thompson (luthier)

Carl Thompson (born 1939) is a luthier and musician specializing in the construction of high-quality custom bass guitars.

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Carol Kaye

Carol Kaye (born March 24, 1935) is an American musician, known as one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists, playing on an estimated 10,000 recording sessions in a 55-year career.

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Chapman Stick

The Chapman Stick (The Stick) is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s.

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Chord (music)

A chord, in music, is any harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously.

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Chord progression

A chord progression or harmonic progression is a series of musical chords, or chord changes that "aims for a definite goal" of establishing (or contradicting) a tonality founded on a key, root or tonic chordArnold Schoenberg, Structural Functions of Harmony, Faber and Faber, 1983, p.1-2.

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Chordophone

A chordophone is a musical instrument that makes sound by way of a vibrating string or strings stretched between two points.

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Chris Squire

Christopher Russell Edward "Chris" Squire (4March 1948 – 27June 2015) was an English musician, singer and songwriter.

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Christian Wolff (composer)

Christian G. Wolff (born March 8, 1934) is an American composer of experimental classical music.

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Chuck Rainey

Charles Walter "Chuck" Rainey III (born June 17, 1940, Cleveland, Ohio, United States) is an American bass guitar session musician, known for playing with many well-known American musicians and acts, including Donald Byrd, Steely Dan, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Frankie Valli and Joe Walsh.

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Cliff Burton

Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica.

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Colin Edwin

Colin Edwin (born 2 July 1970) is an Australian progressive rock musician.

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Contemporary classical music

Contemporary classical music can be understood as belonging to the period that started in the mid-1970s to early 1990s, which includes modernist, postmodern, neoromantic, and pluralist music.

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Counterpoint

In music, counterpoint is the relationship between voices that are interdependent harmonically (polyphony) yet independent in rhythm and contour.

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Country music

Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s.

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Course (music)

A course, on a stringed musical instrument, is two or more adjacent strings that are closely spaced relative to the other strings, and typically played as a single string.

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Cover version

In popular music, a cover version or cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording of a previously recorded, commercially released song by someone other than the original artist or composer.

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Cream (band)

Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

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Cryptopsy

Cryptopsy is a Canadian technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 1988.

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Danelectro

Danelectro is a US manufacturer of musical instruments and accessories, specializing in guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers and effects units.

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Dave Brubeck

David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz.

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David Amram

David Amram (born November 17, 1930) is an American composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and author.

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De Materie

De Materie (Matter) is a four-part vocal and orchestral composition by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, which he composed over the period 1984 to 1988.

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Detuner

Detuners or "Xtenders" (Hipshot's brand name) are mechanical devices used to simplify the tuning of a stringed instrument during performance.

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DI unit

A DI unit, DI box, direct box, or simply DI (variously claimed to stand for direct input, direct injection, direct induction or direct interface), is a device typically used in recording studios to connect a high-impedance, line level, unbalanced output signal to a low-impedance microphone level balanced input, usually via XLR connector.

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Digital signal processing

Digital signal processing (DSP) is the numerical manipulation of signals, usually with the intention to measure, filter, produce or compress continuous analog signals.

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Distortion (music)

Distortion and overdrive are "gain" effects used in amplified music, originally derived from the sound of a saturated vacuum-tube guitar amplifier, though they are produced in a variety of ways in the 2010s.

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Double bass

The double bass is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra.

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Dowel

A dowel is a solid cylindrical rod, usually made of wood, plastic, or metal.

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Drop D tuning

Drop D tuning, also known as DADGBE, is an alternate, or scordatura, form of guitar tuning — specifically, a dropped tuning — in which the lowest (sixth) string is tuned down ("dropped") from the usual E of standard tuning by one whole step / a tone (2 frets) to D.

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Drummer

A drummer is a musician who plays drums, which includes a drum kit ("drum set" or "trap set", including cymbals) and accessory-based hardware which includes an assortment of pedals and standing support mechanisms, marching percussion or any musical instrument that is struck within the context of a wide assortment of musical genres.

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Dude Ranch (album)

Dude Ranch is the second studio album by American pop punk band Blink-182.

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Dynamic range compression

Dynamic range compression (DRC) or simply compression reduces the volume of loud sounds or amplifies quiet sounds by narrowing or "compressing" an audio signal's dynamic range.

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Ebony

Ebony is a dense black wood, most commonly yielded by several different species in the genus Diospyros.

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Effects unit

Effects units are electronic devices that alter how a musical instrument or other audio source sounds.

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Eight-string bass guitar

An eight-string bass guitar is a type of bass guitar with double course strings normally tuned in octaves, with both strings in a course usually played simultaneously.

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Electric Counterpoint

Electric Counterpoint is a minimalist composition written by American composer Steve Reich.

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Electric guitar

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses.

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Electric upright bass

The electric upright bass (abbreviated EUB) is an electronically amplified version of the double bass that has a minimal or 'skeleton' body, which greatly reduces the size and weight of the instrument.

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Electronic keyboard

An electronic keyboard (also called digital keyboard, portable keyboard, or home keyboard) is an electronic or digital keyboard instrument.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.

