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The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses. [1]

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Acacia koa

Acacia koa is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae.

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Acoustic bass guitar

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

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Acoustic guitar

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar).

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Adam Clayton

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

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Alain Caron (bassist)

Alain Caron (born May 5, 1955) is a French Canadian jazz bassist.

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Alan Spenner

Alan Henry Spenner (7 May 1948 – 11 August 1991) was an English bass player who performed with Wynder K. Frog, The Grease Band, Spooky Tooth, ABC, David Coverdale, David Soul, Joe Cocker, Kenny Loggins, Lynda Carter, Peter Frampton, Ted Nugent, Mick Taylor, China Crisis, Murray Head, Kokomo, Roxy Music, and played on the original 1970 concept album Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Album

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.

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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 Garrievich Schnittke (Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, Alfred Garrievich Shnitke; November 24, 1934 – August 3, 1998) was a Soviet and German 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.

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Amplifier

An amplifier, electronic amplifier or (informally) amp is an electronic device that can increase the power of a signal (a time-varying voltage or current).

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Annie Ross

Annabelle Allan Short (born 25 July 1930), known professionally as Annie Ross, 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, New York) 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 songwriter.

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Arrangement

In music, an arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work.

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Art Jarvinen

Arthur Justin Jarvinen (January 27, 1956 – October 2, 2010) was an American composer who grew up in Ohio.

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Art rock

Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that generally reflects a challenging or avant-garde approach to rock, or which makes use of modernist, experimental, or unconventional elements.

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Arvo Pärt

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

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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 loop gain 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 power amplified loudspeaker).

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Audio power amplifier

An audio power amplifier (or power amp) is an electronic amplifier that reproduces low-power electronic audio signals such as the signal from radio receiver or electric guitar pickup at a level that is strong enough for driving (or powering) loudspeakers or headphones.

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¡Dos!

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

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Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music is an academic degree awarded by a college, university, or conservatory upon completion of a program of study in music.

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Bandleader

A bandleader is the leader of a music group such as a rock or pop group or jazz quartet.

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Bass amplifier

A bass amplifier or "bass amp" is a musical instrument electronic device that uses electrical power to make lower-pitched instruments such as the bass guitar or double bass loud enough to be heard by the performers and audience.

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Bass effects

Bass effects are electronic effects units that are designed for use with an electric bass and a bass amplifier, or for an upright bass and a bass amp or PA system.

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Bassist

A bassist, or bass player, 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 music, such as jazz, blues, funk, dub and electronic, traditional music, or classical music for the low-pitched instrumental part or line played (in jazz and some forms of popular music) 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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Bösendorfer

Bösendorfer (L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH) is an Austrian piano manufacturer and, since 2008, a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha.

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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 developed in the early to mid-1940s in the United States, which features songs characterized by a fast tempo, complex chord progressions with rapid chord changes and numerous changes of key, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on a combination of harmonic structure, the use of scales and occasional 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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Bernard Edwards

Bernard Edwards (October 31, 1952 – April 18, 1996) was an American bass player, singer, songwriter and record producer, known primarily for his work in disco music with guitarist Nile Rodgers, with whom he co-founded the band Chic.

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Big band

A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section.

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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.

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Bill Wyman

Bill Wyman (born William George Perks Jr., 24 October 1936) is an English musician, record producer, songwriter and singer.

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Billy Sheehan

William "Billy" Sheehan (born March 19, 1953), 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 were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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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 (often stylized as blink-182; pronounced "blink one eighty two") is an American rock band formed in Poway, California in 1992.

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Blues

Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans 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 fusion 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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Brass band

A brass band is a musical ensemble generally consisting entirely of brass instruments, most often with a percussion section.

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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 another 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 in the folk rock band Buffalo Springfield.

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Buffalo Springfield

Buffalo Springfield was a Canadian-American rock band active from 1966 to 1968 whose most prominent members were Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and Richie Furay.

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Burns London

Burns is an English manufacturer of electric guitars and bass guitars, founded by Alice Louise Farrell (1908–1993) and James Ormston (Jim) Burns (1925–1998) in 1959.

