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Nokia 6120 – Fortus Phone Review

Nokia 6120 – Fortus Phone Review

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Classic Style with Modern Productivity

Nokia has returned to their classic, stylish but simple, candybar design with their latest 3G handset, the 6120. Available in either a polished silver or classic black, which is more prone to fingerprints, the Nokia 6120 features simple silver trim and closely resembles the classic handset style Nokia is known for and for those who crave a little more colour, the 6120 can also be found in pink. This affordable mobile phone may look like a classic Nokia handset, but it is just as thin, lightweight, and full of features as other comparable mobiles on the market.

The 16 million colour display screen offers excellent resolution but such high quality reduces the text size on the screen, making it difficult to read for some users. This isn’t too much trouble, however, because the 6120 features a text to speech application that will read your texts and emails aloud. The traditional Nokia keypad is stylish and simple to use, with a simple to navigate menu and easy access to all the phone’s features.

The Nokia 6120 is one of the most affordable phones available with so many features, as well as a great design. Not only is the 6120 a 3G handset that provides high speed downloads and a quite enjoyable web surfing experience, this handset also features the latest productivity tools, including Quick Office and Adobe Reader for document viewing, as well as support for other applications.

The only sub-par feature of the 6120 is the 2 megapixel camera, but the photo and video quality is still acceptable for multi-media messaging, photo caller ID, or for wallpapers. The camera features an LED flash that works well for low-lighting conditions, but not in the dark, and does not provide an auto focus feature. The Nokia 6120 Classic does support video calling and includes several fun camera features, like a panorama mode.

The music player, which supports all major file formats, includes an FM radio and provides a high quality listening experience. The supplied Nokia stereo headphones sound terrific or you can enjoy your tunes wirelessly via Bluetooth headphones. The headphone jack can easily be adapted to a standard 3mm jack to use with other headsets. The internal memory of the 6120 is rather insufficient for such a great music player, at only 35 MB, but the expandable microSD slot will allow unlimited storage capabilities. Some users may find the card slot rather cumbersome to open without fingernails, but it is conveniently located on the bottom of the handset.

The Nokia 6120 is a gorgeous, classically designed mobile phone with all the latest 3G features for a very practical price. The call quality is exceptionally clear and the speaker has been relocated to the side of the handset, rather than the back where it was traditionally placed, so speakerphone calls have well above average clarity. The only major drawback found with this stylish mobile is the fact that the handset becomes unusually warm after usage, so a headset is recommended. Overall, the Nokia 6120 Classic is an outstanding phone that offers everything mobile users want in their handset for a price everyone can afford.



Stripped Shirts and Straw Hats

Stripped Shirts and Straw Hats

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There was a study recently that found that the majority of people who graduate from college with majors in music never go on to a career in music. Besides the natural conclusion that a lot of kids never use their degrees, it leads to another less obvious conclusion. And that is that there is a lot of musical talent out there that is not properly tapped.

As we discussed that finding, you may have remembered an ambition you may have had in life to have your own singing group and to enjoy arranging and performing shows, even if it was on an amateur basis. The classic example of this kind of group is the good old barbershop quartet. There is something about barbershop harmonies that are continuously always fun to hear. And when you see those four men or women get up there in stripped shirts and straw hats and launch into Lida Rose or Good Night Ladies, the temptation to perform like that yourself is pretty strong.

There is no better time to put together your own barbershop quartet than in your retirement years. That huge population of hidden musical talent is almost certainly hiding out in your retirement home or community. The odds are that when you put a notice up on the bullion board at the retirement home or Laundromat of the senior citizens center that you are putting together a barbershop quartet, you will get flooded with interested seniors who want to be a part of the fun.

It will take some rehearsal and maybe a few voice lessons to get those old voices up to snuff but there is no reason that the singing voices of four well rehearsed and talented senior citizens cannot belt out those tunes and get everybody’s toes tapping. And think of the gratification you will feel that you didn’t let your musical talent go to waste because you are using it to bring music and joy to others.

But barbershop is not the only kind of music that you and your musical senior citizens may want to build a group around. While they were not senior citizens, most of us don’t think about the fact that John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd lived out their dream when they put together The Blues Brothers. These were two men loved the Chicago Blues sound and they took that love of music and pulled together a band that gave us all a lot of fun and joy hearing them perform. Who is to say you and a few “Blues Brothers” you know form the senior citizen community could not put together just as fun to perform locally.

