electric guitar – Mic Gillette http://micgillette.com/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 19:45:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://micgillette.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-2021-08-02T161817.082-150x150.png electric guitar – Mic Gillette http://micgillette.com/ 32 32 The power of friendship shines through the festival of youth https://micgillette.com/the-power-of-friendship-shines-through-the-festival-of-youth/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 07:28:30 +0000 https://micgillette.com/the-power-of-friendship-shines-through-the-festival-of-youth/ FRIENDSHIP was the theme of this year’s Henley Youth Festival and it shone brighter than ever. Volunteers have helped ensure the event takes place for the 29th year, having been canceled last year due to the covid pandemic. Hundreds of children from Henley and surrounding areas, aged four to 18, took part in nine days […]]]>

FRIENDSHIP was the theme of this year’s Henley Youth Festival and it shone brighter than ever.

Volunteers have helped ensure the event takes place for the 29th year, having been canceled last year due to the covid pandemic.

Hundreds of children from Henley and surrounding areas, aged four to 18, took part in nine days of workshops, competitions, music and dance performances, sports and art.

Venues included the Kenton Theater in New Street and the River & Rowing Museum.

Laura Matthews, who chaired the festival for the first time, said she was impressed by the quality of the young people’s work.

She said: “It was great to reunite with everyone after the festival couldn’t take place last year.

“It was nice to see everyone’s smiling faces and so many people told me how much they had missed it. We had new things, like the school mural contest, and so many starters that were so good.

“This year’s theme fit so well with what’s going on in the world right now – it was really relevant.

“We had fewer applicants than in previous years, probably because people aren’t coming out of the pandemic as much yet and it feels like the events in particular aren’t fully prepared.

“But we had phenomenal performances. I’ve been to each and enjoyed them all. Next year it would be great to get schools more involved earlier and to have more parents on board as we always need new volunteers.

Miss Matthews, who attended the festival as a child, said she had an ‘amazing’ team helping to organize the festival. “It was really helpful considering it was my first time hosting the festival,” she said. “We had veterans and they’re so good at it, they made it so much easier.”

Seventeen musicians and singers performed at the Unplugged event, held in Kenton on Friday.

It was open to young people in grades 5 to 13 who could perform any genre of music without a backing track.

The main focus was on classical with children playing piano, violin, guitar, clarinet and ukulele.

Guitarist Issac Urch opened the show with white stripes’ We are going to be friends. Pianist Ben Baldeon interpreted Tarantella (No. 4 of Children’s Music, Op. 65) by Sergey Prokofiev and Starry Dome (No. 15 of Piano Meditation) by George Nevada.

Her sister A spring announced to the sound of raindrops in her interpretation of Allegro, the third movement of Mozart’s Sonata in E, K. 282), and lavender field by Karen Tanaka.

The second half opened with pianists Ayden Yasin and Maya Kirbas playing Bach’s Prelude in C minor one after the other.

Juliette Hogan played The first snowflakes are falling by Helen Madden on piano and The folia on the violin.

Edward Palmer offered the public against the current by Vance Joy on the Ukulele, then played the clarinet.

Martha GollEdge closed the show playing 4th gnossian by Erik Satie at the piano.

Louise Earl, the festival’s performing arts coordinator, said: “It was so wonderful to see the artists return to the stage after last year’s absence.

“The level of performance was incredibly high and it’s encouraging to see that the youngsters are still playing and wanting to perform. We aim to build on that for next year.

Kenton also hosted Senior Variety on Saturday night, the festival’s final event.

It was introduced by Oliver George, a drama student at Henley College.

Twenty-four dancers and three singers performed a number of styles, including contemporary, ballet and jazz.

Eight girls from Springbox Gymnatics performed back somersaults, somersaults and aerial cartwheels to Fireballwhile wearing fiery orange and gold costumes.

Alix and Holly Maxwell, who were attending the festival for the second time, sang let me be your star of the musical To break.

Yasmin Rigby and Isabella Stobie starred Girls just wanna have funwearing pink rara skirts and leggings.

They bowed out holding a painting of Ukraine’s yellow and blue flag and a sign reading, “We did this for them.”

Milo McGinn, who has been playing electric guitar for three years, performed bad rising moon by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Other acts included seven members of Berkshire and Henley Dance who performed an ensemble piece titled Tsunami.

Frances Sadler and Ariana Niedescska danced to Lewis Capaldi someone you loved and gymnast Alana Gove performed cheerleading seventies at You are always the one by Shania Twain.

Ella Hanley performed a contemporary ballet solo at strong and Freya Gove performed the motion of the sea to a track titled Waves. Amber O’Connor and Ella Hanley close the show with Say something.

The festival also featured an art and film competition which received over 150 entries. These were put on display at the Mill Meadows Museum and the winners received prizes at an awards ceremony.

Charlene Brown, who organized the contest, said: “The friendship theme with the rainbow logo this year really sparked a festival of colorful art. The children really shone, showing their talent with various techniques and interpretations.