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C (musical note)

C (Do, Do, C) is the first note of the C major scale, the third note of the A minor scale (the relative minor of C major), and the fourth note (F, A, B, C) of the Guidonian hand, commonly pitched around 261.63 Hz.

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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 Brutal death metal band from Buffalo, New York, now based in Tampa, Florida.

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Capriccio for Violin and Orchestra (Penderecki)

The Capriccio for Violin and Orchestra is a composition by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Carbon fiber reinforced polymer

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer, carbon fiber reinforced plastic or carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP, CRP, CFRTP or often simply carbon fiber, carbon composite or even carbon), is an extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced plastic which contains carbon fibers.

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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 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years.

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Cello

The cello (plural cellos or celli) or violoncello is a string instrument.

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Chapman Stick

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

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Chic (band)

Chic, currently called Nile Rodgers & Chic, is an American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards.

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Chord (music)

A chord, in music, is any harmonic set of pitches consisting of two or more (usually three or more) notes (also called "pitches") that are heard as if sounding simultaneously.

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Chord progression

A chord progression or harmonic progression is a succession of musical chords, which are two or more notes, typically sounded simultaneously.

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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 Squire (4March 1948 – 27June 2015) was an English musician, singer and songwriter best known as the bassist and a founder of the progressive rock band Yes.

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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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Christopher Guest

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), usually simply known as Christopher Guest, is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship.

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Chuck Rainey

Charles Walter "Chuck" Rainey III (born June 17, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States) is an American bass guitarist who has performed and recorded with many well-known acts, including Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, and Quincy Jones.

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Cliff Burton

Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.

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Colin Edwin

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

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Composer

A composer (Latin ''compōnō''; literally "one who puts together") is a musician who is an author of music in any form, including vocal music (for a singer or choir), instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms.

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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 harmonically interdependent (polyphony) yet independent in rhythm and contour.

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Country music

Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 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, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.

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Cream (band)

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

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Cryptopsy

Cryptopsy is a Canadian technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 1992.

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Dance, Dance, Dance: The Best of Chic

Dance, Dance, Dance: The Best of Chic is a greatest hits album of recordings by American R&B band Chic, released by Atlantic Records/Warner Music in 1991.

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Danelectro

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

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Dave Brubeck

David Warren 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 work by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, written over the period 1984 to 1988.

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Detuner

Detuners are mechanical devices used to simplify the tuning of a stringed instrument during performance.

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DI unit

A DI unit (direct input) is an electronic device typically used in recording studios and in sound reinforcement systems to connect a high-output impedance, line level, unbalanced output signal to a low-impedance, microphone level, balanced input, usually via an XLR connector and XLR cable.

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Digital signal processing

Digital signal processing (DSP) is the use of digital processing, such as by computers or more specialized digital signal processors, to perform a wide variety of signal processing operations.

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Distortion (music)

Distortion and overdrive are forms of audio signal processing used to alter the sound of amplified electric musical instruments, usually by increasing their gain, producing a "fuzzy", "growling", or "gritty" tone.

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Dookie

Dookie is the third studio album by American punk rock band Green Day, released on February 1, 1994, through Reprise Records.

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Double bass

The double bass, or simply the bass (and numerous other names), is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra.

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Double stop

In music, a double stop refers to the technique of playing two notes simultaneously on a bowed stringed instrument such as a violin, a viola, a cello, or a double bass.

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Dowel

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

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Drop D tuning

Drop D tuning, also known as DADGBE (from lowest to highest string), is an alternative, 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 (EADGBE, from lowest to highest string) by one whole step / a tone (2 frets) to D. Drop D tuning, as well as other lowered altered tunings, are often used with the electric guitar in heavy metal music.

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Drummer

A drummer is a percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums.

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Dude Ranch (album)

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

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Dynamic range compression

Dynamic range compression (DRC) or simply compression is an audio signal processing operation that reduces the volume of loud sounds or amplifies quiet sounds thus reducing or compressing an audio signal's dynamic range.