Putting together a band in your senior years gives you the chance to live out a dream of performing from any genre you love. Many of us dreamed of having our own garage rock and roll band when we were young. The thing that is great about genuine rock and roll music is that it is perfectly suited to be played by a bunch of kids with electric guitars and a drum set and some rehearsal in their parent’s garage.

Well nobody can stop you and the other “kids” you know from grabbing some instruments and putting together a set list of classic rock and roll songs to perform at the next senior center dance. You add popular numbers like Louie Louise, Chantilly Lace and Itty Bitty Teeny Weenie, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini and you will have a set list that will take you places. And seeing that crowd respond and get out there and dance to your music is just the fulfillment of the dream you need to tell you that you did the right thing putting your music together and getting out there to perform. And who knows, playing classic rock might even get you some chicks. 649



Thalisha, La Princesa of Reggaeton N’B Remakes Mary J. Blige’s Real Love

Thalisha, La Princesa of Reggaeton N’B Remakes Mary J. Blige’s Real Love

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Remaking a classic song that was originally recorded by the Queen of hip-hop and soul takes a great deal of confidence. But to remake the classic in Reggaeton N’ B, a new genre of music, requires great talent. This summer, Thalisha, La Princesa of Reggaeton N’ B, delivers and shines the spotlight on this new genre when “Real Love” hits airwaves.
Reggaeton N’ B is a fusion of the sounds of Reggaeton and the soul of R&B. Reggaeton is the Spanish language dancehall music blended with Reggae rhythms and influenced by hip-hop. The genre exploded on the music scene in the mid-90s and continues to gain international popularity.
This single marks the first time that the 17-year-old vocal powerhouse has collaborated with hit-making producers Elijah Wells and Lionel Birmingham, also known as The Jettsonz.
Wells and Birmingham are best known as the driving force behind Nina Sky’s mega-hit Move Ya Body.
Although Thalisha has released several club-friendly favorites, including 2004’s Dance Floor, Real Love will be the first of her many Reggaeton N’ B releases. Some of Thalisha’s other earlier successes include Oh and NY, NY.
Thalisha continues to be a passionate live performer, entertaining her fans nationally and internationally. Earlier this year, she opened for Jadakiss, one of hip-hop’s platinum-selling artists, and returned to Europe for a Switzerland tour.
In addition to working on her forthcoming album Growing Pains, Thalisha will be promoting Real Love throughout the United States.



Classic Rock Performers Who Have Had A Lasting Influence On Music

Classic Rock Performers Who Have Had A Lasting Influence On Music

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Classic rock is a fundamental part of American history. Many of today’s leading bands can trace their styles back to the influence of certain musicians. While every song made available to the world has had an impact on the music industry, there are certain performers who will eternally stand at the forefront of music.

From folk rock to psychedelic rock, there have been many groundbreaking sounds and voices. Here are the top ten most influential classic rock bands in history.

Elvis Presley

While Elvis is not traditionally viewed in the classic rock genre, it is impossible to ignore his influence on the world of Rock-n-Roll. As the first to expose mainstream America to something other than traditional family music, he faced a tremendous amount of opposition from the mainstream.

Despite the extreme racism exhibited during the 1950’s, Elvis never hesitated to give appropriate credit to his inspirations. Mainly African-American performers influenced Elvis’ sound and style. Southern radio disc jockeys originally refused to play Elvis’ singles, because they sounded “too Negro” for white stations to air.

It was not just Elvis’ sound, but also his performance, that drew controversy. The movement of his hips in a suggestive manner sparked an entire decade of debate.

Despite the firestorm of criticism that surrounded Elvis’ reign, his continuing popularity has ensured that Elvis’ crown as the King of Rock and Roll would remain valid for decades, even decades after his death.

The Beatles

As the best selling musical act of all-time, it is hard to deny the influence of the Beatles, not only on the musical culture of America, but also on every aspect of human life. The Beatles included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, and George Harrison.

Their innovative style defined the music of the 1960’s — twice. They began their career in England, and when they came to America, they were already a huge success in the United States. In their early years, they had defined pop music for a new generation.