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Equalization (audio)

Equalization (British: equalisation) is the process of adjusting the balance between frequency components within an electronic signal.

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ESP Guitars

is a Japanese guitar manufacturer, primarily focused on the production of electric guitars and basses.

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Extended-range bass

An extended-range bass is an electric bass guitar with a greater frequency range than a standard-tuned four-string bass guitar.

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Fender Bass V

The original Fender Bass V was a quirky and unusual electric bass guitar model produced by Fender between 1965 and 1971.

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Fender Bass VI

The Fender Bass VI, originally known as the Fender VI, is a six-string electric bass guitar made by Fender.

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Fender Jaguar Bass

The Fender Jaguar Bass is an electric bass guitar manufactured in Japan and China by the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

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Fender Jazz Bass

The Jazz Bass (or J Bass) is the second model of electric bass created by Leo Fender.

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Fender Jazzmaster

The Fender Jazzmaster is an electric guitar designed as a more expensive sibling to the Fender Stratocaster.

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), commonly referred to simply as Fender, is an American manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers.

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Fender Mustang Bass

The Fender Mustang Bass is an electric bass guitar model produced by Fender.

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Fender Precision Bass

The Precision Bass (often shortened to "P-Bass") is a bass guitar manufactured by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

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Fender Telecaster

The Fender Telecaster, colloquially known as the Tele, is the world's first commercial solid-body, single-cutaway electric guitar made by Fender, typically dual-pickup in configuration.

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Fiddle

Fiddle is another name for the bowed string musical instrument more often called a violin.

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Fill (music)

In popular music, a fill is a short musical passage, riff, or rhythmic sound which helps to sustain the listener's attention during a break between the phrases of a melody.

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Fingerboard

The fingerboard (also known as a fretboard on fretted instruments) is an important component of most stringed instruments.

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Flea (musician)

Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962), better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician and occasional actor.

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Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London.

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Fodera

Fodera is an American manufacturer of electric bass guitars in Brooklyn, New York.

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Folk rock

Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of folk music and rock music.

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Forrest White

Forrest Fred White (21 May 1920 in West Virginia - 22 November 1994 in Banning, California) was an American musical instruments industry executive, best known for his association with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

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Francis Thorne

Francis Thorne (b. Bay Shore, New York, June 23, 1922) is an American composer of contemporary classical music and grandson of the writer Gustav Kobbé.

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Freebo

Freebo (Daniel Friedberg) is a bass and tuba player, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer noted primarily for his work with Bonnie Raitt.

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Fret

A fret is a raised element on the neck of a stringed instrument.

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Fretless guitar

A fretless guitar is a guitar without frets, such that fingering its strings at particular positions on the string is done by pressing the string against its fingerboard.

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Funk

Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid- to late 1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).

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Funk fingers

Funk Fingers are a kind of drumsticks that are attached to the fingers of a bass player for producing percussive, funky sounds on a bass guitar.

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Fuzz bass

Fuzz bass, also called "bass overdrive" or "bass distortion", is a style of playing the electric bass which produces a buzzy, distorted, overdriven sound, which the name implies in an onomatopoetic fashion.

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Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee Weinrib (born Gary Lee Weinrib, July 29, 1953),, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

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Geezer Butler

Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler (born 17 July 1949) is an English musician and songwriter.

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George William Fullerton

George William Fullerton (March 7, 1923 – July 4, 2009) was a longtime associate of Leo Fender and, along with Fender and Dale Hyatt, a co-founder of G&L Musical Instruments.

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Ghost note

In music, a ghost note, dead note, muted note, silenced note or false note, is a musical note with a rhythmic value, but no discernible pitch when played.

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GHS (strings)

GHS Strings is a Battle Creek, Michigan based guitar and bass guitar string manufacturer.

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Gibson EB-0

The Gibson EB-0 is a bass guitar that was introduced by Gibson in 1959.

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Gibson EB-1

The Gibson EB-1 is a bass guitar that was introduced by Gibson in 1953, and is the first bass in Gibson's range.

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Gibson EB-3

The Gibson EB-3 is an electric bass guitar model produced by the Gibson Guitar Corporation.

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Gibson Guitar Corporation

Gibson Brands, Inc. (formerly Gibson Guitar Corp.) is an American manufacturer of guitars and other instruments, now based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Gibson SG

The Gibson SG is a solid-body electric guitar model that was introduced in 1961 (as the Gibson Les Paul) by Gibson, and remains in production today with many variations on the initial design available.

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Gibson Thunderbird

The Gibson Thunderbird is an electric bass guitar made by Gibson.

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Giya Kancheli

Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli (გია ყანჩელი; born 10 August 1935 in Tbilisi, Transcaucasian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a Georgian composer resident in Belgium.

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Glissando

In music, a glissando (plural: glissandi, abbreviated gliss.) is a glide from one pitch to another.

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Gloria (U2 song)

"Gloria" is a song by rock band U2.

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Goncalo alves

Gonçalo alves is a hardwood (from the Portuguese name, Gonçalo Alves).

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Good Times Bad Times

"Good Times Bad Times" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, featured as the opening track on their 1969 debut album Led Zeppelin.

