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Finding dark romance in synth-post-punk, Memoria’s ‘Black Coats / Whitefear’ is an absolute triumph for modern alternative goth music. This band channel all of the right emotions, and build something catchy, addictive and challenging. Stunning stuff.
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If Kings Of Leon were fed on a diet of Nirvana and Soundgarden and put some real emotion into their most recent material, it would sound a little like Bollard. Who said grunge was dead? This is magnificent.
Reading music is one of the things you will learn when you take violin lessons. If a script is to actors, written music is to musicians. With an understanding of notes, you will know what, when, and how to play music. Basically, music is also a language that needs to be interpreted well through sounds. The basic notation shows the timing, duration, and pitch.
So, what are the notes that represent the 4 main strings of a violin?
Learning the Notation of Violin
In Western music, the notes are named after the alphabet’s first seven letters. After reaching the G note, it starts again with A. Without pressing your fingers down on the violin strings, the notes are known as open strings namely, G, D, A, and E. The finest and highest sounding string is E while the fattest and lowest sounding string is G.
You tune the four strings of violin in fifths. On the other hand, the pitch of these strings is arranged from the lowest to the highest which is G3, D4, A4, and E5. The strings are tuned in fifths from the strings in a succeeding manner. Make sure to loosen or tighten the violin strings in order to create the perfect note via the fine tuner and pegs.
How the Violin Strings and Notes Work
Each note in the violin string is positioned on a 5-parallel line stave. All the spaces and lines on that stave symbolize various pitches; higher notes typically have higher pitches. From the left, the note is called the G string which has the lowest pitch. On the right, you will find the E string which has a higher pitch. The head or round part of the notes represent the pitch which depends on their position on the stave.
Unlike other fine tuners with 4 strings, there are some violins with only fine tuners on their E string. In case you’re playing a string instrument with a single fine tuner, a luthier can help you install three other fine tuners in order to achieve the right tune you need.
The rhythm you make with your violin is where the notes have various duration in the bar structure. Each bar has four beats; basically, the first note is the semibreve which lasts up to four beats. Minim is the name of the second note which lasts for only two beats.
Smaller notes written in groups that are connected to the beat are arranged visually so that they will be easy to read. Remember, the note length comes with appropriate symbol to represent rest of duration.
Glorious. Heartfelt. Ridiculous. Hilarity is on tap in the new Peter Darley Miller-directed Alice In Chains video for ‘Rainier Fog’.
“In a world where things are becoming increasingly serious, with ‘Rainier Fog’ we have continued our long tradition of making asses out of ourselves in videos,” says drummer Sean Kinney. “So for all of you that were raised bottle-fed, this one is for you. Mission accomplished.”
“We had a great time working with Peter Darley Miller again,” says vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell. “We made AIC 23 in 2013 with him, which was amazing. We had a blast making the ‘Rainier Fog’ music video, which continues the northwest theme of the record. We hope you enjoy it and have a laugh.”
“The band’s maternal instincts were spot on,” says Miller. “It was a kind and loving environment. I felt special.”
Miller’s AIC 23 followed 2009’s tongue-in-cheek Black Gives Way To Blue EPK and the legendary NONA TAPES.
‘Rainier Fog’ is the title track of Alice In Chains’ most recent release, which hit No. 1 across Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart and earned them a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album.
Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog (Official Video) - YouTube
Fresh off a triumphant seven-city North America tour this week, which included a stop at the famous Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Vampires have unveiled the brand new song, ‘The Boogieman Surprise’.
At the aforementioned L.A. performance, Steven Tyler, the Aerosmith frontman and long-time musical partner of Joe Perry, turned up for a guest appearance, as did Marilyn Manson. Johnny Depp took lead vocals on Bowie’s “Heroes” and the “world’s most expensive bar band,” as proclaimed by Alice Cooper, delivered a live master class of rock ‘n’ roll, which included their newest track “The Boogieman Surprise.”
The song has been part of the band’s live set since the 2018 world tour and is a highlight of every Hollywood Vampires live show. Written by the band, it features the undeniable chemistry between rock and roll royalty Perry, Hollywood superstar Depp and shock rock icon Cooper. A laid back groove, grinding guitars, and smooth strings create an epic, ominous, outsider anthem with Cooper’s vocal sounding as fierce as ever. Their stage telepathy is showcased in the accompanying live video, filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2018.
‘Rise’, the band’s 2nd album, is some of the purest, unapologetic and most enjoyable rock and roll of the year, made by masters of the craft and true fans of the form.
Unlike their 2015 debut record, the new album ‘Rise’ consists mainly of original material, written by the band. There are however, in the spirit of the Vampires’ original mission, three covers of songs originally written and recorded by some fellow rockers who died far too young: an intimate and intense version of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’, again beautifully performed on record by Johnny Depp; the late Jim Carroll Band’s ‘People Who Died’, and Johnny Thunder’s ‘You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory‘, sung by Joe Perry.
Produced by Tommy Henriksen and the Hollywood Vampires, ‘Rise’ is set to the most anticipated rock albums of 2019 will be released on June 21st, 2019 on earMUSIC as CD Digipak, 2LP+Download and Digital.
GLITTERER is a rock band by Ned Russin – a New Yorker, by way of Northeastern Pennsylvania, a 29-year-old bassist and singer who made his name in music by playing in a band called Title Fight.
Up until this point, Russin has written, sung, and played every note of Glitterer’s music, but now with the debut album Looking Through The Shades which will be released July 12 on ANTI-, he has brought collaboration into the fold: there are drums by his brother Ben Russin, a guitar solo by his brother Alex Russin, and production by Alex Giannascoli and Arthur Rizk.G
If industrial and alternative electronic music needed a new hope on an international scale, then drab offers that. This is influenced by all of your favourite 90s electronic rock artists…you know the ones, without being too cliched. Indeed, there is a unique darkness and intensity here that is refreshing and reinvigorating for the genre. In this, there is that…but also nods to trip-hop and the more edgy sect of doom, and progressive rock. This is fucking glorious stuff.
Out of the blue today, Danish rock group VOLBEAT have shared a new song, titled ‘Parasite’, on their social media.
Last year, VOLBEAT became the first Danish band to sell out their hometown venue, Denmark’s Telia Parken, setting the record for the biggest show by a domestic artist in Denmark ever with over 48,250 people in attendance. The band released a special live album and concert film from that legendary night, titled Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken,complete with a number of guest appearances, including the likes of Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Mille Petrozza (Kreator), Danko Jones, and Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway (Napalm Death). Buy Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken at: https://umg.lnk.to/letsboogielive.