The school’s mural competition for primary school students was to show what the theme of “friendship” meant to them. The £250 art supplies prize donated by Invesco was won by Sacred Heart Primary School with a mural depicting the friendship between Henley and its twin towns.

Nicola Sutherland, who judged the competition, told the artists: “The bold symbolism of this mural and the positive message it sends is what sets it apart from others.

“There is something very important in your mural. Considering the times we live in, your design is one that extends the hand of friendship out of Henley and around the world.

• The articles of the Young Reporters of the festival will be published in the next Henley Standard.

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Paul Gilbert teams up with Guitar Techniques to launch his latest fretboard masterclass, That’s Too Much Like Work! https://micgillette.com/paul-gilbert-teams-up-with-guitar-techniques-to-launch-his-latest-fretboard-masterclass-thats-too-much-like-work/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 20:11:21 +0000 https://micgillette.com/paul-gilbert-teams-up-with-guitar-techniques-to-launch-his-latest-fretboard-masterclass-thats-too-much-like-work/ It’s been a busy 2021 for electric guitar mastermind Paul Gilbert, releasing both Portland Werewolves and a collection of shredded Christmas classics, ‘TWAS. Now, the Mr. Big virtuoso has continued his fine belt form with an all-new standalone single, It’s too much like work! The track itself debuted in partnership with guitar techniqueswho partnered with […]]]>

It’s been a busy 2021 for electric guitar mastermind Paul Gilbert, releasing both Portland Werewolves and a collection of shredded Christmas classics, ‘TWAS.

Now, the Mr. Big virtuoso has continued his fine belt form with an all-new standalone single, It’s too much like work!

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Effects Processors & Pedals Market Size, Scope, Growth – BOSS, Digitech, Line 6, ZOOM Corporation – The Grundy Register https://micgillette.com/effects-processors-pedals-market-size-scope-growth-boss-digitech-line-6-zoom-corporation-the-grundy-register/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 19:24:32 +0000 https://micgillette.com/effects-processors-pedals-market-size-scope-growth-boss-digitech-line-6-zoom-corporation-the-grundy-register/ New Jersey, United States,- the Effects processors and pedals market The report covers the entire global market scenario including key players, their future promotions, preferred vendors, market shares along with historical data and price analysis. It continues to offer key details on changing dynamics to generate market improving factors. It aims to rationalize the expenses […]]]>

New Jersey, United States,- the Effects processors and pedals market The report covers the entire global market scenario including key players, their future promotions, preferred vendors, market shares along with historical data and price analysis. It continues to offer key details on changing dynamics to generate market improving factors. It aims to rationalize the expenses of the company. You can also find the current revenue generation rate and spend score here. The best thing about the Effects Processors and Pedals market report is the provision of guidelines and strategies followed by leading market players. The investment opportunities in the market highlighted here will be of great help in moving the business forward. Knowing the current state of the market is the most important thing covered here to help big players survive in the cutthroat market.

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• Pedalboards
• Multi-effects and desk units
• Rack mounts

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• Electric guitar
• Electric bass
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ATTRIBUTES DETAILS
ESTIMATED YEAR 2022
YEAR OF REFERENCE 2021
FORECAST YEAR 2029
HISTORICAL YEAR 2020
UNITY Value (million USD/billion)
SECTORS COVERED Types, applications, end users, and more.
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BY REGION North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
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The Processors and Effects Pedals report provides information on the market area, which is sub-divided into sub-regions and countries/regions. In addition to the market share in each country and sub-region, this chapter of this report also contains information on profit opportunities. This chapter of the report mentions the market share and growth rate of each region, country and sub-region over the estimated period.

• North America (USA and Canada)
• Europe (UK, Germany, France and rest of Europe)
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• Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and rest of Latin America)
• Middle East and Africa (GCC and Rest of Middle East and Africa)

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Community Music School Announces Spring Programs and New Principal https://micgillette.com/community-music-school-announces-spring-programs-and-new-principal/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 13:53:40 +0000 https://micgillette.com/community-music-school-announces-spring-programs-and-new-principal/ Appalachian Community Orchestra Appalachian State University’s Community Music School (CMS) is beginning another semester of exciting music programs in Boone and Hudson this spring under new Principal Lisl Doughton. Activities are available for a variety of ages and experience levels. Registration is now open at music.appstate.edu/cms. Most programs begin the week of January 31. CMS […]]]>
Appalachian Community Orchestra

Appalachian State University’s Community Music School (CMS) is beginning another semester of exciting music programs in Boone and Hudson this spring under new Principal Lisl Doughton. Activities are available for a variety of ages and experience levels.

Registration is now open at music.appstate.edu/cms. Most programs begin the week of January 31. CMS offers “Pay What You Can” options for group classes.

Programs in Boone – Youth and Adults

In Community Drumming, Dr. Shawn Roberts will lead participants ages 4 and up in rhythms from around the world on drums from the Hayes School of Music. Families are invited to register together and make music

In the Appalachian Community Orchestra, musicians ranging from middle schoolers to professors play great orchestral music side by side. Will Selle and Taryn Wooten, band and orchestra directors at Watauga High School, lead the orchestra, which is open to ages 12 through adults. Advanced musicians can also audition for the Orchester symphonique des Appalaches, conducted by Dr. Régulo Stabilito.