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Gospel music

Gospel music is a music genre in Christian music.

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Grace note

A grace note is a kind of music notation used to denote several kinds of musical ornaments, usually printed smaller to indicate that it is melodically and harmonically nonessential.

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Graham Central Station

Graham Central Station was an American funk band named after founder Larry Graham (formerly of Sly & the Family Stone).

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Graphite

Graphite, archaically referred to as Plumbago, is a crystalline form of carbon, a semimetal, a native element mineral, and one of the allotropes of carbon.

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Green Day

Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt.

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Groove (music)

Groove is the sense of propulsive rhythmic "feel" or sense of "swing" created by the interaction of the music played by a band's rhythm section (drums, electric bass or double bass, guitar, and keyboards).

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Guibourtia

Guibourtia is a flowering plant genus in the family Fabaceae (legume family).

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Guibourtia ehie

Guibourtia ehie (Hyedua, Black Hyedua, Ovangkol, Amazoué, or Shedua) is a kind of tree—a species of Guibourtia in the family Fabaceae.

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Guitar chord

In music, a guitar chord is a set of notes played on a guitar.

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Guitar pick

A guitar pick (American English) is a plectrum used for guitars.

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Guitar Player

Guitar Player is an American popular magazine for guitarists, founded in 1967 in San Jose, California, United States.

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Guitar solo

In popular music, a guitar solo is a melodic passage, section, or entire piece of music written for an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar.

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Guitarrón mexicano

The guitarrón mexicano (the Spanish name of a "big Mexican guitar", the suffix "-ón" being a Spanish augmentative) or Mexican guitarron is a very large, deep-bodied Mexican six-string acoustic bass played traditionally in mariachi groups.

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Hal Leonard Corporation

Hal Leonard Corporation is a United States music publishing company founded in Winona, Minnesota, by Harold "Hal" Edstrom, his brother, Everett "Leonard" Edstrom, and fellow musician Roger Busdicker.

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Hammer-on

A hammer-on is a playing technique performed on a stringed instrument (especially on a fretted string instrument, such as a guitar) by sharply bringing a fretting-hand finger down on the fingerboard behind a fret, causing a note to sound.

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Hans Werner Henze

Hans Werner Henze (1 July 1926 – 27 October 2012) was a German composer.

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Hard bop

Hard bop is a subgenre of jazz that is an extension of bebop (or "bop") music.

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Harmonic

The term harmonic in its strictest sense is any member of the harmonic series.

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Harold Shapero

Harold Samuel Shapero (April 29, 1920 – May 17, 2013) was an American composer.

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Harper (publisher)

Harper is an American publishing house, currently the flagship imprint of global publisher HarperCollins.

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Höfner

Karl Höfner GmbH & Co.

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Höfner 500/1

The Höfner 500/1 violin bass (nicknamed the "Beatle bass" or "Cavern bass") is a hollow-bodied bass guitar manufactured by Höfner under several varieties.

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Heavy metal music

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Hohner

Hohner Musikinstrumente GmbH & Co.

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Humber College

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is a polytechnic college in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Humbucker

A humbucking pickup, or humbucker, is a type of electric guitar pickup that uses two coils to "buck the hum" (or cancel out the interference) picked up by coil pickups.

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I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky

I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky is a 1995 `song play' with music composed by John Adams and a libretto by June Jordan.

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Ibanez

is a Japanese guitar brand owned by Hoshino Gakki.

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Igor Saavedra

Igor Saavedra (Santiago de Chile, May 31, 1966) is a player and pioneer of the extended-range bass (ERB) guitar.

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Incubus (band)

Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California.

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Irwin Bazelon

Irwin Bazelon (b. Evanston, Illinois, June 4, 1922; died August 2, 1995) was an American composer of contemporary classical music.

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Jack Bruce

John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish musician, composer and vocalist, known primarily for his multi-faceted contributions to the legendary British supergroup Cream, which included guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and drummer-founder Ginger Baker.

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Jack Casady

John William "Jack" Casady (born April 13, 1944) is an American musician considered one of the foremost bass guitarists of the rock music era and best known as a member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna.

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Jaco Pastorius

John Francis Anthony Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987), known as Jaco Pastorius, was an influential American jazz musician, composer, big band leader and electric bass player.

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Jah Wobble

John Joseph Wardle (born), known by the stage name Jah Wobble, is an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer.

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James Jamerson

James Lee Jamerson (January 29, 1936 – August 2, 1983) was an American bass player.

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Jazz

Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Jazz fusion

Jazz fusion, fusion, or jazz-rock is a musical fusion genre that developed from mixing funk and rhythm and blues rhythms and the amplification and electronic effects of rock music, complex time signatures derived from non-Western music and extended, typically instrumental compositions with a jazz approach to lengthy group improvisations, often using wind and brass and displaying a high level of instrumental technique.

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Jazz standard

Jazz standards are musical compositions which are an important part of the musical repertoire of jazz musicians, in that they are widely known, performed, and recorded by jazz musicians, and widely known by listeners.

