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Old 12-18-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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Default Who changed music and what did they do?

I am curious about who you feel changed or helped to evolve music and what was their change, did they create a new way of playing, a new rhythm or beat?

I am looking from ragtime on, I know of Scott Joplin, then in the jazz era Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louie Armstrong. Plus into bebop I know some but I would love to know more.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Chuck Berry changed Rock forever! Before and at the same time, you had stuff like this. Chuck put the guitar in the spotlight and the reason it is the voice afterward IMO!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cHB3...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8JUL...eature=related
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Terra firma
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I think that Jimi Hendrix deserves a nod here. He was the first guitar player to realize that the electric guitar is actually an electronic instrument, and that the sound could be altered by overdriving the amplifier, using effects, and feedback.

These techniques are standard now, but Jimi was the first to utilize them. He was a true innovator.
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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[quote=Zekester;17052252]I think that Jimi Hendrix deserves a nod here. He was the first guitar player to realize that the electric guitar is actually an electronic instrument, and that the sound could be altered by overdriving the amplifier, using effects, and feedback.

These techniques are standard now, but Jimi was the first to utilize them. He was a true innovator.[/quote/] I agree with you on Jimi taking to another level or up a notch but he wasn't the first. Eric, Jeff, Jimmy and Pete were first. This period '63-'66 is what started all of that. Jimi one upped everybody with this live performance. This is the first time America saw Jimi live after he invented his own style and returned home from England. As a matter of fact, this is the very first song Jimi played live when he was "Hendrix" for America! How cool is that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uFcPjILC7k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9N8Qi6zLSU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9mQkFpkShg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DmY87ajqm0
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Default I had read that Grand Funk Railroad

had helped shaped the tastes of the arena rock generation, and that Stevie Wonder's "Music Of My Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness First Finale and Songs In The Key Of Life had been a strong influence on R&B for at least a decade
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoK1LAugWnw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t4qXH_YaBs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVBf-N4smZ4
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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^^Jeff is a real classic car enthusiast and mechanic as well. He even knows how to weld and everything! LOL Sounds like another guitar player we know! LOL LOL
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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[/quote/] I agree with you on Jimi taking to another level or up a notch but he wasn't the first. Eric, Jeff, Jimmy and Pete were first. This period '63-'66 is what started all of that. Jimi one upped everybody with this live performance. This is the first time America saw Jimi live after he invented his own style and returned home from England. As a matter of fact, this is the very first song Jimi played live when he was "Hendrix" for America! How cool is that?
You're right, there were a few dabblers before Jimi, but none that had the almost supernatural control over the myriad sounds that Hendrix could at will cause to emanate from his amplifiers like some kind of sonic sorcerer. He truly redefined what the electric guitar was capable of.

Of the guitar players that you mentioned, I think that Jeff Beck is the most interesting. His cover of the jazz tune "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" showcases some of the most incredible guitar playing that I've ever heard.
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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You're right, there were a few dabblers before Jimi, but none that had the almost supernatural control over the myriad sounds that Hendrix could at will cause to emanate from his amplifiers like some kind of sonic sorcerer. He truly redefined what the electric guitar was capable of.

Of the guitar players that you mentioned I think that Jeff Beck is the most interesting. His cover of the jazz tune "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" showcases some of the most incredible guitar playing that I've ever heard.
Don't forget about Jimi's friend either. "I made friends with a guy who showed me how to do this "thang", came out to be my buddy......... name was Jimi Hendrix"! Maybe you heard of Jimi's friend before?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyD8X5JVYKc
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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I believe that George Harrison was the first to use feedback on purpose in a recording....listen to the beginning of:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlpMs_R3P6U
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