How the Electric Guitar Revolutionized the Music Industry

When you first listen to a song, with the exception of the lyrics, the first sound that you’re going to recognize is the sound of the guitar. No guitar has changed music, quiet like the electric guitar.

Before the electric guitar, there was America’s beloved acoustic guitar. It greatly changed music in that it allowed musicians alternatives to the mandolin and banjos. The acoustic guitar is a huge asset for songwriters because of its portability, which allowed musicians to write or perform their music almost anywhere.

When the electric was first built in the 1930’s, it was met with strong resistance. Critics actually believed that the sounds would not be appealing to music lovers and they didn’t believe the electric guitar would make it off the assembly line. Even the original creator couldn’t have imagined the impact that the electric guitar would have on the music industry. No one in those days could have. The very first electric to be m

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His Most Famous Painting (The Ancient of Days) – William Blake

English ‘Romantic’ painter, printmaker, and poet William Blake (1757-1827) was a radical visionary. He expressed his mystical views through paintings, engravings, and poetry. Blake was never inclined to represent the materialistic things around him. The concept of his work was driven by religious visions. Blake’s unusual capability to capture and portray a theme from just his imagination shows his sheer brilliance as an artist. One of his most amazing paintings was a relief called “The Ancient of Days,” created in 1794.

This print of 23 cm x 17 cm (9″ x 7″) in size was made from a copperplate engraving. “The Ancient of Days” was actually a cover illustration for his book of poems ‘Europe, a Prophecy,’ which Blake published in 1794. William Blake claimed to have created this alluring image based on a vision he had over a staircase while he was living in Lambeth. It may not seem that there is an obvious connectio

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At The H-Art of Houston

If you feel like jazzing things up a little or are in the mood for dramatic performances in Houston, you’re in luck! The Art District in Houston, The Washington Avenue, has become one of the most vibrant and recognized creative communities in Texas, boasting of sophisticated acts, classy shows and world-class performances by resident performers, bands, and comedians. It is also the largest. Old warehouses have been converted into live performance venues and welcoming bars, buildings transformed into SOHOs, and within some of the buildings are hundreds of studios belonging to some of the most creative groups and individuals in Houston.

Because of its unique blend of offerings and affordable opportunities, people believe that it has the highest concentration of working creative artists in the United States. The streets are also lined with restaurants, cafes, bakeries, fast food joints, and coffee outlets that has both the off-the-cuff ambiance and sleek, polished feel.

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Philosophical and Practical Approach for Balancing Issues

Introduction

Philosophy is the study of general and essential problems. For instance, problems associated with the mind, knowledge, language and values, reality, reason, and existence. Philosophy differs from reality in that it relies and focuses mostly on rational matters of argument. In other words, a person’s philosophy may refer to the several beliefs held by the person or the love for wisdom by the person. On the other hand, real situations appear more complicated than what philosophy reveals. Most of the time reality approaches issues in a rigid manner whereas philosophy approaches issues in an open manner. This suggests that reality or practical approaches to solving problems usually shows limitations in seeking solutions to issues by applying a provided set of rules whereas philosophical or argumentative approaches to problem solving normally shows exploration of probable options and alternatives to seeking solutions to problems.

There are many cases of p

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Poetry and Its Many Insights

Poetry is often seen as the most personal and mysterious of literary forms. Poetry, in fact, helps us to embrace the mystery of life. We can talk about the “inside” of poetry (ideas, images, and feelings) and about the “outside” of poetry (appearance and form). Attention to form, that is, to the very structure of the text, is the starting point for its interpretation. However, when studying the poetic text, care must be taken not to lose sight of the whole, the unity of the poem.