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Jean-Jacques Burnel

Jean-Jacques "JJ" Burnel (born 21 February 1952, London), is a Franco-English musician, producer and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist with the British rock band The Stranglers.

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Jeff Andrews

Jeffrey J. Andrews (born January 27, 1959) is an American former professional baseball player and current coach.

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Jeff Berlin

Jeff Berlin (born Queens, New York, January 17, 1953) is an American jazz fusion electric bass player, best known for playing and recording with Bill Bruford's band in the late 1970s.

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Jimmy Johnson (bassist)

Jimmy Johnson (born 1956) is an American bass guitarist best known for his work with James Taylor, Allan Holdsworth and Flim & the BB's.

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Joe Osborn

Joe Osborn (born August 28, 1937) is an American bass guitar player known for his work as a session musician in Los Angeles and Nashville during the 1960s through the 1980s.

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Joey DeMaio

Joey DeMaio is an American bass player and main songwriter for the heavy metal band Manowar which he co-founded in 1980.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period.

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John Adams (composer)

John Coolidge Adams (born February 15, 1947) is an American composer with strong roots in minimalism.

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John Deacon

John Richard Deacon (born 19 August 1951) is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen.

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John Entwistle

John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English musician, songwriter, singer, film and music producer, who was best known as the original bass guitarist for the English rock band The Who.

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John Mayer Trio

The John Mayer Trio is an American blues rock band that formed in 2005.

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John McVie

John Graham "Mac" McVie (born 26 November 1945) is a British bass guitarist best known as a member of rock groups John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Fleetwood Mac.

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John Myung

John Ro Myung (born January 24, 1967) is an American bassist and a founding member of the progressive metal/rock group Dream Theater.

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John Patitucci

John Patitucci (born December 22, 1959) is an American jazz double bass and jazz fusion electric bass player.

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Just intonation

In music, just intonation (sometimes abbreviated as JI) or pure intonation is any musical tuning in which the frequencies of notes are related by ratios of small whole numbers.

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Kay Musical Instrument Company

Truetone Jazz King --> Kay Musical Instrument Company was a musical instrument manufacturer of the United States, in operation since the 1930s until the 1960s.

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Kerplunk (album)

Kerplunk is the second studio album by the American punk rock band Green Day.

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Kill 'Em All

Kill 'Em All is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 25, 1983, by the independent label Megaforce Records.

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Krzysztof Penderecki

Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki (born 23 November 1933) is a Polish composer and conductor.

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L. D. Heater Music Company

The L.D. Heater Music Company was a US musical instrument company.

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Lap steel guitar

The lap steel guitar is a type of steel guitar, an instrument derived from and similar to the guitar.

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Larry Graham

Larry Graham, Jr. (born August 14, 1946) is an American bass guitar player, both with the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly and the Family Stone, and as the founder and frontman of Graham Central Station.

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Latin

Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Latin music (genre)

"Latin music" (Musica latina in Spanish and Portuguese) is a catch-all term used by the music industry to described any music in Spanish mainly from Latin America and Spain regardless of genre.

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Le Freak

"Le Freak" is a song by the band Chic.

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Lead guitar

Lead guitar is a guitar part which plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure.

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Lead sheet

A lead sheet is a form of musical notation that specifies the essential elements of a popular song: the melody, lyrics and harmony.

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.

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Led Zeppelin (album)

Led Zeppelin is the debut studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin.

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Ledger line

A ledger line or leger line is used in Western musical notation to notate pitches above or below the lines and spaces of the regular musical staff.

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Lemmy

Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister (born 24 December 1945) is an English rock musician.

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Leo Fender

Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991) was an American inventor who founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, or "Fender" for short.

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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist.

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Les Claypool

Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool (born September 29, 1963) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and actor best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Primus.

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Level 42

Level 42 are an English pop rock and jazz-funk band, who had a number of worldwide and UK hits during the 1980s and 1990s.

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Liar (Queen song)

"Liar" is a song by the British rock band Queen, written by the lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1970, and originally titled "Lover".

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Lick (music)

In popular music genres such as rock or jazz music, a lick is "a stock pattern or phrase" consisting of a short series of notes that is used in solos and melodic lines and accompaniment.

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Light-emitting diode

A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source.

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Limiter

In electronics, a limiter is a circuit that allows signals below a specified input power or level to pass unaffected while attenuating the peaks of stronger signals that exceed this threshold.

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Line 6 (company)

Line 6 is a manufacturer of digital modeling guitars, amplifiers (amplifier modeling) and related electronic equipment.

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Lionel Hampton

Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor.

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List of bass guitar manufacturers

This is a list of notable bass guitar manufacturers current and defunct.

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List of bass guitarists

This is a list of electric bass guitar players that have their own separate article in Wikipedia.

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List of jazz bassists

This list of jazz bassists includes performers of the double bass and since the 1950s, and particularly in the jazz subgenre of jazz fusion which developed in the 1970s, electric bass players.

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Live album

A live album is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances using remote recording techniques, commonly contrasted with a studio album.

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Loudspeaker

A loudspeaker (or loud-speaker or speaker) is an electroacoustic transducer; a device which converts an electrical audio signal into a corresponding sound.

