2006-10-27 MUSC205 Paper

2006-10-27 MUSC205 Paper - Alan VanToai Musc205 Section 901...

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Alan VanToai Musc205 Section 901 Frank Latino Technological Influences of Rock Music Since it’s inception in the mid 1900s, rock music has undergone many changes due to advances in technology and musical instruments. As technology advances, its applications to instruments and production methods get more advanced, and change the sounds of popular music. However, two most influential technological developments that remain the microphone and the electric guitar. Popular music as we know it wouldn’t be possible without the possibilities brought forth by the advent of the microphone, and the electric guitar has become the symbol for rock and roll today. Developed in the late 1800s by Thomas Edison, the microphone was first used for communication purposes, but quickly became used to amplify vocals in musical performances. When audiences for musical performances grew in size from small living- room sized shows to a couple hundred listeners, the use of microphones became necessity, and has since become an essential part of any musicians’ equipment list. There
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course MUSC 205 taught by Professor King during the Winter '08 term at Maryland.

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