By awakening imaginative powers, poetry makes life more full and radiant. Every poem has an emotional appeal. Without emotion, there is no poetry. Lyricism can sometimes have nothing to do with reasoning. It will then be like a wounded bird singing. The poet is not subordinate to the laws of logical thinking. Lyric poetry is emotional and reflective, as it expresses an inner meditation. It expresses feelings of one kind or another, and these feelings are universal. In revealin

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The Ins and Outs of the Music Industry

People believe in the glamour of the music business; some even consider this industry as all fun and games. Many think that once you enter the music business you will work with the most creative people, the most effective and best of the best artists. However, plenty of people do not recognize the amount of work that goes into every song.

Everyone desiring to work within the music business must learn how money works; have an eye for selecting talented artists, know how to find the right people for the right jobs, as well as fulfill many other tasks. Most people think that because they went to school and studied music they are going to be automatically employed. Regrettably, the record companies require individuals who bring not only great music and great talent with them; they require individuals who are business minded and have music promotional plan capabilities. They look for individuals who understand that entries must sell because the bills ought to be paid to survive.

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Portrait Painting Techniques – How to Paint Hair

Painting Hair

Painting portraits is a great hobby that gives both the artist and the model much pleasure. It is better for both however if the texture, color and flow of the hair closely matches the model. Follow these steps to obtain more realistic colors in your next portrait.

Before painting hair, you should always have the rest of the face finished first. The flesh color extend into the hairline. This is so that the flesh color shows through and the hair does not look unnatural. Remember that hair is much more than one layer, therefore, you need to paint it in layers. There are also hundreds of shades of hair color. To keep it as simple as possible try to base each portrait with, blonde, brown (this includes red), black or gray.

Under paint the entire hair area with a very light mixture of one of these colors. These are called undertones. This under painting will actually be the highlights because as you work you will not cover all of this. Notice whe

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Performing Puppets

Do you remember playing with hand puppets when you were a child? Did your parents purchase a puppet or did your mother show you how to make one?

A puppet can be created on a stick, or one finger of your hand. A sock pocket can be created with a lonely sock which has been left behind by a runaway partner. Or fingers can be folded into a slightly closed fist, draw a set of lips and eyes and it is puppet ready. Add a voice to your character supported by a script to tell a story and the show is now live.

These three simple methods of making puppets have existed and entertained children and adults for many decades. Puppets are fun as they challenge our creativity, imagination, and arts and crafts skills.

What is a puppet?

It is an object made from wood, paper, cloth, saw dust, straw, cotton, and other materials which can be shaped to represent a person, an animal, or an object. The puppeteer brings a puppet to life by moving its flexible parts his or her hand,

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Landlords: What Is Your Pricing Philosophy, And Why?

Many people realize, investing in real estate, if done, in a prepared, knowledgable, realistic way, is an important component, in their overall investment portfolio. However, it also requires, instead of being greedy, a smart landlord/ investor, must fully examine, and delve deeply/ discover, a pricing philosophy/ policy, which maximizes the potential return, in a reasonable, rationale, pragmatic manner. There are many considerations, to consider, but, rather, than proceed, either focused on greed, or a degree of laziness, doesn’t it make sense, to proceed, with a logical policy, which will best serve, your best interests? With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, some of the central considerations, etc.

1. How many similar properties do you own, in the area? When asked why, so many landlords, refuse to reduce their rents, in order to attract tenants (especially, when it comes to storefronts, and of

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History of American Poetry

Wordsworth has truly said that “poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful emotions.” A Poem is a beautiful daffodil bloomed in the valley of Heaven in the form of words. It is actually the beauty of purest emotions of heart spread in vivid colours of joy, sorrow, romance, passion, pain, happiness and love.

History of Poetry on the world’s platform has passed from different phases of its origin, series of typical thoughts, new ideas, new discovery, revolution and then modern ideas and a new birth of thoughts in poetry. Literature in every language on earth has witnessed this phase of its existence and survival. Sometimes the period becomes too difficult for poetry to even survive which restricts its development in its new form, however sometimes the period proves itself to be golden age and so conducive for flourishing the flowers of Poetry in which it blooms in its full swings. American Poetry has also originated from the same source passing from all th

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