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Ebony

Ebony is a dense black hardwood, most commonly yielded by several different species in the genus Diospyros, which also contains the persimmons.

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Effects unit

An effects unit or effects pedal is an electronic or digital device that alters the sound of a musical instrument or other audio source.

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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 one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.

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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 or digital keyboard is an electronic musical instrument, an electronic or digital derivative of keyboard instruments.

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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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Epoxy

Epoxy is either any of the basic components or the cured end products of epoxy resins, as well as a colloquial name for the epoxide functional group.

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Equal temperament

An equal temperament is a musical temperament, or a system of tuning, in which the frequency interval between every pair of adjacent notes has the same ratio.

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Equalization (audio)

Equalization or 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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Everybody Dance (Chic song)

"Everybody Dance" is a song by American band Chic.

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Extended-range bass

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

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Fender Bass V

The original Fender Bass V was a model of electric bass guitar 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 commercially successfulLes Paul had built a prototype solid body electric guitar known as "The Log" in the 1940s, but could not market his invention.

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Fiddle

A fiddle is a bowed string musical instrument, most often 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 American musician and actor.

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Fodera

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

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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Folk rock

Folk rock is a hybrid music genre combining elements of folk music and rock music, which arose in the United States and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s.

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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 (June 23, 1922 – March 7, 2017) was an American composer of contemporary classical music and grandson of the writer Gustav Kobbé.

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Fraxinus

Fraxinus, English name ash, is a genus of flowering plants in the olive and lilac family, Oleaceae.

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Freebo

Daniel Friedberg, known professionally as Freebo, is an American bassist, tubist, 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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Funk

Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-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 or modifying its signal that 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 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

Gibson Brands, Inc. (formerly Gibson Guitar Corp.) is an American manufacturer of guitars, other musical instruments, and consumer and professional electronics from Kalamazoo, Michigan and now based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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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 Gibson introduced in 1953.

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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 SG

The Gibson SG is a solid-body electric guitar model that was introduced in 1961 (as the Gibson Les Paul SG) 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 and Epiphone.

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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 who resides 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 genre of 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.

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Graham Central Station

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

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Green Day

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

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Groove (music)

In music, groove is the sense of propulsive rhythmic "feel" or sense of "swing".

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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, Mozambique 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 solo

A guitar solo is a melodic passage, instrumental section, or entire piece of music written for a classical guitar, 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 guitarrón is a very large, deep-bodied Mexican six-string acoustic bass played traditionally in Mariachi groups.

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Guyatone

Guyatone is a Japanese manufacturing company which makes electric guitars, guitar amplifiers, and effects pedals.

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Hal Leonard Corporation

Hal Leonard Corporation is a United States music publishing and distribution 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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Hardcore punk

Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.

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Harmonic

A harmonic is any member of the harmonic series, a divergent infinite 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 bass

Heavy metal bass is the use of the bass guitar (also called "electric bass") in the rock music genres of heavy metal and hard rock.

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Heavy metal music

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

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Hohner

Hohner Musikinstrumente GmbH & Co.

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Humber College

The Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, commonly known as Humber College, was founded in 1967.

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Humbucker

A humbucking pickup, humbucker, or double coil, 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 caused by electromagnetic interference, particularly mains hum.

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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, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included the guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and the drummer Ginger Baker.

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Jack Casady

John William "Jack" Casady (born April 13, 1944) is an American bass guitarist, best known as a member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna.

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Jaco Pastorius

John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) was an American jazz bassist who was a member of Weather Report from 1976 to 1981.

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Jah Wobble

John Joseph Wardle (born 11 August 1958), 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 music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jazz fusion

Jazz fusion (also known as fusion) is a musical genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined aspects of jazz harmony and improvisation with styles such as funk, rock, rhythm and blues, and Latin jazz.

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Jazz standard

Jazz standards are musical compositions that 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

Jeffrey Arthur Berlin (born January 17, 1953) is an American jazz fusion bassist.

