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Other than the electric guitar, which plucked chordophones (guitar-like instruments) originated in the United States?

Surely the Banjo. Used in various forms in folk, bluegrass, trad jazz/dixieland. Even in some pop tunes (in the US and around the world). And it even found a place in traditional Irish folk music. ...
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What is the song of this guitar intro?

It's Billy Idol - White Wedding (1982) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAZQaYKZMTI Wikipedia: White Wedding (song)
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Other than the electric guitar, which plucked chordophones (guitar-like instruments) originated in the United States?

There's the lap steel guitar, developed in about 1935 in Los Angeles by a steel guitar player named George Beauchamp from the Hawaiian steel guitar. This evolved into the modern Pedal Steel Guitar. ...
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Music group that does electric guitar covers of classical music?

Is it possible that you are thinking of the game soundtrack of Bachsmith II http://www.deezer.com/us/album/11803966? Actually the Rondo Alla Turca is from the first part: http://www.deezer.com/us/...
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Did Jimi Hendrix's reverted Stratocaster influence his sound?

I'll try to explain, however I'm no guitar maker or acoustic engineer so it might be quite technically inaccurate... Let's begin: As you can see, there are 3 single-coil pickups on a Stratocaster. In ...
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What is this theme by Vivaldi called?

This melody appears (in 12/8 time) as the sixth movement of Vivaldi's Gloria (RV 589), an aria for soprano on the text Domine Deus, rex coelestis.
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Who is this female guitarist in The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors?

A quick Google for "blonde female guitarist" revealed her to be called "Orianthi Panagaris". She is a very big deal indeed, having been hand-picked by Michael Jackson for the ill-fated "This Is It" ...
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Did Jimi Hendrix's reverted Stratocaster influence his sound?

There are many ways it would have affected his sound. A few points about the interaction of pickups and strings changes. The angle of the bridge pickup is backwards. This will cause his higher ...
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Why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton?

I think that the original response is a little unfair given the self-proclaimed inexperience of the questioner. It all largely comes down to a matter of taste. Music buyers (you and me) on the whole ...
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Can someone tell me the name of this piece?

It's a study from Ferdinando Carulli, from opus 241 (Ecole de Guitare). Don't know exactly where it appears in the original, but you might find it here, if you're willing to do some searching. And, ...
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Strange genre with fast beat and odd sound effects (Boomerang Lunchbox ad)

In its spirit, this music reminds me of Pierre Henry's music, the most famous piece being "Messe Pour Le Temps Présent": If this is indeed what you are ...
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Am I eclectic for listening to Pink Floyd

Here are dictionary definitions I found for the adjective "eclectic": "deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources" (the first definition found in today's Google search ...
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Can you recognize this famous song from the '80s?

"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band's untitled fourth studio ...
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Why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton?

Mayer is known as a great guitarist, but not a particularly innovative one. The guitarists you cited were of an earlier generation, and helped pioneer the characteristic sound of the electric guitar. ...
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Had Mark Knopfler written some more rock songs after Dire Straits?

He's continued to write songs to this day in his solo career. He hasn't had as much main stream success, but he does continue to write and he has many solo albums currently out: Golden Heart (1996) ...
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History of the Guitar in Rock 'n' Roll music

I explored on this topic a bit, It turns out that guitars were used in Rock 'n' Roll before mid 1950s, prior to them being used as lead instruments. The earliest I could find was late 1920s from this ...
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About Jimi Hendrix

Jimi was inspirational for many guitarists because he combined technical proficiency, experimentation, and showmanship. This mixture would start the whole "guitar hero" phenomenon in the late 1960s, ...
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Usage of headless guitars on reggae

No it's not a genre specific trend. In fact personally I associate a headless guitar more with metal than anything else. They are starting to get more popular with all guitarists in general. One ...
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Other than the electric guitar, which plucked chordophones (guitar-like instruments) originated in the United States?

The bass guitar was developed by Leo Fender in America. Riffing off of that, Ernie Ball(working in California) based the acoustic bass guitar off of the Mexican guitarron. The Appalachian dulcimer, ...
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Other than the electric guitar, which plucked chordophones (guitar-like instruments) originated in the United States?

Guitar-type instruments The archtop mandolin is an entirely American innovation. The bowl-back and flat-back versions were European, but the archtop was invented in the US by Orville Gibson. ...
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Who wrote this arrangement of Moonlight Sonata for the electric guitar?

Italian guitar virtuoso Michele "Dr.Viossy" Vioni, who seems to specialize in arrangements of classical pieces, claims on his website that he wrote this arrangement. Here's a video of him ...
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David Gilmour live at pompeii performance string gauge

David Gilmour's string gauges can be purchased as ready-made 'signature' sets from GHS. It can only be assumed that, as he endorses them, he also uses them ;) David Gilmour’s Custom Guitar String ...
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Genre of music favored on "Lucifer" tv show

These are modern 'garage rock' influenced bands. Garage rock has influence from rhythm & blues, punk rock, and traditional rock-n-roll. The mainstream success of 00's bands like the white stripes, ...
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French artist, guitar + strong voice, does exist?

For the quintessential French balladeur accompanying himself (mostly) with a classical guitar, I suggest Georges Brassens. He has a deep baritone voice, but not rough as the Russian example provided ...
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French artist, guitar + strong voice, does exist?

There is French blues that comes from North America and some from the Metropolitan France/Belgium. Some of it is with only a guitar and harmonica and sometimes more robust. Determined mostly by ...
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What are the tabs of this song

A quick whip up. It's in standard tuning (E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4). I don't claim it to be exactly as played but maybe it's good enough to get you started. The chords are just simple notes and to have ...
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What kind of guitar is this?

Doing a quick Google search on your label information ("Hemosch Musikinstrumente") identifies this as an archtop guitar sold under his own label by instrument dealer Heinrich Moritz Schuster (HeMoSch),...
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Why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton?

John Mayer now plays with Dead and company. And guitar excellence is part of their tradition. Especially improvisation. I'm a Deadhead but not a big JM booster, but I recognize his skill. He does a ...
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What is the role of the lead guitarist in a rock / metal band?

A fairly typical setup for a rock band is lead guitar, rhythm guitar, drums and bass. As you indicated, the lead guitarist plays the solo lines, as opposed to the rhythm guitarist who plays chords. ...

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