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Louis Andriessen

Louis Andriessen (born 6 June 1939) is a Dutch composer and pianist based in Amsterdam.

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Louis Johnson (bassist)

Louis Johnson (April 13, 1955 – May 21, 2015) was an American bass guitarist.

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Louis Jordan

Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.

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Luthier

A luthier is someone who makes or repairs string instruments generally consisting of a neck and a sound box.

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Luthite

Luthite is a lightweight synthetic material developed by Westheimer Corporation (a US-based Cort Guitars importer) for the construction of bass guitar and guitar bodies.

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Mahogany

Mahogany is a kind of wood—the straight-grained, reddish-brown timber of three tropical hardwood species of the genus Swietenia, indigenous to the Americas,Bridgewater, Samuel.

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Mains hum

Mains hum, electric hum, or power line hum is a sound associated with alternating current at the frequency of the mains electricity.

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Manhattan School of Music

The Manhattan School of Music (MSM) is a major music conservatory located on the Upper West Side of New York City.

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Manowar

Manowar is an American heavy metal band from Auburn, New York.

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Maple

Acer is a genus of trees or shrubs commonly known as maple.

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Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller (born William Henry Marcus Miller, Jr.; June 14, 1959) is an American jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a bass guitarist.

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Mark King (musician)

Mark King (born 20 October 1958) is an English musician.

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Mark-Anthony Turnage

Mark-Anthony Turnage CBE (born 10 June 1960) is a prolific English composer of classical music.

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Martín Méndez

Martín Méndez (born April 6, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is the bass guitar player of progressive death metal band Opeth and second most constant member of the band, behind lead vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt.

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.

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Mass (Bernstein)

MASS (formally, "MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers") is a musical theatre work composed by Leonard Bernstein with text by Bernstein and additional text and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

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Master of Music

The Master of Music (M.M. or M.Mus.) is the first graduate degree in Music awarded by universities and music conservatories.

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Mel Bay

Mel Bay (February 25, 1913 – May 14, 1997) was a musician and publisher best known for his series of music education books.

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Melody

A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.

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Metallica

Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California.

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Michael Anthony (musician)

Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954), known professionally as Michael Anthony, is an American musician who is currently the bass player in the rock supergroup Chickenfoot.

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Michael Manring

Michael Manring (born June 27, 1960 in AnnapolisTom Mulhern, Bass Heroes: Styles, Stories & Secrets of 30 Great Bass Players: from the Pages of Guitar Player Magazine, Backbeat Books, 1993, ISBN 0-87930-274-7, p.26) is an American bass guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area, (Northern California).

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Michael Nyman

Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE (born 23 March 1944) is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores (many written during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway), and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's The Piano.

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Michael Nyman Band

The Michael Nyman Band, formerly known as the Campiello Band, is a group formed as a street band for a 1976 production of Carlo Goldoni's 1756 play, Il Campiello directed by Bill Bryden at the Old Vic.

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Mike Dirnt

Michael Ryan Pritchard (born May 4, 1972), known professionally as Mike Dirnt, is an American musician best known for being the bass player, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and co-founder of the American punk rock band Green Day.

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Mike Gordon

Michael Eliot "Mike" Gordon (born June 3, 1965) is a bass guitar player and vocalist most recognized as a founding member and bassist for the rock band Phish.

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Millettia laurentii

Millettia laurentii is a legume tree from Africa and native to the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

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Mixing console

In audio, a mixing console, or audio mixer, also called a mixing desk, audio production console, soundboard or simply mixer, is an electronic device for combining (also called "mixing"), routing, and changing the level, timbre and/or dynamics of audio signals.

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Monk Montgomery

William Howard "Monk" Montgomery (October 10, 1921 – May 20, 1982) was an American jazz bassist.

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Motörhead

Motörhead are an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, professionally known by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member.

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Motown

Motown is an American record company.

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MTV Unplugged

MTV Unplugged is a television series showcasing musical artists usually playing acoustic instruments.

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Music Man (company)

Music Man is an American guitar and bass guitar manufacturer.

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Music Man StingRay

Music Man StingRay is an electric bass guitar by Music Man, introduced in 1976.

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Musical instrument

A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds.

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My Generation

"My Generation" is a song by the English rock band The Who, which became a hit and one of their most recognisable songs.

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Nashville number system

The Nashville Number System is a method of transcribing music by denoting the scale degree on which a chord is built.

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Neck (music)

The neck is the part of certain string instruments that projects from the main body and is the base of the fingerboard, where the fingers are placed to stop the strings at different pitches.

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Neck-through

Neck-through or neck-thru (or in full form neck through body) is a method of electric guitar or bass guitar construction that involves extending the piece (or pieces, in a laminate construction) of wood used for the neck through the entire length of the body, essentially making it the core of the body.

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Ned Steinberger

Ned Steinberger (b. Princeton, New Jersey, 1948) is an American creator of innovative musical instruments.

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Neil Stubenhaus

Neil Stubenhaus is an American bass guitarist.

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Nelson George

Nelson George (born September 1, 1957) is an African-American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker.