As the hippy days of the late 1960’s began to take hold of America’s young people, the Beatles redefined their music again, with another new style of music lauded by the masses. Their very loud stance on drug use and war made them a controversial group, but their popularity never wavered. Although the Beatles retained the loyalty and admiration of their late 1960’s audiences until the group broke up, the touring days of the Beatles ended in 1966 when John Lennon proclaimed, “The Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ.”

Bob Dylan

Dylan has one of the most easily recognizable voices in the world. Raspy and full of passion, Bob Dylan’s sound is distinctive. His songs are amazing and defined a generation obsessed with the themes of social unrest, an anti-war stance, and encouragement for the civil rights movement.

A traditional folk singer, Dylan’s works transcended all genres and appealed to countless young Americans. His sincere lyrics spoke to many and made it possible to empathize with his many causes.

Jimi Hendrix

As the undisputed master of the electric guitar, Jimi Hendrix is a classic rock foundation. The self-taught guitar player refused to be limited by many of the conventional views of guitar players.

Prior to Jimi Hendrix’s development as a guitar player, the electric guitar was considered to merely be a louder version of the acoustic guitar. Hendrix embraced the uniqueness of the electric guitar and showed his appreciation for it to the rest of the world.

Pink Floyd

Easily considered the greatest band of all time, Pink Floyd’s unique style and showmanship defined psychedelic rock. Their concept albums were thematic masterpieces that appealed to countless audiences. The Dark Side Of The Moon, Animals, and The Wall each still stand out today as great Rock masterpieces.

The Who

Also known for their thematic records, The Who pioneered the idea of rock opera. Most famous for their collaborative efforts with every major musical figure of their time, Tommy The Rock Opera ensured the longevity of the band into the future.

Their success and fame were not limited to their unique approach to concept albums. Their musical skills are still highly regarded in both mainstream circles and in the entertainment industry. Their music is currently being used as the theme song for at least three of the most popular show on TV on the air today.

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have easily maintained their position as one of the longest lasting bands in recording history. Like most popular rock bands of the age, they were an England-based band that was more than happy to take on America.

Their grungy unkempt image became so popular; many artists are still attempting to master it. Their unique sound and high quality lyrics have kept them at the top of the charts for almost 40 years.

Cream

Cream, featuring guitarist Eric Clapton, was one of the most technically advanced music groups of their time. Their instrumental techniques became legendary and paved the way for other bands to focus on developing their instrument techniques, in addition to their lyrics.

The Doors

The Doors have always been one of the most controversial bands that had ever existed. Jim Morrison’s wild behavior set the tone for the countless musical bad boys that would follow in his footsteps.

The poetic lyrics of The Doors, as well as their outrageous behavior, made them a crowd favorite.

Led Zeppelin

The road to heavy metal was paved by Led Zeppelin. Their first album was pivotal in its inclusion of distorted amplification techniques. Over the years, their experimentation included mixing acoustic and electric sounds, with the addition of synthesized melodies. The success of Led Zeppelin helped establish a strong base for the development of metal music.

Few people of their generation or the current generation realize that like Elvis, Led Zeppelin took most of their inspiration from African-American performers. As a lifelong fan of Led Zeppelin, it is was oddly fascinating to listen to some of the not-so-famous African-American rhythm-and-blues performers of the 1930’s, and to be able to hear the Led Zeppelin songs we have loved for years in a whole new way.

Final Thoughts

Clearly, these ten bands had a significant impact on the evolution of Rock-n-Roll music through the generations, but it is more difficult to put them into an ordered list of important groups. Let’s just agree that most of us love all ten bands on this list.



Music Preferences

Music Preferences

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Music is a wonderful thing.
It can make people laugh, cry or feel happy or sad. It can calm a crying baby, or even motivate a person to exercise. There are all types of music, too: Rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, and many other genres as well as sub-genres. And everyone listens to some type of music. Whether it’s classic rock or gangster rap, there is a type that appeals to every person in the world. But what makes a person like a certain type of music?

Some people claim that environmental factors have a lot to do with the type of music a person prefers. Most of the time, this is true, but not necessarily. Most music buffs have diverse tastes when it comes to what they prefer to listen to. They may have grown up in a predominantly urban area where almost everyone listens to gangster rap, jazz and R & B, but grow up preferring to listen to rock and county.