Community members have long been essential to the Appalachian Choir, now led by Dr. Meg Stohlmann. No audition is required and any singer capable of playing their part in four-part harmony is welcome. The Appalachian Chorale will perform Will Todd’s “Mass in Blue,” an innovative jazz-style mass, and Zoom with the composer this spring.

Private lessons are now available in person at the Broyhill Music Center and online. App State students, faculty, and alumni are among the many private course instructors offering courses through CMS. Tuition assistance may be available for CMS courses.

Boone Programs – Youth

The Appalachian Youth Chorale (AYC), CMS’s longest running group program, invites students ages 7-14 to discover their voices in a singing community led by Dr. Meg Stohlmann and supported by voice students from the Hayes School of Music. Watauga High School Choir Director (and Teacher of the Year) Brandon Winbush is the ensemble’s collaborating pianist. This spring, AYC will perform songs inspired by Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, Disney and Dr. Seuss.

App Rocks! is a rock band program for ages 10-14 led by Dr. Katy Strand. Students learn to sing on a microphone, play electric guitar and bass, and play keyboard and drums, spending time on each instrument as they learn and perform hit songs.

Let’s play the piano! offers two levels of class in the Piano Lab at Broyhill Music Center, led by Jenna Kyber and Julie Goforth. A fun and supportive environment builds students’ skills and enthusiasm for the piano.

Let’s play the ukulele! and play the guitar! are taught by Tanner McAteer, a graduate student in classical guitar performance. Students explore starting techniques on these versatile instruments and develop a musical avenue for self-expression.

Lisl Doughton becomes Head of Community Music School

Lisl Doughton

Lisl Kuutti Doughton became the new director of the Community Music School (CMS) at Appalachian State University in December 2021. Cellist and App State graduate, Doughton brings a lifelong love for music to her work as management of CMS.

“As part of the Hayes School of Music and the App State, CMS is uniquely positioned to make music education affordable for everyone while maintaining music as a profession,” says Doughton. “CMS employs twenty App State students, thirteen faculty and staff, and ten alumni in addition to excellent local teachers. We take a long-term view of the entire musician’s life cycle.

From 2019-2021, Doughton served as Program Manager for the Community Music School, managing enrollment and aspects of policies, advertising, budgets and payroll. During this time, under the leadership of Dr. Nicole Sonbert, CMS has grown into a vibrant music community offering private lessons and group programs for all ages.


About Community Music School

In conjunction with Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, Community Music School (CMS) offers music lessons, ensembles, and private lessons for all ages and skill levels. CMS’s mission is to connect, create, engage and empower through music, fostering a vibrant community where diversity is valued and everyone is included in music creation. To increase access to music education for all, CMS offers Pay What You Can options for group programs and tuition assistance for private lessons. music.appstate.edu/cms

About Hayes School of Music

The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional life as performers, composers, music teachers, music therapists, conductors and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region and nation. Noted for the quality teaching provided by nationally and internationally recognized faculty musicians, the school offers four undergraduate degree programs and three graduate degree programs. Learn more at https://music.appstate.edu.

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Nikki Gauthier promotes the arts at the Acorn Theater | Characteristics https://micgillette.com/nikki-gauthier-promotes-the-arts-at-the-acorn-theater-characteristics/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://micgillette.com/nikki-gauthier-promotes-the-arts-at-the-acorn-theater-characteristics/ THREE OAKS — It’s only been a few years since Nikki Gauthier left the classroom to promote the arts in Southwest Michigan. It was a career change that the St. Joseph resident fondly reminisces about that day. Gauthier previously worked at Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, Arbor3 Arts in Three Oaks, and […]]]>

THREE OAKS — It’s only been a few years since Nikki Gauthier left the classroom to promote the arts in Southwest Michigan.

It was a career change that the St. Joseph resident fondly reminisces about that day.

Gauthier previously worked at Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, Arbor3 Arts in Three Oaks, and is now Director of Marketing and Programs at Acorn Theater.

At The Acorn, she is responsible for venue marketing, event operations, reception and customer service.

Music has also been an important part of Gauthier’s life since the time of his first piano lessons at the age of 5 alongside his grandmother. She currently plays in the group Dirty Sally.

Gauthier sat down with Tony Wittkowski, local news editor for the Herald-Palladium, to discuss her life in music and art.

I wanted to start things off with how you originally had a career in education. How long have you been teaching?

My college degree was in elementary education. I started teaching right out of college. Like many people, I left the labor market for several years. When I returned to teaching, it wasn’t exactly a smooth transition for me. I was a class teacher for a few years in a variety of roles at St. Joseph, Bridgman, Eau Claire and other substitute teaching roles. I finished the school year in 2018 as a reading interventionist. Over the summer, an opportunity presented itself to me to come to the Box Factory for the Arts. It was a pivot.

What are some of the influences that brought you to the arts and music community?

