* The first step in making a guitar is selecting the woods. The top of the body, or the sound board, is often made of spruce or cedar because of their superior tonal qualities. The back and sides of the guitar are usually made of mahogany, alder, ash or walnut. Necks are often made of maple, mahogany, koa or rosewood. Although they have an effect on guitar tone, woods in the body and neck have less of an effect than the wood in the sound board. Body Manufacture * Acoustic guitars are manufactured by cutting the shape of the top and back in the traditional figure-eight guitar shape.
The sound hole or holes are cut into the top, or sound board. The sides are then steamed to soften the wood. The wood is then dried in a mold so it retains the traditional curves of the guitar. The top, bottom and sides are then glued to an internal bracing system to give the guitar strength. Neck Manufacture * Necks are either carved by hand or, more commonly, created with a computer-controlled cutter. Once the shape of the neck has been created, a fingerboard is glued on and shaped. Frets are inserted into the fingerboard. Most acoustic guitars then need to have a headstock attached for tuners.
Once the headstock is joined and glued in place, the neck is ready to be finished. Steel-string guitar necks contain a component usually not found in nylon-string guitars. The tensions created by steel strings often require the placement of a metal truss rod in a channel under the fingerboard. Finishing * The finish on a guitar has an effect on the resonance of the underlying woods. Different finishes allow for more or less resonance. Traditional finishes include nitrocellulose polyurethane. Nitrocellulose is applied in repeated thin layers that move more freely and allow for more resonance from a guitar.
Many modern guitars use multiple layers of polyurethane. Although not as flammable as nitrocellulose, polyurethane doesn’t allow the wood to resonate as freely. An advantage of polyurethane over nitrocellulose is its durability. Assembly * Once the guitar is finished, assembly involves joining the neck to the body. This is sometimes done with bolts, sometimes with glue. Certain guitar makers will use both bolts and glue. When the guitar neck and body are joined, the guitar’s nut, tuners and bridge are installed. Setup * Once the basic guitar is finished, strings are attached and the guitar is set up.
Set-up involves filing the grooves in the nuts and filing the bridge to position the strings at the desired height. In steel-string guitars, the truss rod is adjusted to keep the fretboard flat. Importance of music in life The Music is based on the imaginations. It is full of imaginations with new creativities. For this purpose, you must have the knowledge of some music. Once you start to develop it, it needs new ideas, for which you need creativity. Here, you would start to find new ideas, new approaches and different colours of musical phrases and in the process, you would get a good musical tunes.
For this purticular music, you are the author. This type of knowledge helps in our regular life in different ways. the creativity and composing of the tunes would bring the deep and vast thought in your mind whatever job you undertake. You will get the solution immediately if you happen to face any problems. You would be aware in which way the matter would move and you would be having the solution to slove it at the starting stage itself. Secondly you would always be having the presence of mind when it is needed.
Even at the most difficult situations, your mind would stay cool and this feeling would help you to have the presence of mind would surely help you to come out of the problems without any strain in your mind and body. These are some of the advantages of the music. Even if you listen to the music, it would help you to certaMusic fuels the mind and thus fuels our creativity. A Creative mind has the ability to make discoveries and create innovations. The greatest minds and thinkers like Albert Einstein, Mozart, and Frank Lloyd Wright all had something in common in that they were constantly exploring their imagination and creativity.
Listening to instrumental music challenges one to listen and tell a story about what one hears. In the same sense, playing a musical instrument gives you the ability to tell the story without words. Both require maximum right brain usage which not only exercises ones creativity but also ones intellect. The strength of all the Arts including writing, painting, dance, and theater have the ability to create a similar effect. 2. Music makes Education more enjoyable. Music can be very engaging in the classroom and is a great tool for memorization.
Im sure if a teacher used a song to teach the multiplication tables, kids would retain that information much quicker. My spanish teacher in 10th grade used a song to teach us the past tense and even today, I havent forgotten the song. It’s as if she imbedded it in my mind and now I will never forget it. Besides the obvious, Music teaches us self discipline and time management skills that you cannot get anywhere else. When you study an instrument on a regular basis you work on concrete ideas and take small steps to achieve larger goals.