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Jeroen Paul Thesseling

Jeroen Paul Thesseling (born April 13, 1971) is a Dutch fretless bass player, most famous for his work in the German band Obscura, Dutch band Pestilence and Dutch-Cuban group Salazh Trio.

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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 (born March 6, 1954) is an American bass player and main songwriter for the heavy metal band Manowar which he founded in 1980.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a composer and musician of the Baroque period, born in the Duchy of Saxe-Eisenach.

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John Adams (composer)

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

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John Deacon

John Richard Deacon (born 19 August 1951) is an English retired musician, best known for being 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 bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film and music producer.

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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 Myung

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

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John Patitucci

John Patitucci (born December 22, 1959) is an American jazz bassist and composer.

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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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Kill 'Em All

Kill 'Em All is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 25, 1983, by the independent record 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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Larry Graham

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

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Latin music

Latin music (Portuguese and música latina) is a genre that is used by the music industry as a catch-all term for any music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world, namely Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, as well as music sung in either language.

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Le Freak

"Le Freak" is a song by American R&B band Chic.

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Lead guitar

Lead guitar is a musical part for a guitar in which the guitarist 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 eponymous debut studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin.

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Lemmy

Ian Fraser Kilmister (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015), better known as Lemmy, was an English musician and singer-songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.

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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 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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Les Paul

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor.

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Level 42

Level 42 are an English band formed in Isle of Wight in 1980.

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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 blues, jazz or rock music, a lick is "a stock pattern or phrase" consisting of a short series of notes 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 (lowering) 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

The bass guitar is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar but with a longer neck and scale length and most usually four strings.

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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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Loudspeaker

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

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Loudspeaker enclosure

A loudspeaker enclosure or loudspeaker cabinet is an enclosure (often box-shaped) in which speaker drivers (e.g., loudspeakers and tweeters) and associated electronic hardware, such as crossover circuits and, in some cases, power amplifiers, are mounted.

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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 was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.

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Luthier

A luthier is someone who builds 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 United States-based importer of Cort Guitars) for the construction of bass guitar and electric 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 AmericasBridgewater, Samuel (2012).

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Manhattan School of Music

The Manhattan School of Music (MSM) is a 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 an English composer of classical music.

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Martín Méndez

Martín Méndez (born April 6, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is the bassist of technical death metal band Opeth and second longest serving 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 record producer.

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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, as an academic title, the first graduate degree in Music awarded by universities and 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.

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Micarta

Micarta is a brand name for composites of linen, canvas, paper, fiberglass, carbon fiber or other fabric in a thermosetting plastic.

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Michael Anthony (musician)

Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954 and legally shortened his name to Michael Anthony in 1978), is an American musician who is currently the bass player in the rock supergroup Chickenfoot and the Circle.

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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,, p.26) is an American bass guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area.

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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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Microtonal music

Microtonal music or microtonality is the use in music of microtones—intervals smaller than a semitone, also called "microintervals".

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Mike Dirnt

Michael Ryan Pritchard (born May 4, 1972), known professionally as Mike Dirnt, is an American musician, songwriter and composer.

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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 of the 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 sound recording and reproduction, and sound reinforcement systems, a mixing console is an electronic device for combining sounds of many different 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 were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox.

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Motown

Motown is an American record company.

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MTV Unplugged

MTV Unplugged was an American television series on MTV 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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Nigel Tufnel

Nigel Tufnel is a fictional character in the 1984 mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap.

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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 and rare (only 7 in existence) 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 typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.

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Ostinato

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

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P-90

The P-90 (sometimes written P90) 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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Partita (Penderecki)

The Partita for Harpsichord and Orchestra, sometimes also referred to as Partita for Harpsichord, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Harp, Double Bass, and Chamber Orchestra or Harpsichord Concerto, is a composition by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Patch cable

A patch cable, 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 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 (21 November 1932 – 27 June 2016) was a Danish composer.

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Peltogyne

Peltogyne, commonly known as purpleheart, amendoim or amaranth, is a genus of 23 species of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, native to tropical regions of Central and South America, where they occur in tropical rainforests.

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Phil Lesh

Philip 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 that was founded at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont in 1983.