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Nut (string instrument)

A nut, on a stringed musical instrument, is a small piece of hard material that supports the strings at the end closest to the headstock or scroll.

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Octave

In music, an octave (octavus: eighth) or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.

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Octobass

The octobass is an extremely large bowed string instrument that was first built around 1850 in Paris by the French luthier Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1798–1875).

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Orchestra

An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string (violin, viola, cello and double bass), brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.

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Ostinato

In music, an ostinato (derived from Italian: stubborn, compare English: 'obstinate') is a motif or phrase that persistently repeats in the same musical voice, usually at the same pitch.

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P-90

The P-90 is a single coil electric guitar pickup produced by Gibson since 1946.

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Palm mute

The palm mute is a playing technique for guitar and bass guitar, executed by placing the side of the picking hand below the little finger across the strings to be plucked, very close to the bridge, and then plucking the strings while the damping is in effect.

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Patch cable

A patch cable or patch cord or patch lead is an electrical or optical cable used to connect ("patch-in") one electronic or optical device to another for signal routing.

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Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.

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Paul Tutmarc

Paul Tutmarc (May 29, 1896 – September 25, 1972) was an American musician and musical instrument inventor.

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Pedal point

In tonal music, a pedal point (also pedal tone, pedal note, organ point, or pedal) is a sustained tone, typically in the bass, during which at least one foreign, i.e., dissonant harmony is sounded in the other parts.

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Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (born 21 November 1932) is a Danish composer.

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Phil Lesh

Phillip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940) is a musician and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, with whom he played bass guitar throughout their 30-year career.

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Phish

Phish is an American rock band noted for their musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of musical genres, and dedicated fan base.

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Piccolo bass

A piccolo bass is either an electric bass guitar or acoustic double bass which has been tuned to a higher range, usually one octave higher than conventional bass tuning.

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Pickup (music technology)

A pickup device is a transducer that captures mechanical vibrations from stringed instruments such as the electric guitar, electric bass guitar, Chapman Stick, or electric violin, and converts them to an electrical signal that is amplified, recorded, or broadcast.

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Piezoelectricity

Piezoelectricity is the electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials (such as crystals, certain ceramics, and biological matter such as bone, DNA and various proteins) in response to applied mechanical stress.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London.

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Pino Palladino

Giuseppe Henry "Pino" Palladino (born 17 October 1957) is a Welsh bassist.

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Pizzicato

Pizzicato (pizzicato, translated as pinched, and sometimes roughly as plucked) is a playing technique that involves plucking the strings of a string instrument.

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Plectrum

A plectrum is a small flat tool used to pluck or strum a stringed instrument.

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Pliers

Pliers are a hand tool used to hold objects firmly, possibly developed from tongs used to handle hot metal in Bronze Age Europe.

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Pop music

Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s, deriving from rock and roll.

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Popular music

The term popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Populus

Populus is a genus of 25–35 species of deciduous flowering plants in the family Salicaceae, native to most of the Northern Hemisphere.

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Power chord

In guitar music, a power chord (also fifth chord) is a chord that consists of the root note and the fifth.

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Preamplifier

A preamplifier (preamp) is an electronic amplifier that prepares a small electrical signal for further amplification or processing.

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Primus (band)

Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander.

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Progressive metal

Progressive metal (sometimes known as prog metal or prog-metal) is a subgenre of both progressive rock and heavy metal, originating in the United Kingdom and the United States In the 1970s.

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock, also known as prog rock or prog, is a rock music subgenre that originated in the United Kingdom with further developments in Germany, Italy, and France, throughout the mid-to-late 1960s and 1970s.

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Public address system

A public address system (PA system) is an electronic sound amplification and distribution system with a microphone, amplifier and loudspeakers, used to allow a person to address a large public, for example for announcements of movements at large and noisy air and rail terminals or at a sports stadium.

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Pull-off

A pull-off is a stringed instrument technique performed by plucking a string by "pulling" the string off the fingerboard with one of the fingers being used to fret the note.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or simply punk) is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Putty knife

A putty knife is a specialized tool used when glazing single glazed windows, to work putty around the edges of each pane of glass.

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Quarter tone

A quarter tone, is a pitch halfway between the usual notes of a chromatic scale or an interval about half as wide (aurally, or logarithmically) as a semitone, which is half a whole tone.

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Queen (band)

Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970.

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Range (music)

In music, the range of a musical instrument is the distance from the lowest to the highest pitch it can play.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers (also sometimes shortened to "The Chili Peppers" or abbreviated as "RHCP") are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983.

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Reggae

Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Reginald Arvizu

Reginald Quincy "Fieldy" Arvizu (born November 2, 1969 in Los Angeles County, California) is an American musician.

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Repetitive strain injury

A repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an "injury to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained or awkward positions." RSIs are also known as cumulative trauma disorders, repetitive stress injuries, repetitive motion injuries or disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and occupational or sports overuse syndromes.

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Rhythm guitar

Rhythm guitar is a technique and role that performs a combination of two functions: to provide all or part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with singers or other instruments; and to provide all or part of the harmony, i.e. the chords, where a chord is a group of notes played together.