Why do people find it so strange for someone of a certain race to listen to what they consider another race’s type of music? This is stereotyping. Just because a person grows up in a rich family and lives in a big, plush home in the suburbs doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy listening to rap music. And there isn’t a thing wrong with it, either. Just as there is nothing wrong with a person who grows up in the inner city, and chooses to listen to alternative rock music. Music has no color. If it sounds good, people will listen, no matter what race, age, sex, or socio-economic status.

Many people, especially children and teens, would find it hilarious if their parents were to listen to ‘young people’s music.’ Yet there is no such thing as this type of music. All people have different preferences, and if a 40-year-old prefers listening to Staind over Led Zeppelin, then what is the big deal? Just as music has no color, it also has no age. Lots of young people prefer listening to classic rock and oldies but goodies, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this.

Again, it is just their personal preference. It doesn’t matter if they grew up listening to a totally different type of music, because once they reach a certain age, they will start listening to different radio stations and watching music videos. This will introduce them to a whole new world of music diversity, and they just may discover that they like totally different music than their peers. This is not a bad thing; it just proves that everyone is an individual and likes their own personal genre of music.



Classic Movie Birthday Party Theme

Classic Movie Birthday Party Theme


If you are like most adults in the world you search far and wide for a somewhat unique theme for the next great birthday bash.
If you are at a bit of a loss this year, how about going with a classic movie theme. You can either choose one movie or let guests come dressed as favorite characters from individual movies and have a hodgepodge collection of music and DVDs available to set the theme for the party. You can also elect to have movie posters from the movie (if going with a specific movie theme) or a variety of great classics if going with the flow and letting everyone become their favorite classic movie characters. If you want to get really creative you can assign characters to guests and make an adventure of having guests try to guess the character and the movie.

The sky is the limit when planning a classic movie birthday party. If you are considering going with one specific movie however, please feel free to select from some of the excellent themes and ideas below.

1) The Godfather. I can’t think of a more appropriate birthday party for a good many of the men I know. It’s a great classic movie and the guys will have a great time going over their favorite Godfather lines all night. Have some great Italian music, Italian food, and plan for a night of fun. Don’t forget to have the movie on hand so that arguments over infamous lines and old scores can be settled.
2) Casablanca. This is great theme for a birthday party for the one you love or a romantic celebration such as Valentine’s Day or an anniversary. Have white table clothes, the soundtrack from the movie, an elegant dinner, and dress in clothes appropriate for the era. This is a classic movie and will definitely be a night and a party to remember.
3) Star Wars has finally attained status as a true classic and while it may be more modern than what many have in mind for those of the thirty something generation it is a great movie to incorporate and will make for a ton of fun that really is out of this world. Again the soundtrack and the DVD make lovely companions to a party of this theme and you can argue over favorite lines and make wagers accordingly. Wage war with blasters and light sabers and dress as your favorite characters or assign characters to various guests.
4) Favorite Movie Villains. This is another great theme for a classic movie party that doesn’t get used nearly often enough. I think we all have one villain that we can identify as a favorite rather it was one that scared us into spilling our pop or one that we can identify with to some extent it is great fun to celebrate life by exploring that little touch of darkness within. It also tells a lot about the people you call friends.
5) Old Westerns. For those who are looking for the perfect excuse to start a campfire and sing campy old trail riding music, there is little like a wild western movie theme to make those dreams a reality. You could even complete the evening with cowboy karaoke and s’mores. Just make sure you have plenty of your favorite westerns on hand in case you forget the lyrics.

Classic movies provide an excellent source of inspiration for all manner of wonderful ideas for themed birthday parties. You could even go with a John Wayne theme, World War II theme, Steve McQueen, or Clint Eastwood birthday party theme. Let your imagination run wild and have a great time making the plans and choosing the decorations for your perfect classic movie birthday party ideas. You never know when you’ll end up striking gold and creating the perfect night for the special someone you know and love.



Mamma Mia! A Must See Show

Mamma Mia! A Must See Show


Perhaps no band over the last few decades still resonates with its fans quite like ABBA.
The Swedish super band still reigns as one of the best selling and most popular groups of all time, and even though the band has no plans of reuniting and touring the world again, fans can hear ABBA music performed live in the amazingly successful musical Mamma Mia!

Written, choreographed and led by a former member of the group, the musical Mamma Mia! tells the story of a lonely girl who is in search of her biological father. The production is funny, touching, inspiring and most of all, fun! The music of ABBA is featured throughout.