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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 is a transducer that captures or senses mechanical vibrations produced by musical instruments, particularly stringed instruments such as the electric guitar, and converts these to an electrical signal that is amplified using an instrument amplifier to produce musical sounds through a loudspeaker in a speaker enclosure.

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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 in 1965.

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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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Playing by ear

Playing by ear is the ability of an instrumental musician to reproduce a piece of music they have heard, without having observed another musician play it or having seen the sheet music notation.

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Plectrum

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

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Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.

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Popular music

Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Potentiometer

A potentiometer is a three-terminal resistor with a sliding or rotating contact that forms an adjustable voltage divider.

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Power chord

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

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Preamplifier

A preamplifier (preamp or "pre") is an electronic amplifier that converts a weak electrical signal into an output signal strong enough to be noise-tolerant and strong enough for further processing, or for sending to a power amplifier and a loudspeaker.

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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 technical metal) is a fusion genre melding heavy metal and progressive rock which combines the loud "aggression".

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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Public address system

A public address system (PA system) is an electronic system comprising microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and related equipment.

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Pull-off

A pull-off is a stringed instrument plucking technique performed by "pulling" the finger off a string off the fingerboard of either a fretted or unfretted instrument.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Queen (band)

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

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Range (music)

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

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Recording studio

A recording studio is a specialized facility for sound recording, mixing, and audio production of instrumental or vocal musical performances, spoken words, and other sounds.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American funk 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, also known as work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs), 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".

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Rhythm guitar

In music performances, 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 other instruments from the rhythm section (e.g., drumkit, bass guitar); and to provide all or part of the harmony, i.e. the chords from a song's chord progression, where a chord is a group of notes played together.

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Rhythm section

A rhythm section (also called a backup band) is a group of musicians within a music ensemble or band who provide the underlying rhythm, harmony and pulse of the accompaniment, providing a rhythmic and harmonic reference and "beat" for the rest of the band.

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Rick Danko

Richard Clare 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 is an electric string instrument manufacturer based in Santa Ana, California.

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Robert Trujillo

Roberto Agustín Miguel Santiago Samuel Perez de la Santa Concepción Trujillo Veracruz Bautista (born October 23, 1964) better known as Robert Trujillo, is an American musician and songwriter best known as the current bassist of the heavy metal band Metallica, a position he has held since 2003.

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Rock music

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

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Rock of Ages (The Band album)

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

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Rod Clements

Roderick Parry Clements (born 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 songwriter, singer, bassist, 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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Routledge

Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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Rush (band)

Rush was a Canadian rock band comprising Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyrics).

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Ryan Martinie

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

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Sadowsky

Sadowsky Guitars Limited is an American high-end guitar, bass guitar, and preamp manufacturer in Long Island City, New York.

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Salsa music

Salsa music is a popular dance music that initially arose in New York City during the 1960s.

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Scale length (string instruments)

When referring to stringed instruments, the scale length (often simply called the "scale") is the maximum vibrating length of the strings that produce sound, and determines the range of tones that string can produce at 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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School Days (album)

School Days is the fourth solo album by jazz fusion bassist Stanley Clarke.

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Seattle

Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.

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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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Session musician

Session musicians, studio musicians, or backing musicians are musicians hired to perform in recording sessions or live performances.

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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 virtuoso lead guitar solo playing style for the guitar, based on various advanced and complex playing techniques, particularly rapid passages and advanced performance effects.

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Sight-reading

Sight-reading, also called a prima vista (Italian meaning "at first sight"), is the reading and performing of a piece of music or song in music notation that the performer has not seen before.

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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 ways to produce percussive sounds on a double bass or bass guitar by bouncing strings against the fretboard.

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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 Асгáтовна Губaйду́лина, София Әсгать кызы Гобәйдуллина; born 24 October 1931) is a Tatar-Russian composer.

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Songwriter

A songwriter is a professional who is paid to write lyrics for singers and melodies for songs, typically for a popular music genre such as rock or country music.

