Published November 7, 2011
In popular music, a guitar solo is a melodic passage, section, or entire piece of music written for an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar. Guitar solos, which often contain varying degrees of improvisation, are used in many styles of popular music such as blues, jazz, rock and metal styles such as swing and jazz fusion. Guitar solos are also used in classical music forms such as chamber music and concertos.
Guitar solos range from unaccompanied works for a single guitar to compositions with accompaniment from other instruments. The accompaniment musicians for a guitar solo can range from a small ensemble such as a jazz quartet or a rock band, to a large ensemble such as an orchestra or big band. Unaccompanied acoustic guitar music is found in folk and classical music dating as far back as the instrument has existed, and the use of an acoustic guitar as a solo voice within an ensemble dates back at least to the Baroque concerto. — wikipedia
Get your air guitar tuned up and ready to rock!
And now for some music …
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Published November 7, 2011
How do you manage 8 iPads & 8 iPod touches?
With an iDevice trolley of course!
Getting back into Geocaching this week as I did an intro session for some Cub packs on Monday night.
* Geocaching Vehicle Magnet Travel Bug [geocaching.com]
* Munzee – Scavenger Hunt Utilizing the power of your smartphone, Munzee lets players hunt, hide and capture items that are hidden in the real-world.
* Physics of the Yellow Angry Bird (2011-Nov-10) [Wired Science]
Why did I wait so long to look at this yellow bird? Why? It is one of the first ones you get – and way better than the blue or red bird. I really don’t know. Oh, you don’t know about the yellow bird? You haven’t gotten past the levels that just use the blue bird? Ok. Here is the short version. You launch the yellow bird. When you tap the screen, it seems to zoom down and hit stuff. The yellow bird is especially good against wood blocks.
* ABOUT NICK VUJICIC: Imagine being born without arms. No arms to wrap around someone, no hands to experience touch, or to hold another hand with. Or what about being born without legs? Having no ability to dance, walk, run, or even stand on two feet. Now put both of those scenarios together: no arms and no legs. What would you do? How would that effect your everyday life? — http://www.attitudeisaltitude.com/
* The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 [LibriVox]
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novel written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. The novella’s impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the phrase “Jekyll and Hyde” coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was an immediate success and is one of Stevenson’s best-selling works. Stage adaptations began in Boston and London within a year of its publication and it has gone on to inspire scores of major film and stage performances. ( Summary by Wikipedia )