I have been a musician all my life. I started taking piano lessons with my grandmother when I was young. She was ready to give lessons to anyone who wanted to. It was just something that was personally part of my life for many years.

I wasn’t one to look for the spotlight while playing. I was playing for others and I was in the choir. Until some time in my forties, I did not share my voice. I would say about five or six years ago I finally got enough courage and did an open mic night at the Box Factory of all places.

At the same time, my father gave me painting materials as a Christmas present. I had never done visual art at all. My dad sat me down in front of a Bob Ross tutorial. But I went on my own and developed my own style, which was more loose and impressionistic. While I was doing all of these things, that’s where my personal passions were.

When the opportunity to work in the arts presented itself, it was too good to pass up. It was the driving force behind the promotion of other artists. I did all the promotion for all the events and planned the art exhibitions. It was just a wonderful transition for me to be surrounded by art and artists. It was at a time when my own creativity was exploding.

I understand you have a band called Dirty Sally. What is the origin of the name?

(Laughs) Dirty Sally, right now, is a duo. Rob Skibbe plays electric guitar and I play piano and sing. I was invited to play for the Southwest Michigan Orchestra’s RESPECT concert. A group of female musicians was invited to pay tribute. I was asked to sing Stevie Nicks.

I had to face the audience, a performance where I was not playing behind the piano. (Skibbe) was learning my guitar songs for me to practice, since I wasn’t going to be behind my keyboard. In front of the audience, well, that wasn’t something I had done before. While we were playing, we had so much fun that we realized we wanted to keep going.

Then we started this conversation about what to call ourselves. Rob’s daughter was running around the house shirtless, dirty and with matted hair. I started laughing because it reminded me of me when I was younger. It also reminded me that my childhood nickname was “Dirty Sally”. I said that to Rob and he said, “That’s it!” Now every time we play people go a different direction.

What kind of music do you two play?

We play a varied mix of cover music mostly. Everything from Coldplay to Fleetwood Mac, Sara Bareilles and Natalie Merchant are new to our lineup. We also don’t play music like people are used to. Think SiriusXM Radio, Alt Nation and Lithium. We are sort of a mixture of these sounds. Kind of an alternative, but edgy.

How did you find your way to The Acorn?

I played in an open mic at The Acorn a few years ago and became friends with the executive director at the time, Sandra Thompson. There was this little part-time job as an operations assistant that was available. It was only 12 hours a week, but I was already working part-time for Arbor3 Oaks. Sandra told me that I had to apply. I started out as a volunteer coordinator and operations assistant. By the end of the summer, they had made me full-time and promoted me. It was a very quick transition.

What do you enjoy most about working at The Acorn?

At The Acorn, I’m part of bringing very well-known artists to the community and I love everything about it. But what makes me happiest is working with local artists and new performers.

I’m working on a summer series that will give local musicians the opportunity to play The Acorn and I’m really excited about it. I also really love our Open Mic program – seeing really talented artists of all ages get the chance to perform on our stage is something special. I particularly like those who embrace their passion perhaps a little later in life, like me.

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TouchArcade Game of the Week: “Krispee Street” – TouchArcade https://micgillette.com/toucharcade-game-of-the-week-krispee-street-toucharcade/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 06:03:44 +0000 https://micgillette.com/toucharcade-game-of-the-week-krispee-street-toucharcade/ Krispee Street is a new hidden object game from Frosty Pop based on their popular and almost painfully sweet webcomic Krispee. It’s one of the latest titles to be added to the Netflix games catalog, which means you’ll need to log into your Netflix account with an active subscription before you can play it. Yeah, […]]]>

Krispee Street is a new hidden object game from Frosty Pop based on their popular and almost painfully sweet webcomic Krispee. It’s one of the latest titles to be added to the Netflix games catalog, which means you’ll need to log into your Netflix account with an active subscription before you can play it. Yeah, it’s a little weird, but subscription games are one of those things that’s probably not going away anytime soon. And hey, who doesn’t have Netflix, amirite? Anyway, to Krispee Street.

As stated, this is a hidden object game, and you’ll scan huge stages filled with all the original characters from the Krispee comics, and more. The scenes are very elaborate and feature all sorts of things, just like Where’s Waldo? (or Where’s Wally? depending on which side of the ocean you’re from) books we grew up with many years ago. Once a little clever that I haven’t seen in other hidden object games is that you’re given a circle in the middle of the screen (or around the edges if you head to the menu options) that shows the object or character you are looking for, and it makes scanning with each object much easier on the scene.

That doesn’t mean that Krispee Street is easy though, and actually quite difficult. The scenes are SO saturated with activity and objects that you really need to “step into the zone” to select items when scanning. And even if you’re in the zone, it’s still common to get stuck on an object for an absurd I’m ashamed to admit how much time I spent chasing the butterfly in the game’s very first scene. is kind of the point of these games, isn’t it? little during the object hunt?

After completing a brief tutorial level, there are 6 full scenes to play through, with at least 2 more already marked as coming, as well as a daily scene that changes every 24 hours. Finding items earns you coins, and earning enough coins allows you to unlock one of many collectible cards. It seems like the sort of thing that could lead to free play, but these Netflix games don’t have ads or IAPs, so it’s really just extra fun progression.

