• Electric bass - tag & wiki - radio station

    17 Aug 2008, 15:55 by Skonrokk

    Tag station: http://www.last.fm/listen/globaltags/Electric%20Bass or http://www.last.fm/tag/electric%20bass

    This tag can be used to tag songs, artists, albums and performances that use the electric bass, both fretted and fretless.

    From Wikipedia:

    The [1] (also called [2][3][4], or simply ; pronounced /ˈbeɪs/, as in "base") is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick.

    The is similar in appearance and construction to an , but with a larger body, a longer neck and scale length, and usually four strings tuned to the same pitches as those of the ,[5] or one octave lower in pitch than the four lower strings of a guitar (E, A, D, and G).[6] In order to avoid the excessive use of ledger lines, is notated in bass clef an octave higher than the sound it makes. Like the
  • A Brief History Of...The Origins of Rock & Roll

    27 Jan 2008, 04:27 by BadgerJohn31

    The description and playlist below are from the weekly radio show (A Brief History Of…) that my friend and I host on WSUM 91.7fm Madison. We selected songs we felt were either historically important or just representative of each specific topic. Please comment if you feel we missed something or just to give your opinion. Remember, however, that we do this show in an hour (about 50 minutes of music). Track length is a major factor in our decisions (shorter is usually better). Thanks!

    A Brief History of…The Origins of Rock and Roll examines the mixture of musical forces that led to the fad known as “rock and roll.” First, rock and roll in all its forms is a derivation of simple blues music. More specifically, though, rock and roll was a blend of jump blues, gospel, western swing, and traditional country that developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s (primarily in African-American communities across the country). These disparate strands finally culminated in two songs…