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Rhythm section

A rhythm section is a group of musicians within an ensemble who provide the underlying rhythm and pulse of the accompaniment, providing a rhythmic reference for the rest of the band.

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Rick Danko

Richard Clare "Rick" Danko (December 29, 1943 – December 10, 1999) was a Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter and singer, best known as a member of The Band.

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Rickenbacker

Rickenbacker International Corporation, also known as Rickenbacker, is an electric string instrument manufacturer based in Santa Ana, California.

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Robert Trujillo

Roberto Agustin Trujillo (born October 23, 1964) better known as Robert Trujillo, is an American musician known for his role as the current bassist of American heavy metal band Metallica.

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Rock music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Rock of Ages (album)

Rock of Ages: The Band in Concert is a live album by The Band, released in 1972.

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Rod Clements

Rod Clements (born Roderick Parry Clements, 17 November 1947, North Shields, Tyne and Wear) is a British guitarist, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

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Roger Waters

George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.

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Rosewood

Rosewood refers to any of a number of richly hued timbers, often brownish with darker veining but found in many different hues.

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Rumours (album)

Rumours is the eleventh studio album by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac.

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Rush (band)

Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968 in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario.

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Russia

Russia (Ru-Россия.ogg), also officially known as the Russian Federation (a), is a country in northern Eurasia.

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Ryan Martinie

Ryan Martinie (born on August 6, 1975) is an American bassist, best known for being the bass player of Mudvayne.

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Salsa music

Salsa music is Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian popular dance music.

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Scale length (string instruments)

When referring to stringed instruments, the scale length (often simply called the "scale") is considered to be the maximum vibrating length of the strings to produce sound, and determines the range of tones that string is capable of producing under a given tension.

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Schecter Guitar Research

Schecter Guitar Research, commonly known simply as Schecter, is a US guitar, bass and amplifier manufacturer.

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Seattle

Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County.

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Semitone

A semitone, also called a half step or a half tone, is the smallest musical interval commonly used in Western tonal music, and it is considered the most dissonant when sounded harmonically.

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Shifty Henry

John Willie "Shifty" Henry (4 October 1921 – 30 November 1958) was an American musician, most noted as a double bass and bass guitar player, and blues songwriter.

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Shred guitar

Shred guitar or shredding is a lead playing style for the electric guitar, based on various fast soloing techniques.

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Single coil guitar pickup

A single coil pickup is a type of magnetic transducer, or pickup, for the electric guitar and the electric bass.

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Slapping (music)

Slapping and popping are percussive playing techniques used on the double bass and the bass guitar.

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Sly and the Family Stone

Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco.

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Sofia Gubaidulina

Sofia Asgatovna Gubaidulina (Софи́я Асгатовна Губайду́лина, Sofia Äsğät qızı Ğöbäydullina; born October 24, 1931) is a Russian composer.

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Soviet Union

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a) abbreviated to USSR (r) or shortened to the Soviet Union (p), was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991.

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Spank bass

Spank bass is a musical performance technique evolving out of the slap and pop or slapping methods of bass playing.

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Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke (born June 30, 1951) is an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and electric bass as well as for his numerous film and television scores.

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Steinberger

Steinberger is a series of distinctive electric guitars and bass guitars, designed and originally manufactured by Ned Steinberger.

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Steve DiGiorgio

Steve DiGiorgio (born November 7, 1967, Waukegan, Illinois) is an American musician.

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Steve Martland

Steve Martland (10 October 1954 – 7 May 2013) was an English composer.

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Steve Reich

Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.

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Steve Swallow

Steve Swallow (born October 4, 1940, Fair Lawn, New Jersey) is a jazz bassist and composer noted for his numerous collaborations.

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Sting (musician)

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist.

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Stopped note

The term stopped note has different meanings for different instruments.

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Streamer Bass

The Streamer bass is a bass guitar manufactured by the Warwick company and launched in 1982.

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String (music)

A string is the vibrating element that produces sound in string instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano, and members of the violin family.

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String instrument

String instruments, stringed instruments, or chordophones are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings.

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Strum

In music, strumming is a way of playing a stringed instrument such as a guitar.

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Stuart Hamm

Stuart Hamm (born February 8, 1960) is an American bass guitar player, known for his session and live work with numerous artists as well for his unconventional playing style and solo recordings.

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Sustain

In music, sustain is a parameter of musical sound over time.

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Swing (jazz performance style)

In jazz and related musical styles, the term swing is used to describe the sense of propulsive rhythmic "feel" or "groove" created by the musical interaction between the performers, especially when the music creates a "visceral response" such as feet-tapping or head-nodding (see pulse).

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Swing music

Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of American music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1940.

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Sympathy for the Devil (film)

Sympathy for the Devil (originally titled One Plus One by the film director and distributed under that title in Europe) is a 1968 film shot mostly in color by director Jean-Luc Godard.

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Symphony No. 3 (Schnittke)

The Third Symphony by Alfred Schnittke was his fourth composition in the symphonic form, completed in 1981.

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Talking Heads

Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991.