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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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Spinal Tap (band)

Spinal Tap (stylized as Spın̈al Tap, with a dotless letter ''i'' and a metal umlaut over the ''n'') is a parody band spoofing the style of rock heavy metal groups.

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Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke (born June 30, 1951) is an American bassist and founding member of Return to Forever, one of the first jazz fusion bands.

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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 Di Giorgio

Steve Di Giorgio (born November 7, 1967, Waukegan, Illinois) is an American musician of Italian descent.

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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) is a jazz bassist and composer noted for his collaborations with Jimmy Giuffre, Gary Burton, and Carla Bley.

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Sting (musician)

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English singer, songwriter, and actor.

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Stopped note

On string instruments, a stopped note is a note whose pitch has been altered from the pitch of the open string by the player's left hand pressing (stopping) the string against the fingerboard.

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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 (piano wire), 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 when the performer plays or sounds the strings in some manner.

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String section

The string section is composed of bowed instruments belonging to the violin family.

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Strum

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

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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 as 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 music, the term swing has two main uses.

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Swing music

Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of popular music developed in the United States that dominated in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Sympathy for the Devil (1968 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. 1 (Schnittke)

The First Symphony of the Russian composer Alfred Schnittke was written between 1969 and 1974.

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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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Teisco

Teisco (テスコ) was a Japanese manufacturer of affordable musical instruments from 1948 until 1969, when the brand was acquired by Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (河合楽器製作所; Kawai Gakki Seisakusho).

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The Art Farmer Septet

The Art Farmer Septet is an album by trumpeter Art Farmer, featuring performances recorded in 1953 and 1954, arranged by Quincy Jones and Gigi Gryce, and released by Prestige Records in 1956.

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The Band

The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1968 by Rick Danko (bass guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophone), Richard Manuel (keyboards, vocals), Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals), and Levon Helm (drums, vocals).

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The Brothers Johnson

The Brothers Johnson were an American funk, Motown and R&B band consisting of American musicians and brothers George ("Lightnin' Licks") and Louis E. Johnson ("Thunder Thumbs").

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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, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!) is a live album by the American rock band Blink-182.

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The Rolling Stones

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

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The Who

The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.

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This Is Spinal Tap (album)

This Is Spinal Tap (or simply Spinal Tap) was the soundtrack to the film This Is Spinal Tap, released in 1984.

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Timbre

In music, timbre (also known as tone color or tone quality from psychoacoustics) is the perceived sound quality of a musical note, sound or tone.

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Tina Weymouth

Martina Michèle 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 refers to specific wood varieties that possess tonal properties that make them good choices for use in acoustic stringed instruments.

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Tony Levin

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Transducer

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

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Transposing instrument

A transposing instrument is a musical instrument whose music is recorded in staff notation 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 four courses of three strings each, though they occasionally have six courses of two strings.

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Twelve-string guitar

The 12-string guitar is a steel-string guitar with 12 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 that was recorded in 1949.

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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 formed in 1976.

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Ukulele

The ukulele (from ukulele (oo-koo-leh-leh); variant: ukelele) is a member of the lute family of instruments.

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Van Halen

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

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Vibrato

Vibrato (Italian, from past participle of "vibrare", to vibrate) is a musical effect consisting of a regular, pulsating change of pitch.

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Vibrato systems for guitar

A vibrato system on a guitar is a mechanical device used to temporarily change the pitch of the strings.

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Victor Bailey (musician)

Victor Bailey (March 27, 1960 – November 11, 2016) was 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, educator, 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 known informally as a fiddle, is a wooden string instrument in the violin family.

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Wah-wah pedal

A wah-wah pedal (or simply wah pedal) is a type of electric guitar effects pedal that alters the tone and frequencies of the guitar signal to create a distinctive sound, mimicking the human voice saying the onomatopoeic name "wah-wah".

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Wal (bass)

Wal is a brand of electric bass manufactured by Electric Wood Ltd, first in High Wycombe and later in Fetcham, Surrey, England.

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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, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

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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) is a German composer.

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Yamaha Corporation

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

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Yes (band)

Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford.

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YouTube

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.

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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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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_guitar

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