Archive for November 21, 2013
Did you know that, in 2013 alone, a Hollywood crew filmed scenes for the upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in downtown, Rochester’s Oak Hill Country Club welcomed the 95th Professional Golf Association (PGA) tournament, and President Obama dropped into Magnolia’s Deli and Cafe to confer with local students about higher education costs? Rochester got a lot of attention this year, and with good reason. What many do not realize, however, is that Rochester NY offers exciting events all year. What are some of the most popular Rochester sights?
Rochester Music Festivals
Rochester’s nickname – Festival City – is well-deserved. Starting in spring, Rochester hosts a wide array of music and arts festivals. The Rochester Jazz Festival, for instance, is famous nation-wide, and The
Did you know that the guitar is thought to have been inspired by an instrument called the cithara, which was brought to Hispania by the Romans in 40 AD? Guitars have come a long way since then! For hundreds of years, guitars were purely acoustic instruments. However, the instrument metamorphosed in 1931 when the first electric guitar was introduced. Initially, the electric guitar was popular amongst jazz musicians, but with the advent of rock n roll, a whole new generation of electric guitar lovers came to the forefront.
The raucous energy of rock n roll demanded that the sound of the electric guitar be exposed to greater technological innovation, hence, the birth of guitar effect pedals. Early guitar tools used to generate these kinds of effects were powered by vacuum tubes. They were paradoxically heavy