Did I mention that Krispee Street is cute? It probably should have been first. Yes, it’s a great hidden object game, but mostly because the characters and personality of the scenes are a joy to explore. There’s also a very cool dynamic music system that changes tunes and sound effects slightly depending on where your little finder reticle is focused. Passing a rock concert? Drums and electric guitar come into play. Do you come across a group of cyclists? Expect to hear bicycle bells ringing. This is definitely a game where you should have sound, and preferably with headphones.

I’m not a big fan of hidden object games. I loved hidden people several years ago, mainly because of its charm, and Krispee Street is very good in this same league. It’s very hard not to smile while playing and noticing all the little activities that are going on. This was also my introduction to the Krispee comics, which are just as lovely and enjoyable, so if you’ve never checked them out, you can find them on Krispee’s website, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Needless to say, if you have a Netflix account, there’s no reason not to just give Krispee Street a shot for yourself.

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Favorite Meat Flavor – Muncie Journal https://micgillette.com/favorite-meat-flavor-muncie-journal/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 06:40:50 +0000 https://micgillette.com/favorite-meat-flavor-muncie-journal/ By John Carlson— The other night my wife and I were watching TV when this skinny guy with a weird haircut pops up onscreen playing loud chords on an electric guitar, so I ask Nancy a question. “Who’s the twerp?” “ Responding, his eyes shoot a two-part look, the first part threatening. Directed at me, […]]]>


By John Carlson—

The other night my wife and I were watching TV when this skinny guy with a weird haircut pops up onscreen playing loud chords on an electric guitar, so I ask Nancy a question.

“Who’s the twerp?” “

Responding, his eyes shoot a two-part look, the first part threatening.

Directed at me, it’s nothing less than a searing gaze wondering how she ever got married to a classless asshole like yours for forty years? The next half of her two-part look is on the skinny guitarist. Contrary to his gaze on me, which I will remind you that it was a lightning glance of embarrassment, regret and annoyance, his gaze on Mr. Guitar Boy conveys the message: “This is a dream boat! “

Then she reluctantly reveals that it is Johnny Depp.

Turns out Johnny isn’t even on a TV show; he’s on an ad selling smelly stuff. The particularly smelly thing he sells is Dior Sauvage, so I’m looking for it, and it’s actually cologne, but known to far more fancy people than me as eau de toilette. Thinking about this, I have to admit that with tiny little bottles of Sauvage selling for $ 157, my own cologne will probably remain a six dollar stick of old spice water until someone sells something. cheaper thing.

Nonetheless, I think about how I am retired now and could use a few million more for the house. I also think Johnny Depp’s gig looks pretty cool, when he just has to stand and pretend to smell good. But the point is, if I was looking for an eau de toilette to sell and make a fortune, Dior Sauvage wouldn’t suit me.

You see, while researching information on Dior Sauvage, you will quickly understand that these writers hired by the makers of Eau de Toilette to describe the smell of their products are the same writers hired by the winemakers to describe the taste of their wine.

But none of them ever say anything.

For example, here are excerpts from a published wine description that I read once. The writer described the wine as having a taste of “crushed minerals and metals”, “fragrant tobacco”, “rich soil” and “pencil shavings”.

And he meant it the right way.

Pencil shavings.

In the wine.

I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure he was referring to a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 that changed my life that I bought for $ 1.59 and drank overnight. study at university fifty years ago. Even now, however, I remember it was a carefree little vintage tasting of Nehi Grape Soda, with a seductive aftertaste of boiled bratwurst water and a final mouthfeel of Bazooka chewing gum. .

As for the fragrances of Sauvage Eau De Toilette, while those descriptions didn’t mention that it smelled like “pencil shavings” or Bazooka chewing gum, they were expertly written using cleverly worded words to say nothing to you. .

An examination indicated that there was an “average odor [that] is between high and low ”, to which I could only answer:“ Huh? Another said he was “raw and masculine, but elegant”. Yet another description, which I found the most baffling of all, described Sauvage’s unique aroma as being “without any memory or personality.”

Wow. An Eau De Toilette “without memory or personality”?

If I remember correctly, my college English and biology teachers described me using those same words while trying to explain to my parents why my report cards were always stuffed with D’s and F’s.

Anyway, for me to be successful in Eau de Toilette sales, I will need a scent more in tune with my tastes and interests, a scent that really says something about who I am, what I am and what I represent. as a person.

A scent like Dior sausage.

After all, what’s not to love about sausages? Probably half of the guys who bought a bottle of Dior Sauvage mistakenly thought they were buying a bottle of Sausage eau de toilette, the spellings are so similar. Kielbasa. Liver pate. Salami. Chorizo. Andouille. Combining maybe three of these sausage scents would make a unique scent cologne! Indeed, with a sausage-based eau de toilette, I would be a very satisfied person, except perhaps when stray dogs were chasing me in my neighborhood.