Mamma Mia! has been a hit on Broadway and on tour around the world for many years now, and just like modern theatre classics such as Cats and Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! seems to get more and more popular as the years go on. No other musical before or since has helped to popularize jukebox musicals quite like Mamma Mia! (A jukebox musical is a modern musical that uses rock or popular music for its main musical score, rather than its own music.)

Even with the amazing success of those musical productions, they pale in comparison to what Mamma Mia! has accomplished. Seen by an estimated 10 million people and even giving birth to a full-length feature film starring superstars Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, Mamma Mia! has done what few musicals have – attracting a large audience of those who otherwise didn’t attend musicals.

This is no small accomplishment, and it speaks volumes about how the play is so much more than just a bunch of ABBA songs built around a flimsy plot. The story is a classic coming of age story about a young girl on the verge of womanhood who is looking for the missing links in her life. She is wondering where she came from, what traits she has that she shares with her father, and where her life will lead. The story, much like the music, is timeless and classic. Although the play ends on a bit of an odd note, the reprise at the end will literally send you into the aisles to dance the night away. It is true that this play probably wouldn’t have worked as well if it wasn’t for the popularity of ABBA and the fact that you simply can’t hear this music live anymore, but it is the acting, sets and the production quality that makes Mamma Mia! a true theatre classic.



Amazon Review – The Apple iPod Classic

Amazon Review – The Apple iPod Classic

This new flexible iPod classic comes with a great storage with a similar compact size which makes it convenient and handy. Apple iPod classic is available in striking black or quintessential silver. The iPod classic has reduced its impact on the environment a sit embodies the continuance of environmental progress like having a BFR-free, PVC-free, mercury-Free, Arsenic-Free and is highly recyclable stainless steel and aluminum enclosure. Its design is anodized sleek aluminum along with other features which are the genius playlists and cover flow in making a perfect playlist. You can also rent a film from iTunes and watch it anytime you want.
Apple iPod classic holds a 160 GB storage capacity. This means that you can save up to 200 hours of video, 25,000 photos and 40,000 songs. It also meets the genius of the music. It allows you to repeatedly play your favorite song and with just a few clicks on the library, the genius feature finds the song you are loving. If you are finding the exact song to listen or watch, you can browse by album or navigate it with videos and songs by album, playlist, artist and genre simply by using the click wheel. It has a bright 2.5 inch display to make your video more full of life. Apple iPod classic also puts hours of playing games. It comes with three games namely Klondike, Vortex, and iQuiz. Aside from these, you can also purchase your favorite games like the Cake Mania from the iTunes Store. You can listen to the music right away or save it for the later’s activity. You can even refresh it or give a go – it’s up to you!
The common negative reports from users is the complaint that Apple iPod classic’s firmware is written poorly. The navigation is tedious and you will become annoyed later on. The click wheel does not pick up the movements of your finger. The device is not user friendly for audio book listeners, you cannot sort out audio books in terms of the author or book title. Its podcast menu makes use of the similar double lists of heights as what other lists do. This can’t be turned off and you have to push away through your music in this approach. The feature of cover flow is completely useless since it is slow and the art of the album is not populated quick enough in point of fact.
Even with some few complaints, the problems are easily solved due to the fact that Apple iPod classic is software related. It is a one device for all entertainment needs. The flash is more than enough and you can sync albums offline to play anytime of the day. As the accessibility of high-powered MP3 players hard-drive seems to be on the decline, it is good to hear that that Apple company is progressing to expand them. The Apple iPod Classic does not deliver the revolutionary novelty of the the iPod Touch or iPod Nano, but it is still one of the most well-designed high-powered MP3 players available on the market nowadays.



The Different Styles Of Jazz

The Different Styles Of Jazz


Do you love listening to that smooth, toe-tapping music we call jazz?
Do you love to dance with your significant other to the sounds of Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong, or Duke Ellington?

While it’s undoubtedly cool to use words like ‘Swing’, ‘Bebop’ or ‘Bossa Nova’ when describing a jazz style, not very many people really know the difference between Hot Jazz, Classic Jazz or Afro-Cuban Jazz. If you don’t know the difference between one style of jazz and another, this article is for you. Read on if you want to up your cool quotient while discussing Hot Jazz:

Classic Jazz: More popularly called ‘New Orleans jazz’ because of its origins, classic jazz originated in the late 1800’s – early 1900’s with brass bands performing for dances and parties using an assortment of musical instruments including the trombone, saxophone, tuba, clarinet, cornet, guitar, bass, drums and cornet. At the time, musical arrangements varied significantly from one performance to another.