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Tapping

Tapping is a guitar playing technique, where a string is fretted and set into vibration as part of a single motion of being pushed onto the fretboard, as opposed to the standard technique being fretted with one hand and picked with the other.

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The Band

The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group that originally consisted of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, trombone, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboard instruments, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, baritone saxophone, vocals) and Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals).

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The Brothers Johnson

Arthur Arnold (guitar The Brothers Johnson was an American funk and R&B band consisting of American musicians and brothers George ("Lightnin' Licks") and Louis E. Johnson ("Thunder Thumbs"). They achieved their greatest success from the mid-1970s to early '80s, with three singles topping the R&B charts ("I'll Be Good to You", "Strawberry Letter 23", and "Stomp!").

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The Chain

"The Chain" is a song by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on their best-selling album Rumours.

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The Devils of Loudun (opera)

Die Teufel von Loudun (The Devils of Loudun) is an opera in three acts written in 1968 and 1969 by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, and then revised in 1972 and 1975.

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The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!)

The Mark, Tom & Travis Show: The Enema Strikes Back is a live album by the American pop-punk band Blink-182.

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962.

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The Who

The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964.

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Timbre

In music, timbre also known as tone color or tone quality from psychoacoustics, is the quality of a musical note, sound, or tone that distinguishes different types of sound production, such as voices and musical instruments, string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion instruments.

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Tina Weymouth

Martina Michèle "Tina" Weymouth (born November 22, 1950) is an American musician, best known as a founding member and bassist of the new wave group Talking Heads and its side project Tom Tom Club, which she co-founded with husband and Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz.

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Tobias (bass guitar company)

Tobias is a brand of bass guitar originally made by luthier Michael Tobias starting in the 1970s and later bought out by Gibson Guitar Corporation.

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Tonewood

Tonewood is a term of art that generally refers to woods believed to possess tonal properties and used in the construction of stringed instruments.

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Tony Levin

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Transducer

A transducer is a device that converts one form of energy to another.

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Transposing instrument

A transposing instrument is a musical instrument whose music is notated at a pitch different from the pitch that actually sounds (concert pitch).

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TransTrem

TransTrem is a guitar vibrato system developed by Steinberger in 1984.

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Trill (music)

The trill (or shake, as it was known from the 16th until the 19th century) is a musical ornament consisting of a rapid alternation between two adjacent notes, usually a semitone or tone apart, which can be identified with the context of the trill.

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Twelve-string bass

The twelve-string bass is an electric bass with three courses on each of four strings.

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Twelve-string guitar

The twelve-string guitar is a steel-string guitar with twelve strings in six courses, which produces a richer, more ringing tone than a standard six-string guitar.

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Twisted (Annie Ross song)

"Twisted" is a 1952 vocalese song with lyrics by Annie Ross, set to a tenor saxophone solo of the same name by Wardell Gray.

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Tympany Five

Tympany Five was a successful and influential rhythm and blues and jazz dance band founded by Louis Jordan in 1938.

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U2

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin.

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Van Halen

Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972.

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Vibrato

Vibrato is a musical effect consisting of a regular, pulsating change of pitch.

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Vibrato systems for guitar

A variety of mechanical vibrato systems for guitar have been developed since the 1930s.

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Victor Bailey (musician)

Victor Bailey (born March 27, 1960 in Philadelphia) is an American bass guitar player.

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Victor Wooten

Victor Lemonte Wooten (born September 11, 1964) is an American bass player, composer, author, producer, and recipient of five Grammy Awards.

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Viking Press

Viking Press is an American publishing company now owned by Penguin Random House.

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Violin

The violin, also called a fiddle, is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.

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Voxx International

Voxx International, formerly Audiovox Corporation, is an American consumer electronics company founded in 1965 and headquartered in Hauppauge, New York.

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Wah-wah pedal

A wah-wah pedal (or just wah pedal) is a type of guitar effects pedal that alters the tone of the signal to create a distinctive effect, mimicking the human voice.

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Walnut

A walnut is the nut of any tree of the genus Juglans (Family Juglandaceae), particularly the Persian or English walnut, Juglans regia.

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Wardell Gray

Wardell Gray (February 13, 1921 – May 25, 1955) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist who straddled the swing and bebop periods.

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Warr Guitar

The Warr guitar is an American-made "touch" guitar, a type of instrument that combines both bass and melodic strings on a single fretboard.

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Warwick (company)

Warwick is a Germany-based bass guitar manufacturer company.

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Washington (state)

Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

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Washtub bass

The washtub bass, or "gutbucket", is a stringed instrument used in American folk music that uses a metal washtub as a resonator.

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Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm (born 13 March 1952 in Karlsruhe) is a German composer.

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Yamaha Corporation

(or) is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate based in Japan with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics, motorcycles and power sports equipment.

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Yes (band)

Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson.

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YYZ (instrumental)

"YYZ" is an instrumental rock piece by Canadian rock band Rush, from their 1981 album Moving Pictures.

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Zon Guitars

Zon Guitars is a manufacturer of bass guitars founded in 1981 by Joseph Zon.

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2×5

2×5 is a composition by Steve Reich (born 1936) written in 2008.

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