And another point …

Without a doubt, launching sales for Dior Sausage could only improve Johnny Depp’s position among us guys tired of hearing our women chattering about he is a dream boat. A single ad where Johnny ditched his guitar in favor of mustard-covered kielbasa, which he then dumped on a hot dog bun before snatching a juicy, sizzling bite out of it, would likely restore his membership in good standing. among men Eau Club De Toilette.

As for Johnny’s continued popularity with the ladies, I don’t think they would be so receptive to the vibe, with women generally failing to maintain an appreciation of sausage issues as seriously as they should.

It’s not their fault, you see.

It’s probably one of those genetic things that makes women think that pleasant scents for men should be reminiscent of those tonic days of Musk, Hai Karate, and my old personal favorite, Swank.

But a cool scent like Dior Sausage?

If I were one of those guys in the Eau de Toilette commercial, I guess I would describe it as “A magical and mystical journey into a Bob Evans’ kitchen, but for your nose.”

Former writer and longtime columnist for The Star Press in Muncie, Indiana, John Carlson is a storyteller with an unwavering appreciation for the wonderful people of East Central Indiana and the stories of their lives, no matter how funny, poignant, inspiring or all three. . John’s columns appear on MuncieJournal.com every Friday.


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The LAVA ME 3 ‘Smart Guitar’ comes with its own built-in touchscreen which allows you to add effects and view tutorials https://micgillette.com/the-lava-me-3-smart-guitar-comes-with-its-own-built-in-touchscreen-which-allows-you-to-add-effects-and-view-tutorials/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 21:53:08 +0000 https://micgillette.com/the-lava-me-3-smart-guitar-comes-with-its-own-built-in-touchscreen-which-allows-you-to-add-effects-and-view-tutorials/ Transforming the humble string instrument into a complete ecosystem, the LAVA ME 3 is easily the most advanced guitar you can get your hands on. As well as being a semi-acoustic guitar that works just as well as an analog instrument and a stand-alone electric instrument, the LAVA ME 3 also comes with its own […]]]>






Transforming the humble string instrument into a complete ecosystem, the LAVA ME 3 is easily the most advanced guitar you can get your hands on. As well as being a semi-acoustic guitar that works just as well as an analog instrument and a stand-alone electric instrument, the LAVA ME 3 also comes with its own dedicated touch pad panel on the top that gives you access to a host of features for both. amateur and professional use. Whether it’s just learning chords and playing the metronome or letting you create loops and add effects, the “smart guitar” has everything you need in a guitar … perform in a room or perform on stage.

Debuting just 7 months after the LAVA ME 2 was announced, the ME 3 sports the same iconic carbon fiber body with vibrant colors and the quirky acoustic chamber hole that makes the guitar so unmistakably memorable. Like its predecessors, the LAVA ME 3 sports an internal honeycomb structure that gives the guitar its strength (there’s no clash that bad boy on stage) while creating an acoustic chamber that emits a rich sound. and balanced when playing the instrument. However, the most significant upgrade when it comes to the LAVA ME 3 is the iPad-esque tablet which is integrated directly into the top surface of the guitar. This tablet is what effectively transforms the ME 3 from a regular semi-acoustic guitar into a smart guitar … making it possibly the very first guitar to have its own dedicated operating system – and while that sounds incredibly fancy, in fact, this is probably the most revolutionary feature that a guitar could have.

The 3.5-inch touchscreen interface runs LAVA’s HILAVA operating system, equipped with a myriad of apps that let you do everything from melody to learning to practicing, the jam, the performance, the composition and even the recording. While there is a lot to unbox out there, the guitar itself is still quite traditional in its operation. You can use it as an acoustic instrument, play the guitar as if it were a regular wooden Spanish guitar, or you can “turn it on” and let the guitar’s internal speakers play your music. with amplification, just like an electric guitar. Internal speakers pump music out of the staggered acoustic chamber hole, or vice versa, the LAVA ME 3 even sports a traditional 1/4 inch audio output like most electric guitars, allowing you to hook it up to an amp. external.

On the most exciting feature of LAVA ME 3 – its “computer”. The touchscreen is 3.5 inches diagonally (roughly the same as an iPhone 4) and runs on LAVA’s own HILAVA operating system which packs a treasure trove of features. Right off the bat, the touchscreen lets you do basic things like providing a metronome and helping you tune your guitar (even to alternate chord arrangements), but it also unlocks a bunch of other features, including as a tutorial machine that lets people learn notes, scales, arpeggios, chords and even songs. A built-in microphone can even track progress in real time, alerting you when you’ve made a mistake and ensuring you’re hitting all the right notes. The LAVA ME 3 practice app turns the guitar into a teacher, helping novices learn the chords of their favorite songs while guiding them through chord transitions, strumming patterns and scales… all skills needed to move from hobbyist to seasoned veteran.