Hot Jazz: Pioneered by Louis Armstrong, hot jazz was characterized by improvised solos that built up to an emotional and ‘hot’ crescendo that was supported by bass, drums and guitar or banjo.

Chicago Style Jazz: If New Orleans was the birth place of jazz, Chicago was the breeding ground. Several young, dynamic players including Bud Freeman, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa and Eddie Condon significantly furthered jazz improvisations with a combination of high technical ability and harmonic, innovative arrangements.

Swing: During the classic 1930’s, most Jazz groups were Big Bands who played a robust and invigorating version of Classic Jazz. More popularly called Swing, for the first time jazz was used as dance music. Many of the most famous musicians the world has every heard were swing jazz musicians. The famous jazz swing players include people such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, The Dorsey Brothers, Glenn Miller, and Louis Armstrong, to name a few. Of course, the genre of ballroom dance called swing grew out of jazz swing music.

Bebop: Immortalized by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and alto saxophonist Charlie Parker who engaged in chordal improvisations, Bebop was a complete deviation from mainstream jazz that was typically derived from the melodic line.

Bossa Nova: Initiated as “Brazilian jazz” by Brazilian’s Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, Bossa Nova is a blend of seductive Brazilian samba rhythms, classical European harmonies and West Coast cool. Adopting the Bossa Nova style, West Coast saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd gave this jazz form a huge boost in the United States around 1962.

Afro-Cuban Jazz: Also known as Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz can be traced back to percussionist Chano Pozo and trumpeter- arranger Mario Bauza. Characterized by its highly infectious rhythms combined with Jazz improvisations, Afro-Cuban jazz is typically played using rhythm instruments including bongo, timbale, conga along with assorted Latin percussion instruments and is often accompanied by guitar or piano and joined by vocals or horns.

Now that you know what the different types of jazz music are, you can speak intelligently about the music that you love! So get out there and have some great jazzy fun!



Electronic Drum Kits Signify Modernization Of Music-Making

Electronic Drum Kits Signify Modernization Of Music-Making

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Drum kits have evolved significantly in recent decades from the classic bass-snare-cymbal combination into electronic devices that have essentially changed the way music is made. Electronic drum kits were first introduced in the early 1970’s as an innovative piece of equipment used to produce drum sounds electronically rather than acoustically. This occurs by hitting a trigger pad on the drum kit. The sounds are translated into digital waveforms from the electronic drum module and this, in turn, produces the desired percussion sound.

Beginning in the 1980’s, electronic drum kits began to see a wider fan base and it was becoming common to see bands incorporate them with acoustic drum sets. At the point of their first introduction in the 1970’s, and even into the early 1980’s, it was uncommon to see electronic drum kits used by themselves because they had not been perfected yet.

Bill Bruford of the band King Crimson was one of the first to introduce the electronic drum kit into his set. In fact, his usage of the drum kit almost completely abolished his need for acoustic drums because of the quality of his sound.

In the late 1980’s, electronic drum kits finally arrived at a near perfect image with a near perfect sound. Popular electronic drummer Akiro Kimbo uses the electronic drum kit in interesting and innovative ways, delighting and entertaining music fans all across the world. Music equipment companies such as Yamaha began manufacturing electronic drum pads that were mounted on acoustic drum kits to produce a synthesized sound. This new sound was able to maintain the original acoustic sound with an electronic twist that many considered to be an innovative addition to the world of music.

Rick Allen, Def Leppard’s premier drummer, is proof of the quality and success of electronic drum kits. After Allen lost his arm in a car accident, he had a special electronic drum kit made so that he was still able to play. Later on, he had a second kit made that would play back pre-recorded components of his acoustic drum kit whenever he struck a pad. Thus, while being new and original, the sound produced by Allen’s kit still maintained its classic acoustic sound.

Electronic drum kits have not witnessed universal success and usage. However, they were created to produce a ground-breaking sound above and beyond the capabilities of the classic drum kit. Although the preference of the majority of rock bands today is still the classic kit, the electronic drum kit has broken down the old-school barriers and have appealed to those wanting to add some creativity and vision to the world of music.



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