This way of thinking organizes the wiring in your brain to start looking at Learning in a new light. In raising children, Music education can be used to keep kids focused and keep them off the streets. Instead of running around and causing mischief, your child may be practicing piano or rehearsing music with friends. Unfortunately, some forms of music can influence children in negative ways. It is well known that music has a power to influence the way we dress, think, speak, and live our lives. Profane and violent lyrics can have a negative influence on children.
Looking back at my High School days, I notice that I followed the herd when it came to listening to Hip-hop and doing things that were “cool” to look tough and be like the “Gangsta” image that was portrayed. When I got to college, I realized how much it pervaded my lifestyle and when I got into Jazz, my entire lifestyle began to change. 3. Music is the Language of the Universe. You’ve heard this time and time again, but what does it mean exactly? Music is universal in that there are no boundaries to understanding music. Even animals like Birds, Dogs, and Whales can understand music to a certain degree.
It transcendes all boundaries of communication because you can speak and tell stories to someone on the other side of the planet, even though you both dont speak the same language. But I believe its important for one to have an open mind in order to be in touch with that sense of understanding. Many people immediately push away certain styles of music without having explored what it has to offer. Not all styles will appeal or resonate with a person, but one may discover a new part of ones self when you are open to all the possibilities. in extent. Music is one of the most important and powerful things in my life.
My life without melodies and harmonies would be totally empty. Listening to and playing different tunes helps me to de-stress, relax and it can also help to motivate me in trying times. I love listening to music while on my way to school, as I feel it helps me to prepare for the day that waits. I think it is like the memoirs to my life as it has been there throughout everything with me. When I was younger, I didn’t have the great love for musical as I do now. I mainly listened to whatever was playing in the background or what my parents were listening to. I didn’t have much of a care for musical compositions.
There was sometimes a little bit of pop music thrown in to the mix here and there, but that’s really all I liked back then. Whether I was in the car, the house, or anywhere else there was sure to be some Beatles, Buddy Holly, or the Dubliners constantly playing somewhere in the background. At the time I didn’t care for that genre of music much, but now as I’m older, I enjoy it as it allows me to reminisce on memories from times of my childhood. Once I hit my teenage years music became my life and gradually started to inhibit my soul. I believe music has the ability to convey all sorts of emotion.
Whether the emotion is joy and happiness or sadness and despair through rhythms, harmonies and the lyrics music shows it. The song “A little bit longer” by Nick Jonas is such an emotional and inspiring song that when I hear it, I always come close to tears, especially when I watch it being played live. The effect that music can have on our emotions is tremendous, as it can bring people to floods of tears or bursts of laughter. The musical images that music and song are able to create are amazing. Music has the ability to transport me back in time just like a time machine.
It lets me revisit lost and forgotten moments in life. Songs can paint a picture, for example in classical and country music where a story is being told. The music in classical music tells a story without lyrics which is an immensely powerful thing. I feel that this applies to the saying “music imitates life and life imitates music”. Recently song writing has wandered its way into my life. I believe there is no better way to express myself than through song. After a bad day, it’s nice to be able to sit down and write about it. It can make all your problems just disappear and float away.
Listening to other musical artists that I like gives me inspiration. My guitar teacher also points me in the right direction and gives me guidance as I need it. I love to just sit with my guitar and make up random lyrics about past experiences or what I’m going through at the moment. I started learning how to play the guitar last year and within the past few months I have fallen completely and utterly in love with it. Once I start playing, I find it extremely hard to put the guitar down again. It’s very addictive and can also be distracting sometimes. It distracts me from my homework since my guitar sits right next to my desk.
Playing guitar is one of the only things in my life in which I don’t feel pressurized to do well in. I think this is because I have a great teacher and she doesn’t push me to the music exams. This past summer my grandma taught me how to play the piano. I had always heard stories about how my great grandfather, her father, was brilliant at the piano. He would sit at the piano for hours on end playing different well known songs as making up his own little tunes. He had taught my grandma how to play and I felt it was about time that I learnt. So when I was staying with my grandma and grandpa during the summer, I asked her to teach me.
She was delighted to and now it’s something nice that we can both do together and bond over. I believe music effects people in many different ways. To me music is more than just something to listen to or play, it’s something to feel. Music is extremely important in my life. I think it brings me closer to my friends and family. I also feel that it helps me to get through things. For example, I remember doing the twenty six kilometre gaisce hike and the whole way along the hike we sang songs. Music is an immensely powerful thing and has a huge place in my life right next to my heart.