For seasoned veterans, the LAVA ME 3’s touchscreen works much like a built-in Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to let you experiment with effects, loops, and even multitracks. The Effects app is an ever-expanding library of filters and effects that you can layer over your sound (to make the guitar sound effectively like any instrument you want), and you can also modulate each individual parameter, equalizer to frequency, envelope, etc. Once you have the sound you want, you can either jam to preset background music preparations (almost like karaoke on a guitar) or create your own by designing loops, layering samples, remixing songs. riffs and creating multitrack arrangements … all without a laptop, phone or a single cable. The guitar handles everything in-house and even lets you record your sets and export them as stems or tracks, or even share them with LAVA’s own online community of budding artists and musicians.

The smart guitar retails for $ 999, which sounds absolutely wacky at first, but makes sense when you realize what you pay for. It’s not just the carbon fiber outer body, the semi-acoustic nature, the touchscreen or this diverse ecosystem of features housed in the HILAVA operating system, it’s all combined, effectively transforming the guitar into a single piece of equipment that replaces any other musical equipment you would need, from amplifiers to microphones, expensive pedals, software or even a guitar teacher for that matter! The LAVA ME 3 also comes with a built-in 8000mAh battery which provides a full 9 hours of continuous playing time or 2 weeks of standby… although when discharged it can still be used as a regular acoustic guitar. The ME 3 also sports a USB-C charging port on the side (right next to the 1/4-inch audio input), and if all that jazz wasn’t fancy enough, LAVA also sells a wireless charging dock. $ 129 ultra-futuristic wire for your fancy smart guitar!

Designer: LAVA


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Top 10 lessons of 2021 https://micgillette.com/top-10-lessons-of-2021/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 14:43:17 +0000 https://micgillette.com/top-10-lessons-of-2021/ Was Clapton Peak Too Early? Jon maclennan When it comes to Eric Clapton’s guitar style, there is no shortage of masterful guitar techniques to dive in and study. In this article we will focus specifically on his guitar style from the mid to late 60s around the formation of the group Cream. 8 ways to […]]]>

Was Clapton Peak Too Early?

Jon maclennan

When it comes to Eric Clapton’s guitar style, there is no shortage of masterful guitar techniques to dive in and study. In this article we will focus specifically on his guitar style from the mid to late 60s around the formation of the group Cream.


8 ways to nail the IV chord


Dan Smith

Let’s talk about momentum. It’s an essential part of any good solo, and when you’re tearing up a 12-bar blues, the first place to really demonstrate your mastery of harmony is when the IV chord appears. In this lesson, I’ll show how to create … four worms momentum… in your next solo.


The basics of britpop


Shawn persinger

When you consider the many bands that come under the term “Britpop” – Oasis, Blur, Suede, Elastica, the early works of Radiohead, and more – it’s clear that the genre is more of an attitude than a specific musical style. . Still, there are a few guitar techniques and approaches that abound in the genre, many of which have been ‘borrowed’ (the British music press’s friendly way of saying ‘appropriate’) from earlier British bands of the 60s, 70s and 80s. 80.


Jim Croce’s Fingerstyle Tips


Kirby jane

It’s great to have neat songs memorized note by note and stored neatly in your concert repertoire, but it’s probably just as important to be able to fly by the seat of your pants and pull an arrangement out of nowhere. Knowing the building blocks of the fingerstyle guitar is a great way to achieve this.


Double stops for days


Matthew lee

In this lesson we are going to cover a very important and very common technique. Double stops are one of the mainstays in defining a country guitar sound. I will break down the ways to approach this technique from an intervallic point of view. If you think this will take too much theory, don’t worry… we won’t get very far into this rabbit hole.


Why was the ’90s country guitar so cool?


Matthew lee

Traditional country music in the 90s was a guitar lover’s dream. Almost every track on the radio was full of flavorful toppings and heart-wrenching, but short solos. The most prominent session player during this time was Brent Mason, whose Gray Tele Car Primer became as iconic as the parts he made.


The Secret of Connection Agreements


Marc Schonbrun

We’re going to look at a simple jazz progression and talk about the struggle to make sense of some of these movements in the context of music theory. I want you to leave this lesson with new ways of thinking about chord progressions, and maybe a different way of thinking about music theory.


Non-CAGE Neck Hacks


Andy gibson

Do you feel confined to the same scale shapes or set of frets every time you go to rip a solo? If so, this lesson is for you. Or, if you’re confident in your ability to move both horizontally and vertically around the fretboard, this lesson might help you see the fretboard better.


A creative approach to string bending


Andy gibson

String bending is one of the mainstays of rock, country, and blues. Imagine if BB King, Brent Mason, Brad Paisley or Jimi Hendrix played without using bends. Wouldn’t that be strange? The main bending techniques used by these four (and almost everyone else to pick up an electric guitar) will get you pretty much anywhere you need to go as a guitarist, but there are a few bending approaches that will take you less over the roads. trip.


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How to learn the guitar https://micgillette.com/how-to-learn-the-guitar/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 13:45:57 +0000 https://micgillette.com/how-to-learn-the-guitar/ The guitar has been arguably the most popular instrument since it was first used by rock’n’roll groups to impress teenagers and horrify parents. However, the roots of the instrument go back much further than the late 1940s or 1950s. It is believed that the guitar most likely came from Spain and was in use as […]]]>


The guitar has been arguably the most popular instrument since it was first used by rock’n’roll groups to impress teenagers and horrify parents. However, the roots of the instrument go back much further than the late 1940s or 1950s.

