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11 - Recordings - 11 Recordings George Johnson recorded in...

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11 – Recordings George Johnson recorded in a recording studio (“The Laughing Song” 1898) each recording only made 3 records Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877 Early gramophone was hand cranked & acoustic recording Early Challenges for Recording Industry acoustic recording mass production was impossible at first high cost limited sound quality Key Effects of the Recording Revolution separates sound from its source makes repeatable what was transient and ephemeral allows music to be shared across time, place, and culture recorded music treated as a thing/object & less of a social activity changed consumption habits of audience shifts the nature of the music business Early Recording Milestones 1904: double sided 78rpm record invented 1925: electric recording microphones can isolate and amplify individual sounds higher fidelity growth of loudspeaker technology Growth of the Modern U.S. Entertainment Industry
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  • Fall '11
  • Garret
  • Gramophone record, Early Recording Milestones, acoustic recording, fidelity studio production, higher fidelity, rpm long-play records

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