It is believed that the guitar most likely came from Spain and was in use as early as the 16th century. Over the years it has become fashionable when it comes to music – for example, disco and hip-hop used the instrument less than, say, metal or punk.

Now, however, it’s normal to hear guitars in all genres of music, including EDM, even if only in samples. Learning to play the guitar is once again reaching new heights of popularity.

Can anyone learn the guitar?

There is a notion that when it comes to musical instruments, only the naturally gifted can play. While it is true that some people will find learning the guitar easier than others, there is nothing stopping anyone from learning.

Music is an essential ingredient in the lives of many people and appeals to all age groups. There is no reason why an adult, or a child, cannot learn a certain type of instrument. Learn guitar can be facilitated through the use of resources, guides and, of course, through practice.

Practice will make all the difference for anyone who wants to learn the guitar. You might be a beginner to the instrument or a 5 year old, but practice is key.

Are there any benefits for a child to learn the guitar?

Learning a musical instrument is a great hobby for any child and can bring a huge number of benefits.

Music is a very social thing, and it can help a child make new friends and interact with others. Learning an instrument can improve their self-confidence, teach them patience, and make them physically stronger in certain areas.

Health Fitness Revolution Magazine Reports There Are Many Physical Benefits Of Playing A Musical Instrument. Playing the guitar can also help in many areas of a child’s growth and even help with cognitive behavior. Studies have shown that listening to and playing music can help with mental health issues.

Music can reduce stress levels and blood pressure, while certain instruments such as drums can help improve cardio levels.

What types of guitars are there?

Now that you’ve established that anyone, including small children, can play the guitar, it’s time to learn what guitars are available.

Assuming you don’t already own an instrument, you will need to get one. Buying the right guitar might set you on the path to a great hobby, but the wrong one might hold you back.

There are a number of different guitars including 12-string and electro-acoustic guitars, but for the sake of this article there are three main types:

  • Classical guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar

Acoustic and electric guitars remain very popular at this time. Sales of acoustic guitars have been on the rise since around 2009 despite some declines in 2015, 2016 and 2018. According to Statista, around 1.6 million acoustic guitars ended up in the arms of new owners in 2020.

Should we opt for an electric or an acoustic model? It depends.

Which guitar you use will depend on the student. For example, acoustic guitars are more difficult to play for young children. Nylon strings are difficult for small hands to work with, and the neck of an acoustic guitar is wider than a classical or electric version.

A child can benefit from learning the classical guitar smaller with softer nylon strings. However, the style of music the student prefers should also be taken into account. If you or your child loves rock, you are more likely to be bored if you try to learn classical guitar.

What size should you buy?

While it is true that the acoustic guitar can be more difficult to grasp than a classical guitar for small children, the latter’s body is still quite large. Fortunately, guitars come in different sizes.

There are reasons why you should base your choice of instrument on your body type or height, and one is comfort. You need to be comfortable holding your instrument to be able to learn easily.

These three types of guitars come in different sizes. The electric guitar exists for example in 3/4, small body and full size. Classical and acoustic guitars are also available in a range of sizes.

This means that you will be able to find a guitar that is suitable for your size and shape, regardless of your age, height or weight.

How do you start to learn the guitar?

Now that you have your guitar, it’s time to rock, right? Maybe, but there are some things you can do to make your learning more enjoyable and productive.

Set up a practice area

Find yourself a space where you can be uninterrupted by others and free from distractions. Put your phone in airplane mode to escape incoming messages and you hopefully don’t have to face the temptation to quit practicing.

If you have an electric guitar, consider using headphones. This way you won’t disturb the neighbors and you can focus on yourself.

Choose the music you like

Learn to play the music you love or that inspires you. Taking dull guitar lessons with songs you don’t like won’t encourage you to practice or improve.

Try different genres

Try more than one style of music if you can. Learning different genres will open up your musical knowledge and make you a better musician down the line.

Find other musicians to play with

Not only will your social life improve, but you will learn different techniques and benefit from the advice of more experienced players. Collaboration with other musicians could lead to rapid progression.

Use a music teacher

Not everyone’s budget will allow them to learn from a professional, but a music teacher can really get you started. Many of the most famous guitarists of all time turned to a music teacher, at least in the beginning.

Otherwise, if you are in college, see if there is another student offering classes. It may be a cheaper way to get a teacher.

Online Resources

Nowadays, the Internet is full of educational materials and applications for all kinds of topics. The music has certainly not been ignored. You can find teachers online, tutorials on YouTube, and forums to connect with musicians.

Summary

Whether you use a music teacher, join a school music club, or learn on your own, you need to do one thing: If you don’t practice, you won’t progress. Practice is as important for a world famous rock star as it is for a beginner.

Learning the guitar is a big hobby at school. Every student needs creative opportunities, and music is a great choice. While you will need to concentrate on your studies, you will find that playing the guitar is a good way to reduce stress and relax in between all that schoolwork.


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